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review 2019-10-22 15:24
Solid Installment in Death, but Timeline Drives me Bonkers!
Vendetta in Death - J.D. Robb

Well we have the 49th in Death novel and it's pretty solid. I am going to say though, if Bella (Mavis's daughter) is 1 freaking years old and can somehow read we have issues. Also it's only been a year?? "Born in Death" was book number 23 and I don't want every book to be a year, but good lord can they at least be 6 months or something? I think the biggest issue I have is that that Eve and Roarke have grown so much in such a short amount of time when you look at the series that it doesn't seem quite realistic. There's some other issues I noted below. That said, this was a solid installment which works since some of the last few books have been hit or miss for me. 

 

"Vendetta in Death" has Eve and her partner Peabody tracking down a serial killer going by the moniker "Lady Justice." Her first victim is found castrated with a sign on him. From there another man is found dead. Eve and Peabody start tracking down what all of these men have in common besides one woman saying how much they hurt and abused the women in their lives. 

 

Well Eve and Roarke were really good. I feel bad that I have started to skim over their love scenes. There's nothing more anymore besides the same old same old and Roarke speaking Gaelic while making love. The high points for me really were their reactions to a surprise by Mavis and Eve's shock when Mavis calls Summerset Bella's grandfather. I maybe howled. And also, how dense is Eve? Of course Mavis sees him like that. Plus considering Summerset's past, I think it's sweet. 

 

Peabody has definitely been toned down. The case gets to both Eve and Peabody when they start to realize that some of the men who are being murdered have ties to rape. Thank goodness that Robb doesn't go down the same path with Eve not being able to handle it though Roarke keeps talking about how pale and overworked she is. 

 

We have a great aside about something Feeney did for Eve in her past which I wish that Robb had followed up with in the present with just a quick discussion between Eve and Feeney. 

 

I am going to say this though, the thing with Nadine constantly getting in Eve's face for stories is old as hell. At this point how has no other network or journalist called out the favoritism between the two of them? I also don't really like how Eve uses Nadine to push something out there, and vice versa. It's been hinted at here and there that Eve realizes it's an issue and that people have noticed, but no dice so far. 

 

The writing was good though the main reason on top of the above I gave this four stars is that once again Eve instantly clues into who dun it and the book even gives us the serial killer's point of view. I found myself getting a bit bored at that point. As I have said before, there's no point to Mira since Eve is a better profiler than she is at this point. The flow works and we have Eve and Peabody racing to stop Lady Justice.


New New York in this future setting is always a surprise and I think for once the technology parts of thing actually worked. I am going to call BS on Eve getting a warrant though. She pretty much just talks to someone and gets one now. I don't get any tension anymore between her making her case and going to Reo. I am wondering how none of her arrests get thrown out sometimes based on the circumstantial evidence she had.

The ending was pretty sweet though even with all of the serial killing and all. The book just emphasizes how much Eve and Roarke love and need one another. 

 

 

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review 2019-10-22 14:06
ARC REVIEW Breathless With Her by Carrie Ann Ryan

Breathless With Her (Less Than, #1)Less Than #1, Meet the rest of the Carrs. We meet the first sibling Dimitri Carr in Restless Ink, where we got a brief look at his siblings, enough of a look that made us fans know we wanted them. So here they are. Devin Carr was minding his own business sitting in a bar when a stunner in a red sequins dress walked in the door looking shell shocked. Erin Taborn was enjoying her high school reunion until she walked in on her husband doing the former head cheerleader she left the reunion with the only thought of getting smashed. Luckily her older sisters ex-boyfriend from high school, Devin, was there and told her he had her back for the night he even let her crash at his place cause she didn't want to go back home incase the cheating asshole was there.

One embarrassing morning and six months later the divorce is final and Erin is getting on with her life baking up a storm for her business Lace & Cakes. Erin has no interest in another relationship or even just casual she decided to work on becoming more self reliant she didn't need a man in her life and then Devin walks back into her life again. Erin wants to be able to stand on her own two feet and solve all her problem by herself, she learns it's not always possible especially with her friends. Things start casual between Erin and Devin because that's want Erin wants, Devin wants more but he knows she needs time but she also needs to know that it's okay to ask for help.

Overall, it was another wonderful heart wrenching book from Carrie Ann Ryan. The only thing I wasn't happy about was how Erin left things with her father, I felt that it was left unresolved she formed her opinion but never got his side. But other than that I loved it. It's told in first person with alternating POVs. Devin is sweet and patient Erin can be a little overly stubborn and blinded by her own need to prove herself to herself but together they make a great couple. 




