This is the third book in the Key trilogy by Nora Roberts. It opens on Zoe working hard to put her salon together. This book is about a strong woman,This is the third book in the Key trilogy by Nora Roberts. It opens on Zoe working hard to put her salon together. This book is about a strong woman, who faced the odds of teenage motherhood and little education head on. One fly in her ointment is Bradley _____IV, a rich man that makes her nervous on many levels. Brad has had a thing for Zoe even before he met her, and quickly falls for her son, Simon. He plots a way to make her his, and fights Kane on equal grounds. When Zoe confronts her past and her future, her quest for the key comes to a close. She realizes what is really important outside for her son, friends, and shop. The story ends with plans of a triple wedding and sees Rowena and Pitte back to their own place. A good end to the trilogy and the story, I highly recommend it to others....more
This is a typical Christian romance in the way of predictability in what will happen in the story. Kristianna has been misunderstood by her parents foThis is a typical Christian romance in the way of predictability in what will happen in the story. Kristianna has been misunderstood by her parents for her entire life, but in the small town of Jingle Bells, Arkansas she has always felt at home. At the death of her grandmother, she drops out of law school and looks to running her grandmother’s Christmas store, Forever Christmas. Jingle Bells seems to be one of those odd towns that center around a theme which happens to be Christmas. Her town is threatened by a company wanting to change its name, and Kristianna is in for the fight of her life. Her personal life is caught up the lawyer on the opposition and her childhood friend. She makes her decision (guess who) and the only twist to the story comes when they try to settle their feelings for each other. This is a very quick book to read, and unless you want to read a Christmas themed book that you can guess the ending, I would not recommend reading it.
This book was outside my normal reading. It was quirky story that was an entertaining read. If there are stereotypes in the South, this book had them.This book was outside my normal reading. It was quirky story that was an entertaining read. If there are stereotypes in the South, this book had them. Now I don’t think the author really meant to put them in there, but I got the feeling she was writing what she knows, namely Deep Southern small towns. I have lived in small towns for most of my life, so it was entertaining to read about a different type of culture than what I am used to. With a kidnapping and a town matchmaking, I would recommend this book to anyone that wants a light read....more
This is one of the stories of the later Other series by Christine Warren. This means it has more story, not as much of the bedroom scenes. This book oThis is one of the stories of the later Other series by Christine Warren. This means it has more story, not as much of the bedroom scenes. This book opens with Samantha with her friend talking about the experiment that the friend is doing. As she is muttering about geeky friends her boss and alpha Graham tells her of a “special” project that he is putting her on. She is going to work with the human military guy, Noah. Noah has always made her twitchy and uncomfortable, but put up with it because her alpha requested. Noah has his orders from the military, but knows what the tension between himself and Sam is. When they finally come together it is electric and pulls him in more than one direction. Eventually he makes his choice and by the end of the story he has quit the project and has taken Sam for his own. The journey is interesting and the tension is there. I would recommend reading this after the other books, as it doesn’t introduce everything and characters are already established. It is good to see how the series moves forward. ...more
I finished reading this book the other day. I have read most of the books in this series and have to say that this story was a little refreshing fromI finished reading this book the other day. I have read most of the books in this series and have to say that this story was a little refreshing from the other Carpathian series. During this part of the series Feehan had a couple of plot structures that she adapted to whichever characters were in the book. I had read Desari’s story and Dayan’s story and this one falls between, so it was good to read. These sections of the series were about the evil being in the human vampire-hunters. It would have been nice to see more of the previous life of the characters, because they seemed to gloss over those details. It was satisfying to complete another section of the series, but if I read this as my first Carpathian book I would have put it down and never picked up another. Overall if you want to move the story line on it is good, but it is mediocre in many respects....more
**spoiler alert** The fifth installment of the Rachel Morgan series by Kim Harrison is one of the most complicated as of yet in the series. Rachel can**spoiler alert** The fifth installment of the Rachel Morgan series by Kim Harrison is one of the most complicated as of yet in the series. Rachel can’t seem to catch a break in her life. She is pulled into the murder investigation of the Weres in the Hollows by Glenn. Working around the IB, she finds herself in the mix of a Were politics. With a short meeting with the leaders she neutralizes them. Her birthday is coming up and she is looking forward to the date with Kiston. When a demon, that isn’t supposed to cross the lines, shows up at her church, she gets sucked into more of demon politics than she ever wanted to be. Trent’s wedding is during this time, and she is hired to be a bridesmaid and security for him. When she is waiting to introduce Ceri to the other elves, Trent admits to the murders to Weres and is trying to kill her. Ceri stops him from killing Rachel and sees him in distaste for his duplicity. David is discovered unintentionally changing humans, and is looked at the deaths of the Jane Wolfs in the morgues. Rachel is reeling from the complications with Al, and with the defection of Ivy, Piscary on the loose, and arresting Trent at his wedding her week is not going well. With the death of Kiston, banning of Al, and destruction of the focus, Rachel ends this story with her birthday party....more