I was a little disappointed in this book - felt like nothing really happened until the end. And the things that did happen I was left wanting more, neI was a little disappointed in this book - felt like nothing really happened until the end. And the things that did happen I was left wanting more, needing answers. As a good friend of mine stated - it felt like a filler book. I'm dying for the next book - I need answers!...more
Reluctant witch, Cait, and her PI partner, Jason, are on a fairly mundane case trying to photograph a cheating wife with her boy toy. Following her inReluctant witch, Cait, and her PI partner, Jason, are on a fairly mundane case trying to photograph a cheating wife with her boy toy. Following her into a seedy hotel the cheating wife disappears before their eyes in one moment then reappears to Cait as a ghost in the next. Suddenly Cait’s simple case of infidelity ties in with the local PD’s case of murder. She and Jason are asked to help with another “Full Moon Case” with her sexy ex-husband and current boyfriend, Sam. She even finds herself seeking the help of her first love, Morin.
I love the characters that grace the pages of this series. They are so vivid, they have so much intensity and I have a feeling we haven’t even gotten to the heart of anyone, yet. I feel like there are still layers to unravel and I can’t wait for each reveal.
Cait’s relationship with everyone in this series is sort of fragile. And now that she is sober and trying to embrace her true self and mend those ties with those that are crucial to her, I feel like things are going to get more interesting and exciting. Which considering these books are already at the top of my rating scale that says a lot.
The paranormal mystery in this book started off similar to the last book in that it was a Demon in a hotel room. But that is where the similarities start and end. It gets complex and creepy. I adore the witchcraft, the paranormal characters and aspects of these books. It only enhances everything.
This book was an emotional rollercoaster and I was crying at the end of it. Not the pretty little tears that silently fall down your cheeks, but the ugly uncontrollable ones followed by the gut wrenching sobs. I was truly moved.
This series is amazing so far. I am ever eager and anxious for more! Love, love, love Sam and Cait!
Cherise Everhard, June 2013 Book Provided by and Reviewed for the Amazon Vine program...more
First of all I have to be honest and start out by saying I didn’t finish this book. This is the first book in many many years where I have not been abFirst of all I have to be honest and start out by saying I didn’t finish this book. This is the first book in many many years where I have not been able to force myself to push through. I just can’t. I started this book 6 days ago and have only been able to make it through to Chapter 19/Page 168. For someone like me who is used to reading a 300-400 page book a day, this has been a painfully slow process. I decided not to torture myself anymore.
First of all… at 168 pages I am still not sure what kind of world we are living in. I know we are at the Vatican and that there are a whole slew of angels, demons, jinns, blood heads and witches. Although the main character is a blood head I am still unclear as to what exactly that means. There are so many characters thrown at me I was always confused as to who was what. Mainly because there are male characters with female names, female characters with male names and ambiguous angels.
At 168 pages I found myself no more knowledgeable of this world than I was when I first read the back cover blurb. The dialogue is sometimes written in a fashion where you are unclear who is speaking. At one point one girl speaks up and I was like “when did she enter the room?”
I feel bad about not finishing the book, but in the end determined that life is too short to waste days on a novel that lost your attention and interest somewhere around chapter 2.
Cherise Everhard, May 2013 Book provided by and reviewed for The Amazon Vine Program...more
I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.
Dr. Charlotte Stone (Charlie) is an expert on serial killers. Since she became the sole suI received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.
Dr. Charlotte Stone (Charlie) is an expert on serial killers. Since she became the sole survivor of an extreme tragedy 15 years ago she has made the psychology of those that kill her life’s work. She doesn’t advertise her past and pretty much lives a solitary existence and keeps a few big secrets.
When the FBI asks her to help catch a serial killer, she reluctantly agrees even though it pushes her to face a lot of her traumatizing past. She has a lot of insights into this new case and her FBI partners aren’t sure where or how she is getting her information but her information is the only lead they have.
I really loved every single thing about this book. From page one you are hooked and it keeps you engaged throughout. It’s a little dark but not enough to make it a bleak or depressing tale. The mystery kept me turning the pages and the characters kept me needing to know more. While there is some steam and chemical attraction happening within the pages, I wouldn’t say that the romance aspect is at the forefront. It’s more of a dessert, rather than the main course. But when the dessert is served, it’s delicious.
I didn’t expect any paranormal elements to the book, so when they popped up I was pleasantly surprised. It really added to the intrigue and it really fit well within the story. Sometimes paranormal things are placed in books and they don’t mesh well and I find myself wondering why, or what the author was thinking. This isn’t one of those times. It fit seamlessly with the story and really added a lot of flavor to the book.
I have read some of Karen Robards historical romances before and enjoyed them… but this book is by far my favorite book by her. It had everything I love in stories and left me wanting to read more. I don’t know how I am supposed to wait for the next book in this series. I want to know more about Michael and Charlie. I think this is going to be an amazing series. I am really very excited about it. This is one of those books you want your friends to read, but you’re not quite sure if you’re willing to part with your copy! :)
Boy can you tell the author is done with this series. :( A lot of time and detail spent on the unimportant and the mundane. A whole lotta bla bla bla aBoy can you tell the author is done with this series. :( A lot of time and detail spent on the unimportant and the mundane. A whole lotta bla bla bla and nothing of substance really happens. I don't like what she is doing with sookie romantically or the direction I feel she is pushing her in. The last few books have been no where near the greatness she originally achieved and this one fell victim to the same mediocrity. I hope she makes the last book great!...more
4.5 Stars Tybee is a small southern island where everyone knows everyone and families have been there for generations. Poesy has no family except for t4.5 Stars Tybee is a small southern island where everyone knows everyone and families have been there for generations. Poesy has no family except for the father who abandoned her years ago. Her close friends are her family and have been in her life forever. Poesy waitresses at a bar named Paddy’s. Her life is pretty unpredictable and safe until a stranger sits in her section.
