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Audio Review: The Ghost by Monica McCarty

Audio Review: The Ghost by Monica McCarty

Posted January 23, 2017 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

  When she witnessed the inhumane treatment of her mother at the hands of the English, Joan Comyn silently vowed her allegiance to the king of Scotland. As soon as she was old enough, she used her wiles to extract vital information from powerful men and delivered it to Robert Bruce and his Highland Guard. She became known only to them as the Ghost, her identity secreted. But she was infamous to all as the effect of her treachery was damaging. Alex Seaton, formerly a member of the Guard before her time, is now working on behalf of King Edward and is committed to squirreling out the spy. However, he’s beguiled by Joan and she with him. This series is ending on the highest note […]


On Second Thought by Kristan Higgins

On Second Thought by Kristan Higgins

Posted January 18, 2017 by Jonetta in Book Review | 1 Comment

    Kate O’Leary Coburn is a 39-year old photographer who after four months of marital bliss finds herself a widow after her husband Nathan’s sudden death. Her half sister, Ainsley has lived with boyfriend Eric Fisher for 11 years and is excited about getting engaged only to find herself unceremoniously dumped. Surprisingly, Kate and Ainsley turn to each other for support, even though they haven’t ever had a close relationship.   I’m used to Higgins creating quirky, interesting characters and this story is no different in that respect. However, Kate and Ainsley’s journey through their respective heartaches is one of substance as we see their relationship with each other deepen and strengthen while coming to terms with their grief and family issues.   The […]


Explosive Forces by D. D. Ayres

Explosive Forces by D. D. Ayres

Posted January 11, 2017 by Jonetta in Book Review | 2 Comments

Carly Harrington-Reese works late one night in her soon-to-be-opened boutique when she hears an animal whimpering from the next door unit. She discovers an unconscious Noah Glover and his service dog, Harley, and barely has time to rescue them before the place erupts in fire. Noah is an arson investigator but all evidence points in his direction this time as the perpetrator. And Carly is caught squarely in the middle. I really liked the mystery/suspense angle of the story, especially the inclusion on the real arsonist’s point of view (but we still have to guess his identity). I also appreciated the added diversity as Carly is a former super model who happens to be Black. Unfortunately, the “romance” between Carly and Noah was more a […]


Worth the Wait by Claudia Connor

Worth the Wait by Claudia Connor

Posted January 10, 2017 by Jonetta in Book Review | 4 Comments

    Nick Walker had to grow up fast following the death of his parents. He took on raising his three teenaged brothers and his two-year old sister while he was enrolled in college. In the middle of this chaos, he meets and falls in love with Mia James. Theirs is an epic romance…until tragedy strikes some years later and he lets her walk away. It’s been ten years and suddenly they find themselves face to face for the first time.   This is not your typical second-chance romance with easy issues to overcome the next time around. You’ll fall hard for Nick and then want to strangle him. Mia is sort of a mystery until her story unfolds and then you struggle to not […]


The Good Goodbye by Carla Buckley

The Good Goodbye by Carla Buckley

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

    Natalie Falcone and her brother-in-law, Vince, are the co-owners of a restaurant in the Washington DC area and they’ve hit a rough patch financially. Their daughters, Arden and Rory, now have to attend a local college instead of the prestigious institutions where they gained acceptance. They’ve grown up together and have always been as close as sisters, with only a 4-month age difference. They even look alike. All of this precipitates a tragedy no one in their families saw coming. As both sets of parents stand vigil, others work to untangle the mystery of how these two young girls ended up in these circumstances.   This is a strangely intriguing story, told in several characters’ narratives and transitioning between the past and present […]


Away from the Dark by Aleatha Romig

Away from the Dark by Aleatha Romig

Posted January 3, 2017 by Jonetta in Book Review | 2 Comments

    The story resumes where the first book left off and the tension never ceases!   We learn much more about the inner workings of The Light as Jacob and Sara try to navigate their way out of potentially dangerous situations. There are so many plot twists and revelations it was hard to find stopping points.   Whatever I thought I knew and understood about cult organizations was severely challenged and tested. Even though mind altering substances were used to initially control many of the women, it was still the conditioning that remained and kept them under control long after the drug use ceased. It was psychologically fascinating and it made me wonder how I would have fared.   This was an excellent two-book […]


Audio Review: The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

Audio Review: The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

Posted January 2, 2017 by Jonetta in Book Review | 8 Comments

    Laura Blacklock is a travel journalist who luckily finds herself booked aboard a special voyage of the Aurora, a new luxury cruise liner. She’s replacing her co-worker who couldn’t make the trip. All goes well until one night when she’s awakened by a scream, followed by a splash from the adjacent cabin #10. Problem is, the woman she’d seen earlier occupying that stateroom wasn’t booked as a passenger or crew on the ship nor does anyone else appear to be missing.   This story took quite a bit of time to develop and seemed to meander at will. Laura (Lo) had a lot of issues that contributed to her not being taken seriously by many when her story couldn’t be validated. But then, […]


A Helluva Holiday by Jerrie Alexander

A Helluva Holiday by Jerrie Alexander

Posted December 23, 2016 by Jonetta in Book Review | 2 Comments

    TV news anchor Carol Penny returns to her family’s ranch in Eden Rock, Texas after losing her job. Though they’ve found a buyer, she and her sister have second thoughts after finding out some unsettling information about the buyer. Carol’s ex-boyfriend, Clay Hudson has also recently moved back home and they find that their feelings for each haven’t changed.   We get to revisit the Lost and Found, Inc. team when Clay contacts Nate Wolfe, his former Navy buddy, for help because of his well-founded suspicions about the ranch buyer. I enjoyed the suspense element that is the trademark of this series and the heightened tension that builds steadily throughout the story. The rekindled romance between Carol and Clay was sweet but steamy. […]