Solo by Lauren E. Rico


by Lauren E. Rico
Genre: Contemporary, New Adult Romance

When graduate student Katherine Brenner walked into my class, I couldn’t stand her—all perfect skin and big, blue eyes—just like the woman who broke my heart.

If it wasn’t for that blizzard, if her car hadn’t broken down outside my house, if she hadn’t looked amazing by the firelight, I never would have kissed her. No matter how hard I try, every excuse I make not to see her comes up flat.

I can’t stop thinking of her lips. Or the way her curves fit perfectly in my hands. There’s a million reasons why this won’t work. I’m her professor. It’s against university policy.

And if this gets out, I could lose everything.


I love this book, and it came for me at a perfect time when the weather is lovely and I got to read it sitting outside soaking up the sun!

I love these types of Contemporary romance, and this one was so so good!  Katherine and Drew were so good (I kept repeating that!!), I was not able to put my iPad down until I finished Solo.

It was an easy read, really well written and great steady pace, not a dull moment my friends and exactly what the doctor ordered for me after a crazy busy week at work.  It was one of those books that put a big smile on my face even during the more dramatic moments because you just know those 2 were meant for each other.

Like I said above Katherine and Drew were fantastic characters, well developed and with plenty back story for both of them to make them really likable and relatable on so many different levels.

You are going to think I am crazy when I say this, but after I finished the book there was a huge part of me that made want to go back to the start and read it again!  That does not happen to me very often and on the rare occasions it did, it was for The Hashtag Series, The Fallen Crest Series and The Royals Series!  Those are my 3 go to books/book series I always go back and re-read when I have the time to do so and I know that Solo will be joining them in that category.

Now I have to hunt down Lauren’s other books to read because as I started with Solo; I have really high expectation regarding her other books.  Will there be a follow up to Solo do you think?

Solo is wonderful and I am going to very highly recommend it to you all!  I hope you love it as much as I did!


I’m melting into him. For the first time, I’m not fighting against Drew Markham. I’m moving toward him, with him. It happens slowly for the first few seconds as we’re hesitant in our actions and unsure of one another’s intentions. But somewhere within those inches we both draw the same conclusion. I lurch toward him and he catches me in his arms, both of us falling backward onto the couch. Our lips connect with a ferocity that is jarring.

My hands are under his shirt, feeling the smooth plane of his back, absorbing his warmth through my skin. We’re both gasping and panting, pushing and pulling. And then he stops. I nearly fall off the couch when I no longer have the resistance of his body to push against. I pull back and look up at him, confused.

“W-what? What is it?”

His eyes are closed and he’s shaking his head. His face is a mask of regret.


“I can’t. I’m sorry, Katherine. You…me…”

He gestures toward the four empty bottles of wine on the coffee table. “We’ve both had way too much. You’re still not a hundred percent well. I’m your professor. You’re my student. There are a million different reasons why we need to stop this. Why I need to stop this. Right now. Right. Now.”

I take a deep breath and extricate myself from what’s left of his embrace.

“I don’t know where that came from,” he’s muttering, more to himself, than to me. “What’s wrong with me? I know better.”

With a sigh, I wonder the same thing about myself. We hate one another. Don’t we? Apparently not. But even I, with my limited knowledge of psychology, recognize that there’s a very fine line between love and hate. Not that I love him or anything. But I certainly wouldn’t mind another one of those kisses.

Author’s Bio:

Lauren Rico was going to be principal French horn of the New York Philharmonic. That was HER plan, anyway. The New York Philharmonic had no idea of her intentions, and that’s probably a good thing, since she wasn’t an especially good French horn player!

Lauren was, however, an exceptionally good classical music radio host. Calling herself a “Classical Music Reanimator,” she has made a career of demystify classical music for her audiences by taking it off a dusty old pedestal and putting it into a modern context.

It’s only been over the last couple of years that Lauren has discovered a passion for writing, which she’s managed to combine with her love and knowledge of the classical music world.

You can hear Lauren Rico on SiriusXM’s Symphony Hall Channel; on WQXR and WSHU-FM in the New York City metro; WSMR in Tampa/Sarasota, FL; WDAV in Charlotte, NC and KMFA in Austin, TX

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