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Giveaway & Review: Tropical Target by Jennifer Pierce

About the Book

Book: Tropical Target

Author: Jennifer Pierce

Genre: Christian Contemporary Suspense

Release Date: September 26, 2023

Being accused of murdering a client isn’t good for business.

Tropical islands are popular for destination weddings. But Le Cadeau Île won’t be a popular destination for long if Detective Noa Tanielu can’t find out who is responsible for a ring of thefts occurring during weddings. When the thefts escalate to the murder of a bridezilla, the most likely suspect is the new wedding photographer.

Wedding photographer Haley Marsh moved to the island to nurse her broken heart and start over after being dumped two days before her wedding. When she’s moved from the suspect list to the target list, a little white lie leads to a fake engagement. With Haley’s connections to the wedding business, it’s clear the key to solving this case lies in keeping up the charade.

Noa and Haley must navigate the investigation and Noa’s mother’s attempts to make the engagement all too real…if they survive that is.

Take a trip to the Suamalie Islands where palm trees sway, the sand and sea pulse with life, and the people will steal your heart.

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My Review

5 stars

Jennifer Pierce delivers a sweet, clean romance with gripping suspense in this beautiful novel set in the Suamalie Islands.

I loved the intrigue and suspense as Haley and Noa are thrust together in the middle of a police investigation. This includes a great twist on the fake fiancé trope too!

The romance unfolds slowly and seamlessly in the context of the suspense elements in the book. The suspense is engaging and kept my interest with really creative twists that seemed plausible.

I highly recommend this book for fans of Christian Romance, clean romance, and suspense romance. It’s a must-read and I look forward to reading more books by this author.

Genre: Christian Romance Suspense, Christian Contemporary Romance

Series: Stands on its own

Location: Suamalie Islands

Romance: Very clean. Light kissing.

Faith: Some praying, church attendance sprinkled throughout.

Disclaimer: I requested and received an advanced copy of this book courtesy of the publisher through Celebrate Lit Tours. I was not required to give a favorable review. All opinions are my own.

About the Author

Jennifer Pierce currently lives in Arkansas with her husband and two children. Her debut novel, Hidden Danger, is a 2019 Selah Award winner, and her second novel, Expecting Danger is a 2019 Selah award finalist. Her third novel, Deadly Connection released on October 20, 2020. Giving Grace, a contemporary romance Christmas novella released on November 13, 2020. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and River Valley Writers.

More from Jennifer

I am so excited to be writing for the Suamalie Island series. Writing books set on tropical islands is so much fun. I knew going into Tropical Target that I wanted Noa to be a detective, but I wasn’t so sure on what type of occupation Haley needed. What was something that she could do for both the tourists and those that made the islands their home?

Then I remembered when my grandmother died, one of my aunts took all her photos and scanned them into the computer and made CDs and gave them to the rest of the family. I thought that would be a fantastic job for Haley. She could be a photographer who shoots destination weddings and special events for tourists and locals, and she could also travel the islands and make keepsakes for the locals. I expanded it even further to allow her to make copies of some of the photographs and sell them to tourists as authentic photographs of the islands. So, that’s how Seas the Moment was created.

The next thing I had to figure out was how to make Noa and Haley’s paths cross. What better way than for him to accuse her of murder? I wanted to pit the two of them against each other but then force them to work together. Kind of an enemies to more fake engagement trope.

Once those things were in place it was just a matter of weaving the story together. There’s suspense, romance, faith, and a few witty comebacks in the mix. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Blog Stops

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Texas Book-aholic, October 13

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Gina Holder, Author and Blogger, October 15 (Author Interview)

Aryn the Libraryan, October 18

Mary Hake, October 18

Simple Harvest Reads, October 21 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)


To celebrate her tour, Jennifer is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon gift card & a copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

1 Comment

Jennifer Pierce
Jennifer Pierce
Oct 28, 2023

I'm so glad you enjoyed Tropical Target! Thank you for reading!


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