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Earl of Wainthorpe by Collette Cameron

Earl of Wainthorpe by Collette Cameron๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

The Earl of Wainthrope by Collette Cameron is the third book in the Wicked Earl’s Club.  Each of the main characters in this series below to the Wicked Earl’s Club until they find the one woman for them.  Of course, they do not fall easily and without problems. The books are written by different authors around the same group of men. Each book can be read as a stand alone novel.  

 

Pierce, Earl of Wainthorpes decided to empty the man who caused his mother’s death of all of his possessions.  He did not realize that it came with the guardianship of Bianca Salisbury. Pierce was appalled that this man was so uncaring and knew he had to help Bianca.  He knew that his sisters could help him, but even then he is unsure he wants their help.Pierce can’t stand the idea of not seeing Bianca again, but he knows he can’t let her go off on her own.  

 

Bianca has a bit of a problem, she is not sure she wanted Pierce to save her.  It isn’t even clear what he is going to do with her. Bianca could have moved from a bad situation to a worse situation.  Bianca is determined that she needs to leave and find her own way.  


I enjoyed reading the The Earl of Wainthrope and found myself liking several of the various characters I met in the novel. I was impressed with Bianca’s determination to make her circumstances the best she could, making her own clothes and finding her path. Reading this novel has made me curious to read more the Wicked Earl’s Club series.  The Earl of Wainthrope by Collette Cameron is a rather traditional historical romance with a nice twist. It is a good read.    

Biker Babe by Audrey Carlan

BIker Babe by Audrey Carlan๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Biker Babe by Audrey Carlan is the first book in new series called Biker Beauties.  What a series this is going to be! The MC is a different type of MC as it is called Heroes Pride MC  and all members have or are serving the country and or the public in some way.  

 

Shay O'Donnell is "The Biker Princess".  Her dad (Riot) is the president of the Heroes Pride MC and she is a total hands off for all members.  She has serious attitude and does not mind using it to get what she wants. The best part for her is that she has just opened her dream store selling all sorts of biker wear for her sisters.  

 

Taggart "Rex" Crawford wanted to move away from his MC into another.  He finds himself the VP in Heroes Pride MC. One of his first days in his new position he runs into Shay being hassled by an ex boyfriend.  After he dispatches him, Rex is all about Shay. He is willing to do what it will take in his new MC to have Shay.  

 

HOT main characters and a fun read make Biker Babe by Audrey Carlan a great read. 

 

Sunrise on Half Moon Bay by Robyn Carr

Sunrise on Half Moon Bay by Robyn Carr is a great read.  The book includes great characters, an interesting story line and a poignancy about beginning life again after something upsets your present life path.  

Robyn Carr’s books are always a go to for my reading.  I love her strong female characters. In this pook we meet Addie and Justine.  Two sisters of quite disparate ages. Justine always thought that she needed to take care of Addie.  Addie felt she couldn’t connect with her sister as she was so controlled. Both took a different path in life.  Addie quit school and stayed home to be the caregiver for her dad and then her mom. Justine got married, went to law school, became a corporate lawyer.  She was married to her college boyfriend and had two children. He became a stay at home dad and took care of their daughters. 

Now Addie needs to figure out her new life with her parents gone.  Justine’s husband cheated on her and she realizes it is time to move on.  Together perhaps they can help each other even though there has never really been a together for them.  Can they find their way forward?  

Robyn Carr has written another best seller that gives hope as the story continues.  She reminds us all of the fragility of our present and how we might need to retool ourselves for the future.  This novel kept me quite engaged while I was reading and really made me want to cheer on Justine and Addie! Sunrise on Half Moon Bay by Robyn Carr is a great read.

 

 

The Pact by Linda Castillo

The Pact by Linda Castillo is a short mystery in the Kate Burkholder series. The book takes no time at all to read, which means it is a great read to finish within a night.  Kate being the chief was called out for two missing boys just after Thanksgiving. One boy is Amish and one book is English.  That in itself raises the concern, but to add to it, there is the concern about a large winter storm moving in.  The Pact by Linda Castillo was a great book to read…too short, but still a great book!

