Thursday, March 24, 2022

Book Review: Lucifer's Sin (Walker Security: Lucifer's Trilogy Book 1) by Lisa Renee Jones

 Title: Lucifer's Sin (Walker Security: Lucifer's Trilogy Book 1) 

Author Lisa Renee Jones

Stars: 3


I am undecided by this book.  The story starts off with a fast start and then stops.  Another running quickly though the story and then a stop as the 2 leads focuses on what lead to the current problem.

Readers will have to suspend their belief in what would normally happen in the real work as these characters seem to define all logic when it comes to police and FBI.  

The secondary characters are full and enjoyable bringing the much-needed humor in the very dark story line. 

The characters are bland, typical of romantic suspense series.  I was hoping for something a little ore from Lisa Renee Jones.  This isn't the best start to a new series.  

In nutshell the story falls flat and the inner monologue was just to much at times.

Thank you for the advance copy of Lucifers Sin by Lisa Renee Jones.


Tall, dark, and deadly, these men run Walker Security. Each is unique in his methods and skills, but all share key similarities. They are passionate about those they love, relentless when fighting for a cause they believe in, and all believe that no case is too hard, no danger too dark. Dedication is what they deliver, results are their reward.

Meet Lucifer, one of those men...

A man with demons that run deep and dark...

The only woman who can bring him to his knees...

As one of the newest members of Walker Security, Lucifer lives up to his name. He’s a man with demons that run deep and dark. A man with secrets. A man betrayed by a woman, and that betrayal has shaped every part of his life moving forward.

He lives on the edge with fast cars, faster women, and some might say a death wish. That is until he crossed paths with Walker Security and one of their own pulled him from the bowels of his self-created hell.

But his own personal devil is about to show herself again. That woman from his past is back, and nothing is as it seems.

Lucifer's Trilogy is a Tall, Dark, and Deadly and Walker Security trilogy, but all three books can be read together without reading the previous series.

About The Author:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT series. Suzanne Todd (producer of Alice in Wonderland) on the INSIDE OUT series: Lisa has created a beautiful, complicated, and sensual world that is filled with intrigue and suspense. Sara’s character is strong, flawed, complex, and sexy - a modern girl we all can identify with.

Book Review: Ancient Retribution (Ancients Rising #5) by Katie Reus


Title: Ancient Retribution (Ancients Rising #5) 

Author: Katie Reus

Star: 3 1\2


I have read many of Katie Rues Romantic Suspense series and while many are the same story just a little added difference that readers find and enjoy.  All of her stories are HEA which readers seem to enjoy.  I have read just a few of Katie Reus supernatural romantic suspense series.  While I still have a hard time imagine what the different characters and at times their appearances the author gives readers what she is famous for strong female leads and the "Alpha male" that can't live without The One! 

Each story in this series brings to life the important of family no matter happens in the past and future.

The story moves quickly, and this story is a stand-alone but I would recommended readers reading at least 1-4 in the series to get a better understand of the world the author has created. Yes lot and lots of steamy sexy time.

Thank you to Netgalley for a copy of Ancient Retribution By Katie Reus.


Juniper hunts down the most dangerous criminals on her black ops missions—and she’s good at it. A dragon shifter who was raised by wolves, she doesn’t know her birth clan and gave up trying to find them a hundred years ago. Since The Fall, when rogue dragons razed half the planet, she’s spent her days hunting down supernaturals who think they can escape justice, delivering her own. During a dangerous mission, she falls into the claws of a sexy warrior dragon adjusting to the modern world—and from the start she knows she’s in trouble.

Dragon shifter warrior Zephyr doesn’t fit into this new world. He doesn’t feel like he fits in anywhere—until he meets Juniper and her crew. He knows from the moment he sees the sexy and brave female dragon that they’re destined to be together. Unfortunately, life just got a whole lot more complicated. Not only are they in the fight of their lives against an overwhelming enemy force, but she’s royalty and her long-lost clan has come to bring her home. Even as they fight side by side to save hundreds of humans, he knows that winning her heart will be the hardest and most pivotal battle he’s ever waged. Juniper doesn’t want to get mated, doesn’t trust anyone with her heart—but this is one battle Zephyr will never stop fighting.

