Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Review: Hours to Kill

Hours to Kill Hours to Kill by Susan Sleeman
My rating: 💛💛💛💛

This third and final book in the series was my favourite by far! Not only was the suspense plot captivating and a thrilling ride, but I enjoyed the romantic plot as well. I'm always in favour of marriage reconciliation stories. The covenant of marriage is important and I love it when an author fights for the marriage. Addie's amnesia added to the mystery of what will happen between Marc and Addie.

Fans of romantic suspense will enjoy this book and series. For me, this third book also emphasised the Red team than the previous two. The way they joked with each other, pushed each other, but also supported each other, was one of the main reasons I enjoyed this series.

*I listened to this on Scribd.*

Review of the other books in the series:
1. Seconds to Live        
2. Minutes to Die

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About the book:


Just as Homeland Security Agent Addison Leigh reaches the pinnacle of her cyber investigation into a firearms smuggling ring, she's attacked and left for dead. Her estranged husband, ICE Agent Mack Jordan, is notified that she's at the hospital in a coma. He may have let his past military trauma ruin their short marriage, but she never gave up on their relationship, and he remains her next of kin.

Mack rushes to her bedside, where he promises to hunt down the man who attacked her. Mack failed her once when he bailed on their marriage, and he's not about to let her down again. But when she wakes up in the hospital, she remembers neither the attack nor ever being married to Mack. And when a second attempt to take her life is made, it's clear something very sinister is going on, and Mack and Addison are in for the ride of their lives.


About the author:


SUSAN SLEEMAN is the bestselling author of over forty-five novels with more than one million books sold.

She writes romantic suspense novels that are clean with inspiring messages of faith. Readers love her series for the well-drawn characters and edge-of-your-seat action. She graduated from the FBI and local police citizen academies, so her research is spot-on and her characters are real.

In addition to writing, Susan also hosts TheSuspenseZone.com. She has lived in nine states but now calls Oregon home. Her husband is a retired church music director, and they have two beautiful daughters, a very special son-in-law, and an adorable grandson.
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Monday, October 25, 2021

Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite Series Read in 2021

 

 Join in the Top Ten Tuesday fun! Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.


I love reading series and always try to finish a few during the year.  I'm still busy with a few I should finish before the end of the year, but the following is probably some of the best series I've read this year:

1. The True Lies of Rembrandt Stone

I love this time travel series and want to listen to this series on audiobook next year!


2. The Patrick Bowers Files

This is one of the best thriller series I've read.


3. Danger Never Sleeps

Lynette Eason is one of my favourite suspense writers and this series did not dissapoint.



4. The Montana Marshall series

I loved this suspenseful and adventurous series about the Montana Marshall Siblings.



If you enjoy series about families in small towns, this one is calling your name.


This series was about true historical crimes in America.  I enjoyed learning about crimes I never knew about.



I loved this dual-time series.  The lessons learned by the past characters was real and hard and the legacy which they left for the generation in the present was strong and solid.

Murder, mysteries and small towns.

Before this year, I knew little to nothing about orphan trains, how they sometimes worked as intended, but most time left the orphans in more destitute circumstances.


A thrilling series, one I would recommend to read before the Patrick Bowers Files one mentioned in number 2 above.







Weekend Wrap-up: October 24th

 

 It’s Monday! What are you reading? is hosted by Book Date.

See which books I've read this week, currently reading and planning to read.  Books I've finished this week:

Finished


From hurricanes to emotional roller coaster, but this past week was a great reading week.




Currently reading




Next up:


Excited for my next reads:







What are you reading this week?

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Book Spotlight Fridays! Hours to Kill and more

 

Book Beginnings and Friday56


Book Beginnings is a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader that asks you to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you're reading. Friday 56 is hosted by Freda's Voice and asks you to grab a book (any book), turn to page 56 or 56% in your e-reader and share a non-spoiler sentence or two.

So this week I'm spotlighting not one, not two, but three books!  Sorry, or not sorry, but I'm currently reading all three and enjoying all so much, want to share the reading-love.


