Thursday, October 31, 2019

North by Northanger by Rebecca H. Jamison

While Eva Morland waits for her first-ever blind date to arrive, she meets Grant Tilney. Not only does flirting come easily with Grant, he also shares her appreciation for black-and-white movies and vintage diners. After he leaves, she notices that he left his phone behind. Setting out to find his office and return the phone, she knocks on a warehouse door. The man who answers mistakes Eva for a government spy, who’s come to investigate his crime ring. He and his partner force Eva into a car and drive her to a secluded trailer in the country.

Eva’s kidnapping sets her down a path of suspense and romance, as she uses all her wits to escape from the bad guys and prove her true identity. Grant comes to her rescue, hiding her in the cab of his semi-truck, but it seems that the criminals are always a step ahead.

Grant is the only one who believes Eva, but as they journey North, Eva starts to question Grant’s identity and motives. She must discover for herself if Grant is one of the good guys or bad guys. Only then will she know whether he’s worth the risk of her own life.

This really is just what it is labeled to be.  A lighthearted romantic suspense.  It was probably more mystery than actual suspense and it really was lighthearted even when crazy things were happening. 

Eva is a bit of a character.  She is super smart one minute and then a bit clueless the next.  She is curious and has definite tastes and ideas about things.  I didn't get a ton of personality from Grant but I could give you a description of him.  The connection and emotion was lacking for me in this book- no goosebumps, heart pounding or tummy tingling-  but the story was interesting and sweet and I enjoyed reading it.

I really love this cover.  It's perfect for the book and so cute!

3.5 stars

Content:  mild peril, kissing 

- I received a complimentary copy of this book.  All opinions expressed are my own.

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