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Review for Identity by Nora Roberts


Morgan is a strong, independent woman. She knows what she wants in life, and she works hard to get it. When she meets Luke, she finds out easy to like him. He seems like a smart and sweet guy. He’s not. He’s a serial killer, and he sets out to steal Morgan’s identity, her money, and her life. However, her best friend ends up dead instead, and Morgan loves. She’s shattered. She goes home to start rebuilding her life. She finds a job she loves, and slowly, things begin to look up. She meets a guy she falls had over heels for. But just when she thinks happily ever after might actually be in the cards for her, her past comes to finish what he started.


I loved this book! It had me staying up way too late to finish it. Nora Roberts knows how to tell a story. She will keep you enthralled from the very first chapter. She’s always great at her trilogies, but I especially like her stand-alone books. This one has a lead female character that we would all like to be. She knows her mind and knows what it takes to get what she wants. If you like books with strong women, who can fight their own battles, then you’ll love this one.

Rating – 5 out of 5 stars

Review of the Jane Hawk series by Dean Koontz

Book 1 – The Silent Corner

Book 2 – The Whispering Room

Book 3 – The Crooked Staircase

Book 4 – The Forbidden Door

Book 5 – The Night Window

Prequel novella – The Bone Farm


Jane Hawk’s husband killed himself. She’s determined to prove it was murder. The more she digs, the more she finds out the truth is more terrifying than she thought. A faction in society has decided they need to control the world, and their way to do that is by enslaving people they deem problematic with nano brain implants. Just as soon as she thinks she’s cut off the head of the snake, she finds another one. She’s fighting for her husband’s name, her life, and the life of her 5 years old son.


My goodness, this man can write! It’s amazing how his brain works and his imagination is mine blowing. What makes his books so terrifying is that one day, it could happen. This series is one of the best series I’ve read in a long while. It’s action-packed, and it’s a woman kicking ass.

Rating – 5 out of 5 stars for the whole series.

Review for Desperate Acts by Alexandra Ivy


Book 4 in series about a small town in Wisconsin. Lia witnessed a woman jumping off a bridge 15 years ago. That body has now been found. It has set off a sequence of events that might bring her love, but also might get her killed. Kaden’s brothers fiancé disappeared 15 years ago, and not knowing what happened killed his brother. He’s determined to find out if the body is his brother’s girlfriend. He doesn’t care if his questions make the town uncomfortable.


This book missed the mark with me. It isn’t a bad book. it’s just not a great book. I usually love Alexandra Ivy, but I had trouble getting into this one. Even though it is the 4th book in the series, it can be read as a stand-alone. I will say it did have a twist that I didn’t see coming. I do recommend you read it and judge for yourself.

Rating – 3 out of 5 stars

Review for “Written in Bone” by Sue Black


Sue Black is a forensic anthropologist. This book breaks down the skeleton and shows how each bone feels a story of how a person lives and dies. She gives examples of cases she has worked on and how she came to each conclusion.


This book was fascinating. She goes through each area of the body and breaks down the bones. She puts a humorous spin on the book all the while showing respect for the deceased. The only hard part of this book is that there are stories about children and babies. It can be hard to take, especially knowing they are true. If you enjoy learning while you’re entertained, then I recommend this book. I’ve always been fascinated by the science side of true crime, and this book did not disappoint. However, if you get bored with knowing how a conclusion is achieved, this may not be for you. I’m a nurse and enjoyed hearing about how our bones can feel a story.

Rating – 4 out of 5 stars.

Review for “Verity” by Colleen Hoover


Lowen Ashleigh is a struggling writer who just lost her mother to cancer. She’s gets an offer she can’t refuse. She’s offered the chance to finish a series that was created by the best-selling author Verity Crawford. Verity was injured in a devastating car accident.

She goes to her home to begin shifting through Verity’s notes and life. In the process, she finds a manuscript detailing Verity’s life and the loss of her twin daughters. Lowen discovers that the deaths were not an accident. She also discovers she has feelings for Verity’s husband. Nothing is what it seems.


