7 May 2014

Hearing Love Tour & Review

Hearing Love
by Katie Lee

Contemporary Romance
Date Published: April 16, 2014


Ella James, the beautiful, feisty Director of Operations at Coopers’ Treats finds herself immediately at odds with Alexander Shepard, CEO of SBS, Inc. Alex’s company is looking to merge with the financially shaky Coopers’ Treats, but from the moment they met, Alex had this way of getting under Ella’s skin. Alex’s plans for the merger would require Ella to uproot herself from her safe, quiet existence in the bucolic suburban enclave of Brookside and move to the bright lights of Manhattan. For Ella, who lost her hearing at a young age, change wasn’t something she embraced or welcomed freely. She was also reluctant to leave Chase Kramer, her on-again, off-again boyfriend, even though they were currently in the “off-again” phase.

But a merger with the more financially stable SBS, Inc. would mean ensuring Coopers’ Treats continued existence, so Ella packs up and heads for the Big Apple, hoping that giving Chase the chance to really miss her might clarify his feelings for her. When Ella gets to Manhattan, she is charmed by both the big city and Alex. Despite her feelings for Chase, she finds herself hopelessly drawn to Alex and the chemistry between them is sizzling. They embark on a passionate, fun, whirlwind affair. Ella is surprised by her intense feelings for Alex, even though she is still haunted by dreams of chasing after an elusive man, dreams that she started having when Chase first broke off their relationship.

As the merger deadline approaches, Ella finds herself caught between her feelings for two very different men. As she works to see that the merger is completed successfully, her muddled feelings for both men threaten to jeopardize everything she holds dear. Will she finally be able to hear love and make the right choice?

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Author Spotlight: 
Katie Lee has had a lifelong love affair with books. She fell in love with her first book in the second grade and hasn’t looked back since. She first took up writing as a hobby, wanting to craft her own magical adventures, and through the love and encouragement of family and friends, decided to get serious about writing and share her stories with the world.

She currently resides in Maryland in the United States. She works for the government during the day, and her spare time is devoted to writing. She gains inspiration from all sorts of things, but mostly from the fun and adventurous trips she takes when she can. Her debut novel, "What Endures" was published in August of 2013 and is available on Amazon.

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I received a copy in exchange for an honest review!

What I say (review): Main character Ella is strong, successful and motivated. She also happens to be deaf. Although it's not the main focus of the plot, Ella does suffer from certain prejudices and it was interesting to see how she deals with misconceptions.

I really liked Alex and felt really sorry for him at times. I wanted to shake some sense into him on several occasions but then the same could be said about Ella. I would have liked to see Alex's character developed a little more because I didn't feel we got to know him as well as Ella. The secondary characters were fun and I actually preferred James, but then perhaps it's because he got really involved in the banter.

Hearing Love is a sweet contemporary romance with an unusual twist and interesting characters. I found myself hoping Ella would get a HEA and stop putting certain characters on a pedestal!

3.5 - 4 Stars in my Sky!


“What happened to Alexander Shepard?”
“I kicked him out,” Ella James answered, her voice dismissive.
“You what?” Cynthia asked with a gasp.
Ella was surprised by the distressed expression on her assistant's face. “What?”
“I-I. . .” Cynthia stopped, shaking her head. “You really kicked him out?”
“Cyn, what’s going on?”
Cynthia took a deep breath before answering. “I saw Mr. Cooper while I was in the bakery and he told me that he forgot to tell you that someone named Alexander Shepard would be coming in to meet with you. He said to tell you that he’s the CEO of the corporation and that you’d know what that means.”
Ella bolted out of her chair as panic gripped her. “Oh my God!”
As she fought to contain the rising panic, Ella's mind went back to her meeting earlier that day.


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