Review: A Song of Secrets (Hana Trio #1)

Title: A Song of Secrets (Hana Trio #1)
Author: Jayci Lee
Genre: Romance, Contemporary
Publisher: Harlequin Desire
Source: Publisher
Format: Paperback
Release Date: January 25, 2022
Rating: ★★★★

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Goodreads Synopsis:

Her secret tore them apart.
Will his secret reunite them?

World-renowned cellist Angie Han is desperate to save her trio’s chamber music society. So when she discovers that her ex Joshua Shin is the anonymous composer setting the classical music world on fire, she asks for his help. The sexy musician agrees to an uneasy truce to protect his secret success. But when their passion reignites, Angie’s own secrets may be exposed. Will Joshua ever trust her again? And will what’s keeping them apart ever lead them to happily-ever-after?

Review:

Angie Han is a world-renowned cellist who is trying to save her chamber music society after they were shut down for so long during the pandemic. While listening to classical music on the radio one night, she recognizes the piece by an anonymous new composer as her ex-boyfriend Joshua Shin. She approaches him to write a piece for their season premiere performance, and he asks her to perform her music for his ill grandfather in return. They start to question why they separated in the first place as they spend more time together. They must figure out if they will stay together once their performances are done.

This book is set in the (hopefully) near future, after the pandemic is over. I appreciated the way that this story showed how the pandemic affected arts industries. The music society that Angie belongs to is in danger of closing because they couldn’t perform during the pandemic. The arts industries have been affected, among other industries, since there weren’t performances, gallery showings, or other events during the pandemic. Hopefully the arts performances and events will be able to come back when the world opens up again.

This story was short and sweet. Angie and Joshua were so great together that I had to question why they broke up. The reason was supposed to be that Angie’s father made her choose between Joshua or her family, but it wasn’t clear why he made that ultimatum. She had to choose her family, but I didn’t think it was a believable or concrete ultimatum for her dad to make. Other than that one part, the plot and characters were well developed in this short romance.

A Song of Secrets is a cute romance!

Thank you Harlequin for providing a copy of this book.

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Have you read A Song of Secrets? What did you think of it?

Author: jilljemmett

Jill lives in Toronto, Canada. She has studied English, Creative Writing, and Publishing. Jill is the creator and content producer of Jill’s Book Blog, where she has published a blog post every day for the last four years, including 5-7 book reviews a week. She can usually be found with her nose in a book.

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