Breaking up is hard to do, especially after four years together.Taylor Middleton, a singer striving for her big break, and her boyfriend Malcolm Darling, a mover and shaker in the music business, have decided to call it quits. Taylor wants to take her onstage persona—Gracie M—to LA, where she hopes bright lights and big dreams await.But before they break up, the two decideBreaking up is hard to do, especially after four years together.Taylor Middleton, a singer striving for her big break, and her boyfriend Malcolm Darling, a mover and shaker in the music business, have decided to call it quits. Taylor wants to take her onstage persona—Gracie M—to LA, where she hopes bright lights and big dreams await.But before they break up, the two decide to spend one last night in Chicago, the city where they once shared a passionate, romantic weekend, in hopes of preserving some good memories. In Chicago, Taylor realizes she's not so sure about taking her talents elsewhere, as Malcolm reminds her why she fell in love—and lust—with him. Taylor may soon discover the right man, like music, can set her free and make all her dreams come true....
|Title||:||One Night in Chicago|
|Number of Pages||:||568 Pages|
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One Night in Chicago Reviews
Taylor is a 20-something lounge singer from Brooklyn whose 40ish boyfriend Malcolm is a talent agent representing bands, not singers. They have been in a committed relationship for four years, but Taylor is planning a move to LA with two friends in order to launch her singing career there. She's struggled to find her audience in NYC and is looking for a completely fresh start, even leaving Malcolm behind. This came as a surprise for Malcolm, who'd been more than happy with their relationship. As a big goodbye, he whisks her off to Chicago for a last-ditch effort to rekindle their love, the day before she's due to move to LA.The story is told from Taylor's point of view, and she's feeling nostalgic and melancholy throughout the first half. She and Malcolm had spent a sizzling weekend together in Chicago early in their courtship, and the memories are bittersweet knowing that tomorrow they will separate, for good. Only, it isn't quite like that. Not to spoil, but they do reconnect, in all the right and sexy ways. Their relationship difficulties are all small potatoes, and even a cross country move isn't the death knell Taylor had once considered. It seems that Malcolm was more than willing to make the changes necessary to facilitate her career--and I really enjoyed his more steady and upbeat advice. Taylor admits to being a diva and drama queen--which I attribute to her youth, in deference to Malcolm's experience. This is good, sexy read that will keep readers interested and cheering for an HEA.
I should state that I received a free copy of the book from the author as I "attended" and participated in her online launch party for the book. I've been looking forward to reading this since it came out, finally got a chance to read it today.The relationship between Taylor and Malcolm is very realistic. The premise of them going on a last trip to break up? Not so much, but hey, this is fiction, and something some people in real life do. With Malcolm personality type, it seemed plausible enough.We travel along with Taylor and Malcolm to see some Chicago sites, (view spoiler)[read about them having sex, occasionally in public places, and see if they will, indeed, break up. I have to admit from the blurbs I read prior to reading this, I wasn't even rooting for them. Malcolm seemed too negative. Taylor also has her faults, but Malcolm came across as more of a jerk. That said, by the end I was very glad they'd worked things out! (hide spoiler)]They word felt very real, with the setting and characters coming across as very genuine. I can't say I'd every thought about visiting Chicago before, but if I had the chance now I'd take it! Quite enjoyed it!