Wednesday, August 23, 2017

The Other Girl by Erica Spindler

Officer Miranda Rader of the Hammond PD in Louisiana is known for her honesty, integrity, and steady hand in a crisis—but that wasn’t always so. Miranda comes from Jasper, just south of Hammond, a place about the size of a good spit on a hot day, and her side of the tracks was the wrong one. She’s worked hard to leave the girl she used to be behind and earn respect in her position as an officer.
However, when Miranda and her partner are called to investigate the murder of one of the town’s most beloved college professors, they’re unprepared for the gruesomeness of the scene. This murder is unlike any they’ve ever investigated, and just when Miranda thinks she’s seen the worst of it, she finds a piece of evidence that chills her to the core: a faded newspaper clipping about a terrible night from her long-buried past. Then another man turns up dead, this one a retired cop, and not just any cop—Clint Wheeler, the cop who took her statement that night. Two murders, two very different men, two killings that on the surface had nothing in common—except Miranda. 14 years ago.
And when her fingerprints turn up at the scene of the first murder, Miranda once again finds herself under the microscope, her honesty and integrity doubted, her motivations questioned. Alone again, the trust of her colleagues shattered, Miranda must try to trust the instincts she’s pushed down for so long, and decide what’s right—before it’s too late.

Review: Thank you NetGallley for the copy of The Other Girl by Erica Spindler that I read and reviewed.
This book was one heck of a read. At first I thought it was going to be a boring book that I was going to know everything halfway through. Man was I wrong. Spindler was full of surprises with this book and by the time I finished The Other Girl I was left speechless. Just the way I love to be left after I read a great suspense book.
This is a must read for suspense fans and for Spindler fans as well. As I said before it is full of surprises and twists and turns that will keep that reader on their toes throughout the entire book. The characters are all excellent and likeable and you can't help but want everyone to get their acts together to right answer in the case.
I am giving The Other Girl five out of five stars.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Until You Loved Me (Silver Springs #3) by Brenda Novak

After catching her fiancĂ© cheating—with another man–usually straight-laced, workaholic scientist Ellie Fisher liberates her wild side just long enough to indulge in a passionate one-night-stand with a tall, dark stranger she meets at a trendy Miami bar. Embarrassed by her recklessness, she ducks out the following morning without learning the guy’s full name, something that shouldn’t have been a problem…until a pregnancy test turns positive.
Being a professional football player, Hudson King has always been cautious around women. But this one had been different—so disinterested in his celebrity, so convincingly into him. When Ellie tracks him down, claiming she’s carrying his baby, he’s stunned. And more than a little betrayed.But after growing up as an orphan, he’ll do anything to stay involved in his child’s life, so he urges Ellie to move to Silver Springs where they can co-parent. Hudson has a lot of love to give—certainly enough for his child, and when their initial spark reignites, perhaps for Ellie too.

Review: Thank you Brenda Novak for the ARC of Until You Loved Me by Brenda Novak that I read and reviewed.
I loved this book. As a football fan I found the profession of the male hero right up my alley. Hudson was one of those guys you has no choice but to love from the start of the book even though he had a few rough edge patches throughout the story. But, in the long run he was one of the good guys.
Ellie is one of those good girls who goes out on the town with her friends and meets a guy at club and has a hook up and the next thing you know she is pregnant with a football stars baby. She has to
decide what to do about the baby when she finds out the truth about the father.
This book was full of romance and was very well written. As I said before I loved the story line. I also loved the chemistry between Hudson and Ellie, if two characters were written for each other, these two were. Novak wrote a touchdown with Until You Loved Me the third book in the Silver Springs Series.
I am giving Until you Loved Me five out of Five stars.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Look Behind You (Kendra Michaels #5) by Iris Johansen

A serial killer is on the loose in San Diego, and he has a most unusual M.O.: With each kill, he leaves behind objects with unclear meanings. Most of the recent killings are centered near Kendra Michaels’ home and office, so it comes as no great surprise when the FBI shows up at her door. The investigators soon make a startling discovery: the left-behind objects are actually souvenirs of other unsolved serial murder cases in various U.S. cities. And the new cases feature “holdback” characteristics of the other murders unknown to the general public. Kendra realizes that the killer has come to challenge and taunt her. The investigators become his newest targets, even as Kendra slowly begins to suspect that one of them may be the killer himself. She must find the killer as the body count rises, and to do so she relies on her own ”dream team” of agent-for-hire Adam Lynch and private investigator Jessie Mercado. They must risk everything to defeat a psychopath whose terrifying plan is years in the making.

Review: Thank you NetGalley for the ARC of Look Behind You by Iris and Roy Johansen that I read and reviewed.
All I can say is wow this book was absolutely amazing. The writing duo of Iris and Roy Johhansen hit it out of the park with Look Behind You.
I loved the return of Kendra Michaels in this book and her chemistry with Lynch was off the charts again. The storyline in this book kept me guessing until the end and when it was finally revealed who Zachary, the serial killer, was I had to read that part just to make sure I did not miss something because I did not see that coming at all and I loved it. This book is definitely one of the best Kendra Michaels books in the series. It is a must read!
I am giving Look Behind You five out of five stars.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Marriage Confidential by Debra Webb, Regan Black

Marriage to Madison Goode--his secret high-school crush--is news to billionaire techno whiz Sam Bellemere! The gorgeous State Department liaison has summoned him to fix a cybersecurity breach at an art museum reception. But why is he guest-listed as her husband?
Madison has her does a nefarious hacker now threatening her life and career. But once they've gone public, introvert Sam and career-focused Madison must play their roles perfectly, trusting and protecting each other as they race to thwart disaster. Surprisingly, being close is easy. A real relationship might be possible...if a worldwide cyber attack doesn't cost them their lives!

