Title: Bookers on the Rocks
Author: Chautona Havig
Series: Elnora Island, book 1 (Independence Islands, book 7)
Major Themes: Marriage, Christian Fiction
Synopsis: Ross and Tessa have a good marriage—but could it be better with a little romance?
It’s not often that a novel steps on my toes. I appreciate stories that make me think and that stick with me—Bookers on the Rocks did! I have read it twice now, and I’m still mulling over what I read in it, trying to figure out how to apply the things Chautona wove into the story to my life. My problem is—I’m a lot like Tessa was at the beginning of the story, and I don’t know how to change that!
Ross and Tessa had a pretty good marriage. They got along well and were friends. They had no problems with each other. However, something was missing. Tessa was sure that romance was just something fake, made up to sell more products. She hated books with any romance in them, and finally decided to write a “realistic” book, one that showed a marriage like her own! There was no way she would let Ross see it, though.
Ross was worried about Tessa. After over 20 years of marriage, he knew when something was wrong, and there was definitely something wrong right now. What could it be? How could he find out? And then, things really got out of hand and he nearly lost his wife. With a book from Mallory about 101 Ways to Romance Your Wife, he tried to change their marriage. Would Tessa let him? Or would they really be on the rocks now?
What I took away from this book is the need to be romantic with your spouse, even after over 20 years of marriage. Speaking from experience, I know how easy it is to take the other for granted and just go through life, living in the same house, doing things together, but not having that “spark” that was there at the beginning. Bookers on the Rocks has shown me that it’s time to add some romance back in! Now, how to do it? That’s the big question! I highly recommend this book to all married women. It’s a good one.
I received a free copy of this book from the author, and these are my honest thoughts about it.