6/23/15

Whisper Beach - Shelley Noble

3 Stars

ABOUT THE BOOK -
When a group of friends reunite in the idyllic beach town where they grew up, they must reevaluate their loyalty to one another or lose their friendship forever

Twelve years ago, Vanessa “Van” Moran fell in love and lost her virginity—but not to the same boy. She fled Whisper Beach desperate and pregnant, never telling a soul about her secret. Now a professional Manhattan organizer, she must return home for the first time to attend the funeral of her best friend’s husband. Van intends to only stay for a weekend, but her plans fall by the wayside as the troubles of this coastal town draw her in.

Dorie, the owner of the pier’s infamous Blue Crab Restaurant where Van and her friends worked as teenagers, enlists Van’s help to save the nearly bankrupt eatery. While Van throws herself into this new task, the man she once loved reenters her life, willing to pick up where they left off.

As the restaurant begins to thrive and Van reconnects with old friends, trouble comes from an unexpected source and she realizes she must face the decisions of her past or sacrifice this new life she has so carefully built.

For Van, this summer will test the meaning of friendship and trust—and how far love can bend before it breaks.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR -

Shelley Noble is a former professional dancer and choreographer and has worked on a number of films. She lives at the Jersey shore where she loves to visit lighthouses and vintage carousels. She is a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and Romance Writers of America.
Visit her website - HERE



MY THOUGHTS -
First, the cover on this is gorgeous! I love covers like this. I have to admit that is why I chose to do this one. And, yes, I am a cover whore!

On the other hand, I am afraid, the books content did not live up to the cover for me. This book was really slow for me and took me about half way till I really started getting into it. It DID become better half way! And I started enjoying it more. But I wouldn't say it was the most exciting book in the world. This is a long book - 416 pages, so, for me... I think about 100 pages could have been cut and I would have liked it better :-/

Another thing - the character development was really good. I just didn't like any of them! Even the main characters were annoying to me. And I didn't like the male lead at all, this was not a guy I would have been interested in. I had a hard time picturing what he looked like.

This one got really mixed reviews from amazon, so I guess I am not alone. A couple said that it was not her best. I do think I would like to try another one by her. I do normally like these kinds of books. 
This was NOT a bad book! Don't get me wrong! It just dragged for me.

Thanks TLC book tours for sending me this book for my honest review!

Get your copy from Amazon - HERE

5 comments:

  1. Definitely mixed reviews on this one. Some really like it, others don't. I have it coming up for review so we'll see. Hope I like it since it's so long. lol.

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  2. Thanks for sharing your thoughts as part of the tour!

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  3. Like the locale. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. This has such a beautiful cover. Perfect for summer!

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