Sunday, 28 December 2014

***Review - Share The Moon by Sharon Struth - 2.5 Stars***


Share The Moon by 
Sharon Struth

2.5 Long Winded Stars
Blurb -  Sometimes trust is the toughest lesson to learn. Sophie Shaw is days away from signing a contract that will fulfill her dream of owning a vineyard. For her, it's a chance to restart her life and put past tragedies to rest. But Duncan Jamieson's counter offer blows hers out to sea.

Duncan still finds Sophie as appealing as he had during boyhood vacations to the lake. Older and wiser now, he has his own reasons for wanting the land. His offer, however, hinges on a zoning change approval.

Bribery rumors threaten the deal and make Sophie wary of Duncan, yet she cannot deny his appeal. When her journalistic research uncovers a Jamieson family secret, trust becomes the hardest lesson for them both.

Share The Moon is the first book I have read by this author, I was gifted a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review so here goes....

I’m sorry to say that this book was hard work!!!

This is sort of a romance and sort of a mystery/intrigue story but for me the two aspects of the plot just didn’t gel.

I didn’t feel the connection between Duncan and Sophie, perhaps it’s because these characters are in their 40’s and this wasn’t a love at first sight or a rip each other’s clothes off kind of a story. I just struggled to visualise the attraction and there wasn’t even a hint of passion.

The ongoing story of the companies’ background, ethics and the links between Duncan’s family, the town and The Tate's land just went on and on.

I’m sorry to say that I was a bit bored reading this book, I probably would have just abandoned it had I not been given a copy to review.

I sort of guessed who Trent was and who was causing all the trouble so it was incredibly frustrating when it took many chapters of writing to get to the final reveal.

The idea of the story is interesting but it sort of meandered in circles and the story never really got to the point.

I found everything about this book just a bit longwinded and I’m sorry to say that I just didn’t enjoy this story.

This book gets 2.5 stars from me.