Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Without Warning Review

Taut Writing and Breakneck Pacing That Will Keep Readers Up All Night
Katie Singleton, a partner with the Elite Guardians Protection Agency, stumbles upon her next assignment quite by accident. Spotting blue lights at a familiar restaurant, she stops to investigate, only to discover that owner Daniel Matthews has become the target of someone who will go to any lengths to put him out of business.

Daniel might be concerned, but he's not convinced that a bodyguard--and a female one at that--is necessary. A new attack and his niece's urgings are enough to make him reconsider. He and Katie must figure out who's behind the intimidation and threats--before a would-be killer strikes again.

Without Warning by Lynette Eason is the second book in the Elite Guardians series and boy is it a good one. The twist and turns throughout the story had me on the edge of my seat from beginning to end. Katie was someone we got to meet in the first book and in Without Warning we get to read her and Daniel's story. Both of them are such great characters, Katie is amazing, strong and passionate, and Daniel is the perfect hero to her heroine. If you have ever read a Lynette Eason book you will not be disappointed with her latest series. 

5 out of 5. 

I received a copy of this book from Revell in exchange for my honest review.

Monday, August 29, 2016

To Follow Her Heart Review

Duty and love are powerful forces. Only one has the power to make her life complete.

It is 1664 and Patience Terry is devastated to learn that Captain Jeremy Horton's ship has been shipwrecked off the coast of Barbados, with no survivors. She had hoped that Jeremy would someday give up the sea and settle down with her in Southold, Long Island.

Unaware his memorial service is being planned, Jeremy is rescued and aboard a British Naval Gunship with secret orders to attack New Amsterdam and claim it for the British Crown. When he makes his surprise return to Southold--and to an overjoyed Patience--it's not the happily-ever-after his beloved had hoped for. 

To Follow Her Heart by Rebecca DeMarino was a stunning conclusion to The Southold Chronicles. The  characters are true to the historical setting and they easily capture your heart. Rebecca DeMarino is a master at inserting history into the story in a way that seems natural, unlike some books I have read where it seem more like a textbook. To Follow Her Heart was the perfect book to end the series on, giving the readers time with old characters as well as the main ones in this story. I can't wait to read whatever Rebecca DeMarino come up with next!

5 out of 5. An excellent read.

I received a copy of this book from Revell in exchange for my honest review.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

To Love A Stranger Review

Traveling to a rugged country to meet her new husband for the first time, Bessie wonders, Can love truly conquer fear?
Bessie Randall is shocked to discover that, thanks to her sister’s meddling, she is married by proxy to Jasper Mendenhall, a man she’s never met. Believing she has no choice but to honor the marriage, Bessie travels from Boston to Jasper’s military quarters in Fort Bridger, Utah Territory.
Jasper Mendenhall is equally shocked when he meets his wife at the stagecoach and realizes she is not the beauty from the picture he holds. But Jasper has orders to move to Arizona Territory, and he has no choice but to take Bessie with him.
Bessie and Jasper’s mutual distrust is hard enough, but snakebites, Apache raids, and food shortages present even more challenges as they head to the Southwest. A story of quiet commitment despite the odds, To Love a Stranger explores how love can grow in the most difficult land.

To Love A Stranger by Colleen Coble was a short sweet story. While the characters were not my favorite and the story could have been fleshed out more I still enjoyed the read. I understand that this is a reprint of Colleen Cobles so it makes since that while the writing style is still amazing the story was not quite up to the caliber that I had become accustom to in her other works. Other than wanting more added to the story I found To Love A Stranger enjoyable and would certainly recommend it to fans of Colleen Cobles.

4 out 5.

I received a copy of this book from BookLook in exchange for my honest review.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

No Way Up Review

New Western Romance Series from Bestselling Author Mary Connealy

When Cimarron ranch patriarch Chance Boden is caught in an avalanche, the quick actions of hired hand Heath Kincaid save him. Badly injured, Chance demands that his will be read and its conditions be enforced immediately. 

Without anyone else to serve as a witness, Heath is pressed into reading the will. If Justin, Sadie, and Cole Boden don't live and work at home for the entire year, the ranch will go to their low-down cousin Mike. 

Then Heath discovers the avalanche was a murder attempt, and more danger might follow. Deeply involved with the family, Heath's desire to protect Sadie goes far beyond friendship. The danger keeps them close together, and their feelings grow until being apart is the last thing on their minds.

No Way Up is the first book in Mary Connealy's newest series Cimarron Legacy. It was so nice to be able to catch up with the Kincaid family by way of Heath, the youngest brother. Heath and Sadie join together for a nail biting adventure that will you turning pages until the very end. No Way Up belongs on the top of your to-read pile, whether you've read Mary's other book or not (and if not then her other books should be on your to-read pile as well!). I can't wait for the rest of the books in the Cimarron Series to come out!

5 out of 5. An wonderful Afternoon Snack.

 I received a copy of this book from Bethany House in exchange for my honest review.