Archives for August 30, 2015

REVIEW – Texas Prey – Barb Han

Texas Prey

5 STARS!

Really enjoyed this book!  It keeps you guessing until the end of who the kidnapper is.

Rebecca Hughes has come back to town after years away because her Mom isn’t doing well.  Strange things start happening and she gets spooked and calls her old boyfriend Brody Fields who she heard had just gotten back to town too.  She knows if anyone can keep her safe, it’s Brody.

When Rebecca was 12 and her little brother Shane was 7, they were abducted in the night.  Rebecca escaped a day and a half later, but Shane was never found.  Now that the 15th anniversary has rolled around, she thinks the kidnapper is back to get her again.

Brody gathers the old school gang that they hung out with and gets them to help fit some puzzle pieces together from that night and general time frame to see if they missed anything.  They follow a few leads and figure out who it was.  But will they be able to catch him?  And is Shane still out there somewhere or was he killed years ago?

** Purchased **

Challenge Accepted! — DAY 1

Author Nancy Robards Thompson issued a “100 Days of Happiness” challenge to some of her fellow authors today and invited everyone to join in too … so I’ve accepted the challenge.  You have to post a picture a day of something that makes you happy or that you’re grateful for.  It will start today and go through December 7.  Come back every day to see what my pic of the day will be!  And if you decide you’re up for the challenge as well, comment on this post with where you’ll be posting so I can follow along with you! 🙂

Accepting the challenge! … 100 Days of Happiness

Day 1

My most important thing in life that makes me happy is my husband Dave. We’ve been together for coming up on 18 years. This pic is us on our honeymoon to Waikiki, HI, 11 years ago next month.  #100DaysofHappiness

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REVIEW – His Son, Her Secret – Sarah M. Anderson

HIs Son, Her Secret

5 STARS!

I really enjoyed this continuation of the Beaumont Heirs Series!

Byron Beaumont has returned to Denver after living in various parts of France and Spain for more than a year.  His brother’s want him to open a restaurant to go along with the new brewery they have opened.  He’s hesitant, but decides to do it.  He can’t help remembering plans that he and his former girlfriend Leona Harper had dreamed of about her designing the restaurant he wanted to open one day, so he tracks down the firm she’s working for and arranges for her to work with him from the ground floor of designing this restaurant.

Leona Harper can’t help having her breath taken away when she sees the man she loves again, but she’s also terrified he’ll learn her secret before she’s had a chance to tell him.  They have an almost 6 month old son that he knows nothing about.

Bitter family feuding led Leona to not tell him who her father was when they were dating.  When her father came in and destroyed his family’s business and led him to believe Leona had been in on it over a year ago, he believed she had been deceiving him and conspiring with her father, so he left town without bothering to hear her side of the story.  While he felt she had left him to be her father’s crony, she believed that Byron had abandoned her because she had not gone with her father willingly.  Once she had gotten all of her things and left her father’s house with her little sister, she tried to contact him, but his phone was disconnect and he was gone.

Will they be able to get this mess straightened out and be a family for their son?  When her father comes back into the picture making threats again, will they stand behind each other against him or will she bend to his dictating again?  Can Byron forgive her for not telling him about Percy?  And can she forgive him and learn to trust that he won’t up and leave again?

** Purchased **

REVIEW – Maid for a Magnate – Jules Bennett

Maid for a Magnate

4 STARS!

This continuation of the Montoros Dynasty did not disappoint!  It was like greeting old friends to see Will, James and Bella again.  A fun read!

After his father’s failed attempt at railroading him into marriage to Bella Montoro, Will Rowling has decided he’s finally ready to put plans into motion to thwart his father’s control over him and go after what he really wants … and most importantly, who he really wants.

Catalina Iberra … former flame, who is now maid to his father.  Cat is not happy now that James married Bella and moved out, leaving her to work for his unkind father.  She has plans to leave as soon as she has enough money put aside to start the fashion line she’s been secretly working on.

Four years ago, Will and Cat had been dating.  When his father intervened, Will broke Cat’s heart by walking away without an explanation.  Several weeks ago, they shared a kiss and he hasn’t been able to get her off his mind since.  He’s now taking action to remove his father from his seat of power in the company, and wants Cat back.

Cat doesn’t think she can trust him not to hurt her again, so he sets out to prove it to her.  Will he win her over?  Will his father interfere again?  Will she decide to stay and give him a chance or continue with her plans to leave town?

** Purchased **