John Fletcher, a former musician, is stuck in limbo after losing his long-term partner two years ago. He’s shut himself off from everything that reminds him of what he’s lost. When his neighbour persuades him to join the local community choir, John rediscovers his love of music and finds a reason to start living again.
Rhys Callington, the talented and charismatic choir leader, captures John’s attention from the first moment they meet. He appears to be the polar opposite of John: young, vibrant, and full of life. But Rhys has darkness in his own past that is holding him back from following his dreams.
Despite the nineteen-year age gap, the two men grow close and a fragile relationship blossoms. Ghosts of the past and insecurities about the future threaten their newfound happiness. If they’re going to harmonise in life and love as they do in their music, they’ll need to start following the same score.
Second chances, loss and love. Moving on after the loss of a loved one is a daunting task. Opening his heart to anyone ever again, let alone to music again, seemed impossible for John. Add to that endless insecurities and fear of the unknown. My heart broke for him. For both of them. Music was such an integral part of each of their lives. One found solace in it, while the other shut it out completely.
This was a sweet and very moving story. I fell in love with both characters. Each so very different from the other. They had several struggles to overcome, their age being a big one! But they were real and they were adorable together. I love their intimate moments, so sweet. Their story was funny at times, sweet, sexy and heartbreaking! It was a quick read, very enjoyable and quite touching.