 

Ice: Knights of Silence by Amy Cecil

Ice:  Knights of Silence #1 by Amy Cecil🙂🙂❤❤👍👍

Ice: Knights of Silence MC #1 by Amy Cecil is the first of a new MC series.  Amy Cecil is a new novelist for me as well. Knights of Silence MC is located in a small town in New York.  They are one percenters who have no problem defending their family and territory from other MCs.

Ice is the president of the Knights of Silence.  His early history and how he found the Knights of Silence is explained in the beginning of the story.  This beginning allows the reader to be invested into the story and the characters of Caden and Emma. 

Caden, Ice becomes a member of the Knights of Silence and eventually becomes President.  Emma moves on to college and starts her own small company with their social presence. She has a best friend, her family and a fiance.  Until one day her best friend disappears and she turns to Ice for help. All those old feelings come back and suddenly it is love, but more information comes out and suddenly Caden realizes that he is in a war with someone.

I didn’t realize the book would end in a cliffhanger (not my favorite thing), but the second book has been published so it is easier to read both stories together.  I enjoyed the story and the characters. I am going to read more of this series. Ice: Knights of Silence MC #1 by Amy Cecil was a hot, biker read.

Things You Save in a Fire by Katherine Center

Things You Save in a Fire by Katherine Center 🙂🙂🙂👍👍👍❤❤❤

Things You Save in a Fire by Katherine Center held my attention over people speaking with me, being wrapped in a blanket trying to stay warm and being at one of the most gorgeous places on earth.  The main characters was kickass, take no prisoners, move forward and become the best. Cassie Hanwell was a paramedic and a firefighter. She had strength when things were tough and was able to help people.  Having to move to Massachusetts to help her mother against her preferences was just the first step toward helping herself.

 

I enjoyed how the past story slowly eeked out while the present story moved on.  Cassie had a number of things against her, but yet she managed to keep moving forward.  Sometimes you do not know what you are looking for or what you need until it is in front of you and then taken away.  Rookie was a great fit for her and her character. The book is one that you become absorbed in, cry a little with and then fall in love with.  

 

People who like to read Catherine Hyde Ryan with like Katherine Center.  Things You Save in a Fire by Katherine Center was an excellent read. The book was meaningful and thoughtful while holding your entire attention.

 

Big Lies in a Small Town by Diane Chamberlain

BIg Lies in a Small Town by Diane Chamberlain๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Big Lies in a Small Town by Diane Chamberlain is a mystery within a mystery.  The story consists of two stories in two different times that weave around each other until the resolution. The stories are set in Edenton, North Carolina in the 1940s and in the present.  

Anna Dale is alone in the world.  She has won a national contest to paint a mural in the post office in Edenton, North Carolina.  She has won the contest over a favorite local artist. She moves to Edenton and has the support of some of the movers and shakers in town.  Her goal is to show the history and the pride of the town. Anna also has a couple of kids to help her with some of the technical aspects, one a young black male, Jesse and one a young white male, Peter.  In North Carolina at this time racial tensions were strong. Anna did not recognize or even believe that people would care about who she had working with her and who she mentored.

Morgan Christopher is alone in the world.  SHe was found guilty of crime that she was present for, but did not commit.  She was to serve three years in the correctional center, until she is offered a chance to start again.  She is asked to restore an old post office mural in exchange for her future payment and her freedom. Morgan becomes fascinated with finding the truth about the painting and Anna Dale.  

Diane Chamberlain has written a story whose characters slowly weave their way into your heart.  You want them to find their peace, their happy ending. The story is well written with depth. The book will stay with you. I enjoyed reading this book and will gladly suggest it to others to read!  Big Lies in a Small Town by Diane Chamberlain was a great read.

 

The Long Call by Ann Cleeves

The Long Call by Ann Cleeves๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

 

Detective Matthew Venn is the main character in The Long Call by Ann Cleeves.  He is a police detective, a character of depth, reflective and quiet filled with secrets from his past.  He leads a team in investigating a murder of a man with a tatoo on his neck. The man was found near Matthew’s home where he lives with husband Jonathan on a very remote beach.  To top it off, Matthew needs to find a developmentally challenged person in the midst of the mystery of the murder. Matthew Venn grew up in the area in a religious cult and this murder causes him to deal with the members of his old life.  His husband runs a nearby community type center which also is somehow tied into the whole sordid mess.  

