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review 2019-05-22 19:15
Review ~ Disappointing
Twist of Faith - Ellen J. Green

Book source ~ Kindle First

 

There was always something off about the story her family told about how Ava was adopted by Claire Lavoisier-Saunders. Ava wanted answers and her family wasn’t talking. So when Claire dies Ava starts searching in earnest. When her best friend and a detective from work pitch in to help, the mystery starts to unravel, but the past is filled with murders. Then Ava herself disappears and it’s up to Joanne and Russell to finish the job.

 

I don’t care for the way this story is written. I can’t say why because it would be a spoiler, but I’m not a fan. Also, I don’t like Ava. Not one bit. The twists and turns in this are decent, but the means to finding the answers just turned me off. Again, spoilers which I won’t reveal. It’s just too hard to swallow, and falls very close to what I consider ex machina. I think the plot could have been written a different way, making it more believable and still been a great mystery. As it is, I’m disappointed in the execution.

Source: imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2019/05/twist-of-faith.html
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review 2019-05-12 09:20
Waging War (The Hounds of Zeus MC #1) - Faith Gibson

 

Warryck Lazlo been alone ever since he lost his wife but now he has come to a turning point in his life and he must decide whether he wants to return to his family and the Hounds of Zeus motorcycle club. He’s determined to find a new purpose and while on a cross-country ride with his twin Maveryck he overhears that a woman is missing, so he decides to help find her. After escaping from an abusive boyfriend, Kerrigan finds herself in another kind of hell, one she wonders if she’ll ever find a way out of.

 

This romance is an attention grabber right from the start with strong, bold characters that leap from the pages. The story starts out a steady pace giving readers enough of the hero and heroine’s back stories that make it easy for the readers to relate to them and then picks up the pace and proceeds at a fast clip full of suspense, romance and passion. The romance between War and Kerrigan sizzles with lots of chemistry but the situation they are in looms over them and uncertainty of the future holds the outcome of this relationship in suspense until the very end.

 

The plot is full of emotional turmoil and thrilling suspense as with some unexpected twists, especially during the conflict’s climax. If readers have read the books in The Stone Society, then they are already aware of this fascinating and wonderful world full of refreshingly different shifters, thrilling suspense and passionate romance and if they haven’t then they are in for quite a treat as this story introduces them to a whole new world to enjoy.

 

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review 2019-04-20 12:59
Hunting for Faith by riseofthefallenone & pappcave
Hunting for Faith - riseofthefallenone,Pappcave

A well written fanfic in which Dean & Sam are angels and Cas & Balthazar are humans. This is a very long fic, I skimmed some towards the end. The illustrations throughout by pappcave are excellent.

Source: archiveofourown.org/works/889851
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review 2019-04-16 17:19
"Circle Of The Moon - Soulwood #4" by Faith Hunter
Circle of the Moon (Soulwood #4) - Faith Hunter "Circle Of The Moon" is the fourth Nell Ingram book, set in the same world as the Jane Yellowrock series. If you haven't read any of the others, don't start here, go back and enjoy the whole series.

 

 

For me, this book got off to a slightly clunky start as we caught up with events since the violent and traumatic end to the last book, "Flame In The Dark". I liked the idea that Nell and Occam were both still recovering rather than being magically all better but I could have done with less "Previously, on Soulwood" and just getting on with the story.

 

My favourite parts of this story dealt with Nell's relationship with her sister, Mud and her visits back to her family in the Cloud Of God compound. Mud is irrepressible and the dialogue between her and Nell sparkles.

 

I liked that Nell is getting stronger and more confident of her place in Unit 18. She's no longer the Probationer and no longer the Widow woman / Churchwoman figuring out a new and strange world. Her confrontation with her boss's boss, Firewind, was well done and shows that Nell is being to understand her own worth and her own strength.

 

I also enjoyed the way that Nell dealt with the main vampires in the book. She stands up to Ming of Glass without overstepping into an attack and she treats Yummy fairly and offers her something as close to friendship as she can manage with a vampire. It was refreshing to get such a different perspective on vampires than the Yellowrock vamp-killer turned insider view.

 

It seems to me that Nell is becoming a little less human with each book. Or perhaps she's just getting to know herself better. WHAT she is becoming is hard to say. Faith Hunter has come up with an original set of powers for Nell. I'm curious to see what Nell will do with them.

 

Yet again, Faith Hunter has provided an above average urban fantasy story that was a fun read. She's developing the characters and opening up the possibilities of the series. The plot was a little straight forward in a save-the-world-from-the-demon-summoner kind of way but the powers used were unusual and the action was well described. The heart of the story lies with the characters. If you like Nell and her sister, you'll enjoy this book.

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review 2019-04-04 00:29
Faith & Fidelity (Faith, Love, & Devotion, #1) by Tere Michaels 4 Star Review!
Faith & Fidelity - Tere Michaels

Faith, Love, and Devotion: Book One

Reeling from the recent death of his wife, police officer Evan Cerelli looks at his four children and can only see how he fails them. His loving wife was the caretaker and nurturer, and now the single father feels himself being crushed by the pain of loss and the heavy responsibility of raising his kids.

At the urging of his partner, Evan celebrates a coworker’s retirement and meets disgraced former cop turned security consultant Matt Haight. A friendship born out of loneliness and the solace of the bottle turns out to be exactly what they both need.

The past year has been a slow death for Matt Haight. Ostracized from his beloved police force, facing middle age and perpetual loneliness, Matt sees only a black hole where his future should be. When he discovers another lost soul in Evan, some of the pieces he thought he lost start to fall back in place. Their friendship turns into something deeper, but love is the last thing either man expected, and both of them struggle to reconcile their new and overwhelming feelings for one another.

 

Review

 

 

Evan and Matt. This is a book that is a favorite of many people. I can see why.

I was crying in the first chapter which is a testimony to great writing. It is a stunning depiction of grief. 

These are two broken men and the friendship that grows between them. And we can see them fall in love. 

I am not a huge fan of the lack of awareness both men have around their sexuality and the gay for you theme. I wrinkle my nose a bit. 

Also, while I enjoy the reality of Evan's dealing with his childern given his level of bereavement, I think there needs to be more of a healing from that where instead I think he shifts the care taking to Matt.

I love the writing, like the romance, but don't adore the leaning into the next book on with this same couple that means while we do get HEA that too much is left dangling.

But I am glad I read it.

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