Thursday, 26 June 2014

{Review} Fever by Melissa Pearl

Fever by Melissa Pearl
Songbird #1

Published on 15 June 2014
Genre: NA Romance
Page Count: 237

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. 

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Disclosure: I received a review copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Fever is a lovely and heart-breaking read about the importance of mutual understanding, courage and most important of all, following your heart. At the beginning, Ella has none of the above. The only thing she sought was the sense of security through her controlling boyfriend, David, who has everything planned out nicely for her. I didn't quite like him at beginning because he didn't realize how special Ella was and wasn't sensitive to what she wants. Things got a lot more interesting after Ella heard another voice joining her in her singing session while showering. This part was mentioned in the blurb and caught my attention immediately. 

The chemistry between Ella and Cole was simply... wow. It's just as if they are natural and the accompanying  character growth on Cole's part was well done. Ella? Not so much, but still okay. The things Cole did for Ella was sweet and the only thing that held him back was that Ella was his roommate's girlfriend and therefore untouchable. 

Fever adapts a dual POV by Ella and Cole. It was an enjoyable read and it could be even better if there weren't slight overlaps and repetition of scenes at the start of the chapters, although it did give us more insights as to what both characters feel at the same time. That ending! I'm happy that it doesn't end in a cliffhanger although it does feel a little rushed. It also made me changed my mind a little about David. There is going to be a next book and it's going to be about Ella's best friend, Morgan, who played quite a role in giving Ella a push. I'm so looking forward to reading it!

P.S. Did I mention that the cover is awesome?

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  1. Awe it sounds like this one was a good read for you! I love it when characters have a sort of natural chemistry and i'm glad the character development was great for the male lead even if it wasn't as much fort he female.

  2. This sounds delightful and I love character growth. The singing in the shower has me curious to read that scene.

  3. Def like the sound of the romance as well as the character growth