Second chances are always wonderful romance reads, especially when the couple in question were not involved the first time around but were part of a bSecond chances are always wonderful romance reads, especially when the couple in question were not involved the first time around but were part of a business arrangement.
Cate and Daniel are both strong characters and watching their relationship evolve from wariness to passion was interesting and exciting....more
Brian and Jillian are back and the raunchy Victoria as well. This time the risqué behavior was expected but still managed a few shockers for the readeBrian and Jillian are back and the raunchy Victoria as well. This time the risqué behavior was expected but still managed a few shockers for the reader, not the least of which came from Brian's uptight parents in a scene that will make you roar with laughter or lose your lunch.
We end however with a major cliffhanger that was vaguely ironic and totally annoying but also able to create anticipation to continue to next book to see what happened.
These stories are fun to read and in no way fluff but at the same time not heavy on delving into deep subjects but rather skim their surface. ...more
Not the best nor the worst beginning to a rocker series but at times felt disjointed when focus shifted from one plot point to another. It would haveNot the best nor the worst beginning to a rocker series but at times felt disjointed when focus shifted from one plot point to another. It would have been more cohesive for me if the story line would have stayed focused on one or two things rather than 4 or 5.
Did enjoy watching Deacon and Harper fall in love, while they were a little too quick to resolve their spat the HEA was well deserved for the two.
The rest of the band members stories however am sure will be filled with more drama and turmoil but still probably entertaining none the less....more
This is a story of two people who are related to each other only by the fact that Rosalie's mother had been married to Declan's father, as they are arThis is a story of two people who are related to each other only by the fact that Rosalie's mother had been married to Declan's father, as they are around 4 years apart they enjoyed a brief time where they were together as children as neither parent wanted them around.
Now Rosalie having been taken from her boarding school by the headmistress, because for 2 years they had kept her on even though she was finished and no longer a student, and she was brought to Declan (now the Duke of Banbury following his father's passing a few years before) as her irresponsible mother was not home and there were no other relatives upon whom she could depend.
The twists and turns along the way to what I thought was a very well deserved HEA will not only entertain you they will open your eyes once again at how hard it would be for a woman with no money and no position to live in the time period this book was placed.
Makes me glad to be living in 2015 where for the most part we have choices and options that females did not for a very long time. It is one thing to choose one's spouse and quite another to be treated like a possession which could be bartered for or bought.
Anyway off my soap box and just have to say this was exactly the kind of historical romance that enjoy no matter how close in nature to others that have read before it. Sometimes using a tried and true formula actually is the best way in which to portray a love story....more
This was a twister that delivered the blend of charm, romance and suspense hoped for but also had an ending that made sense as it tied up a loose endThis was a twister that delivered the blend of charm, romance and suspense hoped for but also had an ending that made sense as it tied up a loose end in a good way....more
Two strangers, a drink in the bar, one dance than mere hours together as stolen moments in time. Made me really wish for more after reading for the siTwo strangers, a drink in the bar, one dance than mere hours together as stolen moments in time. Made me really wish for more after reading for the simple reason that even as short as it was the interlude for Mia and Tag has the possibility to become much more than only a one night stand!...more
This accomplished what it intended which was to allow a deeper glimpse into how both Day and June became who their characters showed promise of as youThis accomplished what it intended which was to allow a deeper glimpse into how both Day and June became who their characters showed promise of as young pre-teens. As other have pointed out one thing that stands out is of course the differences in their upbringings is so pronounce that it is really hard to not set Day up as the one who had it the hardest. Maybe in many respects but being bullied, belittled and left orphaned for June was as traumatic as the hand-to-mouth existence that Day had to deal with for many years.
I could have skipped reading this easily as can anyone else who has already read the trilogies full length books, for those who have not it will help put the characters in perspective a bit better before reading book 1, Legend which finally read back in August of 2014 and got me hooked....more
Book Info Paperback, 294 pages Published August 23rd 2014 by CreateSpace ISBN 1500471534 (ISBN13: 9781500471538) edition language English other editionsBook Info Paperback, 294 pages Published August 23rd 2014 by CreateSpace ISBN 1500471534 (ISBN13: 9781500471538) edition language English other editions None found Source:[Digital copy from author in exchange for honest review]
In 1944 Denver, twenty-six year-old Franklin Powell is doing what he does best, helping clients with his psychic gift. Then his brother causes the past to come crashing into the present and a memory Frank has kept buried since the age of six surfaces. Now his life is in an uproar. He must prove that what he remembers is true or his mother may spend the rest of her life in prison. But even if he succeeds, it appears there is a powerful someone behind the scenes who could care less if she is innocent. Why? Because of a seething hatred for Frank. To make matters worse, the woman he loves needs his help with a serious problem of her own—a problem that could get him killed. Frank can’t let that stop him. He dives right in and while his psychic gift doesn’t seem to be doing him any favors, it’s a good thing that a couple of newly-acquired ghosts appear to be on his side.
