Archives for August 11, 2021

* Review * COMPLICATIONS by Danielle Steel

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Review * COMPLICATIONS by Danielle SteelComplications by Danielle Steel
Published by Delacorte Press on August 17, 2021
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Scandal and tragedy erupt against the backdrop of an exclusive Paris hotel in Danielle Steel’s riveting novel.

Known for its luxurious accommodations and bespoke service, the Hotel Louis XVI has been the most lauded boutique hotel in all of Paris for decades, attracting an international clientele of the rich and famous. Now, after four years of renovations and the death of its legendary and beloved manager, it is set to reopen its doors at last. An esteemed group of loyal returning guests is set to descend upon the hotel, joined by a number of new faces who have managed to secure coveted bookings in the wake of last-minute cancellations.

Awaiting them all is the Louis XVI’s new manager, Olivier Bateau, an anxious man whose lack of experience leaves him unprepared. He and his level-headed assistant manager, Yvonne Philippe, both strive to continue the hotel’s tradition of excellence. But they quickly realize that anything can happen at any moment, and on one cool September evening, everything does.

A successful art consultant arrives at the hotel for the first time since her brutal divorce, and is surprised to find new love—if she is willing to risk her heart again. A new guest contemplates ending his life, and saves a life instead. A couple finds their once-in-a-lifetime trip interrupted by a tragic medical emergency, leaving the idyllic future they’ve long waited for hanging in the balance. And one of the hotel’s most high-profile guests, a French politician and assumed presidential candidate, holds a mysterious meeting in his suite that will threaten his life and legacy. Rocked by the events of this one fateful night, guests and staff alike brace themselves for the aftershock, as it quickly becomes apparent that more dramas and misfortunes are still in store.

Danielle Steel tells an unforgettable story about a famed hotel, where a few complications quickly escalate into a matter of life and death, changing the lives of everyone who passes through its doors.


A tumultuous night in a Paris landmark hotel changes five lives forever in Danielle Steel’s latest novel. With descriptive prose and decadent settings Steel quickly had me hooked as scandal, danger and lives hanging in the balance erupt on various scenes at the same time.

My favorite characters in the book were Gabrielle who was taking her first solo trip to a place that held dear memories since her soul crushing divorce … and Alaistair who is searching for peace and guidance on his first trip to the hotel as life shifts around him.

The story is filled with 3 various storylines with some intermixing as scandal shows the true colors of an ugly politician, a life-threatening episode endangers the future of a formerly clandestine couple and how a by chance meeting can lead to life changing experiences and happily ever afters. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys an emotional journey through life’s ups and downs.


* Review * HOUSEWIFE CHRONICLES II by Jennifer Snow

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* Review * HOUSEWIFE CHRONICLES II by Jennifer SnowHousewife Chronicles II by Jennifer Snow
Series: Housewife Chronicles Series #2
Published by Jennifer Snow on August 12, 2021
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Last year’s neighborhood scandal should have been the most intriguing, but when her editor dies a mysterious death, bestselling author, Grace Lee decides to switch genres from relationship dramas to thrillers. Drawing inspiration from real life has always been her thing and she’s at risk of losing her publishing contract if the words don’t start flowing soon.But when she disappears down a rabbit hole of research into the deceased woman’s past, reality becomes much more complicated than the fictionalized story she’s attempting to tell. When her editor’s death is deemed a murder and Grace is the only suspect, her time is running out to unravel the clues in this real life mystery. With her career and freedom on the line Grace and the housewives once again set out to prove that murder is not part of their weekly coffee group.


Those lovably, quirky housewives are back and trouble is once again nipping at their heals! With the second book in her Housewife Chronicles series Jennifer Snow is mixing a cozy mystery with a unique rom com style to hook her reader and it was a fun journey!

Grace has decided to take a sharp turn career wise when the sudden death of her editor stirs a thriller seed in her writer’s block frozen brain and sets her off on a journey that turns into much more than she expected.

Lucy is Grace’s new editor and has secrets just below the surface that are going to blow the plot wide open once Grace gets in the mix of this mystery.

I recommend this book and the entire series to anyone who enjoys comedy mixed with intrigue and romance.


* Review * GEN POP by Lani Lynn Vale

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* Review * GEN POP by Lani Lynn ValeGen Pop by Lani Lynn Vale
Series: Souls Chapel Revenants MC #6
on August 10, 2021
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Hangry: adjective—feeling irritable or irrationally angry as a result of being hungry.
Sometimes, Crockett felt that in her soul.
And, of course, the one time that she’s being ‘irrationally angry’ would be the time that the hottest guy on the continent walked into her place of business dressed in prison orange.
She should’ve been afraid.
She should’ve taken one look at him and walked the other way.
But, she didn’t.
Crockett Archer, better known as a doormat extraordinaire, didn’t walk away from the people she knew needed her. She’d never been able to do it with a father that didn’t love her, and she wouldn’t be able to do it with a man that didn’t think he deserved a chance at love.
One look is all it takes for Zach Caruso to know that Crockett could be his.
All he would have to do is snap his fingers, and she’d fall right into the palm of his hand.
Which is why Zach turns around and walks far, far away.
He tries not to look back.
He tries to leave her be.
But then he sees how she’s treated by the people that are supposed to love her, and all cognitive thoughts seem to flee his rational brain.
One second, he’s running in the opposite direction. The next, he’s playing her knight in dingy armor.
God help her.


Hot, sassy, addictive goodness! Zack is topping the list of my favorite Souls Chapel Revenants MC members at the moment with his fast paced, soul warming story. I loved every minute of watching them fall for one another in GEN POP and can’t wait for the next book in the series to add more sightings of them.

Crockett is a sweetheart and deserved every minute of Zach making her surroundings better. I loved seeing her finally get the devotion she deserved.

Zach has a painful history that he’s trying to overcome and meeting Crockett changes his whole outlook.

I highly recommend this book and the entire series to fans of alpha males with a tight knit family/friend support system surrounding them as they fall hard for their true love.


* Review * FROM SEDUCTION TO SECRETS by Andrea Laurence

* Review * FROM SEDUCTION TO SECRETS by Andrea LaurenceFrom Seduction to Secrets by Andrea Laurence
Series: Switched! #3
Published by Harlequin Desire on January 1, 2020
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They put their rivalry to bed for just one night.

Now they’re in for a surprise.

Struggling artist Kat McIntyre should have known that sleeping with her nemesis Sawyer Steele was a bad idea. Her unexpected pregnancy proves it. Not only that, Kat’s discovered that the cagey billionaire isn’t who she thought he is. Can she trust Sawyer to be there for the baby…without falling for him all over again?


Fast paced, exciting and heartwarming! With the third book in her Switched! series Andrea Laurence delights fans of this series with Sawyer’s story. FROM SEDUCTION TO SECRETS dives back into the Steele family after the switched at birth revelation in the earlier two books to bring us stories for the twin brothers. There’s a bit of a cliffhanger at the end, but it doesn’t interfere with the HEA of the main couple. I’m looking forward to reading the final book in the series.

Kat is self-assured and strong-willed and a delightful character to read. She leads with her heart and wants life to be a little easier in the future than it’s been in the past.

Sawyer is a cut-throat business man, but his interaction with Kat is filled with a softer side of him. He is taken with her instantly, but adding a baby to the mix is going to turn them on their heads.

I highly recommend this book as well as the entire series to anyone who likes the stories of well-off siblings who live a high life that turns out to be filled with secrets and shockers around every corner on their way towards forever.