Forbidden Waters by Melissa Pearl and Brenda Howson Reviewed



Forbidden Waters (Mica and Lexy Book 2)

Release Date: May 22, 2015

my thoughts

A forbidden boat ride turns into the night from hell…

After nearly being killed by drug dealers during an April hiking trip, Lexy and Mica are now on lock down. Their parents want them to stay safe and in town…but where’s the fun in that?

Bored and frustrated by these new restrictions and the fact they can’t hang out with their new boyfriends at will, the girls decide to take a sneaky boat ride across the lake, which isn’t strictly against the rules considering they aren’t actually leaving town.

But things don’t go according to plan.

Their sneaky trip across the water is fraught with disaster when they end up with an annoying tag-along, Tracey, who fills their heads with terrifying ghost stories of the murdering hermit who lives on the other side of the lake. Easy enough to brush off, until their boat capsizes and they find themselves injured and stranded in his ghostly turf. As night sets in, the girls find themselves on the run from a series of unexplained creepies that can only mean one thing…the ghost man is alive.

Will Eli and Tom, figure out where their girlfriends are and get there in time to help them? Or will these two best friends fall into the hands of the man rumored to have murdered his family?

my thoughts

what I love with these series with Mica and Lexy was the fact that anyone of us can relate into them. Probably not so much as with the adventures they went through but the characters character, attitude, reactions… it’s all so familiar because at one point of our lives we’ve been in the age Mica and Lexy has been, We’ve been the impulsive, a bit immature and over confident teen agers growing into adult that they currently are. And of course, who can forget that feeling of falling in love the first time? The first relationship we’ve been that we thought we know a lot at that age only to find out that we have a lot more to learn when it comes to relationship. Forbidden Waters bring all of those emotion back home as if it was a journey back in time. Or at least that was how it felt like for me.

The suspense and mystery is not so much as the first book but I assure you that like the first one it will have your imagination running wild. I was actually hoping for a bit more of paranormal stuff but that’s just me asking for more. This book is already complete in essence as it is. Add another annoying character into the loop and you’ll surely find yourself hooked and eager to find out how it went for them.

I love best the fact how it ends… not the love story part but the friendship part. The part where the old bond gets stronger and a new one is formed. It’s heart touching and definitely brought a smile to my face.

Once again, Melissa Pearl brought me to a world so magnificent that I saw the beauty of literature collide with my own experience. And for that, I sincerely thank you for this wonderful novel.


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~ Melissa Pearl ~

Melissa Pearl was born in Auckland, New Zealand, but has spent much of her life abroad, living in countries such as Jordan, Cyprus and Pakistan… not to mention a nine month road trip around North America with her husband. “Best. Year. Ever!!” She now lives in China with her husband and two sons. She is a trained elementary teacher, but writing is her passion. Since becoming a full time mother she has had the opportunity to pursue this dream and her debut novel hit the internet in November 2011. Since then she has continued to produce a steady stream of books, ranging in genres from Fantasy to Romantic Suspense to Contemporary Romance. She loves the variety and is excited about the books she has coming out in 2015.

~ Brenda Howson ~

Brenda loves to ‘create stuff’ whether it’s with a sewing machine, a computer keyboard, crochet hook … or her husband, who helped her create two gorgeous children.

Brenda is a kiwi kid (born in New Zealand) and spends her days working in a school fixing computers and her afternoons and evenings hanging out with her family. As a family they love to go camping, hiking, exploring and sailing. New Zealand is so the perfect place to live to do all those fun adventurous activities.

Brenda has a bit of an adrenalin streak, and while researching for one of her and Melissa’s books, threw herself off the Nevis valley platform in a thrilling swing ride (biggest in the world) that starts with a 120m free-fall drop. Eeeeeeekk!

Brenda has won several short story competitions in New Zealand and is now pursing her dream of writing novels. She loves to write about New Zealand and living in this awesomely gorgeous little country.


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