I really enjoyed reading Edge of Survival by Toni Anderson. I especially loved the strength and character of Dr. Cameran Young who was strong3.5 Stars
I really enjoyed reading Edge of Survival by Toni Anderson. I especially loved the strength and character of Dr. Cameran Young who was strong willed, likeable, and an all around nice person. I wasn't especially fond of the male lead, Sergeant Daniel Fox, who was brash, self centered, and emotionally challenged. I had a hard time believing the budding romance between them, but even with my doubts about the chemistry between the two, I still really enjoyed the story and would recommend it to friends.
I found the plot to be original and well written. The suspense was extraordinary and many times I was nervously reading because I was a bit scared about what would happen next. It is by no means a horror book... simply an outstanding suspenseful read. Ms. Anderson is a talent to keep an eye on. I know I will be! ...more
I am seriously loving this series. Hot military guys, loads of action and suspense, and sweet love stories that will have you feeling al4 Solid Stars!
I am seriously loving this series. Hot military guys, loads of action and suspense, and sweet love stories that will have you feeling all mushy inside. What a fabulous combination!
I didn't think Ms. Mann could out do herself after the first book in this series, Cover Me, but she definitely did! I liked Hot Zone even more! The storyline had me hooked from the start and the love interest was so sweet and believable. More importantly, the action and suspense were off the charts! I was on the edge of my seat and I am not even sure that I ever moved from my spot on the sofa while I read the entire book (not even a potty break). I am anxioulsy awaiting the next installment in this series, Under Fire, which features Liam McCabe. I have been waiting for Liam's story since the first book! ...more
I think I am going into these romantic suspense books with too high of expectations. Either that or I just don't understand how some of them have so mI think I am going into these romantic suspense books with too high of expectations. Either that or I just don't understand how some of them have so many 5 star ratings. I didn't feel the suspense that I was expecting and the romance aspect was a big yawn for me. I have a few more romantic suspense books from a variety of authors on my to-read list. I am hoping that I will find something that will have me sitting on the edge of my seat. ...more
This was a nice change of pace from what I have been recently reading. I liked it but didn't love it. I had a bit of a hard time feeling the chemistryThis was a nice change of pace from what I have been recently reading. I liked it but didn't love it. I had a bit of a hard time feeling the chemistry between the two main characters. The scenes were HOT... I just didn't feel a good "connection" with them. ...more
After reading a few ho-hum romantic suspense books recently I was thrilled to finally find one that was a fabulous read! I probably should gi4.5 Stars
After reading a few ho-hum romantic suspense books recently I was thrilled to finally find one that was a fabulous read! I probably should give it 5 stars. So very close. The romance was wonderful, the suspense was nail biting, and the "who done it" came out of left field. Truly a great read.
I am also glad to see that this series features the same female lead in the next book which I have already started reading. ...more
Hot military men! What's not to love? Hot military men in life threatening situations? Oh my! Throw in a hard-headed yet likeable heroine and you haveHot military men! What's not to love? Hot military men in life threatening situations? Oh my! Throw in a hard-headed yet likeable heroine and you have the makings of a fabulous read.
Under Fire is the 3rd installment in Catherine Mann's Elite Force Series. This book centers around Liam and I have been waiting for Liam's book since the first installment in the series. I knew from the last book that the heroine would be Rachel -- and they certainly steam up the pages!
What I really like about this series is that it focuses quite a bit on the mystery/suspense aspect of the plot instead of the romance. The romance builds throughout the book but the action is what has you on the edge of your seat unable to put the book down!
Fabulous series! I highly recommend this book and the other books in Elite Force to anyone who enjoys this genre. ...more
I was really impressed with this book. I wasn't sure what to expect since I was not familiar with it prior to the author contacting me asking if I wanI was really impressed with this book. I wasn't sure what to expect since I was not familiar with it prior to the author contacting me asking if I wanted to read and review it. First off... look at that cover! SERIOUSLY!! It has to be one of the best covers I have seen in a long time. Although "packaging" doesn't change the inside product -- it definitely makes an impact -- and the cover of H20 made me WANT to read the book.
My rating is probably around 3.5-3.75 stars. There were a few things that didn't sit well with me, but overall I really enjoyed reading H20. The plot is very original and the visual imagery is amazing. I was very impressed with how well the authors made Kate's "visions" come to life. I felt like I was right there seeing and feeling everything she was... and let me tell you her visions are not run of the mill. They are intense, somewhat bizarre, and emotionally draining. It takes true writing talent to be able to make scenes/images like this believable... and these two authors have it in spades.
What I didn't care for: Kate's personality wasn't as consistent as I would have liked. I also thought it was a bit unrealistic that she was such a strong, superstar kind of business woman yet had difficulties dealing with everyday life with it's emotions. I can understand her being emotionally challenged, but it went beyond that. Her personality traits just didn't jive for me. The differences were too extreme and since she didn't suffer from mental illness this didn't make a lot of sense to me.
There was just one other thing that I didn't make a lot of sense. Kate's personal relationship with Xavier. Holy smokes... Xavier's personality bordered on sociopathic. He seemed truly evil the majority of the time. It made absolutely no sense why ANYONE would date this man. I would run as fast as I could to get away from him! I thought for a while that maybe Kate had a distorted view of him and therefore we were only seeing him through her eyes, but that wasn't the case since her co-worker made similar conclusions and remarks about him. He was just too evil... it was completely over the top and I think it was weakest part of the story and character development.
The plot gets 5+ stars! Character development gets 3 stars. Overall a fabulous book and I really enjoyed reading it. It isn't a genre I usually read and I was a little wary when I started reading, but I was quickly sucked into the storyline and couldn't put it down. ...more