New Release + Review: The Changeup by Mary Billiter

 

 

Title: The Changeup

A Resort Romances Novel

Author: Mary Billiter
Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing

Genre: Contemporary Romance

 Release Date: October 23, 2018

Blurb
True love, happiness, and lies.
A hot deputy, a
woman in hiding, and a murder that changes it all. True love and the truth are
often at odds in Mary Billiter’s latest installment in her resort romance
series.
The Feds changed her name, occupation, and location, but Cupid and
crime still found her. Both Witness Protection and her position as a hotel
conference services manager require Rebel Roberts to maintain a low profile.
But when she finds herself at the center of high crime and high romance at the
high-rise Point Resort in Long Beach, even the best-laid plans are subject to
change.
Former college baseball pitcher Ryan McHenry plans on becoming a deputy
sheriff like his late uncle. But when Rebel literally stumbles on a dead body
by her hotel, helping her change the narrative may throw a curve in his career
plans.
Can Rebel and
Ryan find true love and happiness with so many lies between them?
 
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Julia’s 🎩🎩 hat review:
The Changeup is old school whodunit sprinkled with romance. Rebel is in WItness Protection, waiting until the day she can testify and be done with that dangerous past. When she is moved to Long Beach her life changes for the better. Ryan is working as a delivery guy while trying to get into the Sheriff’s office as a deputy. He’s hot and flirty, but has some strong morals. When he meets the beautiful Rebel and finds a dead body in all the same night things go from good to bad.

Rebel is a likable character, she meets some great co-workers that turn into friends. She’s pretty tough coming from Wyoming and I liked that about her. Ryan is pretty easy going, he connects with Rebel right from the start. Now I did feel like the romance and mystery didn’t mesh well. I felt like both were being forced together instead of seamlessly connecting. The mystery and romance was also pretty rushed. I wanted to see the mystery unfold slowly, instead it wrapped up rather quickly with me not understanding exactly what they found as evidence. There were a few parts I skimmed through. The more of the author’s political opinions showed through, the more I skimmed. Whether I agree or not, didn’t want to read about it.

The romance part was sweet. Ryan and Rebel are likable characters. I could see the potential of what a great story it could have been. Despite the politics and at time choppy story, the characters shined through and carried me to be end.

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Author Bio
Mary Billiter is a weekly newspaper columnist and fiction
author. She also has novels published under the pen name, “Pumpkin Spice.”
Mary resides in the Cowboy State with her unabashedly bald
husband, her four amazing children, two fantastic step-kids, and their runaway
dog. She does her best writing (in her head) on her daily runs in wild,
romantic, beautiful Wyoming.

 

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