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Trowchester Blues by Alex Beecroft

23484503Title: Trowchester Blues (Trowchester Blues, Book 1)
Author: Alex Beecroft
Published: February 9, 2015
Pages: 290
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Publisher Website: link
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Review:

[Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.]

Michael has been released from his work as a police officer for not being able to control his temper. With seemingly nothing else to do, he returns to his hometown and to the house that is now vacant after his father’s death. He expects there is nothing for him there, but he can busy himself with getting the house ready to sell. But then he meets Fintan Hulme, proprietor of the town’s bookshop. There’s attraction and chemistry, but can that overcome Michael’s policeman tendencies and Fintan’s criminal past?

I want to describe this as a smooth, easy read. When I finished, it felt much shorter than it actually is, but not because of lack of story or pacing. It’s just an engaging and well-written story. There’s a bit of suspense and action here with some romantic elements thrown in for good measure. This is the start of a series that looks to be more of a ‘takes place in the same space but doesn’t involve the same main characters throughout’ type, and I’m certainly looking forward to continuing it.

Blessed Isle by Alex Beecroft

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Title: Blessed Isle
Author: Alex Beecroft
Published: December 29, 2012
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Pages: 103

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Review:
I found this surprisingly refreshing and enjoyable. The author has chosen to tell the story in a unique way: first-person journal entries alternating between the two main characters. Both characters have a distinct voice – something I picked up on right away – and it makes it very easy to connect with them, get a feeling for their personalities, and understand the world in which they’re living. If you’re looking for something steamy and explicit, this isn’t it. But if you’re looking for a nice historical adventure romance on the high seas, this should be right up your alley.