Sunday, July 1, 2018

Book Review: Chased (Chase Brothers #3) by Lauren Dane

Title: Chased (Chase Brothers #3)

Author:  Lauren Dane

Stars: 3 1/2 Stars out of 5

Chased is a series about brothers who find love. This one is about Liv a childhood friend who even dated one of the brothers before falling in love with Mac Chase 6 years younger than her.  
The really isn't anything new and I didn't find the characters all that interesting.  Even though the story basic girls falls for best friend who happens to date\sleeps with every woman he meets.
I was hoping for humors moments but there were very few. Making the story drag on.
Readers who enjoy the Chase Brother series I'm sure will love this story as well but for this review the story falls flat with unimaginative characters and a story line used one too many times.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher Harlequin Carina Press


Liv Davis had just about given up on her happily ever after. Burned by love more than once, she's beginning to think Mr. Right wasn't in the cards for her. Marc Chase is a confirmed bachelor and lover of women-lots of them. He's determined not to fall head over heels the way his brothers have. Until he kisses Olivia Davis and realizes head over heels may not be such a bad thing after all!

Can Liv open her scarred heart for this younger ladies man? She loves Marc more than she can begin to admit but she's terrified of being rejected again. Marc faces a challenge greater than he's ever faced before. Making a woman believe he's more than just a great bedmate-making her believe he's in it for good. In the end it will all come down to two days in a hotel and a bet. Can they both win?

Warning, this title contains the following: explicit sex, graphic language

Publication Date July 1 2018 Harlequin Carina Press

About the Author:
Lauren Dane
Lauren Dane has been writing stories since she was able to use a pencil, and before that she used to tell them to people. Of course, she still talks nonstop, and through wonderful fate and good fortune, she’s now able to share what she writes with others. It’s a wonderful life!

The basics: Lauren is a mom, a partner, a best friend and a daughter. Living in the rainy but beautiful Pacific Northwest, she spends her late evenings writing like a fiend when she finally wrestles all of her kids to bed.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Book Review: The Other Pilot (Boyd Chailland #1) by Ed Baldwin

The Other Pilot
Title: The Other Pilot (Boyd Chailland #1)

Author: Ed Baldwin 

Stars: 4 stars

An action adventure which features an Air Force Pilots as the main character. Conspiracy abounds in this story and a conspiracy theorist with revel in this story and compare it to what is happening at this time. I was astounded by some aspects of the tale and as an USAF and civil service veteran taken back by some of what I considered gross misleading facts. But that aside, I would recommend this book to any reader who enjoys an action adventure with out gallons of blood and guts being spilt but with a set of brains being utilized instead.

I have rated this book 4 stars.

I obtained this book from Amazon in Kindle format.
Thank You Frank!

A 4 star general's F-16 explodes in a fireball over Denver. Within hours the accident investigation board finds evidence he was a fake. Corruption and fraud in government are exposed on a grand scale. Who is The Other Pilot leaking all these secrets? Can Capt. Boyd Chailland stop The Other Pilot before America erupts into civil war?

PaperbackFirst393 pages
Published September 11th 2012 by Brasfield Boods (first published August 10th 2012)

About The Author:
Ed  Baldwin
Ed has lived in every southern state except Mississippi; but he spent the night in jail there once. That was the basis for "Bookman," historical southern fiction. 

A former Air Force flight surgeon, Ed writes adventure novels featuring exotic locations, international intrigue and fast paced action featuring Captain Boyd Chailland, an Air Force fighter pilot turned undercover operative. "The Other Pilot," "The Devil on Chardonnay," The Mingrelian," and "The Fourth Domain" have all hit the Amazon best seller lists in political, financial, and travel categories. 

Returning to his southern roots, Ed has completed "Sliding Delta," a story about Delta blues music. It will be released June 1. He is researching "Empire of the Sunken Lands," a multi-generational saga about the draining of America's largest swamp west of the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers.

Ed lives in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Book Review: A Necessary Deception (Search and Recover #2) by Lucy Farago

A Necessary Deception (Search and Recover #2)
Title:  A Necessary Deception (Search and Recover #2)

Author:  Lucy Farago

Stars: 4

Necessary Deception is a fun romantic suspense that readers can start and finish quickly or enjoy over the summer break. (I know what break if you work or have kids)
The characters are well developed, the authors ability to write banter without taking away the story is a feat. Their is sex but it fills in the time where the characters are waiting to something to happen.
While this is book 2 in a series it is completely a stand alone novel.  I didn't read book 1 and the author blends the update and the new story together keeping readers engaged until the very end or what readers think is the end. Trust me you turn the page and find the story is still moving forward with the ending you hoping to find.  There is no cliff hanger. The story will leave readers happy and with a smile on their face.

Thank you to the Netgalley and the publisher Lyrical Press for the advance copy of Lucy Farago A Necessary Deception.

The agents of the renowned Investigative Collection Unit have to be the biggest, baddest, and brightest to take on missions no one else would dare. It doesn’t hurt that they’re also the sexiest. But in a shadowy world where reality means living on the razor’s edge of deception, few survive with their hearts intact . . . 

