Thursday, June 19, 2014

review: Fever by Melissa Pearl

Fever by Melissa Pearl

My rating:  3.5/5
Series: Songbird #1
DRC provided by Mark My Words publicity for an honest review
Published:  6.15.2014
Genre:  New Adult Contemporary Romance

Summary –

Singing in the shower takes on a whole new meaning in Melissa Pearl's first 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 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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My Thoughts –

Where does the story take place?

Is the title a good/bad choice for the story?
Fitting…it could have had a bit more singing.

List the top 3 characters and 1 word to describe them each. 
Ella – pushover, Cole – wonderful, David – selfish

Give the book an alternate ending…or were you happy with it? 
I think I would have gone a bit farther into the future.  It was great the way it did end though.

Did you cry, laugh, sigh, cringe, fume or feel nothing?
Sighed, cringed, swooned and sighed some more.  I might have seethed a bit too.

Fever is a turbulent story of love, trust and growth.  I enjoyed reading about Ella, David and Cole. 

Ella and Cole have such an immediate connection he first time they meet.  Then they meet, but don’t know it, on opposite sides of a wall in a communal shower and sing together.  They have such an intense chemistry, you just really want everything to work out for these two.  I really enjoyed seeing this couple’s relationship and love grow for one another over an extended period of time.  Sure it was an instant kind of thing, but not really since she was already taken. 

Speaking of that, good riddance to David.  He was selfish, inconsiderate and just a total douchbag.  I cannot believe Ella allowed herself to be treated in such a way.  The remarks here and there, the choosing of the restaurant due to gluten issues and not really spending any time with her are just some of the example of his mega-douchebaggery.  He can take his plan and shove it.

I felt this was well paced, written well (with little to no grammatical errors) and was easy to follow.  I’m convinced I have to rad book #2 in the series – great job Melissa Pearl!!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for a great review :) I'm so glad you enjoyed the book :)