Initial Thoughts:Shards of Hope is the 14th book in Nalini Singh's Psy-Changeling series. Each book keeps getting better than its predecessor. This iInitial Thoughts:Shards of Hope is the 14th book in Nalini Singh's Psy-Changeling series. Each book keeps getting better than its predecessor. This is a long book and without spoiling the story too much, it focuses on Psys Aden and Zaira. Ms. Singh's excellent world building and story telling skills make this series a must read for paranormal romance fans. Full review to come closer to the publication date.
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A dark young adult book told from the perspective of Billy Zeets. Billy is 14 years old and he comes from a family with financial struggles. Billy takA dark young adult book told from the perspective of Billy Zeets. Billy is 14 years old and he comes from a family with financial struggles. Billy takes on all sorts of odd jobs in order to help his father save the house from repossession. While on a job, Billy makes a discovery that leads him to suspect a local man is responsible for a series of murders of young boys. Instead of contacting the local police (with which he's had a few run-ins himself), Billy decides to try to gather as much information as possible on his own.
I enjoyed this book. Billy is the kind of kid that you may not want to have running around your neighborhood, however, he does have a good heart and he means well. It was interesting watching him put together the clues like pieces of a puzzle. It's not a detective/crime story - it's just a boy taking his observations and trying to make sense of them.
I understand that this book is labelled as Young Adult but be forewarned that the language may be objectionable for some readers. There is also drug use although Billy doesn't partake. The last part of the book may frighten younger readers. I would recommend this book for older young adult readers, perhaps Grade 10 and higher.
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Initial Thoughts: I needed this lighthearted and very sexy romance. It just made my day. Rock Hard is the story of a rather large T-rex and his lovablInitial Thoughts: I needed this lighthearted and very sexy romance. It just made my day. Rock Hard is the story of a rather large T-rex and his lovable mouse that roared. No, really. OK, T-rex is Charlotte's (Charlie's) pet name for Gabriel Bishop, the big brawny ex-rugby player and very successful businessman. Charlotte is the mouse - shy, reserved, skittish - however, she does stand up to her very demanding boss. This was a lot of fun to read and the sexual tension buildup was delicious. Now I want a Gabriel of my own! Full review to come...
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About a 3.5 star read for me. At first this felt like some of the other Lindsay McKenna books I've read lately, but as I read on it began to grow on mAbout a 3.5 star read for me. At first this felt like some of the other Lindsay McKenna books I've read lately, but as I read on it began to grow on me. Most of the book focuses on the two main characters Leah and Kell. On a routine mission in Afghanistan, Leah's helicopter is shot down. She is the only survivor and is rescued by Kell. Kell takes her to his cave (yes, cave!) and nurses her to health. They are in constant danger of being found by the Taliban.
This was a fun book to read. A little intense in the romance - actually a bit Stockholm Syndrome for me in a way because of the circumstances. Leah's damaged goods because of a previous sham of a marriage. She is skittish around men but finds herself attracted to Kell. Kell realizes that Leah shows signs of abuse and allows her to lead the way. I enjoyed watching these two fall in love and work together to get back to the camp.
Nice happy ever after, too. A perfect book to read by the pool, beach, or summer cottage.
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