Saturday, June 30, 2012

HERON'S COVE BY Carla Neggers

4 STARS This is the second book of the Sharpe and Donovan Novel that I have read. I have enjoyed both and would read more in the future. Emma Sharpe has a interesting past. Her family has been in the art theft recovery for generations. So she is very knowledgeable in art. She was close to being a nun never took her final vows. After she decided to be a nun Emma went to Irland to work for her grandfather as Sharpe art recovery. Next she joined the FBI Agemt. She is now in a small special group of FBI out of Boston. Colin Donovan is a FBI Agent all he tells his family is he is a pencil pusher out of Washington DC. But he is working deep undercover assignments. He has lots of brothers some in law inforce and others lobsterman. Colin and Emma grew up in little towns close to each other but did not know each other or that they both work for FBI until Emma found a nun murdered that had called her about something and needed to see her. Colin's deep cover was blown and he was beat up and tied up and got away. Before he got far the calvary came. Emma and Colin's family has been worried about Colin because no one has heard from him for awhile. Emma knew what he was doing his brothers was guessing. When Emma got a phone call from a sorce saying a agent needed help. So she was able to send it in for Colin. Colin was working to find the buyers of ilegal arms that some russians were trying to sell when they tried to force him by beating him up. Sharpe agency has worked with russian billionare a couple of times the first time was in Russia when her grandfather went in to look at a collection that was found in the wall during demolition and than 4 years ago Emma was sent to London to look into the theft of the same collection. Emma has a Russian Jewelry designer from London come to her family business and warn that this collection was coming to Heron's cove and would be stolen. Emma's sorce that called her is Russian and so far his information has panned out. A Russian yacht sails into Heron's Cove that Emma's billionare client and her sorce is on. Emma and Colin have to decide what they both want in the future and how much they can tell each otherl I really enjoyed this novel and was not sure who was the bad guys till the end. It kept my interest in the book and would like to see more Sharpe and Donovan novels in the future. I was given this ebook to read in exchange for honest review from Netgalley. 07/31/2012 PUB HarlequinMIRA

Friday, June 29, 2012

Review:Black deeper than Death by M.E. Purfield

3 STARS I liked the story idea, the characters but hated all the profanity. So I would rate a lot higher except for that. Miki Radicci is a 16 year old living with her grandfather and friend. She is an artist makes a lot of money. She drinks way to much. She was made an adult from the state. She is psychic and feels the violence around her. She is on the street when she felt someone stabbed to death. The police questions her about the death. Miki wants to find and stop the man who killed Kathaleen and herself in that dark alley. The killer knows who she is and sends email to her. Miki meets a rich collage student after the funeral for Kathaleen. Christopher and the next day he shows up at her art showing. The story has a few surprises that I did not see. I like it that way. I was given this ebook by author in exchange for honest review.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Review: Zero Visibility by Sharon Dunn

4 STARS I liked this fast paced book. I had many start and stop on this book because my town was evacuated for fire. I had to take my kindle. I liked the characters especially Nathan & Merci. Merci is putting herself through collage. She works for 1 year and than does a year of collage and than over again to work. Her parents are not going to be in the country for her break. She failed a class & her car broke down the week before school was out. She is looking for a ride to her Aunt's place and Lorelei offers her a ride to where she wants to go. Lorelei knows a shortcut through the backway but winter storm is here and she drives off the side of the road. When she goes to start the car it won't start. While they are seeing what they can do to get it unstuck a car with two guys come around. They put the girls in thier car which is on and heater is working. They open the car hood and trunk and Merci can't see what they are doing so she gets out. One of the guys is going through her bag. He sees her and pulls a gun on her. Then the other guy pulls a gun. Nathan was up to his family cabin saying goodby before he has to sell it and the ski resort and summer camp. Nathan is on snowmobile and sees the guys pull the gun on the girls. He races down and knocks one down and gets the girls to jump on behind them. He takes the girls to his cabin and calls to the sheriff that the girls were robbed by two gunman. After the girls are warm they try and make it down the mountain in his four wheeler and have to turn back. The phone does not work and roads are too snowy. Lorelei for some reason goes outside amd Nathan goes after her and gets knocked out. The gunman takes the snowmobile and Lorelei with him. Nathan and Merci try to find them and rescue Lorelei with his knowledge of the area. The adventure keeps going on the whole book. Lots of surprises in store for them during the spring blizzard. Lots of questions that finally get answered towards the end. I would love to see Nathan's twin get his own book. Thier is nothing in the book that needs a warning for. I was given this ebook to read in exchange for honest review from Netgalley. 06/26/2012 PUB Harlequin Love Inspired Suspense

Tuesday, June 26, 2012


Been watching the fire outside my window since sat but today my whole town of Fairview got evacuated. Not a good time to be without a working car. This has been a big fire before today over 100 buildings and they think of those 25 to 30 houses destroyed. 1 death of someone who did not get out when they said too. They were hoping to get exact count but had to do more evacues. we are a small town but fire is on at least two sides and a new fire up the canyon got started now . we need rain. woodhollow fire they are calling it.

Her Cowboy Distraction by Carla Cassidy

4 STARS I liked it. Like the characters and would love to see more about them in the future. Part of the mystery is still unsolved the other part I really had no idea and was surprised. Its a quick read. Thier are a few love scenes. The story was quick paced. Daniel Jefferson comes into the cafe every friday night that Lizzy Wiles has worked in the cafe. Daniel orders two pieces of peach pie and a cup of coffee. He puts the pie on the other side of the table as if waiting for someone. He does not look up at the door just looks sad. Lizzy was tolld to go on break and she did something unuseal she sat down by Daniel and started talking to him and ate the pie. Lizzy even told him she liked apple pie better. Daniel sat thier stareing at her and then just got up and left the cafe. Lizzy felt terrible and went and told her boss what she had done. That is when Lizzy was told that Daniel and his wife came into the cafe every friday night and ordered two pieces of peach pie till she was killed in a car accident 18 months ago. Two women died in that accident. The next day all Daniel thought of was lizzy sitting down by him and smiling, talking to him. That next friday night Daniel came in and ordered 1 apple pie and 1 peach pic. When Lizzy came over to apoligize to him, Damiel interrupted and said he got apple pie for her. Most of the workers at the cafe live in little cabins in the back of the restraunt and one day Lizzy was asked to go get Candy she was late for work. Lizzy knocking hard on the door, it opened and she walked in and found Candy sitting on the couch with her throat slit. Later a couple of days after work Lizzy was on her way to her cabin and she was attacked and threatened. He was chased off when another waitress opened her door to talk to Lizzy saw and screamed. Lizzy was let go. The story was engaging and I hated to put the book down to keep answering the phone. I look forward to more stories about Grady Gulch, Oklahoma. I was given this ebook to read in exchange for honest reviews by netgalley. 06/26/2012 PUB Harlequin Harlequin Romantic Suspense

Monday, June 25, 2012

Review:The Last Single Maverick by Christine Rimmer

3 STARS I liked Jace and Joss. It takes a lot of nerve to go on the honeymoon without the groom & marriage. Jocelyn Marie found her groom to be in a closet making out with her bridesmade cousin. Jocelyn threw her ring at him and called of the wedding. Joss decided to still go on the honeymoon by herself and figure out what to do next. She has quit her job, gave up her apartment because she was going to move with her new husband to his new job in a new town. Jason has been unhappy with his life and he decided to quit his job with the family company and sell his house. He is not sure what he will do now or where he will live. He decided to go to the family reunion first in Montana. He thinks thats a big mistake because everyone wants to talk about him staying with the company if not in texas than the new branch office here. Jase knows he does not want to be in the oil business any more. He has not even dated for over six months. He escaped the reunion to go to a bar in the resort that only has one consumer at the bar. Jason goes to sit at the bar and over hears Joss on the telephone telling Kenny to stop calling her. That the wedding is off. Joss and Jace strike up a conversation and Joss tells him she is not going to sleep with him. Jace says just want to talk. When a one night stand from a year ago tries to draw Jace back to the reunion Joss pretends that Jace is with her. Jace talks Joss into being his best friend for the week with no benafits just fun and companionship. So Joss and Jace go to the reunion.Joss is made very welcomed and gets lots of invitations for the week they will both be thier in town. They start a real friendship till their last night in town. Jace's mom catches them at the hotel and sees Joss with a wedding dress and jumps to conclusion that they are going to be married. Thier are a lot of sex scenes in the book. Thier are some funny moments and dramas. It is a quck read. I would read more from Christine in the future. I was given this ebook to read in exchange for honest review from Netgalley. 06/26/2012 PUB Harlequin Special Edition

Review:Leaving Lancaster by Kate Lloyd

3 STARS It was a good story but for some reason I just did not feel connected to the characters. This was clean read not swearing or sex scenes. Deals with real problems. Esther Fisher gets a letter from her mother whom she has not seen since she was 16, when her and Samuel ran away from home. Her mother is in her 80's and wants to see her. Esther needs to tell her daughter the truth she has hidden for all these years. Holly Samantha Fisher at 37 has just lost her job. Holly has never married. Esther tells Holly that her grandmother is still alive with her uncles and family. Esther wants Holly to travel with her from Seattle Washington back to her Amish relatives in Lancaster. Holly can not believe her that her mother has been hiding that her relatives were alive. She wonders at what other lies her mother has told her. Did her dad really die during Viatnam. Esther runs an Amish goods store in Seattle, but she buys her products mostly from Ohio not the area she grew up on. Esther has raised Holly all by herself. She was born after Samuel went MIA. She feels guilty for the death of her husband because if they would have stayed and been baptised than he would not have been drafted. Holly finally agrees to fly with her mom to Lancaster and meet all the relatives she did not know she had. She always wanted a grandmother. When they are in a rental car Holly finds out her grandmother has no idea that they are coming. Her grandmother does not have a phone but her menonite neighbor does so they call her and she invites them to stay the night with her. Holly feels really close to Beth and meets her single son who is a vet. Zach. Esther has been jealous of Beth and Beth has had bitter feelings toward Esther . Grandma Anna is so glad that they have come especially when in a little while the whole family is going to move to Montana to buy land. They have sold this farm if they accept the offer. It shows you a slim glimmer of what life is with Amish. Deals more with issues of family and thier secrets, forgiveness, love Christ. Just dealing with regular family problems that come up in life. I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley. 03/01/2012 PUB David C Cook

