Title: Fever (A Songbird novel)
Author: Melissa Pearl
Genre: NA romance (Mature Content)
Length: 237 pages
Buy At: Amazon
Singing in the shower takes on a whole new meaning in Melissa Pearl’s first New Adult Contemporary Romance.
Ella Simmons does not want to move across the country. But she is, because her boyfriend has persuaded her to join him at UChicago to finish out her college education. Never able to tell him no, she hops on a plane and makes the trek from LA expecting to adjust to life like she’s often forced to, but things are not that simple when she hears a luscious voice singing over her shower wall. His deep, sexy tenor makes her weak in the knees, spreading fire through her limbs and making her question everything about her life and relationship.
Can one voice really have that much of an impact?
Cole Reynolds is on his way out. In his final year at UChicago, the only thing he wants to do is finish school and get on with his life. But the sweet voice that interrupts his morning shower turns his world upside down. Compelled to find his shower songbird, he begins a search across campus. The only thing to distract him from this goal is his roommate’s gorgeous girlfriend who’s just arrived from LA – Ella Simmons.
Relationships are put to the ultimate test as future dreams are questioned and friendships are thrown on the line for love.
My thoughts: I loved True Colors by Melissa and I was extremely thrilled to find out she also wrote a NA book. I must say I wasn’t disappointed and practically finished the book pretty quickly. It was more of a coming-of-age story blended with a love story. Ella moves across the country to finish school at UChicago and also to be with her boyfriend, David (by his insistence, of course). Trouble starts when Ella hears Cole’s voice in the shower and finds herself mesmerized by it. Same goes with Cole. It’s pretty nice reading their interactions while they don’t know who the mysterious shower girl/guy is and waiting for them to realize it.
I really liked Ella’s character as she was so nice, but so held back by herself. I couldn’t help but cheer for her to spread her wings and just start living. I was really glad that in the end she managed to stand on her own and find herself. I wanted to hate her boyfriend, David, but I couldn’t. He was a nice guy, just too caught with himself to realize that their relationship wasn’t what it should be. Cole was great. I just loved how caring and sweet was when Ella was sick. He was so considerate of her feelings and trying to learn what she actually wanted. The ending was a bit rushed and I wish I had the opportunity to read more about Cole and Ella together. Overall, it was a good book and I’m curious to read more in the series.
Here’s an Ella outfit from the beginning of the book, when she goes to Quigg’s, the bar where Cole’s working:
My rating: 4 stars
About the author: Melissa Pearl was born in Auckland, New Zealand, but has spent much of her life abroad, living in countries such as Jordan, Cyprus and Pakistan… not to mention a nine month road trip around North America with her husband. “Best. Year. Ever!!” She now lives in China with her husband and two sons. She is a trained elementary teacher, but writing is her passion. Since becoming a full time mother she has had the opportunity to pursue this dream and her debut novel hit the internet in November 2011. Since then she has continued to produce a steady stream of books. Recently she signed with Evatopia Press and her first Evatopia book is coming out in February 2014 – True Colors, The Masks Series #1. She is very excited to be trying out new things this year while continuing to publish under her own name as well. She has six books planned for 2014 and is excited about writing each and every one of them. Sign up for her newsletter at Newsletter subscription: http://eepurl.com/p3g8v
“I am passionate about writing. It stirs a fire in my soul that I never knew I had. I want to be the best writer I can possibly be and transport my readers into another world where they can laugh, cry and fall in love.”
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