Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Hydraulic Level 5 by Sarah Latchaw-Review

Title:   Hydraulic Level Five
Author:  Sarah Latchaw
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date:  September 3, 2013
Publisher:  Omnific Publishing
Cover Designed By:  Amy Brokaw / Micha Stone
Event organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.


How does a woman get over her one great love? With whitewater rafting, bluegrass, and a touch of revenge…

Kaye is an extreme sports addict with a kind heart and an axe to grind with her childhood sweetheart and ex-husband, renowned writer Samuel Caulfield Cabral. While Samuel enjoys a celebrity life in New York, Kaye remains in their hometown of Lyons, Colorado, running her PR agency and chatting daily with Samuel’s family, the beloved Cabrals—first-generation Mexican-Americans who have embraced Kaye as their own.

But when Samuel returns for his sister’s wedding with his new love interest, stunning editor Caroline Ortega , the gloves are stripped off. Kaye is determined to unearth the reasons behind the death of their marriage and why two people who lived to love each other were driven apart.

She discovers startling revelations about Samuel, about life…and about herself.

Goodreads:  http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18331335-hydraulic-level-five

My Review:
When I started this book, I was confused. I wasn't sure what was going on. Once I got through a few chapters, I couldn't put it down. I wanted to smack Sam on more than one occasion. I loved Kaye and I felt her pain of losing her best friend/ husband without an explanation. The friendship group is amazingly supportive. I found myself so immersed in this story that I forgot what was going on around me. I hope there will be more from these characters! 4 out of 5!

About the Author
Sarah Latchaw was raised in eastern Iowa and appreciates beauty in mud-splattered gravel roads, weathered farm faces, and combine harvesters powering through cornfields. She also loves to explore the world, thanks to countless family minivan trips across the States to coastal cities and national monuments. This passion for finding stories led to college adventures to Israel and Palestine, Jordan, Slovakia, Germany, and other European countries. Each place’s story rests in the back of her mind and in her childhood photo albums.
In 2002, Sarah received her BA from Wartburg College in public relations and media, and entered the workforce, ready to climb the ladder. However, when researching MBA applications evoked feelings of dread, she realized a corporate marketing career wasn’t for her. With the unfailing support of her loving husband, she chose to pursue a career in freelance and creative writing, and received her MA from Iowa State University in 2009.

These days, Sarah wakes every morning thrilled to cuddle her small children, show them the world, then capture that world and shape it into stories on paper. She also enjoys her piano, volunteering in her community, and reading anything with a cohesive plot. She and her family reside in Des Moines, Iowa.

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$25 Omnific gift card, Five (5) signed, paperback copies of Hydraulic Level Five, Ten (10) eco-friendly Duck Duck Farms totes containing signed books, music, and other Colorado-centric items.

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