Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Book Review: All Fired Up (Road to Love #3) by Lori Foster

All Fired Up
Title: All Fired Up (Road to Love #3)

Author:  Lori Foster

Stars: 4

Lori Foster is able to blend a cast of characters that are like and lovable.  Everyone from the first two books are back and ready for what is coming at them.  The story is able how family not matter if you are blood or not you are loved, protected and never alone.
Charlotte is feisty, funny, and the sister all brother should have.  Mitch is the brother who desire family but doesn't feel worthy of that unexpected love.
The story has it slow moment and a lot of inner dialogue that slows down the story.
 The characters are fun, humors and stay true to the series that Lori Foster created.  
All Fired UP can be read as a stand alone novel as the author gets reader caught up quickly without taking away from the main story.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the advance copy of Lori Foster All Fried Up.

Charlotte Parrish has always wanted a certain kind of man: someone responsible, settled, boring. Bad boys need not apply. But when her car leaves her stranded and a mysterious stranger with brooding eyes and a protective streak comes to her rescue, she can’t deny how drawn she is to him. In town searching for family he’s never met, Mitch is everything she never thought she wanted—and suddenly everything she craves.

Finding his half brothers after all these years is more than Mitch Crews has allowed himself to wish for. Finding love never even crossed his mind…until he meets Charlotte. She’s sweet, warmhearted, sexier than she knows—and too damn good for an ex-con like him. But when his past comes back to haunt him, putting Charlotte—and the family he’s come to care for—in danger, Mitch isn’t playing by the rules. He’s already surrendered his heart, but now he’ll risk his life.

book384 pages
Expected publication: November 19th 2019 by HQN Books

About The Author:
Since first publishing in January 1996, Lori Foster has become a USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly and New York Times bestselling author. Lori has published through a variety of houses, including Kensington, St. Martin’s, Harlequin, Silhouette, Samhain, and Berkley/Jove. She is currently published with HQN.

Lori hosts a very special annual “Reader & Author” event in West Chester, Ohio. Proceeds from the event have benefited many worthy causes, including the Hamilton County YWCA Battered Women’s Shelter, the Animal Adoption Foundation, The Conductive Learning Center for children with spina bifida and cerebral palsy, and The One Way Farm, Children’s Home.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Book Review: Fire in the Knight (Mobile Intelligence Team #3) by Louise Dawn

Fire in the Knight (Mobile Intelligence Team, #3)
Title: Fire in the Knight (Mobile Intelligence Team #3)

Author:  Louise Dawn

Stars: 3 1\2 

Louise Dawn is able to write a story of characters that readers will want to read more of.  The story works but is lacking the balance needed in Romantic Suspense series that readers need to find a complete story and connect with characters.
While this is the first in the series I have read I could be missing something the other two books had that would have had readers better connecting with characters.
 The man and female lead work well together and the story flows well enough.
Thank you to Netgalley for a copy of Louise Dawn Fire In the Knight.

She’s getting lost…

When Charlotte Quinn’s father passes away, she escapes her small town life. Taking a break from running their Wyoming farm, Charlie travels to Europe and Northern Africa with her dance group. But when an assault in Malta leaves her injured and scared, she turns to a fierce-looking family friend, a man who seems to despise her.

He’s finding her…

Dave “Donnie” Wilson knows all too well what it’s like to lose a loved one, and he can’t stop thinking about the farm girl who raises his blood pressure. When Donnie discovers the attack, the MIT2 Intelligence Specialist digs further and what he finds has him running to Charlie’s side.

With a ruthless assassin and hired killers chasing them across Morocco, will Donnie be able to exfil her in time? And will the lethal analyst be able to preserve the walls around his weary heart?

About The Author:
 write fast-paced, gritty romantic suspense. I've lived an adventurous - sometimes harebrained - life in South Africa, the Middle East, and Utah. Thanks to numerous careers and escapades (Jill of all trades, master of some) I've been lucky enough to have traveled the globe.

I love to write about strong independent women and the men that support them. I try not to include any weak-ass protagonists in my books - if I ever do - you have permission to kick my typist bum. When I'm not writing about men whose beards smell of Cordite, I work as a Corporate Trainer in Utah.

I love British Chocolate, and my little wigglebum 'British' Cocker Spaniel.

Monday, November 11, 2019

Book Review: Cavanaugh Stakeout by Marie Ferrarella

Title: Cavanaugh Stakeout 

Author: Marie Ferrarella

Stars: 5

Readers are going to fall in love with Nik Kowalski and her sassy attitude that will keep readers smiling as Finn is grinding his teeth.  The romance happens naturally and flows well with the story.  Marie Ferrarella is able to blend romance, humor, action, mystery giving readers the whole package they are looking for in a Harlequin Suspense Romance.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for an advance copy of Marie Ferrarella Cavanaugh Stakeout.