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Review: Oregon Outback by Elizabeth Goddard

Oregon Outback is 4 short stories about 4 brothers.  I wish they were a little longer but are very good and happy.  No sex scenes or vulgar langage.
The first story is about FBI agent Jonas Love after the death of his partner he is on leave till the investigation is over so he heads home. Jonas was a little wild in his youth and wanted to marry high school girl friend Darcy Nichols. Her father did not think he was worthy and helped him to be better.
Darcy knows that because of her father Jonas left without telling her goodby and has not heard from him since he left and now she sees him at her father's funeral.
Carver the eldest of the four brothers is running the ranch and has found 100 cows are gone.  He does not like Sheriff Sheridan Hall for Sheriff he does not think that is a job for a women. Finally he calls to let her know after 4 days that his cows were stolen.
Sheriff Sheridan Hall wants to earn the respect of rancher Carver Love so instead of sending a deputy goes instead to find out about the rustlers.
ATV store owner Lucas Love is into extreme sports. His friends are falling in love and not willing to be as daring anymore. He does not want to get married and tied down.
Sierra is hired to do the bookkeeping for ATV store when she moves into her grandmother's house she inheirted. She is warned that Lucas has broken a lot of hearts. Sierra agrees to be just friends with Lucas and let him show her some of the sporting world.
Justin Love has not been home for 3 years and now he is back in Oregon to find bail jumper who is on his way from Florida to Oregon to see his sister before hiding in Oregon back country.
Darrow Kincaid is owner, manager of hotel in the country where hunters, hikers and wilderness lovers.  She is hoping to marry her boyfriend of 8 months and thinks they will be good together till she meets Justin and feels something when she checks him into the hotel and questions her future plans.
All four stories talk a little about church,prayer or scriptures in thier lives that help them to make the choices they face.
I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley.
07/01/2012 PUB  Barbour Books 350 pages

Friday, June 22, 2012

Review:Everything to Me by Simona Taylor

3 STARS Everything to Me is a spicey novel set on a island Tobago of the caribbean. The plane is full of people going to the Jazz festival. One person on board is not happy to see was Trent Walker music producer. Dakota Merrick last year wrote and broke the story about his top preformer being on drugs and getting someone else to really sing at her concerts. Then they were at the same party and Trent called her names about what a sleaze reporter she was. Dakota threw her glass of red wine on him. They are not friends. Dakota after waiting a half hour for her ride from her hotel is wilting in the heat. Trent comes up and asks her whats wrong. He lends her his phone to call the hotel and she finds out that she was not confirmed to coming and they dont have room. She tells Trent she will be fine and goes into the airport to call other hotels. Trent rental car is taking forever to be ready for him and its dark before his car his ready. He is driving away and sees Dakota out on a bench by herself. He stops and again asks if he can help and tells her he is staying at a cabin with two rooms. she is welcome to one. Its called Rapture adult only resort. It is don't need swimsuit for pool. rooms have jar fulls of condom, couples massages. Its full of x-rated items. Their is lots of sex and sex talk very little about the jazz. I guess I wanted more conversation than sex talk. My favorite part was taking the kids to dine with them instead of just giving them a dollar. I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley. 06/05/2012 PUB Harlequin Kimani Romance

Review: A Nomadic Witch by Debora Geary

5 STARS A Nomadic Witch is the fourth novel of series a Modern Witch series(plus thier is 3 books in spinoff that have a lot of the same characters) I have liked them all. They have great characters,great community and lots of love and fun all around a witch community. They don't have sex scenes,mindless violence, or swearwords. They do have a lot of knitting,magic and cookies solve a lot of the health problems. I have waited a few months for this book and got it today and now I have to wait again for the next book. These stories are all woven and intwined Its best to read them in order. A modern witch is first one. It takes place in Nova Scotia and thier are brand new babies everywhere. Thier are 4 new babies three of them live next to each other. Marcus is known to be grumpy and aloner, but lately he has been coming to help train and help make it safer place. Someone leaves a baby on his front porch. He was warned by a physic that the baby was his to protect and came from his dead twin brother. He wants someone else to take care of the baby but they want him too. No women in their area will help him. besides breast milk. Some of the new fathers and a father of five help give him advice about stuff they learned from experience. I recommend reading Debora Geary novels I was given this ebook in exchange of honest review from Debora Geary. 06/22/2012 PUB Fireweed Publishing

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Review:Danger in Plain Sight by Marta Perry

4 STARS Danger In Plain Sight is good story. Has a mystery,crime,romance,Amish & English and two friends from different beliefs liking and respecting of each other. No sex scenes. Libby came home for her brother's wedding. She has not told her mom that she quit her job in San francisco. She is not sure what she will do now. Libby is busy taking the photos of her brothers reception when she sees Adam get a phone call. Adam tells her that Esther her best friend was in a hit and run accident and its bad. Adam agrees to take Libby with him to the hospital but he has to go to the scene first. A truck had ran into the horse and buggy. The deputy that got to the scene first shot the horse who was hurt bad. Another Amish had come upon the scene and he had a cell phone and call for the amblence. Libby feels guilty that she had not made time to see Ester yet. Even though she knew that Ester was waiting to talk a problem over with her. But Libby only just made it to the rehersal. Libby only knows that Ester was really worried about something and could use Libby's help to deal with the English. When Adam and Libby get to the hospital Ester is already in surgery. It does not look good for Ester. Libby stays with Rebecca in the hospital room and helps her deal with the English and speak it. A lot of people don't know how to react to the Amish or understand their dutch. Libby is afraid for Ester safty after someone was scared off in her room. Libby when she found out about that she called Adam and told him what Rebecca saw. The Amish don't go to the police for help. After someone breaks into Libby's family home and crashes her computer, her camera is also missing, they know thier is a problem but what it is they will have to figure it out. Thier is a lot of suspense to it. I had no idea of the guilty party until they are caught. Also enjoyed learning a little about the Amish ways. Now I want to go and read Libby's brothers stories. I was given this ebook to read in exchange for honest review from Netgalley. 05/29/2012 PUB HarlequinHQN

Review Captive but Forbidden by Lynn Raye Harris

3 STARS Captive But Forbidden was a good romance novel. Did have a lot of love scenes. President Veronica ST, Germaine of Aliz was on tour trying to get business and others to come visit or invest in her nation. Veronica used to be in all the magazines for her party ways. But last year she has changed. She was convinced to run for President of Aliz. They voted in and trust her. Someone left a note with a threat inside her hotel room and Verconica is a little upset about it. She told her friend Brady about the note. When Veronica is in the bathroom a handsome stranger comes into the bathroom and scares her. Where were guards? Than the power goes out in the hotel. Rajesh Vala has been sent by Brady to protect her. They pretend to be attracted so he can go everywhere with her. After awhile they wait for the crowd of people in the dark to to get to where they are going he escorts her to her rooms. She keeps telling him she does not need help. Though her security guard is missing. Veronica takes a candle into her bedroom and goes to get into bed. Something is under her pillows and tumbled out when she the covers back. She screams for Raj and he looks and its a doll with her eyes dug out. On Aliz the Police chief as taken over the country and demands she stepdown and the last president should take over as President again. This is a quick read. Good for a fast vacation in your mind. I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley. 06/26/2012 PUB Harlequin Presents ISBN:9780373238446

Review: HER HONOR’S BODYGUARD by Johnny Ray

4 STARS I liked it. Did read it in one session. Did not guess who the bad guy really. Okay I did but I was thinking or him or he is guilty. Noella Peterson not sure what to do. She feels threatened but not overtly. She knows she is being followed. She hope no one sees her go into the P.I. office. Vance Mills detective office. Vance is old boyfriend from law school that had to drop out after his fathers death. He joined the police force till last year when she got him kicked off. Now she feels that he might tell the truth about him being set up. Now Judge Noella Peterson needs to ask him for help. She has gone to police and even the FBI. Vance is surprise to see Noella he listens to her and asks to let him decide on it. Noella walking to her car, a man jumps out and tries to kidnap her. She is fighting and sees Vance run toward her then stop when the driver points gun at him. Vance ends up killing the kidnapper. I like Vance. He knows many different types of fighting,lots of spies type gadgets. He stands up for what he believes. I would love to read more about him. I was given this novel in exchange for honest review from librarything. May 2012 Sir John Publishing

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Review:Kade by Delores Fossen

4 STARS Very Suspenseful to the end. Was not sure who the bad guys were till the end. Kade is part of The Lawmen of Silver Creek Ranch series. Kade is also the name of the hero of this novel. Kade has a lot of brothers and they are all in law inforce. Kade is in the FBI. One of his brothers who is sheriff deputy calls him and tells him to get call him back its an emergency. When Kade is told to get to the hospital to meet his brother he goes and asks who died. Kade is told how a few days ago a baby was dropped off at the hospital. Just a few days old and they ran dna test and congratualations he is the father. Because he is in FBI his DNA was on record. Kade is trying to figure out was which case he was working on to figure out who the mother is. Kade remembered he was undercover at a fertility clinic with a female deep undercover female agent. They did not have sex but it was a desire. Then he remembered their cover was blown and they were both drugged for awhile. He tells his brother to take care of her he will be back. Special Agent Bree Winston was a deep undercover FBI agent. She was feeling drugged and her gun was not on the nightstand or her cell phone. She was so confused. She could not remember what case she was on, what her cover was. Before she could figure out thier was a knock on the door and a stranger was calling her name. Kade breaks the door down when she doesn't answer. Bree waits till he gets closer to try and take him down. Then he was acting like a lawman and started to remember a little. Kade tells Bree when he can see she is drugged that she has been missing for more than 9 1/2 months. He just found out a month ago when a new born baby was dropped off at the hospital. Before he can completely get her to trust him someone shoots through the motel door. They need to get out of the room. They go out the bathroom window and thier is a shoot out with the gunman. Kade and Bree are in the truck and he calls the brother who can process the scene and to lockdown the ranch. Kade takes Bree to meet her daughter. They dont know who or why she was made pregnant and who the guilty party was. Thier is a lot of action and suspects before its through. Surprises are in store. I liked it and look forward to reading more about the Lawmen of Silver Creek Ranch. I was given this ebook to read in exchange of a honest review from Netgalley. 06/26/2012 PUB Harlequin Intrigue

