Kinda interesting story. I had never heard of Cynthia A. Rodriguez. Unbeknownst to me, she had a few prior releases (which I now will be one-clicking to devour at a later time) and she had this upcoming book that no one knew about. It was super sneaky. So while I’ve been reading it, I couldn’t talk to anyone. That’s like torture! I couldn’t squee about it. I couldn’t vent out my frustrations over some of the character’s mistakes they made. I couldn’t do anything except soak it all in, but in the end, I’m so glad that I went at it by myself. It allowed me to really dive into the story, with no preconceived notions, no pressure from friends, no expectations on what others had suggested. Just me, Emerson, Maddox, and Cynthia’s flawless writing. Ahh, now that’s the life.
While I did love the characters, what made them tick, and their story as a whole, I think I loved Rodriguez’s writing equally as much. I’m honestly addicted to her at this point. The Sound of Serendipity has that feeling that she stopped and considered every word in every paragraph on every page. Her descriptions are so vivid; you’ll swear you’re sitting on that park bench next to them. The way she not only brings their story to life but also evokes the emotions that the characters are feeling is utter perfection.
“Falling in love means falling to your doom. Nothing good can come of gifting someone an organ you can’t survive without.”
“Fuck love at first sight. Fuck lust. Fuck it all. It pales in comparison to what we have…”
Swoon. So. Much. Swoon. I just can’t.
Overall, The Sound of Serendipity has blown me away. Some books, you know it from the moment you read that synopsis that it will become a new favorite. You can see it in the amount of love and care that an author has put into their work, and for me, this one screamed to me that I needed it in my life. It not only met but also exceeded my expectations. It’s an eloquently told, unique story that will undoubtedly leave a mark in the romance genre.