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Chapter 3: Levi Benowitz

Noctis sucked on his spoon as he studied me. “You’d probably have an even bigger career than Iason if you were serious about singing.”

I shook my head with a scoff. “No way. He has the voice of an angel and the charm to match.”

It was Noctis’s turn to be the skeptical one. “You don’t think you’re charming? Because have I got some news for you, buddy. It’s going to blow your mind when you find out you have the ability to charm the pants off of anyone you want.”

I snorted at his hyperbole. “You are severely overestimating my appeal.”

“And I don’t think you fully understand the depravity of the things you could persuade me to do with that voice of yours.” There was a sensual undercurrent of need in his tone that made my dick perk up with interest.

“Is that so?”

He blushed again in a becoming way. “That’s why I warned you to only use your powers for good.” It was cute how he focused on his shooter as he avoided my gaze. “You could get me into real trouble if you were so inclined.”

“What makes you say that?”

“I plead the Fifth. If I keep talking, I’m going to make a huge ass out of myself and tell you things you don’t need to know because I can’t keep my damn mouth shut.”

His response intrigued me further. “But what if they’re things I want to know?”

“You do not need to know the full extent of the power you have over me.” He took a bite of his Nutella cheesecake shooter with a happy sigh from the sweetness. “If there’s any chance of us being friends, we can’t go down that road.”

His protests brought out my boldness. “Even if it leads to mutually satisfying orgasms for both of us?” It was hard not to snicker at his shocked expression. “We’ve already established we’re on the same page about the type of gratification we derive from singing with each other.”

He snorted in amusement. “No, I’m going to wreck that fantasy for you right now. I work at home in my pajamas doing mind-numbing and pointless data entry for a pharmaceutical company. My social life is limited to being a total creeper who eavesdrops on you because all my online friends live around the world. I’m a hopeless romantic who is also constantly horny because I’m a twenty-six-year-old virgin who has never been kissed, thanks to being socially inept due to lacking a filter and any shred of common sense. My longest and only relationship is with my right hand and the dildos in my nightstand. Trust me, you do not want any part of me, handsome. My voice is the only good thing about me.”

“Was that supposed to scare me off?” I arched an eyebrow at him in silent challenge. “Because I’m still here.”

“This isn’t the meet-cute you think it is. If you were half as smart as you look, you would save yourself by never talking to me again.”

“I’m not interested in that.” Not when Noctis was the most intriguing person I had met in a long time.


make music together coverIt all started with a song. Two neighbors singing duets in the shower finally meet at an open mic night. Sparks fly, but will it lead to true love?

Levi Benowitz

The walls in my new apartment are so thin that I can clearly hear my neighbor singing in his shower. Sounds annoying, right? Well, believe it or not, he actually has a really great voice and doing duets with him is quickly becoming the best part of my day. We’ve never met, but the hopeless romantic in me is spinning high hopes for our first encounter.

Imagine my surprise while performing at my open mic one night, the cutie in the audience who captivates me introduces himself as my duet-singing neighbor. Not only does he have the voice of an angel, but he has the face to match. Then, be still my romantic heart, his wicked sense of humor makes him even more attractive. I’m ready for our happily ever after, but he needs some convincing.

Will I be able to come up with the right playlist to persuade him to give our perfect duet a chance?

Noctis Ralston

How odd am I? I’m a “fall in love with my neighbor before I’ve ever met him” level of awkward aardvark. But in my defense, this mystery man has a golden voice that gives me chills even in the hottest of showers. My dreams center around meeting him someday, but I’m way too shy to knock on his door and introduce myself. Besides, he’d never be interested in somebody like me who lacks a filter and any social graces, right?

When I go to an open mic night, I hear an all too familiar voice. I look up and see a beautiful man that I am quickly realizing is my favorite duet partner, AKA my new neighbor. Holy frickenfrack, he’s a “make me forget the entirety of the English language” type of gorgeous. And for some inexplicable reason, he seems interested in me, despite the fact I’m embarrassingly lacking in experience with romance, dating, and late-night escapades. Adding that laundry list of cluelessness together means I don’t know the first thing about how to be someone’s boyfriend. Thankfully, Levi is an excellent teacher. So much so that he also introduces me to a whole new world of lace, love, and learning how to embrace my uniqueness.

Thank you, super-thin apartment walls. Can my life get any better than this?

Make Music Together is the second book in the Harmony of Hearts series and part of the Sunnyside universe. This novel features a neighbors to lovers, insta love, musician, first time, opposites attract, gay romance. If you love cute sweetness, sexy fun, and no angst stories that will make you laugh and swoon, you’ll enjoy this satisfying HEA without cliffhangers. Each book can be read as a standalone or as part of the series in order.


ariella zoelle lgogoAriella Zoelle adores steamy, funny, swoony romances where couples are allowed to just be happy. She writes low angst stories full of heat, humor, and heart. But sometimes she’s in the mood for something with a bit more angst and drama. If you are too, check out her A.F. Zoelle books.

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