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review 2017-11-18 21:20
P.S. I Spook You
P.S. I Spook You - S.E. Harmon

Some of y'all said this was like PsyCop.

 

 

This was more like Ghost Whisperer, without the cleavage. Or brain smarts. Or cooperative ghosts.

 

Really, for the first half of the book, the ghosts seemed almost coincidental to the plot. Rain saw some ghosts, mostly ignored them, and then went about his day. Of course, he's new to all this, so I guess in the long-run that makes sense, but it definitely wasn't what I was expecting. 

 

Then the plot seemed to start to gel for awhile as they made some breakthroughs on the case, and I was able to get more into it. And then, Rain went into TSTL territory at 90%, and even though he called himself out on being TSTL that didn't take away the fact that he did a stupid thing that even amateurs would know to stay away from - and him being the so-called FBI profiler should definitely know better.

 

There were also a few plot fails. The first time in the book any kind of timeline was mentioned for the case was the case going cold after two years. Then later, Rain is talking to his mom, who mentioned noticing something of Amy's going missing a year ago and that she figured Amy had given it away. Then later still, it's finally mentioned - twice - that Amy's been gone for five years. These should've been caught by an even half-way competent editor, but this is DSP so I guess that's asking too much. (Yes, it says five years in the blurb, but I don't reread blurbs before I read a book since I expect the book to make these reveals in non-confusing ways. I shouldn't have to read the blurb after the book to clarify things.)

 

Then there's the whole nonsense with 

the storage locker. Amy had paid for the locker in cash under a false name, and yet the locker was still being rented out to her five years later? No discussion on who's been making the payments, if anyone has. No reveal on what name she rented it out on. And if no one has been making the payments, that locker would've been emptied out and the items in it sold, and the locker rented to someone who actually pays. Also, keys are encoded, so it would make sense for the rental office to have a list of key numbers to match with locker numbers, but nope, not here. Maybe this office manager is lazy. *shrugs*

(spoiler show)

 

The romance between Rain and Danny is just kind of there. I didn't feel their connection. They were good as friends with benefits, but I wasn't convinced of their romance/love. Oh, and then Rain's significantly injured right before the first sex scene, but of course this doesn't slow them down at all, and the injuries are never mentioned again even though the rest of the book only spans a week or two at most.

 

I thought Rain's mom was a hoot when we met her, but then she never made another appearance. We meet Rain's sister a couple of times, and they have a great dynamic, but I don't think we ever meet his father. If we did, I already forgot about it. I would've liked to see more of his family, but alas. 

 

The ending was a little too tied with a bow, yet there's this whole thing with Danny's sister that's kind of left unresolved that felt like a weird choice for the story. 

 

There are a lot of good ideas here but it never really came together.

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review 2017-10-26 19:42
Awesome Suspense!
Reunited with the P.I. (Honor Bound) - A... Reunited with the P.I. (Honor Bound) - Anna J. Stewart

Reunited With The P.I. by Anna J. Stewart is a fabulous read.  This is my first book by this author, but won't be my last.  Ms. Stewart has delivered a well-written book and loaded it with a phenomenal cast of characters.  I'd give Ms. Stewart an A+ for her characters, their interaction and dialog.  Simone is a lawyer with the D.A.'s office and is forced to enlist the help of Vince, who happens to be her ex-husband.  Their story is packed with drama, action, suspense, humor and spice.  This story managed to grab me from page one and didn't turn me free until the last page was finished.  I totally adore the characters and love this story.  Reunited With The P.I. is book 2 in the Honor Bound Series but can be read as a standalone.  This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.

 

I voluntarily read an Advance Reader Copy of this book that I was lucky enough to win.

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review 2017-10-20 15:53
Blink - Rick R. Reed

DNF @ 52%

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review 2017-10-20 15:49
Finley - Ella Frank

DNF @ 48%

I picked this book because I loved Logan & Tate and I was interested in knowing the story behind Daniel Finely.

At first I thought this book was going to be similar to the Logan & Tate storyline but after reading the first chapters I realized that it was totally different and I was actually interested in new characters and their own storyline but the more I read the more I lost interest in the book I guess I expected them to act in a certain way and they acted differently which made it hard for me to connect with the characters, so I decided to DNF this book, maybe after a while I will try again.

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review 2017-08-27 00:00
Reunited
Reunited - Colleen Houck Reunited - Colleen Houck Oh my gosh. What an amazing, heart pounding, page turning ending. I couldn't of imagined it any other way. Simply wonderful! Colleen has outdone her self once again!! ❤️❤️❤️
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