Not Another Love Song (Paperback)

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“Oh. My. Gosh. This book is absolutely everything. To say that Julie Soto writes characters with chemistry that sizzles and crackles would be a wild understatement! She's your next favorite romance author. Trust me.”
— Leah Grover, Scrawl Books, Reston, VA


Ali Hazelwood promises “the cello scene in this book will change your life” in this Reylo-inspired grumpy-sunshine romance full of sharp banter, deep emotion, and irresistible humor.  
When professional—and self-taught—violinist Gwen Jackson plays, she disappears into the peaks and valleys of each song, a quiet passion that never quite explodes into pure emotion. Xander Thorne is the exact opposite. A cellist and a rock star, he’s all about big emotion, but not even his six-foot-four frame can contain his skill, his genius . . . and an attitude that borders on jerkitude. 

Not only did it take Xander a year to notice that he and Gwen both play in the Manhattan Pops, but he also always seems to have the perfect cutting criticism about her technique. When Gwen is offered the role of first chair of the orchestra, something Xander has secretly coveted for years, their existing hostility goes up a notch. Yet, despite her best efforts, Gwen can’t ignore the sizzling chemistry between them.
Forced to work more closely with each other, they can’t help exploring their attraction. As they begin to compose and play songs together, it’s clear that their powerful connection could make for a performance that would blow everyone’s minds. Suddenly, they’re box office dynamite, and the fragile romance growing between them is in danger of being crushed beneath a publicity stunt.

About the Author

JULIE SOTO is a USA Today bestselling author, playwright, and actress originally from Sacramento, CA. Her musical Generation Me won the 2017 New York Musical Festival’s Best Musical award, as well as Best Book for her script. She is a musical theater geek, fandom nerd, and the author of many spicy fan fictions. Julie now lives in Fort Bragg, CA, with her dog, Charlie. She is probably drinking coffee as you read this.

Praise For…

"The cello scene in this book will change your life."—Ali Hazelwood, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“100% pure romance magic.”—Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling author

Not Another Love Song is an immediate five star read. This book will vibrate in your bones for days after you turn the last page. Julie Soto is quickly staking her claim as one of the greats in romance.”—Julie Murphy and Sierra Simone, New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors

“Like a balm made of all your favorite melodies, Not Another Love Song is the perfect cure for heartache. Julie Soto never misses!”—Ashley Poston, New York Times bestselling author

“Like the best of symphonies, Julie Soto’s book soars.  (And I’ll never look at a cello quite the same way…)”—Jodi Picoult, #1 NYT bestselling author

A truly masterful composition! Julie Soto delivers the crescendoing intensity, transportive fluidity, and most of all the depth of feeling you get listening to an exceptional piece of music through Alex and Gwen’s passionate romance. At turns funny, moving, and fan-your-face steamy, I couldn’t put NOT ANOTHER LOVE SONG DOWN!—Rosie Danan, USA Today bestselling author of Do Your Worst

"The most gorgeous, addictive, and enlivening romance I've read in ages, Not Another Love Song is on a brand new level of entertainment. Gwen and Xander's story is a flawless mix of tenderness, angst, and incendiary heat."—Tarah Dewitt, author of Savor It

This book is a masterclass in romance…the kind that touches every page with intense longing, makes the reader feel deeply the simmering, tightly-coiled tension, and had me jumping to my feet with the most satisfying HEA. Standing ovation for Julie Soto’s Not Another Love Song!—Susan Lee, author of The Name Drop

"The heat that explodes between Gwen and Xander is so intense you might feel compelled to look away. And you know the steamy pottery scene in “Ghost”? Just imagine a cello equivalent."—The Washington Post

"Soto makes philharmonic music downright sexy."—Publishers Weekly

“A phenomenal talent. Watch out, world - Julie Soto has arrived.”—Sarah Hawley, author of A Witch's Guide to Fake Dating a Demon

“Julie Soto is the queen of heart flutters and swoony awesomeness.”—Penny Reid, New York Times bestselling author

“This musical romance hits the right notes with sizzling flirtation and tension.”—Kirkus

“Julie Soto knows how to give us a novel worth singing about. This is one duet that you definitely won't get out of your head.”—
Product Details
ISBN: 9781538740910
ISBN-10: 1538740915
Publisher: Forever
Publication Date: July 16th, 2024
Pages: 384
Language: English