by Skye Warren

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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.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161253595
Publisher: Skye Warren
Publication date: 02/19/2019
Series: North Security , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,418
File size: 347 KB

About the Author

Skye Warren's 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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Overture 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Overture is a forbidden story of Samantha and her guardian, Liam. She is a musical child prodigy when Liam took her in when her father mysteriously died. Samantha has questions that only Liam can answer. The story is sexy, emotional and so good. I love the little musical tidbits before each chapter. Another brilliant story from Skye Warren. Review copy was received for a honest opinion.
MaimeosAngelsEL More than 1 year ago
Skye Warren is a new author to me, no idea why that is though. I had no idea that Overture ends on a cliff hanger so be prepared. I was a little hesitant about this book at first as I am not too keen on stories where the age difference is substantial; however, I went in to Overture with an open mind. This was a book that despite my initial reservations I enjoyed. Liam North is a man who struggles over the feelings he has for his ward Samantha Brooks, a violin prodigy. There was plenty to tug at the heart strings in this story, as Liam and Samantha struggle with their feelings and attraction. Both Liam and Samanyja struggle with their demons from the past and it is this struggle that forms the basis for this story. Liam will do anything to protect Samantha from the danger if hidden enemies. They both feel the need to protect one another not only from others but from each other. There were some surprising twists and turns in Overture and I am interested to see what happens in the next book. Will Samantha find the answers that she desperately seeks? I can’t wait to find out.
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Carriey36 More than 1 year ago
Skye Warren does it again! I can't wait for Concerto to see what happens next! I loved the push and pull between Liam and Samantha. No matter how much Liam desires Samantha he swears that he still protect her and that he is her guardian and he will not go there or ruin her life. Samantha loves Liam and wants to be with him but she also longs to remember what happened the night she lost her father. The more Samantha longs to be with Liam and the closer she gets the more Liams secrets are at risk of being found out. Will Samantha leave once she finds out what Liam is hiding or will she stay and fight for him? I loved this book I can't wait to see what happens next! Im so excited that skye has given us another sexy suspense book!
CrystalsBookWorld More than 1 year ago
3.5 Stars Overture definitely pushed all my buttons. It gets you out of your comfort zone reading with this taboo forbidden romance. So many risky situations that you are not sure what will happen next. Did I think I would end up liking this story, at first I was uncertain. I love Skye Warren's writing. I was trying my hardest to get past about some circumstances that were part of the "forbidden romance" part. As the end neared, you start to uncover some truths. The why's and how's blend together with this forbidden melody. I enjoyed all the musical quotes/facts with the beginning of each chapter. It brings you closer for the love of music. I was intrigued enough at the end to see what will be coming with the second book. I really love Liam and Samantha. I just need to love them as a couple. I think that is where I will get to with the second book as they grow into different rolls.
Jeanette Oglesby More than 1 year ago
A forbidden love story that is so damn HOT and so damn GOOD. Not only is it beautifully written, but it is tastefully done. Liam and Samantha's story is so steamy, so explosive and so addicting all in one. The secrets, sexual tension, and the suspense was down right torturous. I couldn't turn those pages fast enough. That cliffhanger though...WOW!!! This is a can't miss read. Happy Reading Everyone!!!
LeighKramer More than 1 year ago
When it comes to dark romance, I trust Skye Warren. Even under the most concerning of circumstances, she somehow makes me care deeply for her characters and understand the choices they make, even if I'd be running away from them in real life. So I was a little worried about how this age-gap romance between a ward and her guardian would be handled but I trusted Skye would see me through and she certainly did. One of my favorite parts of this story was the undercurrent of music. Skye is especially gifted at weaving symbolism into her plots and I loved how this played out. Pun intended. Samantha is a violin prodigy. Her talent has saved her in some very real ways and now it's about to take her away from her guardian Liam as she leaves to go on tour after graduating high school. She's ready to spread her wings and fly but leaving means the end of a relationship with Liam. He's been her guardian for the past six years since her neglectful father died and she doesn't believe he'll want any contact once she turns 18. Liam, on the other hand, is fighting his feelings for Samantha as much as she's fighting hers for him. But of course, they eventually succumb. While I would have liked a little more discussion about their power dynamics—turning 18 isn't enough to mitigate that—I really liked what they meant to one another. Liam is in awe of Samantha and her talent and while he believes she deserves better than him, he has a hard time resisting her. And Samantha is so clear about what she wants! They had palpable chemistry and this made for some sexy scenes. But of course, this is a Skye Warren novel so there are some dark forces at work against Liam and Samantha. The twists and turns had me on the edge of my seat and I cannot wait to see where she takes the story in the second book. CW: references to pedophilia by a coach, car crash, violence, references to death of a parent, parental neglect Disclosure: I received an advanced copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.