Review: The Cowboy Comes Home by Patricia Thayer

4 STARS The Cowboy Comes Home is the first book in the The Larkville Legacy. This book is a fast read. I think they have a good start to the series. Jess Calhoun is a single mother of 5 year old Brady is a Cute kid who starts being afraid of horses even though he lives on a ranch. Jess started her own business on the ranch of a bakery and now with the loss of Clay and her brother is absencent she is also running the ranch. Clay and Brady were really close and Clay had told him about the man who is going to help train his horse. Johnny Jameson arrives on the Calhoun ranch and sees a horse in trouble and stops to help. Then Jessie comes and lends a hand. He tells her he has come because Clay hired him to help train an out of control stallion, Night Storm. That was months ago he finshed the job he was on then came here. The ranch forman knew Clay had hired Johnny and even Brady knew he was the one who could help Night Storm. Clay had a rough childhood. He had got close to being part of a family and it did not work out. So He goes from ranch to ranch to train horses. Never staying long so he won't get attached. Brady knew that Jonny could help the horse and even help him learn to ride a horse. He wants to always be where Johnny is. He trusts Johnny fast because his grandpa talked about him. Johnny really did not have much experience with kids, but Brady got to him. He would help Brady ride his new pony and be ready for the little kids rodeo. At the end of the book a letter is found and its been unopened for years and leaves a mystery to set up the other books in the series. I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley. 06/26/2012 PUB Harlequin Romance

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Review:Surprise Sister by Marta Perry

5 Stars Now I have to wait for the next book in the Texas Twins series. I hate to have to wait. The first book in the Texas Twins is Surprise Sister was a hit in my eyes. It has mysteries,romance,caring community, no sex scenes or swearing to make me cringe. Loved the characters and can not wait to meet the others brothers & see why it happens. It looks like thier are 5 books in the series by 5 different authors. Violet Colby's come to the big city of Fort Worth, Texas to see if she can find who and where her father is. She stops first at a coffee shop she needs the caffine to help her think what to do next. Violet is sitting by the window looking out when A guy comes in and starts to talk to her in a rude way. Tells her that he still wants to marry her. She knew he was coming to her apartment in 5 minutes how come she is not home waiting for him. Violet thinks this guy is crazy and tries to leave and he grabs her by her arm. She has no idea who this guy is. Finally he realizes that she is not Violet and asks her to give him 5 min. to explain. Landon Derringer makes a call and tells who ever is on the phone that he might have the answer to the letter she got awhile ago. To come to the coffee shop right away to meet someone. Landon tells Violet to wait till Maddie comes. Maddie is still mad at Landon when she walks into the coffee shop and stares at Violet. Violet stares back at her in shock. Except for hair and clothes they are the exactly the same. They figure they are identical twins. Maddie dismisses Landon and invites Violet to her apartment to talk. Violet tells Maddie that her mom is in a hospital in a coma and she knew she was born in Fort Worth. Violet looking at a picture on the wall and asks who the younger guy is. Maddie tells her thats her big brother. Violet gets her phone out and shows a picture of her big brother Jackson. They are the same another set of identical twins. Maddie shows Violet her younger brother picture and wants to make sure that thier is not another twin. Maddie comes to the ranch with Violet so she can meet her brother and tomorrow go to the hospital and as least see her mom. Her older brother is a cop working undercover and can't be reached. Her father is a doctor helping in another country right away and is not reachable by cell but he will check emails when he can get to a different place that has service. Her younger brother is in the milatary over seas and just tells him to call when he can. Landon gets a P.I. he has worked for him to check the hospitals for twins born that day. He is upset that Maddie just took off with someone they just met an hour ago and follows her. He has promised his best friend and Maddie brother that he would watch over her when he is undercover. I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley. 06/26/2012 PUB Harlequin Love Inspired

Monday, June 18, 2012

Question of Trust by Laura Caldwell

5 STARS This is my first Izzy McNeil novel but not my last. I had no idea how this would play out. Thier was lots of drama. Some sex scenes. The characters were all so different in thier walk of life. Did not book the book down till I had finshed. Izzy is now a defense lawyer and part time P.I. She used to be a entertainment contract lawyer. Izzy works for her friend since collage Maggie and her family firm. Izzy much younger boyfriend Theo is rich with his own business him and his friend Erik started. Theo is looking to buy a house now is apartment lease is up. He finds one he likes for a few million. So Theo asks to move in with Izzy till his house is ready for him to move in. The day he moves in Izzy condo is broken into and nothing taken. Theo finds out that thier is a problem with him buying the house. Something is wrong with his credit. Then he finds out that thier are major problems with his business. Izzy has a bunch of small cases for the firm as she is still learning the inns and outs of a defense lawyer. One case she is helping on is for drug cartel thier boat was seized with a couple of million dollars worth of drugs. Then Theo is arrested for federal charges. They think he stole all his investors money. Theo claims he is innocent and does not know where all the money went. Everyone thinks others took the money and everyone seems to be questioning who they can trust. The title really fits this book Question of Trust is a stand alone novel but the characters of most of it seems to have been in other novels. I can't wait to read more of Izzy McNeil's adventure of her life. I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley. 02/28/2012 PUB Harlequin HarlequinMira

Bet on a Cowboy by Julie Benson

Review: Bet on a Cowboy by Julie Benson 4 STARS Bet on a Cowboy was fun,warm hearted , silly and sad. It was a fun quick read. Thier is some sex scenes that I skipped over. I would read more from Julie in the future. Maggie Sullivan is the director of Finding Mrs. Right. They have to find a new bachelor in just 2 weeks. They decide to try for Rory McAlister but found out he was married but he had a single good looking brother Griffen McAlister. When Maggie called him to offer him the role he hung up on her, in fact twice. Maggie does not give up though so she flew to his ranch to explain he was not interested till she told him that he would be paid 3,000 a episode a total of 30,000 dollars. That got Griffens attention. He was willing to listen to more. Griffen was a rodeo bull rider till a car wreck injury made him quit riding. Since then he only worked on the ranch as a ranch hand. His mother was fighting cancer and Her only hope was a expensive treatment that was expensive and not covered by insurance. For his mom he could go on tv and make a fool of himself to pay part of the expense. Griffen thought that if he picked someone who would turn down his proposal that way he would be able to keep his word and could not be sued. He figured that if one he chooses won't want to live on thier ranch it would work. Griffen was full of charm and got away with lots because women would fall over to help him. Maggie was not going to give into Griffen especially when he would use his charm. Maggie knew she was a plain looking women. She was teased so bad in school she gave up trying to look good. She was thinking of becoming a single mother. She did not trust Griffen's flattery at all. She was starting to like him too much if she was not careful she could be fired and sued. Griffen thought Maggie had beautiful eyes and was enjoying her company more and more. He thought the women who were on the show were all alike. Not too smart even the lawyer asked dumb questions. Late one night Griffen and Maggie slept together and the condom broke. Both new that they could not afford to get caught and that one night was a big mistake. Because Griffen had to propose to one of the ladies or be sued. He had already spent the money. Then things got even worse for them. I was given this ebook to read in return for honest review by Netgalley. 06/01/2012 PUB Harlequin American Romance

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Review:Mariah's Quest by Dianna Crawford and Sally Laity

I was afraid that I wouldn't like Mariah but I do.  She grew up and I was impressed with her. Now
thier is Lily story to read hopefully soon.
Mariah was sold into bond to a handsome young man and taken to his family's plantation.  He did
promise her older sister that she would be safe.
Colin did not have good intention in mind first but he was taken with her beauty.  He told his mother
that he was thinking of his sister's and thier wish to be taught at home instead of away to school.
Mariah played music instruments,spoke French,had lovely handwriting, and good to sums. So Mariah was soon the teacher for 3 young ladies the youngest 8.
Mrs. Barclay did not like her and made sure that Colin did not spend much time at all alone with her.
Even sending her son on a long trip selling thier horses and going to England to buy more stock for
thier horses.
Colin while over in England looked up Mariah's father and let him know the girls made it safely to
America and bought an engagement ring for Mariah that her father even made.  He also went with her
father to hire a lawyer to handle his sueing the estate for payment of jewelry that he made for them.
Mariah was a vain and self centered at first with dreams of marrying rich but as she faced trials she
grew and turned more to prayer.
You do get to see and hear from Rose and her family a few times and finally hear a little about Lily.
I was fasinated from the glimse of George Washington when he was younger.  also learned a little more
what life was like at the times.
This was a good uplifting book to read this sunday afternoon.  Did not want to put the book down.
Now I really want to see what happens to Lily. Find out if thier father and brothers are doing okay and whats been going on with them next.
I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley.
07/01/2012 PUB  Barbour Publishing,  Inc.

