Thursday, August 29, 2013

Good Vibrations by S.L. Scott ~ Giveaway

I'm sharing a GIVEAWAY hosted by my lovely
Guest Reviewer, FicWishes!



She's giving away an e-copy of Good Vibrations by S. L. Scott.  Be sure to check out the sequel  Good Intentions (Welcome to Paradise) (Volume 2) 
Being released September 9, 2013.


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I grab her exploring finger just as it reaches my happy trail—a trail that if I let her wander down further will lead us to do things we can’t take back. Things like three-word phrases being confessed that would end me if I was rejected. Things like selfishly wanting to own her body and doing things to her that would make my fantasies blush. And things like making her promises too soon that won’t do either of us any good. She makes me want a future that’s not possible, and one I don’t deserve.
Listening to my ego got me into this situation. Will listening to my heart get me out?

What you can expect from Good Vibrations:



  • Sexy surfer boys
  • An amazing supporting cast
  • Sexy expensive cars
  • Beautiful location
  • Sexy surfer boys with attitude
  • Love triangle
  • Sexy summer lovin'
  • Tension filled surf lessons
  • Did I mention Sexy surfer boys?
It's a story about friendship and flirtation.  It's about giving in, growing up, and getting over yourself.  This is a story about how a lust-filled night can change two lives forever.






Winner will be notified within 48 hours of the close of the contest.
 
Good luck, everyone!
 
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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Shadows by Paula Weston


Shadows

by Paula Weston

Love. Nightmares. Angels. War. A fast-paced, compelling debut novel from a fresh new voice in YA.

It’s been almost a year since Gaby Winters was in the car crash that killed her twin brother, Jude. Her body has healed in the sunshine of Pandanus Beach, but her grief is raw and constant.

It doesn’t help that every night in her dreams she kills demons and other hell-spawn. And then Rafa comes to town. Not only does he look exactly like the guy who’s been appearing in Gaby’s dreams, he claims a history with her brother that makes no sense.

Gaby is forced to accept that what she thought she knew about herself and her life is only a shadow of the truth – and that the truth is more likely to be found in the shadows of her nightmares.
Who is Rafa? Who are the Rephaim? And most importantly – who can she trust?
 
 
First thoughts - Nonstop action.  

Almost a year after the car accident that scarred her neck and legs and killed her twin brother, Gaby is fighting demons of all kinds.  Every night in her dreams, the hellions show up along with a beautiful boy who fights by her side.  During the day, she fights being over-powered with an aching grief that never leaves.  

One night, while out with her friends, Gaby's dream boy comes to life.  She knows him as "Matt" from her dreams, but he introduces himself as Rafa, a close friend of her brother, Jude.  Rafa tells Gaby that he  He happened upon a story that she had submitted to an online contest.  Rafa recognizes the story that Gaby tells, it's of an actual battle that Rafa and Jude had fought in.  Shortly after meeting Rafa, Gaby discovers that her memories have been tampered with and that the life she remembers, even the car accident is all a lie.

It's through Rafa that Gaby, or Gabe as Rafa calls her, learns that she and Jude are descendants of Fallen angels.  Gaby and Jude had spent many years separated until just before the "accident".  Jude and Rafa and a group of "outcasts" left the Rephaim after disagreeing with Nathaniel, leader of the Rephaim.  Gaby stayed with the Rephaim until just over a year ago when she and Jude reconciled and ran off together without telling anyone where they were going of what they were doing.

The Rephaim are the offspring of The Fallen.  They are working together with Nathaniel to find The Fallen and turn them over to the angelic hosts.  The "outcasts" don't trust Nathaniel and his intentions.

Meanwhile, there are demons and Hellions looking for The Fallen also. The demons and Rephaim find Gaby through her online story as well and the fight is on.  Who are the "good guys"?  Where should Gaby's loyalties lie?  Is it Gaby or Gabe that Rafa really wants?  and why does she even care?

The chemistry between Rafa and Gaby is an amazing thing.  Even though Gaby tries to deny it and there is little time to explore anything in between kidnappings, fighting demons, and the Rephaim locking Gaby in a cage with a Hellion who tries to drink her blood.

I feel a bit like I'm rambling, but I'm just so excited after reading this story.  I loved it and want to tell everyone so that you can love it too.

