Author: Christina Lee
Publisher by: Penguin
Published on: May 20, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult Romance, Romance
Page Count: 262
A hot and consuming New Adult romance about a wayward musician and the one girl who keeps him grounded…
At college, Rachel has a reputation for being a sarcastic flirt with a thing for star athletes. No one at school knows that she’d had her heart ripped to shreds by her high school sweetheart, who’d driven them both off the side of the road on a borrowed motorcycle, and then abandoned her. No one knows the real Rachel Mattson—except one person…
Ever since he helped nurse his sister’s feisty best friend back to health, pierced bass player Kai Nakos has been head over heels in love. But the supposed bad boy can’t risk letting Rachel know the truth—especially now that the two of them are back in their hometown for the summer, together for the first time since the months following that fateful night. Never mind that Rachel’s ex is back, groveling for her forgiveness.
Shaken by her ex’s return, Rachel finds herself turning to the one guy she knows she can trust. Kai is willing to hide his feelings for her, just to have Rachel touch him again. After all, this is only a temporary fling. Until it becomes something more. But maybe it had been more all along.
“Neither of us seemed to know exactly who we were yet. Who we wanted to be. Except maybe who we wanted to be for each other. That felt natural, easy, almost primal.”
“Whisper To Me” is the first Christina Lee book that I’ve read but it will not be the last. Rachel’s and Kai’s story sucked me in and I really loved Christina’s writing. This was a sweet read and at times a little emotional. The chemistry and connection that these two shared was so effortless, so perfect, that I couldn’t help but love them.
Rachel and Kai had been best friends for years. He was her best friend’s older brother. They shared everything with each other and were as close as family. Three years ago Rachel was injured in a near fatal accident with boyfriend Miles. After the accident, Rachel had a long and difficult recovery. It was too much for Miles and he left her just weeks after. The one person who offered her constant support during her recovery was Kai. Kai was her rock and he stayed by her side every day. He never treated her like she was fragile and pushed her to keep going. The more time they spent together, the more Kai started to fall in love with her.
Rachel was sarcastic, sweet, and funny. She had changed so much when she started dating Miles that she had lost a bit of herself. She carried around so much pain and heartache when he left that she didn’t know what to do. She never got closure with him. When she graduated high school, she decided to go away to college so she could escape. She never told her new friends about her past because she didn’t want pity. She wanted to leave her past behind her so she reinvented herself. She became this over the top, carefree, party girl and she started to use sex to escape.
Kai, man I loved Kai!! He was a little bit of a bad boy but he was also sexy, sweet, and such a caring person. He was also this amazing musician. Other than his music and family he didn’t care about his direction in life. He definitely had a way with woman but the only girl he ever cared about was Rachel. He always wanted to tell Rachel how he felt about her but he didn’t want to risk their friendship.
Seeing each other after all this time brought back all the feelings that Kai had for Rachel. Seeing Miles and being back home stirred up a lot of emotions in Rachel and she started to turn to Kai for comfort. This time it was different and they definitely started to become much more than friends. The sexual tension between the two of them was absolutely scorching. I wanted them together so much but both were scared to admit it. They each their own personal issues to deal with too. I kept turning the pages because I was dying to see if they would get together. I really loved the ending to this story and I can’t wait to see more from this series.