Listen

Listen

Former child music prodigy Lily Croft spends most days in her home office crunching numbers and analyzing data as an actuary. Once she filled concert halls across the world, until the pressure got too much and forced her retreat. When her boss hands her a temporary assignment, Lily has to leave the safety of working from home to work with people at an office. She keeps her Former child music prodigy Lily Croft spends most days in her home office crunching numbers and analyzing data as an actu...

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Title:Listen
Author:Kris Bryant
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Genres:Romance
ISBN:1635553180
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback

Listen Reviews

  • Luce
    Apr 04, 2019
    3.75 Stars, rounded up to 4 Stars I gravitate towards musician romances such as musician based books by Karis Walsh, Julie Blair and Olivia Janae. So I picked this one up. Lily Croft was a great character. Formally she was Jillian Crest, a former child music prodigy, a pianist pe...
  • Kennedy
    Feb 16, 2019
    How does a person respond when a gift is battered and not nurtured. While this read tells a sad story of a shattered gift, there is much to be admired and appreciated. Hope D'Marco, what a beautifully written character with depth and a heart focused on music, love, and making a differe...
  • Megan
    Feb 07, 2019
    5 stars. I really enjoyed this one. This was about Lily Croft aka Jillian Crest, a child piano prodigy who had a breakdown and quit piano and became an actuary. She is doing a consulting job and walks past a music school where she hears music. She learns that the music school next door...
  • Carrie
    Jan 18, 2019
    'Listen' is a gratifying romance that hits the right notes. Lily is a former child prodigy that has lived a life of anonymity since a breakdown ended her music career. She is working in finance and risk management. Only she didn't forecast the critical impact of hearing a beautiful...
  • Betty
    Jan 22, 2019
    Wow! That is the word that keeps popping into my head every time I think about how to describe what I feel about Listen by Kris Bryant. This is a contemporary romance that starts out as a slow-burn, but once the two main characters finally connect, it quickly becomes a very steamy nove...
  • Agirlcandream
    Jan 20, 2019
    Listen is a slow burn romance which also wins in its depiction of someone dealing with severe social anxiety. Lily Croft is just getting by working mostly from home and keeping her interactions with others to a minimum. Regular sessions with a counselor and the love of a ragged-eared r...
  • Aleana Harris
    Jan 22, 2019
    I ARC received via NetGalley and in exchange for an honest review. Wow! I really enjoy this romance. Kris Bryant is at her best. Lily struggles with anxiety stemming from her childhood prodigy days. Then one-day leaving from work she hears someone playing the piano and it doesn'...
  • Elske
    Mar 10, 2019
    5 stars. Lovely slow burning romance. Other reviewers have written about this book in a better and more eloquent way than I ever could, so I won?t say much more. Just that I loved the warm-hearted tone of this book. Recommend. ...
  • Heinerway
    Feb 06, 2019
    This is a really wonderful book. Don't miss it! ...
  • Rosi
    Feb 02, 2019
    Music and pure love, this book has a combination that really worked for me. The two protagonists have a personal appeal that has hooked me from the beginning and together they are a beautiful and sweet couple. I think it was because of their candor and generosity, particularly Lily'...
  • Catherine
    Feb 06, 2019
    This has to be the sweetest romance book I have ever read. The two characters Lily and Hope just made the book for me. The chemistry between the two had me completely pulled into the story where it was very hard to put down. I loved that even though Lily felt vulnerable she showed so m...
  • MJS
    Feb 09, 2019
    ARC received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This was a highlight for me, so far the books I?ve read in 2019 have been average at best, so I was happy to hit on such a sweet romance. Bryant is a favourite of mine, and luckily this did not disappoint. Here, we have...
  • Farah
    Mar 09, 2019
    " Tell me what you hear " Bach's Sonata For Violin and Piano in B Minor, Arvo Pšrt's Spiegel im Spiegel, Pink's But We Lost It Leona Lewis' Bleeding Love Beyonce's Runnin Whitney's I Wanna Dance With Somebody and Def Leppard's Two Steps Behind Among some of the po...
  • Gaby LezReviewBooks
    Feb 03, 2019
    'Listen' is part of the 'Senses' series by this author along with 'Taste' and 'Touch'. It's the story of Lily Croft, a former Classical music's child prodigy who quit music altogether unable to handle the pressure of her career. She now suffers from anxiety and works as an actuary tryi...
