Friday, August 18, 2017

Review: 11 by Kylie Brant

Title: 11
Author: Kylie Brant

Read copy: eBook (Kindle)
Published: December 26, 2014
Publisher: Cedar River Press
ASIN: B00PSXAWMU

Eleven. For three long years that’s what she was called by The Collector, the sexual sadist who enslaved her.

Mia Deleon fought the odds and escaped only to discover that no one would believe her about the ordeal she’d endured. Not the police. Not her family or friends. Even the investigators she hired couldn’t find a trace of the sexual predator. So with help she disappeared, always looking over her shoulder, living in the shadows. Knowing she’d never be safe while he was still free.

Security expert Jude Bishop had helped her vanish. Now he’s been hired to bring Mia back. A criminal profiler may have discovered a tenuous link to her case. But Jude is nearly too late because The Collector has already found Mia, too. And their race to trail the sexual sadist turned killer brings Mia ever closer to the man obsessed with her.

Because she became his prized possession the moment she’d evaded him. And he’ll stop at nothing to see his collection finally complete...


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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Review: On the Chase by Katie Ruggle

Title: On the Chase
Series: Rocky Mountain K9 Unit
Author: Katie Ruggle
Read copy: eBook (Kindle)
Published: September 5, 2017
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
ASIN: B01ND1K3M6

After witnessing a horrifying crime, Kaylee is forced to flee to a small Colorado mountain town and take on a new identity. There she becomes Grace, a dog kennel worker trying to avoid the dangerously attractive K-9 Officer Hugh Murdoch.

When an accident leaves Hugh and his K-9 partner, Lexi, on desk duty, both are anxious for Hugh to heal. Until then, the highlight of his day is teasing the beautiful but mysterious new kennel employee. Their simmering attraction fuels a passionate kiss—interrupted by a sniper’s bullet. With targets on both of their backs, Grace and Hugh will do whatever it takes to stay alive…not realizing the most dangerous threat of all is hiding right in front of their noses.


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Saturday, August 5, 2017

Review: Dark Room by Andrea Kane

Title: Dark Room
Series: Pete "Monty" Montgomery
Author: Andrea Kane
Read copy: eBook (Kindle)
Published: March 17, 2009
Publisher: Pocket Books
ASIN: B000OVLJQE

On Christmas Eve seventeen years ago, Morgan Winter was traumatized by the discovery of her parents' brutally murdered bodies in a Brooklyn basement. When shocking new evidence overturns the killer's conviction, Morgan is forced to face the horrifying realization that the real killer is still out there.

Trapped between past nightmares and present danger, she hires Pete Montgomery, the former NYPD detective who once promised the helpless young Morgan that he'd find her parents' killer. With nothing more than an old case file and crime scene photos, Monty enlists the specialized skills of his son, Lane, a photojournalist who performs covert image analysis for the CIA. In a cruel twist of fate, they expose the devastating secrets of the dark past, only to discover that while the dead may be buried, danger lives on...


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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Review: Wrong Place, Wrong Time by Andrea Kane

Title: Wrong Place, Wrong Time
Series: Pete "Monty" Montgomery
Author: Andrea Kane
Read copy: eBook (Kindle)
Published: October 13, 2009
Publisher: Pocket Books
ASIN: B000FCKO9U

Sally Montgomery anticipated a romantic weekend getaway. What she got instead was a nightmare of unrelenting terror. The murder of her companion and the torching of their cabin sends Sally into hiding—from the police, who believe she's a suspect...and from the killer, who wants her dead.

Desperate and alone in the woods, Sally has nowhere to run and nowhere to turn—except to her ex-husband, former NYPD detective-turned-private investigator Pete Montgomery, and their daughter Devon, who inherited her father's investigative instincts. Devon's search for the truth takes her dangerously close to the powerful Pierson clan and its enigmatic heir apparent, Blake Pierson. But with Olympic show-jumping gold at stake and his family's empire threatened, whose side is Blake on? Time is rapidly running out for Devon. Racing the clock, she must prove her mother's innocence and outmaneuver the killer before her tactics put her in the wrong place, and one more step will mean certain death.


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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Review: Come Sundown by Nora Roberts

Title: Come Sundown
Author: Nora Roberts

Read copy: Paperback
Published: June 1, 2017
Publisher: Piatkus
ISBN: 0349410917
ISBN-13: 9780349410913

Bodine Longbow loves to rise with the dawn. As the manager of her family's resort in Western Montana, there just aren't enough hours in the day—for life, for work, for loved ones. She certainly doesn't have time for love, not even in the gorgeous shape of her childhood crush Callen Skinner, all grown up and returned to the ranch. Then again, maybe Callen can change her mind, given time...

But when a young woman's body is discovered on resort land, everything changes. Callen falls under the suspicion of a deputy sheriff with a grudge. And for Bodine's family, the murder is a shocking reminder of an old loss. Twenty-five years ago, Bodine's Aunt Alice vanished, never to be heard of again. Could this new tragedy be connected to Alice's mysterious disappearance? As events take a dramatic and deadly turn, Bodine and Callen must race to uncover the truth—before the sun sets on their future together.


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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Review: I'll Be Watching You by Andrea Kane

Title: I'll Be Watching You
Author: Andrea Kane

Read copy: eBook (Kindle)
Published: October 13, 2009
Publisher: Pocket Books
ASIN: B000FCKOAE

"I'll be watching you..."
the cryptic e-mail read.


Taylor Halstead, psychologist and successful radio personality, is terrified that she'll never be safe again. Coming on the heels of a series of tragic and terrible events, the e-mail sends chills racing up her spine. Her safe, secure world has already been violated by her cousin Stephanie's boyfriend, Gordon Mallory, in her own apartment. Only the door buzzer and Stephanie's intervening voice rescue her, but not before Gordon promises to return. Soon after, he is killed along with Stephanie in an inexplicable explosion aboard his yacht. Or is he?

