Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Caller ID Blog Tour: Book Review + Giveaway

Title: Caller ID
Author: Rachelle Christensen
Release Date: March 2012
Genre: Suspense/Romance
Received from publisher for review.
When twenty-three year old Courtney Beckham is abducted near her home, the search turns up more than just a kidnapping crime. FBI agent Jason Edwards investigates the ten-million-dollar ransom and stumbles upon something he wasn't meant to find. When Courtney catches a glimpse of the caller ID in her kidnapper's home, what she sees turns her world upside down.

Exciting Action + Unpredictable Mystery + Hint of Romance = Caller ID!

One of my favorite parts of this book was the unexpected twists and turns. I loved that it kept me guessing and managed to take me by surprise (which I have to admit is very hard to do after reading so many gazillions of books!) It was a fast-paced and suspenseful and I could hardly put it down!

Despite all the thrilling adventure, I also loved the sweet romance that was brewing just under the surface. Even though most of the time that Courtney and Jason are together is spent fighting for survival, an undercurrent of romantic tension is also present. This does not distract from the action at all but adds more depth to the story. Though I am the first to admit I love a good romance, it is sometimes nice to have a more subtle love story.

I also appreciated the fact that Courtney was a very believable character. Many times authors create these perfect people that don't have any flaws and in turn are very difficult to relate to. It was extremely refreshing that Courtney had some realistic issues such as having a hard time trusting men and coming across as snobbish and spoiled. I loved watching the development of her character into a resourceful and savvy young woman who has to put aside her trust issues and rely on FBI agent, Jason Edwards just to survive.

I was already a huge fan of Rachelle's from her first novel, Wrong Number. However, after reading Caller ID, she has solidified her spot on my bookshelf!

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 About the Author

Rachelle J. Christensen was born and raised in a small farming town in Idaho. Her creativity developed easily in this rural area as shee spent many years working in the fields with only a few weeds to distract her daydreaming. She graduated valedictorian from Minico High School and received a full scholarship to Utah State University. She graduated cum laude from USU three years later, with a bachelor's degree in psychology and a minor in music. Rachelle loves spending time with her family and writing every minute she can. She also enjoys singing and songwriting, playing the piano, running, motivational speaking, and of course reading. Her books include a romantic suspense novel, Wrong Number, and a nonfiction book, Lost Children: Coping with Miscarriage.

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To celebrate the release of Caller ID, Rachelle is hosting a contest for a new Ultra Flip Video Camcorder (4GB memory, Records 120 minutes Value $149.99) and other great prizes. You can enter to win between now and April 14, 2012. Winners will be announced and notified April 16, 2012.

For how to enter, click here.

Join the Book Bomb effort taking place Thursday, March 22nd. Click here for details.

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoyed this book too. It is one of my favorites as of late. :)