2 Book Lovers Reviews


By D.J. Molles

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been released!  I've added

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     Book Review:

   The Opposite of You

   By Rachel Higginson

*Top Recommendation!*

Releasing on March 30th!

  Available for pre-order.

I adored every delectable

morsel of this book.  This was

one of the best slow burning

romances that I’ve read in

quite some time.  The author

took her time to develop the

characters and their relation-

ships, allowing her readers to

become acquainted with them,

to feel for them, and to fill her readers with anticipation with every turn of the page. 

The Opposite of You  hooked me from the very beginning.  It is brimming with realistic characters and emotions.  Nothing about this story is forced or rushed.  The story flows effortlessly, providing an authentic, engaging reading experience.  I didn’t want to put it down once I began reading it, and I certainly didn’t want to see it come to an end.

*Read my full review...

New Releases!

Con Man  - By T. Torrest - Romantic comedy!  This looks fun!
Lucas Taggart is the best con man in the business, so to speak.
A former-geek-turned-hottie, Luke is now an image consultant and life coach to the rich and privileged in New York City. His eight-week program is designed to transform ugly ducklings into swans by instilling some much-needed confidence, and hey, a makeover never hurts.
But when Ainsley Carrington signs up as a client, Luke's world is thrown into a tailspin. Ainsley doesn't need an image consultant; her image is already perfect just the way it is. Luke immediately finds himself grappling with his attraction to the introverted beauty as all his old insecurities come bubbling back to the surface...​​

Co-WRECKER  - By Meghan Quinn
I wanted to be friends — I 
would have even settled for

her seeing me as anything but a nerd — but there was no 

getting through. So just like any hard-headed, red-blooded

man out there, I made up my mind.

I’d make my coworker fall for me.

I’d like to say it was simple, but like every other epic love

story, all it took was one drunken night and a lot of naked courage to get the girl. For a moment, at least.
Love with a coworker is never simple, especially since Sadie’s trying to keep us on the low. Not to mention her persistent ex-boyfriend who won’t leave her alone. But I’ve never been good at giving up, and I don’t plan to start now.

Moments Of Beauty - By JB Heller
It's the only word to describe my upbringing.
It drove my need to capture every moment of beauty I could find. A glimpse of a mother’s love. A feather floating in the breeze. A ray of sunshine emerging on a rainy day.
And then there was her, Eliza Quinn, she signified everything I didn’t deserve. She showed me more beauty than I ever thought possible. And I took it all, despite knowing I was going to leave her, and never come back.
Leaving her five years ago was my biggest mistake, and my greatest regret. Now I need to make amends. I thought leaving her was the hardest thing I’d ever have to do, but that was before I knew I had to win her back.

- A Special Obsession - By A.M. Hargrove

​- Say It Again  - By S. Moose - Falling for her best friend's brother!

Bleed The Water Red - By R.L. Griffin - Romantic suspense!

- The Tempting Series:  Books 1-4:  Tempting, Beguiling, Provocative, Addicted - By Alex Lucian - Only $0.99 cents!  Read my review of Tempting.

- Take Me Back  - By Meghan March - A second chance 

romance.  Standalone.

We fell in love on a beach, got married in paradise, and rode off into the sunset. It should have been perfect, but saying  “I do” doesn’t guarantee a happily-ever-after.

Two years later, I barely recognize either of us behind

the walls we’ve built.
It’s time to bring it full circle.

Back to a tropical paradise.

Back to find out if we can still make this work.
I’m not willing to give her up, but to save us, I have to risk everything.
Two damaged people.
Countless secrets.
The fight of our lives.
We might be broken, but we’re not done.

- His to Seduce:  A Fireside Novel  - By Stacey Lynn

- Wrong Turn, Right Direction (The Bourbon Street Boys #4)  - By Elle Casey

Dirty Souls (Sins Duet #2)  – By Karina Halle - The 

conclusion to the story that began in Black Hearts.

Best of Luck (A Luck
Brothers Box Set)  – By Liv

Morris – Includes:  Tough Luck & Hard Luck!  

The Brave Line  – By Kate

She is a five foot seven long list of things he can’t have.

