Monday, September 30, 2019

Book Review: Finn (Anderson Billionaires #1) by Melody Anne

Finn (Anderson Billionaires, #1)
Title : Finn (Anderson Billionaires #1)

Author: Melody Anne 

Stars: 3 1\2 

Review:
I have read a few in the Anderson series by Melody Anne and while each one is about a different person they all seem to follow the same pattern. Boy meets girl, girl or boy falls head over heels while the isn't sure this is what they want.Finn story is a introduction to a new set of Anderson and their meddling uncles. The story has it moments and can be entertaining at time it falls flat for this review with its lack of honest dynamics that is need between Finn and Brooke.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the advance copy Melody Anne Finn.

Synopsis:
Finn Anderson is a loyal military veteran who has no desire to live a life of luxury and ease, but sometimes a person doesn’t get a choice. His life is flipped upside down when he and his four brothers learn they’re long-lost relatives of the absurdly famous and wealthy Joseph Anderson. The eccentric but generous billionaire puts the brothers to work building a new veterans center, and that’s not all: Joseph won’t stop until each nephew finds love.
Finn has never expected or wanted an easy life, and he struggles with his early retirement from the elite SEAL team. But when a very confident Brooke Garrison literally sweeps him off his feet during a self-defense class he’s teaching, he thinks less about his past and more about a brand-new future.
If Finn knows anything for certain, it’s that he can’t let this woman get away. Though Brooke is tough and compassionate, the loss of her brother has left her vulnerable. She isn’t sure she can risk loving and losing another person in her life, including a very determined ex-SEAL. Can the two of them look beyond their past wounds and embrace what they’re feeling?
Kindle Edition, 1st edition
Expected publication: October 8th 2019 by Montlake Romance

About The Author:
Melody Anne is a NYT best selling author of the popular series: Billionaire Bachelors, Surrender, Baby for the Billionaire, Unexpected Hero's, Billionaire Aviators, and some solo titles. I have a Young Adult Series; Rise of the Dark Angel.

As an aspiring author, I wrote for years, then published in 2011, finding my true calling, and a love of writing. Holding a Bachelor's Degree in business, I love to write about strong, powerful, businessmen and the corporate world.

When I'm not writing, I spend time with my family, friends, and many pets. A country girl at heart, I love the small town and strong community I live in and am involved in many community projects.

To date, I have over 7 million book sales and have earned a spot on multiple best seller lists, including NYT's, USA Today, WSJ, being an amazon top 100 bestselling author for 3 years in a row, as well as a Kobo and iBooks best seller. But beyond that, I just love getting to do what makes me happy - live in a fantasy world, 95% of the time.

See my website and subscribe to my newsletter at: www.melodyanne.com

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Book Review: King Of Hearts by C.A. Szarek

King Of Hearts
Title: King Of Hearts

Author: C.A. Szarek

Stars: 4

Review:
Never judge a book by its cover.  While the cover is a little cheesy and the synopsis made me curious.  Have read books my C.A. Szarek they were good but sometimes lack a balance between story, characters history and action.  The author has shown growth in her writing and ability to create a well rounded romantic suspense story that will have reading wanting....No needing more by her.
The story has a wealth of characters that will have readers following ever string the authors hands to them.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher Paper Dragon Publishing for the advance copy of C.A. Szarek King of Hearts.

Synopsis:
Secrets make old lovers into enemies...
Nico “Gio” Giovanni has always been the black sheep, especially since he abandoned the family business—a lucrative casino on the Las Vegas strip—to become a cop. Now his dad is sick and his sister begs him to end their estrangement before it’s too late.
Chasing fugitives is what U.S. Marshal Madison Granger does best. She juggles single motherhood with her job, which sends her back to Sin City due to an unwanted relocation. Even worse, her current case lands her smack dab in the middle of the opulent Giovanni Casino—and ups her chances of running into her old flame.
Gio has enough on his plate; he doesn’t need the woman that got away messing in his family’s affairs. His father has never been involved with organized crime, no matter the gossip.
Maddie is petrified he’ll discover her secret. Gio won’t let his dad go down for something he didn’t do. When they take the gamble, the cards are laid on the table and all bets are off.


ebookFirst230 pages
Expected publication: October 21st 2019 by Paper Dragon Publishing

About The Author:
USA Today Bestselling, award winning author of romantic suspense and epic fantasy romance, C.A. loves to dabble in different genres. If it's a good story, she'll write it, no matter where it seems to fit!

She's a hopeless romantic and always will be. Risking it all for Happily Ever After is what she lives by!

C.A. is originally from Ohio, but got to Texas as soon as she could. She's happily married and has a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice.

She works with kids when she's not writing.

