Saturday, June 30, 2018

Book Review Broken Promise (Sons of Broad #3) by Tara Thomas

Broken Promise (Sons of Broad #3)
Title: Broken Promise (Sons of Broad #3)

Author: Tara Thomas

Stars: 5 stars

Review:
Broken Promises is part of a series and while it can be read as a stand alone novel I think readers will benefit from starting with book 1 instead of book 3.

Tara Thomas is able to bring readers into the world that is part soap opera with missing sisters, cheating spouses and a sister no one knew about.  Romance that will have readers needing more and mystery that will have readers needing more after that finished the book.

Broken Promises is a romance where readers know there will be a HEA but it isn't about finding out who is the killer or if they main characters find they are meant for each other.  This story is about the journey that brings two people who are meant to be together.

The banter at times flows will with the story and other time feels forced.  This is a must read for Romantic Suspense readers.

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher St. Martin's Paperbacks for the advance copy of Tara Thomas Broken Promises 

Synopsis:
Charleston Police Officer Alyssa Adams made a promise years ago to protect innocent women from harm. Now, she won’t rest until she can reunite every lost daughter with her family.Bring closure to every grieving husband. And, most of all, find out what happened the night her own sister disappeared, more than ten years ago…

As the eldest of the Benedict brothers, Kipling will stop at nothing to protect his family from a threat that aims to destroy them once and for all. But when a long-lost sibling is kidnapped by a powerful adversary, Alyssa is the only one he can turn to to get her back.

As Alyssa and Kipling band together to find their lost siblings, a powerful attraction builds between them that they can’t ignore. As the truth comes to light, will one broken promise tear them apart


Mass Market Paperback, 304 pages
Published June 26th 2018 by St. Martin's Paperbacks

About The Author:

https://thetarathomas.com/

Tara Thomas’s love of books and writing started as a child and though she wanted to be an author, she decided a degree in science was more practical. After fifteen years in the pharmaceutical industry, she returned to her first love and hasn’t looked back since.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Book Review: The House at Saltwater Point (Lavender Tides #2) by Colleen Coble

The House at Saltwater Point (Lavender Tides #2)
Title: The House at Saltwater Point (Lavender Tides #2)

Author: Colleen Coble

Stars: 5 stars

Review:
The House at Saltwater Point is a interesting mystery filled with family drama and love.

Colleen Coble is able to paint a world where fictional characters pop off the pages and into the readers homes. 

The House At Saltwater Point has a large cast of characters and I think a list of characters at the beginning of the story would help first time readers.  I will admit I mixed up a few Characters and who they were and related too. Readers are even introduced to long lost brothers who are found along with a possible sister. 
  Ellie is ever day woman who is flipping house and trying to balance family and co worker. When things take a turn for the worst everything moves so fast readers will be reading late into the night to figure out who the killer is.

Colleen Coble gives readers a more natural ending to the story that will leave readers satisfied.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher  Thomas Nelson for the advance copy

Synopsis:
Ellie Blackmore is making a name for herself as a young house flipper. But when her sister disappears, she can’t focus on anything but finding out what really happened. Blood on the floor might indicate that MacKenzie was killed and her body was removed.

Ellie is at odds with Grayson Bradshaw, the handsome Coast Guard intelligence officer who thinks MacKenzie faked her own death and is off enjoying her ill-gotten gains: billions of dollars in cocaine.

They both want the truth, but truth—and family—is often more complex than it may first appear.


Expected publication: July 3rd 2018 by Thomas Nelson

About The Author:
Colleen Coble
USAToday bestselling author Colleen Coble lives with her husband, Dave, in Indiana. She is the author of dozens of novels including the Rock Harbor Series, the Aloha Reef Series, the Mercy Falls Series, the Hope Beach Series, the Lonestar Series and two Women of Faith fiction selections, Alaska Twilight and Midnight Sea. She has more than 2 million books in print.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Book Review: Lost Innocence by Jannine Gallant

Lost Innocence
Title: Lost Innocence

Author: Jannine Gallant

Stars: 4 Stars

Review:
Lost Innocence starts off with sweet Nina Hutton enjoying her quite life than everything is turned upside down with someone breaking in her house, a new neighbor and his daughter moving in across the street and emotions no one wants to feel.

The author used certain charterers as placements until they were needed instead of using them throughout the story. 
The story is more romance than mystery but its the characters builds that will have readers hooked to the story.
As the story ends readers will see the twist coming.  Its the emotions that come along that readers will not expect.

Add this to your summer to be read pile and enjoy.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher  Lyrical Press, Inc for the advance copy of Jannine Gallant Lost Innocence. 

Synopsis:
BREATHTAKING BEACHES
Artist Nina Hutton finds a lottery ticket on the beach, stuffs the crumpled paper in her pocket--then forgets all about it. Distracted and shaken by a series of break-ins at her home, Nina turns to her handsome new neighbor for help and protection again and again.

