First off I need to thank KaSonndra for the opportunity and ARC copy of The Prelude to read and review before it was released , This is the first book of her’s that I have read and I absolutely loved it .The scene set, the story, the character’s . It was absolutely Beautiful. Sometimes life offers a second chance.Seize it, Own it….Do not be afraid to walk outside of the line .Love, I have to say this to you : “ You tore open my heart. You made me feel pain when all I wanted to feel was Joy. So now, I will remove your power over me. I’ll never kiss anyone or trust in any dream that you can take away from me. I will never believe in you, ever again. “Erin had it all the best family life, Best sister in the world, Parents she loved and who loved her whole. She had big dreams of music in her future with a prestigious school and in one moment it all changed . We start this book out with Erin and the tragedy she is dealt with , then the one boy she loved and gave herself to leaves her also. 5 yrs later Erin has finished Design school and moved to Milan , Italy. She has buried her grief, silenced her demons, and is living a life without any real attachments. It has worked well for her for the last 5 yrs until she secures her first real job as a budding clothing designer , and her controlled world has been shaken to it’s core by the mysteriously sexy director known as Alek Dostov. When Erin first meets Alek she thinks he is an assistant to the Director . He comes in in the middle of her first dilemma and the fact that the outfits are in the wrong color. She does not have the initial designs ready. She ends up having an asthma attack which he helps her through . Second meeting is the preview of the designs and now she must appear in one of the outfits herself as the models have called out . after an outfit mishap and being discovered by the assistant again , but this time half naked . Erin is now totally embarrassed . She finally gets dressed and heads out to the stage where the rest of the models are waiting . It is then that she realize that the assistant is actually the maestro, Alek Dostov . I loved Erin she was a strong Girl she keeps her emotions in check and she refuses to let anyone into her heart . Her biggest thing is not to get involved with her boss’. She has thoughts that constantly run through her mind and she has even named them Reckless me and Righteous me. This I thought was great .Alek , mmm what was there not to love about him , hot, steamy , man who always gets what he wants , and he WANTS Erin . he is so gentle with her , he is careful with how he handles her right from the start . This story was an emotional rollercoaster all the way from beginning to end and I absolutely loved it . I would recommend this book to EVERYONE .. It truly is a must read for sure . Another thing I loved about this book and another reason I got so into it and felt every emotion through the whole story was that KaSonndra has a pinterest section dedicated to this book and going through her pictures, videos and etc from that throughtout the story added so much feeling to my thoughts while reading this story . You can check it out here http://pinterest.com/alestasia/the-prelude/Book Blurb:After finishing design school six months ago, Erin Angelo left her tragic past behind in the States and started a new life in Milan, Italy. Burying the grief, silencing her demons, and living a life without any real attachments has worked well for her so far. But when Erin secures her first real job as a budding clothing designer, her controlled world is shaken to its core by the mysteriously sexy director of the local symphony.Alek Dostov is a man who knows what he wants and how to get it. He’s successful, hot, the son of a millionaire, and women all over the world flock to see one of his performances. For Alek, Erin represents the ultimate challenge: sexy, smart, and unaffected by his charms…or so she thinks. Just like Erin, Alek avoids attachments that leave him emotionally vulnerable. But unlike Erin, his pursuit of all things pleasurable is ruthless. Knowing how wary they both are concerning any kind of committed relationship, Alek finds a way to pursue Erin, satisfying the intense attraction between them without sacrificing the freedom they both enjoy. Sometimes the deepest passion brings out the darkest emotions. And Erin finds herself completely unprepared for the forbidden world of the young maestro and his truths and even his secrets, as she struggles to deal with her own.Music, passion, betrayal and forbidden love spun together in one of the most romantic cities in the world.KaSonndra thank you so much for the opportunity to read and review this book as well as being part of your Street Team for it. I truly enjoyed it with my whole heart. **Copy courtesy of author KaSonndra Leigh in exchange for an honest review**Proud member of the Prelude Street Team!