Feb 7, 2018

Book Review: Kiss Kiss Bang

Six-foot-two and ripped...with superior computer skills, Josef “Joey” Clad is not your typical ex-Marine. The co-owner of Iron-Clad securities is 100% Alpha male, but under his muscular physique, he's the best hacker in Miami who specializes in running Iron-Clad's cyber ops. The perfect skill set for their new client who is getting threatening emails, a client who he definitely wants to get to know better. Much better.

Single mom, widow, Olivia Monroe has exceptional dreams that she refuses to let go of. Fifteen years ago, she left her broken home in New York City and never looked back. Now a dark horse candidate for Florida governor, she's not looking for a relationship. Even with the hot guy who sweeps in and saves her computer the night before a big speech. Her hero has trouble written all over him. Joey is too handsome, too funny, too confident, and way too hard to resist.

Too bad he's now her bodyguard.

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The men of Iron-Clad Security are definitely eye candy and it sure doesn't hurt that they are all extremely intelligent.  Joey is no exception.  He is pretty laid back unless someone threatens someone that he is hired to protect or someone that he cares about.

Olivia is trying to run a clean race against the current governor who doesn't appear to care about anything but padding his pockets.  When she starts getting threatening emails and damage to her property, she is rather glad that her computer had broken down in the first place.

KISS KISS BANG is the third book this series that I have thoroughly enjoyed.  It stands quite nicely on its own merits though I do recommend the whole series. The plot is tight with the tension ratcheting up slowly until you are sitting on the edge of your seat.  The dialogue is witting and some of the scenes are flat out amusing.  Another thing that I appreciated with this book is how the sexual tension is allowed to build quite nicely before there is any relief.

I do recommend this book to any of my readers who like a good romantic suspense especially one that delves into the dirty world of politics.  Joey is worth drooling over and Olivia is a good example of a single mother trying to juggle her daughter, her job, and finding time for Joey.

*** I received this book at no charge from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.  All opinions expressed within are my own.
Jan 25, 2018


  • It’s amazing what a difference that a good pillow can make. I have a new mattress, well less than a year old, with a fluffy memory foam mattress topper but I would still wake up sore. I tried out a few pillows last year and couldn’t find one that was comfortable after a few days. I have been using my latest for about a week and still waking up without all pain. If I still love it in a month, I am going to get a couple more and stash them away. Guess that is one advantage to owning my home. I have attic space. 
  • Why am I hearing birds outside tweeting in January?  And people say that climate change isn’t real. 
  • Book Review: Beasts of Extraordinary CIrcumstance

    Orphaned, raised by wolves, and the proud owner of a horned pig named Merlin, Weylyn Grey knew he wasn’t like other people. But when he single-handedly stopped that tornado on a stormy Christmas day in Oklahoma, he realized just how different he actually was.

    That tornado was the first of many strange events that seem to follow Weylyn from town to town, although he doesn’t like to take credit. As amazing as these powers may appear, they tend to manifest themselves at inopportune times and places. From freak storms to trees that appear to grow over night, Weylyn’s unique abilities are a curiosity at best and at worst, a danger to himself and the woman he loves. But Mary doesn’t care. Since Weylyn saved her from an angry wolf on her eleventh birthday, she’s known that a relationship with him isn’t without its risks, but as anyone who’s met Weylyn will tell you, once he wanders into your life, you’ll wish he’d never leave.

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    This book is one of those that is hard to categorize.  It's a love story overall but there is so much more to it.  Weylyn is a man with a large heart and special gifts.  He has the ability to control the weather and to talk to the animals.  Now those would be great gifts except for the fact that he doesn't always control those gifts so he can be a dangerous man to be around.

    This story is told by the people whose lives have been touched by Weylyn.  We see a man with a high IQ who would like to fit in but he can't quite squirm into that round hole.  Everyone loves and welcomes him into their homes but they are quite accustomed to him disappearing for years.  We see the difficulties he can cause as well as how he enriches the lives of those who love him.

    I found BEASTS OF EXTRAORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCE confusing at first because I do like books that will fit nicely into a genre.  It didn't take long however before I was swept away.  I want to give huge kudos to debut author Ruth Emmie Lang for writing such a quirky and engaging novel.  I do recommend it to any of my readers who are looking for a delightful and unusual story.

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