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Perfect Rhythm

Auteur(s): Jae
Narrateur(s): Angela Dawe
Série: Fair Oaks, Livre 1
Durée: 11 h et 24 min
Catégories: LGBT
4.5 out of 5 stars (7 évaluations)

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Description

Pop star Leontyne Blake might sing about love, but she stopped believing in it a long time ago. What women want is her image, not the real her. When her father has a stroke, she flees the spotlight and returns to her tiny Missouri hometown.

In her childhood home, she meets small-town nurse Holly Drummond, who isn't impressed by Leo's fame at all. That isn't the only thing that makes Holly different from other women. She's also asexual. For her, dating is a minefield of expectations that she has decided to avoid.

Can the tentative friendship between a burned-out pop star and a woman not interested in sex develop into something more despite their diverse expectations?

Contains mature themes.

©2017 Jae (P)2018 Tantor

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Awesome

what a great book and story, not your typical romance story but shows the different side of how people feel and types of sexuality. i have never read a story like this that brings to light how people feel about themselves and differences, it was excellent.

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  • 2019-06-09

Don’t let the synopsis scare you away.

When I read the synopsis and it mentioned an asexual person I was leery and wasn’t sure how much I would like the book, but it was very well written, informative, but most of all a great love story. Like a lot of people know love isn’t always about sex, there is so much more. This book does just that. Would highly recommend.

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  • Yamino Endo
  • 2018-04-06

So happy I just cried for two hours.

I'm gonna keep this short, because otherwise I don't know if I'll ever stop writing about how good this book is. This book spoke to my soul, I'm asexual so it was so amazing to read about a character like me. And like Holly, I don't hate sex but I find pleasure by pleasing my partners. I wish some day I find some one that gets me like Leo understood her.

I'm too emotional to go into specifics, so I can't tell you about all my favorite scenes. But I will talk about one thing I loved, because it's so rare, even in other queer books I've read. It's was when threre was still like 2 and half hours left and I was like "omg there going to be some unnecessary drama right?" But no, they TALKED, which sometimes it doesn't happen in other books and it's SOOO frustrating.

So it was a refreshing story in lots of ways. Both the author and the narrator did an AMAZING job bringing these characters to life. Each was unique and perfectly portrayed, they felt real, like people you might know, so their pain and joy also felt real, which made this whole experience extremely rewarding.

I CAN'T recommend this book enough, so buy it, be it printed, Kindle or audiobook format, it doesn't matter, although the audiobook has the added bonus of the narrator. I know I'm gonna be getting it in ALL formats, even if it's the last thing I do. So stop reading my rambling, do yourself a favor and dive into this story, you're not gonna regret it. I know I didn't, and never will.

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  • AZ Desert Gal
  • 2019-05-10

Good narration helps an implausible story

I'm ambivalent about this story. It's well written. But the the trying too hard to be PC grated on my nerves. Also, it's kinda formulaic with the wildly successful pop star returning to her roots to fall in love and learn to appreciate small town life.

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The 'ace' identity part of the plot seemed like a PC gimmick that was then walked back in the interest of putting some set into the romance. I did end up of caring about the characters even though I found the whole story implausible with the usual convenient magic money that one partner is fabulously wealthy at the tender age of 32. And she's gorgeous like a model, adored by fans, and doesn't mind committing to a relationship ostensibly without sex. Again, the author has technical skill, but the far fetched story line didn't ever let me totally believe in the story or the characters.

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  • kc
  • 2019-05-23

Good Aesxual Representation!!!

It is had to find a book with asexual representation that is not "fixing" them. I love the continuous open dialogue between the characters and the omission of unnecessary drama!!
Narrator did a fantastic job of giving each voice a distinction, and added to the characters depth!!!
Great book would highly recommend to asexual, aromantic and alosexual people!!

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  • Kristy
  • 2019-08-22

Yes this


We all expect wonderful words from Jae when we read one of her books and this one definitely didn’t disappoint I could feel the passion flowing from the pages just listening to her words, this story made my heart grow and open in a way I can’t even explain. This book opened my mind and let me experience things that I didn’t know were inside of me, parts of this book made me choke up and I found myself tearing up at times.

This story was so good it pulled me right in from the beginning where we meet Leo and find out that the life of a pop star is not as glamorous as people think. As she struggles to decide if this is the life that she really wants, her father falls ill and Leo finds herself back in her small hometown that she left 14 years ago and never looked back now she is home and trying to come to terms that her relationship with her parents is nonexistent.

Then we meet Holly she is the home health nurse that is taking care of Leo’s father and I liked her character the best she is feisty and puts Leo in her place right from the get go. We find out early on in the book that Holly is asexual and she is fighting an internal battle as she starts to develop feelings for Leo. I learned a few things from this book firstly about asexuals which I hate to admit I knew nothing about but now I have a better understanding about it I think Jae did a standup job educating the reader on asexuality from what I have seen there are not too many authors that have taken on this challenge and i feel that it is important that we support each other no matter who you love or how you love.

I’m glad that I read this book and I definitely recommend it to everyone.

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  • Vowels
  • 2019-04-04

Gave me something to think about

This novel was fairly well written. I enjoyed the characters, and the flow of the story kept me wanting to know what would happen next. The whole idea of people being asexual was a bit weird for me, even though I'd run into it in a web series I'd watched, a while ago. I have trouble not thinking of asexual people as being handicapped or having suffered psychological trauma to put them in that state. I suppose that I find a naturally occurring asexuality to be unlikely, considering it's not something likely to be passed on through genes, for obvious reasons. I will say, though, that this story made me think differently about relationships in general, and I like novels that give me something different to think about. I actually found myself semi-analyzing my own relationships to see how they held up, with different standards of intimacy, and whatnot. I'm grateful to the author for giving me a new way to look at things. Also, the narrator was really good...hoping to hear more from her.

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  • Drusha
  • 2018-11-07

Does not disappoint

Honestly the reason I got this book was because it handle an asexual character and I am wondering if I am asexual. This book gave me a good view and a lot of things made sense. It may be a romance but Jae stayed true to the charries. There was no sudden “cure” or reversal in feelings and it showed a great view of the complexities of a relationship. But it also made it clear that both parties cared for each other and were deeply in love. Perfect choice on if you don’t want to read a heavily sexed book as it is only one chapter to avoid. Also great on if you are trying to figure out or have an interest in a unique and well formed set of main characters who are not stereotypical of if you align with something beyond the more ‘traditional’ and limited scale of sexuality of LGB to include its fuller dimensions. Well thought out explanations as well for people more new to concepts. A great read.

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  • Trina
  • 2018-10-15

Loved it !

Loved how the Narrator brought out all the right emotions for all the character in the book.
Loved it!

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  • Laura J
  • 2018-06-26

Awesome!

I loved this book. A truly heartwarming story, and the narration was wonderful. Well done.

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  • Julie Porter
  • 2020-05-20

Great book

I enjoyed the exploration of the sexual orientation / identity in the book. Great characteristics. The narrator was fabulous. Well done Jae