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review 2017-07-26 23:50
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Two Dukes and a Lady - Lorna James Two Dukes and a Lady - Lorna James

Two Dukes And A Lady by Lorna James is an entertaining read.  This is a fairly short read, a good choice for those with limited time for reading.  This is a M/F/M menage book though, so it may not be for everyone.  Ms James has delivered a well-written book.  The characters are fantastic and lovable.  Charles, William and Lilly's story is loaded with drama, humor, suspense and sizzle.  I enjoyed this book.  There were a few unanswered questions in my mind at the end, but it was still enjoyable.  This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.

 

I voluntarily read an Advance Reader Copy of this book that I received from NetGalley.

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review 2017-07-26 17:28
Review: "Lost and Found: Forester Triad Act Two" (Tales of the Forest, #2) by Blaine D. Arden
Lost and Found: Forester Triad Act Two - Blaine D. Arden

 

~ 3.5 stars ~

 

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review 2017-07-24 21:54
2 books in one!
Hot and Dangerous: Two stories of exciting romantic suspense - Desiree Holt

Hot And Dangerous by Desiree Holt is doubly delicious!  This book holds two complete, unrelated stories.  

Escape The Night is Gus and Anya's story.  There is plenty of drama, action, sizzle and humor to keep readers glued to this story.

Dancing With Danger is Rachel and Gabriel's story.  The action, humor and smoking hot sexy bits will keep the pages flying.

Both of these stories have amazing, lovable characters.  I loved reading Hot And Dangerous and can't wait for my next book by Desiree Holt.  Both of these stories are complete stories, not cliff-hangers.  

 

I voluntarily read a copy of this book that I received from BookFunnel.

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review 2017-07-21 02:24
Two Nights: A Novel - Kathy Reichs

Temperance Brennan, usual protagonist of Kathy Reich's books, has stepped back behind the curtain making way for a new character, Sunny Night, and I like her. She is quite the smarta$$ and her comebacks, whether spoken or thought, are quite humorous. Of course, like all detectives, Sunny has her demons. She also has her weaknesses, coming from a struggle with a suspect, wherein she lost an eye as well as her job for shooting and killing that person while he was weaponless.

She is a very strange sort, living on an island that can only be reached by boat and with very few neighbors. She's not alone living there, however, she has her pet squirrel named Bob who looks after the place for her when she's gone.

This story deals with a cold case of a woman and her son being killed in a bombing right outside a school. The daughter of the woman is missing and has not been heard from for over a year. Sunny is hired by the girl's grandmother to find her and the assailants who were caught on CCTV, although very fuzzily. 

The things that Sunny does while on this chase are somewhat severe in her avoidance of detection, however, that avoidance does not last long. The killers are on to her and after her.

A great read with lots of action and suspense. Kathy Reichs is one of my favorite authors and I love this new character that she has created. I hope to see lots more of her in the future.

Thanks to Simon & Schuster and Net Galley for providing me with a free e-galley in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.

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review 2017-07-18 02:37
Two Nights by Kathy Reichs
Two Nights: A Novel - Kathy Reichs

This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.

Well, this was disappointing. When I saw that Kathy Reichs had written a stand alone novel, I knew that I wanted to read it. I have really enjoyed her books in the past and was looking forward to this book. This book never clicked for me and I found myself constantly setting the book aside. There were some parts of the book that I did enjoy and I never really considered not finishing it but it wasn't a story that did much for me. 

I think one of my main problems with this book is that I didn't care for the characters. The focus of this book is Sunday Night, or Sunnie. Sunnie is an ex-cop that carries a lot of scars both physical and emotional. She was paranoid but had a lot of skills that were put to the test as she tried to find out what happened to the girl she has been hired to find. There are sections of the book spread throughout the story that talk of Sunnie's past. I thought that learning her backstory was way too drawn out and by the time any real information was given I had lost interest.

The mystery never grabbed me. I just had a really hard time getting into the overall story. Of course, I wanted to know what had happened to the girl but the story seemed to move really slow. Everything was a waiting game wrapped up in Sunnie's paranoia. It just felt like it took really long time for things to get moving. So much so that this turned into a book that I kept checking how much more was left just because I wanted to be done with it.

The writing felt really choppy with lots of short sentences that never really flowed. There was a lot of really traumatic things happening in the story but I never felt like any of the characters had a single emotion. I did think that the book had a good start. I like the idea of Sunnie. I like that she was quirky and a little different but that feeling faded quickly. 

I am not going to be recommending this one. I think that anyone interested in reading Kathy Reichs should start with the Temperance Brennan series which I loved. I haven't read the whole series but have read the first 13 books or so in that series and really enjoyed them and actually plan to re-read the series at some point. This book was a miss for me but I do look forward to reading more of her work in the future.

I received an advance reader edition of this book from Random House Publishing Group - Ballantine via NetGalley.

Initial Thoughts
I had a lot of hopes for this book. I have enjoyed all of the previous books that I have read by Kathy Reichs so I was excited to read her new stand alone novel. This was disappointing. I didn't care of any of the characters and found the story to be boring.

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