This book will make you angry and, in the next breath, get you hot and bothered. It has some of the steamiest sex scenes I’ve read in a while. It does give you “Gone Girl” vibes, though. I listened to this as an audiobook, so I didn’t get the bonus chapter. I did find the chapter online. I prefer the book without the new addition. I am a little late to the Colleen Hoover bandwagon, but what a bandwagon it is. If you love twisted stories, then this book is for you.

Rating – 5 stars out of 5 without the new ending. 4 stars with the new ending.

Review for “The Suspect” by Kathryn Croft


When Jess was 2 years old, her mother was murdered in front of her. 28 years later, the man they say killed her mother hunts her down. He says he didn’t kill her mother, and nothing is what it seems. When he ends up dead, she must find out what happened. The more she digs, the more she realizes she can’t trust anyone.


I listened to the audiobook for this one. I absolutely loved it. Hands down one of the best books I’ve read so far this year. Kathryn Croft has written a book that will blow you away, and Tamsin Kennard did a fantastic job narrating. She brings the book to life.

Rating – 5 out of 5 stars

Review for “Peril” by Kat Martin, Alexandra Ivy and Rebecca Zanetti


Redemption by Alexandra Ivy – Tessa’s partner was murdered 5 years prior in Denver. Now, the man who killed him is back in town. She is going to Denver to catch him. Ian Sullivan just happens to be in Denver, and if she falls for him, she may have to stay. Tessa and Ian are after Deke and his gang. Not only did he kill Tessa’s partner, but he also robs banks. Who they catch them or will it be too late?

Rescue: Hero style by Rebecca Zanetti – Set in Redemption, Wyoming. Caden broke off his engagement to Ella’s, and it was the worst decision he ever made. Will he be able to get her back, or will he lose her forever. There’s a string of robberies that have been occurring in Redemption, and Caden must find who is behind them before someone gets hurt.

One Last Kiss by Kat Martin – Libby just lost her uncle, who raised her after her parents died. She is set to inherit his fortune, but there’s a catch. She must spend a month on a ranch in Colorado. Sam expects Libby to be a spoiled rich girl, but he is wrong. He can’t fall for her. She’s going back to New York in a month. Two of men from the gang in Denver have shown up at the ranch to lay low. It’s not long before Libby is in danger, and Sam must save her.


I loved all three of these stories. To me, they weren’t long enough. Each story has suspense, romance, and steamy sex scenes. If you like books that are short and to the point, then this book is for you.

Rating – 4 out of 5 stars

Review for “The Last Sinner” by Lisa Jackson


Bentz and Montoya are back. Someone killed Bentz’s son in law and tried to kill his daughter. Bentz thinks it’s the rosary killer that he shot years ago. A body was never found. Montoya isn’t so sure. In addition to trying to find who killed his son in law, Bentz and Montoya must find who’s killing prostitutes. Is it really the Rosary killer, or is it a copycat killer? Either way, he must find who it is and protect his daughter.


I absolutely loved this book. I have always been a Lisa Jackson fan, but this cements it. She knows how to write a story that keeps you interested from the very beginning. I stayed up way too late to read this book. I just couldn’t stop reading. This is a must-read if you love a good thriller that leaves you guessing on who is the killer.

Rating – 5 out of 5 stars

Review for “Iconoclast” by Laurie Buchanan


Mick and the gang from Pines and Quills are back. Emma is in danger because of what a serial killer may have told her. Multiple are ending up dead. Mick is trying to figure out what exactly is going on so he can keep his fiance safe.


This book picks up where the last one left off. There’s a new set of writers coming to stay. The only problem I had with this book was that it had some of the same verbiage. I recommend splitting up the books so it’s not as noticeable. It is an interesting book and kept my attention from the beginning. Hemingway, the dog, is still the best part of the book. Can’t wait for the 3rd book to see if they catch the dirty cop!

Rating 4 out of 5 stars.