BookShots Flames – Original romances presented by JAMES PATTERSON: The McCullagh Inn in Maine by Jen McLaughlin



BookShots Flames

Original romances presented by JAMES PATTERSON
Novels you can devour in a few hours
Impossible to stop reading

Her second chance at love. . .

Chelsea McCullagh escapes to Maine with a gun and fresh bruises. She’s ready to begin anew-until she runs into her old flame, Jeremy Holland. As he helps to fix her inn, her heart heals and they rediscover what they once loved about each other. But as the two play house, it starts to seem too good to last. . . .


My Review:

First off, I have to say, I love this whole concept. Being a big fan of 1,001 Dark Nights, I’ve been spoiled with these tasty little morsels of stories that can get me out of my own head for a couple of hours and just decompress.  I will always love full-length novels, but some times a little taste of delicious is all I need to satisfy my reading hunger.  So, I was so excited to hear James Patterson was diving into the romance world with some authors I already know and love and giving us another course of tasty little reading morsels.

I’ve also been a big fan of Ms. McLaughlin’s for quite some time as well and was over the moon to get my hands on this title! The McCullagh Inn in Maine was such a change of pace from what I’m used to from Ms. McLaughlin and I adored it! I love when authors I’m familiar with show me a different side to their writing and Ms. McLaughlin did just that.  Not only was there amazing chemistry between the two main characters, there was a ton of history and a whole lot of mystery as to what lead them to where they were today.  That mystery also lead to some tense moments where I wasn’t sure who was on team good or team bad! I love that feeling…when you’re questioning everyone and are praying for a good outcome.  Jeremy and Chelsea are amazing characters with a heated and tumultuous past.  Their paths lead them back together, and even though Chelsea isn’t thrilled about it, Jeremy will soon become someone she can rely on, and with her past lurking in the shadows, she will certainly need it.  The push and pull between them was done really well and the danger getting closer and closer to them was also a layer to this story I thoroughly enjoyed.

Overall, this was a fantastic read with layers of suspense, mystery, emotion, and even romance.   I’m already excited for more in this series!  Thank you, Ms. McLaughlin, for a great story!



Four-and-a-Half Loves

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About the author:

Jen McLaughlin is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of sexy books with Penguin Random House. Under her pen name, Diane Alberts, she is also a USA TODAY bestselling author of Contemporary Romance with Entangled Publishing. Her first release as Jen McLaughlin, Out of Line, hit the New York Times, USA TODAY and Wall Street Journal lists. She was mentioned in Forbes alongside E. L. James as one of the breakout independent authors to dominate the bestselling lists. She is represented by Louise Fury at The Bent Agency.




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