Posts Categorized: Book Review

May 08 2016
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Wonderland by Robert McKay – Review @RobertMcKay

Wonderland by Robert McKay – Review @RobertMcKay

Wonderland by Robert McKay is a futuristic, science fiction retelling that gives us a whole new perspective on Alice. I was intrigued when I read the description and, being a fan of Alice, I knew I wanted to check this one out. I thought that it was an interesting and unique retelling. The author is imaginative and I was impressed with the descriptions and the set-up of this version of Wonderland. The beginning seemed a bit rushed. I felt Alice seemed much older than 13. I enjoyed the story and would be interested in reading further stories in the Intergalactic Fairy Tale series.

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Apr 29 2016
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Violated by Carolyn Arnold – Review

Violated by Carolyn Arnold – Review

Violated by Carolyn Arnold is the 5th book in the Brandon Fisher FBI Series. This is the first book in the series that I’ve read. Even without reading the earlier books, I was able to feel like I understood the characters. The author did a great job of crafting a thriller and mystery book that had me on the edge of my seat, furiously flipping the pages of my Kindle.

Brandon receives a call from fellow agent Paige. She’s out in California and finds herself suspected of murder in the death of a man she knows raped a friend many years ago. Jack, Brandon, and Zach fly out to clear Paige’s name and try to figure out who really killed the …

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Apr 24 2016
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Death of a Dishonorable Gentleman by Tessa Arlen – Review

Death of a Dishonorable Gentleman by Tessa Arlen – Review

Death of a Dishonorable Gentleman by Tessa Arlen is the first book in a delightful historical mystery series. I’m a big fan of Downton Abbey, and when I heard of the Lady Montfort Mystery series, I knew I would enjoy it. Arlen does an incredible job of painting the picture of Edwardian life. The dynamics between upstairs and below stairs, the characters, the settings…it all felt authentic.

I felt there were some parts that felt a little long in dialogue about 2/3 of the way through the book. It seemed to slow the pace down a little bit. Overall, I really enjoyed the story. Lady Montfort and Mrs. Jackson make a smashing team. I couldn’t wait to read more in the …

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Apr 20 2016
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Worth It All by Claudia Connor – Review @Claudia__Connor

Worth It All by Claudia Connor is the third book in the McKinney Brothers series, though it is the first I’ve read. I loved it. Loved.It. I stayed up way past my bedtime to read this one last night.

Jake (JT) McKinney isn’t looking for love or a relationship of any kind. He is guilt-ridden over the accident that took part of his leg and ended his dreams when he was 19. He doesn’t feel he deserves love or a family. Then, he sees Paige…working at a diner…and all of his preconceived notions about how his life will go are right out the window.

Paige is a hard-working single mother of a 5 year old little girl named Casey. She is focused …

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Apr 19 2016
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The Storybook Knight by Helen Docherty – ARC Children's Book Review

The Storybook Knight by Helen Docherty – ARC Children's Book Review

The Storybook Knight by Helen Docherty
Illustrated by Thomas Docherty
Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
September 6, 2016
Age Range: 4-8 years
Received from NetGalley

Even dragons can’t resist a good story…

Even though Leo would rather sit at home and read, his parents send him out into the world in the hopes that Leo will become a famous knight. But when Leo comes up against the land’s most fearsome beasts, he soon discovers that scary monsters enjoy a good book as much as anyone…

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My Thoughts

The Storybook Knight by Helen Docherty, with illustrations by Thomas Docherty, is a richly imagined journey into the world of a little mouse who also happens to be a knight. Leo the knight loves to read. He does not …

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Apr 09 2016
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Girl on the Run by Daryl Wood Gerber – Release Day Review @darylwoodgerber

Girl on the Run by Daryl Wood Gerber – Release Day Review @darylwoodgerber

Girl on the Run by Daryl Wood Gerber is a suspenseful thrill ride that kept me up past my bed time. Chessa wakes up to find herself in a nightmare: her husband is dead, she’s a suspect, and she has a feeling she’s being framed. She does the only thing she can think to do: run. Chessa believes her father was framed for a murder when she was a child, and she’s terrified of the same fate. She realizes her husband isn’t who he seemed to be…she doesn’t know who to trust or where to turn…but she knows that she is the only one who can prove her innocence.

I didn’t want to put this one down. Ms. Gerber is known …

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Mar 26 2016
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An Accidental Match: The Mail Order Brides by Jane Fairchild – Review

An Accidental Match: The Mail Order Brides by Jane Fairchild – Review

My Thoughts

An Accidental Match: The Mail Order Bride by Jane Fairchild is the first book in the Pinkerton Brides series and really sets up the premise of the series. Miss Pinkerton runs a boarding house and accidentally sets up a match, sending a girl out West to be a mail order bride. I liked the introduction to this series of stories. I was a bit surprised at how graphic the story was ~ I didn’t expect there to be a doors-open sex scene right off the bat. Some of the story didn’t seem believable to me. I would give this book 2.5 stars. I liked it well enough that I want to read more books in the series. The books …

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Mar 17 2016
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The Beauty of the End by Debbie Howells – Review @debbie_howells @KensingtonBooks

The Beauty of the End by Debbie Howells – Review @debbie_howells @KensingtonBooks

The Beauty of the End by Debbie Howells is a mesmerizing, psychological thriller that I could. not. put. down. I read and enjoyed The Bones of You by Debbie Howells last June, so I was already familiar with the author’s writing style. With The Beauty of the End, Debbie Howells is firmly on my must-buy author list.

The Beauty of the End is told in present day scenes and flashback scenes. I stayed up way too late because I had to know what was going to happen next. The book had so many twists…some I was able to figure out but others that kept me guessing. Noah is a character that you just feel bad for~things never seem …

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Mar 13 2016
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Shadow Ranch by Robin Covington – Review @RobinCovington

Shadow Ranch by Robin Covington – Review @RobinCovington

I took my Kindle to bed to ‘start’ Shadow Ranch by Robin Covington – I not only started it, I finished it. I received an early copy of Shadow Ranch (though I have preordered my copy of The Sutherlands anthology!). This is Robin’s first m/m romance, and the first m/m romance I’ve read. I’m so glad Robin was my first! 😉 This story was hot, hot, hot.

Eli Sutherland heads back to Shadow Ranch after the death of his mother. He’s in a low place, having just gotten out of a bad relationship. Things start to look up when he meets Shep Lockwood, Texas Ranger. He and Shep had met once before, when Eli was just a teenager.

Shadow Ranch by Robin …

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