Sunday, May 26, 2013

Book Review - The Cliff by Christie A.C. Gucker

Can a childhood pact affect the lives of three adults?

Love and betrayal surrounds the lives of lifelong friends Lanie Rhodes, Grant Bennett, and Dane Voight. Years ago, they made a pact to remain together as friends forever. The boys also made another secret pact that same day—to never vie for Lanie’s love.

Grant and Lanie have secretly been pining for one another since they were children.

Now grown up, they finally admit their feelings for each other and what ensues is a twisted tale of deception as Dane does everything he can to stop them.

The story weaves around this uneven love triangle. What will happen to the pact? Will friendships be destroyed? Will lovers emerge?

Bio: Christie A.C. Gucker lives in NJ with her husband, two daughters and a menagerie of pets. Being a mother is one of the greatest joys of her life. She has worked in the advertising industry for over 20 years as a degreed artist, but also works in the fine arts, especially sculpting out of stone or snapping photographs. Christie is also a singer and musician, and can be found singing on a few CDs.

After the death of her father, Christie searched for something to fill her desire to make a mark in this world. Her love of the arts and creativity allowed her to search for a new medium, which she found with a pen instead of a brush. Being an avid reader her whole life, and with her family cheering her on, she decided to take her shot, and began writing.

Christie is fascinated by the supernatural and sharks, and studies both avidly. You’ll be sure to find something spooky lurking somewhere in her stories. Her greatest joy is sitting on a beach with her family while surf fishing, flying kites or building sandcastles with her girls.

Where to Buy

The Cliff is currently available on Smashwords, Manic Readers, and Amazon

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My Thoughts

In The Cliff, three childhood friends made a pact to never to let romance come between their friendship. Grant and Lanie have always secretly harbored feelings for each other, and finally they declare their feelings. They expect their friend Dane to be happy about it. After all, its been years since they made the silly pack and Dane has a girlfriend of his own. Yet, when Dane learns about it, he's less then thrilled and sets out to try to destroy their blossoming relationship.  Their old friend isn't the only challenge they face. They also have to worry about how their parents will feel about their relationship and there's a vixen whose trying to use their business as a means to steal Grant away from Lainey.

The Cliff was great read filled with spicy love scenes and some sweet and tender romance. There was also a lot of conflict that kept me turning the pages to see what would happen next. The unique idea of the cliff hanger chapters was a interesting twist. Since you were left hanging in the middle of a sentence, it was hard to stop reading! For anyone who likes a good contemporary romance, The Cliff would be a great choice, especially if you'd like to learn some unique uses for your chocolate hazelnut spread.


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