Posted in Audiobook Review, Contemporary Suspense, Mystery, Romantic Suspense

The Liar by Nora Roberts #NoraRoberts @justjanuary @audible_com #AudiobookReview #Mystery #Romance

Another day, another Nora Roberts, where has she been all of my life!

Why did I pick it up? – I’m not sure why I didn’t ever pick up anything by Nora Roberts, I think I’ve mentioned before that The Witness is one of my favourite reads, but for some reason I had the idea that Roberts was a bit like Danielle Steele or Mills & Boon (I have no idea why)
So her books didn’t even pass my radar.

Silly me, i’m currently making my way through a few of them, and I’ve loved them all so far!

This one had me gasping, swooning, and wishing I was part of the family. To me, it felt a little like one of the Rock Chick books by Kristen Ashley with all of the family dynamics, and I loved it!

My Thoughts

This story is about Shelby Foxworth, she comes from a “hick” town in Tennessee, and was swept off of her feet by a rich businessman. They were married very quickly and soon became pregnant.

A boating holiday was to be the downfall of their marriage, unfortunately due to her daughter being ill, Shelby stayed behind, but her husband nevertheless went alone, there was an accident, and he died.

When Shelby starts to deal with the aftermath, bills etc. she comes to find that her husband wasn’t the man she thought she married at all, in fact, alongside the millions of dollars in debt that he left her in, it also seems that he was a cheater and a liar, in fact he didn’t even really exist at all!

Moving back to her family home she tries to start living her life again, but trouble has a way of catching up with you!

🎧🎧 – Narrated by my #VoiceCrush January LaVoy, who was awesome as always, this one was a fantastic read.

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About the book

The extraordinary new novel by the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Collector.

Shelby Foxworth lost her husband. Then she lost her illusions …

The man who took her from Tennessee to an exclusive Philadelphia suburb left her in crippling debt. He was an adulterer and a liar, and when Shelby tracks down his safe-deposit box, she finds multiple IDs. The man she loved wasn’t just dead. He never really existed.

Shelby takes her three-year-old daughter and heads south to seek comfort in her hometown, where she meets someone new: Griff Lott, a successful contractor. But her husband had secrets she has yet to discover. Even in this small town, surrounded by loved ones, danger is closer than she knows—and threatens Griff, as well. And an attempted murder is only the beginning …

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Vicci

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Posted in Contemporary Fiction, Contemporary Suspense

You Were Always Mine by Nicole Baart @NicoleLynnBaart @AtriaBooks #bookreview #pubday

Happy Tuesday book lovers!

Thrilled to share with you today my review for this evocative book!

You Were Always Mine by Nicole Baart

My Thoughts

This was an evocative and addictive read that will reel you in and won’t let go!

This is a story about compassion, trust, deception, secrets, mystery, motherhood, but most of all it is about the darker side of adoption…Nicole Baart brings so much heart and authenticity to the story… her experience as an adoptive mother really shines through on these pages… my brothers are adopted, so I really had a strong connection to the adoption part of the story…. I found the psychological impact on both adoptive mother and adoptive child fascinating….

Miss Baart has woven together a complex story with many layers… A slow burning tale that will keep you turning the pages… you will need to know the truth just as strongly as Jess!

Jess and Evan are separated after 15 years of marriage… they have a biological son Max 13 and an adoptive son Gabe 5… both want what’s best for the kids in this hard situation…. I really felt as though Jess an Evan would have ultimately got back together, that’s what made Evan’s death even more tragic… so what was jess’s non-outdoorsy husband doing on a hunting trip? Determined to find out the truth Jess starts to play amateur Detective… The more she digs, the more secrets revealed, the more complex it gets…. shocked to find out that Evan had been in contact with Gabe‘s bio mom Jess is convince this has something to do with his murder but what? And why? How fragile are the bonds of motherhood? and is unconditional love ever not enough?

My heart broke for Jess, I felt her grief, her determination, her frustration, and her need to know the truth…. Jess is a likable character that will definitely win you over… there was just something about her that made it tremendously easy to put yourself in her shoes….’ maybe it was the stresses of motherhood? Your heart will also go out to her boys, A teenager struggling to come to terms with his father passing away and a five-year-old who already has emotional issues dealing with grief when he can’t even put a name to it… you will really want Jess to find the truth and give this family some closure needed to MoveOn….

A beautifully told perfectly paced story… seriously how can anyone not relate to needing to know the truth after finding out a loved one has been lying to them? Add in the impact this has on your children… HOOK. LINE. SINKER.

