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review 2020-07-21 02:34
Her Pretty Face
Her Pretty Face - Robyn Harding

This, this was like, amazingly good.  I loved how the two stories connected and then wow!  To me, the story led me down some dark streets as the characters were dealing with some pretty heavy issues.  Disturbing issues.  These are the books that have my eyes glued to the pages, every word is ingrained in my head, and I can’t stop thinking about these individuals, that have consumed me, no matter how loud my life has become.


When her son Marcus gets accepted into the Academy, Frances thought her life was now headed into the right direction. Boy, she was wrong.  Not fitting the Academy image, Frances finds that she’s not even close to the holding the ticket. After an incident, she slides further down the ladder until she meets Kate.


Hello Kate! Kate was also a new mother at the Academy.  Kate, was one individual that you loved and you also hated. You hated her because she’s so perfect and you loved her because she’s so perfect.  Kate has a son named Charles and teenage daughter, Daisy.  Charles becomes friends with Marcus and is a huge help to him. As I was reading, I kept wondering when would Charles’ moment be? When would he turn on Marcus?  Was he really as nice as he seemed to be?  Daisy was a teenager with loose strings, she seemed to be running wild yet looking at Kate, you would think she would have this child under her wings.  


As the families come together, their friendships build, the trust between them becomes dependable.  With talk of their past and the secrets that they have kept hidden, it’s no wonder their current lives are in the shape that they are in.  I enjoyed the book’s twists and I highly recommend this book.  4.5 stars

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review 2020-07-10 03:27
Review: It’s A Wonderful Midlife Crisis (Good to the Last Death #1) by Robyn Peterman
It's A Wonderful Midlife Crisis - Robyn Peterman

 It's A Wonderful Midlife Crisis
 Good to the Last Death #1
 Robyn Peterman
 Paranormal Romance - Urban Fantasy
 February 16, 2020
 Complimentary Copy


A Paranormal Women's Fiction with a bit of class, and a lot of sass, for anyone who feels like age is just a number!


Whoever said life begins at forty must have been heavily medicated, drunk, or delusional. 
Thirty-nine was a fantastic year. I was married to the man I loved. I had a body that worked without creaking. My grandma, who raised me, was still healthy, and life was pretty damned good. 
But as they say, all good things come to an end. I’d honestly love to know who ’they’ are and rip them a new one.
One year later, I’m a widow. My joints are starting to ache. Gram is in the nursing home, and dead people think my home is some kind of supernatural bed and breakfast. Gluing body parts onto semi-transparent people has become a side job—deceased people I’m not even sure are actually there. I think they need my help, but since I don’t speak dead, we’re having a few issues. 
To add to the heap of trouble, there’s a new dangerously smokin’ hot lawyer at the firm who won't stop giving me the eye. My BFF is
thrilled with her new frozen face, thanks to her plastic surgeon, her alimony check, and the miracle of Botox. And then there’s the little conundrum that I’m becoming way too attached to my ghostly squatters… Like Cher, I'd like to turn back time. Now.
No can do.  
Whatever. I have wine, good friends, and an industrial sized box of superglue. What could possibly go wrong?
Everything, apparently.
All in all, it’s shaping up to be a wonderful midlife crisis…






It’s A Wonderful Midlife Crisis is book one in the Good to the Last Death series by Robyn Peterman.


I’ve not had the pleasure of reading Peterman before even thou I have a few of her books on my TBR. I wanted to like this novel; especially since I’ve really enjoyed others in the over 40 bracket novels that have been coming out, but this one just didn’t hit the spot.


Our heroine, Daisy, is a 39 year old widow and a paralegal who loves working with her friends. When the story starts we see her gluing a hand back on a ghost and she explains that this isn’t normal for her. It just stated one day that she could see ghosts. Now, does she go looking for answers? Nope! Throughout the story Daisy doesn’t try to understand this new ability, nor does she talk to her grandma about it, nor does she try to get the lowdown on what is happen even when she finds out a few of the people in her life are paranormal or part of her world. What does she do? She runs around dumb and at the end she blows up her life on one big assumption about her brand-new ghost filled life. I was petered by that. She’s 40 and she does this stupid thing!!


As for the romance; I didn’t fall for the romance. I couldn’t believe it especially when Daisy doesn’t try to understand her new world.


As for the story I was lost when it start. I felt like I was missing a whole book. It just didn’t start in a way that worked. The story was slow moving and didn’t hold my interest. It lacked in plot, character and world building. It lacked in any type of explanation on what is happening to our heroine and our ghosts. And, the story also ends on a cliffhanger and I have a love-hate relationship with those. This time I didn’t care for it.


It’s A Wonderful Midlife Crisis was meant to come off as a mix of humor, paranormal woo-woo and romance, but I felt it didn’t meet those expectations.


Rated: 1 Stars


*Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy provided by Silver Dagger Book Tours with the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own.


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I was born and raised in Northern Indiana. I’m an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, dog owner, animal, and book lover. I’m the owner, reviewer, and mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy. My favorite shifters are dragons!


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review 2020-06-09 05:15
A Virgin River Christmas
A Virgin River Christmas - Robyn Carr

Virgin River, Book 4

I Picked Up This Book Because: #Barbsbookopoly roll 1.

The Characters:

Marcie Sullivan:
Ian Buchanan:
Mel, Jack, Preacher, Paige, Doc, Hope

The Story:

Marcie’s husband has passed away after a long recovery from a bombing in Iraq. She sets out looking for the man who rescued him to find some closure with a friend who has recused himself from society. Ian is by all accounts a great friend and a great C.O. but comes home from his tour with more than a few mental scars.

Ian and Marcie save each other in different ways. I quite enjoyed their story and I enjoyed another visit to Virgin River, even if this mostly takes place on the outskirts.

The Random Thoughts:

4 Stars

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review 2020-05-21 21:30
Whispering Rock
Whispering Rock - Robyn Carr
Virgin River, Book 3

I Picked Up This Book Because: Continue the series

The Characters:

Miguel “Mike” Valenzuela:
Brie Sheridan: Yep, Jack’s sister
Jack, Mel, Preacher, Paige, The rest of the guys in Mike and Jack’s old unit

The Story:

I enjoy this series more and more with each book. I love how we never lose the original characters while adding to the VR Family. A lot of people seem to find this town in a time of tragedy in their life. VR is a place of healing… and fertility. LOL

The Random Thoughts:

4 Stars
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review 2020-04-22 21:22
Risky Move (Tampa Suns Hockey) by: Robyn M. Ryan
Risky Move (Tampa Suns Hockey) - Robyn M. Ryan




Ryan continues to own my heart. Tom and Cassie dig deep into the soul with a sweetness that is fractured yet pure. Risky Move is a journey to find out where life wants you to be. Age is not about weakness. Whether young or old, strength comes from knowledge, life experience and faith in who we find we are meant to be. Risky Move is an ever evolving life lesson that doesn't hold back, because it has a lot to say.

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