Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Emerald City

Emerald CityEmerald City by Alicia K. Leppert

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Seattle waitress Olivia Tate goes through the motions of living everyday, but life for her is torture. Sleeping is nearly impossible, and eating has no appeal. Her emotional scars are so deep that one night she decides she can't take it anymore.

Olivia is saved by Jude, a neighbor she's never seen. He helps her recover and she can't help falling for him. But she knows that he's keeping something important from her. She tries to protect her heart while digging for the truth.

The emotions described by author Alicia Leppert immediately drew me in to Emerald City. Although parts of the story reminded me of a certain 1998 movie, it was entertaining and suspenseful.

Once Jude's secret was discovered the pace changed quite a bit, and the story seemed to set itself up for a sequel.

Leppert's debut novel was an enjoyable read.