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Prey - A Novel

The book is aptly titled on a couple different levels and Ms. Howard once more delivers another suspense-filled read. One of the things I liked about the book is the leading characters. This is mainly due to a sense of the characters being...

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Finding Elliot - Men of Riverside Series, #1

While I found the story to be a bit short (I would have liked to see a longer timeline and more interaction between the characters), Finding Elliot was a very good read. The reason I found it to be so is Ms. Yates' presentation of the theme...

4 Stars

Rediscovering Adrian - Men of Riverside Series, #2

Once more there is a theme of old friends/lovers finding themselves again, but done in such a way as to not sound repetitive. Family plays an important role again as well, this time via Adrian's sacrificing the relationship that could have...

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Long Tall Drink

I found myself really enjoying Long Tall Drink. At its heart, the story is not only about finding love, it is about taking risks - in the face of fear and hate - and taking a stand. While I liked all of the characters, I found myself liking...

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Old Poison - Dangerous Ground, #2

Will Brandt and Taylor MacAlister are not only Special Agents - and partners - for the Department of Diplomatic Security, they are friends who become something more after a camping trip. Is it love or just sex? It is when Taylor receives a...

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Full Black - A Thriller

Full Black started off running and did not stop until the last page. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the book with its non-stop action, its characters (especially Scot Harvath, his team, and Luke Ralston), and the storyline. What I also liked...

5 Stars

The Constantine Covenant

While I, generally speaking, do not read too many books set during World War II, this books description appealed to me enough to give it a try. I was pleasantly surprised. I liked the combination of historical events, how the author combine...

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The Marks of Cain - A Novel

The Marks of Cain weaves history (mid-20th century and more recent) with fiction into a beautiful tapestry. It isn't a pretty story, in some ways a violent one, but it is one that does not let the reader (or, at least, this reader) go from...

5 Stars

Bear, Otter, and the Kid

I thoroughly enjoyed reading Bear, Otter, and the Kid for a couple different reasons. The primary reason is the characters. Tyson (the Kid) is adorable and runs the show (sometimes literally). Derrick (Bear) is his older brother/guardian, t...

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After the Sunset - Sequel to Timing

After the Sunset was a very nice read, but then, I've never gone wrong with one of Ms. Calmes' books. For me, the book is at its core about relationships. It's about the relationships that people have with their partners, with their familie...

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Cucina Povera - Tuscan Peasant Cooking

Cucina Povera presents simple, hearty fare that appeals not only to the eye, but smell and taste as well. The recipes are representative of the Tuscan region in that the flavors are Italian in general, and also unique to the region. The rec...

5 Stars

Working it Out

Working it Out is a wonderful story about relationships, fears, endings, beginnings, possibilities, and fate. Jake and Lance are characters at a crossroads. Jake is thinking about selling the gym that has been a dream for him, and for the p...

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Cowboy Way

Cowboy Way is, for me, a story about "finding". It's about finding a home, finding someone to share it with, finding love when finding new work, finding your way back to family, and finding a way for truth to come out. I really liked Ryan a...

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Dance with Me

For me, Dance with Me is a story about partners and limitations. It is about partners in that it is about both dance partners and life partners - and how one person can be both and also be found in the most unexpected of places. It is also...

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Ex's and O's - Book five in the Love in Xxchange Series

Ex's and O's is wonderfully written and I really enjoyed reading Adam's and Les' story. Aside from the obvious (*s*), Ex's and O's is, for me, a story about the windows that open when doors close, doing the right thing even when the odds ar...

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Live for Today - Campus Cravings, #12

This is a story about how a goal can take over someone's life and what happens next. What I like most about the story is that it shows the imperfections, say, the fertilizer beneath the smell of roses. In Justin's case, the drive to reach a...

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Redemption

I liked Redemptions premise and think that it has great potential. I also like the fact that the couple is multicultural. Having said that, while I like it for the above reasons, I find that, for me, there is a certain lack to the story. Pa...

