At college, Rachel has a reputation for being a sarcastic flirt with a thing for star athletes. No one at school knows that she’d had her heart ripped to shreds by her high school sweetheart, who’d driven them both off the side of the road on a borrowed motorcycle, and then abandoned her. No one knows the real Rachel Mattson—except one person…
Ever since he helped nurse his sister’s feisty best friend back to health, pierced bass player Kai Nakos has been head over heels in love. But the supposed bad boy can’t risk letting Rachel know the truth—especially now that the two of them are back in their hometown for the summer, together for the first time since the months following that fateful night. Never mind that Rachel’s ex is back, groveling for her forgiveness.
Shaken by her ex’s return, Rachel finds herself turning to the one guy she knows she can trust. Kai is willing to hide his feelings for her, just to have Rachel touch him again. After all, this is only a temporary fling. Until it becomes something more. But maybe it had been more all along.
Scientists say that we're all made of pieces of stars.----------
3 concerts out of 5----------
I liked this book and I disliked it. I loved the characters and background story of all of them. What got on my nerves was the whole Kai and Rachel love each but won't admit it to the other one causing misunderstandings throughout the whole book. That part was really annoying.
Like I said though, the characters were awesome. Rachel suffered a debilitating motorcycle accident three years prior to the novel that caused her to have to relearn how to walk and talk. She feels like all the men in her life have abandoned her, so to compensate she becomes a party girl who uses men for sex at college. She's two completely different people at college and at home. I like how, in the end, she had to own up to that fact and apologize to all her friends.
Kai is trying to get his act together. Everybody thinks he's this huge screw-up and that he messed up his chances at a good career in something he loves and a good education in Amsterdam because he couldn't keep it in his pants. But everybody's got the wrong idea, but Kai doesn't bother to correct anybody. I like how he had an idea what he wanted to do and tried to come up with a way to make a good, honorable living on it. Kai and Rachel understand each other and can see what the other is feeling. Except the fact that they're in love with each other.
If you're looking for an intense romance, Whisper to Me is for you.