Review:Antiques Disposal by Barbara Allan

4 STARS This is my first book of Trash to Treasure series I have read. I liked it but did not really connect to the characters. Sometimes it was charming. Sometimes silly. With two different writers made it interesting. I did not figure out who the killer was and why he did it. Vivian Borne is the mother-grandmother who buys the auction of a storage contents for her business. She has been a widow for decades. Had many men through the years. Her oldest daughter Peggy Sue just became a widow and found out that she was in debt and had to move back in with her mother. Brandy Borne was divorced and moved back with her mom-grandmother the last 2 years. I guess in a previous book found out that her sister was actually her mother and her father was now a Senator. She joins in business with her mom-grandmother selling stuff they find at a booth in antique mall. So Vivian and Brandy win the bid on the contents of a storage unit. Vivian cheated and made people think it was full of mice.(threw chocolate sprinkles around). They have 24 hrs to get contents moved. On the second trip to the storage unit they found the rest of the unit was stolen and owner dead body was left in it. When they finally get through with the police that night thier house was broke into. Peggy Sue was knocked out and Brandy's blind dog was kicked and stopped breathing. Thier old cornet was stolem from the music room. The cornet from the storage unit was in the garage. So why was the cornet stolen. This is the 5th book in the series and does stand alone but I think it would be better if you have read the previous books. I was given Antiques Disposal from Librarything and asked in return to give honest review. May 2012 PUB. Kensington Puboishing Corp 232 pages Authors Barbara Collins and Max Allan Collins

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Review:Promise Me a Rainbow by Chery reavis

5 STARS Well I laughed,cried and smile through the book. Thier are some sex scenes & swearwords in the book so beware. Catherine Holben saw gnome in the front of a window at a store by her bus stop. She ended up buying it. The store owner asked if she could give the man who had to sell them her address. He did not want to part with them but he needed the money. Catherine agreed. Catherine is a nurse who is teaching pregnant girls how to take care of thier baby now and when they came in the future. Catherine husband divorced her because he wanted children and she could not have them. Her husband John still wanted them to be friends. Even invited her to his wedding. While she was yelling at her ex-husband for leaving her because he wanted children. A man and his little girl were outside her apartment and heard some of the fight. The man turned to the little girl and said lets go. He told her now was not a good time to talk to Ms. Holben. The little girl wanted just to give her his business card. He said no. The man dropped his daughter off at home and went back to work. Fritz the little girl waited for her Joe to leave. She then went and got on a bus a stop away. Then she rode another bus and got off at the apartment building. Fritz went up and knocked on the door. She handed the business card to the lady. Catherine invited her in. She was cold and wet, so Catherine put the afgan around her and let her the see the humble figurine that she had named. Finally Fritz gave in and called her brother but her dad Joe was home. Joe wife died when Fritz was just 2.Fritz was the youngest of three at 7. Della the oldest 16 Charlie at 15. Right now his business of construction was slow right now. Fritz called Joe by his first name a while back he doesn't know why she did. Fritz told Catherine all about her and her family. That she called her dad Joe so he would not die on her. Fritz tried not to be any trouble. She loved the figurine and had voted to sell them when they had a family meeting. Joe could not believe that they meant so much to Fritz but he really did not have a choice at the time. He agreed that Fritz could come and visit the gnomes when Catherine invited the little girl. Fritz is a cutie. Della is a spoiled brat. Charlie is usually in his own world. Sasha the 13 year old who is one of the pregnant girls in Catherine class. You just want to hug her. I liked the story and cared about the thier world and what happens to them. I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley. 05/07/2012 PUB Bell Bridge Books

Friday, June 15, 2012

Review: Haunted Waters Red Rock Mysteries

4 STARS This was a fun short adventure novel with a ending that makes you want to get the next book. I got this book from Amazon. Love the characters. Seem real to me and kept my attention. A mom and her three kids move to colorado. She is a writer and has a new husband. Her first husband was killed in a plane crash. She was pregnant with thier third child at the time. The oldest are twins.Ashley and Bryce Timberline they are 13. They now have a older step sister and a new stepfather. Thier is a bully at school that is threatening them. He wants to take their 4 wheelers that they ride to school each day. They go with thier stepdad for a weekend getaway to see some of Colorado history and to bond. When a musuem gets robbed the day they are thier. It gets dramatic but in a good way. I will read more books like this. Good and clean book can be read by anyone 2005 PUB Tyndale House Publisher

Redemption of a Hollywood Starlet by Kimberly Lang

4 STARS This is a fun romance. Thier are a few sex scenes that I skipped over. I enjoyed the story line and the characters. I did wonder if Finns brothers had books with their story. Caitlyn Reese has been working and taking acting classes thier for the last few years. She wants to make a comeback. Her parents are stars in thier own rights. Before she ran away to London she used to date Finn Marshall. Thier lives were too much in the spotlight. They partied a lot together and were not good together. Finn comes back to his movie and finds the actress he hired had to be let go and Caitlyn was the new hire. Finn thought Caitlyn would have come back after thier last fight but she never did. He is not sure that she is right for this part. Finn'a family is famous in the politcal scene. His grandfather Senator Marshall. He is not close with his father the senator. Caitlyn was his only girl friend who did not want anything from him. She also knew about having a famous family Naomi Harte is the star of the movie. She has always been jealous of Caitlyn. Her star has grown while Caitlyn was working in theater in London. To keep the press from hounding the movie over Caitlyn and Finn working together. They decided to have Caitlyn and Jason Elkins another star pal around and let the press see them. Finn also escorted Naomi around and the press was playing that up too. Especially Naomi. This is a fast read great for those times you want to just read and relax. I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley. 06/05/2012 PUB Harlequin Harlequin Presents

Thursday, June 14, 2012

The Hermitage House Miracle by Malcolm Ater

5 STARS I had to give it 5 stars because I got so emotional in a few places. Cried lots of tears, sad tears, joyful tears. So yes I got lost in the book and cared about the characters. I liked the characters. The children who opened their hearts to the new orphans. The Sisters who took care of the children and loved them and worried about them. Jamie is brought to the orphange after his mothers death and when they could not find any family for Jamie. Jamie loved having his own room. He never had his own room or a bed so nice. Jamie is 12 year old boy. He was used to moving every six months to a year. He would write letters to his friends giving them his new address and he never got any letters back. Antonio was a little younger than Jamie and had the room next to him. Antonio was showing Jamie around. They promised they would be friends forever. Starting that first night Jamie began dreaming of a little boy with freckles and green eyes and someone who was calling him son. Sometimes the dreams would have a little girl,a mother and a dog named Scout. The sisters told Jamie that they were just dreams. They worried about his dreams. Jamie had never had friends to play with after school, never went to parks, fishing or anything. With Antonio he fished, played with and came out of his shell. Jamie still had dreams all the time and they seemed so real to him, but he did not tell anyone except Antonio about them any more. I liked the story but could have done without the tears. I would read more from Malcolm. Thier were some twists to the story that I did not expect, some that I did guess. It was nice to hear about an orphanage that cared about the kids. Though it did have problems and I still wonder about them. I was given this ebook to read in exchange for honest review from Netgalley. 05/26/2012 PUB Blue Ridge Mountain Books Acorn Book Service

The Last Good man by Kathleen Eagle

3 stars I did not like some of the language and losts of sex scenes. I liked the story line and the characters. Also enjoyed the horses and the message about breast cancer. Would read more from Kathleen Eagle especailly if its about Kole. Savannah Stephens came back to her home town. She was hiding upstairs of her Aunt's grocery store. Savannah was worn down and broke. She quit working as a model when she became a mom and before she went back she got breast cancer. Savannah has the cutest 6 year old named claudia who was worried about her mom how sick she got. She takes care of her the best she can. Everyone is surprised to see her daughter, even her Aunt did not know about her. Though one look at her face and lots of people guessed who the father was. Clay keogh owned a ranch with his mother. He brought a lot of horses that were on the way to be canned dog food. He works on the side shoeing horses and floating their teeth. He has an ex-wife who had 3 kids from different fathers. He misses the kids, he still sees them. Clay meets Claudia outside her Aunt's general store and watches Clay shoe a horse. He recongizes his brothers eyes on her face. She tells him her mother is the most beautiful mother in the world. He guess that must be Savannah. Clay and Savannah used to be good friends they would follow his half brother when ever they would let them Kole. Savannah had a crush on Kole. Clay had a crush on Savannah. Clay had not seen Kole for years. He escaped from Prison and still was wanted. At least now he knew he was alive at least a few years ago. Clay and Savannah meet up at thier secret cave late at night. Neither one new the other was going to be thier. They have sex but Savannah won't take off her shirt or let Clay tough her breasts. Savannah does not sleep during the night but sleeps a lot during the day. Claudia hears her Aunt and mom talk about going to the doctor that she was not going to let her die like her mom. Claudia cries and Clay is thier and promises her that he will make her mom go to the doctor. They came back from the doctors married and everyone is a little upset with them for eloping. Thier are a lot of issues with bodies and self worth from different women and a lot of good advice. Thier are tough times with low cattle prices with ranchers are all tighting their belts. I was given this ebook to read in exchange for honest review from Netgalley. 05/01/2012 PUB Bell Bridge Books

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

A Smudge of Gray by Jonathan Sturak review

3 STARS i am so tired of foul language. I remember the saying that swearwords show a lack of creative words or something like that. So thats why I only give 3 stars. Sorry the more books I read with so much strong language the more intollerance I have. Detective Brian Boise is handed a new case of a serial killer. Brian is up for a promotion. Brian family is getting tired of his always at work and never takes the time off. He promises to go to his sons game and than does not make it. Trevor Malloy is a hire killer. His family believes he is a business consultant. He has twins girl and boy. He spoils his family with material things. The two men are on a collision course. Both love their families. Thier are twists that I did not expect. Thier is quite a bit of drama in this book. I was given this ebook to read from Librarything. Pendan Publishing; 1st edition (January 31, 2012)

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Review:Courageous by Diana Palmer

. 4 STARS Peg Larson is determined to catch her boss Grange. She is only 19 been kissed once but she knows what she wants. She tries flirting,suggestive talk,talking about collage. Peg is his cook and her father is his manager. Its a small ranch that Grange's boss gave him after he rescued his wife. Pegs talks all about her experience since she had sex at 14. Which got Grange kissing her hard and scared her. Grange realized that she had been lying to him. Grange asked her to the Cowboy ball dance. Peg felt like cinderella with all her borrowed clothes. Grange was leaving the country to lead a rebel army to put the displaced leader back on his Presidency. They only had a small army but they hoped they could use some of the people who were loyal to the President Emilio Machado. Arturo Sapara took over the goverment when the President Emilio Machado was out of the country making deals and trade agreements. Arturo prisoned and killed a lot of people who were protesting against him. Closed churchs, tv channels and all but a few newspepers with his people in charge. He is also addicted to drugs. Grange has had a rich journalist that has been chasing him for months she even followed him to South America to record the coupe. Grange shot her down really hard this time and told her that he had a innocent girl who works for him that he was going to marry when this was all over. Clarisse has been over taking her medicine and not thinking to clearly. She was angry that Grange had turned away from her. She was going to get Peg and leave her in the jungle here and than let Granger know but not where she was. Clarissa used the excused that Grange wanted to see her and she owed him a favor and Peg just left with her without telling her father where she was going and with whom she was with. Thier is a lot of drama, a lot of people coming together to deal with those who are taking advantage of others. I liked the story. Thier was a few love scenes at the end of the book. I was given this ebook in exchange of honest review from Netgalley. 06/19/2012 PUB Harlequin HarlequinHQN

