by Kathy Davie If Looks Could Chill by Nina Bruhns Series: Passion for Danger, 2 My rating: 4 of 5 stars Second in the Passion for Danger romantic suspense series. Not quite sure where the title comes in but I certainly enjoyed the story! Continues the patriotic, slightly erotic adventures of the men of STORM with their penchant for falling in love with women encountered in the course of their duties. In this case, they have a missing doctor to find before the terrorists win. Such a treat to read about an operational team that understands humanity and honor as opposed to the government black ops teams they work with and against. View all my reviews
Corruption is all around Jill Kismet as she looks into a suspicious “suicide”, and Kismet has no idea who she can trust. Her city is in danger, and each lead only draws her deeper.
Prostitutes are being eviscerated and an ancient evil looms. There’s a chance Jill Kismet will get her revenge…or die.
by Kathy Davie Death in the Devil’s Acre by Anne Perry Series: Charlotte and Thomas Pitt, 7 My rating: 4 of 5 stars Seventh in the Charlotte & Thomas Pitt historical mystery series set in Victorian England and revolving around Thomas Pitt, a cop, and his inquisitive wife, Charlotte. Whoa…very surprising ending. I’m still not quite sure of the details and I suspect I need the next book in line…actually, I think I’m still rather shocked… Supposedly unrelated men are being murdered in an insalubrious neighborhood and its up to Thomas to discover why. Naturally, Charlotte enlists Emily’s help in probing the upper class’ undersides and we meet up with minor characters from previous stories. Very nice understanding of the social requirements of the time period [Victorian] with a particularly poignant relationship between Charlotte and the General. I have hopes for the General; we’ll see if future stories bear out those hopes. View all my reviews
by Kathy Davie Lord of the Silent by Elizabeth Peters Series: Amelia Peabody, 13 My rating: 4 of 5 stars Thirteenth in the Amelia Peabody historical mystery series that revolves around Emerson’s commanding wife, Amelia. I’m starting to wonder if I enjoyed this particular story for itself or because I am so invested in the characters… Lord of the Silent revolves around Ramses and Nefret this time with Emerson and Amelia as the supporting cast as they reel Sethos into the family with the intention of discovering who is taking over the empty role of the Master. While Emerson is deprived of pursuing his beloved digging, he does manage to triumph, archaeologically speaking, in the end. View all my reviews
by Kathy Davie Gabriel’s Horn by Alex Archer Series: Rogue Angel, 13 My rating: 3 of 5 stars Thirteenth in the Rogue Angel urban fantasy series revolving around Annja Creed, an archeologist and TV show host who wields a mythical, mystical sword. Much better than the last one. And a ramping up of the romantic tensions between Garin and Roux. Roux was certainly a surprise! Gabriel’s Horn starts out with a movie stunt gone wrong and quickly segues into Garin’s long-awaited date culminating in an attack on Annja. Poor Annja is under fire (and supported) by all the men in her life along with a new, possibly immortal, cryptic character who needs her help in preventing the end of the world. I really don’t know what Annja would do without the Internet, chat rooms, and email. View all my reviews
by Kathy Davie All She Wants by Jaid Black My rating: 1 of 5 stars Jaid Black‘s “Adam and Evil” was a good plotline with a sudden bit of the Master-submissive but, as per Black’s usual, extremely poorly written. Please god, don’t let me come close to being a writer of her quality. Dominique Adair‘s “Holly” is a cute bit of B&D erotica. Interesting plotline with empathic characters…well, one of them is a bookseller…what can I say… Think of a short, erotic You’ve Got Mail. Shiloh Walker‘s “His Christmas Cara” is an interesting blend of “oh, please” and “well, that’s different”. Walker uses Dickens’ Christmas Carol as her base for waking a selfish millionaire up to what he’s missing in his life, Cara. It’s cute although not up to Walker’s usual standards. View all my reviews
A Ranger at last, Will is the protector of his first fief…and everything goes wrong. A renegade knight, poisoning the royal family, and holding Alyss captive.
by Kathy Davie Every Breath You Take by Judith McNaught Series: Second Opportunities, 4 My rating: 3 of 5 stars Fourth in the Second Opportunities romance series. Interesting blend of the standard romance with a teeny bit of a twist. McNaught writes very well creating empathic characters although this particular story did not pull me in as much as others of hers that I have read. The man, Mitchell, naturally, is rich while the female lead, Kate, is a former social worker who inherits an Irish restaurant. View all my reviews
by Kathy Davie The Soul Stealer by Alex Archer My rating: 1 of 5 stars One of the least interesting of the Rogue Angel urban fantasy series. Feels as though it was written on auto-pilot with all the standard formula: possibly supernatural appearances, a good guy dies, truly evil bad guy, faux and real rescues… The best part was Garin’s appearance at the end. The worst part was how naive and stupid Anja was in this story. View all my reviews