Review: Suspicion at Sea and a Give Away!

 Ellie and Justin will soon learn everything can change in the blink of an eye.



Title:  Suspicion at Sea
Author:  Amie Nichols
Genre:  Romantic Suspense
Cover Designer:  Sara Eirew
Release Date:  June 2, 2015
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When FBI Agent Ellie Marks goes on vacation to Bailey Island in Maine, she plans on having a relaxing few weeks to reset her mind. After an extreme undercover mission and being shot, she needs some time to forget everything horrible that has happened in her life.
She doesn’t plan, however, on meeting Justin Bennett, an ex Navy Seal. An instant attraction forms like neither have ever experienced, bonding them.
A mysterious disappearance of three of the island’s residents begins a chain reaction of secrets that changes everything they thought they knew.
The only thing Justin knows for sure is that he doesn’t plan on letting anything get in the way of his and Ellie’s happiness.
I am glad I stuck through the beginning. I really didn’t care for Ellie or Justin in the beginning, but especially Justin. Here is how every line of the chapters in his POV went for like the first 10 chapters:
Damn she’s so hot.
She’s so f**king hot.
God she’s so f**king hot I can’t stand it.It was literally the only thing he said. And it made me sad because it was seriously obvious that the only thing he cared about was that she was hot. He really didn’t care to know anything about her; just that she was so f**king hot. I’m not usually such a feminist about this stuff (I love a good damsel in distress story for crying out loud) but Justin made me really angry; and really self conscious (I mean, I want to believe that a guy would notice me and I am NOT f**king hot)!However, I did keep reading and here is why I gave the book a B:
1. Great plot-its interesting, engaging, and really complicated. It keeps you reading for sure
2. The supporting characters were great! You were always guessing who was good or bad, who was double crossing, etc. It provided a lot of support for the story
3. POV for a few small parts told from the story of ‘the bad guy’. It doesn’t tell you who he/she is, but simply identifies him/her as ‘stranger at the B&B’ and I love getting a small peek into the mind of the villain.
4. FBI agents and Navy SEALs. Need I say more??

So, it was really the fact that this book had an awesome plot that saved it for me. I still didn’t really like Justin much by the end of the book (I mean, I was actually hoping Ellie would realize she was in love with Cody or even the nerdy tech guy!) but the rest of the book more than makes up for my discomfort with Justin. 🙂

Rating: B

Heat-o-meter: Lots of NC-17 moments!

I’ve have met some amazing woman on my journey so far, and have learned so much. (Sometimes the hard way.) I’ve been like a sponge soaking up all the information I can on how the publishing world works. It’s been a rollercoaster ride with its ups and its downs.
No matter what, I will never regret anything I’ve done. You can’t succeed if you don’t try, and if you don’t try you won’t succeed. One of my favorite quotes “If the dream is big enough the facts don’t matter”.
Some other info about me, I love my family, friends, wine and anything caffeinated. I also love writing HEA. For the same reason I won’t watch a movie that I know will make me cry, (with the exception of Steel Magnolias) I will never write a book without a HEA. There might be a few twists and turns, a cliffhanger or two. But ultimately my stories will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy inside. For me, reading is entertainment, a way to escape this crazy insane world. If a book leaves me feeling sad, mad or gut wrenched, it is not for me. There is enough gut-wrenching sadness in this world, I don’t need to read about it too.
I started writing four years ago, and have no plans on stopping. So keep your eye on me because with the help of some amazing people and my wonderful fans, this girl is going to be on the New York Times bestselling list someday.

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