Wednesday, 23 October 2013

BLOG TOUR REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Audrey's Promise by Susan Sheehey.


Today I'm taking part in the blog tour for Audrey's Promise by Susan Sheehey, hosted by Girls *Heart* Book Tours. My stop will include a review of the book and a giveaway.

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Title: Audrey's Promise.
Author: Susan Sheehey.
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press.
Publication Date: July 24, 2013.

Purchase: Amazon

Audrey Allen is poised to become the youngest Texas senator, a position that fits her nickname, The Peacemaker. But she's unable to make peace with many in her hometown, where memories and grudges run deep from a decade-old tragedy.

Ethan Tanner, an ambitious and tantalizing journalist, joins her at Thanksgiving for an in-depth look at the promising candidate. But he has an agenda of his own that's not entirely honorable.

Ethan could stir up trouble for her budding career, or awaken the deep passions she's buried for so long. Will Ethan find that he values love more than getting the story?


Review:

I’d really wanted to read Audrey’s Promise since I saw the book blitz for it in early September. The synopsis intrigued me and I thought it sounded like a fun, fascinating story. Once I finished reading Audrey’s Promise, I was so glad I signed up for the blog tour!

Audrey, a candidate for Texas’s senator, is spending the first Thanksgiving in ten years at her family’s home. Her campaign manager, Miranda, somehow thinks it’s a good idea for smarmy journalist Ethan Tanner to join Audrey for Thanksgiving, securing her votes and position as senator with a good article.

I’ll be honest, the politics side wasn’t what interested me here. I was enthralled by the reason Audrey was so disconnected from her family, the reasons why nobody in her town was happy to see her and of course, how her and Ethan were going to get along as he tried to uncover her secrets and dish the dirt.

I loved Audrey. She came across as strong and intelligent, and her conversing with Ethan, especially the wit, cracked me up. Her mind’s reactions to Ethan led her astray a little! She was a fun character, and I much preferred her to a lot of weak, na├»ve characters I often read about.

Ethan was a fascinating character too. He seemed at first to be the perfect journalist, always knowing the right buttons to push in order to get a response.

I thought Susan Sheehey did a great job with Audrey’s Promise. For a debut novel, it really drew me in and I’m looking forward to more from the author. Possibly the plot got a little too exaggerated at times. I think maybe this could have been worked on because overall, the pacing and realism of characters was really strong.

However, I think that’s just me being picky for the sake of it. Audrey’s Promise was a really entertaining read and I want to see more from Susan Sheehey.

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*I received an ecopy of this book for the blog tour. Review is my honest opinion.


About the Author:

Susan writes contemporary romance, romantic suspense and women's fiction. After spending six years in the corporate world, her true passion wouldn't let go and she's been writing ever since. She lives and laughs in Texas with her husband and son.

Connect with Susan: Goodreads ; Website ; Twitter ; Facebook





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