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This wasn't my favorite, but I am a picky reader. I think other readers will enjoy it, and this is an obvious addition to the collection.

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3.8*

The beginning was stuff of nightmares and the ending was exactly what I never knew I wanted. It’s one of those endings you’ve been waiting for someone to write well, but haven’t quite come across it. Not to be vague, but also not trying to give spoilers because it’s a big one.

The middle played out like a slow paced horror story without the horror. A lot of it could have been shortened or left out. At one point I had no idea what I was reading anymore. It felt like it wasn’t getting anywhere. Didn’t feel like a thriller or horror book, but a slow burn romance. The male MC was soooooo cringey I couldn’t even find an attraction to him. A lot of small town and family drama that you can see playing out well on a big screen but not quite in the pages of a book. Does that make sense?

All in all, I couldn’t put it down. It was a slow burning fast read. You’ll definitely want to stick it out to get to THE twist. Just when you think Jeneva Rose has pulled a fast one on you, she REALLY blindsides you in the best way possible. I love it.

Thank you NetGalley and Blackstone Publishing for the ARC!

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I received this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

If I haven't read Jeneva Rose's previous books, I would have thought I grabbed a Hallmark Christmas feel good movie script. 70% of the story opened exactly like one of the typical romantic story, Busy big city lawyer seeks break, and rents an Air BNB in remote ranch. Handsome host, and farmer and her share undeniable chemistry off the bat.

But it's Jeneva Rose, Queen of the Twist, so things are never what they appear to be. It's not a feel-good romance book, it's a story about hunter and the prey. Who is hunting who is the only thing to figure out.

Bravo Jeneva, another captivating book out there.

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I’ve loved all of Jeneva Roses books up until now this one was just okay. The romance portion felt unbelievable to me and unlikely. And because of that, I began to lose interest. The last part of the book has some twists which kept me interested. Will still read more by Jeneva absolutely but this one wasn’t my fav of hers

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This book was excellent and the epitome of a slow burn. At first I thought it moved rather slowly. However, the calmness of the beginning of the story set the perfect stage for each of the twists and turns to come. Each character was a conundrum and kept me guessing through each chapter. From the slow introduction, to the gloriously mysterious characters, to the jaw dropping end, this is one book you don't want to miss!

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I really enjoyed a previous book by this author (The Perfect Marriage). I had high hopes for this one but it fell a little flat for me. It lacked that extra umph

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Regret…

“I don’t have any. If it was good, I enjoyed it. If it was bad, I learned from it. I can’t go around regretting the things I’ve done that made me” -Grace

Let that just sit with you for a second.

You Shouldn’t Have Come Here

This book right here is jam packed with quotes and expressions of love (or obsession) that will have you reading, and rereading each sentence just to let it absorb a little further into your soul.

It’s weird to describe a book classified as a thriller with such passion and emotion but sometimes books hit a little differently depending on the mood you read them in.

My mood was just right for this one.

Last night I scrolled through my netgalley shelf looking for a book I knew I could get lost in, and that I did. Everything was so life like and the characters both lovable and hatable, layered and raw made them so real.

I am jealous of every person who is yet to read this one as I would love to experience it again and go a tad bit slower so I squeeze every last bit of goodness out of it.

Pre-Order the book, then come check on me, I barely survived that book-coaster 😰

Teaser :

Grace Evans, an overworked New Yorker looking for a 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 by the name of 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.
Despite her uneasiness, the two bond and start to fall for one another. However, as her departure date nears, things change for the worse. What began as a playful romance soon turns into a complicated web of lies. Grace grows wary of Calvin as his infatuation for her seems to have morphed to obsession. Calvin fears that Grace is hiding something from him -- including her reason for staying at his ranch to begin with. Vacation flings typically end in heartbreak, but for Grace and Calvin, it'll be far more destructive.

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This is the absolute fastest I’ve ever read a Jeneva Rose book—possibly the fastest I’ve read a book all year. I HAD to know where she was going with this, and I loved the tension between Grace and Calvin. I also loved the more closed/intimate nature of this book—different from her other books, but IT WORKS! Love how her dry humor comes through in just the right doses, and how messed up some of the twists are—she definitely did not play it safe, and I love when a thriller takes risks and it pays off.

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Grace Evans drives her rather unreliable car from the hustle and bustle of NYC to a secluded AirBnB ranch home in Wyoming for a little rest and relaxation.

The host, rancher, owner of the home, Calvin, instantly falls for Grave and her blue.blue eyes.

Nothing and nobody are what what they at first appear to be. There are several ancillary characters thrown in to have the reader questioning what the real story might be but none stick around long enough to have an impact.

Although this was marketed as suspense thriller, it was most definitely a romance with a huge twist at the very end. I think the author would have done better to either leave out the twist and make it a romance or leave about all of the romance and focus on building a story that better fits the twist.

Not for me by a long shot.

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Another winner from Jeneva Rose!! Spooky setting, untrustworthy characters, and top-notch suspense! Could not put it down (and quite frankly, I didn’t want to)!

