Monday, July 31, 2017

Review: The Quiet Game

The Quiet Game The Quiet Game by Greg Iles
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Quiet Game By: Greg Iles

I was recommended this book by a customer, who walked in on a rainy Monday wondering what movies we were going to have that following weekend.
I honestly do not know how we started talking about this book, but she got me hooked as she was talking about it. I remember telling her to write the name down for me, to my surprise she walks out to her car and lends it to me. Who does that? Well, I'm glad she did.
This book had me hooked, at moments I was anxious wanting to read faster just to figure out what was going to happen.
Penn Cage is amazing, has a great family and he works so hard to help others and is respectful and does things by the book, (most of the time).
We also meet Caitlin who is a fierce lady, also very determined and someone who is willing to take a risk even if it means she can sabotage her career or worst her father's print.
But she does what she thinks is right. Her and Penn are great together, their determination to follow the law and to do what no other person was brave enough to do is exhilarating.
I am excited to start reading Natchez Burning.
I rate The Quiet Game 5 stars.

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

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A Scottish Wedding by Hilaria Alexander
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Ladies, Hugh MacLeod is off the market! We caught up with the sexy hunk from Abarath and his fiancée, makeup artist Sam Farouk at an event in Edinburgh. The pair met last year while working together on season one. The Scottish actor looked handsome in a tailored dark grey suit, while the raven-haired beauty at his side turned heads in a golden lamé gown which channeled the iconic Marilyn Monroe dress of the same color. Ms. Farouk played coy when asked about the engagement, only revealing that the ring belonged to Hugh’s grandmother. With a dreamy look to her groom-to-be, Ms. Farouk confessed his proposal was “fairytale worthy." MacLeod charmingly deflected each one of our questions about season two of Abarath, saying he would get in trouble if he told us anything. When we asked if a date had been set yet, the engaged couple looked at each other for a brief second. Soon, they replied in unison in a way that turned us into mush. Ms. Farouk added that it will all depend on Hugh’s schedule and his commitment with the show. We wish the very best to the groom and the bride-to-be and we hope to bring you more news about their upcoming nuptials!
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False Assumptions by Jerica MacMillan
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First impressions aren't always right.
Layla Caldwell is finishing her senior year, intent on keeping her head down, acing her classes, and getting a job after graduation that allows her time to write. The last thing she has time for is a playboy football player who flirts with any and every female. But he's just who she gets paired up with in class.
Evan Coopman has seen Layla around and been intrigued by the quiet, pretty girl who keeps to herself. Now's his chance to get to know her. Except she wants nothing to do with him, treating him with disdain since she thinks he's a dumb jock who couldn't pass a class without a lot of help.
Forced to work together, their relationship progresses from cold dislike to grudging respect. But Layla isn't convinced that her first impression of Evan is wrong after all. Will his reputation be his downfall? Or will her assumptions ruin everything?
If you love snarky heroines and chemistry that ignites on the page, grab this fun, enemies to lovers story now!
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For Forester by J. Nathan
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I'm Alabama's star wide receiver. I've got mad skills on and off the field, and it's no secret I'm heading into the draft after the upcoming season. But I'm home for the summer to make some cash before my senior year. Being back under my parents' roof isn't the ideal situation, but the moment I see Marin, the star of my adolescent fantasies, I know it's about to get interesting. She may not have noticed me back then, but I've got a feeling it's just a matter of time before she lets me turn those fantasies into reality.
The last time I saw Trace Forester he was just a kid tearing up the neighborhood on his skateboard. That was when I was foolish enough to think I had the perfect husband and the perfect life. But now my life is in shambles and Trace is back, all grown up, hot as hell, and exuding major confidence. It would be so easy to fall for his good looks and undeniable charm. So easy to let him into my life. Too bad I learned the hard way that nothing worth having ever comes easy.
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Monday, July 24, 2017