Friday, September 27, 2019

Book Review: Silent Evidence (Evidence #8) by Rachel Grant

Silent Evidence (Evidence, #8)
Title: Silent Evidence (Evidence #8)

Author:  Rachel Grant 

Stars: 4 1\2 stars

Review:
4 1\2 stars out of 5
I found Rachel Grant a few years ago and found myself unable to walk past her books without buying my own copy.  Her characters are smart, strong, and a little over the top romance.  
The men fall in love hard and fast with the women.  Silent Evidence is a mix of romance, reminder what PTSD does to a person and how hard it is to recover without help.
The book isn't really a stand alone as it bring out characters from other books that readers of the series loves.  Not to mention things that happened in book 4 are bought up once again. 
The author tries to keep readers updated but those starting would feel lost

The romance is traditional Rachel Grant with things happening in odd places.  The author covers topics that are current social events.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for a copy of Rachel Grant Silent Evidence.


Synopsis:
Two things haunt forensic anthropologist Hazel MacLeod: the bones of victims of genocide she examines for her work, and former SEAL Sean Logan’s rejection. But within days of moving to her cousin’s estate to take a much needed break, she finds herself faced with both.

First, she’s called in to examine a mass grave in Virginia, then, her politician cousin receives a threatening letter and insists Hazel needs around the clock protection—from none other than Sean Logan. To make matters worse, because the threat to her is classified, Hazel and Sean must pretend to be lovers to hide that he’s her bodyguard.

Sean has spent years trying to avoid his boss’s sexy cousin, but now he’s guarding her twenty-four/seven and even bringing her as his date to a romantic destination wedding. As the heat between them intensifies, Sean can’t lose sight of the danger that brought them together. But when bullets start flying, new questions arise. Are the senator’s political rivals really behind the threat, or is someone trying to silence Hazel from speaking for the dead?
 

ebook
Published December 28th 2018 by Janus Publishing

About The Author:
Rachel Grant worked for over a decade as a professional archaeologist and mines her experiences for storylines and settings, which are as diverse as excavating a cemetery underneath an historic art museum in San Francisco; surveying an economically depressed coal mining town in Kentucky; and mapping a seventeenth century Spanish and Dutch fort on the island of Sint Maarten in the Netherlands Antilles.
In all her travels and adventures as an archaeologist, Rachel has found many sites and artifacts, but she’s only found one true treasure, her husband, David. They met while working together excavating a four thousand year old site about to be destroyed by the expansion of a sewage treatment plant in Seattle. Despite their romantic first meeting, she has no intention of ever setting a story at a sewage treatment plant.
Rachel Grant lives on an island in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and children.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Book Review: Claiming Sarah (Ace Security #5) by Susan Stoker

Claiming Sarah (Ace Security #5)
Title: Claiming Sarah (Ace Security #5) 

Author: Susan Stoker 

Stars: 3 1\2  stars

Review:
Wham Bam Thank you Ma'am romance with characters who fall in love with just one look and fight for what they want a wife and baby.
Cole will be remembered by the those who read her other books in the Ace security series.  He is finally getting his romance, mystery woman whom he can save and a little extra in the end.
The story works as because it has built in audience but if this was book one in a new series it would fall flat and leave readers board.  Once the romance starts the side story falls away and it becomes the same tings Sarah who is worried things are moving to quickly and Cole who wants to marry and impregnate her right away.
The author uses the current themes of life with Sarah having been adopted by to gay men who die in a tragic event.
Everything felt thrown together with and lacked any real focus.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher Montlake Romance the advance copy of Susan Stoker Claiming Sarah.

Synopsis:
Sarah Butler isn’t flattered. She’s angry and unnerved. She’s been getting intimate gifts from a man she barely knows. Nothing threatening yet, but there’s just a weird vibe she can’t ignore. Her recourse is Ace Security. Their solution: self-defense lessons at Rock Hard Gym with a personal, hands-on instructor. One look at the bearded, tattooed, green-eyed alpha is enough to take Sarah’s breath away.

Cole Johnson is definitely the man for the job. He’s eager to train her. Eager to get closer. And when it comes to Sarah’s instincts, Cole knows she’s not imagining things. He’s also not imagining the intense attraction between them—and his desire to protect her is growing. But so are Sarah’s fears, the worst of which come true when she disappears.

Enlisting the help of Ace Security, Cole will stop at nothing to find the love of his life…before she vanishes forever.


