Thursday, April 19, 2018

Mercy by Michelle Larkin




Blurb:
FBI Special Agent Mercy Parker has never shied away from a difficult case. But finding and stopping the man who plans on single-handedly annihilating the human race—armed only with her 9mm, integrity, and sense of humor—is definitely not in her job description. Perhaps it’s time to ask for some help. 

Psychic ex-profiler Piper Vasey keeps everyone at arm’s length, but Mercy’s wit and selfless dedication to the greater good slowly break down Piper’s defenses. As their attraction for one another grows, they’re joined by an unlikely team of extraordinary people. Together, they embark on a race against time to recover a journal, a dog, and a kidnapped girl with unique psychic abilities. 

There’s a slim chance they’ll succeed in saving the human race, but will it be enough to restore the balance between unseen forces of light and darkness that have plagued humankind for centuries?

My review:
Mercy by Michelle Larkin takes on the battle between good and evil with a twist. This story had a great cast of characters and keeps you wanting to know more. The pacing was spot on and I enjoyed every moment.  The bad guy was really bad and although the good guys had flaws they gave you hope. A terrific read.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Fallen Ink (Montgomery Ink: Colorado Springs #1) by Carrie Ann Ryan




Blurb:
The Montgomery Ink series continues with a spin-off in Colorado Springs, where a familiar Montgomery finds her place in a new tattoo shop, and in the arms of her best friend.

Adrienne Montgomery is finally living her dreams. She’s opened a tattoo shop with her brother, Shep, and two of her cousins from Denver and she’s ready to take the city by storm with her art—as long as she can handle the pressure. When her new neighbors decide her shop isn’t a great fit for the community, however, she’ll have to lean on the one person she didn’t expect to fall for along the way…her best friend. 

Mace Knight takes pride in two things: his art and his daughter. He knows he’s taking a risk by starting over in a new shop with the Montgomerys, but the stakes are even higher when he finds himself wanting Adrienne more than he thought possible. 

The two fall fast and hard but they know the rules; they can’t risk their friendship, no matter how hot it is between the sheets and how many people try to stand in their way.

My review:
Fallen Ink is a friends to lovers story that made my head spin. I sometimes wonder if authors delight in torturing their characters. Carrie Ann Ryan puts Mace and Adrienne through a whole bunch while working their way to their happily ever after. I really enjoyed this read even if I got whiplash from one thing happening after another. A wonderful beginning to this Montgomery Ink spin off.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Fearless Mating (A.L.F.A. #4) by Milly Taiden




Blurb:

Their jobs have set them at odds, but the attraction brewing between them is too strong to resist in this all-new paranormal romance from the author of Dangerous Mating.

Sergeant Major Candace Obermier has arrived at Alpha League Federal Agency headquarters with one task in mind--shutting it down. While A.L.F.A.'s pledge to protect humans from paranormal threats is noble, they've caused nothing but mayhem as far as Candy can tell. And their director? He's the worst of the lot.

Director Josh Tumbel has finally found his mate. And she's doing everything she can to shut down operations, while he struggles to control his mating instincts. But when A.L.F.A. headquarters is taken in a hostage situation, Josh has a chance to demonstrate the critical nature of the agency's existence, and prove his worth to Candy as a protector and lover.

My review:

Fearless Mating (A.L.F.A. #4) by Milly Taiden is the best in the series to date. Told with humor and female empowerment this paranormal romantic suspense kept me enthralled from the first page till the last. Josh and Candy are fun together. Though this is part of a series it can be read stand alone.

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Locked in Stone (Phoenix Pack #2) by Sheri Lyn




Blurb:
Baine’s a survivor. First, his pack threw him out when he was barely old enough to fend for himself. Then he was thrown into some of the worst undercover assignments he could imagine. Just when he thought things were going well, he was kidnapped by a black magic witch. Now, he has to survive one last hurdle, but never would he ever thought it would come in the form of his mate. 

Soren’s never known what it’s like to feel love. He was raised with the belief that his gargoyle was a monster. He’d locked himself away from the pain and humiliation he suffered as a child. He knew he could never be what his mate needed him to be, no matter what the town thought. His mate was better off alone, then shackled to his stone heart. 

All hell breaks out when Gerri Wilder from the Paranormal Dating Agency decides to find Baine his mate. Now, Soren has to decide to step up to the plate or watch his mate find happiness with another. 

