Sweet Soul : Sweet Home

  • by Tillie Cole
  • Narrated by Cassandra Morris, Thomas Fawley
  • Series: Sweet Home
  • 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.

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Tough Life Issues and Sweetly Passionate Romance

Would you consider the audio edition of Sweet Soul to be better than the print version?

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.


What was one of the most memorable moments of Sweet Soul?

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.


Have you listened to any of Cassandra Morris and Thomas Fawley ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

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.


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

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.


Any additional comments?

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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- Sophia Rose "Reviewer for Delighted Reader Blog"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-04-2016
  • Publisher: Audible Studios