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review 2018-02-20 21:42
Book Review of Fountain of Secrets (The Relic Seekers Book 2) by Anita Clenney
Fountain of Secrets - Anita Clenney

A relics expert with a nose for mystery is torn between her sexy billionaire boss and her hot bodyguard. Each would die to save her...and win her heart.

Kendall Morgan puts her sixth sense back to work in the second book of the Relic Seekers series, divining the history and location of ancient relics. Her boss, the gorgeous billionaire Nathan Larraby, sends her to Italy to safeguard a priceless treasure belonging to the Protettori, an ancient order of monks who guard four powerful relics that Nathan believes may be the cure for his dark curse. He also sends brooding mercenary Jake Stone to watch Kendall’s back—although her back isn’t all Jake has his eye on.

Nathan joins them, and all three tumble into a labyrinth of defenses created by the monks to protect their treasures, including the Fountain of Youth. They find themselves in England on the trail of the legendary King Arthur, who along with the Reaper, seems mysteriously connected to the Protettori. Sparks fly and bonds are tested as Kendall and Nathan’s pasts are revealed and Jake’s becomes even more mysterious. The trio must stay one step ahead of the mysterious Reaper if they want to survive.

 

Fountain of Secrets twists and turns through the shadows of myth and reality as Kendall races to uncover the Protettori’s secrets and fight her growing attraction to her boss and her bodyguard.

 

Review 4*

 

This is the second book in The Relic Seekers series. I loved it!

 

Kendall Morgan is a wonderful character. However, I sometimes wanted to shake some sense into her. She works for a billionaire as a relic finder. She has a special gift that allows her to track down, as well as know things about, the artifacts she procures for her boss. When her boss, Nathan Larraby, hires her to locate four powerful relics, little does she realise the danger she will face. Not just from Nathan's reclusive nemesis known only by the name of Reaper (as in Grim), who is also after the artifacts, but from her attraction to her co-worker, Jake Stone.

 

This is an urban fantasy romance with a twist. I started reading the story and was instantly hooked. The story is told through the view points of Kendall and Jake for the most part, but as it progressed, other characters, namely Nathan, also has his say.

 

I found myself on a roller coaster of emotion as the story unfolded. I enjoyed getting to know the characters better and we are introduced to quite a few new ones.

 

This story sees the trio thrown into danger as they uncover more secrets from the secretive Protettori, and unravel the secrets hidden in their own pasts. It continues from the end of book one. Jake and Kendall grow closer together and consummate their attraction, and Nathan finds out that the changes he is experiencing is linked to an event in his past. They also uncover a mysterious connection between the Protettori, King Arthur, and the fountain of youth. This sees them travelling from Italy to England in an attempt to find the lost fountain of youth, fabled to give anyone who drinks from it not an immortal life but a longer one. The mystery and suspense kept me reading until I'd finished the book. However, I was a little disappointed that the relationship between the three didn't develop as much as I thought it could have. There is definite chemistry between the three; Jake and Nathan not so much, but they both have feelings for Kendall. I could see the potential for a threesome, but the author seems to have shied away from this aspect. Perhaps they will get together in the third book? I guess I'll just have to read it and see. The book ends in a cliffhanger and I am now looking forward to reading The Lost Chalice as soon as possible.

 

Anita Clenney has written an intriguing paranormal romance full of action and adventure. I love her fast paced writing style and the flow is wonderful. I would definitely consider reading more books by this author in the future, and there is a high probability that I would add her to my favourite authors list too.

 

Due to the above mentioned scenes of a sexual nature (which are not explicit), as well as some violence, I do not recommend this book to young readers. However, I highly recommend this book if you love paranormal/supernatural romances/romantic suspense/urban fantasy/action/adventure or myths and/or legends genres. - Lynn Worton

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review 2018-02-18 15:04
Classic Tiffany Snow
Turn the Tables - Tiffany Snow Turn the Tables - Tiffany Snow

***Attention fans of Tiffany Snow***

 

It's here at last! This is the prequel all fans of The Kathleen Turner Series have been waiting for... The long-awaited brotherly bonding trip to Las Vegas, where Blane and Kade somehow manage to get themselves a lifetime ban from the MGM Grand hotel.

 

I love both the previous companion novels; Blane's Turn and Kade's Turn because we get to learn and understand the dynamics between Blane and Kade in the early stages of their relationship. I've always enjoyed their interactions and Turn the Tables gives us a glimpse of how they relate to each other as adults...before their lives became even more entwined and complicated.

 

The trust, respect and admiration for each other is ever present between Blane and Kade as we see them in a more relaxed setting...almost! Nothing is ever as it's intended to be and their break in sin city is a shining example of always expect the unexpected!

