Review: Fever by Melissa Pearl

Fever by Melissa Pearl
(Songbird #1)

Release Date: June 15th, 2014
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary Romance

Singing in the shower takes on a whole new meaning
in Melissa Pearl's first Contemporary Romance.

Ella Simmons does not want to move across the country. But she is, because her boyfriend has persuaded her to join him at UChicago to finish out her college education. Never able to tell him no, she hops on a plane and makes the trek from LA expecting to adjust to life like she's often forced to, but things are not that simple when she hears a luscious voice singing over her shower wall. His deep, sexy tenor makes her weak in the knees, spreading fire through her limbs and making her question everything about her life and relationship.

Can one voice really have that much of an impact?

Cole Reynolds is on his way out. In his final year at UChicao, the only this he wants to do is finish school and get on with this life. But the sweet voice that interrupts his morning shower turns his world upside down. Compelled to find his shower songbird, he begins a search across campus. The only thing to distract him from this goal is his roommate's gorgeous girlfriend who's just arrived from LA - Ella Simmons.

Relationships are put to the ultimate test as future dreams are questioned and friendships are thrown on the line for love.

  I'm a fangirl for Melissa Pearl. I'll go ahead and put that out there right from the start. But I've had a hard time getting into New Adult books. So, whenever I first heard about Fever, I just knew it was my chance to get into NA. And it was! Melissa Pearl totally captivated my attention with Fever and swept me up in the world of her characters.

  Fever is full of things I expect from a twenty-something college student. Sure, I had my old lady (Is 25 old?) judgement face on a few times, but Ella's actions felt authentic. She didn't act immature. She acted her age, and I think that is what really got my attention. Ella shows a lot of growth throughout this book, and I became attached to her. Her actions at the end with making sure she was doing what she wanted with her life left me feeling like she had really grown up. Melissa Pearl always does characters right, and Ella is no exception!

  The musical element of Fever was unique and added another enjoyable element to the story. I love the way that Melissa Pearl weaves music into the story and the romance. The relationships in the story feel authentic and not just contrived for the reader's sake. I was very much into Cole and Ella's relationship from the start. The dance to Fever was my favorite part!

  Fever was a journey to find one's self and the happiness that we all deserve. The choices in life aren't always easy and laid out in front of us. There's beauty in the tough choices, though. I felt like that's what Ella learned. Melissa Pearl is undoubtedly a talented writer, and Fever is another example of that. If you're a New Adult fan, what are you waiting for?! 

**I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review without compensation.


  1. I have this one coming up for I skimmed your review..

    I am in a NA funk, but seeing that you aren't BIG on NA and loved this one, gives me hope :)

    1. You'll love it. I think it could get you out of the funk. Melissa Pearl is an amazing writer, and she's really easy to read. Crossing my fingers you love it!


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