I loved the setting for this story. The descriptions of NYC in the 1920s were wonderful and really helped to create the world and environment for the characters. The characters were people that I never really knew more about outside of their music, so I was really excited to learn more. I had no idea there was a decade long affair between Kay and George. It was surprising, and I enjoyed learning about it.
The musical references were an exciting portion of this book. I loved the way the author portrayed Kay and George’s love for music. As we jump through time, the thing I found most consistent about these two people was that while they both seemed to love each other, truly they were IN love with music, and that was the actual love story in this book.
The characters themselves were underwhelming, and the only drawback to this book. I struggled to connect to any of them throughout the story, and I walked away with a bit less respect for them than I started with. I did like how the story shows Kay’s experiences as a woman in a man’s world.
Overall, I thought this was a joyous ride that took me on a musical journey! I’m still playing their songs! I loved learning about the musical talents of George and Kay, and about how their careers evolved throughout their relationship together.
To Read or Not To Read:
I would recommend Rhapsody