Monday, October 28, 2013

First Chapter Review: The Seacrest by Aaron Paul Lazar (New Release Giveaway)

When I heard Aaron Paul Lazar was releasing a romantic suspense novel, I signed up for his book tour right away. I've enjoyed his mysteries, so I knew I wanted to keep up to date on the new books this author has available.

BLURB:  They say it’s better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

Finn McGraw disagrees.

He was just seventeen when he had a torrid summer affair with the girl who stole his heart—and then inexplicably turned on him, just before being sent to boarding school. Finn may have moved on with his life, but he’s never forgotten her.

Now, ten years later, he’s got more than his lost love to worry about. A horrific accident turns his life upside down, resurrecting the ghosts of his long-dead family at the same time it takes the lives of the few people he has left.

Finn always believed his estranged brother was responsible for the fire that killed their family—but an unexpected inheritance with a mystery attached throws everything he knows into doubt.

And on top of that, the beguiling daughter of his wealthy employer has secrets of her own. But the closer he gets, the harder she pushes him away.

The Seacrest is a story of intrigue and betrayal, of secrets and second chances—and above all, of a love that never dies.

COVER: Horses and Cape Cod. Does it get any better? The golden colors on this cover make it eye-catching, as does the darker golden color of the script font. All covers should be this nice.

FIRST CHAPTER: The story opens in present day when Finn McGraw receives news that throws his life into chaos.

KEEP READING: Oh, my gosh, yes. From the minute Finn steps on the scene, which is the first sentence, I knew I would keep going. Lazar paints that awful moment when Finn watches the police cruiser drive up The Seacrest's driveway until it stops ten feet in front of him. And then the delivery of the horrible news comes, followed by Finn's dazed reaction to it all. I was there, holding my breath, as I felt and lived it all with Finn; knowing I need to learn the rest of his story.

File Size: 439 KB
Print Length: 286 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English

Aaron Paul Lazar writes to soothe his soul. An award-winning, bestselling Kindle author of three addictive mystery series, writing books, and a new love story, Aaron enjoys the Genesee Valley countryside in upstate New York, where his characters embrace life, play with their dogs and grandkids, grow sumptuous gardens, and chase bad guys. Visit his website at and watch for his upcoming releases THE SEACREST (2013), SANCTUARY (2014), and VIRTUOSO (2014).

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I received a free copy of this book from the author. This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.


Aaron Lazar said...

Thanks for having me here today, Cheryl! Loved your first chapter review! - Aaron

Cheryl said...

Thanks for stopping by, Aaron. I hope everyone checks out this one because it looks like another fabulous book.