Review: Thank you Debra Webb and Regan Black for the copy of Marriage Confidential that I read and reviewed.
I really enjoyed this book that was a joint effort by both Webb and Black. I loved both Madison and Sam as individuals and even more as a couple. The story that Madison told her as a cover that her and Sam were married was just too cute and how it played out in the book was written very well. This book is full of romance and suspense. If you are a computer geek or a romance junkie this book is the perfect read for you.
I am giving Marriage Confidential five out of five stars.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

A Deeper Grave (Shades of Death #2) by Debra Webb

Serial-killer hunter Nick Shade built his legendary career chasing monsters—sadistic criminals with a gruesome thirst for death. When he rescued Montgomery detective Bobbie Gentry from horrific captivity and helped her reclaim her life, he didn't intend to be a hero. Or a target. But now a copycat murderer haunts him, and reuniting with Bobbie is his best chance at neutralizing the threat. 
Bobbie can't forget the nightmares of her trauma—or the man who saved her. Working with Nick to outmaneuver the person behind a deadly vendetta feeds her hope that there's more to her world than ghosts and destruction. Maybe joining Nick's search for a killer is about gratitude. Maybe it's nothing more than cold revenge. But the only way they can protect themselves is to trust each other.

Review: Thank you Debra Webb and NetGalley for the ARC of A Deeper Grace by Debra Webb that I read and reviewed.
This was the second book in the Shades of Death Series and it picks up two months after the first book. Bobbie is dealing with life better after the death of her husband and son and she is living life again. In this book she comes face to face with another serial killer that will test her skills as a police officer and bring Nick Shade the serial killer hunter who saved her and made her feel again back into her life.
This book was excellent. I love the chemistry between Bobbie and Nick and I could read books with them in them all day long. The story line in this book was very interesting and even though I was pretty sure who I knew the killer was half through the book I did not want it to be my suspect so I kept second guessing myself until the end.
This book had it all. Gruesome murders, tear jerking moments, hot romance, a great plot and a perfect set-up for the next book. I am really not sure what more you could ask for. Webb outdid herself in this book.
I am giving A Deeper Grave five out of five stars.

No One But You (Silver Springs #2) by Brenda Novak

Struggling to make ends meet after a messy divorce, Sadie Harris is at the end of her tether. Her waitressing gig isn't enough to pay the bills let alone secure primary custody of her son, Jayden, a battle she refuses to lose. Desperate, she accepts a position assisting Dawson Reed the same Dawson Reed who recently stood trial for the murder of his adoptive parents. Joining him at his isolated farm seems risky, but Sadie is out of options.
Dawson has given small town Silver Springs plenty of reasons to be wary, but he's innocent of the charges against him. He wants to leave his painful past behind and fix up the family farm so he can finally bring his dependent sister home where she belongs.
As Sadie and Dawson's professional relationship grows into something undeniably personal, Sadie realizes there's more to Dawson than the bad boy everyone else see she has a good heart, one that might even be worth fighting for. 

Review: Thank you Brenda Novak for the copy of No One But You that I read and reviewed.
This was the second book in the Silver Springs Series and it was a very good read. I enjoyed the pairing of Dawson and Sadie. I also liked how Sadie accepted Dawson when no one else in the town was willing to give him a chance. This book is a true book about how love can overcome anything. I am not going to give anymore spoilers but Novak really does a great job with making you realize you can't believe everything you hear in this romance.
I am giving No One But You four out of five stars.

Friday, May 12, 2017

A Stranger She Can Trust (Escape Club Heroes #2) by Regan Black

Outside of one of Philadelphia's busiest nightclubs, a woman stumbles from her taxi. Beaten and bruised, Melissa Baxter is an amnesiac with a target on her back. Gun-shy, Melissa relies on a handsome hero to help her uncover who she really is.
Carson Lane--a paramedic with his own dark history--can't help but bring this beautiful, vulnerable woman under his wing. Still reeling from his partner's murder, he's no stranger to risk. But as he and Melissa begin unraveling the mystery of who she really is, Carson realizes falling in love could be the biggest risk of all.

Review: Thank you for the ARC of A Stranger She Can Trust (Escape Club Heroes #2)
by Regan Black that I read and reviewed.
I really enjoyed this book. I loved both Carson and Lissa as people and even more as a couple. The story was really well written and thought out and very enjoyable and moved along at really great pace.
If you enjoy books that have strong heroes and equally strong women this book is a book for you. I am not going to get into spoilers or recap the story again but I will tell you that this book is packed full of action from the start and also has its fair share of romance in it as well. It is a great read that I was not able to put down.
I am giving A Stranger She Can Trust four out of five stars.