Saturday, December 19, 2015

Just book reviews

Sorry, just book reviews.

A Desperate FortuneA Desperate Fortune by Susanna Kearsley
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Excellent narrator. I could not keep track of this book. Would switch back and forth from 1700's to modern day. I get that. I understood most of the modern day story, but didn't understand the historical story. The link is a diary that is in code. Modern day woman is hired to break the code and read the diary.
In the end, I don't know what happened.

Food: A Love StoryFood: A Love Story by Jim Gaffigan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

If you have a strong love of food. If you have a relationship with food, this is the book for you. I don't know how Jim filled up 7 hours of audio about food and without my ever being bored.
Funny and relatable. Very enjoyable listen.
Those Who Wish Me DeadThose Who Wish Me Dead by Michael Koryta
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Ever changing circumstances keep this interesting. Montana country life, wilderness, forestry, survivor skills. Characters with huge hearts and others with no heart at all.
Can a witness really be protected? What happens if the secrecy is found out? What alternatives are there?
The narrator did an excellent job, especially with the two main evil characters. REALLY CREEPY!
One to Hold (One to Hold, #1)One to Hold by Tia Louise
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Free Kindle download.
Held my interest, somewhat. Nice guy, good in bed. Lots of sex scenes. At first, yum! But then I started to skim right over them, so made for a fairly quick read. Glad is was free.

Reese's Cowboy Kiss: Witness Protection - Rancher Style: Blake's Story (Sweet Montana Bride #1)Reese's Cowboy Kiss: Witness Protection - Rancher Style: Blake's Story by Kimberly Krey
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Gosh darn it. Scuse, my language. Definitely a "G" rated book, which is fine. A nice break from "romance" novels being on the tipping point of just a dirty book. But Golly gee, y'all. That about sums this up.
Pageant queen Reese is just full of sweetness and appropriately friendly to all.
Starts off interesting, with Reese having to go into hiding from a killer. Once she goes into hiding, all we hear about is will he kiss me or not. And when he does, it is very chaste, but yet he feels like he took advantage of her.
She meets a potential love interest and when their arms brush against each other, it's like "sugar pulsing through her veins", as to a "normal" romance stating something like I could feel my nipples harden or a heat took over my nether regions.
Then Reese sees local ranch hands/cowboys all cleaned up to go to "Sunday meeting" and she exclaims, "Goodness, me". I'd be saying day-amn boys you look hot!
50% into the book and we're still at the holding hands, chaste kiss. Which is fine, but what happened to the reason she is there in the first place? 50% of the book and it's all just child's play? Where's the danger? She doesn't even mention missing her friends and family at home.
The only time we are reminded that she is in hiding is when she has nightmares about the incident.
I told myself that if the author didn't get on track about the danger looking for Reese, I would give up. 51% and I'm done.

Run Run As Fast As You Can (Emma Frost #3)Run Run As Fast As You Can by Willow Rose
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I've enjoyed the Emma Frost series. I enjoy the small town atmosphere, but how can so much murder, missing persons, depravity happen on a small island community? If you can get past the fact that Emma can question the police about a case when in "normal" circumstances she would be considered a nuisance and maybe even obstructing the investigation and if you can get past so many crimes happening in this little close knit community, then the book is really good. The mystery is there, the creepiness is there, the drama is there and a little bit of romance.

Tahoe Ghost Boat (An Owen McKenna Mystery Thriller Book 12)Tahoe Ghost Boat by Todd Borg
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Happen to be a kindle free download at one point.
Didn't realize that this is the 12th in the series. I didn't feel like I missed out on anything.
Not only a great murder mystery, but an education also. This is my first book by this author. He will go on tangents explaining the inner workings of things, that is not necessary, but I found interesting and educational. Have you ever heard of a tarantula wasp?
You love some characters and hate others, which makes for a story that keeps you interested.
Having visited Tahoe, it was nice to hear the detailed descriptions of the area and bringing back beautiful memories. And being a dog lover, I enjoyed having "his largeness", a great dane included in most of the story. A bit of a spoiler alert...the dog does NOT die or get hurt.
I look forward to reading more by this author.

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