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text 2017-08-09 15:29
A Game of Chance By Linda Howard 99 cents! Love this series!
A Game Of Chance (Silhouette Intimate Moments, 1021) - Linda Howard

On the trail of a vicious criminal, agent Chance Mackenzie finds the perfect bait for his trap: the target's daughter, Sunny Miller. Chance makes himself the only man she can trust and then arranges for her elusive father to find out about them. But Chance doesn't know that Sunny has her own reasons for hiding from her father. His deception puts them in danger of losing everything—including their hearts.

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review 2017-06-09 09:25
Gabriel's Angel & Unfinished Business by Nora Roberts
Gabriel's Angel - Nora Roberts
Unfinished Business (Silhouette Intimate Moments #433) - Nora Roberts

GABRIEL'S ANGEL

She almost crashes into him on a snowy road, he offers her temporary shelter in his cabin, discovers she’s pregnant, and on the run. To protect her, he decides to marry her, delivers the baby, and slays her dragons.


Sheesh. Far from Nora Roberts’s best work. Slow and as annoying as the heroine, with a bland hero, an unbelievable (in this day, but maybe it worked when it was written) premise and even more unbelievable romance and insta-love.

 

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

She left town when she was sixteen, traveled the world with her father, became a famous pianist...Now, a few months after her father's death, she's back in her hometown, living with the mother who supposedly hadn't wanted anything to do with her in the past years, and falling all over again for the man who abandoned her.


It was a nice story, with lovely secondary cast, lovely secondary romance, a lovely small-town setting, and a very lovely leading man.
Pity the heroine ruined everything. Rather self-centered, with a penchant of sticking her head in the sand, blaming pretty much everybody but the person who was responsible for her leaving, for her mother "abandonment", her crush supposedly dumping her.

I didn't understand her, I didn't get her reasoning, and I couldn't have cared less about what happened to her. Pity she was the heroine.

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text 2017-06-06 15:09
Silent Watch By Elle Kennedy 99 cents!
Silent Watch (Silhouette Intimate Moments, #1574) - Elle Kennedy

Blake was tracking the Rose Killer in order to forget the woman he couldn't save. Now there was a new lead: a survivor. Convincing Samantha “Sam” Dawson to help was only half the battle. Resisting the allure of the fiery beauty was downright impossible.

 

Sam wanted nothing to do with men. With the city. With the fame of her former life as a model. Six months after the heinous attack, she still bore the killer's trademark scar. But if she was tough as she thought, she'd have to face her fears to catch a killer—and dare to love again.

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review 2017-02-15 15:58
Fugitive Father (Silhouette Intimate Moments, No 604) - Carla Cassidy

I finished it, do I get a cookie?

 

One of the hazards of reading these types of books is that authors have this urge to throw as much crap in them as you'd expect in a full size book, but they have a limited number of pages to work with.

 

I think this one had enough crap for 3 full sized books.

 

So lessee... secret baby
psycho ex (or friend with benefits who was angling for a more permanent position)
dead mama
little sister who was nuts (and I couldn't tell if it necessarily was that she was nuts or that she'd figured out how to manipulate people. A lot of times, she came across as a spoiled brat).
And of course the H who was resentful that he hadn't been told about the baby he'd vehemently said he didn't want in the first place.
Oh, and the mysterious "leaves small town and runs off to NYC".

 

So the teenage h, pregnant with the H's baby, is stuck in a car with him as he rants about his best friend getting trapped in marriage by a pregnant girlfriend. She decides against telling him, though up until then, she'd been planning to, and leaves town. To NYC. To become...a waitress. There was some mental thinking later of her neighbors and I was quite frankly puzzled. How could you afford any sort of *safe* sort of apartment within an easy walk of the park, with nice neighbors, on a waitress' salary? Oh, and preschool.

So the h's mom has died, she's come home to handle the estate (which is another bemusement. Small farm in the midwest, apparently working. No mention of how or what either, yet somehow a family can support themselves.), the H finds out he's a daddy, dumps the benefits (who resents this, naturally), and within a day or so, the incidents start. First there's someone shooting in the h's direction - grazes her (this, btw, was with a shotgun. Really?! I know you can get cartridges like that, but they're generally used for target practice), then there's the board over the well (which had me smirking inappropriately about Timmy falling down a well and Lassie - err - Lindy (sis) going to fetch help), there's the intruder attempting to strangle the child (who somehow managed to kick and scream), there's the poisoned casserole (that was fed to a dog as they didn't want it).

 

At this point, the sis elected to stay with a surrogate momma, and the h and kid moved in with the H.

 

It was nearly a week of unbearable sexual tension (on their part) and unbearable pages (on mine) before the genius H (local sheriff btw) suddenly thought about the possibility of it being the chick he had an arrangement with. Of course Dudley DoRight manages to save the day. Too bad it never occurred to him to ponder things a bit earlier as by the time he figured it out, the h had left the child with the nut burger ex. By this time he decided he wanted his kid and the h in his life and he was ready to become a real boy errr man.

 

Regardless of how obsessive one is over a guy, his being sheriff should at least make one a little cautious. It apparently never dawned on the woman at all that if she'd succeeded in killing anyone, there'd be an investigation, and the possibility of someone figuring it out in such a small town (really, I think we met like, 10 people) is pretty high. So either she's batshit crazy (and really good at faking it) or she's stupid. Maybe seeing as how she's mid-late 20s and working in a small town diner...

 

And the sis. Supposed to be manic depressive and it's possible. It seems also possible in light of their childhood that she stumbled across a way of manipulating people. Apparently when they were children, the h played the protective older sibling. Strange since I never got the sense they were that far apart in age. There was one point where the sis was in one of her moods and voiced her resentment over the h leaving home. Uh...she wasn't stupid, surely she didn't expect big sis to stick around forever, giving up any chance of a future or whatever for her. She resented their mom for dying. Ugh.

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review 2017-02-07 12:12
Silent Watch by Elle Kennedy
Silent Watch (Silhouette Intimate Moments, #1574) - Elle Kennedy

A killer is plaguing Chicago. Nicknamed Rose Killer, for leaving scars in shape of roses on his victims' bodies, he's already taken three lives, but left two survivors. Samantha Dawson has been in witness protection, her death faked by the FBI, for the past six months. Hiding in fear, she has no intention of getting out of her safe house, until Special Agent Blake Corwin comes knocking, wanting her to talk to the latest survivor to maybe get some important details the woman refuses to discuss with the investigators...


This was a rather good read with well-developed characters (although the hero was a bit annoying in his guilt-tripping), and some seriously good suspense. Although I missed more scenes from the villain's point of view (that the length of the story didn't permit), I found the creep fascinating, and his motive, revealed at the last possible moment, was plausible and adequately creepy.

The romance was a bit rushed, IMO, with everything happening in the course of just a couple of days, but still, this was a solid (romantic) suspense.

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