This was a cute novella. A little short, but since I got it as a free download, it was fine. It’s ChristmaOriginal review posted at A Date with a Book
This was a cute novella. A little short, but since I got it as a free download, it was fine. It’s Christmas Eve and Maddie and Jack are just trying to have their time together. There are visits from Marco, Mrs. Rosenblatt, and Dana. It’s a fun read for the holidays, especially if you already know about all the characters who are visiting.
If you are able to get this as a free download and enjoy the little series, I would definitely recommend the quick read. However, I don't think it is necessary to the series continuation. ...more
Alright, so book four in the series was definitely a clincher. Tess you have me hooked on the series withOriginal review posted at A Date with a Book
Alright, so book four in the series was definitely a clincher. Tess you have me hooked on the series with this book. I very much enjoyed this book. As many readers have found, The Apprentice (book two) was kind of a let down and had many wondering if they should continue with the series. I read The Sinner (book three) which was okay, much better than The Apprentice, but did give me hope for the series. I am glad I picked up Body Double (book four) as this book was awesome.
There was a lot going on in this book which made it quite a page turner. So many avenues, but leading down the same road. I just had to keep reading to find out what was going to happen. While I was not a fan of Dr. Isles in previous books, I found her a little more personal. Of course, with the crime hitting quite close to her home, a personal side of her was shown. This made her more likeable and real to me.
Detective Rizzoli and expecting and very near her due date. There are a lot of hilarious moments as she interacts with those on the cases and in the bar after work. Definitely added humor to the book, but also added a little more suspense to the actual crime. The elements of Isles and Rizzoli as a duo is really starting to come together and with the side stories and personal lives of both of them growing, this series is really starting to take off.
I like this series and will definitely continue. I almost quickly grabbed up the next book in the series which I don’t normally do (as I get bored with series reading them straight through) but had other books I needed to get to first. I will definitely grab it at the next chance and I suspect the series will get better with each book.
I recommend this book to readers of Patricia Cornwell and mysteries in general. ...more
For being a Christmas novella, this book wasn’t too short or too Christmasy. This was a quick, fun read. AOriginal review posted at A Date with a Book
For being a Christmas novella, this book wasn’t too short or too Christmasy. This was a quick, fun read. A great in between novel for the series.
Samantha solves a stolen property case and is also able to show her Christmas kindness. The novel takes its usual course with all characters and her working as a PI, but it all happens just before Christmas. While this is a novella, it definitely should be read as it reveals a few things that are pertinent to the next book.
I would definitely recommend this novella to readers of this series. If you like a humorous mystery story with a little vampire, you should definitely check out this fun series. Mommy gone vampire. ...more
This book is definitely a love story that is not without its difficult times. I really enjoyed how the autOriginal review posted at A Date with a Book
This book is definitely a love story that is not without its difficult times. I really enjoyed how the author has woven the various parts of the story together to provide such reading enjoyment. I could not read it fast enough. It’s like she has written many cliffhangers throughout the book.
This is my first book by this author and I can tell you it definitely will not be my last. As soon as I finished reading this book, I purchased Sierra by Taylor Dean. I just hope I can find time to read it soon. There are very few authors that can write such a dramatic story, but Taylor Dean has just proven that she can.
I don’t even know what else to say without giving anything away. I liked all of the characters, but not really. If that makes sense. The author has created some remarkable characters and their lives that intertwine amongst one another. She has also been able to take such a sensitive and upsetting topic and write a wonderful love story. This story is definitely not for the faint of heart, but is also for the hopeless romantics.
My favorite line from the book: Listen to me, you can take a precious jewel worth millions, dip it in mud, leave it dirty and stained, its beauty spoiled, and underneath it all it will still be worth millions. Taylor Dean. I Have People (Kindle Locations 6902-6903).
I would definitely recommend this book to all readers of romance and women’s fiction. If you love Diane Chamberlain, Jodi Picoult, or A.L. Jackson, this book is for you.
I was surprised how different this book was from the other two. I did not enjoy it as much at times,Review originally posted at A Date with a Book .