Review: The Wrangler by Lindsay McKenna

I enjoyed reading the Wrangler.  Had strong characters, western romance and bad guys.
Griff McPherson has moved back to Wyoming after living in New York since he was 6 years old.  His parents died and his uncles split up Griff and his twin Slade. Slade was raised on the family ranch while Griff was raised in the city with money.
Griff lost all his millions in the stock market problems and decided to come home to the ranch now that he was broke. When Slade years ago had asked Griff for a loan to help get the ranch out of trouble he said no. Griff feels bad about that now and realized the pride he had than.
Val Hunter was back home in Wyoming where she did not want to be.  Her grandmother had health problems and asked her to help with the ranch.  Her father Buck was abuser he beat Val and her mom. Now both are dead and her grandmother owns the ranch. Val got out of the intelligence business in the airforce on family hardship discharge.
Gus had sold her ranch when her husband died and moved in with them on the ranch to stop Buck from abusing them when she found out what he had done to them. Gus wants to get the ranch fixed up and then turn it over to Val when she is ready for it. Buck had let it get so run down.
Griff is recommended to them as a hard worker. He does not have all the skills to be a wrangler but he is a fast learner and hard worker. They are only paying him min. but he gets room and board included. Plus he found that he really likes being back in Wyoming and working with his hands. He has a MBA from Harvard which also helps get the ranch on track.
Griff is working hard to make amends to his brother. Plus he feels guilty with the part he had in the econimic hard times.
I always enjoy reading Lindsay McKenna stories and will read more in  the future.  I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley.
06/19/2012 PUB HarlequinHQN

Monday, June 11, 2012

The Unholy by Heather Graham

This was the most entertaining of her books. I really liked it.
The ghosts were the best part.
Alistair Archer was all by himself in his dad movie theater watching old movie one sunday. His father has a old theater that shows old movies and its closed on sunday. Thier is a tunnel that runs from the theater to his adjacent studio where they make special effects for different movies. they sit on two acres next too very old cemetery. Down in part of the tunnel is set up old movie scenes a museum. Some of the time you can go from one building to another but security is tight when they are working on blockbuster movie.
Alistair is surprised by a actress who says the door was open and begs him to let her see some of the props maybe help her get a small roll.
So Alistair let his girl talk to let him in through the tunnel. while by the scene of the movie they are remaking he sees that the locked door is open and hears Jenny scream and as he turns sees her get her throat sliced and runs slips in blood and knocks himself out.
The police arrest him for the murder of Jenny since he was alone with her in locked building.
Eddie Archer calls in some favors and gets a FBI special group to come in and help. The first one he calls his a old special effects employee that is part of this Krew. Sean Cameron does not believe Alistair would kill someone either.
Eddie also asks his employee Madison  to take Sean around and show hims the changes since he worked thier. Eddie told Sean that Madison is like him special.
 Madison sees ghosts but a lot of time she does not realize they are dead until someone else wonders who or what she is talking about. Eddie saw her a couple of times talking to know  one at the cemetary. Madison since she was real young learned not to let anyone know she sees people that others dont see.
In fact she saw an actor that looked like Humphrey Bogart and had a nice  talk with him till she realized it was really him. In fact Humphrey Bogart ends up living with her and watches old tv shows.
Sean after taking Madison to the morgue goes back to her apartment and sees Bogie and talks to him. Madison has never told anyone about her ghost and had never met anyone like her. Sean also asks what Jenny told her at the morgue.
Infact most his group of FBI agents can see ghosts. Jenny likes that she is not alone and they believe her.  Madison had someone sneaking around her place and Bogie was able to set off her car alarm scared someone off and woke Madison up.
Since the FBI agents can see the ghosts Bogie and Jenny help to try and find out who killed Jenny and how they got in and out of locked building.
Thier are some love scenes. and some scary scenes in this book.
I was given this ebook in exchange for honest review from Netgalley.
06/19/2012 PUB Harlequin Mira

Review: Bane by Trish Milburn

4 STARS Wow! I want book 3 now. Was not ready for it to end. Bane is the second book of the Coven series. The first is White Witch and the third is Magick coming out in sept,2012. Bane takes off just awhile after White Witch. Jax and Egan have left thier friends in North Carolina and are in Salem. Where it all started looking for answers how to stop thier Covens and how to control the evil within them. Jax is not finding out much searching at the library but she does come across the librain who is a little too helpful with asking again what she is looking for. Jax also meets a boy her age Rule who says he is doing homework. He shows her a map with names of who owns it at time of the Witch trials. Jax and Egan are feeling hopeless that they can't find anything. Then they see Rule go into a herb shop and follow him inside. They are offered a drink of tea that makes them sick especially Egan. Later that night they break into the herb shop for answers and find Rule's mother and grandmother. Who are witches but have no power. But they have a library of information in thier basement that after they test them show them. They are willing to see if they can help stop the covens. Thier is a lot of drama that keeps you on the edge of the seat and doesn't quit. Read it in one sitting. Rule is willing to be more to Jax but she can't get over the love she feels for Keller. Jax misses Keller and her friend Toni. Egan has a computer to alert them if anything mentions Keller and Toni's name. When they show as missing Egan and Jax are torn for they left to protect them and now they were gone missing. If you read and liked White Witch you need to read Bane and then you will wait for Magick. They are good books to read. Bane is fun,powerful,no sex scenes or swear words. Full of magic and choices we all make all the time to do whats right or whats wrong. to be selfesh or unselfesh. What they are willing to fight for or die for. I don't want to give away anymore of the story and lessen the tension for you. I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley. 06/01/2012 PUB Bell Bridge Books

Review: A Killer Read by Erika chase

4 STAR Really good mystery. I stayed up till 1:30 am. I won this book from Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book. I like the name of the book club they just started. Ashton Corners mystery readers and Cheese straws society. Lizzie lives in a 2 bedroom apartment. She is a reading specialist. She teaches to the teachers,students and older kids that are working on getting thier GED. Lizzie has her litercy and private tutoring at her friends Mollie big house. Lizzie starts a book club and invites a few of her students to come. sad to say on thier list of books only have read a few. When their first book club meets a strange man comes right into Molly's house. When bob goes to his car to drive home he sees the dead body. I did enjoy A Killer read and am glad that thier will be more to the series. 4/2012 PUB Berkly Prime Crime 294 pages

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Review: Hunters Prize by Marcia Gruver.

4 STARS story starts 1904 It made for a nice sunday read. It was also a clean read, no sex scenes or swearing. Just an old fashion love story. The characters were loveable especially Ceddy. Cedric Whitfield a little boy who became an orphen in South Africa. He has a disorder that today would probably autism. He does not talk, let people touch him. Has fits but loves rocks and really knows them. When Ceddy finally gets on board a boat to take him to Texas. Thier escort Denny Currie & Charlie Pickering 2 rough guys find that the glass was cut and they realize that one of his rocks is a big diamond. So they hurry to follow him to Texas because they want his diamond. Addie McRae decides she wants to take the job in Texas she hears about and her mother escorts her to meet the family. Pearson Foster from Galveston, Texas is teasure hunter he has been looking for Jean Lafitte buried treasure with no luck. His good Theodoro benardi goes with him. He hears of a sunken zhip the Mittie Stephens that was full and had lots of gold for payroll but it caught on fire. everyone died about 20 feet from shore. Marshall. Tx. in 36 years no one has found her. So they decide to see if they can find her. Miss Whitfield has never married. She agreed to take care of Ceddy if anything happened to his parents. Mariah McRae and her daughter Addie traveled from Camton, Mississippi and when they got to Marshall Texas off the Train with their luggage two men offer to carry thier luggage. Which were Pearson and Theodore they joined them for lunch and then helped them to get to Miss Whitfield's house. Preston wrote to Mrs. McRae when he went to visit them and found she had already left for home. They had enjoyed each other company. When Addie heard that he had come to visit her mother and then wrote a letter to her got the impression that he had fallen for her mother. She was not happy at that idea. Theodore convinced Preston to go to church with him. Preston has been mad at God for five years since he lost all his family in a hurricane. Durning church his heart softened. The Preacher touch his heart and welcomed him. After church they found Ceddy hiding under his bed and he had bruises on his arm like fingers and a cut under his chin and very frightened. Miss Whitfield was afraid the Preston might be the one to hurt him. Thier was a lot of rushing to judgement against Preston from people around the town. Somethings were stolen and they were the new ones around town. The story moved along at a good pace and I did not put the book down till I was finshed. I believe this is the 3 book in the series but the only one that I have read. I would not mind reading the others sometime in the future. I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley. 07/01/2012 PUB Barbour Publishing, Inc.

