Monday, 14 January 2019

Monday's RSU: January 14th


Welcome to Monday's RSU. Every Monday I share an update of my reading status - what book (or books) I finished since last Monday, what book I am currently reading and what I am planning on reading next. 

Just Finished:

  Breach of Trust 


Currently Reading: 

The Secrets of Paper and Ink
  

Reading Next:

Submerged


What are you books are you currently reading or have recently enjoyed?

Sunday, 13 January 2019

Jane Reviews: Secrets at Cedar Cabin by Colleen Coble

Series: Lavendar Tides #3
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Releases: Jan. 22, 2019
336 pages
About the Book:
Her mother lied about her identity and her husband wasn’t who she thought he was—can Bailey even trust herself anymore?

Running for her life in the wake of her mother’s murder, Bailey Fleming escapes to the only place she can think of—a remote, dilapidated cabin in Lavender Tides. Intending to finally get to the truth behind the lies of her past, Bailey only finds more questions when bodies are discovered near her cabin hideout along with traces of a dangerous human trafficking ring. In an unlikely partnership with FBI agent Lance Phoenix, Bailey races to understand the mystery surrounding her life and circumstances before the murderer tracks her down.

Meanwhile, Lance is determined to rescue his sister, Ava, who was abducted after running away from home as a teenager. An unexpected lead brings him to the remote cabin, and he wonders if Bailey—with her suspicious past and strange connections to his sister’s case—is really who she claims to be and if she can somehow lead him to Ava.  


My Rating & Thoughts:    🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟    (5 stars)

Releases January 22nd!

Best of the series! I was hooked from the moment I met Bailey and she ends up on the run. She has just found out her marriage was fake and then her mother is murdered. Bailey arrives in Lavender Tides where she hopes to be safe, but things are not as they seem. Someone is after Bailey, bodies are found, ties to a human trafficking ring are revealed, and she finds out that her mother has lied to her for years.

Through his current investigation of searching for his missing sister, FBI agent Lance meets Bailey. He realizes there might a tie in between what is happening to Bailey and his missing sister. The two spend a lot of time together over the course of the investigation and feelings begin to develop. There are so many secrets abounding, can these two piece all the pieces together and stop the evil that is happening before more girls get taken? Will Lance be able to protect Bailey?

There is plenty of action, suspense and romance that kept me engaged and turning pages quickly. I had to know who King was and if Lance would find his sister. I felt for Bailey, finding out that her whole life has been a lie. But she held on to her faith and treated others with genuine care even though her life was in danger. Her determination to press on was admirable.
 
While the main storyline is a unique to this book, there is a storyline that continues from the previous two books. There are little bits of recap inserted in this book that help you know what has previously happened but I would highly recommend reading the series in order to fully appreciate the character relationships. I fully enjoyed this book and did not want to put it down. Highly recommend!   

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(I received an complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through NetGalley.
Opinions expressed in this review are my honest opinion and completely my own.)

 
Other Books in this Series:

The-View-from-Rainshadow-Bay_thumb  2 The House at Saltwater Point   

Friday, 11 January 2019

First Line Fridays: Code of Valor


Happy Friday!

Welcome to First Line Friday's hosted by Hoarding Books.

Today's book is:  Code of Valor by Lynette Eason
 
About the Book:
What Detective Brady St. John really needs is a relaxing vacation. Unfortunately, just as the sun is setting on his second day at a friend's cabin on Lake Henley, he hears a scream and races to rescue a woman from her would-be killer. When the killer escapes only to return to finish the job, Brady vows to utilize all of his many resources to keep her safe--and catch those who would see her dead.
 
Financial crimes investigator Emily Chastain doesn't trust many people. And even though she let the detective who saved her life in on a few pertinent facts about why she was being attacked, there are some things you just don't share with a stranger. Little does she suspect that the secret she is keeping just might get them both killed.

    
FLF - Code of Valor

The first line gives you a little bit of insight into the villian. This is book 3 of the Blue Justice series and just released at the beginning of this month. My review went live last weekend and can be found here. I will tell you there is never a quiet moment for Brady and Emily. I was on the edge of my seat almost the whole time.

Now it's your turn!
Let me know your first line in the comments and then head over
to Hoarding Books to see who else is participating!

Thursday, 10 January 2019

Jane Reviews: Gaffe Out Loud by Christy Barritt

Series: The Worst Detective Ever #7
Genre: Mystery/Suspense
Publisher: River Heights
Released: Dec. 22, 2018
222 pages
About the Book:
Actress Joey Darling is beginning a new season . . . of her TV show and her life.

Joey Darling’s life is finally on track. Her hit series has been picked up by a new network, her relationship with Detective Jackson Sullivan couldn’t be better, and she’s even bought a house. But right after taking possession, Joey discovers a dead body upstairs.

Joey knows she won’t have any peace until she figures out why a dead woman was left at her house and who killed her. And she desperately needs peace as the “normal” life she’s trying to establish quickly progresses from great to the brink of collapse.

The countdown is ticking as Joey must soon leave to begin filming. But one gaffe after another slows her investigation and makes her question her choices. The closer Joey gets to answers, the more someone is determined to make sure this season of her life is canceled—permanently.
 

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My Rating & Thoughts:  🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟   (4 stars)

Joey Darling is back – this is book 7 of the series and picks up right where book 6 ended.

Can you imagine moving into your new home and discovering a dead body in one of the rooms? When this happens to Joey there is no way she can step away from trying to figure out who this person is, why they were in her house and who killed them. Was the killer aiming for Joey and the other person got caught in the crosshairs? Or is this not connected to Joey at all?

The mystery kept me intrigued trying to figure out who was behind what was going on and if Joey’s “accidents” were connected. I could totally relate to Joey not wanting to stay at her new house. But in typically Joey fashion she perseveres.

In addition Joey is feeling like she needs to choose between her personal relationship and her acting career. When Joey’s co-star from her show Relentless arrives in town their relationship is really tested. Will it pass the test? Can their relationship survive? I surely hope so as I love seeing Joey and Jackson together. I look forward to seeing what happens next for Joey.

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(I purchased my copy of this book; opinions expressed in this review
are my honest opinion and completely my own.)

Monday, 7 January 2019

Monday's RSU: January 7th


Welcome to Monday's RSU. Every Monday I share an update of my reading status - what book (or books) I finished since last Monday, what book I am currently reading and what I am planning on reading next. 

Just Finished:

  Secrets at Cedar Cabin  To Win Her Heart 


Currently Reading: 

Breach of Trust
  

Reading Next:

The Secrets of Paper and Ink


What are you books are you currently reading or have recently enjoyed?