Kindle Edition
Expected publication: September 24th 2019 by Montlake Romance

About The Author:

New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, Susan Stoker has a heart as big as the state of Tennessee where she lives, but this all American girl has also spent the last fourteen years living in Missouri, California, Colorado, Indiana, and Tennessee. She's married to a retired Army man who now gets to follow her around the country.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Book Review: Say It Again (First Wives #5) by Catherine Bybee

Say It Again (First Wives, #5)
Title: Say It Again (First Wives #5) 

Author: Catherine Bybee

Stars: 5

Review:
Having read the first and now the last in the series I have to say the author has the ability to write stories that are strong romances and a balance of romance, action packed story with fast paced motion that will have readers up late into the night needing to find out what happens to the characters they are rooting for.
The characters are interesting, the author has the ability to take heart breaking stories and turn them into hero people can root for.
The character development move quickly their are a lot of characters but the author keeps the story moving forward keeping readers from getting lost
 The story can be read as a stand alone without readers getting lost. Action pack, romance, steamy romance, guns, knives and friends that will always be there for each other.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher Montlake Romance for the advance copy of Catherine Bybee Say it Again


Synopsis:
Protector-for-hire Sasha Budanov is accustomed to life as a loner. Always on the move, she’s now reached a crossroad. Looking for answers about her shadowy youth, she’s returned to the strict boarding school in Germany where she was raised. It’s also where she was trained in the stealthy, militarized art of survival. But behind its gleaming gates, Richter is a fortress of secrets, including those buried in Sasha’s mysterious past. To uncover them, she’s clinging to her first rule of defense: stay guarded.

If anyone can challenge Sasha’s rules, it’s devilishly sexy stranger AJ Hofmann. He wants answers, too. And he needs Sasha’s help. The recent deaths of several of Richter’s former students—including AJ’s own sister—have aroused his suspicions. He’s arousing something more in Sasha. Never one to surrender to her emotions, she senses something tempting in AJ. She trusts him. He’s fearless. And he kisses like a demon. Sasha’s found her match.

But treading Richter’s dark halls—and following their hearts—has its risks. As the decades-old secrets of the past are mined, Sasha and AJ are falling deeper in love…and into danger.


Kindle Edition1st edition343 pages
Expected publication: September 24th 2019 by Montlake Romance

About The Author:
Catherine Bybee
Catherine Bybee is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of twenty-five books that have collectively sold more than eight million copies and have been translated into twelve languages. Raised in Washington State, Bybee moved to Southern California in hopes of becoming a movie star. After growing bored with waiting tables, she returned to school and became a registered nurse, spending most of her career in urban emergency rooms. She now writes full-time and has penned the Not Quite series, the Weekday Brides series, and the Most Likely To series.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Book Review Fallen (Deep Ops #2) by Rebecca Zanetti

Fallen (Deep Ops, #2)
Title:  Fallen (Deep Ops #2) 

Author: Rebecca Zanetti 

Stars: 5

Review:
This can be read as a stand alone novel but it will take time for readers to full understand what the HHD is. 

Author Rebecca Zanetti  has the ability to mix suspense, romance, humor and characters who are flawed that readers will fall head over in heels in love with.  The characters are over the top entertaining and will have readers wanting and needing more from this author and the series.
The characters have heart and soul while they are crazy, a dog who is a drunk and people who are the best at what they do.  

This is a cant miss series or book from Rebecca Zanetti Deep OPs series.

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the advance copy of Rebecca Zanetti Fallen.

Synopsis:
Too quiet. A talented hacker who got caught, Brigid Banaghan is now forced to work with a secret Deep Ops unit. But she won’t reveal any more to these renegade Feds than she has to. Especially not to Raider Tanaka, her control freak of a bodyguard and handler. It’s enough that his body is tensed for action and his heated gaze is always on her . . .
 
Too sharp. Raider knows there’s more to his new assignment than he’s been told. Why send a deadly agent of his experience to guard a computer genius—even a gorgeous, unpredictable, undisciplined one? But when Brigid’s estranged father is named in an investigation into Boston’s organized crime, Raider’s mind switches onto high alert, just like his senses . . .
 
Too close. To clear her father’s name, Brigid needs Raider’s help. The Unit’s idea that she bring a straight-laced Fed in as her “fiancĂ©” won’t fly, though—not unless Raider can release his inner bad boy and become the rebel Brigid can’t resist 


Kindle Edition400 pages
Expected publication: September 24th 2019 by Zebra

About The Author:

