Review ~ Rattlesnake Road ~ Amanda McKinney

Posted 23 February, 2023 by Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 3 Comments

*I received a free copy of Rattlesnake Road from HH Tisevich LLC via Netgalley. This has in no way influenced my voluntary review, which is honest and unbiased *

Review ~ Rattlesnake Road ~ Amanda McKinneyRattlesnake Road by Amanda McKinney
Series: The Road Series #1
Published by HH Tisevich LLC on May 4, 2021
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Mystery, Paranormal, Romance, Suspense, Thriller, Women's Fiction
Pages: 448
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley
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4.5 Stars

★ From bestselling and award-winning author Amanda McKinney comes her most evocative and twisted small-town Mystery Romance... ★

Everyone hits rock bottom, only the brave escape.

Welcome to 1314 Rattlesnake Road.

A quaint two-bedroom log cabin nestled deep in the woods of the small, southern town of Berry Springs—the perfect hideaway to escape your past.

Tucked inside thick, mahogany walls lay mysterious letters, forgotten and untouched for decades. Floor-to-ceiling windows frame breathtaking views of jagged cliffs, deep valleys, and endless lies. Mature oak trees, tall enough to touch the clouds, carry the whispers of the haunted, of stories untold

Inside sits Grey Dalton, emotionally battered and bruised, her only wish to pick up the broken pieces of her life. But outside, await two men, one a tattooed cowboy, the other a dashing businessman.

One will steal her heart, the other, her soul.

Rattlesnake Road is a standalone mystery romance about love, loss, hitting rock bottom, and clawing your way to the other side.

Your escape awaits…

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Oh how I lament the fact I’ve allowed Rattlesnake Road to languish on my virtual shelf for so long. 🙁 I was hooked from the first page and struggled to put it down to focus on anything else. And when I finished, I quickly went to check out AMcKinney’s backlist. Yep. I was that impressed. Rattlesnake Road was emotional, riveting, and, at times, creepy. It all combined for excellent reading.

Grey Dalton thought she’d lost everything. And then she hit rock bottom and really lost it all. Of course, change was inevitable but not necessarily bad. That change included a move to Berry Springs, where she not only uncovers a mystery hidden in her newly purchased cabin, but also meets two men. These men both interest her for different reasons but only one can help her change her life in the ways Grey needs.

Declan Montgomery is Berry Springs’ resident bad boy. He may have earned that reputation when he was younger but he’s since proven his loyalty to at least some of the town locals. He should have known when the woman driving a smoking BMW into his garage, immediately serving up some serious attitude, was trouble with a capital T. Unfortunately, she was also temptation with that same capital letter and he couldn’t resist the tug.

Lucas Covington is a man considered persona non grata in Berry Springs. He’s determined to buy up land for a swanky resort that no one in town is keen on. When he knocks on Grey’s front door, he see a challenge. One he’s certain he can win. But while Grey finds him comfortable, Lucas can’t see down to her soul the way a certain someone else can.

Rattlesnake Road isn’t all about Grey finding her way up from rock bottom nor possibly finding her soulmate. It’s also about solving a decades-long mystery that brings with it a little touch of paranormal. All these elements together created an engaging and thrilling, nearly impossible to put down, read. It had all the components I adore in women’s fiction/romance/light suspense: characters I want to befriend, especially after their growth arc, friendships, family dynamics, and not a little dose of the healing power of nature and love.

Rattlesnake Road was my introduction to AMcKinney and it will NOT be the last. I’m already trying to fit in more from her into my reading schedule.


FYI: Rattlesnake Road is currently FREE on Amazon.


Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • COYER 2023
  • Unearthing a Bookish Bounty 2023
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About Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

Brandee is a mom of 3 and a soon-to-be empty nester. She is also an avid reader, a genre omnivore, and a compulsive one-clicker - but she's in recovery. Besides being a reader, she's also a writer and hopes to divide the vast quantities of spare time she'll soon have between reading and finally publishing her first book.

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3 responses to “Review ~ Rattlesnake Road ~ Amanda McKinney

  1. I know the feeling of letting books anguish on my virtual shelf for way too long. But you did finally read Rattlesnake Road, that’s what counts. And it sounds like it was a great read!

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