Sunday, September 23, 2012

"Shadows of Suspicion" by Ashley Dawn Blog Tour Book Review and Giveaway

Book Blurb:

Revenge is the agenda...

"Find my sister."

Rick Reiley's words were what drove Luke to search mercilessly for Kerry. He is in a race against time to find her and will have to face more than a criminal mastermind to get close to her. He is prepared to give his life for her, but what about his heart?

"...I would like you to meet....My wife."

Those words from her enigmatic rescuer threw Kerry more than anything else that had happened to her in the last few days...and that was saying a lot! Kerry's simple life is turned upside down when she is kidnapped and dragged to the middle of nowhere by a madman. She trusts Luke with her life, but can she trust him with her heart?

As Luke fights to keep Kerry safe, the chemistry ignites and the danger gets closer.

Will God protect them while Luke tries to sort out his heart....and capture Kerry's?

Shadows of SuspicionShadows of Suspicion by Ashley Dawn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

It never ceases to amaze me that the books that sometimes don't "hook" me at the beginning become some of my favorite books.  And this book is no exception.  I review so many books that I didn't even remember this was a Christian book, and that interested me from the beginning.  But I never give a book a good rating on that point alone.

As I read the first half of the book, I was only mildly interested in Kerry and Luke.  I kept wondering if I would give it a rating of a 3 or a 4.  I just didn't feel I could truly connect with the characters and the story.  Sure, Kerry is an independent woman, and she is a school teacher.  I liked that.  And Luke was absolutely hopeless--typical guy for sure.  but there was nothing special about this book.

Once I passed the halfway point, I found myself connecting on a real level with the characters.  And I found myself getting caught up in the mystery and intrigue of the story.  The Christian message of the book was coming through loud and clear, and thankfully, it was woven into the framework of the story in a wonderful way.

As the ending of the story was looming, I found myself absolutely enjoying the banter between Kerry and Luke.  As far as relationships go, I could identify with their relationship.  I connected so deeply with the story that I found myself getting emotional and almost crying.  Not every book can do that.  God reminded me of so many things, including His faithfulness.  Trying to figure out whether to give this a rating of a 4 or 5 got pretty easy.

Okay, I know there is some "sappiness" to this love story, but it was easy to connect with.  I didn't feel that the characters were creating idealistic situations and whispering sweet nothings to each other.  In fact, they were often at each other's throats, imagining what it would be like to be in each other's lives permanently.  Thankfully, there was no profanity and no sex scenes--period.  This is clean romance in the truest sense!

So if you would like a light-hearted romance with some mystery and adventure thrown in for good measure, be sure to check this book out!  It was the most uplifting book I have read all week!

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.  I was no financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

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About Ashley Dawn
Author Ashley Dawn was born and raised in rural Arkansas where she developed her love for writing while helping in her parent's office. She graduated with an accounting degree from the University of Central Arkansas but is currently working as a legal assistant. Ashley has been writing professionally for the past seven years and has three published books. Her first book, Shadows From The Past, was originally published by Tate Publishing and is considered more of a traditionally published book while the second, Shadows of Suspicion, was published by self publication using AuthorHouse. Both have since been published in ebook form through Suspense Publishing along with her third book Shadows of Pain.  She is currently working on multiple projects including the fourth in her ‘Shadows’ series entitled and also a standalone mystery about a serial killer that remains untitled. Ashley also has a review blog to share her love of reading, Ashley’s Bookshelf, where she reads and reviews books of all genres. ( She and her family make their home in Texas.


Website:  AuthorAshleyDawn

To follow the entire tour, click here.

And there is a giveaway that will end very quickly.  Two people will win e-book copies of the book.  It is open worldwide, and it ends September 24th!

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  1. Thanks for posting today! ~Stormi, Lightning Book Promotions

  2. am enjoying the contest very much!


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