Sunday, September 30, 2018

Lies by T.M. Logan review

LiesLies by T.M. Logan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

When Joe Lynch stumbles across his wife driving into a hotel car park while she's supposed to be at work, he's intrigued enough to follow her in.

And when he witnesses her in an angry altercation with family friend Ben, he knows he ought to intervene.

But just as the confrontation between the two men turns violent, and Ben is knocked unconscious, Joe's young son has an asthma attack - and Joe must flee in order to help him.

When he returns, desperate to make sure Ben is OK, Joe is horrified to find that Ben has disappeared.

And that's when Joe receives the first message . . .

Wow! Fast paced and very intriguing. I could not stop reading. Who is lying and who isn't. We are reading this in Joe's perspective and what he is doing. Ben has a very bad reputation for being ruthless and getting what he wants. Joe is an English teacher and very mild mannered. When the police start questioning him and he finds himself under investigation then Joe feels he has no choice but to take his clues and investigate on his own. With his marriage on the line and a son who is also scared but who joe will do anything for, this book keeps you on the edge of your seat.

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Saturday, September 29, 2018

The Secrets We Keep by Kate Hewitt review

The Secrets We KeepThe Secrets We Keep by Kate Hewitt
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

When Tessa arrives at the little house by the lake with her two children Ben and Katherine, it is an escape. For all of them. Never mind that the rental house is a bit small – it’s theirs for the summer. A place to hide…

Their isolation is disrupted when they meet the family from the big house next door. Three children Charlotte, Zoe and Max and their glamorous mother Rebecca – who seems absolutely determined to invite Tessa in to their lives.

But Rebecca is harbouring a dark secret of her own. One that will put not only her family at risk, but Tessa’s too. And when she discovers she has no option but to leave her children for several weeks, Tessa feels like the only person she can trust.

Suddenly Tessa finds herself living a life she could only have dreamed of. Wealth, a large brood of children, and Rebecca’s handsome husband Josh visiting at weekends.

But even as powerful bonds are forming between them, secrets have a way of catching up with people. And as the summer comes to an end, who will learn to love again and who will risk losing everything?

Wow! A very emotional read. First of all both of the women in this book needed each other at this time to deal with whatever their demons are. Rebecca's problems get worse and her husband puts matters into his own hands and Tessa is the one to pick up the pieces. The children all had some kind of emotional baggage because of their moms and they have to deal with that. One frightful evening turns both of their lives upside down. Can they get through this and keep the relationship they formed.
The author kept mentioning the finger lakes but never what lake it was but since I went to school to Geneseo and lived on Conesus Lake during that time then I knew that had to be the lake she was talking about. SO yes Geneseo has a big Walmart and a Bear fountain in the middle of main street. The only things they don't have is a yacht club or a country club that was described. There are only 2 country clubs and they only have golf and restaurants, No pool or tennis so I did have to remember this book was also fiction. Also the mention of Seabreeze amusement park and the Jack Rabbit roller coaster brought back childhood memories. Why they had to go to a spa all the way in Syracuse that was 2 hours away instead of Rochester, which is 30 minutes away didn't make sense either but then again I was thinking of things I would do that was closer.

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Friday, September 28, 2018

Vampires Like It Hot Blog Tour

New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands brings the heat in this new Argeneau novel, as one woman is rescued by an irresistible immortal …


When Raffaele Notte pulls a barely dressed, disoriented woman from the ocean, the last thing he expects is for her to utter that word. The immortal has come to the island resort to help his cousin, but now, it seems, there are rogue vampires dining on unsuspecting tourists. And he soon realizes that not only is Jess a target, she’s also the life mate he’s been waiting for…

Vampires are real. Jess would’ve never believed it until she saw them with her own eyes. She knows she has to get off the island, and her gallant rescuer has offered to help. There’s something about Raffaele that’s unlike any man she has ever met, and his touch sends pleasure through her that is beyond all imagining. But when Jess discovers who he really is, will she risk life as she knows it for a chance of forever by his side?

