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Falcon's Prey

Title : Falcon's Prey
Series: Blackthorne INC
Author: Terry Odell
Genre: romance

Heroes aren’t fearless. They just don’t let fear get in the way.
Her life is in danger…
Police officer Lexi Becker is being targeted. When her husband was murdered three years ago, Lexi moved to a small town to get away from the memories, to get away from the pain. But she can’t get away from the gut feeling that a drug lord, known only as The Falcon, was responsible for her husband’s death. As she quietly conducts her own investigation, it becomes clear to Lexi she could be The Falcon’s next victim. Afraid her local police department has been infiltrated by The Falcon, she turns to the only man she can trust for help: her former patrol partner.
But so is her heart.
When ex-cop Marv “Fish” Frisch is assigned bodyguard duty instead of a covert ops assignment, he fears he’s being punished for a failed training mission. The last assignment he expected was Lexi Becker. Now he’s forced to deal with the attraction he felt when they worked together. As they go into hiding, Fish can’t keep his feelings hidden from Lexi. It seems she feels the same, but danger is everywhere. Someone’s bugged her house. An illegal opioid network. People dying. And an even more sinister plan is being put into action…
When Lexi is torn between hiding or coming to the aid of an orphaned child, Lexi leaves Fish’s protection. Now she’s on her own, a prime target for The Falcon…unless she can outsmart him.
Will Lexi survive long enough to tell Fish how she feels?
 
My thoughts
rating: 4.5
Would I recommend it? yes
Will I read more of this series? yes
Would I read more by this author? maybe
This is the first time I've ever read anything from this author and I do have to say that I actually liked it better then I thought I would , there was times I had a little trouble with the story because instead of using the main character's name , the author used his call sing /nick name though out the story , but other then at I liked right I read and I grew to like the characters ,with that said I want to thank Netgalley for letting me read and review it wxchange for my honest opinion .

The Summer House

Title: The Summer House

Author: Jenny Hale

Genre: Romance

Pages;274

Some summers will stay with you forever... 

Callie Weaver and best friend Olivia Dixon have finally done it: put their life savings into the beach house they admired through childhood summers, on the dazzling white sand of North Carolina’s Outer Banks. They’re going to buff the salt from its windows, paint its sun-bleached sidings, and open it as a bed and breakfast. 

Callie’s too busy to think about her love life, but when she catches the attention of local heartthrob Luke Sullivan, his blue eyes and easy smile make it hard to say no. He’s heir to his father’s property empire, and the papers say he’s just another playboy, but as they laugh in the ocean waves, Callie realizes there’s more to this man than money and good looks. 

Just when true happiness seems within reach, Callie and Olivia find a diary full of secrets... secrets that stretch across the island, and have the power to turn lives upside down. As Callie reads, she unravels a mystery that makes her heart drop through the floor. 

Will Callie and Luke be pulled apart by the storm it unleashes, or can true love save them? 

 

My thoughts

Note: I received this from Forever as a free review book exchange for my honest opinion

Rating: 2 

Would I recommend it? No

Will I read any more by her? maybe

I sorry to say that I did like it or even enjoy it at all , it was so boring that there was times I wanting to DNF it , but a part of me was hopping that it would get better but unfortunately it didn't at least for me, I can understand that some people might like it and that's fine but it wasn't keeping me pulled into the story at all , and I just didn't care about the characters or what they was doing. With that said I want to say thinks for forever for send it to me .

I'll Be Watching You

Title: I'll Be Watching You
Author: Courtney Evan Tate
Genre: Adult Thriller
Harlequin-MIRA ( U.S. and Canada
Pub Date:March 26 ,2019
Pages:

Description

IT’S EVERY MOTHER’S NIGHTMARE…BUT ONE SHE WILL NOT ACCEPT

In an unthinkable flash, Emmy Fisher’s fifteen-year-old daughter, Leah, seemingly drowns close to shore one summer night—at least that is what the police report says.

In deep grief, Emmy needs time and courage before she can enter Leah’s bedroom. But when she does, she finds something at first bewildering, then unspeakable, as she begins to understand the full implications…

She uncovers evidence that Leah had been secretly involved with someone, someone perhaps older, someone with dark appetites.

Bit by bit, the last few months of Leah’s life unfold in a terrifying way that Emmy can hardly imagine.

All she knows is that she has to find the person who took her sweet daughter’s innocence. No matter the cost.

The truth will set her free. Or bury her.