Adam wanders into to Paddy’s and Poesy is immediately attracted to the stranger. He speaks differently from anyone she has ever met and although his looks can't be considered classic or handsome there is just something about him that draws her to him. He has purchased and old house on the island and seems like he is here to stay.
But as soon as the enigmatic stranger strolls into Poesy’s life things turn upside down. The quiet and predictable life becomes anything but. Poesy is forced to face the unbelievable and a gruesome murder.
When I first started reading this book, I thought it was going to be a lot like the Charlaine Harris Southern Vampire Series or for you HBO fans, True Blood. It starts off with the misunderstood waitress working in the local watering hole when a pale stranger comes in. That is very similar to how the Southern Vampire Series starts. Fortunately, that is also where the similarities end. While I love the Southern Vampire Series, I didn’t want to read another version of it. This book stands on its own and the author created a seriously great new series!
The supernatural in this book is of the non blood sucking type, well, at least the supernatural being we actually meet and get to know is non-vampire. I am not sure all that goes bump in the night has been uncovered yet in Tybee. There are a few mysteries that begin in this story and aren’t quite solved. When I came to the end of the book I groaned out loud. I wasn’t ready to be done yet! I think this is the beginning of what could be a fantastic new series. I am dying to have the answers to my questions and find out what is going on with Poesy, Adam and the rest of her crew.
Suzanne Brockmann has created a world where sometime in the future people have the ability to utilize a larger percentage of their brain and3.5 Stars
Suzanne Brockmann has created a world where sometime in the future people have the ability to utilize a larger percentage of their brain and because of this the lucky few also have some supernatural abilities. These people are known as Greater Thans. The Obermeyer Institute (OI) helps train the people with Greater Than potential and harnesses their powers for good. Naturally there are other clinics and people who want these special people for nefarious reasons, including making and manufacturing a drug called Destiny.
Shane is a former Navy SEAL that is currently blacklisted when OI tags him as a potential and invites him in for some testing and training. Mac is a Greater Than that has been struggling with her powers since a little girl, but now she uses her special skills to help save others from going through what she did, or worse. When Mac and Shane collide, the sparks electrify the air and neither one is really sure what to make of it all. But then a little girl with Greater Than potential gets stolen by the enemy and they have to work alongside each other and an eclectic and entertaining cast of OI personnel to get her back.
I am a fan of the Troubleshooters series and this book definitely has the same flavor and feel to it. Shane being the hunky SEAL hero with a heart of gold, there is even a lovable gay couple and the ever intriguing cast of side characters destined for their own starring role. I liked the book, the plot and the characters. I easily fell in love with everyone and am eagerly looking forward to the next adventures.
So why only the 3.5 stars? It was too easy to put down. I can blast through a book in a day, even when I am bogged down in real life. If a book speaks to me, I will make time to read it even if it is standing up while cooking dinner or staying up all night to do so. Books that ensnare me completely are simply impossible for me to put down. This book took me 8 days to read. While I liked this book and am intrigued by all that was written, I honestly think it was the way it was written that made it so easy to set it down and come back to it whenever.
The way Suzanne Brockmann wrote this book was with that continuous change in points of view and situation changes from paragraph to paragraph. In one chapter it teeters in between two to three different characters and events every couple of paragraphs. She has done this in the past with some Troubleshooters stories and sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. This was one of those times where it didn’t. I would just be getting into a situation loving where the words were taking me, then I would start reading the next paragraph only to find we had jumped someplace else and I’d have to wrap my brain around it. It really made it hard to stay in the moment. I like all the different things going on, I just wish she’d manage the flow a little better. Let me change scenes from chapter to chapter, not just paragraph to paragraph. Quit messing with my groove!!
Had the flow of this story been better, more fluent, it would have been a 4-5 star book. That being said the content is excellent, the delivery a little shaky. But I think this is going to be another great series by her and I really look forward to the rest of the characters getting their books.
When Alexis loses her fiancé she also loses her ability to climb, not good news for a woman who is known as ‘The World’s Bravest Woman’. Her twin, LauWhen Alexis loses her fiancé she also loses her ability to climb, not good news for a woman who is known as ‘The World’s Bravest Woman’. Her twin, Laurie, is everything Alexis is not, they are complete opposites. Laurie is small, curvy and beautiful and has a way of getting people to bend at her will. Alexis isn’t ugly, but she’s tall and athletic and not at all used to getting what she wants.
Laurie exercises her powers of persuasion and talks Alexis into heading to a new club to drink off some break up blues. What they find is a club with a very discriminating idea on who can get past the doorman. In order to bypass the pesky rules, Alexis finds herself scaling a fire escape and coming face to face with the club’s owner, Jason. The attraction is instant and starts a series of events that alters life as Alexis knows it.
Once inside the club the mythical and immortal become real and they find out magic exists. Alexis is soon caught up in a centuries old curse and tossed into a world that tests her courage again and again. Mhaya is a Goddess obsessed with reclaiming her role and name, Marcus and Jason are immortals caught in her game.
This short story essentially takes place in one evening and it is one busy night. This novella does an excellent job of whetting the reader’s appetite to the world the author has created, making the reader want to read and know more. Both the storyline and the characters instantly captivate their audience.
My one complaint is that the story was a little too short for me; I would have liked Jason and Alexis to have a few more pages of time together to cement their already established relationship. I hope they will be featured in the future stories. I really loved all the characters in this story.
For such a short story it is definitely not lacking in content or substance. The author did a great job of making the story feel very real, I can’t wait to read what happens next. I think this is going to be an exciting paranormal series.