Monday, December 30, 2019

A Pride of Brothers: Rick

. . . Elite bodyguard and P.I. Rick Bannerman's job is to protect. He doesn't get emotional with his clients, but when a woman from his past is threatened, his next job becomes personal. Family lawyer Abigail Laine is the target of a client's vengeful husband, but refuses Rick's offer of protection. He walked away from her four years ago, and she swore to forget him.
Now her reluctance to accept his help could cost Abby her life . . .

A Pride of Brothers: Rick
It's never a dull moment with any book written by Peggy Jaeger. With A Pride of Brothers: Rick, she has stayed with the trope she has become known for: strong women, the families who support them, and the men who love them.
Abby Laine, an attorney specializing in family law, is a survivor and refuses to let any man, friend or foe, “take care of her”. Rick Bannerman, one of Jaeger's strong men, firmly believes long term relationships will never figure into his life story. Then, of course, as the gods will do, the one thing both of these stubborn people need desperately is thrown into their paths and the fun begins.
A Pride of Brothers hooked me from page one and proved Jaeger can hold her own whether she's writing short and sweet or long and complicated. One question: who's up next in the Pride series?
On a scale of 1 through 5, A Pride of Brothers: Rick deserves a 6
Kat Henry Doran, Wild Women Reviews

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Bound By Love, Toni V. Sweeny

Bound By Love, a contemporary romance with paranormal elements, written by Toni V. Sweeney, a 2019 release by Boroughs Publishing Group.

Dylan Roth is back home, and not by his choosing. After a nasty divorce, he wants to find his footing and his place in the world. He joins his dad and brother in the family construction business and is assigned to the renovation of the old Mercier house, which is being filmed for the TV show, Dream Homes, Unlimited. The last thing Dylan wants is to fall for Scarlett “Letty” Mercier, but an undeniable attraction is making it hard for him to say no to the redheaded beauty. When he learns the Roths and the Merciers pasts are entwined, he starts digging, and family history can no longer stay buried. Dylan and Letty are bound by a haunting secret that threatens to tear them apart unless they can break the ties of the past.

Our Review:
Bound By Love captured me by the end of page one. Told in Dylan's point of view with a self-deprecating tone flavored by a whippy sense of humor, the former investigative reporter's struggles to maintain a balance amidst past personal turmoil, rings true and drew me in immediately. Over lying the basic plot line is a vague aura of mystery which surrounds the “old Mercier house”.
Enter Scarlett Mercier, every man's wet dream, a gorgeous self-directed woman who intrigues Dylam from the first exchange of looks.

Adding in the rich history of rural Georgia with its unique architecture and internal detailing of local homes, the reader will have themselves a time searching out who, or what, is trying to prevent Dylan and Scarlett from learning the truth about the past. Until they uncover the past, these two won't have a chance for the future they deserve.

On a scale of 1 to 5, Bound By Love earns a 5.

Kat Henry Doran, Wild Women Reviews

Monday, December 16, 2019

Waiting For a Miracle

...He's holding a menorah in one hand. Is he going to throw it or club someone with it?

Our review: You gotta love a woman who thinks like this.
Author Jennifer Wilck has incorporated two essential plot techniques by creating characters who are direct opposites, then throwing them into the deep end of the pool—sans life preservers.           It's a delight to watch Rachel and Benny battle their way out of the water, ably abetted by two charmers—six year-old Jessie and Harriet, Benny's matchmaking mother. Throw in the background and customs associated with the celebration of Hanukkah, and you've got yourself a charmer of a story. Well done, Ms. Wilck.

On a scale of 1—5, Waiting for a Miracle rates a 5.

Kat Henry Doran, Wild Women Reviews

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Uncovering the Past

How far will she go to discover the truth?

Author Julie Howard concludes her Idaho-based Wild Crimes series with Book 3: Wild Crime, a contemporary mainstream mystery series out of the Wild Rose Press. Meredith Lowe, raised by a sad, chronic alcoholic, has always harbored questions about her mother's murky past--and the family she never knew. After her grandmother dies and leaves her a legacy, Meredith takes the opportunity to travel to Florida to learn more about her past. Who is or was her father? Did her mother kill him>
     In finding the answers, Meredith uses the grit and determination readers of this fine series have come to depend on, rooting along with her as she uncovers truths few want to be revealed. 

Do not miss this exciting and satisfying end to a stunning mystery series. On a scale of 1-5, Wild Crime deserves a 6.

Kat Henry Doran, Wild Women Reviews