ARC Review: Thicker Than Water by Brigid Kemmerer


Book Rate: ★★★★☆ (4/5)


Thicker Than Water is definitely one of the top ARCs I’ve read this year.

I was hooked right from the first few sentences! The characters sounded interesting, the plot intriguing and the writing captivating. It was the type of book that I chose to read over sleeping.

The suspense grew with every page I turned until I begun reaching the end and the storyline sort of felt like it was quickly wrapping itself up because the book had a maximum limit of pages or something… That disappointed me a bit, I felt like it grew to be so fantastic through the beginning and middle that it’s a shame the quick development of the ending it got…

But besides that, wow, great read! I specially recommend if you liked Gone Girl but are also a fan of paranormal plots.

And I will certainly stay tuned for more from Brigid Kemmerer!

P.S.: Sorry for the short review but this really is the kind of book that should not be spoiled even a tiny bit!

Detailed Rating:

  • Plot ★★★★☆
  • Characters ★★★★☆
  • Writing ★★★★☆
  • Pacing ★★★☆☆
  • Cover ★★★★★

Synopsis (adapted from goodreads):

Thomas Bellweather hasn’t been in town long. Just long enough for his newlywed mother to be murdered, and for his new stepdad’s cop colleagues to decide Thomas is the primary suspect.

The only person who believes him is Charlotte Rooker, little sister to three cops and, with her soft hands and sweet curves, straight-up dangerous to Thomas.

They are looking for answers, answers that could get them both killed, and reveal a truth Thomas would die to keep hidden…

Publisher: Kensington Books
Date of Publication: December 29th 2015
Genre: New Adult, Paranormal, Drama, Thriller
Page Count: 322
Source: I was approved by the publisher on Netgalley to receive a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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Review: Love Line by Penny Drop

Book Rate: ★★★☆☆ (3/5)


The last seven lines of Love Line were exactly what I needed to read.

Penny Drop wrote an enjoyable short story about a romance born on a daily train transfer to work. You get to know the main character as best as you can in a short story and find her quite relatable to. I personally found some of Catherine’s interactions with her friends pretty amusing too.

But then you read the synopsys (in the end of this post) and you’re waiting for the “suspense” bit… An you wait and you wait and then you think it’s coming and then you think it won’t not afterall. There’s only a few lines left to finish the book and you’re already thinking this has zero suspense, this is just the normal cutsie love story. AND THEN, in the last seven lines, BAM! You get the ending you wanted (or at least I needed) to nicely wrap up the storyline.

I do whish we had seen a tiny bit deeper into the romance development and there had been more suspense clues through the story for the reader to pick up on because that would’ve made Love Line‘s reading experience that much better. But that aside it was still a enjoyable read.

I recommend Love Line if you’re looking for a quick and amusing read!

Detailed Rating:

  • Plot ★★★★☆
  • Characters ★★★☆☆
  • Writing ★★★★☆
  • Pacing ★★★☆☆
  • Cover ★★☆☆☆

Synopsis (adapted from goodreads):

When an accident on the London Underground throws Catherine into the arms of Marcus, a man that she has held a secret crush on for a year, a sensuous affair develops. 

Marcus appears to be the man of Catherine’s dreams until a shocking discovery threatens to destroy their relationship. Will their love endure or has Catherine unearthed more than she can bear?

Publisher: Penny Drop
Date of Publication:  September 17th 2015
Genre: Romantic Comedy, Contemporary, Thriller, Short Story
Page Count: 36
Source: I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.