Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: Seagrass Pier by Colleen Coble


Seagrass Pier (Hope Beach, #3)Seagrass Pier
(Hope Beach #3)
by Colleen Coble
Christian Romantic Suspense
Paperback336 Pages
July 1st 2014 by Thomas Nelson Publishers     

Summary

In a secluded corner of Hope Beach, one woman must decipher a stranger’s memories . . . before they cost her everything.

Elin Summerall was one of the lucky ones. Not only did she get a heart transplant, but the donor was a perfect fit. A miraculously perfect fit.

But when Elin begins having violent flashbacks—and vivid dreams of being strangled—she realizes that she has been the recipient of more than just a new heart . . . Elin is remembering her donor’s murder.

Her strange affliction has attracted some unwanted attention: from the press, from the authorities . . . and from the killer himself. Now, living alone with her young daughter and aging mother, Elin is being stalked—by a man she’s only met in her nightmares.

The police are dubious of her story, but one off-duty FBI agent is eager to help her: Agent Marc Everton, the father of Elin’s daughter.

Of course, he doesn’t know about that. Yet.

Now, in a remote cottage on Hope Island, Elin and Marc must probe the secrets buried in her borrowed heart. And there’s no time to waste. One man is desperate to silence her—before she remembers too much.
    

My Review

I love reading romantic suspense, so I was looking forward to reading Seagrass Pier. This is the third book in the series and I hadn't read the first two, but I didn't feel lost or like I needed more information. The romance was sweet and there was a constant feeling of suspense. The author kept me confused as to who the villain might be almost to the very end. There were also some pretty intense moments where I wasn't sure who was going to make it to the end of the story.

There was a lot going on and several points of view. I did feel it was a little too much. There were stories within stories between journal entries, then Elin's story, Sara's story, and the guys' perspectives. There were plots involving Elin's daughter, a treasure, a drug smuggler, and then Laura's murder and the person stalking Elin. It made it hard to really engage and connect with the characters. There were also some things that didn't feel authentic, such as officers being alone instead of pairs and other actions that didn't work for me in regards to the villains and the main characters.

If you're looking for a sweet and suspenseful read, then this did fit. I enjoyed reading it. It's not very often that I'm still unsure how the plot elements would come together and who the villain would be in the end and it was nice to be surprised.

Content: Clean (There are some violent parts, but I would still consider this clean for the genre.)

Source: I would like to thank Litfuse and the publisher, Thomas Nelson, for my free review copy, which did not affect my review in any way.

About the Author

Best-selling author Colleen Coble’s novels have won or finaled in awards ranging from the Best Books of Indiana, the ACFW Carol Award, the Romance Writers of America RITA, the Holt Medallion, the Daphne du Maurier, National Readers’ Choice, and the Booksellers Best. She has over 2 million books in print and writes romantic mysteries because she loves to see justice prevail. Colleen is CEO of American Christian Fiction Writers. She lives with her husband Dave in Indiana.

"Seagrass Pier," the third installment in her acclaimed Hope Beach series, marks a new highpoint for emotion and complexity in Coble’s addictive brand of romantic suspense.


Tour-Wide Giveaway

Don’t miss Colleen Coble‘s latest release in the Hope Beach series, Seagrass Pier. The book releases July 1st, and Colleen's publisher is offering the ebook at a special pre-order price of just $4.99 between now and 6/30 everywhere ebooks are sold.

PLUS . . . between 6/9 – 6/30 Colleen will be hosting a Kindle giveaway.
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One winner will receive:
  • A brand new Kindle Fire HDX
  • Seagrass Pier and the rest of the Hope Beach series by Colleen Coble
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on June 30th. Winner will be announced on Colleen's blog on July 1st.

Tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning and be sure to stop by Colleen's blog on July 1st to see if you won!

6 comments

  1. This sounds like a really great read and I would love to read it. Thanks for sharing your book with us.

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  2. I really loved the beach feel of the setting too. :)

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  3. thanks! my website has a sign up for newsletter so you will be alerted when its being published. thanks so much

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  4. Sounds good. I love the cover it's so pretty!

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  5. What a pretty cover and I like the title too. It's always good to be held in suspense until the end and then get a big surprise. Not often that happens. This will be going on my summer reading list!

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