Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Book Review In Too Deep (Station Seventeen #3) by Kimberly Kincaid

In Too Deep by Kimberly Kincaid
Title:  In Too Deep (Station Seventeen #3) 

Author:  Kimberly Kincaid 

Stars: 4 out of 5

Review:
The author Kimberly Kincaid has written a surprising good romantic suspense story that will have romance readers loving the steamy love scenes and action suspense readers will love the non stop action. Each reader will be wanting more by the time they finish the book.

 The characters are flawed which can making them difficult to like but they are real.

Kimberly Kincaid did her research having readers feel as if they are learning about being a paramedic without being boring.  In a field of Emergency personal the PTSD is a given. As Quinn refuses to admit she is struggle can become annoying and very real because no one wants to admit they have PTSD.

With all romantic suspense novel I know everyone eyes color, eye brow colors and how beautiful they are.  It was a bit much. 
I saw the "twist come as a reader but kept on reading. 

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the advance copy.

Sysnpsis:

As Station Seventeen’s rookie, Luke Slater knows his fire and EMS training will be both rigorous and risky, but he never imagined having to partner up with the one woman he wants to keep at arm’s length most of all. Quinn Copeland is as wide-open as Luke is reserved. He has no interest in letting the sweet and sexy paramedic rock his hard-earned control. But the need for composure becomes the need to survive when they find themselves in the crosshairs of a brutal gang leader on their first shift together.

Paramedic Quinn Copeland’s station mates aren’t just her friends. They’re her family. She’d do anything to keep them safe—including reluctantly trusting her impossible-to-read, impossibly gorgeous new partner with the one thing she holds close. As the passion between Luke and Quinn goes from a slow burn to a sizzle, their steps grow more and more dangerous, both in the fire house and out. Can they outwit a cold-blooded killer and face the fears that could cost them everything? Or are they in too deep


Kindle Edition345 pages
Expected publication: October 17th 2017 

About The Author
Kimberly Kincaid
Kimberly Kincaid writes contemporary romance that splits the difference between sexy and sweet. When she's not sitting cross-legged in an ancient desk chair known as "The Pleather Bomber", she can be found practicing obscene amounts of yoga, whipping up anything from enchiladas to ├ęclairs in her kitchen, or curled up with her nose in a book. Kimberly is a USA Today best-seller and 2015 RWA RITA® finalist who lives (and writes!) by the mantra that food is love. She resides in Virginia with her wildly patient husband and their three daughters.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Book Review The Rogue That I Want (Rogues Of Redmere #1) by Samantha Holt

You're the Rogue That I Want
Title: The Rogue That I Want (Rogues Of Redmere #1)

Author: Samantha Holt 

Stars: 4 stars out of 5

Review:
I always enjoy a historical romance that has a strong female main character and this story has one of the best. A bluestocking who knows what she wants and proceeds to accomplish her set task. Her unwilling partner is Red, the Earl of Redmere, whom she believes to be a notorious smuggler on the Cornish coast and is unaware of his true status. During their long and hard journey from Cornwall to London, to deliver an ancient relic, love blossoms.

I have given this book a four star rating.

I obtained this book from Amazon in Kindle format.
Thank you Frank for your review

Synopsis:
Red never shies away from a challenge.
Never.
But when Miss Hannah St. John strides into his life demanding—yes, demanding—he help her, he’s certain she’s more challenge than even he can handle.
Hannah is determined to transport an artifact from France—one that will change everything—even if it means working with a lawless man like Red. Nothing is more important than preserving history.
Nothing.
Not even the touch of a smuggler who inconceivably makes her stomach twist.
When it becomes clear the irritating bluestocking will do anything for this blasted artifact and needs saving from herself, the earl-turned-smuggler steps in.
Carting a cursed stone across the country with a know-it-all woman is not Red’s idea of fun, particularly when their journey runs far from smoothly…so why does he find himself enjoying her company just a little too much?
 



ebook
Published October 26th 2016

About The Author:
Samantha Holt
Samantha Holt resides in Warwickshire, England, with her twin girls, having followed her soldier husband around the UK for nearly 10 years. Growing up in Hampshire, she was inspired by the authors Jane Austen and Elizabeth Gaskell, both of whom lived and wrote only miles from her home town.

Samantha loves the romance genre and has been devouring romantic literature for as long as she can remember. History is another passion of hers and she loves to combine her love for history and romance into exciting and passionate tales


Friday, October 13, 2017

Book Review: Let the Dead Lie (McKay, #1) by W.L. Brooks

Let the Dead Lie by W.L. Brooks
Title: Let the Dead Lie (McKay, #1)

Author: W.L. Brooks 

Stars: 3 stars out of 5

Review:
I loved the idea story but the excursionist was lacking.  At times the story was a struggle to fully understand due to the verbage (Sp) that was being used. I understand that it was suppose to be a little on the backwoods side but had the author given readers a year in which the story was taking place I think it would have help understand the way people communicate or reacted to certain events.

It is a sweet romance with enough mystery for reader to enjoy.  Romance was odd at best of times and confusing. The story didn't flow as well as I had hoped which could be due to editing or the authors writing style.
The author sets the story up to follow the adoptive girls as they turn into women leaving a cliffhanger open to keep readers hooked.  If you follow the story well enough the cliffhanger I don't think will be much a of a cliffhanger at all.
While I really wanted to love this book I found the writing style, the editing and lack of time confusing.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for a copy of the book for my review.

