Category: Book Review

Riptide by Cherry Adair

Posted February 26, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | , | 0 Comments

Riptide by Cherry AdairRiptide by Cherry Adair
Series: Cutter Cay #2
Published by St. Martin's Press on August 30, 2011
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 338
Format: eBook
Source: Library
Amazon | B&N | two-half-stars
two-flames

SHE'S SWEPT INTO TREACHEROUS WATERS

Princess Bria Visconti has no idea why her brother would lend money to a reckless scavenger like Nick Cutter. He's simply too arrogant, and too handsome, for his own good. But he can't charm his way out of this one. The money her brother invested in Nick's latest treasure hunt is the key to her country's future, and Bria plans to make Nick pay up - even if it means climbing aboard his boat and making his life a living hell.

HE FIGHTS THE RELENTLESS PULL

Nick thinks Bria must be deluded if she thinks he's going to put his treasure hunt on hold for her - princess or not. But when a series of attacks puts his entire crew in grave danger, Nick begins to see Bria in a new light. The princess may be out of her elements, but her strength and courage run fathoms deep. Even when their darkest secrets rise to the surface - and their deadliest enemies come after them...

 

    

 

Read It, Track It is a way  to track books for my reading challenges and they will be super short.

 

Riptide is my second read in the Cutter Cay series.  I am reading the series in the lead up to the fourth book being released in March. The genre is romantic suspense which is one of my favorites. I did enjoy the mystery and action in Riptide.  Nick Cutter was interesting in his ability to read vocal accents and his government work.

However, the billionaire guy with the gal down on her luck is a trope I hate. Nick seemed to think he should have sex with Bria because he’s attracted to her physically even though he sees her as a spoiled princess without skills. Bria is an actual princess who has been in exile. She is somewhat used to having her way but she has developed some real skill and is making her own way in the world. Overall,  it’s not too realistic.

A fun and sexy read, despite my issues. The fascinating part is Jonah. It’s too much of a spoiler to say who he is, but I can’t wait to learn more about him!

 

About Cherry Adair

New York Times bestselling author Cherry Adair’s innovative action-adventure novels have appeared on numerous bestsellers lists, won dozens of awards and garnered praise from reviewers and fans alike. With the creation of her kick butt counterterrorist group, T-FLAC, years before action adventure romances were popular, Cherry has carved a niche for herself with her sexy, sassy, fast-paced, action adventure novels. She is hard at work on two new series – CUTTER CAY and LODESTONE, and loves to hear from readers. Cherry loves to interact with readers.

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French Roast by Ava Miles

Posted February 26, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments
French Roast by Ava Miles

             Read It, Track It is a way  to track books for my reading challenges and they will be super short. Kindle freebie on August 12, 2015  (currently $4.99 as of writing this post) Overall rating 3.91 with 2,066 ratings and 181 reviews   This would be a Thrifty Thursday review except Thursday was busy. I’m trying to get most of my reviews published related to the COYER challenge (Clean Out Your Electronic Reads) so here we go. I was SO excited when I got this as a Kindle freebie. I had read the first one and liked it. I remembered that Jonetta likes this series and she reviewed French Roast, just before I got it. She gave it 5 stars. I have been having trouble with my freebies I am reading for COYER; I’d start one then move onto another before finishing. It’s even […]


Early review: Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop

Posted February 24, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments
Early review: Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop

        Anne’s Review I came to the Others series late, but I’ve loved it since the first book. Marked in Flesh (book 4) was a problem for me, it’s the book just before Etched in Bone. I expected the story to be what it was, generally, without knowing the details. My issue was a slew of new characters which I knew very little and had difficulty with forming a connection to them. Now I understand even less about why they were introduced, since many were not in this next book. So I read on with a bit of trepidation. I’m happy to say Etched in Bone is fabulous. It is a return to beloved characters as a view screen to the world overall. While the story lines may be global in nature, they are told from the impact and concerns of our people in Lakeside. There is also the daily life […]


