Sunday, March 26, 2017

The Dinner

To me this was a book that i had been thinking about reading for while. I was really excited to get it for review! I found the characters to be interesting and I really enjoyed the start of the book where everyone was trying to be friends and make nice before the underhanded stuff began. I found it interesting how similar and how different the two couples were from each other and how they both had a shared desired to protect their child no matter what.  

Friday, March 24, 2017

Kill and Run: A Thorny Rose Mystery by Lauren Carr Review

Kill and Run (A Thorny Rose Mystery Book 1) by [Carr, Lauren]
Book Details:

Book Title Kill and Run: A Thorny Rose Mystery by Lauren Carr
Category:  Adult fiction, 350 pages
Genre:  Mystery, Suspense
Publisher:  Acorn Book Services
Release date:  September 2015
Available for review in:  Print, Audible audiobook and ebook (mobi, ePub, PDF)
Will send books:  USA & Canada
Tour datesMarch 1 to April 14, 2017
Content Rating: PG 

Book Description:

Five women with seemingly nothing in common are found brutally murdered in a townhome outside Washington, DC. Among the many questions surrounding the massacre is what had brought these apparent strangers together only to be killed.

Taking on his first official murder case, Lieutenant Murphy Thornton, USN, believes that if he can uncover the thread connecting the victims, then he can find their murderer.

The case takes an unexpected turn when Murphy discovers that one of the victims has a connection to his stepmother, Homicide Detective Cameron Gates. One wintry night, over a dozen years before, her first husband, a Pennsylvania State trooper, had been run down while working a night shift on the turnpike.

In this first installment of the Thorny Rose Mysteries, the Lovers in Crime join newlyweds Lieutenant Murphy Thornton and Jessica Faraday to sift through a web of lies and cover-ups. Together, can the detectives of the Thorny Rose uncover the truth without falling victim to a cunning killer?

Meet the Author:

Lauren Carr is the international best-selling author of the Mac Faraday, Lovers in Crime, and Thorny Rose Mysteries—over twenty titles across three fast-paced mystery series filled with twists and turns!

Book reviewers and readers alike rave about how Lauren Carr’s seamlessly crosses genres to include mystery, suspense, romance, and humor.

Lauren is a popular speaker who has made appearances at schools, youth groups,and on author panels at conventions. She lives with her husband, son, and four dogs (including the real Gnarly) on a mountain in Harpers Ferry, WV. 


Connect with LaurenWebsite  ~  Twitter  ~  Facebook


My Review

I enjoyed Kill and Run: A Thorny Rose Mystery by Lauren Carr in audible form.

I personally found that  Kill and Run: A Thorny Rose Mystery by Lauren Carr reminded me a lot of the Mac Faraday Mystery series that Lauren Car wrote. It also struck me as an adult version of the old Nancy Drew mystery books.

The narrator, C.J. McAllister, did a very good job with the voices of the different characters in Kill and Run: A Thorny Rose Mystery by Lauren Carr. I felt like the narration allowed me to get a clearer picture of the characters than I would have if I had only read the book.

I would definitely recommend Kill and Run: A Thorny Rose Mystery by Lauren Carr to a friend or family member who enjoys a good mystery as well as those who enjoy the author, Lauren Carr. Lauren does a great job of creating a murder mystery that avoids many of the gruesome elements that murder mysteries tend to have.

Overall, I found that I really enjoyed listening to Kill and Run: A Thorny Rose Mystery by Lauren Carr. The book just pulled me in, which is typical of books by Lauren Carr. There were a few spots that just had me chuckling. The overall feeling that I walked away with is: "I can't wait for book two"!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Indebted Heart (Windy City Book 3) by Measha Stone

Inside the Book

Title: INDEBTED HEART
Author: Measha Stone
Publisher: Blushing Books
Pages: 241
Genre: Erotic Romance
Indebted Heart (Windy City Book 3) by [Stone, Measha]Alyssa Sanders has taken care of herself since she was too young to do so. But she’s all grown up and ready to get her life on the right track.  She heads to Chicago with her life savings and a few prospects. She expects to get a job, find an apartment and get on her way of settling down. What she doesn’t expect is to find her new boss not only severely attractive and Dominant, but the son of an old friend.
Alex Trebelli would do anything for his father, so when he’s asked to escort an old friend’s daughter to dinner he doesn’t hesitate to agree. Except the daughter isn’t the small town young woman his father described. She’s all grown up, full of beauty and curves, and a submissive nature that draws out his dominant side.
When Alex explains he won’t be her friend, he can’t just be her friend, he wants more, he wants to be her dominant, her boyfriend, she has to decide if she’s going to take the leap. She’s never been good at a full time D/s relationship, but Alex makes her feel safe and secure. She finds him easy to be with, even when he’s being overprotective and bossy.
Can she manage to put aside her fears of failure, and self-doubt and give them a real chance, or will she chose the safer route and keep clear of his sexy smile, and dominant ways?

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Measha StoneMeasha Stone lives in the western suburbs of Chicago with her husband and their children. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University. Her vanilla writing has been published in the online magazine efiction and the DuPage Writers Group annual journal Possibilities. When she’s not writing, she’s reading and spending time with her kids- who are just as creative and crazy as her.

