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Preview — Reverb by J. Cafesin
THIRD EDITION of Romantic Suspense REVERB
50+ pages, and a lot more story added.
James' full story is worth telling...
Also available in print.
James Whren is brilliant, beautiful, rich, and taken—with himself, or more precisely, his genius for creating music. Desired by many, committed to no one but his muse, on the e ...more
This is one of those stories that pulls you in immediately and has you frantically turning the pages to see what happens next.
In this story, we're introduced to James Whren, a talented, brilliant and famous musician who only wants to run from his seriously dark and troubled past. What he has gone through already only adds to his character development as you become more involved in his life. I really felt bad for him and I wanted him to find peace in ...more
Wow, I'm at awe! This was thinking outside the box (my prude box). A definite unforgettable tale and splendid storytelling. I was captivated from the very start and when I got to that (don't what to spoil it for you), particular adult content , I yelp, "Oh no!". My mind immediately thought that this was going in the direction that I didn't want it to go ..just not my genre. But I kept reading and glad I did. It so happens that the incident was not to tantalize but clearly the opposite ...more
Author – J. Cafesin
Publication Date – January 19, 2013
Type – Stand Alone
Genre – Romance, Thriller
Rating – 3 1/2 out of 5 Stars
To be honest, there were a few times, I had to put the book down and take a break from it. Parts of it had my mind wandering on other things and I had a hard time grasping the “present tense” writing. Other than that, I liked James’ character – I loved how self absorbed he was and was rooting for him the whole time.
I found myself getting pissed off at ...more
I was not fond of James’s father, Edward. He came across a selfish, self-obsessed and judgmental man. He seemed ...more
I had an amazing hand wrote review for Reverb, But I misplaced it. So as promised, I am writing an honest review other than "This book blew my mind."
There is no doubt in my mind that James is such a beautiful character. And his character is what make this book, No doubt about it. How one person can go through so much trauma in life and come back stronger and willing to love is beyond me. James captured my heart.
Stunning story telling J. Cafesin! :-) ...more
It is funny; I had to look this title’s name up in the dictionary to find out what it means. I found out that it relates to music. I started this book really not know much about it except from the blurb. I noticed some people wrote that it was suspense thriller. I did not see this story that way at all. All books for the most part are suspense for me, since I am waiting to see what happens next.
At the beginning of this book I was confused. The prologue s ...more
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Reverb is a compelling read.
The plot successfully merges the genres of psychological thriller and romantic suspense. Written in both the first and third person Reverb's unconventional writing style adds to its immediacy. For much of the story you are the fly on the wall and sometimes you don't want to be.
Vivid characters drive the story forward and even the numerous flashbacks positively reinforce the plot's momentum.
Realistic and savage many aspects of the stor ...more
From the opening paragraph I was compelled to read on as the narrative pulled me in. While there was definitely a large serving of romance in this book, it was well balanced with all the other components. When all of these components are put together they deliver a memorable experi ...more
I wasn’t sure quite what to expect from this book, premise sounded intriguing but different. But once I started the book it wasn’t easy to put down or forget—I found myself thinking about it while doing other things. James Whren made that much of an impact on me. There were parts of the book that made me stop and realize how beautifully written it was and how complete and realistic the main characters were.
James, through various losses, has found s ...more
Published By: Entropy Press
Age Recommended: Adult
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
"Reverb" By J. Cafesin was a "love story, a psychological thriller paced with romantic suspense." I truly could not have said it any better because this was truly a story of redemption. I enjoyed the first POV from James Michael Whren and the other characters are in third person POV.. all giving the reader a good story. The author was able to create a emotional intensive feel that ring high fro ...more
I am keeping the story outline short because I do not want to give away much of the plot. It is twisted ...more
1) The crazy love affair the author has with the protagonist. I wish I had the foresight to quantify the number o ...more
James Micheal Whren has everything that anyone could possibly want, he's beautiful, rick, talented and all the women love him. However all these things aren't happiness and the only person who can ever reach James is James. Lost in his lonely world of ...more
Every so often you read a book that changes you, stays with you always. For me this was one of those books. I was told I hadn't read anything like it... And it's true. I haven't read anything like it. It is one of a kind in that sense. I was captivated from the beginning. I can't really begin to describe how I feel about this book.
What would you do if you had everything going for you? What if you had worked your whole life to achieve greatness? Then it was ripped away in seconds?
I can't even g ...more
James Logan (Whren) has it all...good looks, money, and talent. What's missing from his life? Love and authentic relationships with real people. James is in his own world and believes music will bring him all the happiness he needs. However, his biological father has other plans for the ...more
James starts life in a peaceful, loving environment, which becomes increasingly desperate. As an adult, James attempts to maintain a sense of order by keeping his world a ...more
This book was a page turner, and at times the content was very disturbing to read. There was some predictability but not enough to make you know how the story will ...more
Having just lost one son to drugs, Edward Whren is not prepared to lose another and he sets his son up in the way that only an all-powerful, businessman thinks. Without thought for future consequences simply because he thinks he is omnipotent.
Once the current action starts, it becomes a race between surviving and salvation as James escapes his captivity despera ...more
This book was an enjoyable read. It deals with abuse, male abuse specifically, and other issues associated with tragedy of loss. I wholly enjoy 80% of it but I entirely disagree with the cliche ending. Personally, I'm not a fan of "let's forgive everyone" ideology and I was sorely disappointed that the author also took this route as with many others author that deals with issues of neglect, abuse, and violence.
But overall, the writing was very well written and the characters and plot were
James Whren is the lead character in Reverb and the story is mostly written from his point of view. This was important, as there were so many of his past experiences that I could only grasp by his retelling of them to understand his emotional and physical strife throughout the book and why he lived in constant fear. This was very effective. I was, however, confused a couple of times when there was a random switch in point of view to another character without w ...more
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