The Cahills of San Francisco are famous for two things: their vast wealth, and the scandals that surround them. Murder, greed, deadly ambition . . . some people will do anything to get, and keep, the Cahills’ kind of money. Not that James Cahill wants any of it. He’s tried to make his own way, less interested in a future inheritance than in his construction company–and in enjoying the many women taken in by the easy charms of a handsome, soon-to-be-rich bad boy.
Perhaps there’ve been too many women. Waking up in a small hospital in Washington State, bandaged, and bruised, James barely recognizes the gorgeous blonde who comes to visit. Through the haze of pain and medication, he recalls that she is Sophia, the woman he’s been cheating with. Gradually memories return–his girlfriend, Megan, had found out about Sophia. Now Megan is missing, her sister, Rebecca, is hounding him–and police and reporters are asking questions too. James insists he has no idea what happened. Yet he can’t escape a feeling of dread . . .
Meanwhile, in a locked room, a woman waits, trapped, petrified, and desperate. She thought she knew who to trust. But the betrayal you can’t imagine–or can’t remember–might be the most terrifying weapon of all . . .
Titles in The Cahills series include — If Only She Knew -Almost Dead – You Betrayed Me – Continue reading “You Betrayed Me by Lisa Jackson”
Love triangles are complicated enough. Try adding a dead person to the equation…
After Blake Nelson catches her abusive fiancé, Parker, cheating on her with another woman, she escapes in search of serenity at her late grandmother’s beach cottage. Unfortunately, Parker follows Blake to the island, where he attempts to kill her, but he ends up dying instead, following a chase with the police.
Parker’s malevolent spirit returns to the very cottage where it all began, seeking to finish what he started. As Blake reconnects with her first love, Clint, the haunting intensifies, putting Blake and her loved ones in mortal danger.
Will she be able to discover a way to banish Parker before it’s too late?
Titles in the Isle of Palms Suspense series include – The Haunting on Palm Court – The Return to Palm Court (2021) –
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A witness targeted…and on the run
When key witness Corporal Holly Asher is abducted, Detective Noah Wilder risks everything to rescue her.
Now they’re undercover as an engaged couple, hiding from a sinister hacker group—who plan on exposing every witness in protection on Christmas Eve.
But can Noah and Holly stop a deadly conspiracy…without tipping off those who want to kill her?
Titles in the Protected Identities series include – Christmas Witness Protection – Runaway Witness – Witness Protection Unraveled – Christmas Witness Conspiracy –
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LAW AND ORDER
For as long as Samantha can remember, Hunter—a man as strong as steel, with a heart of gold—has been her hero. It came as no surprise to Samantha when she found out that the ranch-hardened cowboy who always protected her from bullies went on to become the town’s sheriff. What does surprise her is how incredibly hot he still is. And how much she still wants him…
PRIDE AND PASSION
And, lo and behold, Hunter still has feelings for Samantha. The long-smoldering heat of their innocent flirtation has grown into a full-raging fire. But when tragedy strikes and their small-town community is shattered, Hunter vows to do everything he can to keep his childhood sweetheart safe. But can Samantha trust that Hunter has her best interests at heart…and that, after all these years, his love is true?
Titles in the Moving Violations series include — One Tough Cowboy –
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Seeing is believing…
Thomas Brown can’t see color, but he can see people’s true souls. His abilities allow him to work with criminal investigators and deliver justice to families of the wronged. And he’s starting to accept that his life will forever be in black and white…
Then he encounters Helena Grayse, and everything changes. She brings vibrant color to his world, and he brings acceptance and belief to hers. But Helena’s past is quickly catching up with her, and Thomas is in the crosshairs.
As an enemy hidden in plain sight threatens their every move, they’ll have to rely on their love to beat the darkness
Titles in the Fatal Dreams series include: Race the Darkness – Hunt the Dawn – Never Let Me Fall –
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Title: Her Rogue Alpha
Series: X-Ops #5
Author: Paige Tyler
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Suspense
Published: September 6, 2016
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
My Rating: 4.5 stars
Former Special Forces Lieutenant Jayson Harmon can’t believe that his war scars don’t matter to beautiful feline shifter Layla Halliwell. Why would she saddle herself with a broken man?
