Tuesday, September 27, 2016

A Christmas Bride by Hope Ramsay (Chapel of Love #1)


Sunday, August 14, 2016

Falling for the Single Dad by Lisa Carter

Finding Her Way Home
After fifteen years away, Dr. Caroline Duer is nervous about returning to her hometown. The veterinarian might be able to save stranded sea turtles, but she can't convince her dad of her good intentions. And when Caroline meets darling Izzie Clark, she encounters similar suspicion from the young girl's father. Former coast guard commander Weston Clark had his life upended by Izzie's mother. He won't go through the same pain again. But Izzie isn't the only one tumbling head over heels for the enigmatic Caroline. And if she can release the pain of the past, she just might be the missing piece Weston and his daughter have been searching for.
  • File Size: 2041 KB
  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Love Inspired (September 1, 2016)

My review: Falling for the Single Dad by Lisa Carter


How could this book not be a winner with Lighthouses, turtles , cute kid combination.  It also has romance, forgiveness, depression and God. Which brings love and hope.

Dr. Caroline Duer has not been home for 15 years.  She has panic attacks but she is ready to face her past.  She is a veterinarian for sea animals.  She has come to set up a rescue for turtles.

Caroline stops at the library and meets Izzie Clark who demands her attention and shows her love.

Weston Clark is making a  home out of the old lighthouse for him and his daughter to live in.  He even plans to get the old light to work again.

Caroline's sister welcome her home but her father is not so welcoming.

Izzy steals the book.  She is nine.  Her father is Weston.  She finds a sea turtle and really gets attached to it fast.

The Duer family has been in a couple of other books by Lisa Carter too.

I was given this ebook to read for free by NetGalley and Harlequin and in return I agreed to give a honest review of Falling for the Single Dad.

Witness Pursuit by Hope White (Echo Mountain #5)


Thursday, August 11, 2016

Stepping into the Prince's World by Marion Lennox


Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Secrets and Lies by Shirlee McCoy (Rookie K-9 Unit #5)

Attacked in her classroom, widowed teacher Ariel Martin's only thought is for her unborn child. When her student's brother, rookie K-9 officer Tristan McKeller, and his faithful dog save her life, she can't thank him enough. She knows Tristan won't rest until she's safe, but she doesn't want him or his police colleagues digging into her dangerous past. After all, the only person who would want to hurt her is dead…or is he? With her and her child's life on the line, she'll have to trust Tristan with her secrets if she wants to finally get the fresh start she's been desperately seeking.
  • Series: Rookie K-9 Unit
  • Mass Market Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Love Inspired (August 9, 2016)

My review: Secrets and Lies by Shirlee McCoy  (Rookie K-9 Unit #5)

4 Stars

This is the 5th book in the series.  Some big clues about the overall mystery is learned in this book.  So one you won't want to miss.  Somethings in this book I could guess were going to happen way before revealed.  The reason why they happened I did not guess.

There was plenty of drama, action, danger and romance.  There were a lot of good people that stepped up to help when they saw a reason to.

Ariel Martin is eight months pregnant.  She has moved back to small town after living in Las Vegas, NV.  She is teaching summer school.  Her ex-husband asked her for a divorce before she found out she was pregnant.  She is all alone in the world.

K-9 officer Tristan McKeller is raising his 14 year old niece after his parents died.  He is one of the rookie police officers that was kept on after graduating to help solve all the murders in the small town.

Ariel is alone in the school waiting for Tristan for his sister's parent teacher meeting.  When someone else comes in and starts shooting at her.  Tristan and his K-9 dog chased the guy away.  That is not the only time someone tries to kill her.  

I can't wait to read the next book in the series.

I was given this ebook to read for free by NetGalley and Harlequin.  In return I agreed to give a honest review of Secrets and Lies.

Beauty and the Bodyguard by Lisa Childs (Bachelor Bodyguards #4)


Fatal Vendetta by Sharon Dunn

While reporting on a fire, Montana TV journalist Elizabeth Kramer is abducted—and saved only by the heroics of rival reporter Zachery Beck. But her kidnapper returns, taunting her, luring her to danger and making her relive a past she never put to rest. Elizabeth doesn't like asking for help, but this time she can't stay alone and stay alive. And Zach knows how to evade danger. When tragedy thrust him into the public eye, he changed his identity to remain hidden. Protecting Elizabeth means stepping out of the shadows…but as her stalker closes in for a deadly showdown, it's a risk Zach has to take.
  • File Size: 3675 KB
  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Love Inspired Suspense (August 1, 2016)

My review: Fatal Vendetta by Sharon Dunn


Fatal Vendetta is full of suspense, action, mystery I did not want to put the book down.  You were never sure who to trust. Full of danger, faith and a clean read.

The tables have turned and the reporters are the story.  Elizabeth Krammer a tv journalist in Montana is abducted.  Only fellow reporter Zachery Beck. notices and rescues her.  Now they become the story.  Both are hiding there own secrets.

Elizabeth and Zachery are competitors.  They are both trying to help each other. to figure out who keeps going after them and why.  They also have to dodge there fellow reporters.

Elizabeth because of being raped while at college does not believe she can ever marry.  Now someone is after her.  

I admire both Elizabeth and Zach.  They have gone through trials and keep going and helping each other.  They also decide that they will never harass someone who does not want to talk to reporters.

