Eight months ago Jude Lucen fled his partner, his career, and a hospital in Boston after a suicide attempt. Now back in Philadelphia, he feels like a complete failure. Piano has always been his passion and his only escape. Without it, he has nothing. Well, nothing except a pathetic crush on the most gorgeous man hes ever seen.Faron Locklear came to Philly looking for a fresh start and has thrown himself into tattooing at Small Change. Hes only met Jude a few times, but something about the red-haired man with the haunted eyes calls to him. Faron is blown away by Judes talent. What he isnt expecting is the electricity he feels the first time they kissand the way Judes needs in bed speak directly to his own deepest desires.Jude and Faron fall fast and hard, but Jude has spent a lifetime learning that he cant be what the people he loves need. So when the opportunity arises to renew his career in Boston, he thinks he has to choose: music, or Faron? Only by taking a huge riskand finally believing hes worthy of love just as he iscan he have the chance for both.The Small Change series is set in the Middle of Somewhere universe and features crossover characters from that series. Each book can be read on its own.Content warning: This book contains explicit discussion of depression, anxiety, attempted suicide, and feelings of worthlessness....
|Title||:||Invitation to the Blues (Small Change #2)|
|Number of Pages||:||220 pages|
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Invitation to the Blues (Small Change #2) Reviews
4.5 stars. So, so gorgeous. <3 Full review coming to www.thenovelapproachreviews.com
There’s an ancient Japanese artistic discipline of repairing broken or cracked pottery with a lacquer infused with gold or silver. This is called Kintsugi. Turning the broken into pieces of art. This is exactly what Roan Parrish does. She takes these fractured bits of humanity - broken by the world, the mind, or a misplaced love and recreates them. Transforms them into gleaming, beautiful wholes. The cracks are still very visible but the sharp edges are now gleaming and connected. Their imperfec ...more
Review to come.
Content warnings: (view spoiler)[ References to suicidality in the past, and a suicide attempt. Detailed descriptions of depression in the past and the present. MC has intense internalized ableism around his depression. I read the MC as autistic, and he has some internalized ableism around the traits that I read as autistic (especially his intense sensory sensitivity). Many references to a past abusive relationships, including detailed descriptions of emotional and sexual abuse an ...more
I finished this yesterday and I feel a bit of a loss to be honest.
I'd like to see a little bit more maybe. I'm just not ready to let Jude and Faron go.
So, I'm the first to admit I don't necessarily like all that much realism in my romance books. I mean, I'm not here for what I get in real life, you know? But Roan's books most of the time do deal with real life shit and I seem to love it.
This book was a little scary. I've been depressed. Not diagnosed or medicated or anything on that level, but s ...more
Sometimes I am lucky enough to read a book that really touches me and makes me think about all the great things I have going in my life. Invitation to the Blues is one of those books. It's brilliant, amazing, thought provoking, smart, sexy, sad, happy . . . and just over all fantastic.
I felt like I immediately connected with Jude. I wanted to hug him, feed him, love him, counsel him, listen to him, console him, and just be with him. And the funny thing is, Jude would want absolutely none of tha ...more
This one was so good! I fell hard for the writing and I highlighted a lot. So poetic and full of emotions. I loved it!
I've also read the Middle of Somewhere series by this author and enjoyed all the books. But Invitation to the Blues was pretty different, as one of the main characters suffers from depression and anxiety.
It's the second book in the series Small Change but can be read as a stand-alone. The beginning was super slow paced and I'm not really a fan of slow burn romance, BUT ...more
Heart-wrenching and utterly gorgeous, Invitation to the Blues is Roan's strongest and best book yet.
It tells the story of Jude Lucen, Christopher's brother, as he attempts to get back on his feet. Jude suffers from depression, something that isn't glossed over. For as beautiful as this book is it was also hard one at times because my own experience with depression so closely echoes Jude's. And because this is written in Jude's perspective it's heart-wrenching to watch him suffer. I had to put t ...more
2018 FAVORITE!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! This book is raw, honest and so damn beautiful. It makes me believe in love, humanity and that everything can be okay.
"Love and battle."
Full review to come once I come down from this book high.
I played. I drifted from piece to piece and movement to movement because it didn't matter. Faron's arms held me tight, and he pressed kisses to my back every now and then. Sometimes he hummed along and I felt the vibration up and down my spine. Mos...more