Welcome Reluctant Stranger

Welcome, Reluctant Stranger!

A Riveting Tale of Love, Loss, and Finding Your Own Way
From the Back of the Book-

Can a family bury its secret past? Like her long-lost doctor father, Leilani Torres heals people.  But can she heal herself?  Having fled the troubled Pacific country, Costa Mora, for America when she was nine, she still doesn’t know what happened to her father, or what mysterious reasons prevented him from leaving with his family. But Leilani remembers that as a child, she learned to use a gun to protect herself against danger.

A lovable computer nerd who’s failed at love.  Brokenhearted after his relationship of seven years ended, Justin just wants to drown his sorrows. But he finds more trouble than he’s looking for, when he is assaulted by thugs. An exotic woman with a dead aim rescues him. They’re drawn to each other, but Leilani hesitates. Justin is on the rebound or thinks of her as his rescuer.

A hero or a villain? Suddenly, Leilani’s past is not so past, as a friend of her father turns up at her mother’s door with unexpected news.  Caught in a deadly political web, Dr. Torres’s alleged  crime shocks and unsettles Leilani. She isn’t sure if he is a hero or a villain, but only she and Justin can rescue him from their old island home.

The many faces of love spun into a tale of past political intrigue and a young woman’s inner journey, accepting her past.

About the Author

EJourney is a realist who thinks she has little imagination. Credit that to her training (Ph. D., University of Illinois) and work in mental health, writing for academics and bureaucrats.

A well-traveled flâneuse–a female observer-wanderer–she watches, observes, listens. And writes. A sucker for happy endings and an admirer of Jane Austen’s novel of manners approach to women’s fiction, she finds enough that depresses her about real life, but seeks no catharsis by writing about it. For her, writing is escape, entertainment.

Her author website: Evy Writes here
Her book blog: Escape Into Reality here
Her blog on art, food, travel (mostly Paris), and state of being: Journey on a Limb here

My Thoughts

This was my favorite book in the Between Two Worlds series. While this is book three in the series, you certainly don’t have to read them in order, or even all of them. Each book has its own set of characters and its own story line. So pick up anywhere in the series, with a story that sounds good.

I was intrigued with the back of the book info, but it happened to sit on my shelf until the very last moment. (In fact I actually finished it this morning, but shhh) To be honest, I don’t know why that was. I liked the premise of the book, I liked the author’s other books, this one though just didn’t scream at me to read it.

Once started, it was a great story though. It read in the same manor as her other books. Meaning that while it is a slower pace book, it jumps right into the thick of it, and you get caught up in the characters. The stories are all well told, you get a full sense of what is going on. She is an amazing story teller. This book, unlike book two, had me guessing. I did not see the plot twist coming. That was a huge perk.

Do you guys like books with lots of action? Or does a slower, simmering type book appeal to you every once in a while? What type of romance books are your favorite?

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