Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Book Review: Custom Made (Fast & Fury #2) by Chantal Fernando


Title: Custom Made (Fast & Fury #2)

Author: Chantal Fernando

Star: 3 


This is the second book in the Fast and Fury series I have read.  The series is what read who like M/C world of books. Romance, sex, beautiful people, hard lives and broken hearts. The author basic story works for the world she created but you have to suspend reality many many many times.  Police do not exist in this world the author created.

That being said the characters work for the story.  The one thing the author got right was that she made Cam and Orion communicate with each other until they stopped and it didn't quite make since to this reader.

The character development and history is well done however as a whole the story is very choppy and also feels it was written at different times and rearranged where the author thought they would fit with out proper connecting them.  The story gets choppy at times.

In all if readers love MC series they will enjoy this author as they suspend their belief in reality.

Thank you to Netgalley and Carina Press for a advance copy of Chantal Ferando Custom Made.


Cameron Davies has the job she’s always wanted—designing custom motorcycles at Fast & Fury. No way is she going to screw this up. But when her wild, sexy one-night stand ends up being the shop’s new VIP client, her life is suddenly turned on its head.

Orion Stenton radiates power, danger and, most of all, sex. His lavish lifestyle is fraught with dangers for Cam—and a far too intimate link to her past. She has to keep things professional, but it’s impossible to forget the feel of him or the way he whispers her name.

The connection between them demands far more than a quick fling. But when Cam’s past puts Orion in danger, she must face her demons if she’s going to save them both.

ebook1st edition
Expected publication: March 30th 2021 by Carina Press

About The Author:

New York Times, Amazon & USA Today Bestselling Author Chantal Fernando is thirty years old and lives in Western Australia.

Lover of all things romance, Chantal is the author of the best selling books Dragon's Lair, Maybe This Time and many more.

When not reading, writing or daydreaming she can be found enjoying life with her three sons and family.

Monday, March 29, 2021

Book Review: Tell No Lies (Quinn & Costa Thriller #2) by Allison Brennan


Title: Tell No Lies (Quinn & Costa Thriller #2)

Author: Allison Brennan

Stars: 5


I am 100% sure that Allison Brennan can do no wrong when it comes to story telling.  Quinn and Costa are amazing team that readers will be excited to jump back into their worlds.  The story is dark and gritty as they are trying to end the greed the evil men in the world.  

When they they murder, mayhem and heart bounding moments this story does not disappoint.

The story is everything readers have come to love from Allison Brennan. Character's to connect with, real life stories that readers will wonder if it is real.

This is a Can't miss story in the Quinn and Costa Thriller series.

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the advance copy of Allison Brennan Tell No Lie 


Something mysterious is killing the wildlife in the mountains just south of Tucson. When a college intern turned activist sets out to collect her own evidence, she, too, ends up dead. Local law enforcement is slow to get involved. That’s when the mobile FBI unit goes undercover to infiltrate the town and its copper refinery in search of possible leads.

Quinn and Costa find themselves scouring the desolate landscape, which keeps revealing clues to something much darker—greed, child trafficking and more death. As the body count adds up, it’s clear they have stumbled onto much more than they bargained for. Now they must figure out who is at the heart of this mayhem and stop them before more innocent lives are lost.

Hardcover432 pages
Expected publication: March 30th 2021 by MIRA

About The Author:

Allison has given back extensively to the writing community. She judged the Thriller Awards for nine years, served as awards committee chair for one term, was the managing editor of LOVE IS MURDER (edited by Sandra Brown), and has offered workshops on writing. She is also a mentor to unpublished writers for Mystery Writers of America has spoken to numerous writing groups.

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Book Review: Danger in Numbers by Heather Graham


Title: Danger in Numbers

Author: Heather Graham 

Stars: 4


The author Heather Graham bring readers into her stories with characters that are life like and a story that hold on to the reader long after they finish the story.  I have read a few of  Heather Graham stories and this story doesn't disappoint. Readers will find everything they love about this author in Danger in Numbers.

The romance is typical of her stories and you know right away where the romance is headed.  The characters will not disappoint and readers of her books have come to the knowledge of who is who and what to expect from her formula style writing.

The story has what romantic suspense readers love twisty and dark with just the right amount of romance to keep the story enjoyable and thought provoking. 

