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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

New Directions Review

New Directions
by Jude Pittman and Jamie Hill


GENRE:  Romantic Suspense



Texas PI Kelly McWinter is back in action, mixing business with pleasure on a long delayed honeymoon. Providing security for a nominee at the Country Music Awards sounds like glitz and glamour, but Kelly and Gillian find themselves chasing kidnappers in California and tracking a killer in Las Vegas.



Kelly McWinter parked his pickup, fondly referred to as old Blue, in the garage behind Lake Country Stables. His wife Gillian inherited the property from her father and when she and Kelly married a year ago. He’d agreed to give up his cabin at Indian Creek and move into her sprawling ranch house just outside of Fort Worth. It hadn’t taken much convincing. Kelly loved the ranch, everything from the white rail fence surrounding the immaculate grounds to the well-worn and comfortable swing that welcomed him to the back porch. He and Gillian spent many a hot summer night sipping iced tea or cold beer and rocking contentedly in the sultry Texas evenings.

Gillian came through the screen door with two glasses of tea just as Kelly mounted the steps and headed for the swing. “Hey there! Not that I’m complaining, but what are you doing home in the middle of the afternoon?”

“Wel-l-l-l,” Kelly drawled out the l’s, “I stopped by the Hideaway and Stella made me an offer.”

“Ah ha. She’s at it again is she? I’ll have to have a talk with that woman.” Gillian laughed and handed Kelly his glass.

Stella Davis married Kelly’s best friend three years ago, and after a rocky start, she and Gillian became best friends. Stella had proven a rather persistent thorn in Kelly’s side with her constant queries about when he was going to tie Gillian up before someone else came along and swept her up in his saddle. It had taken another year, but Kelly finally asked Gillian to become his wife and she had happily accepted.

“Actually, I think you might like this brainstorm of hers. You remember her niece, Marcy?”

My Review:

Things I Liked:
1. I enjoyed the fact that the hero had lost the woman he loved and was still able to find love again.
2. I liked the strong bonds among the characters and the way they had each other's backs.

Things I Didn't Like
1. For some people this would be something they enjoyed, but for me not so much. There was a lot of sex scenes in it. They weren't trashy or over the top, but I don't care much for open door sex. LOL. I know a lot of you would love them.
2. I kept waiting for the two storylines to converge, but they didn't.

All in all I'd give this book a solid 3.5 stars. It provided a pleasant evening's read for me.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Jude Pittman and her husband John live in Calgary, Alberta. Retired after several decades of working in law firms, Jude is part-owner and publisher of Books We Love.  Jude is the author of the Kelly McWinter PI mysteries, Deadly Secrets, Deadly Betrayal and Deadly Consequences..   Jude has also published the novella Bad Medicine

Jamie was born and raised in a beautiful, mid-sized town in the Mid-west.  When she's not working at the day job she loves, Jamie enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and watching movies (the scarier the better!) In her ‘spare time’ she can often be found writing, editing, or doing something more mundane like housework.

New Directions will be $0.99 during the tour.
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Jude Pittman and Jamie Hill will be awarding $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Use the link below to enter.

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Mai T. said...

Can you tell us about your hobbies? (when you're not reading or writing)

Jamie Hill said...

Thanks for hosting us today. Hello Mai, Jude and I keep very busy. She's the publisher of Books We Love so she doesn't have much free time. She does enjoy bowling with her husband, though. I like to scrapbook and create my own greeting cards when I have time. Happy Holidays!

Lisa Brown said...

congrats on the tour, enjoyed the excerpt, and thanks for the chance to win :)

Eva Millien said...

I enjoyed following the tour and learning about New Directions, Happy Thanksgiving!

Victoria Alexander said...

Thanks for sharing your review! I've enjoyed following the tour :)