Review: Fish Out of Water by Amy Lane

Posted August 9, 2018 by Annie in Reviews / 4 Comments

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Review: Fish Out of Water by Amy Lane
Fish Out of Water
by Amy Lane

3 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: July 29th 2016
Series: Fish Out of Water #1
Published by Dreamspinner Press
Pages: 270
Format: eBook
 

“I had a really bad impression of him from the beginning.”
~ Under the Covers

I’ve been a fan of Amy Lane’s books for quite some time so I didn’t really think twice about starting this new series. I enjoy her ability to create quirky characters and make them fall in love and I still believe that she possesses that unique ability.

FISH OUT OF WATER is the first book in this new series. It’s a little more “hardcore” than some of her other books have been like. When you bring a private investigator and an attorney together, that is usually going to be the case. However, I didn’t feel immensely connected with the characters this time around and I’m not really sure why. Usually, I have an immediate reaction to Lane’s heroes, so much so that I’m already half in love with them for the very beginning. But that sadly wasn’t the case here.

I think my main issue was Jackson. The book starts out quite slow and doesn’t paint him in a very positive light and therefore, I had a really bad impression of him from the beginning. I guess that was why throughout the book I didn’t feel that immense connection with his character.

My other problem was also the secondary characters. Oh my God! They grated on me so much! I wasn’t a huge fan of the dialogue or their personalities and so that really hindered my enjoyment of the book. Also, the dialogue is far more choppy in this one than it usually is. I know it’s meant to bring out the characters more but I just didn’t get on with it.

Since I’m still a fan of Amy’s though, I will try the second book in the series so see how I feel. However, I was a little disappointed that I didn’t love this one more.

 

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About Amy Lane

Amy Lane dodges an EDJ, mothers four children, and writes the occasional book. She, her brood, and her beloved mate, Mack, live in a crumbling mortgage in Citrus Heights, California, which is riddled with spiders, cats, and more than its share of fancy and weirdness. Feel free to visit her at www.greenshill.com orwww.writerslane.blogspot.com, where she will ride the buzz of receiving your e-mail until her head swells and she can no longer leave the house.

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Well, that’s sad. I’ll wait for the review for book 2 before I decide on this series.

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Amy R

Thanks for the review, I do like these covers.

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Kathy Valentine

Thanks for the review annie! Shared on all my socials!!

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Yikes. Thanks for sharing your thoughts Annie