Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Then Came You by Rachel D. Russell presented by Susan May Warren, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
As a long-time fan of author Susan Mary Warren, I was delighted to discover a new series developed by her and several new authors set in the all time favorite small town of Deep Haven where so many of the author’s books have taken place. It has been such fun meeting up with old favorite characters who show up throughout the pages of this series, usually to encourage the primary characters in one way or another. That has certainly been the case with Then Came You in which several familiar faces interacted with Boone and Vivian as their own story developed.
Vivacious Vivian is an actress who has returned to Deep Haven after yet another failure in her New York acting career. She hopes to prove herself by producing a local theater production but encounters one roadblock after another including more than one threatening incident.
“Hottie” Boone is a police officer who has been ordered to take some time off to chill and deal with his anger issues. Used to an active life, Boone is not looking forward to a boring summer by the lake with his assigned reading – at least not until he meets Vivian. Knowing that he will be leaving New Haven in a short time Boone attempts to resist her charm but there is just something about her that makes him feel alive.
Then Came You is a fun read, perfect for the beach or a backyard hammock. Light-hearted and humorous at times, the story includes plenty of action and romance as well as a touch of suspense. And as all Warren fans will know, there is a bit of a lesson in faith and life woven into the narrative as well. Both Vivian and Boone deal with insecurity and their journey to wholeness could be helpful to others who struggle with the same issues.
I thoroughly enjoyed Then Came You and look forward to future books in this series.
I voluntarily reviewed a digital copy of this book provided by Just Read Tours. A favorable review was not required. All views expressed are my own.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Title: Then Came You
Series: Deep Haven Collection #4
Author: Rachel D. Russell presented by Susan May Warren
Publisher: Sunrise Publishing
Release Date: July 6, 2021
Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance
He doesn’t need any trouble. She can’t seem to escape it.
Detective Daniel “Boone” Buckam is more than burned out. After fourteen stellar years on the job, one bad judgment call—and, fine, a whole lot of cynicism—has forced him into a mandatory vacation in Deep Haven. If he can get his head on straight, there’s a job as Police Chief waiting for him back in his Minneapolis suburb. And then, he meets Vivien.
Actress Vivien Calhoun isn’t really a drama queen. Sure, she gets swept up in the emotions of life—but please, she’s an actress. Or, um, was until a stalker made her flee the bright lights of Broadway. Now, she’s passionate about directing her local theater production. But when she accidentally ropes an uptight police detective on vacation into her cast, she can’t help but wonder if he might be the leading man she’s always longed for.
Boone can’t help but like Vivien. He might even have a type—vivacious and bubbly, with a penchant for attracting danger. He can smell trouble even if she can’t, and is pretty sure her stalker has hunted her all the way to Deep Haven. He’ll have to stay by her side—even if it means being in her silly play—to keep her safe. But Vivien is more than he expected as she helps him discover a part of him he’s locked away…the part that said he could never love again.
It’s summertime in Deep Haven, and the fun is heating up in this laugh-out-loud, charming story.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Susan May Warren is the USA Today best-selling novelist of 80 books. With more than 1.5 million books in print, she is beloved by reviewers and readers around the world. Visit Susan at www.susanmaywarren.com.
Rachel D. Russell is a member of Oregon Christian Writers and My Book Therapy’s Novel Academy, and is a regular contributor to the Learn How to Write a Novel blog. The mother of two teenagers, she often interrogates her husband on his own military and law enforcement experience to craft believable heroes in uniform. The rest of her time is spent cantering her horse down the Oregon trails. Visit Rachel at www.racheldrussell.com.
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(1) winner will receive a $15 Amazon gift card + 3 Then Came You ebooks (one ebook for the winner and two to give to friends)!
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