In Too Deep // Guest Review

Once again, we have another guest review by Sarah Grace! Enjoy!

In too deep cover(Isn’t that cover gorgeous tho??? <3)

Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Revell
Publication Year: 2018
Purchase and Synopsis
Sarah Grace’s Rating: 4.5 Stars

 

(**Note: This review was originally published on Bookworm Banquet**)

Blackburn knocks it out of the ballpark with In Too Deep, Book Two in the Dive Team Investigations series!
To be honest, after being a bit disappointed by Book One, Beneath the Surface, I didn’t have very high expectations for this one. But Blackburn exceeded those expectations and then some!
From page one, I fell in love with the main characters, Investigator Adam Campbell and Dr. Sabrina Fleming. Both of them are such strong, well-rounded, realistic characters on their own, and together, they are simply fabulous. As I observed in Beneath the Surface, Blackburn’s background characters are pure gold. Gabe Chavez is always great for lightening the tension with his epic sense of humor, but I also enjoyed seeing his more serious side in this book, and I am looking forward to seeing more of him and Anissa in Book Three. It was also good to hear from Ryan and Leigh again. The interactions and relationships between the entire dive team are just awesome.
The story itself moves along very quickly and there is no lack of suspense or edge-of-your-seat moments. The story takes an interesting and unexpected turn near the end that leaves you guessing. Unfortunately, I guessed the villain very early on in the story, so that ruined a bit of the suspense for me, but I was still able to enjoy the story. The main subject of human trafficking is a subject very near to my heart, so I found that aspect very interesting. I appreciated how Blackburn didn’t go into too many nitty-gritty details, yet still accurately portrayed the atrocity of modern day slavery.
The romance was very sweet and clean, which, not being a fan of the romance in the first book, I greatly appreciated. Blackburn also has a very laid back and casual writing style which I am not typically fond of, but I appreciated in a setting like this one.
Overall, I greatly enjoyed In Too Deep, and this one is going on my favorites shelf! If you are looking for a fast-paced suspense read with a sweet romance and fabulous characters, then this one is for you.
Content Note: (highlight to view) Mentions of labor trafficking and the sex trade, although not in detail. A murder, an attempted murder, and mentions of an illegitimate child. As for the romance aspect, nothing went beyond the occasional kiss.
Have you read this book? What did you think?

By God’s Grace,

Victoria

Living In Relationship With God

Living in relationship with God

I feel like I’ve talked on this topic before, but it has been striking home to me more of late. But, first, there is something that I must stress to you.

God is a relational God. What that means, my dear ones, is that He is seeking you. He is chasing after you, desiring you to turn to Him and to create a relationship with Him. He loves you THAT much. He wants to see your face, to hold your heart in His hands, to be in communion with your spirit. Not because he wants to keep tabs on you. Not because He wants to make sure you are doing all the right things. Not because He is waiting for you to mess up.Read More »

Review of A Breath of Hope \\ Guest Review

Hey y’all, today we have a guest review by my sister, Sarah Grace! So without further ado, here we go.

 

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A Breath of Hope by Lauraine Snelling

Genre: Historical Fiction
Publisher: Bethany House
Publication Year: 2018
Purchase and Synopsis:
Series: Under Northern Skies (Book 2)

SARAH GRACE’S REVIEW:

It actually hurts a bit for me to rate a Lauraine Snelling book only 3 stars. Snelling is one of my all-time favorite authors, one of the few authors that I will preorder her books before they come out and watch the mailbox impatiently until they arrive. Unfortunately, this one was a little disappointing.Read More »

When Beauty Blooms Blog Tour Signups//I Goofed

So, just like every normal person, I apparently messed up. Well, personally, I think the technology had something to do with it, but I have to take some responsibility here. LOL! Apparently, the form never saved the fact that I needed email addresses. So, I have absolutely no way to contact most of the applicants. That being said, if you signed up for the blog tour, please forgive me for goofing it up, and either send me your email at rufflesandgrace@gmail.com or edit your entry into the doc. Thank you all so much for signing up! Here is the form again.