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review 2018-01-12 06:15
Chance
Going Overboard (Anchor Point) - L a Witt

This is book #5, in the Anchor Point series.  This book can be read as a standalone novel.  For reader enjoyment and understanding of the series, I recommend reading in the order intended.

 

Dalton & Chris have been best friends for some time.  Enjoying the same things, working the same job, even at the same location, makes it easy for their friendship to grow.  When tragedy strikes and makes them realize their feelings - can they make the most of it?

 

Chris is not sure how to react when he almost loses Dalton.  He has become more than a friend now.  In order to go forward someone would have to transfer out, they would both have to get promoted, etc.  

 

This story was a sweet surprise.  I enjoyed learning more about their jobs.  I also loved the characters loyalty to both the jobs, and to each other.  I found myself not wanting to put this book down, like many in this great series.  I give this story a 3/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

 

 

***This ARC copy was given by Netgalley and its publishers, in exchange for an honest review.

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review 2017-04-09 22:18
Death Goes Overboard
Death Goes Overboard - David S. Pederson

Well worth a read. I hadn't read the first in the series. This didn't affect my enjoyment at all.
Pros: Good sense of period.
Interesting sparse style which fitted the story and the noir style.
Cons: I figured out what had happened at the half way marker, about 40% before the narrator. For a crack detective he wasn't so hot.
The will he/won't he marry a woman to divert attention made up a big part of Heath's thoughts for the first part of the book, but it then seemed to just get dropped.
Heath and Alan have a lot of their 'private' conversations in public places. And Heath cries when Riker is shot. No wonder people speculate about his predilections.
There was little to no passion between Heath and Alan (in fact the only scene where Heath seems tempted is with Riker). I had trouble believing in their relationship. Just one scene behind closed doors could have changed that.
All in all I enjoyed this as a historical mystery with gay characters. I wasnt sold on the romance though.
I am interested enough to buy the first book.

 

Book provided by Netgalley for an honest review.

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review 2017-03-15 00:00
Death Goes Overboard
Death Goes Overboard - David S. Pederson 3,5 stars

It is a classical mystery that you don't come across too often lately. I enjoyed an old-fashioned style [author:David S. Pederson|991530] chosen for his Heath Barrington Mystery.

In [book:Death Goes Overboard|32808882] the author gives us more insights into a private internal world of his main character, or better to say in his personal emotional chaos. I can imagine that many readers who focus on the romance rather than on mystery can consider this as a positive gain. For my part, I'd say, it would have been a good decision if the mystery part had remained on the same level as in the book 1. Unfortunately, being too busy with Heath's personal fight, the author slightly neglected the mystery development. It wasn't difficult to guess who did it, aside from tiny deviations. But the fact that cop Alan, Heath's secret lover and his professional partner, wasn't very helpful in solving the crime, contradicted with my picture of him from the first book.


All in all, it was an enjoyable read. I'd recommend it to all fans of a classic mystery.

**Copy provided by Bold Strokes Books via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**


Reading Challenge 2017:
38. A book set around a holiday other than Christmas - Memorial Day
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review 2016-04-01 00:00
Overboard
Overboard - Sierra Riley An ARC was given to me in exchange for an honest review.

From the blurb I assumed the speed dating happened on a cruise. When I first started reading it really wasn't that clear where they were until Duncan (or Nunya Business) stormed off.

Sebastian came off a bit like a kicked puppy. He was cute when he was flirting with Duncan and when he was trailing after Duncan just while he was working on his basement. The instalove/lust that Sebastian felt really was a bit unexpected as it was for Sebastian.

I admit the author managed to fool me when she mentioned Jason twice. Once as the guy who stiffed Duncan and the other times as Katey's fiancee. I kind of thought it was mistake until it came clearer later on. Jason was a real piece of work and I really was hating on him.


For a second while reading I kind of thought there was a bit of a pride and prejudice feeling going on with how quickly Duncan and Sebastian kept on passing judgment on each other and throwing around accusations.

The last few chapters was really taxing on me. Up to that point, I had been enjoying the book but once I got to Duncan doubting Sebastian at the words of Jason things just started going downhill. For me, it became a hot hot mess. There was a lot happening: three confrontations, the break ups, and the marriage proposal. I was so angry by the time I got to 94% of the book that I didn't think I could finish it.
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review 2015-02-26 22:41
The Saint Overboard by Leslie Charteris
The Saint Overboard - Leslie Charteris
bookshelves: winter-20142015, a-questing-we-shall-go, radio-4x, series, published-1935, arch, under-500-ratings
Recommended for: BBC Radio Listeners
Read from February 18 to 26, 2015

 




Description: Murder and Mystery Ride the High Seas With The Saint and:

A BEAUTIFUL BLONDE IN A BATHING SUIT who climbs on board his boat one night -- under a hail of bullets!

A MILLIONAIRE PIRATE whose fortune had been made looting sunken treasure ships -- operating under the noses of the salvage companies.

PLUS A strange invention which leads the Saint to a death-struggle at the bottom of the English Channel -- with a fortune in gold bullion awaiting the winner!


http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00b9k9p

BBC synopsis: The haloed adventurer goes to sea in search of deliberately sunk bullion ships. Stars Paul Rhys and Geoffrey Whitehead.
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