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.

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Book Review: Rules for Engaging the Earl (The Widow Rules #2) By Janna MacGregor


Title: Rules for Engaging the Earl (The Widow Rules #2) 

Author:  Janna MacGregor

Stars: 4


This engaging tale (no pun intended) covers the story of the second, and pregnant, of three ladies who found themselves married to the same Lord after his untimely death. She asks her first love to marry her to avoid the stigma of bastard being attached to the child. They had not seen each other in ten years as he had left to join the English Army fighting on the continent. He had previously returned but with a shattered leg from two sniper rounds. Will he keep his promise of ten years prior to always be there for her? This is a story of pain and self doubt. Will she be able to overcome his reluctance to re-enter society?
I found the story line to be both enjoyable and would suggest reading both stories in this series. I have rated this book 4 stars.
I received an ARC from Netgalley for my unbiased review.
Thank you, Frank, for your review.
I have previously reviewed the first book in the series and included that review below. I hope that if you read them they will provide you the same enjoyment I had when I read them.
A Duke In Time by Janna Macgregor

Imagine, if you will, being a recent window, whose marriage was not consummated, and finding out at the reading of the will that you are one of three wife's of the deceased. This knowledge is very hard to take in as one of the other two is very much pregnant. The deceased's older brother (a recently minted Duke) wishes to wash his hands of the whole matter as he considered his younger brother to be a scoundrel and a rake. Our heroine takes in the other two wifes and tries to avoid a scandal. Gradually the Duke begins to see the proverbial light and beauty of our heroine and nature starts to take it's natural course.

An enjoyable read which I would rate 4 stars.


Constance Lysander needs a husband. Or, so society says. She’s about to give birth to her late husband’s child―a man who left her with zero money, and two other wives she didn’t know about. Thankfully, she has her Aunt by her side, and the two other wives have become close friends. But still―with a baby on the way, her shipping business to run, and an enemy skulking about, she has no time to find the perfect match.

Enter Jonathan, Earl of Sykeston. Returned war hero and Constance’s childhood best friend, his reentry into society has been harsh. Maligned for an injury he received in the line of duty, Jonathan prefers to stay out of sight. It’s the only way to keep his heart from completely crumbling. But when a missive from Constance requests his presence―to their marriage ceremony―Jonathan is on board. His feelings for Constance run deep, and he’ll do anything to make her happy, though it means risking his already bruised heart.

With Constance, Jonathan, and the new baby all together, it’s clear the wounds―both on the surface and in their relationship―run deep. But when the nights come, their wounds begin to heal, and both come to realize that their marriage of convenience is so much more than just a bargain.

About The Author:

Janna MacGregor was born and raised in the bootheel of Missouri. She credits her darling mom for introducing her to the happily-ever-after world of romance novels. Janna writes stories where compelling and powerful heroines meet and fall in love with their equally matched heroes. She is the mother of triplets and lives in Kansas City with her very own dashing rogue, and two smug, but not surprisingly, perfect pugs. She loves to hear from readers.

Monday, March 21, 2022

Book Review: Bounty Collected (Solstice Huntress #1) by Lindsey Devin


Title: Bounty Collected (Solstice Huntress #1)

Author: Lindsey Devin

Stars: 3


Dipping my little toes into paranormal romance again in hopes of finding something a little different. Well Bounty Collected isn't very different any most of the stories. The female lead is trying to hide who she really is the most powerful or the most rare supernatural l person.  She finds herself attracted to the one person who can destroy her because of his connections to the supernatural world and yet they feel a need to be open and honest with each other.

The story moves quickly and at times I will admit I was a little lost with the supernatural world the authors created and it almost felt like I needed a background in all things Fae even with the female lead being half human and half Fae.  The story moves smoothly and has moment of Will they or Wont they. As they try and stop a killer and find a missing woman.