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Vampires Like It Hotby Lynsay Sands
SeriesArgeneau Series
Paranormal Romance
PublisherAvon Books
Publication DateSeptember 18, 2018
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Very steamy and sexy. When Jess is picked up by the Vampire pirates she is appalled by what she sees. Then the captain wants her to be his lifemate but the language and his lack of hygiene turns her off only to escape right into the arms of Raffaele. We all know who he and his cousins are but she doesn't. As she becomes dependent on him and his cousins we see the relationship form. We also find that they do not consider themselves vampires but immortals. A difference. The only thing that bugged me is at the beginning Raffaele is on the beach under an umbrella and says he can't go in the sun. But throughout the rest of the book they are walking in daylight. 

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To celebrate the release of VAMPIRES LIKE IT HOT by Lynsay Sands, we’re giving away a paperback copy of Twice Bitten!

GIVEAWAY TERMS & CONDITIONS:  Open to US shipping addresses only. One winner will receive a paperback copy of Twice Bitten by Lynsay Sands.  This giveaway is administered by Pure Textuality PR on behalf of Avon Romance. Giveaway ends 9/28/2018 @ 11:59pm EST. Avon Romance will send the winning copies out to the winner directly. Limit one entry per reader and mailing address.  Duplicates will be deleted. CLICK HERE TO ENTER!

About Lynsay Sands

LYNSAY SANDS is the nationally bestselling author of the Argeneau/Rogue Hunter vampire series, as well as numerous historicals and anthologies. She’s been writing stories since grade school and considers herself incredibly lucky to be able to make a career out of it. Her hope is that readers can get away from their everyday stress through her stories, and if there’s occasional uncontrollable fits of laughter, that’s just a big bonus. Please visit her on the web at
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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Hunting Houses by Franny Britt review

Hunting HousesHunting Houses by Fanny Britt
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Tessa is a thirty-seven-year-old real estate agent living in Montreal. She adores her husband and three young sons, but she’s deeply unhappy and questioning the set of choices that have led to her present life.

After a surprising run-in with Francis, her ex-boyfriend and first love, Tessa arranges to see him. During the three days before their meeting, she goes about her daily life — there’s swimming lessons, science projects, and dirty dishes. As the day of her meeting with Francis draws closer she has to decide if she is willing to disrupt her stable, loving family life for an uncertain future with him.

What can I say? BORING!! by the time I got to the end of the book I could care less about Tess. This book was so slow and so boring I wanted to stop reading. Jumping from one subject to another drove me nuts. I couldn't tell what she was talking about. So she has a good marriage, 3 beautiful sons who are about perfect. A Real Estate career and a husband who adores her. I wanted to shout out to her to grow up and shut the F up.

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The Goodnight Song by Nick Hollis review

The Goodnight Song (Detective Rhodes and Radley #2)The Goodnight Song by Nick Hollin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Gifted criminal profiler Nathan Radley has a unique way of thinking that allows him to empathize with the twisted killers he helps capture.

But Nathan a dark secret. He has more in common with the criminals he hunts than anyone could dare to imagine. He lives in constant fear of losing control of his own dark desires...

When the headless body of a policeman is dragged from the Thames – an exact enactment of one of his oldest and darkest fantasies, only ever confessed in the pages of his teenage diary – Nathan finds himself the main suspect in the most twisted case of his career.

Someone has his diary and is leaking pages to frame him for the disturbing murders he has spent his whole career trying not to commit.

As more bodies surface and more extracts are released, Nathan has no choice but to go in search of the killer to clear his name. He knows it’s someone dangerous, he knows it’s someone he trusted, but how many precious lives will be lost before he can work out who?

Ok wow, so many characters and who to choose from of who did it. Who is writing the blog? So many questions and tooks so long to find answers. I did not read the first book but I felt like I learned enough to know what was going on in this book. Nathan and Katie are messed up emotionally and physically from their past. Hiding away from everything and everyone I think made things worse. But someone has found them and now it up to them to figure out who.