Rebecca Zanetti wrote her first story when she was six – a romance between a princess and neighboring prince.  The princess fell out of her castle and the prince rescued her. A happily ever after was had by all.
This theme of romance has been carried through Rebecca’s works until present time.  While today’s heroine may have a medical degree, black belt in Karate and her own 401K, she’s still after that happy ending.  And today’s prince may have fangs and wear a black hat, but hey, a modern princess likes a guy who bites.
Rebecca attended Pepperdine University, earning a bachelor’s degree in Journalism with a Political Science emphasis.  While there she worked as the Editor-in-Chief of The Graphic newspaper, a member of the Pi Phi Sorority and an intern for President Reagan, who still gave 3-5 speeches a week, even though he was no longer president. 
After college, Rebecca worked as an art curator and a Senate aide before heading to law school, where she received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Idaho.  She married Tony Zanetti in the middle of her second year of law school and became pregnant with their first child during the third year.  She graduated law school, gave birth three weeks later, and took the Bar Exam three weeks after that.  All she remembers about the bar exam is that it was so quiet in the testing room, she thought about taking a quick nap.  But she continued on, passed the bar and became a lawyer.   She worked for a large firm, then a small firm, then the county while also teaching legal classes at her local community college.  Now she writes  romances about vampires, cowboys, and soldiers.
Growing up amid the glorious backdrops and winter wonderlands of the Pacific Northwest has given Rebecca fantastic scenery and adventures to weave into her stories.  She resides there with her husband, children and extended family who inspire her every day.  Rebecca has completed several manuscripts, winning award throughout the writing industry for her work.  She is currently writes the Scorpius Syndrome series and the Realm Enforcer series (a Dark Protector spinoff) for Kensington Publishing, and the Sin Brothers series  and the Lost Bastard Series for Grand Central Publishing.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Book Review: Lethal Nights (Brute Force #3) by Lora Leigh

Lethal Nights (Brute Force, #3)
Title: Lethal Nights (Brute Force #3) 

Author: Lora Leigh

Stars: 3

Review:
Lethal Nights can be read as a stand alone novel in your are interested in sex filled book with very little story.
The author has the ability to write sex sense, and dark seedy characters but the book is about two characters having sex in between bombs, bullets, and people dying.
The author created a back story for the Dragon that is twisted in a myth and history that helps keeps the readers interested if you can get pasted the sex scene.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher St. Martin Press for the advance copy of Lore Leigh Lethal Nights.

Synopsis:
Ilya Dragonovich is no stranger to the dark side. As a safe-house owner for security agency Brute Force, Dragon knows that the battle line between good and evil runs through the heart of every man―and, sometimes, a beautiful woman…

Emma Jane Preston needs help. After her marriage crumbled, she believed she could get back to a normal, happy life. But her ex-husband moved among some shady characters, and now she needs the kind of protection that comes at a cost―one that only someone like Dragon can provide. But can Emma Jane trust this handsome, undercover operator to keep her safe when she is in danger of falling into the arms of the deeply seductive, fiery Dragon. . .and never letting go?
 


Mass Market Paperback288 pages
Expected publication: September 24th 2019 by St. Martin's Paperbacks

About The Author:
Lora Leigh
Lora Leigh lives in the rolling hills of Kentucky, often found absorbing the ambience of this peaceful setting. She dreams in bright, vivid images of the characters intent on taking over her writing life, and fights a constant battle to put them on the hard drive of her computer before they can disappear as fast as they appeared. Lora’s family, and her writing life co-exist, if not in harmony, in relative peace with each other. Surrounded by a menagerie of pets, friends, and a teenage son who keeps her quick wit engaged, Lora’s life is filled with joys, aided by her fans whose hearts remind her daily why she writes.

Book Review: Cold Conspiracy by Cindi Myers

Cold Conspiracy (Eagle Mountain Murder Mystery: Winter Storm Wedding #3)
Title:  Cold Conspiracy 

Author: Cindi Myers

Stars: 3

Review:
 Cold Conspiracy  lacks any type of well conspiracy.  It lacks focus and honestly reads like a life time TV show.  It lacks connection back ground for who what where when and why ther characters do what they are doing.  Villains are easy to figure out and lack any focus.  Their killing make little since and focus.
The entire story lack forces even for a Harlequin Intrigue romance novels.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher Harlequin Intrigue for the advance copy of Cindi Myery Cold Conspiracy.

Synopsis:
Capturing the Ice Cold Killer is the greatest challenge Eagle Mountain has ever seen. Thankfully, Deputy Jamie Douglas is determined to see justice done. Nate Hall is visiting for a wedding, and the vacationing lawman is more than willing to help. As a blizzard ravages the town, keeping everyone trapped with a killer, evidence begins to accumulate about a mysterious conspiracy. Can Jamie and Nate get to the truth before more innocent people wind up dead?

ebook256 pages
Expected publication: October 1st 2019 by Harlequin Intrigue

About The Author:
Cindi Myers
Cindi Myers worked as a newspaper reporter, travel agent and medical clinic manager before turning to writing full time. She's written both historical and contemporary romance, as well as dozens of short stories and nonfiction articles. Cindi thinks writers have the best job in the world.

Former president of San Antonio Romance Authors, Cindi is a member of Romance Writers of America, Novelists Inc., and Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers.

She and her husband and their two dogs live in the mountains Southwest of Denver. When she's not caught up in creating new characters and stories, Cindi enjoys reading, quilting, gardening, skiing and hiking. She's also in demand as a speaker, teaching workshops and making presentations to both local and national writing groups.

