BLOG TOUR REVIEW AND EXCERPT: OVERTURE (North Security #1) by Skye Warren

OVERTURE (North Security #1) by Skye Warren

Release Date: February 19, 2019

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Forbidden fruit never tasted this sweet…

The world knows Samantha Brooks as the violin prodigy. She guards her secret truth—the desire she harbors for her guardian.

Liam North got custody of her six years ago. She’s all grown up now, but he still treats her like a child. No matter how much he wants her.

No matter how bad he aches for one taste.

Her sweet overtures break down the ex-soldier’s defenses, but there’s more at stake than her body. Every touch, every kiss, every night. The closer she gets, the more exposed his darkest secret.

She’s one step away from finding out what happened the night she lost her family. One step away from leaving him forever.

OVERTURE is the first novel in a brand new series from New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren.


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My Review

In music, the overture is ‘an orchestral piece at the beginning of an opera.’ And while it’s an apt definition for Samantha and Liam’s book because she’s a violin prodigy who is headed out on tour after she graduates from high school and is no longer under Liam’s rule or protection, the word’s secondary meaning, ’an introduction to something more substantial,’ holds so much more significance due to the unspoken and taboo feelings they have had for one another for quite some time that have now reached their boiling point, and what they do next will either destroy their bond or start them down a new path – one with new meaning and more intimate experiences.

As soon as I finished Overture, part one of Liam and Samantha’s story, I immediately messaged Skye Warren to tell her that I just about spontaneously combusted with all of the sexual tension resonating from the scenes when Liam and Samantha were in the same room together, exposing their internal desires and the temptation that they were to one another – a desire that’s completely forbidden given the context of their relationship and the fact that Liam is 16 years older than Samantha.

Liam is a complicated man – one who must be controlled and disciplined at all times due to his job as well as the feral beast that dwells inside of him, created by an abusive father and the belief that he is incapable of love. The reasons behind him becoming Samantha’s guardian are not common knowledge and the specifics of her father’s demise just might change things between him and Samantha, which is not something he wants to have happened, given the fact that she still might be in danger from her father’s enemies and his need to shield her from a world she doesn’t quite know or understand.

It’s clear that Samantha Brooks is wise beyond her almost 18 years of age. She’s had to grow up quickly in a rather strange, secretive, and secluded atmosphere. But due to her circumstances, she’s also quite innocent of the ways of the world, which means that she doesn’t quite understand the repercussions of her actions or the fact that she’s a target despite her father being dead.

I feel like Skye Warren has only started unraveling who Liam and Samantha are and what they could grow to be to one another if circumstances, their age difference, and Liam’s views on love were different, which means that heading into Concerto, their physical connection needs to find a way to continue on, even if they’re no longer living under the same roof or even in the same city because Overture is just the beginning of a new bond forming between them, and if I understand anything about their true feelings, especially Liam’s, he’ll do whatever it takes to not only keep her safe but to also show her what he’s capable of when he loses control for all the right reasons.

4.5 Poison Apples



“I’m going to tour the country. The world. I’m leaving, Liam.”

He looks away. “Christ.”

Unease moves through me. “Did you really think I wouldn’t come back?”

“I don’t know why you would want to.”

“Because I care about you.” Liam is six feet of pure muscle and hard will. There’s no way someone like me could go up against him and win. Except that when I take a step closer, he tenses. Another step and he goes still as stone. It gives me a sense of power, enough that I take the final step. “I care about you even though you’re controlling.”

There’s only an inch between the ruffle of my blouse and the flat of his abs.

“You think I’m going to apologize for keeping you safe?” he mutters. “You think I give a damn that you’re mad at me as long as you’re in one piece? That’s the only thing that matters.”

“Because you think of me like a daughter?”

He shakes his head slowly, not breaking eye contact. “No.”

“No?” I whisper.

About the Author

Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of dangerous romance. Her books have sold over one million copies. She makes her home in Texas with her loving family, sweet dogs, and evil cat.

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