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Loved this one!! Started off a little like a romance novel BUT you could definitely tell that something just wasn’t right. It kept me guess the whole way through and the twist at the end was amazing!! Definitely another must read from this author.

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This was by far Jenova Rose’s best book. I love the thriller and romantic parts of the book. Jenova is the queen of twist in all of her books. Grace Evans is an over worked New Yorker looking for an escape at a ranch in the middle of Wyoming. Grace gets an Airbnb and falls in love with the owner Calvin. She begins to realize some things are off key but continues to stay. In the end the book delivers a great twist and turn of events. This book is a must read.

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From the onset, this book is over the top. The scene at the beginning at the gas station is basically like something out of a 70s horror movie. It came off as rather cliche.

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Grace needs a vacation from her hectic work life, so she books an Airbnb on a secluded ranch in Wyoming. She finds the host, Calvin, to be handsome and attentive. But there are some red flags such as no internet, no cell service, a locked basement door, and a missing woman who was supposed to have checked into the airbnb a few weeks earlier but never showed up.

I'm a fan of this author and have enjoyed her previous books, but this one didn't work for me, unfortunately. It read more like a romantic suspense than a thriller, and I didn't like any of the characters.

I did like the twist at the end, and it helped make sense of some other things that happened in the book.

Thank you, @netgalley and @blackstonepublishing for the gifted e-arc of this book!

2.5 rounded up

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While I enjoyed the ending because of the surprises and unexpected parts of the story, this book was just “eh” for me. The story line was creative, but I had trouble warming to any of the characters. I felt their actions didn’t make sense and I didn’t like them going from hot to cold from chapter to chapter. I found myself frustrated with them often. This was definitely a slow burn, and it took me longer to finish it than I planned. While I’ve seen some reviewers saying they didn’t like that this felt a little “romancy,” that honestly didn’t bother me. While this one missed the mark for me, it was still worth the read and would appeal to others who like slow burning suspense with a little romance and murder mixed in!

Thank you to NetGalley, Blackstone Publishing, and Jeneva Rose for providing me with this gifted copy in exchange for my honest review.

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This is Jeneva Rose's best book yet. Had me guessing until the very end. Loved the setting and the characters. A great thriller with a splash of romance. She's a better writer THAN Colleen Hoover, but this book will definitely appeal to Hoover's fans!

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First, a huge thank you to NetGalley and Blackstone Publishing for providing me an ARC of this title in exchange for a fair and unbiased review.

Jeneva Rose has shown her prowess as a successful master of the literary thriller once again. You Shouldn't Have Come Here follows Grace Evans as she books an Airbnb in an unassuming town in Wyoming to get away from her busy life in New York. Upon her arrival she meets the host of the remote ranch Airbnb, Calvin, and as they get to know each other, the tension and suspicion of each others intentions begins to grow. For fans of unreliable narrators, atmospheric and unnerving settings, and unexpected twists that leave you wanting more.

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I loved One of Us Is Dead and was so excited for this book! A super solid four stars from me. I literally could not put this book down because I just needed to know what was happening. It seemed a bit slow and un-thriller like at first, but the twists in the last like 50 pages were WOW.

definitely a fun fast paced book if you're looking for a vacation book!

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You Shouldn’t Have Come Here by Jeneva Rose
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Grace Evans is going on a vacation that she really needs and staying in an airbnb in rural Wyoming. Things seem to be too good to be true as the airbnb host is super hot Calvin Wells. But then Grace starts getting that uncomfortable feeling that there is something not right about this place.
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I will try to say this without spoilers.
The story felt like a lot of slow burn up till the last 30% maybe? I was getting all the bad vibes too, and that kept me reading. The last 30% with all the reveals was a little wild and a couple key points had my eyes widening and my jaw dropping. So there was some excellent shock value at the end.
I liked it but didn’t love it? Not sure if I just read it at the wrong time or maybe I’m not a ranch/cowboy fan so I am biased?
3⭐️⭐️⭐️ I want to read more from this author though!

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I just read You Shouldn't Have Come Here by Jeneva Rose. This is the second Jeneva Rose book Iv'e read and I'm really enjoying her books. I had trouble with the premise of the book at the start because it seemed unrealistic based on what was known at the time about the characters. The twists at the end helped make the rest more understandable. I would love to see either a sequel or a prequel to get more insight into the main character!

Thanks to Net Galley and Blackstone Publishing for the advanced reader copy!

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I struggled with this one. The motivations of the characaters and their development kind of...escapes me. I can't, for the life of me, understand why they do some of the things they do. The writing is okay, but could use some polishing with an editor.

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This was my first ever book by Jeneva Rose, but I have plenty of friends who rant and rave about her so I was very excited to get this advanced copy. I went in blind, not knowing what to expect and I was more than pleasantly surprised. This book is offputting from the jump. All the characters are unreliable, and there was just an overwhelming sense of dread, waiting to see what exactly would happen. It felt like being at the top of a roller coaster waiting for that first drop, not knowing that the drop wouldn’t come until the end of the book. It was very reminiscent of a popcorn thriller… like a movie that you just turn on, not expecting to be as drawn into it, and then you’re inevitably hooked. I finish this book in one day, because I literally could not put it down. This book has one of my favorite endings that I have read in a long time. I love a book where everyone gets what they deserve, good or bad, so this was right up my alley. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone in search of a quick read who wants to be entertained, and loves a good twist in a story.

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3.5 stars, rounded down for plot
I was highly anticipating this book and I kind of forgot how my experience with Jeneva Rose books went... this one was similar so if you've loved her other books, you'll likely love this one too!

YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE COME HERE was more of a romantic thriller, for me. The first half of the book was largely character-driven with the two main characters getting to know each other and developing feelings (or at least feelings of lust) for each other. The character dynamics were really the biggest part of the first 50%, at least for me. I was a little disappointed to only have small hints dropping about what might be lying underneath the surface for that long, and things finally started to pick up later.

The last few chapters of this book are absolutely unhinged and I loved it. I just wish there had been more suspense outside of dream sequences earlier in the book. The writing was a little blunt and repetitive. Yes, we know her eyes are "blue blue". Enough. Saying it 2-3 times is plenty... we don't need to hear it 13 times (exaggeration. I didn't count, but it was a lot).

I just wish the pacing and excitement of the plot had been spread out a bit more. I would have loved some more unhinged feelings in the beginning... something that felt a little more suspenseful. I just didn't get that vibe until much later and some of the side character drama could have been cut to spend more time letting the two MCs actually investigate one another and be suspicious instead of just flirting all the time. (I guess romantic thrillers aren't really my thing? Can you tell?)

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Thank you Blackstone Publishing and NetGalley for this advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.

I want to start out by saying I LOVED The Perfect Marriage & was extremely excited for this one. But, ultimately, I felt like this book fell flat for me. I wasn't really that captivated by any of the characters in the book and felt like the romance side of this wasn't executed well. It wasn't very believable for me that the characters, especially with all the circumstances surrounding the AIRBNB, would 'fall in love' as quickly as they did. 80 percent of this book had me a little bored, but the ending was still quite crazy. That part redeemed some of the book for me. I do really think this was way more of an attempt at a romantic suspense novel when I was expecting more of a thriller

FINAL THOUGHTS: Overall, this book had more of a romance aspect to it and I didn't think that part was fleshed out well enough. The twist at the end still shocked me. There were parts that just weren't believable for me and affected how I felt about the characters.

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I just finished reading You Shouldn't Have Come Here by Jeneva Rose and here is my review.

Booking an AirBNB is something Grace Evans does once a year to get away from her busy life. A ranch in Wyoming is where she is heading and she is excited to get some RnR…. It doesn’t hurt that the owner is the handsome Calvin Wells….

Things aren’t exactly what Grace was hoping for. The last person to rent the room supposedly never made it there and is now missing. Despite whatever doubts Grace has about coming she and Calvin start to grow close.

The problem is Calvin seems to be hiding something and his infatuation is getting to stalker level creeper. Calvin thinks there is a nefarious reason as to why Grace would pick his ranch to vacation from New York and it is setting his teeth on edge.

This fling could end in a lot more than just normal heartbreak.

I found this a pretty entertaining read. It wasn’t the quickest pace thriller but it certainly didn’t lull either. I didn’t find the storyline to be earth shattering either. There was a twist right at the end that you could kind of see coming too. It was a solid read though and should keep any thriller lover reading until the very end.

I thought the character development could have been a bit better but honestly, it was worth the read. The author is pretty talented and I will be keeping an eye out for more from them.

3.5 stars thank you @netgalley and @blackstonepublishing for my gifted copy

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This was a twist thriller that I read in 2 days. It was slow going at first but about halfway through it picked up. The ending was really good! I received an advanced readers copy and all opinions are my own.

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I wasn't a big fan of this author's previous books, but I wanted to give this one a chance. But I had the same issue - the things the characters did just didn't make sense, it was not believable. Same reaction to The Perfect Marriage. Oh well.

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I... have no words?

This is my first "thriller romance" and I think that I will read more? This is also my first Jeneva Rose book.

Grace decides to plan her vacations by throwing a dart at a place on a map and staying at an airbnb, so she ends up in Wyoming, at Calvins. You read from both Calvin and Grace's POV as the 10 day trip unfolds. Calvin falls for Grace immediately and it seems like she falls right back. The townspeople are questioning Grace as she seems suspicious, but Calvin is also seeming suspicious. What will happen?

NGL I was grossed out with the romance between these two because Calvin seemed icky from the start! You think that one thing will happen, but Jenenva throws you for some loops! This book creeped me out in more ways than one, but I can't say it didn't keep me interested. I don't think that I would buy my own copy, but I can see why many people are a fan of her work. I am excited to read her other two books... I hope I like them more. I think I went into this one overhyped about it. Sorry!!

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Are you going on a vacation, maybe staying in an Airbnb? Then this is the book for you to read on that trip. I thought it was going to be a thriller but I would say it is more a love story wrapped around a mystery that ends with all the trills. I loved the dual points of view. I loved not knowing where this was going or who was telling the truth. It was a slow burn but worth it. The end is absolutely perfect. I did not expect to enjoy this as much as I did but I truly loved the characters and felt Jeneva did a fanatic job weaving this entire story together.
Thank you to NetGalley, Jeneva Rose & Black Stone publishing for this ARC. The book is already out so go get a copy!!

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Ever since I read The Perfect Marriage, I have wanted to read every new book by Jeneva Rose. This book was unputdownable. I knew there were going to be major twists, but still couldn't predict everything. It took you down so many paths and possibilities. Not sure what the mountain lion thing was about or why so many animals were involved in gory things. I'm still trying to figure that part out unless it was just to throw the reader off somehow. The heads part was also a little much. That's the only reason I am not giving this 5 stars. It was very enjoyable and I would recommend!

Thank you so much to #Negalley and the publishers for this advanced readers' copy for an honest review

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