I found this book on kindle Unlimited.


I’m a bounty hunter with a secret advantage...

I’m the bounty hunter you call when you want the job done. But what people don’t know is that I’m a rare half-fae with the sort of powers the Unseelie will kill for.

That’s why I let everyone think I’m human and I always work alone. Until now. Corbin Frost has been assigned to my latest case, and working with the Unseelie Enforcer—especially one who is a hybrid fae demon—isn’t going to be easy.

He’s here because there are Fae markings on the dead body. The woman I’m tracking swears she’s innocent of her husband’s murder. She also claims to be human, but the evidence suggests otherwise.

Basically, Corbin is my worst nightmare, and I can’t risk him finding out my true identity. It’s such a shame he’s so damn tempting.

About The Author:

Lindsey Devin is a team of writers who enjoy delving in urban fantasy and paranormal romance. Whether it be an amazing heroine kicking butt or making a deal with a billionaire vampire, this team loves to talk and write about everything paranormal / fantasy! They hope you love their books and strive to make sure you have a wonderful and memorable experience!

Friday, March 18, 2022

Book Review: Perfect Grump (Bad Chicago Bosses #3) by Nicole Snow


Title:  Perfect Grump (Bad Chicago Bosses #3)

Author:  Nicole Snow

Stars: 4


Warning this book has steamy graphic sexy time.  Now that I am done with the warning, I have to admit I didn't expect to like Perfect Grump by Nicole Snow.  I was between advance copies and my kindle unlimited was calling to me but I couldn't figure out what I wanted to read so I thought Romance and humor why not.

Nicole Snow has an ability to make likeable characters that will make you laugh out loud and cheer them on as they navigate the new world they are thrown into.  Yes the Men are rich, handsome and broken and the women are smart, feisty and fall madly in love with the men that drive them crazy.

 The author ability to create quick fast pace banter that reader will have so much fun reading it will be hard to put the book away,

The Bad Chicago Bosses series is a lot of fun with very Graphic sexy time and laugh out loud story that romance readers will fall 100% in love with. 


I've caught a raging case of bosshole.
Signing on as a company driver for Brandt Ideas felt like a dream.
Big-girl salary. Stellar benefits. Glorious people—minus one.
Nicholas Brandt was put on Earth to drive me insane.
Of course, he's my bossman.

He spent the first month mistaking me for a dude.
Then he “apologized” with the grace of a drunken moose.
A perfect grump with a brutal reputation.
A heart-thief sculpted like a fallen angel.
A master at making me question all of my life decisions.

Why is it always the terrible ones who make a girl tingle?
The longer I'm stuck with Satan in endless Chicago traffic, the faster he wears me down.
When he needs a “date” at this rich-people charity dance, I crack.

I say yes.
I kiss my incurable, broken, off-limits boss—and God help me, I like it.
I invite disasters fated to rip my heart out.
And just when Nick Brandt can't cut my life into tinier confetti, the unthinkable does.
Guess who wants to save me.
Now guess how much barbed wire I've got to keep Mr. Anti-Perfect in exile.

About The Author:

Nicole Snow is a Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author. She found her love of writing by hashing out love scenes on lunch breaks and plotting her great escape from boardrooms. Her work roared onto the indie romance scene in 2014 with her Grizzlies MC series.

Since then Snow aims for the very best in growly, heart-of-gold alpha heroes, unbelievable suspense, and swoon storms aplenty.

Current fan favorites include her Enguard Protectors series, accidental love novels, plus long beloved MC romance thrillers like the Grizzlies and Deadly Pistols.

Thursday, March 17, 2022

Book Review: Renegade (Anonymous Justice #1) By Nancy Allen


Title: Renegade (Anonymous Justice #1)

Author: Nancy Allen

Stars: 4


This is the first book that I have personally read by Nancy Allen.  The author created a move believable set of characters who are able to work outside the law to right the wrongs of justice. The story flows well as the author create characters with backstories that will bring the story to life. The story has predictable moments that readers will be able to move past as the story is intriguing enough to look past the obvious moments. 

