Thursday, June 23, 2016

Royal Games The Royals of Monterra (The Royals of Monterra #3) by Sariah Wilson

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Riverbend Road by RaeAnne Thayne (Haven Point #4)

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  • Series: Haven Point (Book 4)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: HQN Books (June 21, 2016)


My review: Riverbend Road by RaeAnne Thayne  (Haven Point #4)

4 STARS

Love the cover.  Good series.  I like what the women of Haven Point can do working together.

 Wyn Bailey is a police officer.  She is a strong women.  She cares about her town.  Wyn is smart. She has liked Cade for years.

Cade Emmett is the chief of police of Haven.  The Emmett's have a bad rep in Haven.  He is responsible.  His best friend growing up is Wyn's brother Marshall. He owes a lot to Wyn's family. 

Wyn risks her life to rescue two little boys in a barn fire.  Cade is mad at her and suspends her for one week.  After the fire they realize how much they are attracted to each other.  But they are afraid they won't be able to work together after the kiss.

Small town community. 

Some steamy kisses. Some mysteries, romance.

I love reading books by RaeAnne Thayne and look forward to reading more of her books.

I was given this ebook to read by NetGalley and Harlequin.  In return I agreed to give a honest review of Riverbend Road.



Monday, June 20, 2016

A Royal Engagement : The Young Royals book 1 by Emma Lea

A Royal Engagement (The Young Royals #1)Despite being the second child of the King and Queen of Merveille, Alyssabeth thought that if she kept a low profile she could stay out of the media’s glaring spotlight and live a relatively normal life. That was until her father, the King, and her brother, the Crown Prince, are both killed in a hunting accident. 
Her dream of joining the UN is no more and instead she needs to return to the small European country of her birth to pick up where her father and brother left off. Her Harvard degree in International Relations is forfeit and in it’s place she must become Queen, that is if the misogynistic Parliament can see past their prejudices. 
Not much has changed in the small country in her four year absence, but there are two noticeable differences. Her brother’s two best friends Will Darkly and Jordan Wicks have grown up into two very intriguing men. Jordan practically sweeps her off her feet from the moment she steps off the plane, but Will’s more reserved, darkly intense interest in her gives her tingles. 
Alyssa isn’t sure she is cut out to be Queen, but she knows that she wants to do her father and brother proud, so she is willing to give it her best shot, even if it means going toe to toe with Parliament. And then there is the small matter of her needing to be married in order to fulfil her birthright and take her place as the Head of State. 
  • File Size: 2385 KB
  • Print Length: 247 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: June  iuuuuugtr81, 2016


My review: A Royal Engagement : The Young Royals book 1 by Emma Lea

4 STARS

A Royal Engagement is a nice clean romantic fast read,  Had drama, intrigue at the palace, danger, and romance.

It opens right to the drama. Alyssabeth was sitting in a class at Harvard,  when her security went in high alert and got her out of class and on private airplane.  She had no idea what happening till she heard Aurora on Phoenix one.

Her father the King and her brother the Crown Prince were dead on a hunting trip.  It might have been murder.  She was no longer the spare who was living quietly a college student.  She was now the Crown Princess soon to be Queen of Merveille.

She was met by the good looking Jordan Wicks her brother's good friend from childhood.  He was now home and stationed at the Palace.
Her brother's other good friend was Will Darkly  He grew up handsome too.  Alyssabeth got tingles from him.

Everything has changed for Alyss.  She has to get advisers, lady's waiting.  She is sent to meetings for both the Queen and King roles.  Her country had never had a Queen before.

This is the first book by Emma Lea that I have read it was worth the price and I will look for more books from her.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Tea Cups and Carnage by Lynn Cahoon (A Tourist Trap Mystery #7)

The quaint coastal town of South Cove, California, is all abuzz about the opening of a new specialty shop, Tea Hee. But as Coffee, Books, and More owner Jill Gardner is about to find out, there's nothing cozy about murder . . .

