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Monday, April 24, 2017

The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes

The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes by Leonard GoldbergThe thrilling tale of Sherlock Holmes’ daughter and her companion Dr. John Watson Jr. as they investigate a murder at the highest levels of British society from the USA Today bestselling author.

1910. Joanna Blalock’s keen mind and incredible insight lead her to become a highly-skilled nurse, one of the few professions that allow her to use her finely-tuned brain. But when she and her ten-year-old son witness a man fall to his death, apparently by suicide, they are visited by the elderly Dr. John Watson and his charming, handsome son, Dr. John Watson Jr. Impressed by her forensic and deductive skills, they invite her to become the third member of their deductive team.

Caught up in a Holmesian mystery that spans from hidden treasure to the Second Afghan War of 1878-1880, Joanna and her companions must devise an ingenious plan to catch a murderer in the act while dodging familiar culprits, Scotland Yard, and members of the British aristocracy. Unbeknownst to her, Joanna harbors a mystery of her own. The product of a one-time assignation between the now dead Sherlock Holmes and Irene Adler, the only woman to ever outwit the famous detective, Joanna has unwittingly inherited her parents’ deductive genius.

Fans of the Rizzoli and Isles series by Tess Gerritsen and the Stapleton and Montgyomery series by Robin Cook will enjoy this suspenseful story, full of excitement and intrigue.


MY THOUGHTS ON THE BOOK

 Thank you NetGalley for allowing me to review this book. 

  3.5 stars for me. If you are a fan of Sherlock Holmes and strong women characters you will enjoy this book. It is written is a very Watson style which was fun but at times I felt it was trying too hard to be a new Sherlock Holmes adventure. Over all I enjoyed it and would recommend it to Homes fans as a fun addition.
 

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Aced

25687858Rylee and Colton's ride continues...

One moment. Six years ago.

The night she made the world around me so much more than just a blur. Now it's the catalyst that threatens to tear us apart.

Our happily was supposed to be ever after. So why do I feel like it's slipping through my fingers?

How can one moment, when our world seemed so right, resurface and cause our perfect life to spiral out of control?

I can't lose her.

She's my checkered flag.


My Thoughts on the Book

 
This book gutted me but in the best possible way. This book is full of emotion from both Colton and Rylee and lets not forgot the boys of the boys floored me. It a small way this book is not a steamy as the rest but what is slightly lacks in steam it makes it up in emotion, heart and pure love. This is an alternating POV story that does both Colton and Rylee justice in equal measure. I can not say enough great things about this book and the make the rest of the books in this series that much sweeter.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

November 9 by Colleen Hoover

20875599Beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover returns with an unforgettable love story between a writer and his unexpected muse.

Fallon meets Ben, an aspiring novelist, the day of her scheduled cross-country move. Their untimely attraction leads them to spend Fallon’s last day in L.A. together, and her eventful life becomes the creative inspiration Ben has always sought for his novel. Over time and amidst the various relationships and tribulations of their own separate lives, they continue to meet on the same date every year. Until one day Fallon becomes unsure if Ben has been telling her the truth or fabricating a perfect reality for the sake of the ultimate plot twist.


My Thoughts on the Book

 
Colleen Hoover loves to gut you, heal you and gut you all over again and that is exactly what she did for me and this book. It is beautiful, it is inspiring and will make you cry. It is about growth and forgiveness and finding yourself and love. At times you will hate one of the characters, maybe 2 but you will love them too. Yes there is an HEA otherwise I would be curled up in a corner rocking myself. Colleen Hoover can do no wrong.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Under Different Stars

19504931Kricket Hollowell is normally not one to wish upon stars; she believes they’re rarely in her favor. Well versed at dodging caseworkers from Chicago’s foster care system, the past few years on her own have made Kricket an expert at the art of survival and blending in. With her 18th birthday fast approaching, she dreams of the day when she can stop running and find what her heart needs most: a home.

Trey Allairis hates Earth and doubts that anyone from his world can thrive here. What he’s learning of Kricket and her existence away from her true home only confirms his theory. But, when he and Kricket lie together under the stars of Ethar, counting them all may be easier than letting her go.

Kyon Ensin’s secrets number the stars; he knows more about Kricket's gifts than anyone and plans to possess her because of them. He also knows she’s more valuable than any fire in the night sky. He’ll move the heavens and align them all in order to make her his own.

When everything in their world can be broken, will Kricket rely upon love to save her under different stars?


