Sunday, August 10, 2014

Book Review-Hideaway Cove by Anna Sullivan

Hideaway Cove
By: Anna Sullivan
Forever (Grand Central Publishing
Publish Date: July 29, 2014

At age sixteen, unwed, single mom, Jessi Randal, had to grow up fast.  Years later she is still the gossip of Windfall Island and the last thing she wants for her son, Benji, and herself is to add to that gossip, so when Holden Abbot comes to the island to search for the missing Stanhope heir she does her best to not fall under the spell of this smooth talking southern gentleman.  But….Benji’s father also shows up hoping to rekindle the relationship he and Jessi once had.   Suddenly the gossip mill is at its peak because there is an attempted murder on Jessi’s business partner and friend.  Someone on Windfall Island doesn’t want the Stanhope heir discovered.

This was an entertaining easy to read book.  I was so captivated that I read the book in one setting.  The characters and plot made you want to be part of them.  I found myself cheerleading for Jessi and holding hope that she and Holden might find love and that she just might be the Stanhope Heir.  Those questions kept me turning the pages.  You too will find the answers to those questions as you read this book.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys romance, mystery and intrigue.  Guaranteed you won’t be disappointed.

Disclosure: I was given a copy of this eBook by the publisher, Forever (Grand Central Publishing), through NetGalley blogger program for review. I was not required to write a favorable review nor was I compensated for my review. The opinions in this review are my own.

Book Review-Global Predator by Jack MacLean

Global Predator
Jack Maclean
Legend Publishing
Publish Date:  June 1 9, 2014

Setting:  Northwest Pakistan.

US CIA drones are searching for Al-Awahairi, Al Qaeda leader, the master-mind of 911 in northwest Pakistan.

Sally, a British aid worker helps set up schools for girls, which is forbidden by the Taliban.  When one of the schools for girls is taken over by the Taliban, Sally suddenly finds herself a hostage.  Her ex-boyfriend, Wilkins, is on the run after scamming the bank he worked for in London.  Wilkins finds himself in the midst of having to choose between running away or taking up arms to rescue Sally. 

With all the unrest in the Middle East, I found myself drawn to this book.  As I turned the pages I wondered how much of this could actually be true?  It had enough truth sound to it to keep me turning the pages.  I found myself holding my breath wondering what I would find on the next page and how the story would truly unfold.  At times I did find it hard to follow as it jumped from character to charcter.

I was pleasantly surprised because I thought it would be 100% political but it had a great plot with enough mystery and intrigue to keep it fast-paced.  

Disclosure: I was given a copy of this eBook by the publisher, Legend Publishing, through NetGalley blogger program for review. I was not required to write a favorable review nor was I compensated for my review. The opinions in this review are my own.



Book Review-The City by Dean Koontz

The City
Dean Koontz
Publisher:  Random House Publishing Group (Dell Bantam)
Jonah Kirk was the son of a wonderful singer and the grandson of a formidable piano player, called the “piano man”.  Jonah is a musical prodigy and comes in contact with some unsavory characters, including his biological father.  He is mentored by some supernatural beings along with a host of eclectic friends.

I have read many of Mr. Koontz books, but this one left me struggling to finish it.  The first three-quarters of the book felt like a documentary of musical legends.  Only because I have enjoyed his previous books did I finish reading this one.  The last quarter of the book was the Dean Koontz I have read in the past. 
I would recommend this if you enjoy musical history with a little supernatural and intrigue mixed into it.


Disclosure: I was given a copy of this eBook by the publisher, Random House Publishing Group-Dell Bantam, through NetGalley blogger program for review. I was not required to write a favorable review nor was I compensated for my review. The opinions in this review are my own.