Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Grave Peril (Love Inspired Suspense)

Grave Peril (Love Inspired Suspense)
by Mary Alford



WOW just WOW grab on to your seat it is going to be a bumpy ride. This is a fast moving, thrilling, action pack read that will grab you from the first page. I totally loved the suspense, action and the adventure as the author keeps you spinning with her twists and turns. To say I loved it just doesn’t describe what I felt for this. I have to say I read this at one setting I couldn’t put it down, it is well written with wonderful characters. I guess you could call it a second change at love since the first time around was years ago when Jamie’s father was sent to jail for killing her boyfriend’s father. Talk about putting a spin on your love life. This tore them apart leaving their love broken and all the plans they has made were destroyed with one person’s actions. Her father said I didn’t do it, she believed him, he was so kind and loving to everyone. Gavin father was his best friend why would he do that? Gavin didn’t buy it not with the evident they had. Jamie’s father went to jail and died there. Jamie’s uncle knows he didn’t do it and has spent the last year trying to prove it. He said I have proof and now he is missing. Gavin still isn’t buying it but he can’t leave a woman at an accident all alone. Just when he is helping her all hell breaks loose leaving them on the run for their lives.  

This is one story you don’t want to miss, it has it all from suspense, action, love, passion and betrayal. I promise you won’t be able to put it down and it will stay with you for a long time. It will be a book I will read over and over again. Outstanding my hat off to the author for giving me a story I got lost in and wonderful characters I just loved.
Summary
Mountain Ambush

Reunions can be deadly

Jamie Hendricks always believed her late father was innocent of murder…and now her uncle claims to have proof. But when she arrives in her hometown, her uncle has vanished—and someone wants her dead. Jamie’s ex-boyfriend, CIA agent Gavin Dalton, is the only person she trusts…even if he believes her dad killed his father. But can he help her uncover a deadly conspiracy that goes deeper than anyone expected?


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A Brother's Betrayal:

A Brother's Betrayal: Mail Order Bride Tales
by Sylvia McDaniel



What a heartbreaking story one brother deceives the other and steals his bride. The bride and groom to be, have such big dreams, she wants a man like her father, he wants a woman who won’t scream and run for the hills when she looks at him. What they get is so different leaving one man broken hearted and the woman devastated. Kane is a man that I started to like but it didn’t take me long to want to but my foot where the sun doesn’t shine. Oh he has his reasons, good ones to him, for treating his family the way he does.  Emma and Abel do not know that they were ticked, it was easy for Kane to trick them from the way the letters are written. I understand why he did it but I don’t like it and even like him less. What the author brings to the reader is a story that is heartbreaking and at times very painful not only for the characters but the readers. It was such a great read I couldn’t put it down and even said a few bad words.

Emma is such a sweet woman who steals your heart, Abel just steals your heart from the first page. As they get to know each other they find they fit well together but both know that can never be, marriage is until death. I would have been willing to help them with that and most likely have done it with a smile.

The author knows how to draw you in giving a very emotional read with many twists and turns you won’t see coming. Oh it does end with a HAE and I was so relieved when it came. Well written with wonderful characters that captive me from the first page. The plot is wonderful making me wonder just how many times something like this has happen long ago. The book was wonderful, delightful, just am outstanding read. I totally loved it. 



Summary
Two brothers at odds. A stolen bride. Who wins? Who loses? Who claims her heart?
After an accident disfigures Abel Shepherd’s face, he is considered the ogre of Potter county. Lonely, he orders a mail-order bride, but she never arrives. Yet, his brother brings home a lovely bride who helps Abel see past the scars on his face.
Emma’s dying mother answers an ad in the Grooms Gazette and sends her daughter to a seemingly loving man. But mail-order bride Emma Louise Johnson is intercepted by Abel’s brother Kane and marries him thinking he’s the man her mother arranged for her to marry. 
But the marriage is far from what she dreams of and she finds herself hopelessly attracted to her husband’s brother. In a desperate game of betrayal, who will win? Kane or Abel?
“A Brother's Betrayal” is a sweet historical western romance novel of 47,000 words. No cheating and a guaranteed happily ever after.
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Sunday, September 30, 2018

Precious Embrace



Precious Embrace
Embrace, Book 2
By: Dana Mason
Narrated by: Laura Jennings
Series: Embrace (Mason), Book 2
Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
Unabridged Audiobook
Release date: 12-18-14



The author gives you another delightful story which is a great addition to this series. It is full of twists and turns that keeps your attention. We met Mark in the last book now we meet his ex-wife who hooked up with a no good who she divorces. Now she is on her own with her children, having a one night stand with a man who can’t forget her and follows her to where she lives. She isn’t ready for this, but he isn’t giving up. He is determined to show her just how much she can depend on him, he will never let her down. Then the unthinkable happens when her baby is kidnapped he is her rock, I doubt she would have been able to deal with all the issues if not for him.

It was hard for me to get into Alison character she had a good man, cheated on him, married a man who doesn’t want child. He didn’t mind having one that was not a baby but sure didn’t want a baby, he truly loved his stepson. He left because she got pregnant putting all the blame on her. I do have to say the character does feel realistic. She does remind me of a few women I have known over the years. I never understood them either. What is there not to like about Johnny? He has charm, style, dependable, caring, loving and very much a hunk. I fell in love with him from the start. He does have a few issues like taking on the blame for things that wasn’t his fault but that just makes him more my kind of man.