 

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review 2019-10-22 09:55
Bloody LOVED this one!
Off Base (Out of Uniform #1) - Annabeth Albert
I lovefinding new to me authors, and narrators and Ms Albert and Mr Stevens are bothnew to me! Zach ishiding himself, from his fellow SEALs, his family but most of all his hidingfrom himself. Moving off base seems to be the best solution but then his worstnightmare needs a place to stay and Zach can’t say no to Pike, and Pike’s cats.So, he grits his teeth and bares it. Pike, however, is gritting his teeth foran entirely different reason. He has a massive crush on Zach but can’t let Zachknow. The two men call an uneasy truce to do up the house, but neither can stayaway from the other for long. That stayingaway lasts only so long and it really was a joy to behold to watch Zach andPike get closer, and begin their friends with benefits thing, but it was alsopainful. Both men knew they shouldn’t do this, and it messed with everyone’s head,mine included! Zach is verymuch in the closet, and Pike is not. That alone causes Zach to have kittensabout every.single.little.thing! Everything, near the beginning, caused Zach topanic, but watching the man fall, watching him come out of himself and thatcloset, watching him fall in love with Pike?? Twas a beautiful thing!I loved thatit was ZACH who made the decision to do something about their situation, andPike did not push Zach, even though he really wanted to.Much of thatbeauty though, is in the delivery, and Tyler Stevens narrates. This is thefirst of his work I have come across and I need more, lots more! I loved thenarration, as much as the story itself! Stevens wasable to wrench so much emotion, particularly for Zach, into his narration, itwas almost listening to your best friend pour their heart out to you.The voicesfor Zach and Pike are very different, getting the point across about the manydifferences between the two men. ALL the voices are distinctive enough for meto not have any trouble with multi person conversations. Stevens reading voiceis deep and clear and very VERY easy to listen to.Someinteresting characters in the book, Ryan and Josiah (apologies if that’s nothow you spell, I’ve not seen it written down!) do they have a book?? Would LOVEto read or listen to their story! And Apollo. That man is sad, it’s too soon,but maybe, just maybe. . . .and OH!! His book is next! I just looked!I have booktwo to listen to next, but that is by a different narrator so it will be interestingto see how Apollo’s voice carries from one narrator to the next. 5 stars forthe book5 stars forthe narration5 starsoverall**sameworded review will appear elsewhere**

 

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review 2019-10-22 09:32
an enjoyable 90 minute read!
Perfect Trouble - Barbara Elsborg
I was gifted my copy of this book, direct from the author and I thank Ms Elsborg for that. This is the first I have read of her work, and I hope it will not be the last. Jonah has a knack for getting into trouble, and he is paying for it for the next 7 years. Getting Jinx off pack lands shouldn’t have been too difficult but Jonah had history with said pack, and they would kill him for sure. Jinx knows Jonah is Trouble with a capital T but she also knows, deep down, he may be the only one to keep her alive. For the most part, I did enjoy this tale of a faery and a wolf, but for a minor niggle or two, I really did. Jonah’s mind, even at rest, is going a million miles an hour and I really did struggle at points to keep up with his internal ramblings! I mean, me and my sister can flip a conversation on a penny, and continue as if we had been talking all the time about that subject, but Jonah’s mind? Lord I really did struggle to keep up with him! Also, I usually like plot twists, but towards the end, they were coming fast and furious. Good plot twists, that I really did NOT see coming at me, but there were just too many in a short space of time. Some darker themes touched on, mostly how the younger females are treated within the pack, not in great detail, but enough to warrant a warning. It’s not overly explicit, I thought, but it does give enough heat off to make it interesting. A bit violent in places, but needed I think, since Jonah stole gold off the pack and they want it back! Are there more books with these people? Some interesting characters in the place where Jonah is working! Overall, a very enjoyable 90 minute read. 4 solid stars **same worded review will appear elsewhere**

 

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text 2019-10-22 07:10
New Release - Just Ten Seconds

 

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Just Ten Seconds


That’s all it took for my life to change forever.


I left my posh life in Manhattan and escaped to the Hudson Valley in hopes of a fresh start. It wasn’t until I happened upon a bereavement group when I finally found a place I felt understood. I told them my husband was dead when, really, I was the one who had died inside. It was also where I saw the smoldering gaze of Dean Delgado, the single father whom I’d helped just days before.

 

Just Ten Seconds


That’s all he wishes he had with his late wife.


Despite Dean’s widowed status, he has a robust thirst for life. He’s a protector and a giver. A man who fixes things with his hands, is devoted to his child, and wants to spend his days with me. I try to avoid him, knowing a woman with my past has no business being in this man’s life. With every run-in, he makes me laugh. With every touch, he ignites me. And with every second, he makes me feel like myself again.

Just Ten Seconds


That’s all it took for me to fall in love with Dean Delgado.


I'm in too deep and my secrets are about to be exposed. I only hope he can forgive me for the lies I never meant to tell.

 

 

 

 

 

About the Author:

 

Jeannine Colette combines angst and humor in her sexy, standalone romance novels. Her stories feature dynamic heroines, and swoon-worthy heroes, who have to abandon their reality in order to discover themselves . . . and love along the way.

 

A graduate of Wagner College and the New York Film Academy, Jeannine went on to become a Segment Producer at CBS News and NBC. She left the television industry to focus on her children and pursue a full-time writing career. She lives in New York with her husband, the three tiny people she adores more than life itself, and a rescue pup named Wrigley.

 

http://jeanninecolette.com/



 

 

 

 

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