Casey is a detective but she has a secret, she's killed a man.
That's the opening line of the blurb. How awesome does that sound? I couldn't wait to read this book. Casey and her friend, Diana are both in the cross hairs of dangerous. Diana finds out about this town that is in the middle of nowhere, not on any map, and is supposed to be for people who want to dissappear. When they arrive, they find out a detective is just what they needed because there's a killer on the loose. Who's telling the truth? Are these residents victims or criminals?
This book is told from the point of view of Casey and I think that really brings the mystery to a great peek. She has no idea who to trust and everyone, EVERYONE, has a secret. Even the hot sheriff that is both annoying and compelling. There's a sweet romance between them that I wish became a bit more heated. There are a couple of things that Casey does that made me roll my eyes. It's the only reason for not getting 5 stars. She's a cop with a traumatic history some of her reactions to things just don't make sense such as the guy following her in the parking lot. She assumed and ignored, really?! There is so much amazing in this book though. Rockton is such an interesting idea. I love the characters, they all have depth and secrets and shadows. The mystery is fantastic! I was stuck between two characters on who is the killer. Luckily, it is one of the two.
If you love romantic suspense then City of the Lost is going to be a highly recommended read!
Seventeen-year-old Ruby lives in a world where Frostbloods rule. She has to hide among them because she can wield fire. When she’s discovered her whole world is turned upside down. She must survive prison, the chaos of the games and an evil presence determined to take control. All the while the scarred and quiet Arcus is twisting her heart. Can she survive for revenge? Will that be enough to save her soul?
This book is fantastic! I instantly liked Ruby from the start. She is excited about her fire wielding but scared by it too. When she’s discovered, she goes from unsure girl to angry woman. She refuses to give in and survives purely for revenge. When the story of the world unfolds she realizes she’s meant for bigger things. Arcus is a part of her future. The angry scarred frostblood has more inside him than either of them knew. Twists make the story even more entwined with this history of the land. I absolutely fell into this book and didn’t want to leave. I’ve already ordered the second book, Fireblood.
If you like fantasy with beautiful world building and a sweet romance this is a must read.
Makenna and Caden are simply two strangers on an elevator until it breaks down. They’re stuck in the dark for hours and Caden has a fear of dark confined spaces. When they play a game of twenty questions to calm him down, they find they have a lot more in common then either of them could imagine.
Caden! Oh my God, Caden! I’m a sucker for lip rings and tattoos. Caden’s also got a good heart and a tragic past. Makenna is having a bad day that just keeps getting worse. She’s adorable and sweet and I totally love her. Together they’re stuck in that elevator and learn about each other. Yeah, it leads to some good stuff but it also really showcases their romance. I really wish the story was longer because I’d love to learn more about Makenna and Caden’s journey. I checked and this is actually the first in the series. I’ve already ordered the second book, Love in the Light. I can’t wait!
If you’re looking for a quick read that you can completely fall in love with, totally read Hearts in Darkness!
Nora is stuck in a small town in the US when she’s swept offer her feet by a sweet-talking Scotsman. He whisks her from her boring life and for awhile she’s happy. But his possessiveness begins to grate on her and just when she decides she can’t be in this marriage anymore, he’s no longer in the story. Now, she’s left feeling hallow and drifting through life. When Aiden comes along it’s only because of a beautiful, sick child name Sylvie. But maybe, just maybe, she’ll find something with Aiden she never expected. Forever.
Some sections are so vague it actually makes several plot points confusing. Who was the guy in the beginning? (Yes, we eventually find out, but starting with that is unclear). Who is ‘gone’ at the end of chapter six? Okay, it’s quickly discovered who and how but the way it’s written is very baffling. The flashbacks also felt very telling rather than being in the story. Despite all that, I kept reading because I fell in love with Nora. Her personality is addicting and feels so real. Then Aidan comes into the story and I am about blow off my feet. I love the way she writes the accents! Love. Love. Love. There’s some unexpected drama in the story between Nora and Aiden that I thought works really well. It really ups the tension and I love how Nora doesn’t immediately take him back. She really shows her backbone and I am proud of her for that. Also really, really hot in the romance department. Samantha Young is a freaking genius writing romance. I know I called her brilliant before but damn it, it’s so freaking true. The ending is so stunningly beautiful.
I can’t wait to read the next book in the series!
We’re back in Samantha Young’s world for Cole’s story! *grabby hands*
Shannon goes for the bad boys and it’s led her down a terrible path. She’s trying to claw her way out from under her mistakes when she gets a much needed job. She loves the tattoo parlor and the people but for one, Cole. He flirts too much and she doesn’t want another bad boy who’s just going to ruin her life. Again. But when she gives in to one kiss it leads to another and another and another…
This is Cole from the previous book, Down London Road, which you have to read because it’s freaking fabulous. Anyway, Cole is all grown up now and damn did he grow up fine. He’s tattooed and muscular and gorgeous. He had a hard time dealing with his feelings for Shannon, especially since they both said some heated words in anger. But Shannon has a past that she has to deal with and she wants Cole to be the one to do that. The problem is that her family stands in the way. Oh my God, did I love this book. Another huge hit by Samantha Young. I love the chemistry between Cole and Shannon. The heat, the anger, the love. I’m totally going all swoony on you. Sorry. This book is just the epitome of romance and I fell head first into it. This is another Samantha Young book that I had a hard time pacing myself with. Once I started reading I didn’t want to stop.
Must. Read. Give yourself a few hours and sink into this world!
This book is IMPOSSIBLE to put down!
