Saturday, September 1, 2012
Review: Rum Punch Regrets
Author: Anne Kemp
Genre: Women's Fiction
Publisher: Premier Digital Services
Release Date: May 22, 2012
File Size/Pages: 421 KB
Source: CLP Blog Tour
My Rating: 4/5
Summary: In just a few short weeks, thirty something Abby George has endured the death of her mother, was dumped by her fiancé, and got laid off from her job. Stunned and seeking a shoulder to cry on, she turns to her perfect older sister, Leigh. But instead of comfort, Abby receives a surprise: Leigh needs her in the Caribbean to help with some mysterious personal business.
While assisting in the sale and repair of a bed-and-breakfast, Abby uncovers a few huge family secrets as she juggles an unexpected roommate, quirky locals, and nasty centipedes. Abby's world is further complicated when two potential suitors enter her life. Can Abby get beyond her own psycho drama long enough to open her heart to someone new? Or will she neurotically make her romantic life worse? Packing nothing but her suitcases and a sense of humor, Abby George travels down an unfamiliar road, but it's all she can do to hang on for the ride...Or will she wake up with "Rum Punch Regrets?"
Review: Anne Kemp does an amazing of automatically catching your attention with the opening of Abby, the main character, on a flight to the Caribbean to help her sister run La Cantina, a bed and breakfast. When she arrives to the island, she meets an array of characters: Ziggy, Maria, Ben, Cutty, and Tracey. During her stay at St. Kitts, she helps out with repairs, makes new friends, and even learns some shocking secrets along the way. I really enjoyed this novel; I wasn't too fond of how Abby's sister, Leigh, would treat her at times though! There were so many elements that I loved about this novel. For example, I loved Anne's description of St. Kitts; at times, I felt as if I was there. Aside from Abby, my favorite character was Cutty; he was hilarious and quite entertaining! Overall, this was a good read, and I can't wait until the sequel.