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the advance copy of Heather Graham Danger in Numbers.


A ritualistic murder on the side of a remote road brings in the Florida state police. Special Agent Amy Larson has never seen worse, and there are indications that this killing could be just the beginning. The crime draws the attention of the FBI in the form of Special Agent Hunter Forrest, a man with insider knowledge of how violent cults operate, and a man who might never be able to escape his own past.

The rural community is devastated by the death in their midst, but people know more than they are saying. As Amy and Hunter join forces, every lead takes them further into the twisted beliefs of a dangerous group that will stop at nothing to see their will done.

ebook400 pages
Published March 23rd 2021 by MIRA

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.

New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Heather Graham majored in theater arts at the University of South Florida. After a stint of several years in dinner theater, back-up vocals, and bartending, she stayed home after the birth of her third child and began to write, working on short horror stories and romances. After some trial and error, she sold her first book, WHEN NEXT WE LOVE, in 1982 and since then, she has written over one hundred novels and novellas including category, romantic suspense, historical romance, vampire fiction, time travel, occult, and Christmas holiday fare. She wrote the launch books for the Dell's Ecstasy Supreme line, Silhouette's Shadows, and for Harlequin's mainstream fiction imprint, Mira Books.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Book Review: Unintended Target (MacArthur Family #2) by Katie Reus NOVELLA length


Title: Unintended Target (MacArthur Family #2) 

Author: Katie Reus 

Stars: 4


Katie Reus is able to take a Novella length story and fill it with sexy and blush worth romance, action back and characters that readers will be able to connect with.  The short story pack a big punch and readers of Katie Rues will love this new series.

Thank you to Netgalley and the author for a copy of Katie Reus Unintended Target.


He’s not her type.

Elementary school teacher Patience had her whole summer planned out, and it included margaritas and a lot of time at the beach. But when she agrees to a temporary nanny position as a favor to a friend, the last thing she expected was to butt heads with—or be attracted to—Brodie MacArthur, her employer’s sexy head of security.

But that doesn’t stop her from wanting him.

Brodie made a mistake with Patience and forever ruined her first impression of him. Just as their heated clashes reach a peak, Patience falls ill…and it’s something far more sinister than a simple summer bug. He screwed up once. He won’t do it again. And when he learns that the danger is closer than they imagined, he’ll have to fight to protect her—and win her heart.

Published March 23rd 2021 by KR Press, LLC

About The Author:

Katie Reus is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Red Stone Security series, the Redemption Harbor 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 paranormal romance and sexy romantic suspense.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Book Review: The Bounty (Fox and O'Hare #7) by Janet Evanovich and Steve Hamilton

Title: The Bounty (Fox and O'Hare #7) 

Authors: Janet Evanovich and Steve Hamilton 

Stars: 4


I read the first 3 in the Fox O'Hare series and found them fast pace buddy cop drama expect on is a thief. 

This story has me a little confused at times not sure if it is because I didn't read 4,5 and 6 and I am as a reader missing a story line.  With that said as a reviewer the story is a little disappointing with the overly used Nazi story line.  The story takes place all over the world so hold because you might forget at times where they are current located. 

The story moves quickly but the character development lack creativity as they keep to old habits that get old quickly.

Thank you to Netgalley for the advance copy of   Janet Evanovich and Steve Hamilton The Bounty.


Straight as an arrow special agent Kate O’Hare and international con man Nick Fox have brought down some of the biggest criminals out there. But now they face their most dangerous foe yet—a vast, shadowy international organization known only as the Brotherhood.

Directly descended from the Vatican Bank priests who served Hitler during World War II, the Brotherhood is on a frantic search for a lost train loaded with $30 billion in Nazi gold, untouched for over seventy-five years somewhere in the mountains of Eastern Europe.

Kate and Nick know that there is only one man who can find the fortune and bring down the Brotherhood—the same man who taught Nick everything he knows—his father, Quentin. As the stakes get higher, they must also rely on Kate’s own father, Jake, who shares his daughter’s grit and stubbornness. Too bad they can never agree on anything.

From a remote monastery in the Swiss Alps to the lawless desert of the Western Sahara, Kate, Nick, and the two men who made them who they are today must crisscross the world in a desperate scramble to stop their deadliest foe in the biggest adventure of their lives.