Shop owner Kathi Corbin says she came to South Cove to get away from her estranged family. But is she telling the truth? And did a sinister someone from her past follow her to South Cove? When a woman claiming to be Kathi's sister starts making waves and a dead body is found in a local motel, Jill must step in to clear Kathi's name--without getting herself in hot water. 
  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Lyrical Underground (June 7, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1601836325
  • ISBN-13: 978-1601836328

Includes an excerpt from A STORY TO KILL, Lynn Cahoon's BRAND NEW series

Praise for The Tourist Trap Mysteries

"Murder, dirty politics, pirate lore, and a hot police detective: Guidebook to Murder has it all! A cozy lover's dream come true." --Susan McBride, author of The Debutante Dropout Mysteries

"Lynn Cahoon has created an absorbing, good fun mystery in Mission to Murder." --Fresh Fiction

My review: Tea Cups and Carnage by Lynn Cahoon (A Tourist Trap Mystery #7)

4 stars

I like this series of cozy mysteries.  This is the seventh book in the series but you can read it solo if you want.  I think I have missed a book in the series.  I like the characters, the setting and the mystery.  It is also a clean cozy mystery.

 Jill Gardner is the main character.  She owns Coffee, books and More.  She is involved in the city business group.  Her boyfriend is the police detective.

Kathi Corbin has moved to town she is opening a tea shop.  She will sell tea sets, teas.  She is from Texas.  Her family has shown up in town too.  She is not happy about it.

Jill is curious about the Corbin family and can't stop digging for information about them.  Where Kathi came from.

This is more than a murder mystery.  You get involved with the characters,  and see there daily life.  You know all of Jill's co-workers and a little about there lives.  You know the different shop owners.  It is a nice fast book.

South Cove, CA is a tourist town right by the ocean.

I will read more books by Lynn Cahoon in the future.  In fact you can get a look at her new series in the back of the book.

I was given a ARC to read for free from NetGalley and Kensington  Books and in return I agreed to give a honest review of Tea Cups and Carnage.

Into Dust by B.J. Daniels (The Montana Hamiltons #5)

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  • Series: The Montana Hamiltons
  • Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: HQN Books (July 26, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0373789246
  • ISBN-13: 978-0373789245

My review: Into Dust by B.J. Daniels  (The Montana Hamiltons #5)

4 STARS

Has some good twists I did not see coming.  This is one series that is better to read in order.  It has a bunch of story lines that it continues in each book and always had at least one new one. 

This opens right into the mystery Jack Durand sees his father pay a good at his mom's grave.  Jack follows the goon and interrupts him trying to kidnap Cassidy Hamilton.

Cassidy Hamilton is the youngest daughter of Buck Hamilton who is running for President.  He just won the primary.  Cassidy is a twin.  She is in Houston staying with a friend no one else knows she is there.

Jack keeps secrets from Cassidy till he finds out for sure his father his behind the attempted kidnapping.

Cassidy mother Sarah is getting some of her memories back.  She had disappeared for most of Cassidy's life.  She had her memories wiped. She is being blackmailed to make sure Buck stays in the race or Cassidy will be killed.

The Prophecy group is behind  a lot.  They have had sleeping agents with along plan that deals with the Presidency.  Sarah  is part of there plan.  She wanted out that is why they took her memory for 22 years and why they now brought her back.  They have killed and are not afraid to kill again.  

If you have been reading this series at all you will want to read this book.  Has more answers to some of the questions,

Has a great tease to what the next book tells us and makes me want to read it right now if I had it.

The setting goes between Houston, Texas and Montana.  to the Hamilton ranch.

A couple of love scenes but easy to skip if you want to.

I was given this Arc from NetGalley and Harlequin to read for free and in exchange I agree to give a honest read of Into Dust.





Saturday, June 18, 2016

Sweet Surprises by Shirlee McCoy (Home Sweet Home #2)

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A Beau for Katie by Emma Miller (The Amish Matchmaker)

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