Review A Righteous Kill (A Shakespearean Suspense Book 1)

Title: A Righteous Kill (A Shakespearean Suspense Book 1)

Author: Kerrigan Byrne

Stars 5 out of 5

Review:

I found A Righteous Kill on Amazon Unlimited and thought the story sounded interesting because I wanted to see how the author Kerrigan Byrne incorporated Shakespeare without making it cheesy.

John the Baptist has killed six red headed women by nailing them to the cross and sending them down the river.  However his last victim survived Hero (Name from Much ado about nothing). FBI agent Luca Ramirez has been chasing the serial killer for a year and finally gets his break in the tiny, feisty red head woman who doesn’t take crap from anyone.  Luca has to pretend to be Hero’s boyfriend to draw out the killer without crossing a professional and personal line.

This book had a great blend of creepy suspense, gruff, the anti-hero hero, and adorable heroine who you can’t get enough of.

Luca is a dark character who past makes him believe he is unworthy of love. His family was abusive and Luca is afraid one day he will cross the line so instead he works nonstop to put away the world most dangerous killers. However Hero’s mother and father scare them more than terrorist. Luca is 100% Alpha Male and Hero is a fun loving hippie who loves her free life driving Luca insane especially when he needs meat instead of tofu and sports instead of art.

Hero is a cute heroine who is scared to death of the serial killer being someone she knows and loves. After all she has trusted these men with her heart and eternal soul. She trying to live in a world where everyone is good but when she is attack she finds herself questioning everything.  She brings the light to the book and the hospital scene when she wakes up is pretty funny.

Vince is Luca’s partner who also bring the light and humor into a very dark book and I have to admit I totally can’t wait for the author to write Vince’s book.

The book is full of sexual tension but it works well with the suspense making it a perfect blend of Romance and scary mystery.  The author keeps you guessing between three people in Hero’s life who could be the murder and to be honest I guessed wrong for the first time.  She does a great job of keeping you guessing until the end. Which I tried not to rush though because I truly didn’t want to the book to end.

At the end of the book the author sets up for her next book using Hero’s Brother Knox.

 Every character has some sort of Shakespeare name and each chapter has a quote from one of the many works of Williams Shakespeare that gives you an idea what you are going to read.

I am very excited to read the next in the series.  If you like Romantic suspense you need to read this book.

The book is full of language and yes there is sex as well.

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Accepting Myself

I have mention before that I have an eating disorder and until a few days ago I look at it as something I have been dealing with for a short time but in fact I have been dealing with it for 23 out of 35 years.  Pretty sad when you think most of my life I have been dealing with whether to eat or not eat.  I can remember the day it happened I was in 5th grade and I told someone I wanted to be a model and she told me I was too fat to be a model and the next day my mom decided everyone needed to eat less.  At the end of the summer my family kept talking about how chubby I had gotten and I needed to join sport so I wasn’t so fat.  Than I went to a sleepover several weeks later or maybe a month who knows and everyone weigh less than me and started talking about how much bigger I was than everyone else.  I was also a year older than most of the girls but that didn’t seem to matter all that mattered was the scale said 110 while my friends were 80-90lbs

Last night I went to a twelve step meeting for eating disorder and most everyone there is dealing with over eating, eating for comfort where I am avoiding eating as away to control my life. I figured I would sit back and listen to everyone but when it came to my turn I opened my mouth and what came out completely shocked me. I don’t love myself.

I love my husband, I love my children, I love my friends, I love some of my family and I even those that kid down the street who drives me crazy but I adore him to death but I don’t love myself.

The question is how do I love myself enough to fix myself. Trust me it is so easy not to eat you would be surprised.

I eat because I know I need to stay alive for me family but how much I eat is what I control. A 1\2 a bagel for breakfast, nothing for lunch and half of what I give everyone to eat.  My diet Pepsi to give me energy to make it though the day dealing with 4 kids under 8.

In the meeting we went over Step 7 Which is Humbly Ask Heavenly Father to Remove my Short Comings. What if I am not read to have my short comings removed because that means I loss a little more control over my life.

Even as I head though Humility and underlined several areas that rang true I realized I Understand and I Comprehend but I don’t Believe.  I know there is a God. I believe there is a God even thought I can’t see him. I love adventures where I can test the limits and see where I fall, I even love learning new things every day but I can’t seem to believe in myself long enough to fix what is wrong with me.

So I will be going to the Eating Disorder support group when I can fit it into my schedule and meeting with a therapist and I hope and pray everything clicks in because I don’t want to watch my daughter suffer though an eating disorder because mommy couldn’t fix her self.

This ends with me and I will not carry this to the next generation like my parents did.

Busy. Busy.Busy

Sorry I haven’t posting lately but I have been a busy mom. With four kids; two in school and two home I feel like life never stops moving. Even after my head hits the pillow at night I am still moving non stop with ideas floating though my head.

I have been able to read a few books and one my husband is current writing. I know I know you have been dying to hear my thoughts on the books I have been reading.  so have been amazing and others well let’s just say I couldn’t finish them.

 

The kids found me hiding! It to run.

Review Mine To Have

Title: Mine to Have. (Book 5)
Author Cynthia Eden
Stars 5 out 5
Why I read: Advance Copy from Netgallery
Review:
Elizabeth Ward watches as a complete strangers saves her life but is he a hero or just another thug. Saxon has been working undercover for FBI far so long that he takes one more case so he can walk away a free man. That is until he met the beautiful Elizabeth Ward  and his life changed forever.
With all Cynthia Eden books not everything is as it seems but this one had a lot less nail biting twist and turns that I have found in her other novels but still has it moments. Mine to Have follows in the Mine Series where the men become in some way obsessed with keeping the women in their lives safe even risking their lives many times over. Saxon is no different and I am not sure how may time he was shot in this book but it added up quick.  Vic and Saxon are family who will do anything to protect one another even if it means keeping a secret that could change Elizabeth life forever.
Mine to Have has sex and boy does it have sex which seem to follow with the rest of the Mine series. You will fine yourself rooting for Saxon to have a normal life with the women he loves. Even if you know the Mine Series you stil can’t help but wonder will they get together.  He might be all bad with a dark side but inside he is a marshmallow and readers will fall in love.  This book has more romance than mystery but it still has its moments of whats going to happen next causing the reader to finish the book in a day and night. The book add more humor than I remember in the other Mines series giving it a light feel and I can’t wait to read the next in the series.

If you like the Mine Series by Cynthia Eden you will love this book as well.