Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Review: Veronica Mars: Mr. Kiss and Tell by Rob Thomas & Jennifer Graham

Title: Veronica Mars: Mr. Kiss and Tell
Series: Veronica Mars
Author: Rob Thomas, Jennifer Graham
Read copy: Paperback
Published: January 20, 2015
Publisher: Vintage Books
ISBN: 080417072X
ISBN-13: 9780804170727

The Neptune Grand has always been the seaside town’s ritziest hotel, despite the shady dealings and high-profile scandals that seem to follow its elite guests. When a woman claims that she was brutally assaulted in one of its rooms and left for dead by a staff member, the owners know that they have a potential powder keg on their hands. They turn to Veronica to disprove—or prove—the woman's story.

The case is a complicated mix of hard facts, mysterious occurrences, and uncooperative witnesses. The hotel refuses to turn over its reservation list and the victim won’t divulge who she was meeting that night. Add in the facts that the attack happened months ago, the victim’s memory is fuzzy, and there are holes in the hotel’s surveillance system, and Veronica has a convoluted mess on her hands. As she works to fill in the missing pieces, it becomes clear that someone is lying—but who? And why?

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Friday, March 6, 2015

Review: Blind Passion by Bonnie Dee

Title: Blind Passion
Series: Wyatt Brothers
Author: Bonnie Dee
Read copy: eBook (Kindle)
Published: December 26, 2014
Publisher: CrushStar Multimedia LLC

Through personal darkness, two strangers find their way to each other.

Leah Schaeffer has come a long way since an accident took her sight. She’s finally ready for independence, but convincing her wealthy parents she’ll be safe on her own isn’t easy. The first night in her own place at last, she encounters her neighbor with the midnight velvet voice and her world shifts again.

Since finishing a military tour, J.D. Wyatt has struggled both financially and emotionally. When Leah’s parents hire him to act as her bodyguard, he seizes the opportunity. The catch—she can’t know she’s being followed. As he grows closer to the intriguing woman and begins to have feelings for her, the burden of this secret grows heavier.

Although Leah and J.D. have suffered different types of trauma, their mutual understanding of each other’s pain bonds them. But their relationship, dependent on absolute trust, is rooted in lies which will detonate like an IED when exposed.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Review: Virtue Falls by Christina Dodd

Title: Virtue Falls
Series: Virtue Falls
Author: Christina Dodd
Read copy: eBook (Kindle)
Published: September 9, 2014
Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Twenty-two years ago, the beautiful Misty Banner was brutally murdered in her home in Virtue Falls, Washington. Her daughter Elizabeth, four years old at the time of the murder, has lived her entire life believing that her father committed the crime. Now, decades, Elizabeth is back in Virtue Falls and hoping to find out the reasons behind the murder. What she never expects to learn, though, is that her father was innocent all along. In fact, the real killer is still out there. And Misty was not his only victim...

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Review: The Listener by Christina Dodd

Title: The Listener
Series: Virtue Falls
Author: Christina Dodd
Read copy: eBook (Kindle)
Published: July 1, 2014
Publisher: St. Martin's Press

...a story of mystery and intrigue in which misfit and computer security expert Cornelia Markum hacks into a text conversation between unidentified Virtue Falls residents...and realizes she’s stumbled into a murder plot.

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Monday, March 2, 2015

Review: Trust No One by Jayne Ann Krentz

Title: Trust No One
Author: Jayne Ann Krentz

Read copy: eBook (Kindle)
Published: January 6, 2015
Publisher: Putnam Adult

It’s no coincidence when Grace Elland finds a vodka bottle next to the lifeless body of her boss, motivational speaker Sprague Witherspoon. The bottle is a terrifying—and deliberate—reminder of the horrors of her past.

Grace retreats to her hometown to regroup and tries to put everything she’s learned about positive thinking into practice—a process that is seriously challenged on the world’s worst blind date.

Awkward doesn’t begin to describe her evening with venture-capitalist Julius Arkwright. She has nothing in common with a man who lives to make money, but the intense ex-Marine does have some skills that Grace can use—and he’s the perfect man to help her when it becomes clear she is being stalked.

As Witherspoon’s financial empire continues to crumble around them, taking a deadly toll, Julius will help Grace step into her past to uncover a devious plan to destroy not only Grace, but everyone around her...

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