My Bag Of Books

Here is a love of a good read. Life is too short to waste time and money on bad books.

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Billionaires Ever After by Blair Babylon

If you loved the Rae/Wulf saga, then this is a must. All the shorts and epilogues in one book. So convenient and this is the answer to “and then what happens”. Although greedy readers like myself are always wanting more. Another great read.

Falling For A Stranger - Barbara Freethy

A really slow read. The story was there but it turned and circled until I found myself yawning and dosing off. It did pick up toward the end, maybe the last third of the book. I tried to like this and certainly have read worse, but mostly, I was glad to see the end. 

Seven of Swords by JJ Knight

 

Fast moving, fun, enjoyable read with a side of steam. High tech thieves, puts the adage “no honor among thieves” to the test.  There is a twist to this one, with romance woven in that makes this story one of my favorites. Don’t miss this one. Good fun read. 

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When We Began by Elena Aitken

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Sweet, is the only word for this newest book. This read is so sweet, it makes my teeth hurt. That said, the story line is a good one. This is a second chance novel, not in the classic sense but as a chance for change and to move forward.  Personal demons are real, they are abusive and everyone has a personal demon of one type or another. This story touches on the very surface of abuse issues. It is a light, sweet (there’s that word again) read, enjoyable. Put your feet up and enjoy. 

Once in a Cape Cod Summer by Alexa Bloom

There is a message in this story, the oceans are in trouble and this book tries to touch on this subject without making it the focus of the story. There is light romance, a little steam and some silliness and tribulation between the main couple. All in all a good, light read. 

A Secret Wish by Barbara Freethy

A Secret Wish - Barbara Freethy

A snap of the lives of three different women, who cross paths on their birthdays. A sweet easy short read, that pushes much into a quick synopsis at the life crossroads each person is teetering on. Enjoy this read. 

The Reluctant Concubine by Dana Marton

Reluctant Concubine (Hardstorm Saga Book 1) - Dana Marton

Let me first say, I am not a huge fan of fantasy novels. I had trouble with this one, I kept losing interest, then the story would pick up and the enjoyment sparked. The story is good against evil with a side of magic and ends with....well let’s just leave that for the new reader to discover. Good read. 

Dragon Lord by Dana Marton

Yes, here there be dragons. Although I am not much of a fantasy reader. This novella is interesting. Dragon Lord has a story line along with the steam. Very entertaining and a distraction from my norm. Fun read

Excellent read. Looking forward to the next.

Consumed by J R Ward

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Loved this book, written by one of my favorite authors. This story is at the top of my “best reads” list. There is mystery, intrigue, tragic drama, romance and steam. It is a detour from the Brotherhood drama and I think a much needed relief. This book centers around firefighters, big city corruption and personal drama and loss. The bad guy was a surprise, which doesn’t happen often for me. There is the potential for a series here and I hope there will be more of this story in the future. Excellent. Looking forward to the next.

When We Began by Elena Aitken

Sweet, is the only word for this newest book. This read is so sweet, it makes my teeth hurt. That said, the story line is a good one. This is a second chance novel, not in the classic sense but as a chance for change and to move forward.  Personal demons are real, they are abusive and everyone has a personal demon of one type or another. This story touches on the very surface of abuse issues. It is a light, sweet (there’s that word again) read, enjoyable. Put your feet up and enjoy. 

Wild by Leslie Johnson

Fun romp between the eligible billionaire and the guileless sweet young thing makes this story entertaining. A few laugh out loud places, steam, romance and angst among the central characters, with the standard HEA ending.  The story is fun and an easy read. Relax and enjoy. 

Well done.

Happily Ever After (Runaway Princess, Flicka Book 5) by Blair Babylon

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Last book in the Flicka series and WOW, what an ending. We go from the cliffhanger at the end of book 4, stepping back into the same untenable situation she escaped in the earlier books, along with the under current of the unknown. Suspense, danger, violence conclude in this well written series, in a direction that I never considered. My suggestion is, if you haven’t read the prior books, do so, as this series is now at the top of my list. No disappointment here. Well done. 

Happily Ever After (Runaway Princess, Flicka Book 5) by Blair Babylon

Last book in the Flicka series and WOW, what an ending. We go from the cliffhanger at the end of book 4, stepping back into the same untenable situation she escaped in the earlier books, along with the under current of the unknown. Suspense, danger, violence conclude in this well written series, in a direction that I never considered. My suggestion is, if you haven’t read the prior books, do so, as this series is now at the top of my list. No disappointment here. Well done. 

Beautiful Bad by Ann Ward

This story nearly made me as crazy as the characters., my head was spinning. I enjoyed the travel and scenery parts, but it jumps forward and back, not only that, it jumps time sequences even in present day, six weeks before, two weeks before, etc. We know from the beginning that there is a murder “who is the victim ?” is truly the only real question. The ending is inconclusive. I found this story disturbing on many levels with no real ending.

A force to be reckoned with.

Past Tense: (Jack Reacher 23) - Lee Child

Jack Reacher is “a force to be reckoned with”. He moves along at a steady pace until he doesn’t. I have to admit this is my first Reacher novel, have seen the movies of course, but I enjoyed the read much more than the movies. He seems to have a bit of insight as to problems and trouble (hind brain), just shows up at the right time to handle said problem(s). This was an interesting read and at the beginning, I didn’t think I would enjoy this journey, but surprisingly, did. The path is a bit twisted, the outcome...well, let’s just say, “satisfying”. Good read with a bite.

The Musician by Leslie Johnson

Good story with a lot of steam. A single professional becomes the focus of a violinist, with a stalker thrown in. There is of course, the usual angst, the violinist has an obsession about redheads, something he must overcome, the professional must deal with harassment and an abusive stalker. It all works out.