He is a determined cop, desperate to keep his heart sealed behind his badge.
Michelle is a survivor. With a fresh perspective on life, she trades her tragic past in California for the coastal waters of Charleston. Fueled by a new career as a dispatcher, she’s determined not to let her scars weigh her down. She apologizes for nothing, especially her insatiable need for a certain police officer.
Rowdy is a newly minted sergeant dedicated to his job, but the life of a Charleston police officer has never been more dangerous. With his need to take order of a city spiraling out of control, the last thing he wants is an entanglement with a mouthy dispatcher. But, there’s just one problem. He can’t get enough of her...

Missing Grace  – By S.L. Scott

Move on with your life, they said. 
Forget her, they said.
But how could Ben Edwards forget the woman who was supposed to be his forever? When Grace Stevens disappeared—without a word, without a trace—she took half his soul with her. 
Despite the heartbreak, Ben tried. He tried to take their advice by pursuing his career. He tried to find fulfillment in his work. He tried to find peace. 
Grace had been the love of his life. Her fingerprints were on every surface of his existence. He had success and wealth. He had everything, except her. 
Then fate stepped in one serendipitous night. The hope he’d held on to for three long, agonizing years appeared before him in the form of a picturesque beauty...

Forever:  Broken #3  – By A.E. Murphy

Delayed Call (Assassins #11)  – By Toni Aleo – Hockey romance!

The Heartbeat Hypothesis  – By Lindsey Frydman 

Audra Madison simply wanted to walk in the shoes of Emily Cavanaugh, a free-spirited teenager who died too young. After all, Audra wasn’t supposed to be here.
Thanks to Emily, Audra has a second chance at life. She’s doing all the things that seemed impossible just two years ago: Go to college. Date. Stargaze in the Rocky Mountains. Maybe get a tattoo. You know, live.
Jake Cavanaugh, a photographer with mysterious, brooding gray eyes, agrees to help chronicle her newfound experiences. She makes him laugh, one of the only people who can these days. As they delve into each other’s pasts – and secrets – the closer they become.
But she’s guarded and feels like she can’t trust anyone, including herself. 
And he’s struggling with the fact that his beloved sister’s heart beats inside her.

- The Arrangement  – By Sarah Dunn – Looks good!  They try an open marriage...Uh oh!  Romantic comedy!

Lucy and Owen, ambitious, thoroughly-therapized New Yorkers, have taken the plunge, trading in their crazy life in a cramped apartment for Beekman, a bucolic Hudson Valley exurb. They've got a two hundred year-old house, an autistic son obsessed with the Titanic, and 17 chickens, at last count. It's the kind of paradise where stay-at-home moms team up to cook the school's "hot lunch," dads grill grass-fed burgers, and, as Lucy observes, "chopping kale has become a certain kind of American housewife's version of chopping wood."
When friends at a wine-soaked dinner party reveal they've made their marriage open, sensible Lucy balks. There's a part of her, though-the part that worries she's become too comfortable being invisible-that's intrigued. Why not try a short marital experiment? Six months, clear ground rules, zero questions asked. When an affair with a man in the city begins to seem more enticing than the happily-ever-after she's known for the past nine years, Lucy must decide what truly makes her happy-"real life," or the "experiment?"

Avenged:  A Mackenzie Family Novella – By Jay Crownover – Standalone.

A Simple Favor  – By Darcey Bell - Thriller!  Looks so good! 

It starts with a simple favor—an ordinary kindness mothers do for one another. When her best friend, Emily, asks Stephanie to pick up her son Nicky after school, she happily says yes. Nicky and her son, Miles, are classmates and best friends, and the five-year-olds love being together—just like she and Emily. A widow and stay-at-home mommy blogger living in woodsy suburban Connecticut, Stephanie was lonely until she met Emily, a sophisticated PR executive whose job in Manhattan demands so much of her time.
But Emily doesn’t come back. She doesn’t answer calls or return texts. Stephanie knows something is terribly wrong—Emily would never leave Nicky, no matter what the police say. Terrified, she reaches out to her blog readers for help. She also reaches out to Emily’s husband, the handsome, reticent Sean, offering emotional support. It’s the least she can do for her best friend. Then, she and Sean receive shocking news. Emily is dead. The nightmare of her disappearance is over.
Or is it? Because soon, Stephanie will begin to see that nothing—not friendship, love, or even an ordinary favor—is as simple as it seems.