Gaby keeps to herself, but she's managed to make a few good friends.  Maggie and Simon, even though they are only human, step up more than once to put their lives on the line to protect Gaby.

I loved the mystery surrounding Jude and the possibilities that abound there.  Also, the reactions of everyone around Gaby.  Even though Gaby has forgotten who she was as Gabe, you get a feel for who she was from the was that the Rephaim respond to her.

This was a solidly fantastic story and I can't wait to jump into the next one in the series.  I'm crossing my fingers that we get to see more sparks fly between Rafa and Gaby.  Maybe even a small blaze or two.

 4+ Bookmarks


 This song is one that Paula Weston suggested for the story and it really fits (plus I Love Dave) so I had to use it:

http://www.youtube.com/embed/fTaOlBWcl48?feature=player_embedded

http://youtu.be/fTaOlBWcl48

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COVER REVEAL for Synchronized Breathing by Tara Ellison

Thank you for joining us for the COVER REVEAL
 
of
 
Tara Ellison's
 
SYNCHRONIZED BREATHING

Nothing announces the failure of one’s life quite as loudly as having to move back in with your mother at the ripe old age of thirty-five. Synchronized Breathing, introduces Scarlett Spencer in just this situation: her marriage has recently imploded and she’s headed for Beverly Hills—toddler in tow—to move in with her highly over-sexed mother, CeCe.

Having squandered her twenties having adventures and losing herself in men, Scarlett—out of desperation—leapt into an unsuitable marriage, but the best gift came out of that union—her son, Oliver. After successfully escaping that ‘Lemon Marriage,’ Scarlett struggles to put back together a life that was not very together to begin with. After being a stay-at-home-mother, Scarlett wades back into the Hollywood employment pool with hilarious results.
Balancing motherhood with the unique demands of Hollywood men provides a new twist on the dating dilemma—and living with one’s mother is not without its own set of challenges. With her robust sexual appetites and colorful parade of men, sixty-year-old CeCe has plenty of startling sex tips to share. After tiring of dating jerks, Scarlett goes on a self-imposed ‘man-diet’—which isn’t easy when your mother is perpetually on a manhunt—and in the quiet of a new man-less existence, she discovers what is really important in her life. Scarlett only finds her direction in life—and love—when she stops seeking to fulfill herself through other people (men).

 
 
Synchronized Breathing
will be out on November 14, 2013 

Author Bio:

Tara Ellison was born in London and raised between Sydney and Hong Kong. Her childhood was spent immersed in American culture and she eventually realized her dream of moving to the US to pursue a career as an actress. The acting career was not a good fit and she spent many years trying to figure out what to do next. After a difficult divorce, she turned to her love of writing and Synchronized Breathing was born.

Tara thinks of her novel as “A Single Mother’s Guide to Hunting and Fishing in Beverly Hills.” Synchronized Breathing was born after her own lousy divorce, during a very dark time when she thought the greatest luxury was to laugh. Her hope is that other women going through challenging times will be able to share a laugh with Scarlett Spencer and relate to her missteps on the path to love.



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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After by Julia Quinn

The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After

By Julia Quinn

For the first time in print, New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn presents a collection of "second epilogues" to her Bridgerton series, previously published as e-originals, plus a new bonus Bridgerton novella: "Violet in Bloom," a short story in which we finally meet Edmund Bridgerton.

Once upon a time, a historical romance author created a family . . .

But not just any family. Eight brothers and sisters, assorted in-laws, sons and daughters, nieces and nephews (not to mention an overweight corgi) plus an irrepressible matriarch who's a match for any of them . . . These are the Bridgertons: less a family than a force of nature. Through eight bestselling novels, readers laughed, cried, and fell in love. But they wanted more.
 
And so the readers asked the author . . .
 
What happens next? Does Simon ever read his father's letters? Do Francesca and Michael become parents? Who would win in a Pall Mall grudge match?
 
Does "The End" really have to be the end?
 
Now, with The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After, Julia Quinn delivers eight sexy, funny, and heartwarming "2nd Epilogues" plus a bonus story about none other than the wise and witty matriarch Violet Bridgerton herself. So get to know the Bridgertons all over again—because Happily Ever After is a whole lot of fun.
 
