Thursday, October 1, 2020

Review of Whispers in Washington by Jennifer Wilck


Welcome to the blog tour for Whispers in Washington by Jennifer Wilck! Today you get to enjoy an excerpt and my thoughts on the story. You can share your thoughts with the author in the comments section. And then be sure to follow the tour for even more! Best of luck in the giveaway!

Naomi's life has been destroyed…

When Naomi Adelman’s crooked politician husband was arrested, her life, and that of her daughters, was destroyed. Divorced and rebuilding her life, Naomi is wiser, stronger, and determined not to let anyone hurt her or her family again. Her new life doesn’t include falling for her charming and good-looking neighbor.

Max bet everything and lost...

Max Bruder bet his entire career on the Adelman story and lost everything. So, he figures that karma has smiled down on him when Naomi moves in next door. This is his chance to revitalize his career. Except the closer he gets to her, the deeper he falls for her. And soon, the line between interview subject and lover blurs.

If they fall for each other, they may jeopardize their chance at a future.

When Max’s true motive is revealed, will Naomi be able to forgive him? And will Max be able to stop the whispers to protect her before it’s too late?

Read an excerpt:

“I liked getting to know you better,” Max whispered, leaning his free hand against the wall next to her head.

She was boxed in between the wall and Max, in her own little cocoon. He’d said there were limits to how far a reporter should go. For some reason, she felt safe. She trusted him not to take advantage of her. Her body warmed at his proximity. His eyes were dark—more mahogany than walnut, his forehead touched hers, and his breath was warm and minty. Her mind drifted to when exactly he’d taken a breath mint, and why, and should she. She opened her mouth to tell him how much she’d enjoyed it too, and to ask for a mint, but he didn’t let her utter any words.

Instead, he brought his mouth to hers and kissed her. Warm, commanding, yet soft, lips claimed her own. Her knees buckled and she grabbed his biceps, loving the solid feel of him beneath her fingers. Max wrapped his arms around her and pulled her close. He exuded strength and she felt more protected than she could remember. His body was hard, his arousal pressing against her, but he didn’t force her or move fast. Instead, he moved with delicious slowness, as if he memorized everything about her lips and mouth. She wanted more. More kissing, more touching, more Max. She whimpered as she pressed against him and his lips stretched into a smile, before he sucked on her tongue and the last of her coherent thoughts fizzled.

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**My thoughts**
It's a story of second chances with perhaps a smidge of magic thrown in. Naomi's mom insists that she takes a drink of magic water that is famous for helping people find true love. See, Naomi is moving back to the DC area to start her life over after her embezzling husband got himself into trouble. She was tainted by association and left him in the dust, but wants to quietly reestablish her life.

Enter Max, her new neighbor. But he has a secret. He is a journalist who is hungry for her side of the story. It could be his meal ticket to give him the time to work on his novel and seek more assignments of his own choice. Only he ends up falling for her.

The water works its magic as Naomi also falls for Max. Only she isn't going to be happy when she finds out his secret. And I have to admit that it would be hard for me to trust anyone again if my husband pulled what Malcolm did, let alone having a second betrayal. He's going to have to do something pretty special. And I also have to admit that I felt sorry for him because when he tries to do the right thing, uncontrollable forces interfere. I feel sorry for her having to live with such a horrible past with her ex. And I want them to work it out because somehow, they work together.

Jennifer started telling herself stories as a little girl when she couldn’t fall asleep at night. Pretty soon, her head was filled with these stories and the characters that populated them. Even as an adult, she thinks about the characters and stories at night before she falls asleep or walking the dog. Eventually, she started writing them down. Her favorite stories to write are those with smart, sassy, independent heroines; handsome, strong and slightly vulnerable heroes; and her stories always end with happily ever after.

In the real world, she’s the mother of two amazing daughters and wife of one of the smartest men she knows. She believes humor is the only way to get through the day and does not believe in sharing her chocolate.

She writes contemporary romance, many of which feature Jewish characters in non-religious settings (#ownvoices). She’s published with The Wild Rose Press and all her books are available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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  1. A timely read. Got to appreciate that.

    1. Timeliness was unintentional, but there's a lot less craziness in the book. :)

  2. Thanks so much for reading, Andi! I appreciate it!

  3. I appreciate getting to hear about a new book. Thanks for taking the time to share it with us. 

    1. Thanks for stopping by, James. Hope you enjoy the book!

  4. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Andi! I enjoyed the excerpt and It sounds like a wonderful book to read! Congrats on the new release and good luck with the tour!

  5. Thanks for sharing your review thoughts.

  6. I love the book cover and synopsis, this sounds like a must read for me. Thank you for sharing your book and author details and for offering a giveaway. Congrats on this nice review as well.


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