Iason’s known worldwide for his romantic lyrics, but he never thought he’d fall in love. Will his luck change when the stars align to bring Orion into his life?
My love songs may have made me famous, but they were beautifully written lies that hid the fact I’ve never loved anyone. I had almost given up hope of finding true love, but then I meet him. Orion is all my wishes on stars who can make my dreams come true. He’s my perfect partner in every way except one: he’s straight. Why, universe? Why?
But the cosmic force that brought us together apparently knows what it’s doing based on the sweet way Orion blushes every time we’re together. Can I convince him that we could make beautiful music together that will be worthy of my most romantic ballad yet?
I’ve been a fan of Iason and his beautiful voice and lyrics for years. I never expected him to know I even exist, let alone fall in love with me. But regardless of that impossibility, he looks at me like I’m the sun, the moon, and all the stars in his universe. As a straight man, I probably shouldn’t be interested, much less tempted by his flirtations. But despite that, everything in me wants a chance to be his magical muse for the songs I love so much.
Meeting him makes me realize that I’m not quite as straight as I thought. The most unbelievable thing of all is that someone as amazingly famous as him could ever want a shy nobody like me. But I don’t want to doubt his sincerity. I want to be brave enough to believe he’s interested in me for real.
Maybe I don’t have to settle for being a fan who adores him from afar. What if I dare to dream that I could be his boyfriend who loves him with all my heart instead?
Play By Heart is the first book in the Harmony of Hearts series and part of the Sunnyside universe. This novel features a bi awakening, insta love, rock star, shy/flirt, gay romance. If you love cute sweetness, sexy fun, and no angst stories that will make you laugh and swoon, you’ll enjoy this satisfying HEA without cliffhangers. Each book can be read as a standalone or as part of the series in order.
My heart thudded hard as I stared up at Iason in disbelief. Was he talking about me? I would never forget him singing along to that song in my car on the way back to my place after dinner that first night, but Iason couldn’t possibly mean me, right? On what planet was it possible that our first date was his favorite? I hadn’t known we were on a date!
He winked at me, leaving no doubt in my mind he meant me. Hearing him crooning along in my car under his breath was one thing. Him singing it in earnest was something else entirely.
I forgot how to breathe, how to think, how to do anything other than experience every note he sang on an intimate level. When he tossed his head back and opened up his huge voice on the big climax of the song, I almost lost the battle against my body. I experienced the fullness of Iason’s voice with the entirety of my being, leaving me trembling and on the brink of release.
When the last note faded, everyone burst into applause and cheers, but I couldn’t react. It was too much for me to handle—especially knowing he sang that song because of me. His eyes met mine, causing the theatre and crowd to disappear, leaving only us. He smiled just for me, making me swoon.
Iason lifted his gaze to stare out over the audience, allowing me to gasp for air. I hadn’t realized I had been holding my breath until that moment. They began playing another one of Iason’s songs, but I was still lost in hearing the echo inside my soul of him singing “Last Goodbye” just for me. It suffused me with warmth, serving as further proof that he treasured me in a way nobody ever had before.
He played a single off his last album, pulling me from my thoughts as I got caught up in listening to him. I was still on the brink of embarrassing myself from my body’s intense reaction to him. While I had always had sensitive hearing and had been to concerts before, no one’s voice had ever affected me on such a sexually stimulating level before.
Now, his voice intimately penetrated me, with every rise and fall of his vocalization a satisfying thrust. The desire pent-up inside me became more unbearable with each song he sang. How would I make it back to the hotel without coming first?
I lost myself in the experience of being surrounded by Iason’s magnificent voice, which filled the enormous theatre space with its fullness. I forgot about everything that wasn’t him as I let him carry me away with his music.
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