Frank Powell as a character is smart, articulate, loves playing piano to relax, has a kind heart and is either cursed or blessed with his psychic gift depending on how you look at it. Some days actually think he is more cursed with the things he knows as they are painful for him as well as those around him.
Having previously read and enjoyed The Secret Of Lucianne Dove, also written by Roberta Smith, back in late 2011 it sounded like this would interest me as it actually explains how the character in the Mickey McCoy series came about as well as the source of his “sixth sense”.
Once started reading the settings, the mysteries, the romance angles and the suspense kept me from wanting to stop. The combination of some good old fashioned leg work on Frank’s part while he is trying to prove his mother innocent of the crime for which she was accused with his ability to ”see things” either as they happen or happened in the past make for a winning melding of talents.
As we further explore the angles that are used to weave several plots together it becomes apparent that there is much more going on than Frank realizes. The past and the present collide in this book and when they do the reader is in for a few big surprises right along with Frank, surprises that change pretty much his whole perspective on his life.
There is one main aspect of this story that have not touched upon and that is the supernatural, it was not over the top but instead handled forthrightly in a way that made it very believable not only to Frank but the reader as well.
This book was very character driven, which works perfectly for me, with short bursts of action that added to it’s intensity and increased the pace enough to keep one interested to see what happened next but more importantly why things were happening in the first place.
The entire time I was thinking oh what a tangled web was woven in the pages of this book, it was at times mind blowing until it all came together at the end and made everything perfectly clear to the reader.
[Digital copy from author in exchange for honest review]
Book Info Paperback Expected publication: May 1st 2015 by Thomas & Mercer (first published March 17th 2015) ISBN 1477827811 (ISBN13: 9781477827819)Book Info Paperback Expected publication: May 1st 2015 by Thomas & Mercer (first published March 17th 2015) ISBN 1477827811 (ISBN13: 9781477827819) edition language English series The Dominic Grey Novels #4 other editions (3) Source:[Digital copy from author via NetGalley in exchange for honest review]
Called upon by a former love to look into the death of a family friend in Miami, veteran investigator Dominic Grey is sucked into the darkest reaches of international narcotics trafficking. The murders of multiple drug dealers during a bizarre religious ceremony, combined with the appearance of a mythical assassin, take DEA agent Federico Hernandez and CIA operative Lana Valenciano down the same deadly path.
Lying in wait is an enemy known only as the General: a criminal mastermind whose uncanny ability to avoid detection while cowing even the most ruthless of rival cartels has made him a legend.
Thrown together on a covert manhunt, Grey and the two government agents race across the Americas to unearth a dark chapter in the history of the CIA that has spilled into the present—and put them in the crosshairs of an underworld puppeteer with a frightening reach.
This is the second book, and the 4th in the series, that I have read and it is intense, fast paced, action oriented, suspenseful, thrilling and at the end heartbreaking.
Dominic Grey is a character with many facets, not the least of which is his considerable honor keeping him on the side of justice for those who otherwise would go without it.
Touching upon subjects as varied as the occult to corruption, this story follows the travels from Miami to various South American destinations that Dominic finds himself undertaking to discover the whereabouts and identity of The General. His journey finds he and his companions fighting for their lives more than once and the intensity of the danger is almost overwhelming but ultimately overcome with stealth, skill and a lot of luck on Dominic’s part.
Once again we are given a thrilling look into a world that most of us would never be exposed to, from narcotic trafficking to a chilling religious cult the reader never knows what to expect until immersed in the action.
I am fascinated with this character and his uncanny ability to survive dire situations that seem hopeless, Dominic Grey is not a superhero by any means but he is my kind of everyday hero that we need more of in the real world!
[Digital copy from author via NetGalley in exchange for honest review]
Not the usual love story that is for sure. This was funny, serious, entertaing, sexy, informative and an all around lovely tale of two people who undeNot the usual love story that is for sure. This was funny, serious, entertaing, sexy, informative and an all around lovely tale of two people who under different circumstances would have never gotten together.
Everly and Max worked well, polar opposites in many ways but in all the ways that count perfectly matched.