Monday, February 29, 2016

Always Watching #1 by Lynette Eason

Book Description

The bodyguards of Elite Guardians Agency have more than just skill and prowess in common--they're also all women. When it becomes clear that popular psychiatrist and radio personality Wade Savage has a stalker, his father secretly hires Elite Guardians in order to protect his son.

But when Wade's bodyguard is attacked and nearly killed, agency owner Olivia Edwards must step in and fill the gap. Olivia's skills are about to be tested to the limit as Wade's stalker moves from leaving innocent gifts at his door to threatening those closest to him. Olivia has the feeling that she's next on the list. And to complicate things even further, she realizes that her heart may be in as much danger as her client.

My Review

Get ready to hold onto your seats ladies and gents! When I saw this book coming out, I thought, "this sounds good, intriguing. I think I'll give it a try!" Now if you know me at all, I don't usually go for these kind of books. Not that they don't sound good, but usually I put them to the side in my "when-I'm-in-the-mood-for-that-kind" pile. This was my first time picking up one of Lynette Eason's book.


From the first page I was, "this is good." But the more I read the more I realized it wasn't simply good, I was HOOKED. What I loved about the book most was it was that the romance element was not it's primary focus. Don't get me wrong, I love a good love story but sometimes mixing romance in an action adventure such as this can come off very cliche! 


It has just the right dose of romance without distracting from the plot, the stalker! I shudder thinking about that character. Good grief! This book was well written and kept me turning the pages. And I really loved how Lynette was able to incorporate Christianity into the whole thing too. It was natural, nothing felt pushed or cliche in the least!

This novel turned out better than I expected and I CANNOT WAIT to read the next one! (yes, there is another one coming out!!!)

I give this book a 5 out of 5! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for this honest and unbiased review as part Revell's blogging for book program.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Falling Like Snowflakes by Denise Hunter

Book Description

Eden Martelli is too busy fleeing the clutches of danger to realize she’s running straight into the arms of a new love.
Speeding north through rural Maine, Eden Martelli wonders how her life came to this—on the run with her mute five-year-old son dozing fitfully in the passenger seat. When a breakdown leaves them stranded in Summer Harbor, Eden has no choice but to stay put through Christmas . . . even though they have no place to lay their heads.
Beau Callahan is a habitual problem solver—for other people anyway. He left the sheriff’s department to take over his family’s Christmas tree farm, but he’s still haunted by the loss of his parents and struggling to handle his first Christmas alone.
When Eden shows up looking for work just as Beau’s feisty aunt gets out of the hospital, Beau thinks he’s finally caught a break. Eden is competent and dedicated—if a little guarded—and a knockout to boot. But, as he soon finds out, she also comes with a boatload of secrets.
Eden has been through too much to trust her heart to another man, but Beau is impossible to resist, and the feeling seems to be mutual. As Christmas Eve approaches, Eden’s past catches up to her.
Beau will go to the ends of the earth to keep her safe. But who’s going to protect his heart from a woman who can’t seem to trust again?

My Review

I can't tell you how much I have come to love Denise Hunter's stories and how I am always excited to start a new adventure with her! The start of her Summer Harbor series was not a disappoint! As each of Denise Hunter's books go, they are always filled with fantastic, lovable, and relatable characters!

The camaraderie that Beau and his brothers, and the people of Summer Harbor, shared warmed my insides to the core. But I think I related most to Eden/Kate. That it was not her fear of trusting other people but of trusting herself. After the emotional trauma she endured, she lost her self worth, her identity and she couldn't trust that she wouldn't lose herself again. I have felt, still struggle feeling that way at times. But the lesson being learned is that that fear can keep God's greatest gifts from us!

The story was exciting, almost thrilling at some points, and perfect for the cool winter months. I can't wait to read the next two novels!

I give this book a 5 out of 5!

I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for this honest and unbiased review as part Thomas Nelson’s blogging for book program.