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Barnesville Public Library COL (Text) 33500013636741 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library COL (Text) 33500013636733 New Checked out 09/10/2022

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  • ISBN: 1982168625
  • ISBN: 9781982168629
  • Physical Description: 277 pages : 21 cm.
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster Paperbacks edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2022.

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"Carlisa "Carli" Henton is a musician and songwriter hoping to follow in her father's musical footsteps. But, biding her time until she makes it big in the music industry, she works as a junior account manager at a big-name media company to cover her New York City rent. Carli meticulously balances her work with her musical endeavors as a songwriter--until a chance meeting with rising star Tau Anderson sends her calculated world into a frenzy. Their worlds collide and quickly blur the strict lines Carli has drawn between her business and her personal life, throwing Carli's reputation--and her burgeoning songwriting career--into question."--Amazon.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 April #2
    Music industry professional Coleman draws on her expertise in her debut novel, which brims with authentic details about how musicians are discovered, how records are produced, and how megastars live. Tau Anderson is an R&B artist who has made it to the big leagues. High living has littered his life with regrets, but having found the presence of religion life-affirming, he has turned back to his roots of warmth and generosity of spirit. Carlisa "Carli" Henton works with artists at a creative agency. In her spare time, she moonlights as a songwriter. She hopes to succeed in the industry without relying on her famous musician father. While being the object of pursuit by a famous musician is flattering, she wants to excel at her job, so she tells Tau bluntly to back off. He does not take the hint. His kindness and genuine fascination with Carli eventually win her over. This work of women's fiction tells the tale of Carli's courageous growth as a musician and songwriter, sweetened immeasurably by Tau's tender attentions and musical connections. The happy-for-now ending is convincing and satisfying. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Ashley M. Coleman is a freelance writer and music executive from Philadelphia. Working in the music industry for over ten years, she has also written for Essence, The Cut, Apartment Therapy, and among others. In 2017, she launched a writing community for BIPOC writers entitled Permission to Write.

Subject: Man-woman relationships > Fiction.
Lyricists > Fiction.
Musicians > Fiction.
African American musicians > Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) > Fiction.
African American musicians.
Man-woman relationships.
New York (State) > New York.
Man-woman relationship > Fiction.
Lyricists > Fiction.
Musicians > Fiction.
African American musicians > Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) > Fiction.
Genre: Romance fiction.
Love stories.
Romance fiction.
Romance fiction.

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