The Duet is the first book in the A Heart duology by R.S. Grey. This review is spoiler-free.
When 27-year-old pop sensation Brooklyn Heart steps in front of a microphone, her love songs enchant audiences worldwide. But when it comes to her own love life, the only spell she’s under is a dry one. So when her label slots her for a Grammy performance with the sexy and soulful Jason Monroe, she can’t help but entertain certain fantasies… those in which her G-string gets more play than her guitars’.
Only one problem. Jason is a lyrical lone wolf that isn’t happy about sharing the stage–nor his ranch — with the sassy singer. But while it may seem like a song entitled ‘Jason Monroe Is an Arrogant Ho’ basically writes itself, their label and their millions of fans are expecting recording gold… They’re expecting The Duet. (Synopsis from Goodreads)
Seductive. Sweet. Hilarious. Hot. A celebrity romance that will make your heart pound.
I almost didn’t pick this book up. The synopsis did not catch my attention, but I was on an R.S. Grey kick and wanted to read another one of her books. I am so glad I picked this one up instead of something else. This book was gold.
Brooklyn and Jason. From the moment they meet, the tension between these two is sky-high. Two celebrities who hate each other are forced to work together. What could be better? They have very different styles, both in the songs they sing and how they write them. But they have to come together and get something written.
Brooklyn is a sweet and loving singer who has raised her little sister, Cami. She would do anything for her sister, which shows the type of person she is. Jason is an arrogant jerk, but he has another side that he keeps hidden. Jason can be romantic and determined. I fell for him about halfway through the book, which is later than I typically like, but it worked.
Then there is Cami and Grayson. We don’t know much about Grayson, except that he likes to keep everyone at arm’s length and that he is a successful architect. Cami, on the other hand, we spend a lot of fo time with. She is fun, intelligent, and protective of those she loves. The set up for these two was clear early on. They are the main characters of the second book in this duology.
The setting for this book was half in LA and half in Montana. I loved the use of the setting because it was a big deal in this book. Without the escape to Montana, this book never would have happened. It also lets the reader get to know Brooklyn on a new level.
The writing in this book was really good. The pacing flowed nicely and there were no moments that I felt pulled out of the story by something that happened. I was not expecting the twist, but it made sense once it happened.
I loved this book. I still can’t believe that I almost didn’t read it. I think it has become one of my favorite R.S. Grey novels.
I gave it 5 out of 5 stars and HIGHLY recommend it to all the romance lovers out there.