I was surprised how different this book was from the other two. I did not enjoy it as much at times, but at other times I thought it was just as good.
I didn’t enjoy it first because it did become so very sci-fi, and that is definitely not my genre. Second, I think its level of intensity was completely different and threw me off from the story. Last, it seemed to me that the book was now the level of an adult book and as I had previously recommended this book to 12 years old and older, I definitely would have to say, no one under 18 should read this book.
All in all, I did enjoy where the story was headed. Being outside of the school did create for some different settings and involvement with new characters. The fact that Sam and Drake were separated and trying to find themselves back together. This put them in situations of depending on others and created new relationships. Not only Sam and Drake, but Luke and Lucy were now finding themselves involved with others and this was not okay at times with one another. Oh, and without giving away too much, they did find an old friend.
In wrapping up this trilogy and this particular review, I would recommend this book to readers who previously read books one and two and who definitely enjoy sci-fi. I would use caution in recommending this to anyone under 18....more
I signed up to review this book for the tour because I was on a cozy mystery kick at the time. NeedlesReview originally posted at A Date with a Book .
I signed up to review this book for the tour because I was on a cozy mystery kick at the time. Needless to say, this book did not disappoint. While there were a few typos, the story and characters were a lot of fun. I’m not a fan of the cover, but I do love the title. This was a very quick read as well.
There are a lot of characters and sometimes it was confusing as there were so many. My favorite character was Daniel. He was the organist and a very good one, but socially he was quite awkward and funny. He did add a lot to the story. All the others were enjoyable, just not as memorable as Daniel.
I liked the setting and plot of the story. With the idea of the church building getting older and obviously wearing out and needing repairs, this did lead to a lot of questions and concerns with its continuing in service. This dilapidated state also could have opened the doors wider to the property developers who had their eye on the church and its buildings. I loved how this added to the suspense of the story.
This is a very light hearted mystery, not too much depth involved with the characters or the location. I would definitely recommend this to all readers of cozy mysteries. ...more
I choose to review this book because it was a cozy mystery. I am very glad I did. This book is the foReview originally posted at A Date with a Book .
I choose to review this book because it was a cozy mystery. I am very glad I did. This book is the fourth book of a series and while I knew I was missing some of the back story, I thoroughly enjoyed this mystery. I will definitely go looking for books one thru three.
This book was a quick read as the pages turned very quickly. I loved the quirkiness of the characters and the main character Josiah was excellent. I love cozy mystery series that continue to build on one another and can see the potential and obviously what I missed.
There are times when the phrases and language use older terms and sound a little English in nature, and while at first I was not confused, but maybe surprised, this really gave the story flair. I also loved Josiah’s pet Mastiff. Learned a few little facts about Mastiffs in this book.
I’m excited to go back and read the earlier books in the series as I would really like to get some more background on Josiah’s daughter, Asa. When first introduced to her in this book, I was totally intrigued and would choose her as my favorite character.
All in all, this was a great read and I would recommend to any cozy mystery reader. ...more
I was so excited to review this book. I have absolutely fallen in love with the author’s books and thReview originally posted at A Date with a Book .
I was so excited to review this book. I have absolutely fallen in love with the author’s books and this one did not disappoint either. Amazing!
Again A.L. Jackson is able to weave such a story full of emotion that I found my stomach in knots. You’re wanting for everyone in the story and not sure what’s going to happen next, but in a way you do because she writes past and present alternating. Definitely a page turner as you want to find out what happened in the past that caused this in the present. I loved the idea of the dreams and how they had a purpose in the story.
My favorite character had to be Grace who was the sister-in-law to William. She obviously knew everything or thought she did, but played a great role between Maggie and William. Her love story with her husband, William’s brother is also a great story the developed underneath the main story.
I would recommend this book and all of her other books to contemporary fiction readers. While it is a love story, it is so much more! ...more
I have to admit, the biggest reason I chose to read this book is the cover. I am a cover whore and IReview originally posted at A Date with a Book.
