They shelve this book in the YA section and after devouring this book in several hours I will have to say that this book speaks to everyone. Not justThey shelve this book in the YA section and after devouring this book in several hours I will have to say that this book speaks to everyone. Not just young adults.
To say this is was an amazing debut is .... a no shit statement. This writer has it going on. The story reminded me of Joanne Harris' Chocolat with a pinch of Sarah Addison Lee and a dusting of Alice Hoffman.
Ava's story, as well as the story of her Grandmother, and Mom is both haunting (in a literal sense too) and ethereal.
This tale of three generation of women and the loss, scars and oddities of life and love hits you first in the head, then the heart and then the gut.
This was just amazing.
The end of the book had me reading with my mouth open and a hand to my heart, cursing the tragic and, almost inevitable, closing.
I love Lisa Lutz's writing. I love the humor, the self-deprecation of both writer and characters and I love how everything seems chaotic but it all coI love Lisa Lutz's writing. I love the humor, the self-deprecation of both writer and characters and I love how everything seems chaotic but it all comes together in the end.
Being such a fan (and loving the first four Spellman Documents) I felt this one wasn't as cohesive and exciting as the previous.
There were indeed some funny lines and anything involving Sydney was funny but something about this fell a little flat for me.
Isabel has a knack for taking threads and weaving them into a complete story but it started a bit slow for me (not enough footnotes maybe?) and by the time it picked up it was sort of fun.
Izzy hasn't grown too much since we last saw her. She's still using avoidance and alcohol as a way to protect herself; still the girl you wouldn't call your best friend but you'd hang out with once a week. Rae is still ... Rae and the rest of the Spellman clan just seems a little bored. Not boring but...bored, as if their characters had been muted just a little.
Here's the part where my heart broke (view spoiler)[ Henry and Izzy broke up. It took them four books to get together, some growing up on Izzy's part and a kiss or two for them to get together and the whole thing comes crumbling down in a paragraph. Yes, Izzy might not want kids but jeeze isn't that something you tell your partner before I get emotionally invested in your story! (hide spoiler)].
Demetrius (see document four) is an interesting addition to the family dynamic but I really would've liked to see more Rae antics or Spellman Unit banter.
I don't want to say that this series should've ended at four but if it had I would've been okay with that. As it stands, I will gladly get number six (and there better be one because with all the loose ends and the possible (view spoiler)[ reconcilation that I'm dreaming about (hide spoiler)] because now it feels unfinished.
By the way, Izzy as a babysitter is pretty hilarious. Her having a kid would be a very interesting read. hint hint.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more
This isn't your typical book. Yes, there's a plot and characters and stuff but you read it more for Lisa and David. Both talented and hysterical, theiThis isn't your typical book. Yes, there's a plot and characters and stuff but you read it more for Lisa and David. Both talented and hysterical, their notes to each other make the book.
The book is well written and disjointed; a product of the mad writers. Really, if you like mysteries, humor and author "feuds" - you'll love this....more
This installment lets the readers see a little bit more of Nicholas and also gives us a rounder impression of Julia and Nicholas' married life.
This installment lets the readers see a little bit more of Nicholas and also gives us a rounder impression of Julia and Nicholas' married life.
Though they argue about the same damn things and make up with the same loveliness, at first I thought I was going to bang my head against the wall with the "sameness". As a married woman I understood the argument and the stubbornness and the arguing but as a reader I was hoping something would give.
And it did; boy, was it glorious! They seem to have gotten into a groove and reached some sort of tacit agreement. It's like a rougher, more troubled, Nick and Nora Charles for the late 1800's set.
All I'm going to say about this (because this book just came out on Tuesday) was that it made me fall in love further with Julia and Brisbane. The end made me both sad (view spoiler)[ the miscarriage that I suspected was coming. I didn't expect the barrenness but I did expect a pregnancy with a possibility of miscarrying (hide spoiler)] and intrigued. I want to know more about Sir Morgan and Plum is becoming a hell of a lot more interesting.
If I had to some it up in three words: Intriguing. Suspenseful. Good.
I've been waiting forever for this installment and it didn't disappoint. Erotic yet sensual and with three dimensional characters to boot!!!
I've been waiting forever for this installment and it didn't disappoint. Erotic yet sensual and with three dimensional characters to boot!!!
I will say this, I knew who the Ghost of St. Giles was so it was great to be rewarded with being correct. I can't wait for the next one either.
