Thursday, January 23, 2020

Book Review: Rescuing Autumn: An FBI Romance by Allyson Simonian

Rescuing Autumn: An FBI Romance
Title: Rescuing Autumn: An FBI Romance 

Author:  Allyson Simonian 

Stars: 3

Review:
The story starts off with a very sad woman that author wants readers to get behind.  The story is very disconnected as the story moves forward Camden throw the investigation out the window with very little though of what would happen.  This seems to continue though out the story which make little since that a trained undercover FBI agent risking the undercover operation.  The story ends up falling flat lacks a focus, sections are written and than thrown into the book with little focus causing the stories to fall apart.

Thank you to Netgalley and the author for a copy of Allyson Simonian Rescuing Autumn.

Synopsis:
Camden Taylor is an FBI agent, working undercover in an outlaw motorcycle club. When the brothers kidnap a rival from another club, Camden has no choice but to blow his cover in order to save the man's life.

Autumn Mason has lived with Butch Cobb, president of Wicked Disciples, for nearly five years. Butch is terrifying—as abusive as he is powerful—and there is no escaping him. But when Autumn witnesses Camden being beaten and held prisoner, she is forced to make a desperate decision. Will she choose to be loyal, or will she do what she knows is right?

Please note: This book was originally published by Kindle Press as Meeting Danger. The series' authors have split the series, each taking ownership for one title.



Kindle Edition332 pages
Published April 25th 2019

About The Author:
Allyson Simonian lives in California with her husband and children. She credits the Fifty Shades trilogy for not only bringing her back to reading the romance genre, but for inspiring her to write. You can learn more about Allyson's projects by visiting www.allysonsimonian.com.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Book Review: Explosive Vengeance (Vengeance #3) by Kaylea Cross

Explosive Vengeance (Vengeance, #3)
Title: Explosive Vengeance (Vengeance #3)

Author: Kaylea Cross 

Stars: 4

Review:
Kaylea Cross is able to write a action packed romance that will keep reader hooked from beginning to end.  Readers will either love or hate the Valkyrie stories as they can be graphic and at time brutal with you read about women deep cover special operations expects. 
The author is able to create a bond with women who distrust each other due to the background and those who have betrayed them.
The story moves quickly and while it is a stand alone I believe readers need to start with book 1.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for a copy of Kaylea Cross Explosive Vengeance.

Synopsis:
The government made Chloe Wilson an explosives expert, trained to take out a target with a precise, controlled hit. But there’s nothing controlled about her current situation—or the danger coming after her. When a good-looking stranger is sent to watch her back, she’s not impressed. This mission is personal, and it’s liable to get her killed. The former Valkyrie can’t afford any mistakes or attachments, but this time she has no choice, and soon her new partner proves his worth.

One explosive situation.

When former Pararescueman Heath Barrett gets a call from his best friend asking him to keep tabs on a woman in danger, he has no idea what he’s getting himself into. Far from a helpless civilian, Chloe holds him at knifepoint the first time they meet. She’s a deadly operative being hunted by lethal enemies and by the time he realizes the extent of the danger, it’s too late to walk away. Now they’re both targets, and he and Chloe must face the threat head on—and if they want to survive, they’ll have to do it together.


Kindle Edition306 pages
Published October 29th 2019 by Kaylea Cross Inc.

About The Author:
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Kaylea Cross writes edge-of-your-seat military romantic suspense. Her work has won many awards and has been nominated for both the Daphne du Maurier and the National Readers’ Choice Awards. A Registered Massage Therapist by trade, Kaylea is also an avid gardener, artist, Civil War buff, Special Ops aficionado, belly dance enthusiast and former nationally-carded softball pitcher. She lives in Vancouver, BC with her husband and family.

Kaylea loves to hear from readers, so please feel free to drop me a line and say hello.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Book Review: The Last Sister (Columbia River #1) by Kendra Elliot

The Last Sister (Columbia River, #1)

Title: The Last Sister (Columbia River #1)

Author:  Kendra Elliot

Stars: 5

Review: 
As a fan of Kendra Elliot series I couldn't wait to see Zander story as well as is back story.  Kendra Elliot is a gifted story teller bringing readers into the heart of her story that will cling to every word that is written wondering if the story will have the ending readers have comes to know from the author of if she will change her style and bring readers a unexpected surprise.
 No matter what the author does she is the master of Romantic suspense with a balance of back story, romance, mystery and heart pounding moments.
Thank you to Netgalley and the author for a copy of Kendra Elliot Last Sister. Thighs is a can't miss series!

