Monday, July 22, 2013

Touching Melody Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway

Today, I'm happy to be one of the blog stops kicking off the Touching Melody Blog Tour, to celebrate the release of Workman's latest novel!

Touching Melody
By: RaShelle Workman
Now Available!!!
Synopsis courtesy of Goodreads:
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.

Purchase Link: Amazon

My Thoughts:
A angst-filled release that's sure to delight New Adult addicts!

I had my doubts when first going into Touching Melody, because, to be perfectly honest, I didn't find Maddie or Kyle the most likeable of characters within the first few chapters. I was also a little frustrated with the way these two were separated, my heart went out to Kyle, because I really felt like he got the crappy end of the stick, being blamed for his father's actions. And I was beyond livid with Maddie's aunt for instructing her to keep her mouth shut and shying her away from her childhood love. I mean seriously? What was this woman thinking?

But I must admit, I got sucked into the reunion of these two and I was rooting for them both. They've both been damaged from the events that transpired years before between their parents, and as a result, neither has fully healed, but rather, have found ways to cope with their emotional damages. Kyle with women and Maddie through her music and tattoos. It would seem the only way these two can fully learn to heal, is in the arms of each other, but will they be able to put their pasts behind them and learn to move on to their Happily-Ever-After? Well you'll have to read Touching Melody to find out ;).

Touching Melody, while angst-ridden, is an incredibly fast read, perfect for the beach. Told from the duel perspectives of Maddie and Kyle with priority given to Maddie, Touching Melody's plot moves solidly through its character development and intense romance!

If you enjoy an intense romance filled with angst, give Touching Melody a try!

Happy Reading!!!

About the Author:

RaShelle Workman is the bestselling author of the Dead Roses series ("Sleeping Roses" is
being translated into Turkish, and will be available in print wherever Turkish books are sold in 2014), the Immortal Essence series, and the Blood and Snow series. She's sold over two hundred thousand copies of her novels worldwide in the past year, including Japan, Canada, and Europe. You can find RaShelle all over the web, but the best place to start is on her

Author links:

But wait! Before you leave be sure to enter the giveaway RaShelle has going on for her fans. You could win a $75 Amazon Gift Card! Open internationally!!! Good luck to all who enter :)

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Special thanks to RaShelle and Xpresso Book Tours for
allowing me to participate in this tour!


  1. Angsty books can be fun once in a while! :) Glad you enjoyed it, doll! Great review!

  2. I'm not a big fan of college-set but we will see maybe the book will change my mind :)
    ~Karina V

    1. Haha! You never know, right? Thanks for stopping by Karina :)