Anyway, Mick is a messed up but awesome character. Silence is not nearly as annoying as Temperance (the heroine from the first book) and she is straight up bad-ass. I don't mean that she takes a sword and guts people but she is strong, stronger than Mick it would seem.
The sex scenes - yum. The actual villain - a bad man who I wish had gotten his comeuppance in a way (view spoiler)[ that had allowed the readers to watch (hide spoiler)] The hero - hot as ... just, I have a crush (another) on a fictional character The heroine - perfect The subplot - interesting. It introduces us to the heroine in the next book.
So all in all a heck of a good read and the best installment in the series so far.
Why not a five? (view spoiler)[ I didn't like that fact that Mick has to change his identity. I understand that he has to run from the law but I hate that we didn't get a glimpse into the trial and sentence and it was sucky that things didn't work out in such a way that Silence couldn't keep her new name (hide spoiler)].["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more
This is really bordering on the 3.5 to me and that's only because Bretton introduced Samuel and we got a glimpse of Aerynn.
Chloe and Luke have just deThis is really bordering on the 3.5 to me and that's only because Bretton introduced Samuel and we got a glimpse of Aerynn.
Chloe and Luke have just defeated Isadora (literally just finished, this book starts where the other finished) and they realize that oops, the town is missing.
By missing I mean gone.
Ok, so here's the thing. Nothing really happened until toward the end of the book. Only "mysterious things" which did lead somewhere but could've been used so much better.
The Salem ghosts pop up only when it's convenient and even the chemistry between Luke and Chloe seemed a little (pardon the pun) lukewarm until the end. Janice wasn't as fun as usual and even Penny the cat annoyed me.
Chloe alternated between whiny and stubborn or feeling helpless and actually being helpless.
The whole thing just felt very 'hand of the author'. Everything happened with absolutely no subtlety and even the final battle felt rushed and only there to tie up what the author had already set in motion. It wasn't even that much of a battle.
On the whole, just very disappointed with this installment and hope for a better one next time....more
To me, reading anything by Sarah Addison Allen is like wrapping yourself in a warm blanket on your couch or chair in your most comfortable position whTo me, reading anything by Sarah Addison Allen is like wrapping yourself in a warm blanket on your couch or chair in your most comfortable position while drinking a warm cup of tea, or eating your favorite chocolate. It hits the spot and makes you feel good.
The Peach Keeper is another stellar book in Allen's repetoire. As usual it centers on love, friendship, connections and finding your place in the world. The only complaint was I wish that (view spoiler)[ Willa and Colin's romance was as deep as Sebastian and Paxton, I felt like Colin couldn't have possibly gotten over his expectations and denials that quickly (hide spoiler)].
At the root of this book the thread is relationships. This was a lovely book that was at turns unexpected and heartfelt.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more
Cute cozy about Tally Jones, a divorced woman who owns her own ice cream shop and is about to 'work' for her ex-husband and his annoying new girlfrienCute cozy about Tally Jones, a divorced woman who owns her own ice cream shop and is about to 'work' for her ex-husband and his annoying new girlfriend.
Add to that, her old high school boyfriend is back in town.
She lives with her cousin, Bree (who is actually more like a sister) and her sixteen year old 'niece', Alice in Dalliance Texas - a place that could - to paraphrase from JoAnn Simms - 'put Peyton Place to shame'.
Tally is a little naive, a little innocent and she's spent her whole life trying to be the perfect Southern - or rather- Texas girl. She followed whatever her mother said, tried to be sensible and sat on all of her feelings. That bit her in the ass when her husband cheated on her, multiple times, with anything warm and of the female persuasion and then had the audacity to hire her for his company's Luau.
And then Brittanie, the girlfriend he cheated on Tally with, winds up dead.
The cops are looking at her and she needs to start looking at others in order to get herself out of a big helping of trouble.
The one thing that sort of bugged me was that while there were descriptions about everyone, there was none about Tally. Yes, this is a first person book but still, a little description would have been nice. She calls herself pudgy but that's not the image I get. She doesn't say whether or not she is attractive or 'normal' and doesn't really go out of her way to tell us how old she is!
I like a description with my characters.
