Jill was abducted when she was 13. Hayden, the town bad boy, was the one who rescued her. It turns out Hayden was colored by his father's action. His father was a horrible person (so the son must be too). After Jill's rescue, the town see him in a new light. They become best friends and then lovers. As teenagers do, they break up so Hayden can prove himself worthy of Jill and Jill can go to college and then the FBI. Fast forward 10 years and Hayden is retired from the Seals, Jill is an FBI agent specializing in child abduction. After a case goes wrong, she comes back to her hometown. She plans on using the time to look into the cold case of the abduction/murder of a girl her age after her escape/rescue. Both Hayden and Jill are likable, competent characters. They talk and reconnect. They worked well and I liked them together. There is a decent amount of suspense and mystery. I read this for Romance-opoly Emergency Services Moon track
For the Tactical Crime Division, no case is left cold. When Benning Reeves’s twins are kidnapped, the frantic father knows who can help: the Tactical Crime Division and Ana Ramirez. Even though Ana once shattered Benning’s heart, the special agent is the only one he can trust. But Ana is still tormented by the unresolved case that brought them together years before—a case somehow entangled with Benning’s children. It’s up to the TCD and Ana to discover why…before it’s too late.
About Nichole Severn: Nichole Severn writes romantic suspense with strong heroines, heroes who dare challenge them, and a hell of a lot of guns. When she’s not writing, she’s injuring herself running and practicing yoga.
Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips had a great premise and sounded like it could be the Russian equivalent of Broadchurch which I found very exciting. The story opens with the disappearance of two little girls from a small community and the suspicion and unease which come about as a result. Unlike the TV series, the book introduces a cast of characters that did nothing to add or move along the narrative plot. [A/N: There's one character's story in particular that really made me question its addition. If you read the book you'll recognize her as the lady that visits the hospital. What was going on there?!] I can only guess that they served as a kind of backdrop for the area which the author took great pains to describe (and which I knew nothing about prior to reading this book). I can't fault Phillips' writing or ability to engage the reader because I was fully hooked by this story...that is until I realized (nearly at the end) that so many of these side stories (not to mention the main plot) had no real conclusion. I read quite a lot of mysteries and crime procedurals and my favorite part is generally the dramatic tying up of the loose ends of the case which you don't get with Disappearing Earth. Instead you get more questions than answers. (Why was Denis obsessed with aliens?!) So I'm afraid the overall rating suffered as a result and I can only give it a 6/10. (This hasn't stopped me from encouraging others to pick up this book though. I keep waiting for one of them to come back and rage at me because they're annoyed by the ending.)
Absolutely stunning cover. [Source: Amazon]
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Holiday Abduction Alien Abduction #6 Eve Langlais Science Fiction Romance December 2, 2014 eBook 138 Bought
When you wish upon a star...you might get a purple alien from afar.
Vhyl is determined to acquire a certain lost artifact, but when he lands on the forbidden barbarian planet known as Earth, he finds more than expected. An attractive human female is in possession of the priceless object, and she’s agreed to hand it over—for a price.
Apparently she doesn’t know of his reputation…or doesn’t care.
Intrigued by her fearless nature—and her luscious cocoa skin—this acquisition expert can’t resist stealing a kiss. But before he can take more, his enemy arrives to stake a claim.
It seems Vhyl isn’t the only one interested in Jilly’s treasure—and Jilly herself. On the run not only from Earth forces but his enemies too, they must fight to survive and evade capture.
However, he can’t escape the effect the human has on him.
In the end, Vhyl has to make a choice—Jilly or the priceless treasure he came for?
Holiday Abduction is book six in the Alien Abduction series by Eve Langlais. This was another fun purple alien romance.
Jill is not sure what to do. Her farm is going into foreclosure and she has no way of bailing herself out. She’s hoping for an alien invasion.
Vhyl is in the filed of acquisitions; which means he collects and/or steels things. He is also a purple alien.
I had a lot of fun with both Jill and Vhyl. Jill grew up with her grandma who believed in aliens, so when a purple guy shows up at her front door, instead of freaking out, she stays cool, and finds out what he wants. Things soon turn into a run to survive from another alien who wants Vhyl dead and the government showing up looking for aliens. Their romance is fast, but fun. The adventure they go on is exciting and keeps the story moving.
Holiday Abduction is a short read and everything moves fast, but it was also a wonderful and strangely sweet adventure.
Rated: 4 Stars
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Reader Abduction Alien Abduction #7 Eve Langlais Science Fiction Romance May 9, 2016 eBook 132 Bought
An alien fantasy brought to life...
It should have been a simple volunteer job. Keep the events for the Romancing the Capital convention running smooth. But from the moment Brigitte lays eyes on the male model dipped in purple, hired for the galactic party, she is thrown into a tizzy—mostly because of his stolen kiss.
Imagine her shock once she realizes he’s not an actor. This purple alien is for real!
And Phyr didn’t come to RTC alone.
He brought a bunch of his mercenary friends to help him abduct all the single ladies. These readers are about to go on a galactic adventure wilder than anything they’ve ever read in a book—and hotter than anything they could have imagined.
Reader Abduction is book seven in the Alien Abduction series by Eve Langlais.
This is not a good place to start the series, nor is this a good book. I should have read some reviews; before buying, but I’ve been enjoying this series so much and was on a purple alien kick…until this one. I didn’t like the plot nor did I care for the characters.
We start out at a romance convention and get to see several authors we know and love. It may sound cool at first, but the more I read the more it didn’t work for me. It was very hard to get over all the real authors mentioned. It felt like Eve was trying to sell us on all these other authors works.
Then we go into the author conspiring to have fans/friends abducted by aliens, so she can continue to write her purple alien books. It felt to much like what the slavers where doing in the other books in this series, when they would captured and kidnapped human women to sell to the highest bidder. The purple alines have this same plan, but to sell them on their own planet. It’s unsavory and just killed the purple aliens as the fun loving aliens.
Then we have our 12 women who are abducted. Not one of them objected. They where all ok with this even our heroine, Brigitte. She did mildly object, but that doesn’t last. I didn’t care for Brigitte.
Then we have our hero, Phyr, his mind set is just wrong. He’s to demanding, arrogant, and forcing sex with trade offs. Not the type of purple alien we’ve come to enjoy and love. He wasn’t fun at all. I didn’t like Phyr.
Last, everything happens within a day or two and the other women are not even mentioned or they are just glossed over and then deposited/dumped on the purple aliens planet. This one was lacking the fun abduction and banter that made the couples come together. It felt way to forced, sex slave like, and like the author is uncaring and disregarding for human rights.
All the other books in the Alien Abduction series have made me snort, giggle and laugh my ass off. Reader Abduction was not funny, didn’t hit it off with me, and the author has killed this series. I won’t be reading anymore purple aliens. I’m not quieting this author, but this one was just wrong in so many ways.
Rated: 2 Stars
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I was born and raised in Northern Indiana. I’m an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, dog owner, animal, and book lover. I’m the owner, reviewer, and mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy. My favorite shifters are dragons!
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