Monday, March 25, 2019

BOOK REVIEW- The Trouble with Cowboys by Victoria James


BOOK REVIEW- My Little Secret by L.A. Casey


BOOK REVIEW- Deep Harbor by Fern Michaels


BOOK REVIEW-London Calling by Veroica Forand


BOOK REVIEW- Saving the Scot by Jennifer Trethewey


Really early on in the book I found myself amused by an observation I made about the two M.C.'s.  Ian HAD to have order in his life.  It was his quirk, his obsession.  Louisa was Chaos.  Everywhere she went she stirred things up.  The story often showed that too. 

I have mixed feelings about this book.  There were parts that I really liked and others not so much.  I guess one of those parts that I didn't like so much was when Louisa did some really stupid stuff.  That phrase TSTL came to mind at least once.  *Sigh* I guess it just has to be chalked up to her being naive.  But that said, she also showed some uncommon courage as well. 
 The time that Louisa and her maid (and friend) Mairi spent on the board the ship made for some interesting times.  And added a few interesting characters as well.  But it also added to some of the slow down in the story for me.  

Of course you just know that Louisa's plot with Mairi is going to explode at some point, right?  But when it does, it REALLY explodes.  I could see one particular problem coming up but neither of the women thought that part through.  So, it was quite the punch in the gut for all involved when it happened.  
Watch for Rory as well, he is going to throw a bit of a monkey wrench into things.  He also causes some tears and a few tender scenes too. 
 Declan is Ian's cousin who doesn't actually show up in the book but his influence does.  He is a man who has prophetic dreams that actually do come to pass.  He has shared with Ian that he will love and marry a woman who wears trousers.  Uh-Oh.  Yes, that's right, "The Daughter from Hell" as she is called by others.  Will the real Louisa please stand up?

I liked that there were several twists at the end and the H.E.A. for SEVERAL people as well.  

 I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own

Sunday, March 24, 2019

BOOK REVIEW- The Sheikh's Fierce Fiancee (Sheikhs of Al-Dashalid Book 3) by Leslie North


Saturday, March 23, 2019

BOOK REVIEW- Pride and Magic (Spells and Sins Book 1) by Melody Raven

 Magic always come back... Always.

Samantha Harris walked away from her family, and magic, years ago. But when a string of murders rocks New York City, Sam can't help but notice that the placement of the bodies screams magic. Except no one in her family seems to pick up the connection.

When she tries to give the lead detective a quick hint to send him in the right direction, Sam gets sucked further into the investigation than she ever thought possible. Now Detective Derek Pierce has to put together the half truths Sam is giving him and the facts of the case that get stranger by the second.

The killer is closer to Sam than she could've imagined and Derek is the only one who can stop him from tearing her family apart, but only if he knows the whole truth. And the whole truth is exactly what could kill him.  AMAZON 4 stars

I liked this story and loved the eBook cover!
Both Sam and Derek were good main characters that drew me in.   
This book was a bit different than some of the others that I have read.   I liked that Sam was different because she tried to walk away from magic and it cost her big time.  I liked how the author came at that from a different angle than I've read before.  Add to that when she had tried magic it often  screwed things up royally.  
Derek was a tired, overworked detective but he still was a good guy through and through.   The first few meetings between Sam and Derek were interesting to say the least.  They also got even MORE interesting as time went on.  
Sam's family members were definitely something else and not always something good.  Well, usually not good for anyone who tried to cross the witch families.  
There is plenty of action and dangers in the story also some romance and hot attraction too.  
 So questions are but some remain.  This book goes have an unexpected ending although I'm not sure that's the right word to use.  It leaves the reader at a cliffhanger of sorts.  You get to decide if it's enough for you or if you want to read on into the series.  I think that I want to read on in the next book.   

 “I voluntarily read and reviewed a copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.”