Use Me:  Kid’s Story  – By MJ Fields & Chelsea Camaron - This book can be read as a standalone.

New York Times Bestselling author, Tatum Longley, is being forced out of her comfort zone. Her publisher needs her to change from hard-hitting nonfiction to romance.
But first, she must find a muse.
Angelo has no desire to form relationships, when a very persistent Tatum makes him an offer that nearly knocks this six-foot-five, long-haired, tattooed, dangerous-looking man on his ass.
Will he be able to resist the temptation? Or will he allow her to use him? 

After I Fall (Falling #3)  – By Jessica Scott - Standalone.  Military romance!

Parker Hauser lives the perfect life and knows exactly where she's been and where she's going. Parker has to be perfect. Perfect grades, perfect body, perfect life.
Until she meets Eli Winter.
Eli throws her entire life into chaos when he denies her the one thing she wants from him.
One chance encounter stokes her desire for the man who refused to touch her and left her questioning everything.
When Parker tries to help his new business, the spotlight turns on Eli's military record. And sins from the war he's tried to forget may come back to destroy them both.

Goodbye Paradise  – By Sarina Bowen – M/M romance!

Most people called it a cult. But for twenty years, Josh and Caleb called it home. 
In Paradise, there is no television. No fast food. Just long hours of farm work and prayer on a dusty Wyoming ranch, and nights in a crowded bunkhouse. The boys of the Compound are kept far from the sinners’ world. 
But Joshua doesn’t need temptation to sin. His whole life, he’s wanted his best friend, Caleb. By day they work side by side. Only when Josh closes his eyes at night can they be together the way he craves. 
It can never be. And his survival depends on keeping his terrible desires secret...

Groupie (Rock-Hard Beautiful #1) – By C.M. Stunich – Rock star romance!

Young, dumb, and broke.
That's what started everything. With five dollars in her pocket, and everything she owns stuffed in the back of her car, Lilith Goode's life is over. Done. Destroyed.
Ten words. One text. That's what it took to change the whole world.
A crumpled concert ticket. A chance encounter. That's what it takes to start all over again.
Five rockstars. One girl. Six dark hearts, six withered souls.
But can one broken person really put another back together again?
And is a cross-country tour the place to do it?

Thank You For Holding  – By Julia Kent & Elisa Reed – Standalone.  A pretend relationship that turns into more!

Carrie Shelton thought her boyfriend was too good to be true. Her best friend's brother? A guy who loved antiquing? Who cuddled on the couch while watching foodie YouTube clips and talking about artisanal spices? Who helped her accessorize her outfits?
So when he ran off with Kevin, the owner of an antique shop, right before his sister’s wedding, Carrie’s life went from fantasy to nightmare.
As maid of honor, she can’t back out of the wedding. And her ex is the best man - but now he has his own best man.
She needs a date. Stat.
Enter Ryan. Sure, he’s a hot male stripper at the O Spa where she works as junior designer, but he’s a few years younger and just, you know -- a friend... 

If I’m Found – By Terri Blackstock – The sequel to If I Run.  Suspense!

Lost Together (Degrees of Separation #2)  – By Lydia Michaels & Allyson Young - Non-traditional romance!

The second novel in the emotionally compelling trilogy, Degrees of Separation—three lost souls determined to find balance again…This book follows the story that began in Forfeit.

- Cole (Bachelors of the Ridge)  – By Karla Sorensen 

Cole Mallinson has never been able to move on.
It’s been two thousand, three hundred and sixty-two days since he’s seen his ex-wife, Julia. He’s never stopped loving her, never stopped wishing she’d come back. Everyone thinks he’s lost his mind for never moving on, but they

couldn’t understand. It was never a choice...


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March 21st, 2017

New Release:
The Beach​head By Christopher Mari

After Earth is decimated, the entire remaining human population is marooned on an unfamiliar beach. The enigmatic winged Orangemen leave the survivors with instructions to remake their society, basic tools and weapons, and a few thousand books, including Bibles in many languages. As two generations are born and raised, conflicting theories as to the nature of the apocalypse continue to simmer.

