by Ryan Winfield
Jane’s Melody is a story of love and lost and fear and courage. When Jane loses her daughter, she meets Caleb, a young musician struggling to make ends meet. When she finds him beaten up and sleeping on a park bench, she takes him home to get him to do some work for her in her yard and garden. Jane is looking for anyone who can tell her about her daughter Melody’s life before her overdose. She believes Caleb was Melody’s boyfriend, so she thinks he is the connection she needs to help her deal with the grief from losing her daughter.
The more Jane gets to know Caleb, the more he stays on her mind. She cannot stop thinking about his beautiful green eyes and his chiseled features, the sweat glistening off his body as he works shirtless in the sun. Should her daughter’s boyfriend be off-limits? Besides, he is way too young for Jane, yet he is all she thinks about.
This book is an easy, enjoyable love story. When Caleb tells Jane the truth about his relationship with Melody, everything changes.
Although I enjoyed this book and bought the second installment, I am not particularly motivated to read Jane’s Harmony. Usually, a series of books (whether two, three, or ten) will leave many unanswered questions until the very last book. Jane’s Melody did not do that. Series such as The Network Series by Katie Cross and the Blood of Zeus trilogy by Meredith Wild and Angel Payne did not read as if they were stand-alone books. The reader is left wanting to read the next book to see what happens. Unfortunately, Ryan Winfield did not do that with Jane’s Melody. Even if I never ready Jane’s Harmony, I do not feel like I am missing anything. I am sure I will eventually read Jane’s Harmony, but I have no sense of urgency, no need to know what happens next. The questions I had were answered in Jane’s Melody.