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Saturday, November 21, 2015

Book Review: Fever (Songbird) by Melissa Pearl

(Songbird - Book #1)
by Melissa Pearl
Kindle Edition, 274 Pages
Source: Ebook - Own

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FEVER - Ella & Cole's story...

Singing in the shower takes on a whole new meaning in Melissa Pearl's first New Adult 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 UChicago, the only thing he wants to do is finish school and get on with his 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. 

Ella & Cole

Ella and David have been dating since high school, 2 Years.  With David off to college in Chicago and Ella still in LA the two are starting to grow apart, they just don't know it yet.

When Ella moves to Chicago and switches colleges to be near David and stick to David's plan for their future, she starts to see that she has never really been herself or free with David.

Ella wants to please David but she is starting to see that wanting to please him will not make her happy and will destroy them.

Ella loves to sing but only in the shower. She starts to sing one morning and a man on the other side starts to sing along. Since he does not know who she is and can't tell her secret she plays along. Both feel a connection like no other and Ella starts to have naughty thoughts of the shower guy. Shower guy needs to find his songbird but she has snuck away and now he is on the hunt.

Ella meets David's roommate and best friend Cole and again her thoughts turn naughty and a fire starts burning in her body. Ella has no idea what the heck is going on with her body and mind. SHE HAS A BOYFRIEND. One that has been loyal, sweet, loving, even caring to a degree.

Cole has it bad for his best friends girl and that just won't do. He has to find his songbird that is his only hope to get over Ella. What will happen when he finds his songbird and it is the ONE GIRL he needs to forget.

When Ella and Cole find the truth behind the singing duo can they come to terms with their fate? 

Ella knows staying with David is wrong but she also knows that even if she breaks up with David her and Cole can never happen, it would destroy David and she can't hurt him like that.

Ella RUNS from her feelings, Cole, David and everyone inbetween. But when Cole shows up to charm her with a song will Cole and Ella find a way to be together. 
I liked Cole's character a lot. He was sweet, charming, caring, respectful and even though in my mind he looked like a bad boy he never played out to be in the book which I loved.  

Ella's character was too pleasing. Always trying to please others despite her own wants and desires. I did not love her character at first. Ella let David run the show. David made all the decisions and never really considered her thoughts or feelings. Ella never really expressed them either so they are both to blame for the failure of their relationship. David's character I disliked for one reason, if he was so IN LOVE with Ella he would consider her special diet concerns when selecting a restaurant.  His character came off as NON-CARING to me. I loved that he was loyal and never cheated on Ella. I wanted to love him but that element in his character made me dislike him.

Ella loves jazz, dancing, singing and David dislikes all of these things. Ella was constantly denying who she was just to be with David. I did not like that about Ella's character at first. She grew on me throughout the book and I love that towards the end she was standing on her own. She found her independence even though she had to endure loneliness to find it.


Happy Reading!

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