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Blog tour & Giveaway: Stormchaser by Cherry Adair

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

Blog tour & Giveaway: Stormchaser by Cherry Adair

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Blog tour & Giveaway: Stormchaser by Cherry AdairStormchaser by Cherry Adair
Series: Cutter Cay #4
Published by St. Martin's Press on March 7, 2017
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 352
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
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three-half-stars
two-flames

n the darkest storm...

Nick, Logan, and Zane Cutter are a tightknit, unstoppable force in the family treasure-hunting business. Now that half-brother Jonah has arrived at the scene, he’s got a lot to prove—and a powerful enemy who wants to stop him dead in his tracks.

Love will find a way....

A perilous sea journey. A bitter nemesis. A woman whose spectacular beauty and talents are to die for…Over and over, Jonah will be tested. Is he worthy of carrying the Cutter name? With his eyes on the prize, Jonah will fight with all his heart. But desire often comes with a price. .

 

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 series, I still think the lust turns into sex and a relationship rather fast. Jonah has a boat now and seems comfortable with his crew. The salvage itself brings out the killers this time which seems much more realistic than the personal attacks. Jonah is a nice guy. Callista is well educated, had a horrid childhood, and grew up living next door to the Case family. She comes to the crew with her secrets, planning to betray Jonah.

Despite difficulties, Jonah and Callista become a couple. The book ends a bit abruptly so I am excited to see how it works out in Hurricane, which is out next month. It features the enemy of the Cutter family, Rydell Case.  The review will be April 5th.

Books in the series (in order) are:

Undertow

Riptide

Vortex

Stormchaser

Hurricane  April 4, 2017

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About Cherry Adair

Cherry Adair has garnered numerous awards for her innovative action-adventure novels, which include White Heat, Hot Ice, On Thin Ice, Out of Sight, In Too Deep, Hide and Seek, and Kiss and Tell, as well as her thrilling Cutter Cay series for St. Martin’s Press. A favorite of reviewers and fans alike, she lives in the Pacific Northwest.

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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 […]


Audio Review: The Bachelor Auction by Rachel Van Dyken

Audio Review: The Bachelor Auction by Rachel Van Dyken

Posted February 2, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 1 Comment

               This is a modern day Cinderella story. Which means it is a classic billionaire guy rescues penniless gal. This is not my favorite troupe. At All. I was offered both the ebook and the audio for review and decided on the audio. So how did this work out? I was pleased with The Bachelor Auction mostly. The characters were either well-developed or overblown caricatures of a cliche type. Our Cinderella, Jane, is easy to love. She is hard-working, kind, compassionate and honest, even when treated badly. Her sisters are unrealistic stereotypes but it works. Our prince charming, Brock, isn’t a bad guy either. He’s always been a serious hard worker, trying to do what’s right for his family. His […]


Big Vamp on Campus by Molly Harper

Big Vamp on Campus by Molly Harper

Posted January 21, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 2 Comments

    This is a special review which is akin to Jennifer’s Read It, Track It where I am reading books for the COYER Winter Storm Challenge. The Half-Moon Hollow series has been somewhat hit or miss for me. But what is always a home run is Molly Harper’s humor and the narration of Amanda Ronconi. And Dick Cheney.  I did read Big Vamp on Campus rather than listening, but I may go back and add the audio. I enjoyed learning more about Ophelia. Her reaction to college life and developing personal relationships is interesting and understandable. I don’t feel like I know Jamie very well and consequently I don’t care about him too much. I’m not sure why some girls become her friend but […]


Thrifty Thursday: Oracle by Kelly Meading

Thrifty Thursday: Oracle by Kelly Meading

Posted January 19, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 2 Comments

The purpose of Thrifty Thursday is to read a book which was free (at some point). Kindle freebie on December 16, 2016  (currently $3.99 as of writing this post) Overall rating 4.0 with 8 ratings and 3 reviews   This would be an unlikely choice except I have been reading more science fiction and Kelly Meding is an author I have wanted to try. The blurb is longish and does not match my sense of Oracle.  The title doesn’t seem to fit, either. The beginning felt slow with the world-building.  Once I got to know a few of the characters, and care about them, it was interesting. There was action throughout, so it’s odd the beginning didn’t quite capture me. Olivia and Nick are my […]


Thrifty Thursday: Starship’s Mage by Glynn Stewart

Thrifty Thursday: Starship’s Mage by Glynn Stewart

Posted October 27, 2016 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments

The purpose of Thrifty Thursday is to pick a book which was free (at some point). Kindle freebie on January 7, 2016  (currently $3.99 as of writing this post) Overall rating 4.19 with 1,221 ratings and 89 reviews Space opera and magic – what’s not to love?  Starship’s Mage combines some of my favorite things.  I’ve always loved space opera.  There’s science and technology and new, faraway places, and politics and adventures and battles. But usually there’s a person or a crew who is out there exploring new places, learning about themselves and inevitably, showing compassion and integrity as they fight greed and evil. Damien is that guy, our hero. He’s a special snowflake and has tragically lost his whole family. His relationships and the […]


Spinoff series:  Dangerously Charming by Deborah Blake

Spinoff series: Dangerously Charming by Deborah Blake

Posted September 29, 2016 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments

     The Broken Rider series is a spin-off from the Baba Yaga series.  I’ve enjoyed these books as quick, fun reads with magic and romance. Mikhail Day is my favorite of the Riders. I like the bits of humor in these stories. Dangerously Charming is Mikhail’s story after the Riders lose their immortality. His history is full of his charm and coming to the aid of damsels in distress. Jenna is in distress due to a fairy curse, so she knows and understands a bit more about his world than other women would. But she’s strong and doesn’t need someone to take over her problems. I like her. Their relationship is fast and plausible for fiction. The first sentence is “Mikhail Day was rather enjoying […]


Thrifty Thursday: Fool for Love by Marie Force

Thrifty Thursday: Fool for Love by Marie Force

Posted August 11, 2016 by Anne in Book Review | 3 Comments

     the purpose of thrifty thursday is to pick a book which was free (at some point). Kindle freebie on June 5, 2016 Overall rating 4.24 with 8,816 rating and 415 reviews The first book, Maid for Love, in the Mcarthys of Gansett Island series, is also a freebie which I read 4 years ago.  The series has been released over the last 5 years and now has 15 books available. The first book was a quick, easy read but while I enjoyed the characters it was just my least favorite troupe, rich guy meets girl with less than nothing. Some of it was just ridiculous, even for fiction. So how did I end up reading book 2, Fool for Love?  First, it was […]