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For The Duke's Eyes Only Blog Tour

If adventure has a name…it must be Lady India Rochester. The intrepid archaeologist possesses a sharp blade and an even sharper knack for uncovering history’s forgotten women. Unfortunately, she has one annoying weakness: the dangerously handsome Duke of Ravenwood. Former best friend. Current enemy. And the man who dared to break her heart.
Daniel Bonds, the Duke of Ravenwood, is a thrill-seeking antiquities hunter who only plays by one rule: Never fall in love. He’s in it for the fortune and glory. At least that’s what he wants the world to think. He’s sworn to hide his tangled web of secrets, especially from the one woman he cares about and will protect at any cost.
But when a priceless relic is stolen from the British Museum, the rivals must align forces. Racing to recover the stolen antiquity and avert an international disaster? All in a day’s work. Avoiding their buried feelings? More and more impossible. For love is about to become the greatest treasure of all. The grand adventure begins…now!

About the Book

For the Duke’s Eyes Onlyby Lenora Bell
SeriesSchool For Dukes (Each book is a standalone story.)
Historical Romance
PublisherAvon Books
Publication DateSeptember 18, 2018
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I give this book 4 stars

My Thoughts:
I loved Indy. She goes after what she wants even if it is a man's world and to hell with everyone. As her and Raven start to get close again, just to find some stolen relics, you know that their feelings will get in the way. They are put in danger twice with them backing up each other. Raven can't stand another man touching her but yet says he doesn't want her. This was a fun story and I am glad that I got the chance to read it.

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To celebrate the release of FOR THE DUKE’S EYES ONLY by Lenora Bell, we’re giving away a paperback set of the School For Dukes series thus far!

GIVEAWAY TERMS & CONDITIONS:  Open to US shipping addresses only. One winner will receive a paperback set of the School For Dukes series this far. This giveaway is administered by Pure Textuality PR on behalf of Avon Romance.  Giveaway ends 10/1/2018 @ 11:59pm EST. Avon Romance will send the winning copies out to the winner directly. Limit one entry per reader and mailing address. Duplicates will be deleted. CLICK HERE TO ENTER!

About Lenora Bell

LENORA BELL is a USA Today bestselling, award-winning author of historical romances. She blames the long, dark winters in her tiny Alaskan hometown for making her a lifelong bookworm. A teacher with an MFA in Creative Writing who has lived on five continents, Lenora currently shares an old farmhouse in the Pacific Northwest with her carpenter husband and two tiger-striped rescue kitties. She loves to hear from readers!
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Monday, September 24, 2018

Jessica's Promise by Jill Childs review

Jessica's PromiseJessica's Promise by Jill Childs
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Teresa’s heart stops when she enters her daughter’s bedroom to find that her sweet, trusting little girl is gone.

Teresa can’t bear to think who would snatch a terrified three-year-old from her mother in the middle of the night, but all the signs point to someone close to home. Hasn’t Jessica’s stepfather been acting a little oddly? Or is it, as Teresa is beginning to fear, something to do with Angie, her daughter’s babysitter who lives next door...?

On top of that her husband Craig is out late at night and being secretive. Teresa is also having trouble with a woman she works with. So much is going on. Their neighbor Angie watches the girls and there is just something not right with her and what secret is she keeping.

As the book goes on things will come to light and then you just keep shaking your head.

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Friday, September 21, 2018

Return To The Little Cottage on the Hill by Emma Davies book review

Return to the Little Cottage on the HillReturn to the Little Cottage on the Hill by Emma Davies
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It has been a difficult few years for thirty-year-old Megan Forrester, completing her apprenticeship and trying to maintain a long-distance relationship with her gorgeous boyfriend, Liam.

She’s returned home to compete in a local craft competition. The prize is the chance to design beautiful new gates for the estate at the bottom of the hill, a job which could secure her future in the village forever.

As the contest gets underway, Megan is devastated when a rival design turns out to be almost identical to hers. Someone in the close-knit community must have leaked her sketches, but who? Is it the same person spreading heartbreaking rumors about Liam?

There is quite a few different characters all taking care of a Joy's Acre Farm and all the changes to make it successful and now a TV production company wants to come in and friendships are put on the line. I really like everyone and how they stick up for each other and have each other back.

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

The Wife Before Me by Laura Elliot review

The Wife Before MeThe Wife Before Me by Laura Elliot
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

One evening as the sun is setting, Amelia Madison’s car slides into the sea off Mason’s Pier. Her body is never found.

