Sunday, April 16, 2017

Deep Extraction by DiAnn Mills

I become more and more of a fan of DiAnn Mills with each new book that I read of hers. Her newest release, Deep Extraction, is book two of her "FBI Task Force" series. The first book in the series, Deadly Encounter (read my review here.), was a sure winner and I could hardly wait to read her second installment. While the books are part of a series, they can be read as stand alone novels, but I assure you, once you read one you will surely want to read the other.

Back Cover Blurb:

A PACEMAKER should have saved oil and gas magnate Nathan Moore's life. Instead, it provided his killer with a seemingly perfect means of execution.
     A bombing at one of Nathan's oil rigs days earlier indicates his death could be part of a bigger conspiracy, a web Special Agent Tori Templeton must untangle. But her first order of business is separating the personal from the professional--the victim's wife, her best friend, is one of the FBI's prime suspects.
     Clearing Sally's name may be the biggest challenge of her career, but Tori finds an unexpected ally in the newest member of the task force, recently reinstated Deputy US Marshal Cole Jeffers. As Tori and Cole dig deeper into Nathan's personal and business affairs, they uncover more than they bargained for. And the closer they get to finding the real killer--and to each other--the more intent someone is on silencing them for good.

My Thoughts:

I loved this book. With characters that are extremely well developed, crisp dialogue that pulls you in and the suspenseful twists and turns of the plot you are guaranteed a breathtaking, edge-of-your-seat, suspenseful read that will leave you wanting more. I for one, cannot wait until book three is released.

DiAnn Mills has a talent of creating well developed characters that make you want to meet them in person. Of course, we know that they are fictional but they are developed so well you almost feel like you are reading a story right out of current day news.

I really enjoyed Tori Templeton's character and how her relationship with Cole Jeffers developed. I was worried for awhile that Tori would give up on Cole but in the end I was happy the way things turned out. 

If you love a good suspense novel, then Deep Extraction is a must read that I highly recommend!

On a 5-Star scale - 5 HUGE Stars!!!!!

I would like to thank the author, DiAnn Mills, for my copy of Deep Extraction. I received my copy for free in order to read it and give my honest review.

Smiles & Blessings,


Her Baby's Protector by Margaret Daley & Susan Sleeman

I am a huge fan of the Love Inspired Suspense line of books. Two very good reasons are because of the two authors who share the book Her Baby's Protector,  Margaret Daley and Susan Sleeman. They both pen excellent suspense novels so to have a book with novellas written by them both was shear delight!

"Saved by the Lawman" was Margaret Daley's story and what a story it was. Judge Kate Forster is the heroine of the story with police officer Chase Walker as her hero. The judge finds herself being assaulted and her infant son is almost abducted when Chase happens upon the scene. 

This story is fast paced and draws the reader in within the first few pages and keeps the reader engaged until the very end. I found myself on the edge of my seat several times and I also have to admit, while I like the character of Kate Forster, I LOVED Chase Walker. He was definitely swoon-worthy. 

For this story, I give a big 5-Stars and would highly encourage you to pick up a copy if you enjoy a good suspense.

Ms. Sleeman's contribution is "Saved by the SEAL" and it too packed a lot of suspense within a short amount of time. From the opening scene to the very last page, I was held captive.

The heroine is Bree Hatfield and she has just been given custody of her best friends little girl. Bree doesn't believe her friends died naturally, in fact in her mind it was murder. She really believes this when she finds herself under attack. I had a hard time accepting that Bree would turn to her ex-boyfried, Navy SEAL, Clint Reed. Especially since they broke up because he was a SEAL. But in no time, I understood why Clint was the only person who really could help her.

For this story I gave it 4 1/2 stars and I would highly recommend it as well.

I would like to thank Margaret Daley for my copy of Her Baby's Protector. I received my copy for free so I could read it and give my honest review.

Smiles & Blessings,

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

A Fragile Hope by Cynthia Ruchti

It was really hard for me to read Cynthia Ruchti's book A Fragile Hope, not because there was anything wrong with the book (believe me, this is an excellent read), but because a great part of the book takes place in an emergency room and hospital. I was reading it as I sat in the emergency room with my mom and later in the hospital with her before she passed.

A Fragile Hope is a story about communication and how when it isn't handled properly, people get hurt and look for ways to escape. It is a story of misunderstandings, forgiveness and most importantly, hope. 

This is the story of Josiah Chamberlain, a relationship expert and his wife, Karin who runs her own business. Ms. Ruchti takes the reader on a journey along with Josiah to discover who he really is and what he can do to rectify the issues he is forced to face. 

I highly recommend this book but I will say that you may need some tissues handy as you read it. I know I did. Ms Ruchti touched my heart deeply with this book and I so appreciate being given the opportunity to read it.

On a 5-Star scale - 4 Stars.

I would like to thank the author for my Advanced Reader's Copy of A Fragile Hope. I received my copy for free in order to read it and give my honest review.

Smiles & Blessings,