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Whisper of Love

(Whisper Lake #1)

4.23  ·  Rating details ·  623 Ratings  ·  98 Reviews
Stand-alone Whisper Lake romance, complete with HEA--and plenty of heat and heart along the way!

There is a thin line between love and hate. For Allison Walsh, that line was a tightrope hanging a hundred feet in the air, with no safety net to catch her if--or when--she fell.

Ali was barely treading water after losing her big brother, who was her hero and best friend. His s
Kindle Edition, 210 pages
Published May 12th 2018 by Red Hot Reads Publishing
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Oct 15, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: kindle
This was a sweet, fluffy little romance. But the plot was much like every other sweet, fluffy romance. If you want a nice diversion this might fit the bill.

There were a few things that annoyed me. Major spoilers: (view spoiler)
Oct 09, 2018 marked it as to-read
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There is a thin line between love and hate. For Allison Walsh, that line was a tightrope hanging a hundred feet in the air, with no safety net to catch her if--or when--she fell.

Ali was barely treading water after losing her big brother, who was her hero and best friend. His sudden death left her to raise her twin nephews when the man that was supposed to share the responsibility with her went MIA after the funeral.

Kade's MMA training made
Wendy Moore
May 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
WOW!!!! So many feels....I laughed and cried and everything in between. What a great start to a new series. I LOVED both Ali and Kade and the twins. A lot of pain and love so glad the both got their HEA's. So looking forward to the next in the series....Well done ladies on another amazing read!!!!
Oct 20, 2018 rated it liked it

A sweet childhood friends to lovers romance with plenty hot moments in the mix.

My first book by this author who I discovered while browsing books available in KU.

The story was touching.
Ali had lost her parents, then years later her brother in an accident leaving her with shared guardianship of his two sons along with Kade who was her brother's best friend.

Following the funeral Kade who is an MMA fighter or was, went AWOL leaving Ali to look af
Debbie DiFiore
Nov 01, 2018 rated it it was ok
MMA Fighter Returns

Just not liking MMS fighter books. He and heroine were named guardian of two boys after her brother does and he goes on a bender and takes off. When he sobers up he goes into rehab and has been sober for a year or so. He comes back like some kind of hero to the two teenage boys who have been having major issues. One is too good and one is unruly and getting in trouble alot. The heroine who has basically been breaking her neck getting food on the table and paying the bills has
Paige Turner
May 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Whisper of Love hooked me immediately. The characters were well written and the storyline was relatable.

A single mom due to circumstances beyond her control, Allison is doing the best she can raising 2 twin teenage boys. She's at the end of her ropes looking for a life vest when her first love and co-parent shows up unexpectedly.

Ali is a sweet caring women who loves her nephews unconditionally. She hasn't had it easy the past year and a half but she's always been there for her nephews. My hear
Books and Spoons
May 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The second chance love stories are so bittersweet because there usually are hurt feelings at the background, but there is also that amazing hope of love conquering it all, and that is what brings so much joy and jubilee into the stories and to the lives and minds of the readers. I absolutely LOVE it when the hero comes back to town, with his feelings already developed towards the heroine, his intent clear, he is willing to do the hard work to win her heart again, and he is willing to grovel if t ...more
May 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Melanie Shawn is always a one-click for me and what a great start to this new Whisper Lake Romance series! I loved this small town romance!

Ali Walsh is still reeling more than a year and a half after the unexpected death of her brother, Patrick. Not only was he the one who basically raised her due to the fact their mother was an alcoholic, she was also left co-custody of his twins, KJ and Ricky. She's doing everything she can to raise the teenagers, keep the house in order and keep the family bu
May 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow! What emotion! Allison not only has to deal with the loss of her brother & step up to to raise his twin sons, she has to deal with the fact that her brother's best friend, & her crush & co-god parent, has fled out of their lives. A situation that was hard enough for two people to handle together & she has to do it by herself & question herself the entire time. Then he thinks he can walk back in a year & a half later as if nothing has happened? It's all she can do to k ...more
Becky Claxon
May 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is so good and touched my heart. Patrick has raised his sister Allison Walsh. Kade Jameson McKnight is his best friend and they have been like brothers. Patrick’s father was an alcoholic, and the Walsh’s mother was an alcoholic. Patrick was a single father to two boys, Ricky and KJ. Sadly Patrick died and left custody of his boys to Alli and Kade. Kade was an MMA champion and was a player. Unfortunately he was not there to help Alli out for the first year and a half. The boys just turn ...more
May 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Whisper of Love takes place a year and a half after Ali's brother, Patrick unexpectedly died leaving her with a set of grieving teenage twins to finish raising. She has been struggling to keep her grief separate from the boys since she knows that they don't seem to be taking the death any better than she had been. Kade was Patrick's best friend and he disappeared after the funeral even though he was the other legal guardian of the boys.