Two years later, Elena Langdon meets Nicholas Madison. She is grieving the loss of her mother, he is grieving for his wife. Together they can help each other.

Now Elena is living with Nicholas. But Elena doesn’t really know him. She doesn’t know what he is capable of.

And she doesn’t know what really happened to Amelia.

Until the day she discovers the torn page of a letter and the words she reads chill her to the bone.

Elena must find the person who wrote these letters if she is to save herself.

All I wanted to do was keep yelling at the book, "Leave him" pack your bags and get out. Elena wants to know more about Amelia and why she did what she did. She is to afraid to tell her friends what is going on. She does confront Nicholas's parents but they don't believe her and don't want to hear it. Then something happens to put her in jail and can't see her children. What she goes through to prove everything that has happened to her makes you want to keep reading and not put the book down.
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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Run and Hide by Alan McDermott book review

Run and Hide (Eva Driscoll #1)Run and Hide by Alan McDermott
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Eva Driscoll is used to chasing down bad guys, but now the bad guys are chasing her. She knows they won’t stop until she’s dead.

After her brother is killed in a faked suicide, Driscoll teams up with ex-soldier Rees Colback, the one person who can help her find answers. Together they’re determined to uncover why members of his Special Forces squad are dying in mysterious circumstances.

But with every agency in the country in hot pursuit, their only choice is to flee.

The clock is ticking. They can’t run forever. It’s time to make a choice: kill or be killed…

This is a fast paced political thriller. Eva is a badass who is going to take down the one club in the US who has all the power and money. In fact they are in charge of White House, judges, police, media, etc. As she makes a team of her own then the Club is also ready to tke her down and willing to kill innocent bystanders to get her.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

October Kiss by Kristen Ethridge review

October Kiss: Based on the Hallmark Channel Original MovieOctober Kiss: Based on the Hallmark Channel Original Movie by Kristen Ethridge
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Poppy’s tried a lot of things. Yoga instruction. Pizza making. So far, none of them have seemed like her thing. Still, she doesn’t have to know where her life is headed to live it with enthusiasm.

Ever since his wife’s death, Ryan’s thrown himself into his work. Launching a successful new app will secure his children’s future…even if it means he can’t spend much time with them now.

As a short-term nanny for Ryan’s children, Poppy brings some much-needed fun and laughter. She’s never been one to commit, so why is she feeling so attached to these children…and even more, to their dad? Could it be she’s found her place at last?

Poppy is such a fun character and how she makes the kids feel is a warm feeling. But as she starts falling for Ryan and he starts falling for her things get complicated by Ryan's associate who is very interested in Ryan. This story made you want to be there and be a part of all the fun shopping for Halloween decorations and pumpkins. Putting up all the decorations and making costumes. I do remember watching this Hallmark movie and enjoying it.

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The Boy At The Door by Alex Dahl review

The Boy at the DoorThe Boy at the Door by Alex Dahl
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Cecilia Wilborg has it all--a loving husband, two beautiful daughters, and a gorgeous home in an affluent Norwegian suburb. And she works hard to keep it all together. Too hard...

There is no room for mistakes in her life. Even taking home a little boy whose parents forgot to pick him up at the pool can put a crimp in Cecilia's carefully planned schedule. Especially when she arrives at the address she was given
and finds an empty, abandoned house...

There's nothing for Cecilia to do but to take the boy home with her, never realizing that soon his quiet presence and knowing eyes will trigger unwelcome memories from her past--and unravel her meticulously crafted life...

I felt this book was slow for me. I couldn't connect with any of the characters. I did not feel bad for Cecilia at all. Everything that ever comes out of her mouth is lies. One lie leads to more. If she had been upfront and honest at the first mistake then her life would have been way better. The only ones I felt bad for were the children.

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Sunday, September 16, 2018

A Stranger In The House by Shari Lapena review

A Stranger in the HouseA Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Karen and Tom Krupp are happy—they’ve got a lovely home in upstate New York, they’re practically newlyweds, and they have no kids to interrupt their comfortable life together. But one day, Tom returns home to find Karen has vanished—her car’s gone and it seems she left in a rush. She even left her purse—complete with phone and ID—behind.