  • Corrie
    Jan 21, 2019
    I love Kris Bryant?s work, so when I could get an ARC of her latest novel in the sensory series Listen I jumped on it. I?ve read and enjoyed Taste, missed out on Touch (I was too late to get the ARC so I will buy it at some point) but as they are all standalone you can start with a...
  • Tiff
    Feb 10, 2019
    Kris Bryant did an outstanding job with this book. Her best work so far! Listen is so sweet and compelling you just cannot help but fall in love with the characters she has created. Lily Croft is a 27-year-old hermit. She spends the majority of her time in her Chicago apartment with...
  • Cristina
    Feb 26, 2019
    I love this book! I think this is her best romance. ...
  • Arien
    Mar 13, 2019
    5 stars. Probably the most accurate depiction of how it actually is to live with crippling anxiety I've ever read. As someone who has to deal with it daily, I can vouch it's exactly like that. Beyond that, I loved the characters and I loved the story, and I loved their relationship...
  • Alexis
    Mar 01, 2019
    Once again Kris Bryant shows us how it's done when writing a fantastic love story between two well thought out and complex characters. So why should you read this? Let's start with Lily Croft. I truly love this adorable, socially awkward, anxiety ridden woman and her friendly felin...
  • Lex Kent
    Jan 21, 2019
    4.25 Stars. I really enjoyed this romance. This is actually the best book that I have read in 2019 so far. Bryant always writes well so it?s no big surprise that this book really worked for me. I would easily recommend it to lesfic romance fans. This book is told in first person. ...
  • Rach (Les R√™veur)
    Feb 01, 2019
    This book floored me. I?ve read it three times since the book appeared on my kindle? I just love it so much. I?m actually sitting here wondering how i?m going to convey my sheer awe but I will try my best. Kris Bryant won Les RÍveur book of the year 2018 and this is a serious ...
  • Corporate Slave
    Apr 20, 2019
    My first book by Kris Bryant! How weird is that huh? Loved her writing style and loved the book! I really liked Lily, one of the MCs. I?m impressed by how the author made me feel how bad anxiety can get to you! What lily was going through was so REAL and you can really feel the vul...
  • Tiffany Green
    Feb 03, 2019
    Bryant is always one of my go to authors. Every book she writes gets better and better. I?m not going to go into too much detail about the storyline. The blurb is pretty well self explanatory but I will say this... The level of fluency this book had... from the slightest detail to th...
  • Heath
    Jan 17, 2019
    4.5 rounded up. I was up way too late reading this last night, but it was worth the lost sleep. I really enjoyed this. I typically like romances that involve musicians and this definitely fit the bill. As someone with anxiety I appreciated the way that Lucy's portrayed. I loved Hop...
  • Joc
    Jan 29, 2019
    I haven?t read a book by Bryant that I haven?t liked but I think, so far, this is my outright favourite. Lily Croft was a musical child prodigy but a meltdown in her early teens from the constant pressure has left her highly anxious and reclusive with nightmares about music. A work...
  • Cal
    Mar 05, 2019
    The whole story is written in first person (Lily?s POV) which I?m usually iffy about but this really worked for me. The story is well written and I found myself cheering for Lily every time she over came a hurdle and I let out a breath and cheered when she finally played the piano....
  • ISA SIMONET
    Feb 18, 2019
    An amazing read, as always with Kris Bryant. This book is part of a series on the senses. This is not her best book, but nevertheless, remains very good writing as always. Lily and Hope, have a special relationship, Hope trying to help Lily manage her panic attacks, and out of her co...
  • Soulsearching
    Mar 10, 2019
    4.5 stars. I really liked and enjoyed Breakthrough and Against All Odds by Kris Bryant but I LOVED Listen. Such a sweet and beautiful story told in the first person from Lily?s point of view, which worked perfectly here as you get to see and feel Lily's struggle with anxiety every...
  • Bethany
    Jan 20, 2019
    I'm a bit embarrassed to say that this is my first read in Bryant's "sensory" series. Based on this book, I'll definitely be going back to read the rest! I loved seeing how Bryant depicted MC Lily as a painfully shy and severely hampered by social anxiety. While it was tough to read...
  • Karen
    Jan 16, 2019
    You guys are really in for a treat on this one. Lily Croft is a former child music prodigy who is now an actuary. She spends most of her time living a solitary life because of her anxiety issues. She is forced to out of her "shell" when she has to take on a project that will put her in...