Sunday, April 30, 2017

True to You By: Becky Wade

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After a devastating heartbreak three years ago, genealogist and historical village owner Nora Bradford has decided that burying her nose in her work and her books is far safer than romance in the here and now.

Unlike Nora, former Navy SEAL and Medal of Honor recipient John Lawson is a modern-day man, usually 100 percent focused on the present. But when he's diagnosed with an inherited condition, he's forced to dig into the secrets of his past and his adoption as an infant, enlisting Nora to help him uncover the identity of his birth mother. 

The more time they spend together, the more this pair of opposites suspects they just might be a perfect match. However, John's already dating someone and Nora's not sure she's ready to trade her crushes on fictional heroes for the risks of a real relationship. Finding the answers they're seeking will test the limits of their identity, their faith, and their devotion to one another.

My Thoughts

Becky Wade's long awaited series The Bradford Sisters debut novel is finally here, and it was definitely worth the wait.  While there was a novella prequel to this series, you will get the same information in this novel that you do in the novella, and I liked to hear it in Nora's perspective.  Nora comes from money and tradition, yet lives her life in a way that makes it all seem so simple and right.  She is kind, smart, and has a unique blend of past and present.  Johns character is the perfect navy man on the surface, but as the book progresses you see a side that makes him more likable.  John and Nora's different personality and personal struggles make this novel entertaining, and gives it a depth that makes you want to read it again and again.

I was given a competently copy of this novel from the Publisher.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

To The Farthest Shore By: Elizabeth Camden

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Acclaimed and Award-Winning Author's Talent Continues to Win Fans
It has been six years since army nurse Jenny Bennett's heart was broken by a dashing naval officer. Now Lieutenant Ryan Gallagher has abruptly reappeared in her life at the Presidio army base but refuses to discuss the inexplicable behavior that destroyed their happiness.

Ryan is in an impossible situation. One of the few men in the world qualified to carry out a daring assignment, he accepted a government mission overseas that caused his reputation to be destroyed and broke the heart of the only woman he ever loved. Honor bound never to reveal where he had been during those six years, he can't tell Jenny the truth or it will endanger an ongoing mission and put thousands of lives at risk.

Although Ryan thinks he may have finally found a solution, he can't pull it off on his own. Loyalty to her country compels Jenny to help, but she never could have imagined the intrigue she and Ryan will have to face or the lengths to which they will have to go to succeed.

My Thoughts

Elizabeth Camden has such an amazing writing style, her novels are always filled with great detail, knowledge, and emotion, with stories focused on brave strong women that prove their worth in their quiet everyday acts.  To The Farthest Shore is no exception, the story line is deep with emotion and toil as the characters deal with past mistakes that seem to hold them from continuing in life. Jenny is an outstanding character of both strength and struggle, and Ryan has a similar blend.  The story is definitely more about emotional drama than a dramatic plot, but it will pull you in and make you frustrated all at the same time.  While I usually shy away from drama this is an entertaining novel and one I will read again.

I was given a complimentary copy of this novel by the publisher.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Pursued (The Nikki Boyd Files #3) By Lisa Harris

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Nikki Boyd's flight into Nashville was routine--up until the crash landing at the airport. When the dust settles, Nikki discovers that the woman who had been seated next to her on the plane is missing--and no one will admit she was ever there. Erika Hamilton had been flying to Nashville with an air marshal as a key witness in an upcoming grand jury trial. When she flees from the crash, is she running from trouble or straight into it? Before Nikki can even see her family, she and her team are pulled into a missing persons case where the motives are as unclear as the suspects. 

Bestselling and award-winning author Lisa Harris has planted danger around every turn in this can't-put-it-down thrill ride that will leave readers stunned.

My Thoughts

Wow!  Pursued is an intense thrill ride from the first page to the last.  With an amazing plot and gripping story you will not be able to put this latest addition in the Nikki Boyd Files down.  Hands down this is my favorite book by Lisa Harris, I have enjoyed the past Nikki Boyd books but this one was far above the others.  Nikki is really the focus character in this novel and her life is expounded more than in past books.  Pushed to her limits to find what really happened to the passenger next to her on the plane, she discovers more about herself and her relationship with others.  You will definitely want to read the past Nikki Boyd books before you grab this one or you will be totally lost.

I was given a complemeltry copy of this book from the author.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Deep Extraction By: DiAnn Mills

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A pacemaker should have saved oil and gas magnate Nathan Moore’s life. Instead, it provided his killer with a seemingly perfect means of execution.

A bombing at one of Nathan’s oil rigs days earlier indicates his death could be part of a bigger conspiracy, a web Special Agent Tori Templeton must untangle. But her first order of business is separating the personal from the professional—the victim’s wife, her best friend, is one of the FBI’s prime suspects.

Clearing Sally’s name may be the biggest challenge of her career, but Tori finds an unexpected ally in the newest member of the task force, recently reinstated Deputy US Marshal Cole Jeffers. As Tori and Cole dig deeper into Nathan’s personal and business affairs, they uncover more than they bargained for. And the closer they get to finding the real killer—and to each other—the more intent someone is on silencing them for good.

My Thoughts

Deep Extraction is an extremely gripping, intense drama with great twist, turns and an ending that will drop your jaw.  Tori and Cole are both well rounded characters with great backstories that add to the plot and their growing relationship. Along with Tori's partner Max who is the glue that holds the plot together and helps build the suspense.  Diann Mills typical intense writing style will keep you turning the pages wondering what could happen next.  This is the second book in the FBI Task Force Series but you will not miss anything if you read this book without reading Deadly Encounter (the first book) but it is equally good and would be worth the read.

I was given a complimentary copy of this novel by Tyndale Publishing.