Monday, June 29, 2020

Book Review: Run and Hide(Tactical Solutions International 2) by Maggie Clare

Run and Hide
Title: Run and Hide (Tactical Solutions International 2)

Author: Maggie Clare 

Stars: 4

Romantic Suspense is my middle name and I am not ashamed to admit it.
I have found that I really enjoy a well written RS.  Maggie Clare is able to bring likable characters that reader will root for as they try to stop the crazy that is surrounding them.  Lucia wants answers and refuses to stay safe but instead goes out to find justice for her brother. Mike is trying to keep a promise while trying to find answers.  Together they make a great team readers will be able to fight along side.

The story is well paced and the end gives readers everything they wanted from the first few pages in the book. The story is the perfect blend of romance action and suspense.  It is considered to be a stand alone book but it is book 2 in the series.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for a copy of  Maggie Clare Run and Hide 

Special Agent Mike Flynn owes his friend a favor, and the instructions are clear. Find Lucia Costa. Keep her safe. But Lucia doesn't want to be found. She's investigating her brother's brutal murder and trying to stay alive.

When the hot FBI agent knocks on her door in the middle of the night, Lucia has to admit, she needs his help. She's out of money, on the run, and the files hidden in her motel safe could take down a deadly human trafficking ring.

As Mike and Lucia chase down the corrupt cops who betrayed Lucia's brother, and work the case he died trying to solve, sparks fly. Gruff and jaded, Mike fights his feelings for the feisty grad student under his protection, but Lucia makes him want things he hasn't in a very long time. With the danger closing in and time running out, Mike will risk everything to give Lucia her life back and to have a chance at loving her.

Run and Hide is the second book in the Tactical Solutions International series but can be read as a stand-alone

Kindle Edition220 pages
Published June 2020 by Wave Equation Media

About The Author:
Maggie Clare is the pen name of award-winning speculative fiction author, Tabitha Lord. When channeling Maggie, she writes all the naughty things. She's currently crafting a romantic suspense series featuring hot hunky heroes, smart sexy gals, and nail-biting narratives. Count on Maggie to pair great story-telling with an erotic edge.

Friday, June 26, 2020

Book Review: Trap 'N Trace by Tee O'Fallon

Trap 'N Trace
Title: Trap 'N Trace 

Author: Tee O'Fallon 

Stars: 4

What keeps this reader from giving this story a 5 stars is that the author falls into the bodyguard romance that keeps it from really becoming the story I think it has the ability to be.
The characters are likable and the story flows well.  The Romance is blush and might need a fan to cool yourself off at moments.  
The author has found formula to her story telling and while the books and characters are just different enough after a while the different books blend together.
Thank you to Netgalley for the advance copy of Tee O'Fallon  Trap 'N Trace 

For wealthy socialite Katrina Vandenburg, business meetings and charity galas are all part of her orderly, structured world—one that gets blown to hell after finding two dead bodies in the same day. The police think she was in the wrong place at the wrong time. FBI Special Agent Dayne Andrews thinks otherwise. Dayne and his K-9, Remy, are tracking a cold-blooded killer, and that trail...leads straight to Kat.

Kat and her rescue shelter—the Canine Haven—are the only common denominators between the murders, and Dayne is convinced she’s dead center in the killer’s sights. Protecting her will test every ounce of his steely resolve. She’s the most intriguing woman he’s ever met. And everything he shouldn’t want. Too bad neither of them seem to have gotten the memo.

And they need to focus on catching a killer now more than ever. Because if Dayne and Remy fail in their mission, nothing will stand between Kat and the killer’s deadly blade.

ebook400 pages
Published June 15th 2019 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Amara)

About The Author:
Tee O’Fallon has been a federal agent for twenty-three years, and is now a police investigator, giving her hands-on experience in the field of law enforcement that she combines with her love of romantic suspense. Tee’s job affords her the unique opportunity to work with the heroic men and women in law enforcement on a daily basis. Besides writing, Tee loves cooking, gardening, chocolate, lychee martinis, and all creatures canine.