The Golden Flute Adventure of Lilli and Zane by Catherine Lanigan

What a fun adventure book. Love Lilli & Teddy characters.
Lilli is not afraid to be different. She decides to wear different costumes like she is a french one day. She is in high school and the only friends she has is Zane and Teddy who live next door. Though they all walk to school together Zane pulls ahead of her so other kids don't see her with him. Lilli's mother was murdered years ago. Her father and mother traveled all around the world finding artifacts and legends. Her father is in Cairo and will meet her in London for her spring break.
Teddy is 8 year old genius who takes cares of his family. Getting them up for work & school. Lunch money out even for his parents.  Reminds them of things when they have to go out of town.  He loves Lilli
Zane is 15 and Teddy's older brother. He likes Lilli but is embrassed by her at school. He is on lots of sport teams and popular and Lilli is picked on. They live next to Lilli in Texas. They have spent every spring break together except this year. Lilli is going to London with her nanny/housekeeper.
Zane is grounded and has to take Teddy everywhere with him. Thier parents are away at a conference.
Her father is in danger. Lilli has a dream that seems like her mom is telling her something and she tells her dad about it and what she discovered about the gold flute her mom sent her the day she was murdered.
Two different groups hears that Lilli has the flute and will take it with her to England.
After Lilli heads for airport Zane and Teddy see some people break into her house and room. They think Lilli is in danger and decide to go to London to keep her safe. They make it on same flight but don't let Lilli and especially her nanny see them on the plane till they get to London airport and tell them about the break in.
The three kids sneak away and get to meet her moms old friend and other places by themselves to solve problems.
I did not want to put the book down. Can't wait till the next book. It is a story that tells about some real history but it blends into a fantasy with Evil men killing and stealing to gain power and riches. Others are willing to do anything to save lives. Thier are magical powers that are used.
I was given this ebook in exchange for honest review from Netgalley.
06/12/2012 PUB Cedar Fort Sweetwater

The Shapeshifter's Secret by Heather Ostler

YA fantasy novel that starts in a regular school than her world is turned around on her.
Julia was raised by her father who is very protective of her. Gives her a ride to high school and home every day even though they live close enough for her to walk. She knows nothing of her mom even if they were married or not.
Julia is losing her temper more often. After talking one day during lunch and mentioning she sneaks out her window when she is grounded never being caught. Her window at home has prison bars on it. Only hers ,
Then she finds out that she is not normal and doesn't come from here. Finds out people want to kill her. Has to escape to different land through portals and goes to a special school in a castle and learn how to shift into an animal.
Thier is regular high school dramas and thier is a whole new way of life she has to learn about. Still have questions that I want answered hopefully in more books.
The book was fun and easy to read. Look forward to more books in this series.
I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley.
06/12/2012 PUB Cedar Fort  Sweetwater

Saturday, June 9, 2012

The line Between Here and Gone by Andrea Kane

Since I have read Twisted I have enjoyed being a fan of Andrea Kane.
Her newest book does not disppoint.
This is the second book of Forensic Instincts that I have read.
F.I.  is Casey Woods dream.  She has gathered together a team
of investigators who have different skill sets that work together
in a different way than the authoritys can.  Casey is a profiler
and lives on the top floor of the building.
Marc Devereaux is a former FBI and Navy Seal very
skilled and doesn't mind bending rules.
Claire just joined the team after working with them on the
kidnapping case.  She is psychic.
Also new after working with the kidnapping case is Retired
FBI Special Agent Patrick Lynch. Patrick does not like
to break the law and joined the team to bring order.
Ryan McKay is techno genius and strategic whiz.  He
builds little spy robots has very complicated computer
system down in the bottom floor.
They all work well together and solve their cases.
Amanda Gleason has a one month old son Justin who is
fighting for his life and needs a bone marrow transplant to
survive and he needs it fast.  Amanda can't do it and her only
relative is not a match.  Justin father Paul is the best chance
to be a good match, but Paul was murdered before she even
knew she was pregnant, or so she believed.
Amanda was sent a photo from a cell phone from a good friend
who knew Paul and saw him down in Washington D.C.
Amanda took the picture and went to F.I. to hire them to
find Paul and help her save her sons life.
Marc was the only one thier and took the case instead of
waiting for the whole team to gather and decide.
With Ryan's software they believe that Paul is alive but
they don't know if he faked his death or someone else did.
is he criminal or honest & scared.  They are determined to
find him no matter what gets thrown in their way.
The drama and suspense is good you don't know who are the
good or bad guys all are till the end chapters. Justin has so
many setbacks and problems.
I look forward to more stories from Andrea in the future.
I was given this ebook to read in exchange for honest reviews
from Netgalley.
06/19/2012 PUB  Harlequin     HarlequinMIRA

Friday, June 8, 2012

Review:Old Loves Die Hard by Lauren Carr

5 STARS Well now this week have read all 3 Mac Faraday novels and have really enjoyed them. They are full of twists and turns you might guess some but you won't guess all its secrets. They are clean as in no sex scenes or any vulgar langage but a lot of murder. This book Old Loves Die Hard is the second Mac Faraday novel. Mac is enjoying a visit with Archie and his half brother David when his ex-wife knocks at his door drunk asking for a second chance. Mac does not want another chance after 20 years of marriage his wife kicked him out of his house. She got the house and he got the credit cards bills he did not charge. Then right after he was told he inheirited millions when mystery writer Robin died. Mac was her son that she gave up for adoption 40 years ago. Mac took his ex-wife up to the 5 star inn he also inhierted to check her into. Mac found out at that time that he actually had his own penthouse suite that only for his & his guests use. Before Mac could take her up his ex-wife Christine took off when she saw the guy who she left Mac for and lived with till her money was gone Stephen and had a yelling fight with. After Mac took Christine up to the suite made arrangement to have breakfast with her in the morning when she was sober. When she was not down to meet Mac for breakfast he went up to get her and found Stephen dead and then he found Christine dead in the tub. Even with Mac working as a homicide detective for 20 years he made many mistakes before he called the murder in. Mac was now a suspect in the death of his ex-wife and her lover. It was a media circus that the murder took place in a 5 star inn in the owner's private suite who just inhierited millions 3 months ago. David the new Police chief is also Mac half brother though they just met months ago. David won't answer Mac's phone calls. Mac finds out some of whats going on from the man who is in charge of security. The more they find out why Stephen was here and staying at Mac's inn the more questions they have. The more they find the more dead bodies show up. Someone even takes shots at both David and Mac. Thier is humor in this mystery and part of it is with Mac's dog that he was left. Very smart dog who was a thief. I am sad that I have read all the Mac Faraday mysteries that are out. I look forward to reading more in the future I hope. I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley. 04/26/2011 PUB CreateSpace Acorn Book Services

It Murder My Son by Lauren Carr

4 STARS This is the first Mac Faraday Mystery. It's the second one I have read this week. I have found a new writer I like to read. Her Mysteries have lots of angles and lots of bad guys but thier has been lots of good guys too. In It's Murder, My son Mac Faraday just got divorced. His wife of twenty years as left him for another guy she was having an affair with she got the house and he got her credit card bills that he did not know about. After the divorce a lawyer came up and told him that his birth mother was famous mystery writer Robin Spencer and she died and left him a fortune. A 5 Star hotel & restraunt too. Mac quit his job and moved to the town of Spencer where Robin's family was named after. Where also a policeman was his half brother David lived. Mac found out his father died 5 years ago and he was the Chief of Police. So Mac did not know who or what his parents did also became a very good Murder detective for over 20 years. with his mansion came a smart trouble making dog named Gnarly and a guest house with Arche living in it for her life. Arche was his mother's editor and also helped do her research for her books. Mac found out his mom only had Gnarly for a little while because his owner was murder two houses away. Her husband did not want the dog and would not pay the vet bills after he almost died after his mistress was murdered. The story kept me up way late untill I could not keep my eyes open and finshed first thing this am. It has lots of humor along with all the mysteries going on in the story. Its entertaining. I guessed some of the answers but by no means all the answers. I badly wanted to go to the end and cheat late last night but I did not give in. Mac is not used to having money and what it can buy for you. I wished to find out more about his grown kids. Maybe in the next book that I read of his. If you like mystery story than I recommend you read Its Murder, My Son. I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley. 06/28/2010 PUB CreateSpace Acorn Book Services

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Priscilla the Great Versus the world by Sybil Nelson

4 stars This is three really short stories about Priscilla and her family. If your a fan of Priscilla you will like this but want it to be a lot longer. Priscilla the great vs Christine the Mean Kyle is away for summer camp and calls Priscilla for help. She takes the jet to help him. Priscilla the Great vs, Haunted Hundred Dollar Bill. Priscilla actually reacts as a regular kid and does something wrong. If your going to steal don't still from your brother the pysic. Priscilla the Great Vs. the Bendie thieves One thing about Priscilla she is way to competive especially with Kyle. The Bendies are a town olympics and every year Kyle family wins. Priscilla really wants to win but her parents won't let them compete with thier powers. so Priscilla and Josh figure ways so they can win. These stories are funny but short.

Shades of Murder a Mac Faraday Mystery by Lauren Carr

5 Stars Shades of Murder is a great mystery story that takes place with more than one set of detectives investigating a case and how it all melds todgether. It kept me guessing all the time. I did guess a small part but no where near guessing all that went on. This is my first Mac Faraday Mystery and I think I am going to buy some of Lauren Carr's other books today. Thier were no sex scenes they showed the couples together but thats all maybe a kiss or waking up alone. I really like that at the beginning the story she has cast of characters, who they are. So if you forget who that person was you can flip to the front and be able to place the character. Which I did at one point. The first story took place at Deep Creek Lake, Maryland sept 6,2004 with David O'Callaghan as one of the Officers who worked the case before it went cold. He is now chief Police. Ilysa Ramsay was the victim and married to a rich rocket scientist that had a lot of defense contracts. Mac Faraday's just inheirted a painting that was stolen when Ilysa was murdered and sold to a fence to a Mob boss. So Mac wants to solve the cold case. Mac's half brother is David. Everybody is excited about the painting showing up thats leads to some clues to what happened the night of the murder. Joshua Thronton Hancock was asked to go to a prison to help a serial killer Oliver who was found guilty of 6 women's murder but everyone thinks it was 7. Oliver wants to do some good before he dies. He wants Mac's help to solve who victim #4 was and who murdered her because no one was looking thinking. Because everyone believes he killed her. Mac believes him and will do it for victim #4. Mac who is on vacation he is a proscuter asks for files on victim #4 but Lieutenant Sherry Bixby does not want him to look into it. far as she is concerned its a closed case and kicks him out. Detective Cameron Gates who worked the case slipped him the files behind Sherry's back and was willing to work to solve it they never did believe it was Oliver but a copycat. Cameron sees something that helps open that cold case up. Thier are a lot of unanswered questions in all 3 cases that become opened and lead to other questions. Its a fun mystery like the characters and the animals that are a hoot too. I want to read more books like this one soon. I was given this ebook to read in exchange for honest review from Netgalley. 05/15/2012 PUB Acorn Book Services

