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 UChicao, the only this he wants to do is finish school and get on with this 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.
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This has been another great read from Melissa Pearl. I’m not a fan of love triangles because for me, love triangle will never have a happy ending. How can it be a happy ending when there’s someone left in the end? As I dive into the book, my main thought was “how will Melissa Pearl get her charactersn out of this love triangle trap?’ Page after page, it’s like going into the edge waiting for the verdict. And I must say I was impress at how she did it. No making the other person in the love triangle (David) a bad one by means of making him a cheater in the end. Instead, she gets into the phase of showing the reader how the two of them trap themselves in the relationship in the first place that doesn’t really have love but security. Then she went into the process of introducing the characters and making the readers get to know them in a way that you’ll see how they are not really the one for each other.
This book also shows the realistic fact that someone is always bound to get hurt in the end in this kind of relationship and that’s one of the things that I appreciated in this novel. The hardship that Cole went through in restraining himself as not to hurt his friend even if it cause him to be hurting was also another admirable phase of this story. I also like how there’s a couple of friends for Ella to show her what it’s like to face herself without judgement and only ultimate support.
It was an awesome experience to see another face of Melissa Pearl’s craft as a writer in this New Adult Contemporary Romance.
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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.
“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.”