About the Book
Book: The Cabin
Author: Erin Unger
Genre: Romantic suspense
Release date: June 14, 2019
Leah Kettridge’s writing career is over before the first book lands on the shelf, when a famous author has claimed she’s stolen his work. If it wasn’t for a story brainstorming luncheon with her sister, he’d have never overheard her conversation about the novel she was writing. Who will she ever trust again if not her most favorite writer? And what about the one fabulous date they had before she knew what a traitor he was?
Keenan Brinner has it all. He’s a best-selling author who’s only headed toward more greatness. And he must be the most gorgeous guy Leah’s ever seen. But he’s also a liar and a cheat.
When they end up at the same cabin to write, emotions explode. But an unexpected snowstorm traps them deep in the mountains. Is he bent on destroying her in more ways than one? How will love find them amidst all their anger and distrust?
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Let’s start with the book’s premise, two authors who think the other is responsible for plagiarizing their work…snowed in together in a remote mountain cabin. Yeah, I see sparks flying, maybe even hatchets.
Erin Unger’s writing is fun, the characters delightfully quirky, and her spiritual line holds steady. I’m not often taken in by first-person point of view, and while Leah was a pushover in the beginning, I began to enjoy her internal dialogue and was truly sorry to see the book end. I would love to have seen into Keenan’s head, though.
I did have a problem with Leah’s actions toward the end. I understand the struggle to do what’s right and how we often fail to listen to God. That part I don’t argue with. Where I struggled was in finding a peak to the rising plot, a climax, as it were, where all things came to a head. And something Leah should have done would have brought the expected climax.
The Cabin shows the realization that God works in mysterious ways, and sometimes, two people have to learn to work together. Leah’s prayers rang as heartfelt, and I enjoyed her character arc. The romance in the book was clean and built slow enough to feel realistic while staying true to the storyline.
I would recommend this book for anyone who enjoys Christian Romantic Suspense.
There was a moment when I expected a Kathy Bates type character to waltz into the cabin stating, “I am your number one fan”. And Keenan’s actions often reminded me of “The Shining”. Although, I would have to rate The Cabin a 1 on the 1-10 scale of scary, because it’s not supposed to be scary. If “Misery” and “The Shining” married and had a baby, it’s first year would be The Cabin.
I requested a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. I was not required to leave a positive review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
About the Author
Erin Unger was raised in the hills of Virginia, exploring abandoned houses and reading the scariest books she could find. After marrying so young it would make a great romance novel, she has enjoyed an exciting life with her hubby. But her fast-paced life sometimes rivals the suspense in her books thanks to all her mostly grown children and a couple grandkids. Her next novel, Fateful Fall, releases August 9, 2019.
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Glittery snow. The perfect cabin in the mountains. And sworn enemies trapped together. How could anything go wrong?
Welcome to the cabin where writers like to go to get away from the noise and bother of life to write. I hope you don’t mind the two guests already here. They’re stuck together after one stole the other’s novel. But the famous one has firsts rights to the work. Who’d dare believe he’d be the perpetrator of the crime? Or is it the newbie writer who longed to be known for more than her graphic designs who plagiarized?
Stay and enjoy a mug of instant coffee and some potted meat. And make sure to bring in your warmest blanket, since this eclectic home has lost power in the storm.
You’ll also find a complementary cordless phone with no connection for your accommodations.
Enjoy your stay!