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Book Review: Undercover (London Phoenix Book 2) by Rebecca Crowley

Undercover (London Phoenix Book 2) by [Crowley, Rebecca ]
Title: Undercover (London Phoenix Book 2)

Author: Rebecca Crowley

Stars: 3 1\2 

Review:
The story starts out interesting enough soon romance aka sexy aka steamy time takes over the story to the point readers might even get lost in the reason Asher and Ada are together.  Readers will get reminded many times over how beautiful Ada is to the point of an eye roll. 
The story plays out like all romance novels that focuses on the sexual relationship only Ada plays more of the male role and Asher plays the more typical female role. (Just using it as a generalization and not what I think.)
The story falls flat many times as the romance seems to be the focal point of the story.  As a readers I perfer to have more of a blend between story and romance.  Undercover is 90% sex, thinking of sex and wanting sex.  While 10% of the story is Asher finding his path in life.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the advance copy of Rebecca Crowley Undercover.

Synopsis:
After almost ten years dodging bullets as a foreign correspondent, Asher Brody is struggling to find his place back in the U.K. – and in his family-run newspaper, the London Phoenix. He’s intent on proving he’s as committed as his brothers, even if it means putting on a suit and posh accent to investigate a high-ranking executive at an upscale retreat.

Ada Hunter wasted years trailing her ex-boyfriend, only for him to turn his back when her documentary career finally took off. Now she’s beating her own path, and it’s taking her all over the world. To secure funding for her next project, she takes a risky job with the Phoenix posing as broody-sexy Asher’s fake girlfriend – too good to be true. 

They plan to spend a few days pretending to be a couple at a country estate before going their separate ways. But when bad weather strands them in the countryside, temptation develops into something more and the line between fantasy and reality becomes dangerously blurred.



About The Author:
Rebecca Crowley
Rebecca Crowley inherited her love of romance from her mom, who taught her to at least partially judge a book by the steaminess of its cover. She writes contemporary romance and romantic suspense with smart heroines and swoon-worthy heroes, and never tires of the happily-ever-after. Having pulled up her Kansas roots to live in New York City, London, and Johannesburg, Rebecca now resides in Houston.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Book Review: What Rose Forgot by Nevada Barr

What Rose Forgot
Title: What Rose Forgot 

Author: Nevada Barr

Stars: 5


Review:
I have been a long time fan of this author. When the opportunity arose to read and review her latest book I jumped at the chance and hoped I would not be disappointed. Well I was not disappointed Ms Barr still has the ability to catch my attention early and keep me enthralled to the final page. The story line centers around a rich elderly female who has found herself drugged and being held in a secure memory care facility. Fearing for her life she manages to escape not once but twice. In the process she discovers who the villains are and exposes their deadly misdeeds with the help of her young teen granddaughter and others. There are several well laid red herrings to mislead the reader so careful attention is required of the reader.

I have rated this book the maximum of 5 stars.

I received an ARC from Netgalley for my unbiased review.
Thank you Frank for your review.

Synopsis:
Rose Dennis wakes up in a hospital gown, her brain in a fog, only to discover that she's been committed to an Alzheimer's Unit in a nursing home. With no memory of how she ended up in this position, Rose is sure that something is very wrong. When she overhears one of the administrators saying about her that she's "not making it through the week," Rose is convinced that if she's to survive, she has to get out of the nursing home. She avoids taking her medication, putting on a show for the aides, then stages her escape.
The only problem is—how does she convince anyone that she's not actually demented? Her relatives were the ones to commit her, all the legal papers were drawn up, the authorities are on the side of the nursing home, and even she isn't sure she sounds completely sane. But any lingering doubt Rose herself might have had is erased when a would-be killer shows up in her house in the middle of the night. Now Rose knows that someone is determined to get rid of her.
With the help of her computer hacker/recluse sister Marion, thirteen-year old granddaughter Mel, and Mel's friend Royal, Rose begins to gather her strength and fight back—to find out who is after her and take back control of her own life. But someone out there is still determined to kill Rose, and they're holding all the cards.

Kindle Edition304 pages
Expected publication: September 17th 2019 by Minotaur Books
About The Author:
Nevada Barr
Nevada Barr is a mystery fiction author, known for her "Anna Pigeon" series of mysteries, set in National Parks in the United States. Barr has won an Agatha Award for best first novel for Track of the Cat.

Barr was named after the state of her birth. She grew up in Johnstonville, California. She finished college at the University of California, Irvine. Originally, Barr started to pursue a career in theatre, but decided to be a park ranger. In 1984 she published her first novel, Bittersweet, a bleak lesbian historical novel set in the days of the Western frontier.

