When she comes into view, I'm awestruck. In this moment, sitting at a grand piano, she's never looked more alive.
A Secret Melody is the fourth book in International Bestselling Author Hanleigh Bradley's debut series.
My name is Melody Peters and I'm dead. Gosh, that sounds dramatic doesn't it - except I guess you don't get more dramatic than dead. I have been awhile now. I've gotten used to it. I'm well past the acceptance stage.
I died when I was sixteen. A car crash. A drunk driver, I think.
I'd been on my way home from boarding school with my best friend Abby. But then I'd died. I don't think I was ready to die. I had too many things left to do. F**k, I hadn't even written a bucket list yet.
The one thing I had done? I'd fallen in love. His name was Zach. Zach Mulligan.
He wasn't my first boyfriend. Hell, he wasn't even the first boy my big brother caught trying to climb out my bedroom window. Although, he was only the second. I wasn't a complete slag. But he was the first and only boy I ever fell in love with.
A Secret Melody is a companion novella to The Rules Series but can be read as a Stand-Alone.
"I really loved Melody and Zach's story. You will definitely need a box of tissues with this one! A fabulous series!" - Behind Closed Door Book Reviews
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Beautiful and sweet
A beautiful story of two 16 year olds falling in love she's deceased and she's thinking back in time remembering how it happened. It's told from Melody and Zach's point of view which I loved. You'll cry, most likely so have some tissues handy. The writing was great and the story flows easily and the characters are well developed.
I received a free copy of this via BookSprout in return for my honest view.
Quick but brutal
I wanted to love this book and I think I could have if it were longer so that the ghost mystery could be explained and the ending is just so abrupt. It’s certainly no HEA. That’s ok I knew it going in but it was so abrupt it left me feeling shell shocked.
Beautiful story of young love and loss
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book. This book will shake you to your core. I can honestly say that this is the first time that I’ve cried while finishing a book. What happens when your life is taken from you and you haven’t even begun to live yet? You are stuck wishing you had done more, but at least you had the chance to fall in love. When Zach and Melody meet in boarding school, she’s not the most welcoming, but can’t help but notice how freaking hot he is and the teacher just assigned her to him to show him around and get him settled. The more time Zach spends with Melody the more he likes her, she’s special, talented and a caring person. He’s never stayed in one place long enough to have a relationship with anyone and he wants that with her. Their story is so touching, true and believable, young love is amazing especially when you find the one. You never know how long you have with anyone, so you need to grab onto it and hold on tight. This is a quick read, I highly recommend it, you will need tissues for sure. This book was a break from what I usually read, the dark, controlling alpha males, it was refreshing and I needed a good cry. Loved it.