Tee is the author of the Federal K-9 Series and the NYPD Blue & Gold Series. Visit

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Book Review: Bait N' Witch (Brimstone Inc. #3) by Abigail Owen

Bait N' Witch (Legendary Consultants, #3)
Title:  Bait N' Witch (Brimstone Inc. #3)

Author: Abigail Owen

Stars: 4 

I wish I had read the first two in the series before I started book 3.  There is a lot of catching up and a little confusing at first but soon the story pulls this lost reader in and I can't stop myself from enjoying every second of the book. The book is short and sweet with that being said the author is able to pack a lot of fun into a book that will have reader excited for the next book in the series.
The story had tender moments that have readers knowing the story is paranormal it has heart and soul everyone will be able to connect with.
Thank you to netgalley for the advance copy of   Abigail Owen  Bait N' Witch

Rowan McAuliffe has been hiding most of her life. Secretly trained in her powers by an unusual source, she’d been taught not to trust anyone. Especially other witches. However, after she was forced to perform a hateful act against her will, she now hides from the Mage High Council who seek answers, and possibly her life.

Greyson Masters is the Council’s best enforcer – a witch hunter who lays down the law. Despite the danger of his job, Greyson is also raising his triplet daughters. Alone. Budding new witches who display an alarming combined power no one understands. Too bad he hasn’t got a clue how to deal with them.

Little does Greyson realize that the new nanny sent to him by Legendary Consultants is the very witch he is hunting. When the truth is revealed, can these two opposing forces find a way to listen to their hearts? Or will Greyson have to follow orders and kill Rowan – the one woman who has made his soul come alive?

ebook1st Edition
Published January 20th 2017 by Self-published

About The Author:
Multi-award-winning paranormal romance author, Abigail Owen, loves plots that move hot and fast, feisty heroines with sass, alpha heroes with heart, a dash of snark, and oodles of sexy shifters! Other titles include wife, mother, Star Wars geek, ex-competitive skydiver, spreadsheet lover, Dr. Seuss quoter, eMBA, organizational guru, Texan, Aggie, and chocoholic.

Abigail grew up consuming books and exploring the world through her writing. She attempted to find a practical career related to her favorite pastime by earning a degree in English Rhetoric (Technical Writing). However, she swiftly discovered that writing without imagination is not nearly as fun as writing with it. She currently resides in Austin, Texas, with her own personal hero, her husband, and their two children, who are growing up way too fast.

Abigail also writes award-winning contemporary romance under the name Kadie Scott.

Monday, June 22, 2020

Book Review: Dairy Free Meal Prep: Easy, Budget-Friendly Meals to Cook, Prep, Grab, and Go by Silvana Nardone

Dairy Free Meal Prep: Easy, Budget-Friendly Meals to Cook, Prep, Grab, and Go
Title: Dairy Free Meal Prep: Easy, Budget-Friendly Meals to Cook, Prep, Grab, and Go

Author: Silvana Nardone

Stars: 4

Thank you for taking the guess work out of how to create a dairy free meals!!  The book is a wealth of information with step buy step ways to create a easy meal prep.  As a mom with 4 kids who never stop meal prep is a must so that I do not forget to eat.  Dairy free is a must due to dairy allergy. Which makes this book a winner in my book.
If you are starting off in the meal prep area of life and have no idea where to start THIS IS A MUST!

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for advance copy of   Silvana Nardone  Dairy Free Meal Prep

Take the guesswork out of dairy free meal prep with 6 weeks of plans and 70 tasty recipes

Whether you want to avoid allergens, save money and time, or eat healthier, preplanned dairy free meals have a multitude of perks. Simplify your daily routine with Dairy-Free Meal Prep, a complete guide and dairy free cookbook with 6 weeks of meal plans and 70 scrumptious recipes.

Helpful info about meal planning, convenient grocery lists, and step-by-step prep directions mean you’ll be able to spend less time in the kitchen and more time living your life. With simple recipes like Chicken Pasta with Creamy Vodka Sauce, this dairy free cookbook is so easy and enticing, you’ll never miss dairy again.

This dairy free cookbook includes:

Why ditch dairy?―Learn the benefits of eliminating dairy, from increased mental clarity to better digestion.
Meal prep pointers―Discover a guide to meal prep in this comprehensive dairy free cookbook, including storage tips, must-have kitchen equipment, and tips for thawing and reheating.
Dairy free staples―Try your hand at foundational foods like Cashew Milk, Cheese Sauce, Green Goddess Dressing, and beyond.

Keep every meal free from dairy with the nutritious, well-balanced, and delicious recipes in this beginner-friendly dairy free cookbook.

