Review & Giveaway: Riptide by Amber Lea Easton – Rating 4.5 or 5

Title: Riptide
Author:  Amber Lea Easton
Source: VBT Promotions – in exchange for an unbiased review
Price:$ 4.50
AVAILABLE AT: Bookstrand

BLURB: One violent night shatters Lauren Biltmore’s life. As an anchorwoman, she’s accustomed to reporting the news rather than being the lead story.  She escapes the spotlight by fleeing to her brother’s home in the Cayman Islands. Haunted by nightmares, all she wants is a distraction from reality. Distraction arrives via sexy screenwriter, Noah Reynolds. His take-me-to-bed looks mask a past ripe with scandal. He knows he should stay away from Lauren, especially when the worst night of her life unlocks his writer’s block and while he’s dealing with a stalker of his own, but ethics are his weakness. Attraction sizzles beneath Caribbean sunshine. As their relationship grows, Noah’s stalker intensifies her torment. Lauren wonders if her paranoia is justified or a carryover from her past. What’s real? What’s imagined?  Tentative trust is tested as their love is swept up against a riptide of deceit, murder, and revenge.


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Riptide is a well written modern story that has everything a good Contemporary Romance & Suspense is supposed to have. It has a great plot, one that will make you speculate and will definitely challenge the reader to draw conclusions.  The characters felt as if you were witnessing a conversation between close friends. I enjoyed how well the story flowed and how well the characters were developed.

Both Noah & Lauren have gone through terrible times in their life and all they want is to scape from reality and find peace in the Cayman Islands. But the island is far from being paradise. These two characters have gone through rough situations, I really like how well researched and thought out this story was, great details of scenery, awesome job describing the characters’ moods, feelings and desires.

Their differences and the circumstances in life made them more credible and real. The story feels credible because it feels as if it was brought out of the newspaper. Crime, betrayal, romance and trust are just some of the things you will experience when reading Riptide. There is a bit of everything and that makes the story much more entertaining. Expect a few surprises, great characters, romance and true love.


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Amber Lea Easton is a multi-published fiction and nonfiction author. For twenty years, she’s worked in the fields of journalism and advertising with a brief detour into the financial industry.  Although she holds a BA in Communications & Journalism, she is a perpetual student of life who enjoys taking post-graduate courses on a wide variety of subjects when time allows.  Smart is sexy, according to Easton, which is why she writes about strong female characters who have their flaws and challenges, but who ultimately persevere.

Easton currently lives with her two teenagers in the Colorado Rocky Mountains where she gives thanks daily for the gorgeous view outside her window. She finds inspiration from traveling, the people she meets, nature and life’s twists and turns. At the end of the day, as long as she’s writing, she considers herself to be simply “a lucky lady liv’n the dream.”

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