Inevitable Detour by S.R. Grey
Publication date: September 7th 2014
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Suspense
The day my life took an inevitable detour things got a little crazy.
My name is Essalin Brant, but everyone calls me Essa. I attend a small college in a tiny town, and in my twenty-two years of life I’ve never even traveled outside the state of Pennsylvania. You could say my life is pretty boring. I live by the rules. I’m a good girl and nothing exciting ever happens.
But that’s all about to change.
Enter Farren Shaw. Not only is he older and intimidating, but he’s more sure of himself than any 29-year-old man has a right to be. Did I mention that he’s drop-dead gorgeous? Well, he is. He also happens to be my best friend Haven’s brother. And I would be content with just fantasizing about Farren from afar, but when Haven suddenly goes missing, her gorgeous brother is the only one who believes me when I say she was abducted, even though all signs seem to suggest Haven left town willingly.
I know better, though. As does Farren. So when he asks me to accompany him to search for his sister, I accept.
That’s when the real adventure begins.
Our quest to find Haven takes us across the country. And throughout the time we spend together, I find myself falling for Farren . . . falling hard. He’s everything I’ve ever wanted. But is he really someone I should fear?
Because aside from making me feel things I’ve never felt before, Farren is hiding something. Something big. What could this stunning man be keeping from me? And why? Is Haven’s disappearance somehow connected to his mysterious job?
All I know is that things are about to get real.
Welcome to the Inevitable Detour that has become my life.
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* A review copy was provided by the author for the Blog Tour *
~~ 4 “Suspense Filled” Stars ~~
Talk about a book that will keep you on the edge of your seat and begging for the next book to come out soon!! Inevitable Detour is just that kind of book.
This is the third book by this author that I have read and I think her books just keep getting better. This book was filled with drama, suspense, mystery, twists and turns you won’t see coming and of course a really sweet love story. Even though I really enjoyed this book and reading about Essa and Farren’s love story, I kind of thought that it over shadowed the true storyline of the book and that was the kidnapping of Essa’s friend Haven. I thought that was resolved a little too quick. Even with that said I truly enjoyed this story. I thought the character and storyline were developed well and the flow and pace of the story were great!! I thought the author did a great job of only giving us the information that was pertinent to the story and not load us down with too much extra stuff that tends to slow the story down. As a warning for those who don’t like cliffhangers…this is not a standalone and does end with a cliffhanger. It is story based one, not relationship based. Essentially the author sets up the start of the next book in the epilogue. This isn’t one that will have you throwing your kindle but you will definitely want the next book quick!!
I thought Essa and Farren were really great characters. Essa was a girl who was in her third year of college following what her parents wanted her to do. I loved watching Essa become her own person in this book. She really decided to do what she wanted to do and stood up to her parents. We also find out that something happens to her in her freshman year, which could’ve broken her, but with the help of her BFF Haven, she overcame it and it didn’t slow her down. What I loved most about these characters were they weren’t the typical NA characters we see in most books these days. Yes things happened to both Farren and Essa, but they didn’t let them break them completely. Essa was still a strong girl, who knew what she wanted and Farren wasn’t the typical 20 something who turned to booze and girls to forget his troubles. Now I am not saying that Farren hasn’t done some things he’s not proud of in his past, but there were reasons for those.
I can’t really talk about the storyline too much because anything that is talked about would be a spoiler for the story. This story starts out where we meet Essa and Haven (Essa’s Bff/roommate and Farren’s Sister). Haven was hurt by an ex boyfriend, so they venture out to have a good time and meet some boys. What happens here is what makes up the rest of the book. Haven is taken and Essa has to turn to Haven’s brother Farren to help get her back. This book kind of reminded me a little of the movie Taken. Farren and Essa go on a road trip to track Haven down. There are then a bunch of twists and turns to this story that I never saw coming. You really need to read this story to find out what happens and will Haven be rescued???
My only complaint would be that I wish we would’ve gotten some of Farren’s POV during the story. There were scenes that happened that I would’ve liked to know what he was thinking. I am really hoping that in the next book we get some of his POV. I also hope that certain things that were kind of hinted to in this book are expanded on in book 2.
I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a sweet love story that also has some great spice and twists and turns. If you are also a fan of S.R. Grey, then you don’t want to miss this book!!!
S.R. Grey is an Amazon and Barnes & Noble Top 100 Bestselling author. She is the author of the popular New Adult novels I Stand Before You (Judge Me Not #1) and Never Doubt Me (Judge Me Not #2). Her newest novel, Inevitable Detour (Inevitability #1), is a wild ride combining the New Adult genre with elements of Romantic Suspense. She is also the author of the Harbour Falls Mystery trilogy. Ms. Grey’s novels have appeared on Amazon and Barnes & Noble bestseller lists in multiple categories, including Amazon Top 30 and Barnes & Noble Top 5.
New novels slated for 2015 release dates are Just Let Me Love You (Judge Me Not #3), Inevitable Circumstances (Inevitability #2), and a New Adult novel to be revealed in the future.
Ms. Grey resides in Pennsylvania. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree, as well as an MBA. Her background is in business, but her true passion lies in writing. When not writing, Ms. Grey can be found reading, traveling, running, or cheering for her hometown sports teams.
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