About The Author:
You may know me as a mom, a friend, a magazine editor, a cookbook author or even a former bakery owner. If we haven't met yet, hello, my name is Silvana. I am the mother of two awesome kids, Isaiah, 23, and Chiara, 13. At age 10, Isaiah was diagnosed with gluten intolerance. Ever since, I've worked to keep my fridge--and my family's stomachs--full, the way only a mom knows how, with patience and plenty of good food. The truth is whether you're gluten-free or gluten-full, you don't have to change how you eat or what you eat. Your food can look great and taste even better than you could ever imagine.

I'm the founding editor-in-chief of Rachael Ray Every Day magazine, where I also wrote the "No-Recipe Zone" and "Sweet Spot" columns. I co-authored Saveur Cooks Authentic Italian and have worked for Food & Wine magazine. Previously, I owned an Italian bakery in Brooklyn called Fanciulla. I've appeared on NPR, ABC "Good Morning America," Food Network's "Roker on the Road," NBC "Weekend Today" and WCBS "News This Morning." I've been featured in The New York Times, New York magazine and on Come say hi at

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Book Review: Queen's Peril (Star Wars Disney Canon Novel) by E.K. Johnston

Queen's Peril (Star Wars)
Title:  Queen's Peril (Star Wars Disney Canon Novel)

Author: E.K. Johnston

Stars: 5 stars for Tweens and 3 1\2 Adult

As a star ways fan I wouldn't want to be asked to write a star wars novel because of how high passions fly when it comes to the series. 
This book is the perfect read for a tween.  It has a wonderful blend of themes for tween to enjoy without all the swearing that has been found in other tween novels.
The story has more information about Padme that movie fan might be excited to read while others will not.  The last quarter of the book runs next to the Phantom Menace which kids loved but adults disliked.  You could say this is a expanse of the story movie giving reader insight into the queens life before.
As an adult the story read more like a girl who is trying to prove how strong and smart she is but for tweens they will be able to connect with the story line better.

My daughter gave the story a 5 and I give it a 3 1\2 because the story could have been handled a little better without making the queen feel forced into being a look at how strong I am girl!
Thank you to Netgalley for a chance to Review E.K. Johnston Queens Peril.

When fourteen-year-old Padmé Naberrie wins the election for Queen of Naboo, she adopts the name Amidala and leaves her family to the rule from the royal palace. To keep her safe and secure, she’ll need a group of skilled handmaidens who can be her assistants, confidantes, defenders, and decoys. Each girl is selected for her particular talents, but it will be up to Padmé to unite them as a group. When Naboo is invaded by forces of the Trade Federation, Queen Amidala and her handmaidens will face the greatest test—of themselves, and of each other.

About The Author:
E.K. Johnston had several jobs and one vocation before she became a published writer. If she’s learned anything, it’s that things turn out weird sometimes, and there’s not a lot you can do about it. Well, that and how to muscle through awkward fanfic because it’s about a pairing she likes.

You can follow Kate on Twitter (@ek_johnston) to learn more about Alderaanian political theory than you really need to know, or on Tumblr (ekjohnston) if you're just here for pretty pictures

Friday, June 19, 2020

Book Review: Girl Long Gone by Danielle M. Haas

Girl Long Gone
Title: Girl Long Gone

Author:  Danielle M. Haas

Stars: 4 

The only reason this story isn't a 5 star is because there are moments where it feels the author lost track or forgot something which had things not connecting more making since.  When the story does connect it has the right amount of fear, excitement and nail biting moments to have readers over looking the simplest mistakes.  
Girl Long Gone is a decent  of romance and suspense. Readers can enjoy on a long summer day.

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for a copy of  Danielle M. Haas Girl Long Gone

NYPD Computer-crimes detective Connor Mitchel’s sister is missing. As he combs through his sister’s life, he realizes Monica might not have been this killer’s first target—or his last. In a twisted game of cat and mouse, Connor thinks he’s finally found the man responsible for his sister’s disappearance. Unfortunately, he’ll first need to convince the shy, distrustful Evelyn Price she could be the next victim tangled in the murderer’s web if she doesn’t agree to help him catch the killer. But just as Connor and Evelyn close in on their quarry, the killer has one last trick up his sleeve that could trap them all…

ebook251 pages
Expected publication: May 25th 2020 by Entangled

About The Author:
Danielle grew up with a love of reading, partly due to her namesake—Danielle Steele. It seemed as though she was born to write out the same love stories she devoured while growing up.
She attended Bowling Green State University with a dream of studying creative writing, but the thought of sharing her work in front of a group of strangers was enough to make her change her major to Political Science.
After college she moved across the state of Ohio with her soon-to-be husband. Once they married and had babies, she decided to stay home and raise her children. Some days her sanity slipped further across the line to crazy town so she decided to brush off her rusty writing chops and see what happened.
Danielle now spends her days running kids around, playing with her beloved dog, and typing as fast as she can to get the stories in her head written down. She loves to write contemporary romance with relatable characters that make her readers’ hearts happy, as well as fast-paced romantic suspense that leaves them on the edge of their seats. Her story ideas are as varied and unpredictable as her everyday life.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Book Review: Midnight Abduction (Tactical Crime Division #3) by Nichole Severn

