Sunday, May 20, 2018

Sin and Bone (Colby Agency: Sexi-ER #2) by Debra Webb

"Dr. Pierce, report to Emergency, stat! Your wife is gravely injured."Except Devon Pierce's wife has been dead for six years. Someone is trying to frame him for murder! The Colby Agency assigns Isabella Lytle to investigate. Her instincts tell her Devon is no murderer, but he is hiding something. It could be the key to his innocence. Now Bella must coax out Devon's deepest secret--while resisting the undeniable 

Review: Thank you Debra Webb for the ARC of Sin and Bone that I read and reviewed.
What to say about this book except that it was Hot! There were some parts in this book that were hot enough I was worried that my fingers were going to burn or I was going to need a cold shower whichever came first. The chemistry between Devon and Bella was off the charts. Now that I have everyone wondering what Debra Webb was writing about I will say this book was very good.
I enjoyed the story and as I mentioned before the romance. I found the suspense part of the book well written and there was a lot of intrigue in this second instalment at this newest Colby Agency book.
Sin and Bone gets five out of five stars from me.

It Ends with Her by Brianna Labuskes

FBI special agent Clarke Sinclair doesn’t give up easily. She’s spent years tracking serial killer Simon Cross, forced to follow his twisted clues and photographs across the country. Clarke knows that Cross selects only redheaded women and that he doesn’t target another victim until Clarke discovers the previous one.
He’s never broken pattern…until now.
A girl has already gone missing in upstate New York when a second one is kidnapped—a blonde. The killer’s MO has changed, sending Clarke back to the drawing board. The closer she gets to the truth, the deeper she’s drawn into an inescapable trap made just for Clarke. Whatever Cross’s ultimate game is, it ends with her.

Review: Thank you NetGalley for the copy of It Ends With Her by Brianna Labuskes that I read and reviewed.
I really enjoyed this book even though I figured out parts of it and other things shocked me. This was one of those books that you really needed to be able to deal with a lot of crazy things to be able to handle this book emotionally. This definitely hits the reader on a lot of mental levels.
I loved Clarke and Sam as a team even though to me it was a bit codependent in a twisted sort of way. All I can say is be ready for an emotional ride.
This book gets four out of five stars from me.

The Summer of New Beginnings (Magnolia Grove #1) by Bette Lee Crosby

Aspiring journalist Meghan Briggs has always been the responsible one in the family. So when her father passes away unexpectedly, leaving behind his at-risk business, she steps up to save his legacy—even if that means putting her own dreams on hold.
Tracy couldn’t be more different from her sister. She’s always been the rebellious type, without much direction in life. But in the wake of her latest romantic disaster, she finds herself moving back home as a single mother.
As Tracy experiences the difficulties of new motherhood, Meghan faces her own struggle: trying not to fall for the stray puppy she rescued. This is no time for attachments—not to the adorable “Sox,” whose owner is bound to turn up any day, and certainly not to the handsome new vet in town. But as the summer unfolds, she discovers that, like Sox, she may need rescuing, too.
As both sisters navigate unexpected challenges and exciting new relationships, they’ll find that putting the past to rest can make way for beautiful new beginnings.
Review: Thank you NetGalley for the copy of The Summer of New Beginnings by Bette Lee Crosby that I read and reviewed.
I did enjoy this book but the problem I had with it was that it moved really slow. I enjoy books that move a bit faster and for me this book dragged on a bit more then I would have liked.
However, the story was very good and interesting. I enjoyed the bond between the sisters and how they were there for each other when they were needed.
I am giving this book four out of five stars.

The IF in Life: How to Get Off Life’s Sidelines and Become Your Best Self by Rashad Jennings

In his debut book, The IF in Life: How to Get Off Life’s Sidelines and Become Your Best Self, former NFL running back and Dancing with the Stars champion Rashad Jennings shares his inspiring story and experiences that will encourage readers to follow their dreams.
As a kid, Rashad was overweight, had poor vision, asthma, and a 0.6 GPA yet he still hoped to one day play in the NFL. The odds were stacked against him, but through hard work and determination, Rashad became a record-setting running back who has played with the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Oakland Raiders, and the New York Giants.
In The IF in Life, Rashad writes about the decisions that shaped his life. From overcoming injuries and setbacks to reaching goals and everything in between, Rashad’s transparency about his journey will encourage readers to hold on to faith in the midst of uncertainty and win big in life.