While working in Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Barr created the Anna Pigeon series. Pigeon is a law enforcement officer with the United States National Park Service. Each book in the series takes place in a different National Park, where Pigeon solves a murder mystery, often related to natural resource issues. She is a satirical, witty woman whose icy exterior is broken down in each book by a hunky male to whom she is attracted (such as Rogelio).

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Book Review: How to Love a Duke in Ten Days (Devil You Know #1) by Kerrigan Byrne

How to Love a Duke in Ten Days (Devil You Know, #1)
Title: How to Love a Duke in Ten Days (Devil You Know #1)

Author: Kerrigan Byrne 

Stars: 4

Review:
A love story that starts in 1880 and ends in approximately 1892. Three school girls are finishing up a school year, in France, when their mischievous behavior entails their unofficial leader being called to the headmaster's office to answer for their misdemeanors. The punishment gets out of hand and she is raped by the headmaster. While defending herself she kills the man. All three, plus a trusted gardener, then conceal the body and crime. Move forward 10 years and we find the young lady being blackmailed, broke and single, while attending a party to celebrate the upcoming engagement of one of her school friends. Subsequent events lead to her being the bride and the blackmailer being exposed and dealt with along with other miscreants. All in all a good story line but if I had to sum it up in five words it would be sex, sex, and more sex.

I have rated this book 4 stars.

I received an ARC from Netgalley for my unbiased opinion.
Thank you Frank for the Review.

Synopsis:
Famed and brilliant, Lady Alexandra Lane has always known how to look out for to herself. But nobody would ever expect that she has darkness in her past—one that she pays a blackmailer to keep buried. Now, with her family nearing bankruptcy, Alexandra strikes upon a solution: Get married to one of the empire’s most wealthy eligible bachelors. Even if he does have the reputation of a devil.

LOVE TAKES NO PRISONERS

Piers Gedrick Atherton, the Duke of Redmayne, is seeking revenge and the first step is securing a bride. Winning a lady’s hand is not so easy, however, for a man known as the Terror of Torcliff. Then, Alexandra enters his life like a bolt of lightning. When she proposes marriage, Piers knows that, like him, trouble haunts her footsteps. But her gentleness, sharp wit, independent nature, and incredible beauty awakens every fierce desire within him. He will do whatever it takes to keep her safe in his arms.



Mass Market Paperback440 pages
Published August 27th 2019 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
About The Author:
Kerrigan Byrne
If you're anything like me, the best night is one spent with a brawny highlander, a mysterious werewolf, a conflicted vampire, or a hot-headed Irishman. My stories span the spectrum of romantic fiction from historical, to paranormal, to romantic suspense. But I can always promise my readers one thing: memorable and sexy Celtic heroes who are guaranteed to heat your blood before they steal your heart. Lose yourself in the enchanted Celtic Isles, you never know who, or what, will find you..

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Book Review: Save Your Breath (Morgan Dane #6) by Melinda Leigh

Save Your Breath (Morgan Dane #6)
Title: Save Your Breath (Morgan Dane #6)

Author: Melinda Leigh

Stars: 5

Review:
Save Your Last Breath focuses on all the different characters in the Morgan Dane series.  The book has heart and soul.  Each characters has a life real with people who love them.  The story brings out the joy, excitement, passion and loss in life.
Melinda Leigh is able to find way to pull at readers heart strings while bringing them a end that will have them hoping the Morgan Dane series continue.  
This book isn't nearly as good as the last book in the series and might have people scratching their head why would anyone create this type of plan.  Whoever the writing top notch, with the perfect about of details with characters from her different books.
This isn't a stand alone novel but readers will be able to figure the basic story but the characters that Melinda Leigh has woven though each and every book will have readers wishing they had started with book one.

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher Montlake for the advance copy of Melinda Leigh Save Your Breath.

Synopsis:
Morgan Dane and PI Lance Kruger investigate the mysterious disappearance of a true-crime writer.

When true-crime writer Olivia Cruz disappears with no signs of foul play, her new boyfriend, Lincoln Sharp, suspects the worst. He knows she didn’t leave willingly and turns to attorney Morgan Dane and PI Lance Kruger to find her before it’s too late.

As they dig through Olivia’s life, they are shocked to discover a connection between her current book research on two cold murder cases and the suicide of one of Morgan’s prospective clients.

