Invitation to the Blues (Small Change #2)

Invitation to the Blues (Small Change #2)

Eight months ago Jude Lucen fled his partner, his career, and a hospital in Boston after a suicide attempt. Now back in Philadelphia, he feels like a complete failure. Piano has always been his passion and his only escape. Without it, he has nothing. Well, nothing except a pathetic crush on the most gorgeous man he?s ever seen. Faron Locklear came to Philly looking for a fr Eight months ago Jude Lucen fled his partner, his career, and a hospital in Boston after a suicide attempt. Now bac...

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Title:Invitation to the Blues (Small Change #2)
Author:Roan Parrish
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Genres:Romance
ISBN:Invitation to the Blues
ISBN13
9780998967141
Edition Language
English
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:220 pages pages

Invitation to the Blues (Small Change #2) Reviews

  • namericanwordcat
    Apr 14, 2018

    One thing I've come to expect from picking up a new book by Roan Parrish is never to expect a similar story with new characters.Her books are wonderfully diverse and this is no exception. Book two in the series ( book one is MF ), but can definitely be read as a standalone.B...

    ***5 Stars*** 2018 FAVORITE!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! This book is raw, honest and so damn beautiful. It makes me believe in love, humanity and that everything can be okay. "Love and battle." Full review to come once I come down from this book high. I played. I drif...

    Once again, Roan Parrish nails it with the feels. But I must admit this one was a bit of a downer pretty much throughout the whole book. But I liked Faron and Jude. A lot. So while, it's not my go-to book I *am* glad I read this one. Roan's writing is worth it. And it's alw...

    4,5 stars This one was so good! I fell hard for the writing and I highlighted a lot. So poetic and full of emotions. I loved it! I've also read the Middle of Somewhere series by this author and enjoyed all the books. But Invitation to the Blues was pretty different, as one of the...

    ***5 Stars*** 2018 FAVORITE!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! This book is raw, honest and so damn beautiful. It makes me believe in love, humanity and that everything can be okay. "Love and battle." Full review to come once I come down from this book high. I played. I drif...

    Muy dudosa entre volver a leer a Roan o no tras lo sucedido con Santino Hassell, decidí hacerlo porque nunca la he visto ser desagradable o dañina con nadie así que comencé el libro con la mente lo más abierta que pude. Roan tiene un estilo que te puede gustar o no, pero escrib...

    "I don't want you out of generosity. Or because I'm some kind of angel or savior. I want you because something inside you vibrates just so with something inside me"... What a beautiful love story. Heavy subject and tons of self loathing but delivered in a way that doesn't overwhel...

    Sé que voy a estar en minoría, no está mal pero la pareja no me ha llegado al alma, y precisamente eso es el eje del libro. Mucho mejor desarrollado el personaje de Jude, al tener en todo momento su POV consigue que conectes más con él . Tenía muchas esperanzas puestas en Faron...

    Invitation to the Blues: beautiful, sensual, sad, real, but above all full of hope. 4.25 Stars ...

    3.5 stars This is a slow burn romance between Jude, a depressed pianist and Faron, a tattoo artist. Jude is in his mid-thirties and his life is still a mess. He left his asshole boyfriend and his job in a symphony to head back to his hometown where he reunites with his family and me...

    ~4.5 Stars After making a "great escape" from a mental institute, Jude goes back home to live near his family. Once home, Jude struggles in his everyday life due to his depression. He once played the piano for the Boston Symphony and had a boyfriend (though his now ex-boyfriend, Kas...

    4.5 I was a bit wary going into this story because a lot of things were happening that had nothing to do with the book but I was afraid it was going to affect my enjoyment of the book. I shouldn't have worry because if there's one thing Roan knows how to do is write stories that...

    Stunning!!! 4.5 Stars!!! .....I absolutely LOVED this book! The quality of writing was glorious: descriptive, evocative, and, at times, lyrical. It was a pleasure to absorb the words on the page and delight in the images and sounds my brain made of them. GLORIOUS!! The characters...

    I finished this yesterday and I feel a bit of a loss to be honest. I'd like to see a little bit more maybe. I'm just not ready to let Jude and Faron go. So, I'm the first to admit I don't necessarily like all that much realism in my romance books. I mean, I'm not here for what I ...

    Light in the darkness How can a book that deals with such a difficult subject matter feel so light? There is so much hope in it. So much understanding. A rope down the well to help you back out when there's no hope left. Sigh. ...

    7-2-18: Currently on SALE for .99cents on Amazon US. I just finished book 1 and LOVED it. :) Sorry, I don't have a direct link at the moment. ...

    *I was gifted this ARC and freely give my review of it* ************??*********** This book truly ripped me open and a lot of the reason is that I can relate to Jude?s challenges with anxiety. I cried and read, cried a little more, read again and cried and so on....... I love...

    4.5 Stars! I love Roan Parrish languid, lyrical and emotionally dense writing of character driven romances that allow hope, sorrow, and joy in the very human conditions of us all. This book is a wonderful showcase of her talent as we watch Faron and Jude fall in love. They ...

  • Natalie
    Apr 18, 2018

    One thing I've come to expect from picking up a new book by Roan Parrish is never to expect a similar story with new characters.Her books are wonderfully diverse and this is no exception. Book two in the series ( book one is MF ), but can definitely be read as a standalone.B...

    ***5 Stars*** 2018 FAVORITE!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! This book is raw, honest and so damn beautiful. It makes me believe in love, humanity and that everything can be okay. "Love and battle." Full review to come once I come down from this book high. I played. I drif...

    Once again, Roan Parrish nails it with the feels. But I must admit this one was a bit of a downer pretty much throughout the whole book. But I liked Faron and Jude. A lot. So while, it's not my go-to book I *am* glad I read this one. Roan's writing is worth it. And it's alw...

    4,5 stars This one was so good! I fell hard for the writing and I highlighted a lot. So poetic and full of emotions. I loved it! I've also read the Middle of Somewhere series by this author and enjoyed all the books. But Invitation to the Blues was pretty different, as one of the...

    ***5 Stars*** 2018 FAVORITE!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! This book is raw, honest and so damn beautiful. It makes me believe in love, humanity and that everything can be okay. "Love and battle." Full review to come once I come down from this book high. I played. I drif...

    Muy dudosa entre volver a leer a Roan o no tras lo sucedido con Santino Hassell, decidí hacerlo porque nunca la he visto ser desagradable o dañina con nadie así que comencé el libro con la mente lo más abierta que pude. Roan tiene un estilo que te puede gustar o no, pero escrib...

    "I don't want you out of generosity. Or because I'm some kind of angel or savior. I want you because something inside you vibrates just so with something inside me"... What a beautiful love story. Heavy subject and tons of self loathing but delivered in a way that doesn't overwhel...

    Sé que voy a estar en minoría, no está mal pero la pareja no me ha llegado al alma, y precisamente eso es el eje del libro. Mucho mejor desarrollado el personaje de Jude, al tener en todo momento su POV consigue que conectes más con él . Tenía muchas esperanzas puestas en Faron...

    Invitation to the Blues: beautiful, sensual, sad, real, but above all full of hope. 4.25 Stars ...

    3.5 stars This is a slow burn romance between Jude, a depressed pianist and Faron, a tattoo artist. Jude is in his mid-thirties and his life is still a mess. He left his asshole boyfriend and his job in a symphony to head back to his hometown where he reunites with his family and me...

    ~4.5 Stars After making a "great escape" from a mental institute, Jude goes back home to live near his family. Once home, Jude struggles in his everyday life due to his depression. He once played the piano for the Boston Symphony and had a boyfriend (though his now ex-boyfriend, Kas...

    4.5 I was a bit wary going into this story because a lot of things were happening that had nothing to do with the book but I was afraid it was going to affect my enjoyment of the book. I shouldn't have worry because if there's one thing Roan knows how to do is write stories that...

    Stunning!!! 4.5 Stars!!! .....I absolutely LOVED this book! The quality of writing was glorious: descriptive, evocative, and, at times, lyrical. It was a pleasure to absorb the words on the page and delight in the images and sounds my brain made of them. GLORIOUS!! The characters...

    I finished this yesterday and I feel a bit of a loss to be honest. I'd like to see a little bit more maybe. I'm just not ready to let Jude and Faron go. So, I'm the first to admit I don't necessarily like all that much realism in my romance books. I mean, I'm not here for what I ...

    Light in the darkness How can a book that deals with such a difficult subject matter feel so light? There is so much hope in it. So much understanding. A rope down the well to help you back out when there's no hope left. Sigh. ...

    7-2-18: Currently on SALE for .99cents on Amazon US. I just finished book 1 and LOVED it. :) Sorry, I don't have a direct link at the moment. ...

    *I was gifted this ARC and freely give my review of it* ************??*********** This book truly ripped me open and a lot of the reason is that I can relate to Jude?s challenges with anxiety. I cried and read, cried a little more, read again and cried and so on....... I love...

    4.5 Stars! I love Roan Parrish languid, lyrical and emotionally dense writing of character driven romances that allow hope, sorrow, and joy in the very human conditions of us all. This book is a wonderful showcase of her talent as we watch Faron and Jude fall in love. They ...

    TW: discussions of attempted suicide. This book was jus beautifully written which not surprising because that's what Roan does. Her words always grip you and jus never let go. I loved that Faron loves Jude as he was, even as he was honest with him about things. He never tried to c...

  • Mirjana **DTR - Down to Read**
    Mar 15, 2018

    One thing I've come to expect from picking up a new book by Roan Parrish is never to expect a similar story with new characters.Her books are wonderfully diverse and this is no exception. Book two in the series ( book one is MF ), but can definitely be read as a standalone.B...

    ***5 Stars*** 2018 FAVORITE!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! This book is raw, honest and so damn beautiful. It makes me believe in love, humanity and that everything can be okay. "Love and battle." Full review to come once I come down from this book high. I played. I drif...

    Once again, Roan Parrish nails it with the feels. But I must admit this one was a bit of a downer pretty much throughout the whole book. But I liked Faron and Jude. A lot. So while, it's not my go-to book I *am* glad I read this one. Roan's writing is worth it. And it's alw...

    4,5 stars This one was so good! I fell hard for the writing and I highlighted a lot. So poetic and full of emotions. I loved it! I've also read the Middle of Somewhere series by this author and enjoyed all the books. But Invitation to the Blues was pretty different, as one of the...

    ***5 Stars*** 2018 FAVORITE!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! This book is raw, honest and so damn beautiful. It makes me believe in love, humanity and that everything can be okay. "Love and battle." Full review to come once I come down from this book high. I played. I drif...

  • Mirjana **DTR - Down to Read**
    Mar 29, 2018

    One thing I've come to expect from picking up a new book by Roan Parrish is never to expect a similar story with new characters.Her books are wonderfully diverse and this is no exception. Book two in the series ( book one is MF ), but can definitely be read as a standalone.B...

    ***5 Stars*** 2018 FAVORITE!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! This book is raw, honest and so damn beautiful. It makes me believe in love, humanity and that everything can be okay. "Love and battle." Full review to come once I come down from this book high. I played. I drif...

  • Jennifer☠Pher☠
    Mar 31, 2018

    One thing I've come to expect from picking up a new book by Roan Parrish is never to expect a similar story with new characters.Her books are wonderfully diverse and this is no exception. Book two in the series ( book one is MF ), but can definitely be read as a standalone.B...

    ***5 Stars*** 2018 FAVORITE!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! This book is raw, honest and so damn beautiful. It makes me believe in love, humanity and that everything can be okay. "Love and battle." Full review to come once I come down from this book high. I played. I drif...

    Once again, Roan Parrish nails it with the feels. But I must admit this one was a bit of a downer pretty much throughout the whole book. But I liked Faron and Jude. A lot. So while, it's not my go-to book I *am* glad I read this one. Roan's writing is worth it. And it's alw...

    4,5 stars This one was so good! I fell hard for the writing and I highlighted a lot. So poetic and full of emotions. I loved it! I've also read the Middle of Somewhere series by this author and enjoyed all the books. But Invitation to the Blues was pretty different, as one of the...

    ***5 Stars*** 2018 FAVORITE!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! This book is raw, honest and so damn beautiful. It makes me believe in love, humanity and that everything can be okay. "Love and battle." Full review to come once I come down from this book high. I played. I drif...

    Muy dudosa entre volver a leer a Roan o no tras lo sucedido con Santino Hassell, decidí hacerlo porque nunca la he visto ser desagradable o dañina con nadie así que comencé el libro con la mente lo más abierta que pude. Roan tiene un estilo que te puede gustar o no, pero escrib...

    "I don't want you out of generosity. Or because I'm some kind of angel or savior. I want you because something inside you vibrates just so with something inside me"... What a beautiful love story. Heavy subject and tons of self loathing but delivered in a way that doesn't overwhel...

    Sé que voy a estar en minoría, no está mal pero la pareja no me ha llegado al alma, y precisamente eso es el eje del libro. Mucho mejor desarrollado el personaje de Jude, al tener en todo momento su POV consigue que conectes más con él . Tenía muchas esperanzas puestas en Faron...

    Invitation to the Blues: beautiful, sensual, sad, real, but above all full of hope. 4.25 Stars ...

    3.5 stars This is a slow burn romance between Jude, a depressed pianist and Faron, a tattoo artist. Jude is in his mid-thirties and his life is still a mess. He left his asshole boyfriend and his job in a symphony to head back to his hometown where he reunites with his family and me...

    ~4.5 Stars After making a "great escape" from a mental institute, Jude goes back home to live near his family. Once home, Jude struggles in his everyday life due to his depression. He once played the piano for the Boston Symphony and had a boyfriend (though his now ex-boyfriend, Kas...

