Format: Audiobook

Audio Review: Monster in the Closet by Karen Rose

Audio Review: Monster in the Closet by Karen Rose

Posted October 30, 2017 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

    Taylor Dawson is working as an intern and equine therapist at Daphne’s horse farm, Healing Hearts, but her real agenda is to check out Clay Maynard, her biological father who she only recently learned wasn’t the monster her mother made him out to be. She’s also making headway with one of the kids in her therapy who hasn’t spoken since she witnessed her mother’s murder…unbeknownst to the killer.   The stories that involve children always unnerve me and this one definitely set me on edge. The scenes involving the children, Jazzie and Janie Jarvis, were just chilling. It was balanced, though, by Clay’s reunion with his daughter, Sienna, now known as Taylor. I’ve long awaited this story and I reveled in every part […]


Audio:  Secrets in Death by J.D. Robb

Audio: Secrets in Death by J.D. Robb

Posted October 27, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments

                 Secrets in Death is the 45th installment in the In Death series.   It’s perfect if you are looking for amazing stories with wonderful characters and humor, kickass detective work and sexy times. There’s nothing realistic about it, except the characters are authentic, with layers and dimensions and a variety of emotions and growth in their lives.  They are so dear to me with all their quirks, styles, and mannerisms. I would read the books in order to see the relationships and lives as they develop. I love their connections and support of each other, both between Eve and Roarke, and between Eve and her co-workers. The plot was as fascinating as always. I love the methods and ideas, […]


Audio Review: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Audio Review: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Posted October 25, 2017 by Jonetta in Book Review | 2 Comments

    Eleanor Oliphant is one of those characters who I find hard to describe in ways that won’t lead you to have the wrong impression. She’s socially awkward, painfully direct and lives a life of isolation outside of her job. There are really good reasons why her emotional growth is stunted and that’s revealed deliberately over the span of the story. When she meets the new IT guy at her job, Raymond, who also has his own brand of social issues, the two of them form their own brand of friendship that slowly develops and leads them out of their self imposed compartmentalization.   I very much enjoyed this story, particularly how it was told…without excessive description and explanation. Eleanor delivers the narrative in […]


Audio: Take Out by Margaret Maron

Audio: Take Out by Margaret Maron

Posted October 20, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 2 Comments

    I read the first eight books in the Sigrid Harald series in the late 1990s, when I was still reading primarily mysteries. I’d fallen in love with Margaret Maron’s Deborah Knott series and went on to this series. The 8th book was published in 1995, so I was delighted to see a new book this year, more than 20 years later! Sigrid Harald is a very distinct character which makes her all the more authentic and memorable. She is a police detective in New York City working on homicide cases. I was surprised to find even after all this time I remembered details of her life and the stories. Maron has a real way with characters and plot. This series is a police […]


Audio: Sugar Daddy by Sawyer Bennett

Audio: Sugar Daddy by Sawyer Bennett

Posted October 13, 2017 by Jennifer in Book Review | 0 Comments

      Note: Sugar Daddy ends on a cliffhanger. Sela and Beck’s story continues in Sugar Rush and Sugar Free!   Listening to the first chapter of Sugar Daddy was one of the hardest things I’ve done in a while. Why? I requested Sugar Daddy for review on audio for the narrators alone. I love both Christian Fox and Lucy Rivers. I didn’t do much research into the title. I don’t think I even read the summary. So I didn’t know I was going to hear the heroine get gang raped. Granted the details were not as graphic as they could have been, mostly like due to the fact that she was so out of it from being drugged but it was still hard to […]


Audio: Less Than a Treason by Dana Stabenow

Audio: Less Than a Treason by Dana Stabenow

Posted October 11, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments

           The Kate Shugak series is now up to 21 books and I have read them all. It begins with A Cold Day for Murder in 1992 and now we have Less Than a Treason, following the cliffhanger in Bad Blood after 4 loooong years. I hoped it wasn’t the ending, so I was excited to receive this to review. The mysteries about the crimes were half and half.  Some were easy enough to predict and others were less obvious. The issues left open at the end of Bad Blood were more suspenseful. The personal relationships had me tense until near the end. Apparently, I don’t like when the main characters and possible romantic couples are not geographically together for most of […]


Audio Review: The Sunshine Sisters by Jane Green

Audio Review: The Sunshine Sisters by Jane Green

Posted October 10, 2017 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

    Ronni Sunshine is a famous but mildly aging actress and the mother of three daughters. By her own admission, she failed as a parent, so much so that as adults, they have very little interaction with her or each other. In fact, her middle daughter, Meredith, moved abroad to London in order to put some serious distance between them. Now that Ronni is facing a serious illness, she wants to make things right with her daughters and bring them together at her home in Connecticut.   I found this story fascinating in how Ronni’s narcissism and self absorption manifested itself in each of her daughters. The eldest, Nell, became aloof and emotionally challenged, except when it came to her son. Her middle daughter, […]


Audio Review: My Husband’s Wife by Amanda Prowse

Audio Review: My Husband’s Wife by Amanda Prowse

Posted October 9, 2017 by Jonetta in Book Review | 2 Comments

    Rosie Tipcott is married with two young daughters, Naomi and Leona. She works part time as a hotel housekeeper but her main role in life is taking care of her family. She’s pretty content with her life until one day her husband, Phil, suddenly announces he’s leaving as he’s met someone else. The “other woman” is wealthy, beautiful and can still wear skinny jeans. In that moment, Rosie’s comfortable world is turned inside out along with her identity. Who is she if she’s not her husband’s wife?   Such an authentic story! I really liked Rosie, even though she’s quite different from the enlightened woman with whom I normally identify. She loved taking care of her girls and making a home for her […]