I love Max. He was one of my book boyfriend’s in 2010 and he's till leading the charge in 2011. He can “growl” at me any day.
There is never any doubt...moreI love Max. He was one of my book boyfriend’s in 2010 and he's till leading the charge in 2011. He can “growl” at me any day.
There is never any doubt that Max loves the other half of his heart Dectective Cee Cee Caissie more than his own life. I love it when he calls her Detective (like they don’t have a smoking’ hot personal relationship) and then his pet nickname for her Sha melts her heart (and mine). Ahh hell I just love Max.
But make no mistake Max is a savvy businessman and runs the enterprises he inherited from mobster Jimmy Legere with an iron fist. Don’t cross him or he’ll literally rip your throat out. Add in his protective nature for his clan and his need to rule and protect them for those that would seek to destroy them and Max has got a lot of balls he’s juggling in the air.
Cee Cee is her usual tough as nails, workaholic cop persona. Cee Cee’s working a particularly gruesome case while trying to maintain a delicate balance between work and her personal life with Max. And she’s trying to keep the lid on a few of her coworkers, including her partner Alain who know the truth about Max and would love to see him behind bars instead of warming Cee Cee’s bed at night.
This is a great instalment to the series and I can’t wait to read more about Max...ok and Cee Cee. (less)
Well it wasn’t as sarcastic or as LOL funny as Lothaire (but I really didn’t expect it to be - that one’s going to be hard to top for me) but No Rest...moreWell it wasn’t as sarcastic or as LOL funny as Lothaire (but I really didn’t expect it to be - that one’s going to be hard to top for me) but No Rest for the Wicked was still wicked good.
I love this series and I’m glad I’ve still got the backlist to read. It’s fun to see and meet characters whose stories I’ve already read (Carrow and Regin).
I think Cole excels at creating characters who are immortal enemies and yet somehow end of mates. Being a big fan of The Amazing Race I appreciated the similarities the HIE represented to the TV show. Nothing like immortals on a no holds bar scavenger hunt. Looks like Mariketa the Awaited and Bowen’s story is up next...and I’ll be starting it soon. (less)
Loved the premise. Virgil is an exceptionally tortured hero and I was very interested to see how Novak was going to pull this story off bet...more4.5 Stars!
Loved the premise. Virgil is an exceptionally tortured hero and I was very interested to see how Novak was going to pull this story off between a prison official and an incarerated criminal. Good thing that a majority of the story took place outside the prison walls. Since I was a big fan of the TV show Prison Break I was glad to see that it kind of inspired Novak to write this book. Well done!(less)
I wasn’t sure what to expect when starting Trespass, but I’ve enjoyed all of Meg Maguire (Cara McKenna’s) books that I’ve read in the past...more 3.5 Stars
I wasn’t sure what to expect when starting Trespass, but I’ve enjoyed all of Meg Maguire (Cara McKenna’s) books that I’ve read in the past so Trespass was an auto-buy for me. I will admit to being intrigued in Nicole/Sarah’s story right from the start. Why was she on the run, injured, so far away from home with no clothes, little money and basically at the end of her rope when she landed on country vet Russ’s doorstep? I needed to know and I was fully prepared to feel empathy for whatever she had gone through to cause her all this grief and forgive her whatever she planned on doing to Russ. It must have been epic. Well not so much. Her reasons for being on the run were flimsy (at least in my opinion) at best. Certainly not reason enough for someone to uproot their entire life and go on the run.
Poor Russ. A widower, on his own for the past seven years with only his animals for company. He’s such a good guy and all together too trusting. He was practically smitten with the female trespassing on his property in the middle of the night with him dressed in his boxers and pointing a loaded gun at her. I’m still not sure how Nicole/Sarah ended up on Russ’s property since he lived in the middle of no where.
I guess I could kind of understand Russ’s fascination with Nicole since she’s practically the only female he’s been in close contact with since his wife died. “Little Russ” sure took notice in a hurray and Russ just seemed to accept Nicole taking up residence in his home and life no questions asked. Well at least he never pushed her to find out what her real deal was. Until she betrayed him, but even then it didn’t take him long to forgive her for trying to take advantage of his good nature and forgiving heart.
Maguire is great at telling an emotional story with only two people as the centerpiece with not a lot of outside distractions.
Trespass was an ok read, I just wish the reasons why Nicole/Sarah had been on the run had been more believable for me. (less)
As soon as I started reading this book I couldn’t help but notice the similarities to another book I had recently read.
A young woman makes up a story...moreAs soon as I started reading this book I couldn’t help but notice the similarities to another book I had recently read.
A young woman makes up a story about a fake fiancé to appease the worries of her dying godmother. Insert Grandma worrying, but not dying about her granddaughter and you’ve got the same set-up as Yours to Keep by Shannon Stacey.
