Monday, March 9, 2015

Devon's Choice by Catherine Bennett: Review, Excerpt and $25 Giveaway

devon's choice

Life holds no surprises for Devon Murphy. Her life consists of keeping tabs on her aging Irish father, working part time at a coffee shop, and building her online graphics design business. Devon’s only tricky situation is a shallow relationship with the pampered and affluent Michael Turner, who sees her as just another woman to conquer. Following his father’s death, Brandon’s only goal is to expand the family business and live life on his own terms. That is, until he walks into the coffee shop one snowy evening and meets the enchanting, red-haired barista behind the counter. But can Devon and Brandon’s attraction for each other be strong enough to help erase their deepest disappointments and renew their faith in God?

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First off, I love the cover of this book.  I think it's so sweet.  I just had to get that out of the way before I started the review.  :)

"Devon's Choice" is a Christian Fiction Romance.  Devon is a likable character.  She is devoted to her father and has a cute dog named Bubby.  Devon is living a sort of muted acceptance life.  She isn't really living, she is just doing things.  Her boyfriend is a loser but she's okay with that because he gets her out of the house once in awhile and takes her to fancy places.  She doesn't really care about him at all.  Then Brandon shows up and life becomes more about living.

I enjoyed watching Devon transform a bit as she accepts that life might hold more for her than she originally thought.  Brandon is a good man.  A patient man.  Respectful.  I liked him a lot.

I wasn't completely engaged emotionally and some parts felt a bit flat to me but overall this was a good story.  I always appreciate a good, clean romance.

Enjoy the following excerpt!

Devon complimented everything he’d cooked and commented on his expertise with the barbecue.  Brandon nodded, chewed and considered the way the edges of her mouth crinkled at the corners when she smiled and how she’d look up and away before answering a question.  This woman across from him was the same one that he’d known for the past several weeks, but now he felt like the Grinch whose heart grew two sizes in one night.

Catherine Bennett

I grew up in Ohio where I currently live with my husband and our two rescue Labradors. Some of my favorite things include reading, shopping, pepperoni pizza, Hershey bars and hanging out with my two grown sons. I also love dogs; so going to the dog park is cheap entertainment for my husband and I! Growing up an only child, I had many imaginary friends. I believe this - and a love of books - fueled my desire to write. It was many years later that my dream of becoming a published author came true. I’m grateful to God for always keeping a story in my heart and hope you are blessed and entertained by my book.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for hosting me on your blog and for taking the time to review "Devon's Choice".


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