TITLE - Sound of Silence
AUTHOR - Elizabeth Miller
War isn’t a testament to a man’s strength—finding peace with it is.
Navy SEAL Caden Lawless is coming home. Holding his best friend as he bled out in the Afghanistan desert, Caden became bound by Justin’s desperate plea to care for his fiancée and to love the son he’d never know. Battling a barrage of memories and with a head full of noise, Caden travels cross country in his beat up Chevy to make good on his promise.
One knock on Piper Stevens’ door and he knows she isn’t broken. Pregnant and mourning the only man she’s ever loved, Piper wields her anger as a sword, slashing into Caden’s grief and his heart.
As Caden works to silence his demons, he finds a new mission, one far away from the heat and depravity that clawed its way into his soul. He demands his way into Piper’s life, intent on helping her pick up the pieces.
But even as the tentative fingers of a burgeoning friendship spread into something far deeper than either believed possible, duty calls for Caden to return to the battlefield. Fate brought them together—will war tear them apart? Or will Caden reclaim the sound of silence and remain with the woman who taught him love didn’t die in the desert?
Sound of Silence is a very good novel. It is about grief, love, mystery, and of course a hot Navy Seal. If you like books about the military and with a bit of mystery this is the book for you. This is a stand alone novel.
There is more than one plot in this book. The main plot lasts through most of the book. I think the main plot was wonderful and has a lot of depth. The other sub plots are good as well, but I think they could have been explored a bit more.
The characters in this book are very dynamic. Piper is such a strong and feisty woman. As the book goes on, we learn just how strong when we realize just how much when we get to explore her past. Case has many demons he needs to face. I think this is normal when dealing with a military man. I loved how authentic Caden is. I felt annoyed at him many times, which is how I feel when men make stupid decisions. I liked this most about the book.
There is tons of heat in this book. Everyone handles emotions in different ways. These two characters handle it with sexual tension. They both fight this attraction, but once they give in, they are explosive.
The writing style of this book was the only part that I had a complaint about. The book pace is steady. The author writes very well. I actually liked how the author broke the book into three parts. It felt she was using each part to conclude a plot. My only complaint is that there should only be two parts rather than three. I didn't feel that part one and two were any different story wise, while part three was completely different. Other than this, I really enjoyed the book.
Overall, this is a wonderful book. I would love to learn more about the minor characters. While there was an aspect I didn't like, for the most part I enjoyed this book. I would recommend this book to others.
Writing Style: 5/5