My Thoughts on the Book

 
I received this book for free at New York Comic Con of all places! Taking my son there had a bonus for me too! When I heard Amy would be there I looked up her books again and while I had not read any yet she was one my list so I was excited to try a meet her. I am so happy I did and so happy I loved this book. I don't usually read sci-fi but I do read YA, NA and Paranormal to name a few genres. This fits perfectly into that group if you are all concerned that sci-fi is not your thing. ( I actually like sci-fi a lot but I tend to watch my sci-fi and not read it) but I digress, this is a perfect coming of age meets hot alien meets powerful strong girl. There is heart a humor and much more to come. On to the next book!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

The Dark One Release!!!!!!!

THE DARK ONES is the first installment in a brand new stand alone series by Rachel Van Dyken… This paranormal romance has Genesis questioning everything she has ever been taught as she comes face to face with the immortals. Don’t miss out on this sexy read!



To touch a Dark One is death.
To talk to an immortal is suicide.
Yet, I’ve been marked by both.
A Vampire.
And the King of the immortals.
My life is no longer my own.
And now I know the truth, my life was never mine to begin with.
It was theirs.
It’s always been theirs.






Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she’s not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.
She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband, adorable son, and two snoring boxers! She loves to hear from readers!
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Friday, September 18, 2015

Hollywood Dirt

25802884Cole Masten. Abandoned by his superstar wife, Hollywood’s Perfect Husband is now Hollywood’s Sexiest Bachelor: partying hard and screwing even harder. Watch out Los Angeles, there's a new bad boy in town.

Summer Jenkins. That’s me, a small town girl stuck in Quincy, Georgia. I cook some mean chicken and dumplins, can bluff a grown man out of his savings in poker, and was voted Most Friendly my senior year.

We were from different worlds. Our lives shouldn’t have collided. But then Cole Masten read a book about my small town. And six months later, his jet landed on our dusty airstrip, and he brought Hollywood with him.

From the start, I knew he was trouble. For our town. And for me.

Sometimes, opposites just aren’t meant to attract.


My Thoughts on the Book 

 This book is an absolute delight, if you have read her other books this is nothing like them but still just a wonderful and well written. This is a wonderful hate to love story with smart dialogue and witty responses. The fact that a rooster is almost a supporting character is just charming. I laughed a lot and cheered for both of them and well just loved it!
 

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Grayson's Vow

25167898Kira Dallaire is desperate.

Some challenges in life seem too hard to overcome. With little money, and even fewer options, the quick-witted and vibrant twenty-two-year-old needs to reinvent herself. Known for her generous heart and impulsive personality, she devises a survival plan, possibly her most outrageous idea yet.

Grayson Hawthorn is losing hope.

Some obstacles in life seem too hard to overcome. Betrayal definitely being one of them. With limited capital, and dwindling resources, he is attempting to resurrect his failing family vineyard, a self-imposed vow seemingly destined to fail. That is until a young woman enters his office with an outlandish, unexpected proposition impossible to refuse.

What begins as a temporary business arrangement, soon evolves into more as vivacious, spirited Kira challenges detached, arrogant Grayson to want more from life. To want more for himself. But as their wills clash and fiery passion ignites, they'll realize that sometimes the past creates walls too difficult to climb, and that lies and deception rarely precede a happily every after.

As Kira and Grayson race toward their destiny, they will discover that some vows are meant to be broken, and others are worth risking everything for . . . even your very own heart.


My Thoughts on the Book

 
This is a beautiful story with a modern day fairly tale twist to it. Grayson has past he is not proud of and most if it is not his fault. Kira has past she is trying to escape from. Together they help each other, fight each other and love each other, this is a Mia Sheridan book after all. Both of their pasts are revealed slowly but you can tell from the very beginning that there is a lot more to each of them then meets the eye. I laughed and many things in the book and cried too. In the end I was very happy for them both!

Friday, August 21, 2015

A Warriors's Wedding

25720838After a devastating blow, the VC Warriors find themselves fighting, but not an enemy they can see. Their power and expertise alone cannot save the ones they love.

Breaking new and old laws, one Warrior is determined to save his mate no matter the consequences, but will his mate agree to be his downfall.

*DISCLOSURE*
No Warrior or main character was seriously injured during the writing of this book. ;)


My Thoughts on the Book

 This book was much more then I expected it to be and that really surprised me and a very good way. I was expecting a light fluffy hea story and I was almost expecting a novella for some reason. This is not what I got at all. Instead I got a very serious story line, more then one in fact, tons of romance, yes a wedding an HEA ( maybe more then one depending on whose counting) and nice set up for the next protectors book and even the next Werewolf book I am guessing. Excellent job!