While not as good as Hurricane Hannah, it did have Buster the Alligator... and a talking bird. It's an island and refuge for both parties who fall inWhile not as good as Hurricane Hannah, it did have Buster the Alligator... and a talking bird. It's an island and refuge for both parties who fall in love. Both have been jilted. One, a preacher, decided religion was about delivering messages from God to live a better life than what was good for the church of the parish he was working for... money talked there but Mark wasn't interested in that and he left the parish and the prestige... so did his fiance. She was all about the prestige, the name and the money. Lynn, a scientist, was involved with a professor who stole her working thesis while she was away dealing with her Aun'ts death. He even had it published. Since Lynn was an intern, her protests of him stealing her work were not believed or... her ex led her to believe that decision. Mark is still a preacher and Lynn is now a science teacher on the island. Lynn and Mark really discover each other only after the meddling ghost/spirit of Delphine arrives. Delphine wants Lynn to be happy, to pursue life, to love a partner in life... A series of events occur chancing that fate; that both parties will fall in love despite the odds.... Gambling a huge past time on this island... may the odds be ever in your favor. Ha! Cute title, preachy at times with a couple sizzle sex scenes... I thought the ending was flat but I enjoyed the theology lesson....more
A short 3 chapter novella that explained a bit more before the start of Cry Wolf. Gave me more insight to the couple and bit more about Bran, the MarrA short 3 chapter novella that explained a bit more before the start of Cry Wolf. Gave me more insight to the couple and bit more about Bran, the Marrok. While I love the Mercy series more... I will get book two in this series to see if Anna and Charles are fleshed out more. ...more
I'm in love with this series of walkers and werewolves with a hint of fae and vampires. Mercy is a tough coyote and I'm pleased with the outcome of thI'm in love with this series of walkers and werewolves with a hint of fae and vampires. Mercy is a tough coyote and I'm pleased with the outcome of the Adam and Sam saga. This title lead us down a murder mystery that was affecting the faes in their compound/reservation. Mercy's nose was needed to catch the killer and bring justice to the fae world and all their magic lore within items. Humor, romance, mystery and more...
"'A cowboy, a lawyer, ad a mechanic watched Queen of the Damned' I murmured. Warren, who had once, a long time ago, been a cowboy, snickered and wiggled his bare feet. 'It could be the beginning of either a bad joke or a horror story.'"
Kyle, the human and lawyer and Warren, the werewolf, were a couple and Mercy is a best friend. They hang together all the time and I find it delightful. The characters are all fleshed out well and sound like real people living life, the American dream. That is what the werewolves want since they have come out to the humans but since the fae were first, the humans were scared and down right bullies. Hence the reservations for the fae. Sound familiar??? A realism look at what society would do with fantasy creatures that go bump in the night, they only thought were part of lore and stories. I do love the mentions of poems that an author wrote regarding the charming fae whom one must never thank. ...more
A science experiment for Rina Lowell as the newly appointed advice columnist and a committed challenge for Colin as he tries to get the paper out of tA science experiment for Rina Lowell as the newly appointed advice columnist and a committed challenge for Colin as he tries to get the paper out of the red. His adoptive father groomed him to be a newspaper man/anchor man and when the world bit him on the ass, Colin left... ran far far away. Now, Colin has to save the paper from ruins as his step-mother has other ideas how to run the paper while her husband is re-couping from a stroke in the hospital. She thinks advice columns and other fluff will change the direction, but long time ad accounts are not happy. Can Colin get the paper back in the black and enjoy seducing Rina? Will the plan backfire and lead him into permanent temptation? Rina may be to hot for Colin, as her two year hiatus from being a widow is all about change... for the better. Cute story, nice second chance for both characters, holiday cheer and plenty of hot romance make this an easy, quick read for the day. Always and forever a fan of Carly Phillips stories!...more
A very quick read and a traumatizing one. Home Invasion in a small town where everyone knows each other is rare but add in the elements of strangers lA very quick read and a traumatizing one. Home Invasion in a small town where everyone knows each other is rare but add in the elements of strangers looking for a quick fix of money to feed their drug addiction of Meth and you have a whole lot of trouble. Possible rape situations and just for hell of it.... add an ice storm of the century. I wish the story was a touch longer especially (view spoiler)[ the aftermath when they were both safe. I'm having a hard time believing that their romance blossomed that soon unless they had spent several days alone, getting to know each other. I realized they knew each other from school but more time would add validity to the subject. The house should have contain just enough supplies until the rescue squad/tow trucks were able to get the mountain home. As we know was what would happen since his father is the Sheriff. (hide spoiler)] and then it ended just that quickly. Great sit on your edge of seat thriller, suspense thought that is for sure! Part of my Christmas in July quest....more
