Pages: 280 pages
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Intro Babble: I didn't quite know what I was getting to when I started this one. I was in the midst of the Epic Reading Slump of 2014 so it was either going to be great or a soul breaking disaster. It turns out it landed right in the middle of that. In the comfy place.
Heroine: Aria-First of all, I love her name. For some reason, names are really important to me in books. Especially in romance. She was a really great heroine. Smart and capable with a lot of moxy and humor.
Hero: Adam-He was pretty much the highlight of the book for me. He was one excellent hero. He was the “Mama Bear” type of hero. Very alpha.Very protective. But not overbearing. I loved him.
Chemistry: I thought Adam and Aria worked very well together. I am one of those that love the whole “we had to get engaged/married because we did badish things together” plot. And this one was definitely that. It lacked a bit of the angst that I like to go with it but I really loved the book nonetheless.
Ending Babble: I enjoyed this one. I was surprised that this one was so heavy on the mystery though. I normally stay away from most mysteries unless it is an author I am sure of but this one worked out well for me. I loved the writing style. The dialog was spot on. I also loved that it had the historical aspect. Kind of taking me out of my comfort zone while still being in the safe place.
Jeannie Ruesch wrote her first story at the age of the six, prompting her to give up an illustrious, hours-long ambition of becoming a Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader and declare that writing was her destiny. That journey to destiny took a few detours along the way, including a career in marketing and design.
Her first novel, a fairy-tale like historical romance, was published in 2009, but the darker side of life had always captivated her. So after a dinner conversation with friends about the best way to hide a dead body, she knew she had to find a way to incorporate suspense into her writing. (The legal outlet for her fascination.) Today, she continues writing what she loves to read - stories of history, romance and suspense. She lives in Northern California with her husband, their son and an 80 pound lapdog lab named Cooper. She can be visited at www.jeannieruesch.com or found regularly on Twitter or Facebook.
She is also the creator of the WIP Notebook, a writer's tool to help stay organized while you write, which you can find at her website.