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Painfully shy due to a speech condition, Cole Heath has always had a hard time connecting to people outside of his family. So when he meets Anderson Bester for the first time, he doesn't really think anything of it. He certainly doesn't imagine that he'll end up falling in love.This edition is just the hit novella "Echo" by itself."Echo" is part of "The Brownstone Diaries.Painfully shy due to a speech condition, Cole Heath has always had a hard time connecting to people outside of his family. So when he meets Anderson Bester for the first time, he doesn't really think anything of it. He certainly doesn't imagine that he'll end up falling in love.This edition is just the hit novella "Echo" by itself."Echo" is part of "The Brownstone Diaries."...

Title : Echo
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ISBN : 9781467917162
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 104 Pages
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Echo Reviews

  • LutaWolf
    2019-03-30 23:35

    Cole Heath has speech condition called echolalia (he repeats the last sentence of what other’s say to him before he can go on to say what he wants) which makes it very difficult to interact with others. Many use his insecurities to not only abuse him but to use him. When Anderson Bester asks for Cole’s phone number, Cole never believes he’ll actually call but it was nice to be ask. Anderson is sent to help put a department of his father’s company back together and is surprised to find Cole. As they work together to fix the mess created by the department, things grow closer in the personal department as well. I feel like it's been forever since I've read something five star, I'd almost given up hope and then this author came along offering to let me review her work. I read the blurb and I had anticipation zinging up my back bone but was at the same time hesitant. The plot is simple, it’s about two people meeting, showing interest and then the story of them as they fall in love. Don’t get me wrong, just because I use the word simple doesn’t mean that writing this plot is even close to easy. A lot of authors completely bomb this story line and cause a majority of readers to tread carefully. There is a lot of risk with this plot, it leaves no margin for error. The pace has to be perfect, allowing the reader to really feel as though they are looking through their window into someone else’s and getting a taste of their lives. There for, it can’t be too fast but at the same time it can’t be too slow or the reader will expect there to be large amount of angst to reflect real life. If that weren’t enough, it can’t be too sappy or you risk losing your reader to a tooth ache. I’m happy to announce that Sol Crafter wrote this perfectly. I was completely and utterly drawn into the lives of Cole and Anderson. Cole and his speech impediment isn’t something I’ve read about before and I found it not only interesting but well written. It made Cole all the more adorable, not because he had a disability but because it kept him for seeing how special he was. Anderson was born in the lap of luxury but for all that he is an incredibly laid back guy and the fact that he is completely charmed by Cole makes you love him all the more. This was a sweet chocolate read that I can not recommend enough. Go Get It, I promise you will not regret it.

  • Edina Rose
    2019-04-23 05:25

    4.5 stars because:- It is super feel-good, the angst is not huge, there is no evil woman or stalker ex boyfriend - the book focuses on the heroes love story- the 2 heroes are adorable and build a healthy relationship- the rich guy is not a stereotype- there is a great father-and-son relationship in the story - Not too much sex and no too quicklyOr just 4.5 stars because that's how much I rated my enjoyment of the book. In some books the same elements I listed above are present but the enjoyment is not.

  • BubblesHunty Honest & Direct Opinions
    2019-03-29 02:45

    Wow I just loved this. Such sweet characters without being sappy. Just adorable love story with some really touching scenes. Read it

  • Vio
    2019-04-09 04:42

    Lovingly written sweet romance. Cole was gorgeous inside and out, he managed to sneak his way into my heart with no effort at all. I loved him a cute genuine down to earth guy. His speech difficulties affect his life in so many ways and tries hard to make himself invisible, succeeding to a certain extent. Anderson arrives and turns his life upside down, it's wonderful how Cole comes out of his shell, less shy and happier in himself. Anderson is great the tenderness and understanding he shows Cole brings about a very real affection and trust in their relationship they are adorable together. Even with the fairytale feel its a wonderful meaningful love story and Cole he deserves all those hugs and much more. I hope we get to see the wedding and children one day soon as a novel!

  • Arthur
    2019-03-29 23:26

    4.5 starsI love this story, although at some point the issue of 'echo' disappears completely. It's sweet but not sugary. There's enough dose of angst, happiness, and plot--especially toward the end.It has a strong feeling of cinderfella, since Anderson is rich without Cole realizing it at first. On Anderson's part, he also didn't know that Cole actually works for his family company. I like the way the author deals with Anderson's parents. Anderson's super rich father is not depicted as evil man who dictates everything, and 'kills' those stand on his way. He puts pressure on Anderson, but not an ultimatum. There are challenge, negotiation, and compromise on both sides.

