Monday, December 18, 2017

Book Review THE FORGOTTEN (L.A.P.D. Special Investigations - Prequel Book 0) by Linda Style

THE FORGOTTEN (L.A.P.D. Special Investigations - Prequel Book 0)
Title: THE FORGOTTEN (L.A.P.D. Special Investigations - Prequel Book 0

Author: Linda Style 

Stars: 4 stars

I found this story to well paced but it is much more a contemporary romance and not even close to s suspense story. 
There is a lot of conflict which will pull at readers heart strings as feel for both of the main\lead characters.  Once I realized the story wasn't suspenseful I was able to enjoy the book and the writers flow though the story as she brings readers to better understanding of what Love truly means.  The story was nicely placed for a contemporary romance but if your are looking for the suspense you will be disappointed.
Thank you to netgalley and the publishers for the copy.

Security specialist Logan Wakefield rushes from his covert job abroad to a Chicago hospital to see his injured daughter. Seeing his ex-wife at his daughter’s side, he’s slammed by feelings he thought long buried. But he’s not about to fall into that trap again. All that matters is his little girl, Hallie. She’s in a coma…and no one knows what happened on the school playground. 

Number one in attorney Dana Marlowe Wakefield’s life is her daughter. Number two is her job, and she’s definitely not telling Logan about the threats on her life, not when her hard-fought goal to become the Cook County State’s Attorney is a heartbeat away. He'd insist on helping, and the last thing she needs is to spend time with the sexy man who was once the love of her life. 

When Hallie awakens with strange memory gaps, and additional threats against Dana surface, Logan and Dana agree they must protect Hallie...even if it means sharing the same house for a while. Being so close, old sparks of desire re-ignite. But nothing has changed. They’re still the same people who couldn’t make it work before. How can they protect both their little girl...and their hearts?

Kindle Edition387 pages
Published October 31st 2017 

About The Author:
Linda Style
Linda Style is an award-winning, national bestselling author of 15 novels and two nonfiction books on how to write a novel. Her awards include the Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence and the HOLT Medallion. When not writing, she loves to travel to research her books, take photographs, play tennis, and hike in the mysterious Arizona mountains...the best place on the planet to make up new stories.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Book Review: Dangerous Promise (The Protector #1) by Megan Hart

Dangerous Promise (The Protector, #1)
Title: Dangerous Promise (The Protector #1)

Author: Megan Hart

Star: 4 stars

When I started this book I knew it was part of a series and the concept sounded interesting. While it isn't unusually to find a female body guard not featured in romance and romantic suspense series this one added a little twist that had me thinking long after I finished the book.
Nina Bronson is human but while her body and mind were once human she is now part cyborg (Technological enhancements )  for lack of a better word.  She signed her life away to the military without realizing the could do what they wanted with her body.
The author's ability to write Nina keeping her part human and part cyborg I enjoyed.  Megan Hart about into question a lot on how technology has changed out world and can change out our in the future.  
The author played both side of the questions she asked and it was enjoyable to read the debate and banter that flowed natural though out the book.
I can't wait to read the next in the series 
I personally enjoy books that have me thinking long after I put the book away and start the next one.
Thank you to Netglley and the Publisher: St. Martin's for the advance copy. 

Dive into the first book in this fantastic new series set in the near future from New York Times bestselling author Megan Hart!
Nina Bronson used to be all human -- until the experimental surgeries and internal technology that saved her life and enhanced her as a soldier also forced her to leave the army for private service. Now she and her peers are facing slow, painful deaths unless their technology is upgraded, and the one man keeping those upgrades illegal and unavailable is an obnoxious billionaire. A man too gorgeous for his own good.
A man she’s supposed to guard with her life.
Ewan Donahue is the public voice speaking out against the enhancement procedures of injured soldiers. But when his lobbying leads to death threats, he needs someone to protect him around the clock. He doesn’t want to rely on an enhanced soldier—Nina’s tech goes against everything he stands for. But he really doesn’t want her to be beautiful like she is. Doesn’t want her to suffer like she will.
Doesn’t want to succumb to the searing desire he feels for her.
As a series of attacks on his life send them to a remote cabin, their close proximity brings them together in ways they never imagined. They know they must prevent the need simmering between them, resist each other at all costs. But when tensions are high and danger is close, passion burns hottest of all…

About The Author:
Megan Hart
Megan Hart has written in almost every genre of romantic fiction, including historical, contemporary, romantic suspense, romantic comedy, futuristic, fantasy and perhaps most notably, erotic. She also writes non-erotic fantasy and science fiction, as well as continuing to occasionally dabble in horror.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Book Review: Stay With Me (Lazarus Rising #3) by Cynthia Eden

Stay With Me by Cynthia Eden
Title: Stay With Me (Lazarus Rising #3)

Author: Cynthia Eden

Stars: 3 sstars

I love Cynthia Eden books she is able to bring feisty characters and create twist that readers will never see coming. 
Stay with Me can be read as a stand alone novel it has ties into the Book 1 and 2 but not until the end of the story.
The story was well paced, the romance was insta love which seems to be the normal for Cynthia Eden books recently.
The story moved along fast not giving readers into time to digest what was happening until the very end of the story. If there was down time the characters were having sex. 
The story was lacking meat to it and when the author would dive into the past it was pushed aside fast with sex or guns.
Stay with me needed more meat to the story.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the advance copy 

#CynthiaEden #StayWithMe #NetGalley

Shelly Hampton intends to spend the holidays alone in her family’s mountain cabin, but when a snow-covered stranger appears on her door-step, her plans are shot straight to hell. The man before her seems oddly familiar, and he stirs a dark need within her. 

