Book Review: Riverbend Gap

Hello Everyone,

Such a pretty cover!

Title: Riverbend Gap

Author: Denise Hunter

Series: Book 1

Genre: Christian fiction, Romance

Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.

Page Count: 400

Goodreads Summary:

She came in search of the family she’d always wanted—and found the kind of love she’d never dared to imagine.

When Katelyn Loveland’s car veered off a winding Appalachian Mountain road, she thought she was done for. That is until Cooper Robinson, local sheriff’s deputy, came to her rescue. And though Katie narrowly escaped her brush with death, she still fell. Hard.

She wasn’t the only one. But soon Cooper learns that the woman he’s more attracted to than any he’s ever met is his brother’s new girlfriend—and therefore unquestionably off limits. Yet, despite his best efforts, Cooper and Katie can’t seem to avoid running into each other. Or ignore the undeniable chemistry between them.

As they grow closer, Katie shares the secrets of her past and the real reason she moved to their small North Carolina town. She also wins over Cooper’s welcoming and bighearted family. But they don’t know that her feelings for Cooper keep growing—all while she’s dating his brother. Soon the stakes of their emotional connection become higher than either of them could have imagined. Katie stands to lose the first family she’s ever had, and a scandal could doom Cooper’s campaign for sheriff’s office. Suddenly they find themselves on the edge of another precipice—and they’re forced to make a decision that could change their lives forever.

My Thoughts:

I wanted to like this, but I just am not a fan of christian fiction. The romance and all was fine but going into this book blind was not a good idea for me.

My Review:

I’ll be the first to say, I am not a Christian fiction reader. I’m not religious in the slightest. I picked this up because I wanted a good romance for Valentine’s day, and this had a good romance but the religious bits just weren’t for me. I also picked this up for the Appalachian mountains, as I love books that feature any sort of mountain terrain for romance novels. The writing was quite good, and I did like the characters, but it felt a bit… lacking in what I was wanting for a romance which is a “me thing” and no fault of the authors whatsoever. But I did enjoy this book, despite that it wasn’t what I thought. Fun, fast paced read, and I may or may not pick up the sequel.

My Rating:

⭐⭐⭐ 1/2

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book

Book Review: Material Witness

Title: Material Witness

Author: LA Mondello

Series: book 1

Genre: Adult Contemporary, Romantic Suspense

Page Count: 300

Received: Amazon freebie

Rated: 4/5 🌟

Review Word Count: 500

Notes: This was a lot of fun. Definitely more action than romantic but I like that!

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Hello all,

I really enjoyed this free read from Amazon. Purchased way back when so no idea if it’s still free or not. I’ve also never read this author before but will definitely try to make a dent in the other series that they have as they write mostly romance it seems.

(Back into reviewing and this review already feels awkward in writing but hopefully I’ll get into the swing of things before too long!)

Anyway.

This is romantic suspense. Featuring a woman character named Cassie, who is researching for her books at a rather suspicious bar in a bad part of town, she encounters trouble almost instantly in both terms of a tall dark and handsome fellow as well as a drive by shooting that she barely survives… becoming the primary witness to the murder of a dangerous individual.

Swept up into the police station and pressured into being kept safe by the FBI, Cassie gets far more research for her mystery series than anticipated as she gets treated like she’s in witness protection…but not quite. With the detective who helped save her life at her side, and the only person she currently trusts, the two work together to get their lives back… while falling for each other in the process.

I really enjoyed how fast paced this was, how the characters were smart, and the amount of danger was exciting at times. Definitely give this a try if you like the tv show Castle.

4/5 🌟!

Until next time,

Pass Me That Book.

Happy Release Week: DL Pitchford

 

 

It’s happy book birthday to DL Pitchford for her third book in the “If We Had No Winter” series. There will be four books, as far as I know, in this lovely contemporary romance series about Billie Dixon as she grows and changes with all the drama that surrounds her.

If you haven’t picked these books up yet, I highly recommend them. They’re angsty, emotional, and filled with enough drama to turn these books into a tv series/movie series! There’s plenty of action, romance, and plot to keep one entertained for hours on end!

I have read all three books, and eagerly anticipate book four, which can’t come fast enough. This week was the release of book three, and it’s available here:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07CQLZMP6/ref=x_gr_w_glide_bbie=UTF8&tag=x_gr_w_glide_bb-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B07CQLZMP6&SubscriptionId=1MGPYB6YW3HWK55XCGG2

(Please let me know if the link doesn’t work, as I’m new to this sort of thing!)

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book

ARC Review: The Longer We Dwell

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Title: The Longer We Dwell
Author: DL Pitchford
Series: Book 2
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 400
Publisher:
Type of Book: ARC Release, Paperback
Review Word Count: 300
Notes: Love the new covers!

The second release of the Billie Dixon novels picks up a few months after the first book left off, with Billie still struggling to fit into life as she sees it. There’s loads of angst, heavy emotional upheavels, and painful life lessons learned throughout this book. I really enjoyed it, though it was a bit heavy for me at times, I’ll admit. And while I liked this one, I still liked book one better, for some reason.

I can still totally see this book series as a movie series. It’s good writing, the storyline clips along at a fast pace, and there’s loads of character development as well-that’s one of the major things that I like about this book, actually, is it’s character developments. We actually see how they fare with their problems, and consequences of their actions along the way.

I also like that it takes place near home; I recognize almost every place listed within the book. It’s cool, seeing places I know in fiction that I love to read about.

I will note that this book also deals heavily with alcoholism, so if you have issues in regards to alcholic mothers/family members, then I would be careful in reading this due to triggers. I have a slight family history, but no one I know is a super heavy drinker like in the book, so, yeah. It’s interesting and unsettling at times.

I still like Billie’s character best out of all of them, though Xander has grown on me as well. I’m not sure how I’ll feel about them by the third book, but I definitely still want to continue reading their story, and see how it flows, and if it will have a happy ending.

As it is, I’m giving this book 4/5 stars, and am eagerly anticipating book three.

Until next time,
-Pass Me That Book

Book Review: Hanna Who Fell From the Sky

I won this book on a giveaway from Marzie’s Reads (https://www.facebook.com/marzies.reads/). She is a very well read, nice person all around!

Book Title: Hanna Who Fell From the Sky

Author: Christopher Meades

Rating: 4/5 stars!

Book Provider: Marzie’s Reads

My Review:

Hanna Who Fell From the Sky is a beautiful, lyrical book that will likely make me go out and read other books that this author publishes in the future. Hanna has a snappy wit, a strong backbone, and is overall a wonderful character. Her storyline reminded strongly of “It Ain’t Me Babe” by Tillie Cole, only without the bikers, and dark pasts. She was spared all that, though apparently it was a close call in some scenes.

This book features strong religious themes, child abuse, and a mean drunk alcoholic father if you have triggers.

The characters in this were a mix bag of tricks-Hanna was easily my favorite, but I liked all her brothers and sisters as well, I hated Jessamina, Jotham, and a few of the others. I disagreed strongly with the church she attended. The entire thing is something that I wish wasn’t true, but sadly happens in the world regardless.

Overall, I really enjoyed this. I flew through this book in about three days, trying to make the book linger but quickly finishing it at the same time so that I can write up a review. I really recommend this book, it’s beautifully written and well worth the read.

Four out of five stars!

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