BookReview4you More than 1 year ago
Overture by Skye Warren is the story of Liam North and Samantha Brooks. Liam took in Samantha when she was around 12 years and became her legal guardian. Now Samantha is turning 18 years old and will be off on tour for her music. Samantha has feelings that go beyond a guardian for Liam and is torn between them. Liam knows it is wrong to feel the way he does for Samantha especially with the secrets he keeps. For me this was a page turner...I am such a fan of Ms. Warren's writing. I just loved this book and looking for more book by this author.
AvidReaderTD More than 1 year ago
Overture is sweet and steamy and frustrating and breath-taking!! If you like slightly taboo and older man/younger woman books then you will love this one! You are drawn into the story and it's there where you want to stay. I could almost hear the music Samantha lives and breathes when she plays her violin. I definitely recommend this book and I whole-heartedly look forward to the next book. You don't need me to tell you what the blurb just told you, so I think you should take my advice and one-click this captivating book! Enjoy!!
DarGee More than 1 year ago
Liam and Samantha, they are, well, they are both broken. Not a little, but more than they should be. Because of their fathers. Because of their childhoods. Because life just isn’t giving them any breaks along the way. Even as fate put them together, they continue the damage. To each other. Not maliciously, not with intent t harm. With intent to protect. To protect themselves, from the other. To protect the other, from themselves. And then it all becomes clear. The truth doesn’t always set you free. Sometimes the truth makes you lose everything you want. Everything you hold dear, need to live. Sometimes, the truth hurts, and makes you a target. Luckily, the truth is being held back by Liam, even when Samantha thinks she has it all figured out Thrilling, yet quiet. Sweet, yet shrouded. Soothing, yet heart pound. This story weaves, twists, and turns, but it stays in one spot. Loved it, and the end came too quickly, was too surprising, and sucked the air out of the room when it was revealed. It has left me in high anxiety wanting the next book, and the conclusion!
StarStacy More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this overture! Overture is just that - an introduction to the of the world & characters of Liam & Samantha. Theirs is a forbidden love as they are guardian/ward with an age difference, so if that does not appeal to you then you might not like this book. But I love a good forbidden relationship! The author created Liam & Samantha with a rich history & sizzling chemistry that made me root for them & feel for them both. The author weaved a tale of espionage, secrets, love with a twist ending that left me wanting to have the next book now!
Ana94 More than 1 year ago
When I started reading I couldn't put it down.Skye Warren is magnifysent and amazing writer.I cannot wait to read more of there books.Keep up the great work.You should definitely read this book.Can't wait for the next book.
Joyffree More than 1 year ago
Nope! Not like this! Overture is the first book in the new series North Securities and what a way to begin what looks to be a very intense and at times taboo series Liam and Samantha - I am a bit speechless when it comes to these two. Taboo takes on a whole new meaning He is her guardian - She is his temptation - The forbidden flower that has blossomed What happens when the universe allows for a brief taste of the forbidden? When for a moment in time there is No right, No wrong, only the chance to indulge your cravings without shame? An Overture is created - One that will rival the greatest compositions ever composed Be warned this may cause a sense of unease followed by moments of apprehension and bursts of angst - Oh and let us not forget the taboo romance that will melt the coldest of hearts This does end on a cliffy - No tantrums
Anonymous 5 months ago
but I dislike having to continue on with additional books to get to the end
Anonymous 8 months ago
great story GREAT AUTHOR
moonfox1234 8 months ago
I loved this book. As a fan of the forbidden romance trope, I was excited to read this age gap romance and it did not disappoint. The storyline offers a rich, decadent blend of simmering desires, painful, raw emotions, scorching scenes, intense emotional turmoil, drama, humor, danger, suspense and a lot of angst. The book very quickly pulled me in and had me eager to keep reading, even with the full knowledge that this is only book one and that I would be left hanging and desperate for the story to continue in book two. Samantha and Liam are both likable and sympathetic characters. They both have painful histories and carry heavy emotional scars that greatly effect who they are and every action they take. I liked Samantha so much. She was a complex mix of old soul and naivety. As a child prodigy, her amazing gift with the violin has been in its own way both a gift and a curse. I don't even think the word complex can truly describe Liam. Tormented, tortured and broken, we have just barely had a peek into what