Sunday, June 15, 2014

Review: Fever by Melissa Pearl

 Title: Fever (Songbird #1)
Author: Melissa Pearl
Source: Received from 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.



 Fever is the first book in the Songbird series by Melissa Pearl. It's a brand new New Adult novel about finding yourself and finding true love. This book is about a young woman named Ella, who moves across the country to attend the college that her boyfriend wants her to. Her boyfriend David has all these plans for his life – that include her – and since she doesn't really know what she wants to do she goes along with anything David wants. However, once she joins David at college – she meets someone else. Someone that likes the same things as Ella, and someone who truly gets her and her love of music.

Ella is a pretty weak heroine – but one that I kind of identified with. She is shy and timid like I am. I understood her fears and why she is the way that she is. She desperately needs comfort and stability in her life – and David gives her that. After 3 years, she has never thought about dating another man. David is the only man that she has been intimate with, and after meeting his friend Cole she realizes that there aren't any sparks between her and David anymore. She is very attracted to Cole. And then she is attracted to the singing voice that she hears on the other side of the shower wall in the co-ed dorms. It confuses her so much to be thinking about other men. Only, she doesn't know that the person she hears singing is her boyfriend's best friend Cole.

Cole is a great guy. He is handsome and sweet. There are major sparks between him and Ella. He also hears Ella singing in the shower and can't get her out of his head. They have so much in common and are perfect for each other in every way. Though, they both feel guilty over their feelings for each other because of David. I personally didn't like David at all.

There are a couple of steamy sex scenes in this book but they aren't overly descriptive. I thought the ending was a little abrupt – I wanted a little bit more! It was a great story and I'll definitely be reading the other books in this series. Sounds like the next book will be about Ella's friend Morgan. If you like New Adult contemporary romances, then I definitely recommend this book!

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