Tuesday, June 9, 2020

BLOG TOUR, GIVEAWAY & REVIEW - Stranded (In Midsummer #1) by Jessica Frances

Title: Stranded
Series: In Midsummer #1
Author: Jessica Frances
Genre: M/M Mystery Romance
Release Date: May 29, 2020

One small town. One hot sheriff. One night of passion. One massive cold shoulder. One murder. One suspect. One chance.

I’m furious when my car breaks down in the small, quiet town of Midsummer, Arkansas. Then I meet the incredibly hot town sheriff and hope that things might be looking up. Unfortunately, that encounter sours fast, leaving me ready to put this town in my rearview mirror. That won’t be easy though, since my car has left me stranded here. Now I’m trapped in a town that has nothing to offer me.
Or does it?

When an opportunity presents itself that could see me staying longer than expected, I begin to notice Midsummer’s charm. I start to wonder if maybe staying won’t be such a bad thing. Even the sheriff is beginning to thaw toward me.

That is until someone commits murder and I become the number one suspect.
Can I convince everyone I’m not the murderer? Or will the real killer walk free?

My Rating - 4 Stars!

Jessica Frances' Stranded is a great romance mixed with a gripping mystery. My first time reading this author, I am pleased to have discovered this series.

First there is the romance. Connor is stuck in a small town as his car breaks down. His short stay leads to love as he hooks up with the local sheriff. Rocky is a fun character. He's openly gay, raising his daughter, and never has repeat partners. Until Connor. 

I definitely enjoy Connor and Rocky together. Their journey is interesting and compelling. And it definitely isn't finished yet. Ugh. I am dying to know what happens throughout the series. Basically, it you hate cliffhangers, you might want to wait on this one.

Then there's the murder mystery, which leads to some interesting discoveries. Of course, Connor's a suspect and Rocky needs to prove him innocent. 

This story involves a hot first kiss, a You Tube channel, and a good amount of sexual tension. It includes some fabulous secondary characters who add immensely to the storyline. In addition, the town itself is intriguing, with it's Hollywood connection and it's movie stars. 

Told in first person pov, the character voice is well done, making Connor lovable from the start. Connor's voice is full of information as well as humor. 

In the end, Stranded is an enjoyable read. It ends with a cliffhanger and now I am excited to see what happens next in this Jessica Frances' series. I definitely recommend this book. 





Born and raised in South Australia, Jessica spends her days working in a bakery, afternoons catching up on lost sleep, and nights reading and writing. Writing has always been a passion of hers, however it wasn’t until recently that she decided to put pen to paper and make things official.



1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this wonderful review! I really appreciate you taking a chance on Stranded. I hope you will enjoy book two!


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