Oct 23, 2017

Book Review: Dead Girls Can't Lie

Best friends tell each other the truth – don't they?

When North Stone's best friend Kelly Orton is found hanging lifeless in a tree, North knows for certain it wasn't suicide. Kelly had everything to live for – a loving boyfriend, a happy life, and most importantly of all, Kelly would never leave North all by herself.

The girls have been friends since childhood, devoted to each other, soul sisters, or at least that's what North has always believed. But did Kelly feel the same way, or was she keeping secrets from her 'best friend' – deadly secrets...

When the police refuse to take North's suspicions seriously, she sets out to investigate for herself. But her search soon takes her to a glamorous world with a seedy underbelly, and before long North is out of her depth and getting ever closer to danger. Determined to find the truth, she soon wishes that dead girls could lie, because the truth is too painful to believe...

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DEAD GIRLS CAN'T LIE is a different type of mystery.  It starts off rather slowly and more then once, I considered setting it aside.  I am really glad that I didn't however because North grows on you.

North has had issues in the past when her parents disappeared.  Heck she still has issues but has managed to pull everything together until Kelly hung herself.  She just knows that there is NO way that Kelly would have been out jogging and decide to kill herself.  The police won't listen to her so North decides to do her own investigation.

I ended up really enjoying  DEAD GIRLS CAN'T LIE once I started to relate to North.  She is a good example of what one person can accomplish without the assistance of authorities or even Kelly's boyfriend. I think that my readers who enjoy British mysteries would like this book.  Just be prepared for a slow beginning. 

*** I received this book at no charge from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.  All opinions expressed within are my own.

Oct 17, 2017

Book Review: The Chase

Will she risk it all for a priceless desire?

A rising star in one of London's top art investigation firms, Zara Leighton's talent for seeing deep into paintings is in her blood. She's chosen to help track down Icon, an enigmatic international art thief whose heists are methodical, daring, baffling. To Zara the case is maddening—bordering on an obsession.

She finds distraction in the chiseled form of top-shelf client Tobias Wilder, a magnetic American billionaire who demands her expertise, her discretion—and her secrecy. Wilder doesn't ask questions. He gives orders. His gaze alone ignites her deepest fantasies. And his touch…

The sudden whirl of exclusive exhibitions and decadent parties that Wilder introduces her to is a potent aphrodisiac. But surrender soon becomes tinged with suspicion. Is Zara's tryst with Wilder the real thing…or just a convincing forgery?

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I was really looking forward to this book as I love mysteries and romantic suspense.  I did find a bit of both in this book however the pace was rather slow.  After all, you have to time for all the sex scenes that this book introduces the reader too.  In my opinion, this book could do with more plot and less sex.  I also found errors in the book that should have been caught by the editor even though spell check would let them by.

I do suggest that my readers pass this book by if they are looking for a romantic suspense.  On the other hand, if you are looking for a book that really turns up the heat then THE CHASE is perfect.

*** I received this book at no charge from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.  All opinions expressed within are my own.

Oct 13, 2017

Book Review: Dirty Deeds

No dirty deed goes unnoticed in a seductive game of cat and mouse. But for Alec and Gaige, the wrong move could get them killed.

Alec Drummond didn’t make his billions by playing nice—or by playing much at all. When it comes to pleasure, Alec only has time for whatever is quick and easy, which is exactly what he gets from his company’s hot new computer genius. But Gaige Owens isn’t some pushover. He pushes back, and it’s giving Alec a rush. The question is, could Gaige be the one who’s leaking trade secrets? Just to be safe, Alec keeps him close at hand . . . night and day.

Gaige never thought he’d roll over for a man like Alec again, but who could resist sex this mind-blowing? Then there’s the draw of Alec’s mysterious side: his cutthroat ambition, his covert CIA connections, and the murder in his past. For Gaige, a deeper look proves an irresistible temptation. But when Gaige and Alec are stripped of their defenses by an unseen danger, everything they don’t know could bring them closer together—or tear them apart. Only one thing is certain: Before it’s all over, someone’s going down.

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I really enjoyed DIRTY DEEDS.  It is filled with hot men, intrigue, government agencies with letters in their name and lots of hot sex.   The pacing is tight even around all the twists and turns.  There is also a lot of character growth especially in Alec.

Readers are also given the chance to check back on characters that have appeared in earlier books by Ms. Dimon.  It was great to see Seth and to know that his relationship is still working out.  The Drummond brothers also appeared in earlier books and I was so glad to see that Alec was given his own book.

That being said, I did find some content errors that might very well have been corrected in the final version.  That I can't say as I was given a review arc to read.  These errors did pull me out of the story as I tried to puzzle them out.  I doubt if they were bother a lot of people but they tend to drive me nuts.  

I do think that my readers would enjoy DIRTY DEEDS but I do want to give a gentle warning that there is a lot explicit sex between men so if you have any objections to that, avoid this book.  On the same vein if your son or daughter wants to read it, be sure that you check it out first.

*** I received this book at no charge from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.  All opinions expressed within are my own.