If You Could See Me Now by Keris Stainton

If You Could See Me Now by Keris Stainton
Publisher: Bookouture

Thanks to NetGalley and publisher Bookouture for the ebook ARC of If You Could See Me Now in exchange for an honest review.

Izzy Harris should have it all – but her boyfriend Max has been ignoring her for months, she has been overlooked for a promotion and the owner of a local coffee shop pervs on her every time she has a craving for a salted caramel muffin. 

Then unexpectedly her life is turned upside down. 

Izzy dumps her oblivious boyfriend, and she leaps on the chance to win a big pitch at work. Needing to work closely with gorgeous colleague Alex is an added perk…

Then her best friend, Tash has her heart broken, the pitch is way more complicated than expected, and Alex is keeping her secrets. Does Izzy have what it takes to help her friend, save her career and get the guy?

I give this book a rating of 5 stars and I highly recommend reading it. It was a great story about self doubt and finding your path in life. It was a quick and funny read. This is the first book I have read written by Keris Strainton and I found it very enjoyable. 

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Buried Secrets by T.J. Brearton

Buried Secrets by T.J. Brearton
Publisher: Bookouture

Thanks to NetGalley and publisher Bookouture for the ebook ARC of Buried Secrets by T.J. Brearton in exchange for an honest review.

There’s more than bones hidden at the Larson house…

Newlyweds Brett and Emily Larson have just moved into a new home in the countryside, and are overjoyed when Emily finds out that she’s pregnant.

Then they discover human bones in their garden.

As the police start to investigate, three things become clear: 

The bones are recent.

They are not here by accident.

They are a message.

When the police put three photos of known criminals on the Larsons’ kitchen table, the couple realize the danger may be closer to home than they think. 

As the situation escalates, can Brett and Emily keep one step ahead to protect themselves – and their unborn child?

I give this book a rating of 4 stars and I recommend reading this book.. This book really drew me in, in the beginning and it kept my attention through to the end. There were many twists and turns. I am looking forward to reading another book by T.J. Brearton.

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Two Nights by Kathy Reichs

Two Nights by Kathy Reichs
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Thanks to NetGaley and publisher Simon & Schuster for the ebook ARC of Two Nights by Kathy Reichs in exchange for an honest review.

Meet Sunday Night, a woman with physical and psychological scars, and a killer instinct…

Sunnie has spent years running from her past, burying secrets and building a life in which she needs no one and feels nothing. But a girl has gone missing, lost in the chaos of a bomb explosion, and the family needs Sunnie’s help. 

Is the girl dead? Did someone take her? If she is out there, why doesn’t she want to be found? It is time for Sunnie to face her own demons because they might just lead her to the truth about what really happened all those years ago.

I give this book a rating of 2 stars. I didn’t end up finish reading it. I read about 30% of the way through. I tried because I have heard so many good things about Kathy Reichs. The book itself just wasn’t for me. I found it boring and hard to stay focused and I just couldn’t get into the book. I am not a fan of the writing style. I would definately give Kathy Reichs another try though as many people really love her writing.

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Never Say Goodbye by Richard Jay Parker

Never Say Goodbye by Richard Jay Parker
Series: Detective Tom Fabian Book #1
Publisher: Bookouture

Thanks to NetGalley and publisher Bookouture for the ebook ARC of Never Say Goodbye by Richard Jay Parker in exchange for an honest review.

Detective Tom Fabian is called in to lead the investigation when the body of an innocent woman is found stabbed in her bedroom. It’s the latest in a series of random murders all over London, which Tom suspects might be linked…but how?

Just when Tom feels that all of his leads have run dry, he discovers a startling connection between the victims. The killer is tracing a sinister web of murder through the capital – but where does it lead, and who is next? 

But then another victim is found, just as Tom’s wife and teenage daughter, Tilly find themselves in grave danger. Is it a coincidence, or has his job put his family at risk? Has Tom accidentally sacrificed those he loves most to the darkest case of his career…and can he catch the killer before he strikes again?