It’s soon apparent that John Smith is far more than a normal man—he’s too strong, too fast, and she could swear that he seems to read her thoughts…and know her most secret desires. 

But is John a man that she could love…or is he someone she should fear? Because even as the snow fall deepens, a deadly threat is closing in on her little cabin. And soon, Shelly will be trapped on the mountain with a dangerous man…a man who swears that he has come back from the dead, just to be with her. 

Kindle Edition165 pages
Published December 12th 2017 by Hocus Pocus Publishing, Inc.

About The Author:
Cynthia Eden
Award-winning author Cynthia Eden writes dark tales of paranormal romance and romantic suspense. She is a New York Times, USA Today, Digital Book World, and IndieReader best-seller. Cynthia is also a three-time finalist for the prestigious RITA® award. Since she began writing full-time in 2005, Cynthia has written over eighty novels and novellas.

Cynthia lives along the Alabama Gulf Coast. She loves romance novels, horror movies, and chocolate. Her favorite hobbies including hiking in the mountains (searching for waterfalls) and spelunking.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Book Review Mine to Save (Rescue Ops #3) by Diana Gardin

Mine to Save (Rescue Ops #3)
Title: Mine to Save (Rescue Ops #3

Author: Diana Gardin

Stars: 3 1/2 Stars 

The author writes from the two leads different points of view and each chapter is titled with the who will be speaking to keep readers from getting confused. 
I enjoyed the author created a female characters who has issues more than broken home and past. She struggles with Autism. The author was able to capture the intelligence and the  compulsions a lot of people with autism have.  She made Sayward very likable and Bennett very caring when his past said otherwise.

The story its self failed to pull me in leaving wondering the purpose of the story and the characters. For the first several chapters the story pulled along dragging readers with it.  Mine to save I found lacking in pace which caused this reader to stop reading.

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher Foever Yours

I make everything complicated. Instead of being content owning a bar, I accept a job with the Rescue Ops team at Night Eagle Security. Apparently, guys with Special Forces explosives training are hard to come by. And instead of hooking up with one of the many women who flirt with me, I have to fall for hacker Sayward Diaz. Not only is she one of my new co-workers, she's also just become my first assignment. Like I said, complicated.

When Sayward's father dies and his secret ties to the Columbia cartel put her in danger, it's my job to keep her safe at all costs. For a woman who's more comfortable with computers than humans, she's not exactly thrilled to have me as her bodyguard--or by our undeniable spark. And with threats coming at us from all sides, I can't let our attraction compromise her safety. Because if I do, my first mission might be my last.

Paperback304 pages
Expected publication: December 12th 2017 by Forever Yours 

About The Author:
Diana Gardin
Diana Gardin was born and raised combing the coasts of Southeastern Virginia. She is now a happy resident of South Carolina as she married into an enormous Carolina-rooted family. She loves the beach, and even more than that she loves to read while sitting on the beach.
While writing was always a passion of Diana’s, she enrolled in college to become an elementary-school teacher. After eight years of teaching in both Virginia and South Carolina, she decided to stay at home with her first child. This decision is what opened her eyes to the fact that she still very much loved to write, and her first novel was written.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Book Review: The Apple Of My Eye by Mary Ellen Bramwell

The Apple of My Eye
Title: The Apple Of My Eye

Author: Mary Ellen Bramwell

Stars: 4 out of 5 

A modern day story of love found and lost at an early age. A young mother loses her husband in what appears to be very tragic circumstances. After going through her stages of grief she begins to investigate and is truly disturbed and disappointed in what she discovers. But there is a bright side which comes forth and will leave the reader feeling both good and sad. The story line is believable and most of us will know someone who would fit the description of her husband.

I have given this book 4 stars.

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

When Brea Cass, a young mother, is awakened in the night by the news that her loving husband, Paul, has been shot during a robbery, she is stunned. When she finally emerges from the fog of her life, it dawns on her that something is amiss in the way her husband died.

As Brea searches for answers, she discovers things she never knew... and things she's not sure she wants to know. Delving into unsolved mysteries brings several questions to the forefront of Brea's thoughts, and she must decide if moving forward can erase the heartache and mistakes.

Paperback246 pages
Published August 28th 2014 by Black Rose Writing

About The Author:
Mary Ellen Bramwell
Mary Ellen Bramwell has been writing stories since she was ten years old. After working in other fields and raising five children as a stay-at-home mom, Mary Ellen has returned to her first love, writing, working for magazines while completing her debut novel, The Apple of My Eye. She resides in Northeast Ohio with her husband, Allen, and her two youngest children.

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