Image of It Had to Be You (Grayson Friends)


Image of It Had to Be You (Grayson Friends)

The ability to bring a fresh voice to a long-running series is a gift that Ray possesses in spades. The newest entry to the Grayson Friends series takes readers into a clash of musical worlds: classical versus hip-hop. Sit back and enjoy another jewel in this franchise.

Zachary Alright Wilder is the most sought-after producer in the music business. Zach feels that he is the one who can make violin virtuoso Laurel Raineau's next album the breakout success that her earlier works promised. Laurel, not so much. She has no interest in the headline-grabbing world that Zach represents and will not even meet with him. This leads to Zach's choice to meet her under a name she won't recognize at a resort where Laurel is staying. It seems like a good idea -- until they meet and fall for each other. Now he has to find a way to tell her the truth without losing her trust. The inevitable happens and Zach has to lean on his friends, his sister Paige, her husband Shane and his caring extended family. They all rise to the occasion before Laurel is lost to him forever. (ST. MARTIN'S, May, 304 pp, $7.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jacqui McGugins