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Whisper Falls (Destiny #3)

4.05  ·  Rating Details ·  2,657 Ratings  ·  216 Reviews
Welcome to Destiny, Ohiowhere coming home means finding your true heart and maybe even your true love

Tessa Sheridan came crawling back to her quaint hometown of Destiny after her big-city interior design career crumbled. Now not only must she struggle to make ends meet, but she has to contend with a biker next door and the roar of Harleys shattering the serenity of her cab
ebook, 384 pages
Published December 28th 2010 by HarperCollins e-books
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5 stars – Contemporary Romance

Reading Toni Blake's Destiny series is like coming home and visiting with dear friends, and Whisper Falls is my favorite book in the series so far, which is really saying something considering how much I enjoyed the first two books. There seems to be a noticeable trend lately in contemporary romance of characters returning to their small hometowns, but this has more depth than most, making it one of the better series. There are several attributes about the Destiny s
UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

I never sit down and write reviews immediately after finishing a book, but this time, I just couldn’t help it! Whisper Falls is an amazing story about forgiving, moving forward, and not judging people without giving them a chance! Throughout the book the theme is about never giving up. It’s an inspiring story that had me laughing out loud, sighing, crying tears of both joy and sorrow, and most definitely fanning myself.

Lucky Romo is the ultimate bad guy and this story could have been so very dar
Jan 17, 2011 Auntee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of the series; anyone who likes a good contemporary
Another winner from Toni Blake! Somehow her contemporaries always have me thinking about them long after I've finished reading them, and this one was no exception. I went over this one in my mind for some time, thinking about some of the scenes and how they could have played out differently.

Whisper Falls is the third story in the Destiny (a small Ohio town) series, and it's not essential that you read the two books preceding it, but trust me, you'll want to read One Reckless Summer and Sugar Cre
♡Karlyn P♡
4.5 stars. Whisper Falls is another great sizzling hot and steamy contemporary romance by Toni Blake. Really good!

In this story we meet Lucky Romo, Mike Romo’s little brother who has been missing for 16 years. The rumors say he joined a motorcycle club and delved in illegal activities, and many wondered if he was even still alive. For reasons the book will reveal, Lucky has no choice but to return to his old hometown and face the life he left behind. He buys a small house where he set up his cu
Mar 24, 2011 willaful rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Sherri *SheLuvs2Read*
Title "Whisper Falls," setting a small town called Destiny -- I confess, I went in expecting this to be pretty derivative and generic. It was a great surprise when it developed into a real page-turner.

In the last small town book I read with a bike-riding, tattooed hero, he turned out to be the mayor or something. Here we have Lucky, a man with a genuinely dangerous past, who is genuinely scary-looking and out of the norm and knows it. Lucky is reluctant to get involved with his neighbor Tessa, b

Dinner was not cooked, children were ignored, the sick husband was not checked on (ok, I did bring him some soup). All because Norma was having a love affair with Lucky Romo. :)

This was by far the best of the Destiny series, and from what I've read of Toni Blake so far, certainly her best book.

**Re-read 3/31/12. Still LOVE me some Lucky Romo. I also loved Tessa more this time around. Maybe I was burning with too much jealousy first time around. She's a great character. I love that these characte
Miss Kim
Loved it!! Ms. Blake is one of my favorite romance writers, and she did not disappoint me with Whisper Falls. I really enjoy the loner heroes that she writes: Rob from Letters to a Secret Lover, Mick in One Reckless Summer, and now Lucky in Whisper Falls. They are brooding and mysterious, and sexy.

I’ve been anticipating Lucky Romo’s story, since we learned a little about him in Sugar Creek. Lucky and Tessa both return to their hometown of Destiny after long absences. He’s a tattooed biker; she
Paige  Bookdragon
Aug 16, 2016 Paige Bookdragon rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf, meh, not-for-me

Meh. I'm still on Chapter 1 and the heroine can't stop thinking about the hero already. I've got 10+ unread chapters left and I know this won't be a good read.

