Friday, July 5, 2019

The Angel and the SEAL

     Navy SEAL Sean MacKay's teammate is murdered after stealing a deadly nerve-gas formula from Syrian terrorists. Naval Intelligence believes MacKay's teammate was a traitor and shipped the stolen formula to his sister in the states for safekeeping. MacKay is given orders to find the sister before the terrorists do and to retrieve the stolen formula at all costs.
     Foreclosure looms for Cory Rigatero as she fights to keep her rustic resort near Mt. St. Helens afloat after her brother deserted her to join the SEAL Teams. Cory's whole world dives into a tailspin when Sean MacKay shows up at her resort with the news of her brother's death and the wild suspicion her brother may have sent her traitorous classified documents. No way will Cory trust MacKay -- the man who once seduced her and then vanished into the night without a trace.

Our Review:
          We have ourselves a hero for the ages: tough because he had to be in order to survive a childhood riddled with abuse and neglect. He's handsome as sin—of course—and resourceful as all good SEALS need to be. Then there's the heroine whom we all want to head the list of Best Pals Forever: loyal, courageous and devoted to the family of her heart. And, last but not least, a small town with all the mandatory “joys”: bullies, bimbos, and bad guys.
          I picked up The Angel and the SEAL, thinking I'd read the first 100 pages before going to bed. Guess what? I could not put this one down. It's a must read for those into military men, gutsy women and the necessary terrorist, foreign and domestic.
On a scale of 1-5, The Angel and the SEAL deserves a 5.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

No Angels For Christmas

          Child psychologist Rachel Kelly isn't quite sure how to handle the situation with her newest client -- a six-year-old boy who says he can talk to angels, one is coming to help Rachel. She already has her hands full of trouble this Christmas season, and things quickly take a turn for the worse when a stalker crashes Rachel's Christmas party and takes her young clients hostage.
          Police negotiator, Lt. Jake Dillon, walked away from his fiancĂ©e Rachel when she suddenly balked at having kids. His kids. Yet when the hostage crisis erupts, Rachel calls Jake first. Now he has a choice to make -- stand back and wait for the cavalry to save Rachel or step in and try to save her himself. Time is running out, and Jake may be their only chance for rescue.
          Unless Rachel's little angel-spying client is telling the truth…
Our Review:
This is a delightful story for any season of the year and quite timely in the content. A woman with a heart almost too big for all the ills this world presents her is forced to face a challenge on a personal level—one that has many answers, none of which is pleasant.
Kudos to author McCarty for doing her research, not only on the dread disease of Duchenne's MD but also child abuse—in all its ramifications, including abuser profiles and the effects on victims. Well done.
On a scale of 1 to 5, No Angels For Christmas deserves a 5+

Monday, July 1, 2019

No Cowboys No Angels

     Financial analyst Kellen Brand reluctantly returns to Riverside, West Virginia to sell the family homestead her late mother kept safe for her and her brother. Kellen harbors few good memories of Riverside—with good reason the reader learns as the story moves along—and a few new ones to add to her ambivalence. Someone wants the land and they'll go to any lengths to get it. Enter Luke Thornton for some added spice and a guardian angel to show Kellen even the bad things in the past can work for the good in the future.

Our Review:  
For those who liken the thought of returning to the small, petty-minded town where they were raised with the same enthusiasm of root canals, this is the story for you. Author McCarty knows how to tug at the heart strings, so bring a box of tissues before you crack the pages of No Cowboys, No Angels.

This contemporary romantic suspense set in picturesque West Virginia is filled with a gamut of quirky, well-drawn characters, each with their own unique voice. We've had the privilege to read and review other novels by Petie McCarty and were not disappointed with this one. In fact, we see a honing of her skills as well as an added finesse to her unique her writing style. Well done all around.

On a scale of 1 to 5, No Cowboys, No Angels deserves a 5.

Kat Henry Doran, Wild Women Reviews