But Layla knows that Jayson is a hero to the core, and that only she can heal his wounded soul. So when Jayson is deployed on another deadly mission, no way is Layla staying behind…
Read on for my thoughts on Her Rogue Alpha. No true spoilers, promise.
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Title: Chasing Memories
Series: Forevermore #2
Author: Anna James
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: January 12, 2016
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
My Rating: 4 stars
Lucas Morgan wants to know the cause of the hit-and-run accident that killed his grandmother, and he s certain the truth is locked inside the head of India Leone an interior designer apparently suffering an all-too-convenient case of amnesia.
Determined to either trip her up in a lie, or wait for her memories to return, Lucas offers India a job at one of the luxury hotel properties he s developing. He never thought he’d wind up falling for the woman at the top of his suspect list.
India isn’t so sure herself how she ended up at the wrong place at the wrong time. Until her memories return, how can she possibly move on with her life? The police say she’s innocent, but too many questions linger.
Desperate to get away, she seizes Lucas’ offer, never expecting to fall in love with him. Or that he would be keeping secrets that could not only break her heart, but cost her life.
Read on for my thoughts on Chasing Memories. No true spoilers, promise.
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Title: Blood and Bone
Author: Tara Brown
Genre: Mystery, Romance
Published: April 28, 2015
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
My Rating: 3 stars
What would you do if your life was a lie—and everyone knew but you?
Jane has come a long way from the dark days of the horrific car accident that robbed her of many memories. Living the life of a shopgirl with a charming boyfriend—a handsome, green-eyed doctor named Derek—is so satisfying that she doesn’t want to revisit her past.
But the past insists on revisiting Jane. People keep thinking she’s Samantha, a dead girl who looks exactly like her. Now, Jane is determined to discover her connection to the girl, leading her to question everything from her relationship with Derek to her own sanity. Should she believe Rory, the man who insists she actually is Samantha? Or should she depend on Derek, who offers her love and shelter…but who may have other reasons for keeping her under wraps? Who is telling her the truth—and what are the others hiding?
Read on for my thoughts on Blood and Bone. No true spoilers, promise.
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Settling into a comfortable chair on a Saturday morning, I opened up my hardback copy of Nora Roberts’ novel Tribute, prepared to immerse myself in another excellent escape from one of my favorite authors. I was not disappointed.
The Little Farm had finally come into Cilla McGowen’s hands. The rural property that had once been the backdrop for Janet Hardy’s lush summer parties, and a get-away haven when the pressures of being a famous or even an infamous actress became too much. The place where her grandmother escaped to, and where it was believed she took her own life was finally, completely Cilla’s. Oh, it didn’t look so glamorous now. The house itself was falling apart, the barn behind it wasn’t in much better shape. The once beautiful gardens were clogged with weeds and debris. The pond where famous stars often skinny-dipped on starlit nights was full of overgrown lilies and thick with pond scum. Yet Cilla saw it for what it could become once again with time and a lot of effort, mostly hers. She’d been flipping houses for years now, she could do the same to The Little Farm – if she stayed beyond that or not, was yet to be seen.
There’s just something about a truly ugly dog named Spock. Ever see something just so darned ugly that it was kinda cute, that was Spock. But his master, now that was another thing. Ford Sawyer looked more like the super heroes he creates for his graphic novels…or comic books for those not familiar with the term, with a good ole boy’s charm and a lazy, devilish grin Ford sets out to learn more about his new neighbor across the road.
I liked the way Cilla and Ford’s romance developed. Steadily growing, pushed a bit here and there by events yet a constant building that felt to me totally natural for these characters.
As Cilla’s renovation work continues, word spreads quickly that Janet Hardy’s grand-daughter is back and returning The Little Farm to it’s past glory. The rebuilding requires several contractors to wander about the property so that several characters come naturally into the storyline. So naturally that not much attention is paid to them…at first. As the mystery of this story took a stronger focus, I found myself going back and re-reading some parts in the hopes of finding clues that I might have overlooked.
The lighthearted tone of the novel changes when Cilla discovers a packet of letters sent to Janet. Letters tenderly stacked and tied with ribbon, obvious mementos important to her grandmother. As she reads the aged letter Cilla is shocked to discover that her grandmother was pregnant when she supposedly took her own life and that her lover appeared to be a married man. Why would Janet end not only her own life but that of her child’s as well? Or did she…
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