Midnight Abduction (Tactical Crime Division #3)
Title: Midnight Abduction (Tactical Crime Division #3)

Author: Nichole Severn

Stars: 4

I love that they put a cast of characters before you dig into the book.  It helps keep tract of all the different endless characters that come and go in the series. 
Nichole Severn has the ability to create a balance book with nail biting moments, teasing banter, and sweet romance without eye rolling moments.
The story will pull at readers wanting and almost need to read the book to make sure everyone you come to love comes out alive.
The author is able to keep readers update even as this book can be read as a stand alone novel in a series that this reader is planning on picking up when the stores open again.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for a copy of Nichole Severn Midnight Abduction 

When Benning Reeves's twins are kidnapped, the frantic father knows who can help: the Tactical Crime Division and Ana Ramirez. Even though Ana once shattered Benning's heart, the special agent is the only one he can trust. But Ana is still tormented by the unresolved case that brought them together years before -- a case somehow entangled with Benning's children. It's up to the TCD and Ana to discover why...before it's too late.

Kindle Edition249 pages
Published May 1st 2020 by Harlequin Intrigue

About The Author:
Nichole Severn writes explosive romantic suspense with strong heroines, heroes who dare challenge them, and a hell of a lot of guns. She graduated from Utah Valley University with a degree in Psychology and from Nevada State College with a degree in English Literature. She's a member of Romance Writers of America.

She resides with her very supportive and patient husband, as well as her demon spawn, in Utah. When she’s not writing, she’s constantly injuring herself running, rock climbing, practicing yoga, and snowboarding.

Monday, June 15, 2020

Book Review: Tangled Promises by Linda Trout

Tangled Promises
Title: Tangled Promises 

Author: Linda Trout 

Stars: 4

Tangled Promises starts off with a bang than slow but believe me do not give up on this book because it is worth the read! The characters are likable and readers will be able to connect with them.  Linda Trout keeps a even tone to the story as the mystery takes off the roller coast beginning readers high high and low low.  The adventure will keep readers hooked.
Thank you to Netgalley for a copy of Linda Trout Tangled Promise.

Widow Melody Rose has already lost one man whose job involved guns and violence. She swore she’d never put herself through that again.
At first Sheriff Jake Bennett wants nothing to do with the taciturn café owner, but Melody intrigues him. When a stalker targets her, he’s determined to protect the woman he has fallen for. But can Melody overcome her greatest fear and save the man she never dreamed would claim her heart?

ebook276 pages
Published May 18th 2020 by The Wild Rose Press

About The Author:
A retired accountant, Linda Trout is a true romantic at heart, living with her real life hero and an ever growing population of cats in northeastern Oklahoma. They own ten acres of semi-wooded land, where the “wild” keeps creeping forward at a pace faster than they can keep up with. Getting lost in a good book is one of her favorite pastimes as well as riding alongside her hubby on their Harley’s.

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Book Review: Hashimoto's Diet for the Newly Diagnosed: A 21-Day Elimination Diet Meal Plan and Cookbook by Daphne Olivier LDN RD CDCES IFNCP

Hashimoto's Diet for the Newly Diagnosed: A 21-Day Elimination Diet Meal Plan and Cookbook
Title: Hashimoto's Diet for the Newly Diagnosed: A 21-Day Elimination Diet Meal Plan and Cookbook 

Author: Daphne Olivier LDN RD CDCES IFNCP

Stars: 5

I am not diagnosed with Hashimoto's but others I know are and I wanted to see how this diet differs from the AP and others that I have read about.  

The author knows what she is talking about with the information as well as the wording she is able to comes across as knowledgeable and person readers will be able to connect with.

It is hard to know when to eliminate certain things from your diet and by cutting things off cold turkey it will cause a rebound effect as well as cravings.

