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Chilling! Cold Moon by Alexandra Sokoloff

Chilling! Cold Moon by Alexandra Sokoloff

Posted September 1, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | 4 Comments

    Matt Roarke finally has Cara Lindstrom behind bars but he’s extremely conflicted. Part of him knows it’s where she belongs even if they might not have the evidence for all the murders they suspect are attributable to her. Then there’s the part of him that is inexplicably drawn and connected to her. When other men turn up dead during her incarceration, Matt’s suddenly faced with the prospect of multiple killers using the same modis operandi.   I’m so fascinated with this series and just as conflicted as Roarke. My head tells me that he needs to get over it and my heart is challenging him to stick with her. The young women introduced in this story seem transparent on the surface but begin […]


A Gem! Three Proposals and a Scandal by Anna Campbell

A Gem! Three Proposals and a Scandal by Anna Campbell

Posted July 29, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

    Marianne Seaton held her head high when she was publicly jilted by Cam Rothermere after he married his childhood love. She earned the title of ice princess solely because she’s mastered the art of maintaining decorum no matter what she was feeling. Now she’s being pursued by three suitors: one a match made in her father’s version of heaven, another who exudes false charm and affability, and, lastly, Elias Thorne, the one she’s in love with but whom she believes is after her substantial dowry.   I was hoping for a happy ending for poor Marianne as she didn’t deserve the gossip and humiliation associated with her ill-fated engagement. Her pairing with Elias was perfect as they both were having to choose their […]


Energized by Mary Behre

Energized by Mary Behre

Posted July 24, 2015 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments

Energized is the third in the Tidewater series. The series focuses on three sisters who were separated when their mother died. Each book looks at one sister, her unique talents and her romance. The talents are those of the “mind” which is my favorite kind of supernatural. Their men have military and / or law enforcement backgrounds. I thought Energized would be about the younger sister finding the two older sisters who have already reconnected with each other. It was but it felt like the more primary storyline was the romance and a murder mystery. Since I thought Niall was an idiot at the beginning and then did a bit of a 180, I didn’t like him very much. He didn’t seem to have any […]


Review & Giveaway! The Maid’s Quarters by Holly Bush

Review & Giveaway! The Maid’s Quarters by Holly Bush

Posted July 23, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | 5 Comments

     I knew Alice Porterman had heart when she risked her life during the influenza outbreak at Jolene’s Texas ranch and helped tend to those afflicted. Now she’s come back home to Boston to help her mother and sickly young brother. When she arrives, she discovers they’ve been unfairly evicted from their house. Alice decides she’s going to take on Albert Donahue, the new landlord.   In this short novella, there’s a mystery with action, romance and heartbreak. Alice is a formidable heroine in an understated way in keeping with the era. She puts herself at risk and Albert was cagier and more interesting than I first thought. While their romance heats up pretty quickly, it still was lovely to see develop. And, it’s […]


High Suspense! Barefoot with a Bodyguard by Roxanne St. Claire

High Suspense! Barefoot with a Bodyguard by Roxanne St. Claire

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

    Recently divorced Kate Kingston has received death threats, sent to her father who’s a Philadelphia judge. Since it isn’t clear why she’s targeted, Dad arranges for her to go undercover in Barefoot Bay with protection provided by Gabe Rossi. He figures he can kill two birds with one stone when he assigns another client, mixed martial arts trainer Alec Petrov to be part of Kate’s cover and her bodyguard, posing as her newlywed husband. Alec’s on the run from the Russian mob so the situation is dangerous.   It doesn’t get much scarier than the Russian mob so things were always quite tense in this story. I loved the parallel points of view from all those involved as it kept the suspense level […]


One More Time…Please! Back to Us by Christi Barth

One More Time…Please! Back to Us by Christi Barth

Posted July 13, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

    Ward Cantrell and Piper Morrissey have a history we’ve been waiting to learn about. They were high school sweethearts and something happened to pull them apart twelve years ago. Since they were part of a unit of friends, they found a way to rebuild that aspect of their lives for the sake of the group. Now Ward, who’s never stopped loving Piper, is going to go all in to win back her heart.   I must admit when I discovered what Ward did to cause his breakup with Piper, I was ready to dump him myself and I was a big fan. He had a big hole to dig out of and he accomplished that in a big way. I also liked that […]


Second Chances! Once and Again by Elisabeth Barrett

Second Chances! Once and Again by Elisabeth Barrett

Posted July 13, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

    Carolyn Rivington, the once privileged and wealthy debutante, is now working for the country club where her family were once members. Crippled with debt and a financial scandal, Carolyn is making the best of the circumstances without the aid of long gone friends or family. Things get turned upside down, though, when the new owner of the Briarwood Golf and Yacht Club turns out to be Jake Gaffney, the boy (now man) who was her first and only love who her family (and she) ended up rejecting.   This was more than a second chance romance as Carolyn was a symbol of strength and perseverance as she pulled herself up by her bootstraps to craft a new identity and create a new life. […]


Wicked Embers by Keri Arthur

Wicked Embers by Keri Arthur

Posted July 9, 2015 by Anne in Book Review | 3 Comments

I’ve read several series by Keri Arthur. The first was the Riley Jensen series and it was one of the first things I read in the “supernatural” type category of science fiction, really urban fantasy. I wasn’t a huge fan of the large quantity of sex because it wasn’t as relationship-oriented.  Overall, I loved that series though. The sex in this series may not all be in a monogamous relationship but at least the partners have real affection for each other. Wicked Embers has a similar attitude but not as much of it.  The first third of the book is more sexy banter and I enjoyed that very much.  There is only one actual sex scene. The supernaturals in the Souls of Fire series are not […]