I came across the series "Justified" when Kenny started watching it last year. I was immediately and thoroughly enamored with Timothy Olyphant's portr...moreI came across the series "Justified" when Kenny started watching it last year. I was immediately and thoroughly enamored with Timothy Olyphant's portrayal of Raylan Givens. When shows are based on books or real life experiences I'm curious to see how the books compare. In the case of "Justified" I find the character of Raylan very interesting. He is totally unapologetic and live by his own moral code. The character kind of reminds me of a cowboy version of Lee Child's Jack Reacher character. The book was an easy read... It is the story of what happened before the TV show started. Strangely, I feel that the TV show is actually better in this case. The Raylan in the book is not quite so interesting to me. It is a good story, and again, interesting because it sets up the series. However, I don't know that I will be looking into buying any more of the books around this character. Too bad the TV series is about to end.(less)
First Book by this author and WOW... what a read!!! I was hooked early on and she had me guessing all the way up to the end... There are twists in her...moreFirst Book by this author and WOW... what a read!!! I was hooked early on and she had me guessing all the way up to the end... There are twists in here that will make you smile and others that will just make you shake your head. All in all a great read - fast paced, entertaining and not too obvious for those of us who don't always like to figure it out before the end.
Michelle is a girl from a very small town in LA (The other side of the main street is another town all together.) that becomes a doctor and comes back home to open a clinic. Before she gets there, she has to stitch Theo, a big-shot FBI attorney from Boston, back up after his appendix ruptures...
Of course he's gorgeous and of course she's a knock out... so you know he can't stay away from Bowen (he small town). The whole town seems to be courting Theo AKA "Coach"... "you see there was this kid..." LOL read the book to get the humor in that...
On the other hand you have Catherine... a very wealthy woman that is sick and living day to day. She passes away and six weeks later her will is read - and that is when the sparks start to fly...
It is fun to see how it all comes together! Don't forget to say hi to Lois for me!(less)
This book follows Kate MacKenna and Dylan Buchanan. Kate is having an attack of the wrong place, wrong times, and while she originally thinks it is ju...moreThis book follows Kate MacKenna and Dylan Buchanan. Kate is having an attack of the wrong place, wrong times, and while she originally thinks it is just coincidence that she was almost blown up twice, it soon becomes clear that somthing else is going on. Dylan Buchanan, Boston PD officer and Kate's best friend's brother, comes to her aide. He sticks with her as she finds out she is about to lose her company due to a loan her mother took out when she was dying and when she is notified that she is going to inherit a large fortune from an uncle she never knew. As they try to unravel the mystery Kate realizes she has been in love with Dylan for years. What else could possibly go wrong?
I haven't read any of Julie Garwood's historical books, but I am really addicted to the stories about the Buchanan family. I think these books are technically romantic mysteries, but they are not over done in the romance area and the mysteries are pretty solid. (less)
I enjoyed this one more than the first one that I read (The Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club...). I appreciate that there is a common theme running...moreI enjoyed this one more than the first one that I read (The Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club...). I appreciate that there is a common theme running through this book versus the first one I read. This one is basically about growing up...
* meeting her boyfriend - while possibly having a booger hanging from her nose * getting engaged - in the midst of a VD scare from an ex * planning a wedding - while battling her mom for the rights to the decision making * buying a home - and having her plumber use it as hide out when he should be fixing it up
There are several that I could relate to, several others that made me laugh out loud... MUCH better than the other book, but still doesn't make me want to run out and get any of her others.
I can see where some people are going to be put off by this book and by what this man has to say about his life, but I found this book to be thought p...moreI can see where some people are going to be put off by this book and by what this man has to say about his life, but I found this book to be thought provoking and on a fundamental level... he makes sense.
I always thought DR was tough on the court and wild and crazy off the court, but in reading this book - I get him. Maybe not entirely, but I have a better understanding of where he is coming from. If you aren't a fan of the game or a fan of his era in basketball, I can see where you wouldn't appreciate this.
The game of baskeball has not been a simple game for a very long time. It is an industry that earns its cash off of the players backs. Inequities were/are prevelant. But as a fan of players and the game... I see where it is and has always been more about the players and less about the game. This makes me more interested in the politics of the game and reading the other basketball books I have on my bookshelf.
In this book, Reacher is hitching a ride and gets picked up by a beautiful woman who is looking for someone to save her - from her husband.
Jack Reach...moreIn this book, Reacher is hitching a ride and gets picked up by a beautiful woman who is looking for someone to save her - from her husband.
Jack Reacher is an ex-Military Policeman who has left the service. He doesn't stay in one spot long, but that doesn't stop him from getting sucked into one situation after another that can benefit from his special talents. And I do mean military training...
The plots of the books are generally involved and some may question Reacher's moral compass, but you can be sure that he is going to set things right - one way or another. (less)
This is the first book I have read by this author, and apparantly, this was a rewrite of a book she had written earlier n her career. Overall, I did l...moreThis is the first book I have read by this author, and apparantly, this was a rewrite of a book she had written earlier n her career. Overall, I did like the story even though some parts were a bit predictable. The good guys were likeable, the killer/arsonist was well hidden and there were plenty of characters to keep you guessing.
There wasn't anything that I really didn't like in this book, but it isn't like I am giving it a rave review. I think I would have to read another book or two by Lisa Jackson in order to develop a strong opinion on her writing style and how her mysteries in general develop.
Bottom line - an entertaining read, but I am not endorsing the author as one of my faves at this point. I will revisit this, much like she did her book, when I have a couple more books under my belt.