October 2012 Archive

Never Trust a Pretty Wolf

by: Elaine Cantrell

Published: May 29th 2012 by Astraea Press

ASIN: B0088346GK

From Goodreads: Liesel Wolf has a secret, a dangerous secret she’ll go to any lengths to conceal. When she’s paired in a charity game with sexy marshal Andy Bryce, a man with secrets of his own, her carefully constructed world comes crashing down, and Liesel’s on a collision course with her past.

I really liked this story. There was a lot of action and I thought the idea for this story was really interesting. I’d never heard of geocaching before, so it was pretty cool to get to read a little bit about it. I also liked this story because the characters had a lot of depth to them. I like background stories that are interesting and help shape who the character is. I felt like both Liesel and Andy were richly developed characters and I enjoyed watching them work everything out. I did have some issues toward the end of the story when I felt like they should have been happy together and somehow still weren’t, but they won be over in the end. I liked that the action and romance mixed together very well and that everything came together very well in the end. I would recommend this story to romantic suspense lovers. There’s never a dull moment and this romance isn’t one that’s basically love at first sight… which can get very annoying in a romance novel. I liked that these characters really had to find what they loved in the other one. 🙂

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The Sanctuary

by: Cara Cooper

Pages: 187

Published: June 11, 2012 by Astraea Press

From Amazon: City lawyer Kimberley is forced to take over an animal sanctuary left to her in a will. The Sanctuary, a Victorian house overlooking the sea, draws Kimberley under its spell.

The same cannot be said for her husband Scott, whose dedication to his work threatens their relationship. When Kimberley comes to the aid of handsome, brooding widower Zach Coen and his troubled daughter, she could possibly help them. But will she risk endangering her marriage in the process?

 

This was an absolutely wonderful story. Everything about it made me feel like I could go out and do something to improve my life. I really enjoy stories like this that make you feel inspired. I wanted to go out and start taking care of animals even though that’s really not something I would have ever seen myself doing before! 🙂 I felt like I was in Kimberley’s shoes and I could feel how the stress of everything else in her life was weighing down on her. This story was short and I read it in one sitting, but it was definitely worth the read. If you’re looking for something that you can read to escape your own life for a while and something that will make you feel better and more inspired to go out and do the things you want to do, then pick this book up. At first I was worried about the fact that Zach and Kimberley were married… and thought that maybe they would break up and that would leave a bad taste in my mouth in spite of the happy ending. But don’t worry, it’s nothing like that. I would definitely recommend this book for anyone looking for something sweet and quick to read. I’d love to read more by this author. 🙂

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