MILES OF HIKING TRAILS
Since the death of his wife in a drive-by shooting, Teague O'Dell has moved from the city to the small town of Siren Cove, determined that his daughter will grow up in a safe environment. But when the intriguing woman next door is plagued by a mysterious vandal, he wonders if his new home harbors unexpected dangers. 
. . . AND HIDDEN THREATS
The winning lottery numbers have been revealed, and the owner will do whatever it takes to claim the prize. And the closer Nina and Teague get to each other, the closer they may get to exposing a horror that could cost them everything . 


Expected publication: June 26th 2018 by Lyrical Press, Inc

About the Author:
Jannine Gallant
Write what you know. I've taken this advice to heart, creating characters from small towns and plots that unfold in the great outdoors. I grew up in a tiny Northern California town and currently live in beautiful Lake Tahoe with my husband and two daughters. When I'm not busy writing, I hike or snowshoe in the woods around my home. Whether I'm writing contemporary, historical or romantic suspense, I bring the beauty of nature to my stories.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Book Review: Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier

Jar of Hearts
Title: Jar of Hearts

Author: Jennifer Hillier

Stars: 4 stars

Review:
Jar of Hearts is told in the past and present with secondary characters readers will enjoy.  The story is full of emotions, suspense, told with a brutal truth no one wants to face in the story.
This story is dark gritty and will not be for everyone but warning when  you start reading you will not be able to stop.  Everything you fear will be found in this book and more.

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher Minotaur Books for the advance copy of Jennifer Hillier Jar of Hearts.

Synopsis:
This is the story of three best friends: one who was murdered, one who went to prison, and one who's been searching for the truth all these years . . .

When she was sixteen years old, Angela Wong—one of the most popular girls in school—disappeared without a trace. Nobody ever suspected that her best friend, Georgina Shaw, now an executive and rising star at her Seattle pharmaceutical company, was involved in any way. Certainly not Kaiser Brody, who was close with both girls back in high school.

But fourteen years later, Angela Wong's remains are discovered in the woods near Geo's childhood home. And Kaiser—now a detective with Seattle PD—finally learns the truth: Angela was a victim of Calvin James. The same Calvin James who murdered at least three other women.

To the authorities, Calvin is a serial killer. But to Geo, he's something else entirely. Back in high school, Calvin was Geo's first love. Turbulent and often volatile, their relationship bordered on obsession from the moment they met right up until the night Angela was killed.

For fourteen years, Geo knew what happened to Angela and told no one. For fourteen years, she carried the secret of Angela's death until Geo was arrested and sent to prison.

While everyone thinks they finally know the truth, there are dark secrets buried deep. And what happened that fateful night is more complex and more chilling than anyone really knows. Now the obsessive past catches up with the deadly present when new bodies begin to turn up, killed in the exact same manner as Angela Wong.

How far will someone go to bury her secrets and hide her grief? How long can you get away with a lie? How long can you live with it?
 .


Expected publication: June 12th 2018 by Minotaur Books

About The Author:
Jennifer Hillier
Jennifer Hillier writes about dark, twisted people who do dark, twisted things. Born and raised in Toronto and a proud Canadian, she spent eight years in the Seattle area, which is where all her books are set.

She loves her son, her husband, the Seahawks, and Stephen King. Not equally, but close. She's the author of five novels. Her newest psychological suspense, JAR OF HEARTS, is coming June 12, 2018 from Minotaur Books. 

Learn more about her at jenniferhillier.ca.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Book Review: Built to Last (Black Knights Inc. #12) by Julie Ann Walker

Built to Last (Black Knights Inc., #12)
Title: Built to Last (Black Knights Inc. #12) 

Author: Julie Ann Walker 

Stars: 3 1/2 

Review:

Built To Last is possibly the last in the Black Knights Inc Series.  With all ends to a series it has a lot to live up to and it seems to be a tradition for authors to catch up readers with what is happening with couples from the other books.

  Unfortunately this book falls flat that readers will skip to the end to find out how the author brought readers favorite couples to their Happily Ever After.

Angel and Sonya story is told though different points of view as well as flash backs that don't drive the story forward just fills in the holes when the romance takes over and Sonya fall quickly for Angel.  The story feels rushed leaving long times fan disappointed with the outcome of the two love stories.  

The action and suspense didn't really live up to the exceptions.  It was slow, filled with too many monologues, bad dialogue, and a villain that could have been scary. Instead the author gave us a villain that was nothing more than a wasted character. 

Built to Last falls flat in a story, feels unfinished, lacks character development and finishes out a series with a dud instead of a bang.

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher Sourcebooks for the advance copy of Julie Ann Walker Built To Last.