The author gives readers a step by step process on who to eliminate certain food and why you might want to take them out of your diet.

The author does get a little preachy which depends on how you read and her voice inflections.

 Thank you to Netgalley for a copy of  Daphne Olivier  Hashimoto's Diet for the Newly Diagnosed: A 21-Day Elimination Diet Meal Plan and Cookbook


A stress-free diet and lifestyle guide for managing your Hashimotos diagnosis
While a Hashimotos thyroiditis diagnosis is an essential first step toward taking control of your health, it can be overwhelming. What’s more, implementing lifestyle changes like an elimination diet, especially when you’re struggling with severe symptoms like fatigue and unexplained weight gain, can feel formidable. But, rest assured, Hashimoto’s Diet for the Newly Diagnosed is your helpful companion to getting on the right path to a healthy, symptom-free life, starting with what you eat.
With 75 healing recipes and a 3-week meal plan complete with shopping lists, this Hashimotos diet cookbook has everything you need post-diagnosis to prepare delicious meals that will nourish your body and help alleviate your Hashimotos symptoms. By starting off with a simpler approach to the traditional elimination diet, Hashimoto’s Diet for the Newly Diagnosed will teach you how to listen to your body and build your “You Diet” for optimal health and well-being.
This complete Hashimotos diet cookbook and meal plan for beginners includes:
Easy-to-digest science—Understand the ins and outs of your Hashimotos diagnosis, including the critical connection between this thyroid condition and your diet.Comforting and nourishing recipes—From breakfast to dinner to snacks, these recipes call for familiar ingredients and may require less than 30 minutes to make, can be made in one pot or pan, or are ideal for doubling and freezing for a quick meal any day of the week.Building a support system—Learn which questions to ask your healthcare practitioner, how to effectively communicate the details of your Hashimotos diagnosis with loved ones, and more.
If you’ve been recently diagnosed with Hashimotos thyroiditis, here’s the all-in-one cookbook and meal plan that’s perfect for you.

About The Author:
Daphne has loved the idea of helping other people for as long as she can remember. She knew she wanted to be a dietitian as a young child because she recognized the impact that food can have on your confidence and self-worth. As she grew into adulthood she was diagnosed with Hashimoto's thyroiditis and although you could never tell on the outside, she understands what it's like to deal with imbalanced hormones.

Daphne is a food passionista, farm girl wanna-be, and registered, yet unconventional dietitian. She is the founder of The Unconventional Dietitian, her private nutrition practice where she works with people to upgrade to a real food diet. She works with people with varying degrees of metabolic disorders including insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and hormonal dysfunction such as Hashimoto's thyroiditis and adrenal insufficiency and all of the challenges that go along with them. In her practice she is devoted to providing education, empowerment, and strategies needed to facilitate change to nourish the body and support a healthy lifestyle. Daphne's goal is always to help you enhance your physical wellbeing and gain confidence through the way you feed your body.

Friday, June 12, 2020

Book Review: Honor Avenged (HORNET #6) by Tonya Burrows

Honor Avenged (HORNET, #6)
Title: Honor Avenged (HORNET #6)

Author: Tonya Burrows

Stars: 3 1\2

This was present as a stand alone in a series but I will have to say I think I would have connected better with the characters if I had read the previous books.
The book doesn't stand out in a world of Military Romance books in fact it fades into the masses and doesn't inspire readers to search out the others in the series.  While the author tries hard to make readers connect with the characters if feel forced with lots of internal dialog that can slow down books.
I will give the author credit for tacking some difficult subject matter but at the same times fades into the background as well.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for a copy of Tonya Burrows Honor Avenged 

Leah Giancarelli makes balancing her new role as a single mom look easy, but she’d have crumbled if not for her late husband’s best friend, Marcus. She has her issues with HORNET, an elite hostage rescue team—after all, Danny would still be alive if he’d never accompanied them on their last mission—but Marcus has always been by her side, a strong shoulder to lean on…

Until, after one impulsive kiss, he’s so much more.

Eaten alive by guilt, Marcus takes off, leaving both HORNET and Leah behind. Alone is easier. Safer. Because his feelings for Leah are all kinds of wrong, the worst kind of betrayal, and he can’t trust himself not to act on them.

