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Aria was just shy of eighteen when her best friend, Yoshi, set fire to their foster home and begged her to run away with him—promising he’d become a superstar and take care of her forever. Five years later, Yoshi is head drummer for the biggest rock band in the world, The White Keys, and can have any woman he wants. Any woman but Aria. Aria knows better than to put her friAria was just shy of eighteen when her best friend, Yoshi, set fire to their foster home and begged her to run away with him—promising he’d become a superstar and take care of her forever. Five years later, Yoshi is head drummer for the biggest rock band in the world, The White Keys, and can have any woman he wants. Any woman but Aria. Aria knows better than to put her friendship with Yoshi at risk over something as stupid as sex. Even if the unexplainable attraction growing between them proved harder to fight each day, she refused to give in. But when Yoshi receives the opportunity of a lifetime—a chance to launch a solo career, it not only threatens the sparks flying between them, but their lifelong friendship as well. Unable to be away from her, Yoshi offers Aria a job on his first world tour. There’s just one problem: his P.R. girlfriend, Carmen. Carmen was just there for appearances, a bombshell to hang from Yoshi's arm during award shows and press junkets. But soon, Carmen begins to believe their fake relationship is real, and she’ll do whatever it takes to keep him. First things first, destroy Aria. Can Yoshi and Aria’s budding relationship withstand Carmen and her manipulative ways? Or will the price of fame prove too steep, tearing apart two foster kids who promised to keep each other forever? ENCORE is an interracial novel. It is book two in The Stereo Hearts series. BOOK 1: Stereo BOOK 2: Encore BOOK 3: *coming soon* ...

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Encore Reviews

  • Jen
    2019-04-28 10:58

    This series should be called "Men Who Don't Deserve Black Women". HOO BOY there were so many elements to this book that were extremely WTF to me, here are a few:1. Cartoonish villian is cartoonish2. Mouthpiece characters validating the delusions of stans: "It never ceases to amaze me how observant these kids are. They are so on the money." OH HONEY, NO.3. Yoshi was implied East Asian in the last book but is now Zayn Malik in body and hair color4. Manager reminded me of a Miami Vice character5. Dude keeps black girlfriend on the DL for his career but when she's had enough it's like, "You know it's true. Everything I do, I do it for you." Naw, dude. NAW.

  • Patricia
    2019-04-23 07:01

    4.5

  • Deloris
    2019-05-01 11:54

    APB Perspective Review:I loved this book , I could not put it down I stayed last night to read it because it was just that good. To me this is the authors best work . I cried for both Yoshi and Aria .The each went through something so painful that it ouches your heart. I also rooted for them , I love friends to lovers romance books , I read some good ones this year, and I count this as one of them . One of the books you recommend to your friends because the characters stay with you. Yoshi and Aria will do that. How can you not love people, who love each other no matter what, love them when their imperfections are clearly on display for the world to see,but your true friend and lover find beauty in it. Yoshi felt that way for Aria. But when his dreams come true , will he miss out on his one true love and friend,to achieve the fame and fortune he wanted in the first place, because he wanted a better life for them ?

  • Pearline
    2019-04-26 09:50

    This book in the series was actually better than the first book. I hope to see a part 2 with just Yoshi and Aria.

  • Clarke
    2019-05-10 06:03

    My summaryYoshi and Aria two orphans abandoned by those who were supposed to love and protect them the most, find each other and form a life-long bond in the most disparate of circumstances. With a dream of making it in the music business, Yoshi vows to take Aria with him on his determined mission, no matter the cost . But just when their dreams seem within reach, the life-long promise they made to each other is tested in the most heart rendering ways. This is what happens when love and dreams collide.Stereo HeartsI have read a healthy helping of books by Trevion Burns. Including her first,Stereo (book one in the stereo hearts series). I have to say, it's rare to me that a subsequent book in a series lives up to the first. Rarer still to have one that surpasses the first. Encore, exceeds Stereo in almost every way. In fact, out of all of Trevion's Books, the good, the okay, and the not-so-okay, Stereo was my favorite. No more, I say, NO MORE! Encore is it! It's my Bo.EncoreEncore is so good. I mean, either I'm a poor judge of IR Romance, or this shit is damn good! Now, you know that I will not oversell a book. Encore is not flawless (I think the book could and would have ended pitch perfect without the syrupy epilogue, and the antagonist was too cliche, simplistic and over-the-top). But it hits all the right notes (pun intended). You can visualize the characters, you believe in them, you fall in love, and you fall out of love and back into love again. You cheer for them! You want them to win! You want to see this through. You won't put the book down for a second. Not if you can help it. It had me tossing imaginary roses at its feet. Take a bow, Ms. Burns, take a bow.Is it worth the buy?You can read this on Kindle Unlimited, but I say, forget that noise. Buy it to own. You won't regret it. On another note, it's always nice to see an author's growth. How many of us can say, we new that author day 1? Like Yoshi and Aria, day one feels damn good. So damn good. And yes, I could write a review as long as this novel. But I'd rather temper my thoughts and let you read it. Judge for yourself. IR romance book lovers, this one's a keeper.My rating: An heartfelt keeper 4.8