There's a knock on the door—the police are there to take Tom to the hospital where his wife has been admitted. She had a car accident, and lost control as she sped through the worst part of town.

The accident has left Karen with a concussion and a few scrapes. Still, she’s mostly okay—except that she can’t remember what she was doing or where she was when she crashed. The cops think her memory loss is highly convenient, and they suspect she was up to no good.

Karen returns home with Tom, determined to heal and move on with her life. Then she realizes something’s been moved. Something’s not quite right. Someone’s been in her house. And the police won't stop asking questions.

Because in this house, everyone’s a stranger. Everyone has something they’d rather keep hidden. Something they might even kill to keep quiet.

Wow, so much going on in this book. A neighbor as a stalker and in love with her neighbor and will do anything to get him. I really liked Tom even though I did get a little upset with the behavior with his neighbor. Karen, I never really knew what to believe. But the very end there is a twist that will have your mouth drop open. I highly recommend this book.

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Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter review

Pieces of HerPieces of Her by Karin Slaughter
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Andrea knows everything about her mother, Laura. She knows she’s spent her whole life in the small beachside town of Belle Isle; she knows she’s never wanted anything more than to live a quiet life as a pillar of the community; she knows she’s never kept a secret in her life. Because we all know our mothers, don’t we?

But all that changes when a trip to the mall explodes into violence and Andrea suddenly sees a completely different side to Laura. Because it turns out that before Laura was Laura, she was someone completely different. For nearly thirty years she’s been hiding from her previous identity, lying low in the hope that no one would ever find her. But now she’s been exposed, and nothing will ever be the same again.

The police want answers and Laura’s innocence is on the line, but she won’t speak to anyone, including her own daughter. Andrea is on a desperate journey following the breadcrumb trail of her mother’s past. And if she can’t uncover the secrets hidden there, there may be no future for either one of them. . . .

After the incident at the mall Laura tells ANdrea to move out and away from her. She is 31 and needs to be out on her own. So as Andrea is getting ready to move out a strange occurrence happens which puts her on the run. To where she isn't certain but not always following her mom's plan. As she is on the run she meets up with people from Laura's past and finds out things she never knew about her mom. I sat and read this pretty much in 1 day.
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Friday, September 14, 2018

Shameless Blog Tour

It’s a vacation Meredith Taylor will never forget. A sunny beach, good friends and good times. But when she overhears a couple having a passionate interlude on the balcony above her one night, she can’t get the man’s sultry voice out of her mind. Especially when she figures out exactly who that man is…
Cameron Moore always had an eye on his best friend’s little sister but considered her strictly off limits, choosing to satisfy his lust elsewhere. Now Meri seems to want to annihilate every wall Cam’s put up against her. The beach is hot, the drinks are cold, Meredith is irresistible, and something has to give. Will it only be the walls between them, or their hearts as well?

MY THOUGHTS: Can you say HOT!! Steamy , quick read but you do know the characters and a little of their past relationships and feelings. I read this for a blog tour through Entangled Publishing and Pure Textuality. Received this book through NetGalley

About the Book

Shamelessby Cherrie Lynn
Seriesn/a; standalone
Contemporary Romance
PublisherEntangled Amara
Publication DateSeptember 10, 2018
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To celebrate the release of SHAMELESS by Cherrie Lynn, we’re giving away for a $25 Amazon gift card!

GIVEAWAY TERMS & CONDITIONS:  Open internationally. One winner will be chosen to receive a $25 Amazon gift card. This giveaway is administered by Pure Textuality PR on behalf of Entangled Publishing.  Giveaway ends 9/16/2018 @ 11:59pm EST. Entangled Publishing will send one winning prize, Pure Textuality PR will deliver the other. Limit one entry per reader and mailing address. Duplicates will be deleted.  CLICK HERE TO ENTER!

