ginger reading ninja
The outback is full of stories Written In Dust
Updated: Aug 28, 2022
Hiya Reading Ninjas,
I'M BACK HOME!!! As I'm sure you all know by now, I've been away for 3 weeks doing book signings across the USA as both an author and blogger - what fun. Naturally, I read my way across the oceans and country and one of the best things I was lucky enough to read was an ARC of MEL A ROWE's newest Elsie Creek instalment
WRITTEN IN DUST
This was a complete treat while I was so far from home. As you all know, I love a Mel Rowe book and the timing of this arc when I was so far from the outback and the 'real' Elsie Creek area that is my home, it was like having a little outlet for my mind to check out, relax and go home for a bit while I was travelling.
5 STARS for Mel Rowe. This is yet another fantastic Elsie Creek story, and by far one of my faves so far. While I love all the books in the series some grab me tighter and this has a stranglehold. Wren and Marcus are so great together, they are the perfect balance to each other and have that great clash that makes a couple so addictive.
BUT, by far the standout character is not Cecil the water buffalo this time, it's FELIX FROM SYDNEY... that's how he introduces himself and I love it. Felix is the lightness to the story, the absolute heart and soul of what could be a tense tale. While I was quietly cheering Wren and Marcus on and muttering under my breath at Stewart, I was full-blown, olympic gold medal crowd, blowing horns, and setting off fireworks, cheering Felix on in wherever his hilarious mind was going. Here's hoping we see more of him in the future.
Anyway back to Wren and Marcus, I love will they/won't they that happens, after all when you put a former juvenile delinquent now police sergeant together with an adventurous, mysterious newcomer in town and the death of the town's hermit who has questionable legal roots - what could possibly go wrong?
Right? Loved every moment of this twisty turny fast-paced story. BTW I can picture the Palace in my mind and I've a mind to move there.
A serious small-town cop. An off-limits stranger. And a treasure hunt that threatens to tear their town apart…
Marcus is a man who lives in a world of rules. One of them is to never get romantically involved with anyone that could affect his job. But when the town’s hermit mysteriously passes, a stunning stranger arrives, bringing trouble of a different kind…
Wren is searching for answers, trying to decipher the cryptic clues left by the last member of her infamous family. Making it the wrong time for her to fall for the big and beautiful detective sergeant.
Yet trying to keep their relationship strictly professional, only fuels their attraction where they’ve never felt more at home—or more like themselves—than when they’re in each other’s arms.
But when a grave family secret is unearthed, all hope of a future together takes a dramatic and deadly turn…