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Hold Onto Your Nerves! Deadly Messengers by Susan May

Hold Onto Your Nerves! Deadly Messengers by Susan May

Posted December 8, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | 2 Comments

  This story takes hold of you after the first couple of pages and never really lets you go. Seemingly law abiding, well adjusted people are suddenly and inexplicably committing mass murders in one town. Freelance writer Kendall Jennings, who normally does fillers for lifestyle publications, drifts into covering the story and runs afoul of the chief investigator, Detective Lance O’Grady. Both are trying to figure out a connection between the killers and their motives.   I enjoyed the hunt for clues and exploring the source of the phenomenon. It’s an unusual premise, which kept things interesting. Both Kendall and Lance have extraordinary histories that are slowly revealed throughout the story, adding additional layers to the puzzle. I sort of figured out what was going […]


Delightful! A Pirate for Christmas by Anna Campbell

Delightful! A Pirate for Christmas by Anna Campbell

Posted December 4, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | 2 Comments

  I don’t often find a book where I love both of the main characters equally from the start. In that sense, this story was just a delight.   Bess Farrar is the vicar’s spinster daughter (no one refers to her that way) and she’s a force in the town. She makes everything work but in the best of ways. When Rory Beaton, the new Earl of Channing, arrives following his estranged brother’s death, Bess confronts him after repeated attempts to get him engaged with town events go unanswered. That’s when the fun begins.   What I loved about Bess? She’s clever, resourceful and witty without being insufferable. She wields her power with fine lace and never oversteps. What I loved about Rory? Aside from […]


Sweet & Poignant! Falling for Her Enemy by Victoria James

Sweet & Poignant! Falling for Her Enemy by Victoria James

Posted December 3, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | 4 Comments

    Bakery manager Alexandra (Alex) McAllister’s perfect life is now spinning out of control. She learns, on the same day, that the owners of the bakery need to sell now instead of five years from now when she can afford to buy the business and a man claiming to be her adopted daughter’s biological father is coming to claim her. Hayden Brooks just learned that his one-night stand may have produced a child and he’s ready to take responsibility.   This was a sweet story tinged with a little heartbreak. I admired Alex for having created a lovely family after a truly sad start in life. Her story brought me to tears and her generosity towards Hayden, tepid as it might have been, in […]


Blueberry Boys by Vanessa North

Blueberry Boys by Vanessa North

Posted December 2, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | 2 Comments

  Men’s fashion photographer Connor Graham returns to his hometown in Blandton, Massachusetts to attend his uncle’s funeral. He raised him and his brother, Scott, following their mother’s death and owns property with a tenant blueberry farmer, Jed Jones. It’s Connor’s first trip back to the place that holds nothing but bad memories.   Jed’s intrigued by Connor, who’s always been openly gay, even when he lived in Blandton. Jed’s also a sensitive man of faith who’s deeply closeted. His relationship with Connor develops beautifully in the midst of difficult circumstances, both of them learning something from each other.   The story is honest, romantic and at times poignant. I loved how Connor didn’t pressure Jed to come out of the closet but instead served […]


Ahoy, Matey ! Pirateship Down by Suzanne Johnson

Ahoy, Matey ! Pirateship Down by Suzanne Johnson

Posted November 25, 2015 by Jennifer in Book Review | 4 Comments

    Pirateship Down is a collection of stories within the Sentinels of New Orleans world. All are short stories and all of them are fun and fans of the series will want to read the whole collection. Talk Like A Pirate – A fun story about two roommates meeting the infamous Jean Lafitte when one of them summons his for a pirate themed party. We a glimpse of DJ’s Uncle, Gerald St. Simon in this one. Alex, the Pig – DJ’s some-thing-other (boyfriend) Alexander Warin stops by to trick DJ into pig sitting for him. The pig in question is not a normal pig but a leprechaun that’s been turned into a pig. Renee Delachaise stops by and that’s all you need to know. Hilarious! Cat Mon Dieu […]


Wilde for Her by Tonya Burrows

Wilde for Her by Tonya Burrows

Posted November 23, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

  Camden Wilde has loved his former partner, Homicide Detective Eva Cardoso, for five years but has been content to be her “best friend.” Now that he’s working with his brothers as an investigator, it might be time to make his move. But, she’s got idealized visions of marriage and he’s lived it and lost.   I really, really liked Cam…everything about him except for his reluctance to tell Eva the truth. While he had good reason to be fearful, he’s a tough guy and could handle it. I liked Eva, too, but her indecision about him and her former beau drove me nuts. When they were together, they WORKED! When they didn’t, it was awful.   I liked the whiff of suspense in the […]


Bitten by a Hellcat by Felicity Heaton

Bitten by a Hellcat by Felicity Heaton

Posted November 21, 2015 by Jennifer in Book Review | 4 Comments

    I’ve been a fan of Felicity Heaton for a few years now, so I know she can pack a punch with a novella sized story. But I would have liked Bitten by a Hellcat to be a little longer so that Cait and Owen’s relationship to develop at a slower pace. It was a little to insta-love for me, the plot wrapped up too fast and neatly but there was enough heat between the pages to keep me warm while I read it in one sitting. A notable change that Bitten by a Hellcat brings to the Eternal Mates series is that the hero is the mortal and the heroine is the supe. Owen is a supe hunter and Cait is a hellcat in need […]


Outstanding! All Fall Down by Stacy Green

Outstanding! All Fall Down by Stacy Green

Posted November 20, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | 2 Comments

  I was so nervous going into this story and rightly so. We all know by now who Lucy is and what she’s done. The question is which fork in the road will she take…the dark side or towards the light.   I’m not going to recap the story or share any part of it. This is a gem you need to discover all on your own without any hints about the storyline. The writing is brilliant (as usual), the characterizations well developed and the tensions in the stratosphere.   I’ve loved this unconventional series and have had a love/hate relationship with Lucy Kendall. My feelings about her settled with this story and I still am reeling from all the twists, surprises and disclosures. Well […]