I picked this book up to read a few weeks ago, and then set it down for another. Bad idea. When I started reading again last weekend, I had trouble pu...moreI picked this book up to read a few weeks ago, and then set it down for another. Bad idea. When I started reading again last weekend, I had trouble putting it down at all. When I couldn’t read it, I was thinking about it. This is a truly heartwarming and inspirational book. I fell in love with all the characters, human and otherwise. Have you ever met someone whom you think has it all figured out, but then you’re surprised to realize, it’s an act? Or at least surprised to realize they needlessly question themselves and their actions. The main character in this book is like that. She’s smart, caring, loveable, and a fantastic mother. Unfortunately she doesn’t know it. She doesn’t see what the rest of the world sees. Thankfully, Kade Franco does, and he’s man enough to point Autumn to a mirror so she can see it too.
I think Katie Mettner is an incredible author. She’s not your typical Christian Romance writer. She doesn’t write fluff with the intention of fooling people into believing they’ll live the perfect life if they give themselves over to Christ. She writes real life. She writes real world. But she’s also very sneaky and a little conniving…in a very good way. She’s sneaky in a way where she gets people like me, who have very short attention spans, to sit through a bible study. Each of her books teaches something, and before you realize the value of the session, you’ve finished the book. Good job, Katie. Thank you for inviting me to get to know your fabulous characters and for the lesson. (less)
What starts as a chance encounter in an elevator will bloom into a heart warming and inspirational relationship. Katie Mettner really knows how to che...moreWhat starts as a chance encounter in an elevator will bloom into a heart warming and inspirational relationship. Katie Mettner really knows how to cheer the human spirit and make you feel what her characters are feeling with effortless talent. Their vulnerability and their strength will have you rooting for a happy ending you know is inevitable. This is a great seasonal read and will make you laugh and cry.
This is an excellent read! I fell in love with these characters in the first book, Sugar's Dance, but Katie Mettner just deepens that affection with e...moreThis is an excellent read! I fell in love with these characters in the first book, Sugar's Dance, but Katie Mettner just deepens that affection with each new book. In Sugar's night, we get a more in-depth look into Julie's life and Julie's past, and what an interesting past it is. Everything about her character is explained in this book and brings her full circle. I couldn't help but root for her and want to ring her neck at the same time. She's such a complex character...and now we know why. You'll love following her journey and learning more about where she comes from. You'll also love her sweet confirmation of the love she has for her small but eccentric mixed family. It's a happy ending indeed for Julie and the gang. Speaking of endings...Ms. Mettner cruelly leaves us with a teasing final sentence. Will there be another in the series? I certainly hope so. Catch up with Sugar and her gang in Sugar's Night. You won't regret it. If you haven't started the series, go back to Sugar's Dance where it all started. The entire series is fantastic! I truly feel like part of the family while reading these books.(less)
I had trouble getting into this book in the beginning. It wasn't the story, it's a wonderful love story. I just haven't read v...moreAwesome read! Team Cade!
I had trouble getting into this book in the beginning. It wasn't the story, it's a wonderful love story. I just haven't read very many books written in present tense and that took some getting used to. Once I got beyond that, I devoured this book. It's a great read with really fun characters and a villain you'll love to hate. I enjoyed the sweet romance and the way MK brought the characters together...twice. I don't want to add much detail to avoid spoilers, but I will tell you, through the first 1/2 of the book, I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop. When it did, oh boy did things change. I thought Mattie's character was very real and very likeable. I always questioned Jeremy a bit, only because he seemed a little too perfect. And as perfect as Cade was, I felt comfortable with him right away.
