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.
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."
This is Ella and Cole's story.
I gave this book 5 stars.
Ella and her boyfriend move from LA to Chicago, she doesn't want to, but he has persuaded her to go with him. I think because Ella has lost her parents it is easier for David to manipulate her and have her do what he wants her to do. At times it was so hard for me not to scream for her to stick up for herself. Once she gets to college she expects to adjust to life and move on, but what she doesn't expect is to find a man that she cannot resist. Cole is her boyfriends roommate and should be off limits. Cole is feeling the same connection to her and can hardly resist her. He is caught between a rock and a hard place with her being his best friends girl. Is she worth the risk? What will she do and most importantly what will he do?
This is a book about following your heart, and the consequences of doing that. Cole is such a sweetheart and it broke my heart that he finally found a girl that he was willing to give everything to and she turns out to be his best friends girl. Love is tested, lessons are learned and nothing will ever be the same in this coming of age story. It is a must read! Thank you for you amazing story Melissa! I can't wait to read the next one!!! <3