Release Blitz and Review – Cardinal by Sara Mack

We are excited to bring you Cardinal, a spin-off from Sparrow by Sara Mack.  Jen is finally getting some peace!  Although you meet Jen in Sparrow, Cardinal can be read as a stand alone. 

Cardinal by Sara Mack

Genre: Contemporary

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Jen Elliott’s world is falling apart.

Her boyfriend is married (not to her), the restaurant she works for sells out to a chain (she’s unemployed), and her apartment building catches fire (thankfully, she didn’t start it). Faced with a job search and living with her parents, a phone call from her brother changes everything.

“Come out here, Little J. Escape for a while.”

Convinced to do just that, Jen finds herself on her brother’s doorstep in Chicago. Armed with her guitar and a bruised heart, she plans to work on her music and contemplate her future. What she doesn’t expect is to fall for the sexy, tattooed neighbor upstairs. From the moment Latson appears uninvited in her bedroom, the two can’t help but wage a battle of sarcasm and wit.

Until the attraction becomes impossible to ignore.

Hopeful the universe is finally playing fair, Jen gives in to her feelings. She should know, however, that when it rains, it pours. When offered the unexpected chance of a lifetime, she decides to pursue her passion. Unfortunately, her dreams are tied to Latson’s painful past. As time goes on and their distance grows, Jen fears fate conspired to bring them together only to tear them apart.

Cardinal is the story of losing everything you have to find everything you need.

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Whitney’s Four Star Review

Cardinal is Jen’s time to shine!  I loved her character in Sparrow and was relieved to know she’d get the HEA she deserved with her own story.

Down on her luck, Jen’s positivity and ability to adapt made me fall even more in love with her in Cardinal.  A cheating boyfriend, a ruined apartment and the loss of her job can’t keep this girl down.  And making herself happy (her new cardinal rule) is made pretty easy when she meets her brother’s hot neighbor, Latson.

Gunnar Latson has a lot on his plate and has never made time for a real relationship until he meets Jen.  Deciding to trust each other is a big deal for both parties and one that is put to the test as Jen’s future conflicts with Latson’s past.

I was pleased with the direction the author took this story in.  Not only are the main characters easy to like, the side characters add interest to the story as well.  I particularly loved Jen’s older brother.  This is just a very sweet romance with a cool heroine.  As Sara’s other stories have been, Cardinal is fairly clean.  No detailed sex though it’s mentioned a few times.

I do recommend reading Sparrow first although you could get by without it.  It just helps set the stage for Jen and really gives you a reason to root for her HEA.  Definitely recommended!

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Follow Sara Mack

Sara Mack is a Michigan native who grew up with her nose in books. She is a wife and a hockey mom on top of being trapped in an office forty hours a week. Her spare time is spent one-clicking on Amazon and devouring books on her Kindle, cleaning up after her kids and two elderly cats, attempting to keep her flower garden alive, and, of course, writing. She has an unnatural affinity for dark chocolate, iced tea, and bacon.

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