January 2014 Archive

The Caverns

18007393by: Elaine Grant

Pages: 270

Published: May 31st 2013 by Mountain Writer Publishing

ISBN:  9780988333338

From Goodreads: Seventeen years after being convicted of murder, Cade Youngblood returns to his hometown to bury his beloved great uncle. Still the pariah of Cumberland Cove, Tennessee, he faces resentment, fear, and pure hatred from some who believe he is guilty. Cade has more reason than ever to clear his name, but somebody is willing to kill to protect a shocking secret.

When his ex-fiancée, Scottie Youngblood, now a Cumberland Cove police officer, responds to vandalism to Cade’s property, they begin to rekindle their old relationship and attempt to unravel the tangled lies from the past. Scottie joins forces with Cade to solve the mystery of the decades’ old murder. In the process they discover the deception that tore them apart when they were young.

Only one person offers a clue to the past, but somebody is willing to kill to keep that truth buried. And more than one citizen of Cumberland Cove would like to see Cade gone–forever.

 

Those of you that follow my reviews might know that I don’t read many romantic suspenses. And yes, when I do they’re ones that I fell in love with. This one is no exception. This book helped me get through boring days at work. 🙂 I loved the backstory and the way that the two main characters knew each other before. I’m always a sucker for forbidden or former love stories. This novel brought all of that to me. I couldn’t wait to get back to it every time I had to put it down. I thought that Cade was a fantastic hero who was someone I could understand Scottie loving. I felt so bad for him and thought he was a very strong person to be able to get through all of the things that he did. I understood how Scottie felt about everything and I could relate to a lot of her feelings about things. I think that this is a great romantic suspense. Even for people who aren’t necessarily the biggest fan of the genre! If you’re looking for something that will keep you turning the pages then this is for you. You’ll sink into a great story and get lost for a while. What more could a reader ask for? 🙂

Cupcakes:  Romantic SuspenseRomantic SuspenseRomantic SuspenseRomantic SuspenseRomantic Suspense

Buy this from Amazon here: The Caverns (Tennessee Mountain Home Series)

Blood, She Read

17724946by: Sara Hubbard

Pages: 286

Published: April 2013 by Etopia Press

ISBN: 9781939194749

From Goodreads: Petra Maras lives a charmed life, but only in the magical sense. Her absentee father is a criminal, her mother is emotionally dead, and everyone at her new school knows she comes from a family of witches. All she wants is to be normal, but that’s impossible, given her family. And given that she’s psychic. When the police request help with a murder investigation, Petra reluctantly agrees. Which isn’t such a good idea since the prime suspect wants to date her, and she really wants to say yes. Her gut says he’s innocent, but since she can’t get a read on him, she can’t know for sure. And when she discovers he’s been keeping secrets, she wonders if maybe she’s been following her heart instead of her head…

I thought this was a fun YA read. I didn’t really fall in love with it right away. I kinda thought that this was a story I’d heard a bunch of times before. A girl has strange powers that her family doesn’t want her telling people about and there’s a boy at school that she kinda likes but everyone thinks is creepy. There isn’t much that immediately struck me as unique, and I’m not even sure I could tell you what exactly it was about this book that I liked so much. But I did like it. A lot. I’m always looking for YAs where the main character is someone that is relatable as well as someone you can look up to. I think that played a big role in how much I liked it. The characters felt deep and well thought out. The world was a actually very cool and felt different than a lot of YAs with a similar theme. I definitely would recommend this book to fans of the urban fantasy genre and YA. It’s a fun, enjoyable read. 🙂

Cupcakes: Paranormal Urban FantasyParanormal Urban FantasyParanormal Urban FantasyParanormal Urban Fantasy

Buy this from Amazon here: Blood, She Read

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