 
I love Julia Quinn's books. Love them. The Bridgerton Series is so much fun. Ms. Quinn tugs at my heart strings and makes me want to hug her characters. Then I'm laughing out loud. Hanging out with her characters is a lovely way to spend an afternoon. And with so many books, one can spend weeks with them!

At one point Julia Quinn had these "second epilogues" posted on her website, but people wanted to HOLD them, wanted to place them on the shelves alongside her novels. She listened and gathered them together to share with us. I am remiss in that I haven't read each and every one of the Bridgerton novels, but that didn't keep me from totally enjoying this anthology. I devoured these peeks into the future of the Bridgertons. And those novels that I hadn't read, didn't matter, I was quickly caught up in the stories.

Ms. Quinn, as she writes her series, brings characters from the previous books in. It's like visiting with old friends. I love it. And this anthology is just like that, a visit with old friends! And new ones, too. She has written stories for the children of the main characters, and that's fun, too. She also tied up a few loose ends...diamonds! That will make sense if you've read the series!

I needed a tissue as I read Violet's story. She's the mother of the Bridgertons. The mother of eight children! When the series starts, she's been widowed for over a decade. In her story, we see the love she held for their father, Edmund. Yes, I admit to sniffling through those pages. It was great!

If you are looking for a lovely historical series to read, one that will touch you and make you laugh, The Bridgertons is the series for you. You'll find hours of enjoyment!

This is FIVE BOOKMARKS for the JOY it brought me.


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Monday, August 26, 2013

Melody's Wolf by Mina Carter

Melody's Wolf

by Mina Carter

Melody's love life is in a bit of a dry spell...for the last two years. Content tracking down archaeological evidence of werewolf packs, she spends her time wearing wellingtons and covered in mud rather than looking for a date. Knowing her worried brother isn’t above arranging a kidnapping to get her to go on a date, she agrees to a match with 1Night Stand, figuring Madame Eve has to be a better matchmaker than her beloved brother.

Money, fame, looks—rock star and werewolf Aaron Rixx has it all, except the one thing that truly matters...love. Yearning for a woman to see him for who he is, he lets Madame Eve make all the arrangements. No matter where he goes, as the lead singer of the world famous band, Lyric Hounds, he's always recognized...so all he expects is a night of hot sex and a quiet weekend with his music.

He never anticipates Madame Eve might find the one woman on the planet who doesn't recognise him on sight...or the one he and his wolf identify instantly as their mate. Will one night be enough for him to convince Melody she's his forever?


I recently won my choice of a book from BookSellers & BookStellars via a rafflecopter by Savannah Leigh Books. I looked over my "to read" list and chose this one.

It's a novella, but reads nicely complete. When I read a short story, I anticipate that things will move quickly and that was certainly the case here. Short, steamy, and shifters. Yep, this was great!

Rather amusingly, Melody's brother has set her up on a blind date...a one night stand, in fact! He figures she needs some relaxing relief in her life. She and her brother are alone in the world. She's an archaeologist and he's a retired soldier. They are very close. Can't imagine my brother setting me up this way, that's for sure!

Aaron Rixx is the lead singer in a werewolf band. In Ms. Carter's world, everyone knows about shifters. He just wants to spend the night with someone that doesn't know who he is.

That brings Madame Eve into the mix. She the proprietress of the matchmaking company that sets up these one night stands. I sincerely hope that we find out more about her at some point!

Once Melody and Aaron meet, he knows she's his mate, and the sparks--and clothes--begin to fly.

Yes, this was a fun little story, and hot, too. The second book is already out and it features Melody's brother, Barrett. In payback, and the hopes that Barr can find the same happiness she's found, Melody sets his date up via Madame Eve. I'm going to be buying that one shortly!

I will be looking for many more books from Mina Carter, that's for sure.


Book Two:
 
 
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Saturday, August 24, 2013

I won a BOOK!

I recently entered a rafflecopter set by
Savannah Leigh, author of With This Ring.
 
 Savannah Leigh
 
 
 
I won a book of my choice from Amazon via:

 

I chose Melody's Wolf by Mina Carter.


I'll be reviewing this one shortly!

