Title: Leaving Annalise (Katie & Annalise #2)
Author: Pamela Fagan Hutchins
Audio published: July 1, 2013 by Skipjack Publishing
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
One unexpected and hotly fought-over little boy, two dead bodies, and a series of home vandalisms throw Texas attorney turned island chanteuse Katie Connell into a tizzy. Juggling all of this, Bloody Mary cravings, baggage, and the bad guys too, she waffles between the jumbie house that brought her back from the brink and the man she believes is the love of her life.
Leaving Annalise is the second in the series, and while it can stand-alone, I’d have to advise reading the first one before it to really understand Katie, why she’s in St. Marcos and how she met the fantastically quirky characters who are her friends on the island and Annalise, Katie’s jumbie house.
I like Katie. She’s go issues, but she’s building herself a life in St. Marcos. She’s funny, brave and scared. She’s real.
I love the St. Marcos setting. The island sound beautiful and tropical and a place where the things happen everyday that would never happen here. It’s more colorful than Ohio.
I have to say I was little disappointed when Nick showed back up. He broke her heart in the first book, and even after having read the book and really enjoying it, I still wish the author had gone a different way. It was well-written, entertaining and keep me engaged, I just wanted Katie to get a clean break from her old life. I can’t complain, though, because it was a good book. The romance was sweet and there was plenty of action and bad guys to worry about. And the ending put a smile on my face. What more could I ask for?
About the Author:
Pamela Fagan Hutchins is an employment attorney and workplace investigator by day who writes award-winning and bestselling mysterious women’s fiction and relationship humor by night. She is passionate about great writing and smart author-preneurship. She also leaps medium-tall buildings in a single bound, if she gets a good running start.
Visit her website, http://pamelahutchins.com.
Katie & Annalise
- Saving Grace
- Leaving Annalise