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Ebook Details
  • 04/2021
  • B0925NTS2R
  • 546 pages
  • $4.99
Paperback Details
  • 04/2021
  • 978-1737053910
  • 544 pages
  • $16.99
Hardcover Details
  • 04/2021
  • 978-1737053927
  • 546 pages
  • $24.99
More of Us to the West
Trinity Dunn, author

Adult; Romance; (Market)

I wanted to disappear...and then I did. On a trip to reignite the spark in her marriage, Alaina Grace’s upgraded first-class ticket places her far from her husband and next to the notorious Jack Volmer, a former teen actor who’d previously hung on posters in her childhood bedroom. When an unusual storm forces their plane out of the sky, her ticket will save her life and require her to question everything. Ripped from the comforts of her world and injured, Alaina finds herself on an island in the middle of the Pacific, completely separated from her husband among eleven strangers. Seeking comfort in the presence of the single familiar face, Alaina quickly finds herself torn between her past and her present; between two loves in two contrasting worlds. As they navigate life on the island, they uncover mystery around the storm they encountered and begin to question whether it was indeed a storm at all. In this new foreign place, as they search for signs of rescue, these strangers will find adventure, hidden secrets, and in each other: family.
Reviews
An unhappy wife who finds herself torn from life as she knows it is at the heart of Dunn’s fast-paced romance with elements of a thriller. Alaina Grace is simply trying to reignite her marriage when fate steps in with other plans. Due to a delayed flight, she and her husband, Chris, are forced to use standby tickets as they embark on a second-chance honeymoon in Bora-Bora. Alaina has the good fortune of getting bumped to a first-class seat next to her school-age crush, the one-time child actor and teen idol Jack Volmer, while her husband makes do with a seat in coach. When their plane crashes in a freak storm, Alaina is separated from her husband, injured, and stuck on an island with a group of strangers—including the familiar face of Jack. As they strive to survive, and she gravitates toward Jack, Alaina finds herself torn between her past and her present.

Dunn does an excellent job of capturing the voice of a discontented wife, trying to rekindle the spark. Alaina’s a complex yet relatable character who has come to that age-old milestone of wondering about the road less traveled: Her internal monologues make clear that she’s unsatisfied in her marriage to her husband of ten years. At times, her thoughts are riddled with insecurities, and other times they verge on the spiteful. But with an ensemble cast of characters who have to depend on each other for support and survival, this novel is more than just a love story.

Dunn writes it all with clarity and precision, creating a bond between the characters and the reader with her vivid imagery and skilled craftmanship. She’s masterful when transitioning between the past and present with flashbacks, intricately layering and revealing the plot. Readers will be pleasantly surprised by the twists and turns as the survivors face the challenges of wilderness life and, when it's all said and done, a satisfying cliffhanger ending.

Takeaway: A contemporary romance boasting a strong protagonist and packed with action, adventure, and suspense.

Great for fans of: Liane Moriarty, Jodi Picoult.

Production grades
Cover: A-
Design and typography: A
Illustrations: N/A
Editing: A
Marketing copy: A

Julie Hauler, Amazon Customer

My favorite read of 2021!

This book had me from page one.I wish I was a writer so I could do justice to my review. There aren't enough words to articulate how much I enjoyed "More of Us to the West". I usually don't like books that switch back and forth between the past and present, but this was different. The storyline was unique and always kept me guessing. I didn't want to stop reading because I had to know what happened next. Dialogue between the characters is what makes or breaks a book for me.This author knows how to write. I fell in love with these characters. Heads up, it ends with a huge, mind blowing cliffhanger. But OMG, totally worth it. I am anxiously waiting for Book 2 ... It can't arrive soon enough for me. Do yourself a favor and read this book!!!

Formats
Ebook Details
  • 04/2021
  • B0925NTS2R
  • 546 pages
  • $4.99
Paperback Details
  • 04/2021
  • 978-1737053910
  • 544 pages
  • $16.99
Hardcover Details
  • 04/2021
  • 978-1737053927
  • 546 pages
  • $24.99

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