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Friday, February 3, 2017

Review: Because You're Mine by Colleen Coble

Book Description

"Alanna has been plagued by tragedy. So it should come as no surprise that in the beauty that surrounds Charleston, all is not as it seems.

When her husband is killed by a car bomb while their band is on tour in Charleston, Alanna doesn’t know where to turn. Her father-in-law is threatening to take custody of the baby she carries, but the one thing she knows for sure is that she can’t lose the last piece of Liam she has left.

Their manager offers her a marriage of convenience to gain her U.S. citizenship and allow her to escape her father-in-law’s control. It seems like the perfect solution . . . but her doubts begin almost as soon as she arrives at Barry’s family home, a decaying mansion surrounded by swamp.

To make matters worse, Liam’s best friend survived the car bomb. She’s never really liked Jesse and now she can’t seem to get away from him. When he takes Liam’s place in their band, it’s almost more than she can bear.

But then things start happening. Things that could easily cost Alanna her life—or the life of her unborn child. Are they merely coincidences? Or is there something much more sinister at work?"

I enjoy reading books by Colleen Coble because I like suspense, but not a lot of violence, bad language, or other inappropriate content so her books are perfect for me. I do not want note that there was one use of a word (wh--e) that I was not thrilled with.  I enjoyed the characters and the setting in Because You're Mine, the Irish heritage mixed with Louisiana.  Some of the decisions that Alanna made would not be completely believable if it was real life, but it is a story, not real life.  The plot was complex.  One of the main plot elements was very easy to figure out.  I am pretty sure that anyone who picks up this book will see it coming a mile away, but there were plenty of twists and turns to the story to keep the reader engaged and guessing until the end.  There were spiritual elements to the story that I wasn't sure what direction the author was going to take it, but it all was resolved in the end. I could not put the book down and had to read it finish it all in one day. 

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of writing a fair and honest review.  I received no other compensation and all opinions are my own.  I am disclosing this in accordance to the FTC regulations.

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