Arlena Dean

Biography

I am married to William for over 43 Years
We have 3 Children - two boys and one girl
11 Grands - 6 girls and 5 boys

I have been an Avon Rep for over 32 years where I specialize in Direct Online Sales.
You are able to find me at:
www.youravon.com/arlenadean

But most of all I love God because I know without
him in my life I would be nothing!

I am thankful for being able to live my life,
being happy and at peace with it all.

But most of all I just want to Thank My God for everything!

Please visit my blog: http://arlenasbookreviews-arlenadean.blogspot.com/

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Books

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Smashwords book reviews by Arlena Dean

  • Music of the Gods on Feb. 25, 2012

    Music of the Gods By Richard Schiver was really rich and definitely a good read. That thought of be careful what you ask...really applies here in this story...I agree with the Ebook description...so often we don't realize what we have until we've lost it! I am sure that will be your thoughts after this read. Good job! I really enjoyed this quick and well written novel.
  • The Jinson Twins, Science Detectives, and The Mystery of Echo Lake on Feb. 26, 2012

    This was a wonderful story. I enjoyed it from the start till the end. I believe any young person as well as an adult would like this read!
  • Catch on Feb. 26, 2012

    This was indeed a wonderful read. I enjoyed it!
  • For the Sake of Amelia - Tormented on March 10, 2012
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    I really enjoyed "For the Sake of Amelia-Tormented" By Valerie Bowen. Truly Ms. Bowen loves having excitement and supsense in her book. This novel was definitley a page-tuner. The characters were very good in this novel: Amelia, Ray, Tracy, Mark, Kyle and Mr. Ben Sullivan only to name a few. I found the book a real page turner.. wanting to know just what happened to Amelia? Will Kyle and Amelia ever be together? I guess we will have to get the next novel to find out!
  • Faerie Wishes on March 21, 2012
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    Review: "Faerie Wishes" by Valerie Bowen was a cute and sweet romantic fantasy read. I really enjoyed this storytelling by Ms. Bowen. Talia Saturnfrost was a fae and had dreams of living among the humans....becoming a human. After Talia meets and falls in love with Cayden (who was a human) she decides that this is what she wants and that is to leave her forest home and live with the human...Cayden. Her best friend Juniper was not for her doing this...but Talia had her own ideas on this matter and she wanted this dream to become a reality for her. So,just how this all turns out you will have to pick up this novel. But I will let you know that sometimes what you ask for may not be the best of you...as in this story. Sometimes some wishes can even almost kill you. The characters in this story were outstanding.. For there was Tailia, Cayden, Juniper, Deaghan, Thorn, Arielle, Haleigh and Samuel. The author did a wonderful job in her storytelling of "Faerie Wishes." There were some twist and turns that were interesting... especially toward the end. Will Talia and Cayden live happy ever after or will there be someone who will comes into this story and presents issues between them? Again you will have to read and find out for yourself. It will be worth the read to find out just how this 'wish' does turn out. "Faerie Wishes" was a short, sweet fantasy romance that I did enjoy and I think if you are into fantasy you will like this good read.
  • After Dinner Mint & Other Stories on April 08, 2012

    After Dinner Mint & Other Stores by Amanda Lawerence Aluverigne was of five short stories with each ending very strangely or differently than what you would have thought would have happened. Each of these stories were definitely eye catcher using vivid imagination .... leaving you sometime breathless to finish the read..... and to say I didn't or did see that coming. These were a good short read.
  • Project Moses - An Enzo Lee Mystery Thriller on April 15, 2012

