My Bag Of Books

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

Threat of Danger by Dana Marton

Exciting is one of the words to describe this book. There is intrigue, drama, heartbreak and romance and a large dose of evil. This is an excellent read and now ties my other favorite Dana Marton book “Girl in the Water”. I guessed who the bad guy was about half way into the story, but was not absolutely sure until the end. There is a disturbing quality to the story that makes this a truly excellent read. On an other note “stuntwomany” is my favorite word. Excellent read.

Lyrical Lights by Maria La Serra

This book had potential. There were parts I truly loved (hence the four stars) but the story kept getting longer with no real interest line. The main characters are a strong draw, however it literally took years of the same drama, over and over, to reach a very short HEA. There needed to be better balance of beginning, middle and end, because the middle drama lasted practically throughout the whole book.  The writing is lovely, which makes this book a good read. 

Lyrical Lights by Maria La Serra

Lyrical Lights

Author: Maria La Serra

Genre: New Adult Romance

April 19, 2018



I came to the city with a modeling dream; they say if I make it here I’ll make it anywhere. Only I’m hard of hearing, and designers don’t think there is room for me on the runways. 
A night at a bar.
A stolen purse.
I would expect no one to come to my rescue, but there he was, he’d come with a gorgeous smile and without a doubt, I knew I was in for some trouble.
He went right; I went left.
Lies and secrets kept us apart.
The lights are blinding, who knows what will become of us…









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Finding Allie - Meli Raine Keeping Allie - Meli Raine Chasing Allie - Meli Raine Breaking Away Series Boxed Set - Meli Raine

Breaking Away Series Box Set by Meli Raine

I usually like Meli Raine’s books. This set was the exception. I found it melodramatic and immature. A couple of places I thought the story would redeem itself but unfortunately the disappointment lasted throughout the whole set.  Let me just say this, if a drug lord had me in his sights, I believe I would look for help and not hang around until caught. Just saying. 

The Thief by JR Ward

The Thief - J.R. Ward

Finally, a book to redeem this series.  I enjoyed this book much more than the two or three previous reads. Plenty of action, intrigue and new directions for this series. There is always steam involved in these stories, however I require a less melodrama and steam, more action and mystery. Good read. 

Peachy Flipping Keen by Molly Harper

Peachy Flippin' Keen - Molly Harper

Too short, at least this is in sequence. Again this could be a prologue to the next book, although this story is better than the last book. 

Save a Truck Ride a Redneck by Molly Harper

Save a Truck, Ride a Redneck (Southern Eclectic Book 1) - Molly Harper

Well this happens before the first book. I found this even less interesting than the first book. I purchased these because I always like Molly Harper’s books, however this is just a short story. Disappointed. She could have added it as a prologue to the Sweet Tea and Sympathy. 

Broken Promise by Tara Hall

Broken Promise - Tara Q. Thomas

Third in this series. All the plot twists come to fruition and there are some well kept secrets here. The previous books are not necessary to understand the story, but they would enhance this read. I knew who the bad guy was before starting this and he is a piece of work. There is steam but the story is not overwhelmed with it. A lot of intrigue and just plain crazy. Good read.

Sweet Tea And Sympathy by Molly Harper

Sweet Tea and Sympathy - Molly Harper

I found this book to be just plain flat. The story was slow, no real interest. Usually I enjoy Molly Harper’s books. I have purchased the next two shorts in this series. We shall see. 

Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs

Dead Heat  - Patricia Briggs

This is my favorite in this series so far. In this we learn a little about the past and perhaps a course for the future. Anna and Charles have their work cut out for them as the fae seem to be throwing their worst at the world. Good listen and read. 

Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs

Hunting Ground - Patricia Briggs

Second in this series ( or third, if the Alpha and Omega is included).  Fun and interesting with a lot of fantasy thrown in. Who else can weave Arthur, Excalibur and werewolves in to the same story?   Can’t go wrong with this one. 

Shopping for a CEO’s Wife by Julia Kent

Shopping for a CEO's Wife - Julia Kent

And the crazy continues!  This whole series is fun and hilarious. This is a continuation of Amanda and Andrew’s story and the heart break, romance and fun continue. If you need a laugh out loud good time this series is it. “Tugging”, really?  lol. 

Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs

Cry Wolf - Patricia Briggs

I am doing the audio on this series, so I can work on projects while listening to something other than the depressing news feeds. The narrator, Holter Graham, does an excellent job on this one. This story picks up after Alpha and Omega. It is a good listen, drama, mystery, with a dose of humor, make for an entertaining respite. 

Excellent Read.

A tapestry, each series and book woven to together, making a wonderful flow of characters and story. Wow, and this ribbon was well worth the wait. I try never to leave spoilers in my reviews, who wants to know what happens before the enjoyment of reading the book? Know that this is an excellent story, heartbreak, intrigue and steam are all here. Can’t go wrong with this one. If you have not enjoyed Blair’s earlier releases, consider them now, they are not necessary for this read, but expand on the characters included in this story.


Once Upon a Time by Blair Babylon

When a real princess falls in love with a man who is definitely not a prince, a royal fairy tale turns dangerous.

ONCE UPON A TIME, there was a beautiful princess, Flicka von Hannover, who lived an enchanted life. She jetted around Europe staging charity events with friends, had married a handsome prince in the most spectacular royal wedding of the 21st century, and should have lived happily ever after.

But then she found the handsome prince in bed with a duchess. And then a coffee shop barista. And then her own goddamn secretary.

Finally, the beautiful princess had had enough of the cheating prince, and she ran away.

Once she had stepped out of the royal fairy tale, life became grayer, grittier, and rougher. The prince didn’t like that she had left and sent henchmen to take her back to the castle. Her worried royal brother sent people to look for her, too.

But the princess didn’t want to be found. The princess got a job and made her own way in the world. Even cut off from everyone she knew, she was more resourceful than she had thought she might be. She did okay. From hiding, she sent legal separation papers and then divorce documents, but the prince wouldn’t sign them. He said he wouldn’t let her go. Even in these modern times, the prince could lock the princess up in a dungeon of legal forms and provisions that she wouldn’t be able to break out of. The prince wanted his princess back because he couldn’t take his throne without her.

Until a man walked into her bar one day, one who was frankly not a handsome prince.

He was the last man on Earth the princess should have fallen in love with.



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Her Serene Highness Friederike Marie Louise Victoria Caroline Amalie Alexandra Augusta—Prinzessin von Hannover und Cumberland, Princess of Great Britain and Ireland, Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg, and heir to an assortment of other useless titles to extinct kingdoms and duchies but including a three-digit succession number to the British throne through George V of Hannover who had been George III of England—is staring straight at you.
Her golden blond hair curls in waves past her shoulders. Her heart-shaped face and pixieish chin are level and serious.
Her clear green eyes don’t waver from yours.
She says, “Let me tell you a story—a fairy tale, actually—but it’s not about a princess. No, it’s about a golden-haired little girl who has no shits left to give.”

A Shameless Little Lie by Meli Raine

Second in this series and my head is spinning. The deception and intrigue are mind boggling. I have my guess concerning the “bad guy(s)” but so far nothing has gone as I projected. Ended on a cliffhanger, but so good, I am anticipating the next and final book of this series.