Contemporary, Crime, Mystery, Reviews, Suspense

/ Arc Book Review / In The Dark (DI Adam Fawley, #2) / Cara Hunter /

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Release Date-12th July 2018
Publisher-Penguin Books
Genre-Mystery & Thrillers
Kindle Edition-444 Pages

 

DO YOU KNOW WHAT THEY’RE HIDING IN THE HOUSE NEXT DOOR?

 

From the author of the massive bestseller CLOSE TO HOME, comes the second pulse-pounding DI Fawley crime thriller.

A woman and child are found locked in a basement room, barely alive.

No one knows who they are – the woman can’t speak, and there are no missing persons reports that match their profile. The elderly man who owns the house claims he has never seen them before.

The inhabitants of the quiet Oxford street are in shock. How could this happen right under their noses? But DI Adam Fawley knows that nothing is impossible.

And that no one is as innocent as they seem. 

In The Dark (DI Adam Fawley, #2)

In The Dark by Cara Hunter
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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Really enjoyed this one; which actually surprised me because initially upon first embarking on “In The Dark” I found it a bit of a chore to get into.
In retrospect, I think it was the many POV’s that I had teething issues with, I just found it a tad difficult to separate the many characters perspectives.
Losing my way slightly and getting turned around on who was who and also whose head we were inhabiting at any given time.
It was just slightly tedious initially keeping everyone separate and straight.
So glad I persevered though as when things finally started to click into place for me “In The Dark” was pure magic.
I’m not usually one for reading crime/police drama; watching it on the old screen Yes (I love Vera, Inspector Frost and the like) reading it; not so much, but made an exception for this as it had such an intriguing premise behind it that really captured my attention.
A girl and her child imprisoned in a basement, the disappearance of a young mother that has confounded the local authorities for the last few years, having all the hallmarks of a cold case.
All connected in some form and just waiting for D.I. Fawley and his team to crack wide open.
There were so many twists and unexpected curveballs thrown here that I was in danger of getting whiplash.
I did kinda guess some of the answers here but many others were still a complete mystery.
This was so well done and so intricately woven that I was seriously super impressed.
I thought an especially great touch was the inclusion of all the officer’s everyday mundane lives.
I really appreciated this aspect of “In The Dark” and felt it really brought a human touch to the whole proceedings.
Having a window into the ordinary really gave me a sense of comradery.
Ultimately forging a much stronger individual connection with all the cast.
This was one of the better police/Crime dramas I have experienced.
In conclusion, this was a fast-paced mystery drama that I am happy to give a thumbs up to.
Thank you to Penguin and NetGalley for providing me with an ARC of “In The Dark (DI Adam Fawley, #2)” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

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Contemporary, Mystery, Reviews, Romance, Suspense

/ Arc Book Review / Escape With Me / Lisa Eugene /

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Release Date-2nd June 2018
Genre-Romantic Suspense
Kindle Edition-230 Pages

 

ROMANTIC SUSPENSE

Jealously was her sin
Lust was her saviour
An ordinary woman did an extraordinary thing
Stepped out of her box, and tore down the confining walls

Guilt gave her purpose,
fueled her determination to find her missing sister.
A small-town girl must learn to survive in a tough, unforgiving city
In a world of dangerous lies, dark secrets and hungry shadows

She finds an ally in an NFL superstar
A man whose sexy vitality rivals his drive to win
He’s a force to be reckoned with, a god on and off the field
But his reckless passion and damaged soul
may prove to be an even greater danger

Her love for him may only destroy her
Because in the end, can she save him?

 

 

Escape With Me

Escape With Me by Lisa Eugene
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

