Whispers and the Roar
by K. WebsterPublication Date: December 6, 2016
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Dark Romance
Well it’s official. I just got off the crazy train and let me tell you on that ride, that chick did NOT make any local stops! I went from being severely confused to the point where I honestly thought I was going crazy my damn self, to flipping the pages at warped speed because I had to know if the theories that I had circling in my brain were right, or if I needed more alcohol.
“Our love is difficult but it’s ours and I wouldn’t change a thing about it. “
Everyone knows by now that I LOVE me some dark twisty reads and if I’m clutching my hair half through the story while drinking straight from the bottle, I consider this book a winner. Now after reading this, I can safely say that I need a therapist because what was supposed to be a shock factor for others, had me rubbing my hands together in excitement because I figured out the plot.
Now I know you’re thinking: if you’ve figured it out, how did you enjoy it still? Well they don’t call K.Webster the Queen of Dark for nothing! Her ability to take this story and turn it into her own unique EFFEDUPNESS (yes that is a word) was what made this one different for me and I liked that.
“I don’t care about what they think or what they say. All I care about is you. Learn it. Memorize it. Don’t fucking forget it.. "
There’s a saying that “Love Conquers All” and I never truly took the time to analyze that quote and say to myself: That’s true. After reading this, not only do I understand it, I’m now a firm believer of it. Sometimes we have a moment where we feel there’s a darkness within us and there’s no escaping it no matter what we do. It feeds off of us and it can snuff out our light that we tried so hard to make the brightest one possible. This is what it’s like for Kadence Marshall and the love of her life Yeo. Torn apart by distance but reunited by an unconditional love that never wavered for neither of them is what made this love story like no other.
“I love you at your best and I love you at your worst. I love every single part of you. I always have and I always will. I even love the parts I hate about you. "
I know that I'm being extremely vague with this review but there’s no other way to go about it. You HAVE to go into this completely blind and leave your reservations at the door because it has no place in this story. Did I love everything about it? No. I found certain scenes left me in a state of not quite comprehending certain things in a way that I should have but that’s just me. Yeo and Kady’s connection and their devotion to one another definitely made up for everything else.
So if you’re thinking about reading any sort of spoilers, DO NOT DO IT! Step away from the review boards, spoiler groups, CNN, NBC, ABC, DEF, the whole alphabet or wherever the heck you get your news from, and just sit back and enjoy this one.
You want to a mind fuck? This one is most definitely for you. Please drink responsibly. You’ve been warned.
My rating: 4 Roars
I almost opened a bottle of vodka at 2 a.m. You will probably consider doing something similar when you read this, so get ready! I was totally unprepared for the story that was waiting for me inside the pages of this book! Word of warning: beginning this book right before bed isn’t the best idea. I wound up reading all night long. I was so caught up in the story that I didn’t want to put it down, so I didn’t until I literally passed out and it landed on the floor! How my kindle still works is a wonder to me!
Whispers and the Roars was nothing like I thought it was going to be. If you think you know what this story is going to be about, trust me, you have no idea! You have to go into this one completely blind. For that reason, this review was difficult for me to write. I can’t tell you much about the book, because almost anything I say about the plot will spoil it. Talking about my opinion and/or feelings about the things that happen will also spoil it. Don’t ask your friends who have read it to give you spoilers, because it will ruin the whole experience for you. Just sit back and enjoy the ride!
This is the story of two people, Kady and Yeo, and their beautiful, unreserved, and unyielding love for one another. In the beginning, we learn that Kady and Yeo had been in a serious relationship until Yeo went off to college without Kady at her insistence. In her heart, she truly felt that her being with him was holding him back.
Now that he has his degree, he is coming home to reclaim her with the intention of making her his wife. His love for her has never wavered over the years, and neither has hers for him. Despite that, Kady still thinks that Yeo is too good for her.
"You weren’t supposed to come back, stupid man."
Yeo is a brave, selfless, determined, and loving man. He is sure to melt your heart. The love he has for Kady is unconventional and unconditional. He is her lover, her protector, and her very best friend.
"I love you at your best and I love you at your worst. I love every single part of you. I always have and always will".
Kady is fragile and broken, but she loves Yeo with every fiber of her being. He understands her like no one else. Sending him away from her was done with only his interest in mind. Now that he is back, she is ready to admit that she needs him in her life. If it were only that simple…..
You might be thinking this sounds like something you have heard before. At first, I did, too. Believe me when I tell you this doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface of what goes on in this story. It is unlike anything else I have ever read. Go into it with an open mind free from expectations, and see it through to the end before you make any judgements. There will be things that happen as you read that you won’t quite understand or don’t make sense, but keep going. It will all become clear soon enough.
As with most of this author’s books, this will not be for everyone. There is some disturbing elements, but to me they weren’t that bad. However, if you have triggers for abuse of any kind, this is probably not the book for you.
"You are strange and terrifying and beautiful, something not everyone knows how to love."-Warsan Shire
Whispers and the Roars both warmed my heart and broke it. It entertained me, toyed with my mind, made me cringe, made me smile, and kept me guessing. In short, I really enjoyed it! Why 4 stars instead of five? I had a few problems with it, but unfortunately, I can't discuss them, because it will give too much away. Overall, this was still an incredible story.
Once again, another book by K. Webster has made me wish that I could be inside her head for just one day. The things that she comes up with and writes about boggle my mind. She has quickly become one of my favorite authors. I read Sweet Jayne in September, and since then have read everything she has written that I can get my hands on. I will continue to do so until I have devoured every last drop of her dark genius. Whenever I read one of her stories, I know that I am in for a crazy ride, and this one was no exception!
This is not a book that you will soon forget. If I can assure you of anything, it is that. Whispers and the Roars is an intricately woven and expertly executed story that will have an impact on you whether you like it or not. The characters are interesting, exceptional, and multi-faceted. The plot will have you scratching your head, clutching your heart, and glued to the page. Intriguing, thought provoking, and unique, this is one you don’t want to miss!
About K. Webster
K Webster is the author of dozens romance books in many different genres including contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, and erotic romance. When not spending time with her husband of twelve years and two adorable children, she’s active on social media connecting with her readers. Her other passions besides writing include reading and graphic design. K can always be found in front of her computer chasing her next idea and taking action. She looks forward to the day when she will see one of her titles on the big screen.