Sunday, July 12, 2015

Review: Texas Summer by Leslie Hachtel

Texas Summer
by Leslie Hachtel
New Adult 
Asked to Review
Average Goodreads Rating: 3.80
Published on: November 12, 2014

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

What if your car broke down on a deserted highway in the middle of Texas? Would you think it was fate and that it would change your life?

When Wylie Nichols walked toward the nearest town, his future was forever altered. Waiting was earthy, sexy, enigmatic Kennedy. With a convoluted family history and the power to make his dreams come true.

The problem when you’re a stranger in a small town is you never know what you might discover. In this particular town, there is murder, greed, lust. And passionate romance.
 


My Rating: 2.5 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: Don't judge a book by its cover. This one had such a delightful cover that I just couldn't resist. I loved the idea of a book being set in Texas in the summer as well.

I wanted to like this one, and maybe that's why I ended up being disappointed.

I just had a hard time getting into this one. It started out slowly and I had a hard time connecting with the plot and the characters.

There were several shifts in POV that I thought weren't necessary for the story and were a little bit jarring to be honestly.

There was a good story line, which is why I gave it a 2.5.

This book just wasn't for me. 

Major Strengths: Not a bad plotline and it was suspenseful. 

Major Weaknesses: Not the best writing, hard to connect to, and a little choppy. 

So why 2.5 stars? It wasn't quite a 3, but I didn't hate it. I probably wouldn't recommend it, but it seems like a lot of people liked it. 

The Wrap-up: Not my cup of tea but not terrible. 

Love,

Danica Page

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