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Review: Songbird by Syrie James

Songbird (The Harrison Duet, #1)

Songbird (The Harrison Duet #1) by Syrie James

Published: Original 1985/ Re-Edited December 2012

Purchase: Amazon


When Southern California radio deejay Desiree Germain hosts a contest on the air, she is immediately taken by the smooth, deeply masculine voice of caller number twelve, Kyle Harrison. Later that afternoon, the man behind the voice walks into her studio, and Desiree is instantly smitten.

Kyle Harrison is not only devastatingly handsome, he is a brilliant, extremely wealthy entrepreneur from Seattle who is used to getting what he wants. Desiree can’t help her attraction to Kyle—and if the intense way he looks at her and keeps delaying his flight back to Seattle is any indication, it seems her feelings are more than reciprocated.

They embark on a thrilling, passionate love affair that plays havoc with the life Desiree has struggled so hard to carefully control. With a divorce under her belt and her career finally going places, she is concerned that their whirlwind romance is doomed to long-distance failure.

It might take a Maserati, dozens of red roses, and a lot of airplane tickets, but Kyle is determined to sweep Desiree off her feet and claim her as his own—forever. Can Kyle convince Desiree to risk her heart and her career for love?
Sexy, witty, tender, and deeply poignant, Songbird is a page-turning tale that will ignite your senses and bring a smile to your heart.


Songbird was originally written in 1985 but was recently re-edited. This is the first novel that author Syrie James published and I have to admit I was really impressed with it! Even though this was contemporary in 1985 the one thing it does not have is a ‘dated’ feel to it.

Desiree Germain is a deejay on a local Southern California radio station. She has finally moved up to a day time spot and is doing her best to hold onto her position. During trivia time one afternoon the handsome voice of Kyle Harrison comes on the air. He didn’t really call to answer the question but to correct the statements she had made about his company. Then after correctly answering the trivia and winning a dinner for two, he shows up at the station to ask her to join him for that dinner.

This is the start to an intense romance between these two interesting characters. Desiree has to get over her past in order for their love to take flight and grow into a long lasting relationship.

So do I recommend this book? I do whole heartedly! This was a wonderful book that I read into the early morning hours and left me with very pleasant dreams!

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