Hours To Kill




About the book:

Just as Homeland Security Agent Addison Leigh reaches the pinnacle of her cyber investigation into a firearms smuggling ring, she's attacked and left for dead. Her estranged husband, ICE Agent Mack Jordan, is notified that she's at the hospital in a coma. He may have let his past military trauma ruin their short marriage, but she never gave up on their relationship, and he remains her next of kin.

Mack rushes to her bedside, where he promises to hunt down the man who attacked her. Mack failed her once when he bailed on their marriage, and he's not about to let her down again. But when she wakes up in the hospital, she remembers neither the attack nor ever being married to Mack. And when a second attempt to take her life is made, it's clear something very sinister is going on, and Mack and Addison are in for the ride of their lives.

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Book Beginnings

THE BRUTAL KILLER put a knife to her mother's throat.

Friday 56

Her stomach knotted.  "Our office could be one of them.  Razo could be looking to pay me back for investigating him and make it seem like a sovereign citizen did it."

My thoughts so far

Enjoying this one.  I'm listening to this on audio and I love the banter between Mack and Kylie.  Mack and Addie is cute together, hope they can sort out their issues.

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The Heart of a Hero




About the book:

Jake Silver may not be able to put the memories of his time as a sniper and Navy SEAL behind him, but at least he can put his skills to use as a part of the Jones Inc. rescue team. Saving the life of pediatric heart surgeon Dr. Aria Sinclair on Denali helped too. Now he can't get her out of his head, and when he hears she is in the path of a hurricane down in Key West he can't help but jump on a plane to rescue her.

Aria has dedicated her life to helping children born with defective hearts. After all, she was one of those children. Now driven to succeed, she lives a lonely, stressful life. One she would have lost on Denali if it hadn't been for Jake. Jake is exciting and handsome, but he's also dangerous, and she's already lost one person she loves. She can't bear it again.

It's not until she finds herself trapped in the middle of a category 4 hurricane that she can admit she needs Jake desperately. With their very survival in the balance, can they hope for a second chance at life . . . and love?

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Book Beginnings

IN THE DAYLIGHT, Jake Silver wasn't the devil.

Friday 56

He sorta liked cats.  They were like sisters - independent, smart, savvy and capable.

My thoughts so far

Jake is such a loveable hero, more to what you see!

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The Thief of Blackfriars Lane




About the book:

There’s Often a Fine Line Between a Criminal and a Saint

Constable Jackson Forge intends to make the world safer, or at least the streets of Victorian London. But that’s Kit Turner’s domain, a swindler who runs a crew that acquires money the old-fashioned way—conning the rich to give to the poor. When a local cab driver goes missing, Jackson is tasked with finding the man, and the only way to do that is by enlisting Kit’s help. If Jackson doesn’t find the cabby, he’ll be fired. If Kit doesn’t help Jackson, he’ll arrest her for thievery. Yet neither of them realize those are the least of their problems.

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Book Beginnings

For want of a properly working pocket watch, Jackson Forge failed to save the world today - or at least the City of London.  Now he'd be lucky to save himself.

Friday 56

A smile twitched on her lips, then fell away.  Footsteps clicked outside the door.  Right outside.  Before she could glance around for a place to hide, the know turned.  There was nothing for it, then.  She launched herself into Jackson's arms and kissed him full on the mouth.

My thoughts so far

This one is adventure and fun.

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Review: Gentleman of Her Dreams

Gentleman of Her Dreams Gentleman of Her Dreams by Jen Turano
My rating: 💛💛💛💛
I listened to this on audio and really enjoyed the telling. It was fun and filled with adventure. This novella had great character growth and was full bodied for the few pages it contained.

I'm looking forward to reading more by this author and the rest of this series.

*I listened to this on Scribd.*

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About the book:


When Miss Charlotte Wilson asks God for a husband, she decides He must want her to pursue Mr. Hamilton Beckett, the catch of the season. The only problem? She's never actually met Hamilton. Fortunately, one of her oldest and dearest friends, Mr. Henry St. James—who has returned to New York after a two-year absence—does know Hamilton. Much to Henry's chagrin, Charlotte immediately ropes him into helping her meet Hamilton. However, none of her plans to catch Hamilton's eye go as she expected, and she is even more confused when her old feelings for Henry begin to resurrect themselves. In the midst of the mayhem Charlotte always seems to cause, she wonders if the gentleman of her dreams might be an entirely different man than she thought.

