- File Size: 522 KB
- Print Length: 160 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: February 17, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00TRBK72O
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #112,629 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Whispered Lies Kindle Edition
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I'd like to point out first, because I think this is important at least to me, I love ALDER'S name. It's such a perfect character name---swoony and mysterious as his character is. He's dark mistakes has been clouding his present and all he ever wanted is redemption. Forgiveness was what he's been praying for a long time. Jayne and Alder's interactions had held my breath for 'what ifs.' Alder's big secret had added a suspense twist to this book. When the cat was finally out of the bag, my emotions overflowed. Whispered Lies is a tearjerker. It's very inspirational and uplifting.
A short but definitely a meaty read, you'll feel overwhelmed with the beauty of life represented by Alder and Jayne's story. A story of forgiveness, redemption, trust and belief in love.
"And that's what love did, put the other ahead of itself."
Rating: moderate cussing and clean in the romance department
Once in a while a book comes along that simply steals your breath away. It shatters your heart across the pages and you know you’ll never get all the pieces back. And then, finally in the end, you’re left mesmerized by the beautiful journey you’ve been privileged to be a part of.
I’m so thankful … those were words spoken by Alder. I bled with him. I felt this man’s pain and in the end I felt his hope.
I don’t want to give anything away about this book. You have to read it and live it.
Oh…make sure you have lots of tissues for this one!
"But then I learned something, totally against my will. I learned that my past could define me, or it could refine me."
The characters are ages 20 and 23. The growth and the level of maturity from Jayne and Alder was astounding. The book was written with dual POV giving Jayne and Alder their own voices. Brilliant choice by the author - the insight to the feelings and emotions was terrific. The choices made by Alder have a direct impact on Jayne and her family. To say he had a hard time coming to terms with what happened would be putting it lightly. There were very dark times for him and in the process of healing, he finds a purpose, he finds a friend, he finds forgiveness. Alder also finds himself secretly looking out for Jayne. Not so much stalker but...yeah ok - stalker is exactly what I found myself thinking. But as derogatory as that word is, I found myself using in a positive light. Alder has this immense need to look out for her. Needing to make sure he atones for his sin all the while knowing they could never actually meet. It was a situation handled with kid gloves. I was so drawn to Alder's character. Here was this man who turned his life around and was now giving all that he could give, yet somehow still felt himself lacking. Feeling like he would never be good enough. The guilt was ever-present.
"Just be able to apologize, that would be heaven. Maybe then I'd get rid of some of this guilt I carried around like a lead weight."
It was difficult to get a hold of my true feelings for Alder. Feeling torn. Wanting to be in his corner, but trying to see myself in Jayne's shoes too. How I would feel, or react to the truth. That's what drove me in furiously flipping Kindle pages.
"You see, I'm not the good guy. On the outside, I might look like it; I might even smile at you. But it's a lie. It's all a lie."
When an unforseen event has Jayne meeting Alder for the first time, I saw fireworks between them. Insert angst here... It didn't last long as the book was pretty short, but it was definitely present. Jayne feels inexplicably drawn to him. Safe with him. There is tension and internal struggle from his side - he needed to keep her at arm's length, but having her close was too much to resist. Jayne wanted to know more about him. She was curious and found in his eyes some sort of understanding.
"There was a fierce determination and resolve in his eyes that was deeper than the trite words he spoke. As if he knew my pain, my loss. It drew me in, offering me understanding in a world that just seemed to move on when mine had screamed to a halt."
My only complaint was how everything seemed so fast-tracked. Even though the author uses a sort of time-line with things like, 2 weeks later, it is a fast-moving story. Almost hard to get a real feeling for a characters and the story's development.
But the highlight of the book, for me, was the forgiving and 'refining'. The ability for a person to forgive himself. To heal entirely from such a tragedy. It was beautiful, moving, breathtaking. Moments of such honesty. Along with a HEA epilogue! Really great!
***Provided by Netgalley for honest review***
I liked how the book begins with the character living with his struggles and how it walks us through the whole story. Yes this book made me shed some tearS! So be prepared for it.
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