Friday, July 21, 2017

Review: Shag Lake by Susan McEachern

Shag Lake
Release Date: July 13, 2017
Publisher: Clownfish Publishing
ISBN13:  9780991733095
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance
Review Copy Source: Author

Geri McKenna hasn’t seen her brother’s best friend, Sean Eastman, since he graduated high school. Sean left their little town of Pembroke just hours after she nailed him with a kiss behind the shed, never to be seen or heard from again. No calls, no texts, no social media to stalk online.

Eight years after the awkward incident behind the shed, Geri and Sean meet again. She’s now an ambitious journalist working in a dead end job, and he’s a successful structural engineer working on a classified government project. For different reasons, they’re both interested in a woman who has gone missing amidst allegations of a Sasquatch encounter in the vicinity of Shag Lake. Geri is determined to get the scoop on the hottest story to hit the Internet, while Sean is determined to stop her.

Dodging other-worldly creatures and a corrupt shadow government, Geri and Sean struggle to find neutral ground in this debut new adult adventure by author Susan McEachern (who also writes young adult as award-winning author S.M. McEachern).

I found SHAG LAKE to be an easy flowing, lighthearted, and uncomplicated read.

There were a few info dump moments in SHAG LAKE, but for the most part, it was easy to follow and easy to understand the different elements that make up the world the story takes place in. I'm not usually a huge fan of multiple POVs, but the author did a good job with both Geri and Sean's POV moments.

I enjoyed the slow burning relationship between Geri and Sean. They didn't instantly jump into the other's arms and confess their love and they didn't instantly trust the other when secrets were revealed even though there were strong feeling between them. That alone made their relationship feel real.

There is no word yet if SHAG LAKE will be part of a series, but I would read more.

I gave it 3.5/5 stars

* This book was provided free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.