From the USA Today best-selling Sweet Home Series comes Sweet Soul, a heart-wrenching story of love in its purest form.
One shy lost soul. One silent lonely heart. One love to save them both.
Life has never been easy for 20-year-old Levi Carillo. The youngest of the Carillo boys, Levi is nothing like his older brothers. He isn't dark in looks or intimidating to everyone he meets. In fact he's quite the opposite. Haunted by a crippling shyness and the tragic events of his past, Levi spends his days with his head buried in his books or training hard for his college football team. Too timid to talk to girls, Levi stays as far away as possible and completely on his own...until he saves the life of a troubled pretty blonde - a troubled pretty blonde who might just be the exception to his rule.
Elsie Hall is homeless. Or at least that's all anyone ever sees. Every day is a fight for survival on the cold streets of Seattle, every day a struggle to find food and keep warm. Alone in life - a life that's dangerous and cruel - her will to keep going is an ever-losing battle. In her world of silence, Elsie has given up hope that her life will contain anything but constant heartache and pain...until the beautiful boy she has severely wronged comes to her rescue at precisely the right time.
A new adult novel - contains sexual situations and mature topics. Suited for ages 18 and up.
©2015 Tillie Cole (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
"Touching Right Down to the Soul"
This story just has all the feels. Sweet, quiet Levi finds his love is the perfect way to end this series. By listening to the other books in the series, we all know that Levi ends up with Elsie but who could have predicted her story. Tillie Cole is one the best romance authors at creating compelling stories that keep us enthralled to the very last word. This story effectively deals with several serious life issues while always keeping romance as the main objective of the story.This series needed to be sweet to deal with the complex issues presented. I love that Tillie Cole was able to broach these issues without overpowering the romance.
The narrators were good but some of those Italian accents needed help. But overall a very good listen.
Absolutely worth the credit. I have listened to over 1100 romance/erotica books in my library and this series rates in my top 10. A positively amazing series.
"A change from his bad boy brothers"
Levi is so sweet, he and Elsie fit together like a glove! The bullying that went on was horrible, stays with people for years after. Think before you speak people, but Elsie had Levi bring her through that! Love heals all wounds!
5 Crazy Ass Must Listen/Read Stars!!!!!
First off, the narrators did such an excellent job bringing these characters to life.
Tissues are a must. Make that a box of tissues. My heart broke so many times throughout this book for both Levi and Elsie. Even though I knew Levi's story from the previous books, it still broke my heart hearing it in his words. Elsie had me a blubbering mess with everything she had to endure.
This series has become a favorite of mine. Tillie Cole is an amazing writer and continues to surprise me with the versatility of her writing.
This series is a Crazy Ass Must Read!!!
"Tough Life Issues and Sweetly Passionate Romance"
I can't make comparison having only listened to the story, but I was captivated by the audio version so I can definitely recommend that.
The alley scene near the beginning. It's raining and miserable out, but Levi chooses to help the girl who stole his most prize possession. He can see past his anger that she took his wallet with his mama's rosary and picture to the wretched girl starving, sick, and living on the streets. He not only wants to get her help, but does it. He never blames and is deeply understanding. He has respect and never tears down her dignity. It was a beautiful scene.
No, I haven't. I thought both did well capturing the story- plot, pace, and tone, and their own character's personalities.
Thomas did great with both male and female and most accents, but the Italian in the Carillo brothers was a struggle.
Cassandra had a tougher time with male voice and I was not fond of her Ally voice though I loved what she did with Elsie.
The emotional connection I felt with their storytelling was strong and I would definitely listen to either of their audio work again.
You could definitely say that. I cried several times. The themes of extreme bullying, suicide, grief, guilt, loneliness, homelessness, living with disabilities, and family were a tough combo, but were handled well.
On a lighter note, I also found the shyness and innocence this pair had when it came to romantic relations made me smile and swoon.
This book is fifth in the Sweet Home series and third in the Carillo Boys series. It's the final book for both and works best read/listened to in order though in a pinch it could be listened to as a standalone.
I received this book free.
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