★★★★ Whoa. I was going through my books in the garage, trying to whittle down my stash, and came across this one I hadn't read before. I wasn't expect★★★★½ Whoa. I was going through my books in the garage, trying to whittle down my stash, and came across this one I hadn't read before. I wasn't expecting such a "gritty" storyline from a Silhouette book. Goes to show the old cliché about judging a book by its cover. The end came a little too fast for me, but loved going along for the bumpy ride to this couple's HEA....more
★★★★✩ (This is a review of the audiobook.) Karen White does her usual wonderful job narrating this next installment of the Cedar Ridge series. Good vo★★★★✩ (This is a review of the audiobook.) Karen White does her usual wonderful job narrating this next installment of the Cedar Ridge series. Good vocal differentiations, tones, and pacing.
Honestly, I didn't think I was going to like this one. I've had enough of the ravages of cancer to my loved one and my patients to last several lifetimes and didn't really want to mix it with my escapist romance reading. However, in the deftly creative and gently hands of Jill Shalvis, it is well done.
I definitely was rooting for the romance between cancer survivor Bailey Moore and her “mountain hottie” Hudson Kincaid, AKA Hud. The best things were the conversations between these two opposites and how they would listen to the other's viewpoint on different topics and come away with a few epiphanies.
Of course, the dynamics between the Kincaid family members continue to produce a chuckle or a bittersweet ache, making me get even more attached to this family. Thus, I'm really looking forward to Nobody But You, featuring Hud's absent twin, Jacob, which comes out March 2016.
★★★☆ Okay, I finished the book late this morning. I have a hard time rating it, because a three-star LH is much better than a three-star book written★★★½☆ Okay, I finished the book late this morning. I have a hard time rating it, because a three-star LH is much better than a three-star book written by someone else.
The hero, Tom Cahill, thinking the heroine, Sarah Stevens, (view spoiler)[a murder suspect I could almost get over. However, she was truly devastated in that jail cell, and when I tried to put myself in her shoes...being alone and terrified and still grieving...well, it would have been hard to overcome the emotional abandonment by Cahill. (hide spoiler)]
Still, I really enjoyed the story and gobbled it down in one bite, so I'd have to give it props for holding my attention....more
★★★★ “Holy heart failure, Batman!” Why have I never read a Christy Reece book before? This one kept me up until the wee hours readNick’s raven tattoo?
★★★★½ “Holy heart failure, Batman!” Why have I never read a Christy Reece book before? This one kept me up until the wee hours reading.
What a wonderful first-in-series Romantic Suspense. Kennedy O’Connell’s story starts out with a ton of sadness, and I knew it going in. So, I tried to distance myself from her character at the beginning – at least until her hardships were over. Didn’t work! I ended up with a tissue to my eyes anyways.
Both Kennedy and Detective Nick Gallagher were well developed, extraordinary characters and Grey Justice was fantastic. (Although, he remains a man with plenty of secrets; hopefully, to be revealed in later books in this series.) There is a ton of action here and the story flows beautifully, which was great, because I couldn't gobble it down fast enough. After all, I needed to find out what happened! It is a delight to read a novel that is so well written and edited it doesn’t pull you out of the world, but sucks you in. Deeper and deeper.
Ms. Reece does a nice twist here in that you know who the villains are - but then again, you don’t. And how are the good guys going to triumph over such a sinister misuse of power and wealth? The secondary characters are well-drawn, too. Loved Irelyn; I can’t wait to get to her story.
The book spans about a two-year time period and it is all well executed and perfectly paced by the author. I enjoyed their journey to justice, the suspenseful ambiance, the excellent dialogue. The character development continues through the book, the experiences change them; past incidents and tragedies bring about their commitment to their cause and their determination, making it all believable. As they get to know one another, you get to know these characters along the way, and they – and their love story – are worth knowing.
Can’t wait for the next in the series!
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. Doing so did not influence my rating....more
★★★★ Okay, I have to bump this up a notch just because I should have been reading something else, but I thought I’d see what ShoSho was laughing about★★★★½ Okay, I have to bump this up a notch just because I should have been reading something else, but I thought I’d see what ShoSho was laughing about... and started reading about Ryan and Brianne ...and couldn't put it down. I was pleasantly surprised. Of course, I’m a sucker for a “Snowbound” plot. Yes, without revealing any spoilers, this one does qualify. LOL! ...more