Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Review: Come Yell or High Water by Elise Alden

Come Yell or High Water
by Elise Alden 
Adult Contemporary Romance
Asked to Review
Average Goodreads Rating: 3.48
Published by: Liquid Silver Books
Published on: April 15, 2015
Pages: 101

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

Stranded on the Isle of Yell, Cara Drayton dreads the thought of sharing a cottage with former soldier-cum-entrepreneur, Max Kempton. The Viking look-alike flicks switches she never knew she had, but he’s an arrogant jerk who uses her friend, Fiona, for sex whenever he’s between girlfriends. Max merits her grudging respect for his service in Afghanistan, but his judgmental comments about her brief marriage make Cara want to whack him with his prosthetic leg. How dare he accuse her of cheating on her ex? Her best option is to avoid all contact until the harbor reopens—so why does she ache for Max’s touch every time he glances her way?

Max might have to put a leash on his libido when he’s around Cara, but he’ll be damned if he will allow his unwanted attraction to obscure the truth about her character. Since the night they met, the full-figured socialite has shown she’s a vacuous snob who cares only about herself. And what’s all that about him ‘using Fiona like a sex toy’? The woman is deluded, and yet thinks nothing of insulting his integrity. And as for his war injury, Cara can swear she never said he deserved it, but should he believe her? It seems someone’s been stirring their animosity, and as they’re stranded on Yell, it’s up to Max and Cara to unravel the truth for themselves.


My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars.

Disclaimers: I received a copy 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: I didn't go in with super high expectations. All I was expecting was a fun, cute read. That's what I got. A book full of romantic tension and misunderstandings. 

The book is a perfect beach read. Fast and funny. 

The plot is predictable, but I still really enjoyed it. Alden did a great job of weaving a funny, enjoyable novel with characters who took on a life of their own. 

Major Strengths: Fast read and enjoyable.

Major Weaknesses: Predictability, lack of substance. 

So why 3 stars? I didn't dislike but I didn't love it either. It was just a book that I read. In other words, it didn't stand out. 

Warnings/Side-notes: 17+. Strong sexual references and language.

The Wrap-up: I did enjoy it but it didn't have much substance to it. 

Love,

Danica Page

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