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The Texas Ranger by James Patterson and Andrew Bourelle

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James Patterson books seem to always catch my attention fully.  The writing styles fo the various authors that work with him seem to mesh sufficiently well for me to be all in.  That was the case in the new novel The Texas Ranger by James Patterson and Andrew Bourelle.

Rory Yates is a Texas Ranger.  He is bold and brash and sometimes does not wait before jumping into a conflict.  It has gotten him in trouble in his past. He gets a call from his ex-wife needing his help and decides to take some time to regroup, help Anne out and check in with his family.  Only nothing is quite that simple. By the time, he finishes the drive his ex-wife is murdered and he throws himself into the investigation, despite being on the list of suspects.  There are some nice twists and turns. There are family issues and perhaps even a new love interest. The story is a sold mystery with good elements.

I liked the character of Rory Yates, despite his need to be all that.   I liked the family dynamics and the small town feel. The Texas Ranger by James Patterson is a good read.  


The President is Missing by Bill Clinton and James Patterson

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The President is Missing by James Patterson and Bill Clinton is a fabulous read. There is suspense, subterfuge, backdoor politics, terrorism, betrayal and a fast paced plot that holds your attention! To me the scariest part is how real it could be!

My favorite quote from the book:

“What does it mean to be an American today?  It’s a question that will answer itself if we get back to what’s brought us this far: widening the circle of opportunity, deepening the meaning of  freedom, and strengthening bonds of community. Shrinking the definition of them and expanding the definition of us. Leaving no one behind, left out, looked down on.”

“We must get back to that mission.  And do it with both energy and humility, knowing that our time is fleeting and our power is not an end in itself but a means to achieve more noble and necessary ends.”

“The American Dream works when our common humanity matters more than our interesting difference and when together they create endless possibilities.”  

James Patterson/Bill Clinton . The President is Missing

The Billionaire Bull Rider by Kate Pearce

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The Billionaire Bull Rider by Kate Pearce is the fifth book in the Morgan Ranch Series.  The Morgan Ranch is a ranch where the four grandchildren have returned and are revitalizing the ranch.  Rio Martinez is a friend of the brothers and has been asked to come up and teach a couple of bull riding classes and to help out.  Rio jumps at the chance, as the reigning bull riding champ, this is a great way to spend some downtime before the championship starts up again.  

Yvonne Payet is the owner of the small cafe in Morgantown.  She has worked hard and is being completely independent from her ex husband who pretty much abandoned her.  Her treats are well known and always loved. Rio and Yvonne create sparks off of each other, but neither is ready for a real relationship.  Rio is soon to leave and Yvonne is not taking any more chances.

A series of unexpected encounters with a reality TV series, an ex-husband and Rio’s father muddle up everything and neither Yvonne or Rio are quite prepared to deal with it all.

The Billionaire Bull Rider by Kate Pearce is a fun read.  

Shattered Silence by Marta Perry

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Shattered Silence by Marta Perry was a clean contemporary romantic thriller.  The story highlights the main character, Rachel. Her ex husband seems to have disappeared with key information about his company’s newest ideas.  Rachel was the last to see him as she wanted him to sign the paperwork to put the house on the market. Only that brief meeting starts a series of events that has caused Rachel to be attacked which sends Rachel on the run to her family to hide.  Only she is not even safe there! Meanwhile a private investigation firm is also tracking down Rachel’s ex-husband and are determined to keep safe.

I loved Rachel’s family and how caring they were.  I loved how Clint fit in with her family and how he was not perfectly suave, but a character struggling to find his way forward.  Rachel and Clint work to figure out what happened and what would happen next. Rachel was determined to hear and speak the truth. Clift often had his foot in mouth.

Shattered Silence is the third book in a series called Echo Falls.  Marta Perry has written a book that brings you along on an adventure with twists and turns.  The story certainly shook Rachel’s trust, but allowed her to find a new path. Shattered Silence was a good read.  


Faking It by Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde

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A professional matchmaker looking for her newest digs meets a realtor who really digs her. Faking It by Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde is another sexy, hot book!  Hailey is a professional matchmaker and is looking into purchasing a new space to work out of.  Max, her realtor, thinks she is hot, but does not mix business with pleasure.  Hailey has made up a fake fiance to help her out, after all every matchmaker should have a match for herself.  However, before she can even ask, Max jumps in to help her out and a bargain is made.  We know that nothing is ever that easy and there are always people who want to make problems.  A minefield for Max and Hailey is ahead…

I love the duo of Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde!  Their books are fun, hot, sexy reads! Read Faking It!

Big Shot by Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde

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Big Shot is the first book in a new series called Book Boyfriend. Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde have written a new book, giving us another HOT book boyfriend. They introduced us to a new “group” of men who run a high power real estate business in Chicago.

Wes Sinclair is a heart breaker.  He is only interested in a good time and avoids anyone that sounds like they might want/need a commitment.  Natalie Prescott drives him crazy.  She is the sister of one of his partners and he knows she is off limits.  However, she is really working to gain a reputation in selling houses, by passing him.  Wes and Natalie made a be about selling a specific house and Wes won.  Natalie now has to do whatever Wes wanted for two weeks - a lot can happen in two weeks.

A fun new series by two of my favorite authors, Big Shot is the first book.  Hot book boyfriends inside!

Well Built by Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde

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Kyle Coleman is one hot character in Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde’s newest series about  Book Boyfriends. This series focuses on the hot men of Premier Realty and within each story another hot book boyfriend finds his true love - not that the path is easy.  

Kyle Coleman is the lead male character in Well Built.  He is one of the men from Premier Realty that rehab old structures and make them new again.  He is from a small town near Chicago and wants to help his mom.  So her buys her an old building to make into a bakery and a function room.  The only problem is Ella Fisher.  Ella wanted the same building to enlarger her father’s grocery store.  She has done everything she can to help out with her father since he had a stroke on the night Kyle Coleman’s father and brother messed up their lives.  

Ella Fisher and Kyle used to be lovers, but now after all these years - no way - nope - not happening…  heh, heh, heh

Well Built is a fun romance to add to the Book Boyfriend Series!  Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde write awesome books that really make reading about book boyfriends fun!

Rock Solid by Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde

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Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde have turned into my favorite duo.  Their writing smokes the pages with electricity and a nice story.  I enjoy their characters and how they interact.  Rock Solid, the newest of their releases (in an HGTV) kind of way does not disappoint!

Katie and Connor meet and totally out of character for them have a one night stand.  Katie leaves the next morning without any warning and neither know enough about the other to ever find them.  More than three years later, Katie sees him in the newspapers and knows it is time to tell him about Valentine.  There are huge fears around that confession, but honesty prevails.  Little did she realize what would happen next;  hot gooey loving  and a surprising ending while surrounded by cuteness!  Rock Solid is a solid quick read with lots of fun and hot factored in. Connor definitely makes the fourth book boyfriend list!

Rock Solid by Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde is a great read.


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31.08 | 07:03

I enjoyed this! Thank you

29.07 | 21:13

Great interview and the story sounds great

27.05 | 23:23

Outraged, too! It is just getting coverage. This government is shameful under this leadership.

26.03 | 16:01

At first I thought it said spa season. Either way it is a sign of rejuvenation! On a Kristin Hannah kick, loved Winter Garden. Happy reading!

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