ARC BOOK REVIEW: Rattlesnake Road by Amanda McKinney

Publication Date: June 29, 2021
Format: Kindle
Genre:  Fiction/cozy Mystery

Publisher: Light Message Publishing                  
290 pages
Buy: Paperback


Everyone hits rock bottom, only the brave escape.

Welcome to 1314 Rattlesnake Road.

A quaint two-bedroom log cabin nestled deep in the woods of the small, southern town of Berry Springs—the perfect hideaway to escape your past.

Tucked inside thick, mahogany walls lay mysterious letters, forgotten and untouched for decades. Floor-to-ceiling windows frame breathtaking views of jagged cliffs, deep valleys, and endless lies. Mature oak trees, tall enough to touch the clouds, carry the whispers of the haunted, of stories untold.

Inside sits Grey Dalton, emotionally battered and bruised, her only wish to pick up the broken pieces of her life. But outside, await two men, one a tattooed cowboy, the other a dashing businessman.

One will steal her heart, the other, her soul. 


Thank you to the author and Xpresso Book Tours for providing me a free advanced copy of this book for an honest review. 

I really like this authors books, they aren't just your typical romance, there is a story and the characters are usually flawed in some way.  I also like that they all aren't in their 20's because those days are long gone for me.  

This book deals with a lot of heavy topics but front and center is alcoholism.  Grey's mother was an alcoholic and now after a tragic loss Grey is on her way to becoming her mother.  Trying to escape her pain she moves from her glamorous life in New York to small town Berry Springs into a run down house that needs work.  

Unsure of what her next steps are going to be she starts to make friends with her new neighbor and a slick handsome man who wants to buy her property to tear down to make a big resort.  The man is just her type, rich, arrogant and dangerous, then she meets her other neighbor the bad boy with the tattoos who owns the auto repair shop down the street. Totally not her type but maybe thats a good thing.

There is a lot of story here and a lot of pain.  I actually found myself tearing up in places, something I don't expect to do while reading a romance book! I loved it and I really love this author. 

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  1. This sounds like an emotional, compelling read! Great review, Heidi!

  2. Thank you for sharing your review, this sounds like a good read


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