Monday, June 20, 2016

#Review Tempting Isabel by Rissa Brahm

Title: Tempting Isabel
Author: Rissa Brahm
Rating: 3.5 stars

I was given this book by the author for an honest review.

This is one of those books where I really had trouble figuring out what to rate it. If I was basing it on the first half of the book, my rating would have been much lower. The second half of the book, however, made up for most of it.

Tempting Isabel is Rissa Brahm's debut novel and there were both pros and cons for me.

First, what I didn't like. The beginning dragged. Zack and Isabel don't meet until chapter three and it's not a very long interaction after all the build up to get to it. There's also a lot of dwelling and explaining Isabel's curse. While I get the reason why, I think that most of this information could have been scattered throughout the rest of the book to make things flow better.

With that being said, things really picked up in the second half of the novel. After I reached fifty percent, I didn't want to put the book down. A huge contrast to the first half to be sure. I was cheering Zack on and trying to figure out how he would break through the barriers Isabel put up to keep them apart.

The book is well edited and I enjoyed all the characters. We didn't meet anyone who didn't have a purpose...a reason for being in the story. I think this author has great potential and I'm interested to see what she has in store next.


Author Bio

Contemporary romance writer Rissa Brahm grew up in New York and has since lived in all four corners of the United States, and beyond. e beautiful paradise of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico—the core setting of her hot & heartfelt debut series, Paradise South—is Rissa’s most recent and beloved home. 

When not chained-by-choice to her MacBook, she is embarking on out- door adventures with her husband and little girl, laughing to tears with a good rom com, eating amazing Indian food with something chocolate for dessert; reading good, hot scorchers in bed; biking, long walks, and yoga; zoning out to killer music from across the decades and the globe; and getting lost only to discover a new exciting route home again.


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