Absolutely recommend to anyone who enjoys a good story filled with well drawn characters, a well constructive mystery, and some heart!

PS: I forgot to mention how fantastic I thought the descriptors at the beginning of each chapter were, added an entire additional layer to the story! Well played!

*** A huge thank you to Atria for my copy of this book ***

About the Book

The acclaimed author of Little Broken Things returns with another “race-to-the-finish family drama” (People) about a single mother who becomes embroiled in a mystery that threatens to tear apart what’s left of her family.

Jessica Chamberlain, newly separated and living with her two sons in a small Iowa town, can’t believe that a tragedy in another state could have anything to do with her. But when her phone rings one quiet morning, her world is shattered. As she tries to pick up the pieces and make sense of what went wrong, Jess begins to realize that a tragic death is just the beginning. Soon she is caught in a web of lies and half-truths—and she’s horrified to learn that everything leads back to her seven-year-old adopted son, Gabriel.

Years ago, Gabe’s birth mother requested a closed adoption and Jessica was more than happy to comply. But when her house is broken into and she discovers a clue that suggests her estranged husband was in close contact with Gabe’s biological mother, she vows to uncover the truth at any cost. A harrowing story of tenacious love and heartbreaking betrayal, You Were Always Mine is about the wars we wage to keep the ones we love close, perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty and Jodi Picoult. 

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Have a lovely day Berit☀️✨

Posted in Contemporary Romance, Contemporary Suspense

Even Money by Alessandra Torre @ReadAlessandra #BookReview

Happy Monday all! Thrilled to bring you my review for this fabulous book with a killer cliffhanger!💜

Even Money

Even Money by Alessandra Torre

4.5 Sizzling Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟.5

Synopsis

Sometimes it only takes a minute. A connection of eyes across a room, a quickened heartbeat, and everything changes.

I was a cocktail waitress with a fondness for partying and meaningless sex.
He owned half of Vegas, with the reputation to match.

I should have turned away. Instead, I stepped closer.

Then, the lies started.
Rumors spread.
Stalking commenced.
And someone died.

None of it stopped me from falling in love.

*This is book 1 in a duet. The second book, Double Down, will release on June 18th or 25th.*

~Review~

4.5 Sizzling Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟.5

WOW what an ending! The ending of this book bumped it up a half star for me, wild! And now all I have to say is… is it June 18 yet? Alessandra Torre I don’t know if I should love you or hate you for this? What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, right?

Bell is a student by day and a cocktail waitress by night…Dario is a casino owner, the king of Vegas, trapped in a very unconventional marriage… both these characters have a complicated past, but when they meet it is Insta lust that rapidly turns into insta love…. I know Insta love not everybody’s favorite, but it was done well in this book… also it’s funny how you forgive some things in a book… Dario did some pretty stalkerish things that I would find quitecreepy in real life, but for whatever reason they did not bother me in this book…. also whether or not he is cheating on his wife it’s kind of a gray area….

This book really did leave me reeling! What is next? There is just so many directions this book can go in… will justice be done? Will all their secrets be revealed? Will Bell and Dario find a happy ending? It’s Vegas baby! So anything can happen!

Absolutely recommend to fans of a darker spicier read, set in the city of sin…

*** many thanks to Alessandra Torre for my copy of this book ***

Get ready to double down! Berit 💛

Posted in Contemporary Romance, Contemporary Suspense, Psychological, Thriller and Suspense

Shadow of the Forgotten by McKenna Grey and Everly Archard #blogtour #bookreview @InkSlingerPR

Today we have the blog tour for SHADOW OF THE FORGOTTEN by McKenna Grey & Everly Arcard. Check it out and grab your copy today!

 

Title: SHADOW OF THE FORGOTTEN

Author: McKenna Grey & Everly Archard

Genre: Romantic Suspense

 

About Shadow of the Forgotten:

From a quaint and unsuspecting town in northern Maine comes SHADOW OF THE FORGOTTEN, the second book in the Kyndall Family Thrillers, a contemporary romantic suspense series filled with gripping intrigue, riveting romance, and nonstop adventure.

A woman preyed upon by corruption.

Heather York’s investigative career with the U.S. Marshals Service is neither glamorous nor dangerous, but when she’s thrust to the precipice of an unexpected threat, she has no choice but to wonder if she was meant to be collateral damage or the intended victim.

A man who won’t abandon her.