My review:
Locked in Stone is an angsty m/m shifter romance that will have you wanting to beat in a certain gargoyles head that is when you aren’t wanting to cuddle him. Soren and Baine have each gone through their own separate hell. Soren thinks that makes him a bad bet for love. Baine needs his mate now more than ever. Can these two make each other whole again? I alternately wanted to laugh and cry at these guys but reading their story was well worth the ride.

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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Guarded Heart (Apocalypse Rising 3.5) by Dagmar Avery, K. Margaret




Guarded Heart (Apocalypse Rising 3.5) by Dagmar Avery, K. Margaret

Blurb:
Oliver Hopewell has it bad for Bailey Jameson, and the only cure is a commitment.

Dating for a little over two years, Oliver and Bailey have strict rules for their non- relationship. No sleepovers, no commitment and no catching feelings. What they share is something Oliver counts himself lucky to find, even if Bailey isn’t interested in saying to hell with the rules. Any time he can be with her, he is.

Bailey’s had a tough time of it though you would never know it. A woman with secrets, she’s content to be with Oliver, though things have been changing, and her rules aren’t as important as previously, that is until a vile part of her past comes calling.

And with that past comes changes, ones that are going to rock the foundations of their acquaintance, turning it into something eternal. Because secrets should be shared with the one you love.

My review:
Guarded Heart is about Oliver and Bailey two secondary characters in the Apocalypse Rising series. Both of these characters have stories we had no clue about and this book reveals that Oli is not just a young man with a horrible upbringing and Bailey is more than T&A and a smart assed bartender. This book may be short but it is packed with a hell of a story.

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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Fighting for Fiona (Bond of Three #4) by Virginia Nelson




Blurb:
As queen of the Seers, Fiona has watched quietly as triads formed around her. Now, for the first time in years, she must face Gideon, the man she was supposed to love, the man seeking her throne—her husband.

Donovan has stood by Fiona’s side for more than a lifetime. He’s been there as she battled her love for her traitorous husband. Resisting his attraction has been difficult, but no matter what, Donovan refuses to allow Fiona to face the coming darkness alone. Even if that means he must surrender to Gideon’s forbidden touch. 

Gideon knows it’s finally time to face his future. What he doesn’t expect is to fight the impending darkness in the arms of two lovers. Destined for one another, Fiona, Gideon and Donovan succumb to their darkest desires and deepest needs. It’s going to take the three of them to keep the darkness at bay.

My review:
The Queen gets her guys! Fiona and Gideon have been wedded in a political marriage since they were children but have never consummated the deal. She knows it is doomed from the start.  Donovan has loved Fiona since they were kids and as her guard is determined to turn her visions around. These three get together and finally get it right.
Fighting for Fiona is a short sexy read that will keep you on the edge of your seat till the very end.

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Friday, April 13, 2018

What Are You Afraid Of? by Alexandra Ivy





Blurb:
SHE’S LEARNED ALL ABOUT KILLERS

They aren’t the kind of women anyone misses. Truck-stop hookers, runaways . . . no one would even notice they’d disappeared if the killer didn’t photograph their lifeless bodies, posed in the back of a semi-trailer. Exactly like the infamous Trucker murders. But this isn’t just a copycat. It’s a vendetta.

NOW HE’LL TEACH HER

Carmen Jacobs interviewed the world’s most terrifying serial killers for her bestselling book, The Heart of a Predator. The police might not believe her, but she knows there’s a monster out there, paying homage to other murderers. The only person who can predict where he’ll strike next is Griffin Archer—a reclusive software millionaire with ample reason not to help her.

HOW TO DIE . . .

Carmen has charmed her way past Griffin’s defenses before. He didn’t intend to let it happen again. But with a psycho sending her trophies of his kills, he has no choice but to get involved. The clues point to a killer obsessed with Carmen—someone who knows her work, her past, her secrets. Someone who won’t be satisfied until he has made all her deepest fears come true . . .

My review:
What Are You Afraid Of? Grabs you on the first page and doesn’t let you take a full breath till the last. This is an intense thriller that will keep you guessing. I really liked Carmen and Griff and had my fingers crossed the whole time praying they would make it out alive and with each other. This may be part of a series but can be read stand alone. I highly recommend this fast paced mystery.

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