  • V
    2019-03-24 21:36

    This is a book that it will make you feel all warm inside. 2 words to describe it...just beautiful.

  • Mandapanda
    2019-04-04 04:43

    Sweet romance between the shy Cole who suffers from a speech problem and Anderson, a trouble shooting executive. Cole suffers from echolalia, a condition where he repeats the last sentence of whatever has just been said to him before he can start talking for himself. It's left him very shy and uneasy meeting new people. Luckily Anderson is instantly taken with his boyish good looks and quiet ways.This book feels like it's been written by a new author. For me it had a raw feeling. Plenty of telling not showing and a mild case of insta-love. Despite the sympathetic treatment of Cole's disorder there's not a lot of detail in the story. For example Cole's workplace is a big part of the story but we never find out what Cole really does there or even what the business is. e.g.: "Picking up a highlighter, he got to work marking the most relevant information. Once he was done with that, he would compile all the information in a summarizing report of just the important bits".Nevertheless I couldn't help rooting for Cole to get his HEA. He's such a cute vulnerable character. For fans of very light romance.

  • Jess
    2019-04-22 00:20

    OMG I LOVED THIS BOOK. It is so refreshingly different. Its sweet and adorable and I enjoyed EVERY PAGE. The two main characters were absolutely perfect for each other and I couldnt think of one thing to make them or the plot better.I recommend this for those looking for a sweet read. Its not over the top sweet like other books, instead the romance is true and realistic and I AM IN LOVE with this book.Go ... Stop reading this review and READ IT :)

  • Adriana
    2019-04-09 01:50

    4.5I love this!But I can help to say: I need more!

  • Rebecca
    2019-04-04 05:45

    Echo is a novella that tells the love story between shy, nerdy Cole and confident businessman Anderson. Cole suffers from a speech impediment related to Tourettes called echolalia, a tic that forces him to repeat the last thing a person said to him before he can then say what he wants.The premise is very interesting. Cole is a virgin partially because of his extreme shyness due to his echolalia, and so the story is largely about Anderson teaching Cole about sex and love and trust.It really is a sweet story, but it felt lacking in a lot of ways. For one, neither of the characters really seem to undergo any dynamic change, and there's very little conflict in the story. While I'm not a fan of the "miracle cure" endings for books with characters with disabilities, this book seemed as if it needed it.Let me explain. It's suggested early in the book that Cole's echolalia was made worse because of the "psychological trauma" he experienced as a kid being teased and manipulated because of his speech impediment. The theme of Cole having trouble being comfortable with new people pervades the book and I really expected to see him regain some "control" over his tic (his words) due to his developing relationship with Anderson.I'm not super familiar with Tourettes, so maybe that would have been medically unlikely, but it just seemed as if the story was setting up for that. As if the echolalia were a metaphor of sorts instead of simply a plot element. Maybe I'm asking too much.Then there's the (view spoiler)[attack on Cole toward the end of the book, in which he's rescued by Mary. This seemed completely out of place and felt almost as if the author knew they needed more drama so boom! Here's drama. I think it would have worked better if Anderson had been the one to rescue him, because Anderson had issues especially relating to his guilt/anger over how Cole has been treated in the past. (hide spoiler)]Basically, it simply felt underdeveloped, which was disappointing. The book is supposedly part of a series, but from what I can tell, the author doesn't have any plans for the next book.

  • Wendy Ann
    2019-03-26 01:33

    You can’t not like the story of Cole and Anderson! This book has a very unique premise because it deals with a little known condition called echolalia. As a result of having this disorder, Cole is very shy and vulnerable – almost used to people poking fun or taking advantage of him. Anderson is like a breath of fresh air. He doesn’t react negatively towards Cole and actually works hard to win Cole’s trust and affection. His background might lead you to believe he’ll be an uppity, self-centered, pain in the butt, but he’s actually very laid back and quite the opposite. Under Anderson’s care and attention, Cole absolutely blossoms. I loved the relationship between these guys. This was a definite feel good story that left me wanting more!!! Recommended for everyone:)

  • Chemical5X
    2019-03-30 23:34

    I liked this so much and I really didn't want it to end. Anderson just seems like such a great guy and I wanted to cuddle Cole because he was just so cute. This is a sweet story, though it has just the right mix so you don't feel like you're swallowing a load of sugar. It just made me feel good to read it.

  • Snowtulip
    2019-03-24 04:30

    3.5This is such an absolutely sweet story. Cole and Anderson were so good together and loved their interactions and story. Perfect read for when you need something light and enjoyable.