    4.5 I was a bit wary going into this story because a lot of things were happening that had nothing to do with the book but I was afraid it was going to affect my enjoyment of the book. I shouldn't have worry because if there's one thing Roan knows how to do is write stories that...

    Stunning!!! 4.5 Stars!!! .....I absolutely LOVED this book! The quality of writing was glorious: descriptive, evocative, and, at times, lyrical. It was a pleasure to absorb the words on the page and delight in the images and sounds my brain made of them. GLORIOUS!! The characters...

    I finished this yesterday and I feel a bit of a loss to be honest. I'd like to see a little bit more maybe. I'm just not ready to let Jude and Faron go. So, I'm the first to admit I don't necessarily like all that much realism in my romance books. I mean, I'm not here for what I ...

  • Sarah
    Mar 17, 2018

    One thing I've come to expect from picking up a new book by Roan Parrish is never to expect a similar story with new characters.Her books are wonderfully diverse and this is no exception. Book two in the series ( book one is MF ), but can definitely be read as a standalone.B...

    ***5 Stars*** 2018 FAVORITE!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! This book is raw, honest and so damn beautiful. It makes me believe in love, humanity and that everything can be okay. "Love and battle." Full review to come once I come down from this book high. I played. I drif...

    Once again, Roan Parrish nails it with the feels. But I must admit this one was a bit of a downer pretty much throughout the whole book. But I liked Faron and Jude. A lot. So while, it's not my go-to book I *am* glad I read this one. Roan's writing is worth it. And it's alw...

    4,5 stars This one was so good! I fell hard for the writing and I highlighted a lot. So poetic and full of emotions. I loved it! I've also read the Middle of Somewhere series by this author and enjoyed all the books. But Invitation to the Blues was pretty different, as one of the...

    ***5 Stars*** 2018 FAVORITE!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! This book is raw, honest and so damn beautiful. It makes me believe in love, humanity and that everything can be okay. "Love and battle." Full review to come once I come down from this book high. I played. I drif...

    Muy dudosa entre volver a leer a Roan o no tras lo sucedido con Santino Hassell, decidí hacerlo porque nunca la he visto ser desagradable o dañina con nadie así que comencé el libro con la mente lo más abierta que pude. Roan tiene un estilo que te puede gustar o no, pero escrib...

    "I don't want you out of generosity. Or because I'm some kind of angel or savior. I want you because something inside you vibrates just so with something inside me"... What a beautiful love story. Heavy subject and tons of self loathing but delivered in a way that doesn't overwhel...

    Sé que voy a estar en minoría, no está mal pero la pareja no me ha llegado al alma, y precisamente eso es el eje del libro. Mucho mejor desarrollado el personaje de Jude, al tener en todo momento su POV consigue que conectes más con él . Tenía muchas esperanzas puestas en Faron...

    Invitation to the Blues: beautiful, sensual, sad, real, but above all full of hope. 4.25 Stars ...

    3.5 stars This is a slow burn romance between Jude, a depressed pianist and Faron, a tattoo artist. Jude is in his mid-thirties and his life is still a mess. He left his asshole boyfriend and his job in a symphony to head back to his hometown where he reunites with his family and me...

    ~4.5 Stars After making a "great escape" from a mental institute, Jude goes back home to live near his family. Once home, Jude struggles in his everyday life due to his depression. He once played the piano for the Boston Symphony and had a boyfriend (though his now ex-boyfriend, Kas...

    4.5 I was a bit wary going into this story because a lot of things were happening that had nothing to do with the book but I was afraid it was going to affect my enjoyment of the book. I shouldn't have worry because if there's one thing Roan knows how to do is write stories that...

    Stunning!!! 4.5 Stars!!! .....I absolutely LOVED this book! The quality of writing was glorious: descriptive, evocative, and, at times, lyrical. It was a pleasure to absorb the words on the page and delight in the images and sounds my brain made of them. GLORIOUS!! The characters...

    I finished this yesterday and I feel a bit of a loss to be honest. I'd like to see a little bit more maybe. I'm just not ready to let Jude and Faron go. So, I'm the first to admit I don't necessarily like all that much realism in my romance books. I mean, I'm not here for what I ...

    Light in the darkness How can a book that deals with such a difficult subject matter feel so light? There is so much hope in it. So much understanding. A rope down the well to help you back out when there's no hope left. Sigh. ...

    7-2-18: Currently on SALE for .99cents on Amazon US. I just finished book 1 and LOVED it. :) Sorry, I don't have a direct link at the moment. ...

    *I was gifted this ARC and freely give my review of it* ************??*********** This book truly ripped me open and a lot of the reason is that I can relate to Jude?s challenges with anxiety. I cried and read, cried a little more, read again and cried and so on....... I love...

    4.5 Stars! I love Roan Parrish languid, lyrical and emotionally dense writing of character driven romances that allow hope, sorrow, and joy in the very human conditions of us all. This book is a wonderful showcase of her talent as we watch Faron and Jude fall in love. They ...

    TW: discussions of attempted suicide. This book was jus beautifully written which not surprising because that's what Roan does. Her words always grip you and jus never let go. I loved that Faron loves Jude as he was, even as he was honest with him about things. He never tried to c...

    This review can also be found at www.queerlyreads.com Last November, during an initial psychological assessment, I told my new therapist that I had a history of dysthymia. But I?d dealt with that years ago in a different therapist?s office; I wasn?t depressed anymore. Later, s...

    A Joyfully Jay review. 4.5 stars Invitation to the Blues is the second book in Roan Parrish?s fabulous Small Change series, focusing on the staff at the Small Change tattoo shop. This series also takes place within the world Parrish created in her Middle of Somewhere series an...

    i received an electronic copy from a novel take pr in exchange for an honest review. this book deals with a character with depression so a lot of the topics in the book deal with that too. it's very difficult for me to try and talk about this when it comes to the depression repr...

    Sometimes I am lucky enough to read a book that really touches me and makes me think about all the great things I have going in my life. Invitation to the Blues is one of those books. It's brilliant, amazing, thought provoking, smart, sexy, sad, happy . . . and just over all fantastic....

    I?m not sure how many times my heart broke for Jude. I?m so grateful my depression isn?t the level of his in the story. Mine?s bad enough and thinking of that sort of suffering, exacerbated by his toxic ex-boyfriend, was so hard to read. Then I had to wonder if the author suffe...

    I was given a copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads. This is a slow, sweet and sometimes angsty story of a relationship between a musician and an artist. After a suicide attempt, Jude can?t face returning to his life in Boston and his job playing for the Boston Sy...

  • Amanda
    Mar 27, 2018

    One thing I've come to expect from picking up a new book by Roan Parrish is never to expect a similar story with new characters.Her books are wonderfully diverse and this is no exception. Book two in the series ( book one is MF ), but can definitely be read as a standalone.B...

    ***5 Stars*** 2018 FAVORITE!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! This book is raw, honest and so damn beautiful. It makes me believe in love, humanity and that everything can be okay. "Love and battle." Full review to come once I come down from this book high. I played. I drif...

    Once again, Roan Parrish nails it with the feels. But I must admit this one was a bit of a downer pretty much throughout the whole book. But I liked Faron and Jude. A lot. So while, it's not my go-to book I *am* glad I read this one. Roan's writing is worth it. And it's alw...

    4,5 stars This one was so good! I fell hard for the writing and I highlighted a lot. So poetic and full of emotions. I loved it! I've also read the Middle of Somewhere series by this author and enjoyed all the books. But Invitation to the Blues was pretty different, as one of the...

    ***5 Stars*** 2018 FAVORITE!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! This book is raw, honest and so damn beautiful. It makes me believe in love, humanity and that everything can be okay. "Love and battle." Full review to come once I come down from this book high. I played. I drif...

    Muy dudosa entre volver a leer a Roan o no tras lo sucedido con Santino Hassell, decidí hacerlo porque nunca la he visto ser desagradable o dañina con nadie así que comencé el libro con la mente lo más abierta que pude. Roan tiene un estilo que te puede gustar o no, pero escrib...

    "I don't want you out of generosity. Or because I'm some kind of angel or savior. I want you because something inside you vibrates just so with something inside me"... What a beautiful love story. Heavy subject and tons of self loathing but delivered in a way that doesn't overwhel...

    Sé que voy a estar en minoría, no está mal pero la pareja no me ha llegado al alma, y precisamente eso es el eje del libro. Mucho mejor desarrollado el personaje de Jude, al tener en todo momento su POV consigue que conectes más con él . Tenía muchas esperanzas puestas en Faron...

    Invitation to the Blues: beautiful, sensual, sad, real, but above all full of hope. 4.25 Stars ...

    3.5 stars This is a slow burn romance between Jude, a depressed pianist and Faron, a tattoo artist. Jude is in his mid-thirties and his life is still a mess. He left his asshole boyfriend and his job in a symphony to head back to his hometown where he reunites with his family and me...

  • .Lili.
    Apr 05, 2018

    One thing I've come to expect from picking up a new book by Roan Parrish is never to expect a similar story with new characters.Her books are wonderfully diverse and this is no exception. Book two in the series ( book one is MF ), but can definitely be read as a standalone.B...

    ***5 Stars*** 2018 FAVORITE!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! This book is raw, honest and so damn beautiful. It makes me believe in love, humanity and that everything can be okay. "Love and battle." Full review to come once I come down from this book high. I played. I drif...

    Once again, Roan Parrish nails it with the feels. But I must admit this one was a bit of a downer pretty much throughout the whole book. But I liked Faron and Jude. A lot. So while, it's not my go-to book I *am* glad I read this one. Roan's writing is worth it. And it's alw...

    4,5 stars This one was so good! I fell hard for the writing and I highlighted a lot. So poetic and full of emotions. I loved it! I've also read the Middle of Somewhere series by this author and enjoyed all the books. But Invitation to the Blues was pretty different, as one of the...

    ***5 Stars*** 2018 FAVORITE!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! This book is raw, honest and so damn beautiful. It makes me believe in love, humanity and that everything can be okay. "Love and battle." Full review to come once I come down from this book high. I played. I drif...

    Muy dudosa entre volver a leer a Roan o no tras lo sucedido con Santino Hassell, decidí hacerlo porque nunca la he visto ser desagradable o dañina con nadie así que comencé el libro con la mente lo más abierta que pude. Roan tiene un estilo que te puede gustar o no, pero escrib...

    "I don't want you out of generosity. Or because I'm some kind of angel or savior. I want you because something inside you vibrates just so with something inside me"... What a beautiful love story. Heavy subject and tons of self loathing but delivered in a way that doesn't overwhel...

    Sé que voy a estar en minoría, no está mal pero la pareja no me ha llegado al alma, y precisamente eso es el eje del libro. Mucho mejor desarrollado el personaje de Jude, al tener en todo momento su POV consigue que conectes más con él . Tenía muchas esperanzas puestas en Faron...

    Invitation to the Blues: beautiful, sensual, sad, real, but above all full of hope. 4.25 Stars ...

  • J *deep in the heart of Texas*
    Apr 27, 2018

    One thing I've come to expect from picking up a new book by Roan Parrish is never to expect a similar story with new characters.Her books are wonderfully diverse and this is no exception. Book two in the series ( book one is MF ), but can definitely be read as a standalone.B...

    ***5 Stars*** 2018 FAVORITE!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! This book is raw, honest and so damn beautiful. It makes me believe in love, humanity and that everything can be okay. "Love and battle." Full review to come once I come down from this book high. I played. I drif...

    Once again, Roan Parrish nails it with the feels. But I must admit this one was a bit of a downer pretty much throughout the whole book. But I liked Faron and Jude. A lot. So while, it's not my go-to book I *am* glad I read this one. Roan's writing is worth it. And it's alw...

  • ♕ mali
    Mar 26, 2018

    One thing I've come to expect from picking up a new book by Roan Parrish is never to expect a similar story with new characters.Her books are wonderfully diverse and this is no exception. Book two in the series ( book one is MF ), but can definitely be read as a standalone.B...

    ***5 Stars*** 2018 FAVORITE!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! This book is raw, honest and so damn beautiful. It makes me believe in love, humanity and that everything can be okay. "Love and battle." Full review to come once I come down from this book high. I played. I drif...

    Once again, Roan Parrish nails it with the feels. But I must admit this one was a bit of a downer pretty much throughout the whole book. But I liked Faron and Jude. A lot. So while, it's not my go-to book I *am* glad I read this one. Roan's writing is worth it. And it's alw...

    4,5 stars This one was so good! I fell hard for the writing and I highlighted a lot. So poetic and full of emotions. I loved it! I've also read the Middle of Somewhere series by this author and enjoyed all the books. But Invitation to the Blues was pretty different, as one of the...

    ***5 Stars*** 2018 FAVORITE!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! This book is raw, honest and so damn beautiful. It makes me believe in love, humanity and that everything can be okay. "Love and battle." Full review to come once I come down from this book high. I played. I drif...

    Muy dudosa entre volver a leer a Roan o no tras lo sucedido con Santino Hassell, decidí hacerlo porque nunca la he visto ser desagradable o dañina con nadie así que comencé el libro con la mente lo más abierta que pude. Roan tiene un estilo que te puede gustar o no, pero escrib...

    "I don't want you out of generosity. Or because I'm some kind of angel or savior. I want you because something inside you vibrates just so with something inside me"... What a beautiful love story. Heavy subject and tons of self loathing but delivered in a way that doesn't overwhel...

