Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Edge of Sight

In Roxanne St. Clare's Edge of Sight, the first installment in the Guardian Angelinos romantic suspense series, this novel would leave you breathless and at the edge of her seat. When Samantha Fairchild witnessed a murder in the wine cellar of the restaurant she worked out, it had literally sent him running for the hills. And when someone came after her, she ran into her ex-flame Zach Angelino as she hid into her friend Vivi's apartment. From there, she needed Zach to protect her from the hit man who wanted to see her dead. And Vivi, Zach's twin sister, suggested Zach to protect her while she investigated the murder itself. As she ducked for cover in a safe house with Zach, they came to terms about their feelings for each other and resolved issues, including why didn't didn't contact her during the war. Though one-eyed with all of the guilt and battle scars on him and in him, he told her the truth and stopped the killer from coming after her with the big reveal on who was really behind the hit on her with a shocking end.

This was a beautiful and explosive romantic suspense novel in a brand new series. I cared about Samantha and how she overcame obstacles to defeat the odds. I also adored Zach and Vivi, who were two of a kind in their own Italian family way. In spite of Zach losing his eye in the war, it showed how diversity and how beauty is only skin deep from the inside-out. I loved the Boston suburban area for the scenic locations and glorious scenery. This would have you gasp, leave you breathless and speechless, and at the edge of the seat with intrigue, non-stop action, drama, and plenty of heated romance along the way.

Will you be ready to check out Edge of Sight today?


Friday, May 20, 2016

To Love Anew

In Bonnie Leon's To Love Anew, the first installment in the Sydney Cove historical/inspirational romance series, she wrote us a captivating romance about redemption through the Lord and finding new love again. Set in the 1800s in London,Hannah Talbot had lost everything, when her mother died as she couldn't paid the rent. Forced to work for a cruel employer, he had taken advantage of her and banished her to work on a prisoner ship. For John Bradshaw, he was a successful business man, who was betrayed by the people who mean the most to him and sentenced to work on the same ship. Both of them worked hard labor and meet new people on the trip to New South Wales, Australia. While Hannah harbored a terrible secret from her past, a connection between Hannah and John had formed. When they arrived as prisoners on a new land, they worked for the same family and dealt with new conflicts along the way. And only they became to love anew and find their way to each other with help from our Lord's forgiveness.

This was a beautiful and touching historical, inspirational romance novel that pulled at my heart strings and made me cry. I instantly cared for Hannah and how she was mistreated in London, when Ruby was a kind soul to her. I felt the same way for John whose wife and cousin were cruel. But I loved how they came together by working on the same ship and then on the same land. I loved the dual locations of England and Australia, plus on the water that showed how cruel fate can be to others. This would make you pray, weep, and kick a pillow along the way in every captivating page. This has romance, suspense, drama and non-stop action with intrigue.

Will you find love anew with God and with someone else?


Sunday, May 8, 2016

Murder is Binding

In Lorna Barrett's Murder is Binding, the first installment in the Booktown Cozy Mystery series, a brand new series from Lorna Barrett with the theme of books and reading.  For Tricia Miles, she was new to Stoneham New Hampshire and just opened her used bookstore, Haven't Got a Clue. It started out for her, when her neighbor Doris Gleason was killed in her store. As a fellow newbie, all eyes were on her as the prime suspect. Then when Winnie was hit by a car, this small town have been rocked by two murders, the first in over sixty years. And once again, the sheriff blamed Tricia. If there wasn't enough going on, her sister arrived in town, someone handed out tracts for a nudist columnist retreat, and more surprises came in store  for her with Doris's twin sister and the selectman's suspicious motives. As they uncovered the truth, the more lives were in peril until it became almost deadly for them with a surprising twist in the end.

This was a delightful new cozy series from Lorna Barrett. I loved the small town effect for Stoneham NH and the visual close-knit neighborhood for this fictional town, too. I cared about Tricia and Angelica as sisters and individually. They both suffered a lot and been though tons, too. I didn't like Sheriff Adams at all either. This would hook you like a great book and take you on an adventure like no other for a quick read with drama, non-stop action, suspense and intrigue.

Will you check out Murder is Binding today?





Friday, April 29, 2016

A Witness Above

In Andy Straka's A Witness Above, the first installment in the Frank Pavlicek Mystery series, we were introduced to the world of falconry and the world of corruption. For Frank Pavlicek, a former NYPD detective who moved to Virginia, it all started when he and his red-tailed hawk Armistead came across a dead body in the field. That's when things tend to get difficult for him, when he dealt with the sheriff and his deputies, when they become suspicious of him. To make matters worse, his daughter Nicole were arrested for drugs in connection with the murder. As Frank discovers the truth behind Dewayne Parker's murder, he becomes embroiled in the world of corruption that stemmed back in New York City and traced it back to the gun that killed his friend's partner. Add in a suspicious drug lord that had connections to them, all for money and greed. Before he knew it, his own ex-wife becomes a link to it and his own daughter's held hostage from the person he trusted the most with a shocking end.