Thank you
Savannah and
BookSellers & BookStellars!

Can one have too many books?
Not in MY opinion!
 

Friday, August 23, 2013

Sydney Logan: Author Bullying: Promote What You Love Instead of ...

This just makes me nuts. Why can't people just be NICE? You know? I've reblogged this from author Sydney Logan's blog:

Sydney Logan: Author Bullying: Promote What You Love Instead of ...: This week, I read a blog post from a fellow author. Let me preface this by saying I don't know this author, but because she's a writ...

You might also want to check out these two blogs that are commenting on this:

The Book Chick

Fandom Fanatic

I particularly like the idea of of only RATING a BOOK if you've READ the BOOK. Why is that such a hard concept? The fact that this author asked a question about how a book could be rated when it wasn't released yet and then found herself under fire, that just amazes and appals me. I'm sorry she decided to not release her book. She says "they" didn't win, that she did it for herself. But those bullies are patting themselves on the back.

My husband says that bullies in high school still feel the need to bully when they no longer have that outlet. They look for another place to bully. The internet makes it easy. They can hide behind their avatar and torment to their heart's content.

I'm particularly annoyed with Goodreads. I love to go there, to meet and greet authors and readers. To promote books that I love. Goodreads' policy is that one should play nice. BUT they don't follow through. Some of these bullies get around the policy by walking the line in the "review" then lambasting their target in the comments. Goodreads will remove certain reviews, but they don't remove comments. And the bullies know that. Then, again, they pat themselves on their backs for getting around the rules.

I've also seen the bullies whine when their reviews are "flagged." They cite freedom of speech. They like to cite that one. But when someone uses their own freedom of speech, they flag them back.

I guess I just wonder why people don't live by the golden rule...it would certainly make life easier.
 
 
 
 
Play nice!
 
I'd like to add this one:
 
Only Rate a Book that you've READ!
 
If you don't love it, you don't have to say you do. But do remember to be fair and that the author is a person, too. Solid, honest critique is welcomed, at least that's what all my author friends say.
 
 
 

Lady Vivian Defies a Duke by Samantha Grace

Book 4 of a delightful Regency Romance series...


 
by Samantha Grace
 
Lady Vivian Worth knows perfectly well how to behave like a lady. But observing proper manners when no one is around to impress is just plain silly. When Luke Forest, the newly named Duke of Foxhaven, arrives early to visit his bride-to-be, he catches Vivian acting most unladylike—in her chemise. Though amused by her unconventional ways, Luke hadn't planned on marrying such a sprightly and opinionated lady. He'll just have to find her another husband. But can he stand to see the vivacious woman in the arms of someone else?
 


Lady Vivian Defies a Duke is #4 in the Beau Monde series by Samantha Grace. I haven't read the first three, but that didn't keep me from enjoying this one. 

Lady Vivian is something of a wild child. She can be a lady, but she figures why bother if there is no one to see. She's been accused of doing something awful and must now accept the marriage that her brother has been brokering. 

Deciding that she has to be wild one last time, before the man her betrothed is sending to suss her out, she swims in her chemise. And, of course, there he is, watching her. 

It takes a few odd exchanges (she attends dinner in a very tall, wired wig headdress) before she realizes that this IS her betrothed.  
For his part, Luke, the Duke of Foxhaven, is intrigued by this gorgeous miss. He's come to beg her to break the betrothal, because he really wants to hare off and enjoy adventures in far off lands.  
To his dismay, Vivian's inner (and outer) wild child appeals to him. He fights it and decides that she needs a husband, just not him. But the more he gets to know her, the less that idea appeals. 
There are a few misunderstandings, a few moments that made me want to hug Vivian, a few where I thought Luke needed a smack. It was fun! 

There's a bit of foreshadowing where we know that his cousin is going to make trouble. And she does. I wasn't all that clear on how she thought this was a good thing and her comeuppance seemed to be a bit much, while the bad guy didn't get nearly what he was due. Horsewhipping would have been appropriate for him! 

I look forward to reading more from Ms. Grace and I can see myself reading this one again. 
*Thank you, Netgalley and Sourcebooks Casablanca for giving me the opportunity to read this book.
 
