Friday, July 19, 2013

Riverbend by Tess Thompson

Annie got away from her abusive boyfriend the only way she could; she set him up.  While he's beating her, she puts a packet of drugs in his pocket and when the police take him away, he goes to jail.  She's pregnant and she runs.  But is she safe?

The author and Goddess Fish Blog Tours gave me a copy of this ebook to read for review (thank you).  It's available now from where ebooks are sold.

Annie has always loved to cook and now has her own restaurant which is a very successful business.  She has a nice circle of friends in this town and they all take care of each other.  When she gets a nice big write up in a national magazine, she's thrilled.  At least she was until she gets a call from Marco letting her know he's out of jail and coming after her.

There's no place safe except the new home being built by a recluse.  When he overhears the conversation and how much danger Annie and her son are in, he invites them to stay.  He's been hurt badly and has anxiety attacks if anyone touches him, but he can't see a woman and her son being in danger and not respond.

There is a lot of psychological analysis in this story.  Why women stay with abusers, how someone gets over a tragedy that guts them, and how the people around you respond to danger.  Some of the things that happened in the story were almost unbelievable, but it ended well.  There was danger present and they handled it.  My favorite part was watching Annie and the recluse trying to handle their mutual attraction and not infringe on the other's boundaries.  Overall, this a good tale and makes a nice evening read.

Tess will be awarding an ebook of Caramel and Magnolias at each stop to a randomly drawn commenter, along with a grand prize of a paperback of Riversong, the first book in The River Valley Collection (Paperback - US ONLY) to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. 

Remember that if you follow the tour and comment in more than one location, you'll have better chances of winning.  Here's the link to other reviewer's blogs. 

Happy reading!


Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting

Tess Thompson said...

Thank you so much for hosting me! I'm glad you enjoyed the book! xo

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Barbara Ann said...

Great review. I really want to read this series!