My thoughts :
Would I recommend it? yes
Will I read anything else by this author? yes
Will I read anything else by this author? yes
This book reached out and pulled me into the story and kept me hooked though out the story and it didn't let me down , its a bit dark and twisted which I liked and which kept me guessing on what is going on , and as the secrets come out that also made it more dark and twisted and more real because what happened in this book happens in real life.With that said I want to thank Netgalley for letting me read and review it exchange for my honest opinion

Deadly Obsession

Title: Deadly Obsession

Series: Steele OPS #1

Author: April Hunt

Pages;401

Genre: Romance 

Someone is watching their every move.

After a lifetime spent in and out of hospitals, Zoey Wright is tired of playing it safe. She’s ready to take charge of her own life and get out of her comfort zone, starting with a new job as a CSI agent. But when her childhood crush Knox Steele gets pulled onto her case, Zoey needs to put her feelings for him aside or more women will die at the hands of the serial killer preying on her hometown. 

Former Army Ranger Knox Steele is back in Washington to help his brothers open an elite private security firm. He never expected to stumble onto a crime scene, or see his best friend’s little sister working it. Zoey is all grown up now, and the attraction between them is electric, despite his best efforts to resist it. But all that changes for Knox when he realizes the victims have one thing in common . . . and Zoey might be next.

 

My thoughts

Rating: 5

Would I recommend it? yes

Will I read more of the series? yes

Would I read more by this author? yes

First of I want to say that I got it sent to me by Forever ( Grand Central Publishing) for free in exchange  for my honest opinion , second WOW what a great start to a series , its fun and had me laughing though out it , it has everything in it that I love in a romance, characters I fell in love with , CSI , murder, serial killers, makes me laugh , keeps me pulled in to the story so much so that I can't stop reading it and didn't  want to put it down ,and the story has tons of suspense , another thing I loved about the story was that Zoey wasn't going to let anything or anyone stop her from doing what she wanting ,it shows how strong she is and was. The Only problem is now I have to wait to fall of this year for the next book which I really want to read now. With that said I want to say think you Forever for send it to me and helping me find a new romance series that I love that I really want the next book now. 

Secrets Never Die

Title: Secrets Never Die

Series: Morgan Dane #5

Author:Melinda Leigh

Genre:Adult Romance

Pages:326

When a retired sheriff’s deputy is shot to death in his home, his troubled teenage stepson, Evan, becomes the prime suspect. Even more incriminating, the boy disappeared from the scene of the crime.

Desperate to find her son, Evan’s mother begs PI Lance Kruger for help. She knows her son is innocent. Kruger and defense attorney Morgan Dane want to believe that too, but the evidence against the boy is damning. Just as the trail goes cold, another deputy vanishes. His shocking connection to Evan’s stepfather throws the investigation into chaos as Lance and Morgan fear the worst…that Evan is the killer’s new target.

With so many secrets to unravel, will Lance and Morgan find him before it’s too late

 

My thoughts 

Rating: 5 

Would I recommend it? yes

Will I read more of this series? yes

Would I read more by this author? yes

This is the first time I've read anything by this author and I have to say that I want to read more by her ,and more of this series, even though this is book 5 I had no trouble getting lost in the story or understanding what was going on, it just had me hooked from the start and I was along for the ride, the twist and turns kept me guessing as well and the secrets also kept me wanting to read , with that said I want to thank Netgalley for letting me read and review it exchange for my honest opinion.

Mission: Impossible Surrender

itle: Mission: Impossible to Surrender
Series: Impossible Mission #2
Author: Jacki Delecki
Genre: romance
Pages:287
SHE’S NOT A PARTY GIRL ANYMORE…
Sophie Dean has worked long and hard to shed the rock-n-roll bad girl reputation she earned at college. With her rebellious days behind her, Sophie now uses the prestige of the Dean family name and money to bankroll humanitarian aid. The only part of her past she can’t leave behind is the major crush she has on Finn Jenkins. When danger from an unknown quarter threatens Sophie’s latest undertaking and she needs protection, fate steps in and delivers a second chance with Finn.

HE'S FOUGHT HIS FEELINGS FOR TOO LONG…
When Finn returns home after two tours of duty as a Navy SEAL, it doesn’t take long to realize he still has feelings for Sophie, who is no longer the irresponsible young woman he walked away from all those years ago. An assignment to escort Sophie and an orphaned Pakistani boy to the Pacific Northwest should have been an easy mission—and it’s the perfect opportunity to get re-acquainted with Sophie and finally confess how he feels. But when someone threatens the orphan in their care, Sophie and Finn must set aside their feelings to save the child’s life…and their own.

