As Dust Dances (Play On, #2) by Samantha Young
The New York Times Bestselling author of the On Dublin Street series and PLAY ON returns to the world of the arts in this intense and emotional standalone romance about love, sacrifice, and surviving both.
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Title: As Dust Dances
Series: Play On, #2
Author: Samantha Young
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romanced
Release Date: August 7, 2018
The New York Times Bestselling author of the On Dublin Streetseries and PLAY ON returns to the world of the arts in this intense and emotional standalone romance about love, sacrifice, and surviving both.
Once upon a time Skylar Finch was the lead singer of a hugely successful American pop-rock band. But fame made her miserable. When years of living a lie suddenly ended in tragedy, Skylar fell off the map.
Eighteen months later she’s sleeping in a tent in a cemetery in Glasgow, making just enough money to eat by busking on the streets. She manages to avoid recognition, but not the attention of one of Glasgow’s ambitious A&R executives.
Killian O’Dea works at Skyscraper Records, Scotland’s most successful record label. Raised by his uncle and owner of the label, Killian’s upbringing would have been devoid of affection entirely if it wasn’t for his loving sister. Killian is unflinchingly determined to bring the label more success than ever, and the young homeless woman who busks on Buchanan Street is going to help him do that. Her music speaks to him in a way he refuses to over-analyze. All he knows is that if it can touch his dark soul, it’ll set everyone else’s alight.
Skylar makes it clear that she doesn’t want to sign with him. But when she experiences the dangerous reality of a woman sleeping rough, Skylar has no one else but Killian to turn to. An undeniable connection forms between them. But Skylar doesn’t want the career Killian is trying to forge for her, and when her past comes back to haunt her Killian will be faced with a decision that could ruin him. He must either free Skylar from his selfish machinations and destroy everything he’s ever worked for, or lose a woman who has come to mean more to him than he ever thought possible…
As Dust Dances (Play On, #2) by Samantha Young
Rosa's rating: 5 of 5 iScream Cones
"How can he be this irritating and sexy at the same time?"
Samantha Young took me on a heartbreaking journey that kept me on the edge from start to finish. Being a music lover, I was very intrigued and excited to read As Dust Dances. I really really enjoyed the lyrics and the music details in this story.
I was pulled in from the first page, being inside Skylar's head, privy to her thoughts and feelings was a frightening and thought provoking place to be. She's an internationally successful pop-rockstar who is living a homeless lifestyle, busking to survive. Not because she's broke, but because she's broken.
You know that saying about walking a mile in someone else's shoes? Well, let me tell you, I don't want to ever be homeless. What an eye opener this was. I was so curious to learn what brought Skyler to find herself in that situation. Was it on purpose, or was she just so lost that she wandered away from her life without realizing it and couldn't find her way back?
I won't spoil it for you by giving away things that you need to learn for yourself to get the full impact. Just go in with an open mind and an open heart. Expect to feel...everything. From one end of the spectrum to the other with red being the most intense. I felt the red of rage, pain and passion and most of all love. ❤ But sometimes, love isn't enough.
I'm thrilled report that there will be at least one more book in the series. Yes, I peeked on Goodreads to check, and I'm beyond excited now that I know who it's about. The line forms here...
Samantha Young is the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of adult contemporary romances, including the On Dublin Street series and Hero, as well as the New Adult duology Into the Deep and Out of the Shallows. Every Little Thing, the second book in her new Hart’s Boardwalk series, will be published by Berkley in March 2017. Before turning to contemporary fiction, she wrote several young adult paranormal and fantasy series, including the amazon bestselling Tale of Lunarmorte trilogy. Samantha’s debut YA contemporary novel The Impossible Vastness of Us will be published by Harlequin TEEN in ebook& hardback June 2017
Samantha has been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award 2012 for Best Author and Best Romance for On Dublin Street, Best Romance 2014 for Before Jamaica Lane, and Best Romance 2015 for Hero. On Dublin Street, a #1 bestseller in Germany, was the Bronze Award Winner in the LeserPreis German Readers Choice Awards for Best Romance 2013, Before Jamaica Lane the Gold Medal Winner for the LeserPreis German Readers Choice Awards for Best Romance 2014 and Echoes of Scotland Street the Bronze Medal Winner for the LeserPreis German Readers Choice Awards for Best Romance 2015.
Samantha is currently published in 30 countries and is a #1 international bestselling author.
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