Thursday, October 3, 2019

The Vacant House Blog Tour

About the Book

Book: The Vacant House
Author: Tamara G. Cooper
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: June 3, 2019

She knows she didn’t do it, but everybody thinks she did.

It all begins when best-selling author Sophie O’Brion is the last person to see a murder victim alive. She looks even more guilty when a woman from her church is beaten, and Sophie was seen with her just hours before. Suddenly, people she has known her entire life begin pointing accusing fingers at her.

Marine Master Sergeant Burke Maguire, an old flame who dumped Sophie years ago, has recently been hired as a police officer in Forman Falls, Texas, and is assigned her case. She doesn’t want his help.

As she gets deeper and deeper into trouble, though, she must rely on him, but trusting him is another matter.

Will they be able to work together, maneuver dangerous twists and turns, and finally clear her name? 

A clean romantic suspense novel that grips you from the very beginning and won’t let you go! The Vacant House is an unforgettable adventure. Read it today, if you have plans to stay up all night.

Click here for your copy!

My Review

I liked this romantic mystery. I liked the crazy heroine, Sophie. Her character was developed well. There were times when I laughed out loud. Sophie gets knocked out by a suspected murderer, groggily comes to on her kitchen floor and thinks, “I need to clean under the cabinets.” (2192/3911) She wonders at one point if God loves the quirky ones. I'm glad He does.

The plot was very complex. So complex, I am not sure it all worked. Even a couple of the characters say they never contacted the police because they thought their story was too convoluted to be believed. (3562/3911) Even after the lengthy explanation of it all at the end I am not sure I understand it.

Nonetheless, I enjoyed the novel enough that I will be looking for the next in this series. This one was good for a laugh and kept me mostly engaged to the end.

My rating: 4/5 stars.

About the Author

Tamara G. Cooper lives in Texas with her husband, three sons, five dogs, and loves writing mysteries with a touch of romance.

More from Tamara

Book 1 of Sophie O’Brion Mysteries introduces us to Sophie O’Brion, a quirky, funny, and reclusive mystery writer who lives in a small town in East Texas. Because Sophie looks at life through a lens of humor, funny moments appear often. There are frightening moments, too, in her quest to clear her name from pointing fingers accusing her of murder and attempted murder. Sophie is vulnerable, yet strong; reclusive, yet kind; funny, yet serious. And she is determined! It doesn’t help that added to all this is the return of her high school sweetheart who dumped her 12 years before to join the Marines. As a new police officer, Burke is assigned her case, but she doesn’t want his help. Sparks fly, trust doesn’t, and love stays comfortably in the past. Will Sophie and Burke be able to save her reputation and re-ignite their love for each other? I hope you enjoy this book! Happy reading!

Blog Stops

Godly Book Reviews, October 3
Pause for Tales, October 4
Emily Yager, October 4
Mary Hake, October 6
Texas Book-aholic, October 7
CarpeDiem, October 7
janicesbookreviews, October 8
All-of-a-kind Mom, October 8
Quiet Quilter, October 9
Betti Mace, October 10
Blogging With Carol, October 10
Remembrancy, October 11
A Reader's Brain, October 12
Moments, October 13
Maureen's Musings, October 14
HookMeInABook, October 15
Daysong Reflections, October 16

I received a complimentary digital copy of this book through Celebrate Lit. My comments are an independent and honest review. The rest of the copy of this post was provided by Celebrate Lit.


Caryl Kane said...

Great review! Thank you for being part of the tour.

Debbie P said...

This book sounds like a very intriguing read.

Tamara said...

Hey, Caryl Kane and Debbie P! Thanks for stopping by! I wish both of you could win! :)
Tamara G. Cooper

Emma said...

This sounds like a good story! That thought about cleaning sounds like something I would think--totally random at that moment.

Tamara said...

Hey, Emma! When I wrote that scene, that's the first thing I thought of: I needed to clean! Ha! And the earring backing. And the raisin. I'm so glad you stopped by to chat. Have a great week!
Tamara G. Cooper