As I began my reading of "The Whisperer," I did have my doubts regarding how much I would be able to be convinced that I could love the story. Thankfully, I ended up falling in love with the western-theme of a South African romance.
I immensely fell in love with the rugged, wilderness of the backdrop that was the plot and into the indigenous nature of an untamed stallion. Having grew up with horses throughout my life and having worked with such horses as the stallion within this book I loved the idea of connecting with horses spiritually. In fact this key point alone was enough to win me over in reference to the story.
As for the romance portion, the love between the characters contained a large amount of emotion. Cameron, the hero was a straight cowboy who didn't believe in the gifts that Cilla, the heroine possessed when calming animals. Cameron was as wild as the African landscape and yet Cilla was calm and confident within her own soul. Together, the duo balanced one another perfectly
Overall this story was a good read. It wasn't a strong romance story and yet the characters along with the story was well developed.
Loving him could destroy her…
High school teacher Cilla Stevens has always been different, especially in how she connects with animals. When she calms a stray dog during an incident at school, she’s asked to help a nearby farm with a difficult horse.
Cameron Rahl has had a very different relationship with animals since his mother died in a horse riding accident. But now he's inherited his family’s farm, he's determined to never let anyone affect him that way again.
Until he meets Cilla. He tries to stay away from the gorgeous horse whisperer with the potential to tame him, but something keeps pulling him close. And as much as Cilla tells herself she can keep it casual, she knows they're too connected to be 'just a fling.'
Will Cilla's heart win out? Or will it take history repeating itself for Cameron to realise just how much he needs her?