Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Kay Hooper's new Haven novel "Hostage" is a win!

Haven operative Luther Brinkman has been sent into the wilderness of the Appalachian Mountains of Tennessee to locate escaped felon Cole Jacoby, a mentally unstable bank robber. Supposedly, Jacoby hid more than ten million dollars from his last heist before he was captured—and rather mysteriously escaped federal custody. And once Brinkman finds Jacoby, the agent is left severely wounded, with no way to convey his location to Haven.

Callie Davis, an agent with the FBI’s Special Crimes Unit, has been in the area for some time, due to the foresight of her boss and unit chief, Noah Bishop. But when she finds the wounded Brinkman, her rescue mission turns into a deadly game of cat and mouse.

What neither Luther nor Callie know is that their quarry is far more than an escaped bank robber. And that in hunting him, they will find themselves being hunted by him, and will discover him to be the worst monster either of them has ever known.

I was seriously disappointed in Hooper's last novel, Haven, but Hostage definitely was better. I picked it up and read it in about 2 hours. I absolutely couldn't put it down.  There are a couple of different stories going on here. First, Luther Brinkman is sent by Haven to the Appalachia Mountains to track a bank robber. He finds him alright, and gets shot in the process. He is found by Callie Davis, an SCU agent that Bishop sent to see if the robber, Jacoby, was a psychic and to what extent. His escape was odd enough to catch Bishop's eye.
Hollis and DeMarco head to Alexander House to try to help Hollis develop her medium abilities. Mrs Alexander wants to communicate with her dead husband, but her brother in law Owen, is of course spectacle. Until Hollis relates something to him that no one knows.
I really liked this book! I absolutely couldn't put it down. I have always loved Ms Hooper's books so I am really glad that this one was as wonderful as the others (escape for Haven). Last thing.. Where's the money?

The Rosie Project, laugh out loud funny!!


Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. He is a man who can count all his friends on the fingers of one hand, whose lifelong difficulty with social rituals has convinced him that he is simply not wired for romance. So when an acquaintance informs him that he would make a “wonderful” husband, his first reaction is shock. Yet he must concede to the statistical probability that there is someone for everyone, and he embarks upon The Wife Project. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which he approaches all things, Don sets out to find the perfect partner. She will be punctual and logical—most definitely not a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker, or a late-arriver.

Yet Rosie Jarman is all these things. She is also beguiling, fiery, intelligent—and on a quest of her own. She is looking for her biological father, a search that a certain DNA expert might be able to help her with. Don's Wife Project takes a back burner to the Father Project and an unlikely relationship blooms, forcing the scientifically minded geneticist to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie—and the realization that love is not always what looks good on paper.

I would technically say this is a romance, but an unconventional one!! The only way to explain this book is to say its like Sheldon (From the hit TV series "The Big Bang Theory") trying to find a wife.. and he ends up finding Rosie (who reminds me of the brunette girl from the TV show "Two Broke Girls". I laughed constantly while reading this book. Don Tillman is a professor of genetics at a college in Melbourne, Australia. He is socially inept, just as any genius is, with very few friends, except Gene, another professor, and his wife Claudia.  He decides he needs a "life partner" and comes up with the Wife Project. It is an intense questionnaire for women to fill out so that he can find the "perfect life partner". After a couple of failed attempts,  Gene sends him Rosie, who is completely unacceptable! She is a barmaid, she smokes, she is a vegetarian... Oh so wrong, but he becomes in another project he labels The Father Project in hopes of helping Rosie find out who her biological father is. Many laughs as they try to find DNA for over forty men who went to medical school with Rosie's mother. But he falls in love.. Can Don change his behavior enough to keep Rosie or will he lose her?

I loved loved loved this book! It constantly made me laugh. I suggest everyone read it!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Reaver and Harverster?? Really?


The Demonica series returns....


Reaver is an angel with a past, a record, and a less-than-heavenly attitude. Powerful enough to fight alongside the fiercest battle angels-and crazy enough to risk his wings on a one-way mission to hell-he's agreed to go where no angel has ever gone before . . . to steal the most seductive and dangerous prize of Satan himself.

Harvester is one of the Fallen, a once-heroic angel who sacrificed her wings to work as an undercover agent in hell. But now her cover has been blown, and she's doomed to an eternity of agonizing torture. Even if Reaver can snatch her away from Satan's lair, even if they can fight their way out of the underworld's darkest depths, there is one thing Harvester can never escape-her newfound thirst for an angel's blood . . .

We learned at the end of Rogue Rider that Reaver is Yenrieth, the Four Horseman's father. His memories were wiped and he didn't know who he was. Harvester, also, was taken to Sheoul to be tortured by Satan.
Who knew that Harvester was working for the "greater good" all this time!!

Harvester was Verrine, a peaceful angel who was madly in love with Yenrieth. But she was afraid, and her fear drove Yenrieth to Lillith the succubus, who became pregnant with his children. Yenrieth kind of went on a war path when he found out. Reaver never regains his memories of that time.

When Reaver finds out that Harvester had, after a promise to always protect his children, purposely fallen so that she could rise in the ranks and become the Horseman's Sheoulic watcher, he steals into Sheoul to try to save her.

Unbeknownst to Reaver and Harvester, the Archangel Raphael is working against them, because he always wanted Venisse, he tries his best to thwart them any way he can.

Can Reaver get Harvester out of hell, without his angelic powers?

Yeah, okay HOLY CRAP this was an awesome book. And *** SPOILER****

Reaver and Revenant are TWIN BROTHERS?!?!? WOOOOOOOOOOOAH.. Guess who the next book is about? Woohoo!!

Alright, so read it!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Miracle Road is Emily March's best book yet!

I absolutely cannot believe I forgot to post this review. I am sooooooooooo sorry!!

**************Titled received from NetGalley*******************

After tragedy strikes his team, college basketball coach Lucca Romano arrives in the haven of Eternity Springs to reassess his life. Even a winning record and big offers can’t dent the wall of guilt that Lucca has built around himself. Nothing can—except maybe a vibrant new neighbor who won’t give up on him.
Schoolteacher Hope Montgomery believes in miracles. She has to believe—because giving up would mean crumbling under the greatest loss a parent can endure. Hope understands Lucca’s suffering; she lives it herself every day. However, the high school team needs his coaching expertise, so she sets out to draw him from his cold, solitary shell and into the warmth of life in their small Rocky Mountain town. But when a weak moment leads to consequences that shake Hope’s faith, it’s up to Lucca to put aside his heartache and show the teacher that here in Eternity Springs broken hearts can heal—just in time for Christmas.

This was an absolutely fabulous, heart warming story of Hope, who survived the worst and moved to Angels Rest to find peace. And of Lucca, who survives a horrible accident with the collage basketball team he coached. Lucca takes off but eventually, he is convinced to come to Angels Rest. He unexpectedly runs into Hope when he finds a litter of pups in his closet that belong to the owner of Hope's home. 
Lucca does everything he can to resist Hope of course, but finds it difficult. Hope thought she had her great love, but after the tragedy she survives, finds it difficult to live. 

And this story has the MOST AMAZING ending ever. I absolutely cried. I love love love looooooooved it!! And CANNOT WAIT for another Angels rest book.

Ms March, thank you so much for writing this and all the other books. They are great feel good stories to help someone who is down feel better. I read this at a very hard time in my life and it certainly helped me get through. What's Next?!?!

I can gush a little bit more, but I won't Just.. I really dont have enough words for how much I loved this book.