Genre: Romantic Suspense

Justice by Lisa Clark O’Neill

Posted April 24, 2017 by Jonetta in Book Review | | 0 Comments

Justice by Lisa Clark O’NeillJustice by Lisa Clark O'Neill
Series: Southern Comfort #.7
Published by Self Published on August 24, 2016
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 297
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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four-stars
four-flames

Waking up next to a dead stranger with no memory of how he got there should be the worst day of Caitlin Cavanaugh’s life. However, what seems to be a clear case of self-defense soon puts Caitlin on the defensive, as evidence left behind at the scene doesn’t match up with her story. But proving her innocence becomes the least of her problems...

Criminal defense attorney Jack Wellington is highly sought after in the courtrooms of Savannah… not to mention the bedrooms of its female denizens. Jack believes himself to be hardened against the darker aspects of human nature, as well as the emotional plight of those he both cross-examines and defends. But when he encounters Caitlin in the hospital following her morning ordeal, something about the frightened but defiant romance novelist pulls at him.

Jack’s attraction to his client continues to grow as what started as a simple enough case turns into a fight to save Caitlin’s life. Old friends, ex-lovers and even her own family – someone among them wants Caitlin dead. And both of them learn what lengths some will go to in order to avoid justice.

 

 
Romantic suspense writer Caitlin Cavanaugh wakes up with one heck of a hangover, especially when she finds a dead man in her bedroom and no memory of the night before. She’s the primary suspect and her brother asks his friend Jack Wellington, Savannah’s top criminal defense attorney, to help her out of this mess.

 
Obviously, this story captured my attention immediately. The clues and red herrings develop slowly, which gave me time to go down some dead end paths before I settled on the right one. Caitlin’s no shrinking violet and Jack’s definitely not your shy, retiring type so they add even more tension.

O’Neill is my auto-buy author and I love this series. This was a compelling story with lots of twists and surprises. Even though I’d figured out the mystery before the reveal, there was still one more element that I hadn’t foreseen. I’m jumping right into the next book.

About Lisa Clark O’Neill

One fine day in the not-too-distant past, Lisa Clark O’Neill left Wittenberg University with a BA in English, which she promptly neglected. After working as an interior designer, decorative artist, and Montessori art teacher (there may have been a BA in art as well,) she finally settled into the role of mother to two very fine children. However, two years of doing the stay-at-home-mom brain cell melt drove her to pull out a pen and one of her old college notebooks. That turned into six manuscripts.

Lisa spent subsequent years avoiding housework by burying her nose in just about every romance novel she could get her hands on, after completely falling in love with the genre. Her own work falls into the romantic suspense sub-genre, with strong comedic undertones.

Lisa currently lives in the Atlanta area with her family, her dog, her cat and her daughter’s pet rabbit. When she isn’t attempting to keep the rabbit from eating the woodwork, she’s hard at work on her next novel.(less)


Hurricane by Cherry Adair

Hurricane by Cherry Adair

Posted March 29, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 2 Comments

         The Cutter Cay series  so far has been about the three Cutter brothers. In the previous book, Stormchaser , we learned about Jonah, the unknown half-brother. He’s great and falls for Callista. She is well educated, had a horrid childhood, and grew up living next door to the Case family.  Which leads us to this book, about the long-time enemy, Rydell Case. Hurricane is my new, favorite book in the series.  We finally get to see some thought processes and what is going on with Rydell.  He has been married and divorced. So the relationship doesn’t feel too fast, since they already know each other well. They have issues, lots of issues. There are many people trying to control them and use them, separately and […]


Blog tour & Giveaway: Stormchaser by Cherry Adair

Blog tour & Giveaway: Stormchaser by Cherry Adair

Posted March 8, 2017 by Anne in Blog Tour, Book Review, Giveaway | 10 Comments

  The Cutter Cay series  so far has been about the three Cutter brothers. Now, we learn about Jonah, the previously unknown half-brother.  He actually had more of his parent’s time and attention growing up than the original brothers. But he hasn’t had the wealth or fame of the family.  I was very curious to learn more about him and how his newly found brothers would get along. Stormchaser is my favorite book so far. In addition to the suspense of the salvage projects, this one adds a historic sort of archaeological project, which to a great extent salvage is as well. There is deception in the crew (not completely unusual) and some high-tech or paranormal aspects of the project. As with the rest of the […]


Crave Me by Cecy Robson

Crave Me by Cecy Robson

Posted February 27, 2017 by Jennifer in Book Review | 3 Comments

        I’ve had Cecy Robson on my TBR ever since I meet her a few years ago at RT book con. She is so sweet and I’ve heard great things about her novels. So, I’m starting my reading experience with Robson with Crave Me, the third book in the O’Brien Family series. I know, I know the third book? I was assured that I could read Crave Me before, Once Kissed and Let Me and I agree that readers can easily start with Crave Me. After enjoying Wren’s story I’m going back to read her brother’s stories. The O’Brien family is made up of seven children and Wren is the only girl which means she is tough as nails. She has a mouth of a sailor but looks like a beauty queen […]


Riptide by Cherry Adair

Riptide by Cherry Adair

Posted February 26, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments

         Read It, Track It is a way  to track books for my reading challenges and they will be super short.   Riptide is my second read in the Cutter Cay series.  I am reading the series in the lead up to the fourth book being released in March. The genre is romantic suspense which is one of my favorites. I did enjoy the mystery and action in Riptide.  Nick Cutter was interesting in his ability to read vocal accents and his government work. However, the billionaire guy with the gal down on her luck is a trope I hate. Nick seemed to think he should have sex with Bria because he’s attracted to her physically even though he sees her as […]


Audio:  Born Wild by Julie Ann Walker

Audio: Born Wild by Julie Ann Walker

Posted February 23, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments

     I’m enjoying the audios in the Black Knights Inc series.  Abby Craden is an easy listen. I do feel as though the character’s voices are running together but this is because there are certain expressions, slang, the author uses for multiple characters. Now those who are together, the guys, it makes some sense.  But the women don’t all know each other before they “join” the group or even after, so it bugs me when they use it.. Eve is Becky’s best friend and was involved with her brother, Bill, when she was young. She certainly has not had things too easy in an emotional sense, but she is learning and has come into her own. She wants to see if she can start fresh with […]


Too Wilde to Tame by Tonya Burrows

Too Wilde to Tame by Tonya Burrows

Posted February 21, 2017 by Jonetta in Book Review | 2 Comments

    Greer Wilde had to step up and raise his four brothers following the murder of his parents when he was 15-years old. He miraculously kept them together and started Wilde Security in an effort to continue providing a steady stream of income and maintain their connection. Now he’s in trouble. Greer’s been off the grid for over four months and he’s in bad shape emotionally and physically but is determined to find and kill his parents’ murderer. However, if his neighbor Natalie Taggart has anything to say about, that’s not going to happen.   This is the final book in the series and Greer is the toughest and most secretive of all the brothers. Unraveling his story was heartbreaking and there was much […]


Every Dark Corner by Karen Rose

Every Dark Corner by Karen Rose

Posted February 9, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments

   I’ve looked forward to each book in the Romantic Suspense series and enjoyed them. I started with Closer Than You Think believing it was the first in a spin-off series. It was originally listed as Faith Corcoran #1 but this changed and she is just briefly in the next 2 books. So, it is more like the Cincinnati section within the larger series as it is now titled. I happily went back and read the previous 15 books, before going on to review Alone in the Dark last year.  Now, a year later,  is Every Dark Corner. These books are looooong, but so interesting they go quickly. The characters are wonderful in the depth of their development and emotional connections. I was frustrated this time […]