Friday, April 24, 2015

Review: Brentwood's Ward by Michelle Griep

Brentwood's Ward
by Michelle Griep
Adult Inspirational Romance 
Asked to Review
Average Goodreads Rating: 4.12
Published by: Shiloh Run Press 
Published on: January 1, 2015
Pages: 314

Before I get into my review, here's the synopsis from Goodreads:


Place an unpolished lawman named Nicholas Brentwood as guardian over a spoiled, pompous beauty named Emily Payne and what do you get? More trouble than Brentwood bargains for. She is determined to find a husband this season. He just wants the large fee her father will pay him to help his ailing sister. After a series of dire mishaps, both their desires are thwarted, but each discovers that no matter what, God is in charge.

My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars. 

Disclaimers: I received an e-galley of this novel from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. I was not obligated to write a good review nor did I receive any compensation for writing this review.

My Overall Thoughts/Impressions:  While this novel started off really slowly in my opinion, it quickly picked up and became quite suspenseful. I loved how Griep chose a setting in which her characters could realistically change and grow.

Mr. Brentwood and Miss Payne were not without their flaws, but that's partly why they were such great characters. The chemistry between them was there from the beginning, but the author did a great job of slowly building that in a realistic manner. 

The suspense was masterfully crafted and left me intrigued. All of these qualities made this a great book. 

However, I felt like the story lagged at times. I found myself wanting to flip the pages faster and faster just to get to a good part at times. These scenes that lagged knock it down to a 3 to me. 

So why 3 stars? Because of the slow-pacing at times.

Warnings/Side-notes: Several mildly violent scenes or attempted assault scenes. Recommended 15+. 

The Wrap-up: An enjoyable, realistic historical romantic suspense that I thoroughly enjoyed. I'll be keeping my eye on Griep. 

Love,

Danica Page

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