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review 2018-07-31 03:20
The Ninth Man (A Dick Hardesty Mystery #2)
The Ninth Man (A Dick Hardesty Mystery Book 2) - Dorien Grey

I had mixed feelings about the first book in this series, The Butcher's Son, and some doubts that Hardesty had what it took to be a detective. This was a tighter story, and it shows that Hardesty really is a dog with a bone when he gets a mystery to figure out. The whodunit was pretty obvious from the start

though I had no trouble buying the reasons why Hardesty didn't seriously consider the perp right away, and I even started hoping that I was wrong after awhile.

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It looks like he put the years between the first book and this one learning his craft pretty well. He can be awkward at the interviews at times, which is a nice personality quirk for a P.I. since you expect them to be smooth all the time. 

 

The reason behind the murders is a bit on the far-fetched side. 

I could buy a few of the tenants being terrible assholes, but all of them? Not so much.

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I think it would've been better if there had been less people involved, just for believability. 

 

I was uncomfortable about Dick's and Tim's casual bigotry against femme gays. It happens, I know, but I'm hoping there's a character in later books who'll make him reconsider that stance.

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review 2018-07-31 00:05
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Past Imperfect - Rowan Worth

Natalie seen the large dog at the bottom of the stairs of the back of the restaurant.  But she couldn’t do anything until she got off work. Natalie was always a sucker for the underdog even though it didn’t always play out well for her. Natalie works at the restaurant Treasures. The dog was hurt sdo Natalie decided to take the dog home with her. A sher boss-Gaspar - mentioned calling animal control. After looking on the internet, Natalie figured out “Fella”/Ripper was a wolf. Natalie seen s a couple of men in the alley at Treasures but Gaspar came to the door with a large knife and they quickly left. Then a while later Natalie is walking Fella and she notices Fella has taken a fierce stance and had growled and looked like a very scary beast ready to battle then she seen two men and wondered if they had followed her home form work. Fella strained at the homemade leash but he stopped when Natalie told him to. Then Fella turned into a man and he was very protective of Natalie but he also wanted her for himself. Fella had been hit by a car and didn’t understand/ remember why he g=had been a wolf then turned into a man. Two men pushed in the restaurant door as Gaspar was preparing to walk Natalie to her car where Fella was. The men pushed her around and yelled at Gaspar but Fella came charging in and ran the men off. Gaspar did most of the explaining to the police. Fella was a werewolf who couldn’t remember to shift back and forth or to be able to hold his man form. Fella believed all the break ins and problems with the two strangers were somehow connected to him. Ten it comes out a serial killer is after local woman and Fella knows he needs to remember how to regain and hold his human form to protect Natalie. Fella does finds out he has a family and a pack and his real name s Ripper.

I enjoyed this book a lot. I really like Ripper and Natalie together and how they interacted. I like this unusual play up of a werewolf with amnesia I just did. I chuckled at times while reading this.I also liked there were dark moments but just as many light moments. I loved Rippers family. I think things would have been a lot easier on Ripper and Natalie if they had just talked instead of stomping off. I did feel this dragged at times for me. I also felt this could have been a bit shorter. But at times I was also on the edge of my seat while reading this. I loved the characters and the ins and outs and I recommend.

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review 2018-07-28 21:22
Death By Silver (Lynes & Mathey #1)
Death by Silver - Amy Griswold,Melissa Scott

This was a good solid mystery set in a fantasy historical setting with a slightly steampunkish vibe. Julian Lynes is a private investigator and Ned Mathey is a metaphysician (kind of like a wizard, only magic in this world can be learned by anyone with the inclination). They're old school chums - and occasionally something more - who are called in to work a case by another old schoolmate. 

 

There are plenty of suspects and twists in the case, and while I suspected the perp early on, I couldn't figure out the how and why of it until much later. There were also plenty of other possible motivations for the other suspects, so this wasn't one of those mysteries where the perp was so obvious that it made the MCs look like idiots for not figuring it out earlier. They had to follow the clues and eliminate suspects.

