Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Rebuilding Joy by Regina Rudd Merrick, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: Rebuilding Joy
Series: RenoVations #2
Author: Regina Rudd Merrick
Publisher: Bellville Street Books
Release Date: June 2, 2021
Genre: Contemporary Romance
A waitress, a contractor, and an FBI agent walk into a café …
Single mom Darcy Emerson Sloan has enough to do raising twins and running a restaurant. She’s doing fine on her own and doesn’t need the complications of a man in her life. But when her café turns into a crime scene, putting her and her children are in danger, she begins to take interest in the handsome young FBI agent that comes on the scene.
Contractor Del Reno is as even-keeled as they come, but even he has his limits. And Darcy Sloan has pushed him too far. Every time he tries to help, it backfires. But now that Darcy and her kids are in trouble, he has no choice but to come to her aid and to protect her. She’s just going to have to deal with it.
Secret tunnels, organized crime, adorable children, and a wedding.
Just another day in Clementville.
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IN MY OPINION
In Rebuilding Joy, Regina Rudd Merrick readers return to the small Kentucky town and catch up with several characters from the previous book. There is more mystery surrounding the tunnels under Nick’s home and lots of romance with a wedding in the works.
While we do catch up with Nick and Lisa, this book’s focus is on Del and Darcy. These two aren’t sure where they stand with each other. Del likes Darcy and is determined to keep her safe while independent Darcy doesn’t want to risk her heart again.
Merrick immerses readers in the friendships and families borne out of small towns where everyone knows your business but also has your back. The mystery is intriguing with some twists and turns that I didn’t see coming, and the faith element, especially where Darcy is concerned, is natural and uplifting. Rebuilding Joy is an excellent addition to the series.
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JustRead Tours says
Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts!
Regina Rudd Merrick says
Thanks so much for hosting me!
I love a good small town story!
Roxanne C. says
Small town settings are my favorite, and this one seems to have some surprises to it.
Looks like a good read.