Genres: Contemporary Romance
Also by this author: Moment of Weakness (Embracing Moments, #1)
Loneliness is a desolate feeling that claws its way into the very fabric of your life, dragging you to despair. It is an isolation of your heart and soul and a rejection of everything you are, and everything you try to be, by the very people who should be showering you with love and acceptance...
A life of solitude becomes the norm for Charlotte Whittaker. An emptiness fills her with a void so big that she finds herself running to escape it—running to be alone... It takes a new country and a new outlook on friendship for her to begin to build up her trust in others again.
Easton James wraps his heart in tissue paper, locking it away and hiding the key, as he tries to put distance between it and the life he thought was already paved for him. He walks a lonely man—a band of patient friends by his side—searching for answers that will reunite him with the man he knows hides deep inside of himself.
Travelling roads of uncertainty that push and pull them like magnets, the pair discover a middle ground on uncharted territory that gives them hope for a chance at a new kind of love.
I have read Katie Fox’s books before, but Eleanor Lloyd-Jones is a new author to me. Author duos have become very popular and I was curious to see what these two came up with in Whispers from the East!
Whispers is your classic coming of age story. Young adults traveling through Europe, discovering who they are. Both are dealing with their own issues, and at first, Charlie and Easton do not really get along. Easton is very serious (Mr. Serious) and Charlie is determined to do things HER way (Miss Independent). The story flows very well and is told in alternating 1st person POV so you get insights into each characters actions and motives. In typical NA fashion, there were times I wanted to beat the shit of the two of them. But, then I reminded myself what I was like when I was their age and I let it go.
Truly a story of self discovery, Whispers from the East is one of those books that will stick with you long after you finish. Some of it good, some of it bad, but all of it memorable. The playlist is crucial in this story so make sure you list as you read. Its almost as if they picked the songs, then wrote the book. They have turned this collection of songs into a story and its really impressive. Also, the formatting is beautiful. The chapter headings and images are perfect.
If you are looking for an emotional, angsty, new adult read, Whispers from the East is a perfect pick. If the NA genre is new to you, this is a good starting point to introduce you to the genre!
- POV: 1st (dual)
- Tears: I didn’t, but I could see parts where some people would totally cry!
- Trope: self discovery
- Series/Standalone: standalone
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes « Hide Spoiler
Clipped Wings by Helena Hunting, A Place in the Sun by RS Grey, Punk 57 by Penelope Douglass…then you will probably like Whispers from the East!