This was a real good introduction to Frank Pavlicek and his world of falconry in Virginia. I cared about him and how he wanted to reconnect with his daughter Nicole to get through this crisis. I didn't like Cowan or Frank's ex Camille that much. I thought Cat Cahill was a bit slimy. I loved the vast location and settings for Virginia, especially for the falcon scenes. This would make you soar like a falcon and take off in flight with great writing that has non-stop action, drama, intrigue and plenty of mystery.

Will you be a witness above murder?


Thursday, April 28, 2016

Love Walks IN

In Samantha Chase's Love Walks In, the 2nd installment in the Shaughnessy brothers contemporary romance series, this romance novel teaches us about life and how to live a little. For Hugh Shaughnessy, he's a hotel magnate and is in a rut, when his assistant quits on him. As the second oldest brother in his family, he's all business and doesn't have time for fun. That's when he meets Aubrey Burke, who walked into his hotel and got caught in his window. At first, they needed each other to work out their problems. Aubrey's an only child who's only parents doesn't love her enough and needed to spread her own wings. She helped Hugh out in a pinch to deal with his crisis at his hotel. Hugh felt guilty for causing his mother's dead, when he was a teen. But when he met Audrey, he opened it more and begin to feel for each other like they know in their relationship. As he talked about the future, Aubrey remained uncertain and pushed him away to deal with his own issues. In the end, they needed each other to live and love each other more.

This was a beautiful and heart-warming contemporary romance. I really cared about Hugh and Aubrey, alone and together, as a whole. They've both had emotional baggage they've carried for so long. Sometimes they just needed to let it go. I love the California, Montana, and the other various settings for the multiple locations for this romance. This would make you want to laugh, scream and cry for them with a heavy heart. This would move you with its non-stop action, drama, intrigue and romance along the way.

Will you be welcoming love when it walks in the door?


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Rekindled

In Tamera Alexander's Rekindled, the first installment in the Fountain Creek Chronicles in the historical/Christian romance series, this riveting novel would tug your heart. Ten years ago, Kathryn Jennings made a vow with her husband Larson to keep the ranch on their land. But after many years of trying to have a baby and friction in the marriage, he disappeared in a storm on Christmas day. Feared he died in the storm, she was penniless and pregnant, who had to do anything to make ends meet by banking, ranching, and other jobs to survive on. For Larson, who were almost left for dead weak, and burned in the fire, his world is filled with doubt as she spotted Kathryn with his trusting ranch hand, Matthew Taylor. In the guise of Jacob, scarred with burns, he kept an eye on Kathryn and his identity himself. But the more he knew about her and her child, the more he grew to care about her with a rekindled passion that before. Right before the birth of her child, Jacob saved her life from the very man who left him for dead and reclaimed his wife with newfound love of his own by God's hands.

This was a beautiful and heartfelt, emotional historical/Christian romance about the Jennings. I instantly cared about Kathryn who struggled so much to make a living without Larson and dealt with so much that had been handled to her. I also cared about Larson, who had a second chance of life and love with Kathryn. I loved the Colorado ranch setting in the 1800s to give it a real authentic feeling for the location from her ranch to the Casaroja ranch. I didn't like some of the characters in the novel who took advantage of her plight. But I loved how they found their way back to each other again in the end. This would tug your heart strings, make you scream and cry, and fall in love with God and with a good story with drama, non-stop action, tension and romance.

Will you be rekindled with your true love or with your God?


Saturday, April 16, 2016

The Mist

In Carla Neggers's the Mist, the third installment in the Boston Police/FBI romantic suspense/thriller series, this would leave you at the edge of your seat. It all started when Lizzie Rush alerted her friends in Boston about a bomb threat from Ireland. That's when it took off, when it ruptured at two select places. Back in Ireland, Lizzie's trekking the Beara Bay as someone wanted to attack her with a knife. That's when she met Lord Will Davenport, a sexy British spy who came to her aid, and searched for a former traitor who supposedly died in the war. In Boston, Abigail Browning was kidnapped by Norman Estabrook's thugs as he was  well sought out for those who've wronged him and sent him in prison before. Things heat up, when the both of them meet an unlikely ally who wanted to do the greater good, as the chemistry between Lord Will and Lizzie were sizzling hot together. In the end, they had the upper end to come out on top and find their way to each other, saving their friends along the way.

Whether you've read this book in series order or standalone, this thriller and romantic suspense novel will send your heart racing and her pulse to hit the roof. With non-stop action, this would send you on a wild adventure with non-stop action and some romance with drama and intrigue along the way. I loved how Will and Lizzie met your match and how John March and Bob O'Reilly cared for their daughters. I thought Myles Fletcher was a man of intrigue in his own way. I loved the dual locations of Boston and Ireland throughout the novel and the bonus one of Maine towards the end. This would leave you guessing from start to finish.

Will you encounter the Mist today?