Review: Dangerous Illusions by Irene Hannon

34020275When Trish Bailey’s mother suddenly dies and their charitable foundation’s accountant, Matt, starts acting like a different person, she doesn’t know what to do. When the St. Louis PD rules her mother’s death suspicious, Trish finds herself in the center of an investigation led by Detective Colin Flynn. And when danger comes knocking, she finds an ally – and romance – with the dedicated detective.

Well! First, Colin. He’s Continue reading

Advertisements

Recommended Read: Blind Spot by Dani Pettrey

34020169How to describe Dani Pettrey’s latest Chesapeake Valor novel? Blind Spot is… Fantastic. Thrilling. Suspenseful. Romantic. Surprising. Charming. Dramatic. Intense.

Y’all, I did NOT want this book to end. I turned that last page and was so disappointed that it was over. The next book in this series (Dead Drift) can’t come soon enough!

Blind Spot focuses on Declan Grey, an FBI agent in Baltimore investigating a potential terrorist attack. It intersects with a previous human trafficking case, drawing in veteran crisis counselor Tanner Shaw. And the sparks surely fly when these two partner up – fueled by both romance and gunpowder. Continue reading

Review: A Dangerous Legacy by Elizabeth Camden

34020181So, let’s talk Elizabeth Camden’s A Dangerous Legacy. This is Camden’s latest novel, and she delves into a decades-old family feud. Lucy Drake and her brother Nick have been fighting a long, tense court battle against distant relatives over the rights to an ancestor’s invention. A very lucrative invention, at that. Sometimes, money is just more trouble than it’s worth.

Lucy is a telegrapher for the Associated Press in 1800s New York. When she needs help with family drama – as well as a political plot she overhears on the telegraph wire – feisty Lucy turns to obstinate fellow telegrapher Colin Beckwith, a British aristocrat who works for competing news agency Reuters. Between Colin, Lucy, and Nick, dangerous intrigue and drama soon ensue. There’s also romance for Lucy and Colin, much to their mutual chagrin, and quite a bit of suspense.

Elizabeth Camden layers her books into such intricate plots and dynamic characters that you can’t help but get drawn into. Her stories contain such depth and research that you can nearly walk down the streets of a book’s setting and visualize it all – the merchants, the architecture, the carriages and early automobiles, the characters passing you by on the sidewalk…. The glimpse into the history of telegraphy and the AP versus Reuters competition is fascinating, too.

If you enjoy books full of romance and mystery and history, you’ll like this one. Go check it out, y’all.

My rating: 4/5 stars

Recommended for: fans of Elizabeth Camden, Sarah Sundin, Jennifer Delamere, etc.; readers who favor a high level of research evident in their historical fiction; those who enjoy a touch of historical skullduggery in their romance reading

Note: I received a copy of this novel via NetGalley.

Recommended Read: All This Time by Melissa Tagg

34564856I’m beyond pleased to review Melissa Tagg’s All This Time, the delightful conclusion to her Walker Family series set in Maple Valley, Iowa. Can we just talk about this cover for a second? Rolling fields, quiet moments, beautiful skies… Yep, feels like home to this Midwestern girl.

All This Time shares the story of Bear McKinley and Raegan Walker. It’s been teased throughout the series as each of Raegan’s siblings found love, and now it’s finally her turn. Complicating matters of the heart, however, are just a feeeeew problems Continue reading

Review: Chasing Secrets by Lynette Eason

chasing secretsIt’s so sad when a really good series ends, isn’t it? You get to know the characters, you look forward to catching up with them in each new story, you become invested in their lives, and then suddenly you have to say goodbye. Lynette Eason’s Elite Guardians series is one of those.

Chasing Secrets is the fourth and final installment in this series about a team of female bodyguards in South Carolina. Ireland-born bodyguard Haley Callaghan’s mysterious past has been alluded to since the series began, and now we finally get the full picture when her past comes back to haunt her.

How does a photograph of an Irish school bus filled with kindergarteners from 20+ years ago put Haley in danger in South Carolina today? She doesn’t know, but she has no choice except to find out.  Continue reading