Manda Collins
Nov 22, 2010 Manda Collins rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of bad boy heroes, fans of good girl heroines, fans of small town romances
Shelves: contemporary
It's not often that a book touches me personally like WHISPER FALLS did. As someone who has dealt with health problems, Tessa's battle to keep an upbeat attitude in the face of her Crohn's disease struck really close to home. Especially when it came to not wanting her disease to take over her life or change the way her friends and acquaintances thought about her. Even though her illness is for the most part under control, she's afraid that she's let herself get too timid and retiring in the proc ...more
Dec 21, 2010 Kathleen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I agree with everyone who say's this was their favorite book of this series to date. I thought it was FANTASTIC!

Lucky and Tessa where so different from each other and yet because of that they were perfect for each other. I loved them both to pieces.

There were so many heart warming moments in this book and I can't even pick a favorite because they were all great.

I can't even write a review worthy of this book so just go and read Shawna's and KarlynP's reviews because I felt the exact same way
I would say this is the best book I've read all year, but truthfully it's the only book I've read so far this year. But I'm pretty sure by the end of 2011 this will still be ranked high on my list.

I loved Lucky & Tessa. I thought they were great together. I loved the book as a whole.

I'm such a Toni Blake fangirl. So thank you Ms. Blake for indulging me with your stories! Can't wait for the next one.

5++++++ Stars!
This was an "okay" read for me at best. I am a huge fan of the first book in this series, but unfortunately, both the Romo brother's books have left me a bit disappointed and underwhelmed.

I loved the premise of this book because the "biker hero" is such an intriguing type of hero. The idea of a heroine who suffers from a chronic illness was also very intriguing and I felt that with this combo....this book couldn't go wrong. How I wish this were the case.

I certainly felt chemistry between the lea
Opening Line: "Meow,"Tessa Sheridan frowned at the grey-and-white cat perched next to her on the sofa."

A lot of people really liked this book, and it’s received a ton of 5 star ratings, which is of course why I bought it, unfortunately though I struggled through it. I mean this was a real effort to finish, plodding through long drawn out repetitive scenes and way too many introspective conversations that added nothing to the overall story. Even with a hunky outlaw biker hero to drool over, sizzl
“I have little left in myself – I must have you. My very soul demands you”….
Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre

This is the 3rd installment in Toni Blake's Destiny Series and it tells the story of Tessa Sheridan and bad boy biker Lucky Romo. The story picks up six months after the 2nd book, Sugar Creek, with beautiful springtime and all its renewal of life just beginning in the quaint small town of Destiny, Ohio. And like the seasons, often we find human souls who have suffered tremendous pain in the bit
Oct 03, 2010 Samantha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary, arc
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3 1/2 stars rating, which to me is a slight disappointment because I felt the first two books in the series were 5 star keepers. Whisper Falls had some wonderful parts, #1 Lucky!!- his heart (and bad boy looks), his journey back to his family, and #2 Lucky and Tessa's developing relationship, very sensual as Lucky breaks Tessa out of her mold and they grow together, #3 their uninhibited sex life, Toni Blake has a way of writing some scorchers without crudeness and #4 the story gives tender choke ...more
I was really looking forward to this third installment in the Destiny Series and maybe because of my high expectations it ended up falling short for me. I give it 3 1/2 stars.

When I found out that Tessa, the heroine, suffers from Crohn's Disease I was very anxious to get to her book. One of my sisters has Ulcerative Colitis, which is very similar to Crohn's, and I was very interested to see how someone would deal with the disease while dating, especially knowing what all my sister has gone throu
Aug 26, 2016 Swarnanki rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I Loved this book.I gave it 5 star for 5 reasons mentioned bellow

* The characters (ALL:MAIN AND SIDE)

* The writing

* An Extra point to the all quotes used in books

* One point to me for picking up this amazing book

* One point to all the cats in the book


My Reaction after reading the book : description

"If God sends us on strong paths, we are provided strong shoes. – Corrie ten Boom"
I grabbed this one thinking it was the 2nd in the series but found out after I started reading it that it was the 3rd. No biggie. I didn't really need to read #2 to enjoy this one, though I do wonder if it might have answered a few questions about "Annie". I loved Lucky. I'm not in to the tattoos and all but I was able to overlook them on Lucky. I found Tessa to be a likable person too. Sweet and sometimes kinda heart wrenching read.
Apr 03, 2011 jenjn79 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to jenjn79 by: continuation of a series
Like most of my other GR friends, I loved this book. It was such an engaging read that gives you a little bit of everything you want. I just wanted to keep coming back and reading more and got annoyed when I had to put the book down.