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Well Well Well, this one was quite the little gem; so wasn’t expecting to like this as much as I did.
I don’t actually read much romantic suspense as it’s not my favourite genre but so glad I gave “Escape With Me” a chance.
So this was my first book by this particular author but it certainly won’t be my last.
Told in dual POV with a from the get-go interesting premise this managed to hook my attention instantly.
Such an easy fast paced suspensful read; which was a hot as it was tense.
“Escape With Me” managed to portray just the right amount of balance between plotline and romance.
The story centres around Jody and Jason.
Jody is in the city to investigate her sister’s disappearance from the exclusive escort club “Escape”.
obtaining a job in the office under false pretences mainly so she can dig deeper into the mystery at hand; it’s not long before she realises she’s in a lot deeper than she can safely handle.
Jason is a pro football player and when he mistakes Jody for his booked Escort Vixen sparks do ignite.
But with a barrel of baggage left behind by his greedy Ex, the road to true love with these two was never going to be easy.
With dodgy happenings about and things heating up on the streets as well as between the sheets, Jason pairs up with Jody to assist her in her search and also help keep her safe; while still trying to protect his own heart in the process.
So this was a great read that was action packed throughout; the characters involved here were both likeable and believable.
The side-cast was also fantastic adding an extra layer to the proceedings and just when I thought I had all the answers I quickly realised that was not actually the case at all.
Some stuff I did guess but other bits completely shocked my socks off.
This was by no means predictable and definitely kept me guessing.
this would have been a full house from me but unfortunately, I disliked the ending; I thought Jason got off much too lightly and Jody should really have made the lad squirm.
I also didn’t like how he didn’t come to Jody’s defence against his manager, that well annoyed me.
And finally how much importance he gave to his crappy biotch of an Ex letting her actions impact his life with a girl who had never been anything but lovely to him.
That peed me off the most if I’m being honest here.
But despite the above, the rest of this was grand for me and a fantastic read.
This is such a fabulous addition to its genre that I’m happy to give a thumbs up to.
Thank you to the author for providing me with an ARC of “Escape With Me” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions are entirely my own.

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/ Arc Book Review / Until We Are Gone/ Gia Riley /

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Release Date-30th July 2018
Genre-Romantic Suspense
Kindle Edition

I wanted a family with Cash. 

We had dreams –building a house, kids, a dog, and, yes, even the white picket fence.

Or so I’m told.

I don’t remember anything about my husband. Not the wedding or the vows we shared.

The past ten years were erased, but with time, they’re supposed to come back.

But what if this isn’t your typical case of amnesia?

What if I’m not supposed to remember?

What if I was meant to forget?

Maybe I don’t want my old life back.

Because if the accident hadn’t happened, I wouldn’t have uncovered the truth.

Losing my memory wasn’t tragic.

Losing my memory was fate.

 

Until We Are Gone

Until We Are Gone by Gia Riley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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I Really enjoyed this one like a lot, but I am struggling slightly to classify it as it crosses over into genres with a little bit of everything.
So this had such a unique voice when it came to its narration giving us the POV from three individual important players; this, in turn, helped portray them all so realistically with flaws and all.
I found this style of narration so intriguing and it did help me get a handle on why certain individuals behaved they way they did and all through certain actions were in no way condonable it did give me a certain insight and almost unwanted sympathy into why things occurred the way they did.
Human emotions can make us behave in such unfathomable ways that are just beyond our comprehension sometimes.
This is essentially at its heart a mystery with romantic elements and how one woman’s memory loss can impact and steamroll into so much more.
When events started to slowly come to light I felt so much empathy for Meadow and completely understood how she had managed to spiral so out of control in her distress and confusion.
Her memory loss having an almost snowball effect so far did the cause and effect ripple outwards.
Her husband Cash I could also empathise with and I could understand somewhat how he had arrived at the crossroads he had.
I also felt extreme empathy for him as he tried to traverse the daily battlefield that is now his marriage.
Meadow was an absolute nightmare for him to live with as she fell deeper into the bottomless pit that was her despair and utter desperation; using Cash almost as her own personal whipping boy.
This story also dealt with alcohol addiction and the debilitating impacts this dependence can have on the people surrounding us.
I didn’t really think anyone in this story was truly innocent except maybe Logan all else portrayed were imperfect and flawed in some way or other.
But what I did ultimately take away from this, was there were no baddies and goodies here just misguided actions that though essentially wrong were actually done initially for all the right reasons.
And I essentially wanted everyone involved to find some sort of personal HEA regardless of there misguided and imprudent undertakings.
I adored that “Until we are gone” gave everyone a piece of that pie.
This is one story that I was glued to throughout and enjoyed immensely.
Thank you to the author for providing me with an ARC of “Until We Are Gone ” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions are entirely my own.