 

What I liked even more than the mystery was how the author weaved in flashbacks to their school days and their bullying at the hands of the prefects to show why Julian and Ned bonded so early on. This is an author who knows how to show and not just tell. The pain of those years are still there, and it adds an extra layer of complication to the case as they have to face on of their former bullies.

 

This wasn't at all what I was expecting from this book, but that made it that much more fulfilling to read. I do wish the world-building were a little less subtle, since I felt things that made up this world could have been explained or described better, but the social aspects of the world are closer to our own in that time period.

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review 2018-07-25 10:00
Review! Past Imperfect (The Foresters #1) Rowan Worth!
Past Imperfect - Rowan Worth

 

 

As an injured stray, the idea of recuperating in hot chef Natalie Richards’ apartment suits “Fella” just fine—because he knows this whole four-legs-and-a-tail thing isn’t quite right.

 

Unfortunately, a sketchy memory and blinding headaches aren’t his biggest problems. Fella can’t help the feeling he’s connected to the break-ins and attacks plaguing Natalie’s restaurant, and when a serial killer goes after local women, he knows he needs to regain human form if he’s going to keep Natalie alive.

 

 

Past Imperfect – the first book in The Foresters series is a gripping tale full of magic and romance with wonderful characters and dangerous enemies.

Natalie and ‘Fella’ are strong and charismatic characters that readers find easy to connect to and understand as they drawn into their story. Their relationship starts off with a bit of confusion, misunderstanding and emotional turmoil that sucks readers in and refuses to let go. There is plenty of sweet courtship but lots of sizzling chemistry and heated passion that readers can sink to their teeth into as well.

 

The plot is steady to fast paced and full of intrigue, danger and excitement which keeps readers on the edge of their seats and gets the reader’s adrenaline pumping. First you have a wolf/dog that has is a bit confused as to why he is what he is and then becomes a man with amnesia whom needs to stay in human form if he is going to keep Natalie alive from a serial killer and some mysterious attacks that are plaguing Natalie’s restaurant. Then ‘Fella’ discovers that he has family and a pack and that there is a lot more going on that they thought and some surprising twists to keep them all on their toes along with the readers. And let’s not forget about the Wizard and magical elements that spice up this exciting story.

 

The author has created a fascinating and well developed world that has some wonderful characters that readers will really want to get to know, I certainly intend to get to know them all. The story held me in its grip from beginning to end and it has a few uniquely intriguing elements to the pack dynamics that changes things up a bit from other shifter stories.

 

 

Past Imperfect

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33630378-past-imperfect

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/books/past-imperfect-the-foresters-by-rowan-worth

 

 

is the 1st book in The Foresters series

 

Coming Soon!
#2 Perfect Stranger
&
#3 Perfectly Wild

 

 

Past Imperfect is available in print or ebook at

 

Amazon - http://tinyurl.com/zxesgm5

 

iBooks - http://books2read.com/u/bzpq59

 

Kobo - http://tinyurl.com/jhy836h

 

B&N - http://tinyurl.com/goysb8f

 

CreateSpace - https://www.createspace.com/6829401

 

 

 

Rowan Worth’s debut novel, Past Imperfect, begins an ongoing series featuring a family of shapeshifters trying to stop an enemy intent on destroying their small pack. She lives in Virginia where she writes both contemporary and paranormal romantic suspense and adventure. Romance…Suspense…and a Touch of Paranormal Heat…you’ll find all of that and more in The Foresters series.

 

Rowan is a member of Romance Writers of America (RWA), and several of its local chapters, and currently serves as President of the Washington (DC) Romance Writers chapter board. She is represented by the Irene Goodman Agency.

 

 

MEDIA LINKS:

 

Website - http://rowanworth.com/

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16211034.Rowan_Worth

 

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/RowanWorthAuthor.1/?ref=br_rs

 

 

 

 

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review 2018-07-25 10:00
Release Day Review! SEAL With a Past (SEALs of Coronado #5) Paige Tyler!
SEAL With a Past - Paige Tyler

 

 

 

His past came knocking…
The last person Navy SEAL Dalton Jennings standing at his door was the woman who dumped him five years ago without any explanation. Nothing! Now she’s back, and the secret she reveals is enough to bring Dalton to his knees. Someone has kidnapped their daughter—a child he never knew existed—and he will have to break every SEAL code he’s sworn to uphold and steal government property to find his little girl.