When Kade shows up unexpected to Ali's house, the twins are
Yvonne Cruz
May 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing

This book is the beginning of a new series and it truly is a touching, heartbreaking but also heartwarming story.
After her brother’s death, Ali Walsh becomes the guardian of her two young teenage nephews. Her life is no longer hers, the boys are barely coping and she is struggling to stay afloat.
Over a year after the death of her brother, his best friend, and the other person named guardian of the boys, Kade, shows up at her door. She is furious with him. But Kade had reasons for his delayed app
Laurie Louis
May 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was so excited to read Whisper of Love, the first book in Melanie Shawn’s newest series. I started the book and read straight through without a break. I am totally in love with Ali and Kade, I feel sorry for Ricky and want to wash KJ’s mouth out with soap. To say that I think this is my new favorite series and that I can’t wait until the next book is an understatment. I laughed and cried through the entire book. I also have my hopes of who will be the next story.

The story of Ali and Kade is n
May 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! It is a touching, steamy,
& emotional story. Ali, Kade, & the twins Ricky & KJ, lives had been affected by an unexpected tragedy. Ali & Kade, were
left custody of the twins. But, for the past
year & a half, Ali has raised the boys, alone. Ali, Ricky & KJ, still grieve terribly over the loss of their brother/father.
Until Kade rides back into town.
He's been through his own hell, for the past year & a half, & has come out ahead. Kade see's how exhau
Tracy Roberts
May 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another great story. Emotional and sexy and sweet.
Ali has been raising her twin nephews for the last 18-month. She has also been trying to deal with the loss of her only brother, the twins dad Patrick. Ali wasn’t named the only guardian of the twins however. Kade is also guardian of the boys. But to be a guardian you must actually be around to take care of them. Kade has been gone since his best-friend’s death 18 months ago.
Ali has had a lot to deal with. She was so very close to her brother an
May 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
AH-MAZING! start to a new Melanie Shawn series! I read it straight through today with breaks only to eat! Kade was WONDERFUL, especially after you found out about his last 18-months. Ali was an absolute sweetheart, nearly at the end of her rope. The best friend's sister angle had a twist in that they were verbal sparring partners from way back, AND they both had feelings that they didn't share with anyone else. The VCR tape was FANTASTIC and made me cry sad and happy tears! The twins are awesome ...more
May 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really love this new series!! When Allison Walsh has to bring up her brother Patrick's twin sons, she is devastated and barely functioning after his sudden death. When Patrick's best friend Kade Mcknight comes back to town a year and a half after his death, he comes back to mend fences and to be with the only woman he has ever loved...Allison. I really love this friends to lovers story...these two were so broken that it took the love they had for each other to fix there broken hearts!! Don't h ...more
Kelly Cook
May 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Kade and Ali have know each other all their lives, what with Kade’s best friend being Ali’s brother. When tragedy strikes the friendship turns cold and Kade runs.

When Kade returns the fire is reignited.

The story was easy to read and sucks you in from the first word. Kade and Ali are easy to love and even easy to love together.

I’m really looking forward to the next book in the series.

This is book 1 of the Whisper Lake series.

A really enjoyable read and I would highly recommend.

I received an adva
May 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
WOW!! Words escape me in trying to describe how much I loved Ali and Kade while reading Whisper of Love by the amazing Melanie Shawn, the first book in their new series A Whisper Lake Romance. After the death of her older brother, Ali was left to raise her twin nephews while the man who was to share this duty has been missing since the funeral. Ali’s was overwhelmed with all of her responsibilities, barely existing. Then, one day a knock on the door brings the missing best friend of her brother. ...more
Desteen Joyce
Oct 29, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: just-meh
The blurb is better than the book itself.