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Review:The Lost Curse by T. Lynn Adams

5 STARS This was good adventure story. I knew some of the history but learned a lot that I had no idea about about what happened in my state years ago. This is second book with a couple of the same people as first book. I did not read it but now I plan to. Severino is from Peru and is flying into Utah to visit Jonathon and his family. Severino I guess saved Jonathon life twice when he was in Peru. Severino was part of terrosist group trying to find the guy that killed his father Both boys are in thier teens. Jonathon wants to take him camping around Hell Hole canyon by Kanosh, UT. where his grandma and good friend Tallie live. Tallie is a year older than Jonathon. She is Paiute Indian. Her father disappeared when she was only 8 years old. She is a waitress and plans to spend time with the boys when she is off work. On Severino plane was also a older gentleman who wore expensive suit with a butterfly ring. He was doing business the whole flight his name is Cole. Also on the plane a few rows behind Severino and Cole was Ryan he was spying on Cole with his phone. Ryan hates Cole and has plans to take his revenge on him. Both Cole and Ryan want to find the gold mines down by Kanosh that the Spanish explores had found and used Paiute Indians as slaves to mine and killed a lot of Paiute Indians. Ryan actually found a spanish turtle rock that was marking the way to the treasure. Severino and Jonathon while camping actually found some spanish artifacts and knew not to take them anywhere. So they took picture with cell phone and buried them but marked the spot and sent pictures to Jonathon dad for him to see and tell them what it is. His dad showed the picture of spanish mine stamp to others. Both Cole & Ryan group knew right away that the boys had found Spanish artifacts that might lead the way to the mines. The book keeps you involved in the story waiting to see what happens next. Thier is nothing you have to worry about your children reading this book. No sex, no swearing. I really enjoyed it and did not want it to end. I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley. 07/10/2012 PUB Cedar Fort

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Blazing Midsummer Nights by Leslie A Kelly

3 Stars I have to admit that I skipped over a lot of the book because of all the love scenes in it. It really fits the Blaze line of books. To me I really did not connect to the characters very much. The story line that Mimi Burdette works in the advertising for a chain grocery stores for her father. She is dating Dimitri a guy from work to make her father happy. She is thinking that tonight is the night they would sleep together and than thought oh I need to wear sexy underwear so she goes into her room to change. Xander was just moving into the old house and his apartment and locked himself out and he had taken off his shirt. So he goes to the party outside for the landlady gives him a key to a secret door of the patio through the closet to his room. In the closet he hears voice talking about would he like her sexy underware? and then saw her naked from the waist he trips and ends up looking at her from the floor. They end up sharing a passionful kiss. Mimi goes back to the party and forgets her plans for Dimitri. Xander has just moved to Atlanta from Chicago to be a fireman. He has lost both of his parents within six months. He keeps rescueing Mimi. Mimi's father wanted a boy but all he got was Mimi. He is oldfashioned and doesn't think a women can run a business and does not respect Mimi. Warning again lots of sex scenes not much plot around them making love. I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley. 06/05/2012 PUB Harlequin Harlequin Blaze

Summer Nights by Susan Mallery

Summer Nights is another Fool's Gold story. Its fun to see the characters from other stories back. I enjoyed reading Summer Nights. Their was a few love scenes that I skipped over.
Shane Stryker is back in Fool's Gold living with his mother May, her boyfriend Glen, his brother Rafe, and his Fiance Heidi, who is Glen granddaughter.
Shane has bought land next to Rafe's and his building a house, barn. He raises racehorses. Besides just taking care of his own animals, he is taking care of his mother's animals that keep showing up. He is learning about the elephant that she has and that she needs friends. So they are trying all different animals for her and the ones that work are funny.
Annabelle Weiss is a librarian that has fun, smart, sexy, caring and is good friends with Charlie Dixon & Heidi.
Heidi is raising goats, sells cheese, milk. She got engaged in Summer nights to Rafe.
Charlie Dixon is a tall firefighter that does not date but is thinking of becomming a single mom. I feel like her story is coming up soon.
Annabelle is trying to raise money for a bookmobile that she can get books, computers to those that are more housebound. Right now she takes boxes of books in her trunk for a few different groups of people.
Annabelle, Charlie & Heidi come up with the idea of Annabelle take horse lessons from Shane and in the summer and with the horse dancing. The Dance of the Horse and dance of the happy virgin is a Maa-zib tradition hundreds of years ago.
Shane wants to have a family but after his divorce wants a plain, simple woman not passion and wild like his first wife. Heidi does not fit into what he wants except that he does want her.
The town is very involved in each others business as Shane finds out that he gets volunteered to teach girls to ride too. When Shane says he does not have horses for beginners. Horse's show up and saddles. Plus other animals show up that people think would be good friends for Priscilla the elephant herd.
I look forward to reading more books about Fool's Gold.  I was given this ebook to read in exchange for honest review from Netgalley.
06/19/2012 pub Harlequin    HarlequinMira

Monday, June 4, 2012

Review:The Harder They Fall by Trish Jensen

5 Stars If you need to laugh read The Harder They Fall. This is my second novel of Trish Jensen that I have read and they both make you smile. Thier are a few sex scenes. A lot of falls,breaking dishes and other slapstick comedy. Darcy Welham is working at a restraunt in Washington D.C. undercover. She stopped the sale of her father's restraunts to a big company because she wants to run them. The employees want the sale to go through. The main problem Darcy has is she a klutz. She breaks dishes by the hour. Darcy waiting on a customer and and part of his dinner lands she thinks in his lap. She reaches for it and grabs something else instead. Customer jumps up and she almost breaks his nose. Then spills hot coffee on him. Michael Davidson is wanting the sale of the restraunts to go through and if it does he will get a promotion and raise. He is looking over the Washington D.C. location for a few weeks with the owners okay. He can't see why the manager does not fire Darcy she is costing the business lots of money with all her mishaps. Darcy finds out why he is thier and hates him. Michael finds out why Darcy is not fired. He also finds out she is the one to create thier most profitable idems on the menu some of them when she was 10. Darcy's father comes to visit both of them and he tells Michael that he won't sale till Darcy agrees to it. He does not think running the business is really her dream. Michael make lists of his goals what works and what doesn't. He is determined to find out more about Darcy so he can make the sale. The more he is around her the more he wants her and when he diescovers that she has not been french kissed or other things it scares him but not for long. Darcy has low selfconfidence and thats why she is so accident prone. She is sweet and always sorry for the different accidents she causes. I really like Darcy character and I came to like Michael as well. I will read more books by Trish Jensen especially if I am in need of laughter. I was given this ebook to read in exchange for honest review from Netgalley. 05/01/2012 PUB Bell Bridge Books

Review:Threat of Darkness by Valerie Hansen

Samantha Rochard is a nurse is in ER when she hears sounds coming from the curtain area so she looked and saw thin boy with a gun doctor on the floor. Samantha called 911 and dispatch new her voice.  She went into the room and new the boy and talked him into trusting her to help the little boy. Give her the gun.
The cop that came was her old boyfriend that has been gone for the past 5 years.  He wanted her to go with him. She wanted him to stay here with her. Lots of hard feelings.
After working till midnight as she was walking to her car her purse was snatched and told where is the package that the gunman gave her.  John was waiting for her to get off work so they could talk and chased the mugger and got her purse back.
Then eveytime she turned around something else happened to her or her property. Even with the cops around and in police parking lot.
They did not know why things kept happening to her and who was doing it.
Besides being a nurse she was also childrens advocat and turned suspected child abuse in.  One case that she was worried about was a 7 year old boy.  Who the doctor did not believe his friend would do that. Also the police did not think he would. The second time he was brought in the doctor admitted him and they were working on getting paperwork to keep him from going home right away.  The father and the doctor were arguing in the childs hospital room when John stepped in and as he protected Danny from a hit he was knocked out and his gun stolen from him.
The story was good. It did talk about prayers being answered and praying for help. No swearing or sex scenes but their was violence but not a lot of gory details. 
I would like to read more books like this one. It kept my attention, had lots of action & drama.
I was given this ebook to read in exchange for honest review from Netgalley.
06/05/2012 PUB Harlequin  Love Inspired Suspense

Yesterday's Stardust by Becky MelBy

I admit to listening to the book on my kindle and sometimes I got lost for a few seconds as it switched back and forth from the 1920's to 2012. If I was reading I would not got lost as often.
One thing I loved was the questions they ask you at the end makes me think of the story a little different way.
Dani is a reporter for a newspaper and gets involved in her stories. While they are discussing story ideas she gets a phone call from a teenager she interviewed a few months ago China. China is mad that Dani told her to leave her abusive boyfriend and she did. Now her boyfriend shot himself because she left. China blames Dani.
Dani goes back to where the shooting happens and realized China was taken in for questioning by the police. After the cops left the apartment Dani went in and then realized it would not look good if she is caught their. She is worried about China.
She decides after dinner at the Italian restraunt across from China's apartment to stake out the apartment from her car.  Dani finds a journal from the 1920's
The story goes from the 1920's to now and how the people are going through some of the same problems.
Nicky is a chef at his family restraunt that has been in his family for  generations. He is also the manager.  He calls the police because he thinks someone is drunk or dead parked in front of his restraunt in a stolen car owned by Vito.  Dani had fallen asleep in the car that she borrowed while hers was getting fixed. The policeman is Todd Nicky's cousin.  After they called Vito and he confirmed that he loaned Dani his car they let her go.
Vito and his wife had Dani over for dinner and set her up with Todd but also was Nicky and his sister Rena was their.
Francie was raised on a farm in the 1920's. She spied on her father and his business of selling moonshine.  She wanted to go to Chicago and help her sister with raising her nephew. Her parents were keeping it a secret that her sister Suzette wanted her help. Francie saw two of her dad customers in his barn while he was gone and decided to help them with buying the moonshine and when she over heard them saying they were going to Chicago she asked if she could go with them. They said yes if your ready to go in 15 minutes.
Francie age 15 went with them and found out they were crooks and was almost killed. She had to do what they said or else they could kill her or her family especially her nephew. Also was given lots of stuff so she could play certain roles they wanted her to play. Francie could not figure a way out of the mess without having to leave her nephew and sister their.
back in the present Dani is looking to help China. She knows about the gang she is in. She also finds out that Rena is in a gang and feels trapped in it.
Nicky has no idea his sister is in the gang. Dani shares the journal with him but they only read in order no skipping ahead. Nicky wants to date her. Todd wants to take Dani on a ridealong and show her the neighborhood. Dani and Evan her cameraman go undercover. They are both Christians and Dani decides she wants to help the kids more. She does not let anyone but Rena know she is moving into the now available apartment across from the restraunt.
The two stories come together really good and you get drawn in Francine story and want to know what happened to her did she ever get out from the mob?
Can Dani help Rena, China and some of the other teens or are they stuck in the gang for life.
I really enjoyed reading Yesterday's Stardust and look forward to reading more books from Becky. I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley.
06/01/2012 PUB Barbour Publishing Inc.

