REVIEW: The Silk Weaver’s Wife by Debbie Rix

Book CoverVeena’s review of The Silk Weaver’s Wife by Debbie Rix
Women’s Fiction published by Bookouture 19 Jul 17

I expected to enjoy this book when I requested it from NetGalley. What  I did not expect was to be half the night in the middle of my work week reading the book from cover to cover.  The two women who span centuries could not be more different and yet each one fascinated me in her own unique way.

I enjoyed the detailed background and research almost as much I enjoyed the story itself.  Like many of you out there, I thought China dominated the silk industry, only to learn all about Italy and England and the mark they left on silk-weaving techniques and designs. read more…

REVIEW: The Secret of Cherokee Cove by Paula Graves

Book CoverDinca’s review of The Secret of Cherokee Cove (Bitterwood PD, Book 5) by Paula Graves
Romantic Suspense published by Harlequin Intrigue 1 Mar 14

Short and sweet romantic suspense. U.S. Marshal Dana Massey from Atlanta is visiting her brother in Bitterwood. Dana finds out some information about her mother’s life before she moved away and married Dana’s father. The mystery is all about the gossip revolving around her mother’s life. When her mother returns to Bitterwood twenty years later, she and her husband die in a tragic car accident.

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REVIEW: Look Behind You by Iris Johansen and Ray Johansen

Book CoverVeena’s review of Look Behind You (Kendra Michaels, Book 5) by Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen
Suspense Thriller published by St. Martins Press 18 Jul 17 

This story starts with an unknown young woman who takes an Uber rider with a killer.  Being that Uber is a popular way to go place to place these days, the story starts out resonating on a personal note, because I’m a frequent Uber rider. This, of course, is just the beginning of a spine-chilling thrills-and-chills ride that will keep you guessing all the way to the end.  I couldn’t put it down. For me this is the best book yet in this series by the dynamic mother and son duo.   read more…

REVIEW: The Red by Tiffany Reisz

Book CoverTabs’ review of The Red by Tiffany Reisz
Contemporary Erotica published by Eighth Circle Press  11 Jul 17

I have read a few of Tiffany Reisz’ erotic novellas, but she writes what I would consider heavy BSDM and I have never been able to get into her longer works. This new stand-alone novella is more erotica than erotic romance and it’s also straight up bananas. I won’t lie, I picked it up for review after seeing multiple readers commenting on Twitter that the sex scenes were off the charts crazy. It’s like waving a red flag in front of a bull. I cannot resist. I have to know what I am missing. read more…

REVIEW: Dealing with Annie by Jill Shalvis

Book CoverSandy M’s review of Dealing with Annie (Cooper’s Corner, Book 17) by Jill Shalvis
Contemporary Romance published by Harlequin Special Releases 27 Feb 17

I’ve been in sort of a reading slump lately – everything I pick up to read just falls flat and I’m quickly searching for something else. So when I came across this Jill Shalvis book, I settled in because I knew her story would finally work for me and hopefully get me back on track.

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REVIEW: Tempting Fate by Pamela Clare

Book CoverKristie J’s review of Tempting Fate (Colorado High Country, Book 4) by Pamela Clare
Contemporary Romance published by Amazon Digital Service 28 Jun 17

I have been reading Ms. Clare’s books from the very beginning, back to 2003 when Sweet Release was first published, and I have every book she’s written since then.  I try my very best to be objective when doing a review, but when it comes to Pamela Clare, I can’t be.  So read this review knowing a lot of personal feelings are involved.  I’ve met her and call her a friend and she is one of the best people I’ve ever met.  So this is influenced with a great deal of fondness for Pamela colouring it.

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REVIEW: The Lady Travelers Guide to Scoundrels and Other Gentlemen by Victoria Alexander

Book CoverStevie‘s review of The Lady Travelers Guide to Scoundrels and Other Gentlemen (Lady Travelers Society, Book 1) by Victoria Alexander
Historical Romance published by HQN Books 23 May 17

Generally I’m all over anything about Victorian lady adventurers, so this book looked like it’d be just the introduction I needed to a new (to me, at any rate) author. Even the idea of a pair of rather reluctant travellers searching for the missing relative of one of them didn’t dissuade me, as I had hopes of meeting this vanished lady adventure at some point in the story.

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REVIEW: The Legend by Donna Grant

Book CoverVeena’s review of The Legend (Sons of Texas, Book 3) by Donna Grant
Romantic Suspense published by St. Martin’s Paperbacks 27 Jun 17

I’ve been reading Ms. Grant’s paranormal series for a long time and wasn’t sure about a contemporary thriller, so I chose to ignore this series until I was invited to read this book.  Of course, instead of starting at Book 1 and reading the series in order, I took a dive off the deep end and plunged right into Book 3.  Now that my appetite has been whetted, I would like to go back and read the earlier two books. Fortunately you can read this book as a standalone without missing the flow of the story. read more…

REVIEW: Some Kind Of Hero by Suzanne Brockmann

Book CoverSammy’s review of Some Kind Of Hero (Troubleshooters, Book 19) by Suzanne Brockmann
Romantic Suspense published by Ballantine Books 11 Jul 17

My love of Suzanne Brockmann’s books is known far and wide among my friends and family. I don’t think she could write a bad book, even if she tried. To date, Out Of Control is the book I use as a high standard for all other books I read. While many books I have read have come close, Ken and Savannah still hold the top spot in my reader heart. It’s been a few years since we were last in the Troubleshooters universe, and, boy, am I a very happy reader! I want to mention; if you have never read this series or if you only read some, this book can stand alone. Please don’t pass up this wonderful book because it’s Book 19. I promise you won’t be lost. While previous characters do make an appearance, it has no bearing on the story itself.

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