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text 2018-10-16 08:15
REVIEW BY MERISSA - Hall Pass For Life by Dorothea Lynne
Hall Pass for Life - Dorothea Lynne

Hall Pass for Life is the first book by Dorothea Lynne I have read. This is a contemporary romance with dark theme - a young woman trapped in a loveless marriage to an older man. Although he is happy to have multiple affairs during their marriage, he is insistent upon controlling every aspect of her. This doesn't stop him from arranging for a week's getaway for her with a younger man so he can have his mistress in their home.

Thea has turned forty and has no idea where her life is going. Her husband, Malcolm, won't allow her to work, constantly criticises her, and yet isn't prepared to divorce her just yet - even though is far too old for his tastes. Liam is a singer and is 25 years old. He isn't sure what to make of the arrangement, but for the amount of money being given to a charity, he will be friendly for the week.

Both Thea and Liam get more than they bargain for, and will fight for their lives together, no matter what Malcolm throws at them.

I loved the premise of this story, although I don't particularly like first person, present tense, which is how this book is written. I found it to be quite confusing over who was speaking in places, and had to read further down to see who responded to figure it out. Personally speaking, I also found the constant nicknames and terms of endearments to be quite monotonous. Yes, it is cute occasionally, but to use them in 85% of the sentences... The only reason I can think of for the constant use was to help the reader know who was talking, which didn't work when they weren't used.

The story itself moved along at a fair pace, albeit a bit jerky in places. Some of the words and actions of various characters didn't seem quite 'real', as though the timing was off slightly. I think this is a standalone book, although the ending has possibly been left open for a follow up.

Anyway, for me, this book didn't quite hit the mark, although it was still a good story. I am absolutely positive that others will love this book, and devour every word. It just didn't work on all levels for me.

* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *

Merissa
Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!

Source: archaeolibrarian.wixsite.com/website/single-post/2018/08/10/Hall-Pass-For-Life-by-Dorothea-Lynne
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review 2018-10-16 04:18
Truly Devious for Baker Street Irregulars
Truly Devious - Maureen Johnson Truly Devious - Maureen Johnson

This is weird and why I consider my own ratings to be bunk: In June I picked this up read the first chapter and abandoned it. Just wasn't what I felt like reading. But it was on the list for Baker Street Irregulars, and I usually like Johnson, so...and I made it to the second chapter and then I was reluctant to put it down. Loved it. So Gothic romance and Nancy Drew and Sherlock and a boarding school too. Nom nom nom. I liked Stevie even as she exasperated me.

 

 By this time seems like I should be better at telling the difference between Not for Me and Not for Now, but no. Midnight in the Garden was probably the first book I picked for this Bingo, and I gave up entirely. Twenty five or so years ago I loved it. Go figure. 

 

Library copy 

 

 

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review 2018-10-15 15:24
The Killings At Badger's Drift by Caroline Graham
The Killings At Badger's Drift - Caroline Graham

An old lady witnesses something in the woods as she's searching for an orchid. Something so terrible, someone is willing to kill her to keep it hidden. But as soon as the police is involved, thanks to the lady's nosy neighbor, more and more secrets are coming out...


An interesting murder mystery with multiple possible suspects, loads of red herrings and a surprising final reveal.

Unfortunately, it was also very slow with a quite a plodding pace and some of the filler scenes were rather boring and dull.

I much prefer the series, actually, including the characterization of Barnaby and Troy.

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review 2018-10-15 13:44
REVIEW BY LIZZY - Disjointed Lives by Morgan Sheppard
Disjointed Lives - Morgan Sheppard
Promotions Manager, Ava Reese, has all she ever wanted: a fantastic husband, a great job, a good life. But her past haunts her. 

Although she thought she had left the darkness behind long ago, her dreams start to haunt her during the day, making her question everything she has.

Ava hopes that meeting with her best friend, Paige, will help her find peace again. Can they put Ava’s dreams to rest, or will the past destroy everything Ava has so carefully built?
 
@MorganJSheppard, @elizabethb19871, #Contemporary, #WomensFiction, 4 out of 5 (very good)
 
 
Source: archaeolibrarian.wixsite.com/website/single-post/2018/07/06/Disjointed-Lives-by-Morgan-Sheppard
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review 2018-10-15 11:00
New Release Review! Hunting Danger (Redemption Harbor #5) Katie Reus!

