Posts Categorized: 4 out of 5

Aug 22
Book Review: Chelsea Cain’s Let Me Go

Book Review: Chelsea Cain’s Let Me Go

Chelsea Cain’s Let Me Go is the sixth book in her Archie Sheridan / Gretchen Lowell series. If you haven’t read the series, start with Heartsick and work your way down. For a standalone, read The Night Season. Let Me Go is not a standalone and Cain mentions a few cases and people from the other books, hence the reason I recommend starting with Heartsick. Let Me Go picks up shortly after Kill You Twice leaves off. Gretchen is still at large and for once Archie takes things in stride. When Archie receives some unsettling news, he sets out to meet with Leo Reynolds, son of drug lord Jack Reynolds and a secret DEA agent. Soon Archie finds out Jack is the one pulling the strings and Leo is being… Read more »

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Aug 19
Book Review: Maya Cross’ Lockout

Book Review: Maya Cross’ Lockout

I wish Lockout was one of those novellas you could easily pick up and read from that particular moment, but alas it is not. If you haven’t read Locked then read it before proceeding to Lockout otherwise you’ll be lost. Maya Cross’ Lockout picks up right where Locked left off, with Sophia walking away from Sebastian after the text she sees he receives. When Sebastian wakes the next morning, he’s stunned to find her missing and attempts to make thing right. Sophia doesn’t want anything to do with him, but against her better judgment she relents. A majority of the novella takes place with Sebastian traveling, but he leaves her with a gift and specific instructions that she follows. Sebastian is training her to become his sub and she willingly… Read more »

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Aug 10
Blog Tour: Review: Carolyn Turgeon’s The Fairest of Them All + Giveaway

Blog Tour: Review: Carolyn Turgeon’s The Fairest of Them All + Giveaway

Fairy tale retellings are often difficult because the author has to step away from the original text and give it their own twist. Carolyn Turgeon’s The Fairest of Them All is a deliciously dark retelling of two beloved childhood stories, Snow White and Rapunzel. Growing up, I didn’t care much for Rapunzel and much preferred Snow White’s tale. When the opportunity came to review Turgeon’s The Fairest of Them All, I couldn’t pass it up! I mean Rapunzel as Snow White’s evil stepmother? Yes, please! Narration is first person and told via Rapunzel’s perspective. It is in essence, Rapunzel’s story and in many ways, it needed to be told via her narrative. As for the actual tale, it’s your typical Rapunzel story with a few key changes. Mathena raises Rapunzel,… Read more »

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Aug 08
Book Review: Mary Balogh’s The Arrangement

Book Review: Mary Balogh’s The Arrangement

Mary Balogh’s The Arrangement is the second book in The Survivors’ Club series. It picks up a few weeks shortly after The Proposal ended and if you haven’t read the first in the series, The Proposal, it’s not necessary to do so in order to enjoy The Arrangement. It’s not easy writing a beta hero and even more so one that has a disability. Vincent Hunt, Viscount Darleigh, comes home blind after his first battle. His mother and sisters take turns taking care of him when all he wants is to be free. When his mother invites a friend and her daughter for a visit, Vincent doesn’t mind at first until he hears the daughter utter the words that have him fleeing, “I wouldn’t mind.” He doesn’t want a woman… Read more »

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Aug 01
Book Review: Jordan McCollum’s I, Spy

Book Review: Jordan McCollum’s I, Spy

CIA operative, Talia Reynolds, finds herself in a predicament. As an agent working in Canada, she lives a double life. Her boyfriend, Danny, doesn’t know she’s an agent and thinks she’s a lawyer. She constantly has to break dates with him and yet, she can’t quite imagine a different career. Added to the craziness of her life is her partner, Elliot and having to keep him focused on the job at the hand. When she’s assigned a job that involves romancing a Russian aerospace executive, Talia realizes she’s in a difficult position; just when she and her fellow operatives have things figured out, Danny’s life is threatened and Talia must decide how much to sacrifice. Will she be able to save Danny without blowing her cover or will she realize… Read more »

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Jul 22
Book Review: Amy Maurer Jones’ Fly Away

Book Review: Amy Maurer Jones’ Fly Away

Amy Maurer Jones’ Fly Away is the highly anticipated second book in the Wildflower series. If you haven’t read the first book, Wildflower, you can read Fly Away; however, I do recommend reading the first only because it sets up the reincarnation lives of Laney, Joshua, and Jordan and I believe you might be lost otherwise. Fly Away picks up a few months after Wildflower ended and I really appreciated that because it gives us the ability to see exactly what happened during the months after Laney and Joshua ran away. Laney is very much your typical high school student but she’s also a member of the Wampanoag tribe where one day she will be Shaman. In the 17th century she was a member of the tribe and was named… Read more »