When the plot is common it's the way that the authors write the story to make it different from all. But unfortunately, this book lacks uniqueness.

All I read are about how the main characters think that the other one is sexy or how they lust about them but I didn't felt the connection of the proper build up of their relationship.

I can't say that I enjoyed this book. I skipped reading some parts and just forced myself to finish it,
Jamie Rhodes
May 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Such an awesome start to a new series. I love the team of Melanie Shawn. They spin wonderful contemporary romance stories. Kade and Ali's story will touch you. I felt for Ali from the start. She is a strong female lead. Kade is about perfect as well, well once you get to read his point of view. This little town and its residents will worm their way into your heart. Dual point of view. No cliffhanger.
May 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Hands down the best book I have read in 2018!!! I cannot wait till the next book in this series. Ali and Kade's story was amazing. Two people together after some unfortunate situations but they sure find the best of it. They grew up together and when Ali's brother passes away they find themselves co parenting but Kade doesn't come to help till 18 months later. Ali gives him a hard time but Kade isn't willing to let her go. He is going to stick around and make the family he wants.
Robin Geary
May 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved my first visit to Whisper Lake. Got the feels for another great series. Loved the love/hate angst and chemistry that Ali had for Kade. He really did come in the picture to be a knight in shining armor. Loved the twins too. The always helpful Ricky and troublesome super protective KJ. And we all need the best friend like Jenn. Can't wait for my next visit to the lake.
Tracy Flick
May 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-2018
Whisper of Love was absolutely wonderful. This story touched on all of my emotions. Ali is struggling to raise her twin nephews after her brother Patrick passed away. Kade was Patrick’s best friend and Ali’s first love. Kade is also the twins guardians as well but played a disappearing act after showing up drunk to the funeral. Kade shows up on Ali’s doorstep a year and a half later and throws Ali off balance. Ali doesn’t know whether to be happy or upset that Kade is back. While Ali struggled r ...more
Lynne Seaver
May 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ali and Kade have loved each other for years....neither told the other and when the unthinkable happens and they have to step up to take care of teenage boys, Kade flakes and leaves Ali to do it all. Kade gets his act together and comes back to claim the women he loves.....I loved the small town setting. This is a fast funny read and I can’t wait for book two.
May 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Free ARC for honest review

Although her life has been less than ideal, the last 18 months of Ali’s life has been devastating. Her brother suddenly died and left Ali in charge of the family business and co-guardian of her brother’s 12 year old twin boys. Kade, the co-guardian, disappeared immediately after the funeral, so the burden fell solely onto Ali. The struggle of raising the boys, who were dealing with their father’s death in different ways was enough, but Ali also had to keep the business
May 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Brand new series set in Whisper Lake—a small Midwest town. And we start off with Ali, who is raising her twin teenage nephews after her brother’s sudden passing. It’s been a bit over a year and she continues to be overwhelmed by all the responsibility in addition to dealing with her grief.

Enter Kade—best friend to Ali’s brother and source of her secret love. He shows up on her doorstep, never having made any effort to see her and the boys since the funeral. Upon seeing him, Ali is furious, hurt
Veronica Mostel
May 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved it

What a great w. Knowing that you thought you could handle life after death. Then some one walks back in and turns your life upside down. They loved each other forever. Great book
Dilek VT
Oct 18, 2018 marked it as never-no-way
Jessica White
May 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love small town romance and Melanie Shawn is the master at this genre. This is the first book in a new series based is Whisper Lake. The story revolves around two main characters: Ali and Kade. Ali’s older brother and Kade’s best friend, Patrick, passed away suddenly leaving them both to raise his almost teen boys. Kade disappears right after the funeral and leaves Ali to do it al by herself. A year and a half later Kade shows up at her doorstep to help. Ali is angry and hurt but Kade has his ...more
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NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY bestselling author Melanie Shawn is the writing team of sister duo Melanie and Shawna. Originally from Northern California, they now make their home in So Cal.

Growing up, Melanie constantly had her head in a book and was always working on short stories, manuscripts, plays and poetry. Shawna always loved romance in any form - movie, song or literary. If it was a love

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