Contemporary Romance

ARC Review: Pivot – Kat Martin, Alexandra Ivy & Rebecca Zanetti

Review 4 Stars

What’s the book about?
As girls, they bonded over broken homes and growing up in foster care.
As women, they’re fighting for their lives, and loves, once more . . .
When Meriwether Jones takes her young daughter and runs from trouble in L.A., that trouble follows. By the time Meri reaches Spokane, she’s out of gas, money, and ideas. Luckily, ex-cop Ian Brodie hires her to help him with his father’s farmhouse, and they seem like the answer to each other’s prayers. But Meri is keeping a dangerous secret—and Ian is in danger of losing his heart . . .
That secret explodes when Melanie Cassidy spots two men trying to kidnap a young boy she tutors and responds by ramming them with her car. The last thing she expects is for the man she once loved, Detective Gray Hawkins, to appear and rescue them both. Now she has no choice but to trust him as they investigate the truth about a conspiracy of dirty, drug trafficking cops—and the truth about their relationship . . .
After a rough youth, Michelle Peach was finally content in Portland—until two men broke into her home, threatened her, and sent her mentally unstable mom on a blackmail spree that Michelle has to stop. The last person Michelle wants to see is her ex, Evan Boldon, a former marine turned sheriff. But Evan misses the woman who walked away instead of letting him help years ago. This time he’s not asking permission; he’s going to put a stop to the trouble stalking Michelle and her friends—and win her heart for good.

My Review
Pivot tells the stories of three women with interconnected lives. Each story is fun, thrilling and a great introduction for anyone wanting to get into the romantic suspense genre.

Two of the three authors are new-to-me and are now on my ‘I need to read more!’ lists. I’ve previously read (and loved) Rebecca Zanetti so I knew immediately I would enjoy her story but I hadn’t read anything by Kat Martin or Alexandra Ivy before. I was pleasantly surprised by how great their storytelling abilities were and really enjoyed each of the novellas.

All three authors created stories that truly interwove with each other and I hope they write more together in future. Each story may have been short (all three are novellas) but they all felt like complete and thorough stories with complex, well-developed characters. My only wish was that they were longer because I enjoyed them so much and didn’t want them to end!

Overall I would recommend Pivot to anyone who enjoys romantic suspense or wants to try out the genre! It was fantastic and I look forward to reading more by all three authors in future.

Disclaimer: Thank you to Kensington Books and Netgalley for the arc in exchange for an honest review.

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