Friday, August 19, 2016

Review: The Better Part of Darkness (Charlie Madigan #1) by Kelly Gay


2.5 stars for The Better Part of Darkness (Charlie Madigan book 1) by Kelly Gay.

It has been quite some time since I last read an urban fantasy tale. This book is supposed to be a welcome change for me as it is packed with off-worlders characters, sirens included!

The protagonist is in her thirties instead of the usual early to mid twenties age bracket written in most if not all urban fantasy novels. This alone appeals to me to continue reading beyond the first couple of pages.

The story starts out really great. But, it becomes not that great anymore after the first half of the book and I find myself skimming through the pages in a bid to get it over and done with.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Review: Stone Cold Red Hot (Sal Kilkenny #4) by Cath Staincliffe


4.5 stars for Stone Cold Red Hot (Sal Kilkenny book 4) by Cath Staincliffe.

No two cases are ever the same. I marvel at the brilliancy of the author to continue spinning cases that have me on my toes.

In this fourth instalment, the missing person case is like the Pandora's box of secrets. As the story unfolds, the skeletons in the closet take on their queue numbers and tumble out one after the other, leaving me breathless and stone cold. Needless to say, red hot is another story (case) altogether.

A well paced and definitely mind absorbing great read.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Review: My American Duchess by Eloisa James


3 stars for My American Duchess by Eloisa James.

This is author Eloisa's first American heroine. The fact that it is a stand-alone novel attracted me to read the book though I am no great fan of the historical romance genre.

Much to my surprise, I find myself enjoying the story, especially the part on the rented pineapple; totally unforgettable!

Publisher: Avon
Publication date: 26 Jan 2016

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The arrogant Duke of Trent intends to marry a well-bred Englishwoman. He wouldn’t even consider Merry Pelford, a madcap heiress who has made herself infamous by jilting two fianc├ęs.

Besides, Merry is in love with his dissolute younger brother—and this time, the former runaway bride has vowed to make it all the way to the altar.

But as Trent and Merry discover, love has a way of complicating their perfect plans . . .

*Blurb from author's website*

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