Lot of nail biting watching these two getting in and out of danger over and over again..

I was given this ebook by NetGalley and Harlequin. to read for free.  In return I agreed to give a honest review of Fatal Vendetta.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Love Blooms on Main Street by Olivia Miles (Briar Creek #4)


  • Series: The Briar Creek Series (Book 4)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Forever (July 26, 2016)

My review: Love Blooms on Main Street by Olivia Miles  (Briar Creek #4)


I like the characters, the town, the pace and drama.  Didn't like all the content about eating and taking medicine for diabetes.  Yes I was feeling guilty at times reading. Also there are love scenes.

Ivy Birch keeps day dreaming about a kiss months before.  How Brett will call her or ask for a date. But he never does.  Ivy owns her own florist shop.  She also kept the secret from almost everyone that she is a diabetic. 

Ivy is involved with her town and has good friends.  Her twin brother and his wife care for her and worry about her health.  They had a rough time growing up.

Brett Hastings is a emergency doctor recently working in Boston.  He has come back home to Briar Creek for a temporary job.  He needed a break from fast pace,  He does not plan to get involved and stay in town.

Brett tells Ivy that. They both plan to stay away from each other but kept getting thrown together. Finally they stop trying.

Some of the things I could tell where the story was heading but it was still a good ride getting there. 

There are a lot of other characters that we get involved in there lives from previous books and hopefully from future ones too.
 I was given a ARC to read for free from NetGalley. .   In return I agreed to give a honest review of Love Blooms on Main Street.
I would love to go back and read the books in the series that I missed reading.  Also will look forward to new ones by Olivia Miles.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Deadly Fate by Heather Graham (Krewe of Hunters #19)


  • Series: Krewe of Hunters
  • Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Mira (July 26, 2016)

My review: Deadly Fate by Heather Graham (Krewe of Hunters #19)


Deadly Fate is the 19th Krewe of Hunters.  Heather Graham is still keeping the stories fresh.  

This is full of gore, some of it is fake but some is real.  A reality show is set up on Bear Island with a fake bloody scene to play a prank on some actors. But a real killer adds his own kill to it.  The descriptions are hard to read and imagine.  
There are some twists that you might not expect and some that you might guess.
There are some love scenes but if you want are easy to skim over.

 Clara Avery is a actress with some othAer actors that first appeared in Haunted Destiny.  Finds a deadly mess. She is on a private island in Alaska.  She is glad when she sees FBI Agent Jackson Crow. Clara finds it hard to accept that now she can see a ghost.  I would freak out too. if a ghost popped up in my room. 

Thor Erikson is a FBI Agent from Alaska.  He has a dream about a old case he worked years ago with Jackson Crow his old partner.  So when he gets a weird murder and finds that Jackson Crow is coming to work a case with him he is not surprised.

I like Heather Graham writing.  The touch of ghosts are a fun part of the story.

The setting for this book is Alaska in summer.

I was given this ebook to read for free from NetGalley and Harlequin.  In return I agreed to give a honest review of Deadly Fate.

The Secrets She Kept by Brenda Novak

Exciting, emotional, intense. The thrilling follow-up to 
New York Times bestselling author Brenda Novak's highly acclaimed The Secret Sister. The things that happen in families are always surprising and sometimes shocking! 

The rich and powerful Josephine Lazarow, matriarch of Fairham Island, is dead. The police say it's suicide, but Keith, her estranged son, doesn't believe it. 

Keith bears scars—both physical and emotional—from his childhood, but he's worked hard to overcome the past. After walking away from his mother and her controlling ways five years ago, he's built a new life in LA. He's also accumulated a fortune of his own. But as soon as he learns of his mother's death, he returns to Fairham. He feels he owes it to his grandfather to put the family empire together again—and he's determined to find his mother's killer. 

Problem is…coming home to Fairham puts him back in contact with Nancy Dellinger, the woman he hurt so badly when he left before. And digging that deep into his mother's final days and hours entails a very real risk. 

Because the person who killed her could be someone he loves…

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Mira (July 26, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0778319067
  • ISBN-13: 978-0778319061

  • My review: The Secrets She Kept by Brenda Novak

  • 4 STARS

  • This can stand alone but is better having read The Secret Sister.  The Secrets She Kept is a murder mystery romance.  It is full of twists you don't see and some you do.   There are plenty of secrets.  There is some love scenes.

  • Josephine Lazarow is a powerful rich mother of three.  She is found dead in her bathtub.  She makes lots of enemies.  The police think she committed suicide her kids do not believe that.

  • Keith Lazarow has not seen his mother or talked to her for five years.  That is also how long he has been off of drugs.  He has turned his life around and made his own fortune.

  • Nancy Dellinger has worked for Josephine for seven years.  She is not sad to see her dead.  She helped Keith years ago when he was on drugs.  She fell in love with him but he just used her.

  • Some of the suspects and why they are suspects part of the story line seems week but I don't want to give it away.  A lot of lives are messed up because of Josephine ego and affairs.

  • I never guessed where the story would take me next.

  • I was given this ebook to read by NetGalley and Harlequin.  In return I agreed to give a honest review of The Secrets She Kept.
  • Thursday, July 21, 2016

    Wolf Creek Wife by Penny Richards (Wolf Creek #5)


    Heating Up by Stacy Finz (Nugget #7)