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Book Review: Brothers In Arms Series by Leslie North

Book Review: Brothers In Arms Series by Leslie North

  I have decided to do something a little different today, and review an entire series, instead just one book within a series. This series called Brothers In Arms by Leslie North is an action-packed romance series, that – in true Leslie North fashion – […]

Book Review: Angel’s Rest by Emily March

Book Review: Angel’s Rest by Emily March

Okay, I did not want to get hooked to another series, or to another Author, but I am sorry, I just can’t help it. Emily March lured me in with Angel’s Rest, and now I am a total fan, having binge read a few of […]

A Charming Paranormal YA Story: Shaken by Susan Hatler – A Review

A Charming Paranormal YA Story: Shaken by Susan Hatler – A Review

book review, young adult, romance novelAt first, I thought Shaken was a little slow. The first chapter or so seemed to drag just a bit, but then it got really exciting, and I am glad I stuck with it.

Wow, what would it be like, if one day you simply could start reading minds? Kylie Bates had to experience that, and – of course – it freaked her out. What if you also found out that your Dad lied to you about something very important? Another real shock, that is for sure.

Thrown into the midst of mind reading, a kidnapping, and family drama, this young girl deals with a lot throughout the story, but at least she does not have to deal with it alone. Trip – another high-school senior and amateur detective is by her side.
Okay, I really thought that Trip was really sweet. I love the character Susan Hatler created there, and I really want to know more about him – which I hope will happen in the next installment of this series.
Actually, all of the characters had an amazing depth to it, so it was easy to connect and feel with them. I love when an Author sets up ALL of the characters well in the first book of the series, and I am not left wondering what that person was doing there.
I also loved the conclusion, which left just enough open to make me want more but also completely closed the book and the story. I hope Susan will continue that for her upcoming books in the series, because that way they can be all read as a stand-alone novel, and maybe entice someone who only read one of the series, to grab the next?
In any case, I can hardly wait to read the next book!

Shaken is available on Amazon right now! 

Book Rating:

5 out of 5 Stars

 

Book Details

Title: Shaken

Author: Susan Hatler

Series: Mind Reader Book # 1

Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance

Publisher: Hatco Publishing

Publishing Date: February, 2nd, 2012

 

Book Summary:

High school junior, Kylie Bates, can suddenly read minds. When she touches people’s hands, she’s able to see their deepest thoughts. As if that’s not freaky enough, her dad sends her to help hottie detective, Sam Williams, track down a missing girl. Way too much pressure, especially for a girl who can’t watch Scream without getting nightmares.

Then, finding the missing girl leads to much more than Kylie’s prepared for. Like discovering that her dad has been lying to her. That she has a family she never knew about. That the girls have powers similar to hers. Oh yeah, and that someone is out to get her.

When the detective’s teenage wanna-be-cop cousin, Trip Williams, approaches Kylie at school insisting she help him solve the case, she discovers Trip might be the only one she can trust, and the only one to help her unravel the secrets behind her mysterious gift.

Happy Reading!

Claudia

 


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Book Review: Her Relentless Russian by Leslie North

Book Review: Her Relentless Russian by Leslie North

I received this book for free via NetGalley in return for an honest review I am happy that I chose the third book of the Karev Brothers Series – Her Relentless Russian – , as it is much better than the first installment of the […]

Steamy And Hot: Ruthless (Playboys In Love # 2) by Gina L. Maxwell Book Review

Steamy And Hot: Ruthless (Playboys In Love # 2) by Gina L. Maxwell Book Review

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Book Review: It’s In His Arms by Shelley Alexander

Book Review: It’s In His Arms by Shelley Alexander

romance novel, book reviewThere are not very many romance novels that make me laugh out loud. Giggle? Sure, but not laugh out loud, making the kids look at me, like I am weird, kind-a-laughing. It’s In His Arms managed to do just that.
Now don’t get me wrong, this novel has many romantic, and steamy hot scenes as well. Not only that, it has very likable, and interesting main characters, who were easy to root for. There is a lot of tension, and without spoiling the book for you, not just the romantic kind, but also a creepy, almost thriller kind, as the female lead faces more than just a potential heartbreak, but also real danger.
There were times, where I wanted to shout at Lorenda to listen a little more to her male lead, Mitchell, because what seemed to be obvious to him (and me as the reader), she seemed to be oblivious of. Naivete seems to be a trait many romance novel female leads tend to share, and even if it was not as bad with her, as it is with some of the other books, I have read before, I would have liked her to be a bit more suspicious, especially considering that she had kids to protect as well.
Still, I found It’s In His Arms overall very entertaining, and charming, as well as fast-paced. This book is a part of the Red River Valley series and is book # 4.
I was given this book by NetGalley for free, in return for an honest review.

Book Rating:

4 out of 5 Stars

Book Details:

Author: Shelley Alexander
Series: Red River Valley # 4
Publication Date: January 3rd, 2017
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Genre: Romance, General Fiction Adult
Warning: this is not a clean novel

Book Summary:

Lorenda Lawson has built a safe, sheltered life for her two young sons since their father was KIA several years ago. She has a beautiful cottage and a support network of family and friends. No one in Red River suspects that her marriage to Cam was ever less than perfect. Nobody, that is, except the gorgeous ex-SEAL who’s shown up after a long absence: Cam’s notorious twin brother, Mitchell.

Mitchell Lawson was a teenage rebel who fled Red River after the local watering hole burned down, choosing the military over jail. Now he has a new mission: making amends with the town and his sheriff father for his hell-raising days, while resisting the woman he’s always wanted. Between Lorenda’s warmth and sensuality and her boys’ mischievous matchmaking ploys, it won’t be easy.

When a string of fires breaks out, suspicious eyes turn toward Mitchell. Lorenda risks her reputation for his sake—but she’ll need to risk her heart, too, to bring this onetime bad boy home for good.
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Book Review: The Sheikh’s Christmas Baby by Leslie North – Romance

Book Review: The Sheikh’s Christmas Baby by Leslie North – Romance

I received a copy of this book for free via Netgalley in return for an honest review I know, I am a little late in getting around to reviewing The Sheikh’s Christmas Baby, but just because it was Christmas themed, it was still a pretty […]

Book Review: Darkest Before Dawn by Maya Banks

Book Review: Darkest Before Dawn by Maya Banks

I am going to start by saying that I am a fan of the KGI series. Maya Banks is one of my favorite authors, so I was excited to finally have time to read another one of her books. But unlike the others before, this […]