Tuesday, June 12, 2018

New Release ~*~ The Body Counter by Anne Frasier


Months after discovering the mastermind behind her own kidnapping, Detective Jude Fontaine is dealing with the past the only way she knows how: by returning to every dark corner of it. But it’s a new, escalating series of mass slayings that has become her latest obsession at Homicide.
At first, Jude and her partner, Detective Uriah Ashby, can see no pattern to the seemingly random methods, the crime scenes, or the victims—until they’re approached by a brilliantly compulsive math professor. He believes that the madman’s next move is not incalculable; in fact, it’s all part of a sequential and ingenious numerical riddle. His theory is adding up. The body count is rising.
But when the latest victim is found in Jude’s apartment, the puzzle comes with a personal twist that’s going to test the breaking point of her already-fragile state of mind. For all she knows, her number may be up.

Review:
I've really been enjoying this series and The Body Counter doesn't disappoint.  Jude is a unique character that is strong yet weak, emotional without being outwardly emotional, and overall complex.

I highly recommend reading the first books before delving into this one just to get a grip on Jude and who she is and why she's that way otherwise, you might not like her and it may distract from the story.  I can't wait to see what's next.

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New Release ~*~ The Kill Chain by

Security specialist and PI Jamie Sinclair shoots for the stars in this breakneck thriller. Her enemies shoot to kill. “[Nichole Christoff] understands how to keep her readers riveted from beginning to end.”—USA Today
 
In Jamie Sinclair’s line of work, there’s no such thing as too careful. Not when clients like Madeline Donahue come knocking on her door. Madeline claims a disgruntled robotics engineer is blackmailing her boss—an eccentric tech billionaire—and holding the computer systems of their satellite and space payload company hostage. With U.S. government secrets at stake, Madeline wants Jamie to protect her as she pays the ransom. But is it really ransom? Or personal payback?
 
The late-night dead drop starts off badly, and gets worse quickly  when Jamie is framed for murder and more. Now, with the U.S. government trying to bring her down—and a team of hired guns aiming to take her out—Jamie is on the run, fighting to force a deadly conspiracy from the shadows. She’ll have to move fast to get that target off her back—and to keep those she loves from becoming the weakest link in a powerful enemy’s kill chain.


Review:
The Kill Chain jumps right in with action and suspense.  Jamie is a great character and you'll want to read the other books either before or after reading this one :)

The plot is tight and compact making it a quick read the tis easy to follow, but there are a few twists and turns that will keep you guessing.

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Monday, June 11, 2018

New Release ~*~ Her Super-Secret Rebound Boyfriend by Kerri Carpenter

It wasn’t shy librarian Lola McBride's idea to crash someone else’s high school reunion. Her best friend made her do it, insisting that having a little fun with a super-hot rebound would make her forget about her recent breakup. That’s when she meets the hottest guy she’s ever seen. 
Architect Luke Erickson had no idea attending his ten-year reunion would turn out to be so fun. He catches the sexy brunette in a lie, and he counters with a proposal—He’ll keep her secret if she helps get his family off his back by pretending to be his girlfriend at an upcoming family reunion. 
From one reunion to another, Lola and Luke are suddenly spending a lot of time together. Good thing they're only pretending, or this super-secret relationship could get really complicated.

Review: 
A cute, fast paced story about an accidental meeting that turns into so much more ;) 

Sweet, steamy, funny, and cute all rolled into one story.



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New Release ~*~ Sparks Like Ours by Melissa Brayden


Gia Malone wants one thing and one thing only: to be the best surfer in the world. Her biggest obstacle is the annoyingly perky Elle Britton. Not only is Elle number one in the rankings, she’s also a fan favorite. But there’s a lot about Elle that Gia never noticed, like her surprising sense of humor and picture-perfect mouth. 


Elle Britton is tired. After tournaments, fan meet-ups, and nonstop media requests, all she wants in the world is a little peace and quiet. But with Gia Malone closing in on her ranking, she has to surf her best. When the media picks up the story of their neck and neck status, Elle finds herself forced further into the spotlight, this time alongside Gia, the knockout with the killer shred and sexy smile. 