Wow!!! I started reading book two after I saw the movie of Divergent. Truly sad that they made so many changes and left a few things out. My daughterWow!!! I started reading book two after I saw the movie of Divergent. Truly sad that they made so many changes and left a few things out. My daughter is very upset.... So I was so angry, I grabbed book two and began another whirl wind adventure with Tris. She was a teenager trying to be an adult with emotions of her parent's deaths and Will's death eating at her soul. She was more reckless and out of control. Tris was harboring secrets and learning what needed to be done. Relationships were tested. Whether it was the right thing or not, Tri makes a choice to save others. We learn that several people are spies, factionless are their own community, what happens to old, useless Dauntless members and that there is a secret outside the fence. Answers to questions I had in Divergent emerged and thankfully I have book three... because what a cliff hanger on the last page. ...more
Well, here is another book I have known about for a very long time and have just now devoured! Fast paced, sexy, undercover operation with hopped up sWell, here is another book I have known about for a very long time and have just now devoured! Fast paced, sexy, undercover operation with hopped up street cars. All named, of course! I loved the premise behind the men in the Steele Street Company. Second chances for teenagers with too much time on the their hands and an ability to find trouble. Can't wait to get my hands on the rest of the series. If you are a fan of the movies Fast and Furious, then you will enjoy this book. But the good guys are driving the fancy rides this time. ...more
Wow! At first I was reading this book slow because there was so much information to process. And now... I'm ready to dive into book 2 and 3 with a venWow! At first I was reading this book slow because there was so much information to process. And now... I'm ready to dive into book 2 and 3 with a vengeance. I didn't expect to be so caught up into the factions and the people. I gasped out loud, I cried, I cheered, I hoped and I wondered. I have so many questions, I hope some of them get answered in the next two books. I can't wait to watch the movie. After a few chapters in I was asking myself what faction would I choose. Based on my love to read and research.... Erudite but I also felt like I had qualities of each faction and so I said well heck I guess I'm Divergent. "I think we've made a mistake,' he says softly. 'We've all started to put down the virtues of the other factions in the process of bolstering our own. I don't want to do that. I want to be brave, and selfless, and smart, and kind, and honest' He clears his throat. 'I continually struggle with kindness.'" - Tobias/Four. I took the quiz at the end of the book and I picked mostly Erudite answers to those questions but there were just a few and several of the last questions I chose other factions. I would need a further test to determine.... I like to read but I don't want to be evil like Jeanine. "I don't understand why we're such a threat to the leaders'. 'Every faction conditions its members to think and act a certain way. And most people do it. For most people, it's not hard to learn, to find a pattern of thought that works and stay that way.' She touches my uninjured shoulder and smiles. 'But our minds move in a dozen different directions. We can't be confined to one way of thinking, and that terrifies our leaders. It means we can't be controlled. And it means that no matter what they do, we will always cause trouble for them.'" Hmmm.... I'm one who chooses the different path, beats the different drum and never follows the fad.... I had extreme hatreds towards certain people and wanted to see revenge and I'm slightly annoyed with some of the deaths at the end.... A couple individuals, I thought would have been around for the next book and the next part of the revolution/war. I don't know what it's being called yet.... I want to know what the author sees is behind the gate. Why is it locked from the outside? I hurt when Tris was in pain and I felt the adrenal rush with each new chapter, each new secret. I do wish a few things went on just a touch more (the sneaking around and discovering what Jeanine had plans for) and that the attack wasn't as successful. I wanted Abnegation to be protected a bit more, but Caleb must have gotten some warning back quick enough when he became factionless. Questions, I have questions. I need to have a book club meeting to chat more.... I'm chatting with a buddy reader on goodreads and the librarian at our local library. I guess I will have to chat more with Sara and Joy also.... I love that the author read The Giver and A Wrinkle in Time. I loved those books too. I will have to check out Ender's Game, 1984, Gilead and Juliet. Yes, I read everything at the end of Divergent... I want more! "I don't think books have ever solved my problems or made my decisions for me, but they bring me out of myself and make me ask myself questions, and that's life altering enough."-Veronic Roth ...more
