Monday, June 29, 2015

Review: Where Evil Waits by Kate Brady

Title: Where Evil Waits
Series: Mann Family
Author: Kate Brady
Read copy: eBook
Published: February 25, 2014
Publisher: Forever
ISBN: 1455576344
ISBN-13: 9781455576340

Special Prosecutor Kara Chandler made a name for herself putting violent criminals behind bars. But now, she'll face one of the world's most dangerous assassins...and put her life in his hands.
A killer is hunting Kara Chandler and her son, and systematically taking out anyone she turns to for help. Her only hope for escape is Luke Varon, a hitman for a powerful drug cartel. She's met Luke several times in the courtroom but he's always beaten the system. She's counting on him to do the same now, as he helps Kara fake her death and catch a killer.

But Luke isn't who Kara thinks he is. He's actually a secret agent under deep cover. The last thing he needs is a beautiful distraction like Kara Chandler. But the fear in her eyes is too real to ignore.

Luke assumes the assassin is somehow linked to Kara's late husband, a man who had a hand in several shady business deals. But soon they learn his connection to Kara is even more chilling. This killer has been waiting years for his chance to possess Kara, and now Luke will have only days to stop him.

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Monday, June 22, 2015

Review: Where Angels Rest by Kate Brady

Title: Where Angels Rest
Series: Mann Family
Author: Kate Brady
Read copy: eBook
Published: November 20, 2012
Publisher: Forever
ISBN: 145551778X
ISBN-13: 9781455517787


For the past decade, psychologist Erin Sims has been helping victims of violent crimes move on with life...but the one person she can't save is the one who matters most. In only seven days, her brother will be executed for a murder he didn't commit. Convinced she knows the identity of the real killer, Erin is determined to find the man and bring him to justice.


Sheriff Nick Mann moved to rural Ohio hoping to forget the tragedies of his past. When Erin shows up in town, bringing scandal and unwanted media attention with her, Nick knows she's trouble. No one believes sleepy Hopewell could harbor a serial killer...until residents begin to disappear. Now as Nick untangles the dark secrets plaguing his town, he can't help falling for the beautiful woman with the warm heart and iron will. And, as the days tick by, the truth becomes clear: Erin is hunting a vicious murderer—one whose only escape is to silence her forever.

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Sunday, June 21, 2015

Review: Sinful Surrender by Elisabeth Naughton

Title: Sinful Surrender
Series: Aegis Security
Author: Elisabeth Naughton
Read copy: eBook (Kindle)
Published: April 19, 2014
Publisher: Elisabeth Naughton Publishing LLC

One night of sin...
He’s been watching her—from the slopes, in the restaurant—and now he’s here, in the dimly lit bar of the swanky Vail resort, pretending not to notice her from across the crowded room. Songwriter Grace Ryder has never liked the spotlight, but her skin tingles whenever his mysteriously sexy gaze drifts her way. His muscular body may be built for danger, but those tempting lips scream sweet relief. Only one night will prove whether he’s safety or sin.

...will lead to a dangerous game of surrender.
Aegis operative Brian Walker’s orders are clear: observe, but don’t touch. Grace Ryder is off limits in every way possible. Things change, though, the moment the leggy brunette makes him an offer he can’t refuse. Desire leads to seduction and one night of surrender that will test both Brian’s personal and professional limits. And though his dark cravings win out, the cost could be more than he’s ready to accept. Because lurking in the shadows, a stalker’s waiting for the moment to strike, and if Brian’s not careful, his obsession for a woman he never should have touched could get them both killed.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Review: First Exposure by Elisabeth Naughton

Title: First Exposure
Series: Aegis Security
Author: Elisabeth Naughton
Read copy: eBook (Kindle)
Published: September 29, 2013
Publisher: Elisabeth Naughton Publishing LLC

A film that could make her career...

America’s sweetheart, Avery Scott, is up for the biggest role of her life, one with Oscar potential. When her girl-next-door fame prevents Avery from doing the in-depth research for the sensual role herself, her assistant insists on traveling to an exclusive couples resort to handle the job. But when her friend goes missing, Avery’s focus shifts from landing the role of a lifetime to finding out what happened on the sultry Caribbean island.

A weekend that will change her life

Avery contacts Aegis Securities and hires one of their elite operatives to accompany her to the resort. She just doesn't expect to get former undercover FBI agent Cade Blackwell—the man who ripped out her teenage heart twelve years before. Avery’s a good actress. With a little work and a convincing disguise, she’s confident she can fool the staff at the resort. The question is...can she fool Cade? Because one weekend at the sexiest resort in the world with the only man she’s ever loved will expose her to more than just a kinky new lifestyle. It’ll expose her to numerous wicked firsts that will test every ounce of her self-control. And if she’s not careful, she could lose her heart—and her life—in the process.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Review: Beauty or Brains? by Barbara Cartland

Title: Beauty or Brains?
Author: Barbara Cartland

Read copy: eBook
Published: January 11, 2013
Publisher: M-y Books
ISBN: 1782130551
ISBN-13: 9781782130550

When the Marquis of Sherwood declines her invitation to a Society occasion with the scathing comment that he has no wish to spend his time with débutantes, whom he believes are "half-witted, gauche, stupid and not well-educated", Lady Katherine Wick is incensed. Even more so when she discovers that he apparently prefers the company of the Gaiety Girls, the femmes fatals of the theatrical set.

So she resolves to teach him a lesson by enlisting dear friend Lavina Vernon and her most beautiful, talented and witty friends to pose as Gaiety Girls at an unchaperoned party at the Marquis' country mansion—there to prove that Society girls are intelligent as well as glamorous. Kind, demure country parson's daughter Lavina is uncomfortable with this deceit—all the more so as she comes to realize that her heart belongs utterly to the Marquis. The question, once the pretense has been exposed, is whether he will treasure it...Or break it.

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Monday, June 1, 2015

Review: Three Fates by Nora Roberts

Title: Three Fates
Author: Nora Roberts

Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: April 1, 2003
Publisher: Piatkus Books
ISBN: 0749933550
ISBN-13: 9780749933555

MALACHI, GIDEON, AND REBECCA SULLIVAN are determined to recover a precious family heirloom, one of a priceless, long-separated set of three Fates that their great-great-grandfather liberated from the Lusitania.

The quest will take them from their home in Ireland to Helsinki, Prague, and New York—and introduce them to a formidable female professor; to a daring exotic dancer who sees the Fates as her chance at a new life; and to a seductive security expert who knows how to play high-tech cat-and-mouse. And it will pit them in a suspenseful fight against an ambitious woman who will stop at nothing to acquire the Fates...

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