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Title: Touching Melody by RaShelle Workman
Series: First in the 'Forever First' series
Genre: NA, Contemporary Romance
Available Formats: Ebook & Paperback
Details: 286 pages, released MAy 14th 2013
Source: Given Ebook in exchange for an honest review, for blog tour with Xpresso Tours.

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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.
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Touching Melody was such a roller coaster read, there was lots of emotions, there were twists and turns, and overall I liked the ride. While there were some rough patches in Touching Melody I didn't care for, it was still a very much enjoyable read.

Lets go ahead and get the things I didn't like out of the way so we can move onto the things I did like. Fist off the whole seven year gap thing bothered me, it felt unrealistic that Kyle and Maddie had not seen each other for seven years, yet still had all these very strong feelings for each other from when they were 11. It just seemed too young, and too long of a period of time for them to feel that strongly for one another. Ontop of that Maddie is a very 'flip flop' kinda girl, it was hard to keep up with her emotions sometimes.

Now that, that's all out all out of the way lets move onto the things I did like! First being Rashelle's writing. I have read a few of RaShelle's other novels and I have always been a fan of her writing, everything flows very nicely, and she describes characters feelings insanely well. I always enjoy the good variety of characters she incopartes in her novels, and just overall enjoy her writing.

Kyle was one of my favorite characters, I loved how patient and caring he was for Maddie. For me it made a little more sense for him to have strong feelings for Maddie considering all the times she took care of him when he was younger. I found myself enjoying his POV most, mainly cause he was so straight forward with how he felt about Maddie and how she made him feel when she was around him. He was a tough guy, but when it came to Maddie he was nothing, but sweet.

My favorite FAVORITE part of Touching Melody though hands down was actually Gina, Maddie's roommate. She is such a unique person and I found my self really feeling for her as a character most...she also goes through alot growing up (and while their in college) and my heart was totally breaking for her. You can tell in Touching Melody she is self destructive with the partying and other things she does, and it just makes you feel so bad for her. Cause even though she is all messed up, she still managed to be a good friend to Maddie. Book two in the Forever Firsts series is going to be Gina's story and I for one cannot wait to read her story! I will for sure be buying it the day it comes out.

Overall I would recommend Touching Melody, if you're someone that loves NA contemporary romance novels with a dash of thriller, and tons of raw emotions!I rather enjoyed Touching Melody and am very much looking forward to the next installment.

  • If you want to see my review for RaShelle Workman's novel Exiled click here 
  • If you want to see my review for RaShelle Workman's Blood and Snow series click here.


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8 comments:

Kristin said...

Great review. I agree that 11 is a bit young to be having an everlasting love but it is a work of fiction I guess. LoL. It helps that you enjoyed the authors writing though.
Kristin @ Book Sniffers Anonymous

Soma Rostam said...

Well, this looks so good, Haley, and I love the idea
It's pretty interesting and looks romantic
Your reader,
Soma
http://insomnia-of-books.blogspot.com/

Becca said...

Hmm, I may still read this one. I love that the secondary character was strong. And, not going to lie, the cover is selling me big time. It's just so pretty :D

paula said...

Love the cover! It's cute

Jennifer Trevino said...

The cover is pretty. I'm usually more into the paranormal with thriller added though.

StellaMagic said...

I'm into paranormal, scifi, and fantasy romance

MegMeg said...

Hey there, excited to dive into your blog. :)

littlebookstar said...

The 7 year gap thing WOULD bother me as well. I mean, 11 years old.. really? -_- that's way too young to be in love or whatever. That's puppy love and if I look back to that after 7 years, I'd laugh it off. I'm glad that's the only downside to the book though. It sounds such a great and moving read. The story sounds sad yet enjoyable. Glad you liked it and thanks for the giveaway :-)

Leigh @ Little Book Star