If you’re looking for a light-hearted read, this book is not for you. It’s gritty, raw, and emotionally charged. I Loved It!
Written in first person, JIf you’re looking for a light-hearted read, this book is not for you. It’s gritty, raw, and emotionally charged. I Loved It!
Written in first person, Josh’s story is one of immeasurable pain and suffering, yet for all that, the underlying core of steel that runs through his blood keeps him from giving up, letting go.
When he meets Abby the attraction is immediate, but here too, Ms. Scott doesn’t take the easy road. Abby has a past to deal with herself and the odds at times seem insurmountable, but pulls the reader along, hoping there’s is a way these two can find a fresh start.
This book isn’t easy, but it’s oh-so-rewarding!
Violence isn’t cold. It’s not rational.
It is hot. Burning. Thrashing. Tearing at everything and everyone around it until there is nothing left. It is not helpless. It is not passive.
It is action. It is motion and energy.
It is alive, a force of it’s own.
Powerful. This is a book that will haunt you for a long time to come.
From the very first line, I was invested in Jenny Albright’s story and felt empathy for her situation. I think most of us have felt desperation at oneFrom the very first line, I was invested in Jenny Albright’s story and felt empathy for her situation. I think most of us have felt desperation at one time or another and maybe we’ve even hoped for a knight on a white horse to come galloping in and save the day.
Chief Petty Officer, Garrett “Itch” Erickson answered Jenny’s prayers and saved her and her son from dire circumstances.
What follows is a heart-warming story of two people who find comfort and safety within the bounds of an unexpected relationship.
“Put your clothes back on.” He held her at arms length while he picked up her discarded dress and covered everything except her humiliation. “I know you’re scared―” His kindness was her undoing. Her tears fell in earnest.
Brewer, Rogenna (2013-05-23). One Night In Reno (The Silver Strand Officers’ Club) (Kindle Locations 452-454). Rogenna Brewer. Kindle Edition.
The book is for anyone who dreams of a second chance.
Three mischievous little puppies are left in a box in the middle of a park on a cold winter’s night. What followsCarlton Grove will never be the same.
Three mischievous little puppies are left in a box in the middle of a park on a cold winter’s night. What follows are the misadventures as one by one they escape their cardboard prison and venture out into a scary new world.
I thoroughly enjoyed the premise of these books. Each one starts in the POV of one of the missing pups and then transitions into the stories of the humans who find them and eventually create forever homes for the snow pups.
“If you hurt one hair on that child’s head, John McCrae, I will shoot you with my own deputy’s gun.” She stuck her finger in his chest and pushed more than once. “That’s not a threat, sir. It’s a declaration of intent.”
This book grabbed my heart from the start, and never let go.
Bailey Moore is cute, accident prone, funny, and oh yeah, a cancer survivor.
Hudson KincaidThis book grabbed my heart from the start, and never let go.
Bailey Moore is cute, accident prone, funny, and oh yeah, a cancer survivor.
Hudson Kincaid is every girl’s favorite fantasy: tall, handsome, athletic, and a push-over where his mom is concerned. He’s also the glue that holds his family together.
He doesn’t have time to fall in love- lust on the other hand…
This story is in turn, poignant, funny, and heart-wrenchingly sweet as two people with very different agendas find out that love can indeed be some kind of wonderful.
“I understand feminism and I can appreciate the sentiment, but that won’t keep you warm in the stormy times.” Her mom’s voice wavered. “And there are stormy times, Bailey. There are always stormy times.” “Mom.” Bailey stepped in closer and pulled her into a hug. “That’s just life. There’s good and there’s bad. My happiness and safety won’t come from having a man. It comes from me.”
Shalvis, Jill (2015-12-22). My Kind of Wonderful (Cedar Ridge) (p. 219). Grand Central Publishing. Kindle Edition.
I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys witty dialogue, second chances, family values, and above all, breath-stealing romance!
What would you say if the man of your dreams got down on bended knee and proposed?
Kristan Higgins turns this much loved concept on its side when ConnoWhat would you say if the man of your dreams got down on bended knee and proposed?
Kristan Higgins turns this much loved concept on its side when Connor O'Rourke, chef extraordinaire, does this very deed for the woman he's loved half his life, Jessica Dunn.
Except she says no.
What follows is a heart-wrenching, beautiful story of enduring love, disappointments, and heartbreak.