Hardcover320 pages
Expected publication: March 23rd 2021 by Atria Books

About The Authors:

Steve Hamilton 

Two-time Edgar Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of the Nick Mason series, The Lock Artist, and the Alex McKnight series

Janet Evanovich

Janet Evanovich is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum series, the Lizzy and Diesel series, twelve romance novels, the Alexandra Barnaby novels and Trouble Maker graphic novel, and How I Write: Secrets of a Bestselling Author, as well as the Fox and O'Hare series with co-author Lee Goldberg.

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Book Review: Who's That Witch? (Holiday Hills Witch #3) by Carolyn Ridder Aspenson


Title: Who's That Witch? (Holiday Hills Witch #3)

Author: Carolyn Ridder Aspenson 

Stars: 4


Who's that Witch is a binge worth story that will make reader smile. Who's that Witch is book 3 in a series.  With that being said readers will be able to read this book and not be lost at all with the characters and story line.  

The characters, story, are a humors laugh out loud enjoyable story anyone will be able to enjoy. This Cozy supernatural story has changed my mind when it comes to supernatural stories. 

For anyone needing to change up their reading I high recommend this story.

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the advance copy of Carolyn Ridder Aspenson Who's That Witch?


Don’t get me wrong, I love it! But being a witch in a predominantly human world is challenging sometimes. My hometown, Holiday Hills, isn’t your typical small town. It’s a magical town, but not to the humans. At least not until recently.

Something’s happening and it’s not good. Magic is no longer hidden, and people are starting to witness events that don’t seem humanly possible. And that’s the problem. They’re not! Now my friends and neighbors are on edge, and some residents are even ready to turn Holiday Hills into the next Salem, Massachusetts.

Someone’s changing the way Holiday Hills works, and it’s my job to fix things before they change humanity and magic forever. The problem is, I don’t know the who, what, when or why…just the where. Now I’ve got to find the witch who’s joining worlds and stop them before they tilt the axis so far, Holiday Hills will never be the same.

Kindle Edition
Expected publication: June 1st 2021 by Severn River Publishing

About The Author:

Carolyn Ridder Aspenson is a USA Today bestselling author known for her sassy, southern cozy mysteries that feature imperfect women with a flair for telling it like it is. Her stories focus on relationships whether they’re between friends, family members, couples, townspeople or strangers because ultimately, it’s relationships that make a story.

Now an empty-nester, she lives in the Atlanta suburbs with her husband, two Pit Bull-Boxer mix dogs and two cantankerous cats, but you’ll often find her at a local coffee shop people watching (and listening), or as she likes to call it, plotting her next novel.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Book Review: Drown Her Sorrows (Bree Taggert #3) by Melinda Leigh


Title: Drown Her Sorrows (Bree Taggert #3)

Author: Melinda Leigh 

Stars: 5


Melinda Leigh doesn't disappoint ever! Her stories are well written. The characters grow and change as time passes. Drown Her Sorrows has a rhythm and pace along with incredible characters that readers will be able to connect with. Feel compassion at the loss the characters have lots from the children to the adults. 

Bree Taggert starts to open up as a characters and expressing her feeling that she has struggled with her whole life.  Bree is flawed in the most human way that readers will be able to connect with.

Drown Her Sorrows is part of a series the author bring readers up to date fast as well throughout the story.

The story has the perfect blend murder mystery, romance, suspense to keep readers hooked until the very last page.

This reader can't wait to get her hands on the net Bree Taggert book.


When Sheriff Bree Taggert discovers the body of a young woman floating near the bank of the Scarlet River, a note in her abandoned car suggests suicide. The autopsy reveals a different story. Holly Thorpe was dead long before she dropped off the bridge and hit the water.

As Bree and her investigator Matt Flynn delve into the case, secrets in Holly’s personal life complicate their efforts to solve the murder. Holly left behind a volatile marriage, an equally divisive relationship with her sister, and an employer whose intimate involvement with Holly was no secret. Each one has a motive for murder.

When Holly’s sister is terrorized by a stalker’s sick prank, and the prime suspect turns up dead, everything Bree was sure of is upended and her case goes off the rails. When the killer strikes close to home, Bree and Matt must race to solve the murders before one of their own becomes the next victim.

