Serendipity is such an enchanting tale. I just fell in love with the characters, the story, and the romance between Annie Foster and Bristol Baines. Of course, I should’ve expected this since Kris Bryant is one of my favorite romance authors.
Annie Foster is very happy creating musical jingles during the day. She is also the hostess for Coffee and Chords, an open mic night at her best friend’s coffee shop, which is also broadcast on her popular You Tube channel in the evenings. She loves her music, her online fans, her friends and family, but sometimes she feels like there is something missing. Bristol Baines is at the pinnacle of her career. She has been in the music business since she was fourteen and is now at the top of the pop charts. She is so famous she can’t even walk down the street without security. Life should be perfect, but Bristol is not really happy. She is lonely, and she wants a fresh start. The two meet when Annie is asked to substitute for an opening act in Bristol’s musical tour. The attraction is immediate on both sides. Chemistry may not be enough, however, since the two seem to be in different places in their lives and careers.
This is a delightful character-driven, slow-burn romance written by an expert in the genre. The settings are well described, especially the part of the story set on the actual tour. The characters are realistic and easy to connect with. The love story between Annie and Bristol is both charming and steamy, with just enough angst to keep you reading and guessing. The fact that the book is based around music just adds to the amazing atmosphere.
I thoroughly loved reading this novel. I recommend it to all romance lovers.
I received an ARC from NetGalley and Bold Strokes Books for an honest review.