About Cherrie Lynn

NY Times and USA Today bestselling author CHERRIE LYNN has been a CPS caseworker and a juvenile probation officer, but now that she has come to her senses, she writes contemporary and paranormal romance on the steamy side. It’s *much* more fun. She’s also an unabashed rock music enthusiast, and loves letting her passion for romance and metal collide on the page.
When she’s not writing, you can find her reading, listening to music or playing with her favorite gadget of the moment. She’s also fond of hitting the road with her husband to catch their favorite bands live.
Cherrie lives in East Texas with said husband and their two kids, all of whom are the source of much merriment, mischief and mayhem.
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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

It All Comes Back To You by Beth Duke review

It All Comes Back to YouIt All Comes Back to You by Beth Duke
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The hidden ties that bind our lives together are the most intriguing. This is a story full of secret, silken threads between many people.

Meet Violet.

She was stunningly beautiful. She was like a grandmother to Ronni. She inspired her every day.

She spent her final years in a nursing home, surrounded by men who worshipped her as a girl. They still did.

Everybody loved her.

And now that she’s gone, she’s challenged Ronni to be the author she always wanted to be, by writing Violet’s life story.

That’s when the threads start to unwind.

Wow, great story. Loved Ronni but was scared that her new boyfriend might not be the person we think he is. Going back in time to learn about Violet was also great and learning who the person she was. She had a lot of loves in her life and lost the ones she should have had. But the one who loved her the most will come as a shock. Ronni uncovers a lot of Violets past which also leads her to new friends. Can Ronni meet the expectations that Violet put in her will?
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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Christmas In Evergreen by Nancy Naigle book review

Christmas In EvergreenChristmas In Evergreen by Nancy Naigle
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A snowy small town.

A snow globe that grants wishes.

A love that’s meant to be.

Evergreen, Vermont is about to be in the rearview mirror of Allie Shaw’s vintage red pickup truck. It’s hard to say goodbye to her small town and her veterinarian practice, but she’s moving to Washington D.C., where her big-city-loving boyfriend lives.

Ever since Ryan Bellamy’s wife died, he hardly knows how to celebrate Christmas. He’s decided to take his daughter Zoe to Florida, and Evergreen is just a quick stop on the way to the airport. While they’re there, Zoe partakes in a local tradition, making a Christmas wish on the snow globe at the town diner.

But neither Allie’s nor Ryan’s Christmas goes as planned. They’ve checked their wish lists twice, and they didn’t say anything about meeting someone new…or about a fresh chance at love.

As their flights keep getting cancelled due to the weather Allie gets to know Ryan and Zoe. They spend a lot of time together and Allie shows Ryan how Christmas should be and Zoe has the best time . Allie also needs to decide should she move to DC or just stay in Evergreen , where her heart is. I do remember seeing this movie on Hallmark and I think the book and movie are pretty well the same.
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Monday, September 10, 2018

A Christmas To Remember by Rebecca Moesta review

A Christmas to Remember: Based on the Hallmark Channel Original MovieA Christmas to Remember: Based on the Hallmark Channel Original Movie by Rebecca Moesta
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Jennifer needs a break. The perfectionist TV star heads to a mountain retreat for a restful, relaxing holiday. But when she gets caught in a blizzard and crashes her car, Jennifer is left with more than a wreck; she’s left with amnesia.

John, a small-town veterinarian and single dad, finds the confused Jennifer wandering on the road. He’s used to taking care of others; he’s built for this. When he takes her in, he and his children give her more than shelter…they try to help her figure out who she is.

As Jennifer and John make new memories, their connection to one another grows. But how can they even think about romance when they don’t know her true identity?

If you love Hallmark Christmas movies then this is a must read. It is a feel good book. Jennifer doesn't remember her name or have any memories of her life. John and his kids take her in and start falling for her as she does for their family. As they make new memories she helps heal John's family. I loved the characters in this book and all the Christmas memories in it.

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Ghost Virus by Graham Masterton review

Ghost VirusGhost Virus by Graham Masterton
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Samira was a young woman with her whole life ahead of her. What could have brought her to this? DC Jerry Pardoe and DS Jamila Patel of Tooting Police suspect it's suicide. But then a meek husband kills his wife, and the headteacher of the local school throws her pupils out of a window. It's no longer a random outbreak of horrific crimes. It's a deadly virus. And it's spreading. Somehow, ordinary Londoners are being infected with an insatiable lust to murder. All of the killers were wearing second-hand clothes. Could these garments be possessed by some supernatural force?

