Single mom Brynn Daniels has her hands full with her teenage son, working full time, and getting ambushed periodically when her mom rents out the backyard garage apartment on Airbnb without letting her know. She doesn't have time for romance. She certainly doesn't have time to deal with an absentee father who is in witness protection with his "real" family or the sexy, mysterious stranger who shows up on her front door.
Former Marine Axel Vaughn learned at a young age that the only person he can depend on is himself. He never allows emotions to interfere in his life; professionally or personally. But that all changes when he shows up to his newest assignment and a gorgeous, redhead answers the door.
He keeps to himself, but she can't stop thinking about him.
She's off-limits, but he can't he stay away from her.
Things in Whisper Lake are about to get complicated.
Can you imagine the panic I got when I sat down to work on my website this morning and realized that I never posted a review for Whisper of Attraction?! I got the EARC and read the book during one of the most stressful weeks I can remember; I was in the process of moving from one country to another here in Europe. I inhaled the story the night before the moving van arrived, and it was just the perfect kind of escape I needed during those sleepless moments.
I loved just about everything in that story, and the wonderful thing about it is, it is so memorable, that even weeks after reading it, I still remember it, still cherish the warmth and depth, the crazy and fun, and the steam and heat of the moments.
The meet-cute between single mom Brynn Daniels and former marine Axel Vaughn is one of the funniest, craziest events that had me laughing out loud, hollering 'you go, girl'. And the rest of the story had me as engaged to the characters and events as the beginning did.
I loved that both Brynn and Axel had the strong bond to their closest family, Axel to his sister and Brynn to her son. Both of their dysfunctional families had shaped them to be who they are today, yet in the midst of the chaos, they had found their own inner strength and peace, being able to build the bonds to the kids.
I loved the sisterhood of the friends of Brynn, and the antics they get into. Melanie Shawn writes some of the best friendships I have read about in their book series, setting the 'goal' high and appreciating the friends in my own life who are sharing the path with me.
Brynn and Axel have one emotional roll-a-coaster road to their HEA. It is sweet, heartfelt, sexy, adorable, delightful, lovely, did I mention sexy..? And they are just so perfect for each other, with their past hurdles, and the present challenges, if they can just find a way to make their future goals line up together as well.
There is a touch of suspense in the story giving it even more dimension, spice, and action.
Whisper of Attraction is a perfect addition to my Melani Shawn collection. The charming characters, the deep emotions, the humorous moments, and the hot, sheets burning love scenes that are so well embedded to the plot, all contribute to the amazingly wonderful read that is just perfect to escape with even during the most difficult times in life when nothing else takes your thoughts away from the stress of life. Loved it!
~ Five Spoons!