R E V I E W ➠ The Musician by Bella J.


For years, I watched her. Drank her in as she performed in front of an empty theatre, pretending every seat was occupied, the cello settled between her legs as her dainty fingers made love to the strings…one beautiful note after the other.
She thought she was alone, that no one heard her play. But I did. I heard every note, every tune, every vibrato. It drowned out the voices. Silenced the demons. It gave me peace.
I’d hide in the shadows so I could get high on the music that stemmed from her soul. It was entrancing. Beautiful. Utterly hypnotic.
She has no idea that I exist—that I live for the nights she performs for me, and me alone. But she will.
Soon she’ll realize how important she is to me.
My cellist.
My soloist.
My Requiem.

RELEASE DATE: May 3, 2021

“This is the only reason I won’t be killing the man who had you first.”
I whimpered as he leaned down, his lips brushing gently against mine.
“Because now there’s no need for me to be gentle. I can do what I want to do.”
He kissed me –no tongue, no open mouth, just a tender kiss.
“And right now, I want to fuck you, my sweet, beautiful cellist. Now, be a good girl and turn around.
Get on your hands and knees.”

Not my first read by the author but I have only read one other and it’s been a while. So I dove into this as new to me. And BOY WAS I NOT READY. I don’t read dark romance often but this blurb and cover just had me wanting to reach through the screen. So glad I picked it up and had the chance to read it early. As you can see below this did make it on my TOP 2021 MUST READS!

she was a job. a contract. nothing more.

My feels: The book really starts of with a bang….and after that I was not expecting anything but going with the flow. It was emotional right of the bat and only got more emotional and intense. Suspenseful, addicting, dangerous and heartbreaking. That is the best way to describe this whole book. The heroine was just plain beautiful, quiet, dealt a really shitty hand in life, lost her mother and the only thing that she has left is a old cello that she plays at night when the theater is closed (she works at that same theater) but little did she know the devil himself was watching her, listening to her melody she produced that soothed his soul. I really was not prepared on what will happen when they actually first met, I won’t be giving away too much even though I want to because it was so ALL THE FEELS. I felt every single emotion, the connection between H&H, the hurt in Hero’s life and his alpha-ness (is that a word?) I mean he was strong, assertive, sexy, dark, mysterious, demanding yet with the heroine strict in a romantic but stern way. I just really fell in love with everything from page one, my idiot self did not look well enough to know this is a 2 or more book part and so when the cliffhanger came I was not ready and DMed the author asking her how she dare haha. CANT’T WAIT FOR MORE for sure!

p.s. this is ANTI-HERO HEAVEN!!

About the book: This is a dark-mafia romance, there is killing and more. The hero is THE MUSICIAN and the heroine his LITTLE CELLIST. It’s two different souls that happen to be more related than they think. The hero is very good at what he does, but his weakness is the heroine and the music she produces. One night when he makes the mistake of gifting the heroine something and speaking with her. She spooked and things proceeded to go a lot faster than planned. After all the hero has known the heroine for a few years, she just didn’t know any of it. After losing her mother and not having a father in her life, she really just lives minimal and tries to take it day by day. Sad, depressed, alone, lonely…but day by day. When things seem to pick up THEY REALLY pick up, you are catapulted into a world that might scare you a bit but you want to be part of!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: Killing
Standalone/Series: Book 1
Type: All Tags at bottom of this page!
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑

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