Review of Money for Blood by Darry Fraser Steam Reads Feature

Money for Blood Review

When Joseph McInerney returns with his millions to his childhood home on Australis Island, he hopes to capture something of the simple days of his youth. What he doesn’t bank on is his dysfunctional family, his friendly grocer, the publican or the hostile population of his hometown having their say when he finds the love of his life, the fearless but prickly Cloudy Bannon. The island is then hit by a series of murders and Joseph is about to find out that all the money in the world can’t always get you what you want, especially not the woman you love.
A great read.
This is one of those lovely romance novels that mixes suspense with romances, and wraps you up in the plot. I was intrigued. I’m not normally a romance reader. Overall, I don’t like the style of most romance novels, but this one was worth talking about in my opinion. The characters were interesting, the plot arc was solid, and the suspense kept me turning pages.
The dynamic of a small little town is definitely illustrated quite well throughout this novel. The author uses the ways of the small town to aid in the plot, and the suspense. It’s got so many elements involved in it that really help in the characterization of the people in the book, as well as the island itself.
Joseph is a wonderful character, he has a lot below the surface and that’s a hard thing to do. Most romance novels don’t bother giving us much below the superficial details. Not this one, we really get to know our characters, and experience things with them.
That’s not saying that this isn’t a good romance because it is. It ticks off all the boxes to make an interesting novel with a great mix of romance and suspense. There’s always a challenge and these characters step up to it, and it makes for a compelling read!


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