Saturday, March 3, 2018

Review: Updrift

25114259 Updrift by Errin Stevens
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

For Kate Sweeting, love isn’t in the air. It’s in the water.

Since her father died, Kate Sweeting’s home life has been in the pits, her well-being on life support. Her future looks desolate until she and her mother, Cara, make another plan: abandon their shriveled existence for more promising prospects on the coast, where Cara can play small-town librarian-bachelorette and Kate can figure out what’s up with that secretive Blake family from the beach.

Everyone is eerily captivated with Kate and her mother, and Cara is the first to figure out why when the man of her dreams arrives all dripping and devoted and closed-mouthed about what he intends. Kate is willing to go along with their subterfuge for a while, but eventually makes a charge for the water to learn what her mother is hiding. Gabe Blake is there waiting for her…and so is someone considerably less friendly. By the time Kate navigates her way home, everything will have changed for her—what she feels, what she wants, and what she’ll risk to be with the man she loves.

*I received this audiobook at no-cost from Audiobookworm Promotions. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.*

This one focuses on the love story of Kate and Gabe. Gabriel Blake is a siren (mermaid) who meets Kate as a child, and they grow up together. I enjoyed this one and loved the positive messages it gives about love and family. The narration was well done, Sean Posvistak does a great job bringing the characters to life.

This story is so original and unlike any other I’ve read! The ‘rules’ of being a siren, as well as the way Kate and Gabe’s relationship grows, were thought out and well planned. The story flowed at an even pace and didn’t lag or ever get old. I loved the connection Kate and Gabe have from the beginning when they meet and become instant friends. The scenes and emotions are described in vivid detail, playing out in my mind as if it was a movie!

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