Series Note:
Third book in Blake's "Destiny" series about a quaint Ohio town and the people who live there. I think you could probably read this as a standalone without too much trouble.

Tessa Sheridan had a promising career in a big city as an interior designe
A very enjoyable addition to the Destiny Series by Toni Blake. I have to admit my favorite is still One Reckless Summer, but this was almost as good, and probably better in some ways. My one major caveat was the repetition in the first part of the book (maybe the first third). The reader would read through a scene between Tessa and Lucky, often getting a look at the situation from both perspectives. Then, a few pages later, we get a rehash when Tessa thinks about what happen, and then again when ...more
This is another great book by Toni Blake.

Lucky (long lost younger brother of Mike Romo) finally comes back home after years of being gone. He left town without telling anyone where he was going…..never kept in contact…..ended up in a biker gang….and has some bad history he is trying to put behind him.

He moves in next door to Tessa……a sweet young woman that has had a successful career in the big city….suffered from some serious medical issues….and is now trying to restart her business/life in he
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This is the third book in Toni Blakes Destiny series and a wonderful addition to an already wonderful series. This time around we meet Lucky, the long lost bad ass brother of Mike (Sugar Creek) who took off right after high school without looking back or telling anyone where he was going. He has returned to Destiny for a reason, a spoiler so I don't want to reveal it, and is trying to turn his life around after being in a bad motorcycle gang and leaving that and residing in Milwaukee (love when ...more
Nov 27, 2012 SheLove2Read rated it liked it
Shelves: 2012
I seriously need to create a "heroine ruined the entire book" shelf for next year.

Loved Johnny "Lucky" Romo. LOVED HIM. Yeah, he was a little scary (in a good way) and had done some bad shit, but in the long version of this story, he was a young man who didn't have the support or grief counseling he needed after the loss of his sister and in turning inward, became a man he wasn't proud of. I cried for that young man AND the now 34 year old man who has never felt loved, never felt "enough". I hat
I'm not entirely sure what happened with this one, but I couldn't wait to read it and started plowing through it, but once I got to a certain point very close to the end I just sort of lost interest. Probably because I knew that everything would work out in the end and at that point eh biggest conflicts/barriers where resolved and I was not long curious about how it ended.

I really liked Lucky. What a great alternative-type character. I wish we would have seen a little more of his kid or somethi
Trang Nguyen
Sigh.... I've been in a reading slump the last few weeks. Reading very little and then when I'm reading I'm not enjoying the books like I used to. But I'm sure glad this pre-ordered book reached me at the right time.

Tessa has just found out that her new neighbor has moved into the cabin next to her. Lucky, a childhood resident of Destiny has moved back to town after being missing for 15 years. Lucky has reformed from his past bad boy status and is trying to make a fresh start, even though he ap
Aug 31, 2012 Wanderlust rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hot-alpha-men
Cover & Title - 4/5
Favorite line - "I don't know the right way to say this stuff, Tessa, but ... you're the best thing that's happened to me. I've never felt like this before, I've never ... been happy like this."
Favorite character - Tessa

I haven't read the rest of the books in the series but after reading this i really want too.
I loved this book. Tessa & Lucky <3 aww. I was so happy they got together & stayed together. I smiled so many times while reading this book.

My favorite t
Jan 17, 2011 Mahlet rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another fantastic Destiny series installment! Beautifully developed romance between a hopefully reformed motorcycle-riding bad boy and a woman who's trying to find herself again after letting a chronic illness stop her from really living...and of course, just the right amount of lovin' with lots of outdoor scenes this time around. Waterfall one was especially nice ;)

THEORY: My computer-phobic girlfriend has a Destiny theory I want to share: The dark-haired woman mentioned several times at Duke's
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Toni Blake's love of writing began when she won an essay contest in the fifth grade. Soon after, she penned her first novel, nineteen notebook-pages long, and announced to her mother over breakfast one day that she was going to be a writer when she grew up. Since then, Toni has become the author of more than a dozen contemporary romance novels. Her work has been excerpted in Cosmo, she's been a re ...more
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