Oxford Whispers - Marion Croslydon
I received a copy from the author Marion in exchange for an honest review. Even though it took me a little to get to reading this, I wasn't at all disappointed. Oxford Whispers is not exactly what I expected. This book has the perfect mix of everything. Mystery, Angst, Suspense, Romance, Paranormal, and straight up STEAMY moments! I was a little confused in the beginning chapters, but I quickly got over it and could not put this book down, despite my efforts and need of sleep.
Madison LeBon wants nothing to do with her familys history. She wants a normal life, so she tries her hardest to ignore the paranormal and sets off to Oxford after Yale. Madison thought she had gotten away from it all, until the painting. Visions start happening of the people in the painting, and the woman just won't let her go. Rupert, the sexy Crew guy... sees Madison for the first time and it's all over for him. He has to have her. Rupert just doesn't realize exactly how hard he's gonna have to work to get her, let alone keep her.
This novel has a story within a story. A lot of times that's hard to do. Marion did such a brilliant job transferring from one story to the next. The imagery was fantastic, I felt like I was with Madison, at Oxford. The historical aspect of this story was a beautiful bonus.
Marion really put some work into this novel. The perfect blend of Contemporary and Paranormal Romance. Researching the painting [The wounded Calavier by William Shakespeare Burton] and coming up with not one, but two love stories. I was pleasantly surprised when it turned out that who I thought was the "bad guy" wasn't, and I did not at all expect it to be who it really was! I seriously can't wait for the release of her next novel in the Trilogy, Oxford Shadows.