Monday, March 15, 2021

Blog Tour: Review of The Poet by Lisa Renee Jones

Author: Lisa Renee Jones 
Mass Market Paperback: 368 Pages
Publisher: Entangled: Amara (March 9, 2021)

“The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth.” -Jean Cocteau

Some call him friend or boss.
Some call him husband or dad.
Some call him son, even a favorite son.
But the only title that matters to him is the one the media has given him: The Poet.

A name he earned from the written words he leaves behind after he kills that are as dark and mysterious as the reason he chooses his victims.

One word, two, three, a story in a poem, a secret that only Detective Samantha Jazz can solve. Because he’s writing this story for her.
She just doesn’t know it yet.

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The Poet is the first in a new series featuring Detective Samantha Jazz.  She is on the hunt for a potential serial killer who seems to have his eyes set on her as well. I was looking forward to reading this one because I love female detective stories.  Unfortunately, I didn't end up loving it as much as I wanted to.

I'll start by saying that I did really like the main character.  Sam was smart and didn't make dumb decisions like ditching her partner to go it alone.  I do think I would want to read more about her in other books. I also liked the other peripheral characters in the book as well.  Her relationship with her partner was funny.  

The thing I didn't love about the book was I kept feeling like I was missing context or back story .It was almost like this was a spin-off series and I should already know all about Sam's father and how he died. It was strange.  I also had a hard time with the pacing.  I felt like the book really dragged and it took me a long time to finish.   I would recommend the book for the characters.  The mystery was just not very thrilling.

About Lisa Renee Jones

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT series. Suzanne Todd (Alice in Wonderland) on the INSIDE OUT series: Lisa has created a beautiful, complicated, and sensual world that is filled with intrigue and suspense. Sara’s character is strong, flawed, complex, and sexy – a modern girl we all can identify with.

In addition to the success of Lisa’s INSIDE OUT series, Lisa has published many successful titles. The TALL, DARK AND DEADLY series and THE SECRET LIFE OF AMY BENSEN series, both spent several months on a combination of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling lists. Lisa’s other bestselling series include: DIRTY RICH and WHITE LIES.

Prior to publishing Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by the Dallas Women’s Magazine. In 1998 Lisa was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.

Connect with Lisa

Review tour:
Monday, March 8th: @shobizreads
Tuesday, March 9th: Blunt Scissors Book Reviews and @bluntscissorsbookreviews
Wednesday, March 10th: @lifeinlit
Thursday, March 11th: @readerofthewrittenword
Saturday, March 13th: @kraysbookclub
Saturday, March 13th: @aimeedarsreads
Monday, March 15th: From the TBR Pile
Monday, March 15th: @the_boozy_baking_bibliophile
Tuesday, March 16th:
Wednesday, March 17th: Nurse Bookie and @nurse_bookie
Thursday, March 18th: Jessicamap Reviews and @jessicamap
Friday, March 19th: Mrs. Mommy Booknerd
Friday, March 19th: Girl Who Reads
Saturday, March 20th: @suethebookie
Sunday, March 21st: The OC Book Girl and @theocbookgirl
Monday, March 22nd: Helen’s Book Blog
Monday, March 22nd:
Tuesday, March 23rd: @as_seen_in_life
Wednesday, March 24th: @always_reading1
Thursday, March 25th: @blondethrillerbooklover
Friday, March 26th: Kahakai Kitchen
TBD: Friday, March 12th: Books & Bindings

1 comment:

Sara Strand said...

Thank you for being on this tour! Sara @ TLC Book Tours