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review 2020-03-14 01:02
Dear Wife - Kimberly Belle

So this is what happened…..



Goodreads Buddies: Sandy? SANDY!


Moi: What?


GB: OMG, you have GOT to read this!


M: Really? Let’s see….riveting suspense, missing woman, suspicious husband….no. No. No. No.


GB: Just listen! I know you said you were done with the whole domestic drama/do you really know your spouse thing that has spawned a kabillion books since Gone Girl.


M: Aww, so you HAVE read my reviews *blushes*


GB: Em…sure. Anyhoots, this is different. It’s smart, has killer twists & a great MC.


M: Look, I appreciate you wanting to pass on a book you enjoyed. I truly do. But I read a whack of these & I’m going to be brutally honest. At the end of the day, I found most of the stories, characters & titles interchangeable & formulaic. Some of the MC’s really got on my last nerve & don’t even get me started on the credibility of plot lines. In fact I rolled my eyes so much..


GB: Yeah, yeah, you thought they’d get stuck backwards. You mentioned that. Several times. But this is the real deal! And it doesn’t even have “girl” in the title.


M: Valid point. Ok, tell me why you loved it.


GB: Oooh…where to begin. Two missing women, two men searching for them & one cop trying to figure out what the heck happened. The story is told through the eyes of 3 narrators. This keeps things ticking along at a great pace & heightens the suspense until you reach an ending that will knock your socks off. And you’ll love the MC. She’s smart, kickass & doesn’t make one TDTL decision. You’ll be cheering for her so hard you’ll need pom-poms.


M: Pom-poms. Seriously? For the love of….I might be speechless.


GB: *mutters* there’s a first time for everything…


M: Sorry?


GB: We said: you’ll get a thirst from reading this thing. It’s completely addictive & you’ll finish it in a day. So keep a beverage handy, stay hydrated.




GB: Hello?


M: You’re kind of scaring me right now but ok, I’ll give it a shot.



And I did. True story. I’ve had a rocky relationship with this sub-genre & after trying many that were highly rated, came to the conclusion it was simply a mismatch between content & personal preference. But clearly they’re not all the same, just like the people who read them.


So do I recommend this one? From the bottom of my cold, dark heart. Don’t take my word for it. If you head over to Goodreads there are many reviews that make a more convincing & coherent case than anything I could throw together. Once again I have fellow crime lovers to thank for a great read.


BTW, if you pick this up & need a pair of pom-poms….




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review 2019-10-06 07:47
Unraveled: Corwin & Belle's story (Until You, #1) by: Christa Wick
Unraveled: Corwin & Belle's story (Until You, #1) - Christa Wick



Cute takes a sultry turn and all of my senses took a hit. Unraveled definitely delivers the hint, but the edge leans toward flirty, fun. Corwin and Belle keep the smiles flowing and the heart glowing.


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text 2019-08-06 18:24
Pre-Party Prompts - Day 6 Favorite Seasonal Covers
Mr. Churchill's Secretary - Susan Elia MacNeal
Princess Elizabeth's Spy - Susan Elia MacNeal
Brighton Belle (A Mirabelle Bevan Mystery) - Sara Sheridan
The Ballad of Black Tom - Victor LaValle
DC Comics: Bombshells Vol. 1: Enlisted - Marguerite Bennett
Death in the Air: The True Story of a Serial Killer, the Great London Smog, and the Strangling of a City - Kate Winkler Dawson
Witches' Brew - Morgana Best



Rather than go spooky or gory, I went vintage fashion (Brighton Belle) plus a background that is less fashion and a bit more gritty (Mr. Churchill's Secretary, Princess Elizabeth's Spy, and Death in the Air). I love the AU version of Wonder Woman as Rosie the Riveter. The last two covers are for the upcoming bingo (the true crime square and a square to be named later). The last cover screams autumn and I love it. 

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review 2019-03-07 18:50
Cameron (Wild Men Book 6) by Melissa Belle
Cameron - Melissa Belle



Belle finds a clever way to be sexy. Cameron keeps it hot while playing it smart. When it comes down to a battle of wills, no one can steam up your heart quite like Melissa Belle. I have yet to find a character that I don't love and a story I can resist.

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review 2019-01-08 06:01
Brayden (Wild Men #5) by Melissa Belle
Brayden - Melissa Belle



When past collides with present, is listening to your heart worth risking your soul? Brayden is one woman's choice to play it safe and the man that could topple her house of cards. Belle gives readers a peek inside the head and hearts of a once happy couple. In their own words we get to discover what went wrong and if they are willing to make it right. Leleila and Brayden are the perfect blend of engaging frustration and heartbreaking first love. Will their hearts guide them back to love or will their head get in the way of a second chance? 

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