Synopsis:
A widower with four adopted daughters, Emmit McKay likes to keep a handle on things. But nothing can prepare the former FBI sharpshooter for the battles coming to his small hometown. Especially the one which arrives in such a tempting package. 
Savannah Walker moves to Blue Creek to take over as principal of the school Emmit’s daughters attend. With a masters’ degree in education and a no-nonsense attitude, she is caught off guard by the behavior of the McKay girls and never expects to fall in love with them—or in lust with their father. But her intimacy with the family stirs up rumors and unearths secrets. 
Savannah and Emmit cannot deny the chemistry which draws them together, but the closer they get, the more dangerous the stakes become. When a murderer is hidden amongst you, you can’t let the dead lie.


Paperback314 pages
Published September 15th 2017 by The Wild Rose Press

About The Author:
W.L. Brooks
W.L. Brooks was born with an active imagination.  When characters come into her mind, she has to give them a life- a chance to tell their stories. With a coffee cup in her hand and a cat by her side, she spends her days letting the ideas flow onto paper.  A voracious reader, she draws her inspiration from mystery, romance, suspense and a dash of the paranormal.

A native of Virginia Beach, she is currently living in Western North Carolina. Pick up her latest novel, Let the Dead Lie-available September 15th, 2017!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Book Review Did I Mention I Won The Lottery? by Julie Butterfield

Did I Mention I Won The Lottery?
Title:  Did I Mention I Won The Lottery

Author: Julie Butterfield 

Stars: 4.5 Stars out of  5

Review:
An delightful entertaining story of a middle-aged English woman who wins 15.7 million pounds ($19.3) and how it changes her life. As you enjoy this tale you will find yourself on the moral right and unconsciously urging her to take what you know is the right action. I will not tell you how it ends but will leave it to you to agree or disagree with her final decision. I was with her in her decision but not with how she did it and felt she was over generous.

I have rated this book 4.5 stars.

I obtained this book from Amazon in Kindle format.

Synopsis:
Rebecca Miles has won the lottery and is now living a millionaire lifestyle. The only problem is – she hasn’t told her husband. So at weekends she’s a dutiful wife in Darlington, working at the local deli and making shepherd’s pie for dinner, but during the week she’s living in her new mansion in Leeds spending her days shopping whilst her husband thinks she’s looking after her sick mother. Will she get the courage to tell him before he finds out for himself? And can several million pounds in your bank account save a failing marriage?


Kindle Edition250 pages
Published May 28th 2013

About The Author:
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4180934.Julie_Butterfield
https://www.amazon.com/Julie-Butterfield/e/B01BQDWU8O

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Book Review: The Four Horsemen (The Alvise Marangon Mysteries #2) by Gregory Dowling

The Four Horsemen by Gregory Dowling
Title: The Four Horsemen (The Alvise Marangon Mysteries #2)

Author: Gregory Dowling

Stars: 4 out of 5 stars

Review:
The Four Horsemen is the second in The Alvise Marangon Series and while I wasn't lost in the story the author had me wondering about the words he used. When a readers can't figure out a word it taken them out of the story bring it to a crawl.  While most readers will be ale to figure out the meaning of the different words non the less other will struggle causing them to leave the story behind.
The Alvise is a tour guide in the city of Venice. The author Gregory Dowling is able to paint such a beautiful picture readers will feel like the are walking the streets. Gregory Dowling has a wonderful ability to create banter that flows from the different characters making memorial moments in the story.
While this story doesn't stand out from all the other authors who write about unknown forces his ability to paint pictures of the locations will bring readers to Venice never wanting to leave.

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher Thomas Dunne Books for the advance copy


Synopsis:
The second of two historical thrillers set in 18th century Venice, featuring a tour guide who is drafted as part of the Venetian secret service.

Tour guide Alvise Marangon thinks he knows Venice better than ever, but now finds himself ensnared by mysteries as obscure as the city and in many cases just as old.

Certain that he is finally about to have his guide’s license revoked after a tavern brawl, Alvise is instead dragooned into the service of Missier Grande, who has linked the death of one of his agents to a secret society known as the Four Horsemen. Every attempt that Missier Grande makes to investigate the matter is blocked by forces on high, and enlisting Alvise is a move of last resort—one last-ditch effort to uncover the crimes of the present in the secrets of the past before the future claims more lives.

Among the dark arcades and fetid canals of 18th century Venice, Alvise is the one who finds himself led on a tour, at any turn of which could lie a fresh corpse or an ancient conspiracy


Hardcover304 pages
Expected publication: October 10th 2017 by Thomas Dunne Books

About The Author:

Gregory Dowling
Gregory Dowling grew up in Bristol, UK. He studied English Literature at Christ Church, Oxford. He moved to Italy after graduating and has lived there since 1979, teaching in language schools in Naples, Siena, Verona and eventually Venice, where he has lived since 1981. He is now Associate Professor of American Literature at Ca' Foscari University of Venice. He published four thrillers in the 1980s and 1990s and then devoted himself to academic work and translation. He returned to fiction in 2015, with his novel set in 18th-century Venice, Ascension, and the sequel The Four Horsemen in 2017 (the Alvise Marangon Mysteries). 
His academic work mainly concerns British and American poetry; he has published a study of American narrative poetry, a study of the poet David Mason, a guidebook to Byron's Venice and has co-edited two anthologies of 20th-century poetry. He has also published numerous essays and articles on writers from the Romantic period to the present day. He was non-fiction editor for the magazine Able Muse for several years and is responsible for the British section of the Italian poetry magazine Semicerchio. He has also written numerous articles on Venice, and was responsible for the sightseeing pages of the first five editions of the Time Out Guide to Venice. He is on the board of the committee for a new museum in Ravenna devoted to Lord Byron, due to open in 2019.

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