Only in With This Fling you get a more cerebrally matched duo in Associate Professor of Archaeology Charlotte Greenstone and Dr. Greyson Tyler, botanist.
It started out innocently enough and with the best of intentions when Charlotte Greenstone manufactured her imaginary fiancé Thaddeus Jeremiah Gilbert Tyler. Whoaaa that's a mouthful! Her Godmother Aurora was dying and the stories of Gil (as Charlotte called him), eased Aurora’s worries in her final days. And after Aurora passed peacefully...Charlotte killed off Gil as well. No harm, no foul.
Except Charlotte’s co-workers found out about her “fiancé” and before Charlotte knows how to stop the run-away train, her non-existent fiancé arrives in Sydney the form of Dr. Greyson Tyler.
Greyson Tyler’s come to claim his belongings inadvertently sent to the esteemed Dr. Greenstone and really he’s quite understanding as he discovers the part he’s played as Charlotte’s imaginary fiancé. Not one to pass up an opportunity, Greyson decides to take advantage of the situation since it seems he finds himself in need of his own fake fiancée for a family function. Who better to play the part of that loving fiancée than Charlotte herself.
Grey and Charlotte are good together and with all cards on the table they agree to engage in an equally and mutually beneficial relationship with no strings attached. Beside Grey’s a traveller, always on the move for his job and Charlotte’s been there and done that and she’s not interested in doing it again. In the long term they could never have a “real” relationship. Well maybe they could especially with the unexpected surprise they are about to get in say...nine months time.
No they’ve got a whole new set of problems to deal with if they are going to become a real family. It’s going to require compromise, sacrifice and big adjustments to make their relationship work...if it’s even possible. (less)
This was quick. Really just a teaser, a taste to wet your whistle. I get the feeling "ex-Navy SEAL" Jack and para-legal Charlotte will make an appeara...moreThis was quick. Really just a teaser, a taste to wet your whistle. I get the feeling "ex-Navy SEAL" Jack and para-legal Charlotte will make an appearance in a future book since the ending leaves the door open. I can sure see them meeting up in the future again.
If you're a fan of Laura Griffin then Surrender at Dawn will give you a little Griffin fix and tide you over until her next full length novel Snapped comes out later this year.(less)
Wow! Loved this book from start to finish. For anyone who enjoys Romantic Suspense - this is a must read and for .99 on Amazon, you'd be crazy not to...moreWow! Loved this book from start to finish. For anyone who enjoys Romantic Suspense - this is a must read and for .99 on Amazon, you'd be crazy not to read it.
Sometimes the best books are the ones you have no expectations about, don’t even know anything about and discover quite by accident. I was trolling through Amazon, checking out .99 books and noticed Stolen Justice had quite a few good 5 star reviews. I’ve never heard of this author, but the blurb sounded good and since romantic suspense if my favourite genre, for .99 even if it stunk - no big deal.
Stolen Justice is like a little gem I discovered and it is as far from a stinker as you can get. I loved it!
A sure sign for me about how much I like a book is when I want to read it to the exclusion of doing all else. I was sitting in the dentist office on Friday afternoon and all I could think about was "hurry up so I can get out of this chair so I can finish reading Stolen Justice. I also knew before I was ½ way finished reading that I would be giving it 5 stars.
Laura Danvers is a nerdy geek, Bill Gates smart computer chick and she’s got a plan to bring down a scumbag. To execute her plan she’s going to need JT Flynn and his “crew” to make that happen.
This book was non-stop action with an Ocean’s 11/12 or Mission Impossible feel to it. The plan to bring down Ibank CEO and humanitarian Rob Autrey who is also the scum of the earth running a secret underground website that launders money and is involved in the sex trade (again the “IT” topic of a lot of books I’ve read this year) was complicated, elaborate and dangerous.Laura had the necessary goods on JT and his team to gain his compliance (what’s a little blackmail between friends?) and although JT was pissed at being blackmailed, he felt he had no choice but to agree to help Laura even if it meant risking his team.
JT runs the heist of a famous Van Gogh painting in Rob’s possession like a precise military operation. Every member of his team has a job and he runs a tight ship as the leader of his pack. In reality Laura is the brains behind the operation and she may just have kept a few pertinent details from JT...ohhh boy did she! The twists and turns and secrets revealed as the story progressed kept me on edge and kept me riveted to my IPOD and swiping the pages. Lots of things I didn’t see coming.
