Save Me by Jenny Elliott

Posted January 2, 2015 by Sara | Novel Novice 0 Comments

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Swoon-worthy seaside seduction and magic aplenty abound within the pages of Save Me by Jenny Elliot, an addictive paranormal romance read from the new Swoon Reads imprint at Macmillan.

save meDebut-novelist Jenny Elliott’s thrilling romance, chosen by readers, writers, and publishers for the first list in the new Swoon Reads imprint, pours on the tension and danger in an addictive combination that will keep you turning pages!

Something strange is going on in the tiny coastal town of Liberty, Oregon. Cara has never seen a whale swim close enough for her to touch it—let alone knock her into the freezing water. Fortunately, cute newcomer David is there to save her, and the rescue leads to a bond deeper than Cara ever imagined.

But then she learns something about David that changes everything, and Cara is devastated. She turns to her best friend for support, but Rachel has changed. She’s suddenly into witchcraft, and is becoming dangerously obsessed with her new boyfriend….

Cara has lost her best friend, discovered that her soul mate is off limits, and has attracted the attention of a stalker. But she’s not completely alone. Her mysterious, gorgeous new friend Garren is there to support her. But is Garren possibly too perfect?

Something about this book was so addictive. Perhaps it is the smart, sexy combination of a forbidden romance with enchanting magic. The gloomy Oregon seaside setting didn’t hurt, either — and being from Oregon myself, I can safely say that Elliot accurately describes the gloomy, overcast days of beaches in the Pacific Northwest. It’s such a moody location already — setting a romance mixed with magic and whales in this location was just a brilliant move.

I was instantly sucked into this setting, and Cara’s world of whale-watching. When the romance began, I was eagerly along for the ride — with every unexpected, tumultuous turn. Adding in her best friend’s betrayal, and her new friendship with the mysterious Garren just gave the story even more layers and depth. I was hooked, and couldn’t stop reading until I found out exactly what would ultimately unfold.

Save Me kept me happily on the edge of my seat, and quickly flipping pages to follow the story to its climactic finale. I can’t wait to see what else comes from this wonderful debut author!

Look for Save Me in stores January 6th.

Sara | Novel Novice
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