Monday, October 13, 2014

Book Review: Pulled Beneath by Marni Mann (Bar Harbor Book 1)

  • Series: The Bar Harbor Series
  • Paperback: 244 pages
  • Publisher: Booktrope Editions (March 18, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1620152193
  • ISBN-13: 978-1620152195

What happens when you uncover years of secrets and find out everything you thought to be true was a lie? 

Drew Stevens finds her world turned upside down when her parents are brutally murdered. Soon after, she learns she inherited a property in Bar Harbor, Maine, from recently deceased grandparents that she believed had died when she was a baby. 

Drew travels north to settle her grandparents' estate, but finds more questions than answers as the truth starts unraveling. What she didn't expect to find was Saint, whose reputation is as tumultuous as his past. But the very thing that brings them together is the same thing that keeps them emotionally caged.  

With Saint's scars so deep and Drew's so fresh, can the pair heal from their painful wounds or will they be pulled beneath the darkness of their pasts?

About the Author: Marni Mann

Best-selling Author Marni Mann knew she was going to be a writer since middle school. While other girls her age were daydreaming about teenage pop stars, Mann was fantasizing about penning her first novel. She crafts sexy, titillating stories that weave together her love of darkness, mystery, passion, and human emotion. A New Englander at heart, she now lives in Sarasota, Florida with her husband and their two dogs who subsequently have been characters in her books. When she's not nose deep in her laptop working on her next novel, she's scouring for chocolate, sipping wine, traveling to new locations, and devouring fabulous books. 

My Review:  While I tend to typically lean towards paranormal romance books for my personal choice, every once in a while I am able to add a new contemporary romance book to my read list.  I found this book highly entertaining to read.  I really enjoyed all the extra defining moments for Drew.  I liked the added in little flashbacks to her parents past.  This book was so colourful and I was pulled beneath the pages (pun intended).  At times I wanted to be there swimming or simply sitting by the waterfront with a bottle.  I found the mystery of the small town to be intriguing and I kept waiting for the next plot twist to happen.  I loved the passion building between Justin and Drew.  I also like the dynamic of the troubled Brady and Rae.  I hope they are able to find a happily ever after in a book soon!  How Marni was able to switch from a tense traumatic time such as when she was driving down the street seeing her house taped off to a scene of such serenity on the waterfront flawlessly shows her skill in writing. I felt the emotions right along with Drew. 

 I give this book a 5 out of 5 and look forward to reading more from Marni.

Views expressed are those of Two Children and a Migraine and not influenced in anyway.  A book was supplied for review purposes only and no compensation was received for this post. 

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