Jo has a drunk mother, absent formerly abusive father and her younger brother to deal with. She’s dating rich guys in hopes of landing one to give her brother a better life. But what about herself? When she’s tempted by the new bartender at work all her carefully laid plans go to hell but when her father makes a violent appearance who will she run to?
Oh. My. God. This book. I want to sink into this book and never come up for air. Yeah, that good. Hell, I may read it again and that’s a huge compliment right there. Jo and Cam, the sexy bartender, have smoking hot chemistry. The problem is, Cam is a jerk to her when they first meet. It’s cute how they go from annoyances to tentative friends to I can’t get enough of you. This totallly sold me on anything Samantha Young writes. She’s freaking brilliant! Cole is an adorable addition to the series. He’s trying to be strong for his sister but he’s also dealing with emotions from an alcoholic mother. Then the father comes back and holy crap, I couldn’t stop reading. I literally read this book in one day, into the night and finished in the early morning hours.
Amazing, mind blowing, must read story!
Courtney Glass is the wild child that has the worst taste in men and it finally catches up with her. She is accused of murder but she knows it was a setup and she’s afraid the real killer will target her next. The only one who believe her are family and a very attractive detective that grunts more than talks. Can Will unravel the mystery before it leads to Courtney’s fatal end?
This is the second glass sisters book. The first one was fabulous and you can find my review here. Courtney is my favorite of the two sisters. She’s just trying to live her life as a stylist and can’t seem to find a man worth even a penny. When she meets Will she’s attracted and she enjoys teasing him but when he teases back he blows her away. As they fight their attraction for the good of the case, the mystery deepens. I love the suspense. I also like how Courtney deals with her problems by running away. It just feels like a natural thing to do for her. The ending is freaking fantastic, both action and sweetness. I do wish there was more heat though. I think Will and Courtney could have been amazing in that department instead of good. The Glass Sisters series had proven to be a romantic suspense must read! I’m going to go find out what else this author has released.
Fiona is an artist working for all manner of law enforcement to draw suspects with such realism. She’s tired of it though, the pain in the eyes of victims, the stories of the hurt. She’s convinced herself to leave all that behind her but not before taking one last case. Jack has himself a serial killer but he can’t prove it and the only woman to survive has a bad reputation. Together can they catch a killer and heal each other?
I’ve only read one other Laura Griffin book and I enjoyed it. This one, wow, fabulous! I love Fiona. She’s an artist who has serious talent with victims and I love her personality. She wants to help but the toll it’s taking on her emotionally is becoming too much. She’s determined to move on but for some reason she can’t resist the sexy, honest good guy Jack. Jack is not giving up. He refuses to let a killer get away with taking so many innocent lives and then they catch a break, a witness. When that witness goes missing he finds out Fiona is literally on the killer heels. The suspense is fantastic. I mean top-notch, edge of your seat stuff. The romance is beautiful. I do wish it had more heat thought. They really have a great chemistry with each other up to a point. The secondary characters are also entertaining. I’m excited to read Fiona’s sisters story.
If you like romantic suspense than you have to read Thread of Fear!
Wow, I had no idea this book was so dark and gritty. I love The Obsession by Nora Roberts. Like love, bordering on Obsession myself (see what I did there). I really want to read Masons story. Okay. Anyway. Right, a review.
Naomi is eleven. She’s the one that finds the barn door in the woods near her house. She’s the one who open said door and finds a crying woman who’s chained to the wall. She’s the one that frees the woman and helps her get to the police where they discover Naomi’s father is a serial killer. How can a girl ever get past her father’s horrible sins?
Boom. My God. This story starts dark and gritty and pulled me right in. From the beginning I love Naomi. Her bravery is just stunning and heartfelt and heartbreaking. There is so much feels in this book! The story shows how she and her brother and her gay uncle is trying to deal with everything. Her mother’s lost her mind and is constantly in a state of depression. As the years pass Naomi finds herself closed off when people find out who she is. Then she falls in love with this big, rundown house near the water. She buys it and quickly catches the eye of the local mechanic (and serious hottie) Xander. Her past keeps her open for a good time but never does she do relationships but Xander makes her want to break that rule. Just when she’s starting to open up, he finds out who her fathers is. Then woman start showing up in the woods near her house. They are killed in the same way her father murdered but he’s in prison, so who’s targeting her now. Wow! The mystery is spot on. I did figure out who it is about three quarters of the way through but I wouldn’t have bet any money on that person being the killer. I just wasn’t positive which makes the suspense that much more intense. I do wish the romance had more heat to it though. Xander and Naomi are sweet together but they needed that punch of heat to really make the romance work. Still, the story itself has blown me away. I think this may be my favorite Nora Roberts book.
If you like romantic suspense than you have to read this dark, intense Obsession.
Shay’s childhood is terrifying and traumatic. Her mother’s murder, foster care, being kidnapped and ugh, this poor girl! She’s spent her adult life dealing with after effects and it seems the past isn’t done with her yet. Elliot is the only man she’s ever really liked but when he pushes to know more about her, she freaks and breaks it off. Then her whole world is turned upside down when the past comes back to hurt her. Will Elliot still be on her side when the truth comes out?
Wow, talking about twisted. The mystery in this book is phenomenal. Everyone has ulterior motives and the reveal is totally intense. I love that! Add in Shay, who’s damaged but trying and Elliot who’s pushing Shy to open up. They make a great couple. I like how patient he is with her trauma and past. The romance is really freaking good too. This is probably one of my favorite books by Shiloh Walker and I’ve read a ton of them. I can’t wait to read more!
If you’re looking for romantic suspense with twists, turns and lots of romance, read Stolen by Shiloh Walker!