    "Project Moses" by Robert B. Lowe was a very good mystery, romance and thriller read. The novel had my attention from the very beginning to the end. There were times I was laughing and even crying at some point. The story was a very believable and detailed. I found it very easy to keep up with all that was going on and it really moved fast for being a very lengthy novel.This was loaded with plenty of action and definitely a page turner! The main hero Enzo Lee was a heck of a reporter and hooking up with the heroine.... Sarah Armstrong who was a lawyer.... and with the rest of the marvelous characters this was some story that was very well written. This storyline was mainly (Enzo and Sarah)two people who hunted and got hunted,... murders, lots of secrets in the government coverup and still being able to get the truth out before the time ran out for them. Truly, bringing down the CEO (Graylock) of the AgriGenics Co. was really some work. "Project Moses" dealt with a science dealing the some gene being divided helping the food number and then this entering into the some technology that would get rid of certain crops and animals. "Project Moses" will leave you thinking that this author must had some backgound in law and reporting because he created a well thought out novel and I would defintely recommend to all mystery and thriller readers. I thought it was a excellect read.
  • Have a Nice Weekend on April 24, 2012

    Author: Ian Ellis Published By: Night Publishing, Smashwords Edition Age Recommend: Adult Reviewed By: Arlena Dean Rating: 4 our of 5 Blog Review For: Librarything Review: "Have a Nice Weekend" by Ian Ellis was indeed an interesting realistic fiction read definitely from the male viewpoint. This novel is a very emotional excursion and the wows of this marriage of Will and Abi. Just who was right and or wrong in this union will have one really why do we left things get to this situation? In this novel be ready for some humor, and much sadness. The characters were really off the chart...Mr. Petal..the racist and then his best friend Andy...who ended up with ? Will who was generally a lonely person...quirky''..had a boring job that he hated...And then there is Abi... Will's wife....always wanting more out of life..than Will wanted. He just wants a simple life....There is a dinner party that was so funny that you will only have to read "Have a Nice Weekend" to check it out! After reading and thinking about this novel it is one that can be related to in more ways that one. I saw that it wasn't very easy not to take sides of these two people. You could see that the D word was definitely in the making. You will ask yourself just how could this have happen...even after being warned. I especially enjoyed the ending in that Will finally makes some progress in dealing with a divorce, his children, Andy and looking forward to changing his life for the better. The author did a fantastic and wonderful job with this novel going from the past to the present keeping the reader wanting to know what was to come next. For anyone who has loved and lost this good read "Have A Nice Weekend" would be for you.
  • Dark Genesis (The Darkling Trilogy, Book 1) on April 25, 2012

    Author: A.D. Koboah Published By: Berkley Age Recommend: Adult Reviewed By: Arlena Dean Raven Rating: 5 Blog Review For: Librarything Review: "Dark Genesis" by A.D. Koboah was indeed a interesting read for me. I am a African American and I am very careful of my reads with any 'slaves' however, the book cover caught my attention and I thought I would see just what "Dark Genesis" was about. This novel dealt with the story of Luna who was a beautiful slave with supernatural powers...having the gift of the second site, that had been through so much....taken from her mom, then be served up to two masters (Henry & John) then taken away by Avery (demon). This was very appealing to see this love affair blossom with Luna and this demon who had suffered for so long.... but he could read her thoughts...then he leaves and Luna goes and looks for him...and found him by the lake..was she falling in lovewith Avery... a 'walking aberration.' Teaching her to read, rid Julia (horse) and shoot a gun. Oh my what a story!....Avery left her with a gold chain, farmhouse and even ...Dembi,,,,now you will have to pick up this novel ..."Dark Genesis" and get all of this well written story. The characters were a real lively group ....Luna, Jupiter(Dembi), Father Geoffrey, Mama Akosua, Ebenezer, Mr.Walker, Matthew, Zila, and Avery, Lina... and a few others I have left out. The author really knew how to keep the reader interested in the read because each chapter got even more engaging in its twist and many turns. After reading "Dark Genesis" I thought it was a novel that I could recommend as a good read.
  • Fateful Waters on April 28, 2012

