Review: Get a Grip (Bluewater Bay #19) by L.A. Witt

Get a GripEven though the main characters had their traditional “meet cute” in person, this story made effective use of modern dating apps to ensure that they got back together. In fact, this entire series has been modern in that the characters are not to be separated from their smartphones, even the Bluewater Bay inhabitants and not just the Hollywood Invasion types.

Though Shane and Aaron are initially linked through physical attraction, watching them maneuver through their relationship is fascinating because they are very much people in two different places in their lives. But as much as they think they’re different, I occasionally wanted to smack them upside the head until they realized how similar their goals were. 

Unfortunately, their similarity also extended to the character’s voices. When I picked up the book after even a short break, I often had to use context clues to figure out who’s perspective I was currently reading from.

As usual, these book children were typically adorable. I did appreciate seeing Shane’s daughter show moments of individuality that extended beyond “daughter.” Aaron’s animal children, however, stole the show for me.

Rating: 4 (out of 5) stars. Cross-posted to Amazon and Goodreads.

Published by steelvictory

By day, J. L. Gribble is a professional medical editor. By night, she does freelance fiction editing in all genres, along with reading, playing video games, and occasionally even writing. Her debut novel, STEEL VICTORY, was her thesis novel for Seton Hill University's Writing Popular Fiction graduate program in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. Previously, she was one of the co-editors for FAR WORLDS, a speculative fiction anthology. She lives in Ellicott City, Maryland, with her husband and three vocal Siamese cats. Find her online (www.jlgribble.com), on Facebook (www.facebook.com/jlgribblewriter), and on Twitter and Instagram (@hannaedits). She is currently working on more tales set in the world of Limani.

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