Format: Audiobook

Audio Review: Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

Audio Review: Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

Posted July 15, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | 2 Comments

    When Libby Day was seven, her mother and two sisters were brutally murdered in their farmhouse, her 15-year old brother convicted of the crime thanks in part to her eye witness testimony. It’s now almost 25 years later and Libby goes back and reconnects with the major participants, including her brother, Ben. However, she’s not doing this for altruistic reasons.   To describe this story as dark is an understatement. What makes it so disturbing are the ages of those involved and how ordinary most of the others are, creating the feeling that, in similar circumstances, any of us could make some of the same bad choices as many of those in the story. Libby is both tragic and unsympathetic at times and […]


Audio Review: On My Knees by J. Kenner

Audio Review: On My Knees by J. Kenner

Posted July 10, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | 4 Comments

      There’s a LOT happening in this second book of the trilogy! Just one surprise after another, so much that this one was hard to turn off. Jackson and Sylvia face many challenges, learning to work together personally and professionally. One of the biggest issues in this story is trust. While Sylvia and Jackson have resumed their relationship, there’s still quite a bit to discover about each other. Both have some serious, explosive secrets and figuring out the right time to share them with each other is awfully tricky. Fortunately, we’re included in each character’s reasoning as he or she worked through them. However, I came into this a bit wary of Jackson. You’ll have to read the story to best understand where that […]


Audio Review: Say My Name by J. Kenner

Audio Review: Say My Name by J. Kenner

Posted June 30, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

      I had such an uneven reading experience with the Stark Trilogy and was reluctant to try this spinoff. In the end, curiosity got the better of me and I waded in, this time using the audio format.   First, the main characters had minor roles in the Stark Trilogy. Sylvia Brooks is Damien’s assistant and is now heading up a real estate development project she pitched, the Santa Cortez Resort. The project is in jeopardy because their high profile architect has quit to explore his Zen side in Tibet. Sylvia knows that that Jackson Steele, their first choice, is the best person to take over but he’s already turned them done once and…she’s got a not-so-great history with the man. Despite the over […]


Dark Heir by Faith Hunter

Dark Heir by Faith Hunter

Posted June 29, 2015 by Jennifer in Book Review | 4 Comments

    Dark Heir is the 9th book in the Jane Yellowrock series and I still hate Leo! Why Jane doesn’t just stake him is the most infuriating part of the series.  Leo is one of those “gray” characters, he’s not 100% good and not 100% evil. In fact all the vampires are pretty much in the same area as Leo. Oh sure some are more evil than others but Faith Hunter’s vampires are not the cuddly kind, not even the “nice” ones. Like many of the vampire troubles Jane finds herself in is due in big part to the Master of New Orleans, Leo. Jane and her partners, the Younger brothers are trying to stop a crazy old suck head that Leo had chained […]


Audio Review: Breaking Silence by Linda Castillo

Audio Review: Breaking Silence by Linda Castillo

Posted June 22, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | 2 Comments

    Following a series of attacks directed at the Amish community, law enforcement concludes they are hate crimes. When the Slabaugh parents and uncle, Amish farmers, are found dead in their barn, it’s not immediately clear whether the crimes are related. One of the many issues pursued by Kate and her team is to investigate all and determine if there is a connection.   This story had so many twists and turns I almost got whiplash! Every time I thought I had things solved, another wrench would be thrown into my suppositions. As with the first two books, the crimes are gritty and require multi jurisdictional support. Connecting the clues was a wonderful challenge.   Kate and John Tomasetti make progress in their relationship […]


Beautiful Beginning & Beautiful Beloved by Christina Lauren

Beautiful Beginning & Beautiful Beloved by Christina Lauren

Posted May 8, 2015 by Jennifer in Book Review | 2 Comments

    The couple that started it all in Beautiful Bastard is back! I love getting back into Chloe and Bennett’s heads while listening to Beautiful Beginning. They are a fun couple and watching them get ready for their wedding was hilarious. They not only had the “normal” wedding stuff to deal with like crazy family matters at the events surrounding the wedding but Bennett had to make things even more crazy by telling Chloe that he was not going to sleep with her aka have sex with her until they get married. That was a week before the wedding. Chloe took that as an invite to do everything she could to break Bennett. By the time the couple made it to their wedding night they were crazed […]


Bloody Brilliant! Beautiful Stranger by Christina Lauren

Bloody Brilliant! Beautiful Stranger by Christina Lauren

Posted April 1, 2015 by Jennifer in Book Review | 6 Comments

    I’m hooked on the Beautiful Bastard series! HOOKED I say! While Beautiful Stranger has a familiar feel to it, it really does have a life of its own. Max and Sara are a great couple. Beautiful Stranger starts with Max and Sara meeting one night in a club and have a naughty encounter in a dark corner. Sara has never had a one night stand, much less one in public. Max has never invented a woman into his life or his bed. He prefers to keep them at arm’s length and shag them in a car, against a wall, but never in a bed. Until Sara, he can’t stop thinking about her and he finds himself wanting more from her. Sara is freshly out […]


3 Reasons to Read Beautiful Bastard & Bitch by Christina Lauren

3 Reasons to Read Beautiful Bastard & Bitch by Christina Lauren

Posted March 18, 2015 by Jennifer in Book Review | 3 Comments

        3 Reasons to read Beautiful Bastard 1. No Millionaire / Billionaire Bennett and his family are well off and yeah they might be in the millionaire neighborhood or at least their marketing company is but it never comes up. And I was grateful for it. 2. No Torched Hero / Heroine Neither Chloe or Bennett has a torched childhood or a f’d up romantic pass. Nothing wrong with that kind of troupe but I liked that it wasn’t present here. 3. Real Life Angst The angst between Chloe and Bennett was plan and simple. He was her boss and she was afraid that people in the business would see her in a negative light if their relationship got out. All three of these reasons […]