Saturday, April 7, 2018

Prelude to Love by Anne Barwell


Music speaks directly to the heart.

Two very different men face turning points in their lives after the collapse of long-term relationships…

Joel is a music teacher who knows it’s time to forget his ex and move on, while Marcus runs a lawn-mowing business and has come to Wellington to escape the reminders of a recent breakup. Although they’re opposites, when Joel and Marcus connect, their romance has the potential to hit all the right notes.

Too bad neither of them feels ready for new love.

With family and friends in common, dating is risky—things could get messy if it doesn’t work out. The sweet song of possibility draws them to each other, though, and they share a kiss following a Chopin prelude. But it will take some practice and perseverance to find their perfect harmony…

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Sarah☆☆☆
This is the story of a slow, simple romance between two very ordinary men. Joel is a music teacher. Marcus is a landscape gardener. The story focuses on the lead up to an important high school concert that Joel is organising.

This is gentle romance and I found the mundane domesticity of the story pretty tedious at times. There isn’t really any excitement at all. It’s a low-heat romance with a cute cat and a cute kid at the centre of it. Even Joel’s family estrangement resolves easily and doesn’t cause too much angst.

Personally, I was bored. I found both Joel and Marcus pretty bland and I really wasn’t terribly interested in their lives. For me, fiction always needs to be more exciting than real life and this just wasn’t enough to keep my interest.



ANNE BARWELL lives in Wellington, New Zealand. She shares her home with two cats who are convinced that the house is run to suit them; this is an ongoing “discussion,” and to date it appears as though the cats may be winning.

In 2008 she completed her conjoint BA in English Literature and Music/Bachelor of Teaching. She has worked as a music teacher and a primary school teacher, and now works in a library. She is a member of the Upper Hutt Science Fiction Club and plays violin for Hutt Valley Orchestra.

She is an avid reader across a wide range of genres and a watcher of far too many TV series and movies, although it can be argued that there is no such thing as “too many.” These, of course, are best enjoyed with a decent cup of tea and further the continuing argument that the concept of “spare time” is really just a myth. She also hosts other authors, reviews for the GLBTQ Historical Site “Our Story” and Top2Bottom Reviews, and writes monthly blog posts for Authors Speak and Love Bytes.

Anne’s books have received honorable mentions four times and reached the finals three times in the Rainbow Awards. She has also been nominated twice in the Goodreads M/M Romance Reader’s Choice Awards—once for Best Fantasy and once for Best Historical.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Prelude to Love by Anne Barwell to read and review.

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