Restoriations Review (Blog Tour)

Title: Restorations
Author: Charles Stickler
Publisher: Koehler Books
Publication Date: 20 March 2019
Source: Smith Publicity Inc.
Format: Paperback (ARC)
Pages: 223
Rating: 4 Stars





Goodreads Synopsis:

When Miles West discovers a mysterious treasure in an old car he acquires, he thinks his broken life is on the mend. But the 1928 Stutz Black Hawk Boat Tail Roadster contains a secret that has remained hidden for almost ninety years, left there by the infamous bank robber "Lefty" Webber. Jewels, old gold pieces and a coded journal force Miles to dig into the past. With the assistance of the resourceful Bramley Ann Fairchild, West sets out on an adrenaline-fueled adventure. They must evade ruthless Mafia boss Carlo Bello, who seeks to acquire the car and the treasure for himself, no matter the cost. Will West unravel the decades old mystery, rescue his friend, and help a man restore his family name? Or will he simply become another victim of the Roadster's murky history?

Book Review:
Pre-reading Thoughts:

 This book sounds like it is going to be a wild adventure. I love that the synopsis gives me heist vibes and honestly, I want to know what happens to Miles and the Stutz.

Thank you so much to Smith Publicity, Inc. for providing me with a copy of this book! Just a quick disclaimer for those reading this review, I have received this book for free. Please note that this does not affect my opinions in any way. All thoughts are my own

Writing Thoughts:

The writing pulled me in from the first page. The dialogue is light and entertaining from the first page. The writing also creates the perfect atmosphere whether it is for a heist or for a small swoon moment here or there. The writing does a great job of creating an immersive experience and I found myself looking for pages. 

Plot Thoughts:

The Plot starts off with a bang. The beginning helps to set up for all the events that are about to follow. The plot was not only interestedly but I found that it was flushed with depth and individuality. I loved how everything was well laid out and that I found myself turning the pages faster after each chapter. 

Character Thoughts:

Miles is well developed and jumps off the page along with Bramley and Wic. The three of them make an interesting trio and I loved the relationship that West and Bramley have from the get-go. Their relationship is filled with movie references and snarky comments. Bramley is a lively character and she isn't afraid to show that she can defend herself. In between her moments of proving her toughness you can see a someone who cares very deeply for the people in her life. It also doesn't help that she is super resourceful. 

Final Thoughts:

Overall, I really liked this book. It was fun and pertaining. I found myself wanting to read more about Miles and the other characters. The writing creates the perfect atmosphere and the plot keeps the readers engaged whilst the characters leap off of the page. If you are looking for a quick and interesting read, then this is definitely the book for you. Thank you so much to Smith Publicity Inc. for providing me with a copy!

Yours in Reading,
Melleny

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