Synopsis:
Masterful, mysterious, and completely ruthless, Jamin “Angel” Agassi joined the Black Knights Inc. after a mission-gone-wrong forced him to undergo extensive plastic surgery and change his name. He's going to bring down the world's worst crime syndicate, and hopefully keep Sonya Butler, a love from his past, from discovering who he really is...

When a dark-eyed stranger gets caught up in Sonya’s latest mission, she starts to question all her hard-won instincts. Something about Angel tells her he's more than he seems, and sometimes, when she least expects it, he reminds her of a man she used to know. As the bullets fly, she realizes that in love and war nothing is ever what it seems.


Expected publication: July 3rd 2018 by Sourcebooks (first published June 26th 2018)

About The Author:
Julie Ann Walker
Julie Ann Walker is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of award-winning romantic suspense. She has won the Book Buyers Best Award, been nominated for the National Readers Choice Award, the Australian Romance Reader Awards, and the Romance Writers of America's prestigious RITA award. Her latest release was named a Top Ten Romance of 2014 by Booklist. Her books have been described as "alpha, edgy, and downright hot." Most days you can find her on her bicycle along the lake shore in Chicago or blasting away at her keyboard, trying to wrangle her capricious imagination into submission.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Book Review Bronzed Betrayals (Bodies of Art #5) by Ritter Ames

Bronzed Betrayals (Bodies of Art, #5)
Title: Bronzed Betrayals (Bodies of Art #5)

Author:  Ritter Ames 

Stars: 5  out of 5

Review:
This is a series of book that art loves and mystery loves will not be able to get enough of.  Ritter Ames transport reader around the world following two characters that will remind you of the classic movies of Cat and Mouse. Laurel and Jack come alive as readers chase along side them in an adventure that end with perfect amount of action, mystery and sexual tension to keep reader dying for more.
This is the perfect action, adventure mystery that will give reader what they have been missing. Twist of James bond, add a dash of Oceans Movies, and shake of Remington Steele and you  have The Bodies Of Art Series. 
Thank you to the publisher Henery Press and author for the advance copy of Ritter Ames Bronzed Betrayals.

Synopsis:
A masterpiece swapped for a forgery, a murder victim left behind, and a relentless game of hide and seek all work to keep Laurel Beacham and Jack Hawkes on the run as they race to find answers and locate their quarry--despite roadblocks at every turn. This time the chase crisscrosses the Atlantic, as they pursue threads to murders and thefts that extend from the current day and back several decades.

A startling forgery points toward an unexpected new nemesis to contend with, and the team pursues a Paris forger for additional clues. When evidence starts falling into place, Laurel must use her connections and engage an unconventional resource to help bring an arrogant murderer to justice for crimes both contemporary and long past. Crimes that tie both personally and professionally to the Beacham name. While the ruthless criminal’s acts include art history ties, the threat to Laurel is a clear and present danger. It will take every trick and technique she and Jack can conjure to gain the evidence necessary to nab their enemy and start pulling down his empire—before he takes them down instead.

Bronzed Betrayals is the fifth title in the fast-paced Bodies of Art Mystery series from USA TODAY bestselling author Ritter Ames. The series features art heists, international settings and intrigue, and globetrotting over-the-top adventure with engaging characters focused on solving captivating crimes.


Expected publication: June 26th 2018 by Henery Press


About The Author:
Ritter Ames
Ritter Ames is the USA Today Bestselling author of the Organized Mysteries series and the Bodies of Art Mysteries series. When she's not writing or brainstorming new mysteries Ritter is usually trying to get her favorite yellow Lab to stay out of the pond, or keep her grouchy black cat from trying to give the dog away on Freecycle. Ritter would love to live on a boat and write from far flung locations around the globe, but the dog would constantly have to be fished from the water, and her husband and cat would just complain endlessly about the dog's smell, so staying on land seems to be the only good option to keep her sanity and not get sidetracked from writing.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Book Review: Major Crimes (Omega Sector: Under Siege #4) by Janie Crouch

 Major Crimes (Omega Sector: Under Siege #4)
Title: Major Crimes (Omega Sector: Under Siege #4)

Author: Janie Crouch

Star: 4

Review:
Since this is story is part of a ongoing series I was able to pick up the story pretty fast.  The story is your basic romance with action mixed in. The characters are likable enough that if readers had started from the beginning of the series they would be more attached to the different characters mentioned though out the book.
The story moves at a fast pace will make it a fun fast read for the summer pool.

This story is a stand alone but to really enjoy the story readers should start at the beginning.
 Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher  Harlequin Intrigue for the advance copy of Janie Crouch Major Crimes.

