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#Audio #Review Beneath The Lake by Casi McLean
Author: Casi McLean
Narrator: Aundrea Mitchell
Series: Lake Lanier Mysteries, Book 1
Length: 10 hours 8 minutes
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Released: Aug. 9, 2017
Genre: Time Travel Romance
Reeling from her boyfriend’s indiscretions at a party, Lacey Montgomery escapes into the throes of a torrential storm. Her car spins out of control and hurtles into the depths of an icy, black lake. She awakens in the arms of a handsome stranger, in a place she’s never heard of – 34 years before she was born.
Bobby Reynolds is smitten the moment the storm-ravaged woman opens her eyes. Learning the truth about her origin does nothing to stop the passion taking root in his heart and leaves him torn between finding a way to return Lacey to her time and convincing her stay with him.
Will the couple be able to discover the key to a mysterious portal before time rips them apart? Or will their spirits wander forever through a ghost town buried beneath the lake?
Award winning author, Casi McLean, pens novels to stir the soul with romance, suspense, and a sprinkle of magic. Her writing crosses genres from ethereal, captivating shorts with eerie twist endings to believable time slips, mystical plots, and sensual romantic suspense, like Beneath The Lake, WINNER: 2016 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence for BEST Romantic Suspense.
Casi’s powerful memoir, Wingless Butterfly: Healing The Broken Child Within, shares an inspirational message of courage, tenacity, and hope, and displays her unique ability to excel in nonfiction and self-help as well as fiction. Known for enchanting stories with magical description, McLean entices readers in nonfiction as well with fascinating hooks to hold them captive in storylines they can’t put down.
Her romance entwines strong, believable heroines with delicious hot heroes to tempt the deepest desires then fans the flames, sweeping readers into their innermost romantic fantasies. Ms. McLean weaves exceptional romantic mystery with suspenseful settings and lovable characters you’ll devour. You’ll see, hear, and feel the magical eeriness of one fateful night. You’ll swear her time travel could happen, be mystified by her other worldly images, and feel heat of romantic suspense, but most of all you’ll want more.
After receiving her B.S. and MBA with a concentration in Health Care Management, Aundrea fell madly in love and decided to start her family. Ten years and five children later she was quickly living the full time wife, mother and household management life. Needing a temporary escape from time to time Aundrea returned back to her first love – reading! After devouring everything she could get her hands on she thought, -what if she could mix her love of performance and literature in a professional capacity? Once getting involved in the world of book narration she quickly became hooked and when not with her family you can find her in her studio working hard to grow in her own storytelling abilities.
Time travel books can be a hit or a miss and can sometimes get messy, but Beneath The Lake was neither, it did get a little confusing all the jumping of timelines but each jump was highlighted with either 2011, 2012 or 1949. and there was a lot of jumping! We start off with Lacey Montgomery finding her boyfriend with another woman causing her to rush away from the party in the middle of a storm that see’s her car spin out of control and hurtles into the depths of an icy, black lake.
This is where she find herself in the arms of one Bobby Reynolds. There was an insta-connection between them but he was very gentlemanly, and with good reason, it turns out the storm that Lacy got caught up in when she hit the lake was a time slip and she ended up back in 1949! Lacy spends a few years in the past trying to figure out how to get back which has a knock on effect on her life in the future. This is where it can get confusing and messy, she went back in time fell in love found out how to get back to her time yet she spent year in the past but was a comma in the future for a short time.
I really enjoyed the story much better then I thought -I have not read much time travel to be honest but that is the main thing that drew me to this series. Casi McLean did a great job of pulling you into the past and the present and I can’t wait for book 2!
Aundrea Mitchell did a great job of bringing this story to life, though at some points her characters lost their identity and sometimes sounded the same, despite this when she was switching charterers it was smooth and she did make the story engaging. The production was crisp and clear with no long pauses, background noise or static.
Overall this was a 4 star listen
I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Casi McLean. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.
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