Christmas List By Douglas Wimmer

The Christmas List By Douglas B Wimmer (Author), L.B. Scott (Author)

About The Book:

It’s Winter, 1957. The snow is piling up, the days are getting shorter, and children all over the world are eagerly anticipating the night when Santa comes to visit. Except for the children at the Happy Heart Orphanage. No, the children there don’t expect visits from the Man in Red. The Matrons who run the orphanage make sure each child there knows that they don’t deserve such love from Jolly Ol’ Saint Nick.

Santa or no, Johnny is determined to make this year’s Christmas something special for the rest of the children. While executing his Christmas plan, he is caught by the Matrons and thrown in the scariest part of the house on Christmas Eve. Will Johnny escape? Will the orphans of the Happy Heart Orphanage ever have a true Christmas?

Find out in this heartwarming story of friendship and the Holiday spirit by L.B. Scott and Douglas B. Wimmer.

I am so very proud of my husband!!!

Book Reviews – Out of Dark (Falcon #1) – Geri Foster

Book Reviews – Out of Dark (Falcon #1) – Geri Foster


Title Out of Dark (Falcon #1)

Author Geri Foster

Stars 4 out of 5

I found this book free on Amazon and thought why not it might be a bit on the predictable side but maybe fun.  Lets say if you have a check list trust me everything will be check off when it comes to Romantic Military suspense books.

Russians Bad, American’s Good, Tall Dark and Handsome Alpha Male, Sassy Heroine who is in the wrong place at the wrong time, and she swoons over hot alpha males amazing hot body. Along with lots and lots guns, chases, bombs, houses blowing up, ex boyfriends, siblings, best friends better than family and the list goes on.
 Corporate attorney, Emily Richards is sent to Russia to mediate for her law firm but while she is there she tests out her “friends” latest technology for fun. John “Mac” McKinsey is running away from the Russians and needs an escape so he tucks himself away in Emily Hotel room until it is time to leave on her Corporate jet. Insert hot body, amazing abs and curves in all the right places, sex and you have the first few chapters in the book. This book has lots of fast pace actions scenes make up for some of the more cheesy elements in the first half of the book.

I feel Emily Richardson is reason I gave this book its four stars instead of one because of her very easy going character as well as her sassy attitude. Thankfully the author didn’t create a cry in the corner or why did you do that character for Emily otherwise I would have given this book a 1. Thankfully Emily is fun sassy in a good way. She loves her job, her quiet life, and doesn’t want adventure but when it happens she goes with the flow. Emily has baggage but it makes you find her more human. I love that the author doesn’t allow her to get mowed down by the Alpha males in the book and stands on her own to feet.

This book has lot of predictable moments but again the author makes up for that in the banter between characters, actions scenes and a few sexy scenes but instead of having Emily pine away for Mac she moves on.

All is all this book is a quick fun book you can read on those long cold winter nights or tuck it away for summer to read by the pool on that warm vacation you are thinking about.

Review Killer Kung Pao


Title: Killer Kung Pao

Author: Patrice Lyle

Stars 5 out of 5

Who knew a wild crazy grand aunt, a pig, a psychic with bright pink hair, a Texans with a gift for drawing and a heart of gold,  a chocolate loving Naturopathic doctor and a little thing called murder would have me laughing non stop.

Patrice Lyle created such a fun outrageous book that will have readers laughing from beginning to the very end of the book.

Mystic Ming a possible fake psychic who likes to make fun of everyone is killed and Piper Meadows- Aunt Alfa is accused of the crime. Piper is a naturopathic doctor not a private investigator but once she prints out her PI flash cards she is committed to solving the case. Oh and a little thing called dead man texting.

I’m not sure I can decided who I loved the most in the book -Piper is amazing with her sweet unbreakable love for her Aunt willing to do anything to keep her safe. Even to the point of playing strip rock paper scissors with a murderer. Aunt Alfa is one crazy fun loving granny who will have you wanting to be just like her. Charles the Psychic Surgeon carries around a scalpel that makes you wonder what he has been up to. Babette who wants to take the place of the dearly departed Mystic Ming and last but not least the Texan cowboy with the heart of gold, lover of chocolate and a possible murderer.

This book is so much fun and the endless one liners will be going though your head all day from Bliss = Karmic Law of Caloric Subtraction to another line Turn calories consumed into calories burned and Oh Holy Chocolate Babka to the ninth degree.

I love this book Piper Meadows will have the readers laughing, cheering and awning all at the same time.

This is the most perfect beach read unless you don’t want people hearing you laugh out loud.

Fashioned For Power

Fashioned For PowerTitle: Fashioned For Power

Author: Kathleen Brooks

Stars 5 out of 5


Allegra Simpson Vice President of Simpson Fashion is the perfect daughter, sister and Vice President because she hides her emotions behind a pretty smile and perfect manners. Finn Williams though he lost everything when he blew out his knee ending his baseball career her found the love of his life. Allegra Simpson but little does he know that a mystery man has fallen in love with her to and will do anything to make her his. Even death!

Kathleen Brooks created a book that is family centered; around love, compassion and no matter what family comes first. Each book in this series is a standalone novel but read in order the reader will follow along as the characters develop and grow. Each story only adds to each other having the reader investing in the power series with each of the family member’s struggles, love and life.

The author takes on heavy topics for her mysteries with Allegra the author dives into stalkers and how the victims are often see it is their fault someone is terrorizing them. While the story is dark the author creates some humorous and sweet moments to keep their reader focused on the love story. Kathleen Brooks throw quite a few optional stalkers at you so when you meet the man you’re a little taken back.

