Friday, June 22, 2018

Review: Mystique by Amanda Quick

Title: Mystique
Author: Amanda Quick

Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: April 1, 1996
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0553571591
ISBN-13: 9780553571592

When the fearsome knight called Hugh the Relentless swept into Lingwood Manor like a storm, everyone cowered—except Lady Alice. Sharp-tongued and unrepentant, the flame haired beauty believed Sir Hugh was not someone to dread but the answer to her dreams. She knew he had come for the dazzling green crystal, knew he would be displeased to find that it was no longer in her possession. Yet Alice had a proposition for the dark and forbidding knight: In return for a dowry that would free Alice and her brother from their uncle's grasp, she would lend her powers of detection to his warrior's skills and together they would recover his treasured stone.

But even as Hugh accepted her terms, he added a condition of his own: Lady Alice must agree to a temporary betrothal-one that would soon draw her deep into Hugh's great stone fortress, and into a battle that could threaten their lives...and their only chance at love.

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Review: Desire by Amanda Quick

Title: Desire
Author: Amanda Quick

Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: January 1, 1994
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0553561537
ISBN-13: 9780553561531

Upon her father's death, beautiful, headstrong Lady Clare knew that she must wed, for the protection of the Isle of Desire now fell to her. Yet when her guardian's choice of prospective husbands rode through the castle gates, she felt utterly betrayed. All sinewy muscle and savage steel, Sir Gareth of Wyckmere was not the poet she'd requested but a fearsome knight whose only interest was in war.

Legions of robbers had fallen beneath the Hellhound of Wyckmere's sword, and now this bold warrior was certain that he could tame one willful wife. Yet even Gareth could not deter Lady Clare from trying to mold him into her ideal—until their clash of wills ignited a passion that set them both aflame...and a treacherous plot put their lives in deadly peril.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Review: Under the Desert Moon by Marsha Canham

Title: Under the Desert Moon
Author: Marsha Canham

Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: September 1, 1992
Publisher: Dell
ISBN: 044020612X
ISBN-13: 9780440206125

Her fate was uncertain...

But that did not keep spirited Aubrey Blue from journeying to Santa Fe to avenge a shattering past that tormented her soul. Disguised as a prim schoolmarm, she hid more than her alluring beauty. For no one could see her fierce determination, her able sharp-shooting, her survivor's heart. No one except the one man determined to claim her as his own...

His past was a secret...

Christian McBride sought justice for the misguided verdict that wrongly jailed him years before. Traveling westward with his stoic Ute companion, Sun Shadow, the rugged, bold plainsman knew the perils of the West better than his own heart - which was about to fall hostage to the mysterious, raven-haired woman who boarded the stage he was riding - and who, it would turn out, was not at all what she seemed...

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Review: Deadly Intent by Pamela Clare

Title: Deadly Intent
Series: I-Team
Author: Pamela Clare
Read copy: eBook (Kindle)
Published: February 19, 2018
Publisher: Pamela Clare

Secrets buried in the sand...

Former US Army Captain Mia Starr has built a new life for herself in Denver, far away from camel spiders and sand—and the terrible secrets of her first deployment to Iraq. She isn’t looking for a relationship, especially not with an intrusive photojournalist. Joaquin Ramirez might be sexy, but in her experience, photojournalists only want to make a buck off other people’s suffering. Still, the universe must have a sick sense of humor because it keeps throwing her together with Joaquin, making the desire she feels for him harder and harder to resist.

An undeniable attraction...

As a Pulitzer Prize-winning news photographer, Joaquin has everything a single, straight guy could want—except the right woman. When he meets Mia while shooting a crime scene, he immediately sees beyond her cold exterior to the vulnerable woman beneath. Though the police consider her a suspect, he’s sure she’s innocent. Someone is killing soldiers—and trying to pin the blame on her. Unable to resist the pull between them, Joaquin stands by her, only to find himself snared in the killer’s net as well.

A twisted soul hungry for revenge...

Mia can’t help it when the heat between her and Joaquin melts away her preconceptions. As their passion explodes, danger draws ever closer. When it becomes clear that Mia is the killer’s true target, she must trust Joaquin with a secret that could ruin her...or risk losing the love of a lifetime.

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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Review: The One You Can't Forget by Roni Loren

Title: The One You Can't Forget
Series: The Ones Who Got Away
Author: Roni Loren
Read copy: eBook (Kindle)
Published: June 5, 2018
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

Most days Rebecca Lindt feels like an imposter...
The world admires her as a survivor. But that impression would crumble if people knew her secret. She didn't deserve to be the one who got away. But nothing can change the past, so she's thrown herself into her work. She can't dwell if she never slows down.

Wes Garrett is trying to get back on his feet after losing his dream restaurant, his money, and half his damn mind in a vicious divorce. But when he intervenes in a mugging and saves Rebecca—the attorney who helped his ex ruin him―his simple life gets complicated.

Their attraction is inconvenient and neither wants more than a fling. But when Rebecca's secret is put at risk, both discover they could lose everything, including what they never realized they needed: each other.

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Review: The President is Missing by James Patterson & Bill Clinton

Title: The President is Missing
Author: James Patterson , Bill Clinton

Read copy: eBook (Kindle)
Published: June 4, 2018
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company & Knopf

As the novel opens, a threat looms. Enemies are planning an attack of unprecedented scale on America. Uncertainty and fear grip Washington. There are whispers of cyberterror and espionage and a traitor in the cabinet. The President himself becomes a suspect, and then goes missing...

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Review: Deep as the Dead by Kylie Brant

Title: Deep as the Dead
Series: Mindhunters
Author: Kylie Brant
Read copy: eBook (Kindle)
Published: October 8, 2017
Publisher: Cedar River Press
ASIN: B07549FQW9

They call him The Tailor. He leaves his victims near rivers or lakes with their mouths sewn shut and an exotic blue dragonfly placed inside. After a three year hiatus he’s back, more violent than ever. And with three bodies discovered in just two weeks, it’s clear that he’s escalating.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sergeant Ethan Manning is short on leads. What he needs is a proper task force and more resources. What he gets is Dr. Alexa Hayden, a forensic consultant from the States. A woman he hasn’t seen in twenty years, one with whom he shares a history. He still bears the scars.

Returning to Nova Scotia is harder than Alexa expected, and working alongside Ethan threatens to reopen old wounds. But she’ll allow nothing to shake her focus. Until she finds herself the killer’s newest obsession. Now she and Ethan will have to confront their past in order to predict the man’s next move. The Tailor will leave no sin unpunished, and his unholy crusade has marked Alexa for death.

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