3 Stars

Shadowrise - Volume Three of Shadowmarch

The story first begun in Shadowmarch and continued in Shadowplayÿand then furtherÿin Shadowrise. Secrets are exposed, alliances formed, broken, the gods that had left the different peoples alone are starting to re-wake. It is left to the di...

4 Stars

Shadowheart - Final Book - Shadowmarch Series #4

The gods were banished beneath Southmarch Castle many and many years ago, and they have been lying asleep there ever since. There are those, especially the Autarch of Xis, who would like to see at least one of them awaken. The Autarch is ev...

4 Stars

When Memory Fails - Sequel to Falling

When Memory Fails is a lovely story about the importance of family (the one we are born to and the one we create), love, taking chances and things not always going as one can hope. I liked seeing how the characters changed from Falling and...

5 Stars

The Protector - Families of Honor, Book Two

Generally speaking, I do not read a copious amount of inspirational romance, but don't bypass it either. This is mainly due to having had mixed reactions to the ones I have read - some good, some bad - which have left me sitting on the fenc...

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Half Life

What if you could go home again? Not so much to return and see it as you left it, but to be able to move on with the new life you are building? Half Life does a good job of answering that. It is a story of not only Aruna's journey to findin...

5 Stars

A Soldier's Duty - Theirs Not to Reason Why, #1

la's story drew me in from the first and I enjoyed reading it. A Soldier's Duty is dark and edgy and what makes it work is that la is such a straightforward character - she came to join, she is there to do a job, and she will not going to l...

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Dutch Treat

As with other Andrew Grey books I have read, Dutch Treat is, from start to finish, a wonderful read. I really enjoyed the characters (even Curtis as I think most readers can think of at least one boss either they or someone they know have h...

5 Stars

A Matter of Time: Vol. 1

I've read a couple other books by Mary Calmes and quite liked them, so was pretty sure that would be the case with A Matter of Time and I was right - I adored it. What really makes the story work for me is Jory. He comes across as someone w...

5 Stars

A Matter of Time: Vol. 2

Jory has, since the end of Vol. 1, become Dain's brother and has moved on since Sam left him. He is stronger, is in a new career and has a wonderful working partner, and everything is great except for the fact that there is no Sam in his li...

5 Stars

Bear it All - 1 Night Stand Series

I found Bear It All to be perfect for the length, theme and time frame it was intended. I liked the glimpse it provided into both John's and Travis's characters and backgrounds amidst a very lush and tropical setting. I do hope that there w...

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Buried Treasure

Buried Treasure was a lovely story about finding love in somewhat unexpected places, how appearances can be deceiving, and that taking a chance may lead to a safe harbor. Great read!

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Equilibrium

To me Equilibrium is a story about friendship, digging yourself out of a hole, finding love, and overcoming loss. It is also a touching read in that the reader, or at least this reader, sees how patience and not taking "no" for an answer se...

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Living Promises

Living Promises is a rich story that is full of vivid characters, the family you choose (as opposed to the one you are born into), friends, love, and, well, promises. It is a story about an act of kindness that comes back a hundred-fold at...

5 Stars

The Cake - Elemental Superpowers Series, #1

The Cake was a fun read for several of different reasons.....outside of developing a yen for cupcakes. The most enjoyable aspects of this first installment of the Elemental Superpowers series are: the humor, the characters, Dain's coming in...

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Nibiru Vampire Warriors - Chapter Two - Book two in the Blood Slave: Nibiru Vampire Warriors Series

Nibiru Vampire Warriors.Chapter2.is an interesting nibble that provides a big glimpse in a small read into Zero and Stride. It's long enough to seem like a story in and of itself, providing a good and end to the action within it. It also ha...

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Unforgiven - Skin Deep, #3

I found Unforgiven to be a very interesting read. In some ways, it is a down and dirty read. Braelen has done things in his past he is ashamed of, and rightly so, for which he is trying to atone for; River is in hiding, both physically and...

5 Stars

The Soldier and The State Trooper

The Soldier and the State Trooper was a story I really enjoyed reading as it was, for me, a story of love, "handling things", issues facing couples that are split apart due to overseas duty and how they must handle the time spent apart, and...