Read more...​​

March 17th, 2017

Book Review:
The Girl with All the Gifts By M.R. Carey

Please sir, may I have another?  That is how I felt after reading  The Girl with All the Gifts.  This is one of the best books that just hit me perfectly in all the right places.  I laughed, I cried, where do I find the t-shirt?

The Girl with All the Gifts  is one of those cases where, with respect to the synopsis, less is more.  I read the synopsis and was immediately pulled in. 

See my full review...​​

March 14th, 2017

New Release & Review:
The Man in the Lighthouse By Erik Valeur

There are many different factors that will draw me into reading a particular book.  The cover, let’s be honest, we are all drawn to good covers; The Man in the Lighthouse has a great cover.  The genre, I have become a huge fan of dark Nordic mysteries and thrillers over the past few years.  Even the publisher is a factor that will influence a reader’s decision to read a particular book.  

See my full review...​​

March 10th, 2017

Book Review:
By David Gibbins

Releasing March 14th!

I’ve had a fascination with archaeology and ancient history since I was a kid.  Yeah, I wanted to be Indiana Jones when I grew up…there’s nothing wrong with that.  But then I grew up and learned that, well, Indiana Jones is not exactly what archaeology is; it’s more digging in trenches and hoping to find thousand- year old trash than finding lost cities of gold.  That is the fun in reading a book by David Gibbins... 

See my full review...​​

March 7th, 2017

Book Review:  
Red Devils
(The Front, Book Two)
By David Moody

This is a new-to-me concept, three authors working together on the same project where there is a clear, defined, concise point where one author hands the baton off to the next.  David Moody has grasped the baton handed to him by Timothy W. Long and he is off and running with Red Devils.

See my full review...​

March 3rd, 2017

Book Review:

 Neon Wings By David G. Barnett

A good book takes you away on a voyage to a different time and place.  A great book takes you back to a feeling of warmth and comfort that you long for.

Neon Wings is a great book.  I love horror that builds off of religion.  It pushes our limits and makes us think.  Neon Wings brought me back to The Prophecy, The Prince of Darkness and The Exorcist.  

See my full review...​

February 28th, 2017

New Release & Review:
Hell Is Open By Gard Sveen

Hell Is Open  begins with a brutal crime, unfortunately, these crimes happen all too often and are not restricted to any one place.  Gard Sveen grabbed my attention with this opening and kept me looking for more.

This is book two in the Tommy Bergmann series.  I haven’t read the first book yet, but I didn’t feel lost or as though I was missing something; so, if you haven’t read The Last Pilgrim, no worries...

See my full review...

February 24th, 2017

Upcoming Release:  Testament
By David Gibbins
Releasing March 14th!

Stay tuned for my review! 

586 BC 
The ancient world is in meltdown. In desperation the priests of the Temple look to the greatest navigators ever known to save their treasures. On a far distant shore, after a voyage more astonishing than any ever undertaken before, a Phoenician named Hanno flees for his life from a terrifying enemy, the place the prophets called the Chariot of the Gods…


February 21st, 2017

Book Review:
Jericho's Razor By Casey Doran 

Jericho’s Razor is the most fun that I’ve had reading in quite some time.  The story kicks off in high gear and never really slows down.  It felt like a much more developed book than one of merely 167 pages, and I want more.

Jericho Sands is a fantastic character.  He has some baggage, a lot of baggage; he has some enemies, some really nasty enemies, and in the end, he is his own worst enemy.  

See my full review...

February 17th, 2017

Book Review:  

Screaming Eagles (The Front, Book One)
By Timothy W. Long 

I’m a sucker for a good zombie book; put a new twist on it and I’m in; put David Moody’s name on it and you better get out of my way.  I love the concept behind the creation of this series.  Timothy W. Long, David Moody and Craig DiLouie will each write individual books in this six-book series.  It’s a fantastic way to get introduced to some new authors, enjoy a fun, fresh story and have something to look forward to.

See my full review...