    Fateful Waters Author: Jackie Anton Published By: J. A. Age Recommended: Adult Reviewed By: Arlena Dean Raven Rating: 4 Blog Reviewed For: Librarything Review: "Fateful Waters" by Jackie Anton was a romantic cowboy story. The novel is of two young friends Melinda Potter and Alexandra(Lexi)Parker who had gone across country from Ohio to Texas so that Melinda could see her boyfriend(David). The story is centered about what happens to Melinda and Lexie as this travel takes off for a stormy ride..... Fateful Water in a few words..... For Melinda... it is heartbreaking for her to really find out about her 'Romeo'....for Lexi....wow....driving in a rain storm.... FATEFUL WATERS....... the cattle in the road....her accident that left Lexi wondering ... just who is Mrs. Ross?....the hospital stay...working for Cutter.....back at hometown in Ohio.. Skip....with mom and grandma... a real marriage....Now Mr. and Mrs. Cutter Ross ....... now back in the 'drought-sticken state of Texas' at the Rock R........the puppies....the beat down of Marie, the housekeeper.. house invaded...by David Decker.....hospital again....now the little on(son)....another marriage coming up? You will simply have to pick up the wonderful romance "Fateful Waters" to find out just how it all comes together. The End.... The novel was really fun to read because it kept you turning the pages till the end you were at the end. The author went in great detail in letting the reader know just what was happening every single step of the novel at (the ranches, Lexi's mom place, the park, the dinner out .... dancing and even hospital visits. The characters and there were many that really held your attention: Melinda, Lexi, (Mrs. Ross) Cutter, David, Jim, Marie, Patrick, mom(Eve), grandma, Nurse Thacker, Dr. Callahan, Pete, Benson, Booker and I know I have left out a few others but you will get all of them in this read. I really enjoyed this cowboy novel of "Fateful Waters" and if you are in for a little romance and humor ..... will the guy get the girl?.... then this novel would be a good read for you. Jacki Anton....Thank you for having me read your book! I really enjoyed it.
  • Playing Harry on July 10, 2012

    Author: Nick Wastnage Published By: Smashwords Age Recommend: Adult Reviewed By: Arlena Dean Raven Rating: 5 Review: "Playing Harrying" by Nick Wastnage was indeed at good mystery read. I was kept seating on the edge of my seat...quickly turning the ages until I was finished with this wonderful read. Be ready for a action packed read that will have you waiting for the next twist and turn because there will be many for "Playing Harry." Being a senior journalist working for 'The Morning Times was what Harry loved. However, problems came.... and he had been found not guilty of a trumped- up charge...and that is how this story starts. The author was able to keep the reader very interested in what was going on....the death of his brother...sister-in-law... all comes together in a violent international conspiracy that will only leave you saying WoW! The characters were simply off the chart....good.....here are a few...Harry Fingle, Philip Stacey, Amie Lue, Richard Morecombe, Kate Fisher, Gary Lester, Jimmy, Ed James, Alex Goad, Clair & Joe Fingle, John Edwards, Dave, Jackie, Boris, Natasha, Scott Reynolds, Paul Thompson, Jill Fellows, Sheila Robinson, Mirman Rodriquez and I am sure I have left out someone. All of these characters had their certain amount of flavor(even the bad) that truly added a plus to this excellent read to find out how. Now to find out more you will simply have to pick up "Playing Harry" to find out. If you are in for a good mystery with corruption, conspiracy, drugs, lost love, grief and more.... you are at the right place for "Playing Harry" and I would recommend this novel as a excellent read for you.
  • Playing Harry on July 10, 2012

    Author: Nick Wastnage Published By: Smashwords Age Recommend: Adult Reviewed By: Arlena Dean Raven Rating: 5 Review: "Playing Harrying" by Nick Wastnage was indeed at good mystery read. I was kept seating on the edge of my seat...quickly turning the ages until I was finished with this wonderful read. Be ready for a action packed read that will have you waiting for the next twist and turn because there will be many for "Playing Harry." Being a senior journalist working for 'The Morning Times was what Harry loved. However, problems came.... and he had been found not guilty of a trumped- up charge...and that is how this story starts. The author was able to keep the reader very interested in what was going on....the death of his brother...sister-in-law... all comes together in a violent international conspiracy that will only leave you saying WoW! The characters were simply off the chart....good.....here are a few...Harry Fingle, Philip Stacey, Amie Lue, Richard Morecombe, Kate Fisher, Gary Lester, Jimmy, Ed James, Alex Goad, Clair & Joe Fingle, John Edwards, Dave, Jackie, Boris, Natasha, Scott Reynolds, Paul Thompson, Jill Fellows, Sheila Robinson, Mirman Rodriquez and I am sure I have left out someone. All of these characters had their certain amount of flavor(even the bad) that truly added a plus to this excellent read to find out how. Now to find out more you will simply have to pick up "Playing Harry" to find out. If you are in for a good mystery with corruption, conspiracy, drugs, lost love, grief and more.... you are at the right place for "Playing Harry" and I would recommend this novel as a excellent read for you.
  • 59 Hours on Aug. 05, 2012

