Monday, 19 November 2018

Monday's RSU: November 19th

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:

The Christmas Token  The Christmas Calamity

Currently Reading: 

Who I am With You

Reading Next:

The Christmas Vow

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

Sunday, 18 November 2018

Jane Reviews: Wait for Me by Susan May Warren

Series: Montana Rescue # 6
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Revell
Released: Nov. 6, 2018
335 pages
About the Book:
Pete Brooks can't believe he's waited an entire year for Jess Tagg to return to Montana, only to have her break his heart by getting engaged to her ex-fiancΓ©. Worse, a series of mistakes on the job have cost lives, and Pete isn't sure he wants to continue to work in Search and Rescue. Maybe if he can just get over Jess, he can figure out how to move forward.
EMT Jess Tagg has returned to Montana to finally give her heart to Pete, but it seems he's no longer interested. When a terrible fight between them sparks an impulsive decision, she finds herself crashed on the side of a highway along with Esme Shaw. And just when she thinks things couldn't get any worse, she and Esme are taken captive and into the untamed Montana wilderness--with murderous intent.
Now Pete and the other PEAK Rescue Team members are in a race against time, the elements, and the actions of a vengeful man. Pete will have to use everything he's learned to find Jess and Esme--and pray that his past mistakes don't cost him the life of the woman he can't stop loving.

                             Susan May Warren's Website

Wait for Me Quote 1

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

This is the sixth book in the Montana Rescue series and wraps up the ongoing story of Pete and Jess. These two have been the will they/won’t they couple throughout the whole series. I couldn’t wait to read this book in hopes that we would see them finally overcome the obstacles and be together.

As much as this book focuses on Jess and Pete’s relationship there is so much more involved. Jess, Shae, and Ned are taken captive and are able to escape but get injured and end up lost in the wilderness. Can they find a way out before it is too late? Who is pursuing them and why? There are so many possibilities of who is after them - is it someone from Jess’s past, or from Shae’s past, or someone else completely? I found myself on the edge of my seat, trying not to bite my nails and hoping they would be found in time by the PEAK team. I cringed each time something bad happened. It felt like just as one danger ended another one began.

Pete and Felipe are forced together while the team searches the wilderness. While I was team Pete I was surprised at how my opinion of Felipe changed over the course of this story. As much as I wanted to keep disliking him I couldn’t. The more I got to know him I find myself liking him and wanting the best for him (just not with Jess).

I loved the inclusion of Ned and Shae’s romance. Both showed strength and determination to confront the challenges in front of them. Ned was the standout hero of the book in my eyes. He may be injured but the way he pressed on and cared for Shae captured my heart. I am pleased with the way the continuing story lines wrapped up. I will miss spending time with the PEAK team in Montana (but I will be able to reread all the books in order anytime I want).

Friday, 16 November 2018

First Line Fridays (Week 79): In Too Deep

Happy Friday!

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

Today's book is:  In Too Deep by Lynn H. Blackburn
In Too Deep
First Line:
"The shrill ping of his cell phone earned white-collar crimes investigator 
Adam Campbell a vicious glare from his aunt Margaret."

This is another book that released earlier this month that I couldn't wait to read. After reading the first book in the series I was anxious for book 2. The wait was worth it though, I just recently finished it and enjoyed it. My review will be coming soon.
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!

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Jane Reviews: Shadow of Intrigue by Christy Barritt

Series: Lantern Beach Suspense #2
Genre: Mystery/Suspense
Publisher: River Heights
Released: Oct. 21, 2018
206 pages
About the Book:
For her entire life, Lisa Garth has felt like a supporting character in the drama of life. The designation never bothered her—until now. Lantern Beach, where she’s settled and runs a popular restaurant, has boarded up for the season. The slower pace leaves her with too much time alone.

Braden Dillinger came to Lantern Beach to try to heal. The former Special Forces officer returned from battle with invisible scars and diminished hope. But his recovery is hampered by the fact that an unknown enemy is trying to kill him.

From the moment Lisa and Braden meet, danger ignites around them, and both are drawn into a web of intrigue that turns their lives upside down. As shadows creep in, will Lisa and Braden be able to shine a light on the peril around them? Or will the encroaching darkness turn their worst nightmares into reality?

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

From previous Lantern Beach books we know that Lisa is the chef who owns the Crazy Chefette and enjoys coming up with unusual food combinations. Other than that we don’t know much more about her until this book. In this one we get to find out why she opened the restaurant and get to know some of her history.

While Ty and Cassie are out of town Braden is staying at their place and they have asked Lisa to help him out. Their first meeting does not go well and Lisa decides to stay as far away as possible. However then she sees another side of him and a connection begins to form. This connection is tested when mysterious things begin to happen around town.

Braden is suffering from PSTD and believes someone is trying to kill him but his memory is fuzzy. While trying to heal he is trying to figure out what is real and what is in his head. My heart ached for him. Lisa has a wonderful heart and I loved that she did not take everything at face value, but searched for answers. I was rooting for these two to be able to overcome the challenges in front of them and find happiness.

I enjoyed catching up with the residents of Lantern Beach and am looking forward to returning in future books.

Shadow of Intrigue Quote 2
(I received a copy of this book from Ms. Barritt; opinions expressed in this
review are my honest opinion and completely my own.)

Other Books in Series:

Tides of Deception

Monday, 12 November 2018

Monday's RSU: November 12th

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. 

I had a 4 days off this past weekend so I had lots of time to read. This coming week we begin our busy season at work, which means my reading time will be reduced for the next 6 weeks, so I had to take advantage of the time I had.

Just Finished:

Shadow of Intrigue  Wait for Me  In Too Deep  The Christmas Bargain

Currently Reading: 

The Christmas Token

Reading Next:

Who I am With You

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