  • Rachel Smalls
    2019-04-30 11:55

    Ms. Burns has done it again, writing these characters that have such explosive chemistry it made me feel like I'm standing on the edge of a volcano.Aria and Yoshi, orphans with a long and heavily emotionally complex past and connection, I don't want to say star-crossed lovers, but their bond, it really did leap off the pages. Yoshi wasn't perfect and neither was Aria as they both had their own insecurities. Yoshi had a meteoric rise to stardom as a singer/songwriter/musician, and Aria was his ride or die, backup singer who wanted Yoshi to accomplish his dreams, though she didn't really stop to think of any of her own. Their relationship rose as quickly as Yoshi's fame which of course led to a lot of complications, arguments, second-guessing, and trust being broken. I had my issues with Yoshi. The way he left Adam and The White Keys hanging with no warning was effed up, and how he pretty much agreed to keep Aria in the background, never ever acknowledging she was his girlfriend because of "appearances". Like wow dude, what a way to sell out your girl because you want to be a star that badly. It makes my teeth grind that fictional men like Simon, his agent or whoever, was the mirror of real men who think loving a black woman will kill someone's success and trajectory. See black women as not good enough, a hindrance. Enter Carmen who I hated with a passion. For someone who claimed to be a professional she certainly bought into the manufactured delusion that Yoshi was her permanent meal ticket. But my heart did pound with anxiety when she was alone with Yoshi and definitely when she violated his privacy in order to keep Yoshi and Aria separated. But karma took care of her in the end which I lol'd about and I'm still snickering. I don't know everything about the music business, and I know Carmen was added for conflict and angst, but I didn't see how roping Yoshi into a fake relationship with Carmen would help with his music sales. I don't buy music based on who a person is dating, and I'd think a record label would want to sell the idea their artist(s) is single. That's just my one nitpick. Maybe it is something that's done, I don't know maybe more so with professional sports because it seems once athletes sign their contracts they get a white or non-black WOC on their arms as a bonus. But I digress.Another thing I would have liked to read was how Aria regained her strength. It was told and not shown and the pieces we were given were brief and related to Yoshi. This book was more about Yoshi than Aria, not necessarily bad but there could have been a bit more balance in giving us more about Aria's past etc. I enjoyed this book, the writing really drew me in, kept my interest though I did skim a few pages because I was too impatient and wanted to get to the end. Other than that, it was awesome.

  • Stella
    2019-05-24 08:12

    This author is so good.Some people binge watch, I binge read because I can't get enough of Miss Burns books. This is the second book of hers that I have read and I loved it! The characters were flawed but endearing and I found myself routing for them. Definitely going to be an automatic download author.

  • Afrikka
    2019-05-15 10:59

    Another winnerYoshi and Aria's love story was divine. I read the other Stereo Hearts books out of order but it did not diminish the impact of this tale. Highly recommend!

  • Avid Reader
    2019-05-20 07:48

    The book was good but not as good as "Stereo" the first book in this series. The sexual tension and chemistry, though much proclaimed by the characters, wasn't convincing. Even though the hero, Yoshi, and the heroine, Aria, grew up together in foster care; loved each other since their early teens, and survived abuse I still couldn't bring myself to care about them as a couple for some reason. Yoshi's story of abandonment, and his need for fame to earn the love and respect of his absent father that drove him to abandon his own family (his friends in the band he was in, and Aria) made for a good read. Aria's story was less compelling or just less well written. She never knew her parents, and had an eye injury at the hands of an adult while in foster care that left her wearing an eye patch. Her personal challenges were her insecurity about her appearance, and pleasing people. The later caused her to follow Yoshi around like a puppy.There is the expected happy ending all around but even that seemed flat and I was just happy that the book ended.

  • Benita Cleaves
    2019-05-15 09:56

    Yoshi and Aria rock!I'm in love with the relationship these two have. The way Yoshi wanted to take care of Aria was beautiful. A little more detail on how Yoshi was able to get out of his contract would have been good. Well written!