The death count is multiplying. Now Jerry and Jamila must defeat the ghost virus, before they are all infected...

Seems that clothes have been possessed and on a killing spree. This book is very gory but well written. I did enjoy the story but felt it was dragged just a little bit. Also the ending left you hanging. I have heard of Graham Masterton but I had not read any of this books before. I was given this book from the publisher for a review.

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Friday, September 07, 2018

The Rain by E.C. Fisher review

The RainThe Rain by E.C. Fisher
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A storm is raging. That’s merely one of Detective Daniel Nash’s troubles, Charlie Hamilton, the resident drunk and proprietor of Camp High Tide has mysteriously perished. After combing through old files, he learns that thirty years ago a young boy went missing. His body never discovered. He requests an interview with the five campers who were interrogated during that time.

The bodies of the suspects start piling up. Each death is similar and equally horrifying. Detective Nash must locate the suspects before the culprit has a chance to finish them off.

There is only 79 pages to this ebook so it was a quick read. The story starts out with Timothy being bullied at camp and what happens to him and the cover up. He told himself he would have revenge. It took 30 years to get his revenge. You find out what happened to his parents since his disappearance and the lives the bullies led since then.

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Under A Dark Sky by Lori Rader-Day book review

Under a Dark SkyUnder a Dark Sky by Lori Rader-Day
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Since her husband died, Eden Wallace's life has diminished down to a tiny pinprick, like a far-off star in the night sky. She doesn't work, has given up on her love of photography, and is so plagued by night terrors that she can't sleep without the lights on. Everyone, including her family, has grown weary of her grief. So when she finds paperwork in her husband's effects indicating that he reserved a week at a dark sky park, she goes. She's ready to shed her fear and return to the living, even if it means facing her paralyzing phobia of the dark.

But when she arrives at the park, the guest suite she thought was a private retreat is teeming with a group of twenty-somethings, all stuck in the orbit of their old college friendships. Horrified that her get-away has been taken over, Eden decides to head home the next day. But then a scream wakes the house in the middle of the night. One of the friends has been murdered. Now everyone—including Eden—is a suspect.

Everyone is keeping secrets, but only one is a murderer. As mishaps continue to befall the group, Eden must make sense of the chaos and lies to evade a ruthless killer—and she'll have to do it before dark falls…

I read this all in one day because I really wanted to know who the murderer was and what all the secrets were that the friends were keeping. You also find out that Eden's marriage wasn't all that great and how she was manipulated throughout the marriage and now her own sister is trying to control her life. Will Eden live the life she wants and come to turns with the dark and actually find a job/career that she wants.

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Thursday, September 06, 2018

Hometown Girl Again by Kerstin Fullmer book review

Hometown Girl Again (Hometown Series Book 5)Hometown Girl Again by Kirsten Fullmer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

How did I end up so broken? It’s a question Katherine can’t answer. First, a surprise inheritance tipped her life upside-down, and now her new RV park is a muddy mess of half-restored trailers. To make matters worse, she’s falling for her first crush all over again. The only thing she’s sure of at this point is a full-blown identity crisis.

Alex came home after a life-threatening wound ended his Army career. Now Katie is back too, and she’s building something called a glamping park? He feels like he let her down years ago, can he make it up to her now? Or are his own problems too much to handle?

Fate brought Katherine and Alex back to Smithville, and the town-folk want to see them together again. Will the couple be able to cope with the locals well-intentioned meddling, or did their chance at love disappear a long time ago...

I thought this was a fun and quick read. I got to know about RV Parks and what it takes to restore all the old Rvs from the 40's, 50's and 60's. Katie and Alex had a love affair the summer they graduated and then he broke up with her to join the Army. She left town and her mother had died. Katie had turned into a hermit and not having friends. So when her uncle passed away and she found out about the inheritance then she moved back to town. Only to run into Alex again. Watching these 2 struggle with their emotions was heartbreaking at times as you knew they still cared about each other.

