Audio Book Review & Giveaway: Bookers on the Rocks by Chautona Havig

About the Book

Book: Bookers on the Rocks

Author: Chautona Havig and Christa DelSorbo

Genre: Christian Contemporary Women’s Fiction

Release date: February 23, 2021

If it ain’t broke, why’s she so intent on fixing it?

Tessa Booker hates romance.

For 25 years, Tessa Booker has insisted that romance is something Hollywood cooked up to sell books and movies. Yes, she knows the word existed before movies. She doesn’t care. That’s her story, and she’s sticking to it.

So, when Ross gets a gentle nudge from Mallory Barrows to look into what Tessa’s doing every day while he’s at work, he discovers a romance in the works – one that sounds a little too “ripped from the pages of his life”!

Who is this woman, and what has she done with his wife? 

Armed with advice from 101 Ways to Romance Your Wife and a copy of the manuscript he printed while she was napping, he’s determined to figure out what’s up with his wife…and if maybe a little romance wouldn’t be a good thing, after all.

In a twist of the “on the rocks trope”, this book introduces the next island in the Independence Islands series featuring five islands, six authors, and a boatload of happily ever afters.

The Independence Islands Series – Beach listens aren’t just for summer, anymore!

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My Review

I have to admit that I did not think I liked this book for the first half of the story! I wanted to stop listening to it because I was frustrated with the main characters, but I decided to persevere and I am glad I did. Tessa and Ross Booker won me over and I really liked them and how things were going for them throughout the second half of the book.

I listened to the audio version of this novel and I liked the narrator. She did a good job reading this story. As for why I was frustrated, I think it was simply that Tessa and Ross were very different from my husband and myself. Now, I enjoy reading books about all kinds of people, but I had trouble connecting to these two people because of how different they are from me. Tessa was orderly and organized to the extreme, from having everything scheduled almost down to each minute of the day. She also did pretty much everything for her husband, who didn’t seem to know where anything in his life was. So, their two extremes drove me bonkers!

But what started to become clear to me was that these two were simply going through the motions of life. A life that was very regimented. Ross simply let Tessa run everything. And he was a good, kind man who loved his wife. Tessa loved her husband. She simply began to slowly realize that something was off in their relationship.

I ended up really enjoying the way things worked out in this book. Both did a lot of growing and Ross, in particular, stepped up his game in a big way and it was great! I went from not liking these people to being very happy for them by the end of the story.

(4 stars)

I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.

About the Author

Chautona Havig

Author of the bestselling Aggie and Past Forward series, Chautona Havig lives in an oxymoron, escapes into imaginary worlds that look startlingly similar to ours and writes the stories that emerge. An irrepressible optimist, Chautona sees everything through a kaleidoscope of It’s a Wonderful Life sprinkled with fairy tales. Find her at and say howdy—if you can remember how to spell her name.


Christa DelSorbo

“The voice of a friend.”

Christa has a great sense of humor and extensive experience with accents, particularly those of the Southern United States and Great Britain. Her most recent credits include: local live musical theatre actress and choreographer, regional radio commercial voice actress, and speaker for national business events.

More from Christa

Blog Stops

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, September 27

Texas Book-aholic, September 28

Inklings and notions, September 29

For Him and My Family, September 30

The Sacred Line, September 30

deb’s Book Review, October 1

Locks, Hooks and Books, October 2

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, October 3

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, October 4

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, October 5

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, October 6

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, October 7

Batya’s Bits, October 8

Britt Reads Fiction, October 9

Gina Holder, Author and Blogger, October 10


To celebrate her tour, Christa is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon gift card and a copy of the book in reader’s choice of format!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

About Brittany

As a homeschooling mom and avid reader, I get great joy through reading and reviewing books. I focus my reading and my reviews on Christian fiction, primarily Christian romantic fiction. I also review sweet, clean fiction. I hope you will find my reviews helpful in your decisions on what books to read.
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8 Responses to Audio Book Review & Giveaway: Bookers on the Rocks by Chautona Havig

  1. Rita Wray says:

    Thank you for sharing the review.

  2. Kay Garrett says:

    Thank you for your review on “Bookers on the Rocks” by Chautona Havig and for being part of the Celebrate Lit book tour.

    Sounds like a fabulous book and one I’d love the opportunity to read. It’s now on my TBR list.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  3. Roxanne C. says:

    This must be an example of opposites attract, but I think that also means eventual conflict.

  4. askew001 says:

    I like that the reviewer wasn’t afraid to say that she did not like the book in the beginning but persevered and wound up liking it. I’m definitely that way, it takes a LOT to make me stop reading a book unless of course the material is completely inappropriate.

  5. Lelia “ Lucy” Reynolds says:

    Thank you for sharing. Would love to read.

  6. Beatrice LaRocca says:

    Thank you for sharing your honest review of this story, this sounds like an engaging read and I am looking forward to it

  7. carylkane says:

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful review!

  8. broccoli45 says:

    Thank You for the review.

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