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Wow! As someone who is a thriller, mystery and psychological suspense aficionado, this one hit the ball right out of the park. There may have been romance but this book kept me on my toes and you should have seen my face when I reached the twist at the end. I was shook! Bravo Jeneva! This is my first book by J but it won't be my last.

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Thank you to Blackstone Publishing for letting me read this early!

what did I just read? The author is very good at giving you what seems to be a mediocre story until you get to the last 30% of the book and then it’s like your blindfold comes off and you’re left staring into nothing wondering how you never saw any of it coming.

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The cover of "You Shouldn't Have Come Here" drew me in and I hoped for a twisty thriller. But it started off as a lusty romance that was somewhat uncomfortable. Grace was visiting a remote AirBnB, ran by the handsome, aloof Calvin.

Romance just isn't my jam but I was promised a thriller so I kept reading. Weird things started happening. A missing girl. A broke down car. Eh...

I have to say it was a miss for me, mainly because the first half read like a cheesy romance. And so much was like the perfect models on a dude ranch in sexy clothes... who does that? I kept rolling my eyes. These people have never been out to feed horses in the cold, or been fishing when you stay outside for hours.

The end was okay but still didn't give a good explanation.

I give it 2.5 stars rounded up.

Thank you to NetGalley and the Publisher for a egalley in exchange for an honest review.

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So I’m not gonna lie. This one felt more like romance than a thriller to me. 🫣🫣

It did start out strong and had major thriller potential but then I’m not sure what happened? All of a sudden it felt like I was reading a romance novel and I was majorly confused. 😂

The big twist at the end of was great but it didn’t make up for the fact that 90% of the book was romance.

If you love romance then definitely read this one. If you are expecting a thriller, you may be a little let down.

Love love love all of her other books though!

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I can’t even believe what I just read. Whoa. This crazy story. Wow. Okay, so Jeneva Rose can write about anything, really. You Shouldn’t Have Come Here pretty much proves that. I went into this book almost completely blind and I’m so glad I did.

The first half of the book depicts a developing romantic relationship between an Airbnb host named Calvin and a mysterious woman from NYC named Grace who has a 10-day reservation as a guest in his Wyoming ranch house. These two clearly have chemistry, but something is off. Things Calvin has told Grace don’t exactly add up. Strange happenings are occurring more and more the longer Grace stays on his ranch, and she begins to question if Calvin is who he says he is, while he continues to fall harder for Grace.

Truth be told, this book doesn’t have that classic thriller feel most readers would expect. Instead, it reads solidly like romantic suspense for about 3/4 of the book. I wanted to root for their relationship…until I didn’t. Then, it REALLY ramps up and Jeneva Rose leaves you with that WTF JUST HAPPENED punch to the gut. Talk about literary whiplash!

It’s extremely difficult to discuss this book without giving anything away, so I suggest you read it for yourself - and I recommend going in blind (as much as possible, anyway), like I did.

Thank you, again, to NetGalley and Blackstone Publishing for this arc for my honest opinion.

4.5 out of 5 stars rounded up for Goodreads

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I was so excited to receive this arc that I immediately dropped what I was reading and started this book! While I felt it started off a bit slow and not very thriller-ish, the ending made up for it! I loved the idea of an airbnb setting. I felt Grace was a bit too trusting which seemed a bit off to me! As all of Jeneva's books, there's a good twist at the end. Definitely worth the read. Thank you NetGalley and Blackstone Publishing!

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I did not love this book, BUT it kept me reading. I was annoyed by some actions or inactions of the characters almost the entire book, yet I HAD to know what the resolution was or why things were the way they were, and I did not anticipate the ending so that is good.

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I’m really happy to say that I loved this book!! I was completely at a loss trying to figure out who was the “bad guy” between the 2 main characters in the story. All of the characters seemed very unreliable and even creepy. I loved the pace of the book, the short chapters and the ending was downright crazy! Just when I thought it was about over something even crazier occurred.

This was a highly entertaining book that I would recommend to others. Thank you to the publisher and do NetGalley for the ARC.

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3.5 stars! I have to start by saying that I enjoyed the book, but I think I would have enjoyed it more had it been marketed as romantic suspense instead of a thriller.

Grave Evans lives in New York and plans her vacations by throwing a dart at a map. She ends up in an isolated town in Wyoming, where the locals don't seem too friendly. She books a ranch getaway at an Airbnb whose charismatic owner Calvin takes an instant liking to her. Grace is unsure about the remote location, the lack of cell phone service, and a missing woman she becomes aware of.

The first 70% or so of the book focused on the budding relationship between Grace and Calvin with only a few whispers of the town's sinister history. I would have liked some more "mystery" woven into the plot throughout instead of getting everything at the end. I was able to predict the twist, but there were still a few surprises thrown in too. Jeneva Rose has certainly shown that she is able of successfully crossing genres, and I think readers of romantic suspense will love this book.

Thank you so much to NetGalley and Blackstone Publishing for this early read. This title will publish April 25, 2023.

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This is an auto buy author for me. I can't tell you enough about how much their work is just *chefs kiss*. This book was different from the other 2 thrillers I've read by her and it was just as intriguing if not, more.

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