Invitation to the Blues by Roan Parrish

Invitation to the Blues

Small Change #2

Roan Parrish

220 pages first pub 2018 (editions)

fiction contemporary romance emotional sad slow-paced


Eight months ago Jude Lucen fled his partner, his career, and a hospital in Boston after a suicide attempt. Now back in Philadelphia, he feels like a complete failure. Piano has always been his passion and his only escape. Without it, he has nothi...

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Community Reviews Summary of 209 reviews


emotional 100%
hopeful 61%
reflective 42%
sad 23%
challenging 19%
dark 19%
inspiring 14%


medium 63%
slow 31%
fast 5%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 88% | A mix: 11%

Strong character development?

Yes: 86% | It's complicated: 13%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 94% | It's complicated: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 71% | It's complicated: 28%

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