    Author: R.E. Schobernd Published By: R.E. Schobernd at Swashwords Age Recommended: Adult Reviewed By: Arlena Dean Rating: 5 Blog For: GMTA Review: "59 Hours by R. E. Schobernd was a good short thriller that left you saying "OMG" I did not see that coming. I read this very fast definitely not putting this one down until the end (25 minutes). For Frances...all she wanted to love... from her mother and then Michael...it seems like Frances thought she had found someone to care about her after leaving her mothers place...after showing up at her cousin's (Mikey) place...where he wasn't present but there was Michael Smith (a friend of Mikey) who was showing Frances love and kindness...only was this for real? Now, this is the time that I say you must pick up "59 Hours" to find out just what is going on. Has Frances found love and how does murder and bank robbing fix into all of this? I like the way the author presented this short story because it really turned out differently from my thought pattern and that ending...Wow! For a quick short thriller I would recommend "59 Hours" to you as a good read.
  • Dance Me To The End Of Time on Aug. 09, 2012

    This was a beautiful imaginative, sensual dance that will go on till the end of time. This author wrote this short story in a very interesting way ... the storyline will certainly "Dance Me To The End of Time" for some time.
  • The Crush on Jan. 18, 2013

    Author: Tracy James Jones Published By: Smashwords Age Recommended: YA-Adult Reviewed By: Arlena Dean Rating: 5 Review: This was a beautifully written read by Tracy James Jones that only 'she' can give to us the reader. "The Crush" can only be summed up by the one word for me ....'TOUCH' that started at a early childhood age and is still there through HS and even now at the 10 year class reunion. These were definitely awesome feelings of a 'lifetime' never to be forgotten. I was able to relate to this short story that made me even think back to that time in my own life. "The Crush" was such a sweet short story that has been very well told in just a few words by a amazing author Tracy James Jones... Thank you!
  • Hunter (The Silver Series Book 6) on Feb. 01, 2013

    Author: Cheree Alsop Published By: C. A. Age Recommended: Adult Reviewed By: Arlena Dean Blog For: GMTA Rating: 5 Review: "Hunter" by Cheree Alsop was a well written read. "Hunter" was the sixth book of the Silver Series of Dray Dawson who was one some hero in this read.This hero who thought he was all along meets up with Gem Hawthorne...then a wild pack of werewolf's show up too and the story really takes the reader on a action packed read, with many twist and turns. How will Dray be able to protect his family, friends and the town of 'Thistle?' Well, this is where I say you must pick up this excellent read "Hunter" to see all the what, where, how and why of it all and meet up with those wonderful wolf protectors ...Jaze, Jet, Kaynan and Vance and that is all I have to say about that other than you must pick up this read. The characters were all very well developed that kept me reading and I didn't put it down until the last word. What I enjoyed about "Hunter" was every time I thought I knew which way this story was going this author would come in a completely change it directing it totally in another direction. However, in the end you will be given a story that shows just how this hero will "find the courage to step into the unknown" that will change his life forever. Would I recommend "Hunter?"... I will only see YES!
  • The Vullens' Curse on April 25, 2013

