If you love medical dramas on TV or in the movies, you'll love the second book in the Angels of Mercy series by CJ Lyons. In Lifelines, we were introduced to Nora, Amanda, Gina and Lydia, which became Lydia's story. Now in Warning Signs, this medical thriller will shock you in Amanda's story. Like any medical drama, we're right into the heart of the matter of a medical emergency for this medical students. Each one of them has a crisis to face, whether it turned up bad or good. We're experience their professional life in the hospital, and their social and love lives. And this one hits close to home to the four friends. When I read this novel, I felt like I was right there with them in the ER or outside the hospital. You would too, when you read this novel and experience drama, romance, action and suspense, all wrapped up in one medical thriller series. This shocked me into suspense and had me drawn into the heart of the matter for anyone involved.
This is a beautiful contemporary romance about three sisters and the summer that changed everything. We learn about Kate, Ashley and Caroline McKenna and their secrets, their pain, and the sailing race that they raced, eight years ago, and how it changed everything. When Tyler Jamison arrives in their island, their world is upside-down, when they meet this reporter. For the three of them, they suffered heartache and tragedy, concealed their secrets and covered their tracks. But for Kate, we discover her hidden desires to be with Tyler, as Ashley struggles to be with Sean, her former boyfriend who she cares about it. The scenery is beautiful, the story's well-written, and the romance is breath-taking. As a reader, I've felt torn as they did, when the past became slowly unearthed and rose to the surface. Life does go on, but when the secrets are out of the bag, anything goes. This is a must-read.
If you love red hot romances, you'll enjoy this one. We really get thrown into the world of Regency England and a two-week tempting bid from one dashing bid. In the first book in this six-book series, I really felt the heartbreak Arabella and her two sisters, Roslyn and Lilian, experienced, when scandal was tantamount in 18th century England. But we can really feel the anger they felt for their mother who abandoned them, and the ridicule their step-uncle surmounted on them. Nonetheless, we're introduced to Marcus Pierce, their new guardian, who has a mission of his own to woo Arabella Loring. We could see the heat between Belle and Marcus, the temptation to experience love and sex, the matching of wits between them, when they knew, they've met their match and belong together. In the end, we do get pleasure and sensuality between Arabella and Marcus. Ladies, fan yourself!
If you love great cozies, you'll enjoy this one. Kendra Ballentyne is a lawyer and a pet-setter in L.A. You can really feel how strong she's devoted she is to her law firm, while she's trying to keep her license, and her love for animals, even if it's pet-setting. We discover how tricky is it to balance both work and her personal love life, when her lover's ex-wife comes back to him and complicates her relationship. We experience how deflated she is, when Jeff's ex appears or calls him, out of the blue. She really loves Jeff and he should be a keeper. As for work, she's in a tough bind, when Ezra Cossner, a new partner in her law firm, is assigned to her. He's not easy to get along with, not even his bird Gigi. Things get dicey, when he's murdered and Jeff's implicated. We see how torn she is and will do anything to clear his name. Between a touch real estate case and some pet-law depositions, and a new murder, things do get heated up and tough for Kendra to find out who's the murderer, even if she might be the next victim...
In Taken, you're taken for a wild ride in Kate Bickford's life. In a blink of an eye, we witness her struggle, her pain, when her adoptive son's been kidnapped. I felt her torment, when she's a lone widow, missing her late husband. When she shared her backstory through memories of meeting Ted, of marriage and adoption of a baby, and when he was sick, my heart went out to Kate, who raised her son all by herself. She, alone, supported them by starting her own successful catering business. In this fast-paced thriller, we're delved into the mind of her son and the kidnapper. I rooted for Kate throughout this story. With quirky twists and turns, we learn the real motive behind this plan, and how twisted it would've gone. From the first page to the last, my heart beat accelerated through an adrenalin rush with what Kate had to do to survive and to find her son without giving up. And you would too.
This is a beautiful classic historical romance set in 1890s. Annie Trimble has been known as the town moron. When she was raped by Alex's half-brother, he stepped up to the plate, married her and takes responsibility for the baby. Little did he know, he slowly falls in love of her, teaching her the gifts she was taken from her or never known to her, when he learns she's deaf and helps her. Their love runs through lots of tests and survives. Beautiful!
If you love culinary cozies, you'll love this one. Lee McKinney works at her family's chocolate shop. When she discovered that someone killed Julie Singletree, a member of her Seventh Food Group online group, she becomes intrigued by Julie's secrets and her family. A little too close for comfort, someone's targeting her friends and stealing their computers. And before she knows it, she's next on the list, while planning her second marriage. Great suspense.
If you love fast-paced novels, you'll enjoy this one from Mary Jane Clark. Post-9/11, there's been an anthrax scare at Key News in New York. Now, everyone's running scared. Annabelle Murphy has a full plate as medical segment producer, when her husband's recovering from depression from 9/11, raising twins, and now this crisis at work. It's up to her to find out who's responsible for exposing them, when one of their own is dead, and someone's after her and her family.
If you love easy reads, you'll enjoy this new series set in Alaska. Picture this: you're a musher in the Iditarod Trail in a cold Alaskan winter, when you encounter three dead mushers on the trail. That's what happened to Jessie Arnold, who wants to win the race and meet Trooper Alex Jensen, who's after the culprit and following the trail. After those three casualties, some accidents happen along the way, as the attraction is mutual between Jessie and Alex. But when the next target might be Jessie, Alex would do anything to find the murderer before she next and finishes the race.
If you love great thrillers and trilogy, you'll enjoy this one too by Iris Johansen. Eve picks up where Chasing the Night left off with, when Catherine drops the bombshell to Eve on a possible name for the killer of her daughter, Bonnie. It brings her back to the past memories of when she meets John Gallo and how Bonnie was conceived. Now he's back into her life, when there's on the hunt for answers of her killer, when she doesn't know if he's telling the truth or not. There's a shocking twist to the end of Eve, that leads to Quinn and later Bonnie. (I hope to read it next year.) What a rush!
Meet Claire Webster. On the day she gave birth to her daughter Kate, her husband tells her, he's leaving her. Now, what's Claire left to do? She goes home to Dublin to be with her family and take care of Kate, her newborn daughter. From there, she feels better and takes charge of her life, and meets Adam, someone who makes her feel special and loved. When her husband returns and wants her back, she has a surprise of him. She doesn't believe in his lies and moves on. And she might get a surprise of her own. Tons of emotions in this story with tons of humor, if you love romantic comedies. I could see this as a movie someday. Kristen from OH