Category: Book Review

Audio: Operation Hail Storm by Brett Arquette

Audio: Operation Hail Storm by Brett Arquette

Posted December 14, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments

  I think this came my way through one of those giveaways where you end up signed up for the author’s newsletter. Anyway, I try to filter them the same way I do all my other reading / listening  options as whether they sound interesting. I did really enjoy Operation Hail Storm, but I suspect it depends on your interests. I am nerdy so I loved all the technical details and military battle aspects. Some might find it tedious, as it was extensive. Was it accurate?  No idea and it doesn’t matter to me. It opened my mind to possibilities and left my imagination to go. For me, this was more a “brain” book than a “heart” book. It did give me feelings but my […]


Under Fire by Scarlett Cole

Under Fire by Scarlett Cole

Posted December 13, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments

                 I REALLY wanted to read Under Fire when it was released in August but I couldn’t make the timing work. So I was thrilled when SMP Romance sent me a copy as a Thanksgiving gift.  Now I’m trying to finish up 2017 reads and decided I couldn’t wait to read it any longer. The Love Over Duty series seems to be based on a group of Navy Seals who are retiring from active duty, in their early 30s, going home to start a security business. It has many aspects which are my favorite, including being in a favorite genre. I enjoy having a group of friends with long-standing camaraderie. There is a plot besides the romance, and we […]


Amid the Winter Snow by Grace Draven, Thea Harrison, Elizabeth Hunter, and Jeffe Kennedy

Amid the Winter Snow by Grace Draven, Thea Harrison, Elizabeth Hunter, and Jeffe Kennedy

Posted December 12, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments

  I was trying to figure out how I would get Amid the Winter Snow for review. And then Thea Harrison sent it to me!  I am so, so thrilled! This group of authors is outstanding. I had read almost everything by Thea Harrison and Elizabeth Hunter. I wanted to try Grace Draven and Jeffe Kennedy.   THE DARKEST MIDNIGHT, by Grace Draven             4.5 stars My first experience with Grace Draven is a standout. I read this with no knowledge of her other work, so I would say it totally works as a stand alone. The rich development of the world and characters engrossed me quickly. This is fantasy with a touch of romance, a coming-of-age story for the main […]


Close to Heaven by Pamela Clare

Close to Heaven by Pamela Clare

Posted December 11, 2017 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

    Joe Moffat is the owner of Knockers, Scarlet Springs’ town bar (the name relates to a mine mythology about Tommyknockers). He’s a really good guy but no one really knows much about him. Rain Minear has worked for him for 20 years as his general manager and hostess. He’s loved her for about as many years but has a strong code of ethics about workplace relationships, especially since he’s the boss. Little does he know that his feelings are reciprocated until a snowstorm breaks the ice, sort of.   Until this story, my image of Joe was that of a counterculture sort based on his look (long hair, easygoing manner). He’s anything but! Joe’s history was rather incredible, as was Rain’s who has […]


The Christmas Stranger by Anna Campbell

The Christmas Stranger by Anna Campbell

Posted December 8, 2017 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

    Margaret (Maggie) Carr is the housekeeper of Thornton Hall, located in the isolated woods of a small town in Yorkshire. It belongs to her deceased mother’s cousin, Dr. Thomas Black, who’s supported her over the last five years. Maggie’s facing another pretty lonely Christmas until architect Josiah (Joss) Hale shows up in the middle of a snowstorm. See, Dr. Black is trying to do a little matchmaking at the request of Joss’s mother. He just forgot to let Maggie know a stranger was coming.   If you’re in the mood for a sweet but sensual romance story set during the Christmas season, this will warm you inside and out. Maggie’s an innocent but she’s also bright, witty and resourceful. Joss is a big […]


Killman Creek by Rachel Caine

Killman Creek by Rachel Caine

Posted December 7, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments

                Hang on to your heart attack on this wild ride! I was on the edge, worried, terrified and I loved reading this! There were so many opportunities for things to go badly. The situation was tense and difficult from the start. Gwen leaves her children with local law enforcement friends to hunt down her serial killer ex, Melvin, who has escaped from prison. Sam goes with her as backup and because he wants his own pound of flesh from Melvin. Gwen has learned to defend herself and her children. She has trained them to be cautious and defensive. Sam has military background. They are all more prepared than most people. Gwen is such an amazing character; I admire […]


Roomies by Christina Lauren

Roomies by Christina Lauren

Posted December 6, 2017 by Jennifer in Book Review | 4 Comments

            I’m a huge fan of the writing duo of Christina Lauren, now I’m a fan of K.C. Sheridan. She delivered the raw emotions in Roomies. I love her little Irish accent for Calvin, it didn’t feel forced. Roomies is a romance about a twenty-five year old woman who’s in a bit of a holding patterning when it comes to her person and work life. The only thing Holland does for herself is “stalk” a subway busker who plays his guitar in the subway she doesn’t need to use. She saw him by chance 6 months ago and now takes detours between her apartment and work just to hear him play. One thing leads to another and Holland has some liquid courage one night and actually […]


Mistletoe and the Major by Anna Campbell

Mistletoe and the Major by Anna Campbell

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

    Edmund Sherritt, Major Lord Canforth, married his wife, Felicity eight years ago and two weeks later left to serve in several war campaigns. Now he’s returning to a woman he fell in love with but was unsure of her feelings for him. It’s been a long time and he doesn’t know if she’s even interested in continuing their relationship.   This is such a lovely story, the Christmas season being an ideal setting for Edmund and Felicity to reunite. Their first encounter upon his return was also fitting, with no one else around and both “unarmed” as it were as neither was prepared for the moment. I liked how we were given both points of view to see where each was coming from […]