The ice cream shop idea was cute and since I'm lactose intolerant I felt good reading about someone else eating the stuff. Call it vicariously living through fiction....more
Tempe is back for her thirteenth book and I haven't been so intrigued about the victims for a very long time. It's a good thing toTo keep this short -
Tempe is back for her thirteenth book and I haven't been so intrigued about the victims for a very long time. It's a good thing to because this book is not full of Tempe's indecision about Ryan "leaving her" (although in my opinion, he gave her a chance to fight in the book before they break it off it is about the victims and their weaknesses that led to a chain reaction 40 years after Vietnam.
Soldiers dead in Vietnam, a body found in Canada and a drug ring in Hawaii all come together and for once, Tempe is only assaulted once.
Ryan is in this book but while there was a little bit of tension, both characters seemed muted. Tempe needs to forgive because again, in my opinion, part of it was her fault. She keeps Ryan just outside of her heart (I know, it sound pretty cheesy) and when she was presented with opportunities to show him that she loved him and was willing to fully be with him, she folded. On the other side, she is a stubborn lady and you gotta love her for that.
Katy was in this book as well as Lily and while I would have liked to see Lily more as a character instead of cause for concern. Katy was still a bit whiny and bratty but for the first part of the book she had a good reason to be. However, I hope this blog thing matures her a little bit.
Anyway, while dense in its medical explanations, this installment is one of the good ones in terms of plot. I just wish we could work on the Ryan/Brennan relationship....more
So awesome seeing some of Evanovich's characters come to life! I really enjoyed the first two books in this series so it was nice to revisit Miami, RoSo awesome seeing some of Evanovich's characters come to life! I really enjoyed the first two books in this series so it was nice to revisit Miami, Rosa, Hooker and Barney- even Beans.
Fast paced, funny and well-drawn. If you like the Barnaby series you'll enjoy this.
Good sequel to a light read. Fun, exciting, sexy and whimsical; still has a likeable protoganist, an infuriatingly complicated love triangle and an amGood sequel to a light read. Fun, exciting, sexy and whimsical; still has a likeable protoganist, an infuriatingly complicated love triangle and an amazing cat sidekick, this book is a great read for the beach . Team Bryn. ;)...more
My favorite Shakespeare play is "Much Ado About Nothing", I like Tony & Ziva on NCIS and my husband and I didn't like each other the first time weMy favorite Shakespeare play is "Much Ado About Nothing", I like Tony & Ziva on NCIS and my husband and I didn't like each other the first time we met.
Why do I tell you this? Because Lillian Bowman, soap heiress and Marcus, Lord Westcliff, fight like cats and dogs, get along like oil and water and can still somehow set the ether on fire with their chemistry. Marcus began noticing Lillian in the last installment of the wallflowers saga and he was bewitched, bewildered and bothered by this American girl with no manners and even little filter capability. Lillian and her sister Daisy are mischievous, spirited and at turns cunning and innocent. It is with this combination that Marcus first started cursing his ill luck to have noticed her in book one.
Book two starts with the Bowmans coming to visit Lord Westcliff and his sister for a house party. It is a three week long visit and all sorts of shenanigans occur when Lillian and Daisy are around but as I mentioned before, Westcliff only has eyes for Lillian. He can be pompous and arrogant and she can be stubborn and cutting. Therein lies the chemistry and plot of the story.
I believe my favorite scene is the horse riding scene followed by the Butterfly Garden. Oh yes, to tell you more would surely take some of the tart sweetness from the pie.
The only part of the book that I didn't like and seemed more of a highhanded silent movie melodrama was when the last ten pages. In the earlier part of the story we are introduced to a pernicious rake - Sebastian Lord St. Vicent. He's a regular Casanova with no sense of compassion or responsibility except to himself. Which is fine because one would assume that he will change if he gets his own book. However it has been well established that while St. Vincent is a charmer, he has never needed to force himself on a woman nor stoop so low as to harm her. So this is where the WTF moment comes in. His actions in the last twenty pages of the book toward Lillian are pretty condemnable and the fact that he's in the next book with an even unlikelier woman for him makes me wonder what the author was thinking when she wrote the last chapters.
It seemed out of character for St. Vincent, Lillian and Marcus. Other than that, I liked the book, the dialogue and the stolen moments. A good summer recommendation....more
Honestly, I didn't think this would be as good as it was. Daisy is a very good character and I was pretty sad when it was over.
Matthew is not as stroHonestly, I didn't think this would be as good as it was. Daisy is a very good character and I was pretty sad when it was over.
Matthew is not as strong as the other heroes in the Wallflower saga but he was still pretty steamy and hot when he was with Daisy and an interesting dichotomy without her.