ICU intel expert Monty Buchannan’s idea of fun is creating software—not roughing it in a cabin off the grid in Alaska. But his team forced him to unplug when his intense need to be in control put a mission at risk. Being alone isn’t a problem; most people make him uncomfortable. But there’s something about the woman he finds floundering in a frozen stream that warms his ice-cold heart . . .

Taylor Moore was once a spoiled socialite famous for her tabloid-worthy exploits, until she broke out from under wealthy father’s thumb. Now she’s the self-made CEO of an online matchmaking service—and on the run from Russian mobsters who’ve hijacked her website. But when she’s suddenly plucked from a river by a half-naked mountain man, trust will become a matter of survival. And desire just might break down the defenses that have kept them both playing it far too safe for far too long .

About The Author:
Lucy Farago
Lucy Farago knows there is nothing like a happy sigh at the end of a good book. With the encouragement of her loving husband, she wrote her first manuscript. An unpublished historical, it sits in a file on her computer, there to remind her how much fun she had learning the craft and becoming part of an industry whose books make you believe anything is possible. A big fan of Agatha Christie, she set out to write her first romantic suspense novel. Thrilled to be a published author, Lucy also teaches yoga, enjoys cooking, and saying what other people are thinking. In her fantasy world, her beautiful Siberian husky, Loki, doesn’t shed and her three kids clean up after themselves . Alas, that fantasy will never see fruition.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Book Review: Arresting Mason (Arresting Onyx, #1) by Amber Daulton

Arresting Mason by Amber Daulton
Title: Arresting Mason (Arresting Onyx, #1)

Author: Amber Daulton

Stars: 3 1/2 Stars out of 5


I really wanted to like Arresting Mason but the story is what it is.  Everything was really over the top to the point the story get lost and readers find themselves skipping pages.  This readers felt a little lost on where this series is going but I would be willing to try another story by the same author.

Thank you to Netgalley for the advance copy The Wild Rose Press

Once you’re in a prison gang, you’re in it for life. That’s what Mason Harding thought until the boss accepted his resignation. After the State releases him on parole, a sexy divorcĂ©e behind the wheel of a car almost ends his life quicker than a shank. His chance encounter with Mia Eddison results in a night of passion, but her brother—his parole officer—catches them together and doesn’t approve.
Mia falls hard for the cocky ex-con, but not because of his chiseled body. She vows to break through his walls and discover his secrets, but never expects those secrets to threaten her life.
When members of an organized crime ring kidnap Mia to force Mason’s return to the gang, he goes up against an old friend to save the woman he loves. Will his sacrifice be enough or will everything fall apart in a blaze of gunfire?

About The Author:
Amber Daulton
Writing is the fruit to happiness. 

Amber Daulton lives her life by that one belief even though she normally isn't so Zen. 

She lives in the beautiful foothills of North Carolina with her wonderful husband and their four crazy kitties. Writing takes up most of her time, aside from her day job in the retail industry. As a fan of contemporary, paranormal and historical novels alike, she can't get enough of feisty heroines and alpha heroes. Her mind is a wonderland of romance and adventure, laughter and awesome ways of kicking a guy when he's down. She probably wouldn't be too sane without her computer and notebooks. After all, what's a girl to do when there are people jabbering away in her head and it's hard to shut them up? Write! Nothing else works.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Book Review: A Dangerous Madness (Regency London #3) by Michelle Diener

A Dangerous Madness (Regency London, #3)
Title: A Dangerous Madness (Regency London #3)

Author: Michelle Diener

Star: 5 Stars

A brilliantly conceived historical romance that takes a sliver of fact and builds an intriguing romantic encounter around same. While the basic facts can not be ignored they provide the impetus for the initial meeting and growing love story between the two principals. A well told tale that, if you enjoy history as I do, will provide a very pleasant reading interlude.

I have rated this book 5 stars.

I obtained this book from Amazon in Kindle format. Frank You Frank for your review. 

The Duke of Wittaker has been living a lie...

He’s been spying on the dissolute, discontented noblemen of the ton, pretending to share their views. Now he’s ready to step out of the shadows and start living a real life...but when the prime minister of England is assassinated, he's asked to go back to being the rake-hell duke everyone believes he still is to find out more.

Miss Phoebe Hillier has been living a lie, too...

All her life she's played by society's rules, hiding her fierce intelligence and love of life behind a docile and decorous mask. All it's gotten her is jilted by her betrothed, a man she thought a fool, though a harmless one. But when she discovers her former fiancé was involved in the plot against the prime minister, and that he's been murdered, she realizes he wasn't so harmless after all.

And now the killers have set their sights on her...

The only man who can help her is the Duke of Wittaker--a man she knows she shouldn't trust. And she soon realizes he's hiding behind a mask as careful as her own. As the clock ticks down to the assassin's trial, the pair scramble to uncover the real conspiracy behind the prime minister's death. And as the pressure and the danger mounts, Phoebe and Wittaker shed their disguises, layer by layer, to discover something more precious than either imagined–something that could last forever. Unless the conspirators desperate to hide their tracks get to them first.

About The Author:
Michelle Diener
When not writes historical fiction, science fiction and fantasy. Having worked in publishing and IT, she's now very happy crafting new worlds and interesting characters and wondering which part of the world she can travel to next.

Michelle was born in London, grew up in South Africa and currently lives in Australia with her husband and two children.

When she's not writing, or driving her kids from activity to activity, you can find her blogging

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