New Release and Review for A Cold Dark Promise by Toni Anderson

A COLD DARK PROMISE takes place during the week leading up to the wedding of former assassin Alex Parker to FBI Agent Mallory Rooney, who meet and fall in love in the novel, A COLD DARK PLACE.
In the midst of wedding preparations, a shadowy figure from Alex Parker’s past reappears and threatens the joy he’s found with Mallory Rooney.
Four years ago, Jane Sanders’s rich and powerful ex-husband kidnapped their young daughter and Jane hasn’t seen her since. Now she finally has a lead on her location and she knows just the man to help her get her daughter back. Trouble is, he’s an assassin. And he terrifies her.
Despite his upcoming nuptials, Alex agrees to help, but it doesn’t take long for the routine operation to turn complicated—and deadly. Can the former CIA operative make it home in time to marry the woman he loves, or will his dark past destroy all hope for their future?

A Cold Dark Promise by Toni Anderson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I had to smile as I was reading this thinking only this author would have a FBI/CIA/Interpol terrorist taken down in the middle of the book where 2 of her characters were finally tying the knot. This was a edge of your seat suspense that left you wondering if the groom was ever going to make it back alive for his wedding.

Fans of the series should love this one.. Alex Parker and Mallory – the two who started this series – are just days away from saying I DO. Mallory is also pregnant and emotional. Alex is asked by a acquaintance from his past to help her get her daughter back from her rich Saudi ex who stole her 4 years ago. He has recently turned up on a yacht in the French Riviera with the daughter in tow. Alex doesn’t want to do the favor but surprisingly it’s Mallory who convinces him to. Alex knows something more sinister is up when he spots known arms dealers and terrorist coming and going from the yacht once he gets there..

Things get nuts from there…. Loved this crazy ride with a great wedding at the end…

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New Release and Review for The Lullaby Girl by Loreth Anne White

Detective Angie Pallorino took down a serial killer permanently and, according to her superiors, with excessive force. Benched on a desk assignment for twelve months, Angie struggles to maintain her sense of identity—if she’s not a detective, who is she? Then a decades-old cold case washes ashore, pulling her into an investigation she recognizes as deeply personal.
Angie’s lover and partner, James Maddocks, sees it, too. But spearheading an ongoing probe into a sex-trafficking ring and keeping Angie’s increasing obsession with her case in check is taking its toll. However, as startling connections between the parallel investigations emerge, Maddocks realizes he has more than Angie’s emotional state to worry about.
Driven and desperate to solve her case, Angie goes rogue, risking her relationship, career, and very life in pursuit of answers. She’ll learn that some truths are too painful to bear, and some sacrifices include collateral damage.
But Angie Pallorino won’t let it go. She can’t. It’s not in her blood.

The Lullaby Girl by Loreth Anne White
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The dark theme of the first book continues as Angie’s relentless pursuit into finding out about her past comes full circle with shocking revelations and conclusion.

This books picks up where the last one left off – so if you haven’t read the first book you will be lost on a few things. After taking down the serial killer in the last book Angie is now on probation – demoted to being the social media person for the police department. She wasn’t having it. She finally got some big clue’s to her past and she like a dog with a bone wasn’t letting go until she had her answers. Even when it was becoming clear that ever thread she pulled was leading her further and further into the dark world of sex trafficking, mobs, and gangsters and more bodies piling up she couldn’t stop.

In addition to Angie quest for the truth about her past – her lover and previous partner James Maddox is heading the team looking into the sex trafficking ring which the further they delve into its coinciding with Angie’s investigation. James knows Angie is more danger now that ever before and with her stubborn pursuit of the truth its putting not only her job on the line but her life.

This was another dark thrilling ride to the end, with quite of few of the threads wrapped up I am curious to where the author will be taking Angie in future books. I am also dying to learn more about the mysterious and quirky Detective Kjel Holgersen.

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New Release and Review for Disturbed by Jennifer Jaynes

On Halloween night five years ago, Chelsea Dutton’s college roommates were viciously stabbed to death, and Chelsea was critically injured. She was found hiding in her apartment’s bathtub, barely clinging to life.
With only fragments of shattered memory, she’s been trying her best to move past the nightmares ever since. Now in Boston, she lives a somewhat reclusive life, working from home as a medical transcriptionist and bingeing on mindless television shows.
She can’t shake the fear that her attacker is out there, waiting to finish what he started, and Elizabeth, a nurse she met after the murders, is the only person she can trust.
When someone from her past reemerges, Chelsea starts receiving disturbing messages and worries that her every move is being watched. As the messages mount and her memories begin to return, she’s led to a very terrifying and lonely place. But she needn’t be afraid. She won’t be alone there for long.

Disturbed by Jennifer Jaynes
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A psychological thriller….

A horrible Halloween massacre that left 2 dead and 1 clinging to life.

Five years later the only surviving victim starts getting notes with a message that only the killer would know .

The police detective that found the survivor is now retired but when it looks like the killer is back he dives into finally figuring out what really happened all those years ago. What he eventually discovers…….

If you like psychological thrillers with unconventional endings try this book.

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New Release and Review for Truth Be Told by Kendra Elliot

A torrential two-day storm has cut off the small town of Solitude, Oregon, from the outside world. But for police officers Stevie Duncan and her husband, Zane, the ravages of nature have nothing on the nature of man. In the last forty-eight hours, a child was a mute witness to a double homicide; an unidentified body has washed up on the riverbanks; and now, at the foot of a submerged bridge, two FBI agents have been found shot to death inside their SUV. What’s worse, the young charge they were enlisted to protect has gone missing.
With the only exit out of town washed away, Stevie and Zane know that the murderer is trapped. But whatever’s going on in Solitude is far from over—because as sure as the receding water, the killer is going to resurface.