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/ ARC Book Review / You Were Gone / Tim Weaver /

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Release Date-17/5/18
Publisher-Penguin
Genre-Crime/Mystery
Kindle Edition-496 Pages

 

A woman walks into a police station and tells officers she’s been missing for eight years. She has no phone and no ID, just a piece of paper with a name on it: David Raker.
Raker specializes in locating missing people. After his wife died, they became how he coped and moved on – and, almost a decade later, the disappeared aren’t just his job any more, they’re his life. So when the police call him, Raker agrees to meet the woman.
But this is no ordinary case – and no ordinary woman.
She looks exactly like his dead wife. She knows everything about their marriage, their history, even private conversations the two of them had. And soon, everything Raker thought he knew about his life, and about the woman he loved, will be exposed as a devastating lie.

 

You Were Gone (David Raker #9)

You Were Gone by Tim Weaver
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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I really loved You Were Gone (David Raker #9) like so much more than I was originally expecting, but had absolutely no bloody idea it was part of an ongoing series; no matter this can totally be read as a standalone no issues whatsoever.
So this was a mind-Eff of epic proportions and I couldn’t put it down such an engrossing read this was.
This had me second guessing along with Raker everything I thought I knew to be true.
Could it be true? was David losing the threads of his very sanity? Who was this woman who claimed to be his wife? Where had she come from?
This had so many twists and turns throughout I felt lost in a maze with no clear exit.
So cleverly executed and with such finesse, this was a pleasure from start to finish.
Not my usual genre but so glad I stepped out of my comfort zone.
This will have you psychoanalysing and dissecting every actuality for hidden messages and meanings and when events eventually reached a conclusion I was seriously shocked at the identity of the puppet master himself.
This was a fabulous addictive Crime Mystery that was glued to my hand till the final curtain.
A complete surprise hit for me.
Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with an ARC of “You Were Gone (David Raker #9)” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

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Contemporary, Mystery, New Adult, Reviews, Romance, Suspense, Young-Adult

/ ARC Book Review / Watching You / Shannon Greenland /

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Release Date-2nd July 2018
Publisher-Entangled Publishing
Genre-N/A Romantic Suspense
Kindle Edition-305 Pages

 

Viola’s always been that girl from that family, so a scholarship to a prestigious private school in Florida was supposed to be her ticket out of poverty and into a brand-new life. But Viola’s secrets have followed her. Her relationship with the intelligent and gorgeous Riel should have been the salvation she needed—he understands her troubled past better than anyone. But then weird things start to happen.

Frightening messages.

Missing personal items.

The unsettling feeling that she’s being watched.

Viola’s never been one to give her trust easily, but she’ll need to trust in Riel if she’s going to survive her stalker. Because she’s not fighting for a new life anymore—she’s fighting to stay alive.

Watching You

Watching You by Shannon Greenland
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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ARC BOOK REVIEW
Release Date-2/7/18

“Watching You” by Shannon Greenland was a well-written page-turner of a read.
My first experience with this particular author and pleased to say it was a positive one.
Genre-wise I would place this in the Young Adult/New Adult category.
I’m undecided between the two as there is some mild content near the end the might lean this more towards the New Adult camp.
It’s nothing hard-core and is really rather mild in nature but does stop this short of being a completely clean read.
What I did like about this particular content was how realistically it was portrayed rather refreshing and makes quite the change from the norm.
So moving on slightly; this was romantic suspense set in and around a prestigious boarding school. where our main girl Viola is attending on a scholarship that shes slightly fudged about on the application process to receive.
Here she runs into her new crush the gorgeous and Spanish Reil.
Almost instantly upon meeting Reil, she senses a deeper connection; but there are certain obstacles that seem to be standing in her way of a friendship the most important being the scholarship that Viola has acquired under less than honest circumstances.
There are so many parallels in her life that she can compare with Reil and this understanding and solidarity understandably brings her feeling much closer to her new friend.
So with her goals of school well underway Viola settles into her new academy life but it’s not long before events for her start to take a rather sinister turn.
And with the added complication of mean girls and her well-hidden secrets becoming common knowledge.
Viola is not enjoying her senior year as much as she originally anticipated.
So I really did enjoy this a lot; Yes it was probably more romantic than overall suspenseful and was slightly predictable in some places.
But and here’s the main kicker for me; I couldn’t put this down and for the reason alone this deserves for me its whole five stars.
I actually started reading this at my bedtime with every intention of a couple of chapters and then getting some much-needed shut-eye.
Well, that was a complete wash-out; I ended up reading this all through the night and finished in one sitting, talk about bags under the eyes the next day.
And it was so worth it; “Watching you” in itself is not an overcomplicated story but it did deliver for me that thrilling excitement that I was actually looking for from this.
Managing quite easily to keep my attention throughout.
It has some great characters and so much to recommend itself making it a complete no-brainer in terms of would I recommend this.
And I think its safe to say I definitely would; this is one read that I am happy to give the green light to.
Thank You to the Author and Entangled Publishing for providing me with an ARC copy of “Watching You” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own

