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review 2017-12-05 23:20
Her 13th Husband
Her 13th Husband - B.M. Hardin
Title:  Her 13th Husband
Author:  B.M. Hardin
Publisher:   Savvily Published LLC   
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: Five
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"Her 13th Husband" by B.M. Hardin
 
My Thoughts....
 
If you are looking for a good mystery, thriller and suspenseful read you have come to the right place because this authors novel "Her 13th Husband" was quite a read full of secrets that were simply off the chart well done!  I thought that Ivy's 13th husband was something but their was one more that was simply crazy.  With all of the twist and turns you will be kept turning the pages to see what was happening next.  That Mama Kay was simply one not to be messed with as she showed how well she was definitely was a protector and 'sister's keeper.' This is definitely one of those reads that will keep your attention all the way to the very end.  Thank you, thank you to the author for not giving us a cliffhanger!!!  You did a wonderful job in presenting and giving your readers a well written story that worked its all the way through by answering all the questions that needed to be answered in the fantastic read.  

 

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review 2017-11-12 22:58
The Husband's Secret - Liane Moriarty

Enjoyable, albeit a little predictable. Would recommend this though as it kept me reading.

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review 2017-10-14 01:20
ARC Review: His Convenient Husband by Robin Covington
His Convenient Husband (Love and Sports) - Robin Covington

This was my first foray into this author's writing, but hopefully not my last. 

I found this to be an excellent use of the "marriage of convenience" trope, showcasing a romance between a still-grieving widowed football player and a somewhat effeminate Russian ballet dancer seeking and being denied asylum in the US, who get married avoid deportation and potential death in the homophobic climate of Mother Russia. 

I adored Viktor, the ballet dancer and activist, who's not afraid to use his fame position to shine a light on homophobia and the persecution of LGBTQ people everywhere. He was loud in his advocacy, but also thoughtful and kind and generous and loving. And very insightful, too.

Isaiah on the other hand is much more reserved and chooses to live his life much more quietly, afraid to rock the boat, even though everyone knows he's gay, considering he was married to a man before his husband's untimely death. He's unwilling to confront homophobia in others, and prefers to focus on his football career and on raising the teenage son he and his late husband adopted. He's also still grieving and unwilling to open his heart to a second chance at love, thinking that it would diminish what he had before. 

Viktor and Isaiah meet, spend a hot night together, but decide to part as friends. When Viktor's asylum request is denied and he's faced with having to return to Russia, Isaiah steps in and offers marriage and the subsequent Green Card, but takes sex completely off the table.

Isaiah is an interesting character. I was wondering many times whether his reluctance to live his life "out loud" was because of his career choice and the still rampant homophobia among NFL players/teams/coaches/owners, or because of his skin color, or because of his need to keep his son Evan safe and protected, or just because that's who he is - quiet, introverted, and perhaps just a little spineless. 

Obviously, Isaiah's desire to keep a lid on Viktor's activism backfires spectacularly. But that's not the only thing that backfires - his plan to keep his hands off Viktor and not fall for the man crumbles just the same. For a lot of the book, there's a ton of tension in the relationship, and more often than not, I was angry with Isaiah for making Viktor feel like he had to walk on eggshells. There's clearly a power imbalance at play as well, what with Viktor dependent on keeping the marriage "alive" for as long as he has to until he's no longer in danger of losing his immigration status. 

The two men have zero issues getting along in the bedroom, and there were plenty of steamy scenes inside. And still, Isaiah is reluctant to examine what he's feeling for Viktor, and ends up pushing the other man to his breaking point. 

Of course, this being a romance, a HEA is expected and was delivered, in a grand romantic fashion when Isaiah pulls his head out of his ass, listens to his son, and runs after Viktor to grovel. While I loved the romantic conclusion, I was a little irked for two reasons. One, Isaiah's change of heart came way too quick for my taste, and two, he didn't have to grovel nearly long enough before Viktor took him back. Yes, yes, I know - the grand romantic gesture - but that didn't excuse the hurt Isaiah inflicted on Viktor before that. 

Still, all's well that ends well, right?

I'm definitely interested in reading the next book in this series. The story flowed well, there were no massive time jumps or lulls in the plot, and the writing was not overly purple. The characters' actions and reactions were, for the most part, reasonable and realistic, and the dialogue felt organic as well. 



** I received a free copy of this book from its publisher via Netgalley in exchange for a fair and unbiased review. **

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review 2017-10-14 00:32
A Husband by New Year's (McClendon Holiday) by Sean D. Young
A Husband by New Year's - Sean D. Young

 

The best way to sum up Patrick and Renee is through the words of a familiar melody. The first line of an old Keith Whitley song fits this couple perfectly. I have always loved the tune, When You Say Nothing at All and in the opening verse of that song it says " It's amazing how you can speak right to my heart." Simple words, perfect description, beautiful sentiment. Ms. Young managed to convey a ton of realistic emotion in a classically uncomplicated story. The most gifted of artists are not remembered for the words they say or the things they do but the magic they leave behind. That is how A Husband By New Year's made me feel. Like I was standing in the presence of something special.

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review 2017-10-11 21:54
DonĀ“t Tell
Don't Tell (Romantic Suspense, #1) - Karen Rose

This book is very similar to Stephen King's Rose Madder which I just happened to have read last month. The basic story line is the same.

 

An abused wife is put in the hospital by her husband but she can't get help because her husband is a cop. The other local police don't believe he would abuse his wife and just take his word for it that she is clumsy. When he comes to visit her in the hospital her tells her she better keep quiet or he'll finish the job next time. She knows he will. She finally comes up with a plan to escape with her son and lives for several years before he figures out what happened and comes looking for her. She had just met someone and had fallen in love with him but she knows she can never marry him because she is still married to her husband.

I enjoyed this book even though I don't like romance. The story kept me interested and even when I wasn't reading I was thinking about it.

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