Friday, December 04, 2020

Review of The Escape by Lisa Harris

Madison James is doing the job she loves as a US Marshall. It has also been five years since her husband was murdered with no closure on the killer. With feeling the need for a change, her thoughts are of moving out of the city to start somewhere fresh. But before that can happen, she needs to focus on her job of which a new assignment is given to her, along with a new partner, Jonas Quinn. A quick flight transporting two prisoners should have them back home later that day. Things do not go as planned as their plane crashes and one of their prisoners escapes in a remote area. The man hunt begins as they search for their escaped prisoner who is also hunting them as well. Every second and move counts as the manhunt begins.

Lisa Harris has created a new series that keeps the reader quickly turning each page. The suspense is thick, the story writing is top-notch and the plot grips the reader all the way to the end. Harris does a great job of making the story come to life and keeps the reader well engaged with the twists and turns of the two main characters who you feel like you know. If you enjoy a good suspense filled book, pick up this book in Harris' new series US Marshalls. 

Revell Reads sent me this complimentary copy to review for them. Opinions expressed are my own.

Friday, November 20, 2020

The Love Note by Joanna Davidson Politano

Willa Duvall loves medicine. Matters of the heart aren't as important to her, hence why suitors continue to scratch their heads in disbelief when she turns down their marriage proposals. But between a love note hidden in her desk and an ultimatum by her father, Willa is determined to get employment at a home she visited with her father during her growing up years. With letter in hand and employment secured, Willa begins a journey of which she did not expect. 

Politano has written a masterful story in The Love Note. I love how she takes one object, a letter, and twists a whole story around it. How the same words mean different things to those who read it and how the story takes a life of it's own based on one letter. What a great, unique story that takes the reader on a journey through the ups and downs of romance and misinterpretation, the reader is glued to the pages just wondering how everything will work out. 

Revell Reads sent me this complimentary copy to review for them. Opinions expressed are my own.

Thursday, November 05, 2020

Review of Point of Danger by Irene Hannon

Eve Reilly loves her job. Talking about controversial subjects on her early morning radio show. Others, however, want to silence her.  Detective Brent Lange is new on the job and his first case involves finding out who is making the threats against Eve. What the two don't expect is the feelings that spark the moment they meet. Will they find the culprit who is threatening Eve's life before it's too late? 

This is Irene Hannon's first book in her new Triple Threat Series. With suspense showing up on every page and characters intertwining with each other, this book keeps the reader flipping the pages trying to figure out how it's all going to come together. Throw in sparks of romance and you have the signature romantic suspense Hannon is known for. A good book that keeps the reader engaged right up to the end and looking forward to the second book in the series. You won't be disappointed if you pick up this book, or any of her other romantic suspense books.

Revell Books sent me this complimentary copy to review for them. Opinions expressed are my own.

Wednesday, November 04, 2020

Review of The Key to Love by Betsy St. Amant

In this stand-alone novel, Bri Duval is hoping her romantic man in shining armor shows up someday. To have a marriage as good as her parents' was. To be able to put her lock on the Love Lock gate out in the back of the bakery she works at. What she doesn't expect is travel writer Gerard Fortier to waltz in to her bakery, tell her the coffee is horrible and pop her romance bubble. In this charming story, Bri and Gerard find more out about themselves than expected and realize that maybe expectations of romance can change.

This novel was a charming read, set in a mom and pop town that is easy to picture. A book to cozy up next to the fire with on a cold, rainy day that will keep your heart warm. Betsy has a whimsical way of writing with a dose of humor and a tender thread woven through the entire story. She does a great job keeping the reader engaged all the way to the end. With laughter and tears mingled along the way, the reader can feel like they are walking with the characters on their journey of learning a bit more of who they are.

Revell Reads sent me this complimentary copy to review. The opinions expressed are my own.

Friday, September 25, 2020

Review of The Edge of Belonging by Amanda Cox

Ivy Rose has a lot of questions about her past. When her grandmother dies, she receives a letter post-funeral explaining that there is a lot Ivy Rose doesn't know. Ivy Rose then begins a journey like she has never been on before. A journey not only about her past, but about who she really is. 

Amanda Cox does a brilliant job toggling between the past and the present throughout the story of this book. Such heartache jumps off the pages. Sweet, tender love is woven through the storyline as well, bringing the reader in to the heart of Ivy Rose and the other characters in her life. So many issues are brought to the surface throughout this book that the reader has the opportunity to explore their emotions with each one. What a great book to bring to light so many different aspects of family and how we treat others (just to name a few). A well rounded, well written, wonderfully expressive story.

Revell sent me this complimentary copy to review for them. Opinions expressed are my own.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Review of Nine by Rachelle Dekker

Two young ladies brought together by unforeseen circumstances. One not wanting to remember her past. The other can't remember her past. Zoe and Lacy go on the run from the authorities in search of a needle in a haystack that could bring them safety or destruction. 

Rachelle Dekker has yet again delivered a heart-stopping story that grabs you right from the beginning. You come in to the story knowing you are missing some very key components. But you also know that these components will be revealed to you along the way. And along that way, this novel grips you until you almost just want to read the end to see what happens (but you don't because that would just ruin it!). Rachelle has a unique way of story-telling that hooks her audience in and doesn't let go until the end. 

Revell Books sent me this complimentary copy to review for them. Opinions expressed are my own.

Monday, August 31, 2020

Review of A Dazzle of Diamonds by Liz Johnson

Penelope Hunter its trying to pave a new path for herself after her life fell apart with a botched wedding. Now an event planner, she seems to be making a way for herself. Until her ex-fiance and his new soon-to-be-wife walk in and want her to plan the venue for the wedding. To add on to that, she receives a call from one of her top clients that they are going to pull their reservation because of rumors circling about herbest friend, who is running for sheriff, and his family's loyalty to their great city of Savannah. While Penelope and Tucker, her best friend, try to clear his name and she tries to save her job, something else may be sparkling underneath that may catch them both by surprise.   
Liz Johnson crafts a fun, loving story about friendship and what friends do for each other no matter what. This was a great reminder to stand by those you love. Liz did a great job weaving a multi-leveled story line that kept the reader intrigued enough to keep flipping the pages and whimsical enough to keep it light-hearted. With pulling in very minor characters from previous books, I liked how she threw nuggets to the reader about her previous stories and had those characters pop up in this book. You don't need to read the other books to understand this one, but you will gain a bit of backstory from the other characters who are minor in this book (but major in the other books). This is a fun, delightful read!

Revell Books sent me this copy to review in exchange for my opinion. All opinions expressed are my own.