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review 2016-07-18 21:17
"Strictly Analog" by Richard Levesque - original SF Noir detective story in a future California after the breakup of the USA
Strictly Analog - Richard Levesque

"Strictly Analog" is a twisty noir detective story, set in a cyberpunk California of the future, that works as both a detective story and as character-driven cyberpunk. 

 

Ted Lomax, a veteran of the Border Wars between California and Nevada, lives in a digital world where everyone is on-line all the time through the IYZ (eyewear computers) that he can't use because he has only one eye. Making a virtue of necessity, he earns his living by investigating "off the grid", selling his services as, "Strictly Analog".

 

Science Fictions fans will enjoy how well this future world, where California has become a Corporate entity and won its independence from the rest of the US, is built. The techie toys are plausible, well explained and salted with humour (I loved the idea of the drivers of the almost silent electric cars of the future choosing a "drive tone" for their vehicle.)

 

Detective story fans will enjoy Ted Lomax's sarcasm and his determination and his (literally) crippling  back-story as well as the strongly noir tone of the story and the well thought through plot.

 

I listened to the audiobook version where Steven J Cohen's narration added an edgy twist to the text that matched the mood of the book perfectly.

 

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review 2016-05-15 07:50
The Wedding Agreement (Strictly Business #3) by Elizabeth Hayley
The Wedding Agreement (A Strictly Business Novel) - Elizabeth Hayley

Alex Walker doesn’t need a woman in his life. In fact, he doesn’t have time for one. Between his career in the FBI and the demands of being good father, romance is an unwanted distraction. 
 
Likewise, Cassidy Mullen is fine on her own. The independent career woman has never had a husband in her plans—forget about kids. But when her friend Alex gets into a bind with his ex over their daughter, Cass finds herself suddenly playing the part of Alex’s stable, child-loving fiancée—and liking it a lot more than she’d care to admit.
 
Soon Alex and Cass can’t deny the real passion growing between them. But as fake affection turns into real love, Cass and Alex will have to make a choice: say “I Do” to their feelings or give up on happily-ever-after for good..

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Review:

A group of people who shouldn't have been parents who finally shift their priorities and grow up enough to have a positive influence and relationship with one another to put more than themselves to the front of the line. I liked this. There were a few things I didn't care for but all in all I enjoyed reading this book.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Disclaimer:
Krissys Bookshelf Reviews received a print copy in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own.

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Received a print copy in exchange for an honest review from Berkley Publishing.

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review 2016-03-06 00:00
Strictly Yours
Strictly Yours - Sheryl Nantus Strictly Yours - Sheryl Nantus I received an eARC, from NetGalley and the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.
This is book three in the "Hooded Pleasures" series.
Jennifer works at Domme-for-hire for Hooded Pleasures as a female Dom named Danielle. 'Danielle' has a favorite client named Nathan Harrowsford who is a cop and on his off time likes to have 'Danielle' be his Dom. Jennifer finds that someone from the past is getting out on parole and she feels she needs Nathan help. Nathan is more than willing to help and also wants to bring their relationship to a different level..a more permanent one.
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review 2016-01-19 06:04
Strictly Between Us - Jane Fallon

What a motley set of people in this - a soppy, too good to be true one, an underhand, devious one, a selfish, nasty one and a bossy, I know best one. Hard to say who is the worst! But this is what kept me turning the pages, just to see how things would pan out in this funny book. I liked the way you can relate to the characters complete with flaws and good points too, how the ending was a surprise. It was easy to read - a very enjoyable book.

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review 2015-12-07 13:21
Just Say Yes (Strictly Business #2) by Elizabeth Hayley
Just Say Yes: A Strictly Business Novel - Elizabeth Hayley

Just Say Yes (Strictly Business #2) by Elizabeth Hayley

Magazine columnist Quinn Sawyer has always attracted sweet, innocent, and safe men. And something tells her it’s because she’s just as harmless. So when she starts craving a guy with an edge, she realizes she may have to get one for herself.
When her boss asks for a unique pitch, Quinn’s quest to live outside her comfort zone prompts her to suggest an idea that will cause her to break her good-girl rules. And who better than Tim Jacobs to help her push her boundaries? For a while now, Quinn’s had a hot crush on the tattooed executive chef with a checkered past. If anybody can bring out her inner rebel, he can.
It’s no surprise that with every task the two complete, the sparks between them grow more and more intense. Soon there’s no denying the attraction they each feel. But Tim’s troubled past reveals an even tougher edge than Quinn expected—which means for her, falling in love might just be the greatest rebellion of all.


My Review:
I really hated rating this book two stars because its worthy of a four star rating but unfortunately the largest half of the books plot focus related to a topic that's very personal to me that wasn't quite handled the way I'd hoped it would be.
My personal feelings aside I thought Just Say Yes was a decent book with good characters and development and is a story worth reading.


My Rating:
2 Stars


Reviewed By: Krissy's Bookshelf Reviews
http://kkmalott.booklikes.com/


Note: I received a print copy in exchange for an honest review from Berkley/NAL/Penguin

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