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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Review: Touching Melody by RaShelle Workman

Touching Melody
 by RaShelle Workman
Released Date: Published May 14th 2013 by Polished Pen Press
Series: Forever First #1
Pages: ebook 
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Maddie Martin's first weekend at college is nothing like she's used to. It's wild, like the wilderness on which the University of Bellam Springs sits. Roped into going to a fraternity party, she literally runs into Kyle Hadley. The boy she's loved since she was nine. The boy she promised all of her firsts to. But that was before his father killed her parents. 

Determined to stay away from him, she throws herself into her music. Practicing piano eases her heavy heart, calms the sadness, and pushes away images of Kyle's face. 

Until it doesn't. 

Her music professor asks her to play a duet for their annual Winter Gala. Doing so means she'll be assured another full ride scholarship. It's an opportunity she can't pass up. 

But Kyle is the other half of the duet. And that means hours and hours of practicing. 

Weeks of seclusion - just the two of them. And it's more than just music. It's passion like Maddie never believed was possible. 

The inevitable happens. She falls in love with him all over again. 

But, will loving him be enough to erase all the hate in her heart for his father? Can she look at him, and not see the evil in his family tree?

And maybe it's all a set up. Maybe Kyle is only pretending to care so he can finish what his father started, and kill her too.

(Synopsis take from Goodreads)

My Review:

When Maddie Martin starts college, she wasn't expecting to find herself face-to-face with her once best friend Kyle Hadley. They had been apart for over seven years, and ever since then, they lost contact with each other. Now that they are attending the same school, they will have to endure seeing each other once again. From the very beginning the premises of the book sucked me in completely, it had potential to be a great story. I liked the concept, but as I was reading the book it became evident that it lacked more details. I felt that the ending was rushed, but it all ended up in a good note and it made up for what it lacked. I enjoyed reading their story though, it was definitely romantic and fun to read. Both Maddie's and Kyle's back stories build up the plot of the story and made it a lot of interesting to read. It was definitely nice to read in both of their point-of-views, it made the story more unique and suspenseful. 

Overall, the story was well-written, although I would have liked to see more interaction between the characters, the ending made up for all of that. The author did a good job tying everything together in the end. I would recommend everyone to give this book a try.

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