Recently, I have been reading The Redhead in a Blue Convertible that @IvanScottBooks wrote. Let me tell you, the story is a fabulous whirlwind. To say that I would recommend it to reader’s looking for new stories to pick up is an understatement. You should go check it out! https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07YYM52L7?pf_rd_p=ab873d20-a0ca-439b-ac45-cd78f07a84d8&pf_rd_r=S86E06PVJV0F0GX3FC7H
As a quick background: Sarah, a British surgeon living in Georgia, has a tragedy happen on the table and that quickly spirals her into a period of self-deprecation and loss. While she teeters on the edge of life and death, she is introduced to a new job from her friend in taking around Billy Caldwell, a mysterious older man for a day to handle his affairs.
Ivan Scott’s storytelling is a gem and you feel connected to his protagonists and the rest of the characters, even the smaller ones. The characters were engaging and oozed personality and spunk.
One of my favorite parts about this book was the dialogue. I loved the British quotes, the sassy banter between the characters, and that each dialogue seemed unique and purposeful. This novel didn’t have “fluff” and every decision within the book, I found, had meaning within the story. Some of the connections at the end were beautifully weaved over the course of the novel, which made the ending even stronger.
I loved the element of mystery within the novel as well. That was a huge engagement for me in the story- you were told just enough but not too much as to tell the story and give you too many hints. I loved the mystery of who Billy Caldwell was and how learning of his past and present played out over the book.
All in all, a great read! Since I write YA Fantasy typically, I haven’t been reading a ton of fiction literature and mostly have been trying to stay up-to-date with the current popular novels in my genre. This book was a wonderful change for me and made me want to pick up more adult fiction novels and Ivan Scott books down the road!