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Review: A Whisper of Solace by K.J. Coakley

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synopsis

A Contemporary Romance. A Whisper Of Solace is a stand-alone novel.

Will

I read somewhere there were five official stages of grief.

Denial: I lived in this state for the last two years. If I didn’t allow myself to believe my wife was gone, then I didn’t have to accept it.

Anger: I was pissed…at everything.

Bargaining: I would continue on the journey that Sophia and I had begun—when I was ready.

Depression: I felt hollow inside.

Acceptance: When I met Kara Murphy, I finally accepted that maybe I was meant to love again. But then, everything changed.

Kara

I saw a show on TV that said there were four stages of Battered Women Syndrome.

Denial: It took me almost ten years to finally admit to myself that my husband was an abusive ass.

Guilt: It was all my fault—until it wasn’t.

Enlightenment: It was time to escape.

Responsibility: The day I met Will Scott was the day it all changed. But just when I thought I was taking back my life—it all came crashing down.

AUTHORS NOTE: Due to language and adult content, this book is intended for readers 18+.

review

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A Whisper of Solace was the first book I read by K.J. Coakley and it will not be the last.

We are quickly introduced to Will Scott who experiences a tragedy that we all fear of happening too soon, the loss of a loved one. We are then taken into the life of Krista/Kara and her brave escape from a life of torment. The circumstance that brings these characters together was a fresh twist for me and heartwarming.

We follow the couple as they feel each other out and overcome the obstacle of just getting to know each other when both have walls up that are as impenetrable as China’s. When those walls do come down though it is obvious that they are meant for each other and while still healing from the wounds of their past relationships, they help each other recover.

The ending was a tad predictable but it still worked.