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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

GHBT- Incarcerated by Inger Iversen- Review

Series- Love and War Stand Alone
Genre- Adult Contemporary Romance
Publication Date- September 29th, 2014

One of the few white kids in a rural Kentucky town, Logan Whyte always kept to his own kind out of self-preservation. He never considered himself racist, but that didn’t stop him from falling in with the wrong crowd that celebrated hate as much as he fought it - or from ending up in prison for eight years on an armed robbery charge.

A successful and educated black woman, Katie Andreassen is tired of being accused of betraying her own race. Her lonely isolation, coupled with her grief over losing her mother, inspire her to create a new pen pal program at Capshaw State Penitentiary, where her father is a warden.

The program brings together the unlikely pair, but Logan and Katie soon find themselves forced to overcome past fears and prejudices. Their friendship doesn’t come easily - threatened by a crooked lawyer with a grudge and a best friend who betrays her promise to help.

When faced with a world that forces them apart, Logan and Katie must show everyone else what they have discovered: that love is, in fact, colorblind.

Incarcerated is the first book in the Love & War Stand-Alone series by Inger Iversen. The story follows Logan Whyte and Katie Andreassen as they meet up in a pen-pal program set in progress at the Capshaw State Penitentiary, and things begin to spiral from there...

I wanted to read this book immediately when I read the blurb. I've never read anything like it before and I was extremely intrigued--then I saw it was by Inger, and I was doubly interested. Iversen is an incredibly talented author, and I was very excited to see how she would do when she jumped out of her paranormal-comfort zone and dived into the world of "contemporary"... Incarcerated started getting rave reviews and my expectations skyrocketed. I went into this story with a very high bar and, in all honesty, expected nothing but perfection.

I was NOT disappointed.

This book is all that and a bag of chips; even better than I had hoped. Logan and Katie are so painfully real and flawed in completely relatable ways, and their love story is one you will literally put on a cheerleading uniform to root for. I found myself sighing happily and crying in frustration many times when I read this novel and I am already reading through it for the second time.

I was extremely impressed with this novel and I CANNOT WAIT to read more. THIS is what all novels should strive to be. Loved every minute!

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About the Author-

Inger Iversen lives in Virginia Beach with her tree-hugging boyfriend, Joshua and her overweight lap cat, Max. When not reading or writing she spends her time watching reruns of True Blood, Walking Dead or killing zombies in Call Of Duty. Of course, if the world were to change into some World War Z type situation, she’d probably be the only chick running around searching for a Ray Gun!

Stalk her…No, peeking through her window at night. (Unless you call first!)


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