Trusting Cade is the first book in the Custos Securities series, and also the first book by this author I have read.
We start off with Cade, who is feeling dissatisfied with his personal life. His best friend takes him to task, telling him he needs someone completely different from himself, and as luck would have it, fate drops someone into his lap (not literally!) Bradan is a diabetic runner and baker who is having stalking issues. His business partner is Cade's best friend's sister, so there you have the link. They have insta-lust, with promises of forever pretty much straight away. Bradan's stalker has other ideas though.
This was an easy, but long, read with no real surprises along the way. In some respects, although the storyline is full of hard issues, it was all too easy! Cade figures out who the stalker is immediately, although he isn't able to find him. As stated by other reviewers, some of the conversations are a bit stilted, and definitely don't sound like 'normal' conversations. However, as a first book, I found it to be enjoyable, and would definitely read more by this author.
* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *
Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!
We found out we are moving back to the US sometime mid-summer. So now we are just waiting for our orders (telling us where we are moving to) to start the out-processing/clearance process. I am re-adjusting my summer reading plans and delaying grad school. I am really happy to be going "home" but I will miss some parts of living in England.
To deal with my anxiety and stress (you would think I had a better handle on military moves considering this is my fourth move, but nope), I have been stuffing my eReaders with as much content as possible. One reason is that when we get close to leaving, my eReaders and laptop will be my only entertainment for weeks, since we will be staying in hotel rooms or temporary lodgings once back in the states. Second, my print collection will be on a boat with my other household goods, and that can take up to two months for it to arrive at our new house. So I am very dependent on easily portable reading material and puzzle books.
Added to the NOOK:
1. The Women Who Wrote the War by Nancy Caldwell Sorel
2. Undeniable: Book One in the Oregon Trail Series by Laura Stapleton
3. Lost Fortune (Unbridled #1) by Sandra E. Sinclair
4. Sacrificed to the Dragon (Stonefire Dragons #1) by Jessie Donovan
5. Train to Nowhere by Anita Leslie
6. Mad About Matt (Red Maple Falls #1) by Theresa Paolo
7. Restless Hearts (Gold Rush Romance #1) by Mona Ingram
8. Giovanna: The Cowboy's Calabrese Mail Order Bride (Sweet Land of Liberty #1) by Lorena Dove
9. A Mail Order Heart (Miners to Millionaires #1) by Janelle Daniels
10. The Wren (Wings of the West #1) by Kristy McCaffrey
11. The Christmas Mail Order Bride (Holiday Brides #1) by Kit Morgan
12. Romance Down Under: A New Zealander Romance Starter Set by Tracey Alvarez
13. Cliffhanger by Amy Saunders
14. McKenna (Nevada Brides #1) by Clara Kincaid
Added to the Kindle:
15. Wild Montana Skies (Montana Rescue #1) by Susan May Warren
16. After a Fashion (A Class of Their Own) by Jen Turano
17. The Bounty (The Malloy Family #1) by Beth Williamson
18. Then Came You (Bradford Sisters #0.5) by Becky Wade
19. True to You (Bradford Sisters #1) by Becky Wade
20. Destiny's Embrace (Destiny #1) by Beverly Jenkins
21. Destiny's Surrender (Destiny #2) by Beverly Jenkins
22. Destiny's Captive (Destiny #3) by Beverly Jenkins
23. A Dangerous Legacy (Empire #1) by Elizabeth Camden
24. Beyond All Dreams by Elizabeth Camden
25. Dawn's Prelude (Song of Alaska #1) by Tracie Peterson
26. Gentleman of Her Dreams (Ladies of Distinction #0.5) by Jen Turano
27. Spice and Smoke (Bollywood Confidential #1) by Suleikha Snyder
28. Spice and Secrets (Bollywood Confidential #2) by Suleikha Snyder
29. Bollywood and the Beast (Bollywood Confidential #3) by Suleikha Snyder
This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.
This was a very well done novella. I was really excited to win a copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway because I have been wanting to try Laura Griffin's writing for some time. I discovered that I really enjoy her work. This story really did a lot in just a few pages and left me feeling very satisfied in the end.
Karly is a journalist spending time with a United States ambassador at a resort in Thailand. Things end up going horribly wrong when terrorists attack the resort. Karly's quick thinking may be what keeps her alive and her phone call at the start of the attack is what alerts others to what is happening.
This story started with a bang. There was so much action and I was in fear for Karly. She handles the situation a whole lot better than I would have been able to do. She meets Ethan, a Navy SEAL, during the rescue operation and they make a connection. That connection becomes even more intense when they run into each other later after everything is over.
I liked Karly and Ethan. Ethan was hard not to like. He was everything that Karly needed him to be during the rescue mission and was able to do what needed to be done. He was really willing to put everything on the line. Karly handles herself well under pressure but she does have some emotions to deal with when everything is over. I loved them together and thought that they had wonderful chemistry.
I would recommend this novella to others. This was an incredibly fast paced and action packed romance that had me turning pages as quickly as possible. I was completely entertained by Karly and Ethan's story and have plans to read more from Laura Griffin soon.
I won a copy of this book from a giveaway on Goodreads.
This was a nice short read. Lots of action and great characters. I would definitely read more from this series.
He rubbed his hands back and forth on his legs, wiping away the nervous sweat on his palms. Christ, he’d done a lot of things in his life that warranted fear and felt none, but sitting here looking at the man who meant most to him in the world and knowing he might lose him made him more scared than he’d ever been.