    Author: Natasha House Published by: N.H. Age Recommended: Adult Reviewed By: Arlena Dean Series #1 Rating: 5 Review: "The Vullens' Curse" by Natasha House was a good fantasy read that was enjoyable and was the first in this series. This fantasy is of a creature named 'Jade' that could actually 'boil your blood.' The characters are so magical that truly take you on some ride through this read. We will see how "King Lowen's wife, Gal'adril, has fallen under the spell of a disease with no cure. He will stop at nothing to restore her, even it that means capturing death deadly creature, the Vullen." From the read will will find out of the Vullens ability to sing a song that will kill you, With these Vullens not being able to leave their village, however until a mother wants to free her daughter and will pay whatever it takes to do so. Get ready for a interesting read. The characters are all simply off the chart...well developed and so captivating...only keeping you on the edge of your seat. I like these name Otsana, Wolfinic, Fressa, Skaka, Sage, Asha, Deilia, Elder Glon, King Lowen, Stelane, 'Cheeks,' Queen Gal'adryl, Beclyn, Nahor, Klour, Natli, and Gusha to name a few. Now,if you have pick up this excellent read, you will be left wondering if Deilia is able to help King Lowen steal a baby Wolfinic which will be coming up in the next series. If you are a fantasy reader and love 'Seers, Deities, strange blood thirsty creatures' you have come to the right place...for "The Vullens' Curse" would be recommended to you as as excellent read. Very well done to this author Ms. Natasha House. I will be looking forward to the next series.
  • BFF and the Secret Santa on May 21, 2013

    By: Amanda Lawrence Auverigne Published By: A.L.A Age Recommended: Adult Reviewed By: Arlena Dean Rating: 4 Review: "BBF and the Secret Santa by Amanda L. Auverigne was interesting read with intriguing and captivating characters. We find that Lydia has just ended a relationship with Lucas and even the betrayal of someone she had called a friend. Lydia with much help from her 'best friends' is able to 'make it through tough times and wow... what surprises came from it. There will be many twist from the read with emotions simply off the chart. It is easy to get lost in the read because there seems to be a lots going on with her best friends...Karen and Amber. This will be a journey of Lydia 'through the life of college and growing up.'Be ready for a novel that starts slowly will pick up and give the reader a unexpected twist that will leave you saying wow...really? To get the real picture to what all is going on in the read you must pick up "BFF and the Secret Santa" to find out where the author will take you to the end and you may be surprised because I was! If you are looking for a good fantasy with some horror and romance you have come to the right place and I would recommend this read for you.
  • Phantasy on Nov. 23, 2013

    Title: Phantasy Author: Marlowe Sr. Published: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform Age Recommended: Adult Reviewed By: Arlena Dean Rating: 4 Review: "Phantasy" by Marlowe Sr was some read of realism or illusion...oh it's just a fantasy. Wow what a interesting read that his author has put together for the reader and it's in first person. It was quite interesting how the main character begins to write and creates a fantasy world after being dumped by his girlfriend. ... creating a destructive powerful monster that can only be defeated my using some sort of 'supernatural powers.' This author really worked his magic with such creativity with bringing to the reader a unique read of 'heart and soul' with a 'vivid imagination. There will be some parts of the book ...well some difficult words and it was good to see the author did give the reader a glossary with some notes to help understand "Phantasy." I found that the characters were well defined and well rounded only giving the reader a interesting fantasy read. I found "Phantasy" was written well with a unique plot once you get into the story finding it hard to put down. If you are looking for a read of a different journey of escapism ...if only for a little while... I would recommend this read for you.
  • The Common Ground on March 02, 2014

