Thursday, May 28, 2015

My Review - In Firefly Valley

3 out of 5 stars
IN FIREFLY VALLEY was a refreshing story that traveled at a carefree pace.
Marissa St. George is on her way home to Depree, Texas, but not because she wants to be. After being laid off, she has no choice but to return home to the town that holds so many difficult memories. Swallowing her pride, Marissa moves in with her mother, the cook for the struggling Rainbow’s End resort, and accepts a job as business manager at the same resort. Her mother, the eternal optimist, welcomes her daughter home, and so does her best friend Lauren. Things begin to look up when Blake Kendall arrives at Rainbow’s End. Wondering if love at first sight really exists, Marissa is more than willing to explore that possibility with Blake.
But just as Marissa and Blake’s relationship takes off, the reason for Marissa’s bad childhood memories comes to light and Marissa finds out who Blake really is. Feeling betrayed and lied to, Marissa shuts off her heart from those around her and allows her anger to consume her. Blake wants nothing more than to be a permanent person in Marissa’s life but her anger reminds him of the difficult relationship he had with his grandfather and he refuses to be involved with someone who isn’t willing to let the past be the past.
IN FIREFLY VALLEY wasn’t an action-packed thriller, but it had its own special charm. Though the men in the story seemed a little too good to be true, I still enjoyed the overall story. Anger issues being one of the themes of IN FIREFLY VALLEY, Ms. Cabot reminds us all how anger can steal our joy and allow the pleasures of life to slip through our fingers if we aren’t careful.
Book provided for review purposes.
Available May 2015 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

Friday, May 08, 2015

My Review - No Place to Hide

5 out of 5 stars
NO PLACE TO HIDE is the third installment in the Hidden Identity series by Lynette Eason. An on the run thriller, NO PLACE TO HIDE will take your breath away.
Jackie Sellers is shocked to see her onetime crush, Ian Lockwood, is in the news as a potential terrorist. Knowing there has to be some sort of mistake, she goes to Ian’s home to find out what is going on. When she gets there, she quickly realizes Ian is in a world of trouble and now she’s stepped right into the middle of it.
Not a stranger to danger, Jackie’s work as a police officer and her job with Operation Refuge gives her skills that can help Ian. But knowing who to trust is going to be the problem. Dangerous people want Ian dead. The FBI wants him caught. And Ian just wants to clear his name. Jackie must do everything she can to keep Ian safe while they discover the real reason he is being framed. When old emotions resurface between Jackie and Ian, Jackie has to channel her energy to clearing Ian’s name and must force her heart take a backseat. When Jackie and Ian discover the catastrophic plot that is going to be unleashed on an entire city, they must act fast before it’s too late.
NO PLACE TO HIDE gives you no time to catch your breath. Ian and Jackie are on the run throughout the book, and as a reader, you find yourself right alongside them as they navigate their way to the truth. The connection between Jackie and Ian is strong, and so are the connections between Jackie and Ian, and secondary characters Holly, Lucy, and Ron. I love the pace that Lynette Eason sets for her books. Though fast-paced, her novels are never short on depth.
If you’re a fan of action/suspense/romance, you won’t be disappointed by any of Lynette Eason’s books.
Book provide for review purposes.
Available May 2015 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.