makes Liam the man he is today and it is dark, tragic and ugly. It has made him into a closed off, controlling, terse, cold fortress of solitude. But just like Superman, he has a weakness and that weakness is Samantha. With some couples, you just instantly know they were made for each other in spite of any and all obstacles and in my opinion, that fits Liam and Samantha to a T. The book is beautifully narrated by Teddy Hamilton and Grace Grant. I love when duel narration is offered because I think it just adds a specialness to the listen. I thought their voices fit the characters perfectly. I will give extra props to Mr. Hamilton though because he truly managed to convey every once of guilt, shame and self-loathing that Liam felt. I just can't wait to read book two and see what happens next for this couple as this amazing story continues. #AudiobookObsessionReviewer
shedevilmx88 8 months ago
Overture by Skye Warren is a forbidden romance that I listened to on audio narrated by Teddy Hamilton and Grace Grant. This is book one in the North Security Series. I cannot wait to dive into book two Concerto. This is the first book of Skye’s that I have read and it definitely won’t be my last. The story was well written with just enough suspense and sexual scenes for a forbidden romance. Teddy and Grace are an amazing duo. I love the dual narration it makes it simple to keep up with the story. I cannot wait to hear future works by these narrators. #AudiobookObessionReviwer #AudioBookObsession
Anonymous 9 months ago
enjoyed this book, it's a cliffhangar, hence the single star. Under details there was not a warning that this book does not end.
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Anonymous 11 months ago
I was captivated although dealing with a 16 year age difference was a little difficult, especially when the girl started out as 12. Then to have it abruptly end and not knowing there was a follow up until I got to the end was really irritating. However, Concerto was not expensive and I was hooked so I kept going. Overture is not a stand alone, so be prepared because it's really a very good book and you'll want to know how it ends.
goldie642 More than 1 year ago
Did the teaser make you think 'hmm, this sounds good?' Well, just wait. You haven't read anything yet. Skye Warren begins this story by giving us an e-military man taking guardianship of a twelve year old violin prodigy. She's woven such an intense tale of mystery and human emotion that will pull you in almost immediately from the first page. I was so immersed it was as if I was in the middle of these interactions rather just on the sideline and to be honest, there were those moments I was so affected I felt the tears slide from the corners of my eyes. Two battered souls from completely different circumstances who fight their own set of demons. This is such a dark, twisted romance you won't be able to put it down. I want to know what happens next!
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Prell67 More than 1 year ago
The story of a beautiful young girl who is in love with the man who took her in as a child, when she lost her Dad. Her brother did not want her. So Liam took her at 11 years old and took better care of her than her father ever did. She grows to love Liam but not in a fatherly way. Her name is Samantha and she is a child prodigy who plays the violin like it's a part of her. Liam has his office near her and enjoys her music. We meet her when she is seventeen about to become a woman at 18 very soon. Liam is 16 years her senior but is in love with her also but he has is own demons to contend with. He believes that he can not return the love that she so desperately wants from him. She is about to go on tour but she would give it all up if Liam would say he wanted her to stay. This book put me through a roller coaster of emotions and was very, very difficult to put down. A lot of late night reading ;) If you read Escort you will find out that she is Bea's friend from that novel. This is one amazing but heartwrenching read. Skye Warren makes you feel the emotions of every character. She places you in the moments. I highly recommend this novel and any other novel she has written. By the way you can read this without reading Escort but if you do you will be wanting to read Escort too!!
Jane Bulaong More than 1 year ago
ugh where do I start. how could I possibly assume this was some forbidden romance between a young violinist and her guardian? of course there would be a back story of something crazy serious and dangerous. of course there would be a plot that wont let me stop reading it and a twist that leaves me wanting more. hehe and OF COURSE theres ties to characters' from another one of her books. I love how Bea was in here by the way. ending leaves you in suspense but I wouldn't call this a cliffhanger as it does give you an end to that storyline. book two! ready and waiting!
Klipari81 More than 1 year ago
Samantha and Liam had crazy hot chemistry between the two. I loved the dynamic. A bit of mystery and suspense with a lot of hotness thrown in was fantastic! I definitely wanted more and look forward to the next book!!