    Title: The Common Ground Author: Noa Daniels Publisher: N.D. Reviewed By: Arlena Dean Rating: 4 Review: "The Common Ground" by Noa Daniels was some wonderful poetic journal of this author's "Written thoughts are the avenues into the souls of others, connecting points which provide a common ground of similar experiences, feelings, or discussions.' This author has all of this 'mirrored up for the reader to see their own reflection...captured into poetry.' I loved how this author was able to present this poetry for the 'young girl to the mature adulthood.' Be ready because this poetry will 'explore the human emotions such as: pain, joy, death, love, hate, life. Here are a few that I really enjoyed: Woman: ..."Lord, where is Adam? Feeling All Right! ..."and the feeling is feeling all right." I'd Try for you...I'll give myself, my heart, my life, my love to you. Weatherman..."Baby you change like the weather" Wrap Your Arms around Me..."Trust me, darling, cause it's true...All I ever need is you." Remember..."I wonder, what you remember ...I cannot separate myself from you. Can you remember? I'll Get the Message..."Please forgive me for calling, please forgive me for coming by." Lady...The Night goes by slowly; she continue to weep. The light is still burning as she drifts off to sleep. The cold wind is blowing, a warm heart grows numb. If you survive the winter, the spring will surely come." and Acceptance..."I am no angel, he is not saint. We still love each other in spite of what "we ain't." These and many more of these author's poetry can be found from the read of "The Common Ground" that I would recommend to you as a good read. I found that there are some that are different but there is little bit for everyone to think on as you are reading though this well written poems.
  • Mitchell Parker's Anniversary Gift on April 15, 2014

    Title: Mitchell Parker's Anniversary Gift Author: Jane Oldaker Publisher: Smashwords Edition Reviewed By: Arlena Dean Rating: 5 Review: "Mitchell Parker's Anniversary" by Jane Oldaker was another short read by this author. To truly understand this read I would definitely say you should read 'Northing Ventured' to get a little more about this story. As the story starts it is of a Mr. Parker where we find him waiting at a fancy restaurant for his wife's 40th anniversary. Mr. Parker has purchased a lovely piece of jewelry that he knew his wife would love having. As you read thorough this story we will see characters such as Molly Malone and her boyfriend Paul from 'Nothing Ventured.' The story will flash back and forth to day when Parker's wife Eileen were courting and as we listen to Parker's private thoughts of how much he still loves his wife which was a 'everlasting love.' Now this story gets a little more interesting toward the end with a twist that this author as presented to the reader. Now, I don't want to tell any more but want you to pick up this short read to see for yourself how this author brings it all out to the reader. This was very cleverly done by this author. Would I recommend this novel? Yes, it is a good interesting read.
  • A Day at the Office or The Bastard on April 15, 2014

    Title: A Day at the Office or The Bastard Author: Jane Oldaker Publisher: Smashwords Edition Reviewed By: Arlena Dean Rating: 5 Review: "A Day at the Office or The Bastard" by Jane Oldaker was a short sweet read of this lady's day...'before, during and after work.' This entertaining read was of a woman who wants 'a day with her husband but gets a a day at the office instead with the Bastard.' It was indeed humorous at the end how this author puts in a twist. Wow, she gets to finally come home late due to having to work late ...however, upon arriving home late dinner is ready and guess who is there with a hug and a cooked meal? Wow, what a surprise ending!
  • A House Without Windows on July 10, 2014

    Title: A House Without Windows Author: Stevie Turner Publisher: S.T. Reviewed By: Arlena Dean Rating: 4 Review: "A House Without Windows" by Stevie Turner.... What is this novel about? "Newly-pregnant Dr Beth Nichols had no idea she was being stalked by ex-patient Edwin Evans as she made her way home one evening after a late shift. After being anaesthetized she woke up in Edwin’s basement, held against her will, and eventually giving birth there without medical help. The story is written from different perspectives; from Beth’s 9 year old daughter Amy who is born in captivity, from Beth herself, now pregnant with Edwin’s baby, from her fiancée Liam, and 16 years later from her son Joss and his father Edwin. When Beth escapes, the Press get hold of the story and Beth and Amy have their photo in the newspaper. Liam (who has made another life for himself back in his homeland of Canada with his new partner Patty and their son Toby) is shocked to see the photo, thinking Beth had been murdered years before. Liam must make the difficult choice of either meeting up with Beth again and getting to know his daughter, or staying where he is in Toronto. The story then runs ahead to the point where Joss finds out who his real father is, now a patient in a secure mental hospital. Joss wants to get to know him, and makes a journey against his mother’s wishes to see his real father. However, the much-anticipated meeting does not go quite to plan; Edwin still seems obsessed with Beth, and Joss feels unloved and unwanted. He makes the mistake of telling Edwin where the family are living, and when Edwin is eventually released he comes looking to claim Beth back again, the only woman he has ever loved." What I got from the read.... Wow, this was really some read that this author presented involving some many characters with such a story that in the end was well blended together giving the reader a well written read. It is my understanding that there was a real story taken from events that had happened in Lambeth London dealing with three women that had been held captive for thirty some years. This author in his novel "A House Without Windows" really did some research to give the readers a inside version of what happened to Dr. Beth Nichols, her daughter and son, Joss, her former boyfriend Liam and Edwin Evans. Be prepared for a read that is full of complexed emotions, physical and psychological issues as this author details a little of it all. "A House Without Windows" will be hard to put down once you start reading it because it will keep your attention from the start to the finish. I don't want to give any of this story away other than to say pick up this good read to see how this author brings this story line all out. Believe me, it will be some read. If you a in for a good drama, thriller, and mystery then I would recommend this novel to you.
  • Ride to Restoration on July 21, 2014

