Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Looking for something to read while on quarantine?

I have read some fun books that I haven't posted.....  If you are looking for something new to read while you are staying at home, I have a few suggestions! 

Out by NightOut by Night by Brett Cain
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source:  Received to Review
Genre: LDS Suspense

Book Description Frank Sawyer is a wanderer, thriving on the adventure of hitchhiking with no thought for where he’ll end up. His untethered ways have landed him in some perilous situations, and after his recent involvement in solving a deadly mystery, he’s ready to hit the open road to visit his former mission companions on a whim. When he arrives in a small California town, Sawyer finds himself in the midst of what seems to be a rash of runaway teenagers. But with his outsider’s perspective, he senses something sinister in the disappearances of these small-town girls . . .

Unable to resist helping, Sawyer spends his time getting to know the townspeople and becoming acquainted with local law enforcement—namely, the lovely Deputy Melanie Clark. Together, Sawyer and Melanie follow a baffling trail of clues that lead to a disturbing conclusion: the girls didn’t run away. They were taken. With no distractractions and nothing to lose, Sawyer will stop at nothing to find the missing girls and see justice done. But his enemies will do anything to end his involvement in the investigation.

My thoughts: Sawyer is not about to back down to a good fight or to help another person. He happened to be in the "right place at the right time" to assist law enforcement in locating a missing girl. The suspense grows as more girls go missing.

I really enjoyed this book. The suspense and mystery grow and Sawyer and Melanie race to follow the clues to find the missing girls. The book alludes to whom the "bad guys" are, but you do not know for certain until the very end. There were a few surprises thrown in there.

The book also contains a little bit of romance. The MC is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and contains some religious content.

Online Purchase Links:

Amazon * Barnes & Noble * Deseret Book

 PitfallPitfall by Clair M. Poulson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Received to Review
Genre: LDS Suspense

Book Description:  Fifteen-year-old Sparky Graves has been plagued by adversity all his life. Orphaned as a baby, he has been raised in a home where his adoptive brother Kal can do no wrong and Sparky is blamed for every misdeed. The reality, however, is that Kal is a cruel and manipulative bully whose escalating torment leaves Sparky with no choice: he has to run away.
After hitchhiking cross-country, Sparky finds a safe haven in the unlikeliest of places. On a dusty roadside in Southern Utah, the young man is taken in by Alfred Briggs, an elderly widower in desperate need of a farmhand. The two soon form an unbreakable bond, and for the first time, Sparky feels hope—until his past catches up with him. There has been a murder in his hometown, and thanks to his brother, Sparky has been named the prime suspect. With his photograph all over the news and a manhunt underway, Sparky must rely on the help of his new friend and a young lady who has also come to help Alfred as he fights to prove his innocence and free himself from the grasp of his malevolent brother once and for all.

My thoughts: This book is intense! Right from the beginning, a tale is told about two brothers, one is a good boy who gets blamed for things he didn't do. The other is a manipulative evil boy. The magnitude of hate grows as the book progresses.

I loved two of the private investigators. They really propelled the story even though it was about the relationship between Sparky and Kal. They were both honest and fair and were not only investigating for a paycheck.

If you enjoy suspense, you may want to give this one a try.

This book contains religious elements. It also contains non-graphic violence.

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 Romancing the Rake (Brotherhood of the Black Tartan Book 2)Romancing the Rake by Nichole Van
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source:  I purchased this one!
Genre: Regency Romance

Book Description:  Lady Sophronia Sorrow considers herself an unlikely heroine. Why, just her name alone proves this. Sophronia Sorrow sounds like a girl from a gothic penny novel—the foolish miss who falls prey to a rake and becomes an object lesson for the true heroine to avoid. No, despite her mawkish name, Sophie refuses to spend her life invisible and unwanted, relegated to the margin of the text. Despite her eccentric, bluestocking ways, there must be a place where she is wanted. If only she could uncover the identity of her natural father, perhaps she would belong there?

But one thing Sophie knows for sure—unlike that foolhardy miss in a novel, she will not succumb to a rake. No matter how thoroughly the rakish Lord Rafe Gilbert may tempt her.

Lord Rafe Gilbert longs for freedom—freedom from his controlling father, freedom to live his life as he chooses. He knows playing the rake keeps his autocratic father in check, but Rafe longs to determine his own destiny. Case in point, he fell in love with Lady Sophie years ago, but his father’s threats and his mother’s health prevent him from pursuing Lady Sophie in earnest. So when Fate thrusts Sophie into his path, Rafe knows he must turn her away and distance himself. But doing the right thing has never been so impossibly difficult.

Sophie and Rafe soon find themselves on a journey together from London to a castle in the Scottish Highlands. Along the way, can two kindred souls heal from past hurts and seize a second chance to write a love story of their own?

My thoughts: This book was a little different from the last one in the series. It has some serious issues that it addresses. One of the biggest that jumped out at me is what makes a father? There is also a lack of women's rights during the time period.

The romance will make you laugh, cry, and angry. I am so glad that I read this book and look forward to the next installment.

Available for Kindle Unlimited!

Saving the Billionaire's Daughter (Jackson Hole Firefighter #1)Saving the Billionaire's Daughter by Jennifer Youngblood
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: Received to Review

Book Description:  From bestselling author Jennifer Youngblood comes a touching and tender romance that introduces the Jackson Hole Firefighter romance series.

When billionaire Judd Hoffman agrees to give the keynote address at his high school reunion, he never expects to reconnect with beautiful and illustrious Whitney Fox, his high school crush. Sparks fly, opening the door to a promise of a lasting relationship.

However, trouble with Judd’s teenage daughter and an unexpected tragedy may cause Judd to lose everything he holds dear.

My thoughts:  This book was a quick and easy read that satisfied my desire for a clean romance.

Judd agrees to speak at his high school class reunion. He has made a name for himself in the business field and is hesitant to stand up in front of his former classmates. He is also dealing with a rebellious and entitled teenage daughter.

This book is about second chances. Judd has the good fortune to be seated next to his high-school crush. She is single and he is single. Yes, it is the ideal situation for him. He gets to see if there is a spark of interest in each of their parts.

With all of his challenges, he is a great guy with a level head on his shoulders. I enjoyed reading about his and Whitney's story. I look forward to reading the other books coming out in the series.

Available for Kindle Unlimited

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