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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Elusive Promise - Barbara Freethy

Another excellent read in this fast moving series. Friendships are tested, with the question “who is the ultimate villain” as all these books are tied together by one tragic incident. Will all questions be answered in the next final book? It makes me wonder if all the previous characters will be included in the wrap up of this series. Now we anticipate the next. Good read. 

Before You Go by Kristen Luciani

Quick, easy read. Not much new here, two main characters dance around each other, until they don’t. There is steam along with this light read, romance and a feel good story line. A fun, relaxing read. 


Title: False Hope

Series: The False Series #2

Authors: Meli Raine

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Release Date: December 11, 2018



She thinks she’s fooled me. But I’ve known all along.




Lily is hiding something, a secret so big, she came out of a year-long coma and her first instinct was to lie.


Who does that? Someone who is afraid. No—not afraid.


Terrified. And it’s my job to take that fear away.


My partner and I have spent countless man-hours hunting down the cold-blooded killer who did this to her. Meanwhile, Lily’s spent her waking hours recovering. Getting stronger. Getting smarter.


Staying beautiful.


Never get involved emotionally. That’s my dictate. Never get attached.


When you realize you’re caught in a triangle, it turns out there is no exit.


Crossing a line is easy. Holding a line takes strength.


Lily’s shooter knows that she’s my weakness.


One I have to get back.


No matter what it takes.












#1 False Memory






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Meli Raine writes romantic suspense with hot bikers, intense undercover DEA agents, bad boys turned good, and Special Ops heroes — and the women who love them. Meli rode her first motorcycle when she was five years old, but she played in the ocean long before that. She lives in New England with her family.












Anticipating the next!

Second in this newest series.  I had a hard time with this book, the previous stories (there are several that string together and wrap around a common theme). This installment was slow in spots, then the pace picked up and interest peaked.  Waiting for the next, because this ends at a really inconvenient place.  Anticipating the next. 

Snark abounds.

Sixth Grave on the Edge  - Darynda Jones

How much trouble can one person get herself into?  Really?  And the cliff hanger was great and terrible at the same time. Can’t miss this one with all the snark and tribulations that center around Charley. Can’t wait for the next. 

Entertaining read

Fifth Grave Past the Light - Darynda Jones

Number five in the series. Charley’s signature humor and snark is there, along with the requisite serial killer. In this edition there is arson, more pain and tribulations. The question is why is everything that happens around our main characters basically the same as in the previous books. Still this book was entertaining and another good read.

Safe and Sound by Leslie North

Third in this series. This has a definite twist and makes this story a little different from it’s predecessors. There is steam, but the story line makes this a good read. 

Interesting story line.

Play It Safe - Leslie North

Second in this series. This story has intrigue and an interesting story line. There are a couple of questioning story line items that needed to be explained. However, all in all a good and entertaining read. 

In Safe Hands - Leslie North In Safe Hands (The Safe House Series Book 1) - Leslie North

Good read.

This story has some serious twists and turns along with the steam. Had an idea who the villain was but not sure until close to the end of the book. Good read. 

Fun read.

Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet - Darynda Jones

Love me some Charley Davidson, this one is spinning a little “out there”. I am reading these out of order and I do know how the story ends. At least this installment has Charley well and fighting, much better than it’s predecessor. Fun, good read. On to the next. 

Screwing the Mob by Kristen Luciani

This book with it’s unfortunate title was in a word “tedious”. Yes, there is steam and an attempt to make this story palatable by attempting an over done “goodfellow” theme. I tried but failed to find any redeeming quality. I did give this two stars, as I did manage to finish the book. 

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False Memory by Meli Raine

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This book has so much intrigue, you can cut it with a knife. The pain, hopelessness and anger of the recovering Lily, feels real. Her fear burns bright.  Excellent read. Anticipating the next in this series. 

Third Grave Dead Ahead - Darynda Jones

The darkest as of yet. These books are so enjoyable, the snark and humor abound. This one was a dark version of the past versions. Not only is it dark, but the dark is sad and twisted. 

A lot of boring.

Your Irresistible Love - Layla Hagen

A stodgy romance, same ol, same ol. Quick read, there is steam and not a lot of story. Easy to leave this one by the wayside. If your goal is steam but not much story, this is a good choice. 

Fun, good read

Second Grave on the Left - Darynda Jones

Second in this amazingly funny series, the snark is to die for. lol (grim reaper joke). There are a lot of moving parts to these stories, which keeps the reader entertained and interested. Fun, good read.

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Watcher in the Woods - Kelley Armstrong

Found this story to be a jumble of characters with no real solutions. I will state that I have not read the previous books in this series, nor am I tempted. I nearly quit the book, but decided to continue, sometimes the story improves, not the case with this one.  This is a “who done it” with no finesse and reason, too much side story, too many characters, each with their own agenda and the reader is left with a “wtf” just happened and does it fit in the story.