Title: One Night In Whisper…
Author: K. Sterling
Publisher: Bawdy Books
Release Date: December 17th, 2018
Page Count: 124
Reviewed by: Kirstin
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
Welcome to Whisper, Virginia. Population: 2. At least, that’s how it feels after Beck Night’s mother, Maggie, passes away. Despite his best efforts, he can’t seem to escape and disentangle his life from Magnus Deacon, his mother’s sexy former boss. Beck isn’t a fan of the bachelor billionaire extraordinaire, unlike the rest of Whisper. After a lifetime of being forgotten and lost in the shuffle as Deacon and Maggie achieved greatness, Beck just wants to get on with his life and save the town’s dying library. Fate and his best friend, Delilah, seem to have other plans for Beck and he’s coerced into working for a man he can’t stand. Or keep his hands off of.
Deacon would have been a wealthy and powerful man even if he hadn’t been born a billionaire and blessed with every possible advantage. Fortunately for Deacon, he was born with every advantage and knows he was extremely blessed. He’s never lost sight of that fact or that he wouldn’t be the man he was if it weren’t for the town of Whisper and Maggie Night. After Deacon loses Maggie to cancer, he turns to Whisper and her adorably cranky son, Beck, for help picking up the pieces. Determined to win Beck’s forgiveness and trust, Deacon finds he won’t be satisfied until he’s got Beck’s body and his heart too.
Whisper’s just like any other small town in America. There’s a story behind every smile and secrets are hard to come by. How about a story that starts with two lost, heartbroken men with almost nothing in common, except loving the same woman? Can they find their way to each other and a lifetime of love? In a small town like Whisper, chances are very good.
Before I get started, I would just like to say how much some of the words in this book moved me. One example:
“I could find you in a crowd with my eyes closed. It’s never been as good as it is with you.”
AND… there was an age gap. AND… enemies to lovers.
Magnus Deacon is a billionaire who’s made a life in politics with the help of his former assistant, who was the mother of Beck Night. After Maggie’s death, Magnus hope’s that he will be able to rely on Beck to take her place as his assistant, but Beck has never wanted anything to do with Magnus. He’s been jealous of his and Maggie’s relationship his entire life. So, how much convincing will it take to show Beck that he’s not an awful guy?
I loved the parallel relationship between Magnus’s best friend Cade and Beck’s best friend Delilah. The love was so sweet and endearing between them and their friendship really cemented this story for me.
Beck’s feelings were so hidden it became painful, but when realization hits, it hits hard and fast (heh, heh, heh). And yes, there was plenty of that for your reading pleasure!
I really, truly enjoyed the second half of this book. I had a hard time getting into it, though, at the start. I kept getting confused with the pronouns. There were so many ‘he’ and ‘his’ and I got lost trying to figure out which person went with which body part. Also, the changing POV’s threw me as well. It just seemed like the first section was somewhat disjointed, but then it flowed and rolled and I LOVED how the feelings were so buried, then popped like fireworks.