Saturday, April 16, 2022

eARC Book review: The Hitwoman’s getaway (Hitwoman #31) by J.B.Lynn


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A romantic room, gourmet meals, free booze, massages…that’s what Maggie is promised when she’s sent away on a pet-friendly romantic getaway.

Crazy fellow guests, a missing couple, a human skull, and someone trying to kill her is what she ends up getting.

With the help of the core members of her menagerie and a new furry friend, Maggie tries to figure out what’s going on while staying alive and how to salvage her romantic weekend.

But a killer has other plans…

This one seemed to put Maggie way our of her comfort zone if she actually has a comfort zone. Gino and Maggie get gifted a weekend away with a few of her animals for company. Maggie has no idea what do to on a weekend get away but things are weird at the place they go. Seems no matter where Maggie goes trouble follows. Gino deserves a medal for hanging in there with this one. Maggie was a bit of a pill but I get she's seriously struggling and overwhelmed with everything she's got going on with life. Really she's feels like she's not in a position to be in a serious relationship. I'm not sure she sees herself ever having a normal life. I really enjoyed this one.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2022

eARC Book review:The Hitwoman's Girls' Night Out by JB Lynn,


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What could possibly go wrong when a girls’ night out is arranged by Armani Vasquez?

Maggie Lee is about to find out.

When Maggie humors her quirky, psychic friend and agrees to a long-delayed night of “fun” she has to deal with the uniquely challenging dynamics of her female friends and family, a roomful of people who could potentially reveal her secret life, and a distraught, emotional support guinea pig.

Not to mention that her mom, who’s out on a temporary pass from the nut house, claims to have witnessed a murder.

It’s going to be a memorable night for Maggie and the girls, but will it prove deadly?

Maggie is forced into a girls night out with her three aunts , mom and various other females in her orbit. What could go wrong. It's Maggie so plenty. This long running series has one great thing going for it. You never see where the author is going until she gets you there. The characters are fun and sometimes aggravating. I have to confess I'm a big Gino fan even though I used to be a big Patrick fan. He screwed that up so Gino it is. I'm rooting for him. Whatever Maggie needs Gino is there to support her. A fun and fabulous read!

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Tuesday, March 22, 2022

eARC Book review:The Best Kept Secret (Smokejumper #3) by Tawna Fenske


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Nurse Nyla Franklin knows three things to be true. Taking care of others brings more joy than a basket full of kittens. A triple-fudge sundae can cure just about anything. And no good ever comes from keeping a secret… So when her best friend spills his biggest one ever, Nyla knows she’s not just holding a secret. She’s holding a ticking time bomb.

Mr. Always Does the Right Thing Leo Sayre knows three things to be true. Piloting smokejumpers over burning forests is the best job in the world. His best friend Nyla is the smartest, funniest, and okay, sexiest woman ever. And pain meds are apparently his truth serum. Now his post-surgery confession has everything flipped upside down and turned inside out… including his relationship with Nyla.

Secrets have a way of piling up, and it’s just a matter of time before someone lights a match. Because while the truth can set you free, it can also burn completely out of control…

Leo and Nyla are attracted to each other. There's a couple problems with this. Leo's ex-wife is Nyla's older sister. The other problem is a secret Nyla finds out that could be explosive for everyone involved in their lives. Nyla is the type of person who doesn't lie but also can't keep a secret. It's only a matter of time before she spills it. This was a hard read for me. I didn't care for the fact that Leo was married to one sister then was hooking up with her sister. Talk about uncomfortable. Then Nyla's secret was a tough heart wrenching secret. I guess for me anyway it's not the kind of drama I like to see in a book I'm reading for enjoyment. It was just drama, drama drama.  It was just OK for me. I would not read it again and I would not recommend it to a friend unless this was the type of book they were looking for. There were some funny parts with Nyla and thank goodness for that. It kept me reading and hoping it would be OK by the end but so much just felt cringworthy to me. 

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Friday, January 28, 2022

eARC Book review: From Feuding to Falling: An enemies to lovers, faking it romance (Texas Cattleman's Club: Fathers and Sons #4) by Jules Bennett


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Falling for his fake fiancée wasn’t part of the plan!

Securing the fortune owed to the Texas Cattleman’s Club is a top priority for its new president, Carson Wentworth. But to get there, he needs to win over rival Lana Langley and unify their feuding families. What better way than through a wedding…or at least a fake engagement? It might even be fun.

Lana has her doubts. They’ve been battling each other so long, how can they make their charade believable for one full month? Perhaps the key is the chemistry raging between them—which could also be their downfall!

Carson and Lana were supposed to be enemies. They were for a while when they both ran for President of the Texas Cattleman's club. Carson won that one but Lana is not done yet. She's determined to get a space at the club for the women ranchers to gather. Visiting Carson's great grandfather the opportunity arises to to settle the feud that's been going on for years and get the funding for Lana's project. They just have to pretend they're in love and fake a engagement. Sounds easy right. I enjoyed this quick read. Lana and Carson have preconceived notions about each other. Once they decide to team up for what will benefit them both and others they see they have more in common than they thought. This is a great evening of reading. Curl up in front of the fireplace and enjoy.

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Thursday, January 13, 2022

eARC Book review: The Family You Make (Sunrise Cove #1) by Jill Shalvis


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During the snowstorm of the century Levi Cutler is stranded on a ski lift with a beautiful stranger named Jane. After strong winds hurl the gondola in front of them into the ground, Levi calls his parents to prepare them for the worst...but can't bring himself to say goodbye. Instead, wanting to fulfill his mother's lifelong wish, he impulsively tells her he's happily settled and Jane is his girlfriend--right before his phone dies.

But Levi and Jane do not.

Now Levi's family is desperate to meet "The One." Though Jane agrees to be his pretend girlfriend for just one dinner, she's nervous. After a traumatic childhood, Jane isn't sure she knows how to be around a tight-knit family that cherishes one another. She's terrified, and a little jealous. But an unexpected series of events and a host of new friends soon show Jane that perhaps this is the life she was always meant to have.

As Jane and Levi spend more time together, pretend feelings quickly turn into real ones. Now all Jane has to do is admit to herself she can't live without the man she's fallen in love with and the family she has always dreamed of.
Levi and Jane meet in one of the worst ways. On a gondola which may or may not fall hundreds of feet in a raging storm killing them both. Not your typical meet cute. Jane keeps herself cut off from most off relationships but Levi is someone she can't seem to cut out.  Their best friends Matteo and Charlotte are secondary characters and love interests in this story and we get their story as well. Love the friendship between Charlotte and Jane. Both had trauma in their past and were there for each other.  It took me about one chapter to fall in love with these characters. Great first book in the series. I look forward to more.

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