Sunday, April 30, 2017

Review - Live Out Loud by Marie Meyer @MarieMwrites @ForeverRomance

Live Out Loud by Marie Meyer
Publisher: Forever (Grand Central Publishing) - Forever Yours
Publication Date: May 2, 2017
Date Read: April 29, 2017
Source: NetGalley

I thought I'd live in silence forever . . . and then I met him.  I'll never be able to hear, but music has always been a source of comfort for me. Rather than listen to the rhythm, I can actually feel the beat pulsing through me. It's pure bliss. So the moment I saw Thorin playing his guitar, I was mesmerized. I'd never seen anything more beautiful . . . or intimate. I couldn't tell where his body ended and the song began. He's everything I need in my life . . . I'm falling fast, hard, and deep.

I want him more than anything. But while I live in silence, Thor lives in secrets. He's holding something back-something that's keeping this intensity, this longing from being real. And the silence may be too loud to bear . . .

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23014597-what-doesn-t-kill-her
My Review

I really liked this book a lot.  I decided to read this book because I really enjoyed the last book that I read by this author and I ended up liking this book just as much.  This is a romance that just feels real which is really nice.  I also loved the fact that this story is set in my hometown of St. Louis because it is really wonderful to see familiar landmarks worked into a story.  This was a book that I was able to read for hours at a time and found it to be a really satisfying romance.

Harper was a great character.  She is deaf and has had to work harder at some things in her life because of it.  She is a pharmacy student who also works with deaf children at the local Y.  Her roommate talks her into going with her to see a hot new band at a local club.  She can't hear the music but she enjoys feeling it.  She locks eyes with the guitar player in the band during the performance and he goes to find her as soon as it is over.

Thor works on cars by day and plays music at night.  He doesn't really do relationships but there is something about Harper that wants to know better.  Thor is also dealing with some pretty series family issues that has really had a big impact on his life.  I loved Thor's character and thought he was a genuinely nice guy who is willing to make an effort.

I thought Harper and Thor were great as a couple.  They have a lot of chemistry together and everything seemed to click between them from the very start.  They both have family issues that they are dealing with although the situations are very different.  They both come to each other with a bit of baggage.  I liked how natural this pair were together and thought that the way they worked to communicate really added to the story.

I really liked the way this book came together.  It was a lot of fun to watch this pair get to know each other and I think that the way the book was told from both Harper and Thor's point of views really worked well.  The pacing of the story was well done with a nice balance of romance, family issues, and sexy times.  I really enjoyed the descriptions regarding communication between the pair.

I would recommend this book to fans of contemporary romance.  I thought that this was a really sweet but sexy story with amazing characters.  I look forward to reading more from Marie Meyer soon.

I received an advance reader edition of this book from Forever (Grand Central Publishing) - Forever Yours via NetGalley.
About the Author

Marie Meyer is a teacher who spends her days in the classroom and her nights writing heartfelt romances. She is a proud mommy and enjoys helping her oldest daughter train for the Special Olympics, making up silly stories with her youngest daughter, and bingeing on weeks of DVR'd television with her husband.

Author Links: Website | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter

7 comments:

  1. i have not heard of her before, so this sounds interesting :)

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  2. I saw this one and thought it sounded good, except for the blurb part that includes where on thing ends and something else begins. That phrase is such a turnoff for me for some reason. I am glad you enjoyed this one. I do really like the premise and will probably break down and read it. :)

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  3. Great review, thanks. I added it to my TBR list and I have never read any books by Marie Meyer.

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  4. That...is a really cool set up. I was learning ASL this past year and love finding deaf characters in my reads. Not too often are they the main character. I'll have to check this out!

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  5. I love the name Thor :D this sounds fun, been a while since I read a story like this.

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  6. I am not familiar with the author, but I would read this book. Thanks Carole for putting this on my radar.

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  7. I'm kicking myself for not paying attention to the synopsis. Had I fully read it, I'd have requested a copy right away.

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