Review: Louder than Words

Posted 27th December 2015 by Emma in Reviews / 0 Comments

I received this book for free an ARC in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: Louder than WordsLouder Than Words by Iris St. Clair
Published by Swoon Romance on September 16th 2014
Genres: Love & Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 300
Format: eARC
Source: an ARC
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Disappointment has been on speed dial in Ellen Grayson’s life lately. Her dad died, her mom numbs the grief with drugs and alcohol, and her so-called friends have slowly abandoned her.

Trusting a popular teacher with her troubles should have been safe and should NOT have led to an unwelcome seduction attempt that made her desperate to escape the final moments of Junior year. Lesson learned. Best to keep all the sordid details to herself and trust no one.

Enter Rex Jacobi, a cocky boy, recently transplanted from New York City and fellow summer camp employee. Though his quick wit and confidence draws her in, she can’t let him get too close. And summer is just long enough and hot enough to keep a boy like that at arm’s length.

But by the time Rex’s charm wears down her resistance, it’s too late. He’s put Ellen on the “just friends” shelf and has shifted his romantic attentions to the impossibly annoying and perky anti-Ellen. Even worse, the teacher who tried to get her to sleep with him is still at it, preying on other girls while Ellen struggles to come to terms with what happened.

With her ability to trust as shaky as a chastity vow on prom night, Ellen must decide if she has enough remaining courage to speak up about the well-liked teacher and risk retribution, tell Rex how she really feels about him and risk heartbreak, or hold all her secrets inside. After all, it’s the only safe place she knows when the only thing louder than words is the fear of being rejected.

I read this book quite a few months ago and never got to writing the review. I was in a bit of a slump and had a few personal things going on so I apologise for the delayed review.

This book follows Ellen. Ellen is a bit naive and quite damaged. She is however extremely brave. She’s gone through a lot in her life and she has come out a lot stronger for it.

Rex is in the popular crowd. Ellen doesn’t think he would look twice at her. But Rex soon falls for Ellen but when she doesn’t want to be anything more than friends he still sticks around.

This is a sweet YA romance which was an enjoyable read.

About Iris St. Clair

Writer of Young Adult Fiction. Humor & snark with a dash of angst for sale. Inquire within.

My YA debut, LOUDER THAN WORDS, coming in September 2014 from Swoon Romance!

Resident of Vancouver (WA not BC).

I also write books for adults under the pen name of Claire Gillian. That is my more active Goodreads account, where I track my books read and to be read.


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