When a civilian disappears, Detective Finn Cavanaugh catches the case. His partner-in-catching-crime? Brainy and beautiful insurance investigator Nik Kowalski, whose method of pursuing people clashes with Finn’s own—and whose charms prove all too alluring. As their missing-person case heats up, Nik and Finn race to find the killer haunting their waking nightmares.

About The Author:
Marie was only 14 when she first laid eyes on the man she would marry, truly her first love, Charles Ferrarella. During her days at Queens College, New York, acting started to lose its glamour as Marie spent more and more time writing. After receiving her English degree, specialising in Shakespearean comedy, Marie and her family moved to Southern California, where she still resides today.

After an interminable seven weeks apart, Charles decided he couldn't live without her and came out to California to marry his childhood sweetheart. Ever practical, Marie was married in a wash-and-wear wedding dress that she sewed herself, appliqués and all. "'Be prepared' has always been my motto,"the author jokes. This motto has been stretched considerably by her two children, Nikky and Jessi, "but basically, it still applies," she says.

In November of 1981, she sold her first novel for Harlequin. Marie, who now has written over 150 novels, has one goal: to entertain, to make people laugh and feel good. "That's what makes me happy," she confesses. "That, and a really good romantic evening with my husband." She's keeping her fingers crossed that her reader's enjoy reading her books as much as she enjoyed writing them.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Book Review: Fear Me, Fear Me Not (Gavert City #1) by Elodie Nowodazkij

Fear Me, Fear Me Not (Gavert City #1)
Title: Fear Me, Fear Me Not (Gavert City #1)

Author: Elodie Nowodazkij

Stars: 3 1\2

I am not sure what it is but something is missing from this book to make it great.  The killer, the characters, the mystery work and while I believe most readers will be able to figure out the killer.  It doesn't seem to make as much since as some readers would like. 
The story will keep readers up all night hoping for the ending they envision in their minds
Thank you to Netgalley and a copy of Elodie Nowodazkij Fear Me, Fear Me Not.

Seventeen-year-old cheerleader Erin Hortz has been warned about the Angel Killer all her life. She never walks alone in the dark. She doesn’t talk to strangers. She doesn’t accept drinks at parties. All she wants is to finish her senior year with a win at the Miss Junior Queen of Hearts pageant, capture the perfect light over the lake with her new camera, and finally catch the attention of her best friend Nadia’s brother—former football star Dimitri Kuklev. Since his injury, they’ve been spending a lot of time together. And getting to know the real Dimitri—not the one she put on a pedestal in her diary is better than she could ever have imagined. And she’s falling hard.

Nineteen-year-old Dimitri’s injury brought him from football superstar with universities from all around the country knocking at his door to not knowing what he wants to do with his life. Taking classes at the local community college is supposed to get him back on track, but all he wants is to be on the field again. The only person who seems to understand him is the one he swore to keep in the friend zone: Erin. His sister Nadia’s best friend and the reason why he can’t keep a girlfriend. Between their early morning jogs, their time spent at the lake laughing, and their late night conversations, he’s having a hard time remembering why it’s such a bad idea.
But when Nadia doesn’t come home after a party, Dimitri and Erin know they must find her before it’s too late—even if that means risking their own lives and everything Erin’s ever known.

Because the main suspect is Erin’s father.

About The author:
Elodie Nowodazkij was raised in a tiny village in France, where she could always be found a book in hand. At nineteen, she moved to the US, where she learned she’d never lose her French accent. Now she lives in Maryland with her husband, their dog and their cat.

She's also a serial smiley user.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Book Review: Lethal Redemption (Steele Ops #2) by April Hunt

Lethal Redemption (Steele Ops, #2)
Title:  Lethal Redemption (Steele Ops #2) 

Author:  April Hunt 

Stars: 4

The story pick up where Steele ops book one leaves off.  This isn't really a stand alone novel. The characters and story flow better starting with the first book due to many different characters.
Grace and Cade work will together and their romance makes since as well a their concern for each other.  The story is interesting with the cult, mother wanting more out of life.  Parts of the story felt as if they were written with a different story in mind and tossed in without the right balance to make the story flow evenly.

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the advance copy of April Hunt by Lethal Redemption. 

Top FBI profiler Grace Steele was just a girl when she escaped the Order of the New Dawn, and she’s spent the last seventeen years trying to forget her time there. But when private security firm Steele Ops needs her help extracting a young woman from the secretive cult’s clutches, she’s all in. Even though the mission requires posing as the fiancée of the only man who’s ever broken her heart.

It’s been nine years since Cade Wright turned his back on his childhood sweetheart, and he’s never stopped regretting it. Now that they’re forced to work together, he knows this is his opportunity to show Grace how much he’s changed. But the deeper they get pulled into New Dawn, the clearer it becomes that the demons still haunting Grace are very real, and Cade will have to risk everything to keep her safe . . . including his own life.

About The Author:
April blames her chocolate addiction on being born near the country chocolate capital in Hershey, Pennsylvania. When April's not busy raising her husband and two young children (yes, that's worded correctly), she can be found writing about her next brooding alpha hero and the woman who can easily bring him to his knees.

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