Bleed for Me was a won book from Goodreads. I was so excited, I have read others in this series and loved them. This baby was no disappoin...moreMy Two Cents
Bleed for Me was a won book from Goodreads. I was so excited, I have read others in this series and loved them. This baby was no disappointment!
I think I am in love with Joe O’Loughlin! I love his attitude, his dry humor and his outlook on life. He handles situations with grace and efficiency. In this book he is like a dog who won’t let go of his bone.
The story moves at lightening speed and Joe is determined to help Sienna and get to the bottom of things. Sienna is a friend of Joe’s daughter and Joe knows things at home may not be what they seem. In case this was not enough Joe is dealing with a teacher who is not what he seems, a soon to be ex-wife who is still in love with him, and let’s not forget Mr. Parkinson. That’s how Joe refers to his disease that is slowing changing his life. His way of dealing with this disease is amazing. He says he has Parkinsons but it does not have him!
Every character in the book is outstanding and the author does a great job of making us love them, dislike them, question them and shake our heads. The secondary story with Joe and his family is heart warming. I am still rooting for him and hope his wife gives him another chance. My favorite part was Joe talking to one of his wife’s dates.. I was laughing out loud!
I think even readers who have never read the author’s other books will still enjoy this. Of course I have to say go back and read the others for more background and to enjoy Joe, he is that good.(less)
Buying Time is absolutely one of the best legal thriller books I have ever read! This was my first book by Pamela Samuels Young and for sure will not...moreBuying Time is absolutely one of the best legal thriller books I have ever read! This was my first book by Pamela Samuels Young and for sure will not be my last.
Buying Time took hold of me from page one and with each chapter only held me tighter and tighter wanting more. This book has a little bit of everything, murders, dirty lawyers, corruption, romance, outstanding characters that you love or not love or want to kick in the pants.
I have to say my favorite characters was by far Dre. I always hold the underdog very close to my heart and Dre is a good guy. Maybe he didn't start out that way but he saw the error of his ways and changed. Gotta love him for that.
Angela was a character who was very easy to identify with. A strong woman, a lawyer, the Assistant US Attorney who is caught in a relationship that she knows is bad but shows us that even a smart, strong woman can get mind screwed as easily as anyone.
Waverly Sloan? I really didnt fall in love with him. Yeah, he was basically a good guy but there is just something about him that makes me say Hmmmmmmmmmm.
Overall one hell of a good book. A book that will keep you up all night. A book that promises another twist in each chapter.
Move over John Grisham, Pamela Samuels Young is here to stay! (less)
Another winner from M.William Phelps! I thought when I read about the murder of a couple who were tied to an anchor and tossed overboard a boat was th...moreAnother winner from M.William Phelps! I thought when I read about the murder of a couple who were tied to an anchor and tossed overboard a boat was the worst that I had read but Cruel Death wins hands down! I can not fathom what happens in a persons brain to even cause them to think about murdering innocent people but dismembering them? As if cutting up a person is not enough read this quote from Erika:
"...and my family will end up exactly like those people. Cut to pieces and him jerking off to the body parts..."
Can it be any sicker? Personally I don't care whose idea it was or who was the leader, in my opinion both of these people are monsters who need not see the light of day again.
Mr. Phelps is one of my favorite true crime authors. Cruel Death like his other books reads more like a horror novel than a nonfiction book. He gives us the background on these two sickies and honestly, it's proof to me that good families have bad kids regardless of how well they are raised. We can not always blame the family life for how people turn out.
I think the author did a tremendous job of showing the unconditional love of Erika's parents, especially her father Mitch. My heart goes out to him. He was so proud of his daughter and had such high hopes for her. Now he has to live with knowing what she was involved in and/or guilty of.
I thought the book was very well researched. I enjoyed reading about their trials even though I was shocked at the light sentence BJ received. I do not agree with it but the author did a good job of explaining the reasons why the jury reached their decision based on what was presented to them.
Yes, I am a true crime addict and M. William Phelps is always high on my list. While this was one of the most disgusting cases that I have read about the overall way the story was told was top notch.(less)
We have all tried to lose weight only to give up or gain it all back. This book will help you turn that cycle around. I don't normally read "diet" boo...moreWe have all tried to lose weight only to give up or gain it all back. This book will help you turn that cycle around. I don't normally read "diet" books because I fail on every one. For some reason The Small Change Diet jumped out at me and begged me to read it so I did and boy am I glad.
Keri makes it so easy. No pressure, no stress just great tips on how to change the way you eat, sleep, exercise and basically live you life. You take this book one step at a time, there is no time limit for finishing each step. A definite go at your own pace lifestyle change. I don't want to say diet because for me it was more about changing your lifestyle then just what you eat. If you rush through the steps you are only cheating yourself so I agree with Keri, take it slow and don't move on until you have mastered each one.
The book is based on these ten steps:
1. Create a healthy eating schedule
2. Eat more fruits and vegetables
3. Cut empty beverage calories
4. Increase fiber intake
5. Reduce the undercover calories of dressing and sauces
6. Eat leaner meats
7. Find the right fats and lose the bad fats
8. Curb sugar and salt cravings
9. Stay healthy in social situations
Keri breaks each step down in a chapter with very easy and honestly small changes that really do work. This is one "diet" book that will truly help you make the changes that you want to make with very little effort. I am the newest fan of Keri Gans!!!
Recommended for anyone who wants to lose weight once and for all or just live a healthier life.(less)
This is what a vampire book should be instead of the fluffy lovey books that there are so many of.
Nathanial Cade is sworn by a blood oath to protect t...moreThis is what a vampire book should be instead of the fluffy lovey books that there are so many of.
Nathanial Cade is sworn by a blood oath to protect the president. He is teamed with a young, cocky, White House staffer, Zach Barrows who has never believed in let alone met a vampire before! Together they fight to control the "monsters" who threaten our country.
Dark humor, good charactors, suspense make this book a must read for "real" vampire fans that are in search of a good, something different story.
I love the team of Cade and Zach and look forward to more.(less)
I love Patrick Swayze and listening to his book, his words, his voice brought it all alive. I laughed, cringed and cried. Excellent telling of his har...moreI love Patrick Swayze and listening to his book, his words, his voice brought it all alive. I laughed, cringed and cried. Excellent telling of his hard road to fame.(less)
This was in my opinion Harlan Coben at his best. The story starts off kind of all over but it quickly all comes together. There is a new twist around...moreThis was in my opinion Harlan Coben at his best. The story starts off kind of all over but it quickly all comes together. There is a new twist around every corner. I thought a few times that I had it figured out only to be led in another direction.
A great read for anyone who likes an edge of your seat ride. (less)
Absolutely wonderful book. I listened to the audiobook and loved it. You will laugh, cry and look at the world and all its people in a much different...moreAbsolutely wonderful book. I listened to the audiobook and loved it. You will laugh, cry and look at the world and all its people in a much different light. Highly recommended.(less)