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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Loving the Marquess by Suzanna Medeiros

Loving the Marquess
 
by Suzanna Medeiros

She is on the verge of losing everything…

To save her home and keep her two younger siblings safe, Louisa Evans must turn to the head of the family that ruined hers.

He needs an heir…

The Marquess of Overlea is starting to show signs of having inherited the same illness that killed his father and older brother. To prevent the marquisate from falling into the hands of an unscrupulous cousin, Overlea must secure an heir before that illness also claims him.

But he is determined not to be the father of that heir…

Overlea’s plan is simple—marry the practical, yet desperate, Miss Evans and hold Louisa to her promise to provide him with an heir. But he waits until after they are married to tell his wife that he intends to have another man father that heir. His careful plan becomes complicated by an almost desperate need to claim Louisa for himself and an outside threat that proves even more dangerous than his illness.


Loving the Marquess (Landing a Lord, #1) was a fun read. I love that marriage of convenience trope. I was actually quite pleased when Louisa actually tells Nicholas Manning, the Marquess of Overlea, that his nasty cousin had propositioned her and when she turned him down, he said he would turn to her 17 year old sister. I like when characters actually talk about issues.

Of course, having said that, Nicholas keeps something from Louisa, figuring that after the marriage contract is signed will be soon enough to let her in on his plan. Yep, he asks his best friend to lay with his wife and give him an heir. Yep, he didn't tell HER that until after the wedding, either.

You know, and I know, that this is not a good plan, but Nicholas seems to think that whatever is killing him shouldn't be passed on to his progeny.

Although I figured out early on "who done it," this was still an enjoyable read. I liked the way the main characters did come together and the side characters were fun to read. I want to know more about Kerrick and Brantford! Having seen the cover of Beguiling the Earl, I'm hoping that's Kerrick and Louisa's sister, Catherine, in the next one.

I will most definitely be reading more from Suzanna Medeiros.
 
Four Bookmarks
and I hope book TWO comes quickly!

*Thank you, NetGalley and Ms. Medeiros, for the opportunity to read Loving the Marquess.
 
 
You can read my review of another of her books here:
 
(Hathaway Heirs, #1)      

 
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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Also Known As by Robin Benway


Also Known As

by Robin Benway
Being a 16-year-old safecracker and active-duty daughter of international spies has its moments, good and bad. Pros: Seeing the world one crime-solving adventure at a time. Having parents with super cool jobs. Cons: Never staying in one place long enough to have friends or a boyfriend. But for Maggie Silver, the biggest perk of all has been avoiding high school and the accompanying cliques, bad lunches, and frustratingly simple locker combinations.
Then Maggie and her parents are sent to New York for her first solo assignment, and all of that changes. She'll need to attend a private school, avoid the temptation to hack the school's security system, and befriend one aggravatingly cute Jesse Oliver to gain the essential information she needs to crack the case . . . all while trying not to blow her cover.


I love it when I read a book and even though I know there's going to be the whole boy-meets-girl thing, I'm so into the story that even though I've read 15% of the book with no meet cute, I'm not screaming for it to hurry up and happen already.

At sixteen years of age, super-spy Maggie Silver is on her first solo assignment; befriend a fellow student, Jesse Oliver and gain information on his father. The problem is that none of the files mentioned how incredibly cute or devastatingly sweet Jesse Oliver can be. (JSYK, He's swoony sweet.) For the first time in her life, Maggie is learning how to navigate the turbulent waters of high school and friendship while trying to convince her parents that everything is under control.

This is the second book by Robin Benway that I have read. (The first was Audrey Wait!) She has a fun and quirky style that I absolutely love. She also has a way of telling a story that causes me to get lost in her world. 

Lastly, I have to mention that Benway has a way of introducing music in her stories without interrupting the flow of the story. I love when an author shares the play list that's been in his/her head as the story is being written.


 5 out of 5 Bookmarks
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Shadowed by Rebecca Zanetti

This is out TODAY!!!

Shadowed
Dark Protectors #6

By Rebecca Zanetti

Jase Kayrs was the fun brother. The warm, charming, easy-going brother of the vampire leaders. Until he was taken and tortured by demons with their evil mind tricks for nearly five years. Upon his return, he’s dark, violent, and not the man they all thought they knew. Not the man he once was. He’s haunted that the only reason the demons would have let him live was to use him as a weapon against his family—but he can’t figure out when or how he’ll explode. Plus, once again the demons are after Jase with a vengeance…or rather, a female demon he rejected is out to destroy him.

