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Asael’s Nature – Book Review

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Summary

When the fallen angel Asael returns to earth, he slips back into his old ways as the angel of punishment by performing in night clubs until he gets an interesting new client – a demon who enjoys his punishment shows.

Isda, a young healer, gets dragged into the ongoing war for her research into a new drug and attracts the attention of demons. Asael is assigned to protect her and the relationship begins to bloom, but her feelings are at odds with everything she has been told about how to behave, and can she compete with the demon that shares a passion of his?

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A Helluva Holiday – Book Review

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TITLE: A Helluva Holiday
SERIES: Lost And Found #4.5
AUTHOR: Jerrie Alexander
PUBLISHER: Jerrie Alexander
RELEASE DATE: October 2016
GENRE: Romantic Suspense/Mystery
SOURCE: Author via The Romance Review
FORMAT: eARC
PAGES: 75

 

Nate Wolfe places the Lost and Found, Inc. team’s Christmas reunion on hold when a Navy buddy needs help. Clay Hudson and Carol Penny have loved each other since high school. Time and circumstances placed them far apart over the years but now they’re back home, during the worst cold weather Eden Rock, Texas has ever experienced. Clay’s a successful vet and Carol’s just been fired from her TV anchor job.

She’s come home to help her sister sell the family horse ranch, but when she discovers the buyer is actually a Mexican drug lord, she changes her mind. The cartel won’t take no for an answer, so Clay steps in to protect Carol, and calls in his old friend from Lost and Found, Inc. The team will fight freezing weather, a freak snowstorm, and a ruthless killer to discover why this piece of property so important. Can the Lost and Found team unravel this puzzle in time to be home for the holiday? Will Carol and Clay learn old love can be new again?

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Mean Streak – Book Review

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Book Blurb

Dr. Emory Charbonneau, a pediatrician and marathon runner, disappears on a mountain road in North Carolina. By the time her husband Jeff, miffed over a recent argument, reports her missing, the trail has grown cold. Literally. Fog and ice encapsulate the mountainous wilderness and paralyze the search for her.

While police suspect Jeff of “instant divorce,” Emory, suffering from an unexplained head injury, regains consciousness and finds herself the captive of a man whose violent past is so dark that he won’t even tell her his name. She’s determined to escape him, and willing to take any risks necessary to survive.

Unexpectedly, however, the two have a dangerous encounter with people who adhere to a code of justice all their own. At the center of the dispute is a desperate young woman whom Emory can’t turn her back on, even if it means breaking the law.

As her husband’s deception is revealed, and the FBI closes in on her captor, Emory begins to wonder if the man with no name is, in fact, her rescuer.

 

MY REVIEW

Sandra Brown is one of my all time favourite authors so when the opportunity arose for me to read and review her latest novel Mean Streak I was ecstatic. While reading this novel I was reminded of the reason for loving Ms. Brown’s work.  She knows how to weave a story that will hold her reader’s attention from the very first line.  This ability was re-enforced in Mean Streak.  I was compelled to keep reading as I was eager to find out what was going to happen next.

Mean Streak is an entertaining read.  It’s a page turner that is filled with several edge of your seat and nail biting moments.  The plot is filled with so many twists and turns it was like being on a roller coaster ride. It is emotional, shocking and riveting.

As is common with romantic suspense novels, the romance is limited however the few love scenes that were present were quite intense.

The characters were entertaining and humourous and it was easy to develop a connection with them. My favourite of the lot was the male protagonist. The air of mystery surrounding him made him intriguing. It was difficult to determine if he was the hero or the villain. He was likable which will have readers rooting for him.  My least favourite is Jeff, Emory’s husband.  It was evident that his relationship with his wife was not all rosy. He is jealous of her accomplishments and tried to justify it by cheating on her.

Mean Streak is a story of love, betrayal and rediscoveries. It will keep you guessing at every page turn. If you are looking for an exciting and suspenseful read, then look no further as Mean Streak has it all.

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Kinky Carnival Games: Maybe Mandy – Book Review

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Mandy’s been out of the dating game for a while. It happens. The last dude was a cheating douche. He was a really good lay, but still a cheating douche. After five months of being alone she’s ready to get back on the horse so to speak.

So of course her friends decide to set her up. Braden is a friend of a friend, and he’s not even from the same town. Although she waffles on the idea of being set up after once look she’s ready to jump in with both feet, and hands, and lips…

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Dirty Red – Book Review

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About this Book:

Dear Opportunist,

You thought you could take him from me, but you lost. Now, that he’s mine I’ll do anything to keep him. Do you doubt me? I have everything that was supposed to be yours. In case you were wondering; he doesn’t ever think about you anymore. I won’t let him go….ever.
Dirty Red

Leah Smith finally has everything she has ever wanted. Except she doesn’t. Her marriage feels more like a loan than a lifelong commitment, and the image she has worked so hard to build is fraying before her eyes. With a new role and a past full of secrets, Leah must decide how far she is willing to go to keep what she has stolen.

 

My Review:

“A woman should never have to fight so hard to be with a man. He should just want her.”
See I disliked Leah from the first book itself but this book broke the bounds. How can a person hold so many negative qualities- jealousy, obsession, poison, backstabbing, manipulative bitch = Leah. But still, I kinda felt bad for her. She did everything she could for Caleb and played it dirty too but nope, you just can’t come between two people who are in love.
This book was maddening. I have always adored Olivia’s badassery but this time I was impressed with Leah’s scheming ass. Say what you will about her, she has got brains. She is fierce and there isn’t a depth she wouldn’t fall to just to keep Caleb with her.
“It’s like he’s seeing the only thing that matters. I am sickly familiar with the way he looks at Olivia because it is the way I look at him.”
You can hate her for being the villain but after reading the book, you’ll also understand her better. And I am so impressed with Tarryn’s writing.
The way they both met, “This was perfect. I was about a ten on the poison scale. If he needed venom, I could inject it directly into his neck.”
And the way it turned into an obsession.
“I knew he never loved me like he loved her, but I wanted him anyway. I knew his love for me was conditional, but I wanted him anyway. I knew I was the second choice, but I wanted him anyway. But, this was too much.”
Reading this was one hell of a ride. Now on to the last book.

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Seasons of Love and War – Book Review

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Summary

SEASONS OF LOVE AND WAR is a historical family saga and epic love story. Childhood sweethearts Beth Ann Rose and Kaylob Shawn O’Brien just want to get married and pursue their dream careers, but the Vietnam War changes everything when Kaylob is drafted into the Army and declared dead. Beth Ann has a complete emotional melt down and starts to have visions of him in the jungles of Vietnam. Is he alive or has she completely lost her mind?

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Still Waters – Book Review

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Cora Anne Halloway has a history degree and a plan: avoid her own past despite being wait-listed for graduate school. Then her beloved grandmother requests — and her dispassionate mother insists — that she spend the summer at Still Waters, the family cottage on Edisto Beach, South Carolina.

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Wish Me Love – Book Review

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Charlotte Wells does not date. After surviving a broken engagement, she’s taken a leave of absence from the social scene. So when her best friend and coworker, Jack, challenges her to get back in the game, she’s not so sure she’s ready to play. But ultimately, curiosity gets the best of her, and Charlotte accepts the daunting challenge: she will attempt to have fifty first dates in her effort to find “the one.”

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