Intentional is the perfect summer beach read. You'll fall in love more than once and in the end, you'll beg for more. (less)
Katie Mettner has done it again. She has drawn me in and made me fall in love with her characters. Carla and Grant so beautifully bring themselves out...moreKatie Mettner has done it again. She has drawn me in and made me fall in love with her characters. Carla and Grant so beautifully bring themselves out of their daily despair and allow themselves a second chance. However, it seems without the other, it wouldn’t have been possible. The characters so carefully complement each other. At first, Carla comes across and a smart and sassy business woman, but you quickly realize she fights invisible demons every day. Grant’s a free spirit on the outside, making people believe he doesn’t have a care in the world, the surfer dude who belongs on a beach. He too bears heavy weights on his shoulders, too tightly bound to his past and to his regrets to let himself live happily. You’ll love reading about their journey and getting to know them. You’ll feel like a member of their community and wish you could drink a Kinky Karmel Kuffs with them in the café, but most of all, you’ll love reading about their growth and redemption. Don’t be fooled by the genre, Christian Romance, this is a HOT love story about two people who fight their way to a happy ending. Granted Redemption is more than a Christian love story, it’s an adventure in self-forgiveness and restoring the human spirit. And how can I get my hands on a mashed potato pizza? (less)
This is one crazy ride! Leverage is everything a great thriller should be, it’s violent, sexy, suspenseful, and smart! Nancy S Thompson kept me on the...moreThis is one crazy ride! Leverage is everything a great thriller should be, it’s violent, sexy, suspenseful, and smart! Nancy S Thompson kept me on the edge of my seat through the entire novel. The opening was fantastic. I was hooked completely in the beginning and then over and over again throughout the entire story. I never got bored, I never felt the need to flip ahead, and I had a hard time putting my Kindle down at bedtime.
The rollercoaster ride begins with Hannah’s son Conner, who is now a college student in wet and rainy Seattle. Nancy’s descriptions of the city makes you feel like it’s another character in the story, but it’s nothing compared to the tragic and painful way she describes Conner’s feelings as he trudges through tragedy in the first few chapters of the story. Once you’re on the ride, Nancy never lets up. It’s one crazy thing after another as Ty and Hannah both slowly intertwine into the story. The drama unfolds masterfully as one tragic thing turns into another, sending the trio on a ride that forces them to question everyone they thought they could trust.
If you’ve read The Mistaken, you don’t want to miss Leverage. It’s a prologue and an epilogue all in one. You’ll get Ty’s backstory and learn where he really comes from and how he really got tangled up with the Russian Mob. You’ll walk away from Leverage exhausted from the adventure but satisfied with the tearful ending.
If you haven’t read The Mistaken, you can still enjoy Leverage, but you’ll be missing out on the incredible story that brought Hannah and Ty together, not to mention one hell of a thriller involving Nick, Jill and more of the Russian Mob. (less)
I don’t read a lot of thrillers, but now that I’ve read two of Lisa Regan’s novel, I’m a total fangirl. This book is fantastic! I didn’t know what to...moreI don’t read a lot of thrillers, but now that I’ve read two of Lisa Regan’s novel, I’m a total fangirl. This book is fantastic! I didn’t know what to expect when I started reading it, but it starts with a bang, and drew me in fast. Lisa grips readers quickly with an awesome hook, but you’ll also be drawn to her wonderful characters. You instantly want to be BFFs with Jocelyn and you fall in love with her daughter just as fast. Jocelyn is a single mother and a kickass detective who doesn’t take crap from anyone…except for maybe her little girl. You won’t get bored. This book doesn’t have cookie cutter characters like most thrillers out there these days. They’re all different, and right when you think you have them figured out, you’ll realize you had them pegged wrong. Hold Still is an incredible book with a gripping storyline and dark premise. This intense story has plenty of grit, violence, and thrill to hook you, but surprisingly, it’s the lust that will make you want more. I hope this turns into a series. I REALLY want to know what happens next and I would love to read more about Jocelyn and her family. (less)
Gah! I hate to say this, but I must scream sequel! I want to know more about Lizzie and Vince NOW! This is a fun and adventurous read. I loved every se...moreGah! I hate to say this, but I must scream sequel! I want to know more about Lizzie and Vince NOW! This is a fun and adventurous read. I loved every second of it and I’m feeling the pull to Moon Beach. What a great little community. Don’t we all wish we could live and love in a place so magical? If you’re looking for an adventurous beach read with plenty of turns, you’ve found it. I would even venture to say this is a great holiday read, curled up with a warm throw, a roaring fire, and a great little pastry. Vince is such a warm hearted guy. You’ll really enjoy watching him come into his own as he finds direction, friendship, and love. I feel like I’ve gained a friend for life in him. I hope Natasha Alexander considers writing a sequel, or I will forever wonder about that first kiss. (less)
Not my favorite of the series. Certainly not my favorite Maya Banks book. Lots of repetition in the dialogue and a little too much dialogue in the lov...moreNot my favorite of the series. Certainly not my favorite Maya Banks book. Lots of repetition in the dialogue and a little too much dialogue in the love scenes. Overall a good read.(less)