Renegade is a create start to a new series I can't wait to read. 

Thank you to Netgalley for an advance copy of Renegade by Nancy Allen.


Assistant DA Kate Stone has just suffered the biggest loss of her career. She’d worked so hard to prosecute a serial assaulter of women, and it was a case she should have won. But a corrupt judge allowed Max James to walk free. When he confronts her outside the courthouse, she punches James, and he goes down hard. After the footage is plastered across every TV screen, Kate’s boss demands that she either attend anger management meetings or give up the job she lives for.
Begrudgingly, Kate attends her first meeting. Inside is a group of people all failed by the justice system. Their mission: to do everything in their power to help right wrongs, even if outside the law. Unsure who to trust among this unlikely team of renegades, Kate begins to dig into Max James’s secret life and her explosive discoveries will lead to a stunning new twist in the case. And turn her into the prime suspect.

About Author:

Nancy Allen has worked as College administrator and adjunct professor of English at serval colleges and universities in the Philadelphia area and at the University of Pittsburg. 

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Book Review: The Recovery Agent ( Gabriela Rose Series) by Janet Evanovich


Title: The Recovery Agent (Gabriela Rose Series)

Author: Janet Evanovich

Stars: 4


If you have read any of Janet Evanovich you will see the author using her very traditional story telling style that she hasn't broken away from. That being said the story is face pace, fun and an adventure readers will be excited for in the next book in the series. 

Gabriela Rose is a fun character that readers will enjoy and excited to get to know more about her life as the stories goes forward. The relationship between the two ex's is fun, laughable moments and fighting lots of fighting.

Thank you to Netgalley for a copy of Janet Evanovich The Recovery Agent.


Lost something? Gabriela Rose knows how to get it back. As a recovery agent, she’s hired by individuals and companies seeking lost treasures, stolen heirlooms, or missing assets of any kind. She’s reliable, cool under pressure, and well trained in weapons of all types. But Gabriela’s latest job isn’t for some bamboozled billionaire, it’s for her own family, whose home is going to be wiped off the map if they can’t come up with a lot of money fast.

Inspired by an old family legend, Gabriela sets off for the jungles of Peru in pursuit of the Ring of Solomon and the lost treasure of Cortez. But this particular job comes with a huge problem attached to it—Gabriela’s ex-husband, Rafer. It’s Rafer who has the map that possibly points the way to the treasure, and he’s not about to let Gabriela find it without him.

Rafer is as relaxed as Gabriela is driven, and he has a lifetime’s experience getting under his ex-wife’s skin. But when they aren’t bickering about old times the two make a formidable team, and it’s going to take a team to defeat the vicious drug lord who has also been searching for the fabled ring. A drug lord who doesn’t mind leaving a large body count behind him to get it.

About The Author:

Monday, March 7, 2022

Book Review: Evil In Emerald (A Harriett Gordon Mystery) by A.M. Stuart


Title: Evil In Emerald (A Harriett Gordon Mystery)

Author: A.M. Stuart 

Stars: 4


A period piece that will take the reader back to the early twentieth century and into exotic Singapore. This is a time when the fabled  British Empire was alive and thriving. There were the British, other wester people, and natives. So for the reader to fully understand they must be of that mindset and not judge actions by current social standards. A murder has been committed in the British social set and so an investigation begins. This will be followed by two other murders, insurance fraud, a vicious assault and information about the kidnapping of a previously unknown sister of the investigating Police Inspector. While the murders and insurance fraud are solved the kidnapping is not but the framework, and characters are excellently built for a follow up novel.

If you are a fan of period mysteries, which appear to accurately portray existing social conditions, you will enjoy this book. I have rated it 4 stars. 
I received an ARC from Netgalley for my unbiased review.
Thank you Frank for your review!


