Thursday, February 11, 2016

Wickedly Ever After by Deborah Blake (Baba Yaga #2.5)

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Berkley Publishing Group
InterMix
In return I agree to give a honest review of Wickedly Ever After.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Hawaii Five Uh-Oh! by Jill Marie Landis (The Tiki Goddess Mystery Series#5)

Em and the Hula Maidens are on the case . . . 

Em Johnson is prepping for the biggest catering gig she’s ever booked, this time at the world famous Tiki Goddess Bar. Then she hears Kiki Godwin has just been released from the psych ward at Kukuoloko. If the unpredictable leader of the Hula Maidens isn’t completely recovered from her PTMAD (Post Traumatic Monkey Attack Disorder), Em knows all hell could break loose at the upscale event. 

But for once, Kiki isn’t the problem. When the guest of honor’s multi-million dollar paintings are stolen and a security guard turns up dead, Kiki’s convinced the best way to get her mojo back is to capture the art thieves. Kiki and the girls come up with a plan to lure the felons out by staging a grand hoax. Their bait will be a cocktail party featuring paintings by the reclusive Alphonse Cappuccino, an “up and coming artist” who is none other than Kiki’s furry nemesis.

Hawaii Five Uh-Oh is hilarious, non-stop action. So pour yourself a tropical beverage, kick back, and join Uncle Louie, Em, Sophie Chin, and the Hula Maidens at the always unpredictable, ever-entertaining, Tiki Goddess Bar. 
  • Paperback: 218 pages
  • Publisher: Bell Bridge Books (February 1, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1611946727
  • ISBN-13: 978-1611946727

A seven-time Romance Writers of America finalist for the RITA Award, Jill Marie Landis also now writes The Tiki Goddess Mysteries (set on the island of Kauai, Hawaii, where she lives with her husband, actor Steve Landis.) Visit her world of tiki totems, hula maidens, and tropical fun at thetikigoddess.com.


My review: Hawaii Five Uh-Oh! by Jill Marie Landis  (The Tiki Goddess Mystery Series#5)

4 STARS

Em  and the Hula Maidens are back with mystery, laughter, &  fun characters.  I was excited to see a new Tiki Goddess mystery out. Very entertaining.

Kiki has spent the last six weeks in a hospital for the trauma of being attacked by a monkey who pulled out some of her hair.  She is scared and not herself.

The Hula Maidens are not the same without Kiki leading them.  Most of the ladies are over 60 and love to dance the Hula.  They are not natives either.  They are a riot and accident prone.  They perform at the Tiki Goddess bar.

Em has taken over managing the Tiki Goddess from her Uncle Louie who still makes up special drinks.  She is dating Rolland the detective/ fire dancer.  They also cater parties.

While everyone is working the party for a new neighbor is robbed of two famous paintings worth 30 million dollars.  A security guard is killed.  Kiki thinks if they solve the art theft crime she will get her mojo back.
Kauai, Hawaii is the setting for Hawaii five Uh-Oh!

This is a clean read.  Lots of drinking and recipes for some special drinks in the back of the book.

I like this series, it is fun, good mystery and characters that you want to see again and again.

I was given this ebook to read for free by NetGalley and BelleBooks. In return I agree to give a honest review of Hawaii Five Uh-Oh!

Colton's Surprise Heir by Addison Fox

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  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Harlequin Romantic Suspense (February 1, 2016)
  • Publication Date: February 1, 2016


My review: Colton's Surprise Heir by Addison Fox 

4 Stars

Lots of mystery.  A couple of the mysteries carry over for the series. It does a good job making me want to find out just who is the killer. Where is Josie? and where is Ethan's mother buried.

This is one series that you will want to read in order so the mystery stays a mystery till revealed.

Ethan Colton comes from a big family.  His father is in jail because he was a serial killer and Ethan at seven testified against him when he found his mother's body.  Ethan does not plan to have kids because he does not want to pass down his genes.

Lizzie Conner was raised in foster care and one of her foster sister was Ethan's sister.Josie.  Lizzie shows up at his ranch six months pregnant and someone is stalking her. Lizzie has liked Ethan since she was very young and was glad to run into him six months ago.

