Thursday, October 27, 2022

Book Review: The Saint the Intelligence Unit #5 by Kimberly Kincaid

 


Title: The Saint (The Intelligence Unit #5) 

Author: Kimberly Kincaid

Star: 4

Review:

The Saint is part of a series by Kimberly Kincaid but can be read as a stand-alone novel. The story is very easy to follow and very much your typical romantic suspense.  Readers will know all the players right away the good, the bad and the not to be trusted. 

The story moves quickly as readers get to know Liam and Carmen and the lust\love they have for each other. If you like this story, I suggest you pick up the first 4 book in The Intelligence Unit series.

Thank you to Netgalley for a copy of Kimberly Kincaid The Saint.

Synposis:

His partner’s most trusted informant is his only hope…and his only weakness.


When Detective Liam Hollister is assigned to an assault-turned-murder, he brings his signature three “C”s: control, calm, and composure. The “C” he wasn’t counting on? His partner’s informant, Carmen Desoto, who’s not only the key to unlocking his case.

The sexy, sharp-tongued nurse is the only person who’s ever gotten under Liam’s skin. Driven him crazy.

Made him want the one thing he can’t have.

And now they have to go undercover together to catch a killer.

Liam knows he must keep Carmen at a distance, no matter how hard it is to resist. But when the scheme they uncover puts them directly in danger, distance isn’t an option.

They’ll have to fight together if they want to make it out alive.

About The Author:

USA Today best-selling author Kimberly Kincaid writes romantic suspense that sizzles and contemporary romance with heart and heat. Equal parts action and emotion, her firefighters and first responders always save the day. When she's not finding adventure with her husband, three teens, and naughty Whippets, Olive and Daisy, she can be found practicing obscene amounts of yoga, whipping up anything from enchiladas to éclairs in her kitchen, or curled up with her nose in a book.

Kimberly's series include Remington Medical, Station Seventeen, the Line series, Cross Creek, and her brand-new Intelligence Unit series. All titles stand alone for easy reading.

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Book Review: The Wrong Bones (Widow's Island #10) by Melinda Leigh

 


Title: The Wrong Bones (Widow's Island #10)

Author: Melinda Leigh

Star: 5

Review:

Once again Melinda Leigh and Kendra Elliot are able to bring the world of Widows Island to life that will have readers wondering what they will come up with next?

Tessa and Logan story continues, that will keep readers wanting more of the Widow Island after they finish this novella. 

How is it possible for the author to put together a series that are short and to the point. Yet the author weaves a world of death, family and love using only a few short pages.

Everything readers have come to love from Melinda Leigh are pouring out of these pages.  

Thank you to Netgalley for advance copy of The Wrong Bones.

Synposis:

Deputy Tessa Black spots a man disturbing a grave in the local cemetery and gives chase. But when Tessa catches him, she learns that the ghoulish trespasser wasn’t robbing graves; he was burying a box of bones.

With the help of her fianc√©, park ranger Logan Wilde, Tessa discovers that the remains belong to a missing teenager from a nearby island. After the girl disappeared nine months ago, police labeled her a runaway. Now, though, it’s clear the teenager was murdered.

When the only witness is an uncooperative teenager, Tessa and Logan must find the killer before the boy becomes the next target.

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.

WEBSITE: https://www.melindaleigh.com/

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/melindaleighauthorpage/

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/MelindaLeigh1

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Book Review: Vanishing Hour by Laura Griffin

  


Title: Vanishing Hour

Author: Laura Griffin

Star: 5

Review:

Laura Griffin is hands down one of the best romantic suspense writers to date! Vanishing Hour has everything readers are looking for feisty female lead and a strong protective male who complement each other perfectly. 

The story has a perfect flow from the growth of Ava and Grant to finding who they are and what they want. The murder mystery will have readers guessing until the end. Trust me readers will not want the story to end. 

Trying to find a romantic suspense author who creates characters who are not just loveable but flawed so they come to life as if you could meet them on the street.

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for advance copy of Vanishing Hour by Laura Griffin. 

Synopsis:

Corporate lawyer Ava Burch has had enough of the big city and the daily grind. She grew up with her father, who raised search-and-rescue dogs, in rural Texas and has moved to the small town of Cuervo to spend time in the dry, rugged wilderness near Big Bend National Park. When she and her dog, Huck, discover an abandoned campsite on a volunteer search-and-rescue mission, she's perplexed, but she carefully photographs it all the same.

All Grant Wycoff can see when he looks at Ava is a city slicker--with her designer jeans and shiny car--who has no business on a serious team made of seasoned outdoorsmen and retired cops. But when she tells him of her findings on the trail, he sees there's more to her than meets the eye.

Ava's discovery reminds Grant of the unsolved case of a young woman who went missing two years ago. As they look into the campsite further, another woman disappears under odd circumstances. With time running out, Ava and Grant must work against the brutal heat from both the Texas sun and their own electric chemistry to solve the case.

