Author: Jonetta

Audio Review: Don’t Let Go by Harlan Coben

Audio Review: Don’t Let Go by Harlan Coben

Posted October 4, 2017 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

    Detective Napoleon (Nap) Dumas is brought into a case involving a murdered cop in another state when prints found at the scene match those he’d entered in the system years ago. They belong to his former girlfriend, Maura, who disappeared 15 years ago, the same night when his twin brother, Leo, and his girlfriend, Diana, died in a train accident. His search for answers sets him on a strange and sometimes dangerous path that he just can’t let go. Nap is no saint as he’s got his own unorthodox sense of justice but the more he investigates, the more he’s convinced that everything he’s believed about his brother’s death might be wrong. It’s an unusual narrative, one I liked as Nap discusses the […]


Going Dark by Monica McCarty

Going Dark by Monica McCarty

Posted October 2, 2017 by Jonetta in Book Review | 7 Comments

    SEAL Team Nine’s Retiarius Platoon goes on a covert, unsanctioned mission into Siberia, Russia and realizes too late that they’ve been set up. The survivors “go dark” and scatter until they can figure out who they can trust and take down the traitor. Senior Chief Dean Baylor is undercover as Dan Warren and working as the captain on a merchant boat in the Isle of Lewis, Scotland when he clashes with marine ecologist Annie Henderson and her group of activists. What was supposed to be a simple excursion out to an oil rig turns into a nightmare that threatens to expose Dean’s cover and more.   The story literally begins with a bang and the tension rarely lets up until the end. Dean […]


Audio Review: Mr. President by Katy Evans

Audio Review: Mr. President by Katy Evans

Posted September 29, 2017 by Jonetta in Book Review | 4 Comments

    Charlotte Wells, daughter of a US senator, met former President Hamilton and his son, Matt, when she was 11 years old and was immediately smitten with both of them. Fast forward eleven years and Matt Hamilton is running for president and invites the still crushing Charlotte to join his campaign. It doesn’t take long for these two to admit they both have strong feelings for each other. However, it’s not politically wise for the candidate to have a girlfriend when he’s this close to election day.   The story had such promise and I enjoyed the first half as we learned much about Charlotte and Matt, watching their attraction develop in the midst of an historic campaign. But once they gave into their […]


Then Came You by Jeannie Moon: Blog Tour & #Giveaway

Then Came You by Jeannie Moon: Blog Tour & #Giveaway

Posted September 26, 2017 by Jonetta in Blog Tour, Book Review, Giveaway | 2 Comments

    Both Mia DeAngelis and Adam Miller have recently returned to Compass Cove on Long Island. Her grandparents lived there and she spent most summers with them growing up. Now that she’s the sole guardian for her 13-year old nephew Ben, Mia wants the quality of life she experienced in this small town and accepts a position as a librarian for the local college. Adam was an NFL star quarterback until a car accident ended his career and had him reexamine his shallow-minded lifestyle. He’s the coach for the college football team and is learning how to live a better life and have more meaningful relationships.   I found the premise for this story intriguing, drawn by the stereotypical contrasts between Mia and Adam […]


Audio Review: Until it Fades by K. A. Tucker

Audio Review: Until it Fades by K. A. Tucker

Posted September 25, 2017 by Jonetta in Book Review | 2 Comments

    Catherine Wright is a 24-year old single mother of a five-year old daughter working as a waitress in a truck stop diner, struggling to make ends meet. When she comes upon a horrific car accident one night and stops to rescue one of the passengers, life as she once knew is over. Turns out the man she saved was hockey star Brett Madden and despite her efforts to keep her name secret, she’s eventually outed.   There are so many layers to this story, particularly as it involves Catherine who was the town pariah following an unfortunate situation when she was 16 years old. That and the fractured relationship with her family sourced her fierce independence. I loved how every move she made […]


Secrets in Death by J. D. Robb

Secrets in Death by J. D. Robb

Posted September 19, 2017 by Jonetta in Book Review | 4 Comments

    Lieutenant Eve Dallas agrees to meet forensic anthropologist Dr. Garnet DeWinter for a drink after hours to work on their relationship (sort of). She spies gossip columnist Larinda Mars (last seen in Glory in Death) when she arrives, giving her a wide berth but keeps her in her sights. When she sees her tottering from the restroom, Eve knows something is wrong, rushes to catch her and watches her die in that moment. It’s definitely murder and she’s further incensed that it happened right in front of her. Mars may not be a nice victim but in Eve’s eyes she deserves justice.   What a thoroughly intriguing case! Mars’ trade was in secrets, specifically those of the famous and influential and she apparently […]


Audio Review: Love Me Again by Jaci Burton

Audio Review: Love Me Again by Jaci Burton

Posted September 18, 2017 by Jonetta in Book Review | 2 Comments

    Review Loretta Simmons returns home to Hope, Oklahoma after her marriage collapses from a slow but miserable death. She’s determined to be independent, essentially raising her 9-year old daughter, Hazel, like a single parent. Things are awkward when the man she callously dumped for the man she married is renovating the building where her bookstore is housed. Deacon Fox keeps his distance but eventually life puts them on the same path.   The biggest conflict in this story is how Deacon and Loretta will resolve what happened between them as teens and that gets dealt with pretty early on. What remains is the slow building new relationship between the two of them, connected through Hazel who dazzles Deacon and he her. Add to […]


Audio Review: The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

Audio Review: The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

Posted September 13, 2017 by Jonetta in Book Review | 6 Comments

    The aftermath of the grudgingly put together merger of two publishers created two co-CEOs with their own personal assistants who sit adjacent to each other in silent (mostly) animosity. Lucy Hutton and Joshua Templeman are protectful of their respective CEOs and never miss an opportunity to one-up each other in any way. Things ratchet up when they’re placed in direct competition for a new job but when circumstances thrust them together outside of the office, Lucy and Josh are forced to see each other beyond the snarling and sneering.   Lucy tells the story and her perspective couldn’t be more entertaining. She’s smart, funny and clever but has a penchant for needing to be liked and that’s her driver. Joshua is moody, broody […]