Title: Suddenly Mine
Author: Samandtha Chase
Series: Montgomery Brothers #9
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication Date: January 29, 2019
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: Received an advanced copy from InkSlinger PR/the author in exchange for an honest review on this blog tour
Rating: 2.5 stars
New beginnings are irresistible…
Christian Montgomery is burnt out. The family business is his entire world, and Christian has never stopped trying to atone for a mistake made years ago. His only break from grueling work is sitting on his beachfront deck, watching the California surfers, and wishing he could be that carefree.
Sophie Bennington was happy living in her small Kansas hometown…until she learned her entire life was a lie. So she hightailed it to the West coast, where she loves to surf, even though she’s no good at it, and she’s hoping to start a new career.
A chance encounter shows Christian and Sophie that no matter what happened in the past, the future is bright and new…but only if you have the courage to open your heart…
Both Sophie and Christian were alright characters at best. They seemed quite basic to me, and I never got into their romance or either of their stories. I think both of their personalities didn’t spark anything in me as a reader and it made it hard to follow their romance and root for them. One moment he had a far away crush on her, the next moment they’re dating and it’s just like, “oh, sure, that’s cool?”
In terms of the other characters, I honestly liked Christian’s mom and his uncles the best. I mean, his uncles could have done way more to put their brother in line, but I digress. Point is, when any of these people made an appearance, those were the only times I was interested in what someone had to say.
With the plot, sometimes it felt like either things were dragged out or skipped over. With the things that were going on, I never felt fully satisfied as a reader. It just felt like something was missing.
However, Samantha Chase is a good writer. Sure, I was not at all vibing with the main characters, but she does have a nice writing style. The writing itself has a natural flow about it.
Overall, this just wasn’t the book for me. It wasn’t really my style of romance. It wasn’t bad by any means, just not what I was looking for.
About Samantha Chase:
Samantha Chase is a New York Times and USA Today bestseller of contemporary romance. She released her debut novel in 2011 and currently has more than forty titles under her belt! When she’s not working on a new story, she spends her time reading romances, playing way too many games of Scrabble or Solitaire on Facebook, wearing a tiara while playing with her sassy pug Maylene…oh, and spending time with her husband of 25 years and their two sons in North Carolina.