Review, Fun Facts and Giveaway: Whispers Of Home by April Kelley

All Jaron McAllister wanted to do was get out of the small town where he grew up. After being bullied all his life for being gay, that’s exactly what he does. He loses all contact with everyone in the town of Pickleville, including his emotionally distant mother and the only true friend he ever had.

When his best friend and mother of the child they share, get murdered he knows he must ask for help in the one place he thought he would never go back to. Coming back home isn’t easy and finding himself attracted to the town man-slut spells disaster. Travis Heath isn’t at all what his reputation suggests though.

This story was a quick read. I really liked the relationship between Jaron and Bobby. Jaron was a good dad for the most part and the way he interacted with his son always made me smile. I felt the relationship between Jaron and Travis formed too quickly. There wasn’t really any feelings showed or reasons given for it to develop that fast. I enjoy insta-love as long as it makes sense. There were some unanswered questions that left me hanging that I wasn’t a fan of. Most people would consider this to be a Happily Ever After, but the relationship between Jaron and Travis was too new to get that distinction in my opinion. I liked the town that was created in this story and am hoping future books bring more couples and stories.
Three and a half

Fun Facts:
7 – What’s in your nightstand you don’t want anyone to see?
I keep a couple notebooks in my nightstand. I sometimes will write down dreams or maybe an idea of a story I might have. Some of the stuff in there is really embarrassing, mostly because it’s not even legible.

8 – What’s your favorite meal?
I love lobster bisque and can make a meal out of it.

9 – What’s the worst thing you’ve ever put in your mouth?
I don’t like oysters at all. I’ve tried them and just no.

Jaron had been to the grocery store three times this week. Going only once a week would be grand, but very unlikely to happen apparently. He seriously needed to start making lists every week.

“I want the little man cookies.” Bobby was practically bouncing in the cart, pointing at an elf.

“The fudge ones?”

Bobby nodded his head. Jaron grabbed them off the shelf and placed them in the cart.

“Good choice,” someone spoke from behind Jaron. The voice was deep and made him moan in appreciation. He turned to put a face to that wonderful voice.

It was as if Jaron’s thoughts had conjured him up and placed him right next to the Oreo cookies . Travis Heath got hotter since high school. And taller. When did men stop growing? Jaron was probably at the guys shoulder, but it was hard to tell from down the aisle. Travis Heath’s strawberry blonde hair was longer than it had been in high school and could be seen curling around the cowboy hat he wore.

The two women at the end of the aisle clammed up upon seeing him. Jaron didn’t blame them. He wouldn’t want to be caught talking shit either.

“I haven’t seen you guys in town before.” His smile was kind but his brown eyes—oh God help him—held mischief, as if the guy was up to something.

About April:
Born and raised in Southwest Michigan, April lives with her husband and two kids. She has been an avid reader for several years. Writing her first story at the age of ten, the characters in her head still won’t stop telling their stories. If April isn’t reading or writing she can be found outside playing with a farm full of animals or taking a long walk in the woods. 

Author Contact:
If you wish to contact her please email You can also find her on Facebook

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