Monday, April 30, 2018

Review: Kill Shot by Susan Sleeman



About the book:
Some fears haunt you forever....

As the ballistics and weapon's expert for the FBI's special task force nicknamed the White Knights, Rick Cannon has known the Department of Defense was developing self-steering bullets. Rick feared these smart bullets--which have one hundred percent accuracy that can turn even a novice into a lethal sniper--would eventually end up in the hands of the wrong people. But since the ammunition was still in the development stage, he figured they had plenty of time before that happened. He was wrong. Dead wrong.

Until they become reality.

When a homeless vet is killed with a smart bullet, it's clear that the ammunition has been stolen, and the Knights are called in to find the thief and stop the killings. But they aren't the only ones desperate to find the killer. Therapist Olivia Dobbs is well known for her success in counseling military veterans with PTSD. When she discovers one of her clients moments after he is murdered, she becomes both the FBI's prime witness, and suspect.

Despite the mutual attraction that immediately sparks between them, Rick can't--no he won't--let Olivia interfere with his investigation. But when the sniper trains his rifle on her, Rick must recall all the skills he learned as a Marine sniper to make sure the next bullet fired isn't a kill shot that takes Olivia out.


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Saturday, April 28, 2018

Weekend Wrap-Up / Kindle Deal Spotlight / Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon


Weekend Wrap-up is where I share what I read this past week, am currently reading, and my reading plans for the coming week. 

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Review: High As the Heavens by Kate Breslin



About the book:
A British nurse in WWI German-occupied Brussels, Evelyn Marche spends her days at the hospital and her nights working at a café . . . or so it seems. Eve's most carefully guarded secret is that she also spends her nights carrying out dangerous missions as a spy for a Belgian resistance group.

When a plane crashes as she's en route to a rendezvous, Eve is the first to reach the downed plane and is shocked to recognize the badly injured pilot as British RFC Captain Simon Forrester. She risks her life to conceal him from the Germans, but as the secrets between them grow and the danger mounts, can they still hope to make it out of Belgium alive?

My rating:
5 stars
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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Weekend Wrap-Up + Deal Spotlight!


Weekend Wrap-up is where I share what I read this past week, am currently reading, and my reading plans for the coming week. 

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Weekend Wrap-Up + Deal Spotlight!


Weekend Wrap-up is where I share what I read this past week, am currently reading, and my reading plans for the coming week. 

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Review: The Lacemaker by Laura Frantz



About the book:
It is the eve of a new age of freedom in the colonies.
But can a proper English lady dare hope for her own independence?


Lady Elisabeth "Liberty" Lawson has nearly everything a lady of her position could want. Daughter of the British lieutenant governor of the Virginia Colony and a darling of fine society in a rugged land, she is anticipating an advantageous marriage. That her betrothed is a rake and love is lacking is of little consequence--or so she tells herself.

Though her own life seems in order, colonial Williamsburg is a powder keg on the verge of exploding, and her fiancé's cousin Noble Rynallt carries the flame of revolution in his heart. Those with connections to the British nobility are suspected as spies, and Liberty soon finds herself left with a terrible choice. Will she stay true to her English roots? Or side with Noble and the radical revolutionaries?
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Print Length: 418 pages
ISBN: 978-0800726638
Publisher: Revell (January 2, 2018)
My rating:
4 stars
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My thoughts:

The Lacemaker was a satisfying historical read. The characters were interesting and I enjoyed the romance greatly.

The beginning of the book was a little tough for me. I'm not sure if it was some of the language that took some getting used to or just that I had to get familiar with the setting/characters. Regardless, I felt that the story continued to get better and better as it progressed...and when I got deep into the story, I enjoyed it immensely.

There were many little things that I liked about The Lacemaker (the lacemaking, how the romance progressed, the setting, the espionage), but I feel it would be too much to list everything. Suffice it to say, The Lacemaker was an enjoyable read. I liked the beginning, but loved the ending. :)

I recommend The Lacemaker if you enjoy historical romance.

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Saturday, April 7, 2018

Weekend Wrap-Up + Deal Spotlight!


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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Monthly Reflections ~ March 2018

Monthly Reflections, where we take the time to reflect on the previous month.

How I Did With My March Goals:
  • Read 1 Nonfiction
  • Read the remaining 8 books from my Winter TBR Pile.
  • Increase my NetGalley score by at least 2%.
I didn't finish any nonfiction books (although I did read about half of one).
I was only able to read 1 more book from my Winter TBR Pile, so I ended the challenge with 5 of the 12 books off my TBR.
I increased my NetGalley score by 3% -- from 53% to 56% currently.

Books Read In March:

Monday, April 2, 2018

Review: Beneath a Prairie Moon by Kim Vogel Sawyer


About the book:
Readers rabid for the sweet historical romances of Tracie Peterson and Tamara Alexander will flock to best-selling author Kim Vogel Sawyer's prairie-set heartwarmer of high society cast-off and the western town that welcomes her. 

Abigail Brantley grew up in affluence and knows exactly how to behave in high society. But when she is cast from the social registers due to her father's illegal dealings, she finds herself forced into a role she never imagined: tutoring rough Kansas ranchers in the subjects of manners and morals so they can "marry up" with their mail-order brides. Mack Cleveland, whose father was swindled by a mail-order bride, wants no part of the scheme to bring Eastern women to Spiveyville, Kansas, and he's put off by the snooty airs and fastidious behavior of the "little city gal" in their midst. But as time goes by, his heart goes out to the teacher who tries so diligently to smooth the rough edges from the down-to-earth men. How can he teach her that perfection won't bring happiness?

My rating:
4 stars
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