Thursday, October 29, 2015

Toccata Obbligato by Jennifer Theriot

Toccata Obbligato~Serenading Kyra

AUTHOR: Jennifer Theriot
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
COVER DESIGINER:  The Graphics Shed
PUBLISHING DATE: October 14, 2014

Toccata Obbligato is a compaign novella to the Out of the Box series.

Todd O’Malley has been called many things, from filthy mouthed jerk to legendary Rock God. With his outlandish cocky demeanor – tatted up and pierced, compared in looks to Adam Levine - his constant use of the F-bomb, and the seductive gyrations he performs for the ladies on stage, affirm he is a man every woman craves. But there is only one woman who is able to capture his heart, Kyra Edwards. 

That chance meeting at a little coffee shop in Evanston began their journey of compromise, pain, dedication and love. 

From the night he took her virginity to Todd’s past sex-capades and consequences threatening their relationship, will Kyra be able to deal with it? With Todd and his band Avenue touring on the road, can he prove to Kyra that he is a changed man? Can he be faithful and avoid temptation? 

Jennifer Theriot brings us yet another love story that will capture our hearts. This is truly a story of Beauty and the Beast, where we admire the beauty that is Kyra and adore the beast known as Todd. 

You loved him in Out of the Box Awakening and Out of the Box Regifted. In the pages of Toccata Obbligato ~Serenading Kyra, you'll get inside his head - see what makes him tick and get to know the woman who captured his heart......

We meet up for coffee the day after next. I swear to God, Olivia was right. This girl is the one for me. When she walks into our coffee shop—I call it ‘our coffee shop’ because that’s where we met—she has her hands behind her back and walks up to me, grinning from ear to ear. “What’s up with the smile?” I ask.

She proudly places a black t-shirt on the table. “Here, I got this for you. It’s corny, I know.”

I unfold the shirt and read it. I smile and take her hand. The shirt says, ‘Plays Well With Others’. “Wow. This is awesome, Kyra. I love it!” 

She makes a silly face, “Well, I know you play in a band, and I thought it was cool. Corny but cool. So you really do like it?”

I give her a hug, and when she hugs me back, I’m relieved. “It’s awesome, Kyra. I really do love it.”
She pulls back. “Seriously? I was afraid you’d laugh at me.”

I put her hair behind her ear and look her in the eye. “I’d never laugh at you, Kyra. I really love it. I’m gonna wear it every day.”

Warning: this book will trigger all obscene language alarms in the first paragraph. And if you can bear the assault, it will get your attention.
And surprisingly the book is worth your attention.
Todd is a rock star, and while I’ve never met a rock star personally, I find it believable that they curse…a lot. Probably more than portrayed in the book, so let’s applaud the author for constraint. She loads up paragraph 1, then moves on to a love story.
A very nice romance.
Rock stars, whom I’ve never met, seem to have short lived sexual encounters rather than romances. And until he meets Kyra, Todd has been in sync with his fellow rockstars, EXCEPT he doesn’t use drugs.  That’s a huge difference because it allows him to think clearly about what he wants when things get serious.
Then he meets a young woman at a college coffee shop. Totally not his type. But he thinks her beautiful right off. Kyra… She has no clue who he is. And when he gives her grief, she’s gives it back as well as she takes. In short order, Todd is falling in love. Then he discovers his beauty is rich and a virgin.
WAS a virgin.
There are so many reasons why this relationship isn’t going to work. So many reasons for Todd to give up and run. And he hasn’t yet met Daddy Dearest.
Can he make it work, or will this be the true love who got away?
It’s a short read, so don’t let all the cursing in the first paragraph scare you. Just jump in and find out. 
I give this 4.5 stars, and due to it's fearlessness and boldness, I'm rounding up.  

Book 1

Book 2

Jennifer Theriot hails from the Great State of Texas. She is a career woman, working as CFO of a Texas based real estate investment firm by day and does her writing at nights and on weekends. In her limited spare time, Jennifer enjoys being outdoors; preferably somewhere on a beach curled up with a good book. Spending time with family and friends, listening to music, watching a baseball game and enjoying a good bottle of wine are usually on her to-do lists. She’s mom to three grown children and ‘MiMi’ to three (soon to be four) grandkids – all of whom she adores!

Her best-selling Out of the Box Series, OUT OF THE BOX AWAKENING, OUT OF THE BOX REGIFTED and TOCCATA OBBLIGATO~SERENADING KYRA are currently available on . The final in the Out of the Box series, OUT OF THE BOX EVERLASTING will be released in late 2015.



  1. Thanks so much for this awesome post and review...YOU ROCK! ♫

    1. I enjoyed your story...after I recovered from paragraph 1. lol.


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