“His eyes settled on her…piercing green embers of flame that revealed the ferocity of his pain and passion, yet still shrouded him under veils of ever deepening mystery that made every ounce of her ache to unravel him.” Tegan Lockwood’s dreams were dead, sacrificed on the noble altar of duty before they ever had a chance to live. Her entire existence was disappearing into the abyss of apathy as she labored her days away keeping her family’s struggling business alive. There would be no emotion, no color, no beauty in her life. That is, until a mysterious visitor begins to draw her out of the darkness of her past towards something that will challenge the boundaries of her world, and unlock the most deeply held secrets of her heart.
Melody’s Key is a romantic story that is very well put together. Tegan puts off university to out with the family business, a holiday resort/farm which has hit tough times. Meanwhile a rock star, Mason Keane has come to stay in order to get away from the pressures of stardom. Tegan initially determines not to fall into the same traps as other girls and quickly builds a wall around herself. However, it’s not long before she finds this it not going to be as easy as she thought, and try as she might, the wall slowly begins to crumble as she learns more about the ‘real’ Mason Keane.
The story is very well written and rather memorable. There are a few places where I got tired of reading the names over and over on the same page. I understand it is a difficult pitfall to avoid in a book written predominantly in the third person. I was quite thankful for any conversations that ensued to be perfectly honest. Despite some of the repetitiousness, I find, having read quite a few romantic novels lately (even though they are not my first choice) Melody’s Key is definitely above average in comparison to others I’ve read, Hence the four star rating.