Wicked Appetite (Lizzy & Diesel, #1)

Wicked Appetite (Lizzy & Diesel, #1)Wicked Appetite by Janet Evanovich
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was dripping with sugary sweetness. I don’t know how else to describe it. I was laughing most of the way through it just because the puns, the sexual innuendos, and over the top characters were hilariously horrible! Don’t get me wrong, I love the story line and the characters, it just takes a certain taste to like this type of book. If you’re looking for a fast, hilarious read then this is the book for you!

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Book Summary:

For centuries, treasure hunters have been eager to possess the stones, undeterred by their corrupting nature. The list is long — Genghis Khan, Alexander the Great, Napoleon, to name a few. Now the Stones have found their way to Salem, Massachusetts, and so has Gerwulf Grimoire, adding himself to this rogues’ gallery of power seekers. He’s an uncommonly dangerous man, with a hunger for the forbidden, and a set of abilities that are way beyond ordinary. Abilities that he feels entitle him to possess anything he might desire.

That would include Elizabeth Tucker, the woman he needs to find the Stones. She’s freshly transplanted from New York City to Boston’s North Shore. With a new job as pastry chef at Dazzle’s bakery and an old house inherited from her Aunt Ophelia, her life is pretty much on track …until it’s suddenly derailed by a guy named Diesel, a rude monkey, and a ninja cat.

Lizzy can handle the monkey and the cat. She’s not sure about Diesel. He’s offering up his own set of unusual talents, promising to protect her from Grimoire. The kind of protection that Lizzy suspects might involve guarding her body day and night.

The Seven Deadly Sins are pride, greed, lust, envy wrath, sloth and gluttony. That pretty much covers everything that is wicked. Diesel thinks it also pretty much covers everything that’s fun. And Lizzy thinks Diesel and the Seven Deadly Sins cover everything her mother warned her about.

Ring in the Dead (J.P. Beaumont #20.5)

Ring in the Dead (J.P. Beaumont, #20.5)Ring in the Dead by J.A. Jance
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was great to listen to while driving home. It held my interest and the story-line was great. I did’t feel like I was missing any of the story even though it’s #20.5. The main character was killer and I loved how the author wrote it in a way that I wasn’t board with it. I’ll definitely be picking up more books by J.A. Jance. is the first book I’ve read/listened to from this author and I’m glad I did.

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Book Summary:
J. P. Beaumont may be an old homicide hand now, but back when he was a rookie working with his first partner, Milton Gurkey—a.k.a. Pickles—things took a turn for the worse . . .

One day, at the end of Beaumont and Pickles’s shift, a stop at the Doghouse restaurant quickly turns deadly. Not feeling well, Pickles steps out into the parking lot for a breath of fresh air and stumbles into a crime in progress. Suffering from a heart attack, he is found unconscious, with a dead woman on the ground nearby and the murder weapon in his hand.

With Pickles under investigation from Internal Affairs, it’s up to the new kid on the block, J. P. Beaumont, and his friends on the force to find out the truth.

If You Ask Me (And of Course You Won’t)

If You Ask Me (And of Course You Won't)If You Ask Me by Betty White
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I LOVE LOVE this book! It was light and funny! It was a great book to listen to while I was driving. I found myself laughing at parts and I love that Betty herself was the voice on the audio book. If you’re looking for a fun, light hearted book to read or listen to then go pick this up!

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Book Summary:
It-girl Betty White delivers a hilarious, slyly profound take on love, life, celebrity, and everything in between.

Drawing from a lifetime of lessons learned, seven-time Emmy winner Betty White’s wit and wisdom take center stage as she tackles topics like friendship, romantic love, aging, television, fans, love for animals, and the brave new world of celebrity. If You Ask Me mixes her thoughtful observations with humorous stories from a seven- decade career in Hollywood. Longtime fans and new fans alike will relish Betty’s candid take on everything from her rumored crush on Robert Redford (true) to her beauty regimen (“I have no idea what color my hair is and I never intend to find out”) to the Facebook campaign that helped persuade her to host Saturday Night Live despite her having declined the hosting job three times already.

Featuring all-new material, with a focus on the past fifteen years of her life, If You Ask Me is funny, sweet, and to the point-just like Betty White.

Invitation (Harbingers #1-4)

Invitation (Harbingers #1-4)Invitation by Bill Myers
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I give this book a 3.5. It wasn’t bad and the story-line was good. I like how each short story was different but with the same characters. I think some of the characters uniqueness got lost in translation and the story line got a bit jumbled, which is understandable with 4 different authors. However, if you like paranormal thrillers this is the book for you.

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Book Summary:
Four Bestselling Authors Team Up for Thrilling Supernatural Suspense – Gathering four stories from four bestselling author friends, Invitation is the first collection in the ongoing Harbingers series.

In “The Call” by Bill Myers, four strangers are drawn together to help a student at the mysterious Institute for Advanced Psychic Studies. His gifts are supposedly being honed to assist world leaders . . . but there are some very disturbing strings attached.