There's so much more to Jessica Does, the name she gained in high school, including a love and devotion to her younger brother who had been born with fetal alcohol syndrome.
Connor was attracted to her beauty from the moment he met her, but over the years of their on again-off again relationship he learned that was only a very small part of what made this woman so very special.
An incident in their past stops the two of them from making their relationship work, mostly due to the fact that Jess's brother, Davey, hates Connor and has a meltdown any time he's nearby.
The scenes between these three are some of the best in the book.
She didn’t look at Connor. Couldn’t bring herself to do that. He said nothing, just held her brother. There was a clear impression of teeth on his arm. Human teeth. Davey had bit him. It was so fucking unfair that it worked, that she was reduced to this, to medicating her brother into submission. She felt like an evil doctor doing experiments on a kid. Davey was wearing his Batman pajamas. That made everything worse. “Don’t let him hurt me,” he said, and Jess couldn’t help the tears that slid down her cheeks. “I won’t. No one will ever hurt you, baby.”
Higgins, Kristan (2016-01-01). Anything for You (The Blue Heron Series) (Kindle Location 1430). HQN Books. Kindle Edition.
This book tugged at my heartstrings and is for anyone who dreams of a love that can't be denied, no matter what obstacles are in its path.
I was a little bit nervous going into this book because it had a lot to live up to- Hello, Black Dagger Brotherhood!- but I need not have worried.
TheI was a little bit nervous going into this book because it had a lot to live up to- Hello, Black Dagger Brotherhood!- but I need not have worried.
The cast of characters in this spin-off are every bit as mesmerizing as the Brothers- And that’s saying something.
I totally bought into the concept of the trainee program and loved the fact that she kept many of her well-loved characters involved in the plot-line.
The cast of new recruits are from various backgrounds and create the basis for the story. The heroine, Paradise, was the best part for me. She’s a member of the aristocracy. The pampered princess of her father, the King’s First Advisor, yet she has a backbone of steel and more than proves her value among the trainees. But, when she meets Craeg, a commoner, she falls into a forbidden love.
Craeg knows the female he craves isn’t right for him, she’s an innocent, but he can’t control the inferno inside. So he decides to give in, just a little.
When danger erupts and Paradise lands in trouble Craeg must decide whether he can overcome his prejudices before he loses his one chance at happiness.
This novel had so many great elements to it. I loved the characters! Lena does a twist by making the heroine quirky, yet strong and sexy too. And didThis novel had so many great elements to it. I loved the characters! Lena does a twist by making the heroine quirky, yet strong and sexy too. And did I mention quirky? :)
Faye Star reminded me of a gypsy with her hip-long hair, flyaway skirts, and magic potions. Not to mention her equally great aptitude with a rifle or a knife!
Meanwhile Jake Young is by contrast reserved and almost staid in comparison. Yet he can’t deny his attraction for the crazy woman he’s teamed up with to lead him through the swamps in search of a missing person.
This book is in turn funny and dangerous and exciting. I loved it!!
“I’m going to release you,” he said. “But be warned. If you go for your knife it won’t end well.” She glanced longingly at the thick, six-inch blade lying on the ground a few feet away. Where she’d hidden the thing he didn’t even want to know.
Diaz, Lena (2015-12-01). Missing in the Glades (Marshland Justice) (Kindle Locations 204-206). Harlequin. Kindle Edition.
He ran his hands over her silky hair and slid his fingers in it. Or at least, he tried to. Her hair felt silky, soft, but he couldn’t distinguish the individual strands like last night. And her hair was… warm? Hot breath panted against his face. A sandpapery tongue licked his neck. Jake’s eyes flew open. He stared into a pair of deep green eyes. But they weren’t Faye’s. They belonged to a black panther.
Diaz, Lena (2015-12-01). Missing in the Glades (Marshland Justice) (Kindle Locations 1300-1304). Harlequin. Kindle Edition.
I recommend Missing In the Glades to anyone who enjoys a little laughter with their suspense.
When this book began I wasn’t prepared to like Holly Bradshaw. She came across as cold and heartless, using her body as a means to do the jobs she’s aWhen this book began I wasn’t prepared to like Holly Bradshaw. She came across as cold and heartless, using her body as a means to do the jobs she’s asked to perform for her government.