I have always had a distrust for rest areas especially when I'm alone, therefore I don't stop at many at all. Now, after this book, I will never againI have always had a distrust for rest areas especially when I'm alone, therefore I don't stop at many at all. Now, after this book, I will never again stop at a rest area. The sheer fact that there is a real Highway Task Force with the F.B.I. investigating all the missing persons across the United States from the road is freaky enough. ViCAP is a great thing and yet disturbing when all crimes are uploaded from the states... that some might cross over and actually be linked. Alex wove an awesome story of another madman leaving clues for Maggie O'Dell and with multiple gruesome details. I'm quite interested in seeing more of Ryder, her new character, and his pooches with maybe a live rescue mission rather than cadavers. With each book in this series, Alex makes the reader bond with all her characters as their lives continually change. They feel real and connected to the surroundings, even the local police. I raced through the pages with my heart beat rapidly thumping, especially toward the end. I do know I was extremely worried about Grace when the accident happened and then Bolo with the guns and knives. I love animals so...... A must read series! If one hasn't read a story about Maggie O'Dell and her co-horts, rush out today and get the first book A Perfect Evil...more
A story about second chances, renewal of faith, and hope for the future. Four families come together and discover new things about themselves plus thaA story about second chances, renewal of faith, and hope for the future. Four families come together and discover new things about themselves plus that sometimes change is a good thing. All had suffer a loss of some kind and being together made the sadness less while healing the heart. I recommend this book for all ages....more
Loved all the stories but my favorite was the third story. Under the Mistletoe by Elaine Coffmann, featuring two unlikely people who fall in love andLoved all the stories but my favorite was the third story. Under the Mistletoe by Elaine Coffmann, featuring two unlikely people who fall in love and find closure for what is missing in their lives. Laugh out loud comical with 7 children, one cat, a nanny and a housekeeper. These neighbors will keep the good Dr. perplexed until he decides he has a hole in his life just him and the dog Plato. I love Lisa Plumley so her story would be the next favorite -- Merry Merry Mischief. A former couple who team up to babysit his baby cousin when the boss and wife are stuck overseas with a snow storm. Lisa Jackson's story, A Baby for Christmas, was cute but felt rushed; nevertheless I enjoyed it very much. Kylie Adams, Holiday Stud was a bit unbelievable and corny and yet I found myself smiling at the end....more
Charming book about young love with heart. I Loved the treasure hunt as two people traveled around a busy town during Christmas, trying to find meaninCharming book about young love with heart. I Loved the treasure hunt as two people traveled around a busy town during Christmas, trying to find meaning to the season as others in their lives were too busy to notice. Smart, witty, funny, comical and I found myself wishing I could have found a book reading gentleman that would enjoy using notes to communicate. Two talent young individuals who feel stuck among their peers and have a geeky sense that separates them from the main stream of life. A must read for any age....more
I love this series with Mercy! Interesting that a demon was possessing a vampire.... I'm a bit torn on Mercy's love life at the moment, but I'm sure tI love this series with Mercy! Interesting that a demon was possessing a vampire.... I'm a bit torn on Mercy's love life at the moment, but I'm sure things will all work out in the end. A mix of Fae, shapeshifters, vamps and werewolves and reality is only the werewolves and Fae have come out of the closet. Looking forward to the next title and another adventure with Mercy and her crew....more
Brilliant, smart and stunning 5 star if not, in fact, ten star read. Wow! Laura Lippman packs a punch and I mean the second book was better than the fBrilliant, smart and stunning 5 star if not, in fact, ten star read. Wow! Laura Lippman packs a punch and I mean the second book was better than the first one. I can't wait to get my hands on book three of the series. I work for a newspaper, albeit a small one, but the deadlines, the computer lingo and the editing are all something I know about. Laura writes a very smart read and a fantastic mystery/story line. Feeney is fast becoming my favorite second star in the series and third will be Esskay. I didn't expect a certain portion of the book and well my emotions got to me... I cried, the subject, the way it was written, it felt real and I hope for my sanity it was made up. (view spoiler)[ I can't stand it when animals are abused, it breaks my heart and chews up my soul (hide spoiler)] Thank goodness for goodreads, because without this link.... I don't when I would have discovered Laura Lippman....more
My review is for the short story by Patricia Briggs- Star of David.
I originally obtained the book to read Dana Stabenow's short story, haven't read itMy review is for the short story by Patricia Briggs- Star of David.
I originally obtained the book to read Dana Stabenow's short story, haven't read it yet but there are a few other authors I do want read soon.
Christmas time... Maybe I can finish the rest of the book in July. ;o)
Okay, it was a short story and so the characters weren't fleshed out to really care about them like her other series. Werewolves, Vamps and Wizards oh my.... The story line and the plot were good and it ended with a happy note. Wouldn't mind seeing this become a series since David is a lone wolf who is in the military and most of his work is secret... David prefers not to live in a pack but considers his boys his family. ...more