Police officer Isabelle St. John loves her crazy, loud law-enforcement family. And she knows they'll be there for her when things get tough. Like when her partner is murdered and she barely escapes with her own life. Determined to discover exactly what happened, Izzy's investigation sends her headfirst into a criminal organization, possibly with cops on the payroll - including someone from her own family. With her dead partner's handsome homicide detective brother Ryan shadowing her every move, Izzy's head is spinning.
We love Lynette Eason's books, and this one lives up to our expectations. She keeps the action and drama going full speed. We appreciate all the research she does to make her books realistic and believable. We highly recommend this and all of her books!
In The Face of the Earth, Mitchell Brannon is counting the minutes until his wife Jill gets home from a conference. But when she fails to return, he contacts the police, who conduct a search and come up empty-handed. Jill’s best friend Shelley stays by Mitch’s side, and as their relationship deepens, Mitch struggles to honor the vows he made to a woman who seems to have disappeared off the face of the earth.
This story is so believable. Deborah Raney does a wonderful job of weaving the plot and characters and keeping the listener fully engaged. My husband and I had many guesses about "what happened to Jill"! We highly recommend this book!
In 1848, women can expect a few bumps along the Oregon Trail. Corinne Temple, age 17, has a few ridiculous challenges to face outside the river crossings, snakes, Indians, accidental gunshots, and finding enough privacy to be clean along the grimy trail. When Corinne’s marriage of convenience gets less convenient, she turns to some new friends in the wagon train who help her see the hope for the future. They teach her to take the time to dance and celebrate the small victories, to have faith and determination through the hardest things a person can face.
This is such a good story. It is so much more than your typical "wagon train" story. There are the usual dangers associated with this time in our history. I particularly enjoyed reading about the medicinal uses of plants. There are plenty of endearing characters, but my favorite is Clive. I equate him with Matthew in Anne of Green Gables, and that is a HUGE compliment! While the entire book was good, I especially loved the last part ~ after they reach Oregon. I look forward to more books in this series and also by this author. (I was given an audio copy of this book for my honest opinion.)
Gray Fowler, star NFL tight end, is being pursued by a stalker, so his team hires a protection agency to keep Gray under the watch of a bodyguard at all times. When Gray meets Dru Porter, an agent assigned to him, he's indignant. How can an attractive young female half his size possibly protect him? But Dru's a former Marine, an expert markswoman, and a black belt. She's also ferociously determined to uncover the identity of Gray's stalker.
All the Porter books have been A-MAZ-ING, but this one blew me out of the water! I loved Dru and Gray's story. Watching her feisty, self-confident personality clash with his larger-than-life football self was nothing but fun. The humor, suspense/mystery, and romance all combined for an outstanding story. This series ranks in my top 5 all-time favorites!
Sylas Rutledge, former gambler and new owner of the East Line Railway, invests everything he has into this venture, partly to see if he can do it - but mostly to avenge his father. One man holds the key to the railway's success - General William Giles Harding of Nashville's Belle Meade Plantation. But Harding is champagne and thoroughbreds, and Sylas Rutledge is beer and bullocks. Sy needs someone to help him maneuver in high society, and when he meets Alexandra Donelson, he quickly decides he's found his tutor.
I have loved this entire series. The historical aspect of this book was so interesting ... the South after the war, the railroad, the struggles of the African Americans to get an education. I loved Alexandra's determination. And it was fun watching the relationship develop between her and Sylas .... two very different personalities! I highly recommend all 3 books in this series!
A successful LA artist, Roman Velasco appears to have everything he could possibly want - money, women, fame. Only Grace Moore, his reluctant, newly hired personal assistant, knows how little he truly has. The demons of Roman's past seem to echo through the halls of his empty mansion and out across his breathtaking Topanga Canyon view. But Grace doesn't know how her boss secretly wrestles with those demons: by tagging buildings as the Bird, a notorious but unidentified graffiti artist - an alter ego that could destroy his career and land him in prison.
While this book starts out a bit slow, as the story builds it gets better and better. Francine has her usual twists and turns throughout. Only one issue is left to the imagination, but that adds to the charm of the book.
Casey Cox is still on the run after being indicted for murder. The hunt that began with her bloody footprints escalates, and she's running out of places to hide. Her face is all over the news, and her disguises are no longer enough. It's only a matter of time before someone recognizes her. Dylan Roberts, the investigator who once hunted her, is now her only hope. Terrifying attempts on Dylan's life could force Casey out of hiding. The clock is ticking on both their lives, but exposing the real killers is more complicated than they knew. Amassing the evidence to convict their enemies draws Dylan and Casey together, but their relationship has consequences. Will one life have to be sacrificed to protect the other?
Oh my word! This book is awesome! The entire series is! My husband and I listened to this together. We were shouting out warnings to the characters! Terri does an amazing job of catching you up on what happened it the 2 previous books. All her books are good, but I believe this series is the best .... so far! We would give it more stars, if possible!
Former Marine Jake Porter has far deeper scars than the one that marks his face. He struggles with symptoms of PTSD, lives a solitary life, and avoids relationships. When Lyndie James, Jake's childhood best friend, lands back in Holley, Texas, Jake cautiously hires her to exercise his Thoroughbreds. Lyndie is tender-hearted, fiercely determined, and afraid of nothing, just like she was as a child.
I don't have the words to express how good this book is, as well as the series. How will Lindy ever break through Jake's "tall, dark and brooding" demeanor?? This series is one of my top 5 favorites EVER! Please read it!!
Western North Carolina, 1787. To escape a threatening stepfather and an unwanted marriage, Tamsen Littlejohn enlists the aid of Jesse Bird, a frontiersman she barely knows, to spirit her away from Morganton, North Carolina, west beyond the Blue Ridge Mountains. Trouble pursues, as the two men intent on seeing her recovered prove relentless in their hunt. Trouble awaits in the form of a divided frontier community.
This is our first book by Lori Benton but won't be our last. Kate Forbes does a great job with the narration. We recommend this book!
Elite Guardians bodyguard Haley Callaghan may be in South Carolina, but when a photo leads investigators in West Ireland to open a 25-year-old cold case, her life is suddenly in danger. Haley knows how to take care of herself; after all, she's made a career out of taking care of others. But after an uncomfortably close call, Detective Steven Rothwell takes it upon himself to stay with her - and the young client she has taken under her wing. A protector at heart, he's not about to let Haley fight this battle alone.
My husband and I love the Elite Guardian series. This has to be my favorite. The storyline is intriguing, with the usual twists and turns we can expect from this author, one of our favorites! The narrator does an exceptional job, especially with the wonderful Irish accent! We highly recommend it!