Reviewed By Beckie Bookworm
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/ ARC Book Review / Close Your Eyes / Darren O’Sullivan /

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Release Date-5th May 2018
Publisher-HQ Digital
Genre-Psychological Thriller
Kindle Edition-384 Pages

 

 

Close your eyes…and count to ten.

He doesn’t know his name. He doesn’t know his secret.
When Daniel woke up from a coma he had no recollection of the life he lived before. Now, fourteen years later, he’s being forced to remember.

A phone call in the middle of the night demands he return what he stole – but Daniel has no idea what it could be, or who the person on the other end is. He has been given one warning, if he doesn’t find out his family will be murdered.

Rachael needs to protect her son. Trapped with no way out she will do anything to ensure they survive. But sometimes mothers can’t save their children and her only hope is Daniel’s memory.

Perfect for fans of Holly Seddon, Gillian Flynn and BA Paris.

From the best-selling author of Our Little Secret comes a new psychological thriller with a shocking twist.

 

 

Close Your Eyes

Close Your Eyes by Darren O’Sullivan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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Release Date-5/5/18

This was a fabulous edge of your seat read that I can’t really say too much about without giving away the whole plotline so I’m going to try to keep it as vaguish as possible.
So this was my second book by this particular author and “Close Your Eyes” had the slight edge for me in terms of enjoyment.
It was a fast-paced race against the clock as Father and family man Daniel attempts to unravel the Mystery that is his past.
If he fails; well the cost will be the ultimate punishment; his family.
Daniel suffering from amnesia from an accident fifteen years previous is sent on an action-filled journey of self-discovery where everything he thought he knew and more might just be the biggest lie of them all.
This is told from dual POV alternating Daniel then Ex-wife Rachel and later we also get a brief glimpse into the head of Daniels Son Thomas.
The main characters here are few with “Close Your Eyes” keeping the main focus on Daniel, Rachel and Thomas.
These three are also joined initially by the supporting cast of Rachels husband Sean and Daniels girlfriend Katie as they have formed for the sake of Thomas’s happiness an almost unconventional family setup that seems to work for them.
everyone else involved is then just thrown right into the mix also stirring and muddying the already churned waters causing a sense of confusion and even doubt especially for Daniel himself.
This was ramped throughout and as each new lead and corner was turned my heart was totally in my throat; I felt almost like I was undertaking this path with poor Daniel the helplessness he must have felt alongside his own fear and panic.
The emotions experienced by Daniel as well as Rachel and Thomas, well I felt like I was there in the moment with them, so fantastically did this portray the rawness and brutality of feeling here.
This went to places I wasn’t expecting shocking me completely.
Dipping me so low at times with where this dared to venture I couldn’t help but think the worst.
This truly sank to depths of darkness that I wasn’t quite expecting leaving me bereft in my feelings of despair.
I did have kinda an inkling where things seemed to be heading, but this didn’t take away from my overall enjoyment.
I also really liked the eventual conclusion here it gave me a much-needed sense of satisfaction; Much more so than using some clever gimic to devastate and shock the reader.
The ending here gave me an overall sense of justice which was ultimately want I wanted most.
Why then a rating of four over five you may ask if I liked this so much?
Well, two things really and I will try to explain without letting any cats out the bag; the first one here is relatively easy The Son Thomas; I thought he seemed much younger than what his actual age was.
I’m a mother of Five myself so hardly a novice when it comes to kids and in my opinion, Thomas didn’t seem like any six-year-old that I have ever met.
If I had to pinpoint his actual age from his behaviour and actions it seemed to me more like four; just an opinion though.
The second thing and this is more tricky to explain without disclosing too much but I’ll try; I never quite understood the timeline here; why this particular moment over any other logically it didn’t really make sense why this is happening now rather than another moment past or even future.
Especially with Daniel starting to recall moments from his past.
This really bugged me like a lot and I couldn’t stop myself overanalyzing the whys.
And while I’m on a roll the reasons behind all this for me were frankly lacklustre in nature and I wanted a more satisfying overall explanation for the completely unnecessary reactions and actions here.
But I suppose there wouldnt be much of a story if it was actually done my way with some bloody logic.
You will get more of what I’m trying to convey here when you’ve read this for yourself.
Over than the above I really did enjoy this it was a really engaging piece of fiction that kept me on my toes throughout; happy to recommend this.
So I was provided with an ARC of “Close Your Eyes” By Netgalley of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