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No Place to Hide by Megan Lowe
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What happens when the one person you truly hate is the one person who really sees you?
After McKnley Rhodes’s family fell apart, she struck out at Cole Matthews, her then best friend. Over twenty years later, she’s never forgotten the hurt she endured or the hate for the boy she believed caused it.
Cole Matthews hasn’t seen his childhood friend, McKnley Rhodes, for twenty-two years, and what he finds shocks him. She’s tired and beaten down, and he wants to fix that, just as he used to when they were kids. Cole’s the only one who can see she’s putting on an act by embracing her rock star persona. His new goal is to determine why and put an end to her torment. 
Will McKnley let him in or will he leave her with no place to hide?
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The Right Brother by Tammy Mannersly
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Invited by one brother, tempted by the other…
Former Australian playboy Blake Davenport knows his billionaire brother, David, is capable of anything to ensure he gets what he wants. But manipulating his young daughter’s beautiful teacher into marriage is unacceptable. 
Gwen Deveraux is grateful for the invitation to spend Christmas and New Year’s with her beloved student’s family, especially when her handsome host is so eager for her company. After surviving a broken heart, she is finally ready to give love another chance. 
But, who with? 
The illustrious David Davenport whose real motives seem hidden behind charm? Or his roguish brother, Blake, who has tempted her heart and body from the very moment they met?
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All Tyed Up by Julia Harlow
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The past can be murder on relationships.
Isabel Beachwood just lost her dream job. Now she’s forced to move out of her precious Victorian apartment, and in with her stepsister, bringing back ugly memories of a painful childhood.
Ty Griffin is a financial magnate who deals in multi-million dollar mergers and acquisitions. His bespoke suits can’t hide a body worthy of a professional athlete. Those intense azure eyes telegraph a keen intellect. And his mouth, the only soft thing about him, is sinfully sensual. But his drive to succeed has all but obliterated any chance for a personal life.
Isabel is surprised when, during her moving sale, none other than the white-hot Ty Griffin, CEO of Grandin Financial, buys her prized Carmel-by-the-Sea table. When she finds out he’s part of the reason she lost her job, her apartment, and her adorable table, she’s incensed. 
The moment Ty meets the voluptuous and challenging Isabel Beachwood, he’s completely enthralled. He’s the kind of man who’s used to getting what he wants. And he wants Isabel. 
While their steamy relationship heats up, an insidious danger seems to be shadowing them. It’s a treacherous threat that could ruin everything.
Soon Ty and Isabel are dealing with an over-protective stepsister, a highly trained German Shepherd, a pain in the butt Welsh Corgi, a jealous gold-digger, an obsessed suitor, a former lover, and Isabel’s quirky tech colleagues. All of which turn out to be the least of their problems.
Because the past won’t die. And it can be murder.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

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Haunting Me by Nikki LeClair
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Phoebe Mercer has what most people envy; a wonderful boyfriend, fantastic friends and a job in the city’s top law firm. Getting engaged is just the honey in her tea! Then she gets run over by a hot dog cart, wakes up with a concussion and the ability to see ghosts. Well, one ghost. A loud, obnoxious woman who claims to have been murdered for her vast fortune.
Soon, Phoebe is solving a mystery that not only threatens her relationships, but her career as well. As she begins to battle feelings for the ghost’s handsome nephew, she realizes quite a few people in her life are not as they seem. Slowly, Phoebe uncovers the secrets and lies around her, learning that in order to solve this mystery and be free of the ghost, she must lie herself. The only catch? The secrets Phoebe has kept from the people in her life could ruin everything for her, and her ghostly companion, in the end.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

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Locking Up Santa by Nikki LeClair
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It’s the Christmas season, and seven months since Phoebe Mercer’s life dramatically changed. She went from being an overworked legal assistant to a CEO of Lavish Looks Beauty Company. She moved from the bustling city to a quaint seaside town. She’s gone from living with a fiancé to living with a ghost. Yet, it seems she can’t get a grip on her new life, whether it’s getting used to being a public figure, having a Chief Operating Official who hates her, or a ghost who is just too passionate. As if things couldn’t get any worse, Phoebe’s mentor is suddenly arrested for a horrible crime and the town is ready to lock them away for good. The new product from Lavish Looks smells like a sewer, and people everywhere are noticing. Phoebe and her ghost find themselves having to race against time to prove her mentors innocence, and stop the company from sinking. Meanwhile, Phoebe must deal with a face from her past that throws her in a disarray of emotion, an unwanted visitor, and old friends who seem to have abandoned her. Can she figure out whose sabotaging her life, and the company, before she finds herself behind bars for a crime she didn't commit?


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Maybe Someday
A Child Called
Fifty Shades Trilogy
The Prisoner of Heaven
The Notebook
My Sister's Keeper
The Hunger Games
Harry Potter Boxset
The Lucky One
Dear John
The Fault in Our Stars
The Host
The Twilight Saga
Safe Haven
Vampire Academy Collection
Return to Paradise
The Last Song
If I Stay Collection
Where She Went

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