Lillian was a bit annoying in this book but I really liked Evie (as per usual) and Annabelle was also pretty calming in this one, which is good because again, Lillian was a bit of the shrew part of Taming of the Shrew.
My favorite was still Evie's story but this was a good end and Daisy did indeed get her man....more
Four girls who are very close to spinster-age, decide to come up with a plan to help each other find husbands.
Annabelle Peyton is a the main characteFour girls who are very close to spinster-age, decide to come up with a plan to help each other find husbands.
Annabelle Peyton is a the main character of this story and she is from an old wealthy family that no longer has any money and is sinking fast. Her mother Phillipa has done what she could to maintain the family's bills and her son's schooling but her "womanly" offerings only go so far. It's up to Annabelle to catch a wealthy husband to ensure that she, her brother and her mother do not end up begging on the streets.
With the help of two American heiresses, Lillian & Daisy Bowman and wealthy but excruciatingly shy Evangeline Jenner, the wallflowers - as they've dubbed themselves - make a pact to help Annabelle find a husband as she is the oldest. The rest will go in chronological order with Lillian being next. So, they set their sights on Lord Kendall, a book smart decent looking lord whom Annabelle can make marry her. Unfortunately, she's extremely attracted to Simon Hunt, a self-made rich man who does not want marriage but will offer Annabelle an answer to her money problems, if she becomes his mistress.
However, due to a snake bite, a few chess games, a possible marriage proposal and a threat from the man whom her mother has been "handling" throws Annabelle and Simon together until they both can't deny what's in their hearts.
This is a good beach read a good historical romance to read when you're feeling down and you want a pick me up. I'll admit, this particular story was good but not as interesting as the other two (so far). It's still a good place to start and it introduces you to the other wallflowers who all get a book of their own. Also, what I noticed - in almost every romance book, so this is not necessarily a critique on this book - is that once the hero and heroine have sex once the next thirty pages are all about the varying ways that they have sex. It can be tiresome if you don't space out your romances; so reader beware. If you are going to read this in order then just get used to the sudden liberties that the hero and heroine take with each other after the first time. Which, while superfluous are still hot as hell....more
Ok, this book was incredibly anti-climactic and the series is frustrating me to no end in terms of the romantic escalation.
First, the plot was good anOk, this book was incredibly anti-climactic and the series is frustrating me to no end in terms of the romantic escalation.
First, the plot was good and well looked forward to - I mean we've been with Sarah for the last 9 books and were curious as to kill her husband and wanted closure for her. I wanted the closure so that she could move on. BUT I thought she'd be involved! Of all the cases for her to be involved in it was this one. But no, Maeve was the one who did all of the investigating and all of the danger and had her own P.O.V while Sarah was relegated to the background, of what should've been her own story, and only shown when she was worried about Maeve or fainting over her husband's possible actions.
This was so wildly out of character for Sarah that at first I found it incredibly hard to enjoy any of Maeve's involvement.
I got over that as Maeve is a pretty interesting character and if there is ever a spin-off of Maeve's own then I would read it.
Now, back to Sarah. To me, she appeared pretty weak in this book which didn't make any sense to me. She has a family now, I completely get that. Having a family changes people but Sarah still would've and should have gotten herself involved in her husband's investigations. It's apparent that she is intelligent and quick and there were things she could've done that wouldn't have put her in danger.
Malloy and Sarah's relationship didn't exist in this book and I gotta tell you that it frustrates me to no end to see something like that. Sarah and Frank are perfect for each other and I almost feel that for the sake of prolonging the tension (which has dwindled down significantly for the past three books) the author has decided to ignore anything between the two; using class systems and honor and a bunch of other excuses is fine but at this point it should've been addressed between the two of them.
At some moments their relationship has a Luke/Lorelai feel to it. Lorelai Gilmore is rich and she broke away from that life to pursue her own life - just like Sarah Brandt. Luke Danes is a hardworking, salt of the earth guy who is sweet but gruff - just like Frank Malloy. There are going to be class issues and social stigmas but there comes a point when love at least allows a conversation and for something to happen. Right now it's a stalemate.
Other than my bereavement of what seems to be a good series going downhill, the book manages to get three stars due to Catherine, Maeve and Mrs. Ellsworth....more
Though Sarah has promised that she would stay out of detecting, she finds herself once again in a murder case, though I'd say she is more in the outerThough Sarah has promised that she would stay out of detecting, she finds herself once again in a murder case, though I'd say she is more in the outer parameters versus smack dab in the middle.