 

And offered a whole new future...
Kimber Grant has put off this meeting for five years. Cowardly, yes, but how do you tell the man you deserted he has a child? Not to mention Kimber never stopped loving Dalton. Now she’s desperate for his help. After all, who better to carry out a convert mission than a SEAL? The kidnappers want a computer chip developed by her boss for the Dept. of Defense, and they will kill anyone who gets in the way. Including Kimber.

 

When she's taken, Dalton realizes he’s got two girls who have his heart—Kimber always has. And he’ll be damned if greed is going to take either away from him now that he’s got them back.

 


Navy SEAL, Dalton Jennings never expected to see the woman who dumped him five years ago again, but here she is on his doorstep with a secret that brings him to his knees. Kimber Grant was a coward and put off meeting with Dalton for five years but now she has no choice, their daughter has been kidnapped and the kidnappers want her to pull off an impossible task.

 

Dalton and Kimber are two strong characters that easily draw readers in and has them wondering how Kimber managed to stay away for five years. Not only is Dalton a sexy bad a** but the chemistry that flares between from first sight of each other again singes readers with its intensity. Readers can’t help but become emotionally invested in the story as well as they try to let go of the past, accept the present and find their little girl even if Dalton has to break every SEAL code he’s sworn to uphold.

 

Thrilling suspense keeps adrenaline pumping while the dangerous events play out with twists and betrayals that the characters didn’t see coming which ensures that this fast paced plot never has a dull moment.

 

Once again, Paige Tyler’s SEALs of Coronado excite readers with a heart pounding punch of adrenaline and thrills with side order of steamy and heartfelt romance. I was completely caught up in SEAL With a Past from the very beginning and I can’t wait to visit this SEAL team again.

 

 

SEAL With a Past

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40123071-seal-with-a-past

 

Author - https://paigetylertheauthor.com/seal-with-a-past-2/

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/books/seal-with-a-past-seals-of-coronado-book-5-by-paige-tyler

 

 

is the 5th book in the SEALs of Coronado series

 

U.S. Navy SEALs are the best of the best. They risk their lives every day for people they’ve never even met because it’s the right thing to do. The men of SEAL Team 5 from Coronado, California have deployed to the most dangerous places in the world to take down terrorists and save lives. But when the women they love are the ones in harm’s way, these elite warriors must use all their SEAL training to rescue them.

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/series/177294-seals-of-coronado

 

Author - https://paigetylertheauthor.com/undercover-seal/

 

 

The series includes:


.5 SEAL of Her Dreams
1 SEAL for Her Protection
2 Strong Silent SEAL
3 Texas SEAL
4 Undercover SEAL
5 SEAL With a Past

 

& #6 SEAL To the Rescue coming Aug 2018.
http://paigetylertheauthor.com/seal-to-the-rescue-2/

 

 

SEAL With a Past is available in ebook at:

 

Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07D1SVVTC?tag=patyneyotia0e-20

 

Kobo - https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/seal-with-a-past

 

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/seal-with-a-past-paige-tyler/1128682254?ean=2940155635864

 


Paige is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of romantic suspense, military romantic suspense and paranormal romance. She and her very own military hero (also known as her husband) live on the beautiful Florida coast with their adorable fur baby (also known as their dog). Paige graduated with a degree in education, but decided to pursue her passion and write books about hunky alpha males and the kick-butt heroines who fall in love with them.

 

When not working on her latest book, Paige enjoys reading, jogging, P90X, Yoga, Pilates, working out on her Simply Fit Board, going to the beach, watching NFL and college football, watching TV and movies, and hanging out with her husband and fur baby (not necessarily in that order!)

 

You can find Paige’s books in eBook and paperback online and at bookstores everywhere.

 

​Paige is represented by Courtney Miller-Callihan of Handspun Literary.

 

 

Website - http://www.paigetylertheauthor.com/

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2300692.Paige_Tyler

 

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/PaigeTylerAuthor/

 

Twitter - https://twitter.com/PaigeTyler

 

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