Monday, 25 February 2013

The Long Way Home. Mariah Stewart.

         Ellie has come to St. Dennis to claim the house her late mother left her. It`s the only place she has left to run after her father and fiance` are put in prison for stealing millions from innocent investors.

         Trying to keep her identity a secret she plans to renovate the house and sell, moving on with her life.

          Cameron, the local contractor, has always wanted the house that was a refuge from his own demons and past. So when Ellie wants help with the decorating Cameron is all to willing to help. He gets an in with the owner of the house, and time spent with Ellie, who becomes more than a project.

           Ellie`s lessons in do-it-yourself become all the more magical as she finds out about her past family and slowly begins to warm to the quite of St.Dennis and the charms of Cameron.

       I liked this book a lot. It was quite light to read and you met up with all the other characters from previous books.

       The story was good and the characters were strong and believable. You really felt for Ellie and Cameron, and you really cheered them on.

Book   1:   Coming Home.
Book   2:   Home Again.
Book  3:    Almost Home.
Book   4:   Hometown Girl.
Book   5:  Home For The Summer.
Book  6:   The Long Way Home.

Running Wild. Linda Howard / Linda Jones

          Carlin has been running from a stalker, moving from place to place keeping off the grid. She ends up in Battle ridge, Wyoming working for Zeke on his ranch as cook.
           Zeke has a feeling all is not what it seems, cash for wages no questions asked. He finds her as skittish as a new born calf, but he is drawn to her.

          Catlin wanted nothing more than to do her work and save as much as possible then leave, but Zeke was not the type of man you could forget.

           I really liked this book. Catlin was one strong woman. Zeke was a dream all in all a great read.
           Strong story great characters, and it flowed well.

           Read it in an afternoon!!!

Monday, 18 February 2013

Black moon. Stephanie Tyler

         Kalen, a sorcerer of imence powers is a member of a top secret team of Wolf shifters. They battle dark forces, but Kalen fights an evil Fea who is trying to take him over.

         He has grown close to Mac the doctor in the group, but when he finds out she carries his child, he forces her away to protect her and the child.

        HE will in the end have to uleash his full powers to protect her and the group.

       I really enjoyed the first two books in the series but I personally found this one a bit repetative. The problems the couple had to face seemed a little bit to contrived for me.

      This will not stop me reading the rest of the series as the first two kept me gripped from beginning to end.

Book  1 :   Primal Law
Book 2 :    Savage awakening.

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Ella Kennedy.

      Direct, unapologetic Abby, was once a desperate child in need of care.Rescued by a retired army ranger, he molded her into a fearless assassin.

      Her latest assignment is to sniff out an arms dealer n Columbia, who also deals in the sex trade. To help the victims she blows her cover.
      Its left to mercenary Kane to get her out.

      Great book!!! Abby was one kick-ass heroine. Kane was just the man to compliment her.
      All characters were believable and the story fast paced and exciting.

This is book 1. Book 2 due Feb 13.
"Midnight Alias."

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Eva Berlin - Desires Edge

Dante and Kara both have very troubled backgrounds and relationship problems. It is through their sexual fantasies that they come to understand there selves and each other.
Although good it was for me a little repetitive, the main characters seemed to constantly be barriers up against the, which I didn`t always understand the reasoning for, but it wasn`t enough to put me of off reading another of her books.
Julia =)

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Stephanie Tyler - In the air tonight!

Romantic suspence Shadow Force series.
Mace runs a small bar in upstate N.Y. After an op goes wrong, which he barely survives, he returns home, along with a friend from his unit who is suffering with amnesia.
Paige, sister to a fallen comrade, comes to him for help dealing with the loss of her brother, but
she also has other problems dealing with the release from prison of her older
brother, who had attacked her, and, committed murder.
Although I really like Tyler’s books, I found this one just a little difficult to really engage with. Characters just didn’t flow for me. I also couldn’t remember past characters and their story lines,
but even so it was not a bad read. It could have just been me; it did take me nearly a week to read, I was just really busy. Try it yourself though and let me know.
Julia =)

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Going Cowboy Crazy - Katie Lane

I like this book, i really liked it after i found it was the authors first novel. And the fact that the teaser of her new book out on the 1st of June was so amazing that i regret having to wait to read it.

Faith finds out she has a twin from her adoptive mother who is dying. So she goes in search of Hope in Bramble Texas. Felling like a fish out of water in Texas as oppose to Chicago, she is mistaken by the towns people for Hope in the local bar. Everyone believes its her except for Cal, Hope best friend and now the coach of the high school football team.

Katie brilliantly capture what its like to live in a small town, there were laughs and an entertaining story line where characters weren't always behaving as you expected. I give this book a 5 out of 10 and I'm definitely going to read the next book asap. I'd definitely recommend this book especially if her new book Make Mine A Bad Boy is half as good as i expect it to be.

Friday, 6 May 2011

Watch Over Me - Lucy Monroe

Personally i found this book a little wearing. The book became slow and bogged down in the middle with all the computer Jargin, and took a while to build and recover. I really like the story line but it lacked that edge to it which is found in other Authors of the Genre.

I have ordered the first book and the third book to judge whether this was just an exception, and if in her other books her writing is paced better and hold that bite. I will of course update you to see if this was the exception to Monroe's writing style.


Cassie Ryan - Trio of Seduction

The Planet Tudor is slowly dying after the civil war between two waring fractions. It is up to the Queen, See'er and Healer to complete the triangle to rescue its former glory, but after the war one part of the triangle is banished to earth, once there the people of Tudor realise they are needed to help restore the balance.

This is the third book in the series about the Healer Kiera and the Prince Ryan. It was a good read an ended the series nicely. I also feel there is potential to give some characters series of their own. Overall this book is a good read.

Book 1 = Ceremony of seduction

Book 2 = Vision of Seduction

Book 3 = Trio of Seduction

Cutting Edge - Allision Brennan

Security expert Duke is called to help FBI agent Nora, after a body is found in a burnt out lab the suspects an anti technology group are active and its a race againts time to find the arsonists.

What went wrong here I have to ask? This book was nothing like the Allision Brennan of her othe books, i was really disappointed. I didnt like this installment and did not choose to keep this book.


I Can see you - Karen Rose

Another brilliant book from Karen Rose. Eve is badly scarred by an attack some years earlier, hiding from the real world she escapes on the internet where she meets Noah a detective who thinks there is a connection between the victims and the murders. Once again i really enjoyed this book. Although my only critism is Eve and Noahs charcters didn't seem to develop throught out the story. As a whole the book lacked that extra bite to it that her books normally have, but i still have it as a keeper.