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…
Dinca’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.
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…
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…
Rather than keep everyone in suspense, I’m going to say right off the bat that I liked this book. I really liked it a lot. I liked it so much I had a hard time putting it down, and when I did read the last page, I ordered the next book in the series.
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.
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.
Stevie‘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.
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…
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.