About The Author:

Laura Griffin is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than thirty books and novellas. She is a two-time RITA Award winner, and her book Desperate Girls was named one of the Best Books of 2018 by Publishers Weekly. Booklist magazine calls Laura's popular Tracers series "the perfect mix of suspense and romance."

Monday, October 24, 2022

Book Review: Garrett's Destiny (Dark Protectors #15) by Rebecca Zanetti


 


Title: Garrett's Destiny (Dark Protectors #15)

Author: Rebecca Zanetti 

Star: 3 1\2

Review:

Rebecca Zanetti can write steamy supernatural romance stories that will keep a tribe of readers.  Book 15 in the Dark protectors is one that her fans have been waiting for since started reading about the Vampire Demon Karys series. 

That being said the author has relied on her same story telling and the characters are the only things that changes.  The story brings readers closer to understanding the key and Seven connection to the fixing the miss they made thousands of years earlier. 

That being said Garrett is as expect and the cheesy named female lead Destiny Applegate is as you expected.  Sex, I am mad do as I say, female I will do what I want and yada yada.  More sex and end! The female names are cheesy and as always everyone is beyond amazing and attractive. 

I hate to say the one part of this addition to the series is it bring readers closer to the reason the Keys and lock are so important to the supernatural world. 

Thank you to Netgalley for advance copy of Rebecca Zanetti Garrets Destiny 

Synopsis:

Love and danger . . .
For most of his life, Vampire-Demon Garrett Kayrs, nephew of the King of the Realm, has carried a heavy mantle of responsibility with ease and control. Fate declared him heir to the throne, Fortune marked him with the power of the mysterious circle of Seven, and Chance promised more surprises to come. Nothing deterred him from his path. Until the nightmares began--agonizing dreams of having a female, the female, his mate, on the back of his motorcycle—only to have her torn away from his protection. He feels the menace around her, the danger she’s in, and he can’t rest until he finds her . . .

Duty and desire . . .
Destiny Applegate bears the weight of her name with a respectful balance of fear and purpose. She has been given some direction, but not nearly enough to truly understand her duty, what she was born to do. Even as a child, she had a sense of him. The him, her mate. A dream moment or two with him that might have saved her—or possibly cursed her. So now, when he finds her, she has no choice but to jump on the back of his bike and do her best to hold on until she discovers her path—even if that means ending his.

About The Author:

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Rebecca Zanetti has worked as an art curator, Senate aide, lawyer, college professor, and a hearing examiner - only to culminate it all in stories about Alpha males and the women who claim them. She writes dark paranormals, romantic suspense, and sexy contemporary romances.

Sunday, October 23, 2022

Book Review: Shame Free ADHD (and Anxiety!): Mindfulness for the Rest of Us by Rebecca Lavine




Title: Shame Free ADHD (and Anxiety!): Mindfulness for the Rest of Us

Author: Rebecca Lavine

Star: 4

Review:
If you have someone you love with ADHD, ADD and Anxiety this is a must read.  My oldest has ADHD and anxiety when I say it is tough going some days it truly is hard to understand where their mind is going.  As someone with the same as my oldest I lived with the shame of having untreated ADHD and the shame I felt for not being able to perform at the same level as my siblings left me disappointed. 
Shame Free ADHD will be eye opening for those who are unable to understand the reason the person or persons they deal with react and act the way they too.  
Words and actions have powers that create lifelong hurt and pain some children and adults are unable to "Grow out of".  This will help guide those with ADHD as well as those who work with people with ADHD.  It will give readers a way to cope and no longer feeling ashamed.

Thank you to Netgalley for a Copy of Shame Free ADHD (and Anxiety!) by Rebecca Lavine

Synopsis:
Have you ever wondered if your thoughts about yourself were holding you back? If anxiety, or rejection sensitivity, or ADHD was pushing you toward big feelings like shame, disappointment and regret? Stop living someone else's life. Learn how to enjoy your own through mindful self-compassion. Mindfulness doesn't have to be boring and stressful. You can learn how to be more present, empowered, kind and connected. Make the healthiest possible choices for you, care for your body, and accept yourself as you are. Change your story--for good!

About The Author:
REBECCA LAVINE, MTS, MSW, LICSW, is a therapist and coach in private practice in Cambridge, MA. She has Master's in Theological Studies from Harvard University and a Master's in Social Work from Boston University. She started meditating and practicing mindfulness when she was 19 years old. For over ten years she has worked with hundreds of people to help as a therapist make realistic and lasting change. She is the founder of Good Changes, LLC, and can be reached at www.goodchanges.us where she teaches mindful resilience for young adults who are coping with big emotions. She helps them to build a better world for themselves and all thev love. Email her at shamefreeadhd@rlavine.com.

Friday, October 21, 2022

Book Review: One Clear Shot: Claire’s Story by R.A. Ferrell

 


Title: One Clear Shot: Claire’s Story

Author: R.A. Ferrell

Star: 3

Review:

Not sure what to say about One Clear Shot.  The story needs editing a lot of editing to clean up the story to make it come to life.  The author tries to use Claire story to inspire people but instead it just falls flat and comes across as a teen writing about what it is like to be an adult in a romantic mystery.  The story lack coherence leaving readers wondering if the story is worth finishing.

