Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Review of Change of Heart by Courtney Walsh

Nutshell: Evelyn Brandt is the picture perfect wife of the young Colorado state senator, Christopher Brandt. She hosts the perfect parties, dresses perfectly, is the perfect wife with the perfectly decorated house and the perfect life. And she has no idea who she is and is dying inside. She dislikes hosting parties, her house doesn't feel like her home, she'd rather wear sweats and her husband is rarely home. Life looks fantastic looking in with the "perfect" image. All that swiftly comes to a halt while hosting a party of other government wives, the FBI shows up, ransacking her house and saying her husband has been arrested for embezzlement.

Her perfect like shatters around her and she is left the outcast. She has one friend, Trevor Whitney, her husband's former best friend. And he gives her refuge on his farm.

Evelyn now has to rebuild her life. After a swift divorce from a delusional husband who believed his lies to be truth, she seeks to find her former self. But there are secrets still lurking out there of which come to light and may just shatter hearts all over again.

Pro's: Such a sweet, sweet book. Some would call it fluff, but I would say it is beyond fluff. This book is more about rediscovery. Think of a soft warm summer breeze through the heart of a story line that is filled with tender words which weave a story of love. That is this book.

Con's: The minor characters seemed to have just been plopped in to the storyline and seemed a bit out of place.

Recommendation: If you enjoyed Paper Hearts by Courtney Walsh, you will definitely enjoy this book!

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

Monday, February 22, 2016

Review of Always Watching by Lynette Eason

Nutshell: Olivia Edwards is the owner of a body guard service. It is her job to protect high profile people from being attacked, stalked or killed. She works with the police and government officials on highly tense cases. Her newest case was not one she signed up for, but one she stepped in to after a co-worker was attached by the client's stalker. Now she finds herself keeping alive a very prominent radio-talk show host/psychiatrist. The stalker is not working alone and it is her job to figure out who is after her client and his family. Tension mounts after the first strike against her host didn't work. The stakes climb high with every attack. Olivia and her team work around the clock trying to stay alive while hunting down the bold stalker. Jump in to book 1 of the Elite Guardians series and you will go for quite the ride!

Pro's: I liked the angle of this book. A female body guard instead of the male in the lead role as protector. I did like the way this book read. I liked how fast paced it was, how the romance did not take over the book, nor was it so in-your-face, how level-headed the characters were and the journey the author takes you on.

Con's: How fast it went!!

Recommendation: If you enjoy fast paced, intense drama-filled stories, you will enjoy this one.

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