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Normally I like this series, but Wind River Lawman fell a bit flat for me. There is a sameness to this series that makes it difficult for me to tell one book from another. I remember the good ol' days when a McKenna book meant exciting reading, but now ... not so much. Sarah is a character who I've been looking forward to receiving her own book, so maybe too much anticipation is what killed it. My first complaint is the use of "Lawman" and it doe...

Stormy Haven is a satisfying Christian suspense novel by Elizabeth Goddard. Featuring dangerous situation after dangerous situation, readers will enjoy the suspenseful scenes. Jonna is a retired ICE agent who left the force so that she could go into hiding. She chose the rugged coast of Washington and has found peace there. Ian is a retired bodyguard who left the force because of a case gone bad. They are both capable and solid characters, brave ...

First, read book one (Light My Fire). This story explains all of the characters and the events that happen during the story. Second, read book two (The Heat Is On). This book tells the events from book one from the perspective of other characters, Skye and Rio. Rio is undercover FBI and his skills are needed in this action-packed story just as much as Skye’s, who is the smokejumper. This book is even better and more exciting than it’s...

Chrissy married the wrong guy. Prince Charming turned out to be an abusive creep. Finally leaving him, she heads to her grandmother’s to find healing on Cannonball Island. There she meets Jared and reluctantly forges a friendship with him. Stewart writes a character who struggles with trusting herself; after all, she married such a horrible man so how could she know that the next guy isn’t just as bad? I think that is a feeling that m...

Grant Dodge is one of the Dodge Brothers of Gold Valley. He’s the man who is famous for marrying a dying woman. His 15 minutes of fame has spread to years and years of people remembering him as a man to be pitied. And even though he says he hates being pitied, he pities himself even though he doesn’t admit it. McKenna came to Gold Valley because she has nothing except for a birth certificate that links her to another Gold Valley famil...

I’m a long-time Yates fan, so to say I was surprised at how good this story is really expresses that this is GOOD! In Good Time Cowboy, finally we get Lindy’s story. Lindy is the owner of the  Grassroots Winery, and she obtained it in a bitter divorce from her unfaithful husband.  With every fiber of her being, she intends to stay away from cocky, arrogant, jerk cowboys like her ex-husband. Unfortunately, she has a business deal wit...

I wasn’t so sure about Sliding Home when I started it. The last two sports books I’ve read kind of burned me, so I was leery. Happily, one chapter into Sliding Home and I was hooked! Ellie is experimenting with “exposure therapy”, as in “If I practice being told no, then I will be more confident and less bothered when it happens.” This sort of makes sense to me, so I got on board with this premise to the story....

Sidney Bristol is one of my go-to authors when I want thrills and suspense. She hits the mark with Assassin Games, spy thriller with a slow burn romance. I love a slow burning relationship, it makes it ever-so-much-sweeter when they finally get together (I’m singing “Anticipation” as I’m writing this). Carol works for the CIA and is quite content NOT being a field agent. She is beset by self-doubt and paranoia; the first ...

No one writes “guilty pleasure” stories like Anna Hackett. Her books are fun and sexy, and that makes a great combination. The “Galactic Gladiators” is that guilty pleasure fits that “guilty pleasure” category perfectly. Buff men living as space age gladiators…what’s not to love? Hackett has written the grand finale’ to the series with Imperator.  Imperator Galen has been the main attraction ...

I absolutely adored Kit and Wes, the stars of Through the Fire by Katie Ruggle. Seriously, these two shot straight into my list of favorite book couples. Their relationship was utterly charming and they mesh together perfectly. Katie Ruggle, you are a wonder! Kit has been through hell with her former police department after she turned in her partner for corruption. This prompted her move to a small town in the mountains, where she hopes that the ...

Wind River Lawman by Lindsay McKenna
Contemporary / September 12, 2018

Normally I like this series, but Wind River Lawman fell a bit flat for me. There is a sameness to this series that makes it difficult for me to tell one book from another. I remember the good ol' days when a McKenna book meant exciting reading, but now ... not so much. Sarah is a character who I've been looking forward to receiving her own book, so maybe too much anticipation is what killed it. My first complaint is the use of "Lawman" ...