Frank Peretti’s “The Haunted” confronts a supernatural mystery, a case of murder, and an exploration into the darkness of the human heart, all centering around a mysterious house.

In Angela Hunt’s “The Sentinels,” animals around the world are mysteriously dying. What could it mean? When the tragedy begins to touch Andi’s dreams, she discovers a terrifying theory.

“The Girl” by Alton Gansky is a gripping tale of a young barefoot girl found holding a scroll in the snowy Oregon mountains. She is sweet, innocent–apparently not of this world–and something wants to kill her.

Small Wars (Jack Reacher #19.5)

Small Wars (Jack Reacher, #19.5)Small Wars by Lee Child
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I love being able to start and finish a book while I have my morning coffee. Jack Reacher has always been an amazing character and I like the adventures he goes on. This adventure touched a little too close to home for him. If you’re looking for a short, fast paced, story then this is a book for you!

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Book Summary:
A young lieutenant colonel, in a stylish handmade uniform, roars through the damp woods of Georgia in her new silver Porsche – until she meets a very tall soldier with a broken-down car.

What could connect a cold-blooded off-post shooting with Reacher, his elder brother Joe, and a secretive unit of pointy-heads from the Pentagon?

Erased: A Dark Romantic Thriller

Erased: A Dark Romantic ThrillerErased: A Dark Romantic Thriller by Sansa Rayne
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I honestly have no clue on how to review this book. I can say it’s really good and it has stretched my boundaries on reading Erotica, but that won’t do it justice. This book is different from other books I’ve read within this genre. The characters are very likable and I honestly LOVE Gabe even though I think he could have been a better person. Marla is kick ass and I love her take-no-shit attitude. I felt that she went through what she did but happy at the outcome of it all. However, with all that said, it’s a dark romance and some scenes left me unable to read more for a bit. Overall the story line is great and the characters I actually felt like they were real people. If you’re into dark romance/erotica go get this book!

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Book Summary:
“Resist or obey. Those are my choices.”

MARLA

Alone at a bar, recently fired from my job and about to move, no one will notice that I’ve gone missing, and my abductors know it. Smuggled to a secluded facility in the mountains, locked in a cell and stripped of my dignity, they’ve threatened me with a fate worse than death. They aim to break my will. They plan to erase me.

My captors are vicious monsters, except for one: the doctor, Gabriel. He urges me to accept their control and spare myself months, or even years, of pain and torment. Yet his merciful demeanor hides a dark, burning secret. Smoldering and mysterious, I’m drawn to him and his talk of submission. He may be my best shot at escape, but I hunger for far more.

With Gabriel’s help, the others will pay for what they’ve done to me. They wanted a toy, but they’ve woken a terror…

GABRIEL

If I’d known the truth about Halloran Asylum, I would have burned it to the ground long ago. Now I’m an accessory to unspeakable crimes, and no one will ever believe my story. For years I made peace with fate, but after a violent episode pushes me to the edge, I swore never to let them harm anyone else. Now they’ve taken another, and I can’t let it go.

I need to make Marla understand her strength and resolve will only cause her greater suffering. At first, training her is just a way of buying time, but her response to my touch, my command, drives me wild. I have to have her, but standing in my way is a horrid truth that could cost me her trust. If that happens, we’ll both be lost, trapped in this place forever.

I don’t care. I’ll risk everything for Marla, even if it means letting out the beast within…

Publisher’s note: “Erased” is a dark, romantic thriller with erotic content, no cliffhangers, no cheating and a HEA. It contains material some may find disturbing. Reader discretion is advised.

To Tame A Highland Warrior (Highlander #2)

To Tame A Highland Warrior (Highlander, #2)To Tame A Highland Warrior by Karen Marie Moning
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This was a good read. The storyline kept me on my toes. Once I got about 1/3 of the way through the story got even better and I just couldn’t put it down.

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Book Summary:
A Woman’s Tender Touch

He was born to a clan of warriors of supernatural strength, but Gavrael McIllioch abandoned his name and his Highland castle, determined to escape the dark fate of his ancestors. Hiding his identity from the relentless rival clan that hunted him, he called himself Grimm to protect the people he cared for, vowing never to acknowledge his love for ravishing Jillian St. Clair. Yet even from afar he watched over her, and when her father sent an urgent summons, “Come for Jillian,” he raced to her side—into a competition to win her hand in marriage.

A Warrior’s Steely Heart

Why had he run from her so many years before? And why return now to see her offered as a prize in her father’s manipulative game? Furious, Jillian vowed never to wed. But Grimm was the man she loved, the one who urged her to marry another. He tried to pretend indifference as she tempted him, but he could not deny the fierce desires that compelled him to abduct her from the altar. She was the only woman who could tame the beast that raged within him—even as deadly enemies plotted to destroy them both….

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