Title: Compromise (A Second Chance Romantic Suspense)
Author: Marsha R. West
Genre: Romantic Suspense, Seasoned Romance
Widowed, shop keeper, and transplanted Texan Jessica Allen fights to protect the green in the New Hampshire town of Tidbury, settled by her late husband's family. New Hampshire of the beautiful fall leaves, picturesque Christmases, and sometimes brutal winters. She's angry to learn developers plan to use Worley Construction, a company she holds responsible for her husband's death. When a member of the board of selectmen is murdered, family and friends encourage Jessica to run for the seat. Will threats force her to compromise her principles? Will Jessica be forced to compromise to find her second chance at love?
Developer Jeff Hudson wants to build a retirement center on the Tidbury Green. Despite Jessica's opposition, he believes he can convince her of the need for the center and that its place on the green will leave plenty of room for all of the town's activities. But has he partnered with an unsafe builder? How much money will he lose if he breaks the contract to please Jessica? Her position on the board of selectmen may cause a conflict of interest and force them apart. Will more people have to die to save the green?
Jessica fights tooth and nail for what she believes is right… will a compromise cost her to lose her life? Widow Jessica Allen loves living in beautiful Tidbury, New Hampshire. She discovers developers want to build a retirement center on the beautiful Tidbury Green, and worst of all, use the shoddy construction company who caused her husband’s death. She vocalizes her disapproval which leads to a seat on the board. As the threats and ‘accidents’ mount, she fights harder. A relationship blooms between her and developer Jeff Hudson. She tries to convince him how bad the construction company he’s partnered with is but is he willing to break the contract? Jessica knows compromise is part of life, but she won’t allow the threats to stop her. Will she die for her beliefs, or will she lose the second man she’s loved to a dangerous construction company?
Compromise is a riveting romantic suspense I couldn’t put down. From the very first scene, I connected with Jessica. She’s such a feisty heroine and her convictions are strong. The setting in New Hampshire is intricately described and I allowed myself to escape to the quaint town. Marsha R. West is masterful when it comes to seasoned romantic suspense. Her characters have such depth and heart, they become a part of you. Mature romance is very popular right now, but Marsha’s been writing it for years. The plot is equal parts romance and suspense with smooth pacing. The descriptive narration will sweep you away and you’ll become a part of the story. Compromise is pretty intense at times, and I must admit, I stayed up late into the night reading. Addictive, romantic, edge of your seat suspense, Compromise is a brilliant story. Marsha R. West has another hit on her hands. If you love romantic suspense, you’ll want to read Compromise. If you’re in the mood for a mature romance, pick up Compromise. Highly recommend!
My Rating: 5 stars
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A retired elementary school principal, a former school board member, and theatre arts teacher, Marsha R. West writes Romance, Suspense, and Second Chances. Experience Required. She lives in Texas with her supportive lawyer husband and Charley, a deaf, Chihuahua/Jack Russell Terrier. Their two daughters presented them with three delightful grandchildren all who live nearby.
The theme of Marsha's eight books is always second chances, and she even has a four-part series titled The Second Chances Series. She believes in Happily Ever Afters. Her husband picked up a plaque for her on one of their several trips to Maine that states her philosophy exactly. Everything will be all right in the end. If it's not all right, it's not the end. The Heroines and Heroes in her books are in their 40s and 50s with their parents and children often playing supporting roles.
She's a member of Romance Writers of America, the North Texas local chapter, NTRWA, Authors Marketing Guild LLC, & the WORD BY WORD Blog. She has her own weekly blog and monthly newsletter. Marsha loves making presentations to groups and has twice taught a Silver Frogs class on Indie Publishing for Texas Christian University. Her books can be found on AMAZON, B & N, KOBO, and iTunes and other sites. Print books are also at Draft 2 Digital, Indie Lector Stores, and Amazon. Blurbs for each of her books with links can be found on her website https://authormarsharwest.wordpress.com/ Where you can also sign up for her blog and her NEWSLETTER MRW Press LLC (list-manage.com)
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N