Book 1 in the Treacherous Chemistry series
Like a depressed moth drawn to a wild flame, Chris hoped that flame would brighten his life, not burn him alive.
Chris Sinclair fades into a gray world after losing his mother to cancer. When forced to attend a concert, as a last attempt to coax him out of his shell, he discovers that life might not be as bleak as he first thought.
Dante Heron holds the audience between the tips of his fingers and the delicate bow, playing the violin as if every heart is his to command. However, something darker brews behind the façade, and Chris is determined to solve the enigma.
When Chris is offered the job of traveling around Europe with the famous violinist, he surprises himself by accepting. With no idea of what awaits him, he’s thrown into a world where emotions rule and rules are bent.
They’re a perfectly dysfunctional match, but then there’s always calm at the heart of the storm.
I liked this book very much. I have a few issues with it, but the things I liked about it surpassed majorly the one that I didn’t. I also loved the cover, it was beautiful.
The plot was very good. I liked seen how Chris manage to adapt to whatever needs Dante had. I also love the support system he had. It wasn’t hard to imagine him as a great person considering how much the people who liked him were willing to sacrifice in terms to make things better for him. Lara was a nice example of that and, even though sometimes she made me so mad, and it was a little hard for me to like her. The pace was a little slow, but it was enjoyable nonetheless.
What a liked the most about the book was Dante, he was a captivating character, so intriguing. We don’t get to see his point of view, which I think, add to the mystery. I would love to know so much more about him, but I think the book was better because he remain in the dark. There wasn’t a thing about him I didn’t like. It was very hard to understand him, which keep me guessing all the time.
Chris was ok, but I didn’t liked him nearly as much as Dante. I don’t really know what I had against him but I did liked how beautiful couple he made with Dante. I seemed to me like the key to my enjoyment of the book was Dante. I struggle with it a little when he was off page. The romantic part of the story was lovely and so much alike what I seek in a book, slow and believable. I loved the sweet moments they share, although they were too few.
A thing I dislike was Adam’s presence. I didn’t feel it was relevant and it bother me a bit. He was a sweet character and I would love to know him, but his presence here seemed a bit forced.
Overall it was a nice book. It was the first book I’d read from the author but I’m sure it won’t be the last. It was lovely.