{Tour Review} Whisper To Me by Christina Lee

Title: Whisper To Me
Series: Between Breathes #3
Author: Christina Lee
Published: 20th May 2014
Age Group: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: eARC provided by publisher for fair & honest review
Rating: 5/5

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.

A Touching Story Of Renewal & Second Chance Love

The story:
Rachel is known for her carefree attitude and her love of college jocks. But easy going   and party lifestyle are only a cover for the pain and hurt she suffered before leaving for college. After suffering series injuries in an accident, her family, best friend Dakota and Dakota's brother Kai are the ones that stand by her through rehab. Kai was the rock she needed when it like her whole world was crumbling around her. But after her recovery, Kai moves to Amsterdam, while Rachel leaves for college. Trying to forget her past with meaningless flings, she feels more lost than ever.

But it's Summer, and they are both back home and the feelings that they felt haven't gone away, but are in fact so much stronger. The sexual tension was HOT and these two steamed up my Kindle on more than one occasion!! But their connection wasn't just in the bedroom, they truly cared more each other. Kai's concern over her recovery was heartwarming and seeing Rachel support Kai through his self doubts was heartwarming. But both of them are afraid to admit their feelings, afraid to ruin their friendship. How long can they deny their true feelings?

The characters:
After seeing Rachel in the first two books, I wasn't sure she was a character I was going to warm to. But I actually loved her. She's a lot more fragile than she lets on and despite her tough persona she portrays she's still hurting from the aftermath of the accident. Kai is the only one who can look past the broken girl and see the real Rachel. She lets all her guards down around him and feels free for the first time since she left for college.

Kai is officially on my top book BF list! It's so refreshing to see a culturally diverse character, with Kai being part Native American & part Dutch. Kai is such as perfect mix of sweet and super sexy. A pierced bad boy who is one hell of dirty talker *fans self* But he's also so kind and caring, especially towards Rachel. He's made many mistakes and has such a negative image of himself, my heart broke for him. He just couldn't see how amazing he really is - that is until Rachel gives him the encouragement and support he desperately needed.

I liked Dakota, but I felt she was very judgmental, especially towards Rachel. She judges her for her mistakes and for the way she handled her life after recovery. But it was still clear she cared and truly loved Rachel. I feel like there is a story behind her 'perfect' image and would love to find out what she's like behind that perfection.

The romance:
The chemistry between Rachel & Kai was simply sensational. Because of their history, the romance has so many layers of friendship, attraction, passion and love, which gave their relationship incredible depth. Their romance starts out as somewhat of Summer fling, but soon develops into a complicated but oh so sensual affair. Keeping their risqué affair secret from Kai's sister Dakota just added to sexual tension - off the charts!! 

The writing:
Christina is without a doubt one of my favourite authors! She writes such heartfelt romances with relatable and realistically flawed characters. Her writing is so emotive, I'm always left with a massive book hanger! The love scenes were fabulous with the perfect mix of romance and steamy passion. Did I mention Kai has is pierced (yes you know where I mean ;) One itsy bitsy tiny weeny thing - I would have liked to have seen is an epilogue, possibly with Dakota's reaction. But that is such a small thing compared to the overall awesomeness that is the book!

I'm such a huge fan of Christina's books and this one is no exception!! Whisper To Me is a touching story of renewal and second chance love

Sexuality: medium-strong / several descriptive sex scenes 
Violence: none
Language: medium-strong / several f words
Drugs & alcohol: medium / some minor marijuana use


1 comment:

  1. oh wow yay for diverse characters, that is always awesome to see in books!


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