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Thursday, September 30, 2021

Bookers on the Rocks ~ Chautona Havig and Christa DelSorbo


This is book 7 of the Independence Islands Series that takes place on Elenora Island.  When Tessa and Ross feel that something is missing in their marriage however, neither one can figure it out.  Both love to read and frequently go to the town book store and pick out books.  Tessa enjoys her books with out any romance and will not read a book that even hints at romance.  When an accident happens and changes things, how does it change the marriage?  Will it strength them or tear them apart?  How will Tessa feel if her dream of writing a book is shattered?

I found this story to be a bit too slow for me for until a third of the way through.  I stuck with it because I like books by Chautona.  It did pick up in the middle, however, the ending seemed clustered, too many stories and characters in the book, it took away from Tessa and Ross.  I did get confused when Tessa's book vs. Real Story, it kept going back and forth and took more concentration to keep it all straight.... Overall a good read if you don't need suspense, drama or a page turner.  
This review is of the audiobook, I am not a fan of the audio, however the book is good. 

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About the Book (AUDIO BOOK)

Book: Bookers on the Rocks

Author: Chautona Havig and Christa DelSorbo

Genre: Christian Contemporary Women’s Fiction

Release date: February 23, 2021

If it ain’t broke, why’s she so intent on fixing it?

Tessa Booker hates romance.

For 25 years, Tessa Booker has insisted that romance is something Hollywood cooked up to sell books and movies. Yes, she knows the word existed before movies. She doesn’t care. That’s her story, and she’s sticking to it.

So, when Ross gets a gentle nudge from Mallory Barrows to look into what Tessa’s doing every day while he’s at work, he discovers a romance in the works – one that sounds a little too “ripped from the pages of his life”!

Who is this woman, and what has she done with his wife? 

Armed with advice from 101 Ways to Romance Your Wife and a copy of the manuscript he printed while she was napping, he’s determined to figure out what’s up with his wife…and if maybe a little romance wouldn’t be a good thing, after all.

In a twist of the “on the rocks trope”, this book introduces the next island in the Independence Islands series featuring five islands, six authors, and a boatload of happily ever afters.

The Independence Islands Series - Beach listens aren’t just for summer, anymore!

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About the Author

Chautona Havig

Author of the bestselling Aggie and Past Forward series, Chautona Havig lives in an oxymoron, escapes into imaginary worlds that look startlingly similar to ours and writes the stories that emerge. An irrepressible optimist, Chautona sees everything through a kaleidoscope of It’s a Wonderful Life sprinkled with fairy tales. Find her at chautona.com and say howdy—if you can remember how to spell her name.

Christa DelSorbo

“The voice of a friend.”

Christa has a great sense of humor and extensive experience with accents, particularly those of the Southern United States and Great Britain. Her most recent credits include: local live musical theatre actress and choreographer, regional radio commercial voice actress, and speaker for national business events.


To celebrate her tour, Christa is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon gift card and a copy of the book in reader’s choice of format!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway!