Saturday, 5 January 2019

New Release Review | Ransom (LSERT #1) by Laramie Briscoe | #NEW #NextGen #FriendsToLovers #Contemporary #Review

Title: Ransom
Series: Laurel Springs Emergency Response Team #1
Author: Laramie Briscoe
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: 5 January 2019


Laurel Springs, AL is about to be hotter than a mid-August thunderstorm.

When the Moonshine Task Force is absorbed into a new entity, Laurel Springs Emergency Response Team (LSERT), fresh faces come to town, new love is born, old love is found again, and there’s a plethora of drama and romance happening all over the tri-county area. 

When emotions are high, passions ignite.

Come with me back to Laurel Springs, it’s gonna be a wild ride! 

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This is the first book in the new series, Laurel Springs Emergency Response Team which is a next generation connected series to the Moonshine Task Force series. This is a friends to lovers romance.

Stella and Ransom have known each other all their lives but having now reached their late twenties, something has changed and their friendship has turned into so much more.

I liked that Stella was a little older than Ransom (two years) but that Ransom was still the typical alpha hero we all love to fall for. Throw in his cute but hard working dog, Rambo and the three just clicked as a little family.

I’m not usually a fan of next gen books and I wasn’t aware this new series was until I started reading. The connection between Stella and Ransom wasn’t tangible enough to establish their new relationship for me and I would have loved lots more angst and soul searching on the switch for them from lifelong friends to soul mates. The overuse of the nickname Stella had for Ransom (handsome) got a little irritating too at times. However it was a sweet romance and I loved the interaction with the older couples from the MTF series and how the kids had grown up.

I’m a big fan of the MTF but even I got a little lost with all the names and couples and trying to recall who was with who. Therefore I wouldn’t recommend reading this as a standalone series to the new reader. Plus MTF is a fabulous series!

Overall this was an enjoyable read with some elements missing for my personal likes but as someone who is not a fan of next generation reads this one kept me involved. As always the characters were easy to fall for and fall for again with the older couples. This was a 3.5 star read for me but rounded up to 4 stars. 

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Author Bio

Laramie Briscoe is the best-selling author of the Heaven Hill Series & the Rockin' Country Series.

Since self-publishing her first book in May of 2013, Laramie Briscoe has published over 10 books. She's appeared on the Top 100 Bestselling E-books Lists on iBooks, Amazon Kindle, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble. She's been called "a very young Maya Banks" (Amazon reviewer) and her books have been accused of being "sexy, family-oriented, romances with heart".

When she's not writing alpha males who seriously love their women, she loves spending time with friends, reading, and marathoning shows on her DVR. Married to her high school sweetheart, Laramie lives in Bowling Green, KY with her husband (the Travel Coordinator) and a sometimes crazy cat named Beau.

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