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review 2018-02-09 16:32
Carnival (Team Umizoomi) - Nickelodeon P... Carnival (Team Umizoomi) - Nickelodeon Publishing

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Cute story. A nice adaptation of the TV show. Good for fans of Team Umizoomi. There are a lot of learning exercises, as in the show, to test shapes, patterns, and counting. 

A nice read for kids.

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review 2018-02-08 02:32
Review: Hidden
Hidden - Vannetta Chapman

Hidden is a story. Vannetta Chapman does a wonderfully job with the plot of this book. It action packed from the beginning to the end. You are pulled into this book from first few pages.

 

You think this book is a thriller from the way it written and told. We learn about Ben Marshall and Dana Jacobs. We are surprised and twists. What is Dana running from? She does not tell us or do we discover completely until end. I do not want to spoil it for you.

 

Jacobs has a staff of some dedicated members and it to Homeland security. We know someone is after something or someone. There a call that comes in at the school as if it a bomb but you do not now and then there an attack or threat of one. It gets more action packed from there.

 

If you are a thriller, Mystery, action fan, you get many it all. Though it looks like there some Christian talk in here about god. I mean there is some if not more than enough. Will Dana get over her fears or will she not?

Source: nrcbooks.blogspot.com/2018/02/hidden.html
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review 2018-01-28 01:40
Action, suspense, and mystery
Live by the Team - Cindy Skaggs

This was in the script and had elements of Elite Ops - Lora Leigh (sexy times take over a lot), Hard Ink - Laura Kaye (military men having to band together to fight corruption), and Sin Brothers - Rebecca Zanetti (enhanced soldiers). 

The enhanced soldiers aspect wasn't explained the best, not a lot of detail about how the hero's elite group was given a medical cocktail to not feel fear, just needed to be flushed out more to be grasped and willing to follow along. One of the hero's friends is featured a lot and the hero of the next book but the others in his group are introduced towards the end and that's all we basically get. 

The hero and heroine's romance begins before the book begins (they are already married), so I definitely missed the falling in love aspect. The romance leans heavily on sexy times and "I can't live without you! But it's too dangerous to be together! But wait, I can't live without you!" that the hero ping pongs back and forth.

There's the main storyline of the hero possibly being in danger from the shady black ops company that medically enhanced him and his group and some foreclosure and meth lab criminal group that is endangering his wife. Yeah, the foreclosure/meth storyline felt a bit unneeded and as it was the most focused on plot, I can't help but feel what was really the point since we already have a pretty interesting super soldiers and shady government company being nefarious. Obviously, we'll get more about the shady government/super soldiers storyline in the next in the series but I still feel like I didn't get enough here. 

This was interesting but the other series I mentioned that this had elements from kind of did it better and since those went for many books, I have a bit of fatigue about this plot. This was well written, lacked a bit in the romance department but was entertaining, a win for a Kindle Freebie download but not really anything that was new or makes me want to rush out to buy the next in the series. 

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review 2018-01-23 20:03
Sofia the First A Magical Match - Disney Book Group,Disney Storybook Art Team

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A nice story about friendship with an important lesson in the end. 

This is a fun and simple book. Good team work and problems solving.

The illustrations were cute in a very computer-y sort of way. Overall, a good read.

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review 2018-01-16 00:58
HOT SEAL Bride (HOT SEAL Team - Book 4) - Lynn Raye Harris

Let me just say right up front HOT SEAL Bride is one of my favorite books ever written by Lynn Raye Harris. Seriously, I read every single chance I had as soon as it hit my kindle. I've loved Cash "Money" McQuaid since he first appeared on the page and was so glad to see him get his story.

 

I think part of why I couldn't wait for Cash to meet the woman who was his match was because he gave all the other guys such a hard time when they fell in love and always said it would never happen to him. Enter Princess Antonella Rossi and all bets were off. I loved Ella from the moment she appeared on the page. She was such a dichotomy of innocence and sexiness. She has been basically kept hostage by her aunt and uncle since her parents were killed and hasn't been allowed to be around others and her education was limited to what her aunt and uncle allowed. Yet part of her education came from her aunt showing her porn to prepare her for the wedding night for her arranged marriage with the sheikh her family had basically sold her to. Luckily, when she runs away, Cash is the man to appear to help her escape from her family.

 

I loved Cash and Ella together pretty much from the moment they met. I really think they both started falling for one another right away, even if Ella promised she wouldn't fall for him and Cash promised he would never fall for anyone. I felt an instant connection between Cash and Ella. Yes it started out as a friendship, but it was quickly obvious how attracted they were to one another. I loved how much honor Cash had when it came to keeping his hands off Ella so she could save her virginity for her husband and adored just as much Ella driving him crazy trying to rid herself of said virginity. All I can say is when they finally got together the screen on my kindle fogged up it was so freaking hot! I knew Cash would freak out at some point about his growing feelings for Ella and he didn't disappoint me. He also made amends in a huge way. Only made me fall a little bit more in love with Cash to see him finally fall in love.

 

Honestly the only thing I didn't love about his book was Ella's family. Her aunt and uncle were pretty much reprehensible and I wanted to smack them around so many times for how they treated Ella and how they lied to Ella. I love the Ella instantly became family to all the HOT members on Cash's team and she finally had people in her life that cared for her. 

 

HOT SEAL Bride is another winner in the HOT SEAL Team series. I've loved each and every book in the HOT and HOT SEAL series and drop everything to read each new installment as soon as they hit my kindle. Lynn Raye Harris has defiantly found her true voice with these stories.

 

 

Rating: 5 Stars (A)

Review copy provided by publisher

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