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review 2018-11-18 04:30
Good read.
In Safe Hands - Leslie North In Safe Hands - Leslie North
In Safe Hands (The Safe House Series Book 1) - Leslie North

This story has some serious twists and turns along with the steam. Had an idea who the villain was but not sure until close to the end of the book. Good read. 

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review 2018-11-14 17:54
"Lost and Found - September Day #1" by Amy Shojai
Lost And Found (The September Day Series Book 1) - Amy D. Shojai

"Lost and Found" wasn't what I'd expected from the publisher's summary. I thought I'd be reading a dog-centric cosy mystery with a kick-ass heroine and her save-the-day dog.

What I got was less clichéd than that but also less easy to settle into.

 

This is too hard-edged and has too much violence in it for a cosy mystery. I'd barely started the book and had seen one person shot in the face at close range and another stabbed to death. The body count keeps rising, making the bad guys into spree killers rather than devious villains.

 

There are also some very dubious portrayals of the behaviour of autistic children. Although the plot shows this behaviour to be abnormal it still felt to me like it was playing to all the wrong fears and stigma attached to autistic kids. 

 

Shadow, the dog, does indeed save the day and all the parts of the book that relate to him, especially when we get his canine view of the world, work very well. Amy Shojai knows her dogs and knows how to bring them alive for the rest of us.

 

The cop-with-a-past-and-currently-in-disgrace was well written and believable. The heroine was more difficult to get alongside. Her dialogue, such as it was, seemed awkward and inconsistent. She flips from being highly organised and brave to falling apart and ridden by guilt and doubt. This was explicable in terms of the plot and her backstory but it didn't feel authentic while it was happening.

 

I enjoyed the book well enough to read my way through it but not enough to read the next two books in the series.

 

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review 2018-11-11 03:12
Chasing Eva (In Light of Shadows) by Camellia Hart
Chasing Eva (In Light of Shadows Series Book 1) - Camellia Hart

 

 

Eva is a fierce adversary when pushed too far. Clive is a worthy opponent. When your heart is forced into battle with your head, what do you do? Chasing Eva is a smartly crafted war between mind and heart, body and soul, attraction and loathing. Camellia Hart makes it hard to choose between two overpowering forces. When falling in love, there's always a catch and the heart wants what it wants.

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review 2018-11-07 12:15
Watching Mine by Alex Grayson
Watching Mine (The Consumed Series Book 3) - Alex Grayson,Hot Tree Editing

This is my first book by Alex and what a book it was. Watching Mine is the third book in the series, which I didn’t realise at the time, but having said that it is easily read as a stand alone though the other characters intrigue me so I will have to check out the other books.


Nathan is a voyeur and loves nothing more than watching people have sex, and for the past 2 years he has been watching his neighbour from the darkness of his apartment. A chance encounter with said neighbour, twice in one day no less, makes him yearn for her in way he never thought of before.


This book is definitely a hot read, that despite your best efforts, will leave you hot and bothered. I loved Nathan and is unconventional kink, which yes is not to everyone’s taste but that is the beauty of this series each character has their own and Grayson certainly did an outstanding job at telling Nathan’s story.

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text 2018-11-05 23:24
Reading progress update: I've read 23%-
Lost And Found (The September Day Series Book 1) - Amy D. Shojai

I’d expected a feel-good book with a woman and a dog solving cosy crimes. Now I’ve got someone shot in the face and someone else stabbed to death and creepy things happening to children.

 

I'm not sure I’ll stick with this.

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