Friday, April 29, 2016

Fated Love by Susan Boles Review

Genre: Romantic Suspense with a  bit of Paranormal

Sarah Cameron’s life changes forever the night her art gallery burns to the ground under suspicious circumstances.  Fighting her devastation, she’s picking up the pieces and trying to understand what happened with the help of arson investigator, Jake Riordan – who’s far too attractive for her to concentrate.
Then the stalking incidents begin. Who could want her dead? And is it tied to the fire at the gallery?
Jake is convinced he knows who’s responsible for the fire. But is he too close to Sarah to see the truth? After he’s pulled off the case for being too personally involved, Jake convinces Sarah to travel to New Orleans with him to escape the stalker and investigate some mysteries from his own past.
In New Orleans, a diary and a set of old pictures reveal long hidden secrets that are coming home to roost.
Till Death Do Us Part, just got a whole new meaning.

This is the description that made me want to read this book.  I love a book with a little bit of everything. This had arson, attempted murder, stalkers, mystery, and love!  I did receive this book for free in exchange for my honest review but I loved this book.  I will admit that there were a couple times through it that I was convinced I knew who the person stalking poor Sarah was only to reconsider a few minutes later.  The story opens with a phone call in the middle of the night to Sarah Cameron to let her know that her beloved art gallery with some of her most precious pieces inside had burnt down.  Then she meets Jake Riordan who is the arson investigator.  Sparks fly between them even though Jake is convinced that the Cameron family accountant, Neil Phillips, is someone from his own past and Sarah reminds him of his old girlfriend who died tragically.  Sarah has a hard time believing that anyone would purposely destroy the gallery but when she starts finding herself being targeted and even almost murdered she begins to take it all a little more serious.

I really found this to be a quick read. I could not put it down, especially when the trip to New Orleans happens. A whole new level of mystery gets added to the book and I just devoured this story.  My favorite part of the story is the fact that it has a playlist of music to go with it. I totally went back through the book and read it a second time with the added music selections mentioned and it really added a layer ( who doesn't love some Jimmy Buffet and CCR classics).  This book is getting recommended to all my friends. There's even a facebook event going on 


Burning Love- Elvis Presley
Count On Me- Bruno Mars
Every Breath You Take- The Police
Demons-Imagine Dragons
In Chains- Shaman's Harvest
Superstition-Stevie Wonder
Like I'm Gonna Lose You- Meghan Trainor/ John Legend

About the Author

Susan calls McNairy County, TN her home ground even though she has moved away. It was here, at Bethel Springs Junior High School that she began her writing career with two friends. They formed their own little writers group that was so secret they were the only ones who knew it existed. She still has some of the stories they wrote carefully preserved in a loose leaf binder and tucked away for safety.
She has worked in retail management, briefly for the Census Bureau and for many years in the investment/insurance industry in the regulatory compliance arena. All of which are left brain activities. So she exercises her right brain activity with reading and writing…just to keep both sides even.
Reading has been a passion since she was very young. As a toddler, her mother read to her from her 'baby books' and her Mother tells a story about her holding one of them upside down and 'reading' by repeating the story verbatim from memory.
Susan is a multi-genre hybrid author. Her first novel, Kate's Pride, is a historical women's fiction set in West Tennessee in the aftermath of the Civil War. The novel is loosely based on her own Great Grandmother and published under the pen name Renee Russell.
Her second novel, Fated Love, is a contemporary paranormal romantic suspense (with a twist of paranormal) set in Memphis, TN.
Life got in the way of writing for many years but now she's come back to her early love.

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