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/ ARC Book Review / The Sinister Silhouette / Alex Grayson /

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Release Date-25th May 2018
Genre-Romantic suspense
Kindle Edition-300 Pages

 

“Luca…”

She whispers my name at night, filling my dreams with her haunting beauty. 

Her tormented amber eyes beg me for something I don’t understand, and her agonizing pain becomes my own.

For years, she’s come to me, calling my name.

For years, I’ve never known who she was.

Until now…

 

The Sinister Silhouette

The Sinister Silhouette by Alex Grayson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Release Date-25/5/18

I adored “The Sinister Silhouette” By Alex Grayson.
This is my first book by this particular author, but it definitely won’t be my last.
No sir-ee; I am certainly going to be having a mooch around to see what else this fantastically talented author has to offer.
But first; yes I did figure out the twists here.
And Second; I’m so sorry; I can’t really elaborate any further on said twists as this would spoil the whole experience for you.
I know some find it spoils there enjoyment overall when deciphering plotlines; myself; I always feel a trifle smug and sherlocky and if the twist is good and clever; I really couldn’t give a hoot if I’ve used my marvellous skills of deduction; blowing my own trumpet here folks.
I just feel like raising a glass to the author saying; job well-done mate; I applaud you; really I do.
So figuring out some stuff here or thinking I did; really wasn’t the end of the world for me.
This still was jammed packed with so many twists and turns and intricate plot-journeys that I was enthralled throughout.
Its told in my favourite dual POV and had the added bonus of an excellent side-cast; all really well developed as well.
This was also crammed full of mystery and intrigue throughout and at every new turn, I felt we were getting a different perspective and fresh flavour.
“The Sinister Silhouette” was a fabulous read that I can’t recommend enough.
I have a soft spot for tattoo artists as well; so was over the moon to have one at the centre of this intriguing story.
I wasn’t quite sure what this book was going to bring to the table with that obscurely but so tantalising blurb. but need not have worried as it was all so darn good.
Thank You to the Author for providing me with an ARC of “The Sinister Silhouette” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

 

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/ ARC Book Review / Across My Heart-A Dynasty of Murders #1 / Shanna Clayton /

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Release Date-27th April 2018
Genre-Romantic Suspense
Kindle Edition-369 Pages

 

Meet the Serras: A Dynasty of Murders

AMELIA

Everything I know is a lie. 

My name. My family. One huge, tangled web of lies. Oh, and the biggest of them all? That I’m safe.

Only one man has the guts to tell me the truth.

Casper North is everything I’m not. Brave. Wild. Adventurous—with a reputation for living on the edge. My story unravels around the same time I discover he’s stalking me. Or as he calls it, protecting me. He invades my personal space, refusing to leave. Just being near me puts his life at risk, but he stays anyway, ripping away the illusions and exposing me for who I really am.

 

Who am I?

My real name is Amelia Serra. My family’s legacy is death. One by one, we fall like dominoes, until eventually, there will be none of us left.

Guess who’s next in line? That’s right—yours truly.

 

CASPER

I can’t save her. 

