[ #Review + #giveaway ] The Posse by @tawdra

Welcome , welcome, welcome!!  I showed you The Posse last month but today I wanted to share my own review of it!  I am super excited and hope you enjoy it!  Don't forget to enter the giveaway at the bottom if you haven't already!  Thanks for stopping by !

The Posse
by : Tawdra Kandle

Publication:  Hayson Publishing ( July 2013)
ISBN: 1490954562

Length : 242 pages
Genre : Contemporary Romance

Book Description: 

Being a widow at the age of forty-four was never in Jude Hawthorne’s plans. After her husband’s death, she’s left with her family’s beach restaurant and two nearly-grown children. The last thing she’s looking for is another chance at love. However, if her husband’s best friends, the Posse, have anything to say about it, love is just what she’s going to get. The Posse is determined to take care of Jude, and when they decide the best way to do that is for one of them to sweep her off her feet, three begin to vie for her affections. But only one can reach her heart. In a story of friendship, loss and second chances, Jude will learn her life is far from being over.   

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My Thoughts : 

I was a little leary going into this book.  Not because I didn't think it was going to be good, it's romance- how could it not be good.. I was worried because the author just happens to be one of my 'bosses' and I thought OMG, what if I don't like this book? It's a change from her normal genre (see: The King Series, side note the first in the series is FREE !) and I've talked before about how changing genres (or sub-genres) doesn't always work for an author. How would I write a review telling her that it sucked ?   Still I took a deep breath and started reading....

The Posse is about a widow named Jude.  It's been a year since her husband's passing and  "The Posse" has decided that they need to step in and take care of her.  Heaven forbid she fall in love and move away from them.  The Posse is a group of guys who have been friends since grade school.  They are more than friends, they are family.  Daniel, Jude's late husband, was a member of The Posse.  Although they all mourn his death, the reality that they could lose another of their group (should Jude move away) is frightening.  They come up with the plan that the three single members of the group should step up and woo her.  Surely one of them can win her heart and they will all be content to have kept her there with them all forever.

I'm not used to reading romance with the main characters being in their 40's.  Yes, I am in my mid 30's but I still think I'm in my 20's most time.  So I wondered if I would like it of if I would have the 'ick' factor by still irrationally thinking of my parent's age.  I'm glad to report- no ick factor!   Tawdra has created characters that drew me in and touched my heart.  I felt like I knew who Jude would end up with rather quickly in the book, as Tawdra left little clues here and there.  It was amusing to watch each man step up and make their play for her.  Some were awkward, some were just funny as heck and one... One was enough to make anyone fall in love again.

The Posse is a close knit family and I loved them all! I loved how each of the men seems set up with a partner by the end of the book. There were some surprises that that threw Jude (and me) for a loop.  Her family went thru more stress in the past two years, I couldn't help but want to cry with her when more is piled on top.

In the end, my fears of reading this book were completely unfounded.  It was a remarkable romance with just the right twists and turns.  It was refreshing to go thru falling in love all over again.  With seamless writing, a nice paced plot and characters you will love,  The Posse is highly recommended !  It's only 0.99 right now, so I suggest grabbing it while you can and sinking into a love story you won't soon forget!

Tawdra Kandle   Tawdra Kandle is the author of THE KING SERIES, a young adult urban fantasy quartet. Born in South Jersey, Tawdra published her first short story at the age of 13 in Child’s Life magazine. During the early years of her marriage and motherhood, she wrote articles and columns on parenting and homeschooling, as well as some homeschooling curriculum. THE KING SERIES is her first published full-length fiction. Tawdra currently lives in central Florida with her husband, and children, both skin and fur types. And yes, she has purple hair.

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1 comment:

  1. Kelly! Thanks so very much for this review! I loved it. So glad the story didn't disappoint. . .and now you know there just may be more. . .<3 I'm grateful for your support, always.