I couldn’t get past the first chapter. Every page, when it wasn’t a descriptive sex narrative, introduced yet a new character, sometimes four new characters in one sentence. Too many characters, too much nipple kissing.
DGS knocked it out of the park again with this book! The perfect ride of entertainment and emotions. With every book I love the characters and their stories even more!
I really just can’t get enough of these books. Just when I think I have it figured out... BAM! She throws another curve ball, which I love!! Always tugging at my heartstrings, too... can’t wait for the next. ❤️
Denise has done it again and Up Shute Creek is another terrific addition to the Rose Gardner series. We begin the book with the introduction of Rose’s newest “stray” Carly. (Okay, we actually begin with some Rose and James and uh, yum, but the mystery plot begins with the introduction of Carly.) I really enjoy her character and think she’s a great addition. I like that we have two mysteries going between Carly’s appearance and Rose/NK’s latest PI case involving a missing woman. The plots progress well with lots of twists and I look forward to seeing where some of those twists take us in the future. Mystery plots aside, I don’t know if I can even properly articulate my emotions throughout the book. They were all over the place, which is a sign of a great book to me! We finally get to see NK and Rose have a big conversation they’ve needed to have. We are gifted with more NK and Jed being the absolute most adorable couple ever. Joe turns a huge leaf between NK’s previous novel In High Cotton and this book and I’m straight loving him now. Violet has won me back over as well and I’m both looking forward to and not looking forward to seeing her storyline progress. And then there’s James. Sigh. I allllmost wrote him off in this book and he made me scream out loud in anger at him multiple times, but ultimately I’ll love him forever. Finally, Denise goes and leaves us with a 4500 ft drop of a cliffhanger that left me in actual tears and feeling heart broken, yet hopeful. I’m dying for more. Needless to say, I highly recommend Up Shute Creek, as well as all of Rose’s books.
I have read this series from the very first Rose Gardner book and this was the best one yet. I can’t wait for the next one and now understand why we had to wait so long between books.
This is another great book by Denise Grover Swank. I read the book in 3 days. I can hardly wait for the next book to come out.
This book is my favorite dgs book yet. I’m worried it marks the beginning of the end for the series, however it’s totally worth it.