    Sé que voy a estar en minoría, no está mal pero la pareja no me ha llegado al alma, y precisamente eso es el eje del libro. Mucho mejor desarrollado el personaje de Jude, al tener en todo momento su POV consigue que conectes más con él . Tenía muchas esperanzas puestas en Faron...

    Invitation to the Blues: beautiful, sensual, sad, real, but above all full of hope. 4.25 Stars ...

    3.5 stars This is a slow burn romance between Jude, a depressed pianist and Faron, a tattoo artist. Jude is in his mid-thirties and his life is still a mess. He left his asshole boyfriend and his job in a symphony to head back to his hometown where he reunites with his family and me...

    ~4.5 Stars After making a "great escape" from a mental institute, Jude goes back home to live near his family. Once home, Jude struggles in his everyday life due to his depression. He once played the piano for the Boston Symphony and had a boyfriend (though his now ex-boyfriend, Kas...

    4.5 I was a bit wary going into this story because a lot of things were happening that had nothing to do with the book but I was afraid it was going to affect my enjoyment of the book. I shouldn't have worry because if there's one thing Roan knows how to do is write stories that...

    Stunning!!! 4.5 Stars!!! .....I absolutely LOVED this book! The quality of writing was glorious: descriptive, evocative, and, at times, lyrical. It was a pleasure to absorb the words on the page and delight in the images and sounds my brain made of them. GLORIOUS!! The characters...

    I finished this yesterday and I feel a bit of a loss to be honest. I'd like to see a little bit more maybe. I'm just not ready to let Jude and Faron go. So, I'm the first to admit I don't necessarily like all that much realism in my romance books. I mean, I'm not here for what I ...

    Light in the darkness How can a book that deals with such a difficult subject matter feel so light? There is so much hope in it. So much understanding. A rope down the well to help you back out when there's no hope left. Sigh. ...

    7-2-18: Currently on SALE for .99cents on Amazon US. I just finished book 1 and LOVED it. :) Sorry, I don't have a direct link at the moment. ...

    *I was gifted this ARC and freely give my review of it* ************??*********** This book truly ripped me open and a lot of the reason is that I can relate to Jude?s challenges with anxiety. I cried and read, cried a little more, read again and cried and so on....... I love...

    4.5 Stars! I love Roan Parrish languid, lyrical and emotionally dense writing of character driven romances that allow hope, sorrow, and joy in the very human conditions of us all. This book is a wonderful showcase of her talent as we watch Faron and Jude fall in love. They ...

    TW: discussions of attempted suicide. This book was jus beautifully written which not surprising because that's what Roan does. Her words always grip you and jus never let go. I loved that Faron loves Jude as he was, even as he was honest with him about things. He never tried to c...

    This review can also be found at www.queerlyreads.com Last November, during an initial psychological assessment, I told my new therapist that I had a history of dysthymia. But I?d dealt with that years ago in a different therapist?s office; I wasn?t depressed anymore. Later, s...

    A Joyfully Jay review. 4.5 stars Invitation to the Blues is the second book in Roan Parrish?s fabulous Small Change series, focusing on the staff at the Small Change tattoo shop. This series also takes place within the world Parrish created in her Middle of Somewhere series an...

    i received an electronic copy from a novel take pr in exchange for an honest review. this book deals with a character with depression so a lot of the topics in the book deal with that too. it's very difficult for me to try and talk about this when it comes to the depression repr...

  • Angela
    Apr 02, 2018

    One thing I've come to expect from picking up a new book by Roan Parrish is never to expect a similar story with new characters.Her books are wonderfully diverse and this is no exception. Book two in the series ( book one is MF ), but can definitely be read as a standalone.B...

    ***5 Stars*** 2018 FAVORITE!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! This book is raw, honest and so damn beautiful. It makes me believe in love, humanity and that everything can be okay. "Love and battle." Full review to come once I come down from this book high. I played. I drif...

    Once again, Roan Parrish nails it with the feels. But I must admit this one was a bit of a downer pretty much throughout the whole book. But I liked Faron and Jude. A lot. So while, it's not my go-to book I *am* glad I read this one. Roan's writing is worth it. And it's alw...

    4,5 stars This one was so good! I fell hard for the writing and I highlighted a lot. So poetic and full of emotions. I loved it! I've also read the Middle of Somewhere series by this author and enjoyed all the books. But Invitation to the Blues was pretty different, as one of the...

    ***5 Stars*** 2018 FAVORITE!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! This book is raw, honest and so damn beautiful. It makes me believe in love, humanity and that everything can be okay. "Love and battle." Full review to come once I come down from this book high. I played. I drif...

    Muy dudosa entre volver a leer a Roan o no tras lo sucedido con Santino Hassell, decidí hacerlo porque nunca la he visto ser desagradable o dañina con nadie así que comencé el libro con la mente lo más abierta que pude. Roan tiene un estilo que te puede gustar o no, pero escrib...

    "I don't want you out of generosity. Or because I'm some kind of angel or savior. I want you because something inside you vibrates just so with something inside me"... What a beautiful love story. Heavy subject and tons of self loathing but delivered in a way that doesn't overwhel...

    Sé que voy a estar en minoría, no está mal pero la pareja no me ha llegado al alma, y precisamente eso es el eje del libro. Mucho mejor desarrollado el personaje de Jude, al tener en todo momento su POV consigue que conectes más con él . Tenía muchas esperanzas puestas en Faron...

    Invitation to the Blues: beautiful, sensual, sad, real, but above all full of hope. 4.25 Stars ...

    3.5 stars This is a slow burn romance between Jude, a depressed pianist and Faron, a tattoo artist. Jude is in his mid-thirties and his life is still a mess. He left his asshole boyfriend and his job in a symphony to head back to his hometown where he reunites with his family and me...

    ~4.5 Stars After making a "great escape" from a mental institute, Jude goes back home to live near his family. Once home, Jude struggles in his everyday life due to his depression. He once played the piano for the Boston Symphony and had a boyfriend (though his now ex-boyfriend, Kas...

    4.5 I was a bit wary going into this story because a lot of things were happening that had nothing to do with the book but I was afraid it was going to affect my enjoyment of the book. I shouldn't have worry because if there's one thing Roan knows how to do is write stories that...

    Stunning!!! 4.5 Stars!!! .....I absolutely LOVED this book! The quality of writing was glorious: descriptive, evocative, and, at times, lyrical. It was a pleasure to absorb the words on the page and delight in the images and sounds my brain made of them. GLORIOUS!! The characters...

    I finished this yesterday and I feel a bit of a loss to be honest. I'd like to see a little bit more maybe. I'm just not ready to let Jude and Faron go. So, I'm the first to admit I don't necessarily like all that much realism in my romance books. I mean, I'm not here for what I ...

    Light in the darkness How can a book that deals with such a difficult subject matter feel so light? There is so much hope in it. So much understanding. A rope down the well to help you back out when there's no hope left. Sigh. ...

    7-2-18: Currently on SALE for .99cents on Amazon US. I just finished book 1 and LOVED it. :) Sorry, I don't have a direct link at the moment. ...

    *I was gifted this ARC and freely give my review of it* ************??*********** This book truly ripped me open and a lot of the reason is that I can relate to Jude?s challenges with anxiety. I cried and read, cried a little more, read again and cried and so on....... I love...

    4.5 Stars! I love Roan Parrish languid, lyrical and emotionally dense writing of character driven romances that allow hope, sorrow, and joy in the very human conditions of us all. This book is a wonderful showcase of her talent as we watch Faron and Jude fall in love. They ...

    TW: discussions of attempted suicide. This book was jus beautifully written which not surprising because that's what Roan does. Her words always grip you and jus never let go. I loved that Faron loves Jude as he was, even as he was honest with him about things. He never tried to c...

    This review can also be found at www.queerlyreads.com Last November, during an initial psychological assessment, I told my new therapist that I had a history of dysthymia. But I?d dealt with that years ago in a different therapist?s office; I wasn?t depressed anymore. Later, s...

    A Joyfully Jay review. 4.5 stars Invitation to the Blues is the second book in Roan Parrish?s fabulous Small Change series, focusing on the staff at the Small Change tattoo shop. This series also takes place within the world Parrish created in her Middle of Somewhere series an...

    i received an electronic copy from a novel take pr in exchange for an honest review. this book deals with a character with depression so a lot of the topics in the book deal with that too. it's very difficult for me to try and talk about this when it comes to the depression repr...

    Sometimes I am lucky enough to read a book that really touches me and makes me think about all the great things I have going in my life. Invitation to the Blues is one of those books. It's brilliant, amazing, thought provoking, smart, sexy, sad, happy . . . and just over all fantastic....

    I?m not sure how many times my heart broke for Jude. I?m so grateful my depression isn?t the level of his in the story. Mine?s bad enough and thinking of that sort of suffering, exacerbated by his toxic ex-boyfriend, was so hard to read. Then I had to wonder if the author suffe...

    I was given a copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads. This is a slow, sweet and sometimes angsty story of a relationship between a musician and an artist. After a suicide attempt, Jude can?t face returning to his life in Boston and his job playing for the Boston Sy...

    There?s an ancient Japanese artistic discipline of repairing broken or cracked pottery with a lacquer infused with gold or silver. This is called Kintsugi. Turning the broken into pieces of art. This is exactly what Roan Parrish does. She takes these fractured bits of humanity - brok...

    Heart-wrenching and utterly gorgeous, Invitation to the Blues is Roan's strongest and best book yet. It tells the story of Jude Lucen, Christopher's brother, as he attempts to get back on his feet. Jude suffers from depression, something that isn't glossed over. For as beautiful as...

    This doesn?t interest me. ...

  • Eugenia
    Jul 29, 2018

    One thing I've come to expect from picking up a new book by Roan Parrish is never to expect a similar story with new characters.Her books are wonderfully diverse and this is no exception. Book two in the series ( book one is MF ), but can definitely be read as a standalone.B...

    ***5 Stars*** 2018 FAVORITE!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! This book is raw, honest and so damn beautiful. It makes me believe in love, humanity and that everything can be okay. "Love and battle." Full review to come once I come down from this book high. I played. I drif...

    Once again, Roan Parrish nails it with the feels. But I must admit this one was a bit of a downer pretty much throughout the whole book. But I liked Faron and Jude. A lot. So while, it's not my go-to book I *am* glad I read this one. Roan's writing is worth it. And it's alw...

    4,5 stars This one was so good! I fell hard for the writing and I highlighted a lot. So poetic and full of emotions. I loved it! I've also read the Middle of Somewhere series by this author and enjoyed all the books. But Invitation to the Blues was pretty different, as one of the...

    ***5 Stars*** 2018 FAVORITE!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! This book is raw, honest and so damn beautiful. It makes me believe in love, humanity and that everything can be okay. "Love and battle." Full review to come once I come down from this book high. I played. I drif...

    Muy dudosa entre volver a leer a Roan o no tras lo sucedido con Santino Hassell, decidí hacerlo porque nunca la he visto ser desagradable o dañina con nadie así que comencé el libro con la mente lo más abierta que pude. Roan tiene un estilo que te puede gustar o no, pero escrib...

    "I don't want you out of generosity. Or because I'm some kind of angel or savior. I want you because something inside you vibrates just so with something inside me"... What a beautiful love story. Heavy subject and tons of self loathing but delivered in a way that doesn't overwhel...

    Sé que voy a estar en minoría, no está mal pero la pareja no me ha llegado al alma, y precisamente eso es el eje del libro. Mucho mejor desarrollado el personaje de Jude, al tener en todo momento su POV consigue que conectes más con él . Tenía muchas esperanzas puestas en Faron...

    Invitation to the Blues: beautiful, sensual, sad, real, but above all full of hope. 4.25 Stars ...

    3.5 stars This is a slow burn romance between Jude, a depressed pianist and Faron, a tattoo artist. Jude is in his mid-thirties and his life is still a mess. He left his asshole boyfriend and his job in a symphony to head back to his hometown where he reunites with his family and me...

    ~4.5 Stars After making a "great escape" from a mental institute, Jude goes back home to live near his family. Once home, Jude struggles in his everyday life due to his depression. He once played the piano for the Boston Symphony and had a boyfriend (though his now ex-boyfriend, Kas...

    4.5 I was a bit wary going into this story because a lot of things were happening that had nothing to do with the book but I was afraid it was going to affect my enjoyment of the book. I shouldn't have worry because if there's one thing Roan knows how to do is write stories that...

    Stunning!!! 4.5 Stars!!! .....I absolutely LOVED this book! The quality of writing was glorious: descriptive, evocative, and, at times, lyrical. It was a pleasure to absorb the words on the page and delight in the images and sounds my brain made of them. GLORIOUS!! The characters...

  • Ele
    May 27, 2018

    One thing I've come to expect from picking up a new book by Roan Parrish is never to expect a similar story with new characters.Her books are wonderfully diverse and this is no exception. Book two in the series ( book one is MF ), but can definitely be read as a standalone.B...

    ***5 Stars*** 2018 FAVORITE!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! This book is raw, honest and so damn beautiful. It makes me believe in love, humanity and that everything can be okay. "Love and battle." Full review to come once I come down from this book high. I played. I drif...

    Once again, Roan Parrish nails it with the feels. But I must admit this one was a bit of a downer pretty much throughout the whole book. But I liked Faron and Jude. A lot. So while, it's not my go-to book I *am* glad I read this one. Roan's writing is worth it. And it's alw...

    4,5 stars This one was so good! I fell hard for the writing and I highlighted a lot. So poetic and full of emotions. I loved it! I've also read the Middle of Somewhere series by this author and enjoyed all the books. But Invitation to the Blues was pretty different, as one of the...

