Thursday, October 15, 2020

Reaching for Balance by Jemi Fraser

It’s a pleasure today to tell you about the recent release of author Jemi Fraser’s REACHING FOR BALANCE, the fourth installment in her Boo Moose Romance series.

REACHING FOR BALANCE

By Jemi Fraser
*Paperback: 247 pages
*ISBN-10: 1777202523
*ISBN-13: 978-1777202521
*ASIN: B08HY7GWNB
*Multicultural Romances, Romantic Suspense
*Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.62 x 9 inches
*Publisher: Jemi Fraser @ Just Jemi Books (Oct. 13th, 2020)

After a shootout, FBI Agent Rebecca Lin has gained temporary custody of her partner’s son while the man battles to survive. Unused to children, Rebecca decides to hide in Bloo Moose, a town she encountered in a previous case. No one in their right mind would ever look for Rebecca in a fishing town.

Gage LaChance runs LaChance lodge, builds boats, and spends as much time in his woods as possible. After the death of his high-school girlfriend he lives life on the surface, never sinking too deep. Life is good and he plans to keep it that way. When the uptight agent he met last spring arrives with a kid in tow, Gage knows something’s up. Agent Lin couldn’t pull off “camping with a nephew” if a tent popped out of her briefcase. Who camps with a briefcase?

Worried about the kid, and drawn inexplicably to the woman, Gage jumps in to help Rebecca learn to relax. Because she lets her guard down, the people looking for the boy find their way to Bloo Moose. Taking off into the woods, they’ll need Gage’s skills and Rebecca’s cool if they’re going to keep the boy safe. The book contains some strong language and sexy times.

 

Now my thoughts on this entertaining read.

With some stories you suspect the ending is going to be good but it’s the wonderful journey to get there that makes the book hard to put down.

REACHING FOR BALANCE is just such a book. The characters are realistic and fun to follow along with. There interactions are plausible and a mixture of laughs, suspense, and romance.

The author has created a fascinating setting blended with tantalizing characters. Through vivid descriptions the author draws readers into a captivating world with beautiful scenery and unique residents making it a place you wish you could visit in person.

The love/dislike relationship of the main characters, Rebecca and Gage, will have you laughing, holding your breath, and giving a smile of satisfaction. The characters develop, evolve, and seep into your heart with each turning page.

While this is the fourth book in the Bloo Moose Romance series, it can be read as a standalone. However, don’t be surprised if you have a strong desire to read the other books in the series based on the quirky, lovable characters you encounter.

This is one of those books you’ll want to finish before you put it down, while at the same time wishing that the story would never end. A mixture of suspense, family ties, and romance makes this the perfect read.


Thanks everyone for stopping by today I hope I’ve piqued your interest in this book, as well as the series. Do you ever wish you could visit locations described in books you read?

13 comments:

  1. Jemi is on a HUGE writing roll. I am so very happy for her and hope to get to her Bloo Moose series very soon.

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    1. Thanks so much, Sue! I'm enjoying my time with my Bloo Moose friends! :)

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  2. Best Wishes, Jemi--One thing that I love about books is that your mind can travel even when your body can't!

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    1. Thanks, Virginia! I agree - I remember thinking I knew everything there was to know about PEI after reading Anne of Green Gables as a kid! :)

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  3. Jemi will be pleased with that review!

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  4. Oh, this sounds great! And I do like the setting very much. During these times, it's nice to read a book that is positive, if I can put it that way. Thanks for sharing, Mason.

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    1. Thanks, Margot! The world is crazy right now - and I'm enjoying disappearing into Bloo Moose with my characters!

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  5. Thanks so very much for sharing, Mason! I'm so glad you enjoyed Gage & Becca's story - it was so much fun to write!!

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  6. Jemi's story in the IWSG anthology was really good so it's no surprise to me her romances are outstanding.

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    1. Thanks so much, Diane! I love having that element of suspense/tension in my stories. And Tick Tock was SUCH a great opportunity for me! :)

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  7. Another great read! Keep them coming, I'm having a blast!

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