I have to admit, the biggest reason I chose to read this book is the cover. I am a cover whore and I absolutely loved the cover. I am not a fan of fantasy, but figured there was enough realness to the story I would be okay.
I loved the beginning when Kay meets Ryan and the mysterious surrounding exactly what she saw in the woods. Oh and then she meets another young man the next morning, Nick, and is finding herself booked with dates. I enjoyed the idea of the other world and how it fit in with Kay and what she had been experiencing in her own life prior to coming to Asheville. As the story unfolds, it does fit nicely together and keeps the momentum going.
My least favorite characters were Kira and the Cat. I just couldn’t get into them and wasn’t sure how they fit in the story.
Overall it was a good story. I would recommend this to older teens as there is some foul language, but not too over the top....more
I’m hooked on this series. The characters that Grabenstein has created are great.. Ceepak and Boyle maReview originally posted at A Date with a Book.
I’m hooked on this series. The characters that Grabenstein has created are great.. Ceepak and Boyle make a great duo. This is book two and so if you haven’t read book one, there may be a few spoilers in this review, but hopefully not too many. Check out my review of Tilt-a-Whirl for a great introduction.
So continuing on with the series, this book is also a quick read. Not much in the style of writing has changed and a few more characters are added. With the story taking place in such a small town, I was worried it would be limited, but that is definitely not the case. With this book, you get to meet new people in town and visit more shops and restaurants.
This mystery/crime centers around Danny and his friends which gives us more detail about him and what he does in his time away from work. It will also be decided at the end of this book if Danny gets the full-time position that is available after summer.
The mystery itself was amazing. Not what I expected and definitely deeper than the last mystery Ceepak and Boyle solved. I did not guess who or what, until the end of the book.
I would definitely recommend this book to those that have read the first book and recommend this series to those who like cozy mysteries. I wouldn’t classify this series specifically as such. It’s definitely not as heavy as Harlan Coben or James Patterson, but just as good. IMO!...more
This was an excellent mystery book. I chose to read this book at a time when I wanted more mysteries toReview originally posted at A Date with a Book.
This was an excellent mystery book. I chose to read this book at a time when I wanted more mysteries to review, and not just cozy mysteries. In the beginning of the book, there were a lot of characters to try and remember. However, as I kept reading, it all came together. So while this wasn’t a quick page turner due to ease of reading, as it did require a lot of attention and thought, I did want to turn the pages quickly to learn what and why things had happened.
The Nuxalk was an Indian tribe I had never heard of before and a lot of the information used in the story was very interesting. The author has obviously done his research to effectively use the details in the story. I also enjoyed the personal story told alongside the crime story. Marcus Chao was a great investigator and romantic. All of the characters were greatly developed and how they wove between one another. The links kept appearing on each page, not only with the crime, but with the relationships.
I would highly recommend this book to all readers of mystery, especially if you like a mystery that involves a lot of thought. ...more
I was able to snag book two, Stick a Fork In it, from this series off Netgalley in the early summer anReview originally posted at A Date with a Book .
I was able to snag book two, Stick a Fork In it, from this series off Netgalley in the early summer and after reading it, decided I needed to read book one. It didn’t disappoint either. Check out my review of Stick a Fork In It.
I thought I would be met with a lot of details and set up as usually comes with first books of a series, but that definitely was not the case. There were a few new details that I learned, but these are definitely cozies that can stand on their own and out of order.
Poppy Markham's family is introduced and are great characters. My family favorite is her dad. Met with a lot of changes and hardships in this book, he is still a great dad.
My favorite overall characters are still John With and John Without. They definitely add humor to the story and life of Poppy. It was a lot of fun to learn about Poppy’s dad, stepmom, and a little more about her stepsister. I thought the crime itself was pretty clever and I did have a hard time guessing who had done it. The scheme in the crime was pretty clever.
There is a little bit of romance, not a lot, as expected, and definitely some wit. This is a great new series in the cozy mystery genre. I would recommend this book/series to all cozy mystery readers. If you are new to cozies, this would definitely be a good series to start out with. ...more
I chose to read this book after receiving a request to review by the author. I was very much taken by tReview originally posted at A Date with a Book.
