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“You Shouldn’t Have Come Here,” is tough to love. On paper, it should work — there’s a thrilling premise and a flipping POV between two titular characters. It’s a plot device that, if done well, can really build tension in a book like this one.

That’s not how it actually played out, however. Once started, it was really difficult to get into the story. Neither of the characters are particularly likable or relatable, making it impossible to root for anyone, and the antagonist of this is far too obvious from the jump. (I figured it out nearly halfway through the book.)

On the other hand, something that worked well was the major plot twist at the end. Albeit hard to believe, and lacking some clarifying details that would have helped fill a few gaps in the plot, it helped facilitate an intriguing conclusion that mixed things up a bit.

All in all, “You Shouldn’t Have Come Here” may be a good pick for someone looking for an easy thriller to read — it just wasn’t for me.

*Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.*

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Great read. The dual perspectives held me interest and the subtle clues along the way kept me guessing. The ending was surprising and satisfying. I'm wondering if there will be additional books with this character.

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Thank you Net Galley for the Advanced Reader Copy - This book was a complete MISS for me. The dialogue was juvenile and superficial. 85% of the book felt like a poorly written romance with sprinkles of what was supposed to be foreshadowing, but felt forced and cringy. The analogies were pathetic and unnecessary. I would cringe every time I read about Grace's, 'blue blue eyes'. Sorry, but this book is not one I would recommend.

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📖 YOU SHOULDN’T HAVE COME HERE BY JENEVA ROSE

🕵🏻 Grace Evans is an overworked New Yorker looking for total escape from her busy life, books an Airbnb on a ranch in the middle of Wyoming. When she arrives at the idyllic getaway, she’s pleased to find that the owner is a handsome man named Calvin Wells - and he’s eager to introduce her to his easygoing way of life. But there are things Grace discovers that she’s not too pleased about: a lack of cell phone service, a missing woman, and a feeling that something isn’t right with the ranch.

👩🏻‍💻 Well this was a read-in-one-sitting delight! Grace and Calvin had great chemistry, albeit over the top, and their alternating perspectives kept the story moving quickly. This story is like a juicy soap opera. So much drama and intrigue - very Desperate Housewives. Throw in murder and a missing woman and you’ve got a great thriller.

Is it strange that I really want to go to a remote Airbnb in Wyoming now? Mostly for the vibes of the town and the unending night sky…

Thank you to #netgalley and @blackstone for this digital ARC copy in exchange for an honest review.

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Thanks so much netgalley for the chance to read this book! I’ve read other books by jeneva and really enjoyed them but this book just didn’t do it for me. It was pretty predictable from the beginning but I must say I did not expect the ending. This book was alright but nothing incredible in my opinion.

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I recently read You Shouldn't Have Come Here by Jeneva Rose and I absolutely loved it! It was a thrilling and suspenseful journey that kept me on the edge of my seat. The plot was creative and well-crafted and I was engaged from the beginning.

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I love Jeneva, but this fell really flat for me until the end. It started off good- creepy. Secluded area, away from everyone with no cell service? This had potential. The ending was the best part. The novel had it’s moments throughout but the end was the Jeneva that I know.

I’ll still pick up her next book as she has become one of my auto authors.

Thanks netgally for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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Deciding to getaway from the city life, Grace went on a trip to Wyoming and booked a Airbnb on a ranch for a week.

A place with no WiFi and call service? If that's not enough being the sign of red flag that something fishy is going on, polices are currently investigating for a case of a missing woman who's supposed to check into the Airbnb a week ago (whom the ranch owner-Calvin claims that she failed to show up)?

With a lot of twists & turns, You Shouldn't Have Come Here is packed with suspense and mystery that'll grasp the attention of readers.

Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for the e-Arc in exchange for an honest review!

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Jeneva Rose’s books do not disappoint. I have loved every book I’ve read by her. This one was so good as well!

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If you enjoy Hallmark movies and thrillers, You Shouldn't Have Come Here by Jeneva Rose is the book for you. The lead character, Grace Evans, is looking for an escape from her stressful city life. She finds solace in an Airbnb in rural Wyoming. Sounds ideal, right? Grace soon finds that things are not what they seem, and the handsome ranch hand she falls for may not be the knight in shining armor she imagined. Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for an advanced e-galley.

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Thank you Netgalley & Blackstone Publishing for an eARC of You Shouldn't Have Come Here by Jeneva Rose!

