Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Then Came You by Rachel D. Russell presented by Susan May Warren, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
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.
IN MY OPINION
Then Came You by Rachel D. Russell and Susan May Warren reaches even further back than Warren’s Deep Haven series. Fans of the PJ Sugar series should recognize this hero’s name.
From the moment Boone and Vivien meet, I was rooting for this couple. Vivien is vivacious and friendly with everyone, yet she hides doubts and insecurities behind her flamboyant personality. Boone is serious and trying to live up to expectations instead of living the life he wants to live.
While these two may seem like complete opposites, they bring out the best in each other, which makes their relationship both believable and sustainable. Add in a bit of a mystery, and this is another fun read in the Deep Haven Collection.
As this series continues, I would love to see a firmer sense of the new authors’ voices. For whatever reason, I heard Warren’s author voice in this book over Russell’s (which didn’t happen in the first book these two co-wrote). Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy what Warren writes, but if I’m going to keep reading these new authors after this series ends, I want to “hear” them.
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ABOUT THE AUTHORS
(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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