If I was reviewing the the romance, I would give this title a solid 4. But, because the suspense element wasn't introduced until the last quarter of tIf I was reviewing the the romance, I would give this title a solid 4. But, because the suspense element wasn't introduced until the last quarter of the book and then was very rushed, I'm dropping down my score.
Loved the main characters. Loved the series building. Loved the bedroom antics. Just needed more mystery and intrigue to be absolutely perfect....more
Posed to finally have his fashion designs recognized and shown at Spring Fashion Week, he doesn't have time to giRu has had a crush on Gray...forever.
Posed to finally have his fashion designs recognized and shown at Spring Fashion Week, he doesn't have time to give to anything else. Until, the owner of his community theater asks him to design the costumes for a summer play, staring...(gasp) Gray Anson.
I LOVE this series. The stories weave together seamlessly. So, whether you read them in order, or as standalones, you are guaranteed an enjoyable experience. No one creates characters like Tara Lain.
For me, this was Gray's story. Ru was already on his second lifetime, and despite his little quirks, is happy with his life. Gray, on the other hands, feels like he is living a lie. A very lucrative lie, but a lie nonetheless.
And for me it was about much more than coming out. Professionally, Gray learns so much about himself. And I loved watching Ru support him.
Truth be told, with a name like Portia, I probably would have loved any Shakespearean story that Tara had chosen.
If you love sweet romance, well-developed characters, enough intrigue to keep you turning pages, and a crash course on Hamlet...The Prince of the Playhouse is a must read....more
Zavier McCade is ready to settle down with his forever love. Unfortunately, he hasn’t met the man yet.
What starts off as a quick visit to visit familyZavier McCade is ready to settle down with his forever love. Unfortunately, he hasn’t met the man yet.
What starts off as a quick visit to visit family turns into the chance meeting of Cade’s forever guy. And while there were elements of insta-love, Luna David made me wait for any real sheet time.
Now, as for the suspense portion of this book. LOVED it. Cade’s man, Bradon has a stalker. He didn’t take the notes that just appeared seriously at first, but they have taken on an increasingly sinister tone. It’s not until his best friend and business partner finds out, that Custos Securities gets involved.
I can’t say with element was more prominent, the romance or the mystery. Luna David did an amazing job weaving them so tightly together. Cade basically has to do double duty. He works hard to get Bradon to trust him, while calling in his team to protect the man as the stalker get bolder.
I also loved the secondary characters. Bradon’s best friend is a protective little thing. Cade’s best friend is altogether too sexy for his own good. And don’t get me started on Bradon’s Nana. I want to be just like her when I grow up.
Now for my one little complaint. The ending sucked…major. Not in a bad way, but in a Harry Potter kind of way. Meaning, this crisis is over, but the end is still not there.
So, yes…I did almost throw my Kindle, but my husband was sitting next to me, and I haven’t finished paying for it yet.
And for the record, I will be pre-ordering the next book in this series, the second it is available.
Special Agent Jason West has gotten saddled with super-agent Sam Kennedy. Unfortunately, Kennedy is being watched by Jason’s supervisor and oh yeah, hSpecial Agent Jason West has gotten saddled with super-agent Sam Kennedy. Unfortunately, Kennedy is being watched by Jason’s supervisor and oh yeah, he’s a bit of an arrogant asshole.
It has been a while since I enjoyed a mystery this much. From page one I was hooked.
Jason has a history with the town and the Huntsman. A history that he chooses to keep to himself. Kennedy has earned the wrath of some higher-ups in the FBI, but we’re kept in the dark as to his exact crimes. The result is that I couldn’t help but put both men on my list of suspects.
Then there was the romance. Forgive my political incorrectness, but they are such guys. They kind of fell into bed with each other, but god forbid they should talk about feelings and relationships.
As for the bad guy, I had my suspicions early on, but got caught by a few red herrings. Readers of James Patterson will appreciate the succinct writing style and well-crafted plot.
Since I’m guessing that OMFG is not enough of a review, I’ll try to briefly state why I loved this book, without sounding too fan girl.
For those of yoSince I’m guessing that OMFG is not enough of a review, I’ll try to briefly state why I loved this book, without sounding too fan girl.
For those of you who follow my reviews, you know that Romantic Suspense is my absolute favorite genre. In my humble opinion, there is nothing better than a tight mystery wrapped around a steamy love affair. Whitley Grey has done just that…in spades.
Now, the worst way to mess up a good mystery is to let me figure out the bad guys too early. Unfortunately, now that I do most of my reading on a Kindle, I can’t just skip to the end of the book.
The plotting of Cold-Hearted Concept is absolutely perfect. I was guessing until the end. There are plenty of clues, but just as many red herrings.
And of course, every good romantic suspense, need a great leading couple. Zach and Beck are soooo it. Both men are strong and good at their jobs. Both question if being together is worth all the changes and sacrifices that each must make.
In the end, both the romance and the suspense left me satisfied.
It is not often that a book makes me hold my breath. This is one.
James and Theo were supposed to be a hook-up. Well, at least as far as James was concIt is not often that a book makes me hold my breath. This is one.
James and Theo were supposed to be a hook-up. Well, at least as far as James was concerned. Theo doesn’t do hook-ups, but sexy James kinda charmed him onto the dark side.
So, when Theo finds out that his Friday night hook-up is his Monday morning boss, I was expecting a nice little predictable read.
Man, was I wrong.
Broken is anything but predictable.
This is James’ story. The POVs shift between the two, so the reader gets a really complete picture of their journey. And as much as I enjoyed and sympathized with Theo, it was those times when I was inside James’ head that said breath holding took place. His pain is tangible on so many levels. I literally ached for him.
I really appreciated the lack of “love will conquer all bullshit” that sometimes slips into stories that deal with mental health issues. I also appreciated that while James saw himself as broken, Theo never did.
Anyhoo, in the midst of all that angst, Nicola slipped in so really steamy lovin’, a kickass best friend, and a couple of big brothers that absolutely rocked.