Monday, January 22, 2018

Book Review Her Devoted HERO (Black Dawn, #2) by Caitlyn O'Leary

Her Devoted HERO by Caitlyn O'Leary
Title: Her Devoted HERO (Black Dawn, #2) 

Author: Caitlyn O'Leary 

Stars: 4 out of 5

Review:
I was a little surprised by this book. I honestly thought it would be typical simple writing nothing standing out. This book had a lot more heart and soul than I expected. I found myself laughing so many times from the banter to the emails they wrote. Could be because if I was writing an email from a dating site mine would sound pretty much the same. I think readers of Military Romance stories will enjoy this series. The writing is simple but the story will pull romance readers in and make them laugh.
Caitlyn O'Leary created very likable characters that readers will cheer for.
Thank you to Netgalley and 
#HerDevotedHero #NetGalley


Synopsis:
Navy SEAL Dex Evans has a problem. His buddies think it’s a riot when they sign him up for a dating service behind his back. But who would have thought that with a profile like SailorBoy69 he’d snag a woman who was hysterically funny and gorgeous. Too bad she was also skittish as all hell. Dex fears that when she finds out his profile was a set-up, his happily ever after could sink to the bottom of the ocean. 

Single mother, Kenna Wright was in way over her head. She’d spent years putting her child first while ignoring her needs. So what was she thinking responding to the flirtatious email? Luckily for her, when she is stuck on a project with Dex, he’s even better in person than he’d been on his online profile. But can she believe this sexy SEAL when he says he’s looking for more than a fling? 

When one of her co-workers is murdered and it looks like Kenna might be the next one in the killer’s crosshairs, Dex is determined to keep her safe. But with a target on her back, it’s really hard to keep a shield over her heart.



About The Author
Caitlyn O'Leary
Caitlyn O'Leary is an avid reader, and considers herself a fan first and an author second. She reads a wide variety of genres, but finds herself going back to happily-ever-afters. Getting a chance to write, after years in corporate America is a dream come true. She hopes that her stories provide the kind of entertainment and escape that she has found from some of her favorite authors.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Book Review: BULLETS (Jon "Big Slick" Elder Book 1) by Elijah Drive

BULLETS (Jon "Big Slick" Elder Book 1)
Title: BULLETS (Jon "Big Slick" Elder Book 1)

Author: Elijah Drive

Stars: 4 stars

Review:
A well written and action packed adventure set in a small town in Arizona. The action starts in the first chapter and only builds to the finale. I liked the story very much and it has a strong main character. I did not particularly care for the racist and the anti-police overtones which prevailed through out the book. If you have a distain for foul language this may not be the book for you. 

I have given this book 4 stars.

I obtained this book from Amazon in Kindle format.
Thank you Frank for your review:

Synopsis:
Professional poker player Jon "Big Slick" Elder was minding his own business in a diner when an Arizona sheriff walked in and killed the man sitting next to him, a Mexican day laborer accused of murder. The law officer then arrested Slick simply because the sheriff didn't like the color of Slick's skin. 

Slick knew that the stranger who had been sitting next to him at the diner was no murderer because, in addition to cards, Slick also kills people for money. The poor man didn't have the look, but Slick does, and with the help of a Latina assistant district attorney, a Navajo state trooper and a homegrown federal agent, Slick sets out to prove the dead man's innocence. What he discovers, as he digs deeper, is a deadly mystery that threatens not only him, but his newfound friends as well. But Slick hates to have anyone… ANYONE… toss him his shoes and tell him to get out of town. 


Kindle Edition320 pages
Published November 26th 2015 by Defiant Press

About The Author:
Elijah Drive
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14717882.Elijah_Drive

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Book Review: A Treacherous Curse (A Veronica Speedwell Mystery #3) by Deanna Raybourn

A Treacherous Curse (Veronica Speedwell, #3)
Title:  Treacherous Curse (A Veronica Speedwell Mystery #3) 

Author: Deanna Raybourn

Stars: 4.25 out of 5 stars

Review:
An engaging light mystery novel that kept my attention from the first paragraph to the last paragraph. The main character is the officially unrecognized daughter of the Prince of Wales. However, she is known to a select few of the inner circle who provide her with timely advise from time to time. She is blunt in her ways and does not hesitate when action is required. In some aspects she reminds me of Amelia Peabody, the character so well developed, by the author Elizabeth Peters. I look forward to seeing the series develop.

I have rated this book 4.5 stars.

I received an ARC obtained from Netgalley for my unbiased review.
Thank you Frank for your reviews!

Synopsis:
London, 1888. As colorful and unfettered as the butterflies she collects, Victorian adventuress Veronica Speedwell can’t resist the allure of an exotic mystery—particularly one involving her enigmatic colleague, Stoker. His former expedition partner has vanished from an archaeological dig with a priceless diadem unearthed from the newly discovered tomb of an Egyptian princess. This disappearance is just the latest in a string of unfortunate events that have plagued the controversial expedition, and rumors abound that the curse of the vengeful princess has been unleashed as the shadowy figure of Anubis himself stalks the streets of London.
 
