Thursday, April 12, 2018

Totally Devoted

Ten years after the death of her husband and young son, Marie Trousdale decides to move
from Los Angeles, California to a small rural Oregon town and hires Wil Townsend, a
local contractor, to build her dream home on property she inherited from her deceased husband.

Although they couldn’t be more different in every way possible the two fall in love. Things
get complicated when Marie changes occupations. When she is put in danger, Wil must decide if his love is stronger than the differences that separate him from Marie.

From the description she was given by the hotel desk clerk, she figured she wouldn’t have much trouble finding the guy—grungy black cowboy hat, well-worn cowboy boots, scruffy beard, jean jacket, and Levi’s, sitting at the corner table. She was right. He wasn’t hard to
spot. It was Monday night, and there were only a handful of people in the place. There he was, sitting at his regular corner table, with his back to the wall, his chair up on two legs, and his feet propped up and crossed on the chair next to him. There was a glass of beer and a half-empty pitcher in front of him. She wondered how many pitchers he had drained before this one. The desk clerk said he had a lot of funny habits. The clerk said the guy always sat with his back to the wall, so no one could get the jump on him. He probably watched too many John Wayne movies.

This was a fun book to read.  It’s sort of a romantic suspense western that mixes up into a great storyline good enough to make you keep the pages turning.  It has a certain amount of tragedy and yet a love story in it and maybe more than anything it is about the mistrust many of us have in learning to love again.  Marie really and truly does meet that quiet shy loving doctor that many girls dream of only to lose both him and their child within 10 years.  With much support from her family she decides to build a house on her husband’s property out in the middle of nowhere or at least outside a town that sounds small enough to be where Bonanza must have been located way back when.  She’s a vegetarian where most restaurants serve steaks and fries and is very quickly told she sticks out. The problem lies not only in dealing with a stubborn good looking builder she has hired but also determining what she will do for a living.  Encouraged by her sister, she decides to begin writing again.  You will never ever guess what genre Marie decides to write in and you sure won’t read it in this review. Guess you’ll have to read the book.

You can probably tell I liked these characters. They were very easy to see and feel from the author’s description of them. By description I don’t mean just what they look like but also what they think, what they say and what they feel. An author can help us learn to feel we know a character as we read and this author does just that.  
As far as I can tell, this is E.M. Bannon’s first book. I think everyone who reads “Totally Devoted” will agree with me that she needs to write another book.

**This book was provided to me free of charge in exchange for an honest review.

What a Kick.  Can you imagine being able to ask an author like E.M. Bannock questions and have her answers sent straight to you?  Well I'm sharing them with you.  READ HERE.

AUTHOR Bio and Links: E.M. Bannock will be awarding a $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

E.M. Bannock was born in 1950 and grew up in the Detroit suburbs. Her love for writing began during high school where she excelled in writing short stories and poetry. Born with

the wanderlust, she found herself in Los Angeles, an exciting place to be in the early 70’s, and E.M. experienced all that it had to offer. It was here she met her husband. She has lived in California, Oregon, Alaska, Florida, and Wyoming, where she now lives with her husband, son, daughter-in-law, grandson and a menagerie of cats, dogs, chickens, and horses.

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  1. Thanks for hosting and Thanks for the review. I'm so happy you enjoyed this book. I hope your readers will, too. Have a great day.

  2. I enjoyed getting to know your book; congrats on the tour, I hope it is a fun one for you, and thanks for the chance to win :)

  3. Great read! Kept me going to the end.

  4. I have enjoyed the tour. The book sounds great.

  5. I’ve really enjoyed following the tour for Totally Devoted and can’t wait to check it out. Thanks for sharing all of the great posts along the way :)

  6. Thank you everyone for visiting and the great comments. Thanks to Bookaholic for a great stop.

  7. Thanks to everyone for stopping by


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