At a luxury lakeside lodge in Maine, Jordan Kyndall’s plans to celebrate the wedding of his college roommate go awry before the happy couple has a chance to say “I do.” Jordan anticipated a good time with old friends. Instead, he stumbles upon a gruesome scene in the picturesque woods of the woman whose lifeless body unexpectedly stirs his protective nature.

An obsession that could destroy them both.

As the threat against them grows and the questions multiply, they’ll have to trust each other—and their feelings—if they’re going to survive.

Get Your Copy Today:

Shadow of the Forgotten – Book Two

Kindle ~ Paperback

Catch up on the Series:

Blade of Death – short prequel

Amazon | iBooks | B&N | Kobo | Google Play | Smashwords

The Dragon’s Staircase – Book One

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Shadow of the Forgotten book trailer:

 

About McKenna Grey & Everly Archard:

McKenna Grey is the contemporary alter-ego of an award-winning historical romance and western author. Never one to limit her imagination, she ventured into the realm of contemporary romantic suspense and thrillers where she blends touches of romance with gripping adventure and mystery. She also writes sweet contemporary stories to break up the murder and mayhem. Visit www.mckennagrey.com to learn more.

Connect with McKenna Grey:

Website | Facebook |Amazon | YouTube | BookBub

 

Everly Archard is the pseudonym of an award-winning paranormal and fantasy romance author. Her passion for romance with an edge led her to explore the world of romantic suspense. Visit www.everlyarchard.com to learn more.

Connect with Everyly Archard:

Website | Email

 

Enter the Giveaway:

Review

4 suspenseful stars🌟🌟🌟🌟

This is a romantic suspense that is heavier on the suspense then the romance…. as a fan of the thriller/suspense genre this was not a problem for me at all…. however if you are picking this book up for the romance it really does take a backseat to the thrills….

Jordan and Heather meet at a friends wedding in Maine…. there is an initial strong attraction, but soon after their meeting people start getting killed…. is the true target of the killer really Heather?

This is where my one major problem with the book comes in…. Jordan has known Heather for fewer than 24 hours and yet he is willing to risk the life of himself and his family for her…. really? I mean Jordan seems like a great guy and his family is awesome, but this was slightly implausible to me….. however this isn’t necessarily all that uncommon in books, so I decided to go with it….

So now Heather is in danger and Jordan is determined to protect her at all costs…. but why is this killer so fascinated with her, is it related to her job? And if so who is behind it? There were some definite intense moments in this book, and really towards the end I could not wait to find out what was really going on….. and as an avid psychological thriller reader of course I was twisting it a little more than it needed to be twisted, but the ending was interesting and satisfying…..

My favorite part about this book was the relationship between Jordan and his siblings… loved how there they were for one another….. would absolutely read another story in this series…. especially if it were about Owen… would like to know more about him….

*** thank you to the author for gifting me with a copy of this book ***

Prepare to be Twisted,

Berit

Bad Mommy

Bad Mommy

Bad Mommy by Tarryn Fisher

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 WTF Stars

Blurb

When Fig Coxbury buys a house on West Barrett Street, it’s not because she likes the neighborhood, or even because she likes the house. It’s because everything she desires is next door: The husband, the child, and the life that belongs to someone else.

Review

Ok, lets just get this out of the way first, I freaking LOVE Tarryn Fisher, I have a MAHOOSIVE girl crush on her, I mean have you seen her?
She is not only absolutely gorgeous, she also writes about the most f@*ked up characters ever.

If you haven’t read any of her books then don’t delay, she is truly gifted, start with her Love Me With Lies series, and you’ll be hooked, she is the epitome of an Anti HEA.

Right, lets get to this book!

Written in 3 POV’s this little story is certainly not sweet, it is a rough, ready little mind f*@k!

Fig Coxbury moves into a new house, to start a new life, and she certainly does that, she looks through the window and sees a little girl playing in the garden, she then sees the perfect couple next door, and decides that she wants that, not a perfect life, she actually wants THAT family! She wants the husband, and the little girl, so she sets out to get it.

Think of a couple of movies from years ago, remember Single White Female and Fatal Attraction? Great, now times that sucker by 5 and this is what you get.

You will not be in Kansas anymore Toto, you will think you have everything pegged in your little mind, and then BOOM, Tarryn throws in a curve ball or another WTF moment and you will be back to square 1.

Who is the bad guy?
How can 3 people be so bat sh*t crazy?

I can’t (and won’t) go into too much detail about this one as it needs to be read blind. Don’t read too many reviews, but do read this one people, I can not big this one up enough.

Jump on the crazy train and pack enough WTF’s to last you the full journey………you’re going to need them 😱

Enjoy,

Vicci