Archives for July 30, 2018

* Review * GONE by Shirlee McCoy

* Review * GONE by Shirlee McCoyGone by Shirlee McCoy
Series: FBI: Special Crimes Unit #2
Published by Love Inspired Suspense on July 1, 2018
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Agent Undercover…Identity Exposed

The FBI: Special Crimes Unit series continues

FBI agent Sam Sheridan’s mission is to take down a human trafficking ring and save missing teens—until he witnesses a kidnapping. Blowing his cover, Sam rescues Ella McIntire. But she’s not safe yet. While searching for the truth about her cousin’s death, Ella came too close to a dangerous secret. And now only Sam can protect her from the men determined to silence her.


Gripping intrigue! We’re quickly pulled into the story as the second book in Shirlee McCoy’s FBI: Special Crimes Unit series kicks off. The characterization is strong as this pair try to figure out who’s guilty of what and whether they can count on each other to help get the bad guys. An entertaining read for sure!

FBI Special Agent Sam Sheridon is undercover on a missing teen/human trafficking assignment when he sees a woman being kidnapped and blows his cover to rescue her.

Ella McIntire doesn’t believe the stories that are being told about her cousin’s death, so while she’s in town packing up her belongings, she’s doing some investigation on her own. She never expects to get hit over the head and kidnapped in doing so! She’s super thankful Sam was there to save her, but she’s not sure how much info she can trust him with.


* Review * WHEN YOU KNEW by Jamie Beck

* Review * WHEN YOU KNEW by Jamie BeckWhen You Knew by Jamie Beck
Series: The Cabots #3
Published by Montlake Romance on June 26, 2018
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An unlikely couple must decide what truly defines family.

Gentry Cabot’s rebellious life comes to a screeching halt when a one-night stand leads to a sobering new reality: motherhood. Exhausted and overwhelmed, the former wild child struggles to raise an infant on her own. After a lifetime of feeling like the odd Cabot out, Gentry knows that what her son needs most is family. For his sake, she plans to rebuild bridges with them, but first she needs a little help on the home front.

Humanitarian worker Ian Crawford has devoted his life to service. Forced to temporarily return stateside, he’s eager to head back to Haiti to expand the nonprofit he just founded in his late father’s honor. He can’t do that without money, so when Gentry offers a hefty paycheck for a short-term gig as a live-in nanny, he can’t afford to say no. Ian expects to deal with a barrage of privileged problems. What he doesn’t expect is how quickly being a makeshift father transforms him.

Despite his growing attachment to Gentry and her child, Ian still has his dreams, and Gentry wants a full-time dad for her son. When the baby’s father reenters the picture, will Gentry and Ian embrace the family they’ve formed or end up worlds apart?


Heartfelt, adorable and sexy to boot! We are quickly drawn in to the story of a mom who’s crying baby is grating on her nerves, then help arrives in the form of a sexy man who has the magic baby whisperer touch! The characters are both flawed in their thinking about themselves, but help each other to see another side that they didn’t realize existed. I loved them together … and the added mix of another man coming back into the picture really gave them a run for their money! Good story!!

Wild child Gentry Cabot has spent a lifetime living down to people’s expectations for her. She’s the black sheep of the family, the one no one thinks will amount to much, the one that will always bring the drama. A one-night stand leaves her with the unexpected blessing of a son who though he tries her patience and sanity, she adores. She has to get back to work soon or her family is going to use that against her too … but she has to find someone she trusts to leave Colton with!

EMT and humanitarian worker Ian Crawford happens to be in Portland visiting his Mom before he heads back to Haiti to continue his life’s dream of dedicating a training facility to his father in honor of his work helping ravaged countries. He finds himself needing some fast cash, so when Gentry offers him a temporary live-in nanny position, he can’t really pass up a free place to live and cash in his pocket to fund his trip back to Haiti. Only trouble is, he starts to really enjoy this read-made family he’s living in. She’s a dream come true, that baby’s a doll … but can he give up his dream for them? And when the baby’s father re-enters the picture, what kind of wrench will that throw into the scenario?


* Review * MAKE ME CRAVE by Katee Robert

* Review * MAKE ME CRAVE by Katee RobertMake Me Crave by Katee Robert
Series: Make Me #2
Published by Harlequin Dare on July 1, 2018
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“I crave you…”

Can their hunger be satisfied?

Roman Bassani will do anything to close a deal. Even chase down Allie Landers on her Caribbean vacation to make an offer on her company. He expects a challenge—but not their immediate intense attraction. After an accidental one-night stand they agree to put business aside—for now. The island lulls them into a heated sexual journey…but what happens to their opposing interests when they return from paradise?


Interesting enemies to lovers storyline! I was quickly drawn into the plot as two strong characters each put their stand point out in front of us quickly. When they come face to face and the attraction is out of this world hot, it’s fun to watch them decide to forget about business for a few days and simply enjoy! Fun read.

Businessman Roman Bassani goes above and beyond for his clients, so when he has an offer that has to be presented in a hurry, he has no choice but to track down the owner of the business he wants to acquire while she’s on vacation!

Allie Landers might be in need of investors to save her business from downfall, but she’s not willing to walk away from her passion project. She will stay at the helm and find someway to make it work … regardless of how she feels about the sexy man in front of her promising the moon!


* Review * BROKEN PROMISE by Tara Thomas

* Review * BROKEN PROMISE by Tara ThomasBroken Promise by Tara Thomas
Series: Sons of Broad
Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks on June 26, 2018
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Charleston Police Officer Alyssa Adams made a promise years ago to protect innocent women from harm. Now, she won’t rest until she can reunite every lost daughter with her family. Bring closure to every grieving husband. And, most of all, find out what happened the night her own sister disappeared, more than ten years ago…

As the eldest of the Benedict brothers, Kipling will stop at nothing to protect his family from a threat that aims to destroy them once and for all. But when a long-lost sibling is kidnapped by a powerful adversary, Alyssa is the only one he can turn to to get her back.

As Alyssa and Kipling band together to find their lost siblings, a powerful attraction builds between them that they can’t ignore. As the truth comes to light, will one broken promise tear them apart?


An explosive conclusion to the mystery that’s been haunting the Benedict family! If you’ve been following along with the series, you will recognize both of the main characters of this story. Kip has been flirting with sexy cop Alyssa throughout the series and it’s finally time for him to make his move. We weave through more mystery and chaos before finally discovering who The Gentleman is and to what lengths he’s gone to and why in his quest to ruin the Benedicts. Really enjoyed the series and felt like this was a fitting ending!

Charleston police officer Alyssa Adams pledged her life years ago to helping victimized women and to bringing justice for their families, and in this book we find out where her passion came from. She had an older sister she adored that went missing a decade ago and was never heard from again. She’s determined to one day find out exactly what happened to her, and the way things are shaking out with the Benedict case, she might be getting closer than she ever though possible!

Kipling Benedict can’t deny a major attraction to Alyssa every time she’s been around during this family trouble of late, so any opportunity to get up close and personal with her is a pleasure … but this time, he really needs her help! Turns out their long-lost sister that they only recently learned of has now been taking by whoever it is that’s torturing their family. He needs Alyssa to help him figure out who it is and track her down before it’s too late!