Kindle Edition
Expected publication: March 16th 2021 by Montlake

About The Author:

 Melinda Leigh is a fully recovered banker who learned that writing books is way more fun than analyzing financial statements. Melinda’s debut novel, SHE CAN RUN, was nominated for Best First Novel by the International Thriller Writers. Since then, she has garnered numerous writing accolades, including two RITA® Award nominations and an induction into the NJ Romance Writers Hall of Fame. Her novels have sold more than 10 million copies across the world. Melinda loves martial arts, rescue dogs, and sea turtles.

Friday, March 5, 2021

Book Review: No Sin Unpunished (Faith McClellan #3) by LynDee Walker


Title: No Sin Unpunished (Faith McClellan #3)

Author: LynDee Walker 

Stars: 3 1\2


No Sin Unpunished works as a story even with all the different characters that start to become a blur after a while. Readers might find at times it is hard to connect with certain characters because they lack the background information needed. 

The mystery works but doesn't stand out in the crowd of other books with the same style of murder mystery.

Thank you to Netgalley for an advance copy of LynDee Walker No Sin Unpunished.


When a serial killer leaves a string of victims with political ties, it sends Texas Ranger Faith McClellan into a desperate race to save lives—even the ones she’s not sure deserve saving.

While on special assignment to the bank fraud unit, Texas Ranger Faith McClellan accidentally stumbles upon a raging fire consuming the back of a nearby house. When partially-cremated remains are pulled from the ruins, she finds herself back on homicide—and on the trail of a ruthless killer.

As she races to identify the victims, the sadistic murderer strikes again—this time against state politicians with ties to Faith’s father, a former governor of Texas. Faith is forced to face shocking and long-buried family secrets as she questions her confidence in the justice system—and those she thinks she knows best.

Soon, Faith and her colleagues realize they’re hunting a killer with a personal vendetta, whose ferocious methods of murder are punishment for unimaginable sins of the past.

Everyone is a suspect. The pressure is on. Now Faith must piece together clues from the ashes...before her whole life goes up in flames.

indle Edition
Expected publication: March 2nd 2021

About The Author:

LynDee Walker is the Amazon Charts bestselling author of two crime fiction series featuring strong heroines and "twisty, absorbing" mysteries. Her first Nichelle Clarke crime thriller, FRONT PAGE FATALITY, was nominated for the Agatha Award for best first novel, and her second Faith McClellan novel, LEAVE NO STONE, was named a 2020 Thriller Award finalist. Reviews have praised her work as "well-crafted, compelling, and fast-paced," and "an edge-of-your-seat ride" with "a spider web of twists and turns that will keep you reading until the end."

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Book Review: The Spinster and the Rake (Never a Wallflower #1) by Eva Devon


Title: The Spinster and the Rake (Never a Wallflower #1)

Author: Eva Devon 

Stars: 4


A delightful tale that revolves around a bluestocking young Miss and an apparent stoic and distant Duke. Their first meeting takes place in his private study where she has sought a quite moment from a house party. She mistakes him for a rude and haughty servant owing to his attitude and shabby clothing. During a battle of wills, over the occupancy of the room, a threatened kiss is exchanged and they are caught in the act by his Aunt. Will he do the right thing? Both have faults and so begins the age old battle to determine who will be victorious. But will lust overcome them both and lead to a mutually satisfying solution to the problem.

 Thank you Frank for your review!

I found the story to be well thought out and written. I have rated it 4 stars and would purchase it for friends who enjoy historical romances.


I received an ARC from Netgalley for my unbiased review.


The marriage game is afoot in this clever blend of My Fair Lady meets Pride and Prejudice with a twist!

Edward Stanhope, the icy Duke of Thornfield, likes his life in a certain order. Give him a strong drink, a good book, and his dog for company, and he’s content. But when he goes to his library and finds a woman sitting in his chair, petting his dog, what starts as a request for her to leave quickly turns to a fiery battle of wits, leading to a steamy kiss that could ruin them both if they were caught.

So of course, damn it all, that’s when Edward’s aunt walks in, and thereafter announces Miss Georgiana Bly is the future Duchess of Thornfield.