 Never Say Goodbye was previously titled Murder Map. I give this book a rating of 4 stars. This is the first book in the series featuring Detective Tom Fabian. This was a fast – paced thriller with lots of twists and turns to keep you guessing. I found sometimes the booked seemed a bit longer at some of the slower parts in the novel but it still kept me wanting to read. I enjoyed the short chapters. The epilogue in the book hints of what is coming in the next book in the series. I can’t wait to read more about Detective Tom Fabian from Richard Jay Parker.

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Check Out These Great Books!

Check out this great book, The Revelations of August Barton by Jennifer LeBlanc.

5 ⭐️ rating!

The Revelations of August Barton by Jennifer LeBlanc

Series: August Barton Book #2

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Thanks to Jennifer LeBlanc for the ebook ARC of The Revelations of August Barton.

August Barton thought his tribulations were over but, some truths are hard to swallow. He has been with his girlfriend Rose Varley for over a year now. And his heart is set on taking the next step, a marriage proposal.

However, Augie is not prepared for some of the obstacles that he is about to endure; tornadoes, drunken bachelorette parties and an important confession from his stepdad, John. Augie is going to have to overcome these obstacles if he is going to keep the girl.

Grandma Gertie and mom off at a retreat in the Cayman Islands, Augie will have to figure his problems out on his own for once.

I give this book a rating of 5 stars and I highly recommend it.

The first book in the series, The Tribulations of August Barton was more about the introduction to the characters, and about Augie finding out who he is. This book kept me on the edge of my seat, and I kept wanting to read more. I could not put the book down! It was very well written.

Click here to get on Amazon. This book will be FREE on Kindle, as well as the first book in the series, The Tribulations of August Barton by Jennifer LeBlanc. Don’t miss out on these great reads!

The Tribulations of August Barton by Jennifer LeBlanc

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Series: August Barton Book #1

Thanks to the author, Jennifer LeBlanc for sending me a copy of The Tribulations of August Barton in exchange for an honest review.

August Barton is beginning his freshman year of college. His anxiety has increased and his parents are also getting a divorce. Augie’s new roommate, thinks that he is the biggest nerd. Gertie, a retired prostitute, who is Augie’s grandma is taken to running away from her nursing home.

Augie just wants to hide away in his dorm room with his Star Wars collectibles and textbooks but, Gertie is not about to let that happen.

Will Augie defeat his anxiety and be able to get the girl?

I give this book a rating of 5 stars. It was a heart warming story of love, friendship and family. It was a fun and quick read. I really liked the story and all of the characters. I highly recommend reading this book. I can’t wait to read Book #2 in the series, The Revelations of August Barton.

Tell Me A Secret by Samantha Hayes

Tell Me A Secret by Samantha Hayes
Publisher: Bookouture

Thanks to NetGalley and publisher Bookouture for the ebook ARC of Tell Me A Secret by Samantha Hayes in exchange for an honest review.

Tell her your secret and she’ll tell you all her lies…

Everything in Lorna’s life runs like a clockwork, from her 6 a.m. morning run to her strict 60 – minute counselling sessions she gives. It’s the only way she can deal with the terrible secret she carries.

When a new client arrives for his first appointment, Lorna feels her perfect life will unravel in a matter of seconds. It’s Andrew, the man she spent the last year so desperately trying to forget. But it seems, that he can’t forget her either.

Against her better judgement, she anonymously contacts him on a dating site. Even though messaging him could be the end of her marriage and her career, but she needs to know that his motives are genuine.

When Andrew is found dead in his home, grief quickly turns to fear when messages from him continue to arrive on Lorna’s phone. Somebody knows her secret and wants to use it to destroy everything she has.

Will she risk her family and her sanity to keep her secret? Will she risk her life…?

I give this book a rating of 4 stars and I recommend reading this book. I found this book kept my attention even though it seemed kind of long. There were many twists and turns. And wow that ending, I did not see it coming!! This was the first book I have read by Samantha Hayes, and it definitely won’t be the last! 