TOGETHER, THEY’LL HAVE TO RISK IT ALL.

My thoughts
Would I recommend it? yes
Will I read more by this author? yes
Right from the story I liked this story and the characters , it had me wanting to read more of the story and learn more about the characters, I loved how Sophie and Finn acted towards one other because both of them have feels for each other but are afraid to admit it together other, love the twist and turns she has in it with that said I want to thank Netgalley for letting me read and review in exchange for my honest opinion

Lone Wolf Cowboy

Title: Lone Wolf Cowboy
Series: Gold Valley #7
Author: Maisey Yates
Pub date:July 30th 2019
Pages:384
Genre: romance
Will Gold Valley’s most reclusive cowboy finally find a reason to heal?

As a former EMT and a wildland firefighter, there’s no one Jacob Dalton can’t save—except himself. Since his best friend’s tragic death, Jacob has isolated himself…until Vanessa Logan returns to Gold Valley. He saved her life during a medical call years ago, and he’s never forgotten her. The instant jolt of heat between them takes him by surprise, but he knows that giving in to it would only end in disaster…

For Vanessa, returning home was about healing, not about exploring her attraction with this strong, silent cowboy. Jacob is the guardian angel from her past—with strong, capable hands and an irresistible mouth. He’s a temptation she knows she can’t afford. But after the chemistry between them explodes, she must tell Jacob he’s not alone anymore—she’s pregnant with his baby

My thoughts
Rating: 4
Would I recommend it? yes
Will I read anything else by her : maybe
For a romance it took me a little while to get in to the story ,not saying it was slow but in some place it was slow , and it took me that long to like the characters as well, some times it felt like the story was never going to come together but I'm glad that I kept reading it and didn't stop , because then when it finally did come together the characters and the story came to life. Without said I want to think netgalley for letting me read and review in exchange for my honest opinion

 

Captivated

Title:Captivated

Series: Colter Shaw

Author: Jeffery Deaver

Pages;48

Pub:March 5th 2019

 

A gripping ebook short story from international bestseller Jeffery Deaver, introducing Colter Shaw – an iconic new character for our times.

 

 

My thoughts:

Rating: 5 

Would I recommend it? yes

Will I read more by this author? yes

Will I read more of this series? yes

So glad I request this one as soon as I saw it, because I needed more of Colter Shaw to read since I'm now hook on the series, can't wait to see what else happens in his series , its a nice short story that will have you felling for Colter in no time . With that said I want to say thanks to Netgalley for letting me read and review it ,exchange for my honest opinion 

Saving Meghan

Title: Saving Meghan

Author: D.J.Palmer

Genre: Thriller

Pages:384

Pub date: April 9 ,2019

Netgalley 

Can you love someone to death? 

Some would say Becky Gerard is a devoted mother and would do anything for her only child. Others claim she's obsessed and can't stop the vicious circle of finding a cure at her daughter's expense. 

Fifteen-year-old Meghan has been in and out of hospitals with a plague of unexplained illnesses. But when the ailments take a sharp turn, doctors intervene and immediately suspect Munchausen syndrome by proxy, a rare behavioral disorder where the primary caretaker, typically the mother, seeks medical help for made-up symptoms of a child. Is this what's going on? Or is there something even more sinister at hand?

 

My thoughts:

Rating: 4.5

Would I recommend it : yes

Will I read anything else by this author : yes

This book makes you question every thing you think you know about what is going on, questions like is Meghan really sick or is her mother making her sick and if so why , it also makes you question wither Meghan is safe with her , because the more you read , the more it becomes clear that someone what Meghan dead but is it one of her parents or is it someone else . For me it kept me guessing on what was going on, and made me want to keep reading just to find out who , what , where and why . Plus the story is told in different points of view , Becky , Meghan and one other person. While  at times the story felt a little  slow , it did keep me pulled in to the story , and not once did I want to put it down, i was very much in to the story from the begging to the  very end , the twists and turns is what made it so . With that said I want to think Netgalley  for letting me read and review it exchange for my honest opinion.

King Of fools

King of Fools (The Shadow Game #2) - Amanda Foody

Title: King Of Fools
Series: The Shadow Games #2
Author: Amanda Foody
genre: YA
Pub date:April 30,2019
Pages: 384
Indulge your vices in the City of Sin, where a sinister street war is brewing and fame is the deadliest killer of them all...

