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Monday, June 8, 2015

The Trouble With St. John by Katie Bloomstrom (Book Review)

In association with Chick Lit Plus Blog Tours, Jersey Girl Book Reviews is pleased to host the virtual book tour event for The Trouble With St. John by Author Katie Bloomstrom!

Book Review

The Trouble With St. John by Katie Bloomstrom
Book 1: A Samantha Stone Mystery Series
Publisher:  RKB Legacy
Publication Date: January 11, 2015
Format: Paperback - 266 pages
               Kindle - 1475 KB
ISBN: 978-1506025049
ASIN: B00S5J5S96
Genre: Chick Lit - Mystery

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Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author / publisher in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Chick Lit Plus Blog Tours.

Book Description:

From breakthrough author Katie Bloomstrom comes the world's unlikeliest super-sleuth...

"After all that work and sleuthing and investment in my great detective notebook, I had nothing. In fact, the only successful thing I've done since stepping foot on this island was successfully believe all the lies everyone told me. Oh, I've also successfully been kidnapped, successfully almost drowned, and successfully eaten more Xanax than I've ever eaten before in my life. And in two days I’m supposed to just leave and pretend none of this ever happened. If I can even leave after being framed for murder."

When shy, medium-looking Samantha Stone winds up on the romantic tropical island of St. John after getting dumped at the altar, she’s faced with two options: (1) sit in her sweaty villa and cry over her un-marriage to her idiot ex-fiancĂ© while watching Love Actually on repeat and mass-eating Oreos and Xanax, or (2) pursue a hot vacation sexcapade with the gorgeous travel god she meets at baggage claim. Really, what’s a girl to do?

But, after losing both her super spendy non-diamond engagement ring and her mysterious tropical island fling candidate in the same drunken night, Sam quickly learns that St. John isn't quite what she bargained for. In fact, she'll be lucky if she can make it back home alive.

Join breakthrough author Katie Bloomstrom as she takes you on a journey into a picture perfect paradise filled with men, money, and mystery where nothing – and no one – is quite what it seems.

My Book Review:

What's a girl to do when she gets jilted at the altar? Go on her un-honeymoon to the tropical island of St. John and lick her wounds of course!

The Trouble With St. John is an entertaining chick lit mystery that follows the crazy journey of Samantha Stone as she tries to pick up the pieces of her life after being jilted at the altar.

Set in the romantic tropical island of St. John, Samantha's hilarious story is told in the first person narrative via daily blog journal entries on her iPad. This shy, wine loving, Xanax taking, Oreo binge eating, un-bride turns into a amateur sleuth when she investigates the case of her missing diamond engagement ring. With a lot of drama, humor, crazy trials and tribulations, and unexpected twists and turns, Samantha soon finds out that this romantic tropical island has a bit of trouble and danger brewing that could get her caught in the middle!

Author Katie Bloomstrom weaves an enjoyable chick lit mystery that is fun and fast paced, it easily draws the reader into Samantha's story with clever blog entries, drama, romance, and crazy antics that Samantha encounters on her amateur sleuth island adventure. There is a nice balance between the humorous blog entries, Samantha's amateur sleuthing, and the unexpected twists and turns that will keep the reader turning the pages and wanting more. I can't wait to see what Samantha's next adventure will be!

The Trouble With St. John is the first book in the Samantha Stone Mystery Series.


About The Author

Katie Bloomstrom is the author of the Samantha Stone mystery novels. When she's not writing, Katie enjoys reading all the books she can get her hands on. She's also an avid walker, wanderluster, gardener, day trader, and Netflix-watcher. Katie holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Minnesota and a master's degree in Psychology from St. Mary's University. She is on the Board of Directors of her local natural foods co-op and is the founder of Free By 45 - a website dedicated to achieving financial independence. Katie lives in Minnesota with her husband and is looking forward to early retirement.

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Virtual Book Tour

Tour Schedule:

June 2 - Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock
June 4 - Living Life With Joy
June 5 - Kelly’sNerdy Obsession
June 8 - Jersey Girl Book Reviews
June 8- Curling Up With aGood Book

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