Christmas Awards 2011

Sunday, 30 April 2017

After the Dark

After the Dark by Cynthia Eden

Publisher: HQN

March 2017

ISBN: 978-0-373-80192-3

Pages: 368


Contemporary Romantic Suspense



Fairhope, Alabama


Samantha Dark is a disgraced former FBI agent. She was also one of the most respected profilers in the Bureau. An expert on the dark hearts and twisted minds of the most depraved criminals. Samantha’s career was destroyed when her former lover turned out to be the serial killer she was hunting. Samantha left Washington, DC, for the quiet anonymity of Alabama when she was blamed for the FBI’s failure on the complex case.

Now an all-too-familiar killer is hunting once again. For Samantha to catch the cunning assassin she must put her trust in her former partner, Blake Gamble. Blake is ex-military that is precise, tough and protective. Even with her entire life on the brink, she knows that at the very least he wants her back in the FBI and possibly for more.

Someone else wants her also. A threat is waiting in the dark. The killer has the ultimate trophy victim in his sights…Samantha.


This is suspense story that has many twists and turns that keeps the reader turning the pages just to see what will happen next and if Samantha is going to be able to catch a killer that wants her. This is the ultimate cat and mouse story that will leave the reader wanting more from this series. This is a story that will stay with the reader long after they finish it. The story is complex and intriguing and it pulls the reader in completely. This is one romantic suspense to read for those that love this kind of book.


I give this one 5 red roses 



LRH

Firewolf

Firewolf by Jenna Kernan

Publisher: Harlequin

May 2017

ISBN: 978-1-335-72099-3

Pages: 249


Contemporary Romantic Suspense


Arizona


Dylan Tehauno is an expert in preventing and fighting forest fires since he is a hotshot. He suspects that both he and filmmaker Meadow Wrangler were supposed to die in the inferno that killed a tech billionaire and that it wasn’t an accident. Dylan and Meadow decide to find the real arsonist when Dylan is identified as the prime suspect by lawmakers.

Dylan is a proud Apache and a war hero that is also a self-made man. Meadow is a rich girl with a tabloid past and they have nothing in common with each other. But they can’t deny the heat that is between them. Now they have to figure out if their attraction is more than physical desire. But will they be able to survive long enough to find that out?


This is another amazing story in a series that is proving to be unforgettable. The characters are complex and engrossing and move each book and the overall arc of the series along at a fast pace. With each clue that is revealed that shows what is going on behind the whole series it pulls the reader in more and more. This is proving to be series that will go on may keeper shelves. While each book can be read as a standalone readers will get a lot more out of the series if they read the books in order. It will also have readers wanting the next book right now.  It will be interesting to see just where this series will end up and just what is ultimately happening and how it will end.


I give this one 5 red roses



LRH

Abduction

Abduction by Cynthia Eden

Publisher: Harlequin Intrigue

March 2017

ISBN: 978-1-335-72085-6

Pages: 249


Contemporary Romantic Suspense


Hope, Florida


Sheriff Hayden Black was once the town troublemaker. Then he became the teen hero who saved young Jillian West from a savage kidnapper. He also never got over their brief affair. He is an ex-SEAL and she is now the burned-out FBI agent and they have reunited in their Florida hometown. They have also rediscovered their powerful attraction. Will they get a second chance at happiness while they hunt down a long-forgotten killer? Hayden won’t let Jill fall victim again when a series of accidents begin to plague her. There is too much desire and history between them.


This is another book by an author that delivers edge of your seat suspense. The characters are engrossing and it has a story line that keeps the suspense building until the very end when it delivers an explosive ending that doesn’t disappoint in the slightest. It also shows why this author is so popular and one that continues to get better and better with each book she writes. This is the first book in another series that promises to deliver some amazing suspenseful stories.


I give this one 5 red roses




LRH

Jet

Jet by Jay Crownover

Publisher: William Morrow

November 2013

ISBN: 978-0-06-230241-0

Pages: 371


Contemporary Romance


Denver, Colorado & Louisville, Kentucky 


Jet Keller is every girl’s rock-and-roll fantasy with his tight leather pants and sharp edge that makes him dangerous. Ayden Cross though is done walking on the wild side with bad boys. She doesn’t want to give into the heat that she see’s in Jet’s dark, haunted eyes. His touch sets her on fire and she is afraid of getting burned from the sparks of their spontaneous combustion.

Jet can’t resist the Southern belle that defies his every expectation and that has mile-long legs in cowboy boots. The closer he gets to Ayden the less he seems to know her. He knows what happens to two people when they have very different ideas about relationships even if he is tempted to get under her skin and undo her in every way possible.

