Monday, April 6, 2015
Sonata by A.F. Henley
Sonata by A.F. Henley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Beautiful. Sonata is an absolutely beautiful story and I loved every page of it, including the ones that broke my heart. Ian is among the lucky few that happen to find love with a one-night stand. At least, it looks like love. Or it could be the start of love, if only Jordan would stop pushing him away. But fate or the universe seems insistent that Jordan give Ian a chance because their paths cross not once, not twice, not even three times, but over and over until Jordan finally agrees to spend more time with Ian. Because Jordan is a single father, Ian has to work around his schedule and ends up spending time with Jordan at his apartment and gets to know Jordan’s son Cole … well, he gets to know Cole as well as one can get to know a child with autism.
I loved the way that Jordan and Ian’s path kept crossing. Even though Jordan tried to keep their interactions completely sexual – and those were some freaking hot sex scenes – Ian refuses to be relegated to a booty call and takes every opportunity to worm his way into Jordan’s life. I also loved how realistic Cole’s character felt. I work with children and teens with autism and Asperger’s syndrome and was thrilled with the way that Cole was portrayed as well as the interactions between Cole and Jordan, and Cole and Ian. But the best part was the twist that the author adds to the story. I really didn’t see it coming until Ian’s suspicions began to form. However, I was appalled by Aubrey’s interferences and was glad when Ian finally called her out on them. Actually, the absolute best part of this book is the ending. It was perfect for Ian and Jordan.
Sonata was an extremely emotional read for me and I loved every up and down on the rollercoaster ride I felt like I was on. I love books that can make me laugh and cry and this one definitely meets that criteria. There was so much that I loved about this book that I am sure I’m not recalling every great scene in the book. Sonata may have been the first book by A.F. Henley that I’ve read but it won’t be the last.
I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
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