I am becoming really lucky when it comes to winning books with Goodreads Giveaways as yes, you’ve guessed it from the title of this post, I have won yet another book from the amazing Goodreads Giveaway!! This time I have won Between Two Fires by Toni Williams, the authors debut novel. This book is a murder mystery, which is meant to be different from the normal crime fiction books that are so predictable, at least that is how it was advertised, but time will tell when I read it and find out. It is supposed to be a “gripping tale of illicit love, revenge and cold-blooded murder set in a colorful and exotic world will captivate you and keep you hooked from beginning to end.” But again, time will tell and I can’t wait to read it and discover and find out for myself and see if this book lives up to this now MASSIVE expectation. Although, it does have some really good reviews on Goodreads.
The cover definitely rings about the Caribbean and sunshine, but unless I knew what the book was about, I would have thought of happiness and maybe even a summer romance, so a Summer Read and not a Crime and Murder Mystery book. Maybe I have to read the book to understand the cover, and I love it when I finally manage to connect the two together. But if I just saw the cover and judged it based on that, I don’t know what I would’ve expected, which should make me realise not to judge books by their covers, yet again. Oh, and this book is quite big, especially for a paperback book. The photo may be deceiving, but this book is way bigger than my face!! So let’s look at my the books blurb. .
“Bridget is a gorgeous, self-assured American career woman who runs a global stock-trading firm from Elysian Island, a tiny, privately owned Caribbean island frequented by the rich and famous. She owes much of her success to her husband, Edward, a famous British Lord, but she’s fed up with him and wants out of their marriage.
Waiting on the sidelines is Rudy whom Bridget is crazy over. A Black British reporter, she first met him in England while vacationing there with Edward and was immediately blown away by his gorgeous looks and sexy charm. He’s the sort of guy she could see herself living with for the rest of her life. She just has to figure out how to get rid of Edward so Rudy could move in, and she’s got the perfect plan. Unfortunately, Edward is on to her and he’s got plans for both of them.”
There is a different description on Goodreads of this book, similar but slightly different, if you like to read different descriptions of the same book, developing a broader understanding of the book. Or is that just me? But I’m going to include it anyway, so be warned, but you can just skip it, or choose your favourite. So here’s the Goodreads Description of Between Two Fires:
“Rudy Phillips is the sort of guy who walks into a room and catches every female eye, and it’s not just because of his good looks. He has a mesmerizing charm that lures a woman’s heart. However, when he meets Bridget Tennyson, a stunningly beautiful American stockbroker, she immediately captures his heart like no other woman has ever done before. Bridget owns a multimillion dollar stock-trading firm on Elysian Island, an exclusive Caribbean retreat for the superrich. She’s also married to the famous British nobleman, Lord Edward Tennyson. Rudy is all too aware that aside from Bridget being married, Bridget is way out of his league and the two of them come from completely different worlds. Nevertheless, they’re crazy about each other and yearn to be together but first they’ve got to figure out how to get rid of Edward. If they slip up and Edward discovers what’s going down, all hell will break loose but it’s a chance they’re willing to take.“