 

This is not a usual murder mystery, but is one that is character driven with the bleak landscape almost becoming another character.  The story line becomes more intricate as Matthew slowly uncovers various facts. I found myself drawn into the book, hoping for a positive resolution for Matthew.  The Long Call by Ann Cleeves is the first book in a new series called two rivers for the area of Barnstaple in England. I was totally engaged in the read and was totally into wanting to know how it was going to end.  I am looking forward to reading more of this series and would encourage people who like their mysteries to be deep, yet engaging to try it out. The Long Call by Ann Cleeves was a good read!!

One Little Lie by Colleen Coble

 

One Little Lie by Colleen Coble 

One Little Lie by Colleen Coble is a mystery layered on a mystery layered on the past in a small town with likable characters. The story takes place in a small town on the Gulf of Mexico.  This book begins a new series called Pelican Harbor and while most of the mysteries are solved, Jane’s story is not completed at the end of the book. 

The town has a new female police chief, Jane Hardy and there is a vigilante on the loose.   She did not expect to be the new chief after her father suddenly resigned from the same job.  There is a vigilante in town who is causing problems. Jane is working the case, but is forced to have a documentarian (Reid Bechtol) following her around and taping everything.  Her father seems to have been targeted and some of her own cops are actively working against her.

However, there is more going on.  Reid has sought out Jane specifically and while she does not know, he does. Her early memories are of her young life in a cult where she had a child, who died.  Ried has done a lot of research on cults and wants to connect with Jane.  

The three mysteries (vigilante, her father being targeted and Reid’s presence) are all woven together and Jane feels like she is pinballing from one to another.  To top it all off her best friend has been diagnosed with an eventually fatal disease. Through this all Jane starts relying more and more on Reid.  

I have a confession, I do not normally read authors who incorporate religious issues in their stories.  Colleen Coble is one of my exceptions. The story with all the mysteries is fast paced and interesting. I would recommend this author and story to others.  One Little Lie by Colleen Coble is a good read.

 

 

 

One for the Rogue by Manda Collins

One for the Rogue by Manda Collins🙂🙂❤❤👍👍

One for the Rogue by Manda Collins is the fourth book in a series called Studies in Scandal.   The series follows the lives of four young ladies in England as they are given their chance for academic freedom, but of course they all fall in love with marvelous open-minded rich husband.  This book focuses on Gemma and Cameron. Gemma is a series geologist. She knows that as a woman her work is not taken seriously, but she is determined. Lord Cameron Lilse is also a serious fossil hunter.  He gets swept in Gemma’s orbit and is determined to help his “sister-in-law”. Too bad neither treat the other as in-laws.

We have stolen artifacts, murder, rushing around the countryside, and shady fellows all wrapped in with Gemma and Cameron.  It is no wonder, they are constantly breaking the “rules of the ton” and will have to marry. One for the Rogue was a fun historical romance to read.  

 

The Last Second by Catherine Coulter and JT Ellison

The Last Second by Catherine Coulter and JT Ellison 🙂🙂❤❤👍👍

The Last Second (A Brit in the FBI #6) by Catherine Coulter and JT Ellison was a fun read.  Once again Special Agents Nicholas Drummond and Michaela Caine are on the case to figure out a multinational murder mystery and theft.  The murder was attempted and that the theft was that of plutonium was what made the story a thriller. Added to the mystery was where the missing plutonium was.  

This is fun series of books.  They always have a great thriller/mystery.  The story is made to move along quickly - pulling the reader into the story with all the twists and turns.  The characters are a part of the fun. Special Agents Nicholas Drummond and Michaela Caine are a great match with their mix of skills  and ability to track down anything. I like how they mix the technology with the dogged determination of planning.

The Last Second by Catherine Coulter and JT Ellison did keep me on the edge until the last second. It was a fun read!