Synopsis:
Twenty years ago Emily Mills’s father was murdered, and she found his body hanging in the backyard. Her younger sister, Madison, claims she was asleep in her room. Her older sister, Tara, claims she was out with friends. The tragedy drove their mother to suicide and Tara to leave town forever. The killer was caught. The case closed.
Ever since, Emily and Madison have tried to forget what happened that night—until an eerily similar murder brings it all back. It also brings FBI special agent Zander Wells to the Oregon logging town. As eager as he is to solve the brutal double slaying, he is just as intrigued with the mystery of Emily’s and her sisters’ past.
When more blood is shed, Zander suspects there’s a secret buried in this town no one wants unearthed. Is it something Emily and Madison don’t know? Or aren’t telling? And Tara? Maybe Emily can’t bear to find her. Because when Tara disappeared, she took a secret of her own with her

About The Author:
She grew up in the lush Pacific Northwest and still lives there with her family and three cats. She's fascinated with forensics, refuses to eat anything green, and dreams of living every day in flip flops.

Monday, January 20, 2020

Book Review: Winter Takes All by M.L. Erdahl

Winter Takes All
Title: Winter Takes All

Author: M.L. Erdahl

Stars: 4

Review:
The author M.L. Erdahl is able to bring a wonderful balance between romance and the cozy mystery where the characters blend well together and are able to bring readers a fun mystery that flows well and gives readers something exciting to look forward to since this is the beginning of a series.
The author even made the landscape almost as if it is a character alive and working with the different characters in the stories.
Thank you to Netgalley for a copy of M.L. Erdahl Winter Takes All

Synopsis:
Crystal Rainey is aghast when she realizes her new year's resolutions haven't changed one whit from the previous year. Wanting to escape a future as dreary as a Pacific Northwest winter, she walks out on her dead-end office job, despite her tenuous savings account.
Stumbling across a job opening posted by a wilderness guide outfit, an intrigued Crystal bluffs her way into the position. With handsome fellow guide, the stalwart Conner Oakes, she leads a corporate retreat on a snowshoe hike to a majestic alpine chalet.
But when the company's detestable owner turns up dead in the snow, she fears her new life and budding romance slipping away. She finally has something worth fighting for and is determined to solve the murder and grab her chance at happiness before it's too late.

Kindle Edition264 pages
Published October 23rd 2019 by The Wild Rose Press

About The Author:
Award-winning ML Erdahl lives amidst the trees of the Pacific Northwest, where he pens humorous cozy mystery novels set in the wilderness he has spent his lifetime exploring. The only thing slowing him down is when his adorable rescue dogs, Skip and Daisy, demand to be petted and cuddled on his lap while he types. When he's not wandering the mountains, you can find him gardening, reading, or searching for the best coffee in Seattle with his wife, Emily.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Book Review: Risk It All (Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters #2) by Katie Ruggle

Risk It All (Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters #2)

Title: Risk It All (Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters #2)

Author: Katie Ruggle

Stars: 4

Review:
I will admit I am a huge fan of Katie Ruggle and the characters she brings alive on paper.  Cara comes off as little juvenile at first but as the story evolves so does Cara. The characters finds her voice and becomes strong and willing to take care things. AS always her male leads are too good to be true but are strong willing to right the wrong.
 Katie Ruggle is able to bring to life a city, people, and a community as well villains who will have readers unable to put the book or series down.
Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for the advance copy of  Katie Ruggle Risk It All.

Synopsis:
Cara Pax never wanted to be a bounty hunter. She's happy to leave chasing criminals and tackling skips to her sisters. But if she wants her dreams of escaping the family business to come true, she's got one last job to finish... Only problem is, she doesn't think her bounty is guilty.

Henry Kavenski is a man with innocence to prove. When he realizes that Cara believes him, he'll do anything to keep her out of harm's way. Escaping criminals and dodging cops might not be the best time to fall in love, but Henry and Cara won't give up, not when there's a chance at a new life ahead--if they can survive the fall.


Paperback352 pages
Expected publication: December 31st 2019 by Sourcebooks Casablanca

About The Author:
A fan of the old adage “write what you know”, Katie Ruggle lived in an off-grid, solar- and wind-powered house in the Rocky Mountains until her family lured her back to Minnesota. When she’s not writing, Katie rides horses, trains her three dogs, cross-country skis (badly) and travels to warm places where she can scuba dive. A graduate of the Police Academy, Katie received her ice-rescue certification and can attest that the reservoirs in the Colorado mountains really are that cold. A fan of anything that makes her feel like a bad-ass, she has trained in Krav Maga, boxing and gymnastics.

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