The e-mail is just the beginning. The terror campaign escalates when an electronically disguised voice on Taylor's telephone threatens to kill her, and her life becomes a nightmare. It seems the only one she can turn to is attorney Reed Weston, her confidant, protector, and, ultimately, lover. But is Reed's determination to protect her enough to avert disaster? And can Taylor trust Gordon's identical twin, Jonathan, who always seems to show up when she least expects him?

Grief and dread unravel Taylor's sanity, playing tricks with her mind and heart. Someone out there wants her dead—a crazed fan or the troubled teenage boy she's been counseling or, impossibly, Gordon himself. His vow to return and those final menacing words—"I'll be watching you"—haunt her day and night. Whoever is out there is coming closer, and Taylor Halstead has nowhere to run and nowhere to hide.


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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Review: Scent of Danger by Andrea Kane

Title: Scent of Danger
Author: Andrea Kane

Read copy: eBook (Kindle)
Published: December 26, 2006
Publisher: Pocket Books
ASIN: B000FC0TUE

When Dylan Newport, a high-powered attorney for the company that manufacturers C'est Moi—the revolutionary fragrance that makes women irresistible to men—finds his boss, Carson Brooks, shot and nearly dead, he sets out to fulfill what may be the billionaire CEO's last wish: to find out whether a business deal he made twenty-eight years ago to start his company also resulted in his fathering a child.

Dylan's search leads him to Sabrina Radcliffe, a brilliant management consultant who is shocked to learn her father's identity. Yet when she meets Carson face-to-face, there's an instant connection. His appointing her interim CEO is the opportunity of a lifetime, until she becomes the target of his enemies. As suspects—and victims—begin to pile up, Sabrina turns to Dylan and finds that their own perfect chemistry is kindling into soul-deep desire. But first they must confront an elusive adversary intent on destroying everything—and everyone—they cherish.

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Review: No Way Out by Andrea Kane

Title: No Way Out
Author: Andrea Kane

Read copy: eBook (Kindle)
Published: November 24, 2012
Publisher: Pocket Books
ASIN: B000FC0SCI

Something is wrong with teacher Julia Talbot's favorite second-grader, the mayor's son Brian. Seeing the outgoing little boy become increasingly anxious and withdrawn, she suspects problems at home, inside the mansion of a high-profile political family. But even Julia doesn't know the real truth. Venture capitalist Connor Stratford, the boy's powerful uncle, does.

Intrigued by Julia, Connor plans a campaign of seduction designed to keep her from snooping—and to get her into his bed. Yet Julia has already learned too much. As danger bears down on her like a runaway freight train, Brian vanishes, and a desperate hunt to find him draws Julia deeper into a family's secrets and an irresistible passion—and closer to a place where a child's future, and her own fate, hang in the balance.

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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Review: Stone Cold by Andrea Kane

Title: Stone Cold
Author: Andrea Kane

Read copy: eBook (Kindle)
Published: August 4, 2012
Publisher: Pocket Star
ASIN: B0088PDJFC

Lindsey Hall is an architect and the illegitimate daughter of millionaire business mogul Harlan Falkner. When Harlan dies, he leaves Lindsey a mansion that, restored, would be a dream-come-true for her mother. But accepting it could be deadly for Lindsey. So who wants her out of the picture—Harlan's legitimate children or wealthy real estate developer Nicholas Warner? And how far will that person go to keep her from accepting her inheritance?

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Review: Run For Your Life by Andrea Kane

Title: Run For Your Life
Author: Andrea Kane

Read copy: eBook (Kindle)
Published: April 15, 2013
Publisher: Pocket Books
ASIN: B00BW4OLYO

Manhattan attorney Victoria Kensington is deeply alarmed when she runs into her sister, Audrey, in Central Park—clad in a hospital gown and fleeing from unknown pursuers. As Audrey collapses at her feet, warning about danger, Victoria rushes for help. When she returns, Audrey has vanished from sight.

Despite threats against her life, Victoria vows to discover her sister's whereabouts. She works alone until the only man she ever loved, Zachary Hamilton, suddenly appears in New York. Assigned to investigate a worldwide drug syndicate, he suspects it may tie in to Audrey's disappearance. Together, Victoria and Zach race against the clock to crack the deadly drug ring and find Audrey. While they work, they find the white-hot electricity between them recharging to a fever pitch. Pursuing the shocking truth that might tear Victoria's family irrevocably apart, she and Zach begin to unravel a complex web of deceit—which echoes terrifyingly back to Victoria's own life.


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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Review: Absolution by Kaylea Cross

Title: Absolution
Series: Suspense
Author: Kaylea Cross
Read copy: eBook (Kindle)
Published: January 14, 2014
Publisher: Kaylea Cross
ASIN: B00HXA1X3I

A lifetime of regret...
After legendary CIA contractor Luke Hutchinson unknowingly trained the man who would become the world's most dangerous terrorist, he has no choice but to hunt him across the globe. Driven to complete that final mission, he fears his enemy has targeted the only woman Luke has ever loved. Unfortunately for him, she's his ex-wife, and already facing another deadly threat he can't protect her from.

A lifetime of pain...
Emily always hoped Luke would find his way back to her, but she's finally given up on that impossible dream. Now that she's fighting her own life and death battle, the last thing she wants is to get entangled with the man who ripped out her heart and left her to raise their son on her own.

One final chance at absolution...
Undeniable sparks fly when they're forced to share a roof, but unless Luke can get Emily to trust him, they won't get the second chance they've waited over two decades for. And time is running out. The monster Luke created is on the move again, bent on destroying him and anyone who gets in the way.


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