Genre: Suspense

Wolf Moon by Lisa Kessler

Posted February 16, 2017 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Wolf Moon by Lisa Kessler

I’ll admit I was a little bit leery about picking up this book to read, I figured since it was so far into the series that I would be inundated with a bunch of characters that had already been established and it would be next to impossible to follow. I was super wrong, this book is easily a standalone, yes there were characters from the other books in this one, but they were truly support characters, and I appreciated that the focus was mostly on our two main characters. Truth be told when I first started reading urban fantasy/paranormal romance book it wasn’t the vamps that attracted me, it was shifters. There is just something about shifters that makes me happy. I was really intrigued by the blurb on this book, because Raven was turned against her will, it makes for some seriously emotional times, and I love that. Also I liked the idea because our lead guy being a lone wolf, which is a complication in of itself since wolves are pack animals by nature. So when we meet Raven, it’s beyond clear she is in a bad spot, I mean she is literally running away from her pack. But hey, after getting to know Raven’s pack over the course of the book, it is totally understandable why she would want to run as fast as she could in the opposite direction. I liked Raven, she’s a strong woman. She is in an impossible situation, she wants to do […]

Devil’s Mark by Megan Crane

Posted January 3, 2017 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Devil’s Mark by Megan Crane

A few years ago I went through a massive pile of books about MC’s, I loved them, could not get enough, and then I burnt myself out. I’ve started reading them again, and thankfully I am remembering why I loved them in the first place. Plus I really liked the heroine in this book is basically like the town princess, so the idea of her hooking up with the town bad boy is kind of hot. When we first meet Killian, or “Uptown,” as he is known to the club, he has a big chip on his shoulder. He definitely didn’t grow up easy, and he is finally at the point where he can bring down the hurt on the town mayor. As it turns out Killian and the mayor have a past, the mayor used to provide Killian’s mom with drugs and hook up with her. Totally understandable why he would hate the mayor. So when the mayor’s daughter Holly walks into the club bar looking for a job, Killian sees this as the perfect opportunity to get back at the mayor and maybe even get Holly into his bed. I really liked Holly, she had a lot more backbone then I was expecting out of her. She grew up a princess, always following the rules, doing exactly what he dad wanted her to, basically little miss perfect. And now that it’s come out that her father isn’t the guy she thought he was she is feeling kind of […]

Vindicate by Beth Yarnall

Posted October 5, 2016 by Kate in All Time Favorites, loved it, Review / 0 Comments
Vindicate by Beth Yarnall

Okay, truth. I love this book. I just do. I was not super enthusiastic about the blurb or the cover, but I like the idea of P.I.s and I liked that Cora was so invested in her investigation (or so it seemed from the blurb), so I figured why not, I’ll try it. I’m so glad I did, because I loved it. I picked it up when I couldn’t fall back asleep, though I’ll read two or three chapters and then go back to bed, didn’t work out, I read it from beginning to end in one sitting, and now I’m tired cause I didn’t get to sleep. No regrets though. Cora, our heroine, is lovely, and interesting, and has blue hair (my pink hair self loved that about her), and most interestingly, Cora is on pause. There no other way to explain it. I don’t like stories where the heroine is a virgin, it doesn’t read authentic to me, I’m sorry by when I read a romance and the girl 22-25 years old and a virgin, I don’t believe, you have to back it up with some kind of reasoning cause I just don’t by it. But with Cora, I did! When she was young, before 16 I believe, her brother was convicted of murder and rape of his ex-girlfriend. Cora has devoted her life, getting emancipated when she was 16, investigating, using all her money to try and free her brother, just everything about her world is about […]

Safe From Harm by Kate SeRine

Posted October 5, 2016 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Safe From Harm by Kate SeRine

Who doesn’t love a man in uniform, I know I do. I picked up this book because frankly, I’ve been in the mood for a little law and order type suspense, who did and why, and will they be caught. The thing about this book is that you know who the bad guy is right from the beginning, the thing that keeps you guessing is trying to figure out how or who he is going to strike at next. So when the book starts we start in the past. Gabe and Elle are both eating at a local diner, Gabe with their mutual friend, Gabe runs out to his car for something, and while he is outside there are shots fired. His friend dies. It’s really quit horrible, and you can tell how much this man’s death affects Gabe. Even though Elle and Gabe have a strained relationship (she seems to seriously dislike him), they come together over their grief. Fast forward to present day and its been like a year, the trial of the man responsible is over. Everything should be great right? Wrong, now that the trial is over, the man responsible, well his family is after vengeance. The stakes are high in this book, and early on Gabe is shot, so during a lot of the book Gabe feels like he has been sidelined. You can tell he wants to be out there getting justice, when reality is he is stuck at home getting better. Gabe is […]

Sweetest Taboo by J. Kenner

Posted October 1, 2016 by Kate in Blog Tour, Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Sweetest Taboo by J. Kenner

So we are back with the final installment from Jane and Dallas. Things have really changed with these two since the first two books, and if you are thinking you can walk into this book without reading the other two first, you are sadly mistaken. You do get some more fun cameos from other characters from J. Kenner’s books, so be on the lookout for that. Don’t read this review if you haven’t read the second book yet, spoilers from that book are in this review. So once we pick up in this book Jane has gone missing and to say Dallas is going out of his mind with worry would be an understatement. Dallas and Jane are finally out in the open, their parents have cut them off financially, and the media is all over their story, but these two don’t find happiness right away. Thankfully Jane doesn’t stay missing for very long, but it puts all the more pressure on Dallas and Jane to figure out who was behind all these events in the first place. There are some heartbreaking scenes with these two as the book continues. Certain people become implicated in the plot, people that both Dallas and Jane are close to, and seeing how they react to those things, how they handle it is sometimes very sad to read. Also the strained relationship between Jane and Dallas and their parents is also hard to read, especially with their dad. I mean I wish he would […]