Review: Thank you NetGalley for the copy of The IF in Life: How to Get Off Life's Sidelines and Become Your Best Self By Rashad Jennings that I read and reviewed.
I will admit that I am a huge football fan but Rashad Jennings stayed under my radar until I watched him on Dancing With The Stars and I fell in love with him as an athlete and a dancer. He was great on that show and I was hoping an NFL team would give him another chance but that is not what happened so when I saw this book I had read it to learn more about the man behind the that charming smile.
This book opened my eyes to the complex life that Jennings lived and what he gave up and and all that he went through to reach his dreams. If you have a child or know a child that needs a bit of motivation to reach his dreams and not let anything hold them back this would be an excellent book to hand them and have them read. There are a few athletes that you can say are true role models and Rashad Jennings is one of them. He used his family and his faith in God to get where is today and he is proud to give the credit where it belongs. He is a great leader for youth today and this book showing his journey is a great tribute to the man he has become.
The IF in Life gets five out of five stars from me.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Her Last Word by Mary Burton

Fourteen years ago, Kaitlin Roe was the lone witness to the abduction of her cousin Gina. She still remembers that lonely Virginia road. She can still see the masked stranger and hear Gina’s screams. And she still suffers the guilt of running away in fear and resents being interrogated as a suspect in the immediate aftermath. Now Kaitlin has only one way to assuage the pain and nightmares—by interviewing everyone associated with the unsolved crime for a podcast that could finally bring closure to a case gone cold.
But when a woman Kaitlin questions is later found stabbed to death, she fears that she’s drawn a killer out of hiding. It’s Detective John Adler’s fear that the murders have only just begun. Now his job is to keep Kaitlin safe. As a bond between Kaitlin and Adler builds, the past closes in just as fast—and it’s darker than Kaitlin remembers. Soon, her wish will come true. She’s going to find out exactly what happened to Gina. Someone has been dying to tell her.

Review: Thank you NetGalley for the ARC of Her Last Word by Mary Burton that I read and reviewed.
Mary Burton hit it out of the park with Her Last Word. This book was an excellent read from the start. The only thing that I must caution readers to do is to be sure to look at the dates at the start of each chapter so that they they know if they are dealing with what is going on during the current time and not the memories that people are going over with Kaitlin for podcast.
I thought the matchup of Kaitlin and Adler was brilliant. They went together so well and you could feel the chemistry coming off the pages. As for they mystery of what happened to Gina and who was her killing people now who was there the night she disappeared it was well written and played out very well. This book truly was an great book and I hope to see some of the secondary characters in upcoming books as well.
Her Last Word gets nothing but five out of five stars.

Yesterday's News by R.G. Belsky

When eleven-year-old Lucy Devlin disappeared on her way to school more than a decade ago, it became one of the most famous missing child cases in history. The story turned reporter Clare Carlson into a media superstar overnight. Clare broke exclusive after exclusive. She had unprecedented access to the Devlin family as she wrote about the heartbreaking search for their young daughter. She later won a Pulitzer Prize for her extraordinary coverage of the case.
Now Clare once again plunges back into this sensational story. With new evidence, new victims, and new suspects—too many suspects. Everyone from members of a motorcycle gang to a prominent politician running for a US Senate seat seem to have secrets they’re hiding about what really might have happened to Lucy Devlin. But Clare has her own secrets. And, in order to untangle the truth about Lucy Devlin, she must finally confront her own torturous past.

Review: Thank you NetGalley for the ARC of Yesterday's News by R. G. Belsky that I read and reviewed.
This book was pretty good overall. It did start off a bit slow but the action did pick up and it was full of twist and turns and a number of surprises. 
I am giving Yesterday's News four out of five stars.

Beyond Control (Texas Trilogy #3) by Kat Martin

When Victoria Langford got engaged, she told herself to give love a chance. Six months later, she's on the run from her angry, abusive ex-fiancé with her four-year-old daughter and nowhere to go.
Seventy miles north of Dallas, the Iron River Ranch is pretty much nowhere. That’s what its new owner, Josh Cain, wanted when he came back from Afghanistan. Big skies, quiet nights, no trouble.
One look tells Josh the pretty redhead with the adorable little girl will give him trouble of the most personal kind. But he’s seen trouble before, and he doesn't scare easy. Not when “accidents” start happening around the ranch. Not when Tory’s best friend back in Phoenix is abducted and brutalized. Not even when it looks like their current problems are only the tip of the iceberg.
But if he gets too close to fierce, determined Tory, Josh knows his nights are going to be anything but quiet. And that’s one possibility no amount of training can prepare him for . . .

Review: Thank you NetGalley for the ARC of Beyond Control by Kat Martin that I read and reviewed.
This book was pretty good. Even though Beyond Control was the third book in a trilogy it was a stand alone. I enjoyed the book for the most part. It did move a bit slow in some parts for me but it was a good read.
I am giving Beyond Control four out of five stars.