JAB44

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  • Pam of Babylon on May 01, 2015

    I didn't enjoy this book about a man having a heart attack and his wife and mistress being informed, both going to the hospital to see him. The man dies and the wife finds out about the mistress. She is OK with the mistress and wants to be friends! The wife, Pam, is completely insane! Then we find out that Pam's sister, Marie, was also in love with the dead guy. Unfortunately, this book was boring and the characters were ridiculous. Nobody would act the way Pam did when she learned about all her husband's issues! I know I should have stopped reading it at some point but I just can't seem to leave a task unfinished so I read the whole book.
  • Not Without You on Aug. 11, 2015

    Lisa is researching a toad that is near extinction in the Rockie Mountains. She doesn't know that there is a killer who is in the mountains and following her. Walsh is a Marine who served in Afghanistan and is now living alone in the mountains looking for peace and quiet. When he sees Lisa and the person following her, he knows he has to protect her. Walsh was a good character who was very capable of living alone in the mountains and looking out for people as all Marines are. I couldn't connect with Lisa though and found her hard to relate to. She was so intent on researching the toads that the rest of the world disappeared. She was an environmentalist that went way too far in not leaving a human footprint in the wilderness and not eating meat or killing an animal even though it was going to kill her. She was very capable but foolish at the same time. I guess because I didn't think much of Lisa, I couldn't see what Walsh liked about her. The descriptions of the mountains were extremely well written. The vivid descriptions painted wonderful pictures of the beautiful but difficult terrain. The suspense of what the killer would do next and the romantic feelings between Lisa and Walsh kept my interest. Please note I received a complementary copy of this book from Inspired Kathy in exchange for my honest review.
  • The Crazy Girl's Handbook on Feb. 21, 2016

    I loved this book! I laughed so hard I was shaking at the mishaps that Greenly went through. The writing was so well done that I felt I was a friend to Greenly, going through her life with her. I liked all the characters, not just Greenly. There was single dad Roman (Greenly's love interest), his 7 year old son, Sammy who was just too cute, Greenly's over-protective sister, Lydia and Roman's ex-wife, Jen who all played big parts in this story. I can't forget Greenly's nephews because one of them was the main reason for the laughs at the beginning of the story. Even though there were a lot of funny things happening throughout this book, it wasn't all chuckles. When Greenly realizes she has a stalker, things get serious. If you like romantic comedy you don't want to miss this book.
  • Daddy, M.D. on March 27, 2016

    I loved this book! It starts out with little 5 year old Spike walking into a doctor's office saying his tonsils fell out. Yes, FELL out. He knew he could get ice cream if he lost his tonsils so having then fall out seemed like a good idea to him. The doctor was Pediatrician Chad Markham who didn't fall for the boy's plan and took him home. There he met the boy's Aunt Jill who was in the process of adopting Spike. Sparks flew between this pair but not good sparks at first. This is a well written fun story with some sad parts in it too. It was sad that Spike lost his parents but there were so many funny parts that made it easy to enjoy. Like the Mall Santas, fun animal scenes and Spike himself was so funny and cute as most 5 year olds are. I was so glad I won this book in a Harlequin Junkie giveaway because I've always loved Jacqueline Diamond's books.
  • Feel The Heat on Aug. 11, 2016

    Francy Cordaro rescued Alex Templeton when she was fighting a fire in his office building. When they actually meet later there is instant attraction between them. She doesn't want a relationship because when Francy was a child her mother left her family because she couldn't handle her husband's dangerous job as a firefighter. Francy loves her job and doesn't want to give it up but also doesn't want the man she loves to live in fear that she may get hurt. So no relationships for her. Francy and Alex agree to be friends. Let's see how that works for them. This book very clearly shows how dangerous it is to be a firefighter but also how hard it is on their families. It's quite an eye opener. When I saw this was about a female firefighter I wanted to read it right away. I liked the twist of a woman firefighter with the man being the worrier. All the characters were likable. I'd like to know more about the members on Francy's team. What a surprise when Francy's mother comes back. That's a story in itself. Please note I won Feel the Heat in a giveaway.