Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Xpresso Presents Touching Melody (Forever First #1) by RaShelle Workman Blog Tour Stop

Touching Melody by RaShelle Workman
Series: Forever First #1 
Publication date: June 2013 
Genre: New Adult Contemporary


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 frat 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 Graduation 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. 

Days and months 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.


My Review

5 of 5 Touching Melody

Touching Melody is such a heart wrenching story about first love and loss. I was excited to read this book when I saw the cover reveal because it just calls to you. I mean the girl on the cover looks so sad and haunted in the picture that it made me wonder what was going on with her to make her look like that. After reading the blurb and then the book I was totally blown away with how much the cover matched the book. This is a story with so many secrets and lies that it had me at the edge of my seat. I at one point yelled at my kindle and my kids thought I was going crazy!

Maddie had it all until a senseless act took it all away from her. Her parents were killed and now she is left to live with her aunt and uncle. She is excited to be getting away and starting a new life away at college. She knows it will be hard and she will miss her aunt and uncle but she won't miss people looking at her weird and the whispers of how her parents were murdered. Maddie's all moved in and settling nicely into college life when her friend suggests they go to a fraternity party. AT first Maddie didn't want to go but she went anyways because her friend wanted her to. Only when she gets there she sees the boy she has had a crush on since she was nine Kyle. Her heart starts racing and she wants out because Kyle's father killed her parents and she wants nothing to do with him or his family.

So Maddie decides she will throw herself into her music. She practices the piano every chance she gets to keep her mind off of Kyle and her parents. Then her professor asks her to do a duet for annual winter gala which gets her a scholarship she agrees. But she soon finds out the other half of her duet is none other than Kyle. At first she does not want to do the duet but she needs the scholarship so she works with him. She tries to keep her feelings at bay but she soon finds herself right back at square one in love with Kyle.

Kyle is determined to show Maddie that he is nothing like his family. He loves her and wants her in his life but how can she love him? Will she be able to love him? What is Kyle willing to sacrifice to be with Maddie? This is a summer beach must read! The highs the lows and the love between two people is the greatest thing to read on the beach or anywhere!



RaShelle Workman is the bestselling author of the Dead Roses series ("Sleeping Roses" is being translated into Turkish, and will be available in print wherever Turkish books are sold in 2014), the Immortal Essence series, and the Blood and Snow series. She's sold over two hundred thousand copies of her novels worldwide in the past year, including Japan, Canada, and Europe. You can find RaShelle all over the web, but the best place to start is on her blog:

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Giselle said...

Haha any book that can make you yell at your Kindle is a winner in my eyes! ;)

erin said...

looks and sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing :)

Denise Z said...

I was on the fence about this title, but you have peaked my interest. Thank you for sharing :)