I chose to read this book after receiving a request to review by the author. I was very much taken by the synopsis which is very fitting for the book.
The author tells an amazing love story not only between husband and wife, but between father and daughter. She also takes a very serious medical problems and weaves it into the story. Thanks to the author for sharing.
Overall I very much enjoyed the story and the point that beauty is what is inside. This book was a quick read first that it is only 76 pages long and that the story didn’t get too involved.
At times I felt the writing was jumpy and was quickly taken from one setting or idea to another instead of a smoother transition. This didn’t completely take away from the story and I was able to enjoy what I had read and enjoyed all the characters and their interaction.
I recommend this book as a pick me up or for someone who is struggling with their outward appearance, this is a great story of encouragement....more
Again, this was another great book in the series. I chose to read this book as I have read books oneReview originally posted at A Date with a Book .
Again, this was another great book in the series. I chose to read this book as I have read books one and two in this series and thoroughly enjoyed them. Check out my reviews for Unspoken and Unwilling. At this point, I am hooked and eagerly anticipate the next release. I love how the author has created such large creatures of men or at times can be considered beasts, but when they find their mate are just big teddy bears.
I instantly fell in love with Finn as he arrived at Rhona’s with the little infant. I loved that even though he was “on a mission” he took the time to rescue the infant who had been left in the snow and found someone that could care for the infant. I also liked the character of Rhona. While a little bit vulnerable or appearing to be, she was tough and protective of what she had and what she was and in turn showing her little bit of independence.
These books can be read as a stand alone, but to understand the Berserker element they should be read in order. Now having finished book three, I am really intrigued with the paranormal element of the Berserker. I can’t wait to learn more in the future.
I recommend this book to anyone who loves historical romance, especially with Highlander and Celtic heritage. ...more
I loved the location in the Dominican Republic. I enjoyed this tropical location especially since the weather hOriginally posted at A Date with a Book
I loved the location in the Dominican Republic. I enjoyed this tropical location especially since the weather has started turning colder here. I also loved the theme of baseball. I'm not a sports fan by any means, but do enjoy a cozy mystery with an enjoyable theme.
Cat McDaniel was a great main character. Great laughter as she hooks up with Paige Aiken, daughter of General Manager Roger Aiken, a baseball legend. While trying to prove herself, she gets to babysit the little one for Roger and keep her out of trouble. This duo, while I guess you can call them a duo, are quite hilarious at times. Not sure if they should like each other or not, their times together are quite a laugh.
The mystery was well crafted and took me a while to guess who did it. Sometimes the obvious is the obvious? All in all, this book is a great read. Whether you like cozies, mysteries, or books about sports, this book is definitely worth the read. ...more
I chose to read this book for this tour as I love romantic suspense. There was definitely the suspense and theOriginally posted at A Date with a Book
I chose to read this book for this tour as I love romantic suspense. There was definitely the suspense and the romance. It does get a little heated, but not too detailed. I would say on a scale of 1 to 10, this book’s romance scenes are a 6.
This book was very quick paced and a quick read. I found myself immediately engrossed in the story. There were a few times that I felt the plot was a little thin and rushed but did not distract from the story overall.
Alexis was a great main character. I loved her spunkiness and drive, especially when dealing with Jon. Her relationship with Ryder was quick, but very believable as they had been friends prior to this time. Jon was portrayed as a sleezy man and that was very well done. His interactions with Alexis gave me the creeps, but I did love how she stood up to him.
The crime as it was being solved was very intriguing. I was so absorbed with what Alexis and Ryder were going to find next that each page turned very quickly. I was pleasantly surprised with the outcome.
I highly recommend this book to readers of romantic suspense and legal thrillers. ...more
Definition of dissemblance: The state of being disguised or concealed behind a false apperance.