 

 

From USA Today bestselling author Katie Reus comes the next story in the explosive Redemption Harbor series where sparks fly and so do bullets…

 

The one woman he wants…

 

When a childhood friend needs help, Nova doesn’t hesitate. They endured the foster system together, forging a bond Nova can’t ignore. Relying on her friends from Redemption Harbor Consulting—including Gage, the computer genius she’s falling for—is out of the question. She used to work for the CIA and she’s trained—she can handle this. Besides, the whole team is working on their own important jobs. She’s not going to drag anyone away when she’s not sure it’s necessary.

Is the one he can’t have…

 

When Nova asks for time off out of the blue—and use of the company jet—former Marine Gage takes note. Of course, he notices everything about Nova. But as one of her bosses, his growing attraction to her is a line he won’t cross. However, that doesn’t mean he’ll let her run straight into danger—and a quick hack of her computer proves she’s gotten in over her head. Gage is coming along for the ride, whether the sassy assistant likes it or not. He’ll do whatever’s necessary to save her friend…and keep Nova out of the clutches of a lethal enemy who won’t hesitate to kill anyone who gets in their way.

 

Length: NOVEL

Author note: This is a stand-alone novel in the Redemption Harbor series complete with an HEA.

 

Redemption Harbor Series:


1. Resurrection
2. Savage Rising
3. Dangerous Witness
4. Innocent Target
5. Hunting Danger

 


The fifth book in the Redemption Harbor series gives readers a delicious thrill as Nova sets off to rescue a childhood friend and makes the decision not to ask for help. But Nova is the one woman that Gage wants and while he can’t have her, he will do whatever it takes to protect her. The chemistry between Nova and Gage sizzles with a magnetic chemistry that not only draws them together but easily pulls readers into their world, but the relationship takes more than chemistry as Gage is determined to keep Nova at arm’s length for her own good. The passion steadily builds into an inferno as the rescue missions encounters an exhilarating event that puts readers on the edge of their seat, where they stay throughout this fast paced and smooth flowing plot. The story keeps the thrills coming, but also has the suspense building throughout along with a few unexpected turns that the characters doesn’t see coming. Katie Reus has such a gift for creating edge of your seat suspense that keeps readers glued to the pages and Hunting Danger is no different as it certainly had my attention. I love Gage and Nova’s story and I can’t help but be impatient for the next book because this story ends with the team talking about what they need to do next.

 


Add to your shelves at -

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40187878-hunting-danger

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/books/hunting-danger-by-katie-reus

 

 

Hunting Danger is the 5th book in the Redemption Harbor series -

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/series/203961-redemption-harbor

 

Author - https://katiereus.com/series/redemption-harbor/

 

Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07F6P24SQ?ref=series_rw_dp_labf

 

 

which includes -

 

1 Resurrection
2 Savage Rising
3 Dangerous Witness
4 Innocent Target
5 Hunting Danger

 

& #6 Covert Games (Coming - January 22, 2019)
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41028102-covert-games

 

 

 

AVAILABLE in print or ebook -

 

Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B07F2N9K3G?tag=katreu-20

 

B&N - https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/hunting-danger-katie-reus/1128717887?ean=9781635560862

 

Kobo -
https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/hunting-danger

 

GPlay - https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Katie_Reus_Hunting_Danger?id=E8pwDwAAQBAJ

 

iBooks - https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/hunting-danger/id1386456698?mt=11

 

 

Katie Reus is the New York Times, USA Today, & IndieReader bestselling author of the Red Stone Security series, the Moon Shifter series and the Deadly Ops series. She fell in love with romance at a young age thanks to books she pilfered from her mom's stash. Years later she loves reading romance almost as much as she loves writing it. However, she didn't always know she wanted to be a writer. After changing majors many times, she finally graduated with a degree in psychology. Not long after that she discovered a new love. Writing. She now spends her days writing dark paranormal romance and sexy romantic suspense.


Website - http://www.katiereus.com/

 

Goodreads - http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1563059.Katie_Reus

 

Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/katiereusauthor

 

Twitter - http://twitter.com/katiereus

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/authors/katie-reus

 

 

 

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