Category: Book Review

Thrifty Thursday: A Touch of Midnight by Lara Adrian

Posted February 16, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments
Thrifty Thursday: A Touch of Midnight by Lara Adrian

       The purpose of Thrifty Thursday is to read a book which was free (at some point). Kindle freebie on December 20, 2013  (currently FREE as of writing this post) Overall rating 4.10 with 7,258 ratings and 397 reviews   I’m a fan of the Midnight Breed Series. I listened to books 1-10 on audio last year since the author would be at NOLA Storycon. I meant to just listen to one and then move on to another author but I got sucked into the overall story arc and just kept going. This novella was a freebie I got four years ago and it’s odd I didn’t read it first to be in order. It did, however, come out after the first 10 books which I listened to on audio. I liked it but if I had read it back then I’m afraid I wouldn’t have gone on in […]


Thrifty Thursday: Ready to Fall by Daisy Prescott

Posted February 16, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments
Thrifty Thursday: Ready to Fall by Daisy Prescott

         The purpose of Thrifty Thursday is to read a book which was free (at some point). Kindle freebie on July 4, 2013  (currently FREE as of writing this post) Overall rating 3.83 with 3,160 ratings and 397 reviews   This was a quick and easy romance read.  This is told from a male perspective which was different. Perhaps because of this it was less emotional overall. It tries – TRIES – to be funny and sometimes is. But there are also times I felt the trying. John is the hot lumberjack, island man in flannel, born and raised in this small community. He’s still single and enjoying women but recently he has been with his high school crush, Kelly. Despite some issues in his past, he is happy with his life. Diane is a city girl. She’s going through a horrid divorce and has rented the […]


Wait For It by Molly O’Keefe

Posted February 15, 2017 by Jonetta in Book Review | 2 Comments
Wait For It by Molly O’Keefe

    Tiffany Edwards is a 26-year old mother of three children under the age of seven and is separated from her abusive husband. Until recently, she lived in a dilapidated trailer in an equally squalid park but managed to make some very good friends. When her brother-in-law discovers her, Blake Edwards offers her money to disappear. Hurt and desperate, she takes the money and moves on. They have a chance meeting one year later when she shows up at Annie & Dylan’s Christmas party and it’s a game changer.   I’ve been hungering for this story since the last book ended on that Christmas party cliffhanger and it was definitely worth waiting for. Tiffany may have been down but she’s definitely not out. I didn’t know much about Blake other than his insensitive first encounter with Tiffany but he proved to be an enigma.   This was a gut […]


Release Day: Every Little Thing by Marie Force

Posted February 14, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments
Release Day: Every Little Thing by Marie Force

        This is the continuation of the much loved (by me) Green Mountain series with a different publisher.  I loved every book and probably should have rated them all higher than I did. Will Abbott from All You Need is Love, book 1, will be my book boyfriend forever. While so many books are quickly forgotten,  I remember these. The relationships of other couples are shared in little vignettes of precious dialogue which touch the heart, scattered in the new book. The characters in the series have become so important to me. The Abbott family with its 10 kids, their cousins and their friends in this small town in Vermont are caring, funny, sexy and interesting. Emma and her daughter, Simone, were in her sister, Lucy’s story, I Saw Her Standing There.  Grayson and Emma jump into a relationship and other than the distance between New York City and […]


Tapped by Liz Crowe: Blog Tour Review, Excerpt & Giveaway

Posted February 13, 2017 by Jonetta in Blog Tour, Book Review, Giveaway | 8 Comments
Tapped by Liz Crowe: Blog Tour Review, Excerpt & Giveaway

    When beer and wine saleswoman Evelyn Benedict reluctantly agreed to allow brewery owner Austin Fitzgerald to do a ride-along with her to visit her territory, she had no idea how her life would be permanently altered. She’s from blue collar roots and he’s a trust fund baby but they fit almost perfectly. It’s the “almost” though that might just do them in. Especially when his best friend, Ross Hoffman enters the relationship.   Despite Evelyn’s childish reactions throughout the story, I really liked her. Those reactions were her coping mechanisms (scream and run), developed as a result of a tough childhood. She’s strong, smart and resourceful. I liked how she lived life in the moment, full out. Austin was equally intriguing, motivated to be self sufficient and pursuing his own dreams despite the opposition of his family who didn’t want him running a brewery or to be with […]


Shadows and Gold by Elizabeth Hunter

Posted February 11, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments
Shadows and Gold by Elizabeth Hunter

  Read It, Track It is a way  to track books for my reading challenges and they will be super short.   I purchased this when it was a deal, a couple of years ago. But I had not read all of the previous Elemental Mysteries series,  which introduces the main characters here and the ancillary characters, or the following Elemental World series which continues and expands the story. I caught up this fall to read the latest in the world, A Stone-Kissed Sea. Shadows and Gold is called a prequel novella but it is a little longer than a novella and longer than the second “book”  Imitation and Alchemy which follows. It is more akin to the mystery series which follows one couple in an urban fantasy style. The world books are more paranormal romance with each book about a different couple. This was an odd and frustrating, little […]


Undertow by Cherry Adair

Posted February 11, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 1 Comment
Undertow by Cherry Adair

      Read It, Track It is a way  to track books for my reading challenges and they will be super short.   I got this library book to decide if I wanted to read and review the upcoming fourth book in the Cutter Cay series. I’ve always wanted to read this author as my impression was it would be romantic suspense. For various reasons, I decided to do it so you will be seeing the next two books in these short reviews,  before the new one. It was fairly enjoyable to read. There are hot guys, treasure on the seas, and a lovely ocean paradise. There is mystery, action and adventure as the brothers go salvage treasure hunting on the ocean. The plots and facts involved are either hopelessly cliche or over-the-top drama. The hot guys are sort of man whores and can have any woman they want. They […]


The Cleaner by Mark Dawson

Posted February 11, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 1 Comment
The Cleaner by Mark Dawson

    Read It, Track It is a way  to track books for my reading challenges and they will be super short.   Having read the prequel novellas,  I looked forward to finally reading a full length novel and learning more about the character John Milton. It didn’t work out exactly. John decides to leave the government and try to make things better in the world. He wants to atone for his work. We learn more about the people he wants to help than about him. I hoped this would be like The Equalizer (there was this old tv show), where a guy with skills goes out and helps people. I guess Person of Interest did this somewhat. Or it could be clever like the Jack Reacher books. The Cleaner was just dark, violent and depressing. The story was about people struggling in a bad neighborhood. Bad things happen. Violence […]