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review 2018-02-15 16:24
Supposedly "hilarious" mystery thriller - OK but nothing terrific
Bad Move - Linwood Barclay

My wife abandoned this as too annoying and I can see why. The narrator is a self-confessed idiot (not the term he uses) and the first part of the book emphasises this fact. The book picks up in the second half where most of the real action takes place regarding murder, blackmail, extortion etc.. in a suburban context.

Reasonably engaging, the book works in the end but readers should be cautious about taking on this series and not expect too much.

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review 2017-11-29 05:02
Every Move He Makes by Barbara Elsborg
Every Move He Makes - Barbara Elsborg

This was a great book until the last 25% or so. 

Extra points for excellent russian here and there, tho I still can't figure out why stupid typos were left untouched. "Pecherskaya" was spelled "Pe r cherskaya" literally half the time. No matter the language, it's an annoyance. "The band was called "Gryaznykh Angelov"...". Say what? @.@ A minor mistake, sure, but on top of interchangeable peRcherskaya it screamed "I don't really care. they won't get it anyway.", not to mention the name is such a cliche. What else... "'mu'dak' means 'asshole'". Sure if "asshole" means "meany". Let's be nice, I guess. So, that was the minor stuff.

My major complaint - and it's me, probbly, since I like sex in my books in very moderate amounts - is that the last 20% turned into pure porn. I really don't care who topped whom in the end, how many times and how sticky the stickiness got. Both characters, especially Zak, were crazed enough on sex from the very beginning, but by the end the lust came out full force without MCs surfacing for air for 20% straight. I lost all interest in the book and going to DNF it at 93%.

That leaves me with - what? 75% is pure awesomeness, save for the typos. I can easily dish out 5 and more shiny stars. The last 25% tho? A star and a half maybe.

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review 2017-08-09 00:00
Rookie Move
Rookie Move - Sarina Bowen I go between a 3-4 here. Super entertaining but didn't quite tip the scales into a 4 star book for me.

Let's discuss the cover model. If I saw THAT in real life, I'd be terrified.

It's a second chance romance without too much focus/jealousy/issues from the "off" time. That was nice. It dealt with some serious emotional issues without getting bogged down. A sprinkle of humor, a great hero, a determined heroine and we have all the makings of a solid 3-3.5.

I just missed a certain magic.
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review 2017-07-28 15:33
Rookie Move
Rookie Move (A Brooklyn Bruisers Novel) - Sarina Bowen
Brooklyn Bruisers, Book 1

I Picked Up This Book Because: I’ve enjoyed other books by Ms Bowen and wanted to explore more.

The Characters:

Leo Trevi:
Georgia Worthington

The Story:

It took me over two months to get this book read. That’s not to say it wasn’t a good story but it wasn’t a story that made me want to read it. Hell even the last 30 pages last night were a struggle. I can’t even pinpoint the main reason for my disinterest. The storyline was interesting, the characters were fine though Leo is being recalled a little flat. I just don’t know. I stuck with the uphill climb so I must have found something appealing.

Leo and Georgia are high school sweethearts separated by the tragic aftermath of Georgia's rape while she was away at tennis camp. Cut to 6 years later and they’ve been thrown back together by the young, might be psychic, billionaire Nate Katz (Katzenburger???).

The Random Thoughts:

I really hope we see Silas again in future books.

The Score Card:


2.5 Stars
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