    Title: Ride to Restoration (Ride Series Book 2 Author: D. J. Wilson Publisher: Riscatto Publishing Series: Ride Series Book 2 Reviewed By: Arlena Dean Rating: 5 Review: "Ride to Restoration" by D.J. Wilson.... What was this novel about? "In this second book, D learns that paying it forward is not without costs, toss in Candi Parker, the girl of D’s dreams gone rogue, along with vivacious Victoria Lawson, attorney at law, who willingly steps in to fill Candi’s thong, and D’s hilarious misadventures continue across Canada. Reality sets in and the bullets begin to fly just two days after he returns to the states. D sends Victoria away to keep her out of harm’s way, before tackling his real life demons, aka A.J. Standford, the Ponzi scheming banker who has a bounty on D’s head, and Candi’s extended family, the Gambinos, who will profit from his demise. The romantic side of the story poses multiple questions: Will D settle for Victoria after being royally screwed by Candi or will his feelings for Candi propel him back into her life and the crime family’s ongoing chaos? Will Candi take back her sleazy ex-husband Joseph or will she somehow manage to break with her powerful family and come crawling back to D’s loving arms? With all of this going on, there’s bound to be hell to pay sooner rather than later. Like momma always said, “When you play with fire, you’re gonna get burned.” What I liked from this novel.... First of all I will say I think it is best to read 'Ride to Redemption' book one of this author's novels before reading this one because it will explain a lots that continues on in this read 'paying it forward" 'Ride to Restoration.' Get ready for a read with a little bit of it all and you will have to keep up with it because it is easy to get lost especially who is who? This author uses a lots of narratives along with some subconscious thoughts of the different characters. The chapters will jump around from one area to another as this author will lead you on a long ride as we visit with Candice, Joseph, Victoria, and D(Jon David). Be ready for a journey of steamy sex scenes, traveling...riding the motorcycle, romance, hunts, bantering between them and even beautiful scenery described in this read as you will 'play it forward' throughout the read. So, will we learn what is going on with "that diamond story that's flooding the news channels that was making instant millionaires to so many people?" How will V come out of all of this mess he has gotten himself in...with Candi and V? Be prepared for a long read because this author will not leave anything out in his seventy some chapters. What I also liked from this read... The main and secondary characters were really off the chart... all very interesting, well developed and even believable as the reader gets many sides of them as you read about their present and future. I liked the feeling of being able to seem that you were there with each of them. This was definitely a unique way of deliverance of a read given to us by the author. The are a lots of questions to all of the Ponzi scheming that is brought out in the read. I don't want to give any of this good story away so you will just have to pick up 'Ride to Restoration' to see how this author will bring it all out to the readers. Believe me it will be one interesting ride! Now, I will say a little something about the ending...yes, you will be left having to wait and see what's next in this author's Ride Series... Book 3 'Ride to Retribution.'