  • Kinny
    2019-04-03 04:41

    It's sweet, funny and one of those stories when the sweet unassuming taken for granted underdog gets his gorgeous, ultra rich, powerful prince charming who adores him.

  • The TBR Pile *Book review site*
    2019-03-26 23:48

    Full review: you remember how it felt to be in love for the first time? The sly glances shared with the object of your affections. The feeling of butterflies in your stomach, and rampant hormones that rose to the forefront with the briefest caress or whispered word were the best thing in the world. It’s that illusive time that Sol Crafter ( great name right?) manages to capture perfectly in Echo. It was that spot-on portrayal that filled me with warmth. Sort of like when you eat a chocolate chip cookie just out of the oven. It allowed me to over look some of the editing errors, and lack of details that threatened to derail from the environment I was submersed in.

  • Lauren
    2019-03-28 04:30

    I absolutely loved Echo. Such a sweet love story with beautifully written characters. I adored Cole and Anderson so much. Although Cole was supposed to be very shy and reserved - mainly as a result of being bullied in the past because of his Echolalia - I loved how he was so much more brave and confident with Anderson. He was such a cutie. Anderson was charming, and I fell in love with him almost straight away.I actually didn't want this story to end; I got so far ahead of myself that I was imagining a marriage proposal, a wedding, children... AHHH! I didn't want it to end, I'm pretty sure I could have kept reading about these two forever.

  • Beck
    2019-04-05 23:24

    Wow...I usually love books which feature a MC with a disability but this book just didn't do it for me at all. I really didn't feel the connection between the two characters & if Anderson had referred to Cole once more as 'cute' or 'adorable' I would have fact, if anyone were to refer to me as cute & adorable more than once I'd probably pick my nose & fart whilst flicking the crusty snot at the pillock with the goofy grin & lack of imagination in the adjective department...but then again, I'm not exactly the most snugly possum at the moment & my mood may have influenced the review.

  • J
    2019-04-05 05:29

    Wonderful, sweet romance. This was a nicely written, well-told story of a shy, kind soul (who also happens to be unaware of his gorgeousness and appeal) and a handsome, smart, and charming hunk falling in love and getting their happy ending. I truly enjoyed and liked this. I hope the author turns out more and longer ones at that.

  • Harper Kingsley
    2019-03-23 21:30

    A sweet man with a speech condition called echolalia meets a handsome stranger. A straight-forward story set in the real world--no aliens, werewolves, ghosts, witches, etc. Just two men that meet and fall in love.

  • Susan65
    2019-04-17 22:38


  • MostlyDelores
    2019-04-17 22:21

    Just so nice. A feel-good little cinderella-y romance.

  • Claudia
    2019-04-15 23:28

    Very sweet story. Loved it

  • Charly
    2019-04-17 03:32

    A sweet story that is clumsily writtenWarning: This review might contain what some people consider SPOILERS. Rating: 6/10PROS: - It didn’t take long for me to develop the desire to see Cole happy. Echolalia is an unusual condition that I’ve never encountered in a romance before, and it presents some interesting challenges for him.- Both of the main characters are cute and say some amusing things that made me smile. Looking at a huge TV at Anderson’s house, Cole says wistfully, “Would you be really upset if I slipped it under my jacket and took it home with me?”- The story has a fairytale quality to it: the shy man who’s always been picked on meets a handsome, rich, dashing prince who falls for him instantly and whisks him away to a $46 million mansion.CONS:- The writing isn’t terrible, but it contains a lot of features that grated on my nerves: clumsy repetitions (“He wasn’t exactly the world’s best cook…” followed by “It wasn’t exactly the hardest thing ever” in the next sentence), irritating grammar (“That’s how he had always seen himself as”), stating of the obvious (“Anderson really was shocked” when the dialogue just before it starts with “Really?”), inconsistencies in Cole’s echoes (sometimes he repeats entire sentences--even rather long ones--and sometimes it’s just the final phrase of what the other person has said), etc.- There are a lot of instances in which the word “he” appears and it’s not clear which character is being referred to. We’re 14 sentences into one scene before we know which character it’s following, and then there are sections that use only pronouns to refer to two different men, like this one: “He couldn’t help watching him walk toward him and admiring the way he looked in a suit. It was very hot to him.”Overall comments: This is a sweet tale of seduction, of one inexperienced man and another who doesn’t take advantage of that. (Although you’ll be disappointed if you’re wanting a lot of sex; there are only a couple of scenes, and they’re very tame compared to those commonly found in this genre.) I liked it okay, but the writing could have been far better in my opinion.