Synopsis:
Working together would bring down a killer

But her secrets could tear them apart…

Hayley Green never wanted to see Omega special agent Cain Bennett again. Ever. He seduced her, then sent her to prison for hacking, and Hayley’s only just started piecing her life back together. Except now Cain needs Hayley’s help to catch a murderer. Their past is colliding with their still-smoldering attraction…and the only thing more dangerous than the killer is the secrets Hayley’s been keeping.

Omega Sector: Under Siege
 


June 19th 2018 by Harlequin Intrigue

About The Author:
Janie Crouch
USA TODAY bestselling author Janie Crouch writes what she loves to read: passionate romantic suspense. She is a winner and/or finalist of multiple romance literary awards including the Golden Quill Award for Best Romantic Suspense, the National Reader’s Choice Award, and the coveted RITA© Award by the Romance Writers of America.

Janie recently relocated with her husband and their four teenagers to Germany (due to her husband's job as support for the U.S. Military), after living in Virginia for nearly 20 years. When she's not listening to the voices in her head (and even when she is), she enjoys engaging in all sorts of crazy adventures (200-mile relay races; Ironman Triathlons, treks to Mt. Everest Base Camp) traveling, and movies of all kinds. 

Her favorite quote: "Life is a daring adventure or nothing." ~ Helen Keller.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Book Review: Playing the Part by Robin Covington

Playing the Part
Title: Playing the Part 

Author: Robin Covington 

Stars: 3 1/2 stars

Review:

Playing The part is a your cheesy romance but has some truth about being in the public eye and how your are judge without anyone know who you really are and the struggles you face.
With that being said the story lacks character development. When the female lead Piper is introduced as strong but falls apart when the handsome leads wants into the room it makes you realize she is weak and lacks any time of strength.   It story would have more fun if Piper had more spunk and less blah.
The male lead Mick is boring lacks any type of sympathy and he is nothing more than a neanderthal who doesn't change or develop.   
The book had sex in it that doesn't really do anything but get the reader all hot and heavy.  It doesn't add to the story because their isn't much of a story there to being with.

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher Entangled: Brazen for an advance copy of  Robin Covington Playing The Part

Synopsis:
After publicly self-destructing over a heartbreak a year ago, bestselling romance writer Piper James is now making nice with her publisher by agreeing to teach Hollywood's favorite action star how to act like he's in love. Only playboy Mick Blackwell has no clue what love looks like. 

When a seductive heat ignites between Piper and Mick, she jumps at the chance for a bit of fun between the sheets, but with two stipulations: she's kept out of the public eye and things end when she returns to New York. Only Mick keeps changing the rules on her. Tempted by America's favorite bad boy, Piper is wondering how far she's willing to bend.


Published June 10th 2013 by Entangled: Brazen

About The Author:
Robin Covington
A USAToday bestseller, Robin Covington loves to explore the theme of fooling around and falling in love in her books. Her stories burn up the sheets. . .one page at a time. When she's not writing she's collecting tasty man candy, indulging in a little comic book geek love, hoarding red nail polish and stalking Chris Evans.

A 2016 RITA® Award nominee, Robin's books have won the Golden Leaf Award and finaled in the Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice, the Book Seller's Best and the National Reader's Choice Awards. 

She lives in Maryland with her handsome husband, her two brilliant children (they get it from her, of course!), and her beloved furbabies, Dutch and Dixie Joan Wilder (Yes - THE Joan Wilder)


Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Book Review: Dead Girls (Normal #2) by Graeme Cameron

Dead Girls (Normal #2)
Title: Dead Girls (Normal #2)

Author: Graeme Cameron

Stars:

Review:
I didn't read the first book in the series and from what I can tell Dead Girls is a Stand Alone novel.
Dead Girls is a cat and mouse game from a police procedural side.  The story is more of a psychological thriller with Alisha Green unsure of what she remembers after being attacked by a killer in the first book.
While the story is quick moving the problem is the list of characters that will trip up readers as well as the author switching from first to third person throughout the book. Which is the reason for the 3 star review for the book.  Pick a voice do not keep switching because it will trip of readers.
Once the readers is able to understand the authors voice the story moves quickly but doesn't keep this readers interest because of the endless characters that had me lost who was who.

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher  Park Row for a copy of Graeme Camerson's Dead Girls.


Synopsis:
It’s been two months since a serial killer brutally attacked police detective Alisha Green and left her for dead. Two months since she could effortlessly recall simple things, since her mind felt remotely sound. The nameless killer thinks he knows her, thinks she’s just another dead girl among many. Ali Green plans to show him he’s dead wrong about that.

Ali has two enemies now: the dangerous man she’s hunting and her own failing memory. As explosive new evidence comes to light and conflicting accounts from a witness and a surviving victim threaten both her investigation and her credibility, she begins to question what is and isn’t real. And now Ali has no choice but to remember the past…before it buries her.


