Category: Book Review

Wired by Julie Garwood

Wired by Julie Garwood

Posted July 3, 2017 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

    College student Allison Trent has serious computer skills, so much that she’s attracted the attention of FBI Special Agent Liam Scott. She got on his radar via her friendship with Jordan Clayborne, his partner Alec Buchanan’s sister. Jordan’s considered an expert herself but even she is awed by Allison’s talents. There’s an internal leak at the agency and Liam needs her to hack their system and identify the source.   The story starts off really interesting with a very compelling history for Allison. She and her sister had a tough start in life and it was inspiring to see them thrive despite their upbringing. I also liked her experiences with the Bureau, including her encounters with sexist behaviors that seem to be a […]


Shuttergirl by C.D. Reiss

Shuttergirl by C.D. Reiss

Posted June 30, 2017 by Jennifer in Book Review | 4 Comments

                C.D. Reiss is my go to author for dark and complicated romances. Jo Raylan is a go to narrator for sexy and emotional deliveries. When these two ladies work on a book together its pure magic! Shuttergirl is a story about a girl and a guy with a high school history. The usual class separation romance. She (Lane) a girl who bounced between foster homes and he (Michael) a popular and rich guy with famous actors for parents. Fast forward a few years and she is taking his picture. He grew up to be an actor and she a paparazzi. Lane is use to being the one behind the camera, not the one in front of it. At least […]


Wanted & Wired by Vivien Jackson

Wanted & Wired by Vivien Jackson

Posted June 29, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 4 Comments

         I won Wanted & Wired in an April prize pack of 8 books from the publisher, Sourcebooks Casablanca. They all look interesting but I started here. This is a very different story with a bit of everything. There is science fiction, romance, action / suspense, and paranormal aspects. The world is a fantasy. Texas has seceded from the US. There are people who are technologically enhanced.  Travel is in ships. The world and characters unfold from Mari’s point of view. She is an assassin. Her handler, Heron, is one of the enhanced and she’s attracted to him, even though most would consider him in a different class. They do a hit which goes very badly. I spent considerable time confused because […]


Audio: Under Her Skin by Adrianna Anders  #JIAM

Audio: Under Her Skin by Adrianna Anders #JIAM

Posted June 28, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments

           Jennifer loved this so I had to try it when I got the opportunity to review the audio book version.  Under Her Skin is suspenseful. I worried about what would happen to Uma and then Ivan. I knew Joey would turn up eventually. I was horrified and angry at what happened to Uma. But it could so easily happen when one is young and learning your way in life. The choices these three characters have made in their lives make them who they are and are a not so subtle reminder. The romance happens very quickly considering the situation but the emotional upheaval in romantic suspense often is a catalyst for relationship development. Life is short. Uma is so brave and […]


Audio:  Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet  #JIAM

Audio: Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet #JIAM

Posted June 27, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 6 Comments

             The first book in the Kingmaker Chronicles series, was quite the sensation. I reviewed Promise of Fire on audio and was excited for more. Then Jennifer had real trouble with Breath of Fire. But when the audio was available, I had some mixed feelings. But I loved the mythology, gods and creatures. I wanted to see what happened with the characters. The politics and battles were a suspenseful mystery. Perhaps being on audio, it was easy for me to get absorbed and enjoy. Mia Barron really infuses emotion into the story. I noticed the distinct character voices without it being a distraction. I did listen at 1.25 speed, which was a first for me. I had never tried a […]


Audio:  Man Overboard by J.A. Jance  #JIAM

Audio: Man Overboard by J.A. Jance #JIAM

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

           I am a long-time mystery reader. In fact, I used to ONLY read mysteries for about 15 years. So when a new book is released in a series I have read for years, I don’t have to play catch-up and I figure I might as well review it.  Plus this one is a trifecta: new release, library book and audio so it fits all three challenges!! I read all three series by J. A. Jance. The other two series feature law enforcement professionals. In the Ali Reynolds series, she is a news anchor who was briefly law enforcement and now works with her husband’s high-tech firm. I enjoy the nerdy aspects and this one delves into AI, artificial intelligence. This […]


A Ghost in the Glamour by Elizabeth Hunter : A Linx & Bogie Story

A Ghost in the Glamour by Elizabeth Hunter : A Linx & Bogie Story

Posted June 24, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments

        This is a quick novella by a favorite author, Elizabeth Hunter. It’s a new world with unique characteristics. It gives us vignettes of Linx from the time she was a teenage girl starting high school, living with her mother and grandmother, to later when she is older supporting herself as an artist. The family trait is they see ghosts and can communicate with them, but the skills are all different. Linx has a ghost “attached” to her, Frank Bogle, a detective from before her time. The story gives both an old mystery with new evidence along with Linx’s growth and development, in her life and association with Frank. Linx is a strong individual with character. Frank is older than Linx plus […]


On A Clear Winter Night by Elizabeth Hunter

On A Clear Winter Night by Elizabeth Hunter

Posted June 24, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments

      This is a very brief, Read It Track It review. On A Clear Winter Night finds Ava and Malachi during the holidays, after the first three books in the Irin Chronicles series.  All the books in the series, to this point, feature this couple. I read this in preparation to go on with the series; I’m behind. This far, it is an urban fantasy. Going forward, it becomes paranormal romance where each book will feature a different couple. This sweet, short story gives a happy holiday to catch us up with the couple, their friends and family. I really enjoyed it and it brought me back to this special world.  I’ll read on with The Staff and the Blade. Then, The Silent will be […]