I absolutely love this series. The Scam is book number four in the Fox and O'Hare series and I can't wait for more, especially with the huge cliff-hanI absolutely love this series. The Scam is book number four in the Fox and O'Hare series and I can't wait for more, especially with the huge cliff-hanger at the end of this one.
Already being a huge Evanovich fan from the Stephanie Plum series, I feel that Kate is exactly how kick ass Stephanie should be after twenty-one books in that series. Kate is smart, sexy and a regular Jane all rolled into one brilliant package. Add to that the rich, handsome and devilish Nick Fox and you have my new favorite fictional couple. Move over Jamie Fraser and Claire Randall and Rourke and Eve Dallas.
This series is over the top fun and I recommend it for anyone who loves silly romantic thrillers. ...more
Mark Edwards really knows how to build up the suspense. The first part of the book was all about how Daniel and Laura avoided telling their story andMark Edwards really knows how to build up the suspense. The first part of the book was all about how Daniel and Laura avoided telling their story and the consequences of that decision. In the back of my mind I knew that I would eventually learn what happened in Romania but I was dying to get there.
Once that part of the story is revealed you just can't get over the creep factor. It's easy to imagine that there are terrors like this happening around the world right now. It kind of makes you think twice about traveling abroad.
What follows next is how Laura and Daniel unravel and the slow realization that someone followed them home. Again it's super creepy.
Towards the end of the story things get really unbelievable and that's the reason I couldn't rate this any higher than 3 stars. I just couldn't get past how everything is tied up. Too over the top cheesy.
One little pet peeve, Edwards writes that Laura has an iPad and not even 2 pages later reveals that Laura doesn't use Apple products because she doesn't like how Apple treats their workers in China. How didn't an editor or early reader catch this?
I recommend this for anyone who loves a good suspense thriller. ...more
The creep factor is super high with this one! It really reminds me of how creeped out I was by The Book of Matthew by Thomas White. That one stayed wiThe creep factor is super high with this one! It really reminds me of how creeped out I was by The Book of Matthew by Thomas White. That one stayed with me for a long time afterwards and I feel like Eeny Meeny will also. I just keep thinking about what I would do if I was in the same situation as the victims in this book. Who I imagined myself with definitely made a difference in what I thought the outcome would be. (That's terrible, I know!)
Helen Grace is broken on the inside but not one ounce of it shows on the outside. She's a strong leader that has to make tough choices and the ending just breaks my heart for her. I'm so glad that this is the start of a new series because I would love to see how her character develops with everything that unfolded in Eeny Meeny.
My only frustration with this one was who the serial killer turned out to be and how the case was resolved. It made me say, "Really?" but ultimately didn't take away from how much I loved this book. I just wish it would have ended differently.
I recommend this one for anyone who loves suspense thrillers and intensely creepy books....more
As I first started reading Game on I was really irritated by the cheesiness and improbability of the story but as the "plot thickened" it was so overAs I first started reading Game on I was really irritated by the cheesiness and improbability of the story but as the "plot thickened" it was so over the top I couldn't help but find myself enjoying it more and more.
Legs gets herself into trouble over a man and struggles to fight her way out. She enlists the help of her team and a long-time personal friend to figure it all out. I hope that the next book in the series focuses on my two favorite characters Bod Squad team members, Lisa Bee and Jackson.
A little intrigue, a little sex and plenty of high-tech gadgets. It was James Bond meets Stephanie Plum. Actually I was reminded of the Fox and O'Hare Series series by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg and am looking forward to the next installment.
Recommended for anyone who loves romantic comedies. ...more
The action in Arivaca started out from almost the very first page but once Jesse was sent to the boy's ranch it all came to a screeching halt and I stThe action in Arivaca started out from almost the very first page but once Jesse was sent to the boy's ranch it all came to a screeching halt and I struggled to continue reading. The religious relic part of the story is what kept me going and thankfully towards the last third of the book, the action picked up again.
Another reason I didn't get sucked in were the characters. With her poor attitude, initially it was really hard for me to like Cedar and Jesse wasn't very appealing either. He was too bland for my liking and there wasn't anything to make me feel invested in what happened to Jesse until the very end. The only characters I really liked were a couple of the boys in Jesse's posse and the ranch hand, Paco. The added some much needed lightness to the story earning a good chuckle here and there.
Overall I did like the way the book came together in the end and thought the cliff hanger ending was well done but not enough for me to want to read the next installment in the series....more