Georgiana was content to be a spinster, spending her days reading and working to keep her family out of debt. But now her days are spent locked away with a growly duke, learning how to be the perfect duchess, and her nights spent fighting the undeniable attraction to a man who was never meant for her.

As their wedding day approaches, the attraction between them burns hot and fierce, but is it enough to melt the duke’s chilly facade?

Mass Market Paperback400 pages
Published February 9th 2021 by Entangled: Amara

About The Author:

Eva Devon, was raised on literary fiction, but quite accidentally and thankfully, she was introduced to romance one Christmas by Johanna Lindsey's Mallory novella, The Present. A romance addict was born. She devoured every single Lindsey novel within a few months and moved on to contemporary and paranormal with gusto. Now, she loves to write her own roguish dukes, alpha males and the heroines who tame them. 

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Book Review: Every Last Fear by Alex Finlay

 Every Last Fear

Title: Every Last Fear 

Author:  Alex Finlay

Stars: 4


Alex Finlay has readers guessing how or if the two mysteries are even related to each other.

The story is told though different points of review though different time periods.  The author keeps everyone on track with using time and names at the beginning of each chapter.

The author created characters that will have readers able to connect with from a mother who is FBI agent, to a son who loses his family more than once.  The story brings closure for some and other are left wondering what will happen next to them.

The author create a world that feels as if it was current and could happen to anyone around you.  The story has a flow that helps create, developed, characters and scenes that build on one another even though at the time it might not make since.

Can't wait to read more from this author.

Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for the advance copy of Alex Finlay Every Last Fear.


After a late night of partying, NYU student Matt Pine returns to his dorm room to devastating news: nearly his entire family—his mom, his dad, his little brother and sister—have been found dead from an apparent gas leak while vacationing in Mexico. The local police claim it was an accident, but the FBI and State Department seem far less certain—and they won’t tell Matt why.

The tragedy makes headlines everywhere because this isn’t the first time the Pine family has been thrust into the media spotlight. Matt’s older brother, Danny—currently serving a life sentence for the murder of his teenage girlfriend Charlotte—was the subject of a viral true crime documentary suggesting that Danny was wrongfully convicted. Though the country has rallied behind Danny, Matt holds a secret about his brother that he’s never told anyone: the night Charlotte was killed Matt saw something that makes him believe his brother is guilty of the crime.

When Matt returns to his small hometown to bury his parents and siblings, he’s faced with a hostile community that was villainized by the documentary, a frenzied media, and memories he’d hoped to leave behind forever. Now, as the deaths in Mexico appear increasingly suspicious and connected to Danny’s case, Matt must unearth the truth behind the crime that sent his brother to prison—putting his own life in peril—and forcing him to confront his every last fear.

March 2nd 2021 by Minotaur Books

About The Author

Alex Finlay is the pseudonym of an author who lives in Washington, D.C. Born in the American South, Alex spent years traversing the globe, from a tropical island in the Pacific to a small village in the UK to a remote region in the Far East. But it was on a trip to Tulum, Mexico that Alex was inspired to write Every Last Fear.

Monday, March 1, 2021

Book Review: Cold Case Reopened by Caridad Piñeiro


Title: Cold Case Reopened

Author: Caridad Piñeiro 

Stars: 3 1\2 


Cold Case Reopened felt like the tradition Harlequin novel and doesn't stand out in the crowd of so many other purple covered Harlequin Intrigue novels on the market. The story is fine and the author gives readers a cast of characters for readers to know their history before they start the quick read.

The author tried her best to pull readers into her romance mystery and missed the target with focusing on the romance 

Thank you to Netgalley for the advance copy of Caridad Piñeiro  Cold Case Reopened


Rhea Reilly is certain her twin sister’s sudden disappearance six months ago wasn’t a suicide, no matter what Colorado authorities think. She can’t afford to trust police detective Jackson Whitaker—even if he’s risking his career to uncover the truth. But a lethal trail of lies is drawing them together…and into an inescapable trap.

Paperback256 pages
Expected publication: February 23rd 2021 by Harlequin Intrigue

About The Author:

NY Times and USA Today Bestseller Caridad Pineiro is a Jersey Girl who just wants to write, travel, and spend more time with family and friends. Caridad is the author of over 50 novels/novellas and has sold over 1 million books worldwide. Caridad loves romance novels, super heroes, TV and cooking.

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