Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Book Review: Operation K-9 Brothers (Operation K-9 Brothers #1) by Sandra Owens

 




Title: Operation K-9 Brothers (Operation K-9 Brothers #1) 

Author: Sandra Owens 

Stars: 4

Review:

This is the beginning of what might be a interesting romantic suspense's series.   Sandra Owens uses more of the romance to tell the story and less the suspense but even with that it is a fast pace series that readers of romantic suspense novels will enjoy. 

The characters are fun and readers will connect with them quickly. The author takes a topic that some might find as difficult to discuses and writes it with respect to the character development.  The author does introduce you to characters that will be coming up in the series at least I hope.  Otherwise the author has a few too many plot holes.

This is a summer read by the pool.

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the advance copy of Sandra Owens Operation K-9 Brothers. 

Synopsis:

Navy SEAL Jack Daniels (save the jokes, he’s heard them all) and his trusty Belgian Malinois sidekick, Dakota, are back home in Asheville, North Carolina, after a bomb left them scarred. Unable to accept that he’ll never be able to return to his team, Jack is looking for a miracle. What he isn’t looking for is a permanent relationship, though he’s open to a no-strings distraction at the magic hands of gorgeous local potter Nichole Masters.

Nichole is on a losing streak with men. Her ex-boyfriend won’t stay gone, a competitor is out to ruin her business and even her rescue pup, Rambo, is refusing to get in line. A chance run-in with a navy SEAL turned canine companion trainer might solve the dog problem. The fact Jack is easy on the eyes doesn’t hurt, either.

But when Nichole feels like she’s being watched, Jack is the only person she can turn to. He’s a protector and problem solver by nature and training. Accepting his protection is one thing—Nichole didn’t count on falling in love.

ebook
Expected publication: January 26th 2021 by Carina Press

About The Author:

An award winning author, Sandra Owens lives in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Her family and friends often question her sanity, but have ceased being surprised by what she might get up to next. She’s jumped out of a plane, flown in an aerobatic plane while the pilot performed thrilling stunts, has flown Air Combat (two fighter planes dogfighting, pretending to shoot at each other with laser guns), and rode a Harley motorcycle for years. She regrets nothing.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Book Review: Hunted in Conard County by Rachel Lee



Title: Hunted in Conard County (Conard Country Next Generation)

Author:  Rachel Lee

Stars: 5

Review:

Hunted in Conard County is a slow moving story that will pull at everyone heart strings with the attack of women in the small town community.

Kerri Addison feels like a broken human and her struggles everyone can relate to as she struggles to find her place in the world that changed dramatically. 

Stu is the perfect person to take Kerri under his wing.  He is your typical Harlequin Romance hero flawed, strong and willing to do anything to protect those his calls family.

The author dives deep in a dark, emotional, world that readers will struggle with the emotions they will feel.  

I found a lot of what the author wrote to be true and found myself reflecting on my own personal struggles and how I want to do everything on my own, even though I need help from others.  

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the advance copy of Rachel Lee Hunted in Conard County.

Synopsis:

He’s by her side, every step of the way Injury has left ex-cop Kerri Addison with seizures, diminished self-confidence and a dread of relationships. Now she teaches criminal law in a town where a cunning rapist is at large. Drawn to investigate with Sergeant Stuart Canady, Kerri knows there is much to fear. But with fear comes grit, an effective weapon against this monster. Falling for her handsome new partner—now that’s another danger entirely…and one that might get her killed.

ebook288 pages
Expected publication: February 1st 2021 by Harlequin Romantic Suspense

About the Author:

Rachel Lee is a New York Times best-selling author and the winner of Six Romantic Times magazine Reviewers' Choice Awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award, and is a five-time finalist for the Romance Writers of America's RITA® Award. She has penned a wide variety of novels in several genres including fantasy, romantic suspense, and romantic comedy. She resides in Tampa, Florida

Monday, January 11, 2021

Book Review: Lethal Intent by Cara C. Putman

 


Title: Lethal Intent

Author: Cara C. Putman 

Stars: 5

Review:

Lethal Intent is a edge of your seat thriller that will have reader needing to read the story and finish it right away because they might worry what will happen to the characters when they close the book.

Cara. C. Putman writing style and character development will pull readers in giving them characters to cheer and fall in love with.  Her ability to explain medical information without slowing down the story which is impressive.

The story is fast pace but will keep readers hooked with author ability to tell a story that will pull at readers heart stings.

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the advance copy of Cara C. Putman Lethal Intent.