On the quest to find her missing mother, prim and proper Enne Salta became reluctant allies with Levi Glaisyer, the city’s most famous con man. Saving his life in the Shadow Game forced Enne to assume the identity of Seance, a mysterious underworld figure. Now, with the Chancellor of the Republic dead and bounties on both their heads, she and Levi must play a dangerous game of crime and politics…with the very fate of New Reynes at stake.

Thirsting for his freedom and the chance to build an empire, Levi enters an unlikely partnership with Vianca Augustine’s estranged son. Meanwhile, Enne remains trapped by the mafia donna’s binding oath, playing the roles of both darling lady and cunning street lord, unsure which side of herself reflects the truth.

As Enne and Levi walk a path of unimaginable wealth and opportunity, new relationships and deadly secrets could quickly lead them into ruin. And when unforeseen players enter the game, they must each make an impossible choice: To sacrifice everything they’ve earned in order to survive...

Or die as legends.

My thoughts:
rating: 4.5
Would I recommend it? yes
Would I recommend the series? yes
Would I read anything else from this author? yes
Wow this was so much better then book 1 , and the characters seem more real then they did in the first book as well,other thing I liked about this one was while Ace OF Shades was slow and it was hard to get into this one I didn't have that problem with at all, it was so easy to get lost in the story that there was times I didn't want to put it down.
 the more I read the more I grew to like Enne as well as Levi, and now i can't wait for book 3 to come out if there is one to see what happens to Enne and Levi, with that said I want to think Netgalley for letting me read and review it exchange for my honest opinion.

Without Trace

 Title: Without A Trace

Author: Carissa Ann Lynch

genre: thriller

pages:200 

 

Lily’s gone.

Someone took her.

Unless she was she never there…

A little girl has gone missing.

Lily was last seen being tucked into bed by her adoring mother, Nova. But the next morning, the bed is empty except for a creepy toy rabbit.

Has Nova’s abusive ex stolen his “little bunny” back for good?

At first, Officer Ellie James assumes this is a clear custody battle. Until she discovers that there are no pictures of the girl and her drawers are full of unused toys and brand new clothes that have never been worn…

Is Ellie searching for a missing child who doesn’t actually exist

My Thoughts

Rating: 5

Would I recommend it? yes

Will I read anything else by this author? yes

This story pulls you in from the very start it makes you ask is Lily real and if so where is she, was she taking by her father , or was she killed by her mother or did some one else take her, or is she a fragment of Nova's imagination, and those are the same questions that Officer Ellie James has to answer as well, right form the start you since there is something really wrong but who is telling the truth and if Lily is real then why can't Ellie find anything on her and why doesn't nobody know about her, or if they do know about her who are they protecting is is Lily , Nova or both or is it Nove's ex, like I said it pulls you in to the story and keeps you guessing and making you want to know what it it the truth and what are the lies and who is tell them . There are times that I would go back and froth on with Lily was real or not. And there is more going on then what you think is going . With that said I would like to thank Netgalley for letting me read and review it exchange for my honest opinion.

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Total Bravery

Total Bravery (True Heroes #4) - Piper J. Drake

Title: Total Bravery

Series:: True Heroes #4

Author: Piper J.Drake

Pages 304

Genie: romance

book synopsis

True heroes will do anything to protect the women they love...

As the newest recruit at Search and Protect, Raul has a lot to prove. Luckily, he's got the best friend and partner a man could ask for: a highly trained, fiercely loyal German Shepherd Dog named Taz. Together, Raul and Taz make an unbeatable team. But their first mission in Hawaii really puts them to the test when an international kidnapping ring sets its sights on the bravest woman Raul's ever met . . . 

Mali knows her latest job has put one hell of a target on her back. And on this small island paradise, there's nowhere to hide. With a service dog like Taz, Mali feels safe. Sharing close quarters with a smoldering muscle-for-hire like Raul, she feels something else - an unexpected wave of desire. Raul feels it too. But when the kidnappers make their move, he's got to turn that slow-burning passion into hard-hitting action - and save the life of the woman he loves.