Twirled Bond by Emma Hart

Posted July 24, 2016 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Twirled Bond by Emma Hart

I’ve made no secret how much I love this series, it is without a doubt one of my favorites, and I love how quickly they ahve been releasing (I am not patient when it comes to books I love). So when this book showed up on my Kindle I was super excited. This is not really a book that can be read without reading the other books in the series, I mean you would be able to follow the murder just find, but you would miss out on all the personal things that have happened relationship wise, so read the other books first, you won’t regret it. So I have to admit I was wondering what type of crime Emma was going to tackle next, and this one is just without a doubt a sad one. When the book starts its the 15th anniversary of a girl name Daniela disappearing from Holly Woods, she was in 9th grade and close friends with Noelle. And of course, pretty quickly a skeleton was recovered and everyone thinks it could be Daniela. I admit this crime I think hit me more than the ones in earlier novels. She was so young when she died, and Noelle has a real emotional connection to the case, and there are moments when everything is unfolding where everything just hits Noelle and you can tell its heartbreaking for her. The whole case was just really sad, Daniela was so young, and the family was so affected by […]

Hold Your Breath by Katie Ruggle

Posted July 21, 2016 by Kate in Blog Tour, Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Hold Your Breath by Katie Ruggle

I read the novella for this series a while back and I remember enjoying it, so it was an easy choice for me to pick up this book as well. I don’t know why but the idea behind the whole rescue diver thing is just super cool for me, and even better is this is cold water stuff. I don’t know about you guys but I in no way ever want to have anything to do with being under water when the water is that freezing, so already these characters are a bunch of superheroes to me. So the cool thing about this book is that it really is kind of a murder mystery with a suspenseful someone’s out to get me plot. I liked the investigative elements in this book a lot, and I liked being on the edge of my seat waiting to see what was going to happen next. So our heroine is Lou, and she is pretty awesome. She’s complex, she left her life behind in Connecticut to strike out on her own and really find herself and stop being under the thumb of her family. At first I though she was awesome and cool, a little messy, but funny, and super dedicated to the dive team. Plus it’s not like being on the dive team is a full time job so she’s also a barista in town. But later on in the book you find out how educated she is and the life she could […]

Hottest Mess by J. Kenner

Posted July 17, 2016 by Kate in Blog Tour, Just Okay, Review, Teaser / 0 Comments
Hottest Mess by J. Kenner

And I’m back for book two. I really do like J. Kenner, and I actually like a well written stepbrother romance, and this book has a mystery element going on, so while all the stars seemingly are aligned, I somehow can’t get into this series the way I really want to. So we pick back up in this book pretty much where we left off. Jane and Dallas are involved with each other, but still in secret, because these two aren’t just stepbrother and sister, no there parents adopted them, so by law they are as related to each other as if they shared DNA. In that regard I actually felt pretty bad for them, I mean loving someone that you know you could get into serious trouble just for being together, the whole thing kind of sucks. Oh and did I mention Dallas is still keeping up his whole I’m a ladies man thing, yeah, that was no exactly easy for Jane to deal with, but I understood the reasoning behind it all. The plot of who kidnapped Jane and Dallas when they were younger definitely starts making some strides in this book, and I have to admit this was the element in the book that kept me interested. I love a good mystery. Also I felt like most of the character growth with these two was about moving on from what happened to them and finding closure as well as finding the people responsible. So really this plot […]

Accelerate by Tracy Wolff

Posted July 7, 2016 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Accelerate by Tracy Wolff

I’ve been a big fan of Tracy Wolff for a while now, the Ethan Frost series was one of my favorites, so every time I see something by Tracy I know I have to pick it up. I must admit that this book brought me back, I used to know my fair share of drag racers in high school, and I am definitely a woman who can appreciate a nice car, so this book was right up my alley. We meet Jordan right away, she’s like a fish out of water. You can tell she isn’t 100% comfortable being a drag race, and I don’t think it had much to with the actual drag racing, more more the lack of control. She doesn’t like new situations, doesn’t trust the people around her, or really anyone. Jordan has a traumatic past, one that isn’t fully explained until the end of the book, but its fair to say that she has good reason not to trust the human race. Early on when she meets Nic, as he is stealing her car mind you, I loved that she fought hard, that she didn’t just cower. She might have been scared for her life, but she was fierce in defending herself. I liked that she opens herself up in this book, that she recognizes that she has to overcome the things that happened to her, and that’s so much easier said than done. So Nic, our car thief, is actually a pretty good guy. […]

Ivan by Roxie Rivera

Posted July 1, 2016 by Kate in Just Okay, Review / 0 Comments
Ivan by Roxie Rivera

A while back I was super into mafia romances, and I made this huge list of mafia book series, and then I went and bought the first book in each of the series, this book was apart of that list. I don’t know why but I think Russian Mob actually appeals to me on some level more than all the other kinds of mobs, maybe its the language, it just sounds rough like it goes along with the subject matter. This is one of those books that starts with a dramatic occurrence and ends with one too. So Erin is a pretty nice girl, she has good friends, a job, she’s smart, and she’s a really good sister. Her sister on the other hand has fallen in with the wrong crowd, turned to drugs, and has gotten herself into more trouble then she really knows what to do with. And when her sister goes missing, well it’s not like anyone could be surprised about it. Erin is determined to make sure she finds her sister in one piece and gets her the help she needs. All Erin knows is who her sister has been hanging out with, and with that knowledge she knows she can only go to Ivan for help. Ivan I think is impressed with Erin’s just fearlessness to walk into his gym and ask him for help. I think he finds her innocence and determination appealing, in a way he was not exactly expecting. I’m not 100% […]