    ***5 Stars*** 2018 FAVORITE!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! This book is raw, honest and so damn beautiful. It makes me believe in love, humanity and that everything can be okay. "Love and battle." Full review to come once I come down from this book high. I played. I drif...

    Muy dudosa entre volver a leer a Roan o no tras lo sucedido con Santino Hassell, decidí hacerlo porque nunca la he visto ser desagradable o dañina con nadie así que comencé el libro con la mente lo más abierta que pude. Roan tiene un estilo que te puede gustar o no, pero escrib...

    "I don't want you out of generosity. Or because I'm some kind of angel or savior. I want you because something inside you vibrates just so with something inside me"... What a beautiful love story. Heavy subject and tons of self loathing but delivered in a way that doesn't overwhel...

  • Joyfully Jay
    Apr 24, 2018

    One thing I've come to expect from picking up a new book by Roan Parrish is never to expect a similar story with new characters.Her books are wonderfully diverse and this is no exception. Book two in the series ( book one is MF ), but can definitely be read as a standalone.B...

    ***5 Stars*** 2018 FAVORITE!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! This book is raw, honest and so damn beautiful. It makes me believe in love, humanity and that everything can be okay. "Love and battle." Full review to come once I come down from this book high. I played. I drif...

    Once again, Roan Parrish nails it with the feels. But I must admit this one was a bit of a downer pretty much throughout the whole book. But I liked Faron and Jude. A lot. So while, it's not my go-to book I *am* glad I read this one. Roan's writing is worth it. And it's alw...

    4,5 stars This one was so good! I fell hard for the writing and I highlighted a lot. So poetic and full of emotions. I loved it! I've also read the Middle of Somewhere series by this author and enjoyed all the books. But Invitation to the Blues was pretty different, as one of the...

    ***5 Stars*** 2018 FAVORITE!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! This book is raw, honest and so damn beautiful. It makes me believe in love, humanity and that everything can be okay. "Love and battle." Full review to come once I come down from this book high. I played. I drif...

    Muy dudosa entre volver a leer a Roan o no tras lo sucedido con Santino Hassell, decidí hacerlo porque nunca la he visto ser desagradable o dañina con nadie así que comencé el libro con la mente lo más abierta que pude. Roan tiene un estilo que te puede gustar o no, pero escrib...

    "I don't want you out of generosity. Or because I'm some kind of angel or savior. I want you because something inside you vibrates just so with something inside me"... What a beautiful love story. Heavy subject and tons of self loathing but delivered in a way that doesn't overwhel...

    Sé que voy a estar en minoría, no está mal pero la pareja no me ha llegado al alma, y precisamente eso es el eje del libro. Mucho mejor desarrollado el personaje de Jude, al tener en todo momento su POV consigue que conectes más con él . Tenía muchas esperanzas puestas en Faron...

    Invitation to the Blues: beautiful, sensual, sad, real, but above all full of hope. 4.25 Stars ...

    3.5 stars This is a slow burn romance between Jude, a depressed pianist and Faron, a tattoo artist. Jude is in his mid-thirties and his life is still a mess. He left his asshole boyfriend and his job in a symphony to head back to his hometown where he reunites with his family and me...

    ~4.5 Stars After making a "great escape" from a mental institute, Jude goes back home to live near his family. Once home, Jude struggles in his everyday life due to his depression. He once played the piano for the Boston Symphony and had a boyfriend (though his now ex-boyfriend, Kas...

    4.5 I was a bit wary going into this story because a lot of things were happening that had nothing to do with the book but I was afraid it was going to affect my enjoyment of the book. I shouldn't have worry because if there's one thing Roan knows how to do is write stories that...

    Stunning!!! 4.5 Stars!!! .....I absolutely LOVED this book! The quality of writing was glorious: descriptive, evocative, and, at times, lyrical. It was a pleasure to absorb the words on the page and delight in the images and sounds my brain made of them. GLORIOUS!! The characters...

    I finished this yesterday and I feel a bit of a loss to be honest. I'd like to see a little bit more maybe. I'm just not ready to let Jude and Faron go. So, I'm the first to admit I don't necessarily like all that much realism in my romance books. I mean, I'm not here for what I ...

    Light in the darkness How can a book that deals with such a difficult subject matter feel so light? There is so much hope in it. So much understanding. A rope down the well to help you back out when there's no hope left. Sigh. ...

    7-2-18: Currently on SALE for .99cents on Amazon US. I just finished book 1 and LOVED it. :) Sorry, I don't have a direct link at the moment. ...

    *I was gifted this ARC and freely give my review of it* ************??*********** This book truly ripped me open and a lot of the reason is that I can relate to Jude?s challenges with anxiety. I cried and read, cried a little more, read again and cried and so on....... I love...

    4.5 Stars! I love Roan Parrish languid, lyrical and emotionally dense writing of character driven romances that allow hope, sorrow, and joy in the very human conditions of us all. This book is a wonderful showcase of her talent as we watch Faron and Jude fall in love. They ...

    TW: discussions of attempted suicide. This book was jus beautifully written which not surprising because that's what Roan does. Her words always grip you and jus never let go. I loved that Faron loves Jude as he was, even as he was honest with him about things. He never tried to c...

    This review can also be found at www.queerlyreads.com Last November, during an initial psychological assessment, I told my new therapist that I had a history of dysthymia. But I?d dealt with that years ago in a different therapist?s office; I wasn?t depressed anymore. Later, s...

    A Joyfully Jay review. 4.5 stars Invitation to the Blues is the second book in Roan Parrish?s fabulous Small Change series, focusing on the staff at the Small Change tattoo shop. This series also takes place within the world Parrish created in her Middle of Somewhere series an...

  • Dia
    Apr 02, 2018

    One thing I've come to expect from picking up a new book by Roan Parrish is never to expect a similar story with new characters.Her books are wonderfully diverse and this is no exception. Book two in the series ( book one is MF ), but can definitely be read as a standalone.B...

    ***5 Stars*** 2018 FAVORITE!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! This book is raw, honest and so damn beautiful. It makes me believe in love, humanity and that everything can be okay. "Love and battle." Full review to come once I come down from this book high. I played. I drif...

    Once again, Roan Parrish nails it with the feels. But I must admit this one was a bit of a downer pretty much throughout the whole book. But I liked Faron and Jude. A lot. So while, it's not my go-to book I *am* glad I read this one. Roan's writing is worth it. And it's alw...

    4,5 stars This one was so good! I fell hard for the writing and I highlighted a lot. So poetic and full of emotions. I loved it! I've also read the Middle of Somewhere series by this author and enjoyed all the books. But Invitation to the Blues was pretty different, as one of the...

  • Judith
    Mar 20, 2018

    One thing I've come to expect from picking up a new book by Roan Parrish is never to expect a similar story with new characters.Her books are wonderfully diverse and this is no exception. Book two in the series ( book one is MF ), but can definitely be read as a standalone.B...

  • Melissa
    Jul 02, 2018

    One thing I've come to expect from picking up a new book by Roan Parrish is never to expect a similar story with new characters.Her books are wonderfully diverse and this is no exception. Book two in the series ( book one is MF ), but can definitely be read as a standalone.B...

    ***5 Stars*** 2018 FAVORITE!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! This book is raw, honest and so damn beautiful. It makes me believe in love, humanity and that everything can be okay. "Love and battle." Full review to come once I come down from this book high. I played. I drif...

    Once again, Roan Parrish nails it with the feels. But I must admit this one was a bit of a downer pretty much throughout the whole book. But I liked Faron and Jude. A lot. So while, it's not my go-to book I *am* glad I read this one. Roan's writing is worth it. And it's alw...

    4,5 stars This one was so good! I fell hard for the writing and I highlighted a lot. So poetic and full of emotions. I loved it! I've also read the Middle of Somewhere series by this author and enjoyed all the books. But Invitation to the Blues was pretty different, as one of the...

    ***5 Stars*** 2018 FAVORITE!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! This book is raw, honest and so damn beautiful. It makes me believe in love, humanity and that everything can be okay. "Love and battle." Full review to come once I come down from this book high. I played. I drif...

    Muy dudosa entre volver a leer a Roan o no tras lo sucedido con Santino Hassell, decidí hacerlo porque nunca la he visto ser desagradable o dañina con nadie así que comencé el libro con la mente lo más abierta que pude. Roan tiene un estilo que te puede gustar o no, pero escrib...

    "I don't want you out of generosity. Or because I'm some kind of angel or savior. I want you because something inside you vibrates just so with something inside me"... What a beautiful love story. Heavy subject and tons of self loathing but delivered in a way that doesn't overwhel...

    Sé que voy a estar en minoría, no está mal pero la pareja no me ha llegado al alma, y precisamente eso es el eje del libro. Mucho mejor desarrollado el personaje de Jude, al tener en todo momento su POV consigue que conectes más con él . Tenía muchas esperanzas puestas en Faron...

    Invitation to the Blues: beautiful, sensual, sad, real, but above all full of hope. 4.25 Stars ...

    3.5 stars This is a slow burn romance between Jude, a depressed pianist and Faron, a tattoo artist. Jude is in his mid-thirties and his life is still a mess. He left his asshole boyfriend and his job in a symphony to head back to his hometown where he reunites with his family and me...

    ~4.5 Stars After making a "great escape" from a mental institute, Jude goes back home to live near his family. Once home, Jude struggles in his everyday life due to his depression. He once played the piano for the Boston Symphony and had a boyfriend (though his now ex-boyfriend, Kas...

    4.5 I was a bit wary going into this story because a lot of things were happening that had nothing to do with the book but I was afraid it was going to affect my enjoyment of the book. I shouldn't have worry because if there's one thing Roan knows how to do is write stories that...

    Stunning!!! 4.5 Stars!!! .....I absolutely LOVED this book! The quality of writing was glorious: descriptive, evocative, and, at times, lyrical. It was a pleasure to absorb the words on the page and delight in the images and sounds my brain made of them. GLORIOUS!! The characters...

    I finished this yesterday and I feel a bit of a loss to be honest. I'd like to see a little bit more maybe. I'm just not ready to let Jude and Faron go. So, I'm the first to admit I don't necessarily like all that much realism in my romance books. I mean, I'm not here for what I ...

    Light in the darkness How can a book that deals with such a difficult subject matter feel so light? There is so much hope in it. So much understanding. A rope down the well to help you back out when there's no hope left. Sigh. ...

    7-2-18: Currently on SALE for .99cents on Amazon US. I just finished book 1 and LOVED it. :) Sorry, I don't have a direct link at the moment. ...

  • River
    Mar 29, 2018

    One thing I've come to expect from picking up a new book by Roan Parrish is never to expect a similar story with new characters.Her books are wonderfully diverse and this is no exception. Book two in the series ( book one is MF ), but can definitely be read as a standalone.B...

    ***5 Stars*** 2018 FAVORITE!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! This book is raw, honest and so damn beautiful. It makes me believe in love, humanity and that everything can be okay. "Love and battle." Full review to come once I come down from this book high. I played. I drif...

    Once again, Roan Parrish nails it with the feels. But I must admit this one was a bit of a downer pretty much throughout the whole book. But I liked Faron and Jude. A lot. So while, it's not my go-to book I *am* glad I read this one. Roan's writing is worth it. And it's alw...

    4,5 stars This one was so good! I fell hard for the writing and I highlighted a lot. So poetic and full of emotions. I loved it! I've also read the Middle of Somewhere series by this author and enjoyed all the books. But Invitation to the Blues was pretty different, as one of the...

    ***5 Stars*** 2018 FAVORITE!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! This book is raw, honest and so damn beautiful. It makes me believe in love, humanity and that everything can be okay. "Love and battle." Full review to come once I come down from this book high. I played. I drif...

    Muy dudosa entre volver a leer a Roan o no tras lo sucedido con Santino Hassell, decidí hacerlo porque nunca la he visto ser desagradable o dañina con nadie así que comencé el libro con la mente lo más abierta que pude. Roan tiene un estilo que te puede gustar o no, pero escrib...

    "I don't want you out of generosity. Or because I'm some kind of angel or savior. I want you because something inside you vibrates just so with something inside me"... What a beautiful love story. Heavy subject and tons of self loathing but delivered in a way that doesn't overwhel...

    Sé que voy a estar en minoría, no está mal pero la pareja no me ha llegado al alma, y precisamente eso es el eje del libro. Mucho mejor desarrollado el personaje de Jude, al tener en todo momento su POV consigue que conectes más con él . Tenía muchas esperanzas puestas en Faron...

    Invitation to the Blues: beautiful, sensual, sad, real, but above all full of hope. 4.25 Stars ...

    3.5 stars This is a slow burn romance between Jude, a depressed pianist and Faron, a tattoo artist. Jude is in his mid-thirties and his life is still a mess. He left his asshole boyfriend and his job in a symphony to head back to his hometown where he reunites with his family and me...

    ~4.5 Stars After making a "great escape" from a mental institute, Jude goes back home to live near his family. Once home, Jude struggles in his everyday life due to his depression. He once played the piano for the Boston Symphony and had a boyfriend (though his now ex-boyfriend, Kas...

    4.5 I was a bit wary going into this story because a lot of things were happening that had nothing to do with the book but I was afraid it was going to affect my enjoyment of the book. I shouldn't have worry because if there's one thing Roan knows how to do is write stories that...

  • MaDoReader
    Apr 02, 2018

    One thing I've come to expect from picking up a new book by Roan Parrish is never to expect a similar story with new characters.Her books are wonderfully diverse and this is no exception. Book two in the series ( book one is MF ), but can definitely be read as a standalone.B...