May 29th 2018 by Park Row

About The Author:
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Graeme Cameron lives with his family in Norfolk, England. He has never worked as a police detective, ER doctor, crime reporter or forensic anthropologist. Normal is his first novel.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Book Review: A Merciful Silence (Mercy Kilpatrick #4) by Kendra Elliot

A Merciful Silence (Mercy Kilpatrick #4)
Title: A Merciful Silence (Mercy Kilpatrick #4)

Author: Kendra Elliot

Star: 5

Review:
This is the 4th book in the Mercy Kilpatrick this is not a stand alone novel but a series that readers will want to start at the beginning with.  
Kendra Elliot creates an amazing world would Mercy tries to do what she feels is right even though the way she was raised tells her otherwise. The characters stay true to who they are from the beginning of the series which will keep readers wanting more as they series continues.  Readers will struggle along with Mercy as she fights to keep herself independent but wanting to rely on the one person she has started to care for outside of her family police chief Truman Daly. 
A merciful Silence is a summer must read.  It keeps readers immersed  in a world they might have never know existed. 
Thank you to Netgalley and the Publisher Montlake Romance for the Advance Copy of Kendra Elliot A Merciful Silence. 
Must Read Series!

Synopsis:
For Mercy Kilpatrick, returning to rural Oregon has meant coming to terms with her roots. Raised as a prepper, Mercy is now relying on her survivalist instincts to defend her town from the people the law can’t reach. But this time, an investigation calling up a dark past for her and police chief Truman Daly may be hitting too close to home.

A rainstorm has uncovered the remains of five people—a reprise of the distinctive slaughter of two families twenty years ago. Except the convicted killer is in prison. Is this the case of a sick copycat, or is the wrong man behind bars? One person might have the answer. The lone survivor of the decades-old crimes has returned to town still claiming that she can’t remember a thing about the night she was left for dead. As the search for the truth becomes more dangerous, Mercy fears that the traumatized woman may not have buried her memories at all. She might be keeping them a secret. And there’s a price to be paid for revealing them.


Kindle Edition350 pages
Expected publication: June 19th 2018 by Montlake Romance


About The Author: 
Kendra Elliot
An Amazon #1 selling author, Kendra Elliot has sold over 4 million books. Get a free insider's guide to Kendra's books at www.KendraElliot.com

She grew up in the lush Pacific Northwest and still lives there with her husband, three daughters, two cats, and a Pomeranian. She's fascinated with forensics, refuses to eat anything green, and dreams of living every day in flip flops. 

The BONE SECRETS NOVELS: HIDDEN, CHILLED, BURIED, ALONE, KNOWN and VEILED (a novella).

The CALLAHAN & McLANE novels are a spin-off of the Bone Secrets books. VANISHED, BRIDGED, SPIRALED, and TARGETED.

The MERCY KILPATRICK series, a spin-off of the CALLAHAN & McLANE series, A MERCIFUL DEATH, A MERCIFUL TRUTH, and A MERCIFUL SECRET. 

She also writes the Rogue River novella series with author Melinda Leigh. 

A four-time Wall Street Journal best selling author, 2014 International Thriller Writers finalist, a three time Daphne Du Maurier winner, and a Romantic Times Reviewers Choice finalist.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Book Review Down Deep (Station Seventeen #4) by Kimberly Kincaid


Down Deep (Station Seventeen #4)
Title: Down Deep (Station Seventeen #4)

Author: Kimberly Kincaid

Stars: 4 stars 

Review:
I had completely forgot I had read book 3 in this same series.  Which is how forgettable book 3 was.
Kimberly Kincaid redeem herself.  The characters jump off the page right away so you never questions why they are doing what they are going.  She is able to develop the characters more quickly without talking about their looks over and over again.  The story, sexual tension was perfect but after they have sex the main story drops off and the characters are filled with sex during the middle of the book but once again picks up right at the end.
The bad guy was creepy and the good guys where perfect.  
Its a fast summer that fans of Station Seventeen will love.  If you want to start with book four it is a stand alone novel. The author updates readers throughout the book of what happened in the other stories without slowing down the pace of this story.
Thank you to Netgalley and the author for the advance copy of Kimberly Kincaid Down Deep.

Synopsis:
Ian Gamble has a past he’d rather forget—which is exactly what he’s doing at The Crooked Angel Bar and Grill when the place catches fire. Between his active duty in the Marines and his experience as a firefighter, his instincts get him and hot, headstrong bar manager, Kennedy Matthews, to safety. But those same instincts kick into high gear when the fire is ruled an arson, and he discovers Kennedy’s got secrets of her own.

The only thing that matters more to Kennedy than her bar is her brother. When she finds out he’s in over his head with a dangerous arsonist, she’ll do anything to keep him safe—even if it means teaming up with Gamble, who’s too sharp-eyed and hard-bodied for his own good. With every step, their attraction flares hotter and the risks grow more dangerous. Can Gamble and Kennedy face their fears—and their secrets—to catch a terrifying enemy? Or will they go down in flames?