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Wednesday, September 05, 2018

The Girlfriend by Michelle Frances

The GirlfriendThe Girlfriend by Michelle Frances
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Laura Cavendish can’t wait to meet the woman who’s won her son’s affection. Despite a successful career in television and a long, prosperous marriage, Laura’s world revolves around kind, talented Daniel. She pictures his new girlfriend, Cherry, becoming a close friend and confidante . . . one day, even a daughter-in-law.

But although Cherry is beautiful and amiable, Laura can’t warm to her. There’s something about the possessive way she touches Daniel, the little lies Laura detects. Cherry seems to resent Laura, driving a wedge between mother and son—until one day Daniel is injured in a terrible accident. Six months later, with Daniel still in a coma and facing death, Laura makes a fateful decision—and carries out an astonishing deceit.

A handsome doctor for a husband, with a trust fund and a family villa in St. Tropez—it was all supposed to be Cherry’s. Now, instead of living with Daniel in his impeccable home, she’s jobless and broke. And then Cherry discovers Laura’s stunning deception. But Cherry is too clever, too ambitious to let her get away with it. She’s already transformed herself into Daniel’s dream woman. Now she’ll become Laura’s worst nightmare.

My thoughts. Laura did try to like Cherry at first but didn't trust her and she made mistakes and should have known it would lead to problems. Cherry is so demented that I wanted something to happen to her from the start. I was disturbed by the fact Laura had a cat, which she professed to love so much. But they had a fox hanging around the yard through the whole book and yet she continued to let the cat out. That just pissed me off. Plus with Cherry acting the way she did then I would not have let my cat outside either. Being a cat lover, this part did upset me on Laura's behavior. Laura also has all this money, and a career but a dead marriage so why is she hanging on, not like she can't afford to live on her own.

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Monday, September 03, 2018

Dear Santa by Nancy Naigle book review

Dear SantaDear Santa by Nancy Naigle
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Angela Carson wants nothing more than to be the third-generation to run her family’s holiday store, Heart of Christmas, successfully. They’ve weathered over sixty tourist seasons, major hurricanes, and urban sprawl, in their old decommissioned lighthouse. But the national chain that set up shop in their small North Carolina town of Pleasant Sands may be more than Heart of Christmas can survive.

Encouraged by her niece to ask Santa for help through the Dear Santa app, Angela gives in and lets the words fly in a way that, if Santa were real, would no doubt land her on the naughty list. What’s the harm when it’s just a computer-generated response?

Geoff Paisley has been at his mother’s side running the mega-chain Christmas Galore for the last ten years. When his mother falls ill, Geoff promises to answer the Dear Santa letters in her stead. Soon he realizes the woman he’s been corresponding with on Dear Santa is Angela. How could the woman that grates his every last nerve in person have intrigued him so deeply through those letters?

When Geoff reveals that he’s her Dear Santa, will Angela be able to set aside their very public feud to embrace the magic of the holiday and possibly find true love?

This is a retelling from the movie You've Got Mail. Set at Christmas time , a romance that is also like a Hallmark movie. I loved Angela and even though I didn't care for Geoff at first I got to really like the character and his mom. When you read about this town in NC all you want to do is pack your bags and go there. Although I would move anywhere there is a beach :-).

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Sunday, September 02, 2018

An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena

An Unwanted GuestAn Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

It's winter in the Catskills and Mitchell's Inn, nestled deep in the woods, is the perfect setting for a relaxing--maybe even romantic--weekend away. It boasts spacious old rooms with huge woodburning fireplaces, a well-stocked wine cellar, and opportunities for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, or just curling up with a good murder mystery.

So when the weather takes a turn for the worse, and a blizzard cuts off the electricity--and all contact with the outside world--the guests settle in for the long haul.

Soon, though, one of the guests turns up dead--it looks like an accident. But when a second guest dies, they start to panic.

Within the snowed-in paradise, something--or someone--is picking off the guests one by one. And there's nothing they can do but hunker down and hope they can survive the storm.

My Thoughts:
This was hard to put down and I was trying to like all the characters and figure out if it is one of the guests or someone hiding out in the hotel. 3/4 of the way through I figured out who it was and I was right. But that's because I really paid attention to what was going on and who was where. The only person I did not like throughout the book was Henry. His wife was another person I wasn't fond of but I did understand where she was coming from. This was fast paced and an enjoyable read.

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