Maybe if the author uses a better editor to clean up the story it might change the story from basic and boring to what she is hoping for a standout story. 

Thank you to Netgalley for a copy of One Clear Shot by R.A. Ferrell

Synopsis:

Claire's world is everything, but normal.  In Will she finds the part she is missing. Can Claire bring their two worlds together…Without getting everyone killed? 

About The Author:

RA Ferrell grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and St. Petersburg, Florida. Currently she lives in Raleigh, NC with her husband and their super spoiled King Charles Cavalier named George. She enjoys writing and - Clarity Through Chaos - is her first published novel. She has an MBA from Methodist University.

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Book Review: Bulletproof (Waterproof: Navy SEALs #9) by Jo Chambliss

 


Title: Bulletproof (Waterproof: Navy SEALs #9) 

Author: Jo Chambliss

Star: 3 1\2

Review:

This is the first in this series I have read, and it just so happens to be the last in the series as well. The story is your typical steamy romantic suspense.  Lots of action and steamy romance when the characters are waiting for something to happen.  

The story moves quickly to complete the end of the series.  The author brings in characters from her other books in the Waterproof Navy Seal series.  Recommended readers start with at least one of the books before starting book 9 if you are interested in the story line in book 9.

The book doesn't really stand out from the other romantic suspense series that will have these readers starting at book one.

Thank you to Netgalley for the copy of BulletProof by Jo Chambliss.

Synposis:

Spending a lifetime in the SEALs can teach a man a lot about himself. Getting shot several times trying to protect a pregnant woman can change a lot of the things you think you know… if you survive.

Commander Timothy “Stone” O’Reilly did survive and now knows that he wants more from this life than a successful career and his ten-year marriage to the intelligent and beautiful Dr. Cassidy O’Reilly. He wants the family he’d never desired before. Finding out that nearly losing him has made Cass feel the same way, the two decide it's time to make a baby.

With Tim recovered enough to return to his men, life is as good as it can be and about to get better with the thought of becoming a father. That is until a close friend and former SEAL teammate ends up dead under suspicious conditions.

No one knows why Bishop was targeted until the killer decides to play a game with the two remaining members of the long-time trio, Commander O’Reilly and CEO Dillan “Warden” Knot.

Invoking the name of a SEAL that died seventeen years ago, Bishop’s killer uses his vast reach to cast all of Tim's world into chaos before making his final move.

Tim soon finds out that he’s the target on a chess board full of power players determined to destroy him. And if the enemy can’t get to Stone O’Reilly, they’ll gladly start picking off everyone else in the commander’s life. Beginning with Cass.

No one is safe, not Dillan Knot and not the commander's hand-picked squad of seals, the Wendigos.

About The Author:

Jo Chambliss is primarily a reader of good books. Her work as an interior designer pays for her to keep well stocked in the creative adventures of her favorite authors. She lives in Birmingham, Alabama with her wonderfully crazy husband, equally crazy kids, and two cats.

Writing these stories started out as a coping mechanism; an escape from the reality of both of her parents in the hospital battling cancer. Sometime during the process, her dad passed. Her first novel, Remember Me, helped her survive all this chaos. It wasn’t going to be anything more, until her friends and family encouraged her to take it all the way.

Somewhere during the process of publishing that first book, this writing creature took over and decided that her first novel was just the beginning.

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Book Review: Into the Storm (Evidence: Under Fire #1) by Rachel Grant

 


Title: Into the Storm (Evidence: Under Fire #1)

Author: Rachel Grant

Star: 5

Review:

The beginning of a new series by Rachel Grant and it is a can't be missed book. Everything readers love with about Rachel Grant you will find Into the Storm. The author creates a world where readers will find themselves in the shoes of Xavier or Audery as they try and figure out what is going on around them during a cold winter storm. 

Audrey and Xavier are the perfect teams as they fight the bad guys to save The day. 

Romance is as always steamy, strong men who can kick butt, old guys who will make you cheer and just the right amount of History for readers to learn something new.

Thank you to Rahcel Grant and Netgalley for a copy of Into The Fire.

Synposis:

Xavier Rivera planned the exercise down to the smallest detail, but he didn't plan the arrival of archaeologist Audrey Kendrick—a woman he shared a passionate night with before betraying her in the worst way.

As the storm is unleashed on the historic lodge it becomes clear the training has been compromised. Trapped by weather, isolated by the remote wilderness, and silenced as communication with the world has been severed, unarmed SEALs face an unexpected and deadly foe.

Audrey and Xavier must set aside their distrust and desire and work together to save a team under fire and survive in a battle against the wild.
 

About The Author:

USA Today bestselling 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, survey and excavation of many prehistoric Native American sites in the Pacific Northwest, researching an historic concrete house in Virginia, and mapping a seventeenth century Spanish and Dutch fort on the island of Sint Maarten in the Netherlands Antilles.

She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and children and can be found on the web at www.Rachel-Grant.net.

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