Love and War Standalone # 1
Genre- Adult Contemporary Romance
Publication Date- September 29th, 2014
One of the few white kids in a rural Kentucky town, Logan Whyte always kept to his own kind out of self-preservation. He never considered himself racist, but that didn’t stop him from falling in with the wrong crowd that celebrated hate as much as he fought it - or from ending up in prison for eight years on an armed robbery charge.
A successful and educated black woman, Katie Andreassen is tired of being accused of betraying her own race. Her lonely isolation, coupled with her grief over losing her mother, inspire her to create a new pen pal program at Capshaw State Penitentiary, where her father is a warden.
The program brings together the unlikely pair, but Logan and Katie soon find themselves forced to overcome past fears and prejudices. Their friendship doesn’t come easily - threatened by a crooked lawyer with a grudge and a best friend who betrays her promise to help.
When faced with a world that forces them apart, Logan and Katie must show everyone else what they have discovered: that love is, in fact, colorblind.
~My 3.5* Review~
I have only listened to 3 audiobooks and reviewed two of them; this being my second. This is my first experience of Inger Iversen as an author and of Olivia Peppersmith as a narrator.
Now, I won't lie. I'm really struggling with this review. I wish I could pinpoint why but I can't. I have enjoyed the book, I think it maybe the whole audiobook thing that is causing me issues. I'm not used to having a story read for and hearing how someone else thinks that a character should sound.
But do NOT be put off by my uncertainty over this as an audiobook. I fully intend to read the ebook for myself so that I can experience this book in a way I know and enjoy immensely, especially when the book itself is really good. Inger Iversen touches on the subject of racism and she does so with care and tact. I found her writing style to be good and captivating.
I felt that Olivia Peppersmith tried her best to distinguish and differentiate between the characters. She used accents for each characters; which certainly made it straightforward to actually follow who was talking and when. But I'm not sure if I liked the accent she gave Logan; I'm not sure what I was expecting for him.
This experience of Inger Iversen's work has certainly piqued my curiosity about her other books, and I will be looking at reading them soon; but I do mean reading them not having them read to me. I'm looking forward to reading Incarcerated and hopefully changing my review to 4 or 5 stars instead of 3.5 stars.
As much as I have enjoyed this book the audiobook hasn't floated my boat as much as I had initially hoped. I'm looking forward to both reading Incarcerated and then reading more of Inger Iversen's work.
~About the Author~
Inger Iversen lives in Virginia Beach with her tree-hugging boyfriend, Joshua and her overweight lap cat, Max. When not reading or writing she spends her time watching reruns of True Blood, Walking Dead or killing zombies in Call Of Duty. Of course, if the world were to change into some World War Z type situation, she’d probably be the only chick running around searching for a Ray Gun!
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