As Morgan and Lance investigate, the number of suspects grows, but time is running out to find Olivia alive. When danger comes knocking at their door, Morgan and Lance realize that they may be the killer’s next targets


Kindle Edition314 pages
Expected publication: September 17th 2019 by Montlake Romance

About The Author:
Melinda Leigh
Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melinda Leigh is a fully recovered banker. A life-long lover of books, she started writing as a way to preserve her sanity while raising her kids. Over the next few years, she learned a few things about writing a book. The process was much more fun than analyzing financial statements, and she decided to turn her hobby into a career. Melinda’s debut novel, SHE CAN RUN, was nominated for Best First Novel by the International Thriller Writers. She is a RITA® Award Finalist and has earned three Daphne du Maurier Award nominations, two Silver Falchion Awards, and a Golden Leaf.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Book Review: The Book of Terrifyingly Awesome Technology: 27 Experiments for Young Scientists by Sean Connolly, Kristyna Baczynski

The Book of Terrifyingly Awesome Technology: 27 Experiments for Young Scientists
Title: The Book of Terrifyingly Awesome Technology: 27 Experiments for Young Scientists

Author:(s) Sean Connolly,  Kristyna Baczynski (Illustrator)

Stars: 3 1\2 

Review:
My kids loves Sean Connolly  The Book of Totally Irresponsible Science book and did many of the experiments in the book.  As a family during the summer we tried to do a lot of projects to keep their minds busy.  This book I was hoping would be the same.  I falls a little flat compared to the science book.  It was more about how technology can be good and how it can go wrong but didn't really work as well as the other book he has written.  One of my kids though it was boring and would rather work on a coding site.

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher  Workman Publishing Company for the advance copy of Sean Connolly The book of Terrifyingly Awesome Technology.

Synopsis:
Sean Connolly’s bestselling “genius at work” series gets it’s “T!” STEM, standing for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, refers to the core non-humanities subjects that are so critical to contemporary education. And now, after covering everything but the technology, this master of fun, messy, possibly risky and compelling interactive science experiments explores twenty-seven key areas in current and near-future tech.
           
Author of The Book of Totally Irresponsible Science, The Book of Massively Epic Engineering Disasters, and, most recently, The Book of Ingeniously Daring Chemistry Sean Connolly delves into the fascinating and potentially scary world of driverless cars, artificial intelligence, robots and androids, smart clothing, the “internet of things,” test-tube meat, the space elevator, and more. Through cool illustrations, quick definitions, illustrated panels, and Connolly's clear and always-lively writing, readers learn what each breakthrough means; how it has or will improve our lives; what other technologies are related to it; and what the terrifyingly awesome potential risks are. (3D printing? What happens when someone bad “prints” a weapon?) And to make the learning hands-on, each chapter includes an experiment to help understand the underlying principles of these incredibly complicated developments: Use milk jugs and balloons to test solar power. Food dye and water to understand genome technology. A paper airplane to gain insight into drones. Two boards and two friends to replicate the force of a powered exoskeleton. It’s science, down to a T.



Hardcover240 pages
Expected publication: September 17th 2019 by Workman Publishing Company

About The Author:
Sean Connolly will be familiar to listeners of BBC Radio Five Live and Radio Wales. Among his more than 50 books aimed at children and adults are Wholly Irresponsible Experiments and Witness to History: The Industrial Revolution. He has also written for the Kingfisher Science Encyclopedia. His three children are either collaborators or guinea pigs, depending on the project.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Book Review: Dark Memento (Verona Bay #1) by Katie Reus

Dark Memento (Verona Bay, #1)
Title: Dark Memento (Verona Bay #1) 

Author: Katie Reus 

Stars: 5

Review:
Having read many of Katie Reus series I have to admit this might just be one I have to have all of her books.  Its starts off as most of her books a woman in need of help.  Only this time Serenity is a mom who has her head on her shoulders and wants to give her daughter the life she had before she was taken.  As a single mom she focus on her daughters and those who are able to keep her safe.  Of course that includes Lucas Jordan and his family.
The romance is sweet, the mystery is dark and no one will be able to put the book down.  Even tough it is pretty easy to figure out who is tormenting her and yet readers will not be able to stop reading.
Katie Rues once again is able to bring to life a city people will want to visit, people who readers will want to get to know in life and a romance that is sweet, hot and steamy.
Thank you to Netgalley and the Publisher KR Press for the advance copy of Katie Reus Dark Memento.

Synopsis: 
She was the one that got away…Eight years ago Serenity Washington watched as her twin sister was murdered. She was lucky to escape the same grisly fate. With her sister’s killer in jail, she relocated and tried to move on with her life. She married a man in the Air Force and started a family, but when her husband dies unexpectedly she moves back to the last place she remembers being happy—Verona Bay, FL.
Now that she’s come home, it’s all starting again…
Within months of Serenity’s homecoming, she receives a ‘gift’—a bracelet from her sister that was never recovered after her death—and a taunting note. Terrified for herself and her young daughter, she turns to the local sheriff for help. But there’s only so much they can do without proof that the gifts aren’t more than sick pranks. There’s been no DNA, no fingerprints left behind—nothing to indicate who’s leaving them. As the horrifying gifts arrive with increasing frequency, Serenity has no doubt that she’s the ultimate target. But with her sister’s murderer—a confessed serial killer—still behind bars, she has no idea who’s stalking her.
She turns to the one man she’s been trying to keep her distance from…
Former Marine Lucas Jordan has been hung up on single mom Serenity since she moved back to Verona Bay, but she’s made it clear she’s not looking for a relationship. When she’s targeted, however, all bets are off. He won’t sit by while she’s terrorized, and with her and her daughter’s lives in danger he’s prepared to stand his ground and protect them both. Together they face the impossible task of trying to figure out who to trust before they all wind up six feet under.
FIRST IN SERIES. 

