Thursday, August 20, 2015

Key to Love - Friday 56 & Book Beginnings

I enjoyed Key to Love for so many reasons: engaging plot, realistic characters, great description. This story has plenty of conflict and is much more than boy-meets-girl. There's suspicion that the death of Lucas Fisher's brother wasn't an accident. His will hasn't been found, and custody of his orphaned child is up in the air. There's also $100,000 missing. Elise Springer  has come to her hometown to help her injured father, but decisions she makes will affect her career as an architect back in San Francisco and her future with Lucas. This story examines the choices that can change a person's life.

Book Beginning:
     Scranton Wilkes-Barre International Airport was doing a brisk business for a Monday afternoon when Lucas Fisher arrived late because of heavy traffic on Interstate 81. He scanned the electronic arrivals board and instantly realized the early arrival of the San Francisco flight via a Detroit connection and his own tardiness meant one thing. He had already lost Elise Springer, sister of his best friend, Fritz. He'd bet all the money in his wallet she was impatiently wandering around the airport in search of him. Now he'd have to track her down or have her paged. Lucas sighed. He should have never washed his cell phone.

Friday 56 (from 56% on my Kindle):

     Decked out in a Death Valley theme, the hangout held everything from cactuses to cattle skulls, obviously all plastic renditions. The bar's motley group of patrons consisted of bikers in black leathers with chain wallets and colorful tattoos, second-shift factory workers with no homing instincts, and young couples either fond of the kaleidoscopic atmosphere or in love with the western two-step.

Genre: Romantic Suspense
Length: 326 Pages
Amazon Link: Key to Love
Website: Judy Ann Davis

     When architect Elise Springer's father is injured, she immediately leaves San Francisco to care for him. The last person she expects to encounter in her Pennsylvania hometown is her childhood friend Lucas Fisher. Lucas is investigating his brother's mysterious death, and Elise can't resist lending a hand. 
     Lucas longs for the close family ties he never had. He's back in Scranton to set up a classic car restoration business and build a future. The torch he carries for Elise burns brighter than ever, but before he can declare his love, he must obtain the legal rights to adopt his nephew--and prove his brother's death was no accident. 
     As they unearth clues to find the murderer and a missing stash of money, Elise faces a dilemma. Is her career on the West Coast the key to her happiness, or is it an animal-cracker-eating four-year-old and his handsome uncle instead?


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  1. Starts in Wilkes-Barre and then. Deser-themed biker bar? Interesting settings. I bet our heroine gets in some trouble in the bar and the hero has to help her out. Or maybe the other way around?

  2. Sounds like it has a lot going for it! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. I like the sound of this one....stories about characters that reconnect and then solve a mystery are so engaging. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

  4. I really enjoyed getting to know the characters in this story. There were a lot of twists and turns too, which is always fun.

  5. I like it when books explore how one choice can change everything moving forward.

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  6. Sounds like an interesting story. While I have a hard time with anything other then young adult romance I will watch for this one since it sounds like fun. Thanks for visiting my blog. Happy Friday!

  7. Although I wouldn't have automatically picked this one up, I do like the sound of the two teasers! The amount of times I have needed my phone and it has been broken is ridiculous! Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have a great weekend!
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  8. The beginning and the teaser are so descriptive. Wonderful writing that really does want you to read on!

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  9. Makes me think of the Pioneer Saloon in Vegas.

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  10. Hello, Sandra. Big thank you for featuring "Key to Love" on your blog. Of all my books, this seems to be everyone's favorite. I'm working on another contemporary with a misplaced Dallas lawyer and his little precocious daughter who falls for a Pennsylvania landscape owner. Wishing everyone a great Friday and week-end ahead.

  11. Sounds like a great romantic suspense story. My Friday memes this week come from What Angels Fear by C. S. Harris which has been on my TBR mountain for years. Happy reading!

  12. The beginning made me laugh - partly because I'm terrible at wandering off and making it 10 times harder for anyone to find me and partly because he definitely shouldn't have washed his phone. This sounds like a good read!

  13. I like romantic suspense and this sounds like a good one. :)

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  14. Thanks for sharing!! Definitely sounds like this book has a lot going for it! Interesting plot line, it isn't like your normal romance. Awesome post --- happy weekend!

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    Your GFC follower, Lillie @LittleLillieReads

  15. How very descriptive! Hope you enjoy and have a lovely weekend.

  16. I've been to Scranton, PA. Got a few friends there from my high school years. That beginning took me back with just the name mention.
    Sounds like a decent love story. Happy weekend!

  17. I like the layering of characters and bits of info you've shared about their adventures. Sounds like you're enjoying this one. Hope you're having a great weekend!

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  19. Love suspense. Hope you enjoy it.


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