Dal Segno

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On the verge of turning 40, former Marine Cameron “Cam” Warren didn’t expect to be walking onto a community college campus to spend a year playing music. Instead of enjoying her career, Cam is still mourning the tragic death of her partner and fellow Marine Sharon. Five years have now passed but she is no further forward in dealing with her grief. Cam knows she needs to change so she can heal. Will taking a sabbatical to play the drums allow her to live fully again, connecting her to emotions in ways her autism has always prevented?

Jazz pianist and teacher Laura Clark has had enough of city life on the east coast and yearns for the quiet beauty of Colorado. When a faculty position opens at a small community college in Ft. Collins, she jumps at the chance to start a new life. However, what she couldn’t predict was that one of her star students was about to walk back into her life, 20 years later. 

When Cam is introduced to the new jazz ensemble director she is shocked to see her high school music teacher, a thousand miles away from the small town where Ms. Clark first introduced her to jazz. But Cam is no longer a kid, and as their chemistry grows stronger, Cam has to choose which path her life will take – will she choose love or will she choose fear? 

Dal Segno is a lesbian romance that shows the power of revisiting the past to create a completely different result. Everything changes the second time around….                      

3 reviews for Dal Segno

  1. Qwirkie1

    This book took me a few tries until I was able to get into it, but when I did, it turned out to be a very good listen. I was not disappointed. Well Done!

  2. J Jarvis

    I had high hopes for Dal Segno going in based on other reviews I had seen on Audible. Maybe I need to listen to it again because I didn’t have the same reaction that most have had with this. I found the beginning to be very good as the characters were developed and Cam (student) and Laura (teacher) were reunited after Cam’s marine days. I enjoyed them getting to know each other again in an adult role instead of a high school student/teacher role. But once the two were together, that is where I began losing interest.

    There wasn’t much additional “meat” to the story after that for me. Apart from Cam having to deal with losing her partner earlier and having to move on to love again, there just didn’t seem to be a lot of plot movement. The last couple of hours drug for me. Typically I don’t like romances that are so angst-driven that they bring the plot down. This story could have used a little more angst to drive things forward.

    The narration was ok, but there were times where it would have helped for the narration tone and pace to change with where things were in the story. I couldn’t tell much difference between the characters in a bar to them being in bed. It all sounded the same.

    I received a copy of this audiobook from Audiobooks Unleashed in exchange for a fair and unbiased review.

  3. pipsqueakreviews

    𝗧𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗶𝘀 𝗿𝗼𝗼𝗺 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗯𝗼𝘁𝗵.

    Somebody told me Jax Meyer is articulate and now I have to agree. It took me a while to get used to the writing style because it is so contemplative but once I got the hang of it, damn.

    This is one of the most well-written books that moved me to tears. What sets this book apart from others is how much Cam was willing to face her own issues head-on in her own way in order to move forward. Cam is fasinating to get to know. She’s ex-Marine, autistic and had been coping with the sudden loss of her long-term partner. Cam frequently dreams of Sharon and rationalises her feelings a lot in her head and what goes on inside is often far deeper than what she actually verbalises because communication isn’t her strongest point.

    Cam and Sharon’s life as Marines dictated by DADT is distinctively different from Cam’s life with Laura which is surrounded by music. Laura is the high school music teacher whom Cam reunites with at the community college she attends. Their relationship is gentle and companionate and this feels right because of their age (Cam is 40, Laura is 52) and what Cam has been through. I love how understanding and patient Laura is and how Cam in return, lets her in and shares her past with her.

    It makes a difference knowing there’s a prequel with Sharon in it because it becomes even more beautiful when Cam finally realises that she doesn’t need to forget Sharon and there can be room in her heart for both.

    I’m glad I listened to the audiobook. I got used to Stephanie Murphy and I like listening to her.

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