February 13th, 2017

Upcoming Release:  The Front:  Red Devils
By David Moody, ​Craig DiLouie

& Timothy W. Long 
Releasing Feb. 15th!

The undead Nazi army continues its march across Europe in the thrilling sequel to Screaming Eagles

The German stranglehold on the town of Bastogne has been released, only for the living dead to rise up and take their place. A ragtag group of men fight their way out of the chaos and make a frantic escape from the rubble and ruin...

February 10th, 2017

Book Review:  Dreams of Gods & Monsters 
By Laini Taylor

You might think that a man my age doesn’t read Laini Taylor, and you’re partially right, a man my age doesn’t normally read Laini Taylor.  If it hadn’t been for one particular thing catching my eye, I might not have read Laini Taylor.  And I firmly believe that any man who hasn’t read Laini Taylor is missing out on something very special.

See my full review...

February 6th, 2017

Upcoming Release: Hell is Open 
By ​Gard Sveen
​Release Date: February 28th, 2017

Sixteen years ago, rookie cop Tommy Bergmann was on the scene when a teenage girl’s mutilated body was discovered in the woods. Schoolteacher Anders Rask confessed to the murder, along with five others. He was sentenced to live out his days in a mental institution outside of Oslo, and the case appeared closed. That is, until now…

January 31st, 2017

Book Review: Snowblind 
By ​Ragnar Jonasson

This is a return visit to Iceland for me.  A new author, a new setting with a new protagonist and a whole new set of problems.  I enjoyed my first couple of literary visits to Iceland, so I thought that it was about time to explore a little bit more of the island.

Siglufjordur, a small community in the extremities of Iceland.  The setting of Snowblind struck a chord with me... 

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January 24th, 2017

Book Review:  

It By Stephen King

It…What can I say about It that hasn’t already been said?  Which superlatives haven’t already been used to describe Stephen King’s writing?  I’ll keep it simple and straight to the point…I loved It.  It, in my humble opinion, is one of the best books ever written.  You should really read It.  I should have read It years ago.

See my full review...

January 16th, 2017

Upcoming Release:  Snowblind 

By Ragnar Jonasson

Release Date:  January 31st, 2017​

​Siglufjörður: an idyllically quiet fishing village in Northern Iceland, where no one locks their doors--accessible only via a small mountain tunnel.

Ari Thór Arason: a rookie policeman on his first posting, far from his girlfriend in Reykjavik--with a past that he’s unable to leave behind.

When a young woman is found lying half-naked inthe snow, bleeding and unconscious, and a highly esteemed, elderly writer falls to his death in the local theater, Ari is dragged straight into the heart of a community where he can trust no one, and secrets and lies are a way of life.

Past plays tag with the present and the claustrophobic tension mounts, while Ari is thrust ever deeper into his own darkness--blinded by snow, and with a killer on the loose.

Taut and terrifying, Snowblind is a startling debut from the extraordinary new talent Ragnar Jonasson.

January 10th, 2017

Book Review:
The Girl on the Train By Paula Hawkins

Whenever there is one of these books, you know the ones,

where the movie rights are sold as soon as the book comes

off the press, I am two things:  intrigued and skeptical. 

Intrigued - what is it about this book that has captured so many people so quickly?  Skeptical – what did the marketing machine do to get this book out to so many people so quickly?

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January 6th, 2017

Book Review:  Loch Ness Revenge 
By Hunter Shea

The B movie, we all have our own definition of it.  For me, the B movie is a film that is shorter, quicker to the punch and something that I would go to when I just want to have a little bit of fun.  Hunter Shea is a master of creating the

literary equivalent of the B movie.  Loch Ness Revenge is a

perfect example of this art.

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March 24th, 2017

March 24th, 2017

Book Review:

The Emperor's Knives

By Anthony Riches

​By the time you reach book seven in a series, you should know what to expect.  If you didn’t like the previous books, what the hell are you even doing here?  With Wounds of Honour, Anthony Riches opened up a whole new world of books for me; one with Roman Legions marching through hordes of blue-nosed barbarians.  I have become a huge fan of Riches, as well as a few others in the genre.

See my full review...

Until It Fades

By K.A. Tucker