The Sound of Love: A Romance Anthology
Experience the compelling, heart warming romance of Charlotte and John as they rekindle their long-lost love.
Charlotte and John grew up as young orphans in the secluded outskirts of a rural town. Each day, they’d sneak out to the nearby forest to escape the cold grasp of the orphanage’s tyrant-ruler. However, the safety that came f...more
3 words to describe this wonderful story of friendship and love. The story follows John and Charlotte through childhood and when they meet up again as adults in a chance encounter that will pull at your heart strings. I loved the back and forth between childhood and adult hood, it really helped you get to know the characters and what they've been through, why their bond is so undeniably strong. The story and emotions are beautifully written and you feel every emoti ...more
Charlotte and John were the best of friends at the orphanage they lived in. They had wild imaginations and would play together daily. They promised to never leave each other. Fast forward years later. Charlotte reconnects with John in an unexpected way and their relationship picks up where it left off.
I really enjoyed this! The ...more
I loved reading this book. Kyle is such a great author. This story takes you from a sad spot in two kids lives to such a perfect spot in their adult lives. The ending is amazing. You finish the book smiling from ear to ear. It was thee perfect feel good read.
Goodness, I adored every second of this sweet, heartwarming story about two long lost friends coming together again after years of being separated by fate. This charming story focuses in on a big part of our world today: homelessness. John and his adorable five year old son, Jack, are homeless. They have been for six months; living on the streets, sleeping on the cold concrete. Even worse is that it’s winter time. Charlotte is driving by the homeless intersectio ...more
“The fact that something was unknown meant that anything was possible”
The Sound of Love - A definite 5 star read.
Jumping between past and present, this heartbreaking and heart-warming story of friendship and love leaves you smirking at times and reaching for tissues at others.
Having no idea what to expect, it has easily become my favourite read of 2020. And the ENDING did not disappoint!!!!
Note : There is a music soundtrack that you can listen ...more
Yet for me, a true mark of great writing and sorry telling comes from a place of questioning, Can a writer make me fall in love with characters by telling me about their hearts, their childhood, their history and the deeply emotional connections with the other characters in the book?
That’s exactly what Kyle Shoop has done with, “The Sound of Love” a clean romance novel, that wil ...more
The Sound of Love book has a playlist. Let me repeat. THIS BOOK HAS A PLAYLIST. You can ACTUALLY LISTEN to the songs performed by a character in the book!! I've never read a book that has done this before and it was SO NICE! It honestly made the reading experience so much more vivid!
The story itself took me a little bit to get into and to get used to the writing style. I felt like I was being told the story, rather than actually experiencing it through the character. But once I got used ...more
I had the pleasure of reading “The Sound of Love” by Kyle Schoop. This a lovely book with musical lyrics and links so that you are able to listen to these lyrics should you desire too. This book is the first part of a series of five books based on the senses.
So now let me take you on the journey that follows the path of a young boy named John and a young girl named Charlotte who meet in an “orphanage,”which is described as being one step above from living on the streets. John and Ch ...more
This book is unlike any other HEA second chance romance I have read.
The premise of songs written and recorded for the story was beautiful. And being able to listen to them on Spotify was fantastic also.
Kyle I loved them all.
The forward in the book explains the series to be written and it's description is truly beautiful. This author is gifted in that sense.
This has heartbreak in its purest sense and I genuinely did not know how this story ...more
I love the idea behind the Sense of Love series. Every book from it is based on the five senses that are part of falling in love. Touch, taste, sound, smell and sight. It's a very unique idea.
The bonds between the characthers were so well witten. I can't never get bored of the fantastic storytelling.
Another thing that impressed me was the soundtrack. It brought the reading experience to a whole new other level and it made the story even more captivating. The ...more
This book took me by surprise. I loved it!!
It is all i could ask for, the simple story telling and the way the author used his words made me live with Charlotte and john through all the pages. It made me cry with them and laugh with them. This book really touched me!!
The story is fantastic, i loved it from beginning to end. And that ENDING!! It's mind blowing. One of the best romance stories i have ever read.
And those soundtrack!! This idea is just fascinating. I would always listen to th ...more
In this story, Shoop gives readers a light and clean read would appeal not only young women, but I believe it would appeal to teens as well. There is no foul language or explicit material; just a comforting tender love story.
I thought it was creative of Shoop to include recordings of the songs mentioned in this novel. It helps bring the story and feel ...more
The story is about Charlotte and John. Charlotte and John were best friends in an orphanage which they grew up but then they grew apart and now due to chance they are thrown together again.
I really like the characters and it was a cute story which goes between present and their past childhood together. This is well written and has a good pace. I was hooked into the story. I liked the added playl ...more
The story is supplemented with lovely lyrics and music for readers to enjoy while they read. The author is multi-talented being an accomplished author, musician and song writer. However I did not hear his music because I could not connect to the l ...more
Romance isn’t my usual go to - I’m more of a thriller or historical fiction gal but was intrigued by the premise. Having just finished Home Before Dark, this light-hearted read was definitely a pallet cleanser. Our main characters Charlotte and John were childhood friends at a terrible orphanage. It’s now almost 20 years later when the ...more
Years later, fate has brought them together again. John is a shell of what Charlotte remembers. Can she help him heal and find his way back? Will they be able to keep their promise to each other this time?
This is a very cute and sweet read. While simplistic in its writing style, the st ...more
Years into the future, Charlotte has a thriving career and comes across a homeless man and child almost dying of exposure on a cold January night and is shocke ...more
The Sound of Love is the first book in a series called Senses of Love. Charlotte and John met as young orphans. Their imaginations led to a powerful friendship bond. Years later, Charlotte is working in the marketing field when unexpected circumstances bring John back into her life.
The story alternates between past and present— Charlotte and John as children in the orphanage, and Charlotte and ...more
The Sound of Love is a heartwarming book about Charlotte and John, childhood friends who reconnect many years later when Charlotte discovers John and his son sleeping in the sidewalk.
The author also recorded a soundtrack for the reader to listen to at various points in the book. It makes reading The Sound of Love a wonderful, deeper experience by connecting the reader to the music John uses to express his love.
However the narrative felt over-explanatory; some pages spent on detailed childhood m ...more
This story is about friendship, compassion and love. On her drive home from work, Charlotte notices a child on the streets in the cold, she stops to offer her coat. There is a man slumped beside the child, when attempting to wake him, she sees it is a friend from the past, Charlotte and John met in an orphanage and became friends that vowed to never leave each other, however Charlotte was adopted and went away. John has had a hard life and is a down on his luck musician. The sto ...more
The characters were enjoyable, I am particularly fond of Jack! I do wish there was a little bit more depth to the romance rather than relying so strongly on their childhood connection, BUT the author made it work in the end!
Thank you Kyle for the gifted copy of this book ...more
1) the interswitch of past and present, have never like it. after reading the past, i totally forgot what happen in the previous present chapter. skim though some past chapter and skipped some.
2) book was written in third party pov so it felt very narrated.
3) even though the hero and heroine knew each other from childhood, they connected way too fast. there wasn't any development between them, kind of like straight to the point *roll eyes*
i nea ...more
Kyle is also the author of the Acea Bishop Trilogy, which is an action-packed fantasy series. All books in that series are now available, with Acea and the Animal Kingdom being the first book.
At a young age, Kyle was recognized for his stor ...more