July 14, 2014

Book Review ~ Fever by Melissa Pearl

Title: Fever (Songbird #1)
Release Date: May 29th 2014
Source: Received from the author in exchange for an honest review

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.

If I’m honest (and I always am!) Melissa Pearl’s last couple of books have lacked that incomprehensible something for me. I just haven’t found them to be as good a read as previous books. It’s not that they weren’t great stories, I just missed that thing that I usually always experience when reading a Melissa Pearl book. But I am so happy to say I enjoyed Fever.

I loved how the characters were brought to life through music in this NA contemporary read.
I instantly fell for Cole – what a babe! And Ella was such a fantastic match for him, she is a real sweetheart. Melissa did a really great job of making her characters personable, just the kind of people you’d enjoy spending time with. They all felt like someone I knew or could get to know easily.

Fever has such a great feel to it – it’s a very comfortable book to slip in to, and it’s a lovely sweet story to explore. And while this was Melissa Pearl’s first real delve into adult relationships and sex, I felt she did a good job. And with some practice, I am sure she will pull off the perfect sex scene because this one made me feel a little like I’d just caught my teenage daughter ‘doing it’ for the first time – there was some cringe worthiness going on!

Overall I was sucked in, caught up, and held captive by this super sweet story of self empowerment, love and loss, and a great song. A super sweet 4.5 stars

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