This is the first book in which Sarah takes more of a backseat and Frank is shown a bit more doing his job. Catherine has a nice little surprise for us by the end and Sarah and Frank's relationship is gradually moving but it is slow as molasses so it's frustrating me to no end....more
The first thing that comes to my mind when I think about this book is nipples.
The story itself held promise, I like superpowers, romance, sex and adveThe first thing that comes to my mind when I think about this book is nipples.
The story itself held promise, I like superpowers, romance, sex and adventure. I just wish that it all came together much better than it did. I do. It's just...well...ok. I'll just come out and say it - Belle was annoying. She was whiny, jealous, flaky and at times quite bitchy. There were instances of her 'softer' side but for the most part she was someone I would have ignored if I had met because I knew that we would come to blows. Which is odd to say and I don't mean that I would actually fight this fictional character but I would very much steer clear of her.
Belle is thrust into a situation in which she suddenly has control of the four elements. Oops. Suddenly she gets sick, is hunted and the sexy and dangerous PSI agent Rome is at the foot of her bed talking about neutralizing her. From the get-go she is attracted to him even though her body has gone through the ringer trying to adjust or die with the formula that was slipped in her drink. Talk about a hell of a mickey.
So, Belle tries to slip her leash when Rome vows to protect her and ends up landing herself in slightly hotter water by bringing an innocent into it. The rest of the book is about her learning to trust Rome, herself (when it comes to her powers) and her inordinate amount of time noticing how hard her nipples are when Rome looks at her. Or how her nipples can be seen through her shirt when she's cold or how her nipples feel against Rome's nipples.
Too much nipple! It's nipple porn!
Rome, Tanner and Lexi - the supporting character and the hero - are the most interesting characters in this story. Belle, with her nipple preoccupation and her insane attraction to Rome, her selfishness and her temper are only slightly mollified by her bravery and her compassion.
Fast paced, spy-stuff, religious figures that border blasphemy (guns, booze, lies) - all in all, my kind of book!
This story tells the story (sorry forFast paced, spy-stuff, religious figures that border blasphemy (guns, booze, lies) - all in all, my kind of book!
This story tells the story (sorry for the redundancy) of Peter Crossman, Warrior Priest with a past. He's on the hunt for missing UN hostages but somehow finds himself on the trail of trying to stop the end of the world.
This book is hard for me because I feel that anything may give it away so I'll do word association.
Fungi. Virgins. Shady underdealings in the world of espionage. Knights of the Templar. Gun-toting sexy nuns, religious order, spies, beatdowns, guns, possible UST and did I mention Fungi?
This books reminds me strongly of Simon R. Green's Nightside series and is the main reason while I will not be reading Just Another Judgement Day. I don't want to take anything away from either book. Peter reminds me a lot of John from the series as Maggie reminds me of Suzy.
There are things at play in Pete's world that are anything but Godly, but then God does move in mysterious ways. Enter in the Assassin Mary Magdalene (a nun), Peter's Inner Templar Knight in training- Simon and an associate from Pete's past known as Joey. The world is about to end and it's up to them to figure out who's lying, who's covering what and how to stop it. Oh and what to do about the brass head named Baphomet that won't stop causing a bunch of trouble?
I love Nora Roberts. I do, it's true, I say it loud and I say it proud.
The first story is classic Roberts. Flawed characters, a sense of betrayal, AlpI love Nora Roberts. I do, it's true, I say it loud and I say it proud.
The first story is classic Roberts. Flawed characters, a sense of betrayal, Alpha male, unassuming female, family conflict, plot twist, love at first sight, and an eventual happy ending.
It's a comfort book. You don't put much thought into it, you simply pick it up, read it and hope that your brain hasn't gained any weight with all of the saccharine that its just been subject to. No one writes cliche/obvious romance like Nora Roberts and I don't think it's an insult. She does it well. Her characters are the only things that really set the stories apart and you know what? She sells books for a reason.
Now enough about Roberts. The first story "First Impressions" is about Vance and Shane to complete opposites. Vance is running from his life and his past mistakes and trying to lay low - why? He's a millionaire, a widow and he's lost himself. So in the little town that he settles in, he hopes for anonymity and just pure honest work. He's good with wood and in his position of President at a globally successful construction company, he doesn't get to work with his hands very often. Oh, and his ex-wife was a complete gold-digging jerk, so he's off woman.