 

Devil's Own by Megan Crane

Devil’s Own by Megan Crane🙂🙂❤❤👍👍

Chaser - big, bold, brash, and bossy - what’s not to love.  Everything according to Lara.  He is in the MC of the Devil’s Keepers, the enforcer no less.  Lara teaches history at the local high school and needed Mr. “Chaser” Frey to come in for a parent conference.  Just what he wants to do - meet a prissy teacher who thinks she knows everything.Lara hates bikers and Chaser is definitely a biker.  So how do you explain what happens next?  How do you explain what happens after that?  

Chaser and Lara are definitely in over their heads.  It is hot, hot and hotter still. Devil’s Own, the third book in the The Devil’s Keepers Series by Megan Crane is a must read if you love bad bad boys who are really really hot and Harleys. 

The Last Real Cowboy by Caitlin Crews

The Last Real Cowboy By Caitlin Crews๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

The Last Real Cowboy by Caitlin Crews is the third book in the Cold River Ranch series.  It is the first book I have read by this author. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the characters.  I also enjoyed the whole younger sister of his best friend plot line.  

 

Brady Everett came home at the request of his brothers and lived on their family farm for one year.  Each of them were given the family ranch together. Brady knew he didn’t really want to be there, but he wanted his brothers to have their chance and dream of living on the farm running cattle.  He wanted to diversify and open other areas of revenue (All nasty words to his brothers.)

 

Amanda Kittredge had had enough.  Her four older brothers were so busy surrounding and protecting her, she was being strangled.  Amanda decided to get a bartending job at the nearest dive bar and was able to live in the apartment above the bar.  Her brothers about had a heart attack over it and were big jerks, but she prevailed.  

 

Amanda has always had a thing for Brady.  Brady was trying not to see her as anything like a little girl, until he saw her in tight jeans, tee and heels.  It took her no time to capture his attention, but he knew he was damaged - too damaged for a relationship.  

 

Caitlin Crews newest book called The Last Real Cowboy is a good read. 

Daughter of the Town by Miriam C Crouch

Daughter of the Town by Miriam C Crouch🙂👍

Daughter of the Town by Miriam C. Crouch was an unexpected read for me.  The book was written in a reflective narrative by Claire, her best friend, Libby and about their life and growing up in a small Texas town.  The book does trace their lives until they found their niche. The story starts when Claire was quite young and really describes the town and life in the 1950s.  Both Claire and Libby were adopted, even though their circumstances were different, they became and stayed the best of friends.

The novel was highly reflective and both Claire and Libby were able to look inward at how they saw the world, their future and their place in both. I found their revelations humorous, poignant, revealing and thoughtful.  This is a novel that is more about the personal growth and discovery of who they were and who they were going to be.

The novel was not my favorite genre with more action.  It is however a book I could see others reading with the meaningful and purposeful messages within the book. It is a deep and thoughtful read that could allow for good discussions in book clubs and for self reflection.  

Wed to a Spy by Sharon Cullen

Wed to a Spy by Sharon Cullen 🙂🙂❤❤👍👍

Wed to a Spy by Sharon Cullen was an interesting historical romance with lots of steam.  The novel puts us in the time of Mary, Queen of Scots; Elizabeth, Queen of England; and Catherine de’Medici, regent Queen of France.  Three strong women who were powerful and always trying to prevent the others from getting a hand up over the other.  Into this world of came Aimee de Verris, a young innocent woman forced to spy on Mary by Catherine.  However, Aimee is no spy and never figured out what, if anything, she should find out.  Then comes Simon Marcheford, a long time spy for Elizabeth who ended up at Mary’s court.  Mary forces them to wed.  What a twist for Aimee’s life and Simon’s mission.  How will she get away back to France and an Englishman?  How will he explain to Elizabeth that he was forced to be married?


I found the book to be interesting and I wanted to know how they worked out their problems. The book did make me feel the time period and the problems of the people involved.  Wed to a Spy by Sharon Cullen was a hot interestingly good read.  

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Eva Charles | Reply 14.09.2016 11.34

Thank you for the lovely review! Like the Blues, I hope your team (and mine) is still playing in October!

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