What's it about?
Grace is an overworked New Yorker who needs an escape, so she books an AirBNB in the middle of nowhere Wyoming. The owner of the place, a handsome man named Calvin, is eager to introduce himself and spend time with her. It's strange, though...when Grace arrives, there's no cell service, it seems there's a missing woman, and she has a strange feeling about the ranch. Despite this, the two start to fall for one another quickly. Is this a playful romance? Or is this something more complicated? Is Grace hiding something? Is Calvin?

Going into this one, you know something bad's going to happen. I mean hello, Grace. You're a single woman staying at a creepy ranch by yourself (no cell service) with the owner of the place. I guess it helps that he's hot, right? I have mixed feelings about this book. I knew there had to be some romance going into it given the synopsis, but I personally feel like it was 85% romance with some creepy scenes and suspense dropped in. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but wasn't what I was expecting.

One of the reveals I saw coming from the get-go, but the final twist was absolutely jaw-dropping. So much so, that I wished the rest of the book had that same tension and drama rather than just the last 10%. It took a long time to get there, which is why this book was a quick read for me, but overall just okay. Enjoyed it, but didn't love as much as some of her other books!

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I was expecting this to be more of a thriller/mystery but it did really feel like that. It was pretty slow and took a long time (like 60-70%) to pick up. The ending did have a good twist, and I will say that it definitely made me race to the end. I just wasn't completely impressed with this one unfortunately.


Thank you to the publisher and netgalley for the gifted copy. All opinions are my own. Out April 25.

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WOW! I was NOT expecting the twist at all!!

I'm a huge fan of Jeneva's work so I knew I'd enjoy this book. I have to say, I was skeptical through the first half not knowing what was going to happen. If slow burn in a thriller/suspense novel is a thing, this book is the epitome of that! I was glad that about 70% of the way through things picked up, and all hell broke loose!

That twist at the end was insane, and completely out of nowhere. True Jeneva fashion!

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This is my first Jeneva Rose. When I first started reading it I thought it was just a straight-up romance, then it turned into a romantic suspense, then at the end with the twist, it became a thriller. I really liked this book. Some people may read it and roll their eyes at specific parts of the book and call it cheesy, but I think the author did that on purpose. I think she wrote it that way to distract us so we couldn't figure out the twist at the end. Not to spoil anything, I knew something was up with this person, but I still didn't 100% guess the ending. I will definitely read more from Jeneva Rose.

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This author wrote The Perfect Marriage, which I loved so I was thrilled to receive an arc of this book.
This book is based in Wyoming and I felt the descriptions were perfect. Not overly descriptive but I could SEE the mountains, the stream, the pasture and the western clothes.
The plot is interesting and has a nice twist. Grace rents an Airbnb from Calvin but his family acts straight up weird. Why? Read the book to find out!

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My favorite Jeneva Rose novel BY FAR! I could not read it fast enough. The way that you were on pins and needles waiting for the shoe to drop...was brilliant. I did not see the end coming and that is what makes this an easy 5 star book. I was hooked from the beginning and was not able to figure out the ending. Highly recommend this book.
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Grace decides to book an Air BNB in a remote ranch in Wyoming. The owner, Calvin, is mysteriously sexy. Grace begins to make herself at home and meeting people in town. But Grace begins to uncover more lies than truths. While Calvin fears Grace has secrets of her own.

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This was a different book than it seemed from the description. I wanted a mystery with a big twist but it felt more like a romance and I rarely like those. It’s a little slow in the beginning and I think more could have been done to keep the mystery reader into it. I probably won’t read another of her books.

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Good author but this one just wasn't for me. Are they good? Are they bad? Through the whole novel back and forth and when it came to close, I did not care who killed who. The characters were weak- minded and shallow and I felt the plot had been done before. The dialogue was very modern and superficial and and I was ready for it to be over before it was. Very Lifetime thriller-like, which may be fun for a movie but not a book. #youshouldnthavecomehere #jenevarose #netgalley #goodreads

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This was great. After loving The Perfect Marriage, I could not wait to read You Shouldn't Have Come Here. I thought it was going to be predictable with the secluded ranch and the feeling of something being off -- but I was pleasantly surprised by the twists.

Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for an eARC.

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Grace randomly chooses a small town in Wyoming for a vacation from her busy New York life. She rents a room at a farm from Calvin and their attraction to each other is evident. Grace enjoys her time with Calvin, including cooking together and riding horses. A few things are concerning though, the lack of internet, warnings from people in town and a missing women who was supposed to stay before Grace arrived. When Grace's car has problems, she has to stay until parts can be ordered. It's a suspenseful book and I kept wanting Grace to get out of town. What a crazy ending!

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