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Celebrate Lit--Sami Abrams

About the Book Book: Twin Murder Mix-Up Author: Sami A. Abrams Genre: Romantic Suspense Release date: August 23, 2022

A case of mistaken identity… has lethal results.

After capturing a murder on her camera, photographer Amy Baker becomes the next target—but her identical twin is killed instead. Now on the run with her sister’s newborn, Amy has only one person to turn to—Detective Keith Young, her childhood crush. But when they discover Keith is the baby’s father, can he regain Amy’s trust to keep them safe…before the killer strikes again? Click here to get your copy! About the Author

Sami A. Abrams lives in Northern California, but she’ll always be a Kansas girl at heart. She loves to travel and watch sports. However, most evenings, you’ll find her engrossed in a romantic suspense novel. She thinks a crime plus a little romance is the recipe for a great story. More from Sami

#Authorproblems That’s what the excitement around Keith Young was…a problem—Kinda. Lol! When I started to hear request for his story, I panicked. Authors don’t want to disappoint their readers. And being new to the published scene…Well, you get the picture.

After the release of Buried Cold Case Secrets, many readers told me they wanted Keith’s story. In fact, the overwhelming response puzzled me. What had I done to create such a buzz about Jason’s partner? And of course, I had to ask why?

The general answer I received…Keith’s a nice guy and the perfect partner. I have to admit, I got a little nervous since I had already written his story. And I worried if I’d done his character justice?

However, after writing Buried Cold Case Secrets, I knew Keith had to have his own story. He’s such a great guy and needed his happily ever after. So, I dove in and asked, what would happen if he made a huge mistake? Not just a physical one, but a heart one.

By the time I finished, I loved seeing Keith and Amy move past their poor choices and hurt to find acceptance and love. The perfect ending to Keith’s struggles. All that to say, I hope you love Keith and Amy’s story as much as I do. #TeamKeith

Blog Stops Book Reviews From an Avid Reader, August 27 Bizwings Blog, August 27 The Avid Reader, August 27 Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, August 28 Christina’s Corner, August 28 Genesis 5020, August 29 Texas Book-aholic, August 29 Inklings and notions, August 30 Through the Fire Blogs, August 30 EmpowerMoms, August 30 Betti Mace, August 31 deb’s Book Review, August 31 For Him and My Family, September 1 Pause for Tales, September 1 The Sacred Line, September 1 She Lives To Read, September 2 Locks, Hooks and Books, September 2 Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, September 3 Britt Reads Fiction, September 3 For the Love of Literature, September 4 Lights in a Dark World, September 4 Paula’s Persuasion, September 4 Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, September 5 Book Looks by Lisa, September 5 Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, September 6 Vicarious Living , September 6 Mary Hake, September 6 Babbling Becky L’s Book Impressions, September 7 Bigreadersite , September 7 Happily Managing a Household of Boys, September 8 Blogging With Carol, September 8 Simple Harvest Reads, September 9 (Guest Review from Donna Cline) Labor Not in Vain, September 9

Giveaway To celebrate her tour, Sami is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon card and signed copy of Twin Murder Mix-Up (US only) or eBook for outside the US!! Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

My Review:

Through my various reader and Facebook groups, I saw that this book had won an award. So, I may have built up my expectations because I was a bit disappointed. The author certainly seems like a lovely person.

Don't get me wrong--the writing was tight and there was suspense. A lot of things happened and lives were threatened. However, it turns out I may not be a fan of a lot of suspense--too much happened to be realistic (to me). If the murderer had any sense, he/she would have simply not done anything. There was no way for him/her to be identified. Every stupid act of violence just made him/her more likely to be caught. Then again, if the villain was smarter, there wouldn't be much of a book, now would it?

Also, the premise was based on a hero who had just let one thing lead to another with the wrong woman--sorry, I have a hard time respecting such a person. There was so much repetition of the same thoughts and motives. He did redeem himself, but it was a hard sell for me.

If you like suspense and living on the edge of your seat, this is a book for you. I just want my characters to be a bit smarter, even the villains. On the other hand, we are all humans living in a broken world so there is that?

What do you think, readers? Do you get frustrated with characters sometimes, or are you more patient than I am?

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