This book was amazing! This book is another example of why I love indie authors. After receiving the request, I read through it thoroughly as I always do. Sometimes if I don’t have time, I will come back to the request at a later date. I read the synopsis and thought, no this book is not my type at all. For the most part I don’t read fantasy and I definitely don’t do futuristic, so I was pretty sure I would pass on this request. However, the mystery side of it caught my attention and so after some thought, I decided to read this book and I’m sure glad I did.
The book was very fast paced. The chapters are short and immediately you are caught up in the story. Flip flopping back and forth basically between Jason’s point of view and Det. Durante’s point of view and so you have to keep reading because you have to find out what happened to Jason, but it’s after the chapter involving the detective, and so on and so on and so on. The pages just flew. I really enjoyed the idea and plot of the story. It had my head spinning throughout the entire book and especially in the end. There is no up and down with the book, the story just carries from beginning to end. I liked all of the characters and I especially liked how the author was able to weave in just a little bit of personal side story to get you hooked with the characters.
I would recommend this book to anyone who loves to read. I would highly recommend this to those who enjoy thrillers and mysteries, as well as fantasy and futuristic. This story will knock your socks off! ...more
Sam and Drake are a cute couple. Even more a couple because of their paranormal ability. While we learned and gOriginally posted at A Date with a Book
Sam and Drake are a cute couple. Even more a couple because of their paranormal ability. While we learned and got to know about Sam in the first book, this second book starts out with us learning a little more about Drake. Who raised him, who he lived with, and why he was so special to this person.
Having escaped Rent-a-Kid, the kids are having to be extra careful. They are being tracked and hunted, but do not know by whom. This book picked up where the first book left off and the action continues. This book was also a quick read and more characters are introduced. It does get a little more gritty because of all that is happening, and Drake and Sam are getting a little closer. Their first date or what they title their first date is kind of fun.
Other than the main characters, I really enjoyed Luke and Lucy. They are a great sibling pair. They sure have to mature quickly and try and help all the others at the school. Even though it was tough to lose their mother, they were able to become stronger and smarter to realize all that the abilities would let them do and be.
This was a great second book in the trilogy. I would recommend this series to any reader 12 years and older who likes action and adventure. Definitely do need to read the series in order. ...more
A little bit of fantasy and young adult. This book was a quick read from the beginning. It didn't take me thatPreviously posted at A Date with a Book
A little bit of fantasy and young adult. This book was a quick read from the beginning. It didn't take me that long to get hooked and want to know what was happening. I loved all of the characters and how they supported one another. Even though this book was short, it was not short on content and stops leaving you wanting book two. I was a little hesitant with the length and thought it may feel rushed or stopped too soon, but the author has done an excellent balance of these two.
Even though these kids have paranormal talents, it wasn't freaky or weird. Their interaction was very normal and the school happenings were very normal. I am not one that typically likes fantasy or sci-fi, and while this could have that feel, it was not heavy.
I would definitely recommend this book to 13 years plus and including adult. A quick read, but not too short. Can't wait to finish book two and let you know what I think. ...more
Could you love somebody even if their physical body (person) is one you’ve been disgusted with for years? CouldPreviously posted at A Date with a Book
Could you love somebody even if their physical body (person) is one you’ve been disgusted with for years? Could you have the guts to not believe your best friend when she’s baring her soul to you after being missing for several weeks?
I chose to read this book as I thoroughly enjoyed Juliet Immortal. These books have me hooked. This follow up really made me enjoy the idea/story so much more. I loved the idea of the Mercenaries and their involvement in the Romeo and Juliet tragedy. I am not usually a fantasy / sci-fi reader, but this book had just enough to totally intrigue me. It left me wanting more.
As the story began, I was a little hesitant and not sure if I was going to like it as well as the first book. Many times this happens. Shortly into the story, the pages began flying as the story line began to develop from Romeo’s point of view. My favorite part of the book was of course the love story. Who doesn’t love a good love story. As Dylan/Romeo and Ariel/Juliet are learning to love one another, they learn things about one another that help their love to grow. But when others step in to give advice, will they be able to avoid another tragedy?
