Monday, January 15, 2018

A Merciful Secret (Mercy Kilpatrick #3) by Kendra Elliot

Raised off the grid by survivalists, Mercy Kilpatrick believed in no greater safeguard than the backwoods of Oregon. Unforgiven by her father for abandoning the fold for the FBI, Mercy still holds to her past convictions. They’re in her blood. They’re her secrets—as guarded as her private survival retreat hidden away in the foothills.

In a cabin near her hideaway, Mercy encounters a young girl whose grandmother is dying from multiple knife wounds. Hundreds of miles away, a body is discovered slashed to death in a similar way. The victims—a city judge and an old woman living in the woods—couldn’t be more different. With the help of police chief Truman Daly, Mercy must find the killer before the body count rises. Mercy knows that the past has an edge on her. So does her family. How can she keep her secrets now…when they’re the only things that can save her?

Review: Thank you NetGalley for the ARC of A Merciful Secret by Kendra Elliot that I read and reviewed.
This was the third book in the Mercy Kilpartrick series and it starts with Mercy returning from her cabin and running across a child who needs help because her grandmother has been attacked in their home and it resembles the attack and death of a judge hundreds of miles away. Now it is up to Mercy and the FBI to figure out how these murders that seem to have no reason to be connect are.
This was another good book by Elliot and great addition to the Mercy Kilpatrick series that gets better with every book. As a reader you learn more about the Kilpatrick family dynamic and what is behind them and their prepper ways.
As for this story it was very intriguing and you had to keep guessing who the murder was and why they were after their victims. I am giving A Merciful Secret four out of five stars.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Pretty Girls Dancing by Kylie Brant

Years ago, in the town of Saxon Falls, young Kelsey Willard disappeared and was presumed dead. The tragedy left her family with a fractured life—a mother out to numb the pain, a father losing a battle with his own private demons, and a sister desperate for closure. But now another teenage girl has gone missing. It’s ripping open old wounds for the Willards, dragging them back into a painful past, and leaving them unprepared for where it will take them next.
Bureau of Criminal Investigation agent Mark Foster has stumbled on uncanny parallels in the lives of the two missing girls that could unlock clues to a serial killer’s identity. That means breaking down the walls of the Willards’ long-guarded secrets and getting to a truth that is darker than he bargained for. Now, to rescue one missing girl, he must first solve the riddles that disappeared with another: Kelsey Willard herself. Dead or alive, she is his last hope.
Review: Thank you NetGalley for the copy of Pretty Girls Dancing by Kylie Brant that I read and reviewed. All I can say about this book is WOW. It is one of those books that you don't want to put down because you are not sure where it is going to go and it is being told by so many people you just want to know what everyone has to say about their side of the story. I am usually not a big fan of books that are told by so many people but I really loved how Brant had so many people telling their side of this thriller it added so much to the story and it was like you knew so much more then you usually do.I really had no idea who the kidnapper was until the end and I loved that fact. Brant was brilliant with how she wrote this book and kept the reader on the edge until the very end. This is a great read and I highly recommend it.I am giving Pretty Girls Dancing five out of five stars!

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Saving the Sheriff (Hills of Texas, #1) by Kadie Scott

The day his wife died, Sheriff Cash Hill discovered she was leaving him for another man, one she’d loved since before their marriage. How could the single dad ever trust another woman again? But when Georgia’s best friend, Holly, comes back to town, something about Holly’s sweet, sassy vulnerability has his protective instincts kicking in hard.
Holly Jensen left La Colina, Texas with regrets. She’s returned home to work as the new large animal vet and to watch over her best friend’s daughter. But Holly’s knowledge of Georgia’s past could rip a family apart. And she’s reluctant to go to the sexy…and single…sheriff, as he’s made it clear he wants nothing to do with her.
Both are faced with a choice…stay locked in the past or allow their reservations to be silenced by a passion hotter than Texas summer nights. Can they learn to trust their own hearts and each other?

Review: Thank you NetGalley for the ARC of Saving the Sheriff by Kadie Scott that I read and reviewed.
This book was a great book. I really enjoyed the story and look forward to the rest of the series.
Cash and Holly were both great and were really matched well. I also loved the backstory of Holly having a major crush on Cash in high school and her best friend stealing him and circumstances happening that give them a second chance.
This is one of those feel good books that you can's put down because you want to see what is going to happen next because both Cash and Holly are both set in their ways and can't see what is right in front of them and you really want them to get things right so you keep reading because the book is just that good. This is a great start to a series and I can't wait to see what happens to the rest of the Hill clan.
I am giving Saving the Sheriff five out of five stars.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Just a Little Christmas (A Cowboy Christmas #3) by Janet Dailey

Ellie Marsden couldn’t wait to shake the dust of Branding Iron, Texas, off her heels and chase after bright lights, big city, and a wealthy husband. Now she’s come home, divorced, a little disillusioned, and a whole lot pregnant. Leave it to her one-time high school sweetheart, cattle rancher Jubal McFarland, to point out that citified Ellie is as out of place in small-town Texas as her teacup poodle. So why is there something about being back—and being with Jubal—that feels surprisingly right?
 Jubal’s eight-year-old daughter, Gracie, needs a mother, but he hasn’t found the perfect woman. Or maybe the problem is that he did find her, and had his heart broken when she left town. Gracie’s already falling hard for Ellie and that ball of fluff she calls a dog. And no matter how hard the rugged cowboy tries to resist, there’s no denying the appeal of first love and sweet new beginnings—especially when there’s a little Christmas magic in the air .

