Book Tour: A Rose Should be Red + Giveaway
Part 1: Secrets (book 1)
A bittersweet kiss, followed by a sorrowful confession, "Everything I did was
meant to keep you safe...."
Almost overnight, Jenny Brown's everyday life is turned upside down. Her father
dies suddenly. Her mother uproots them both and brings them to London to live in
the hopes of getting her life back to normal. Yet, despite her present chaos, Jenny is
still haunted by her dark past and weighed down by the suffering throughout her
life. A broken girl, it's hard for her to let anyone new into her life or get close to
But then Jenny's tough persona is put to the test when she meets Tyler Williams. A
kind and handsome gentleman with deep blue eyes that bring back emotions she
thought were long gone. Her fearful and cautious nature around men is challenged
as he helps Jenny and her mum settle into their new place.
Meanwhile, strange things keep happening. A mysterious boy she can't remember. A
missing best friend. And worst of all, someone is watching her.
By the time Jenny realizes that she is caught in the middle of a dangerous game.
And now, it might be too late to escape it.
This is my first time reading anything written by author, Akaku. I did like this book. The intrigue of the mysterious past surrounding Jenny including who the man was that was looking for her was good. I was along for the ride to uncover this mystery. I did not see or know how the story would play out until the author wanted me to learn the "truth".
Although, the story did seem to move at a slow pace in the beginning. It did not really pick up until a little more than the halfway point of the story. Everyone had a role in the story, so that no one felt like they were playing second or third string characters, but I did find myself having some trouble emotionally investing in them. Where the romance is concerned involving Jenny and Tyler, I am undecided at this time about how I feel about Tyler. Hopefully, my feelings will change in book two.
Not all are who they seem, and not everyone can survive this deadly mystery...
All Jenny Brown wants is a normal and easy life. And all Tyler wants is Jenny. If only she could forget her past and show him how she really feels...
If only things were that easy.
You see, someone else wants Jenny. Someone with evil on his mind. Someone who played a significant rule in the past she’s trying to forget.
This sinister guy has returned from the dead to haunt her, and nothing will stop him from getting Jenny.
First, it’s the creepy messages, then the threats, next he’s terrorising her friends, and now he’s hurting those closest to her.
And his deadly cat and mouse nightmare is just beginning.
This series is meant to be read in continuous order. As this book picks up from events in the first book. Which the latter half of the first book got me hooked to continue this series. Now that the mystery has been solved surrounding Jenny and her past, I was in to see Jenny find some happiness.
As I had said about the first book, I was undecided where Tyler was concerned. Well, I am happy to report that in this book I did warm up to him better and felt his love for Jenny. Yet, it seems that Jenny's happy ending will have to wait a bit longer as she other shady characters come out to haunt her. This time around I also grew more connected to the other characters. I look forward to seeing how this series concludes.
Lies are exposed.
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