Readers will definitely want to read this book after reading Juliet Immortal. I don’t think you could just pick this book up and be happy with the story. There is so much that comes together from the first book with the addition of this book. Definitely two books that should be on your TBR list whether you read Young Adult or not. ...more
I chose to read this book as I love a great romance. Adding sports to the plot seems to make romance novels refreshing. This is the third book of a seI chose to read this book as I love a great romance. Adding sports to the plot seems to make romance novels refreshing. This is the third book of a series, and after reading this one, I would definitely read books one and two. I did enjoy the author's writing.
The novels starts out with a one night stand, but little does Audrey know that she is hooked to this one night man in many ways. Once the story ties together the link, the book took off for me and was a page turner. However, I was turned off with the large amount of foul language used by all characters. I just didn’t think it was necessary.
I did enjoy the romance between Tate and Audrey. It was an enjoyable story and mostly believable. But hey, who doesn’t love to dream. The friends on both sides were amazing and a lot of fun. They added to the story and helped to provide more to the novel than just the romance.
I did enjoy the cupcake aspect. Kind of fun, except, I really wanted a red velvet cupcake. Too yummy!! Audrey makes several other kinds of cupcakes too. I kept looking for the recipes to appear in the book like they do with cozy mystery food themed books. Oh well, I’ll have to see what I can find on the internet.
I did really enjoy the book and would recommend it to any romance reader. Definitely a good story....more
I laughed and I cried while reading this book. This book made me feel every emotion possible. I loved it.
I was amazed at a lot of the personal moment I laughed and I cried while reading this book. This book made me feel every emotion possible. I loved it.
I was amazed at a lot of the personal moments were shared. What a strong woman to write exactly how she felt knowing others were going to read this. I think that is truly amazing and greatly appreciate those thoughts and ideas that were shared.
I loved seeing the amazing relationship between Stephanie and Christian. Thoroughly amazing from the beginning to the end. With the trial of the airplane crash, what a toll that took on their love. And how it could have broke them. Truly in love and never wavering....more
I chose to read this book in my little cozy mystery spree. I didn’t know if I would like the theme of sewing, but it was quite a lot of fun. The groupI chose to read this book in my little cozy mystery spree. I didn’t know if I would like the theme of sewing, but it was quite a lot of fun. The group of ladies involved in the sewing circle were of different ages, stages of life, and careers.
I liked Tori the main character. I could relate to her and enjoyed the relationships that she developed as well as the ideas she had for the library. She did kind of get blindsided when given the job as library director. This provides a lot of angles to the story which I really enjoyed.
Even though I wasn’t head over heels for the book, it was a good book with good solid ideas and writing. I will definitely continue with the series. I recommend this book to all cozy readers. ...more
This book and I did not click in the beginning. I felt the transitions between past and present were confusing. I stuck with the book and about a thirThis book and I did not click in the beginning. I felt the transitions between past and present were confusing. I stuck with the book and about a third the way through it finally clicked for me of what was going on.
Even though I didn’t love the book, it was a cute story. I liked the main character Sophie. She was a lot of fun. Her best friend was great. She really made the connection between the two guys. We should all have a best friend like her.
I did like Dan as well. While he was not pushy, he was sweet and knew how to make the moves. Who wouldn’t want to fall in love with a rock star? Or have a rock star pay that much attention to them. I was a little skeptical about the band coming back and having their time again, but it worked.
Lots of fun going on in this book with the young love and relationships. If you like the fairy tale idea of meeting up with a rock star, give this book a try....more
Another great novel! I chose to read this book as I had read her other book Take This Regret and loved it. This one did not disappoint. It was a grippAnother great novel! I chose to read this book as I had read her other book Take This Regret and loved it. This one did not disappoint. It was a gripping story of love, hurt, and pain. A page turner from the beginning. The only thing disappointing for me was that I didn’t have the time to read it fast enough. Make sure you give yourself enough time to be able to read this and not have to put it down.
Two people who have fallen so madly in love and are so in touch with each other, an amazing story as they come back together. This book was written very well with its switching back and forth between past and present. The way she wove the beginning in with the ending was seamless. The characters, their families, and the others who were so close. Wow what a story!
