Saturday, 25 May 2013
Review: Touching Melody by RaShelle Workman
I saw Touching Melody on netgalley and instantly decided that I needed to read this book, I put in a request not expecting to be accepted and very quickly found the acceptance email waiting for me. From the minute I began reading I was hooked, once I began I literally could not stop. I started with the intention of reading a few pages before going to bed and stayed up till 2am reading it.
Maddie found her parents dead bodies and for seven years she has been trying to cope with the discovery, keep the killers identity to herself. One of her coping mechanisms is tattoos, and we are introduced to Maddie just before she is about to add to her collection. Soon the past that Maddie is trying to forget has caught up with her in the shape of Kyle, Maddie's best friend from when they were younger before she lost her parents and was whisked away by her grandparents.
Touching Melody portrays a variety of emotions, sadness, loss, worry, happiness. I felt sad for Maddie having to learn to live with what she has gone through but is also carrying along with her. Worry for Gina, Maddie's room mate who is dealing with her own problems. The feeling of loss that Maddie experiences every single day.
Gina was a fantastic roomie for Maddie, she is quirky and completely opposite Maddie in every way, and although she has her own issues to deal with when Maddie needs her Gina is always there. Once this duo finally share their thoughts and feelings it makes them that much more closer.
When we first meet Kyle I initially hated him for acting like a pretentious git, but then when he finally acts the way he should I fell in love with him, and then just a little bit more when he is there for Maddie no matter what and treats Maddie amazingly. I seriously wanted to punch Evan, Kyle's cousin,I disliked him from the very first moment I met him. He is arrogant, pretentious and thinks he is gods gift to woman. Well he can think again because with his attitude and behaviour he is the lowest of the low.
The sexual tension between Maddie and Kyle was unbelievable, I lost count of how many times they came so close to getting down and dirty and each time it got steamier and hotter to just quit instantly. I loved the interaction between this duo and seeing them slowly become friends over the course of Touching Melody was nice to see. Yes they had been friends but they are basically starting a friendship from square one and I am happy they didn't rush into things. When Kyle finds out the truth about what is wrong with Maddie I love how he is there for her no matter what and believes what she says.
I loved Touching Melody from the moment I began to the very last word. The characters have a way of standing out and being stuck inside your brain day after you finish reading. Touching Melody shows different ways of how people can be strong and I admire Maddie for carrying around with her the burden of losing her family, but also of hiding the real truth. I admire Kyle for being strong and standing up for what he believes in, even if it goes against his family.
There is so much to Touching Melody that it is hard to write it all down, without giving anything away about what happens. My only question now is.....when can I read book 2?????