Stormy Haven by Elizabeth Goddard
Inspirational / August 30, 2018

Stormy Haven is a satisfying Christian suspense novel by Elizabeth Goddard. Featuring dangerous situation after dangerous situation, readers will enjoy the suspenseful scenes. Jonna is a retired ICE agent who left the force so that she could go into hiding. She chose the rugged coast of Washington and has found peace there. Ian is a retired bodyguard who left the force because of a case gone bad. They are both capable and solid characte...

The Heat Is On by Susan May Warren
Inspirational / August 21, 2018

First, read book one (Light My Fire). This story explains all of the characters and the events that happen during the story. Second, read book two (The Heat Is On). This book tells the events from book one from the perspective of other characters, Skye and Rio. Rio is undercover FBI and his skills are needed in this action-packed story just as much as Skye’s, who is the smokejumper. This book is even better and more exciting than ...

Dune Drive by Mariah Stewart
Contemporary / August 21, 2018

Chrissy married the wrong guy. Prince Charming turned out to be an abusive creep. Finally leaving him, she heads to her grandmother’s to find healing on Cannonball Island. There she meets Jared and reluctantly forges a friendship with him. Stewart writes a character who struggles with trusting herself; after all, she married such a horrible man so how could she know that the next guy isn’t just as bad? I think that is a feel...

A Tall, Dark Cowboy Christmas by Maisey Yates
Contemporary / August 15, 2018

Grant Dodge is one of the Dodge Brothers of Gold Valley. He’s the man who is famous for marrying a dying woman. His 15 minutes of fame has spread to years and years of people remembering him as a man to be pitied. And even though he says he hates being pitied, he pities himself even though he doesn’t admit it. McKenna came to Gold Valley because she has nothing except for a birth certificate that links her to another Gold Va...

Good Time Cowboy by Maisey Yates
Contemporary / August 12, 2018

I’m a long-time Yates fan, so to say I was surprised at how good this story is really expresses that this is GOOD! In Good Time Cowboy, finally we get Lindy’s story. Lindy is the owner of the  Grassroots Winery, and she obtained it in a bitter divorce from her unfaithful husband.  With every fiber of her being, she intends to stay away from cocky, arrogant, jerk cowboys like her ex-husband. Unfortunately, she has a busines...

Sliding Home by Kathy Lyons
Contemporary / August 12, 2018

I wasn’t so sure about Sliding Home when I started it. The last two sports books I’ve read kind of burned me, so I was leery. Happily, one chapter into Sliding Home and I was hooked! Ellie is experimenting with “exposure therapy”, as in “If I practice being told no, then I will be more confident and less bothered when it happens.” This sort of makes sense to me, so I got on board with this premise to ...

Assassin Games by Sidney Bristol
Romantic Suspense / August 3, 2018

Sidney Bristol is one of my go-to authors when I want thrills and suspense. She hits the mark with Assassin Games, spy thriller with a slow burn romance. I love a slow burning relationship, it makes it ever-so-much-sweeter when they finally get together (I’m singing “Anticipation” as I’m writing this). Carol works for the CIA and is quite content NOT being a field agent. She is beset by self-doubt and paranoia; ...

Imperator by Anna Hackett
Scifi-Fantasy / August 2, 2018

No one writes “guilty pleasure” stories like Anna Hackett. Her books are fun and sexy, and that makes a great combination. The “Galactic Gladiators” is that guilty pleasure fits that “guilty pleasure” category perfectly. Buff men living as space age gladiators…what’s not to love? Hackett has written the grand finale’ to the series with Imperator.  Imperator Galen has been the main a...

Through the Fire by Katie Ruggle
Romantic Suspense / July 30, 2018

I absolutely adored Kit and Wes, the stars of Through the Fire by Katie Ruggle. Seriously, these two shot straight into my list of favorite book couples. Their relationship was utterly charming and they mesh together perfectly. Katie Ruggle, you are a wonder! Kit has been through hell with her former police department after she turned in her partner for corruption. This prompted her move to a small town in the mountains, where she hopes...