Because You’re Mine by Colleen Coble (review by Cathy)

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About the book:

Alanna has been plagued by tragedy. So, it should come as no surprise that in the beauty that surrounds Charleston, all is not as it seems.

When her husband is killed by a car bomb while their band is on tour in Charleston, Alanna doesn’t know where to turn. Her father-in-law is threatening to take custody of the baby she carries, but the one thing she knows for sure is that she can’t lose the last piece of Liam she has left.

Their manager offers her a marriage of convenience to gain her U.S. citizenship and allow her to escape her father-in-law’s control. It seems like the perfect solution. . . but her doubts begin almost as soon as she arrives at Barry’s family home, a decaying mansion surrounded by swamp.

To make matters worse, Liam’s best friend survived the car bomb. She’s never really liked Jesse and now she can’t seem to get away from him. When he takes Liam’s place in their band, it’s almost more than she can bear.

But then things start happening. Things that could easily cost Alanna her life—or the life of her unborn child. Are they merely coincidences? Or is there something much more sinister at work?

My review (4-stars):

A bit different from other books I’ve read by this author. Not so much a mystery but more of a physiological thriller, to the nth degree!

It was obvious from the beginning what was going to happen and I was okay with that.

I wasn’t okay with Barry!  That guy really creeped me out which is how his character is written.  Ms. Cobles’ superb character development is front and center with him.  

I sympathized with Alanna at times and could understand why she took such drastic measures after the death of Liam.  Fortunately, I’ve never been in a situation such as hers so I’m not sure if I wouldn’t do the same she did.

A rundown plantation in Charleston, SC provides the backdrop for the story and what a story it is!   I was on the edge of my seat at times and that was not a bad thing.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher and have given my honest opinion.

 

 

 

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