Romance Book Review: Crescendo by Lilith K. Duat

Romance Book Review

Author: Lilith K. Duat
Publication Date: May 1 2021
Publisher: Broken Wings Media
Genres: Romance
ShelvesFemale-authored, Female-fronted

Crescendo is the story of April Lee and May Hart, two young singers who, at first glance, appear to be about as opposite as you can imagine. One is a pop-punk star who has hit rock bottom, while the other is a gothic superstar who is about to break out as a solo artist. There are a lot of ways Lilith K. Duat could have played this, but she forgoes artistic rivalries and allows the women to complement one another - and to do so beautifully.

There's a nice bit of backstory for both characters that helps define their personalities, providing motivation for them both to take chances in their lives and their careers. I loved that they came together as women and artists first, with both women surprised by the spark between them. One never imagined herself as gay, while the other feared coming out, but they give one another the courage to be themselves and claim what the heart wants, not what parents and managers and the media demand.

From the spark of recording together, to the excitement of filming the video, to the passion of coming together, there's such chemistry that it's not a question of if they'll be together but how. Admittedly, I expected a little more drama, a little more of a challenge of their love, but there's something refreshing about not having to fight for what they deserve. The erotic aspects are as wonderful as the romantic ones, and when they come together . . . it's a Crescendo indeed.

Rating: ♀ ♀ ♀ ♀

My sincere thanks to the publisher for sending me an ARC in exchange for an honest review.