29 October 2013

Entangled Embrace Pre-launch Blog Tour: Book Review: Trouble Comes Knocking by Mary Duncanson

Format: Kindle
Publisher: Entangled: Embrace
Published: 11th November 2013
Pages: 238
Genre: New Adult, Thriller, Romance
Date Read: 23rd October 2013 -  October 2013
Rating Given:
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Blurb from Publisher:

It’s hard not to answer when trouble comes knocking 

A girl who can’t forget… 

Twenty-two-year-old Lucy Carver is like Sherlock Holmes in ballet flats, but her eidetic memory is more albatross than asset, and something she usually keeps hidden. When she notices that something’s amiss at her dead-end job, she jumps at the chance to finally use her ability for good. That is, until, a man is murdered, and she becomes the target of the killer. 

A detective on his first case… 

Detective Eli Reyes is overbearing, pompous, way too hot for Lucy’s own good, and seems as determined to ruin her relationship with her boyfriend, John, as finding the murderer. He brings Lucy in on the case, thinking she can help him get to the truth, only to cut her loose when he realizes he’s gotten far more than he ever bargained for. 

A past that won’t go away… 

When memories from her childhood invade her present, Lucy discovers a mystery bigger than she could have imagined. With the killer still after her, and Eli nowhere to be found, she takes things into her own hands, determined to expose the truth no matter what—before trouble comes knocking…again. 

The Publishers over at Entangled asked people for help to pre-launch there new adult Entangled: Embrace and with me being a fan of new adult books I jumped at the chance and I'm so glad I did as I have read some really good books.
 I'm not a huge fan of the cover although I do like it I just don't love it. I like the way that we have a close up of the girl as usually they are far away so it does make a change.
When I first started this book I wasn't sure I was going to like it as it kept jumping backward and forward in time without any warning which made it a little confusing. Once I got further into it I got used to the style of writing which then became easier to follow. It was also a little slow to start with but again once I got further into the book the more I got hooked on the story. I loved that it was different to any other book that I have read as it made a refreshing change to the types of books that I usually read. With this book instead of the main character being a physic she see's every detail that no on else see's. The romance side of the story was ok but not really believable, I think that if there's going to be another one then it's likely that it will pick up as it seems like there could be a love triangle on the horizon. The ending I loved as it wrapped up most of the story but also left it open for another story which I for one can't wait to read.
I really liked most of the characters there was a couple that wasn't too sure about. Lucy I liked as she was a strong female protagonist who fights for her friends no matter the consequences. Although there was a couple of times when her 'gift' wasn't working as well as what she makes out as I saw a few things that she didn't! John was a character that I'm just not sure about there where times when I thought he was a sweet guy but for most of the time I just didn't see the attraction. Eli is one of my favourite characters in this book as I just loved every side of his character. For the most part of the book I liked Anna but there was something that she has done that I just didn't feel like a true friend would do. Lucy's Aunt Dee was great she was really funny but also fierce.
Overall a slow start but once it gets going it really gets going as it was so addictive.

Author Bio
Mary Duncanson, who also writes as Mary Malcolm, lives in North Texas with a menagerie of animals and feral roommates. She is currently looking to adopt a husband, preferably housebroken, preferably as silly as her. When she’s not corraling her household, she’s talking to the characters in her head and hoping they talk back. When she’s not doing all that, she can be found wandering around Central Market with a happy, drooly foodie look on her face. Do not judge her, it is her Mecca. Mary’s been writing since she was a teenager though spent quite a few
years studying toward becoming a doctor before she realized she wanted to be a full-time author. Unfortunately, the people who own her student loans still want to be paid for the years they supported her medical dreams. Mary lives on a steady diet of coffee and chocolate and believes, like Eleanor Roosevelt, that people should believe in the beauty of their dreams. She also believes people should ignore the word should because really, it’s kind of a judgmental word. Mary dreams of one day living as a full-time, well paid novelist (hint, hint) and also of one day traveling to Chile to pay homage to her soul mate, Pablo Neruda.
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