Book Review Down and Dirty

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Author: Liliana Hart
Stars: 4 out of 5
Review:
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.
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Review Deadly Fallout BY Katie Rues

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Title: Deadly Fallout

Author: Katie Reus

Stars 4 out of 5

Review:

Deadly Fallout is the 10th book in the Red Stone Security series. Since I am new to this series I was grateful to find I wasn’t lost with all the different characters and found myself interested in finding out more about the romance between the other characters.

Dr. Zoe Hansen worked as an ER doctor until another doctor couldn’t take no for an answer. She left not telling her family why and starts working for another medical practices where she was finally able to breathe until her stalker is murdered and she is arrested for the crime.

Former Navy Seal Sawyer McCabe joins Red Stone Security after retiring from the Navy Seals at the old age of 37. His first job is to watch Zoe’s back but soon find himself falling for the feisty doctor and decided to be able to keep her safe is to move her away from everyone she know and trust.

Deadly Fallout is a quick read with around 180 pages but from page one to page 180 you will be pulled into a hot fast romance with enough mystery to be called Romantic Suspense. The Author gives you a few twist and if you pay enough attention you will figure out who is the stalker when the person is introduced but at the same time the story moves forward keeping the reader engaged to find out the who and why. You find yourself caring for the people in Zoe’s life and grateful she is smart enough to know when to stay and when to move. I dislike the Romantic Suspense novels where you scream at the heroin who refuses to listen thankful Katie Reus writes Zoe who is strong but has a head on her shoulders.

What I felt the book was lacking was meat I personal desire in my Romantic Suspense novels with that being said this is a fast easy read to curl up on your couch for an afternoon. There is sex and more sex as well and language.

Advance Copy Sent from Netgalley

Review Hour of Need By Melinda Leigh

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Title: Hour of Need
 
Review:  Major Grant Barrett receives news that is older brother Lee and his wife have been murdered in his home town of Scarlet Falls leaving behind 6 year old son and a cranky 4 month old baby girl. Grant quickly goes home to find everything he knew about his brother might have been a fake. When someone tries to kidnap the children and their babysitter Grant decides to become the law and find out what happened to his Brother.
Readers are introduced to quite a few characters if Hour of Need and each come with their own back story but instead of throwing it all at you the author takes her time introducing each character at the perfect point so the reader is never lost. The Melinda creates a world where the reader is invested into a series without ever knowing it happened until you finish this book desiring to find out what happened to everyone else. I can’t wait to read about Hannah and learn more about Mac. Grants other siblings.
The author created some light moments with the baby and how a Major in the army has no idea how to take care of his brother children.  Being a mom I found I could totally relate to the feelings of overwhelmed and the humor in feeding and changing a babies diapers causing.
As the investigation continues the reader is along for the ride uncovering more the story which because more complex and changes from a simple loss of a loved one to a fast pace mystery keeping the reader hooked until the end of the novel.
The Author Melinda Leigh write a great balance of suspense, mystery and romance that work perfectly in sync.
Advance Copy from NetGalley

Forced Disapperance

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Author: Dana Marton
Review:  Glenn Danning, successful business owner and brainiac,  is kidnapped in Venezuela while on “vacation”. His family is concerned and calls for the help of the US government.
Miranda Soto is given her first assignment at Civilian Personal Recovery Unit to bring home the body of Glenn Danning after he had been reported missing for four months.  What Miranda didn’t tell her boss was – that this would be personal because Glenn Danning was her first love while she was at MIT.  Glenn and Miranda were to brainacs that love to do scientific experiments when it came to the human body or in other words they discovered sex for the first time with each other. 10 years has passed since the last time they saw each other and sparks fly as they struggle to escape Venezuela.
Dana Marton created a well crafted story that moved along giving the reader enough information to keep them reading wanting to see what happens.  The book is written from both Miranda and Glenn’s point of views so you are in both characters heads though out the book and to my surprise I wasn’t lost while reading the book.
I’m not sure the author did this on purpose but it was pretty obvious who was the villain in the story and I was pretty sure the reason as well.  I have to admit sometimes I did feel like we were turning our wheels for a chapter but then again the author put away action and focused solely on character build up.
The end felt a little rushed as if the author needed to keep the book under a certain word count.
Advance Copy from Negalley

Review In His Shadow By Tiffany Snow

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AuthorTiffany Snow

Review:  Tiffany Snow takes the reader on an endless ride with action, romance, heart felt pain and mystery- everything you have come to know and love about Tiffany Snow is in this book.  The author has the ability to take the reader on a visual mystery never once giving away too much until the right moment and every character has a reason for being in the book.

The protagonist is Ivy and to call her damaged would only be one side of her many faces.  She has the ability to make you want to hug her, scream at her and tell her to run far away from Devon her mysterious Alpha male who has decided he is interested in her. Ivy’s past has made her damage because she can’t seem to find who she is without seeing the scared little girl she once was but as the book progressives she world sacrifice her own life to protect those she cares for and loves to the point of betrayal.  Trust me you will scream at her a few times “Don’t Go There Stupid Girl” and she does go there.