This novella is a companion to A Change of Fortune, Jen Turano's full-length debut novel, available fall 2012.

About the author:



Named One of the Funniest Voices in Inspirational Romance by Booklist, Jen Turano is a USA Today Best-Selling Author, known for penning quirky historical romances set in the Gilded Age. Her books have earned Publisher Weekly and Booklist starred reviews, top picks from Romantic Times, and praise from Library Journal. She’s been a finalist twice for the RT Reviewers’ Choice Awards and had two of her books listed in the top 100 romances of the past decade from Booklist. When she’s not writing, she spends her time outside of Denver, CO. Readers may find her at 
www.jenturano.com - https://www.facebook.com/jenturanoaut... , https://www.instagram.com/jenturanoau... or on Twitter at JenTurano@JenTurano.

NEW SERIES ALERT! Fall out series by Lisa Harris

 I'm so excited for this new series by Lisa Harris.




I've read the novella The Last Day, which is part of this crazy bundle: 



Go check out the awesome video trailer - it gave me goosebumps: https://vimeo.com/637024556


Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Review: Labyrinth of Lies

Labyrinth of Lies Labyrinth of Lies by Irene Hannon
My rating: 💛💛💛💛

This was another solid romantic suspense from a tested and favourite author.

At first, I thought it was a bit unrealistic that a 33 year old can pass for a 17 year old, and it reminded me a bit of the movie, Never Been Kissed, but soon the characters and story pulled me in that I didn't really mind that fact.

The undercover plot was interesting and I enjoyed following the characters finding the clues and following the evidence. I did know who the ultimate man was as soon as Kaylee told Cate something in the middle of the book, but it did not keep me from enjoying how everything developed and was revealed.

The history between Zeke and Cate was deep with emotion and unsettled baggage. Zeke - I had a love - hate - love relationship with him as more facts were revealed, and enjoyed the second chance story they had.

Love the relationship the sisters has and all the appearances by Eve and Grace.

The book starts at a point before the epilogue of book 1, but I enjoyed that and how the epilogue brought both books together.

This can be read as a stand alone, but I would recommend reading it in order.

*I received a complimentary copy from the publisher. All opinions expressed are my own.*

Book 1: Point of Danger 

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About the book:


When the daughter of a high-profile businessman disappears from an exclusive girls' boarding school, police detective Cate Reilly is tapped for an undercover assignment. It doesn't take her long to realize that beneath the veneer of polish and wealth, things are not as they seem at Ivy Hill Academy. But the biggest surprise of all? The only man she ever loved is also working at the school.

Zeke Sloan has never forgotten Cate, but now isn't the best time for their paths to cross again. When their two seemingly disparate agendas begin to intertwine--and startling connections emerge among the players--the danger escalates significantly. But who is the mastermind behind the elaborate ruse? And how far will they go to protect their house of cards?

Queen of romantic suspense Irene Hannon invites you to scale the heights of human folly and plumb the depths of the human heart in this second gripping book in the Triple Threat series.

About the author:


Irene Hannon, who writes both contemporary romance and romantic suspense, is the author of more than

50 novels. Her books have been honored with three coveted RITA awards from Romance Writers of America (the “Oscar” of romance fiction) and she is a member of that organization's elite Hall of Fame. She has also received a Career Achievement award from RT Book Reviews for her entire body of work. Other awards for individual books include National Readers' Choice, HOLT Medallion, Daphne du Maurier, Retailers Choice, Booksellers' Best, and Reviewers' Choice from RT Book Reviews. She is also a two-time Christy award finalist.


A former corporate communications executive with a Fortune 500 company, Irene now writes full time. To learn more about Irene and her books, visit www.irenehannon.com.

Review: Hours to Kill

Hours to Kill by Susan Sleeman My rating: 💛💛💛💛 This third and final book in the series was my favourite by ...