Be prepared to feel all the emotions. This author is now an auto-buy for me....more
Wow! I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I chose to read this book after receiving a request from the author as I love romantic suspense. However, I haveWow! I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I chose to read this book after receiving a request from the author as I love romantic suspense. However, I have never read anything like this. The book doesn’t waste anytime getting with character or location set up or description. The action begins immediately as well as the love story.
This book was a very quick read because the action started so soon, I had to find out why. The pages turned very quickly. I liked both main characters. Allie was a great heroine. Strong, but not so much that she became unbelievable. She was tough and could survives the situations by herself or with little help. I also liked Jase as the hero. I instantly liked him. I was intrigued with the situation he had created for his life and how he handled things. I do have to say that my least favorite character was Max. I did not like him even in the beginning.
Not only was it just the suspense story and the romance story, but the story involving family and friends that made this a great novel. If you like romantic suspense, you should definitely read this book....more
I chose to read this book because the synopsis was very appealing especially when paired with the title of the book. In the very beginning, I did notI chose to read this book because the synopsis was very appealing especially when paired with the title of the book. In the very beginning, I did not think I was going to like it. The writing seemed a little rough, but it was still a fairly easy read. The book did grow on me as I kept reading. When I finished, I was quite surprised with the rating I knew I would give this book. As soon as the book was done setting up what had happened and who everyone was, I fell in love with the power of the drama, emotions, and love that was all wrapped up in this book.
My favorite character was Mrs. Sparacini, the bakery boss. Even though she was not a main character of the book, she had a strong influence on the story and the characters. Was it not her that was there for Howie and Carmella? And Carmella knew she could count on Mrs. Sparacini.
I was amazed with how much growth Carmella had from the beginning of the book to the end. In the beginning she was withdrawn and running away from everything. In the end, she had become quite strong and I loved how she handled the situation with Donny. I think Howie had a lot to do with Carmella’s growth. He helped her be able to see things differently, whether it was that he had been there done that or that he really cared about her for who she was.
All in all I thought this was a good book. I’m glad I had the opportunity to read it and glad I stuck with it. ...more
Another read looking for a good cozy mystery. This book was a lot of fun with it’s theme which was looking for good deals and special discounts. The gAnother read looking for a good cozy mystery. This book was a lot of fun with it’s theme which was looking for good deals and special discounts. The group of “girls” known as the Good Buy Girls are various ages and meet to coupon and share deals they know about. Claire being new to the group is the one that they learn a lot about during this book. There are a lot of revelations and maybe some questions impacting friendship.
I thought the characters were likeable and believable. They were a good mix of ages and needs. I also enjoyed the mystery, in that there was a little suspense added to it as well. There was not a lot of romance or relationship involving, but that was okay, I think that is building for later in the series.
Recommended for cozy readers who may be tired of typical themes. This was a fresh idea....more
I accepted this book for review from the author first because I loved the title and second I loved the cover. It was the previous cover, as the one abI accepted this book for review from the author first because I loved the title and second I loved the cover. It was the previous cover, as the one above is her new cover. What do you think? The author also told me the story was about angels. I had never read a book about angels before.
This book was a fairly quick read from beginning to end. Lots of action and story to keep you turning the page. At times I felt the writing was rough, but nothing that distracted from understanding the story. The book had its suspense and romance, as well as the growing up. I would definitely classify this book as young adult, but had the suspense and romance and paranormal all going on.
I was very intrigued with the relationship Jamison had with his grandfather. This was probably the favorite part of the book for me. I could feel that Jamison loved his grandfather and would do anything for that man. I loved the Scottish accent as well. Quite fun to read.
This is the first book in a series and I think I forgot that when I started reading it, so when I got to the end, I was disappointed it didn’t end. Not that it didn’t have a good ending, it just didn’t end. Typical for a first book in a series. I definitely will be watching for the second book of this series. I would recommend this to readers who like paranormal, mystery, and suspense in their Young Adult. And even if you don’t like Young Adult, there is still enough variety to keep you interested. ...more