My #bookreivew of WHEN THE WORDS ARE SPOKEN by Simone Beaudelaire


by Simone Beaudelaire


When the Words are Spoken is a stand-alone novel and can be enjoyed even if you haven’t read the first book in the series.

Sunshine woman, banishing night

From all around you,

Shine your glorious smile

On this one dark soul.

With those lines, Dr. Michael Burke attempts to express his years’ long adoration for his colleague and former student, Sheridan Murphy. Not content to be worshiped from afar, she urges her beloved to turn their unrequited passion into a blazing romance.

But will their love be able to survive the secrets each one is keeping from the other, or will their dream of a happily ever after eventually crumble under the weight of their tragic histories?

Because when the words are spoken, there’s no going back.

Cover art by Tammie Clarke Gibbs. First runner up in the Romance of the Year contest at Deep in the Heart Romance.

NOTE: this is a steamy romance featuring the love of a sexy hero and a big beautiful woman, and contains explicit sex scenes.


This is another masterfully written story by Simone Beaudelaire.  Sheridan and Michael were introduced in the first of this series When the Music Ends, and it’s not necessary to read the first book as this story will stand on its own.  But to get the full impact of what happened to Sheridan and understand why she and Michael hasn’t hooked up yet, you need to read the first one.

This story is more than just two people getting over an abusive past and learning to trust and love again, it’s also about the fear of marriage and the uncertainty of being a parent.  Especially in Michael’s case as he grew up in several dysfunctional settings.  He lacked faith in himself.

I also enjoyed the way Sheridan was the only person who could see past the façade Michael erected to keep people away from him, though he never understood that’s what he was doing.

If you enjoy a strong romance plot and innocent sex, you’ll want to read this book.  This is a Make-you-feel-good-inside story.  I give it my 5 feathers. 


About Sahara Foley

Bio: Until my husband died on Christmas 2012, I never thought about becoming a writer. In fact, the act of writing a story terrified me. Don’t get me wrong, I loved reading, just never had the knack for writing. The thought of writing dialogue scared the bejeebers out of me. See, Bob was the writer. He wrote stories for years but could never get a traditional publisher interested enough to publish even one. Now I understand why, as they were unpolished outlines. Then, after 30 years together, Bob passed away and my life was turned upside down. About a month later, I was sitting around my apartment, trying to adjust to the worst event in my life, when a little voice spoke to me. Why not publish Bob’s stories? To be truthful, ever since the advent of self-publishing, I always wanted too, that’s how much I believed in his stories. But I knew I would have to fight him for every little change I made to his outlines. Sorry, honey, but they had to be done. So, I pulled out the box of stories, dusted them off, and started on a new adventure: The World of Self-Publishing. Boy, did I have a lot to learn. I finally published several short stories early in 2014, then my horror novella, It Lives in the Basement. While I was working on them, I was slowly learning the craft of writing, and getting The Secret of Excalibur ready for publication. Excalibur was my favorite story of them all, and in the back of my mind, I knew I wanted a publisher. One day on Twitter, I ran across a tweet from Creativia Publishing, and that was another game changer for me. I signed up with them in December of 2014, and it was the best decision I’ve made. One thing I’ve discovered on my new adventure, are all the really awesome and talented Indie Authors. If you find the right community of Indie Authors, all they want to do is help each other. I found that I love promoting them and their books, so that’s how I setup my blog. For readers to meet Indie Authors. Anyway, enough about me. Here’s all my contact information: Facebook: Twitter: Pinterest: Google Plus: Amazon Author Page:
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