If I can keep Hush Note’s leading guitarist, Nixon Winters, on the straight and narrow for the next six months, I’ll finally get my own band to manage—assuming we don’t kill each other first.

The egotistical, irritating rock star is fresh out of rehab, but it’s obvious his demons followed him home—and now I’m sleeping down the hall. I’ve watched him self-destruct every summer, and with album deadlines and tour dates looming, I can’t let it happen again. My career is in his hands.

But tattoos can’t cover every scar, and I’m starting to see through his trademark, irresistible charm to the damage beneath.

Everyone wants the rock star.
I’m falling for the man.

If he doesn’t let me in,
he’ll never break the cycle—
And when these six months are up,
I might be the one left broken.

muses and melodies

by rebecca yarros

Muses and Melodies is the third and final book in the Hush Note series and I freaking LOVED how Rebecca Yarros brought Nixon Winters story to life. Although this story can technically be read and understood as a standalone, I strongly urge you to read the previous two books in this multi-author series (Lies and Lullabies by Sarina Bowen AND Rifts and Refrains by Devney Perry) because you get some glimpses into Nixon's downward spiral and what led him to his breaking point through the eyes of his two bandmates, Jonas Smith (Lies and Lullabies) and Quinn Montgomery (Rifts and Refrains). Although their stories were told by different authors, all of the authors managed to connect their stories in a way that it felt as if one author wrote them. Their stories flowed so perfectly and I couldn't get enough of this band!

Nixon Winters has intrigued me from the start and I think I was most curious about his story because I needed to know what led him down the path of self-destruction. His story was an emotional tearjerker that pulled on my heartstrings and had me experiencing all the feels. My heart wept for him from his haunted past and I found myself even more connected to his character then before. He didn't think he was worthy of happiness until Zoe Shannon crashed into his life and made it her mission to help him (okay so MAYBE she's his band manager's assistant/hired babysitter).

The moment these two collided, their chemistry was explosive and it completely set my heart on fire. Nixon and Zoe might be from two different worlds, but their connection is undeniable and they were (in my opinion) always destined to find one another, even if they had to go through some hardships. Their journey towards happily ever after is a difficult one, but in the end it was all worth it. Readers are going to fall in love with these two so make sure to pick up their story and discover just how perfectly matched they were!

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series: hush notes #3
genres: contemporary romance
release date: october 6, 2020