It’s not long before there’s no denying the chemistry on and off the beach. But only one can win…


Review:
Gia & Elle are a fun pair...while there is nothing really surprising in the storyline.  It is a fun story with a couple of surfers who need to balance love and competition.


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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

New Release ~*~ Dirty-Talking Cowboy by Stacey Kennedy

Emma Monroe has returned to River Rock, Colorado, after the death of her grandmother. Now she's inherited a farm full of abused animals and she's working as a waitress at the local hotspot, Kinky Spurs. The last thing Emma wants in her life is a man, as she's still recovering from a recent heartbreak. But when a sensual and powerful cowboy, Shep Blackshaw enters her life, Emma begins to want things she shouldn't. 

Shep knows sex shouldn't be on his mind. He's got a world of responsibility on his shoulders. He's attempting to save his late father's cattle ranch, Blackshaw Cattle Company, from foreclosure. But Emma's heated reactions to his touch make ignoring her impossible. She's the perfect distraction to make him forget that his father's company is a sinking ship. 

While their nights only heat up, soon emotions become tangled into the mix. Shep's not only giving Emma the hottest nights of her life, he's also healing her heart. With every encounter, she forgets her heartbreak. With every naughty adventure, she stops mourning the life she left behind. And with every dirty word whispered from Shep's mouth, she stops thinking of all the reasons why she shouldn't fall for him. But when the past comes to claim Emma, she'll need to choose between the life she thought she wanted and the life she's grown to love with Shep. How will she say no to forever with a dirty-talking cowboy.


Review:

This first book in a new series from Stacey Kennedy is both sweet and sexy.  It's a cute story with some fun elements.  The characters are good the drama is relatively unique...

Overall, while I've loved stacey's books for years, this felt a little superficial as a story.  Not a lot of depth, but still an enjoyable read.

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Sunday, June 3, 2018

Gone to Dust by Liliana Hart

The Gravediggers aren’t exactly what they seem. They’re the most elite of the world’s fighting forces—and all they have in common is that they’ve been betrayed by the countries they’ve died for. Because they are dead. To their country, their military, and their families.

Sometimes the dead do rise....

Miller Darling is one of the most popular romance novelists of her time. Not bad for a woman who doesn’t believe in romance. She’s as logical as they come, and she doesn’t believe in happily-ever-afters. What she does believe in is family, so when her brother disappears, she doesn’t think twice about packing her bag and her laptop and heading out to find him.

Elias Cole lived and breathed the life of a Navy SEAL. Now he’s “dead” and his hero’s honor tarnished. The only thing keeping him sane are the men who are like him—The Gravediggers—and the woman who makes his head spin. He’s never met anyone like Miller Darling. Her smart mouth and quick wit keep him on his toes, and damned if he doesn’t find that appealing.

When Miller receives a package from the brother who abandoned her asking for help, it’s clear she’s in over her head with the mess he’s gotten himself into. She needs a professional, and Elias is just the man for the job. Only her brother is a former SEAL—the man who left his team to die—and Elias is more interested in vengeance than saving his life.


Review:
This one sat on my Kindle for much too long.  I don't know why.  The series is fun and sexy and Gone to Dust didn't disappoint. Action filled with only a couple of twists but the chemistry between the characters keep you turning the pages.


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Saturday, June 2, 2018

Death In Vermilion (Death In series Book 1) by Barbara Elle

A psychological mystery about obsession and art... 
Artist Leila Goodfriend is laying down the bones of a painting. When she’s interrupted by Iris, the noisy, unlikeable artist in the studio upstairs, Leila is distracted and annoyed.
When Leila discovers the racket was actually Iris' dead body hitting the floor, she becomes obsessed: Who murdered Iris? 
The other Red Barn Cooperative artists—competitive, jealous and hypocritical—are prime suspects. They all hated Iris. “An artist owes his life to his art,” Iris said. 
Iris was good for a laugh.  But no one is laughing now.
In this gripping mystery, new author Barbara Elle paints a clever, twisted picture of women and sisters, whose lives are entwined by a brutal murder.
Alibis fall apart. Plot twists multiply. And Leila comes to a dangerous conclusion.



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