ebook350 pages
Expected publication: September 10th 2019 by KR Press, LLC

About The Author:
Katie Reus is the New York Times, USA Today, & IndieReader bestselling author of the Red Stone Security series, the Moon Shifter series and the Deadly Ops series. She fell in love with romance at a young age thanks to books she pilfered from her mom's stash. Years later she loves reading romance almost as much as she loves writing it. However, she didn't always know she wanted to be a writer. After changing majors many times, she finally graduated with a degree in psychology. Not long after that she discovered a new love. Writing. She now spends her days writing dark paranormal romance and sexy romantic suspense. 

Friday, September 13, 2019

Book Review: Rewind by Catherine Ryan Howard

Rewind
Title: Rewind

Author: Catherine Ryan Howard 

Stars: 4

Review:
Rewind is a crazy thriller that will keep readers needing to read until they find out the truth or fiction.
The murder mystery jumps around in time as well as person to person but is able to keep readers focused on what is happening keeping them from getting lost.  The author is able to keep readers hooked even while jumping time lines as well as person to person.  The story jumps off the pages as did the did the movies Bad Times at the El Royaled did for movie goes. The story is a amazing story to that has this readers wanting more from Catherine Ryan Howard.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher Corvus for the advance copy of Catherine Ryan Howard Rewind. 
Synopsis:
Andrew, the manager of Shanamore Holiday Cottages, watches his only guest via a hidden camera in her room. One night the unthinkable happens: a shadowy figure emerges onscreen, kills her and destroys the camera. But who is the murderer? How did they know about the camera? And how will Andrew live with himself?
PAUSE
Natalie wishes she'd stayed at home as soon as she arrives in the wintry isolation of Shanamore. There's something creepy about the manager. She wants to leave, but she can't - not until she's found what she's looking for...
REWIND
This is an explosive story about a murder caught on camera. You've already missed the start. To get the full picture you must rewind the tape and play it through to the end, no matter how shocking...
Paperback304 pages
Expected publication: September 5th 2019 by Corvus

About The Author:
Catherine Ryan Howard
Catherine Ryan Howard was born in Cork, Ireland, in 1982. Prior to writing full-time, Catherine worked as a campsite courier in France and a front desk agent in Walt Disney World, Florida, and most recently was a social media marketer for a major publisher. She is currently studying for a BA in English at Trinity College Dublin.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Book Review: Wylde Fire (100 Proof #1) by Sarah Robinson

 Wylde Fire (100 Proof, #1)100
Title: Wylde Fire (100 Proof #1) 

Author: Sarah Robinson

Stars: 3

Review:
Sarah Robinson starts a new series that is more sex filled than story filled.  Everything  Sam getting what he wants and rubbing it in his the face of everyone who knows him.  The story really has zero purpose.  If a romance like this happened in the real life it wouldn't last a week.  Sam the make lead is needy and lacks confidence it takes for a person to run a successful business.  Holly is smart and falls in love with her high school crush but really they are only lusting after each other.
When things fall apart it feels forced and doesn't make since once again.
The story is nothing more than sex, lust and nothing much else. Example: Introduction, deals, sex, meet family, sex, background, sex, meet family, sex, party, sex, guy screws up, heart breaking moment, make up sex, and the books ends.
The writing is fine, the characters have enough back ground to keep some readers interested and that is why the story gets 3 instead of a 2 stars.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the advance copy of Sarah Robinson Wylde Fire. 

Synopsis:
Wyldefire Whiskey is poised to take Nashville by storm—and with any luck, overshadow the scandal of his cheating ex-girlfriend marrying his brother. The only problem? This gruff country boy has no idea how to throw a launch party that will get people talking.

The answer to everything might just be Holly Glen.

A party wrapped up in one tiny woman, Holly is tattooed, tempting, and exactly the event planner Sam needs to liven up his brand—and his life. He can give her what she needs, too.

All it will take is a ring on her finger.

Falling in real love with his fake wife was not part of the plan—but one shot of Holly isn’t going to be enough.



ebook228 pages
Expected publication: September 17th 2019

About The Author:
Sarah Robinson is a native of the Washington, DC area and has both her Bachelors and Masters Degrees in criminal psychology. She is a counselor by day and a writer at night.

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