Quinn was looking for a brotherhood to belong to and found something more dangerous. This was a dark story with some steamy scenes, violence, and trust leading to the right kind of bond. I enjoyed the book as I liked the connection between Quinn and Kimber, and the trust between Quinn and his friends as they rescue Kimber. Kimber's strength of will and mind to survive made her a great heroine. I look forward to more in this series.
I received an ARC through Enticing Journey Book Promotions, and this is my unsolicited review.
Chadwick's second volume of her series about Eleanor of Aquitaine is a good strong volume. It chronicles the breakdown of her marriage to Henry II as well as the start of the major family in fighting between Mama Bear and her cubs against Papa Bear.
At some points, Eleanor is a bit more sinned against than sinning, but Chadwick's take on history is rather plausible. It is particularly fun watching Maud and Eleanor interact. Chadwick does an excellent job showcasing how frustrating and annoying it must have been for a woman like Eleanor to be constantly shoved to the side.
There is also a happy romance to balance the failing of marriage.
Totally enjoyable read.
This series has been a very interesting alternate history. What if the dinosaurs hadn't gone extinct?
Unfortunately, I can't the image of Sleestacks out my head when imagining the Yilane.
Roll 2 dice: 5
1. Author is a woman : League of Dragons by Naomi Novik
8. Author's last name begins with the letters E, F, G, or H. : Winter in Eden by Harry Harrison
13. Author is a man:
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (7th March 2019)
Four-year-old Ellen is snatched by a stranger in the dead of night. Her devastated mother, Nicole, receives four identical phials and a threatening note in a familiar scrawl that chills her to the bone. But she always knew this would happen. She’s been expecting it for years.
According to the note, one of the phials is poisoned. Nicole is given a deadly challenge: if she drinks one, the sadistic kidnapper will notify the police of Ellen’s location. The sender claims to be Luka Volkov but Luka is supposed to be dead, killed long ago in a fire that haunts all those involved.
DI Amy Winter is still reeling from the discovery that she is the daughter of a serial killer, and her childhood trauma only makes her more determined to bring Ellen home. When another child is taken, Amy finds herself in a race against time. To rescue the children, must she seek help from the one person she wants to forget?
In the first novel in the D.I. Amy Winter series, Amy learns that she has a notorious serial killer for a mother. If you've not yet read Truth and Lies I urge you to pick up a copy. Although The Secret Child reads well as a stand alone, there are references to events that happened in first book, (though they are well explained) plus it's the perfect introduction to the character!
In this second outing for Amy, we are plunged into tension immediately as the kidnapper strikes, spiriting little Ellen away. I was on the edge of my seat straight away, not knowing what was about to happen. Caroline Mitchell is fantastic at conjuring up an air of menace and keeping it palpable throughout, whilst simultaneously juggling several other interwoven storylines. Her finger never wavering off the pulse for a second as she seamlessly ties all the invisible ends together in one fell swoop that just made me gasp and shout 'Nooooo!' very loudly at my kindle! I will never tire of reading Caroline's books because they are simply unputdownable and I can never forsee what is going to happen.
Special thanks to Caroline Mitchell, Thomas & Mercer for providing a review copy via Netgalley. This is my unbiased review.