    ***5 Stars*** 2018 FAVORITE!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! This book is raw, honest and so damn beautiful. It makes me believe in love, humanity and that everything can be okay. "Love and battle." Full review to come once I come down from this book high. I played. I drif...

    Once again, Roan Parrish nails it with the feels. But I must admit this one was a bit of a downer pretty much throughout the whole book. But I liked Faron and Jude. A lot. So while, it's not my go-to book I *am* glad I read this one. Roan's writing is worth it. And it's alw...

    4,5 stars This one was so good! I fell hard for the writing and I highlighted a lot. So poetic and full of emotions. I loved it! I've also read the Middle of Somewhere series by this author and enjoyed all the books. But Invitation to the Blues was pretty different, as one of the...

    ***5 Stars*** 2018 FAVORITE!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! This book is raw, honest and so damn beautiful. It makes me believe in love, humanity and that everything can be okay. "Love and battle." Full review to come once I come down from this book high. I played. I drif...

    Muy dudosa entre volver a leer a Roan o no tras lo sucedido con Santino Hassell, decidí hacerlo porque nunca la he visto ser desagradable o dañina con nadie así que comencé el libro con la mente lo más abierta que pude. Roan tiene un estilo que te puede gustar o no, pero escrib...

    "I don't want you out of generosity. Or because I'm some kind of angel or savior. I want you because something inside you vibrates just so with something inside me"... What a beautiful love story. Heavy subject and tons of self loathing but delivered in a way that doesn't overwhel...

    Sé que voy a estar en minoría, no está mal pero la pareja no me ha llegado al alma, y precisamente eso es el eje del libro. Mucho mejor desarrollado el personaje de Jude, al tener en todo momento su POV consigue que conectes más con él . Tenía muchas esperanzas puestas en Faron...

  • Natalie
    Jul 03, 2018

    One thing I've come to expect from picking up a new book by Roan Parrish is never to expect a similar story with new characters.Her books are wonderfully diverse and this is no exception. Book two in the series ( book one is MF ), but can definitely be read as a standalone.B...

    ***5 Stars*** 2018 FAVORITE!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! This book is raw, honest and so damn beautiful. It makes me believe in love, humanity and that everything can be okay. "Love and battle." Full review to come once I come down from this book high. I played. I drif...

    Once again, Roan Parrish nails it with the feels. But I must admit this one was a bit of a downer pretty much throughout the whole book. But I liked Faron and Jude. A lot. So while, it's not my go-to book I *am* glad I read this one. Roan's writing is worth it. And it's alw...

    4,5 stars This one was so good! I fell hard for the writing and I highlighted a lot. So poetic and full of emotions. I loved it! I've also read the Middle of Somewhere series by this author and enjoyed all the books. But Invitation to the Blues was pretty different, as one of the...

    ***5 Stars*** 2018 FAVORITE!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! This book is raw, honest and so damn beautiful. It makes me believe in love, humanity and that everything can be okay. "Love and battle." Full review to come once I come down from this book high. I played. I drif...

    Muy dudosa entre volver a leer a Roan o no tras lo sucedido con Santino Hassell, decidí hacerlo porque nunca la he visto ser desagradable o dañina con nadie así que comencé el libro con la mente lo más abierta que pude. Roan tiene un estilo que te puede gustar o no, pero escrib...

    "I don't want you out of generosity. Or because I'm some kind of angel or savior. I want you because something inside you vibrates just so with something inside me"... What a beautiful love story. Heavy subject and tons of self loathing but delivered in a way that doesn't overwhel...

    Sé que voy a estar en minoría, no está mal pero la pareja no me ha llegado al alma, y precisamente eso es el eje del libro. Mucho mejor desarrollado el personaje de Jude, al tener en todo momento su POV consigue que conectes más con él . Tenía muchas esperanzas puestas en Faron...

    Invitation to the Blues: beautiful, sensual, sad, real, but above all full of hope. 4.25 Stars ...

    3.5 stars This is a slow burn romance between Jude, a depressed pianist and Faron, a tattoo artist. Jude is in his mid-thirties and his life is still a mess. He left his asshole boyfriend and his job in a symphony to head back to his hometown where he reunites with his family and me...

    ~4.5 Stars After making a "great escape" from a mental institute, Jude goes back home to live near his family. Once home, Jude struggles in his everyday life due to his depression. He once played the piano for the Boston Symphony and had a boyfriend (though his now ex-boyfriend, Kas...

    4.5 I was a bit wary going into this story because a lot of things were happening that had nothing to do with the book but I was afraid it was going to affect my enjoyment of the book. I shouldn't have worry because if there's one thing Roan knows how to do is write stories that...

    Stunning!!! 4.5 Stars!!! .....I absolutely LOVED this book! The quality of writing was glorious: descriptive, evocative, and, at times, lyrical. It was a pleasure to absorb the words on the page and delight in the images and sounds my brain made of them. GLORIOUS!! The characters...

    I finished this yesterday and I feel a bit of a loss to be honest. I'd like to see a little bit more maybe. I'm just not ready to let Jude and Faron go. So, I'm the first to admit I don't necessarily like all that much realism in my romance books. I mean, I'm not here for what I ...

    Light in the darkness How can a book that deals with such a difficult subject matter feel so light? There is so much hope in it. So much understanding. A rope down the well to help you back out when there's no hope left. Sigh. ...

    7-2-18: Currently on SALE for .99cents on Amazon US. I just finished book 1 and LOVED it. :) Sorry, I don't have a direct link at the moment. ...

    *I was gifted this ARC and freely give my review of it* ************??*********** This book truly ripped me open and a lot of the reason is that I can relate to Jude?s challenges with anxiety. I cried and read, cried a little more, read again and cried and so on....... I love...

    4.5 Stars! I love Roan Parrish languid, lyrical and emotionally dense writing of character driven romances that allow hope, sorrow, and joy in the very human conditions of us all. This book is a wonderful showcase of her talent as we watch Faron and Jude fall in love. They ...

    TW: discussions of attempted suicide. This book was jus beautifully written which not surprising because that's what Roan does. Her words always grip you and jus never let go. I loved that Faron loves Jude as he was, even as he was honest with him about things. He never tried to c...

    This review can also be found at www.queerlyreads.com Last November, during an initial psychological assessment, I told my new therapist that I had a history of dysthymia. But I?d dealt with that years ago in a different therapist?s office; I wasn?t depressed anymore. Later, s...

    A Joyfully Jay review. 4.5 stars Invitation to the Blues is the second book in Roan Parrish?s fabulous Small Change series, focusing on the staff at the Small Change tattoo shop. This series also takes place within the world Parrish created in her Middle of Somewhere series an...

    i received an electronic copy from a novel take pr in exchange for an honest review. this book deals with a character with depression so a lot of the topics in the book deal with that too. it's very difficult for me to try and talk about this when it comes to the depression repr...

    Sometimes I am lucky enough to read a book that really touches me and makes me think about all the great things I have going in my life. Invitation to the Blues is one of those books. It's brilliant, amazing, thought provoking, smart, sexy, sad, happy . . . and just over all fantastic....

    I?m not sure how many times my heart broke for Jude. I?m so grateful my depression isn?t the level of his in the story. Mine?s bad enough and thinking of that sort of suffering, exacerbated by his toxic ex-boyfriend, was so hard to read. Then I had to wonder if the author suffe...

  • Steven
    May 04, 2018

    One thing I've come to expect from picking up a new book by Roan Parrish is never to expect a similar story with new characters.Her books are wonderfully diverse and this is no exception. Book two in the series ( book one is MF ), but can definitely be read as a standalone.B...

    ***5 Stars*** 2018 FAVORITE!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! This book is raw, honest and so damn beautiful. It makes me believe in love, humanity and that everything can be okay. "Love and battle." Full review to come once I come down from this book high. I played. I drif...

    Once again, Roan Parrish nails it with the feels. But I must admit this one was a bit of a downer pretty much throughout the whole book. But I liked Faron and Jude. A lot. So while, it's not my go-to book I *am* glad I read this one. Roan's writing is worth it. And it's alw...

    4,5 stars This one was so good! I fell hard for the writing and I highlighted a lot. So poetic and full of emotions. I loved it! I've also read the Middle of Somewhere series by this author and enjoyed all the books. But Invitation to the Blues was pretty different, as one of the...

    ***5 Stars*** 2018 FAVORITE!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! This book is raw, honest and so damn beautiful. It makes me believe in love, humanity and that everything can be okay. "Love and battle." Full review to come once I come down from this book high. I played. I drif...

    Muy dudosa entre volver a leer a Roan o no tras lo sucedido con Santino Hassell, decidí hacerlo porque nunca la he visto ser desagradable o dañina con nadie así que comencé el libro con la mente lo más abierta que pude. Roan tiene un estilo que te puede gustar o no, pero escrib...

    "I don't want you out of generosity. Or because I'm some kind of angel or savior. I want you because something inside you vibrates just so with something inside me"... What a beautiful love story. Heavy subject and tons of self loathing but delivered in a way that doesn't overwhel...

    Sé que voy a estar en minoría, no está mal pero la pareja no me ha llegado al alma, y precisamente eso es el eje del libro. Mucho mejor desarrollado el personaje de Jude, al tener en todo momento su POV consigue que conectes más con él . Tenía muchas esperanzas puestas en Faron...

    Invitation to the Blues: beautiful, sensual, sad, real, but above all full of hope. 4.25 Stars ...

    3.5 stars This is a slow burn romance between Jude, a depressed pianist and Faron, a tattoo artist. Jude is in his mid-thirties and his life is still a mess. He left his asshole boyfriend and his job in a symphony to head back to his hometown where he reunites with his family and me...

    ~4.5 Stars After making a "great escape" from a mental institute, Jude goes back home to live near his family. Once home, Jude struggles in his everyday life due to his depression. He once played the piano for the Boston Symphony and had a boyfriend (though his now ex-boyfriend, Kas...

    4.5 I was a bit wary going into this story because a lot of things were happening that had nothing to do with the book but I was afraid it was going to affect my enjoyment of the book. I shouldn't have worry because if there's one thing Roan knows how to do is write stories that...

    Stunning!!! 4.5 Stars!!! .....I absolutely LOVED this book! The quality of writing was glorious: descriptive, evocative, and, at times, lyrical. It was a pleasure to absorb the words on the page and delight in the images and sounds my brain made of them. GLORIOUS!! The characters...

    I finished this yesterday and I feel a bit of a loss to be honest. I'd like to see a little bit more maybe. I'm just not ready to let Jude and Faron go. So, I'm the first to admit I don't necessarily like all that much realism in my romance books. I mean, I'm not here for what I ...

    Light in the darkness How can a book that deals with such a difficult subject matter feel so light? There is so much hope in it. So much understanding. A rope down the well to help you back out when there's no hope left. Sigh. ...

    7-2-18: Currently on SALE for .99cents on Amazon US. I just finished book 1 and LOVED it. :) Sorry, I don't have a direct link at the moment. ...

    *I was gifted this ARC and freely give my review of it* ************??*********** This book truly ripped me open and a lot of the reason is that I can relate to Jude?s challenges with anxiety. I cried and read, cried a little more, read again and cried and so on....... I love...

    4.5 Stars! I love Roan Parrish languid, lyrical and emotionally dense writing of character driven romances that allow hope, sorrow, and joy in the very human conditions of us all. This book is a wonderful showcase of her talent as we watch Faron and Jude fall in love. They ...

    TW: discussions of attempted suicide. This book was jus beautifully written which not surprising because that's what Roan does. Her words always grip you and jus never let go. I loved that Faron loves Jude as he was, even as he was honest with him about things. He never tried to c...

    This review can also be found at www.queerlyreads.com Last November, during an initial psychological assessment, I told my new therapist that I had a history of dysthymia. But I?d dealt with that years ago in a different therapist?s office; I wasn?t depressed anymore. Later, s...

    A Joyfully Jay review. 4.5 stars Invitation to the Blues is the second book in Roan Parrish?s fabulous Small Change series, focusing on the staff at the Small Change tattoo shop. This series also takes place within the world Parrish created in her Middle of Somewhere series an...

    i received an electronic copy from a novel take pr in exchange for an honest review. this book deals with a character with depression so a lot of the topics in the book deal with that too. it's very difficult for me to try and talk about this when it comes to the depression repr...

    Sometimes I am lucky enough to read a book that really touches me and makes me think about all the great things I have going in my life. Invitation to the Blues is one of those books. It's brilliant, amazing, thought provoking, smart, sexy, sad, happy . . . and just over all fantastic....

    I?m not sure how many times my heart broke for Jude. I?m so grateful my depression isn?t the level of his in the story. Mine?s bad enough and thinking of that sort of suffering, exacerbated by his toxic ex-boyfriend, was so hard to read. Then I had to wonder if the author suffe...

    I was given a copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads. This is a slow, sweet and sometimes angsty story of a relationship between a musician and an artist. After a suicide attempt, Jude can?t face returning to his life in Boston and his job playing for the Boston Sy...

    There?s an ancient Japanese artistic discipline of repairing broken or cracked pottery with a lacquer infused with gold or silver. This is called Kintsugi. Turning the broken into pieces of art. This is exactly what Roan Parrish does. She takes these fractured bits of humanity - brok...

  • Elsa Bravante
    Apr 02, 2018

    One thing I've come to expect from picking up a new book by Roan Parrish is never to expect a similar story with new characters.Her books are wonderfully diverse and this is no exception. Book two in the series ( book one is MF ), but can definitely be read as a standalone.B...

