Jan 16, 2018

Trees





I know that it is strange to be thinking about trees in the middle of January but I live where they stay green pretty much all year.  Aw the wonders of Washington state. Still since it is winter, I decided to have my leaves be silver gray in hopes of a bit of snow. 




And a pair of earrings to tie an outfit together. 

Book Review: Storm Crossed




Heir to a noble fae house, Trahern is forced to watch helplessly as his twin brother is cruelly changed into a grim—a death dog—as punishment for falling in love with the wrong person. Trahern doesn’t believe love exists, but he will do anything to keep his brother alive—even join the Wild Hunt and ride the night skies of the human world.

Lissy Santiago-Callahan believes in love but has no time for it. She’s busy juggling her career as an academic and her home life as a single mom to a young son with Asperger’s. Her hectic life in sleepy eastern Washington is made even more chaotic with the sudden arrival of a demanding fae and his unusual “dog.”

Mortal and immortal have nothing in common, and the attraction between Lissy and Trahern surprises them both. But when their desire places Lissy and her child in the path of a deadly faery feud, will the connection last, or will their separate worlds prove too great a divide?


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First off, this is the forth book in the Grim Series and I came into this series without reading the first books.  This book stands very well on its own.  I am wanting to pick up the first three now but do not stress if you haven't read them yet.

I very much enjoyed STORM CROSSED.  It is the first fantasy that has an autistic child and actually addresses some of their issues along with the solutions being put into place to address them.  I have some very good friends that have autistic children who would find it amusing to see a realistic portrayal in a fantasy book.   

As you can tell, I just loved the characters.  The author should also get kudos for how well she did in her world building.  I grew up around Walla Walla and I was able to recognize it from the descriptions.

If you are looking for an enjoyable urban fantasy then be sure to pick up STORM CROSSED!  I highly recommend it to my readers.

*** 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 10, 2018

Book Review: The Wife Between Us




A novel of suspense that explores the complexities of marriage and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love.
When you read this book, you will make many assumptions.  You will assume you are reading about a jealous wife and her obsession with her replacement.  You will assume you are reading about a woman about to enter a new marriage with the man she loves.  You will assume the first wife was a disaster and that the husband was well rid of her.You will assume you know the motives, the history, the anatomy of the relationships.


Assume nothing.


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I love to read physiological thrillers even though I am usually able to figure out just what is going on rather quickly.  I just enjoy seeing how people's minds can twist and bend their reality.  However in THE WIFE BETWEEN US there were so many turns coming out of left field that I wasn't able to peg exactly what was really happening.  Heck there were so many twists that I plan on reading this book again hoping that I will be able to pinpoint them since I know the conclusion.

I do have to say that THE WIFE BETWEEN US is one of the best thrillers that I have had a chance to read in a long time.  I would recommend it to any of my friends and readers who enjoy books that will keep them glued to the edge of their seats.  The fact that this is a debut novel simply blows me away.  Get this book!  You will not regret it.

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