But Danny’s death was only the beginning. Whoever hired the hitman is looking for something, and they think Leah knows where it is...

ebook300 pages
Published May 18th 2020 by Entangled: Amar

About The Author:
Tonya Burrows wrote her first romance at age 13 and hasn't put down her pen since. Originally from a small town in Western New York, she suffers from a bad case of wanderlust and usually ends up moving someplace new every few years. As of now, she lives in the Pacific Northwest with The Boyfriend, a diva schnoodle, a plucky pug-mix, and #writercat.

When she's not writing about hunky military heroes, Tonya can usually be found kayaking, hiking, or road tripping across the country. She also enjoys painting and B grade disaster movies.

If you would like to know more about Tonya, visit her website at She's also on Instagram @tonya_burrows and Facebook

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Book Review: The Girls Weekend by Jody Gehrman

The Girls Weekend
Title: The Girls Weekend

Author:  Jody Gehrman 

Stars: 3

June Moody what do you expect with a name like that?  Just what you expect a moody characters who doesn't that doesn't give readers what they expect or hope for.
The story is interesting enough to keep readers wondering what will happen next and other characters that are dynamic enough to keep the story flowing.
While the mystery is intriguing the June Moody is boring and lacks the emotions that will draw readers in.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the advance copy of Jody Gehrman The Girls Weekend.

June Moody, a thirty-something English professor, just wants to get away from her recent breakup and reunite with girlfriends over summer break. Her old friend and longtime nemesis, Sadie MacTavish, a mega-successful author, invites June and her college friends to a baby shower at her sprawling estate in the San Juan Islands. June is less than thrilled to spend time with Sadie--and her husband, June's former crush--but agrees to go.

The party gets off to a shaky start when old grudges resurface, but when they wake the next morning, they find something worse: Sadie is missing, the house is in shambles, and bloodstains mar the staircase. None of them has any memory of the night before; they wonder if they were drugged. Everyone's a suspect. Since June had a secret rendezvous with Sadie's husband, she has plenty of reason to suspect herself. Apparently, so do the cops.

A Celtic knot of suspense and surprise, this brooding, atmospheric novel will keep you guessing as each twist reveals a new possibility. It will remind you of friendships hidden in the depths of your own past, and make you wonder how well you really know the people you've loved the longest

Hardcover311 pages
Expected publication: June 9th 2020 by Crooked Lane Books

About The Author:
Jody Gehrman
Jody Gehrman is a native of Northern California, where she can be found writing, teaching, reading, or obsessing over her three cats most days. She is also the author of eleven novels and numerous award-winning plays. Her debut suspense novel, Watch Me, was published by St. Martin's Press. Her other adult novels are Bombshell, Notes from the Backseat, Tart, and Summer in the Land of Skin. Her Young Adult novels include The Truth About Jack, Audrey's Guide to Black Magic, Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft, Babe in Boyland, Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty, and Triple Shot Bettys in Love. Babe in Boyland was optioned by the Disney Channel and won the International Reading Association's Teen Choice Award. Her plays have been produced or had readings in Ashland, New York, San Francisco, Chicago and L.A. She and her partner David Wolf won the New Generation Playwrights Award for their one-act, Jake Savage, Jungle P.I. She is a professor of Communication at Mendocino College

Monday, June 8, 2020

Book Review: Cold Wicked Lies (Cold Justice: Crossfire #3) by Toni Anderson

Cold Wicked Lies (Cold Justice: Crossfire #3)
Title: Cold Wicked Lies (Cold Justice: Crossfire #3) 

Author: Toni Anderson 

Stars: 5

I started reading Toni Anderson years ago when I found her book series Her!  I found this author has the ability to pull reader into her world that is dark and gritty with Hero and Heroins that will have readers cheer for.  The story start off with a face pace and keep readers on the edge of their seats. 
The romance slow burn until it will have reader blushing. 
Toni Anderson has the ability to give romantic suspense readers what they are looking for. Action pack mystery with just the right amount of steamy romance.

Thank you to author for the advance copy Cold Wicked Lies in exchange for a honest review.

A young woman is found murdered on a remote mountainside, and top FBI Negotiator Charlotte Blood must go head-to-head with her stubborn, sexy, Hostage Rescue Team counterpart to unravel the mystery. When blame falls on a secretive survivalist group, the stakes turn deadly…and Charlotte discovers that she’s the one tangled in COLD WICKED LIES.

