Release date: May 20, 2014
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Series: Between Breaths #3
A hot and consuming New Adult romance about a wayward musician and the one girl who keeps him grounded…
At college, Rachel has a reputation for being a sarcastic flirt with a thing for star athletes. No one at school knows that she’d had her heart ripped to shreds by her high school sweetheart, who’d driven them both off the side of the road on a borrowed motorcycle, and then abandoned her. No one knows the real Rachel Mattson—except one person…
Ever since he helped nurse his sister’s feisty best friend back to health, pierced bass player Kai Nakos has been head over heels in love. But the supposed bad boy can’t risk letting Rachel know the truth—especially now that the two of them are back in their hometown for the summer, together for the first time since the months following that fateful night. Never mind that Rachel’s ex is back, groveling for her forgiveness.
Shaken by her ex’s return, Rachel finds herself turning to the one guy she knows she can trust. Kai is willing to hide his feelings for her, just to have Rachel touch him again. After all, this is only a temporary fling. Until it becomes something more. But maybe it had been more all along.
My Rating: 4.5 Roses
Rachel was a lovely heroine. She went through a lot after a motorcycle accident, and she came out stronger than before. She was determined not to let that part of her life keep her down. I really liked her. She was a great character.
Kai was wonderful as well. He was a character who wasn't quite sure of himself. For one, he was confused about what he wanted to do with is future. For another, despite being extremely attractive, he didn't believe that he had something more to offer a girl. Those insecurities made him even sweeter and made him more sympathetic. But, he was also very loyal and protective of his loved ones and, once he set his mind to something, very determined. I thought he was adorable.
The romance was good. On one hand, Rachel and Kai were great together. They had loved each other for a while and they were just a perfect match. Not to mention the sizzling chemistry between them. But, it was so frustrating how they took so long to admit their feelings (to themselves and each other) and even longer to finally decide to make it official. It just got really frustrating, because everyone else saw it, but they couldn't admit it. But, overall, I thought they were a lovely couple.
The plot was well paced and I was kept interested the entire way through. There were a few secrets in store, hiding in the characters' pasts and they added a nice element of unpredictability. I really enjoyed the story and the ending was lovely.
Whisper to Me was a fantastic New Adult romance. I really liked this wonderful book. From the deep emotions, to the surprising secrets, this book was lovely. Romance lovers, this is a book you won't want to miss.
*I received a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review