  • Tutu
    2019-04-18 01:24

    2.5 starsI purchased this book with the intention of reading something light, very sweet and romantic, without it being over the top. And according to the reviewers, this book should have fit the description. Unfortunately, not so much for me. It was an ok read with an interesting subject that started promising, but failed to deliver in my opinion.I would have expected to love Cole but he didn’t really click with me. He was at times needy and whiny, especially in his relationship with his cousin. His relationship with Anderson didn’t truly feel real to me and, even if they don't say I love you right away, it’s still feels insta- love to me.The echolalia could get a bit tiring when reading the dialogs . I do admit to paying close attention to see if the author will follow her premise, to see if she’ll forget to add the repetition in front of everything Cole was saying.There are still a couple of things that I did like. (view spoiler)[ One was the scene where Cole looses his virginity that was strangely real enough, although by that time I would have expected multiple- orgasms and unicorns running through the room under a sky full of stars. (hide spoiler)]The other thing I really liked about this book was George, Anderson’s father. He was very cool( although I don’t know how realistic he was portrayed ). In his own words, he was authentic :I'm not going to pretend to be anything less than me.What I think the book could have gone without was one scene near the ending that was put there for some degree of angst, I guess. (view spoiler)[ Cole gets attacked by his old boss and is hospitalized. (hide spoiler)] I would have preferred instead another dose of George’s sense of humor:I've gotta go now. Laura has this stupid thing she wants me to go to. There was a feminine yell in the background. This supremely wonderful and life changing thing she wants me to go to. I never expect everything to be perfect in a book I read and I can get over a lot of things and still enjoy a story, but for some reason, I just couldn’t in this instance.

  • Cashay
    2019-04-06 04:41

    So this book wasn't bad but it wasn't really all that amazin either.I liked the characters a lot, especially Cole. At the end I found myself being a bit annoyed by Anderson who seemed to make decisions for Cole all the time and seemed to see him as not quite an adult when it came to making decision.The whole book would've been a lot better if it was longer. For me the romance felt rushed and not really developed. Also pretty cliched but I can live with that most of the time. Same goes for the conflict in the last ten pages.It seemed like the author remembered that after the two of them got together and were happy there needed to be some kind of conflict for them to overcome together. It didn't do anything or have any significant impact on the characters other than making them move in together faster.(view spoiler)[Someone breaking into your home, deliberately destroying everything and nearly suceeding in murdering is a traumatic event that deserves more than 8 half-hearted pages of recovery and dealing with it. The pages would have been better used developing the relationship between Cole and Anderson. Or there should have been another at least 30 or so pages so we could have been shown the effect the attack had on Cole and the relationship with Anderson.Overall I was really not satisfied with the ending. Especially the "I have not really talked to my boyfriend about it and we don't know each other all that long but we're gonna have kids real soon"-part (hide spoiler)]I did like the way the author dealt with Cole's Echolalia though I think that too would have deserved some more depth and would have benefited from some sort of development throughout the story.It's a nice little read if you look something focused on romance without a complicated plot :)

  • Terry
    2019-04-09 02:45

    Excellent read! If you needed a pick me up and need to read a sweet, heartwarming love story then this is the book. Cole has a speech impediment which forces him to repeat the last thing the other person in conversation has just said and had been teased and mocked endlessly through his childhood, aggravating his condition. Anderson is a rich businessman, son of the owner of the company that Cole works for. After a chance meeting Anderson falls hard for Cole who has such a low opinion of himself that he can not believe that anyone could love him other than his mother and actor cousin. Well written in that the reader is desperate for Cole to see himself as he really is and for the relationship with Anderson to succeed.Nothing too deep, good characters, good story but could have been longer but maybe we are going to get more in #2 ......

  • Candice
    2019-04-09 04:48

    I liked this. Cole. Man, I loved Cole. Anderson? Well, not sure how I felt about him. I mean at times I LOVED him and then were times when I wanted to smack him. I did like how he was super rich, yet still down to Earth. In the beginning I thought he was going to be a major ass, but I am glad I was wrong.I hope we get a sequel because I want more of Cole and Anderson :)

  • Mary
    2019-04-17 05:37

    There are characters in books that make me smile. I read this whole book with a stupid smile on my face Cole was so sweet and shy and Anderson was just well to good to be true, but it work. Love this one!

  • Gaa-chan
    2019-04-18 04:31

    3.5 stars

  • Dena
    2019-04-22 03:45

    3.5 stars-I really liked Anderson.