Robin is a new to me author. After reading the blurb (yes I actually read one this time ;) ) it looked like something I would thoroughly enjoy. I'm go...moreRobin is a new to me author. After reading the blurb (yes I actually read one this time ;) ) it looked like something I would thoroughly enjoy. I'm going to changed things up a bit and break this down by characters, plot, and my overall opinion of the book.
~Characters - The characters in this story stood out in a good way to me. We have Sela, who is a caring nurse by day but also writes an advice column anonymously. I love that she does that. I really couldn't tell you why other than I like that she has a passion writing. And Sela was just plain loveable. I would love to have someone like that as a best friend. And Luke-he jumped off the pages as this confident, successful, handsome guy that I wanted for my own. And his vulnerable side I loved so much! Between that and his personality, it was hard not to love the guy. And the secondary characters rocked. I can't wait to read the next two in the series with Shane and Erin. Especially Shane. He was all sorts of YUMMY. And Erin seems like she could have an adorable vulnerable side. Guess I'll have to wait and see!
~Plot - I love the storylines that involve best friend's siblings hooking up. It's one of my favorites. I guess watching their love unfold, especially if they have known each other for a while, is beyond wonderful for me to read. The story itself was great and even felt like an additional character all on it's own. Sibling falls for best friend. Those are always a good read. I do wish there was more spice when they finally get together but I also felt like it didn't take away from the story in the least.
~Overall Opinion - I LOVED this book. And I'm going to assume this series even though I haven't read the other two books yet. I'm just basing this on how much I loved the characters and just plain enjoyed this one. I read it in one sitting, ignored my kids and house chores. (And any excuse not to clean is fine by me.) Better believe I'm going to get the next two and get started on those soon. I'm adding this series onto my list of ones to follow!(less)
Whenever I am not sure what I want to read next, I usually start a B.J. Daniels novel. She is one of my go-to authors. Atonement has definitely been a...moreWhenever I am not sure what I want to read next, I usually start a B.J. Daniels novel. She is one of my go-to authors. Atonement has definitely been added to my pile of good reads. Daniels knows how to keep a reader captivated with her intriguing mysteries. I know that's why I was hanging on by the seat of my pants.
We start off with Ethan's POV in a nail-biting scene, and then we fade on into a mellow ranch where Dillon, Ethan's twin is working a horse in a corral. Dillon's mood is steadily growing somber while working this horse, lost in his own thoughts. The next day will mark the one year anniversary of his brother's death. (Or so he thinks.) When a very pretty and very pregnant visitor shows up on his ranch and starts yelling at Dillon about giving her back her money and telling him she wants him to have nothing to do with their child, he starts to wonder what in the hell is going on and wondering why she thinks the baby is Ethan's since he's been gone a year. After a lot of convincing, he finally convinces Tessa that he is not,in fact, Ethan but his twin Dillon. And the farther into investigating Ethan's trail, the more danger they find themselves in.
I loved how Daniels wove Dillon, Ethan, and Tessa's story with another side story involving Nettie and Frank. (Which seemed like I needed to go back and read the previous one to know the extent of all that happened there, but it didn't take away from their story at all.) When I thought it was one person, she threw a wrench in and had my eyes going wide with who was the culprit. I love a good mystery thrown in with a great love story. There wasn't any scorching hot love scenes but I felt the story didn't need it either. It would have taken away from the story itself and Daniels executed this perfectly. Now I just need to go back and read the previous books in this series and I will be all set! :)(less)
So where has this author been hiding out? There are so many authors out there that it kind of gets overwhelming when you have to choose which book you...moreSo where has this author been hiding out? There are so many authors out there that it kind of gets overwhelming when you have to choose which book you want to read. This is one happy girl because I found a great one! Now I just need to play catch up and read the first two for me to be fully satisfied. :)
Alrighty folks, we have two love birds who can't get enough of each other. Unfortunately, Rayna's brother was killed and that led her to this compound of her brother's closest comrades. She wants revenge on the people who killed him. That's great. Girl's a badass. I'm assuming that revenge was taken already in another book because it doesn't happen here but I'm cool with that because we got to focus on Ty and Rayna and their obvious love for one another. Anyway, so Rayna decides that she needs to move on with her life and go to college like her brother always wanted for her. In order to make a clean break with Ty, she says some kind of mean things to get him to back off but he knows she's lying but there is nothing he won't do for her. *swoon* Guys, take note of that. She's in college for about six weeks when her life decides to become one big, ole crazy city. That poor girl was put through the ringer in this novel but she came out on the other side, slightly beaten, but not defeated. Definitely take a strong woman to go through all that and still think positively. But she has Ty there to help her along the way.
And everything's better with Ty. I mean, who wouldn't want that sexy man meat coming to your rescue? That was her own, personal knight in shining armor. Now I do want to point out that she wasn't a helpless little wallflower either. Rayna beat a couple big guys up, so I say again, girl's a badass. But Ty is one of the key players in shutting down the danger. I'm surprised he didn't have a mental breakdown with everything that happened with Rayna. But he is strong on the inside and the outside which we say to the very end. Can I get my own personal Ty to watch over me?
The story was really great. The pace kept moving appropriately so there weren't dull spots where I'm kind of skimming through paragraphs until something interesting happens. The secondary characters were beyond awesome. I am crossing my fingers that Nate gets his own book. I fell in love with him during this read too. He's just so yummy! What goes along best with yumminess? Action. I am a lover of romantic suspense and this definitely had it's fair share which I loved! And as I said before, I'm going to have to read the first two because those guys seem dreamy. :)(less)