The narrator did a great job pulling the reader in showing true emotions and making it feel like you were watching a movie in your mind. Her character voices were outstanding from male to female you knew who was talking and what they were feeling. There were no repeating of words, no volume changes just a very clear audio you get lost in. I thought her performance was wonderful. She really brought the story to life for me giving me hours of enjoyment. I look forward to listening to more of her work.


I thought it had a great story line, loved the plot and the twists and turns that come with it. The story is very realistic and pulls you in giving you a very entertaining story I could not put down. The author had no trouble holding my attention giving another page turner I couldn’t put down. I thought it was well written and really keeps the reader's attention. I am looking forward to the next book in this series.

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Summary
A second divorce and a new baby wasn't the vision Alison Hayes had for her future. Now a single mother with two young boys, she wants to focus on her kids and what's left of her stagnant career. When Detective Johnny Rhay Bennett breezes into her life with his charming smile and country-boy accent, she's not interested. She doesn't need another man in her life, or another reason to make people talk. Johnny Rhay doesn't believe in love at first sight, but after a one-night stand in paradise with Ali, he can't get her out of his head. With Nashville in his rear-view mirror, he's determined to make Ali his, even if it means moving to California. Ali's not easy, and she's living on just this side of bitter after her divorce, but Johnny doesn't care. He's up for the challenge. At least, he believes he's up for it until baby Micah is stolen right out from under his nose. When Ali's faced with her worst nightmare, Johnny is the only person who can pull her out of her despair, forcing her to stay strong and not give up hope of finding her missing child. Johnny has to keep it together and get that sweet little boy home safe before his dreams of having a family vanish too.

Dangerous Embrace

Dangerous Embrace
By: Dana Mason
Narrated by: Jennifer Vaughn
Series: Embrace (Mason), Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
Unabridged Audiobook
Release date: 02-11-14


The story was great it holds your attention giving you a thrilling exciting read, the danger is real when you have a stalker and an abusive ex who has been looking for you for more years than you can count. The story has a little of everything from romance to thrills and chills. I doubt you can read this and not have it touch you in some way. From the first page the author has you hooked from a brutal attack of violence and it doesn’t let up. One man see it and tries to help the victim only to have his lights punched out for his help which was cute and funny at the same time but very heartbreaking. At times the story is funny but for the most part it is action filled with one woman on the run as three men hunt her down. began with action and end with it, what a great read full of suspense that keeps your heart beating fast what a thrilling read I could not put down. It is a romance with suspense, action, and thrills but it is so much more the author gives you a wonderful story of strength, fears and overcoming them along with courage to stand up and be accounted for as well as starting over, learning how to trust and love again. It is about an abusive relationship, running for your life, learning to live again and start over.

The narrators normal voice is wonderful as well as her character voices however when she goes into character is sounds like she backed off the mic, at first I thought she did this when the character was thinking which would have been find, but she does this whenever a character is talking and then goes back to her normal voice which is spoken like everyone does. This was so distracting that I had a hard time trying to finish the audio. The only thing that kept me holding on was the story line and wanting to know how it ended. I really hate giving a bad review and only pick the books I think I can give a good one on however that is not the case with this narrator. Had I listened to this one first I most likely would not have listened to book 2 which I really enjoyed. This would be a great audio if the characters would all be in the same volume as the rest of the book. With that said I do have to say the narrator does give true emotions that you can feel, both her female and male characters are great if only they didn’t change in volume. There are no repeating of wording, the music was great and felt like it fit. The only issues I have is the volume change when in character other than that it was a good audio.

The author gives a powerful story that keeps you on the edge pulling you in giving you a compelling read that you can’t put down. I really wish I had bought the book and not the audio. Again the second audio of this series is much better and I truly enjoyed it. I really liked the characters even though I thought Mark was a little over powering but that is his nature and I do come to love his caring way. Would I want him as my boyfriend NO he is to controlling in a good way and so caring. I thought this was very well written, loved the plot and the way the author laid it out. I was in the authors palms from the first page to the last. It really was a book I couldn’t put down giving me a thrilling suspenseful read that I crave. I had no problem picturing the scenes in my mind watching the attack, feeling her fear and terror was not something I will forget anytime soon. Sarah has a lot on her plate and doesn’t know how to do anything but run, she has a crazy mother that really needs to get her act together and a delightful brother who I adored. Just a normal family with major issues that she must overcome. It is hard to read this story and not want to pull her out of the page taking her way and letting her heal. It is a very touching read that will stay with you for a long time. Very well written with great characters and a wonderful plot filled with danger, chills, thrills and excitement but also very sad. It is pulls on your heart making you want to finish it to know what happens. Has humor, passion and overcoming one's past, starting love only to have to start over again. Has a great ending that will leave you smiling.

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Sarah Jennings wants nothing more than a quiet life - alone. Raised by an eccentric mother, their life on the road only taught her how to run away from hard times. When she finds herself in an abusive relationship, this lesson serves her well. Eight years later, she’s settled back in her hometown and less fearful then she’s ever been in her life. She’s a first grade teacher, and with few friends and less family around, she has what she wants, a quiet life under the radar where she can be free of her past and live quietly.
Until one night and one brutal act of violence changes everything. Injured and afraid, Sarah wants to run again, but Mark Summors refuses to let her go.Mark was born and raised in Santa Rosa. He married his high school sweetheart and never questioned his life, until he found his wife with another man. Now divorced, he wants something more. He's passionate about his job, he wants to protect people, and he devotes his life to it.
This time he's protecting more than just another client, he's protecting his future; at least, Sarah Jennings will be his future, once he convinces her she loves him. When Sarah agrees to let Mark help, she doesn’t anticipate just how important of a role he’ll play in her future or how the violence in her past will come back to threaten them both.