Expected publication: June 18th 2018

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.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Fathers Day

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This book is so funny and I love how he talks about fatherhood.

Happy Fathers Day to all fathers who try hard every day to put their children and families first.  It isn't easy but you make the difference.


Friday, June 15, 2018

Book Review: Liar, Liar by Lisa Jackson

Liar, Liar
Title: Liar, Liar 

Author: Lisa Jackson 

Stars: 3 1/2 Stars out of 5

Review:
For readers looking for realism this book isn't for you.
Liar Liar is a plot driven novel so back story of the characters is slim but readers catch on fast as Lisa Jackson reveals her story with the twist that take time to absorb. The Author uses duel times lines that will keep readers focused on this story.  Make sure as a reader you have a quite place because you will not want to be disrupted.

Liar, Liar is a story of Murder, Duplicity and Twist that readers will not be able to get enough of.

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher Kensington Publisher for the Advance copy of Lisa Jackson Liar, Liar.

Synopsis:
In death, Didi Storm is finally getting the kind of publicity that eluded her in life. Twenty years ago, the ex-beauty queen worked the Vegas strip as a celebrity impersonator, too busy trying to make it big to spare much time for her daughter, Remmi. Shortly before she leaped from a San Francisco building, Didi’s profile was rising again, thanks to a tell-all book. To Detective Dani Settler, it looks like a straightforward suicide, or perhaps a promotional stunt gone wrong. But Remmi knows the truth isn’t so simple. Because though the broken body on the sidewalk is dressed in Didi’s clothes and wig, it isn’t Didi.
 
Remmi was fifteen when she last saw her mother. Their parting came in the aftermath of a terrible night in the Mojave desert when Remmi—who’d secretly stowed away in Didi’s car en route to meet her crush, Noah Scott—instead became witness to a mysterious rendezvous. Didi handed over one of her newborn twins to a man Remmi didn’t recognize. Subsequently, Didi disappeared, as did Remmi’s other 
half-sibling. Remmi has pleaded with the authorities to find them, but there have been no clues. Yet she’s always had the sense that someone is watching her . . .
 
If the victim isn’t Didi, who is it—and what’s the connection? Remmi is shocked when Noah resurfaces. He was also in the desert that night, and now runs his own PI firm. He too believes it’s time to find out what really happened. As they and Detective Settler dig deeper, the truth about Remmi’s missing family begins to emerge . . . a story of ruthless ambition and twisted lies that someone will kill again and again to keep hidden .


June 26th 2018 by Kensington

About The Author: 
Lisa Jackson
Lisa Jackson is the number-one New York Times bestselling author of more than 85 novels, including Afraid to Die, Tell Me, You Don’t Want to Know, Running Scared, Without Mercy, Malice, and Shiver.  She is also the co-author of the Colony Series, co-written with her sister, Nancy Bush. There are over 20 million copies of Lisa Jackson’s books in print in twenty languages.  

Before she became a nationally bestselling author, Lisa Jackson was a mother struggling to keep food on the table by writing novels, hoping against hope that someone would pay her for them. Today, neck deep in murder, her books appear on The New York Times, the USA Today, and the Publishers Weekly national bestseller lists.

With over thirty bestsellers to her name, Lisa Jackson is a master of taking readers to the edge of sanity – and back – in novels that buzz with dangerous secrets and deadly passions.  She continues to be fascinated by the minds and motives of both her killers and their pursuers—the personal, the professional and downright twisted.  As she builds the puzzle of relationships, actions, clues, lies and personal histories that haunt her protagonists, she must also confront the fear and terror faced by her victims, and the harsh and enduring truth that, in the real world, terror and madness touch far too many lives and families.  

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Book Review Relentless (Somerton Security #2) by Elizabeth Dyer

Relentless (Somerton Security #2)
Title: Relentless (Somerton Security #2)

Author:  Elizabeth Dyer

Stars: 5 stars out of 5

Review:
Relentless is the second in the Somerton Security series.  If you are considering this series I would say read book 1. This can be read as a stand a lone novel several time the different characters reference events that happened in the first book.  Elizabeth Dyer is able to bring her world to life with will crafted characters to scenes that will have readers feeling they are standing in the room.
The story does have pages of inner monologue that aren't always needed and slows down the story.  That being said during those long monologues readers are given a chances to get to know the different characters and are given a better understand of their action and reasons for their actions.
The story is predictable in many ways but its not about the surprises endings as much as it is the journey the characters take.  the story has romance, sex , action, and heart wrenching moments readers will be hooked and wanting more.
Thank you to Netgalley and the Publisher for the advance copy of Elizabeth Dyer Relentless

Synopsis:
Ethan Somerton doesn’t do safe or easy. He’s all about the challenge. The risk. In order to rescue one of his agents, Ethan must infiltrate the ruthless Vega cartel. One tiny error—just one—and he’s dead. Which means he needs Natalia Vega. Bright, beautiful, and cut sharper than the most lethal blade, she’s finally reached her breaking point. Now Ethan must find a way to make her surrender.

