Touching Melody


How did I get it?:
Net Galley- thanks to All Night Reads


Maddie Martin’s first weekend at college is nothing like she’s used to. It’s wild, like the wilderness on which the University of Bellam Springs sits. Roped into going to a fraternity party, she literally runs into Kyle Hadley. The boy she’s loved since she was nine. The boy she promised all of her firsts to. But that was before his father killed her parents.

Determined to stay away from him, she throws herself into her music. Practicing piano eases her heavy heart, calms the sadness, and pushes away images of Kyle’s face.

Until it doesn’t.

Her music professor asks her to play a duet for their annual Winter Gala. Doing so means she’ll be assured another full ride scholarship. It’s an opportunity she can’t pass up.

But Kyle is the other half of the duet. And that means hours and hours of practicing.

Weeks of seclusion – just the two of them. And it’s more than just music. It’s passion like Maddie never believed was possible.

The inevitable happens. She falls in love with him all over again.

But, will loving him be enough to erase all the hate in her heart for his father? Can she look at him, and not see the evil in his family tree?

And maybe it’s all a set up. Maybe Kyle is only pretending to care so he can finish what his father started, and kill her too.


I had a long journey ahead of me this weekend, so I took my kindle with me for company. Touching Melody was on my to be read list. It was perfect train reading material. I found it incredibly easy to read.

The characters were interesting and the romance was believable. I thought Maddie was an incredibly naïve character. Kyle was intriguing. My favourite character was Gina, Maddie’s college room-mate. She was very easy to warm to.

Touching Melody is full of drama, romance and angst. It has a sinister edge which kept me reading on. I think Touching Melody is a brilliant choice to take to read on a long journey or beach holiday. It may deal with some serious issues, but it’s written well enough to not feel too heavy.

Next to read on my journey was Crossing by Stacey Wallace Benefiel

Would I recommend it?:
Of course!


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