Friday, May 22, 2015

In Firefly Valley By: Amanda Cabot

Back of the Book

Marisa St. George is devastated when she is a victim of downsizing and has no choice but to return to the small Texas town where she grew up. Though it's a giant step backward, she accepts a position as business manager at the struggling Rainbow's End resort. The only silver lining is Blake Kendall, a new guest who is making her believe in love at first sight. But will her dreams of happily-ever-after be turned upside down when she discovers who he really is?

Romance readers will love this warm and witty story of mistaken identity and second chances from bestselling author Amanda Cabot.

My Thoughts

I wanted to love this book, but no mater how hard I tried, I just could not do it. The idea of forgiveness, trust and the example we have on others was great, it just never came together.  Marisa and Blake just seemed to clash so often, that I almost wished they could find people more suited for them.  I never felt sorry when they were on the outs, I just figured it was bound to happen.  The plot, story lines, and characters, are well thought out, but some of the scenes just seemed thrown in to fill the pages and are not really part of the story.  I actually enjoyed the side characters lives more and felt they truly made the story.

I was given this book free from Bakers Publishing for my honest review.

Friday, May 8, 2015

No Place to Hide By: Lynette Eason

Back of the Book

She'll defend her friend until the bitter end--but is she in over her head?
It's not every day you see your childhood friend and onetime crush on national news. Jackie Sellers just wishes it were under different circumstances. She can't believe that Ian Lockwood is wanted in connection with a terrorist plot, and she's determined to find him and help him clear his name. Unfortunately, she's not the only one looking for him. The FBI wants him captured. The bad guys want him dead. Ian just wants to stay alive long enough to prove his innocence and prevent a catastrophe. 

Lynette Eason delivers nonstop action as Jackie and Ian travel a dangerous road--one that may lead straight to destruction.

My thoughts

This book is intense from the first page to the last.  No Place to Hide has such realistic descriptions you feel the tension through the pages, I wanted to close my eyes because I could feel that moment before you know someone is about to jump out.  Jackie is a spit fire character with an intriguing back ground, while Ian is the once bullied kid who changes his life around.  With a few surprises that will send you reeling, and with no idea who to trust or where to turn, there really is no place to hide.

I was given this book free from Revell Publishing for my honest review.