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Obsessed

I don't know if "liking" Obsessed is the right word, but it fits as far as it goes. A portion of that feeling stems from the fact that I am picky with the horror I read and pickier still with what would stay on my "keeper" shelf. Obsessed f...

5 Stars

The Return - Blood Hunter # 3

I found THE RETURN to be an engrossing read. What I liked about it is the intertwining histories, pasts, present, flourishing relationships, enmity, and, well, jealousy (warranted and unwarranted) between the characters. I also liked the tw...

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Manacled - Mingo McCloud series, #6

With a series, I always like seeing what the author does to keep the series fresh, interesting, and the reader hooked. Manacled certainly does that on all counts with the twist that it is Mingo who was/is supposedly married rather than Fran...

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Fixated - Mingo McCloud, #5

I find that what I liked about this book is that, while it is serious, there is a bit of madcappery involved without being ridiculous. The development of the characters - and their various relationships - is another element I liked. The lus...

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Thrall: Twilight of the Aspects - World of Warcraft

When starting to read Thrall: Twilight of the Aspects, I wasn't quite sure what to expect. Sure, I have heard of World of Warcraft(R), have heard a little bit here and there about what is involved in the MMPORG, but have not taken part in t...

5 Stars

Retribution - The Dark-Hunter Series

I think that, so far, Retribution is near the top of my favorites list within the Dark-Hunter universe. For me, there really isn't anything wrong with the book. I love the characters, the (albeit somewhat dark) humor, the introduction of th...

5 Stars

The Yellow Rose

The Yellow Rose is a nice book that teaches about hard work, that the simple answer may be the best when all else fails, to enjoy what you do, and that hard work may bring unexpected gifts. A wonderful story for all ages, not only for the i...

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All In - From Refugee Camp to Poker Champ

All In provides a poignant, sad, and interesting insight into Mr. Yang's life as well as into a little bit of the Hmong culture. There are too many moments that speak of heartbreak but there are also moments of humor and happiness. Mr. Yang...

5 Stars

Tomatoland - How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit

Being a person who really likes tomatoes, even though there are (as the author says, in so many words) issues with taste and texture, I started reading Tomatoland out of curiosity, liberally sprinkled with trepidation. The trepidation was i...

5 Stars

Topgun Days - Dogfighting, Cheating Death, and Hollywood Glory as One of America's Best Fighter Jocks

I found Topgun Days to be a thoroughly engaging and enjoyable insight into the life of a naval flight officer. What I think drew me in the most - aside from the author's down-to-earth manner - is that Mr. Baranek shows not only the "upside"...

5 Stars

Plum Gorgeous - Recipes and Memories from the Orchard

I liked everything about Plum Gorgeous - the recipes, the photographs, the stories, and the notes. The recipes are seasonal by the types of fruit that can be found throughout the year and easy to follow. In essence, they go back to basics....

5 Stars

Moon of Hard Winter - 3rd in The Lakota Moon Series

I enjoyed reading Moon of Hard Winter, especially the subject matter of Wounded Knee. Two aspects of the book that I both liked and had some issues with are: the parallel timelines of the present day and the past that led up to Wounded Knee...

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Moon of Ripening - 2nd in the Lakota Moon

I enjoyed reading the story of Thunder Heart and Victoria and Lilith Abernathy. What brought the story together for me was seeing the characters' conflicts: Thunder Heart's because he would like to see Victoria as his and the trouble it cau...

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Who Better Than Canyon

As this was a new to me author, I wasn't quite sure what to expect. I found myself not only pleasantly surprised in reading Who Better Than Canyon, but also found myself re-reading the book a couple of times. What drew me back to the book i...

5 Stars

Shying Away

I loved the story, the characters, and their history. What really drew me about the story is the characterization - how Quinn and Aaron "dance" around each other and how they are slowly in some ways, quickly in others drawn together and how...

5 Stars

Deconstruction

Deconstruction was an interesting read in a good way. It is a story of two people who come from two different sides of an issue and everything is seemingly going all right between them until it's not. The cracks come due to a case one has t...

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