Thursday, August 16, 2018
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
HE'D NEARLY BLED TO DEATH ON HER DOORSTEP
Catherine Donnelly had come to Whirlwind to care for her rebellious brother. Not to rescue the very man who doubted her sibling's innocence! But as the Texas Ranger recovered in her bed, she was forced to admit that Jericho Blue might be the one man who could save her. And make her the woman she yearned to be!
HAD THIS ANGEL OF MERCY DANCED WITH THE DEVIL?
Jericho prayed that Catherine had nothing to do with the murderous ambush. For once he'd apprehended the culprits, Jericho knew the only way to satisfy the fierce passion Catherine aroused in him—would be to make the innocent temptress his wife! AMAZON 3.5 stars
I liked this book and it did start out strong with good main characters. It also had good backgrounds for both of them too. My only problem with the story is that it kind of stalls about half-way through. But at least it's only for a while. It kind of stalls because of going over the same issues over and over a bit too long to my way of thinking. Action did force things to move along at a pretty good rate once we got past that other point.
There were good secondary people in the story which added a good dimension to the story. You could feel the community in it.
Catherine's 12 year old brother, Andrew has been slowly beginning to realize how much trouble he is in. He's terrified and just not sure how to get out of it.
I kind of think that the title of this book was a bit misleading and wasn't exactly the best fit. But there is a H.E.A. to the story.
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
All her life, Midwest restaurateur Sydney Richardson has been searching for answers about her past. Now, in this riveting thriller, the truth hits home—with a vengeance.
Billy Tremble thought he had finally made it out of the skids. He was happy to share his good fortune with his less fortunate friends . . . and that’s why he ended up dead.
Sydney Richardson’s enjoying a rare night out in her hometown of Madison, Wisconsin, when she learns that one of her friends has been shot. Rick Sheffield thought he was staking out a drug deal; turns out he had a front-row seat to a million-dollar cash drop gone wrong. Meanwhile, at a construction site across town, a young vagrant is killed execution-style after spreading some serious wealth among his street friends.
Sydney sees no reason to link the shootings—until the money disappears from the evidence locker, resulting in the release of the suspect in the first shooting and the suspension of the detective investigating the second. Determined to connect the dots herself, Sydney uncovers evidence of a massive conspiracy tying a respectable local family to the Chicago underworld. But what frightens her most is the fact that the trail of blood leads to the decades-old cold case that has haunted Sydney’s every move: her father’s murder. AMAZON 5 STARS
Wow, what a powerful story! Powerful on so many different levels. Loved the main characters, they were strong ones, and they were likable too. And oh, did I mention smart and good at what they do?
Sydney was someone who succeeded in so many ways especially when it came to her businesses. Now, her love life was kind of a different story though. Her lover and friend Clay wants so much more with her but there's just something that isn't showing her as all in. This is going to be a problem. So is her feelings for Rick Sheffield, there's more there than they want to really address. I wouldn't say that this thriller had as much romance as i would have liked but that's just me probably. It still was incredibly good.
Her late father's cop partner, Horst Welke (what a name) is a great addition to the story. He adds so much to the story as being the man who stepped up and was always there for Sydney whenever she needed him. They had such a great, affectionate relationship.
This story has surprise after surprise with several twists of surprises towards the end of the book. I kid you not, at least one of them I didn't see coming and I liked that the author could surprise me like that. I don't want to give anything away so I am going to stop right there. I would be open to read more by this author after reading this book.
I voluntarily read an advanced reader copy of this book via Netgalley. And this is my honest opinion of it.
Monday, August 13, 2018
Andrew Quinn, Esquire
The ask comes from my brother at four AM. A penniless widow in the emergency room needs a pro bono lawyer. Yup, it pushes all the right buttons. But what's this? The woman who captured all America’s pity was… well, to be frank, mousy. This stunning beauty has silky blond hair, sparkling blue eyes, and cherry-red lips. With a heart-shaped chin and pretty pert nose, she’s absolutely gorgeous. Too bad she's about to be arrested or worse.
My dead husband was a cheap, conniving SOB with ties to the mob. So, when I mistakenly capture his very-alive voice on a recording, I know I'm in deep sh*t. Mr. Sexy-Suit offers his services for free but if something sounds too good to be true... I sure as hell won't go down that road again.
Note: Steaming hot scenes, no cheating, and HEA guaranteed. AMAZON 3.5 STARS
Andrew, was kind of a surprise. He wasn't perfect, he had a few flaws but he was good at his job. That is he is good at it when he get his client, Sienna to listen. Their first meeting was really different and had so humor to it even though she was in serious trouble. And is Andrew the stuffed suit that on the outside he seems to appear to be? No, I don't think so.
It had some good secondary people in this book who are involved in the danger that was in the story. There was a few unexpected twists towards the end of the book.
While I can't say this was a favorite book, it did enjoy it.
I voluntarily read an Advanced Reader’s Copy of this book.