I really enjoy this series with its big family, romance and small town setting. The couple in this book have known each other most of their lives. Ella has always loved Gavin. He is older and has been less than available to her. Both of them have their own stubborn views and that’s what stands in the way of their being a couple. It would be kind of ridiculous but we all need to have our beliefs and values. Even if they are WRONG. Really that is not my gripe, it is when they try to tell themselves how to feel. A person can’t change how they feel, only their actions and reactions can be controlled. At one point, Ella tries to tell herself […]
Evelyn Talbot is a psychiatrist who is building a research facility in Alaska where she will house and study some of the most dangerous serial killers in the country. She’s personally motivated by events from her past that suddenly resurface in her present. Fortunately, Alaska State Trooper Ben “Amarok” Murphy has her back. This is one strange and exciting prequel. If the purpose was to get me enthused for the series it delivered that and more. I’m left with a sense of foreboding about what comes next. Having the point of view of one of the “mean and nastys” just made it more creepy. And, nestled in the midst of all this is a sweet little romance. This promises to be an interesting series.
Sasha Riggs lives a lonely, solitary life as a painter in the mountains of North Carolina. When she becomes plagued by disturbing dreams that manifests into her art, she decides to give into the pull and ends up in Corfu, Greece. From there, she meets five people who will become part of her destiny, one of whom, Bran Killian, will mean much more. I loved the mythology of this story, which forms the foundation for the tale. The quest is for three stars created many years before by three goddesses of light. They must find and reunite them before a powerful and evil dark goddess does so. Each of the six has unique gifts that are slowly revealed, adding a bit of […]
It was truly serendipity when recent college graduate Kylie Stafford learned her internship had fallen through, her boyfriend dumped her and she decided to do the wrong thing for awhile, all on the same day. Rock star Cam Watson just happened to be in her path when she made that decision and he changed everything. Kylie’s infectious personality is a bit captivating and she’s smart, resourceful and fun to be around. Her decision to tour with Cam’s band for the next month might seem impulsive but it was the best match for her love life and career. Don’t let her age fool you into thinking this is a typical New Adult offering…no drama and angst here. There are some very strong themes […]
Samantha Marsh ran from her old life six years ago and completely reinvented herself. She’s a chef and owns a gourmet café in Rarity Cove, South Carolina. When hotel owner Mark St. Clair and his adorable daughter happen into her life, she resists what may be the relationship she’s always dreamed of, for their sakes. Fear of her past coming back to haunt them is the basis for that resistance but Mark’s persistence takes her under. I really loved this story starting with the beautiful cover, which is a perfect representation of what’s inside. Samantha and Mark are delicately crafted characters, considering their tragic backgrounds. As much as I hate relationships where one of the partners is harboring a major secret, this […]
The story is told from the first person point of view of Annie McKay, a young woman who is obviously hiding out from something or someone. She’s living in a camping trailer in a rundown trailer park near Cherokee, North Carolina. Her personal circumstances are revealed slowly through conversations she has with a man she only knows as Dylan who was the voice on the other end of a cell phone that was left in the camper by the previous renter. We also get Dylan’s perspective in a third person narrative making this an intriguing exploration of two very compelling characters. I loved this incredibly complex and compelling story of two people drawn to each other by chance. Through their conversations, we […]
The I-team series is one of my favorites; and I love romantic suspense since it combines mystery and action with romance. The last few books have taken the story away from the newspaper and investigative journalism stories. The people are still connected to the I-team and friends with them in some way. This is Holly’s story. I liked this better since Holly was at work during some of the story. Holly has always been friends with the I-team group but a bit separate because she is the entertainment / social reporter. She talks freely about men and sex and fashion and shoes. She seems a bit of a diva but she does write well and knows what is happening in the world. Of course, she has social skills. This gives us the […]
I approached reading this book with a bit of apprehension as Simon Kagan is the manwhore of Oblivion, the rock band at the center of the series. How in the world do you transform someone like him, who makes no excuses for and loves his lifestyle, to someone even remotely interested in a committed relationship? With care and authenticity and that’s in abundance here. Simon loves his fans, loves women and lives having sex with them. Until his random sexual encounter with Violin Girl, Margo Reece, none of his past exploits left any memorable impressions. Something about her cool, conservative nature was alluring and maybe because she didn’t want anything from him but sex made a big difference. Margo’s not a fangirl […]