    ***5 Stars*** 2018 FAVORITE!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! This book is raw, honest and so damn beautiful. It makes me believe in love, humanity and that everything can be okay. "Love and battle." Full review to come once I come down from this book high. I played. I drif...

    Once again, Roan Parrish nails it with the feels. But I must admit this one was a bit of a downer pretty much throughout the whole book. But I liked Faron and Jude. A lot. So while, it's not my go-to book I *am* glad I read this one. Roan's writing is worth it. And it's alw...

    4,5 stars This one was so good! I fell hard for the writing and I highlighted a lot. So poetic and full of emotions. I loved it! I've also read the Middle of Somewhere series by this author and enjoyed all the books. But Invitation to the Blues was pretty different, as one of the...

    ***5 Stars*** 2018 FAVORITE!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! This book is raw, honest and so damn beautiful. It makes me believe in love, humanity and that everything can be okay. "Love and battle." Full review to come once I come down from this book high. I played. I drif...

    Muy dudosa entre volver a leer a Roan o no tras lo sucedido con Santino Hassell, decidí hacerlo porque nunca la he visto ser desagradable o dañina con nadie así que comencé el libro con la mente lo más abierta que pude. Roan tiene un estilo que te puede gustar o no, pero escrib...

  • Lovinghotbooks
    Mar 17, 2018

    One thing I've come to expect from picking up a new book by Roan Parrish is never to expect a similar story with new characters.Her books are wonderfully diverse and this is no exception. Book two in the series ( book one is MF ), but can definitely be read as a standalone.B...

    ***5 Stars*** 2018 FAVORITE!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! This book is raw, honest and so damn beautiful. It makes me believe in love, humanity and that everything can be okay. "Love and battle." Full review to come once I come down from this book high. I played. I drif...

    Once again, Roan Parrish nails it with the feels. But I must admit this one was a bit of a downer pretty much throughout the whole book. But I liked Faron and Jude. A lot. So while, it's not my go-to book I *am* glad I read this one. Roan's writing is worth it. And it's alw...

    4,5 stars This one was so good! I fell hard for the writing and I highlighted a lot. So poetic and full of emotions. I loved it! I've also read the Middle of Somewhere series by this author and enjoyed all the books. But Invitation to the Blues was pretty different, as one of the...

    ***5 Stars*** 2018 FAVORITE!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! This book is raw, honest and so damn beautiful. It makes me believe in love, humanity and that everything can be okay. "Love and battle." Full review to come once I come down from this book high. I played. I drif...

    Muy dudosa entre volver a leer a Roan o no tras lo sucedido con Santino Hassell, decidí hacerlo porque nunca la he visto ser desagradable o dañina con nadie así que comencé el libro con la mente lo más abierta que pude. Roan tiene un estilo que te puede gustar o no, pero escrib...

    "I don't want you out of generosity. Or because I'm some kind of angel or savior. I want you because something inside you vibrates just so with something inside me"... What a beautiful love story. Heavy subject and tons of self loathing but delivered in a way that doesn't overwhel...

    Sé que voy a estar en minoría, no está mal pero la pareja no me ha llegado al alma, y precisamente eso es el eje del libro. Mucho mejor desarrollado el personaje de Jude, al tener en todo momento su POV consigue que conectes más con él . Tenía muchas esperanzas puestas en Faron...

    Invitation to the Blues: beautiful, sensual, sad, real, but above all full of hope. 4.25 Stars ...

    3.5 stars This is a slow burn romance between Jude, a depressed pianist and Faron, a tattoo artist. Jude is in his mid-thirties and his life is still a mess. He left his asshole boyfriend and his job in a symphony to head back to his hometown where he reunites with his family and me...

    ~4.5 Stars After making a "great escape" from a mental institute, Jude goes back home to live near his family. Once home, Jude struggles in his everyday life due to his depression. He once played the piano for the Boston Symphony and had a boyfriend (though his now ex-boyfriend, Kas...

    4.5 I was a bit wary going into this story because a lot of things were happening that had nothing to do with the book but I was afraid it was going to affect my enjoyment of the book. I shouldn't have worry because if there's one thing Roan knows how to do is write stories that...

    Stunning!!! 4.5 Stars!!! .....I absolutely LOVED this book! The quality of writing was glorious: descriptive, evocative, and, at times, lyrical. It was a pleasure to absorb the words on the page and delight in the images and sounds my brain made of them. GLORIOUS!! The characters...

    I finished this yesterday and I feel a bit of a loss to be honest. I'd like to see a little bit more maybe. I'm just not ready to let Jude and Faron go. So, I'm the first to admit I don't necessarily like all that much realism in my romance books. I mean, I'm not here for what I ...

    Light in the darkness How can a book that deals with such a difficult subject matter feel so light? There is so much hope in it. So much understanding. A rope down the well to help you back out when there's no hope left. Sigh. ...

    7-2-18: Currently on SALE for .99cents on Amazon US. I just finished book 1 and LOVED it. :) Sorry, I don't have a direct link at the moment. ...

    *I was gifted this ARC and freely give my review of it* ************??*********** This book truly ripped me open and a lot of the reason is that I can relate to Jude?s challenges with anxiety. I cried and read, cried a little more, read again and cried and so on....... I love...

  • Ashleigh | Wild Heart Reads
    Mar 25, 2018

    One thing I've come to expect from picking up a new book by Roan Parrish is never to expect a similar story with new characters.Her books are wonderfully diverse and this is no exception. Book two in the series ( book one is MF ), but can definitely be read as a standalone.B...

    ***5 Stars*** 2018 FAVORITE!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! This book is raw, honest and so damn beautiful. It makes me believe in love, humanity and that everything can be okay. "Love and battle." Full review to come once I come down from this book high. I played. I drif...

    Once again, Roan Parrish nails it with the feels. But I must admit this one was a bit of a downer pretty much throughout the whole book. But I liked Faron and Jude. A lot. So while, it's not my go-to book I *am* glad I read this one. Roan's writing is worth it. And it's alw...

    4,5 stars This one was so good! I fell hard for the writing and I highlighted a lot. So poetic and full of emotions. I loved it! I've also read the Middle of Somewhere series by this author and enjoyed all the books. But Invitation to the Blues was pretty different, as one of the...

    ***5 Stars*** 2018 FAVORITE!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! This book is raw, honest and so damn beautiful. It makes me believe in love, humanity and that everything can be okay. "Love and battle." Full review to come once I come down from this book high. I played. I drif...

    Muy dudosa entre volver a leer a Roan o no tras lo sucedido con Santino Hassell, decidí hacerlo porque nunca la he visto ser desagradable o dañina con nadie así que comencé el libro con la mente lo más abierta que pude. Roan tiene un estilo que te puede gustar o no, pero escrib...

    "I don't want you out of generosity. Or because I'm some kind of angel or savior. I want you because something inside you vibrates just so with something inside me"... What a beautiful love story. Heavy subject and tons of self loathing but delivered in a way that doesn't overwhel...

    Sé que voy a estar en minoría, no está mal pero la pareja no me ha llegado al alma, y precisamente eso es el eje del libro. Mucho mejor desarrollado el personaje de Jude, al tener en todo momento su POV consigue que conectes más con él . Tenía muchas esperanzas puestas en Faron...

    Invitation to the Blues: beautiful, sensual, sad, real, but above all full of hope. 4.25 Stars ...

    3.5 stars This is a slow burn romance between Jude, a depressed pianist and Faron, a tattoo artist. Jude is in his mid-thirties and his life is still a mess. He left his asshole boyfriend and his job in a symphony to head back to his hometown where he reunites with his family and me...

    ~4.5 Stars After making a "great escape" from a mental institute, Jude goes back home to live near his family. Once home, Jude struggles in his everyday life due to his depression. He once played the piano for the Boston Symphony and had a boyfriend (though his now ex-boyfriend, Kas...

    4.5 I was a bit wary going into this story because a lot of things were happening that had nothing to do with the book but I was afraid it was going to affect my enjoyment of the book. I shouldn't have worry because if there's one thing Roan knows how to do is write stories that...

    Stunning!!! 4.5 Stars!!! .....I absolutely LOVED this book! The quality of writing was glorious: descriptive, evocative, and, at times, lyrical. It was a pleasure to absorb the words on the page and delight in the images and sounds my brain made of them. GLORIOUS!! The characters...

    I finished this yesterday and I feel a bit of a loss to be honest. I'd like to see a little bit more maybe. I'm just not ready to let Jude and Faron go. So, I'm the first to admit I don't necessarily like all that much realism in my romance books. I mean, I'm not here for what I ...

    Light in the darkness How can a book that deals with such a difficult subject matter feel so light? There is so much hope in it. So much understanding. A rope down the well to help you back out when there's no hope left. Sigh. ...

    7-2-18: Currently on SALE for .99cents on Amazon US. I just finished book 1 and LOVED it. :) Sorry, I don't have a direct link at the moment. ...

    *I was gifted this ARC and freely give my review of it* ************??*********** This book truly ripped me open and a lot of the reason is that I can relate to Jude?s challenges with anxiety. I cried and read, cried a little more, read again and cried and so on....... I love...

    4.5 Stars! I love Roan Parrish languid, lyrical and emotionally dense writing of character driven romances that allow hope, sorrow, and joy in the very human conditions of us all. This book is a wonderful showcase of her talent as we watch Faron and Jude fall in love. They ...

    TW: discussions of attempted suicide. This book was jus beautifully written which not surprising because that's what Roan does. Her words always grip you and jus never let go. I loved that Faron loves Jude as he was, even as he was honest with him about things. He never tried to c...

    This review can also be found at www.queerlyreads.com Last November, during an initial psychological assessment, I told my new therapist that I had a history of dysthymia. But I?d dealt with that years ago in a different therapist?s office; I wasn?t depressed anymore. Later, s...

    A Joyfully Jay review. 4.5 stars Invitation to the Blues is the second book in Roan Parrish?s fabulous Small Change series, focusing on the staff at the Small Change tattoo shop. This series also takes place within the world Parrish created in her Middle of Somewhere series an...

    i received an electronic copy from a novel take pr in exchange for an honest review. this book deals with a character with depression so a lot of the topics in the book deal with that too. it's very difficult for me to try and talk about this when it comes to the depression repr...

    Sometimes I am lucky enough to read a book that really touches me and makes me think about all the great things I have going in my life. Invitation to the Blues is one of those books. It's brilliant, amazing, thought provoking, smart, sexy, sad, happy . . . and just over all fantastic....

    I?m not sure how many times my heart broke for Jude. I?m so grateful my depression isn?t the level of his in the story. Mine?s bad enough and thinking of that sort of suffering, exacerbated by his toxic ex-boyfriend, was so hard to read. Then I had to wonder if the author suffe...

    I was given a copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads. This is a slow, sweet and sometimes angsty story of a relationship between a musician and an artist. After a suicide attempt, Jude can?t face returning to his life in Boston and his job playing for the Boston Sy...

    There?s an ancient Japanese artistic discipline of repairing broken or cracked pottery with a lacquer infused with gold or silver. This is called Kintsugi. Turning the broken into pieces of art. This is exactly what Roan Parrish does. She takes these fractured bits of humanity - brok...

    Heart-wrenching and utterly gorgeous, Invitation to the Blues is Roan's strongest and best book yet. It tells the story of Jude Lucen, Christopher's brother, as he attempts to get back on his feet. Jude suffers from depression, something that isn't glossed over. For as beautiful as...

  • Rafa Brewster
    Apr 24, 2018

    One thing I've come to expect from picking up a new book by Roan Parrish is never to expect a similar story with new characters.Her books are wonderfully diverse and this is no exception. Book two in the series ( book one is MF ), but can definitely be read as a standalone.B...

    ***5 Stars*** 2018 FAVORITE!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! This book is raw, honest and so damn beautiful. It makes me believe in love, humanity and that everything can be okay. "Love and battle." Full review to come once I come down from this book high. I played. I drif...

    Once again, Roan Parrish nails it with the feels. But I must admit this one was a bit of a downer pretty much throughout the whole book. But I liked Faron and Jude. A lot. So while, it's not my go-to book I *am* glad I read this one. Roan's writing is worth it. And it's alw...

    4,5 stars This one was so good! I fell hard for the writing and I highlighted a lot. So poetic and full of emotions. I loved it! I've also read the Middle of Somewhere series by this author and enjoyed all the books. But Invitation to the Blues was pretty different, as one of the...

    ***5 Stars*** 2018 FAVORITE!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! This book is raw, honest and so damn beautiful. It makes me believe in love, humanity and that everything can be okay. "Love and battle." Full review to come once I come down from this book high. I played. I drif...

    Muy dudosa entre volver a leer a Roan o no tras lo sucedido con Santino Hassell, decidí hacerlo porque nunca la he visto ser desagradable o dañina con nadie así que comencé el libro con la mente lo más abierta que pude. Roan tiene un estilo que te puede gustar o no, pero escrib...

    "I don't want you out of generosity. Or because I'm some kind of angel or savior. I want you because something inside you vibrates just so with something inside me"... What a beautiful love story. Heavy subject and tons of self loathing but delivered in a way that doesn't overwhel...

    Sé que voy a estar en minoría, no está mal pero la pareja no me ha llegado al alma, y precisamente eso es el eje del libro. Mucho mejor desarrollado el personaje de Jude, al tener en todo momento su POV consigue que conectes más con él . Tenía muchas esperanzas puestas en Faron...

    Invitation to the Blues: beautiful, sensual, sad, real, but above all full of hope. 4.25 Stars ...