The planning and heist take place over only a couple of days and the pace and action is frantic. I loved JT and Laura, the secondary characters in the crew were compelling and the entire story was one of the best RS I’ve read in a while. I scoured the interwebz to see if I could find out if DJ Gross had another book but no luck - I couldn’t even find a webpage for her. I hope she releases another book soon! (less)
I saw some really good buzz about Liquid Lies and since I’ve been on a bit of a paranormal kick lately I decided to give it a try. Besides that, I’m a...moreI saw some really good buzz about Liquid Lies and since I’ve been on a bit of a paranormal kick lately I decided to give it a try. Besides that, I’m a sucker for the kidnapper-falls-for-victim troupe. I wasn’t disappointed.
I’m not sure paranormal is the correct term to describe Liquid Lies. I definitely would classify this book more along the lines of light sci-fi - kinda like the TV show V except the primaries (humans) have no idea about the secondaries (aliens) living among them. Do you believe there could be aliens living undercover on earth? I personally wouldn’t rule it out and I think the way the author set up the premise for Liquid Lies was believable.
Gwen Carroway believes 100% in her purpose as a translator for her people, the Ofarians and takes her responsibilities within the company run by her father, the chairman very seriously. She has dedicated her life to her people until she’s kidnapped and held for ransom and learns that her life as she’s known it has been nothing but a lie. She’s been deceived and everything she’s believed about the history of her people and the invaluable product produced by the company has all been nothing by a web of lies.
Reed doesn’t do personal. He’s called The Retriever for a reason. He's a cold-hearted, mercenary for hire. Get in, get the job done, get out, get a pay check no questions asked. He didn’t plan on meeting a beautiful, blonde damsel in distress one day or the feelings she ignited in him. He certainly couldn’t have predicted that the woman he’d been hired to kidnap was the same blonde who’d gotten under his skin - Gwen Carroway. He didn’t know why he was her jailer and didn’t care - to him she was just a job...initially. Gwen's not at all what she seems and she was so much more than Reed bargained for.
As the story unfolds in Liquid Lies, it was heartbreaking as Gwen learned the truth about what her people were really doing to manufacture the product Mendacia, that brought them all their wealth.
I really thought the characteristics of the Ofari people was unique with their ability to use water to transform themselves. Very cool!
I will definitely be picking up the next book in this series. I am intrigued by the thoughts of aliens living amongst us *cue the scary sci-fi music*. (less)
I decided to read Angel Betrayed after I saw some excellent buzz about it on Twitter and Goodreads and I’ve been on a bit of a paranormal streak so I...moreI decided to read Angel Betrayed after I saw some excellent buzz about it on Twitter and Goodreads and I’ve been on a bit of a paranormal streak so I decided to give it a go next.
I always enjoy a contentious start to a relationship between the hero/heroine and then enjoy watching how the author works them through their issues to their HEA. Bad-ass fallen angel Sam has been around the block a time or two and it’s going to take more than the super sexy Seline whose half succubus/half angel to get the drop on him. He’s wise to her attempts to set him up for the kill but plays along with her because she is super sexy, he’s not really threatened by her and she intrigues the big guy.
It’s evident early on that Seline is a reluctant assassin and she’s just trying to escape out from under the thumb of evil Rogziel who raised her after her parents death when she was a child. And Rogziel wants Sam went to Hell literally and Seline is the weapon of choice. When Seline’s true intentions are revealed the whole dynamic changes between Sam and Seline who have to learn to trust each other, work together and literally out run the hellhounds as they try to avoid all the baddies out there who would like to see their time on earth extinguished.
There is lots of action, tense moments and some super sexy scenes. Those angels sure can heat up the sheets!
Looks like Sam’s brother, fallen angel Az’s story is up next. I’ll be sure to check it out. (less)
A sexy little witch and the big bad werewolf she tantilizes and drive to distraction. Excellent love story and well worth the "awaited". Loved everyth...moreA sexy little witch and the big bad werewolf she tantilizes and drive to distraction. Excellent love story and well worth the "awaited". Loved everything about Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night.(less)
I’ve never read anything by Liliana Hart before. I've seen her books mentioned on Goodreads and Twitter but somehow I’ve never read one. My first ques...moreI’ve never read anything by Liliana Hart before. I've seen her books mentioned on Goodreads and Twitter but somehow I’ve never read one. My first question after starting Kill Shot was WHHHHHY NOT! Boy have I been missing out.
Kill Shot was everything that I love about Romantic Suspense. So, so many good things that hit all my buttons as a reader.
I love a kick-ass heroine and Grace Meredith fits the bill. I love great conflict between H/h and again Kill Shot delivers in spades. Grace and Gabe have history, a story makes you feel for both of them and despite Grace’s determination to keep Gabe at arm’s length and leave their past right where she wants it in the past...they are so totally smokin’ hot together...sizzle, sizzle.
A fast-paced plot, loads of action, sexual tension galore and great secondary characters with names like Grim Reaper and Dragon that make me salivate with anticipation for their stories.
I will definitely be checking out Ms. Hart’s backlist...and so should you!(less)