Will the blaze the burns between them turn into an enduring love or will it consume their dreams and turn them into ashes.


This is proving to be a very an amazing series with characters that stay with the reader long after they finish each book. The characters are complex and move the story along at an amazing pace. It will also have the reader wanting to read the next book right away. This is a must read series that will also have readers wanting to check out the authors other series.


I give this one 5 red roses




LRH

Reconstructing Amelia


Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight

Publisher: Harper Perennial

December 2013

ISBN: 978-0-06-222544-3

Pages: 385



Contemporary Suspense


Brooklyn, New York


Kate Baron is a litigation lawyer and a harried single mother. She is shocked when her daughter’s private school calls to tell her that her high-achieving, intelligent fifteen-year-old daughter, Amelia was caught cheating. Kate is blindsided when she arrives at Grace Hall by even more devastating news: Amelia is dead. She jumped from the school roof, despondent. At least that is what the police and Grace Hall tells Kate. Kate believes it too until she gets an anonymous text that Amelia didn’t jump. Kate is going to find out the truth – no matter where it leads her. Kate reconstructs the pieces of her daughter’s life by shifting through Amelia’s text messages, e-mails and Facebook posts. She also finds the people that where in her daughter’s life. She is determined to discover why Amelia was on Grace Hall’s roof that day and just how she did die.


This is a story that keeps the reader on the edge of their seats as they try to figure just what is going on in the book. The suspense keeps building until the very end when the truth finally comes out as to just what happened to Amelia. As each clue is revealed it leads to more questions that the reader gets answered at the very end and it doesn’t disappoint in the least. This is a very hard book to put down as the reader will want to know just what happened that lead up to Amelia’s death. With all the twists and turns the story takes it will keep the reader guessing as they try to figure what happened when.


I give this one 5 red roses




LRH

Rule


Rule by Jay Crownover

Publisher: William Morrow

October 2013

ISBN: 978-0-06-230240-3

Pages: 387



Contemporary Romance



Denver, Colorado

Shaw Landon and Rule Archer are opposites in every way. Shaw has loved Rule from the first moment she laid eyes on him. Shaw is a straight-A pre-med student and Rule should be everything she doesn’t want. He is also the only person she has never tried to please. She isn’t afraid of his wild attitude, tattoos or his scary piercings. Her heart just won’t listen though she knows Rule is wrong for her.

Rule Archer is a rebel and to him Shaw is his dead twin brother’s girl and a stuck-up perfect princess. He makes his own rules whereas she lives by other people’s rules. She may be the only person who can see the person he truly is but he doesn’t have time for a good girl like Shaw.

Spilled secrets, a short skirt and too many birthday cocktails lead to a night neither can forget. Now they need to figure out how a girl like her and a guy like him can be together without destroying each other or their love.


This is a start of a series that has some very interesting characters in it. Seeing how Shaw and Rule figure out where and how they belong makes for a story that takes the reader on a roller coaster ride that doesn’t stop until the very last page. The characters are complex and make for a book that is very hard to put down once the reader starts it. It will also have readers reaching for the next book to see what happens to the next couple and where this series will end up. This is one book that will not be forgotten and will stay with the reader long after they finish it.


I give this one 5 red roses




LRH

Monday, 16 January 2017

Eagle Warrior

Eagle Warrior by Jenna Kernan

Publisher: Harlequin

February 2017

ISBN: 978-1-335-72080-1

Pages: 247


Contemporary Romantic Suspense


Arizona

Ray Strong is a former US Marine who is also a Turquoise Guardian. He is also no stranger to high-risk situations. Ray suspects there is more to his latest mission than meets the eye when he is assigned to protect Morgan Hooke, who is a single mother and also the daughter of the Apache that killed a mass gunman. He has to figure out if Morgan is an innocent bystander or the keeper of her father’s secrets and blood money. Ray feels a powerful attraction to Morgan despite his better instincts. Ray is motivated by the loss and love of both his parents and his best friend. He will do anything to keep Morgan safe and out of the hands of unseen enemies.



This is proving to be an intriguing and engrossing series. It will take readers on a roller coaster of a ride and have them wanting to find out just how everything ends. The characters are well written and make for a story that readers can relate to as the characters deal with all the baggage and issues that their pasts have left them with. It will also have readers hoping that everything works out for both Ray and Morgan. Readers will be on the edge of their seats having to wait a few months for the next book to come out. This series is building the suspense very well and keeps the reader guessing just who is behind all that is happening and who is involved with them. It will be interesting to see how the series ends.



I give this one 5 red roses




LRH