A Secret Disgrace by Penny Jordan

4 stars It's sad that this is the last Penny Jordan novel. I have read her books for years. She passed away on Dec. 31,2011. She will be missed. Louise Anderson is trying to get her grandparents ashes buried in the graveuard of the church of Santa Maria. It was thier last wish. Louise has not been back to Santa Maria since 10 years ago she had shamed her family and they were asked to leave thier rental. Her father whos attention she has always tried to get said he was done with her. Her mother too did not want her. They wanted to get rid of her baby which she would not do. Her grandparents welcomed her and helped her. Duke of Falconari Caesar remembered her well and knew she had not forgiven him since she never answered his letters 10 years ago. Louise was surprised to hear Ceasar had recieved a letter after her grandfather died telling him he was a father and how good a mother was but her son needed a father figure in his life. Caesar asked if it was true? and when she said yes but they did not want anything from him. The Duke demanded a DNA test and if she tried to leave the island he would stop her taking his son. Thier are some love scenes in this book. I like Louise she admitted her mistakes than she got over them and made a good life for her and her son. Also feel bad about the way certain people treated her. I would like to go back and read the Penny Jordan books that I have missed sometime in the future. I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley. 06/05/2012 PUB Harlequin Harlequin Presents

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Review: Valley of fire by Janelle Tayor

4 STARS The story of the Valley of fire has a lot of mistakes they are always jumping ahead trying to out figure the other person so they don't risk thier hearts. They also have people trying to hurt someone because of jealousy. Kathleen Alexander is visiting the Valley of Fire when her car breaks down and her jug of water is empty. She passes out in the middle of the road. Steven Winngate was riding his motorcycle on his way to a business meeting when he almost hit the car in the middle of the road. He could not wake the blond and he figured out the car was not working. So he locked up her things in the trunk and tied her to him on his bike to take her to get help. Steven finally came upon cop car and flaged them down and told then where he found her. They asked for his id and thought he was not The wealthy oilman. They also saw his gun in his boot so they cuffed him, when he got angry at them. Before they could get him to the jail they found out he was telling the truth. Kathleen also goes by the way Brandy Alexander writer but she does not like to tell people who she is. The ER Doctor comes on to her and she says not. He figures out who she is and asks her out a few times a day. He snooped in her briefcase and then uses that information and lies to get rid of Steven. Steven comes to visit Kathleen but gives false name because too many women come on to him because he is rich good looking & powerful. Because of what the doctor told him he thinks Brandy faked her car trouble to meet him and get a false story for his magazine cancelled. Plus he thought she was writing a story about him and her rescue. Brandy is shocked when he tells her he owns the magazine. Brandy is falling for him but he is keeping secrets from her and she does not want him to know how much she cares. Thier are a few love scenes. A lot of fights before things work out. I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley 05/14/2012 PUB Bell Bridge Books

Review:Exiled by J.R. Wagner

4 stars Exiled is a about a power fight,prophecy,magic and the boy it all falls around. This story jumps all around in time and place. I listened to it on my kindle and sometimes got lost because I did not realized it had jumped again. So I recommend just read it, don't listen to it. The story starts in 1989 in South America during a hearing. James Lochlan Stuart IV is on trial for murder. He is found guilty and sent to the Never. No one comes back from thier. James wakes up and has none of his powers and is in a strange and dangerous place. The 3 chapeter takes place in December 1894 England. the last chapter takes place in June 1626, Ireland. Akil Karanis wants to find the person who the prophecy says will save their people. For many years the ones who do not believe in magic kill those who do. While thier laws prohibt fighting back. The prophecy says the fourth of the name with strong magic will save them. James the third is told about it and shown the world of magic and tells him his son will be the one it speaks of. So James third learns magic so he can teach and protect his son. Anyone can learn magic if they believe in it. They can use this powder to go to anyland that they have been before. You can transport to a place you dont know. This tale is good but I hate when you finsh a book and the story is not done and you have to wait for it. James when he gets to the never he meets the people that have been banished to thier and when they hear his name recognized him as the one who can save them. No one can drink standing water without dying. They can't travel across the ocean it spits them back out or they drown. There are a lot of different creatures and dangerous plant life. But they believe James can change that. In fact they build a small boat and have him sail across the bay and he survives and give the people hope. So they build a bigger boat so a group and can try and gather the things they will need to leave. Thier is so many unanswered questions that I want answered. Oh well I will have to wait for the next book. I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley. 05/05/2012 PUB Greenleaf Book Group

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Review:Always in My Heart by Kayla Perrin

4 STARS You never know what a person is feeling or why they do something without asking and being honest yourself. I liked Always in My Heart the first book about 3 sisters who have been away from each other over 8 years ago. A lot of the Hart Sister's problems are thier mom dropped them at her sister's and told them she would be back soon. So far they have not heard from her since she abandon them. Callie Hart has just arrived to her Aunt's funeral she has not been back for over 8 years, She only saw her Aunt & Uncle when they came to visit her in Florida. Now it was too late see the women who raised her and her sisters. She has not seen her sisters either. Callie was the oldest and when her sisters were feuding she was in the middle and they were making her choose. At the time she was having problems with her boyfriend and she was pregnant and did not tell anyone for awhile. This past week Callie and her son were in a car wreck after being forced off the road. Callie knew the time to tell her son's Kwame father about his son. Detective Nigel Williams was surprised when his old girl friend appeared on his door step. He had loved Callie and was hurt when she ran away. He did not want to let her back into his life but finally invited her into say her piece. Never expecting she would tell him that he was a father of a nine year old boy. Nigel wanted to get to know his son. Callie is glad that Nigel and Kwame can start building a relationship and accepting each other. Nigel wanted to be a good father but he was so hurt and mad that she kept his son away for 9 years. Thier are a lot of drama going on with Callie reconnecting with everyone. Her sisters and thier fight. Her Aunt's death and finding out thier mom might have left them for a good reason. Thier are a few sex scenes in the book that I skipped over. Did enjoy the book and can not wait for the third sisters story and hopefully they can learn more about thier mom. I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley. 05/01/2012 PUB Harlequin Kimani Romance

Friday, June 1, 2012

Review: Surrender my Heart by Kayla Perrin

4 STARS This is the second book of three about the Hart sisters. But I read it first before I realize that. So I know what I will read next. The story line of what happened to thier mother has been in the first two books and I bet it will continue in the last book. It was not the main focus of the book. Natalie Hart is the youngest of the three sisters. They have not talked to each other for years but I guess in the first they came together for thier Aunt's funeral that had raised them after thier mom left them. Now Natalie gets a surprise from her husband that they are now divorced. She is shocked they seperated only two months ago and this was the first she knew he wanted a divorce. He was a professional basketball player and had an affair with her bestfriend. Now he divorced her and proposed to fiance that same day it was all over the media. While out shopping as therapy she saw a reporter outside a store talking to someone good looking and found out he was a professional football player. A little while later trying to avoid the same reporter she bumped into him Michael Jones. Michael did not mind her running into him and started to flirt with her but she brushed him off. Noway she wanted to get involved with another athlete. Later they were both asked to help out on a chairity event and Michael kept asking her out every time they met. Natalie has a hard time not comparing him to her husband and quite a few times jumped to judgement against him. Michael had never been so attracted and worked so hard for someone attemtion. He admits he was a player but he was single but he had changed after his mom was in a bad accident. He wants to be thier for Natalie if she will let him. I can see why Natalie was having a hard time getting over a marriage in just two months would be hard. Especially with all the other factors going on in her life. No wonder she did not want to get involved with anyone let alone a athlete. Thier was a couple of love scenes that I skipped over. Thier was a lot of the book that was fairy tale romance, plus the mystery of her mother and why had their never been any other family besides her Aunt & Uncle. It kept my attention from the start. It is a quick read. Can't wait to read the first book in the series and the third one comes out in June sometime. I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley. 5/22/2012 PUB Harlequin Kimani Romance

Murder takes time by Giacomo Giammatteo

4 STARS BUT ONLY READ 20% because of a lot of bad language,sex scenes & violence. Okay without all the swearing in it I would have finshed the book. I was getting more uncomfortable as I was listening to the book on my Kindle. I decided that finshing a book that was bugging me more & more was stupid and I love books had plenty more to read. I love the writing, the characters, storylines. It was drawing me into the stories. It jumped from now to the past trying to figure out what path brought them to this point. The cop was trying to figure out who the murder was and what the clues left for him personly meant. Like I say if you don't mind the swearing its a really good story. I was given this ebook in exchange for honest review from Librarything. Publisher: Inferno Publishing Company; 1 edition (April 15, 2012) 421 pages