by: Ruthi Kight
Partying with friends and scoring a flawless tan is about all Roxie has on her list of things to make her Hampton’s summer perfect.
Her parents, however, have other plans and Grandma Betty’s farm is just one of them.
Just as her life is in shambles and the quaint town is suffocating her, she meets Chase.
Somewhere in the mix of bummer summer and small town doldrums, he becomes the boy she can’t seem to avoid falling for. Just adding him to the picture, her stay starts to get better, even if she knows it has to end with the summer holidays.
That is until Betty drops a life-shattering bomb.
Roxie must make a choice that will change her life forever. What happens when a spoiled brat from New York learns the true meaning of love, loss, and forgiveness?
Can Chase and Roxie find a way to be together or is this just another summer romance?
I must say that this cover is absolutely stunning. Pink stilletos in the country… very impressive indeed.
While I loved the concept of this book – A New Yorker ending up in the South Carolina country side, it just fell flat for me.
There were some things that just did not calculate and I failed to connect in any way with the heroine of the story. I found her immature and spoiled. Although in the end, I was happy that she did make the right decision.
The relationship between Chase and Roxie also lacked chemistry. They felt disconnected somehow and I thought they weren’t perfectly matched.
Despite my rating, I would still read Hidden Falls (#1.5). Hopefully we would get to see a glimpse of Chase/Roxie (even if they aren’t the main characters of the story) and how their relationship has evolved.
Please don’t be discouraged by my review. Give it a try. It just may have not been a good fit for me.
About the Author:
If you had asked 6 year old Ruthi what she wanted to be when she grew up, she would have told you a Rock Star. Those dreams faded to the background when she found out who the true Rock Stars are: Authors.
She has always had a fascination with books, losing herself completely in numerous books, enjoying the worlds she found that were so unlike her own. They were her escape, and eventually became her passion.
Her family has been putting up with her and her incoherent ramblings while she worked on her debut novel, Knotted Roots. Her five year old and Fiance have suffered through many “fend for yourself” nights, but somehow still manage to love her anyway.
She is now attending the Southern New Hampshire University, working on her Bachelor’s in Creative Writing/Fiction so that she can create her own worlds for others to fall in love with.
Okay, now that I’m done talking in the third person, let me just say that I love connecting with people via Facebook, Goodreads, my blog, etc. If you would like to chat, you can usually find me online at any given time. I also want to say thank you to each and every person who reads my book. It was a labor of love and I truly hope that you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it!
Signed Paperback of “Knotted Roots”
2 eCopies of “Knotted Roots”
2 eCopies of “Hidden Falls”
2 Beaded Bookmarks