She’s naïve. Gorgeous. And a Serra. Meaning, she will die. Soon.

I was never even supposed to meet her. She was just a side job, some extra cash in my pocket, and a favour to her father. Watch her, find out if someone’s after her—that’s all I was told to do. Then she had to go and put herself on the brink of death, forever linking my life with hers.

 

 

Across My Heart is a standalone novel at 100k+ words. 
NEW ADULT ROMANTIC SUSPENSE, HEAVIER ON ROMANCE. While the romance is a standalone, this is book one in the Dynasty of Murders series.
Recommended for 17+ due to mature language and adult situations. 

 

 

Across My Heart (Dynasty of Murders Book 1)

 

Across My Heart by Shanna Clayton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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ARC BOOK REVIEW
Release Date-27/4/18

“Across My Heart” by Shanna Clayton really hit that sweet spot for me.
It was such an intensely engrossing read that I found such a great fit for the romantic suspense genre.
I found this to be an excellent beginning to an edge of your seat new series that sucked me straight into the action and intrigue from the second I picked this up.
If I’m being really picky here though, I would say this leans more towards the suspenseful than the romantic and this is the main reason I removed half a star in my rating as I would have really liked a bit more romantic interaction between Casper and Mila themselves.
my other bug-bear was Caspers annoying habit of running off.
On the one hand, I did understand how events had shaped his current psyche.
But on the other, I felt like screaming get a grip man and you are really going to leave her unprotected when a killer’s on the loose, especially considering past events sheesh man that’s so cold and a bit of a DUH!! I’m so stupid moment.

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Despite the above, this was a fascinating read that relied more on the emotional than the sexual to connect fully with the reader.
This made a lovely change and we get to know both Mila and Casper on a much deeper level than the usual superficial clap-trap.
I would have maybe liked a bit more action in regards to the killer but I get that this being the first book in a new series is a slow-burn.
Building the fire for future books and as such we are stoking the flames adding kindling rather than throwing on the accelerant.
I am so looking forward to seeing where this will go in terms of storyline and can’t wait for Amelia’s sister’s story in the next instalment.
So this is told from dual POV though we get more from actual Mila than Casper.
“Across My Heart” comes with a great supporting cast that really helps to flesh the story out.
And this is one book that I have no issue recommending.
This was a fabulous read that totally delivered.
Thank You to the Author for providing me with an ARC of “Across My Heart” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

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/ BOOK REVIEW / Her Legacy (The Foster House Legacy # 1) / Teresa Crumpton /

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Release Date-26th July 2016
Genre-Paranormal Romance
Kindle Edition-

The Foster House

The house is important, and so are you, hexe. The ancient ones foretold this. Yet, we’re still not sure. But we won’t kill you. We have killed before, those that didn’t have the blood. Your ancestors want to protect you; they need to. Blood is the key. He wants your blood.

Peace and harmony must be restored.

A house’s thirst for blood and a family secret are revealed when Alexis, a young empathic law student, inherits her family’s long forgotten estate, The Foster House.

An empathic law student is the key.

When Alexis moves in to The Foster House, she is surrounded by ghosts and a mysterious history. A history that is her legacy. But it’s not just the house she needs to worry about. An evil entity has enlisted the help of an ex-special ops Captain, Brenton Young, to manipulate Alexis’s life for his own dark purposes.

A family legacy will be revealed.

As the FBI, NSA, and local police close in on Brenton Young, Alexis enlists the help of her boss and secret crush, District Attorney, Josh Hampton. Together, can they solve the mysteries of the house and discover what her true legacy really is or will the answers they find lead to more questions & mysteries

Her Legacy (The Foster House Legacy # 1)

Her Legacy by Teresa Crumpton
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

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Release Date-26/7/16

So this was a difficult one for me, on the one hand, I did finish Her Legacy.
But on the other, I found it a struggle to actually get there.
Even skimming in places.
It was only my sheer pig-headed determination that got me to that ultimate end post.
I was so determined to finish this wanting to discover where this was ultimately heading.
Unfortunately for me, I discovered upon arriving at my destination that this book had an actual sequel.
And I’m sorry to say that this is one ride that I won’t be continuing on to the next stop with.
Don’t get me wrong the premise behind this book was actually very interesting and up until the halfway point here I was still somewhat invested in the whole nine yards.
But Somewhere in the middle of this things went slightly to pot for me and this wasn’t working its mojo on me anymore.
So there were a few things here that I found issue with that then managed to derail things somewhat for me.
First Alexis herself, I found her character to be a bit of an odd-duck.
She was described in the context of taking no shit and of being of a feisty nature.
Well, I got the impression that the actual opposite was true, she was constantly hyperventilating and fainting and came across as being of a delicate constitution, very eighteenth-century lady/
Damsel in distress.