Caught between desperate choices and no-win situations, Natalia has survived the unthinkable by becoming dangerous, relentless, and feared. When it comes to protecting her sister, there’s no line Natalia won’t cross. But when Ethan storms into her life with his cocksure arrogance, stone-cold competence, and seductive promises, Natalia wonders if she’s finally found a way out. But discovering whether Ethan is salvation or destruction is going to require the one thing Natalia doesn’t have—trust.

As the cartel implodes and loved ones are threatened, Ethan and Natalia are going to have to choose between love, loyalty, and the lies they cling to. They could run, knowing they’ll never be safe. They could fight, knowing they’ll probably die. Or they can trust in each otherand do something far more dangerous.




About The Author: 
Elizabeth Dyer

https://www.amazon.com/Elizabeth-Dyer/e/B071FDHKNP/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Book Review The Body in the Ballroom (Alice Roosevelt Mystery #2) by R.J. Koreto

The Body in the Ballroom (Alice Roosevelt Mystery #2)
Title: The Body in the Ballroom (Alice Roosevelt Mystery #2) 

Author:R.J. Koreto

Star: 5 stars

Review: 
A medium paced murder mystery that is full of droll dry wit if the reader is astute and able to separate the wheat from the chaff. It is an art, the in it's self, to be able to pluck forth a real life figure and then build a fictionalized story which will hold the reader's attention. This story held my attention from beginning to end and gave me a lot of chuckles while doing so.

I have rated this book 5 stars.

I received an ARC from Netgalley for my unbiased opinion


Synopsis:
President Teddy Roosevelt’s daring daughter, Alice, leaps into action to exonerate a friend accused of poisoning a man just about everyone hated.

Alice Roosevelt, the brilliant, danger-loving daughter of President Theodore Roosevelt, has already risked an assassin’s bullet to solve one murder. She never expected to have to sleuth another, but she’d never pass up the opportunity, either. Anything to stave off boredom.

And such an opportunity presents itself when Alice is invited to a lavish ball. The high-society guests are in high spirits as they imbibe the finest wines. But one man, detested by nearly all the partygoers, quaffs a decidedly deadlier cocktail. An African-American mechanic, who also happens to be a good friend of former Rough Rider-turned-Secret Service Agent Joseph St. Clair, is suspected of the murder-by-poison, but Alice is sure he’s innocent and is back on the scene to clear his name.

From downtown betting parlors to uptown mansions, Alice and Agent St. Clair uncover forbidden romances and a financial deal that just might change the world. But neither Alice nor her would-be protector may survive the case at hand in The Body in the Ballroom, R. J. Koreto's gripping second Alice Roosevelt mystery.
 



Hardcover
Expected publication: June 12th 2018 by Crooked Lane Books

About The Author: 
R.J. Koreto
R.J. Koreto is the author of the Lady Frances Ffolkes mystery series, set in Edwardian England, and the Alice Roosevelt mystery series, set in turn-of-the-century New York. His short stories have been published in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine and Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine. 

In his day job, he works as a business and financial journalist. Over the years, he’s been a magazine writer and editor, website manager, PR consultant, book author, and seaman in the U.S. Merchant Marine. Like his heroine, Lady Frances Ffolkes, he’s a graduate of Vassar College.

With his wife and daughters, he divides his time between Rockland County, N.Y., and Martha’s Vineyard, Mass.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Book Review: Cold Blooded (Cold Justice #9) by Toni Anderson

Cold Blooded (Cold Justice, #9)
Title: Cold Blooded (Cold Justice #9)

Author: Toni Anderson 

Stars: 5 Stars Can't Miss Summer Read

Review:
Having Read the first 8 Cold Justice Series I was wondering if this would be the one that failed the series.
I can officially say No. 
Cold Blooded is one of the best in the series.  From beginning to end readers will be hook as Pip West tries to prove her best friend was murdered while dealing with the loss of her only family. Pip is a likable characters to the point she could be your best friend.
The adventure that moves though politics, policy, revenge and bio weapons will keep readers hooked until the very last words on the page.

The story romance is one that flows with the story line and doesn't impact anything or pull readers away.

Thank you to Toni Anderson for Advance Copy of Cold Blood.

Synopsis:
Disgraced investigative journalist Pip West is devastated when she discovers her best friend’s body face-down in a tranquil lake. When cops and federal agents determine that her friend overdosed then drowned, Pip knows they’re mistaken and intends to prove it. 

