When Paige moves in with her BFF, there's instant chemistry with her best friend's athletic brother. But as she fights for independence from a troubled family situation, is there room for love?
Paige yearns for one thing: release. But physical barriers make that wish seem impossible. Thanks to a shattered home life, she also doesn't know how to trust. Especially those she loves.
The last thing she expects is a spark with her bestie's brother, Brody. He's gigantic, protective, and makes her feel something she hasn't felt in a long time: safe.
Brody wants to keep his relationship with Paige platonic, but he can't get the troubled woman out of his mind. Maybe it's the way she makes him question his entire stance on relationships. But his sister, Amber, warns him to stay away. He needs to listen, for everyone's sake.
As Paige struggles to navigate her tumultuous feelings and legal troubles, words fail her. How can she understand her heart when her past left her damaged?
And what if revealing the truth means losing Brody forever?
An intense, beautiful, and uplifting own voices romance with characters you'll want to hug one after the other—perfect for fans of Talia Hibbert and Helen Hoang.
Nonverbal is the first book in the Love Beyond Words series. If you enjoy protective cinnamon roll heroes, bubbly and compassionate neurodiverse heroines, and friendships that are ride or die, you'll fall in love with Brody, Paige, and Amber.
CW for strong language, abuse, ableism, and drug addiction.
PRAISE FOR NONVERBAL
“This book is chock-full of super rich and emotionally complex characters who you just want to hug one right after the other.”—Brittanica Bold’s Babblings
“Raina Ash has penned a heartfelt and delightful story full of lovable characters, realistic situations, and a passionate romance that feels inevitable from the moment Brody and Paige first lock eyes.”—Goodreads review
“…the spice! It was so spicy. Also, Brody. Everyone needs a Brody in their life.”—Goodreads review
“Paige, the neurodivergent female protagonist…is one of the best characters I’ve had the pleasure of seeing in a book so far this year. She’s incredibly endearing, kind, smart, honest, and funny (even when she’s not trying to be).”—Goodreads review
“[Ash] paints her scenes vividly and had me glued to the pages from start to finish.”—Goodreads review
NONVERBAL BOOK SOUNDTRACK
"I Got A Feeling"—Felix Jaehn, Georgia KuRobin Schulz
"Strobe - Radio Edit"—deadmau5
"Off Of My Mind"—Icona, PopVIZE
"Not Stirred - Interlude Mix 3"—Bosa & Andy Visceral
"Dopamine (feat. Eyelar)"—Eyelar, Purple Disco Machine
"Mammoth"—Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, MOGUAI
"Fun Lovin"—Funk Machine, Taku-Hero
"Don't Be Shy"—KAROL GTiësto
"An Annoying Truth"—Risostar
"Hurricane"—Ella Henderson, Ofenbach
"Damn Cold"—Tony Romera
"Get The Fuck Out - Interlude Mix 3"—Bosa & Andy Visceral
"Inner Light"—Bob Moses, Elderbrook
"Feel It in My Bones"—Dancing Divas
"Underwater - Adam Port Remix"—Adam Port, RÜFÜS DU SOL
"Head & Heart (feat. MNEK)"—Joel Corry, MNEK
"Pressure (feat. Tove Lo)"—Martin Garrix, Tove Lo
"Sound 4 U X Be Mine"—Amy Rose, EMBRZ
"Anywhere With You"—Afrojack, Dub, Vision, Lucas & Steve
"Young Right Now"—Dennis Lloyd, Robin Schulz
"Swimming In Your Eyes"—Dynoro
"We Are One"—Krewella
"Blaze (Dirty South Edit)"—Maarcos
"Leave Me"—Taska Black
"Lighter Than Air"—Feenixpawl, MaRLo, Mila Josef
"For My Own"—Ron Torento
"Burn (Metamorphosism Anthem)"—Chuckie, Promise Land
"I Need Your Love (feat. Ellie Goulding)"—Calvin Harris, Ellie Goulding
"Wake Me Up - Radio Edit"—Avicii
He's been infatuated with his best friend's sister since the day they met. Too bad she was too wasted at that party to remember him...
Six years later, Amber is fresh out of rehab and trying to make her life work sober. She's barely coping, her college professor hates her, and she's certainly not prepared for the attraction simmering between her and her brother's best friend.
Miguel is exactly the kind of guy she'd normally avoid: loyal, family-oriented, intense. He's known to move too fast and fall too hard in every single relationship. He'd give her the world, but she knows it's better to push him away.
They're opposites and completely wrong for each other. Doesn't he see that? Giving in to their feelings would complicate both of their lives.
Miguel has a sick mother and a delinquent nephew to care for, and there's one thing he wants that Amber can never offer. Some sacrifices are simply too great, and she refuses to be the one to take away his dreams.
If only they didn't have such a problem staying away from each other...
Outspoken is the second book in the Love Beyond Words series. This found family romance features a protective cinnamon roll hero who falls first and a resilient takes-no-BS heroine who is his complete opposite.
Expect plenty of soulmate kisses, lovable family members, romance under the stars, and an emotionally complex story that will linger in your heart for days.
CW for strong language, drug use/addiction, and discussions about suicidal ideation.