Logan is Ivy’s best friend the only person in the book that seems to have a head on his shoulders but at the same time he makes Ivy Co-dependent on him. Logan is the friend that girls are always looking for but just like Devon there is more to Logan’s feelings for Ivy than just a friendship. He will do anything for her and Devon gets in a few jibs that make you question the past.

Devon, the mysterious man who Ivy meets at her place of work can’t seem to stay away from even though he puts her life in danger man times. Ivy knows that Devon is dangerous but for some crazy reason she can’t seem to run away from him again making herself Co-Dependent again on someone. My only complaint is I hate that he calls her luv -it drives me batty.

The mystery is exciting and will take the readers over the ocean and back home once again.

I would like to see Tiffany Snow help Ivy find her voice so she is able to stand on her own two feet.  I want to see Ivy function without the need of a man or someone taking care of her and I hope the author can see that as well.

The reader will be given many sex scenes that I almost feel the book is 60-75% sex or leading to sex and 25% mystery, giving the book an unbalanced feeling towards the end. Tiffany Snow knows how to write sex scenes leaving the reader all hot and bothered.

The very end of the book will have you cringe but cheering at the same time.  It’s the perfect book to cuddle up with a cup of something warm to realize you will not put it down until you turned the very last page

Book Review – Full Throttle – Julie Ann Walker

Julie ANNI read four of Julie Ann Walker previous Black Knight series and to be honest after the first they all read the same so I ended up not reading the rest of the series from my local library.
They start out the same boy meets girl, girl has a thing for boy, fight, battle, mystery, one night to remember each other and boy can’t live without girl and tries to prove it.  The mystery or suspense was good but not enough to get me to read anymore of her books. However I received Full Throttle as an ARC and I decided to give her books one more chance and boy was I surprised how different this book was from the other four I had read.  The book was cute, fun, spicy, and full of one liners.
Abby Thompson didn’t sign up to be the daughter of the President of the United States it was forced on her when her dad took the job.  She just wanted a normal quite life instead she had a dad who made enemies around the world.  When a group of armed thugs took her hostage -half a world away her father sent in the best to find her and the best is her friend Carlos- a  Black Knight agent.
Carlo’s had been head over heels for the sweet cute Abby Thompson but since he grew up on the wrong sides of the tracks he figures they don’t belong together but he could always be her friend except after the loses the one person who connect them both.
Julie Ann Walker write Abby Thompson to be the all American girl and she did with her constant one liners that even had me laughing down to her sweet appearance.  “She noticed something poking into her lower belly, about to cause her full bladder to burst wide open. “Is th-that an extra magazine in y-your pocket?” she asked. “Or are you j-just happy to see me?” This is an over used line in books, tv show and movies but the author made you laugh because as Abby asked this question- Carlo pulls out an extra magazine clip.  Another funny and great moment is with ants and I won’t ruin it for you but again it was pretty funny and another reason I enjoyed this book from beginning to the very last page.
Abby is a half glass full type of girl which makes her even more loveable so no matter what happens though out the book her rolls with the punches. The friendship the author created at the beginning of the book made the book more believable and again created many moments where you will find yourself laughing and sighing as well.
Instead of the one moment of passion which is still there both characters know they love the other one and it isn’t some major revelation it is simple and sweet and to be honest perfect. I was more than happy to see the author switch things up in her writing style and I hope this is what she has planned for her future books.
There is sex, swearing and enough action to keep you reading into the late hours of the night.

Blamed Blood Money #1 By Edie Harris

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Stars 5 out 5

Review:

Beth Faraday started her teenage years a little different than most because at 16 she carried out her first hit for hire and since than has become on of the most feared assassins.  Than one day after a job went south Beth decided to walk away and create a normal life for herself. She owns a condo, dates chefs but every night she still sleeps with a gun under her pillow.  One night she realize the life she left behind has followed her to her new home and Beth is forced to flee the with follow MI6 agent back into the world she left behind with the support of her family.

Where to start this book has everything a suspense novel should have. Sexy Spies, really creepy villains, supportive family, exotic locations, smart dialog that keeps the story moving forward and enough action to keep the reader reading until the very last page and than will have the reader beg for more.

Beth is a well thought out character with flaws, big heart, and moment that will pull at your heart strings. Edie Harries created a character that will have the reading crying along side with as she struggles with her heart and mind.  Everything about Beth is believable the way she enter acts with her brothers, sister and father. The way she converse with the MI6 agent and the way she struggles to survive and keep the life she has created. Edie Harris made Beth come off the pages to the point the readers feels as if they are in the room with her while she was getting tortured. 
The author telling of Beth’s story amazing, well thought out and the characters popped off the page making the reader to want more even after the last page is turned.

The book has sex, swearing and violence which all seem to flow natural throughout the book.  I will admit I am on pins and needles waiting for the next book in the series.

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