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My Review
Indebted Heart (Windy City Book 3) by Measha Stone is the third book in the Windy City series and it was just as well written at books one and two in the series. I like the fact that each book in the series could be read as a stand alone novel. This one had a character that I really felt like I could understand Alyssa Sanders. Alyssa Sanders is a woman who is looking to settle down and who is unsure of what she really wants out of life and in comes Alex Trebelli who really wants her, but he wants a full time d/s relationship. I liked how she had to really think about what she wanted and if she really wanted him full time in a d/s relationship. I liked the fact that the book showed a safe d/s relationship that was based on trust and not danger.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Wooing the Wedding Planner

Wooing the Wedding Planner by [Williams, Amber Leigh]Wooing the Wedding Planner

No more wedding marches for her! 
Wedding planner Roxie Honeycutt can make happy-ever-after come true for anyone except herself. Freshly divorced and done with love, she's okay with watching clients walk down the aisle. What's not okay? Sharing a charming Victorian house with accountant Byron Strong. He's frustratingly sexy and determined to keep her confused. 
Roxie thought Byron's expertise was numbers, yet somehow he sees her for who she really is. Somehow he understands the hurt she hides behind a trademark smile. Suddenly romance is tempting again, even if it means risking another heartbreak.







Biography

Amber Leigh Williams
Amber Leigh Williams lives on the Gulf Coast. A southern girl at heart, she loves beach days, the smell of real books, relaxing at her family’s lakehouse, and spending time with her husband, Jacob, and their sweet, blue-eyed boy. When she’s not running after her young son and three, large dogs, she can usually be found reading a good romance or cooking up a new dish in her kitchen. She is represented by Joyce Holland of the D4EO Literary Agency. Visit her on the web at www.amberleighwilliams.com!






My Review
Roxie Honeycutt was a very interesting character to read about. As she is a woman who had her heat broken and since sworn off love, romance, and dating. Yet she spend her days helping others to get the very thing she has decide to deny herself. Yet Byron Strong might just help her to find what she helps other to achieve. The question comes down to if she has the strength to open herself to hope and the possible pain that comes with it. I found Roxie to be a strong independent woman that I felt like I could understand. I really enjoyed learning more about her and feeling her open herself up to certain feelings again slowly. I won't ruin the book by going into more detail than that though.

Monday, March 20, 2017

The Siege (A Psychological Thriller) by James Hanna

The Siege (A Psychological Thriller) by James Hanna is a fiction novel that follows a prison take over. The Siege (A Psychological Thriller) by James Hanna is a book that will appeal most to an audience of adults who enjoy prison fiction with all of its raw grittiness. The Siege (A Psychological Thriller) by James Hanna takes place in The Indiana Penal Farm where one hundred prisoners hold twelve guards hostage in the laundry room. In an attempt to defuse the situation without any loss of life, a dorm counselor, Tom Hemmings, has been brought in to talk the prisoners down. However, with the inmates divided in to different gangs and tension building quickly will Tom Hemmings be able to keep everyone alive and safe?


The Siege (A Psychological Thriller) by James Hanna was a well-written psychological thriller with a realistic feel. While the book itself is fiction, it is clear that the author has done research into prisons due to the realistic feel of the inmates and the prison environment. The Siege (A Psychological Thriller) by James Hanna reminded me a lot of the negotiator with the hostage situation and emergency services relying on one person to save the day. I found Tom Hemmings to be my favorite character, he was well developed over the course of the book, and I liked his determination in the face of uncertainty and danger. Overall, I greatly enjoyed reading The Siege (A Psychological Thriller) by James Hanna and I enjoyed the fast pace and realistic feel of the plot!

Reviewed by Sefina Hawke for Readers Favorite.

Secured Heart (Windy City Book 2) by Measha Stone

Inside the Book

Title: SECURED HEART
Author: Measha Stone
Publisher: Blushing Books
Pages: 251
Genre: Erotic Romance

Image result for Secured Heart (Windy City Book 2)As a child, Kelly dreamt of having a handsome husband, beautiful children, and a dog playing in the backyard. But life rarely turns out the way you plan, and she fears her clock is ticking. Still on the prowl for the perfect husband, she becomes bolder in her search. A night that starts out like any other, ends up being the one that changes everything. As the owner of a security company, Kendrick McFall takes safety very seriously. His first instinct is to keep Kelly at arms length. However, she isn’t his to command,and she isn’t easily persuaded to stay away from the world in which Kendrick lives. A world that she craves. Taking her under his protection seems to be the only way to keep her safe from the ghosts of his past, and protect her from new threats. Along the way he doesn’t just seek to secure her safety, he wants to secure her heart.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Measha StoneMeasha Stone lives in the western suburbs of Chicago with her husband and their children. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University. Her vanilla writing has been published in the online magazine efiction and the DuPage Writers Group annual journal Possibilities. When she’s not writing, she’s reading and spending time with her kids- who are just as creative and crazy as her.

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My Review
Secured Heart (Windy City Book 2) by Measha Stone is the second book in the Windy City series, but it can be read as a stand alone book. Secured Heart (Windy City Book 2) by Measha Stone is an erotic romance that explores the BDSM scene and how important safety and trust are in a BDSM club and life style. The beginning was a bit scary with how Kelly ended up drugged and could have been seriously harmed if it was not for her hero Kendrick McFall. Kendrick McFall shows Kelly that she can embrace her submissive side in a safe environment and still be the person she is. I loved how the two of them really began to come together and how their dynamic worked and deepened through out the book.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Dinner by Melissa Clark

 Dinner by Melissa Clark was an interesting book to get for review.  Dinner by Melissa Clark was a well organized cookbook that gave me some new ideas for dinner. There were a few recipes that I altered a bit of did together and it came out pretty good! All in all I was happy to get  Dinner by Melissa Clark