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Review and Giveaway: Pursued by Lisa Harris April 17, 2017

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Nikki Boyd’s flight into Nashville was routine–until the crash landing at the airport.

When the dust settles, Nikki discovers that the woman who had been seated next to her on the plane is missing–and no one will admit she was ever there. When she learns that Erika Hamilton had been flying to Nashville with an air marshal as a key witness in an upcoming grand jury trial, Nikki wonders if her disappearance from the crash site means she’s running from trouble–or straight into it. Before Nikki can even see her family, she and her team are pulled into a missing persons case where the motives are as unclear as the suspects.

Bestselling and award-winning author Lisa Harris has planted danger around every turn in this can’t-put-it-down thrill ride that will leave you stunned.

My thoughts and giveaway:

I love Lisa Harris’s book, she never disappoints me. This book was no exception.

She has written a great book full of romance, suspense and mystery. I never had a dull moment while reading. Even in the moments that weren’t filled with fast-paced tension we were in the mind of Nikki and getting a deeper look at all that was going on with her and her struggles.

This is the third book in the series, however, I do think you could read this one as a stand-alone but I think it might be easier to follow if you had read the first two.

There is definitely a lot of fishy stuff going on and I even began to wonder who could Nikki really trust. The people she should have been able to seemed to be holding back on her.

The mystery of Nikki’s sister is in this one still, lingering and I hope to see it resolved soon. I keep thinking there isn’t much hope of Sarah being alive, but ya know never what Lisa will cook up in her next book and how she will resolve this crime.

If you love romantic suspense I am sure you will enjoy this book.

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A copy of this book was given to be by the publisher. All opinions are my own. 

 

When Tides Turns by Sarah Sundin March 14, 2017

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In a time of war, sometimes battles take place in the heart.

Tess Beaumont is tired of being thought of as just a pretty face. Eager to do her part for the war effort, she joins the Navy’s newly established WAVES program for women. Perhaps there she can convince people that there is more to her than meets the eye.

Lt. Dan Avery has been using his skills in the fight against German U-boats and hoping to make admiral. The last thing he wants to see on his radar is a girl like Tess. Convinced that romance will interfere with his goals, Dan is determined to stay the course, no matter how intriguing a distraction Tess is.

But love, like war, is unpredictable. When Dan is shipped out at the peak of the Battle of the Atlantic, he finds himself torn between his lifelong career goals and his desire to help the beguiling Tess root out a possible spy on shore. Could this fun-loving glamour girl really be the one?

My thoughts:

I have read every book in this series and really enjoyed them so I was very excited to read this newest release.

Tessa is trying to create a sort of new identity. She’s tired of being the pretty girl. I appreciate that she is so much more. She truly is a kind person to everyone. I really enjoyed her story-line and couldn’t wait to get back to her.

I will say I found Dan’s story-line a little less exciting. Maybe it was all the U-boat terms but I found myself having trouble paying attention when I was in his point of view.

But even with that it was a great story, with romance and mystery, it just wasn’t my favorite of Sarah’s books.

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A copy of this book was given to me. All opinions are my own. 

 

Review and Giveaway: Justice Delayed by Patricia Bradley February 21, 2017

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In one week, the wrong man will be executed for murder.
Let the chase for the real killer begin.

Eighteen years ago, TV crime reporter Andi Hollister’s sister was murdered. The convicted killer sits behind bars, his execution date looming. But when a letter surfaces stating that the condemned didn’t do the crime, Detective Will Kincaide of the Memphis Cold Case Unit will stop at nothing to help Andi get to the bottom of it. After all, this case is personal: the man who confessed to the crime is Will’s cousin. Andi and Will must find the real killer before the wrong person is executed. But what can happen in only a week? Uncovering police corruption, running for your life, and, perhaps, falling in love?

With the perfect mixture of intrigue and nail-biting suspense, award-winning author Patricia Bradley invites you to crack the case–if you can–alongside the best Memphis has to offer.

My thoughts and giveaway:

I so enjoyed Patricia’s previous series and I wondered if this new one could be anywhere near as good.

The answer?

Oh. Yes. It. Can.

Patricia has written a new series that is so good. From the beginning questions are raised and the stakes continue to get higher as the book goes on.

Andi is a brave young woman and someone is out to get her, but who? And she has no idea why.

Will is a great hero that has a natural instinct to protect Andi.

Romance is sprinkled throughout which adds another element to the book.

If you love romantic suspense this is a book you will adore.

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Leave a comment by March 6th for your chance to win a copy. One winner will be chosen by random.org. (U.S. addresses only. I will not replace books that are lost or damaged in the mail.)

A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher. All opinions are my own. 

 

Rescue Me by Susan May Warran February 18, 2017

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When Deputy Sam Brooks commits to something, nothing can sway him–not just on the job but in his private life. He’s the one who stuck around to take care of his mother after his father’s accidental death. And he’s the one–perhaps the only one–who believes Sierra Rose is the perfect girl for him. Safe, practical, and organized, she’s nothing like her hippie, impulsive, bleeding-heart sister, Willow.

Willow, however, has been in love with Sam Brooks for as long as she can remember. But she wants her sister to have a happy ending. Besides, Willow has other things to focus on–namely, nabbing the job of her dreams. Best thing for her to do is to purge Sam from her heart.

Neither can predict the events that will bring them together in a fight for their lives in the forbidding wilderness of Glacier National Park. Stranded, injured, and with the winter weather closing in, Sam and Willow will have to work together to save a crew of terrified teenagers. As they fight to survive, they might just discover a new hope for love.