But the perils of an ancient curse are not the only challenges Veronica must face as sordid details and malevolent enemies emerge from Stoker’s past. Caught in a tangle of conspiracies and threats—and thrust into the public eye by an enterprising new foe—Veronica must separate facts from fantasy to unravel a web of duplicity that threatens to cost Stoker everything.



Hardcover352 pages
Expected publication: January 16th 2018 by Berkley

About The Author:
Deanna Raybourn
A sixth-generation native Texan, New York Times bestselling author Deanna Raybourn graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a double major in English and history and an emphasis on Shakespearean studies. She taught high school English for three years in San Antonio before leaving education to pursue a career as a novelist. Deanna makes her home in Virginia, where she lives with her husband and daughter.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Book Review A SEAL's Honor (Military Match #3) by J.M. Stewart

A SEAL's Honor (Military Match #3)
Title: A SEAL's Honor (Military Match #3)

Author: J.M. Stewart 

Stars: 3 stars out of 5

Review:
A basic summery Boy meets Girl. Girl likes boy who is older brothers friend. Boy can't get enough of her but plays hard to get. Just once will be enough line and than lots of sex in crazy wild places and a cute little dog for humor.
Nothing stands out that would keep me reading the series it is your basic set up of a romance with military twist which is currently popular.
Thank you to Netgalley and Forever Yours Publishing for the advance copy.


Synopsis:
Rules are made to be broken . . .
When it comes to dating, ex-Navy SEAL Marcus Denali has a few simple rules. Never date a coworker. Never date a friend's sister. And never ever date a girl whose brother is a coworker, a friend, and a fellow SEAL. So why would Marcus dance so closely---and flirt so shamelessly---with Mandy Lawson? Simple. It's a Fourth of July masquerade ball. He doesn't know she's his buddy's little sister. And once the masks come off, the real fireworks begin . . .

Mandy doesn't care about the rules. She's been crushing on Marcus for years, and she's not giving up now that she has proof he wants her too. She has a plan to show this military man some moves he never learned in basic training. And Marcus is going to learn that some rules-the rules of attraction---are just too strong to fight.


Paperback240 pages
Published December 5th 2017 by Forever Yours

About The Author:
J.M. Stewart
J.M. Stewart is a coffee and chocolate addict who lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, two sons and two very spoiled dogs. She's a hopeless romantic who believes everybody should have their happily ever after and has been devouring romance novels for as long as she can remember. Writing them has become her obsession. 

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Book Review Deadly Deception (Rogue Security #2) by Marissa Garner

Deadly Deception by Marissa Garner
Title: Deadly Deception (Rogue Security #2

Author: by Marissa Garner

Stars: 3 1/2 stars

Review:
Deadly Deception plot was all over the place to the point readers might wonder what the point of the story is. Marissa Garner has the ability to write a well crafted story but gets loss in the details. Murder, Child Pornography, family lies, kidnapping, second chance romance, secrets and that is just a few themes that float in and out of the story.  Having read others by this author I know she is able to create a story but she throw everything into them and you almost wonder if the kitchen sink might make an appearance. 
Deadly Deception needs more focus and less stories to have been a 5 star reading.

Thank you to Netgalley and Forever Your Publishing for the advance copy.

Synopsis:
When her mother disappears, Jessica Hargrove's life begins to unravel. And her problems are only just beginning. A horrible secret has been revealed, threatening to destroy three generations of her family, and the one person who may be able to help her is the man she's never stopped loving, the man who once broke her heart....

LAPD Detective Sean Burke is back in his small hometown, pondering if his career in the big city is what he really wants anymore. As painful as it is to see Jess again, she needs him. He can't walk away when she's about to lose everything she holds dear. But will what he discovers ruin their second chance at love?


Publication: January 16th 2018 by Forever Yours

About The Author:
Marissa Garner
I’m Marissa Garner. I’m a wife, writer, chocoholic, and animal lover, not necessarily in that order. As a little girl, I cut pictures of people out of my mother’s magazines and turned them into characters in my simple stories. Now I write sexy paranormal romantic suspense, steamy contemporary romance, and edgy romantic thrillers. I live in sunny Southern California with my husband, but enjoy traveling from Athens to Anchorage to Acapulco and to many locations in between.

I write romance to titillate your mind as well as your libido. My stories appeal to romance readers who:

•Choose French Silk over vanilla
•Don’t always color inside the lines and don’t like being told no
•Think some rules are made to be broken
•Have the courage to push the envelope when they’re passionate about something
•Believe fiction should be as unpredictable as real life

If this sounds like your kind of romance, have fun exploring my website and stories.

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