Truth Be Told by Kendra Elliot
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Truth Be Told wraps up the thrilling story started in Twisted Truth. Another sensational opening that includes two FBI agents murdered and the young boy who went through so much in the first, being being missing again.

Police Chief Zane Duncan and his wife Stevie are in charge of the case of the murdered FBI agents and the missing boy as the whole town of Solitude is cut off from the outside world due to flooding. They realize that the killer or killers are also stuck somewhere within Solitude and race against time to find the boy as clues are revealed as to who all the bad guys are and the why’s…

This series at its core has always been about the Taylor’s. Two sister, Stevie and Carly, and their family. It was great to see momma Patsy get a potential love interest and their brother Bruce finally getting serious and now a rookie with the sheriff’s department.

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New Release and Review for Trapped by Rhonda Pollero

Lured into danger, trapped by desire . . .
Chasyn Summers has a target on her back. As the key witness in a murder case, she’s risking her life to testify in court–and she needs protection. But when she’s assigned a personal bodyguard who’s disarmingly tough–and distractingly gorgeous–it’s not just her life that’s in danger. It’s her heart . . .
Declan Kavanaugh works strictly by the rules. Never get too close to a client. And never, ever, fall in love. But he’s never protected anyone as beautiful, or as intriguing, as Chasyn. Surrendering to passion is a risk they can’t afford to take, especially when danger meets desire and Declan realizes Chasyn Summers may be the ultimate trap.

Trapped by Rhonda Pollero
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A young woman wants justice when both she and her best friend are gunned down on their way to testify and only she survives.

Chasyn Summers is struggling with survivor’s guilt when she manages to live after being shot in the head but her best friend – who she had convinced to testify against a Dr she had witness killing a woman – does not. Her family knows she needs protection and hires Declan Kavanaugh for the job.

Declan is the 3rd Kavanaugh brother’s story. He is the Private Investigator in the family. He takes his job very seriously and even though two of his brother’s have recently found their one he claims relationships are not his thing and struggles with his attraction to his client, Chasyn.

Through multiple more attempts on Chasyn’s life, trying to get evidence on the Dr, and trying to figure out who the hit man is – this is another non stop suspense from beginning to end.

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New Release and Review for Edison by Jessica Gadziala

Lenny
I have one mission in life.
Revenge.
I didn’t have time for anything else.
Let alone the mysterious, unfairly good-looking member of a local outlaw biker gang.
But Edison is not the kind of man to be easily ignored, and the closer he gets, the more I seem to sway from my mission.
Until the unthinkable happens.
Edison
She’s special.
That has always been my type, women with that ‘something’ that you can’t quite put your finger on. And Lenny with her knife-sharp tongue, stubbornness, and guards thicker than almost any I had ever seen, yeah, she had that thing. And I wanted to put my finger on it.
Finger. Mouth. Tongue… everything on her.
But Lenny is hiding things.
And it wasn’t until her world shatters around her that I finally get to see what was beneath them all along. And it is more than I could have ever hoped for. It’s something I want to hold onto. I guess the only thing left is to get that through her stubborn head as well…

Edison by Jessica Gadziala
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Another home run for the series. I love how the author can take two people that are hard on the outside with minds full of anger, vengeance and despair and mold them into the perfect couple for each other that heal each others hearts and soul.

Lenny (Lenore) was raised with no love and affection. She dealt with this by becoming hardhearted, strong and sarcastic at a very young age. When her mother bore another child Lenny vowed that child would not go through what she did so all through her childhood she protected her the best she could. As an adult her sister chose to not share something with her that in the end made her sister take a drastic and devastating measure that then turned Lenny’s already hard heart into one full of revenge and hatred. Her life goal became training to take out the man that ruined her sister’s life.

Edison was raised in Romania and had ties to Russian mafia. We finally got his full back story and learned why he became the man who helped women who couldn’t help themselves. On first meeting the sarcastic foul mouthed Lenny he knew there was a story behind her anger and her drive to learn every defense move she could. He agreed to train her in Systema, a Russian martial art, hoping that during he could get her story. She intrigued him like no other woman ever had.

Lenny tried her best to guard her heart again the big Romanian but love really does conquer all even if its in a most unconventional way.

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New Release and Review for Twisted Truth by Melinda Leigh

From Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melinda Leigh comes the first thrilling novella in the Rogue Justice series.
When Detective Seth Harding responds to shots being fired, he faces a familiar sight: a double homicide. However, he is shocked to find a young boy chained in the basement. The terrified child refuses to speak, but Seth knows he is the key to something sinister.
Reluctantly, Seth calls the only social worker he trusts with the traumatized boy—his wife. Carly is recovering from her own trauma suffered on the job, but she can’t turn away from this case, not from another child in trouble. With torrential rain bearing down, threatening to isolate their little town in a killer flood, Seth and Carly know the best way to keep the boy safe from danger is to take him back to their farm.
But danger is as relentless as the storm. And it’s following them all the way home.

Twisted Truth by Melinda Leigh
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A double homicide and a young boy chained in the basement kick off this fast paced suspense in a all new Rogue novella.

Detective Seth Harding along with his brother in law Bruce, who is now a rookie cop with the Sheriff’s department, are first on the scene. After finding the boy Seth calls his social worker wife Carly to come and help with the boy.

The pace of this book was non stop. Trying to figure out who the boy was and all the clues and danger that leads to kept you flipping the pages. Along with some intense scenes there were also some laugh out loud moments written during those scenes which were great. This was a another great book in the Rogue series and I cannot wait for part two from Kendra Elliot.

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