A True Springs Contemporary Romance
Four of five stars
Let me start by saying that I love a good starting over, second chance story. Whispers in Washington has all of that, and more.
Naomi Reuben finally returns to Washington – the scene of the crime, as it were – after the scandal and sensationalism of her ex-husband’s fall from grace and the subsequent very public divorce had driven her away.
Max Bruder is a journalist on a mission – to put enough aside to allow him to choose his assignments and to write his novel.
I loved Max from the outset. He is drawn with a sympathetic pen; the helpful neighbour, the reporter with a conscience, I was on his side almost from the get-go. While Naomi is amiable and engaging, there were also times that I simply wanted to shake some sense into her.
How these two navigate the scars of Naomi’s far too public previous life, and the struggle between Max’s ambition and his true nature, combine to make this a compelling tale. This is a story of relationships, family, and ultimately of love; and includes a little bit of whimsy that Wilck ties into an engaging tapestry that I found hard to put down.
Grab your copy here: https://www.amazon.com/Whispers-Washington-Ticket-True-Love-ebook/dp/B08B5J66BN/
[I was fortunate to receive a copy of the book from the author through the 2021 Winter Games Reader Challenge, with no obligation to review. The opinions contained herein are entirely my own and are given freely.]