Today’s team review comes from Wendy, she blogs at http://booklovercircumspect4.wordpress.com
Wendy chose to read and review Through The Riptide by Bert Murray
This book mainly centers around Lindsey, Karl, Jasmine and Colin. Lindsey lives in Manhattan and is attacked and seeks refuge with her aunt to recover from her experience in Manhattan. While with her aunt, her ex-boyfriend, Karl, comes a calling. Karl, with all his wonderful charm,*major sarcasm* offers Lindsey an opportunity with him in the Hampton’s. During this haphazard adventure, she finds Colin and so much more.
Lindsey was a beautiful character full of such heart and goodness. Of course, people with these types of characteristics have a tendency to be walked all over. Thankfully, Lindsey retains her beautiful soul throughout the book. Karl appears to me a lot like a narcissist, and Jasmine has some serious issues. She and Karl must hail from the same planet.
This is the second book of the Colin Preston Series, the first book is titled “Colin Preston Rock and Rolled”. I admit that I have not read the first book and the second book can be read as a standalone. Personally, I would recommend you reading the first book and then reading this one. I felt a little lost at times wondering what am I missing. I think the first book may have filled that in for me.
I will admit I was initially drawn to this book due to the beautiful cover, but the way the book is so descriptively written is absolutely poetic. With the author’s words, you can almost feel the ocean on your face, hear the seagulls, and imagine yourself there.
You can get Colin Preston Rock and Rolled here: Colin Preston Rocked And Rolled
Overall, I would give this book 3 out of 4 salamanders. If you are asking yourself, “salamanders, really?”. Read the book.
A small precaution to those that have experienced a sexual assault in the past, there is a small portion of the book that deals with that issue.
Thank you for Rosie Amber for the opportunity to review this book.