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Jul 16
Blog Tour: Review-John Daly’s From a Dead Sleep

Blog Tour: Review-John Daly’s From a Dead Sleep

Every small town has their black sheep and for Winston, Colorado, that’s Sean Coleman. He’s also a bully and spends his time drinking the night away. Sean use to dream of career in law enforcement and resents the fact he’s a plain old security officer. After a heavy night of drinking he finds himself near the river and notices a man on the bridge. He realizes the stranger is attempting to commit suicide and as he proceeds to stop the man he finds himself slowed down due to the terrain and his own personal health. Arriving too late he does the next best thing and that’s to notify the authorities, unfortunately no one believes him. Sean has a history of reporting suspicious behavior that turns out to have a reasonable… Read more »

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Jul 11
Book Review: Elizabeth L. Silver’s The Execution of Noa P Singleton

Book Review: Elizabeth L. Silver’s The Execution of Noa P Singleton

Regardless of which side you’re on concerning the issue of the death penalty, Elizabeth L. Silver’s The Execution of Noa P. Singleton is a thought provoking debut. Six months before her execution, Noa P Singleton receives an unexpected visit. The mother of her victim, Marlene Dixon, informs her she’s had a change of heart and doesn’t believe in capital punishment. Working with her associate, Oliver Stansted, she creates an organization, MAD (Mothers Against Death), but Noa doesn’t want anything to do with Marlene or her organization. Oliver works tirelessly on Noa’s behalf, but Noa doesn’t talk. As the countdown begins to her execution, we’re left with questions regarding Noa’s version of events. Will Noa be granted clemency or will she be tied to her fate? Narrative is first person and… Read more »

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Jul 10
Blog Tour: Review-Cynthia Sax’s He Touches Me

Blog Tour: Review-Cynthia Sax’s He Touches Me

Cynthia Sax’s He Touches Me picks up where He Watches Me left off and it’s the second novella in The Seen trilogy. In He Touches Me, we get to know Anna and Gabriel a little more. I failed to mention that narration in He Watches Me is first person via Anna and it continues throughout the series. I like Anna and her perspective. Anna comes to grip with the reality that she likes to be watched and I feel that a series in her narrative adds to the voyeurism aspect that she enjoys very much. Character development continues and it’s interesting to see both Anna and Gabriel establish a relationship. Their night time swimming ritual Anna established with Gabriel, still continues but this time there’s a bit of action on… Read more »

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Jul 10
Blog Tour: Review-Cynthia Sax’s He Watches Me

Blog Tour: Review-Cynthia Sax’s He Watches Me

Cynthia Sax’s He Watches Me is the first novella in The Seen trilogy and centers around voyeurism, but not in a creepy way since consent is given. Anna Sampson is new to Los Angeles and takes a job as a charity fundraiser. She currently house-sits for a wealthy couple in Beverly Hills and uses the free room and board to save her money. Knowing utilities can be expensive she doesn’t run the air conditioner and to complicate matters, the Leigh’s have given her a list of rooms she’s allowed to use. The use of the pool isn’t on the list and one night decides to be reckless and use a neighbor’s pool to cool off. What she doesn’t realize is that neighbor has been watching her from his security cameras…. Read more »

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Jul 05
Book Review: Dee DeTarsio’s All My Restless Life To Live

Book Review: Dee DeTarsio’s All My Restless Life To Live

Elle Miller has been having a difficult time since her father’s death. When her laptop breaks down she asks to borrow her father’s, but her mother refuses to lend it to her. Knowing she’s on a deadline she’s at a loss on how to proceed until her friend, Adam, suggests she exchange her laptop for her father’s. Taking the plunge she does it and happily proceeds to work until she notices a strange sound and an exotic flower appear on the screen that comes and goes. Not wanting to appear crazy she passes it off as a fluke until it happens again. Armed with this knowledge she attempts to uncover the truth behind this phenomenon with the help of Dr. Quez Shirrock who has an interest in life after death…. Read more »

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Jul 01
Blog Tour: Review-Tara Chevrestt’s Maiden Behind the Mask

Blog Tour: Review-Tara Chevrestt’s Maiden Behind the Mask

Tara Chevrestt’s Maiden Behind the Mask is a fun whimsical read! Even though it’s a novella, characters are drawn out. Catalina Rodriguez is no fainting miss! Realizing what her fate could have been had she been raped she seeks out to defend the innocent and in the process wreaks havoc on the pueblo! Ricardo Garcia isn’t your typical hero. Sure he’s arrogant, but he’s not interested in marriage nor does he go around sleeping around. Even though Catalina forces his hand, he takes it in stride, but doesn’t count on falling in love. Both Catalina and Ricardo are blindsided by love, but it’s a lovely romance. The writing is engaging and it’s a fast paced read. I had a lot of fun with this book, but I do have a… Read more »

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