Title: Real Time (Time for Love #1)
Published: 24th Aug 2014
Author: Jeanine Binder
Twenty-five years of fame comes at a price for Nick, leaving him hard—a machine to produce nothing but his music. True to his British upbringing, he’s very set in his ways. Things are just as he wants them—no deviance.
In steps Kate—a studio musician who, by a strange twist, manages to get hired into his band. Everything starts out with the boundaries firmly placed, and it doesn’t take long for Nick to realize she’s going to change his world. To his surprise, he’s the one who is attracted to her first. She gets under his skin.
Living by the creed that letting people close gets you hurt, Nick stays driven in his commitments. He is a musician, first and foremost, but a turn of events leads him to investing in the recording company who produces his music. Can he handle this new venture, his music, and keep the woman he now loves?
The music of love showing you that when you stop looking for love it seems to find you in the most unlikely of places. More of a mature read this one, I really liked the flow of it and felt it was very well written.
Nick is a very famous singer who seems to have everything he could want in his career but this seems to have come at a cost to his personal life – to the point that he doesn’t have one. After a disastrous marriage he decided then and there that he would no longer live in hope that there was such a thing as love anymore, and he has held fast to this approach for many years. Right up until the moment Kate walks into his studio to audition for his band, from right then and there he fell for her, he just doesn’t admit it for some time to come.
Kate has had some troubles in her past that prevented her from pursuing her true dream of being a world famous pianist. After hearing about the opportunity to audition to be the pianist for Nicks band she jumps at the chance. She knows that he hasn’t hired women in the past, mainly due to the bad press that would come with it, but decides to give it a shot anyway as after three days he still hasn’t found anyone. After hearing her play he is more than interested in having her join his band.
After a few months on tour getting closer to each other Nick finally admits to himself that he is falling for her but has to decide what to do with his feelings and he doesn’t want to really have a relationship with an employee – he doesn’t want it to look like she only got the job because she might be sleeping with him. When someone from Kate’s past comes back to cause trouble Nick finally decides to man up and face what is right in front of him and claim her as his own. But with troubles in his family coming to light and Kate’s past becoming more dangerous it will take the strength of their love to be able to keep them together and not tear them apart.
The timeline within this book does move quite quickly so you have to pay attention or you will wonder what is going on, it’s a few years they live through from start to end. With it being over a longer space of time I liked that you could see how their relationship grew into something more. Even though there is another book for this series it doesn’t end on a cliffhanger. I liked this as you did feel like there was a proper ending and that the next book will just be like the next chapter in their life together with what could happen next.
4 out of 5 stars
I received this ARC from the author for my honest review.