Then as the story develops we learn of her deep loyalty to her friends and their love for her as they try to help her out of an impossible situation. Holly has layers and layers of personality that Pamela Clare shows us in brilliant detail.
Nick Andris is a heartthrob. Handsome, sexy, and deadly. Him, I loved!!
He carries a hatred for Holly’s latest conquest, Sasha Dudaev, and will do anything to take the man down, even if his girlfriend becomes collateral damage.
But then he finds out Holly is not what she seems and the stakes get much higher.
This book is perfect for anyone who loves the suspense genre and plenty of hot chemistry between the main characters.
Another winner in the Eve Duncan series. Evil abounds as Eve fights through a maze of secrets to save the lost soul of a child, Jenny. The pScary good
Another winner in the Eve Duncan series. Evil abounds as Eve fights through a maze of secrets to save the lost soul of a child, Jenny. The paranormal twist in these stories just adds another dimension to an already complicated plot. If you like suspense novels that keep you on your toes, this series is highly recommended....more
Kelly is one of those writers that when you pick up the book you become immediately immersed in her characters and their conflicts.
She does an amazingKelly is one of those writers that when you pick up the book you become immediately immersed in her characters and their conflicts.
She does an amazing job of centering the reader in the setting without having to use paragraphs of description.
Her heroines are strong, capable women who get along just fine, thank you very much. Yet once they run into their fates, the hero, it turns their world off its axis.
I love how Kelly captures the essence of passion, anxiety, and love without making it too easy on her characters. :)
“Just because she’s his sister, doesn’t mean she’s our sister.” Eli added his two cents. Good point. Cutter was going to hold to that small but significant distinction, otherwise he was going to have to face the fact that he’d been temporarily and altogether unwittingly lusting after his sister. Half-sister. Step-sister? Just shoot him now.
Hunter, Kelly (2015-11-13). A Bad Boy for Christmas (The Jackson Brothers Book 3) (Kindle Locations 105-108). Tule Publishing. Kindle Edition.
This is a series for anyone who believes in a grand, passionate love. And don’t we all wish for that? :)
This is a fantastic way to find new-to-me authors. There are spies, murder mysteries, art thieves, firefighters, strong women, military heroes and morThis is a fantastic way to find new-to-me authors. There are spies, murder mysteries, art thieves, firefighters, strong women, military heroes and more. Something for any reader, Thank you Sisters of Suspense!...more
This is a great way to find new-to-me authors. Being able to read a chapter allows me to learn a writer's voice and whether it's the type of book I miThis is a great way to find new-to-me authors. Being able to read a chapter allows me to learn a writer's voice and whether it's the type of book I might enjoy. Thank you, Authors' Billboard!...more
Sarah has this amazing talent of drawing readers into the hearts and emotions of her characters and before you know it, you’re almost as deeply investSarah has this amazing talent of drawing readers into the hearts and emotions of her characters and before you know it, you’re almost as deeply invested in the outcome of the story as they are.
I haven’t read a book of hers that I haven’t enjoyed and many are on my keeper shelf as re-reads-yes, she’s that good. :)
A large part of this story is turned over to non-relationships. Jenna blames herself and is estranged from her father because of a horrific accident in which her sister died. Sawyer lives with the guilt of not doing more to protect his younger sister from bad mistakes that ended with her serving time in jail.
This is a second chance novel- my favorite :)- but it’s also a story of promise and new beginnings.
Perfect for the holiday season, don’t you agree? :)
This story starts out with a young woman landing on a strange planet to meet her new husband. She’s a mail-order bride looking to get a second opportuThis story starts out with a young woman landing on a strange planet to meet her new husband. She’s a mail-order bride looking to get a second opportunity at a decent life.
I was quickly reeled into the storyline and gained empathy for Carin who felt this was her last chance. It reminded me of the pioneer women; stronger and braver than they even realized they could be.
When Carin’s new husband is injured, and it’s left to her to provide for them and take care of the farm, she digs in and doesn’t give up even though the circumstances are far outside her comfort zone.
A misunderstanding rips these two apart and the reader is left hoping they will overcome their differences and find their happy-ever-after.
Rebecca does a great job of world building and creating complex characters in the limited space of a short story.
But when she thought of Gabe and his reaction, the fantasy of raising her child in this environment evaporated like mist burning off in the morning sun.