This story ends as all of the authors other books but not without twist and turns that make you wonder if Allegra will have her happily ever after like her sisterse

Review HotShot

Book Review – HotShot – Julie Garwood

Title: HotShot
Stars: 5 out of 5 I got this at my online library
I have never read Julie Garwood but I saw this book show up as a suggestion on my Library account so I thought sure why not it sounded interesting enough.
Peyton Lockhart graduated from a prestigious French Culinary school and got her dream job as a food critic but quickly finds out her dream job might not be what she wanted it to be. She quickly moves back home and runs into her childhood crush Finn MacBain at his brother’s wedding.
Seeing Finn again brings back that crush she once had on him and with 8 years different in age she figures he will never really notice her. He does notice the bullet holes in her car.
Than her Uncle offers her and her two sisters a chance to run his oceanfront resort but the catch is they need to be able to show a profit in one year to be able to keep the place?
Peyton finds life isn’t always what you plan it to be and sometimes you have to roll with the punches.
This was my first Julie Garwood book and boy she is into background details making sure the readers is invested into every characters she writes. Which I have a love hate relationship with because I would find myself lost in the details she created about each character.  However I love it because you never need to guess why someone is doing something.
Payton is a fun, sarcastic character that the reader cannot help but love and root for from the beginning to end of the book. Finn MacBain is your typical alpha male character with time entertaining moments but Payton steals the book.  The dialog in the book is fun quick and will keep the readers reading along with some sexy scenes as well.
I loved that Julie Garwood created secondary characters and flushed them out making them integrated into the story. I was excited that they didn’t bog down the story but kept it going and I found myself wanting to know happened to them.
The Villains are nasty and dark but Julie Garwood offset the darker parts of the book with real housewives moments/ characters that will drive the reader to laugh or crazy.
I really enjoyed the book and plan to read more from Julie Garwood in the future.

Review The Family Girl Katherine Brankin

Stars 4 out of 5
Every girl has her weakness Catalina Bennett isn’t any different with her endless Christian Louboutin shoes, extensive art collection and Faberge egg.  Catalina Bennett looks like a model with her long blonde hair and ice cold eyes but she is an assassin for Sicilian Famiglia.
Catalina’s last hit causes her trouble sending her into hiding with her brother, his daughter and her father Frank who prays he can keep Catalina safe from the CIA and his nosey neighbors.
Her handler send hers on a job, as payment she is given a fabulous Faberge egg for her collection, but instead of walking away the CIA is soon hunting her down and the agent just happens to be someone Catalina put a bullet in once Jim Campbell.
As she takes refuge in Chicago- Catalina begins putting together the puzzle that takes her from New York, Washington DC and finally to Miami where she is ready to settle all her affairs.
Where to start -The Family Girl by Katherine Brankin is like watching a movie with endless characters that caused the book to be drawn out losing its steam halfway through.  Catalina is described with cold eyes throughout the book and after a while I wanted to yell I got it she is a killer can we move on please.  Several times in the book you would get a glimpse that Catalina loves her brother, niece and father but then the reader would be sent to another character. I wished the author would have spent a little more time allowing the reader to feel a connection to any of the characters but she doesn’t give you enough time before she moves onto another scene.  The flow of the book was extremely choppy due to the parade of the different characters throughout the book.  If this was a movie it would be much easier because you can see each scene played out in front of you but as a book I would found myself lost having to reread certain pages to make sure I didn’t miss anything.
Sent to me from Netgalley

Book Review Down and Dirty

Author: Liliana Hart
Stars: 4 out of 5
I fell in love with this series when I picked up book one Dirty Little Secret and couldn’t put the book down because it was so different the Addison Holmes series. The J.J. Graves series are darker and grittier but still has the romance you have come to know and love from Liliana Hart.
If you read the synopsis and read the book you question if you read the same novel that was present because yes her father returns for a page or two, I don’t remember any bodies in Rose bushes or a note and the bunker body is not addressed at all.  I love this author but there were so many inconsistencies in the book that I wanted to just shake my head and groan. OK I totally shook my head and groaned because I love JJ in the first two books but how tall is her really?
Before I start a new book in the series I go back and start the series all over again J.J is average height, average weight than she grows to 5’7 and now she is 5’8. Please tell me as I get older I will get taller because that would totally make my day. The dead bodies went from five to only really talking about four and I think they only ended up burying three so what happened to the fifth body? Did they eat it? I hate inconsistencies because it makes me feel like the author doesn’t feel her readers are smart enough to see the lack of focus in their writing.
So take away the silly height thing you have J.J and Jack have a fight which they quickly resolve and I was grateful for but they never really covered either of their PTSD.  I also love how they wrapped up the murder in three days so JJ and Jack could get married. Trust me with Double spies, teen lovers, government no way would it be wrapped up in three days. I felt everything was rushed and trust me I could have waited for a more complete novel from Liliana Hart them the one I bought. This novel was a mash up with some good parts, sweet parts and others parts that left me scratching my head.
The Author brought in Jack’s mom and the always fun Carter but she left out Eddie and Dickie who were part of the group from the beginning and I couldn’t understand why they were not involved in the book or the wedding at all.
Lilian Hart has a wonder grasp of dialogue but if you can’t remember who or what your characters are than you leave readers angry annoyed and wondering if the series is worth reading.
Bought this book.