 

My thoughts

Rating: 5 

Would I recommend it? yes . in fact I already did to my friends when I was reading book 5 

Would I read anything else by this author ? yes

I can't understand why I waited so long to read this book , as soon as I got book 5 , i went ahead and read it and I was hooked, so much so I enabled my friends Robin and Frishawn  to pick up the series and read it which they did, now i can't wait to read books 1-3 , and i will be buying this series when I can . I loved the characters in it but my favorite was Raul and his dog Taz , loved how well they worked together and came together like a family . as for Mali it took me a little while to like her because of the way she acted towards her sister and her's sister's job, and the need to help people . With that said i want to think Netgalley for letting me read it and review it exchange for my  honest opinion .

Rocky Ground

Title: Rocky Ground

Author: Kaylea Cross

Series: Crimson Point #4

Genre: Romance

Pages

Netgalley

She’s been hurt too many times…

 

Single mom Tiana Fitzgerald has sworn off all romantic relationships to protect herself and her daughter. Her track record is disastrous and she’s done getting hurt. But a certain sexy Scotsman in Crimson Point has other ideas, and somehow manages to sneak past her defenses at every turn. As the hits keep coming and her life implodes, she begins to see he’s unlike any man she’s ever known. Now he’s become the greatest threat to her heart, because there’s no possible future for them. Not when he’s leaving the country in a few weeks. And when her worst fears are realized, she must risk everything by placing her trust in in his hands.

 

He’s determined to capture her heart.

 

Scotsman Aidan MacIntyre never saw the fiery, beautiful Tiana coming. The prickly redhead has gotten under his skin as badly as he wants to get under hers. But she’s determined to keep walls between them. Luckily the former Royal Marine doesn’t know how to give up. Someone from her past wants to hurt her, but Aidan will stand between her and any threat. He’ll stop at nothing to protect her and the little girl who have completely stolen his heart—and fight for them to have a future together.



My thoughts 

Rating: 5

Would I recommend it? yes

Will I read more of this series? yes

Will I read more of by this author? yes

My first time reading anything by Kaylea Cross and I have to say i don't understand why it took me this long to pick up anything by her since I already own some of her books as kindle books, as soon as I started to read it I got lost in her writing and the story , and the characters I grew to love really  fast , love how just reading her book I didn't have to think about anything I could just get lost in the story and that's what I did. Will be picking this series up as soon as I can , with that said I want to thank Netgalley for letting me read and review it exchange for my honest opinion.

Tailspin

title: Tailspin

Author: Sandra Brown

Pages:424

Genre: Romance

Hachette

Note: I received it as a free copy from Forever exchange for my honest opinion,

Rye Mallett, a fearless "freight dog" pilot charged with flying cargo to far-flung locations, is often rough-spoken, usually unshaven, and he never gets the regulation eight hours of shut-eye before a flight; but he does have a rock-solid reputation: he will fly in the foulest weather, day or night, and deliver the goods safely to their destination. So, when Rye is asked to fly into a completely fogbound Northern Georgia town and deliver a mysterious black box to a Dr. Lambert, he doesn't ask why--he just ups his price.

 

As Rye's plane nears the isolated landing strip, more trouble than inclement weather awaits him. He is greeted first by a sabotage attempt that causes him to crash land, and then by Dr. Brynn O'Neal, who claims she was sent for the box in Dr. Lambert's stead. Despite Rye's "no-involvement" policy when it comes other people's problems, he finds himself irresistibly drawn to the intrigue surrounding his cargo...and to the mysterious and attractive Brynn O'Neal. 

 

Soon Rye and Brynn are in a treacherous 48-hour race to deliver the box before time runs out. With the hours slipping by and everyone from law enforcement officials to hired thugs hot on their heels, the two must protect their valuable cargo from those who would kill for it--that is, if they can trust each other. 


My thought 

Rating: 4.5 

Would I recommend it? yes

Will I read anything else by this author? yes 

In fact I own 2 of her other books already .

This is my first ever Sandra Brown book , and I', so glad that I decided to pick this one up and give her a try,I had heard from a very good friend that she was good up I never picked her up until now, love how her written flows and the story is easy to get lost in and once that happens your hooked , loved the main characters especially Rye ,there's just something about him that makes you fell in love with him,as for Brynn it took me a while to like her at all , because of the way she seemed to act , like she had to be better then everyone else , then the more i read the more I started to like her and thought she would be perfect for Rye. Loved how the more you read , the more you found at about what was going on and how there seemed to be more then what i thought there was going in the shadows . It keeps you guessing on what is going on , who you can trust , With that said I want to think Forever for letting me read and review it exchange for my honest opinion