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These are books that I have read, and enjoyed. They are not books I have edited or proofread, these are strictly for fun.
This is a very interesting book for me,on several levels. The story is about a police officer, who used to be a very good cop, nearing retirement, and bored. His chief gives him the opportunity to close an old case of his, and it turns out into "what would you do" if you were faced with the opportunity of walking away from your old life with a ton of money. I come from a family of law enforcement officers, so, in my head, I kept putting my relatives in Vincent Taglierri's shoes, to see what they would do. This is Mr. Wright's first novel, and he needs to write more, if this an example of his ability! I actually met Mr. Wright at a writer's conference, before he published this book, so that was pretty neat. I could say "I know this man!"
I thought this was a fabulous book! It combined actual history with time travel, supernatural abilities, romantic drama, and the thing is...it was all believable! I was drawn into the story, worried when people disappeared, having been kidnapped, and really got involved with the characters. I loved it. As a voracious reader, I read at least 10 books a month, if not more, and this was definitely the top one for this month.
Sometimes, I'm in the mood for thrillers, and this one hit all the right buttons! International intrigue, cross and double-cross on the home front, personality clashes, danger... I couldn't put it down. Luke Stone is the kind of guy you definitely want in your corner when the chips are down. Even with his own marriage crumbling, and personal worries, he goes way above the call of duty. I will definitely be reading the other books in this series.
This is another books in the Wardington Park series of stories about the English aristocracy in the 1800s. Eleanor Meyers gives you a real feel for the time period, and how the "upper crust" lived. When you read her books, you are transported to that time period and when the story is done, sometimes you look around at the modern conveniences and wonder how you got back to real life, as her books draw you in so well. This one is about a lady, and a man she has known her entire life, but is not of the aristocracy, and therefore "not suitable" for her to marry. In the end, they have a happy ever after, but getting there is a very interesting trip. I've read most of the books in her series.
If there has ever been a nasty lawyer who you cannot stand, he is probably nicer than Bobby Custer, the disbarred "hero" of this series. Due to his incompetence and falling for a bad deal, he spends time in jail and is only released early to be a pawn of a criminal "businessman". There are several books in this series, and each one will have you on the edge of your seat, turning pages like mad. The weird thing is, Bobby Custer is a likeable bad guy!! Even though he gets people murdered, or does it himself, you can't help liking the guy! I can't wait for Mick James to release another one in this series. Mr. James is one of my favorite authors.
This is the first book I'd read by this author, but it won't be the last. Although it takes place in the winter in Vermont, it would make a great beach read. A California woman, married to her job, (and her boss would like to be married to her), goes head-to-head with a Vermont sugar farmer who likes his life just the way it is, including his business and his land. She wants the land and he won't sell. Some twists and turns, some not anticipated at all. Very good book.
This author of this book asked me to review it for a facebook reader's group, and I am so glad she did. Wow. I honestly did not stop reading it till "El Fin" (The End). I'd never been to Acapulco, so the setting was different, and the fact that the heroine is the only female detective in the Acapulco police force was neat. However, she faced trials and jealousy, and negative attitudes from coworkers and her boss, not to mention the female mayor who thought she could buy everything and everyone. Action, Emotions, Tears,(mine), it's all there. A must read!