About The Author:
My latest book, Cold Wicked Lies, comes out in June 2020. It's about an FBI negotiator and a hard-headed HRT operator.
New York Times and USA Today international bestselling Romantic Suspense author, Toni's novels have hit #1 in Barnes & Noble's Nook store, Top 10 in the Amazon, iBooks, and Kobo stores. Her novels have won many awards, and she's been nominated for the prestigious Romance Writers of America® RITA® Award.

A Marine Biologist from the UK, she inexplicably ended up in the geographical center of North America, about as far from the ocean as physically possible to get without going into orbit. She lives in the Canadian prairies with her Irish husband, two children, and goofy dog. 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.

Book Review: Witness to Death by Heather Graham

Witness to Death
Title: Witness to Death

Author:  Heather Graham

Stars: 3 1\2

Heather Graham as always been a author I could go to when I need a mix of mystery, romance and book that I can't put down.
This book I put down a lot.  It was over sappy compared to the author other books I have read. It lacks the action and mystery that I have enjoyed from the author in the past.  Readers might struggling to be able to connect with the different characters that is the key to Heather Graham books she is able to get readers to connect with the different characters that will have readers needing more.
This time it felt disconnected, lack a flow and focus in the story.
I believe this book a is older one of her books but I am not sure.
Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for a copy of Heather Graham Witness to Death

 Lorna Doria hadn't committed a murder. She'd seen one. Yet somehow she'd become the prisoner, while the killer was out on bail. As state's witness, she'd thought the shelter of her quiet New England life would be enough to keep her safe. Law enforcement disagreed—and it was New York City undercover cop Andrew Trudeau's job to protect her. But their strong attraction had already made it too late for that . . .

Now, with Andrew as her bodyguard, Lorna has no choice but to accept his constant presence. She assures herself she can handle it, she's mature, not easily rattled—except by Andrew. They're as different as can be, yet something bonds them, something beyond the danger they face. But as a cop, Andrew's life will always be on the line, and Lorna must decide whether she can live with that—if a killer lets them have any future at all 

Paperback304 pages
Published April 28th 2020 by Zebra

About The Author: 
Heather was a founding member of the Florida Romance Writers chapter of RWA and, since 1999, has hosted the Romantic Times Vampire Ball, with all revenues going directly to children's charity.

She is pleased to have been published in approximately twenty languages, and to have been honored with awards frorn Waldenbooks. B. Dalton, Georgia Romance Writers, Affaire de Coeur, Romantic Times, and more. She has had books selected for the Doubleday Book Club and the Literary Guild, and has been quoted, interviewed, or featured in such publications as The Nation, Redbook, People, and USA Today and appeared on many newscasts including local television and Entertainment Tonight.

Heather loves travel and anything have to do with the water, and is a certitified scuba diver. Married since high school graduation and the mother of five, her greatest love in life remains her family, but she also believes her career has been an incredible gift, and she is grateful every day to be doing something that she loves so very much for a living.

Friday, June 5, 2020

Book Review: I Don’t Date Superheroes by S.D. Rogue

I Don't Date Superheroes
Title: I Don’t Date Superheroes 

Author: S.D. Rogue

Stars:3 1\2 stars 

I will way 90% of this book I enjoyed but the ending ruined the book.  I had to reread the ending at least 5 times because I kept thinking I was missing a page.  Yet I didn't miss anything it went from chasing to a sunset that had me very confused. 
The story is face paced and a quick beach read but lacks more depth, background and almost a understanding of why they are superheros. While it focus on certain characters readers are introduced to a cast of characters that needed a lot more background that would help readers enjoy and connect to the series wanting more. What readers go was a bit of a fun mess.
Yes I would say this story ends with a cliff hanger.

Thank you to netgalley for a copy of S.D. Rogue I don't Date Superheroes.

Hana is your average 20-something nurse—except for one small detail: she is responsible for the care of the world’s best kept secret: superheroes—who are known as Paladins. Hana has one very simple rule when it comes to her love life: she doesn’t date superheroes! She’s been there, done that—never again.

Her life gets turned upside down when Bashir, a stunningly good-looking Paladin, shows up at her house and says his life is in danger.

Hana agrees to help him, but in doing so is brought into the web of peril that follows him.

Bashir isn’t like other Paladins. He’s charming, caring, and makes her feel protected.

On top of running for her life, Hana begins to see that she might have one problem: she may be developing feelings for the type of guy she swore she would never date.

Book one of the Paladin series will take you on a page-turning adventure filled with billionaires, exotic locales, superheroes, and sweet romance.

ebook224 pages
Published April 13th 2020

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