Author: Jonetta

Audio Review: Don’t Let Go by Jaci Burton

Audio Review: Don’t Let Go by Jaci Burton

Posted June 16, 2017 by Jonetta in Book Review | 4 Comments

    Brady Connors recently returned to Hope after a self-imposed hiatus following his brother’s tragic death. He and bakery owner Megan Lee were sort of thrown together by well-meaning friends at a couple of events but nothing developed. Brady’s not interested in any kind of meaningful relationship, including close friendships, but Megan’s sunny disposition and easy personality makes it tough to keep his distance. It also helps that she serves up the best morning coffee and sweets at her bakery.   This is one of those stories where you just sit back and enjoy listening to a fairly uncomplicated relationship develop slowly and naturally. You know there will come a point when Brady’s wall around his emotional compartments will reach a meltdown climax but […]


Audio Review: Watch Your Back by Karen Rose

Audio Review: Watch Your Back by Karen Rose

Posted June 9, 2017 by Jonetta in Book Review | 7 Comments

    After Stevie Mazetti learned of her former partner’s corruption, it became her mission to seek out those who had been unfairly incarcerated because of him, beyond what he had acknowledged prior to his death. Her investigating has made her a target and attempts are now being made on her life and her daughter, Cordelia’s. Clay Maynard is pretty much glued to her side as protection and because he still holds out hope for a much more personal relationship.   One of the things we don’t have to guess about here is who’s trying to kill Stevie. The mastermind behind the attempts is identified early on and I liked that we got his point of view throughout. That allowed me to just fully immerse […]


Audio Review: Never Let You Go by Chevy Stevens

Audio Review: Never Let You Go by Chevy Stevens

Posted June 6, 2017 by Jonetta in Book Review | 8 Comments

    Lindsey Nash was living her own private nightmare in her own home. Husband Andrew seemed perfect, loving and attentive to everyone, including Lindsey’s family. But alone with her, he was controlling, threatening and hypersensitive to every move she made. When things escalated, she found her moment to escape to freedom but it came at a high cost.   This story had a slow build, starting provocatively so that you knew early on what was to come next. I liked the approach used to portray the situations, beginning in the past and transitioning back and forth to the present. It’s not a unique storytelling device but it was executed effectively with good timing. The tension was always there but gradually heightened as things progressed […]


Audio Review: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Audio Review: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Posted June 5, 2017 by Jonetta in Book Review | 6 Comments

    The story begins right before the German occupation of France in 1940 and continues through the Allied liberation but told retrospectively by one of the two main characters in 1995. The focus is on two sisters, Vianne Mauriac and Isabelle Rossignol, who couldn’t differ more in disposition and outlook about the war. Through their eyes and voice, we’re given a unique view of life in occupation for French residents who weren’t Jewish and their roles in the Resistance.   Most are familiar with the cruelties of the Nazi SS and the Gestapo but this story’s focus was on how ordinary French people reacted to the takeover of their livelihood and liberties. Isabelle’s and Vianne’s differences in approach probably best represented most of their […]


Audio Review: The Thing About Love by Julie James

Audio Review: The Thing About Love by Julie James

Posted June 2, 2017 by Jonetta in Book Review | 1 Comment

  Jennifer read and reviewed this book earlier. Here’s mine of the audio version and how it connects with the series.   FBI Special Agents Jessica Harlow and John Shepherd have an interesting history. They attended the academy together and competed against each other full out. Both graduated with not so great opinions of each other. Now, six years later they find themselves in the same Chicago office assigned to the same high profile undercover case in Jacksonville. They’re both professionals so of course they’re going to make it work…right:)   This isn’t one of those stories with lots of action and pivotal moments. It is, however, a wonderfully developed story about these two characters. We begin with John and then transition to Jessica’s point […]


Lightstruck by Liz Crowe: Review, Excerpt & Giveaway!

Lightstruck by Liz Crowe: Review, Excerpt & Giveaway!

Posted May 31, 2017 by Jonetta in Blog Tour, Book Review, Giveaway | 6 Comments

    I said in my review of Tapped that I needed just a little bit more. Well, I got a lot more in this follow up story.   Ross Hoffman walked away from his relationship with Evelyn and Austin after realizing the impossibilities of having it work, especially with Evelyn being pregnant with his child and legally married to Austin. He escapes to a brewery in Boulder but cannot seem to forget Evelyn. When he is suddenly drawn back to Grand Rapids, he’s “lightstruck” by their new brewmaster, Elisa (Elle) Nagel, a fellow German who is completely opposite of his “type.”   Frankly, I loved the three-way relationship between Austin, Evelyn and Ross as Crowe created a fascinating situation between them so I was […]


The Doctor’s Redemption by Victoria James: Review, Excerpt & Giveaway!

The Doctor’s Redemption by Victoria James: Review, Excerpt & Giveaway!

Posted May 29, 2017 by Jonetta in Blog Tour, Book Review, Giveaway | 0 Comments

    Gwen Bailey is feeling pretty good about herself for a change now that her family has emerged from the grief and despair brought about by the death of her brother and nephew five years ago. Her parents leaned heavily on her for support and now that her other brother has returned to town, it’s her turn to focus on her own happiness. And at the center of that focus is The Muffin Man, or TMM as he’s “confectionately” known as he comes into her chocolate shop every morning for his coffee and muffin. What she doesn’t know is he’s Dr. Luke Thomson and he’s keeping a secret that could potentially devastate her.   What’s not to like about Gwen? She’s a great friend, […]


The Baby Bombshell by Victoria James

The Baby Bombshell by Victoria James

Posted May 29, 2017 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

    Five years ago, Jack Bailey left his fiancée, Lily Cookson, and his family following the tragic deaths of his twin brother and nephew. He returns at Christmas for the first time, determined to win back Lily’s heart as well as his family’s respect. On New Years Eve, he and Lily have their first confrontation and it’s life changing.   Jack’s reasons for leaving were understandable but staying away so long was harder to reconcile. I liked that the issues weren’t so easy to resolve nor clear cut. Both Lily and Jack had secrets and emotional baggage that gets slowly revealed throughout the story, adding layers to the topics and the characters. That the two still love each other is never a question but […]