Thursday, April 5, 2018

Author Spotlight: Cold Hard Truth by Anne Greenwood Brown

Posted by HelloJennyReviews at 9:00 AM

Anne Greenwood Brown lives in the cold, upper Midwest with her husband and three children. She is a former juvenile public defender, and that work inspired much of COLD HARD TRUTH. She is the author of the paranormal mermaid trilogy Lies Beneath, Deep Betrayal, and Promise Bound, as well as the co-author of the contemporary thriller Girl Last Seen. She also writes adult romance under a pen name. Check out her website (, or follow her on Facebook or Twitter (@annegbrown) You can contact her at

Title: Cold Hard Truth
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
Author: Anne Greenwood Brown
Publisher: Albert Whitman Company
Publication: April 3rd 2018
Cover Rating: 4/5
Reading format: Provided ARC

Cold Hard Truth by Anne Greenwood Brown is the story of Emmie and Max. Emmie just got out of a bad situation, or at least she hopes she got out of it and is looking to get her life back on track. Max is dealing with the loss of his girlfriend and has some anger problems mixed in. 

Emmie was a good girl but something happened that made her stray from that path. Something like getting involved with her mom's drug dealer and ending up on the wrong side of the law. Emmie gets in a good bit of trouble and ends up testifying against her mom's dealer. This move gets her out of jail but also puts her on the bad side of people who knew the guy she testified against. Emmie just wants to start over with her dad and move on from the horrible things in her life. She doesn't really want anything to do with guys either, but then Max shows up.

Max is dealing with his own can of worms. His girlfriend is dead and he has one hell of a bad temper. But he is drawn to Emmie. She is calm and makes him feel calm as well, which is something he needs, badly. So when these two are drawn together, it's bound to be good and bad. 

I feel like the love in this book was a little bit quick especially for two people who have been through a lot of bad crap. Other than that the book was pretty great. I enjoyed the drama and everything between Emmie and Max. The ending of this book was definitely crazy but I kind of expected it. Emmie testified against a drug deal, bad things were bound to happen. I just hope it's over now.

In the end, I am so glad I requested to read this book. I love these kinds of romance story where there are REAL problems and drama. Not just cheating and worrying about what clothes to wear. There were real issues in this book and I loved it. This book definitely made me think of Katie McGarry so if you are a fan of her then you should definitely check this book out.

Overall, I gave the book 4/5 stars.


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