  • --karen Green-berry
    2019-05-22 09:03

    EntertainingThis is the second book in the series and it's Yoshi and Aria's story. First let me say this was an enchanting but emotional read. This is a couple you can't help but fall in love with.Yoshi and Aria grew up in the same foster home and forged a friendship from they were kids. Both were super talented and had dreams and aspirations and a vow that they would always look out for each other.Their relationship continued into adulthood when it changed into something more, complete with all the turmoil that one encounters. I love how engaging the story was, I literally hated Carmen in the story. Thankfully everything worked out in the end. I would highly recommend this series so far.

  • Dl
    2019-04-27 04:56

    Just okThis is the story of Aria and Yoshi, both orphaned at a early age depending on each other and loving each...Yoshi has big dreams of being a huge star and promises Aria that he would take care of her. The character of Aria is so insecure and spends nearly the whole book crying as Yoshi grows. I was so sick of her I could wait for this book to be over. The ending was so happy ever after that it seemed fake.

  • Lynda Garcia
    2019-04-23 04:12

    Hearts on Fire!Yoshi and Aria's story is poignant and enduring...the bonds they shared in foster care became stronger and flowed seamlessly through until stardom hits...Yoshi is so infatuated with fame...he forgets his fortunes...Aria is so in love with Yoshi...she neglects her own fortunes...between sleazy record executives....even sleazier cling-ons....he experiences momentary lapse in judgment as to what's really important....true love, true friends...or fame...

  • Sheena Johnson
    2019-05-17 09:54

    Not just a fanI'm not just a fan of the White Keys but I absolutely lovvvveeeee Gosh I and Aria. This was a tale of what true love look like. An epic love story in all of its glory. You have loss, promises made, promises broken, games that people play on one another, karma, drama, comedy..did I say true love. Just read the darn book and you will see.

  • Michaela
    2019-05-07 05:04

    Okay, after I stopped screaming long enough to type this out let me tell you how thrilled I am. This tumultuous love story had me sucked in like all of Trevion's reads. I loved the unique sweetness about Aria and Yoshi's relationship. Their little tender moments just melted my heart every time. Definitely worth staying up all night to read.

  • Dawn
    2019-05-10 12:10

    Aria and Yoshi are orphans who had no one in the world but each other. They were each other's soul mates from a very young age. As they grew older many try to come between them but at the end of the day no one could permanently brake their bond. I fell in love with them both even though I really wanted to kick Yoshi a few times. Loved their story!!!

  • Debra Crosby
    2019-05-10 03:46

    Music and loveA story that I found heartbreaking at times because of tricks, lies, and deceit from the management team and Carmen. I wanted to slap Carmen and Yoshi for falling for all of it. The couple had to endure a lot to get to their happy ending

  • carolyn Washington
    2019-04-29 04:50

    Emotional rollercoasterGreat book. Lots of emotion and realness. Loved Yoshi and Aria together. They were definitely meant to be. Again great book. Great job, Trevion Burns. I'm definitely pleased I purchased and read this one.

  • Tonii Tonii
    2019-05-14 10:54

    A great romance.I'm always a sucker for a good story and this was one. I love how this author write. I love Aria and Yoshi story. I especially loved the ending. I'm looking forward to reading more from this author.

  • Dee Nickerson
    2019-05-19 08:11

    Where was Aria in the first book if she and Yoshi were so close? I also wasn't sure if I could deal with how Aria put herself in this man's shadow. I was glad to see her step out on her own and make a name for herself. Overall, it was an interesting story and I was pulling for Yaria.

  • Shala Bell
    2019-05-10 06:15

    Say my nameFrom the streets to the stage Aria and Yoshi become friends to lovers to nothing. It took Yoshi losing Aria to get his act together. AWESOME! !!!!!!

  • HI5O
    2019-04-29 08:04

    IncredibleFrom start to finish, this was one of the best love stories I've read. Yoshi and Aria shared a past they couldn't outrun and that bonded them together.

  • Joyce
    2019-05-09 04:04

    I loved this story. Yoshi and Aria make such a beautiful couple. This story is a testament also that true love can stand the test of time time, fortunes, fame and a conniving female.

  • Mylene Williams
    2019-05-10 10:01

    A truly beautiful read. A lovely relationship which grew from protection into love and travelled the corridors of childhood through to young adulthood with life's complications.

  • evette w
    2019-05-13 10:15

  • Touie Semien
    2019-04-26 09:55

    Loved it!!!!

  • Lisa White
    2019-05-18 11:59

    Wow. Just wow!This book was a total roller coaster. But what a ride. It's sooooo good you have to give it a try. Great writing. Great storyline. Just a wow book!

  • Felicia
    2019-04-28 07:15

    My Fav of the series!

  • Kwatts
    2019-05-21 08:08

    This author is a fantastic writer. I really enjoyed this book.

  • Kristin Scearce
    2019-04-24 06:13

    4.5 stars