IN THE MOOD by Lynne Connolly
In the Mood by Lynne Connolly
Nightstar, Book 1
Reviewed by Jo
Matt Sinclair was walking after leaving his recording studio while thinking about the album and the track on it and what it needed to blow it out of the water. While passing a blues nightclub he hears a sax and has to go in and see who is playing and wonders if they would be interested in any session work. Who he finds is V and she knocks his socks off both with her playing and with her beauty.
V (Violet) Hamid grew up surrounded by the blues and musicians playing it. Now she plays some nights with her uncle and cousin’s group. It just so happens that she picked the night that Matt was walking to play and was heard. V knows who Matt is, what happened to him and his band and is astonished when Matt asks her about playing on the track for the band he is producing right now – his old band the Murder City Ravens.
Passion rocks Matt and V from the instant they meet and it rules the night. However they attempt to keep it separate from the business arrangement that is worked out which has V putting down a riff for the track. The band loves what V has done and also the few other tracks where she plays something on while just listening to the new album. Now the band has thrown V a new challenge, they want her to not only come and play live on a television show but to actually join them on tour. It is a huge break for V but she has a problem that might make her playing in public never happen. Also what about the flames that have only gotten hotter between V and Matt, if she joins his old band and tours while he is home will it kill any chance they have at a loving future?
An old blues song heard in the night leads to heat and passion in the world of rock and roll. V and Matt not only find love but professional agreement in In the Mood. V never expected to be offered the chance of her lifetime with recording and joining one of the hottest rock bands right then. Matt has worked hard to begin again after crashing when his star was rising and now he is working as a producer to the very band that he almost destroyed. Seeing how fast and hot V and Matt came together told me right off that what they had was going to be life-long. I truly loved how they found a way to overcome V’s problem and a way to work with both V’s new career and Matt’s. In the Mood shows how true love can overcome all the obstacles in the world of rock and roll and that you really can have it all.