My thoughts:

Lots of action, never a dull moment in this book.

I loved the turmoil of Sam and Willow’s first kiss and how that played out. And the constant question of when would Sam see Willow as more and that his relationship with Sierra wasn’t going to work out. It really was a tangled mess.

I enjoyed the many subplots playing out and another romance build into the story as well.

I will be honest, something in the book seemed off to me. Which I hate to say because I know Susan is a great author, but for some reason I felt like the writing was a bit choppy. There were a lot of one word sentences. Which I do think can be effective but used often became distracting to me. But that’s just me.

The overall story is good and very interesting.

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A copy of this book was given to me through Netgalley.com. All opinions are my own. 

 

Review and Giveaway: Moving Target by Lynette Eason February 16, 2017

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Intensity. Skill. Tenacity.
The bodyguards of Elite Guardians Agency have it all.

When Maddy McKay and Quinn Holcombe don’t show up for Quinn’s birthday party, his friends know that something is very wrong. Their search turns up little beyond evidence that Quinn and Maddy have vanished. And it soon becomes apparent that they did not leave of their own accord.

Maddy awakens in a cement room with no idea where she is. But it’s not long before she realizes she’s in the clutches of a madman who exacts revenge through games–hunting games. His prey of choice? Humans. Now Maddy and Quinn must run for their lives and outwit their killer when their game begins.

Because if they don’t win this game . . . they die.

My thoughts and giveaway:

I have loved every book by Lynette I have read. I thought I knew what to expect from her but this book took me by surprise in all good ways.

Wow. What a ride this book will take you on. There is never a dull moment. If you are looking for something to keep you up at night and on the edge of your seat look no further.

Maddy is a great heroine and Quinn, as stubborn as he is, is a great hero. They make a wonderful team.

There is so much unknown in this book, who is behind this scary stuff and how will Maddy and Quinn survive? It almost has a Hunger Games kind of feel to it.

I highly recommend this one.

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A copy of this book was given. All opinions are my own. 

 

A Moonbow Night by Laura Frantz January 17, 2017

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Her wilderness survival skills are without rival.
But her greatest talent is keeping other people’s secrets.

After fleeing Virginia, Temperance Tucker and her family established an inn along the Shawnee River. It’s a welcome way station for settlers and frontiersmen traveling through the wild Cumberland region of Kentucke–men like Sion Morgan, a Virginia surveyor who arrives at the inn with his crew, looking for an experienced guide.

Though he balks when Tempe is appointed to lead his team through the wilderness, it isn’t long before Sion must admit that her abilities may outmatch his own. But can the tenuous tie they are forming survive the dangers waiting just around the bend?

With her signature sweeping style and ability to bring the distant past to vivid life, Laura Frantz beckons you to join her in a land of Indian ambushes, conflicting loyalties, and a tentative love that meanders like a cool mountain stream.

My thoughts:

I have only read one other book by Laura before this one and I loved it. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on her next book so when this book came out I was eager to read it.

I remember when reading the previous book that Laura lays a lot of ground work for the story, it is a slow build but I didn’t mind in the other book I read. However, with this one I really struggled to pick the book up and continue reading through the first few chapters.

I will say once I got into the story I did find it more interesting. I loved the pictures she painted with the scenery and the conflict with Native Americans and the uncertainty of who you can trust.

Tempe was a spirited young woman and I did like her. I struggled with the relationship of some of the other characters, I wasn’t sure for a while if Paige and Russel were married and having trouble or not married at all. I wasn’t sure who Aylee was because sometimes Tempe called her mother and sometimes Aylee, so for a while I thought they were two different people.

But as I said, once I got a handle on the characters and the story I did enjoy it and appreciate all the work Laura put into it. If you decide to pick this book up just keep in mind you will need to get through the first quarter or so before too much happens.

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A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher. All opinions are my own. 

 

Review and Giveaway: Where Two Hearts Meet by Liz Johnson December 5, 2016

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In her kitchen at Rose’s Red Door Inn, executive chef Caden Holt is calm, collected, and competent. But when her boss asks her to show off their beautiful island to impress a visiting travel writer and save the inn, Caden is forced to face a world much bigger than her kitchen–and a man who makes her wish she was beautiful.

Journalist Adam Jacobs is on a forced sabbatical on Prince Edward Island. He’s also on assignment to uncover a story. Instead he’s falling in love with the island’s red shores and Caden’s sweets.

When Caden discovers Adam isn’t who she thought he was, she realizes that the article he’s writing could do more than ruin the inn’s chances for survival–it might also break her heart.

My thoughts and giveaway:

I read the first book in this series and LOVED it so I couldn’t wait to read this next installment. I am happy to say the wait was worth it. This book is just as good.

I loved visiting Prince Edward Island again, is sounds so beautiful and seeing it through Caden’s eyes as she shows Adam around the island.

I could so relate to Caden and her insecurities. She is constantly concerned what others think about her, I have struggled with that a lot. I also enjoyed the fact that Caden wasn’t a super skinny character like most are. She carries some extra weight like most of us who read the books 🙂 She was very real.

Adam has his own demons he is wrestling and they aren’t as easily identifiable. Liz slowly reveals Adam’s brokenness.

There is so much going on in this book that will keep you reading, there is never a dull moment. If you enjoy contemporary romance I am sure you will like this one.

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Leave a comment by December 19th for your chance to win a copy. One winner will be chosen by random.org. (U.S. addresses only. I will not replace books lost or damaged in the mail.)

A copy of this book was given to through the publisher. All opinions are my own.