Between working at her brother’s school and typing up Inspector Robert Curran’s police reports, Harriet Gordon has little time for personal pursuits and she has been enjoying the rehearsals for her role in the Singapore Amateur Dramatic and Musical Society’s latest production – Pirates of Penzance. But Harriet quickly discovers tensions run deep within the theatre company and when the leading man is found murdered, suspicions abound, exposing scandalous behavior as well as some insidious crimes.

Inspector Curran once again turns to Harriet for help with this difficult case, but his own life begins to unravel as a mysterious man turns up on his doorstep claiming to know more about Curran’s painful past than he himself does. And after the one person he has always counted on delivers him some devastating news, the line between his personal and professional life begins to blur. Now, more than ever, Curran needs Harriet’s steadfast assistance, and when another cast member meets a violent end, Curran and Harriet will have to close in on a killer determined to make this case their final curtain call.

About The Author:

Australian author, A.M. Stuart, began her writing career half way up a tree in the school playground where she wrote her first (unpublished) historical romance. She now writes historical romance as Alison Stuart (a Goodreads author).
Born in Kenya, her family came to Australia when she was ten years old. She has also lived in Singapore.
In her life outside writing, she enjoyed a varied career as a lawyer in a wide number of fields including the military and as a senior executive in the fire services.

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Book Review: The Bitter Fruit Beneath by Julie Evans


Title:  The Bitter Fruit Beneath 

Author: Julie Evans

Star: 4


A British crime novel but told from the viewpoint of the duly engaged solicitor for the accused. A newborn baby is found dead and the cause of death is found to be smothered owing to having been buried while still alive. The accused mother disavows all knowledge of the deed and birth. Numerous red herrings are found before the truth comes forth. A truly delightful read for the amateur, or in my case not so amateur, detective.

I have rated this book 4 stars and recommend it to all armchair amateur detectives.

I obtained this book in Kindle ebook format from Amazon. This is my unbiased review. I have not and will not receive any form of payment for same.

Thank you, Frank, for your reviews


Burnt out and disillusioned following a messy divorce and a career defending the very worst type of criminal, Eden Gray escapes the city and moves back home to her beloved Cornwall to start her own law firm. Though money is tight, she begins to think life is sorted until she is railroaded into defending teenage surrogate, Rowan Lutey, charged with the manslaughter of a baby found buried in a ‘witch pit’; one of a number of ancient pits filled with fertility offerings discovered by archaeologists at a site close to the Lutey farm.

With the discovery of the baby, the family is plunged into a shadowy past full of secrets and face personal attacks fueled by fear and superstition as the baby's discovery sparks a media frenzy.

Abandoned as an infant, Eden’s feelings about her birth mother are unleashed as the site’s shadowy history is revealed.

As she risks her life to unravel the mystery and protect others from a manipulative and deranged killer, she discovers the truth about her client, her own abandonment and an inner strength she never imagined she possessed.

About The Author: 

After training as a lawyer, Julie returned to her native Cornwall to establish her own law firm and to raise her three children. After years building a successful legal practice it was time for a new adventure and she decided to write the stories she had formulated in her head over the years about her community and the lives of those who find themselves on the wrong side of the law.

‘I have always been fascinated by the schizophrenic character of the windswept Cornish peninsula my family has been lucky enough to call home for generations. Occupied by a cast of reluctant bedfellows, city-slick escapees and us locals who carry the remnants of our myth-ridden history etched on our backs like tattoos, it teeters between the bucket and spade domesticity of modern-day tourism and a superstitious past, riddled with Pagan traditions.

The resultant clash of cultures and sensibilities causes friction, resentment and drama. My aim, through my writing, is to explore what happens when these divergent worlds collide to expose a darker reality at odds with the picture-perfect landscape. Whilst I was lucky to enjoy a fantastically satisfying career as a lawyer I cannot now imagine anything more joyous than being able to sit at my desk and write knowing others might read and connect with my words. Cornwall has captured the hearts and imaginations of countless wonderful writers through the decades; their vivid images now woven into its rich tapestry. If I can add one colourful stitch I will be happy.’

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