Synopsis:

Caroline Bragg’s life has never been better. She and Brandon Lancaster are taking their relationship to the next level, and she has a new dream job as legal counsel for Praecursoria—a research lab that is making waves with its cutting-edge genetic therapies. The company’s leukemia treatments even promise to save desperately sick kids—kids like eleven-year-old Bethany, a critically ill foster child at Brandon’s foster home. 

When Caroline’s enthusiastic boss wants to enroll Bethany in experimental trials prematurely, Caroline objects, putting her at odds with her colleagues. They claim the only goal at Praecursoria is to save lives. But does someone have another agenda? 

Brandon faces his own crisis. As laws governing foster homes shift, he’s on the brink of losing the group home he’s worked so hard to build. When Caroline learns he’s a Praecursoria investor, it becomes legally impossible to confide in him. Will the secrets she keeps become a wedge that separates them forever? And can she save Bethany from the very treatments designed to heal her? 

Paperback336 pages
Expected publication: January 12th 2021 by Thomas Nelson

About The Author:

Cara C. Putman lives in Indiana with her husband and four children. She lectures full time in law and ethics at Purdue University's Krannert School of Managment as well as practices law. She has loved reading and writing from a young age and now realizes it was all training for writing books. She loves bringing history and legal romantic suspense to life.

An honors graduate of the University of Nebraska, George Mason University School of Law, and Krannert School of Management, Cara left small town Nebraska and headed to Washington, D.C., to launch her career in public policy.

Cara is an author chasing hard after God as she lives a crazy life. She invites you to join her on that journey. She's currently writing her 32nd book with more on the way. Please check out her website to learn more about her books and read first chapters

Book Review: The Patriot (Hayden Family #1) by Jennifer Millikin

 


Title: The Patriot (Hayden Family #1)

Author: Jennifer Millikin 

Stars : 4

Review

This is 100% your small town cowboy romance with two characters who both have struggles and demons in their past. The story is well thought out the characters and have a purpose in he story more than falling in love.

The author tells a predictable yet well written story romance readers will fall in love with.

Thank you to Netgalley for the advance copy of Jennifer Millikin The Patriot.

Synopsis:

My family’s legacy is spread out in front of me, just waiting for me to seize it. If it weren’t for one outdated rule, I’d be the owner of the Hayden Cattle Company and my aging father could retire.

When Dakota Wright shows up to buy and develop twenty acres of Hayden land, I see more than a pretty mouth and strawberry blonde hair. I see a way around the decree keeping me from getting what I want.

And, as luck would have it, Dakota has a big problem of her own. We strike two deals: one for the land, and a second that’ll make both our problems a distant memory.

It isn’t too long before I realize I’m in over my head. I’ve convinced myself the ends should justify the means, but everything begins to fall apart when my birthright is no longer all that I’m after.

I never thought there’d be anything I could love more than my ranch and my country.
I was wrong.

Turns out, I want it all.
Including her.

Paperback356 pages
Published January 11th 2021 by JNM LLC

About The Author:

Jennifer Millikin is a two-time recipient of the Readers Favorite award. She writes contemporary fiction with elements of romance, emotion, and hard-learned lessons. Her characters are flawed and authentic, and some parts of her stories are more fact than fiction.

Saturday, January 9, 2021

Book Review: The Ever After (The Omte Origins #3) by Amanda Hocking

 


Title: The Ever After (The Omte Origins #3) 

Author: Amanda Hocking

Stars: 5

Review:

Amanda Hocking ends her trilogy to the Omte Origins.  The first several sections cover what happened in the first two books. Making sure readers are caught up before the big battle at the end of the work which is epic.

The author answers all the questions that were left hanging in the first two books.

Thank you to Netgalley for an advance copy of Amanda Hocking The Ever After.

Sysnpsis:

Nestled along the bluffs of the forested coast lies the secret kingdom of the Omte--a realm filled with wonder...and as many secrets.

The Ever After closes the last trilogy of the long-running Trylle series.

About The Author:

AMANDA HOCKING is the author of over twenty young adult novels, including the New York Times bestselling Trylle Trilogy and Kanin Chronicles. Her love of pop culture and all things paranormal influence her writing. She spends her time in Minnesota, taking care of her menagerie of pets and working on her next book.

Several of her books have made the New York Times Bestsellers list. Her zombie series, The Hollows, has been adapted into a graphic novel by Dynamite. She has published over twenty novels, including The Kanin Chroniclesthe Watersong quartetMy Blood Approves series, the Valkyrie duology, and Freeks .

Her next books are the Omte Origins, a trilogy set in the world of the Trylle and Kanin. The first book The Lost City will be out July 7, 2020, and the second book The Morning Flower will be out August 5, 2020.

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