Meet Shane. Transparent, trusting (but not naive), stubborn, fiery and determined to make her dreams come true. She's funny, laughs at inappropriate times and things (I love this)and she's warm and generous and she manages to get under Vance's skin. She's got her own demons but they come in the form of her mother. She loves Vance almost immediately and while it takes a little while for Vance to hop on the love boat, we can see why.
They are, perhaps, one of the most realistic couples I've met in a while from a Nora Roberts book. There is arguing, short tempers, a shove or two (not in a scary domestic violence way) and sweet patience. Of course there were a few unbelievable phrases, but come on people, this is a romance novel!
The second story, I'm about in the middle of it, is not as interesting as the first but it's still decent enough to allow me to finish the story. "Blithe Images" (a name I really don't like) is about a beautiful Kansas girl, Hillary, who becomes a very successful model in NYC and the man, Bret, who wants her. He's the owner of Mode Magazine (ring any bells, "Ugly Betty" fans?) and he is arrogant, commanding and sexually charged. Dangerous in all the right ways. Plus, did I mention, handsome and rich?
I'll let you know how the rest pans out but I can probably tell you there is a happy ending.
This story is incredibly dated. Beware. Also, the Bret's dialogue patterns - I laughed for all the wrong reasons. I say skip this one if you can unless you want to be amused along with the Alpha Male strong-arming.
I needed a comfort book and despite how much this review may sound like I'm ripping on this book, I'm not. It's the book that you take to bed with you or read on a very cold Winter night. If you can get your hands on it and you are looking to be soothed - you can't go wrong with a bit of Roberts Romance Balm....more
Think the slightly darker version of the first one yet still light enough to read.
Luke and Chloe are starting to make some headway into their relationThink the slightly darker version of the first one yet still light enough to read.
Luke and Chloe are starting to make some headway into their relationship. They live together, sleep together and seem to fit in every way. Except that they don't really know each other that well, so it's a small surprise when Luke's ex-wife lands on their front door with a story about the dead-daughter reaching out to her.
That makes for a compelling twist.
Everyone's lives are thrown for a loop, Chloe, Luke, Karen and the townspeople. Did I mention that Isadora is also starting to reappear.
The characters are still likeable and rootable, the story is interesting but I could've done without the third point of view from Karen.
The book ends on a cliffhanger. There better be another one!...more
This book was about love, loss and growing past that bridge of grief into the waking world. The world with all of it's thorns is still beTo be brief -
This book was about love, loss and growing past that bridge of grief into the waking world. The world with all of it's thorns is still beautiful and can only be appreciated by plucking it from the safe confines of it's natural resting place and experiencing both the beauty and the pain.
Emma has lost her boyfriend of many years. Her soul mate, her best friend and her lover. On the day of his death a lot happens and she can't reconcile the fact that she has not only lost him but is it her fault?
Her brother the priest tries to comfort her but he's experiencing his own crisis at the loss of his friend. Their other friends Clodagh - the career driven woman with a bad run at relationships, Anne & Richard - college lovers who have married - and Sean - the "womanizing" best friend of John; are all going through their own stuff while dealing with the loss of John and worrying about Emma.
Things get complicated, as life normally does, and while they all go through their own separate heartaches, they are all together. Through hospital trips, miscarriages, pregnancies, grief and separation - they are all together. Emma and Sean grow closer. Anne & Richard grow further apart before they can see what's in front of them and even Clodagh gets a piece of the rainbow....more
Suspenseful, porny, a little cliched but a good book to read when you don't necessarily want to think too deeply about what you're reading about.
The cSuspenseful, porny, a little cliched but a good book to read when you don't necessarily want to think too deeply about what you're reading about.
The character's were pretty developed and the only real issues I had were there was too much info about the killer - they showed his victims and about halfway in the book the read knows who the killer is and you're just really annoyed that no one else does until the end - Dale could've been expounded upon and I would've liked to have seen more of an interaction between Isabelle and Amanda.
All in all, a pretty good mystery-romance-thriller and this is the last book in the Delta Force series. You don't need to read the other two to enjoy this book (I haven't read the other two and I enjoyed this one) if you want a better back story on Grant and the guys (Caleb and David make brief appearances in this book) then you should pick up the other two....more