    3.5 stars This is a slow burn romance between Jude, a depressed pianist and Faron, a tattoo artist. Jude is in his mid-thirties and his life is still a mess. He left his asshole boyfriend and his job in a symphony to head back to his hometown where he reunites with his family and me...

    ~4.5 Stars After making a "great escape" from a mental institute, Jude goes back home to live near his family. Once home, Jude struggles in his everyday life due to his depression. He once played the piano for the Boston Symphony and had a boyfriend (though his now ex-boyfriend, Kas...

    4.5 I was a bit wary going into this story because a lot of things were happening that had nothing to do with the book but I was afraid it was going to affect my enjoyment of the book. I shouldn't have worry because if there's one thing Roan knows how to do is write stories that...

    Stunning!!! 4.5 Stars!!! .....I absolutely LOVED this book! The quality of writing was glorious: descriptive, evocative, and, at times, lyrical. It was a pleasure to absorb the words on the page and delight in the images and sounds my brain made of them. GLORIOUS!! The characters...

    I finished this yesterday and I feel a bit of a loss to be honest. I'd like to see a little bit more maybe. I'm just not ready to let Jude and Faron go. So, I'm the first to admit I don't necessarily like all that much realism in my romance books. I mean, I'm not here for what I ...

    Light in the darkness How can a book that deals with such a difficult subject matter feel so light? There is so much hope in it. So much understanding. A rope down the well to help you back out when there's no hope left. Sigh. ...

    7-2-18: Currently on SALE for .99cents on Amazon US. I just finished book 1 and LOVED it. :) Sorry, I don't have a direct link at the moment. ...

    *I was gifted this ARC and freely give my review of it* ************??*********** This book truly ripped me open and a lot of the reason is that I can relate to Jude?s challenges with anxiety. I cried and read, cried a little more, read again and cried and so on....... I love...

    4.5 Stars! I love Roan Parrish languid, lyrical and emotionally dense writing of character driven romances that allow hope, sorrow, and joy in the very human conditions of us all. This book is a wonderful showcase of her talent as we watch Faron and Jude fall in love. They ...

    TW: discussions of attempted suicide. This book was jus beautifully written which not surprising because that's what Roan does. Her words always grip you and jus never let go. I loved that Faron loves Jude as he was, even as he was honest with him about things. He never tried to c...

    This review can also be found at www.queerlyreads.com Last November, during an initial psychological assessment, I told my new therapist that I had a history of dysthymia. But I?d dealt with that years ago in a different therapist?s office; I wasn?t depressed anymore. Later, s...

    A Joyfully Jay review. 4.5 stars Invitation to the Blues is the second book in Roan Parrish?s fabulous Small Change series, focusing on the staff at the Small Change tattoo shop. This series also takes place within the world Parrish created in her Middle of Somewhere series an...

    i received an electronic copy from a novel take pr in exchange for an honest review. this book deals with a character with depression so a lot of the topics in the book deal with that too. it's very difficult for me to try and talk about this when it comes to the depression repr...

    Sometimes I am lucky enough to read a book that really touches me and makes me think about all the great things I have going in my life. Invitation to the Blues is one of those books. It's brilliant, amazing, thought provoking, smart, sexy, sad, happy . . . and just over all fantastic....

    I?m not sure how many times my heart broke for Jude. I?m so grateful my depression isn?t the level of his in the story. Mine?s bad enough and thinking of that sort of suffering, exacerbated by his toxic ex-boyfriend, was so hard to read. Then I had to wonder if the author suffe...

    I was given a copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads. This is a slow, sweet and sometimes angsty story of a relationship between a musician and an artist. After a suicide attempt, Jude can?t face returning to his life in Boston and his job playing for the Boston Sy...

    There?s an ancient Japanese artistic discipline of repairing broken or cracked pottery with a lacquer infused with gold or silver. This is called Kintsugi. Turning the broken into pieces of art. This is exactly what Roan Parrish does. She takes these fractured bits of humanity - brok...

    Heart-wrenching and utterly gorgeous, Invitation to the Blues is Roan's strongest and best book yet. It tells the story of Jude Lucen, Christopher's brother, as he attempts to get back on his feet. Jude suffers from depression, something that isn't glossed over. For as beautiful as...

    This doesn?t interest me. ...

    I am still reeling from this book. I wish I could give this book like 10 stars. I've read a lot of books for this blog and I've had a lot touch me in different ways. Whether from the poetic way it was written, to the way the characters mesh, to the intimacy of the book, and so much mor...

    The raw portrayal of Jude's synesthesia, layered with the brutally honest depiction of his depression, and his remarkable talent, and his many quirks, and his love of his family, and his longing for Faron... so many things (perfect and imperfect) coalesced to bring us the many facets o...

  • Tolk
    Mar 31, 2018

    One thing I've come to expect from picking up a new book by Roan Parrish is never to expect a similar story with new characters.Her books are wonderfully diverse and this is no exception. Book two in the series ( book one is MF ), but can definitely be read as a standalone.B...

    ***5 Stars*** 2018 FAVORITE!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! This book is raw, honest and so damn beautiful. It makes me believe in love, humanity and that everything can be okay. "Love and battle." Full review to come once I come down from this book high. I played. I drif...

    Once again, Roan Parrish nails it with the feels. But I must admit this one was a bit of a downer pretty much throughout the whole book. But I liked Faron and Jude. A lot. So while, it's not my go-to book I *am* glad I read this one. Roan's writing is worth it. And it's alw...

    4,5 stars This one was so good! I fell hard for the writing and I highlighted a lot. So poetic and full of emotions. I loved it! I've also read the Middle of Somewhere series by this author and enjoyed all the books. But Invitation to the Blues was pretty different, as one of the...

    ***5 Stars*** 2018 FAVORITE!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! This book is raw, honest and so damn beautiful. It makes me believe in love, humanity and that everything can be okay. "Love and battle." Full review to come once I come down from this book high. I played. I drif...

    Muy dudosa entre volver a leer a Roan o no tras lo sucedido con Santino Hassell, decidí hacerlo porque nunca la he visto ser desagradable o dañina con nadie así que comencé el libro con la mente lo más abierta que pude. Roan tiene un estilo que te puede gustar o no, pero escrib...

    "I don't want you out of generosity. Or because I'm some kind of angel or savior. I want you because something inside you vibrates just so with something inside me"... What a beautiful love story. Heavy subject and tons of self loathing but delivered in a way that doesn't overwhel...

    Sé que voy a estar en minoría, no está mal pero la pareja no me ha llegado al alma, y precisamente eso es el eje del libro. Mucho mejor desarrollado el personaje de Jude, al tener en todo momento su POV consigue que conectes más con él . Tenía muchas esperanzas puestas en Faron...

    Invitation to the Blues: beautiful, sensual, sad, real, but above all full of hope. 4.25 Stars ...

    3.5 stars This is a slow burn romance between Jude, a depressed pianist and Faron, a tattoo artist. Jude is in his mid-thirties and his life is still a mess. He left his asshole boyfriend and his job in a symphony to head back to his hometown where he reunites with his family and me...

    ~4.5 Stars After making a "great escape" from a mental institute, Jude goes back home to live near his family. Once home, Jude struggles in his everyday life due to his depression. He once played the piano for the Boston Symphony and had a boyfriend (though his now ex-boyfriend, Kas...

    4.5 I was a bit wary going into this story because a lot of things were happening that had nothing to do with the book but I was afraid it was going to affect my enjoyment of the book. I shouldn't have worry because if there's one thing Roan knows how to do is write stories that...

    Stunning!!! 4.5 Stars!!! .....I absolutely LOVED this book! The quality of writing was glorious: descriptive, evocative, and, at times, lyrical. It was a pleasure to absorb the words on the page and delight in the images and sounds my brain made of them. GLORIOUS!! The characters...

    I finished this yesterday and I feel a bit of a loss to be honest. I'd like to see a little bit more maybe. I'm just not ready to let Jude and Faron go. So, I'm the first to admit I don't necessarily like all that much realism in my romance books. I mean, I'm not here for what I ...

    Light in the darkness How can a book that deals with such a difficult subject matter feel so light? There is so much hope in it. So much understanding. A rope down the well to help you back out when there's no hope left. Sigh. ...

  • Bookgasms Book Blog
    Mar 27, 2018

    One thing I've come to expect from picking up a new book by Roan Parrish is never to expect a similar story with new characters.Her books are wonderfully diverse and this is no exception. Book two in the series ( book one is MF ), but can definitely be read as a standalone.B...

    ***5 Stars*** 2018 FAVORITE!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! This book is raw, honest and so damn beautiful. It makes me believe in love, humanity and that everything can be okay. "Love and battle." Full review to come once I come down from this book high. I played. I drif...

    Once again, Roan Parrish nails it with the feels. But I must admit this one was a bit of a downer pretty much throughout the whole book. But I liked Faron and Jude. A lot. So while, it's not my go-to book I *am* glad I read this one. Roan's writing is worth it. And it's alw...

    4,5 stars This one was so good! I fell hard for the writing and I highlighted a lot. So poetic and full of emotions. I loved it! I've also read the Middle of Somewhere series by this author and enjoyed all the books. But Invitation to the Blues was pretty different, as one of the...

    ***5 Stars*** 2018 FAVORITE!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! This book is raw, honest and so damn beautiful. It makes me believe in love, humanity and that everything can be okay. "Love and battle." Full review to come once I come down from this book high. I played. I drif...

    Muy dudosa entre volver a leer a Roan o no tras lo sucedido con Santino Hassell, decidí hacerlo porque nunca la he visto ser desagradable o dañina con nadie así que comencé el libro con la mente lo más abierta que pude. Roan tiene un estilo que te puede gustar o no, pero escrib...

    "I don't want you out of generosity. Or because I'm some kind of angel or savior. I want you because something inside you vibrates just so with something inside me"... What a beautiful love story. Heavy subject and tons of self loathing but delivered in a way that doesn't overwhel...

    Sé que voy a estar en minoría, no está mal pero la pareja no me ha llegado al alma, y precisamente eso es el eje del libro. Mucho mejor desarrollado el personaje de Jude, al tener en todo momento su POV consigue que conectes más con él . Tenía muchas esperanzas puestas en Faron...

    Invitation to the Blues: beautiful, sensual, sad, real, but above all full of hope. 4.25 Stars ...

    3.5 stars This is a slow burn romance between Jude, a depressed pianist and Faron, a tattoo artist. Jude is in his mid-thirties and his life is still a mess. He left his asshole boyfriend and his job in a symphony to head back to his hometown where he reunites with his family and me...

    ~4.5 Stars After making a "great escape" from a mental institute, Jude goes back home to live near his family. Once home, Jude struggles in his everyday life due to his depression. He once played the piano for the Boston Symphony and had a boyfriend (though his now ex-boyfriend, Kas...

    4.5 I was a bit wary going into this story because a lot of things were happening that had nothing to do with the book but I was afraid it was going to affect my enjoyment of the book. I shouldn't have worry because if there's one thing Roan knows how to do is write stories that...

    Stunning!!! 4.5 Stars!!! .....I absolutely LOVED this book! The quality of writing was glorious: descriptive, evocative, and, at times, lyrical. It was a pleasure to absorb the words on the page and delight in the images and sounds my brain made of them. GLORIOUS!! The characters...

    I finished this yesterday and I feel a bit of a loss to be honest. I'd like to see a little bit more maybe. I'm just not ready to let Jude and Faron go. So, I'm the first to admit I don't necessarily like all that much realism in my romance books. I mean, I'm not here for what I ...

    Light in the darkness How can a book that deals with such a difficult subject matter feel so light? There is so much hope in it. So much understanding. A rope down the well to help you back out when there's no hope left. Sigh. ...

    7-2-18: Currently on SALE for .99cents on Amazon US. I just finished book 1 and LOVED it. :) Sorry, I don't have a direct link at the moment. ...

    *I was gifted this ARC and freely give my review of it* ************??*********** This book truly ripped me open and a lot of the reason is that I can relate to Jude?s challenges with anxiety. I cried and read, cried a little more, read again and cried and so on....... I love...

    4.5 Stars! I love Roan Parrish languid, lyrical and emotionally dense writing of character driven romances that allow hope, sorrow, and joy in the very human conditions of us all. This book is a wonderful showcase of her talent as we watch Faron and Jude fall in love. They ...

    TW: discussions of attempted suicide. This book was jus beautifully written which not surprising because that's what Roan does. Her words always grip you and jus never let go. I loved that Faron loves Jude as he was, even as he was honest with him about things. He never tried to c...

    This review can also be found at www.queerlyreads.com Last November, during an initial psychological assessment, I told my new therapist that I had a history of dysthymia. But I?d dealt with that years ago in a different therapist?s office; I wasn?t depressed anymore. Later, s...

    A Joyfully Jay review. 4.5 stars Invitation to the Blues is the second book in Roan Parrish?s fabulous Small Change series, focusing on the staff at the Small Change tattoo shop. This series also takes place within the world Parrish created in her Middle of Somewhere series an...

    i received an electronic copy from a novel take pr in exchange for an honest review. this book deals with a character with depression so a lot of the topics in the book deal with that too. it's very difficult for me to try and talk about this when it comes to the depression repr...

    Sometimes I am lucky enough to read a book that really touches me and makes me think about all the great things I have going in my life. Invitation to the Blues is one of those books. It's brilliant, amazing, thought provoking, smart, sexy, sad, happy . . . and just over all fantastic....

  • Becca Waldrop
    Mar 22, 2018

    One thing I've come to expect from picking up a new book by Roan Parrish is never to expect a similar story with new characters.Her books are wonderfully diverse and this is no exception. Book two in the series ( book one is MF ), but can definitely be read as a standalone.B...