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Six Little Secrets by Katlyn Duncan

Six Little Secrets by Katlyn Duncan
Publisher: HQ Digital

Thanks to NetGalley and publisher HQ Digital for the ebook ARC of Six Little Secrets by Katlyn Duncan in exchange for an honest review.

Some secrets can never stay hidden for long….

Six teenagers meet in Saturday detention at school: a brain, a beauty, a cheerleader, a rebel, a recluse and the new girl.

But someone is watching. Someone has made sure that they are all in the same room at the same time. Someone knows that each of them is hiding a terrible secret… and by the end of detention, everyone will know the truth.

I give this book a rating of 3 stars. It was a fast paced read. It was ok , nothing really great though. There wasn’t really much to it. It just felt like it was lacking something. 

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Hold My Hand by M.J. Ford

Hold My Hand by M.J. Ford
Publisher: Avon Books UK

Thanks to NetGalley and publisher Avon Books UK for the ebook ARC of Hold My Hand by M.J. Ford in exchange for an honest review. 

How long do you hunt for the missing?

When a young Josie Masters sees a boy wearing a red football shirt, Dylan Jones, being taken by a clown at a carnival, she tries to alert the crowds. But it’s too late.. Dylan has disappeared.

30 years later, Josie is working as a police officer in Bath. The remains of a child with a torn red football shirt have been found. Is it the boy she saw vanish with the clown all those years ago? Or is it someone else altogether? 

And then another child disappears….

I give this book a rating of 4 stars. This book had me in the beginning. I found it seemed kind of long throughout the middle but it picked up in the last bit of it again and I couldn’t put it down. There was quite a few twists and turns. It kept me guessing until the very end.

Malice by Jennifer Jaynes

Malice by Jennifer Jaynes
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Publish Date: September 25, 2018

Thanks to author, Jennifer Jaynes and publisher Thomas & Mercer for an ebook ARC of Malice written by Jennifer Jaynes.

Dr. Daniel Winters is living a fairy – tale life. He has a beachfront home in Malibu, a career as a respected pediatrician at a thriving practice in Los Angeles and a gorgeous new wife, Mia. 

This all seemed too good to be true as Daniel has struggled with mental illness, addiction and thoughts of suicide.

Then Daniel learns that a fellow pediatrician  and his family were slaughtered in their home. This is just the first chip in Daniel’s perfect life. Little by little, everything begins to fall apart. At work, his career becomes at risk when he is asked to remain silent about a dangerous new drug. At home, Mia has gone from an affectionate newlywed to a mysterious woman hiding secrets – and possibly even a lover.

Another doctor is found dead, and Mia’s behaviour becomes more and more suspicious. Daniel begins to wonder, is his paranoia getting the best of him or has his fairy-tale life become a nightmare worse than he has ever imagined?

I give this book a rating of 5 stars and I highly recommend reading it. As always, another great book by Jennifer Jaynes. I found this one quite a bit different than what she normally writes, but I was still pulled right into it and found it hard to put down. It was well written and the characters came together really well. There was lots of twists and turns until the end that I didn’t see coming.

Jennifer is one of my favourite authors, and I look forward to reading more from her!

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Cold Moon by Tonya Coffey

Cold Moon by Tonya Coffey
Series: A New World Series Book #5
Publisher: Saguaro Books

I received a copy of this ebook ARC from the author, Tonya Coffey.

Cold Moon is book 5 of A New World Series.

At last the king and queen of Ancients have emerged. Plans are in place for a new world, for all realms to be connecter under one – an Elemental rule.

Jessa and Micha stand before the kingdom as one, the way it was meant to be. Yet in the distance, a demon lurks, waiting to tear their happiness apart once and for all. 

Will Jessa and Micha get their happily ever after or will a demon, from the human world, take the True Power for himself?

I give this book a rating of 5 stars and I highly recommend it. It was a great conclusion to the series. It was well written and it kept me interested from the beginning. There were lots of twists and turns. I am sad to see the series end.

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