Then the king asks Jase for a favor…a big one. To mate with one of their allies in order to save her. She’s everything that’s good and light in the world…while he’s at home with darkness. Yet he agrees…knowing mating may be the only chance to save them both.



What a RIDE! I've read the novella that comes before this one, Twisted. It's about the shifter element in Ms. Zanetti's world and Jase was in it. I was immediately intrigued by him and I wanted to know more. Well, this book gives us more Jase and I loved it.

Brenna was poisoned years ago and her time is running out. The only way to save her is by mating with someone strong, and Jase is about as strong of a vampire as they come. She's had a crush on him for years and he's been interested in her, too. Well, he was before he was tortured for years by the Demons. Now there's a group to hate and to want something hideous to happen to and I surely did.

Poor Jase, he's just existing to exact revenge on the Demons and in a mating the couple share their gifts and strengths. He wants Brenna's witchy ways and he wants her to have his strength to fight off the poison. There's also this whole prophecy thing surrounding Brenna. She's the eighth daughter of a seventh sister and a comet is coming...and maybe the world will end...and maybe not. Due to the prophecy, several factions are trying to either protect her, take her out...or mate with her. She really needs Jase to keep her safe.

This is book six in the Dark Warrior Series and many of the characters from earlier books walk through these pages and it's great to see them. Some threads are tied up here and some are left for future books. I stayed up past midnight reading this one. Just couldn't put it down!
 
Yes, this one is most definitely a
FIVE BOOKMARK read.
This is a paranormal world that one truly wants to dive right into.


*Thank you, NetGalley and Forever - Grand Central Publishing, for allowing me the opportunity to read Forgotten Sins.

 
 






Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Home to Whiskey Creek by Brenda Novak

by Brenda Novak

 

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Heat Level: Mainstream

Publisher: Harlequin/MIRA

Publishing Date: July 30, 2013

Series: Whiskey Creek, Book 4

Format: Digital + Print

Length: Novel (416 pgs)

 

Sometimes home is the refuge you need—and sometimes it isn't...

Adelaide Davies, who's been living in Sacramento, returns to Whiskey Creek, the place she once called home. She's there to take care of her aging grandmother and to help with Gran's restaurant, Just Like Mom's. But Adelaide isn't happy to be back. There are too many people here she'd rather avoid, people who were involved in that terrible June night fifteen years ago.

Ever since the graduation party that changed her life, she's wanted to go to the police and make sure the boys responsible—men now—are punished. But she can't, not without revealing an even darker secret. So it's better to pretend….

Noah Rackham, popular, attractive, successful, is shocked when Adelaide won't have anything to do with him. He has no idea that his very presence reminds her of something she'd rather forget. He only knows that he's finally met a woman he could love.

I haven't read the earlier books in this series. There are lots of characters in this series, and many of them have already had their story told. This book is about Adelaide and Noah. She has come home to Whiskey Creek to help out her grandmother. It's hard for her to be back because of the trauma that she endured at a party. We know pretty early on what that trauma is. She was gang-raped by a group of boys...and one of them ended up dead.

Noah is the brother to the dead boy. They were fraternal twins, and nothing alike.

This book starts out with Adelaide at the bottom of a mine pit, the same mine where the trauma occurred. She's a strong woman, otherwise I think she would have come out nuts. Noah is the one who saves her.

As readers we are kept guessing about who put her there, although we know why. I kept wanting there to be retribution, for the kidnapping...and for what happened fifteen years ago.

While these events play out, Noah is having a crisis with his best friend who he suspects has more than just best friend feelings for him.

Many of the supporting characters have enjoyed the limelight in previous books and I'm sure that anyone who has read the first books in the series will enjoy seeing them visit here.

This book was about learning to trust, and growing up. Ms. Novak also leaves openings for future books in the series, while not leaving us on a cliffhanger.

For those that love a series, this one has plenty for you to read. It's wonderful to be able to follow along with characters that you know and love.
 

*I received an ARC from the author.
 
 
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