    ***5 Stars*** 2018 FAVORITE!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! This book is raw, honest and so damn beautiful. It makes me believe in love, humanity and that everything can be okay. "Love and battle." Full review to come once I come down from this book high. I played. I drif...

    Once again, Roan Parrish nails it with the feels. But I must admit this one was a bit of a downer pretty much throughout the whole book. But I liked Faron and Jude. A lot. So while, it's not my go-to book I *am* glad I read this one. Roan's writing is worth it. And it's alw...

    4,5 stars This one was so good! I fell hard for the writing and I highlighted a lot. So poetic and full of emotions. I loved it! I've also read the Middle of Somewhere series by this author and enjoyed all the books. But Invitation to the Blues was pretty different, as one of the...

    ***5 Stars*** 2018 FAVORITE!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! This book is raw, honest and so damn beautiful. It makes me believe in love, humanity and that everything can be okay. "Love and battle." Full review to come once I come down from this book high. I played. I drif...

    Muy dudosa entre volver a leer a Roan o no tras lo sucedido con Santino Hassell, decidí hacerlo porque nunca la he visto ser desagradable o dañina con nadie así que comencé el libro con la mente lo más abierta que pude. Roan tiene un estilo que te puede gustar o no, pero escrib...

    "I don't want you out of generosity. Or because I'm some kind of angel or savior. I want you because something inside you vibrates just so with something inside me"... What a beautiful love story. Heavy subject and tons of self loathing but delivered in a way that doesn't overwhel...

    Sé que voy a estar en minoría, no está mal pero la pareja no me ha llegado al alma, y precisamente eso es el eje del libro. Mucho mejor desarrollado el personaje de Jude, al tener en todo momento su POV consigue que conectes más con él . Tenía muchas esperanzas puestas en Faron...

    Invitation to the Blues: beautiful, sensual, sad, real, but above all full of hope. 4.25 Stars ...

    3.5 stars This is a slow burn romance between Jude, a depressed pianist and Faron, a tattoo artist. Jude is in his mid-thirties and his life is still a mess. He left his asshole boyfriend and his job in a symphony to head back to his hometown where he reunites with his family and me...

    ~4.5 Stars After making a "great escape" from a mental institute, Jude goes back home to live near his family. Once home, Jude struggles in his everyday life due to his depression. He once played the piano for the Boston Symphony and had a boyfriend (though his now ex-boyfriend, Kas...

    4.5 I was a bit wary going into this story because a lot of things were happening that had nothing to do with the book but I was afraid it was going to affect my enjoyment of the book. I shouldn't have worry because if there's one thing Roan knows how to do is write stories that...

    Stunning!!! 4.5 Stars!!! .....I absolutely LOVED this book! The quality of writing was glorious: descriptive, evocative, and, at times, lyrical. It was a pleasure to absorb the words on the page and delight in the images and sounds my brain made of them. GLORIOUS!! The characters...

    I finished this yesterday and I feel a bit of a loss to be honest. I'd like to see a little bit more maybe. I'm just not ready to let Jude and Faron go. So, I'm the first to admit I don't necessarily like all that much realism in my romance books. I mean, I'm not here for what I ...

    Light in the darkness How can a book that deals with such a difficult subject matter feel so light? There is so much hope in it. So much understanding. A rope down the well to help you back out when there's no hope left. Sigh. ...

    7-2-18: Currently on SALE for .99cents on Amazon US. I just finished book 1 and LOVED it. :) Sorry, I don't have a direct link at the moment. ...

    *I was gifted this ARC and freely give my review of it* ************??*********** This book truly ripped me open and a lot of the reason is that I can relate to Jude?s challenges with anxiety. I cried and read, cried a little more, read again and cried and so on....... I love...

    4.5 Stars! I love Roan Parrish languid, lyrical and emotionally dense writing of character driven romances that allow hope, sorrow, and joy in the very human conditions of us all. This book is a wonderful showcase of her talent as we watch Faron and Jude fall in love. They ...

    TW: discussions of attempted suicide. This book was jus beautifully written which not surprising because that's what Roan does. Her words always grip you and jus never let go. I loved that Faron loves Jude as he was, even as he was honest with him about things. He never tried to c...

    This review can also be found at www.queerlyreads.com Last November, during an initial psychological assessment, I told my new therapist that I had a history of dysthymia. But I?d dealt with that years ago in a different therapist?s office; I wasn?t depressed anymore. Later, s...

    A Joyfully Jay review. 4.5 stars Invitation to the Blues is the second book in Roan Parrish?s fabulous Small Change series, focusing on the staff at the Small Change tattoo shop. This series also takes place within the world Parrish created in her Middle of Somewhere series an...

    i received an electronic copy from a novel take pr in exchange for an honest review. this book deals with a character with depression so a lot of the topics in the book deal with that too. it's very difficult for me to try and talk about this when it comes to the depression repr...

    Sometimes I am lucky enough to read a book that really touches me and makes me think about all the great things I have going in my life. Invitation to the Blues is one of those books. It's brilliant, amazing, thought provoking, smart, sexy, sad, happy . . . and just over all fantastic....

    I?m not sure how many times my heart broke for Jude. I?m so grateful my depression isn?t the level of his in the story. Mine?s bad enough and thinking of that sort of suffering, exacerbated by his toxic ex-boyfriend, was so hard to read. Then I had to wonder if the author suffe...

    I was given a copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads. This is a slow, sweet and sometimes angsty story of a relationship between a musician and an artist. After a suicide attempt, Jude can?t face returning to his life in Boston and his job playing for the Boston Sy...

    There?s an ancient Japanese artistic discipline of repairing broken or cracked pottery with a lacquer infused with gold or silver. This is called Kintsugi. Turning the broken into pieces of art. This is exactly what Roan Parrish does. She takes these fractured bits of humanity - brok...

    Heart-wrenching and utterly gorgeous, Invitation to the Blues is Roan's strongest and best book yet. It tells the story of Jude Lucen, Christopher's brother, as he attempts to get back on his feet. Jude suffers from depression, something that isn't glossed over. For as beautiful as...

    This doesn?t interest me. ...

    I am still reeling from this book. I wish I could give this book like 10 stars. I've read a lot of books for this blog and I've had a lot touch me in different ways. Whether from the poetic way it was written, to the way the characters mesh, to the intimacy of the book, and so much mor...

  • David Alexander
    Apr 05, 2018

    One thing I've come to expect from picking up a new book by Roan Parrish is never to expect a similar story with new characters.Her books are wonderfully diverse and this is no exception. Book two in the series ( book one is MF ), but can definitely be read as a standalone.B...

    ***5 Stars*** 2018 FAVORITE!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! This book is raw, honest and so damn beautiful. It makes me believe in love, humanity and that everything can be okay. "Love and battle." Full review to come once I come down from this book high. I played. I drif...

    Once again, Roan Parrish nails it with the feels. But I must admit this one was a bit of a downer pretty much throughout the whole book. But I liked Faron and Jude. A lot. So while, it's not my go-to book I *am* glad I read this one. Roan's writing is worth it. And it's alw...

    4,5 stars This one was so good! I fell hard for the writing and I highlighted a lot. So poetic and full of emotions. I loved it! I've also read the Middle of Somewhere series by this author and enjoyed all the books. But Invitation to the Blues was pretty different, as one of the...

    ***5 Stars*** 2018 FAVORITE!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! This book is raw, honest and so damn beautiful. It makes me believe in love, humanity and that everything can be okay. "Love and battle." Full review to come once I come down from this book high. I played. I drif...

    Muy dudosa entre volver a leer a Roan o no tras lo sucedido con Santino Hassell, decidí hacerlo porque nunca la he visto ser desagradable o dañina con nadie así que comencé el libro con la mente lo más abierta que pude. Roan tiene un estilo que te puede gustar o no, pero escrib...

    "I don't want you out of generosity. Or because I'm some kind of angel or savior. I want you because something inside you vibrates just so with something inside me"... What a beautiful love story. Heavy subject and tons of self loathing but delivered in a way that doesn't overwhel...

    Sé que voy a estar en minoría, no está mal pero la pareja no me ha llegado al alma, y precisamente eso es el eje del libro. Mucho mejor desarrollado el personaje de Jude, al tener en todo momento su POV consigue que conectes más con él . Tenía muchas esperanzas puestas en Faron...

    Invitation to the Blues: beautiful, sensual, sad, real, but above all full of hope. 4.25 Stars ...

    3.5 stars This is a slow burn romance between Jude, a depressed pianist and Faron, a tattoo artist. Jude is in his mid-thirties and his life is still a mess. He left his asshole boyfriend and his job in a symphony to head back to his hometown where he reunites with his family and me...

    ~4.5 Stars After making a "great escape" from a mental institute, Jude goes back home to live near his family. Once home, Jude struggles in his everyday life due to his depression. He once played the piano for the Boston Symphony and had a boyfriend (though his now ex-boyfriend, Kas...

  • Queerly Reads
    Mar 28, 2018

    One thing I've come to expect from picking up a new book by Roan Parrish is never to expect a similar story with new characters.Her books are wonderfully diverse and this is no exception. Book two in the series ( book one is MF ), but can definitely be read as a standalone.B...

    ***5 Stars*** 2018 FAVORITE!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! This book is raw, honest and so damn beautiful. It makes me believe in love, humanity and that everything can be okay. "Love and battle." Full review to come once I come down from this book high. I played. I drif...

    Once again, Roan Parrish nails it with the feels. But I must admit this one was a bit of a downer pretty much throughout the whole book. But I liked Faron and Jude. A lot. So while, it's not my go-to book I *am* glad I read this one. Roan's writing is worth it. And it's alw...

    4,5 stars This one was so good! I fell hard for the writing and I highlighted a lot. So poetic and full of emotions. I loved it! I've also read the Middle of Somewhere series by this author and enjoyed all the books. But Invitation to the Blues was pretty different, as one of the...

    ***5 Stars*** 2018 FAVORITE!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! This book is raw, honest and so damn beautiful. It makes me believe in love, humanity and that everything can be okay. "Love and battle." Full review to come once I come down from this book high. I played. I drif...

    Muy dudosa entre volver a leer a Roan o no tras lo sucedido con Santino Hassell, decidí hacerlo porque nunca la he visto ser desagradable o dañina con nadie así que comencé el libro con la mente lo más abierta que pude. Roan tiene un estilo que te puede gustar o no, pero escrib...

    "I don't want you out of generosity. Or because I'm some kind of angel or savior. I want you because something inside you vibrates just so with something inside me"... What a beautiful love story. Heavy subject and tons of self loathing but delivered in a way that doesn't overwhel...

    Sé que voy a estar en minoría, no está mal pero la pareja no me ha llegado al alma, y precisamente eso es el eje del libro. Mucho mejor desarrollado el personaje de Jude, al tener en todo momento su POV consigue que conectes más con él . Tenía muchas esperanzas puestas en Faron...

    Invitation to the Blues: beautiful, sensual, sad, real, but above all full of hope. 4.25 Stars ...

    3.5 stars This is a slow burn romance between Jude, a depressed pianist and Faron, a tattoo artist. Jude is in his mid-thirties and his life is still a mess. He left his asshole boyfriend and his job in a symphony to head back to his hometown where he reunites with his family and me...

    ~4.5 Stars After making a "great escape" from a mental institute, Jude goes back home to live near his family. Once home, Jude struggles in his everyday life due to his depression. He once played the piano for the Boston Symphony and had a boyfriend (though his now ex-boyfriend, Kas...

    4.5 I was a bit wary going into this story because a lot of things were happening that had nothing to do with the book but I was afraid it was going to affect my enjoyment of the book. I shouldn't have worry because if there's one thing Roan knows how to do is write stories that...

    Stunning!!! 4.5 Stars!!! .....I absolutely LOVED this book! The quality of writing was glorious: descriptive, evocative, and, at times, lyrical. It was a pleasure to absorb the words on the page and delight in the images and sounds my brain made of them. GLORIOUS!! The characters...

    I finished this yesterday and I feel a bit of a loss to be honest. I'd like to see a little bit more maybe. I'm just not ready to let Jude and Faron go. So, I'm the first to admit I don't necessarily like all that much realism in my romance books. I mean, I'm not here for what I ...

    Light in the darkness How can a book that deals with such a difficult subject matter feel so light? There is so much hope in it. So much understanding. A rope down the well to help you back out when there's no hope left. Sigh. ...

    7-2-18: Currently on SALE for .99cents on Amazon US. I just finished book 1 and LOVED it. :) Sorry, I don't have a direct link at the moment. ...

    *I was gifted this ARC and freely give my review of it* ************??*********** This book truly ripped me open and a lot of the reason is that I can relate to Jude?s challenges with anxiety. I cried and read, cried a little more, read again and cried and so on....... I love...

    4.5 Stars! I love Roan Parrish languid, lyrical and emotionally dense writing of character driven romances that allow hope, sorrow, and joy in the very human conditions of us all. This book is a wonderful showcase of her talent as we watch Faron and Jude fall in love. They ...

    TW: discussions of attempted suicide. This book was jus beautifully written which not surprising because that's what Roan does. Her words always grip you and jus never let go. I loved that Faron loves Jude as he was, even as he was honest with him about things. He never tried to c...

    This review can also be found at www.queerlyreads.com Last November, during an initial psychological assessment, I told my new therapist that I had a history of dysthymia. But I?d dealt with that years ago in a different therapist?s office; I wasn?t depressed anymore. Later, s...