J. D. Robb, Indulgence in Death

J. D. Robb, Indulgence in Death

Series: In Death, 38 My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars Another good partnership with Eve and Roarke. The story started out well with a short visit to Ireland to visit family. I had hoped they’d stay on there a bit and enjoy their time there. I certainly enjoy Eve’s attitude about sheep and cows! That girl just cracks me up! All too soon, however, we were back in New York where this particular title was very well fulfilled. What a load of a#$h&les! How people can think like this! Did enjoy the bit of insight into how those AutoChefs are stocked. I want two…with the stocking taken care of! And I’d like to have a better idea how Eve’s new wrist unit works, dang it. On the negative side, this story felt a bit under the weather. Things are going too smooth for the two of them. Or maybe I just missed having more interaction with Summerset, Maxie??, and Nadine… View all my reviews

Posted January 21, 2011 by Kathy Davie in / 0 Comments

Ridley Pearson, In Harm’s Way

Ridley Pearson, In Harm’s Way

Series: Walt Fleming, 4 My rating: 2 of 5 stars I was disappointed with In Harm’s Way. It felt disjointed and disconnected. A lot of good things happened in spite of the murder and mayhem. Progress was made on several fronts: Walt’s storming over Fiona’s ramparts, Gail and Tommy both wondering how they got where they did, a new friend off whom to bounce ideas (I suspect this new character will be appearing in future installments), and the beginning of a new relationship between Walt and Tommy…surprisingly. Possibly a new perspective with his father. Taking more time for his daughters. I did enjoy the tracking sequences. What an incredible skill to have! And, in spite of all this, I felt as though we went nowhere…I’m suspecting because all the tension has gone out… View all my reviews

Posted January 20, 2011 by Kathy Davie in / 0 Comments

Carl Hiaasen, Flush

Carl Hiaasen, Flush

My rating: 3 of 5 stars A bit of baking ingenuity and a whole lotta flushes later, the Underwoods manage to bring an environmental polluter to account only to lose their final triumph to a wholly unexpected ally. A typical Hiaasen story with fun, quirky individuals and an environmental cause in the Florida Keys. View all my reviews

Posted January 19, 2011 by Kathy Davie in / 0 Comments

Colleen Gleason, Rest Falls Away

Colleen Gleason, Rest Falls Away

Series: Gardenlla Vampire Chronicles, 1 My rating: 2.5 of 5 stars I didn’t care for how she has Victoria deal with Phillip…I like my happy endings! She keeps whining on and on about how she can’t possibly tell him about her “destiny”. How does she think she’s going to keep up with evading and lying to him? And, she’s surprised when he tells her he wants babies with her? Well, duh… Well, I’m hoping the smexybooks is right about this series. I’ll try the next one but… View all my reviews

Posted January 19, 2011 by Kathy Davie in / 0 Comments

Barbara Hamilton,Ninth Daughter

Barbara Hamilton,Ninth Daughter

Series: Abigail Adams, 1 My rating: 4 of 5 stars Took forever before I realized why the title…and so very appropriate it was too on two levels. Abigail herself, a ninth daughter of Eve who goes poking her nose into things that don’t concern her. And Abigail’s time period, the 1760s, when religion was the be-all and end-all of everyone’s world. A fascinating mystery set by Hamilton incorporating as primary characters, the Sons of Liberty and their families showing us the real personalities living the fight for freedom from English royal tyranny. Hamilton does a lovely job of portraying the mores, culture, style, and passion of the time bringing the dry facts we learned in History class to life in a very unexpected manner. It appears that Abigail Adams (Mrs. John Adams) is the primary heroine, no surprise there, with a heart of gold and a nose (or need!) for fighting injustice. In Ninth Daughter she stands up to Sam Adams’ obsession with nothing interfering with the goals of the Sons even if it means allowing a murderer to run free by asserting that finding her missing friend is part and parcel of what their common goals are all about—justice […]

Posted January 16, 2011 by Kathy Davie in / 0 Comments

Shiloh Walker, A Wish, a Kiss, a Dream

Shiloh Walker, A Wish, a Kiss, a Dream

Series: Cowboys and Captives, 2 (Cowboy and the Thief)               Dreams, 4 (Paying Up) My rating: 3 of 5 stars The title is very appropriate for this collection of stories and, wonder of wonder, the stories don’t feel contrived to fit within their theme of Valentine’s Day romances. Shiloh Walker’s Djinn’s Wish is a sweet variant on the djinn who wants his freedom but is willing to give it up for love. After many years of yearning for freedom, Tam encounters Katlin Dixon, a painter of soaring promise whose career was cut short by a car accident that stole her sight. Mary Wine’s Paying Up has an unexpected tight military bent when Chris reconnects with Major Shane Jacobs, a black ops soldier stiff in every way. Seems Major Shane hasn’t gotten over her appeal after he and his men rescued her and a friend from a kidnapping gone wrong. It’s Valentine’s weekend when the major returns to claim what he considers his. Lora Leigh’s Cowboy and the Thief was obviously run up in a hurry. It does bring in a bit of the mythical with its Wolf’s Head torque and the dreams unknowingly shared […]

Posted January 15, 2011 by Kathy Davie in / 0 Comments