 

This novella is highly entertaining and laugh-out-loud funny. The plot is without a doubt completely over the top, but at the same time so very fitting considering it's set in Las Vegas. The timeline is short and the pace is lightning fast but not overwhelmingly so. Ms Snow crams a lot into the pages of this novella, but everything melds together perfectly.

 

Their escapade is supported by a colourful supporting cast of characters, complimented by the usual quick-witted banter we associate with the protagonists. There are a few surprises along the way but I'm not to give anything away with regards to the plot. All I will say is that anyone who loves Blane and Kade will want to read this light-hearted and fun caper.

Source: www.goodreads.com/review/show/2251190307
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review 2018-02-17 22:10
Book Review of Said the Spider to the Fly by Miss Mae
Said the Spider to the Fly - Miss Mae

Copper Springs, North Carolina. Population 4,500. A picturesque town with quiet streets and tree-lined sidewalks. Nothing ever happens here — until the day that Mona Murphy returns home.

 

Review 5*

 

This is a fantastic murder mystery. I loved it!

 

Mona Murphy is a wonderful character. I really liked her. She is swept into a mystery when she arrives back in Copper Springs, North Carolina, after the death of her grandfather. She has a special gift that she sees as a curse - she has extra sensitive perception. Notice I said sensitive not extrasensory? This is because it's her hearing that is sensitive and not her having second sight. This ability helps her as she unravels the tangled web of lies and deceit surrounding her. With the help of an insurance investigator, Preston Hitchcock, she finds herself facing innumerable dangers. But can she find the culprit before she becomes the next victim?

 

This is a far better tale than the short story (The Timekeeper) I read in January from this author. As the title suggests, there is a tangled web woven through this tale, and I was instantly hooked (or should I say trapped?). This story is set in modern times, but I felt it had an old fashioned private detective feel to it, which I loved. The story has a whole bevy of characters; some eccentric, others special, and some downright creepy. However, this allows the author to pepper the story with red herrings so the reader thinks they've got an inkling of who the suspect is, before pulling the rug metaphorically out from under one's feet with another twist. The suspense level is high throughout, so when the culprit is revealed, it's a complete surprise. There was more than one suspect that was high on my list for most of the story. But... Nope, I'll not say more as that would spoil the surprise for the rest of you. What I will say is that I thoroughly enjoyed the roller coaster ride I was taken on during this story and hope the author writes more of these types of stories. She does mysteries so well, so it was a shame that The Timekeeper wasn't up to her usual standard in my opinion. The story wraps up nicely, with no cliffhanger to annoy the reader.

 

MIss Mae has written a fantastic crime caper that has captured my imagination. Her descriptive writing makes me feel like I am there, observing and living in the story. I love her fast paced writing style, along with the wit and warmth she injects into her characters, which makes them come to life. I also found the flow wonderful. Miss Mae is one of my favourite authors, so will continue to read more of her books in the future.

 

As there are no scenes of a sexual nature, nor any profanity, younger readers would be fine while reading this story. However, I highly recommend this book to readers who are looking for a classic romantic suspense detective novel with a hint of supernatural in it. - Lynn Worton

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review 2018-02-12 17:54
Sheikh Defense, Ryshia Kennie
Sheik Defense - Ryshia Kennie
I really enjoyed this suspenseful romance. I was given this for free and voluntarily chose to review it. There actually was very little romance, more like from a distance. But there was plenty of action and intrigue to keep me reading late into the nights. Sorry it took me so long, but been watching Olympics too. Anyway, this heroine had a rough go at this, another one who leaps before she looks kind. Want to read more of this author.
 
 

 

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text 2018-02-09 08:00
Reveal - Traitor

 

Traitor

A Last to Leave Novel by Nicole Blanchard 
 
Publication Date: April 17, 2018 
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Military, Romantic Suspense
 
 

Preorder for 99¢: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | Google Play
 
I thought I knew better than to make the same mistake twice.
 

To say I’ve never had good taste in men in as an understatement. When I met brooding Marine Ford Collier, I was certain he’s different than anyone else I’ve ever dated. He was honorable, charming, and sinfully dangerous in all the right ways. But I’ve been wrong before. My first lover ruined my life. And Ford may destroy my future. My heart tells me he’s innocent, but the facts tell me I’m wrong. Again. Going against the only family I have left could mean losing it all for a man who may be a traitor.

 
 
 

NicoleAbout Nicole Blanchard:


  Nicole Blanchard is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of gritty romantic suspense and heartwarming new adult romance. She and her family reside in the south along with their two spunky Boston Terriers and one chatty cat.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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