Thursday, June 13, 2013

review: Touching Melody by RaShelle Workman

Touching Melody (Forever First #1)Touching Melody ~ RaShelle Workman
4 of 5 stars

DRC provided by NetGalley

Sometimes life isn't pretty, but you have to close your eyes and let go...


Maddie Martin's first weekend at college is nothing like she's used to. It's wild, like the wilderness on which the University of Bellam Springs sits. Roped into going to a fraternity party, she literally runs into Kyle Hadley. The boy she's loved since she was nine. The boy she promised all of her firsts to. But that was before his father killed her parents.

Determined to stay away from him, she throws herself into her music. Practicing piano eases her heavy heart, calms the sadness, and pushes away images of Kyle's face.

Until it doesn't.

Her music professor asks her to play a duet for their annual Winter Gala. Doing so means she'll be assured another full ride scholarship. It's an opportunity she can't pass up.

But Kyle is the other half of the duet. And that means hours and hours of practicing.

Weeks of seclusion - just the two of them. And it's more than just music. It's passion like Maddie never believed was possible.

The inevitable happens. She falls in love with him all over again.

But, will loving him be enough to erase all the hate in her heart for his father? Can she look at him, and not see the evil in his family tree?

And maybe it's all a set up. Maybe Kyle is only pretending to care so he can finish what his father started, and kill her too. (thanks to for the summary)

My Thoughts -
I thoroughly enjoyed this short story. It was short, I read it in one sitting and would have liked it to be longer. I loved all of the characters, except of course for the crazy cousin and theh rest of Luke's family.

I understand where Maddie's Aunt and Uncle were coming form, but I think what they did was wrong. I think Maddie and Kyle were awesome together and really felt their connection when they met again at college after so many years apart.

Maddie was in a tough situation, one of the toughest, but survived it and made a life for herself. I didn't like her preconceived notions about what Luke might be like, but I think that maybe her A&U were to blame for that. I felt bad for Luke - he was in the dark, but he never really gave up. I think he maybe should have had a clue to about what his family was up to, but he was a good guy and the perfect guy for Maddie.

This is a great, fast-paced, easy to read story that I wash was longer. I couldn't get enough of these two. I look forward to reading more from this author!!


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