Title: Whispers in the Wind
Author(s): S.M. Stryker
No. of pages: 294
Genre: Romance, Drama
Publication date: March 1st 2017
Date read: July 10th 2018
Callie Bailey is in love with her high school sweetheart, Drayton Clay, quarterback for the Cougars. It wasn’t love at first sight, but their friendship grew into an invincible bond, a bond that could only be broken by one thing. The day was amazing; he had it all planned out, they were going to get married and she would have a family again. She never expected that amazing day would end like this.
Every day was the same for her, she is just existing, it had been almost two years. That is until Maison Keller walked into her office turning her world upside down. He was fun, caring and loving. He told her of his dream to build the best night club around and with her help Saber Elite was born.
Maison made Callie feel again, she once again opened her heart, but Maison had a dark secret, and before he had the chance to tell Callie about his demons, the nightmare had started.
Kai Sterling knows he shouldn’t get involved, but can’t help himself. After seeing her that first night, he knew he wanted more. There was something about the woman sitting in the mud puddle in the middle of a rain storm that pulled him to her. Callie was something he never thought he would have, but deep down always wanted.
Callie soon realized what she needed to do. Her spiritual quest showed her just how precious and fragile life is and one of these men possessed the heart of gold she had lost years ago, and this time she wasn’t letting go.
I have very mixed thoughts on Whispers in the Wind. On the one hand I thought Stryker wrote a very original romance story, full of twists and turns that I didn’t see coming at all. I really came to love the characters. On the other hand I thought the characters were a bit unrealistic in some ways. Callie is quite unlucky when it comes to love, but also very lucky at the same time. She’s had three loves in total in this book and they all fell head over heels for her within seconds. The men are all very romantic and know the perfect things to say, which made it unrealistic to me. It all just was a little too perfect (except for Callie losing two of her three lovers in one way or another, of course).
If it wasn’t for the dramatic plot line behind the romance one, I think I would’ve DNF it. I thought the dramatic part of Callie’s story was quite original and well thought through! It had me on the edge of my seat and it made it really hard to put this book down!
All in all, I really liked reading this book, but the overly romantic guys and cheesy passages were a little too much. Luckily, romance isn’t the only thing this book is about. So if you can look over the cheesy parts, it’s really worth a read!
* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review, thank you! *