I was given this ebook from NetGalley and Harlequin to read for the purpose of giving a honest review.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Cluttered Attic Secrets by Jan Christensen ( A Tina Tales Mystery #3)

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Monday, February 8, 2016

Fortune's Special Delivery by Michelle Major (The Fortunes of Texas: All Fortune's Chi)


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  • Series: The Fortunes of Texas: All Fortune's Chi (Book 2467)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Harlequin (March 22, 2016)

My review: Fortune's Special Delivery by Michelle Major  (The Fortunes of Texas: All Fortune's Chi)

3 Stars

Another Fortune this time it is Charles Fortune Chesterfield from England and he finds that he has a baby son from a one night stand a year ago.  I like Charles and how he takes to fatherhood right off.

Alice Meyers decides too inform Charles about Finn when she knows he is back in town.  She does not want anything from him and is surprised when he wants to be a father.

I love the scene when Charles goes to tell her how he feels.  It is funny and serious. It works too.

The setting is Austin, Texas modern times.

You do see some old familiar characters from previous books. I would have liked more of the family scenes.

There is a few love scenes but easy to skim over if wanted.

Fortune's Special Delivery is cute and a fast entertaining read.  I will look forward to reading more from Michelle Major.

I was given this ebook to read by NetGalley and Harlequin and in return I agreed to give a honest review. 

Friday, February 5, 2016

The Firefighter Daddy by Margaret Daley



From Bachelor to Father 

Firefighter Liam McGregory is used to staring down five-alarm fires—but becoming a father to his two little nieces has him sending out a call for help. When the girls return a lost pup to its beautiful owner, Liam thinks widow Sarah Blackburn is just the person he needs—or who the children need. He's promised to never marry again. Sarah takes his deal: she'll watch his kids and he'll watch her menagerie of pets—but the new father is off-limits. But two determined little matchmakers can be hard to resist when they need a mom to make one big happy family…
  • Series: Love Inspired
  • Mass Market Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Love Inspired (March 22, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0373719469





My review: The Firefighter Daddy by Margaret Daley

4 STARS

This is charming romance.  The kids are cute. Liam is a hero both in his job and personal life.  lots of friendly animals.  There is plenty of drama, and is a clean read.

 Liam McGregory  is a firefighter.  Six months ago his brother died.  He moved to new town to raise his two nieces. 

Sarah Blackburn is a widow.  She has moved back home to help her mother take care of her grandmother who has memory trouble.  They are all hairdressers.  

Sarah has lost her dog a few days before that her husband had given her.  Liam and his nieces had found a dog.  The girls love him and are disappointed when Sarah sees their posters about lost dog.
Sarah and Liam get thrown together all the time.

I like the single father's group that Liam joined.  I hope there are more books with them coming.

I was given this ebook to read by Netgalley and Harlequin.  In return I agreed to give a honest review of The Firefighter Daddy.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson #9)

Mercy Thompson has been hailed as “a heroine who continues to grow and yet always remains true to herself.”* Now she's back, and she'll soon discover that when the fae stalk the human world, it's the children who suffer...
 
Tensions between the fae and humans are coming to a head. And when coyote shapeshifter Mercy and her Alpha werewolf mate, Adam, are called upon to stop a rampaging troll, they find themselves with something that could be used to make the fae back down and forestall out-and-out war: a human child stolen long ago by the fae.
 
Defying the most powerful werewolf in the country, the humans, and the fae, Mercy, Adam, and their pack choose to protect the boy no matter what the cost. But who will protect them from a boy who is fire touched?
  • Series: Mercy Thompson (Book 9)
  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Ace (March 8, 2016)


My review: Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs   (Mercy Thompson #9)

4 STARS

I was excited to read Fire Touched.  It did not disappoint.  This is the ninth book in the Mercy Thompson series.  Story is best read in order but you can read alone.

Mercy Thompson is a coyote shapeshifter.  She is married to Adam who is Alpha of the Colombia wolf pack.  Mercy keeps bringing changes to the wolves.

Lot of old familiar characters are back. Plus there are some exciting new ones added in.

The police call Mercy to see if she or the wolf pack can help with a monster on the bridge.  There is traffic jam and lots of humans around. Turns out to be a troll sent by the fae to threaten the humans. The troll is throwing cars around.  Guns don't stop him or even slow the troll down.  Adam has to choose weather to help or not too.

It is exciting, full of drama, monsters, fae, werewolves and humans.  I hated to put it down each time and could not wait to get back to reading.

I can not get enough of Patricia Briggs books.  She is one author that I reread her books and enjoy them again and again.

It is a clean fantasy book. 

I was given this ebook to read by NetGalley and 
Berkley Publishing Group.
and in return I agree to give a honest review of Fire Touched.