Friday, July 15, 2016

Hey, It's A Blog Tour for "Set Me Free" by London Setterby

 by London Setterby
"Set Me Free"
Genre: New Adult, Gothic, Romance. 242 pages.
Price: $3.99 ebook (at time of post)
Book Link: Click Here
Miranda Lewis is desperate to get away from her controlling ex–so desperate she leaves him in the middle of the night. She ends up on a remote island off the Maine coast, where she befriends a bubbly shopkeeper, Claire, and becomes fascinated with Claire’s son, big, brooding Owen Larsen, a woodworker who keeps to himself. Even the friendliest locals here are secretive–and Owen is at the center of their secrets.

Still, Miranda loves the salt air, the craggy coastline, and, most of all, the work of the island’s beloved local painter, Suzanna White. Miranda wants to stay–to claim a life of her own, to paint again. But the longer she stays, the more her fascination with Owen increases. Why is there a painting of his stern, handsome face in the art gallery by the beach? And why is everyone so afraid of him?
My Rating:  📔📔📔
My Thoughts: Running To Find Herself And More
      This novel was a mix of romantic suspense with a hint of supernatural surrounding an art based crime thriller. At its core the book is unique but could have been flushed out into about three different stories instead of just this one novel. I'd most likely have rated this book higher if the it had been split in two parts, because the protagonist offered a myriad of issues to read about.
       After much secretly planning for months, Miranda Lewis was finally able to runaway from her controlling and abusive ex Rhys. Fleeing in the middle of the night Miranda ends of stopping in the small coastal town of Fall Island in Maine. The small town is a welcome reprieve from her travels and Miranda begins to make roots. So when Miranda notices a certain Viking built man named Owen Larsen, who has the town mystery and whispers surrounding him,  Miranda can't help but find out more. Once an artist before Rhys took that joy from her, Miranda begins the activity again only to learn her talent resembles the beloved late Suzanna White. Miranda knows she must learn more about Suzanna to understand Owen, the past and the town. The only question is will Suzanna's killer let her or will Miranda's past catch up to her first?
       Overall, okay read but could have been better. Miranda was presented as fleeing from an abusive relationship but shows buoyancy in dating Owens even with the threat of Rhys still out. The fact that Miranda constantly blows off Rhys threats was annoying because those she talked to and trusted told her to get help. My favorite aspect of Miranda was when she became painter sleuth, using her skill to understand a fellow painter and bring down the bad guy. Owen for all his might was a big softy, poor guy was hated on so much and only wanted love. So I must say that I was a bit turned off by him in the sex scenes, both of them were just trying too hard. The chemistry for me only felt mediocre at times because Miranda is running from a psycho ex and Owen is still broken over his dead ex. The pair had baggage galore. But seriously the dead ex girlfriend, Suzanna, appeared to be a presence at points but then wasn't, so I'm still confused if she was or wasn't, kinda felt unresolved or unexplained. Anyways the story was an interesting read, so if you are looking for a girl who finds her own strength and saves the guy from his past to hopefully build a future together, then this should be a good pick.
Author's Name
Hello! I’m London, a writer, lawyer, and life-long New Englander. I write all flavors of romance, from surreal fantasy romances to raw gritty contemporaries. I also write across the gender and sexuality spectrums. Everything I write is a little bit funny, a little bit sad, and probably kind of strange. 

You might know me from Wattpad–my Wattpad Featured Read, Set Me Free, a Gothic romance, will be released as an ebook and in print in summer 2016.
My gritty erotic romance, Breathe, is currently being serialized on Radish, a free app. It will be released in ebook/print as well sometime after Set Me Free.

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