Review: Thank you NetGalley for the copy of Just a Little Christmas by Janet Dailey that I read and reviewed.
This book was a very good second chance romance. I really enjoyed Ellie and Jubal's story. This is very heart warming Christmas story. I have not read any of the others in the series but this is a true stand alone.
I thought this was great read and I am giving it five out of five stars.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

THE FORGOTTEN (L.A.P.D. Special Investigations - Prequel Book 0) by Linda Style

Security specialist Logan Wakefield rushes from his covert job abroad to a Chicago hospital to see his injured daughter. Seeing his ex-wife at his daughter’s side, he’s slammed by feelings he thought long buried. But he’s not about to fall into that trap again. All that matters is his little girl, Hallie. She’s in a coma…and no one knows what happened on the school playground. 
Number one in attorney Dana Marlowe Wakefield’s life is her daughter. Number two is her job, and she’s definitely not telling Logan about the threats on her life, not when her hard-fought goal to become the Cook County State’s Attorney is a heartbeat away. He'd insist on helping, and the last thing she needs is to spend time with the sexy man who was once the love of her life. 
When Hallie awakens with strange memory gaps, and additional threats against Dana surface, Logan and Dana agree they must protect Hallie...even if it means sharing the same house for a while. Being so close, old sparks of desire re-ignite. But nothing has changed. They’re still the same people who couldn’t make it work before. How can they protect both their little girl...and their hearts? 

Review: Thank you NetGalley for the copy of The Forgotten by Linda Style that I read and reviewed.
I loved this book. Logan and Dana were an excellent match and I enjoyed this prequel to the L.A.P.D Special Investigation series which I have read a number of books from earlier that highly enjoyed.
Dana and Logan are a divorced couple who are forced to play house again when their daughter gets hurt on the playground and loses her memory and believes that her family is still a family so in order to try to help their daughter Logan moves back into the family home and tries to keep things "normal" for Hallie. But then things take a turn when Logan realizes his family really is in danger and he will do anything to protect them and things are starting to heat up again between him and Dana.
This book has bit of everything: romance, suspense, a family finding itself again and if you have been following the L.A.P.D Special Investigations series a bit about how it all started. I am giving this book five out of five stars.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Close to Heaven (Colorado High Country #5) by Pamela Clare

A woman at a crossroads…
Rain Minear has fantasized about finding herself in Joe Moffat’s arms for years. It’s just her luck that the night it finally happens, he’s carrying her into the emergency room. It’s Joe who steps up to help her when a tragedy brings her life crashing down. He gives her a place to stay, helps her get back on her feet, and even tries to save her Christmas, though he’s never cared for the holiday. But he’s far too ethical to sleep with a member of his staff, holding her at arms length despite the long-simmering attraction between them.
A man haunted by the past…
Joe Moffat moved to Scarlet Springs to repay a debt. He’s struggled for years to keep his hands off Rain. She’s the general manager of his brewpub, and he is not that kind of boss. But, oh, she turns him on. More than that, she has the biggest heart of any woman he’s ever known. He’d do anything to see her smile again, even put up a Christmas tree and listen to carols. 
A season that changes two lives forever…
When a Rocky Mountain blizzard leaves them snowbound, they can no longer ignore their feelings for one another. As their passion turns to something deeper, it becomes clear to them both that this will be the most important Christmas of their lives.

Review: Thank you NetGalley for the copy of Close to Heaven by Pamela Clare that I read and reviewed.
This was the first book in the Colorado High Country series that I have read and it will not be the last. I loved Close to Heaven by Pamela Clare and I can't wait to read more in this series.
Rain and Joe were such a perfect couple I could not out the book down because I could not wait to see what was going to happen between those two. The chemistry between them was awesome and the entire story was just heartwarming. I mean who could not love a romance twenty years in the making?
I am giving Close to Heaven five out of five stars.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Right Where We Belong (Silver Springs #4) by Brenda Novak

Savanna Gray needs a do-over. Her "perfect" life unraveled when, to her absolute shock, her husband was arrested for attacking three women. With her divorce settled, she takes her two children home to Silver Springs to seek refuge between the walls of the farmhouse where she was born. It needs a little TLC, but she's eager to take control of something
Gavin Turner understands the struggle of starting over. Abandoned at a gas station when he was five, it wasn't until he landed at New Horizons Boys Ranch as a teen that he finally found some peace. He steps up when Savanna needs help fixing things—even when those things go beyond the farmhouse.
Despite an escalating attraction to Gavin, Savanna resolves to keep her distance. She trusted her ex, who had a similarly tragic background, and is unwilling to repeat her past mistakes. But it's hard to resist a man whose heart is as capable as his hands.
Review: Thank you Brenda Novak for the ARC of Right Where We Belong that I read and reviewed. Right Where We Belong the fourth book in the Silver Spring series by Brenda Novak was a very good book with a good mixture of romance and a bit of mystery thrown in as well.When Savanna Gray finds out her husband is a sexual predator she is forced to leave her home to keep herself and her children safe and she folds herself in Silver Springs where she hopes her family can start over. There she meets handsome musician Gabe Turner who knows all about starting over because he was abandoned at a gas station as a child. Even though Savanna has some serious trust issues the sparks are there between her and Gabe but both of them have some baggage that needs to be dealt with before they have a chance of having a chance of having a future with each other.This book was a really good read that was the full package. I am giving it five out if five stars.