Thieves are prepared for everything. Willa Forsythe most of all. She's been looking out for herself for years. So when the mysterious Mr. V sends her on a mission to steal a cypher machine from renown violinist Lukas De Wilde--with no instructions than that the cypher machine could be anything with letters on it--Willa began making plans. She has knowledge of violin. She has knowledge of thievery. And she was knowledge of lying.
Of course, none of those plans included violin lessons with her hero. Or German agents after the same cypher machine as her. Or that nuisance of a neighbor from back in London who seems to be following her.
But she can deal with all those.
She can't deal with falling in love with Lukas.
First of all, I love the wit in this book. As an introvert, I understood why Willa wanted to give short answers. But when Lukas was determined to draw answers out of her in the most unusual and ridiculous ways, I couldn't help but laugh--and then laugh again at her sarcastic answers.
The perspective of Lukas's younger sister Margot was a welcome addition as well. (Hint: she gets her own book: https://racheljleitch.weebly.com/rachels-reads/the-number-of-love-by-roseanna-m-white) She has a unique and vibrant personality and I love reading events from her perspective. She is a breath of fresh air amid a lot of female characters in other books who seem exactly alike.
I feel like A Song Unheard goes beyond a lot of other romance novels. It goes beyond the feelings and the floofy stuff--the things Lukas admittedly had fallen for before--and goes straight for the heart. How much would they sacrifice for each other? And yet, it makes it clear that love is not earned. It's an interesting balance portrayed beautifully in this novel.
Don't let this song go unheard. Listen. Then listen again.
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