Friday, 21 September 2018

Review: Mourning Dove

Mourning Dove Mourning Dove by Claire Fullerton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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This Audiobook is told from the point of view of Millie who grew up in sixties and seventies American south. Millie and her brother spent their early life in Minnesota until their alcoholic father caused there parents to separate. So suddenly they find themselves in Memphis where they their mother finds herself back home at 79 Kensington Park. Millie and Finley slowly learn to navigate this strange new world. Finley can’t wait to get a way and pursue his musical career. Millie always relied on Finley to make her life more bearable.
Especially when have to learn to live with their Stepfather who wants to control everything that goes on the house. This is slice family life and how every changes as we become adults. This is a compelling account of sister, daughter and wife’s changing relationship with her brother Finley. I far as was concerned the narrator is Millie recounting  her from childhood until today. As I’m English this is a wonderful window into the up and downs of  Millie’s life in the American South.

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Claire Fullerton. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.


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Thursday, 20 September 2018

Review: Borderline

Borderline Borderline by Joseph Badal
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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I really enjoy police procedurals, and this one is a doosey. We follow two police detectives Susan Martinez and Barbara Lassiter as they try to find the murderer of vicious Victoria who must be the most unsympathetic victim I ever read about. I didn’t take me long to become part of the action, and I was following with Barbara and Susan tracking down the clues. There is lots of action in this book, including the private lives of the two detectives. If you love a good murder mystery this a great one, and can’t recommend this enough.
I have to say I never guessed who murdered vicious Victoria, the only thing is I didn’t want the person found. As the Barbara and Susan investigates the murder the more suspects they uncover.
The narrator did a marvellous job, making each characters voice very distinctive. Considering the large cast of characters

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Pamela Almand. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

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Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Review: More Than Crave You

More Than Crave You More Than Crave You by Shayla Black
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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This is the story of another Reed sibling, this time a half-brother named Evan Cook who has built a company from the ground up, and always with his assistant by his side. He hired Nia straight from college and never regretted it. Since losing his wife in a car accident, his now ready for a new wife to sort his personal life which has been a disaster.
Always being an analytical person he decides to place an ad and Nia can get him a short list. Bas and Nia who are close to him can’t believe that’s what he wants. So Nia goes around to help sort out his flat, and show him the basics.
This is a love story that at times is so sad, especially with Evan growing up in foster care has no idea how to deal with real emotions. At other times a story with great hope for the future. This is the story of a man who discovers what love is, when he has never been showed love. Nia has always loved Evan and she tries to show him what love is.
This is told from mostly from Evan’s POV, and how he learns about himself and how he learns to recognise love. This is a unusual love story, as the man in question has always lived in his brain, he learns all about his heart.

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Review: The Good Samaritan

The Good Samaritan The Good Samaritan by R.C. Boldt
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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The Good Samaritan is a powerfully written romance, there is so many great characters in this book, it a treat for the senses. It also highlights real problems so many people suffer from.
Jude is great guy, struggling after tragedy he feels guilty about, and tries to atone by living on the streets and helping others in need. Nothing seems to help until he meets Faith and Father James who runs the homeless shelter.
The only person to pierce his darkness is Faith a reporter who volunteers at the shelter.
Faith just sees a man in pain, not a bum who lives on the street. They become friends, Faith the only woman to interest him in five years. One night after work Faith is attacked and nearly raped fortunately Jude stops the rapist and gets Faith to the hospital in time. It makes them both realise what they feel for each other.
Alas the road to true love is paved with obstacles. This is a heartwarming and at times heartbreaking read. This book actually blew me away, and I admit tears were shed when I got to the end.

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Review: Unlocking Shadows

Unlocking Shadows Unlocking Shadows by Kennedy Layne
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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In this exciting instalment of the Keys to Love Series as we are getting closer to the killer. This time its super-efficient Gwen Kendall that comes home to Bythe Lake, and gets the keys to her homestead.
The difference with Gwen is that she left the Navy four .years previously, and has a successful business in the city which she is now opening her in Blythe Lake now she is home.
Now her brother Noah is in construction, they have been using Chad Schaeffer to work on Gwen’s new house. Immediately the attraction is there, Gwen can’t believe how Chad is changed from the skinny teenager she remembers.
The FBI has taken over the investigation, after 15 bodies of young women were found in the lake. There is a lot going on in the book in every way. I still don’t know who the killer is, and the residents of Blythe Lake are coming to the conclusion that it someone they trust or maybe a friend.
Time is running out for the killer, as the FBI swarm the tiny community, you can't miss Gwen finding her soul mate in an unlikely place. I thoroughly enjoy visiting Blythe Lake and catching up with the Kendalls.


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Sunday, 16 September 2018

Review: Semester Aboard

Semester Aboard Semester Aboard by Elizabeth Kirke
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Jennifer is having the time of her life spending a whole Semester aboard a ship sailing down the South American Coastline stopping for trips and excursion as well as taking classes to keep up with their syllabus.
One night needing fresh air Jennifer witnesses something that shouldn’t be possible. To keep Jennifer from saying anything that tell her all will be explained at the next port. So for next couple of days she followed and becomes friendly with the most fascinating group on the boat.
No one is more surprised than Jen to find she is a witch. So Thomas starts training her, Jen is over the moon. Unfortunately as this is a first in a series there is a lot of magic world building. This is a fun paranormal adventure on board ship with great locations. The narration was excellent with all the voices that had to be done. A great start to a new series, and can’t wait to see how Jennifer progresses with her magic.

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Elizabeth Kirke. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

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Saturday, 15 September 2018

Review: No Tomorrow

No Tomorrow No Tomorrow by Carian Cole
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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My god I don’t how Carian does it, I so emotionally battered and bruised with a box of tissues beside me. Every book she writes, I always think this is my new favourite, and then a new book comes out and I’m blown away again. This is a heartbreaking and loving tale of true love.
I absolutely loved Piper she was such a strong and loving woman who fell in love with a street musician with no knowledge of the mental health problems and addiction and how it would impact on her life. This is story of true love, for better or worse, with no sugar coating the effect of Blues illness.
This is one of the stories that pull me in so you can’t help to feel the emotions from Blue and Piper, one minute so sexy and loving the emotions coming off the pages. This is one of my all time favourites, why is so hard to write a review when a book effects you like this one has.  I can’t recommend this book enough, I couldn’t put it down.

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