Thursday, January 27, 2011

Whisper Falls by Toni Blake

Toni Blake
Pub. Date: December 2010
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Mass Market Paperback , 384pp
Series: Destiny, Ohio Series , #3
ISBN-13: 9780061765803
ISBN: 0061765805

Welcome to Destiny, Ohio - where coming home mean finding your true heart and maybe even your true love...
Tessa Sheridan came crawling back to her quaint hometown of Destiny after her big-city interior design career crumbled. Now not only must she struggle to make ends meet, but she has to contend with a biker next door and the roar of Harleys shattering the serenity of her cabin in the wood by Whisper Falls. Worse still, her sexy, bad boy neighbor makes her feel breathless and weak - and shy, petite Tessa knows what a major mistake it would be to get involved with someone so...dangerous.

They say that former teen rebel Lucky Romo has a dark, secret past - that he's trouble with a capital "T". Still, Tessa feels all tingly when she sees how well he fills out a pair of tight jeans. And when Lucky invites her into his world, she knows the intense heat sparking between them could lead her somewhere wild and wonderful...and, yes, dangerous!

Tessa is an interior designer, who career took her to the big city of Cincinnati until one day she found out she is diagnosed with Crohn's disease. This force her to make major changes in her life. She left Cincinnati to come home to her childhood hometown in Destiny, OH and move in at Whisper Falls Road, where she can get peace, quiet and privacy. And also hope to open her own interior designer business there. Since her discovery of Crohn's disease, she try to be strong everyday with her life by working at bookstore her friend Amy owned, met up friends and find up lifting quotes for inspiration. But when she get sick, she does not feel her worth. When she meet Lucky, he seem to make her feel alive and sexy for the first time in many years. He also made her want to grab life and do things she never had the gut to do. Even though at first, he did make her nervous because she felt intimidated by him and she heard about his rebel wild bad boy run with the outlaw gang. But the attraction pull her closer and she couldn't resist him. The shy Tessa is about to found out who Lucky really is.

Lucky Romo, came home to Destiny, OH after being gone from home for many years. He decided he want to find place where he can have his privacy, be alone and hide. But coming home mean to face his family whose he have not keep in touch with for so long. His childhood with them was not happy one. His older brother, Mike is still angry with him but he hope to resolve his relationship with him and his family. He had his reason to come home and he hope to keep that a secret and buried it for good. He want to leave his past behind and start over. Little did he expected to meet Tessa and was smitten and amused by her. Despite his bad boy image: long hair with bandanna wrapped around his head, biker clothes and tattoos, he didn't want to make Tessa nervous or be scared of him. But to avoid getting closer to Tessa was difficult to do and Lucky attraction made him thirst for more of her.

Lucky's past finally catch up with him, and he fear that his secret might come out. He worry he'll put not only his family in danger but Tessa as well. He had choice, to run or face his past. But the true test of Tessa faith in him cause him to question if her faith truly is trusted. And if he had any faith left in himself as well.

I LOVE this book! I think this is another favorite book of the Destiny series, along with book #1 One Reckless Summer. I felt more emotionally involved in the story and also with Tessa and Lucky. I like that Tessa took a chance with Lucky and that she is a strong, positive person. I think Tessa is a well written surviving character and I love how she lives life to its fullest and don't let it eaten her inside. My heart broke for Lucky's childhood and for his family. I can feel the sadness in him as a young boy he was. But I like that Tessa have changed him to be a better person he is now. They both tug my little heartstrings, with every feeling they throw out on me and as I read, I felt them to be real. I have to admit that I had a hard time to write this review. Not only because I don't always do justice in writing good book's reviews but because I love this book so much that I felt I want to do well on this review. It's making me nervous.

Whisper Falls is a sweet and heartwarming story about two people making changes and finding love. It's charming and sexy. Steamy and hot. Emotional and fun. It warm the heart and sizzle the pages. A perfect read for true love. Thanks Toni Blake for a wonderful story! I highly recommend this book, to anyone!

Grade: 5 stars


Melody said...

I can tell you really enjoyed this series, Julia. Glad this book was another winner for you. I loved that cover, so lovely!

Julia said...

@Melody - LOL and you should've seen me sweating as I was drafting this review LOL! I want to make it good but I fear I didn't LOL ;) Thanks for comments :) And I love the bookcover of this book too!

Melody said...

You stressed too much! I think your review is fine. :)

Julia said...

Thanks for your kind comment, Melody :)

Alice Teh said...

Love the cover, Julia! I think you did good with that review. :)

Julia said...

@Alice - Thanks! Sorry for the delay. I don't often check my blog much teehee.