Friday, February 12, 2016

Meghan Carver + GIVEAWAY Winner!

By Kelly Bridgewater

* Winner of the physical copy of Under Duress is mentioned at the bottom of this blog post. Thank you for everyone who entered and created some noise for Meghan's book on social media. I know she appreciated it.

From Meghan
Criminals are trying to kidnap attorney Samantha Callahan's adopted daughter, Lily—and she has no idea why. So when bullets start flying, Samantha and Lily speed off in her car…and crash right into help. Ex-cop Reid Palmer is shocked when former law school classmate Samantha rear-ends his car and then climbs in with her daughter and begs him to drive. Now they are on the run, and Reid will do anything to protect them and figure out why kidnappers are after Lily. As they struggle to evade capture, Reid begins to realize that Samantha is more to him than just a woman in trouble. But with the enemies closing in and their motives finally revealed, will Reid be able to make sure justice is served?

My Thoughts:

My friend, Meghan Carver, had published her first book with the Love Inspired Suspense book line. I have read a number of these short books, so I know what to accept. I accept that a couple that will meet within the first chapter, overcome some struggles, and fall in love by the end of the book. Carver's book, Under Duress, accomplishes just that. 

The tension starts on the first page and doesn't let go really at all. From the first encounter with Samatha, I saw her chasing through the streets of Heartland Hills, racing to save her about to be daughter, Lilly. Luckily, she arrives just in time. For the rest of the book, Carver does not let up on the tension. There is a number of car chases and a bullet wound. Just like I like my suspense books. Non-stop action. 

In most of the Love Inspired Suspense books I have read, I always feel that the romance is too rushed. I know this is what the Harlequin books want, but I could do with a longer courtship. But following the rules of the publication, Carver makes her romance come to life between Samatha and Reid. They get their happily-ever-after.

I really enjoyed the background and job of Samantha. I, however, wished there would have been more of this type of information in the overall plot. Maybe Carver can continue Samantha and Reid's story, so we see more of their interaction. I would definitely like that. 

In conclusion, Meghan Carver's debut novel, Under Duress, will satisfy readers of the short novels Love Inspired Suspense. I can't wait to see what else Meghan creates. 

My Rating:  4 out of 5 stars

Purchase Under Duress

From Meghan
Meghan Carver's Bio:

By sixth grade, Meghan Carver knew she wanted to write. After earning a degree in English from Millikin University, she detoured to law school, earning a Juris Doctorate from Indiana University. She then worked in immigration law and taught Comp 101 at the local college. Now, she homeschools her six children with her college professor husband. When she isn’t writing, homeschooling, or planning the family’s next travel adventure, she is active in her church, sews for her kidlets, and reads.

Where to connect with Meghan:
Goodreads: Meghan Carver
Facebook: Meghan Carver

Okay, now for the moment you have all been waiting for. . .

The winner of the physical copy of Meghan Carver's Under Duress is TINA!!! Please email me or message me on Facebook, so I can get your email address and mail you your copy of Under Duress ASAP.

***If the winner doesn't claim it within 24 hours, I will pick another winner, so stay tuned.***


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