Audio: Born Wild by Julie Ann Walker

Posted February 23, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments
Audio:  Born Wild by Julie Ann Walker

     I’m enjoying the audios in the Black Knights Inc series.  Abby Craden is an easy listen. I do feel as though the character’s voices are running together but this is because there are certain expressions, slang, the author uses for multiple characters. Now those who are together, the guys, it makes some sense.  But the women don’t all know each other before they “join” the group or even after, so it bugs me when they use it.. Eve is Becky’s best friend and was involved with her brother, Bill, when she was young. She certainly has not had things too easy in an emotional sense, but she is learning and has come into her own. She wants to see if she can start fresh with Billy. He doesn’t trust her because of the past. Born Wild has action, a mystery of sorts and a romance. This relationship has a past, as […]


Audio Review: Boundary Waters by William Kent Krueger

Posted February 22, 2017 by Jonetta in Book Review | 2 Comments
Audio Review: Boundary Waters by William Kent Krueger

    Cork O’Connor is contacted by Willie Raye to help find his daughter, Shiloh, who’s disappeared. She’s a famous Country & Western singer who apparently has chosen to remove herself into the Quetico-Superior Wilderness for some self reflection. The Feds have also inserted themselves into the search because they believe she now remembers information about her mother’s murder 13-years ago. Unfortunately, there are other dark forces at play as others are out to find and kill her.   As with the first story, the setting is an important element of the story and Indian lore is featured prominently in every aspect of the plot. The complexity of the boundary waters (between the Minnesota and Canadian borders) added to the mystery and sense of isolation. There was a mystical quality threaded throughout even in the midst of sinister characters who were quite chilling. I liked how the points of view […]


Too Wilde to Tame by Tonya Burrows

Posted February 21, 2017 by Jonetta in Book Review | 2 Comments
Too Wilde to Tame by Tonya Burrows

    Greer Wilde had to step up and raise his four brothers following the murder of his parents when he was 15-years old. He miraculously kept them together and started Wilde Security in an effort to continue providing a steady stream of income and maintain their connection. Now he’s in trouble. Greer’s been off the grid for over four months and he’s in bad shape emotionally and physically but is determined to find and kill his parents’ murderer. However, if his neighbor Natalie Taggart has anything to say about, that’s not going to happen.   This is the final book in the series and Greer is the toughest and most secretive of all the brothers. Unraveling his story was heartbreaking and there was much to admire about this character. I liked Natalie, though she was often too good to be true. However, she was perfect for the extremely flawed […]


Bitter Moon by Alexandra Sokoloff

Posted February 20, 2017 by Jonetta in Book Review | 6 Comments
Bitter Moon by Alexandra Sokoloff

    Cara Lindstrom is in the wind and Matt Roarke has taken leave from the FBI for awhile as he tries to get his head straight. But, he decides to start from her beginning to seek answers and it leads him to the town where she was assigned to her first group home. There is definitely something off in that place and Roarke makes it his mission to uncover the truth.   I loved how this story was told almost as much as the story itself. Roarke’s investigation is chronicled in the present as Cara’s is real time when she was 14-years old, fresh out of California’s dreadful Youth Authority. The contrast was fascinating as the two experiences were paralleled and we learn so much more about her and those who had a profound impact on her. Even more troublesome though is the abysmal treatment of the children in […]


Audio: The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer

Posted February 17, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 4 Comments
Audio: The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer

             I had no idea what to expect, so The Chemist was an awesome surprise. I loved it from beginning to end. If it were a book, it would be a page turner but since I was listening, I wanted to listen ALL THE TIME. There were so many things to love! It had great characters, SCIENCE, action / adventure, romance, humor and dogs! The problem with listening is not knowing how to spell anyone’s name and not being able to highlight the humorous quotes or make notes in the way I would with an ebook. I think it takes longer, too, since I can read faster but it is such a pleasure. Ellen Archer was great at capturing the emotion of the characters and making them individuals for me. Her pacing felt right. She was clear and easy to understand. Since the characters are on […]