Special Agent Hunt Kincaid doesn’t trust journalists and has no patience for Pip’s delusions, especially since her meddling could reveal why the FBI is interested in her friend’s last days. The dead scientist worked at the cutting edge of vaccine research and might have a connection to a new, weaponized, vaccine-resistant anthrax strain that just hit the black market. 

…just turned deadly. 

Pip is thrown off her game by grief and her unexpected attraction to the handsome federal agent. Hunt battles the same unwelcome pull, determined to resist the heat that threatens to consume them both. But the more Pip digs, the closer she gets to both the sexy FBI agent, and to a bio-weapons terrorist who’s more than capable of cold-bloodedly sacrificing anyone who gets in his way.



About The Author:
Toni Anderson
New York Times and USA Today international bestselling author, Toni Anderson, writes dark, gritty Romantic Suspense novels that have hit the Amazon and Nook Top 10, and iBooks Top 50. Her novels have won many awards. A former Marine Biologist from Britain, she inexplicably ended up in the geographical center of North America, about as far from the ocean as it is possible to get. She now lives in the Canadian prairies with her Irish husband and two children and spends most of her time complaining about the weather. 

Toni has no explanation for her oft-times dark imagination, and only hopes the romance makes up for it. She's addicted to reading, dogs, tea, and chocolate.

If you want to know when Toni's next book will be out, visit her website (http://www.toniandersonauthor.com) and sign up for her newsletter. If you want to read other fascinating stories about life in a city that, during winter, is sometimes colder than Mars, friend her on Facebook: (https://www.facebook.com/toniannanderson). 


Monday, June 11, 2018

Book Review: Stand & Deliver (Men of Haven #5) by Rhenna Morgan

Stand & Deliver (Men of Haven #5)
Title:  Stand & Deliver (Men of Haven #5)

Author: Rhenna Morgan 

Stars: 5 stars

Review:
For Romantic Suspense Readers this series should be at the top of your list of Summer reads.  FYI Steamy Sexy times.

Stand and Deliver is a fun feisty story that readers of romantic suspense and alpha men will fall head over heels in love with.
Rhenna Morgan series Men of Haven has me a little lost at first since it was my first book I have read by this author so jumping in at book 5 isn't always the best. With that being said this can be read as a stand alone novel.
Beckett Tate is very Alpha but he has a condition that most women miss understand. The author reached this topic out and was able to bring it into the light allowing readers to see a different side to the Alpha hear me roar male.
Gia Sinclair is feisty, fun, and kick butt strong.  
The author is able to create a decent backstory that readers will be able to grab onto and watch as the past and present collide in a perfect storm.  Stand and Deliver has romance, action, steamy sexy times and easy fun dialogue.  I promise is you start with book 5 of the Men of Haven you will be spending the next month buying and reading book 1-4 to enjoy the different characters and stories Rhenna Morgan has to offer.

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher Carina Press for the Advance copy of Rhenna Morgan Stand and Deliver 

Synopsis:

Security expert Beckett Tate has met his match in colleague Gia Sinclair. He longs to run his hands over each and every one of her lush curves. She’s wicked smart and wicked hot. He’s given her time to get used to the idea of “them,” but her time is up and he’s ready to go all in on claiming what’s his.

Despite her love of all things girlie, Gia’s no typical Southern belle. She’s built her skills and reputation in a field normally dominated by men, and now she has a kick-ass career she loves. She certainly doesn’t need a man to take care of her—especially not one who’s pure alpha. Still, Beckett’s the one man who can satisfy the desires she’s hidden under her tough exterior, and she’s hooked. 

Letting Beckett take the lead in the bedroom comes naturally to Gia—not constantly proving herself to him professionally is more of a struggle. And when someone attacks her character and career, Gia and Beckett will have to find a balance: her willingness to let go just a little, with his trust in her abilities and his deep, primal need to protect his woman.



Kindle Edition352 pages
Expected publication: June 1st 2018 by Carina Press

About The Author:
Rhenna Morgan
A native Oklahoman with two beautiful girls, Rhenna Morgan is a certified romance junkie and has a resume that reflects her passion for new experiences. Since graduating with a Bachelors in Radio, Television, and Film at Oklahoma State, she’s racked up positions ranging from on-air radio talent, skip tracer, and promotions director, to real estate agent, project manager, and business analyst.

Like most women, she’s got obligations stacked tight from dawn to dusk. To combat the crush of reality, she’s turned to romance as her primary source of escape ever since she cracked the spine on her first Christine Feehan book years ago. Whether it’s contemporary, paranormal, or fantasy you’re after, Rhenna’s stories pack new, exciting worlds, and strong, intuitive men who fight to keep the women they want.

For advance release news and exclusive content, sign up for her newsletter at http://RhennaMorgan.com. You can also find her social media links there, along with her smoking hot inspiration boards.
 

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