Imperfect Harmony

  • by Jay Northcote
  • Narrated by Mark Steadman
  • 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Imperfect harmony can still be beautiful....
John Fletcher, a former musician, is stuck in limbo after losing his long-term partner two years ago. He's shut himself off from everything that reminds him of what he's lost. When his neighbor persuades him to join the local community choir, John rediscovers his love of music and finds a reason to start living again.
Rhys Callington, the talented and charismatic choir leader, captures John's attention from the first moment they meet. He appears to be the polar opposite of John: young, vibrant, and full of life. But Rhys has darkness in his own past that is holding him back from following his dreams.
Despite the 19-year age gap, the two men grow close and a fragile relationship blossoms. Ghosts of the past and insecurities about the future threaten their newfound happiness. If they're going to harmonize in life and love as they do in their music, they'll need to start following the same score.


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Customer Reviews

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Loved these 2!

Jay Has written a no huge drama May December romance. Other than the fact these two are essentially widowers. I really liked these 2 and their relationship - and the people surrounding them. I liked their humility and their blushes - and the fact that they loved snuggling and just being together. I think this is my favorite Jay novel so far. I know I really like Mark Steadman as well, excellent narration!
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Fantastic story - tear jerker!

John is a music teacher who has recently lost a lot in his life: his lover, his mother, his music… now he’s living in his old childhood home trying to rebuild his life. He helps his neighbor out by driving her to choir practice and there he meets Rhys. Rhys is the surprisingly young director of the local choir and he’s entrancing.

Rhys has his own secrets and pain and John’s pain calls to his own. The two end up friends then more. But… John is 19 years older than Rhys. John has lost a lot and is unwilling to open himself up for more pain or resign Rhys to any either.

Together they must navigate their fears and hopes for the future.


Jay is a beautiful writer. Her love scenes are always erotic but not gratuitous. I think she handled the age gap and the pining very well. I really appreciated that both MCs had a loss they could refer to – it felt less lop-sided that way to me.

I loved how music thread it’s way through the story helping to heal in so many ways and as the music expanded so did the emotions. It was really well done.

The only complaint I had about this book – at all – was the ending. I wanted a bit more of the couple grappling with the huge issues between them and a more solid resolution. Though I feel that the couple did end on solid ground it felt a bit rushed in comparison to the lovely, slow and gradual build up we had in the rest of the story.

All in all it was another great story from an amazing writer.

4.25 of 5 stars


I really enjoy Mark Steadman’s narrations. This was a bit harder due to the age differences, several female voices and the seriously tough emotion that had to be portrayed right along side the lighter hearted, more romantic parts. I think he did an excellent job with this wide variety.

I highly recommend this as a way to enjoy this fantastic story!

5 of 5 stars

Overall 4.5 of 5 stars
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- Morgan A Skye

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-12-2017
  • Publisher: Jaybird Press