Wednesday 21 March 2018

The Thick of Things (In Medias Res Book 1) By J.L. Campbell

I have great pleasure in joining in with a Book Blitz for the above novel.

Here is a little teaser. 

Written by the very lovely J.L. Campbell

To whet your appetite here is the 'blurb'

The Thick of Things
By JL Campbell


GENRE: women's fiction with romantic elements, contemporary romance

BLURB: Life has a way of going awry when you least expect it, and Khalila Skyers learns this lesson the hard way. In one devastating blow after another, she loses her cosy existence. Then Douglas Blythe overtakes her life like a flood, and she’s not equipped to deal with an attraction that seems forbidden and overwhelming. But her body and heart want what they want, and leave her wondering if she ever knew herself at all.  

Douglas is determined to help Khalila move beyond her obsession with the past and reach for love a second time. No matter how long it takes. No matter the distance. He’s going to prove he’s worth the risk. 


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Here is my review

4 1/2*

This is written in the first person narrative which is well carried out.

This is a contemporary novel set in Jamaica, some might call it ‘second chance’ genre. Khalila is soon to be divorced and still regards herself as a married woman.  She meets Douglas while volunteering at a golf tournament and the attraction she feels surprises her after a long marriage and a traumatic and tragic event in her life has led her to become introspective.  Her great friend helped her a lot through this time to see there is life to be lived if only she can comes to term with the past.

Now Douglas surprises her all the time but there are some issues in the way.

This is a well written, nicely paced novel with good characterisations of all the people in the book.  The sensual/sexy scenes are well written, emotional and erotic without being coarse and lewd.  This puts the book ‘up there’ in my estimation as opposed to others I have read that I've had to skip those parts.   

Well done, J.L. Campbell.  


  1. Sally, thanks so much for reading and sharing your thoughts on my latest baby. I'm only too happy to provide a good read. So happy you enjoyed it!

  2. Hmm - issues? Now I’m curious.