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Tucker and Daniel seemed to be her constant wingmen.
Which was a bloody strange happening in itself considering one was her ex and the other her brand new squeeze.
I also wasn’t really that invested in Daniel and Alexia’s relationship I just wasn’t feeling the love if I’m honest, sorry.
I also became quite confused in places as well and found myself having to re-read certain passages to orient myself within the story-line.
There was sometimes too much attention to detail and I would become distracted by the narrative which in itself was of a rather flowery nature.
For example, there were whole chapters dedicated to furniture placement it was such overkill and was also so tedious.
There really was no need for so much extra padding here.
It was not necessary and just lengthened what was already an extremely long read.
All without adding anything substantial to the overall plot.
Also, at times there was such character overload that I had difficulty keeping individuals straight in my head.
And for some weird obscure reason, everyone seemed to have a thing for Alexia like she was some kind of Love goddess.
So this was a bit of a mixed bag of tricks for me.
I really wish I could give this a higher rating overall.
“Her Legacy” wasn’t in itself awful, just a bit of a slog for me with a writing style that just wasn’t really my bag at all.
This still did have a fantastic supernatural gothicy feel to it and the overall ideas used here were still imaginative and made for an intriguing blurb.
Just a shame that ultimately this just wasn’t really my thing.
Thank You to the Author for providing me with a copy of “Her Legacy (The Foster House Legacy #1)” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

 

Contemporary, Crime, Mystery, Reviews, Romance, Suspense, Thriller

/ ARC Book Review / Anonymous / L.P. Dover /

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🥀ARC BOOK REVIEW🥀

Release Date-23rd April 2018
Genre-romantic suspense
Kinde Edition-236 Pages

Every person has a story to tell. Some may be sweet with a happily ever after, but there are others that end in tragedy. Mine has yet to be finished.
My name is Elizabeth Kingston and this is where my story begins.
I never thought my life could be so perfect. I have an amazing job owning my own bakery and a wonderful husband who I love and who loves me back. Never once did I have to worry about anything, at least, not until the texts started coming in. They always begin the same way … numbers that spell my nickname when read upside down.
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It’s someone from my past, only they won’t to tell me who they are, but that by talking to them, I’ll figure it out. It’s a game I refuse to play. Unfortunately, I’m left with no choice when things begin to take a dangerous turn.
His name is Anonymous and there’s only one thing he wants … ME.
 

 

 

Anonymous

Anonymous by L.P. Dover
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️STARS
ARC BOOK REVIEW
Release Date-23/4/18

“Anonymous” was such an engrossing read.
This was my first L.P. Dover book and I am pleased to say it was a positive experience for me.
I read this in one sitting as once I started reading “Anonymous”I found it impossible to put down.
I found I really enjoyed the established dynamic portrayed between Ellie and Jake.
It was so refreshing to be on a journey with a long-term married couple who are not afraid to express their feelings towards each other.
I would also really love to read their initial backstory if this author were to write it, as these two had such great overall chemistry between them and this made me want to delve deeper into there overall lives.
So this had twists and turns aplenty and had me on the edge of my seat biting my nails throughout.
And all though I did kind of guess where this was going.
I still enjoyed the journey I took to get there.
And guessing the twist really wasn’t that great a feat as there was a lack of overall secondary characters.
This really helped to narrow the suspect pool down like a lot and from that, it wasn’t that hard to kind of work things out from there.
This is one that I am happy to recommend and despite “Anonymous” being predictable in places it still left quite the impression and certainly packed a punch in regards to its dynamic suspenseful storyline.
Thank You to the Author for providing me with an ARC of “Anonymous” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

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