My name is Jade Lennon and I stand still for money.
The night I saw Shane Arthur watching me everything changed. A man in a suit always catches my eye, but it was the way he looked at me that was different. Like he knew me or something. He didn’t know me, especially not in my costume. My sobriety rests on staying away from men, but there was something about him that made me throw caution to the wind.
After all, I was never going to see him again, right?
Standing still isn’t the only way I make my money. I also bartend at a concert hall. Never in my wildest dreams did I think Shane was going to show up there. Not only that, but he’s the most recent addition to the orchestra. So now on a daily basis I have to resist one of the most beautiful men I’ve ever met and he plays the violin. For me that’s one hell of a deadly cocktail.
He wants me to teach him how to live. I’m not sure how much a twenty-six year old recovering alcoholic who works in a bar and moonlights as a living statue can teach a world class concert violinist, but I’m sure going to try.
Not suitable for readers under 18 years. Contains strong language and scenes of a sexual nature.
**4.5 Strings stars**
STILL LIFE WITH STRINGS is a slow burn romance between a street performer/bartender and concert violinist.
Jade has been handed the hard knocks of life. She’s had a rough childhood that led her to become an alcoholic who now is 5 years sober. Jade is the guardian for her teen siblings after her mother passed away. Currently, her life consist of being a full time responsible adult.
Shane has been sheltered his whole life because he’s a musical prodigy. He’s lived a privileged life with everything revolving around him performing. After some major life changes he’s ready for something that will make him feel alive.
A chance meeting on a street corner leads to an undeniable attraction between these two. Jade is scared to trust her heart to a man she barely knows especially when she the stable person in her siblings life.
Still Life with Strings is my second book by L.H. Cosway. My first was Painted Faces which made my top favorites list of 2013. I enjoy the writing style by Ms. Cosway.
Overall Still Life with Strings is an intriguing story line for classical music lovers who want a setting in Ireland with a friends to lovers romance.
**Complimentary copy courtesy of Romance Beckons from Harlequin via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**