Monday, January 16, 2012
Whisper Cape by Regan Walsh
Escape to a world where the impossible becomes possible.
WHISPER CAPE is a town of secrets and Addison MacKenna soon becomes tangled in a web of them. Plagued with nightmares of her father’s sudden and brutal death, Addie struggles with her anguish and refuses to believe his demise was accidental.
Fighting to shake off one of those devastating early morning nightmares, Addison finds it even harder to escape from the vision of a man lying on the side of the road—a man she may have just killed. When she frantically tries to locate him, he seemingly disappears, just the beginning of strange occurrences in her life. She also cannot ignore the weird sensations in her own body. Suddenly, the impossible seems possible, but is that a blessing or a curse?
Believing that her continual and worsening nightmares are both the key to her own new abilities and the clue to her father’s death, Addie knows she will not rest until she has the answers she craves. As she strives to cope with her new remarkable talents, someone else learns of her abilities—a disgruntled maniacal psychopath with his own agenda that involves eliminating Addie. The only one who can protect her, instruct her in the use of her powers and teach her how to destroy the murderous monster is the same man who makes Addie’s heart race and her blood heat with passion. The same man she’d left for dead.
Cael Sheridan may be arrogant and mysterious but he's also undeniably gorgeous. A member of a secret society, he is sworn to protect the woman he believes to be the daughter of his recently murdered mentor. In the process, he finds it impossible to resist her magnetic sensuality, complicating his efforts to shield and guide her as she learns to manage her newly acquired skills. At the same time, Addison has much to teach him about trust and commitment. Fate has brought them together, but will it make them stronger or destroy them both in end?
This was a fun paranormal romance, with a nice balance of action and suspense and two very interesting protagonists that will have you turning the pages to see what happens next.
What I enjoyed the most were the relationships between the characters. Cael and Addie had a great repartee, with witty dialogue that had me laughing as they go from disliking each other to discovering its turned to love. The supporting characters add a lot to the story as well. They fill the pages with their quirkiness, creating a nice little world that seems completely real.
The story itself is pretty good. I do wish the tension between Cael and Addie had lasted a bit more, since it is resolved rather quickly. I do like that Cael struggles with how he feels for Addie, not wanting to admit to himself that he just might love her. That adds dimension to the romance. The action scenes, although not many, are well written with just the amount of violence necessary but without bothering the flow of the story.
I had a fun time reading this book, and I can recommend it. There are some sex scenes, so be aware of that if those tend to bother you in books.