#BookReview- Two Rereads and a #Suspense makes for a great #reading week

I’m Vaccinated!

Mom and I went for our second vaccination shots on Sunday and came through with flying colors- yay!

Tomorrow is my daughter’s birthday. It’s also the day she goes to see the neurosurgeon. I’m hoping and praying for positive news. The poor kid hasn’t had an easy time of it, she could use a break.

On the homefront, it’s finally back into the mid-twenties and we can move without curling into a sweat-soaked puddle, lol. The garden is coming along great; we should be able to pick grapes soon, and have been eating blueberries for a couple of weeks already. The picture above is a GIGANTIC bee on the flower from a Scarlet runner bean. He must have been an inch long!

For books I read two more off my reread shelf from Susan Elizabeth Phillips and a romantic suspense from Catherine Bybee.

Let’s dive in…

I’m only adding a brief description to each book. Click the covers to learn more.

Pretty, flighty Daisy Devreaux can either go to jail or marry the mystery man her father has chosen for her. Arranged marriages don’t happen in the modern world, so how did the irrepressible Daisy find herself in this fix?

My Review

Daisy Devreaux spirals after her mother’s sudden death and ends up forced into an arranged wedding by her unfeeling father and step-mother. The groom- an uncompromising Russian with no humor.

Thank goodness it was only for six months.

Alex Markov owes his spoiled young bride’s father his life, but that doesn’t mean he’s going to make things easy for the flaky woman he’s been tied to.

Thank goodness it’s not for long.

Alex takes Daisy to a rundown circus where she is forced to learn some tough life lessons, and ends up falling for her handsome husband. Too bad he’s determined not to let love into his life.

Favorite Line

She smelled sweet and expensive, like wildflowers growing in the middle of a jewelry store.

Kiss An Angel- Susan Elizabeth Phillips

While this comes close to a bodice-ripper, I did enjoy the complex relationship between Daisy and Alex. Both carry baggage and must learn to trust before they can learn to love.

I give Kiss An Angel four stars- an entertaining read!

Rating: 4 out of 5.

The girl everybody loves to hate has returned to the town she’d sworn to leave behind forever. 

My Review

Sugar Beth Carey is going back to the town she’d left in the dust and it isn’t going to be easy. Once the belle of Parrish High, Sugar Beth ruled with an arrogance only the most powerful can employ. She dated the hottest guy, had the coolest friends, and belittled anyone- especially that Winnie Davis- that stood in her way.

Now it was all going to come back and bite her in the butt. She had no choice though. Her aunt had died and left her a small carriage house and a painting worth thousands. She needed that money and could handle just about anything to get it.

Winnie Davis- Sugar Beth’s illegitimate half-sister- can’t believe the bane of her childhood has descended on Parrish once again. At least this time, the tables have turned. Winnie is the popular, rich girl and the wife of Sugar Beth’s ex, Ryan. The bitterness runs deep though, threatening to ruin her and Ryan’s thirteen year marriage. Once again, Sugar Beth is at the bottom of everything wrong in Winnie’s life. It’s time to seek a little revenge.

Colin Byrne was once Sugar Beth’s high school english teacher, that is until she tried to ruin him with horrible lies. Now he’s a famous author living in her family house- oh, how the tables have turned. If only he could get over the insane attraction he feels whenever she’s near.

This is the story of revenge, restitution, forgiveness, and love.

Sugar Beth was a spoiled princess, but there were underlying reasons for her cruelty that is cleverly revealed throughout the story. I loved her character!

Ain’t She Sweet is a five star read- One of SEP’s best!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

A former gun for hire and a federal agent find themselves on the right side of love but the wrong end of a bullet in this Richter installment from New York Times bestselling author Catherine Bybee.

Photo by Josh Hild on Pexels.com

My Review

When assassin Olivia jumps into the path of a bullet coming from a drive-by shooter on the Vegas strip, she sets in motion a dangerous string of events that will test the bounds of her relationship with a handsome federal agent.

FBI Agent, Leo Grant has been detailed with security of a key witness in a child prostitution ring, but feels something doesn’t add up with the case. He’s shocked when a young woman he’s in the middle of asking out on a date jumps in front of a bullet meant for him, and feels a sense of responsibility over her loss of memory.

Sent into hiding until the shooter is found, Leo and Olivia draw closer together and explore an attraction neither can deny. Unfortunately danger lies in wait and the action is about to begin!

This is another winner by an amazing author. I give A Thin Disguise four stars- a great action-packed read!

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27 Replies to “#BookReview- Two Rereads and a #Suspense makes for a great #reading week”

  1. Bravo to you and your mom for having both shots! And finger’s crossed for your daughter tomorrow. Sending positive thoughts. Happy reading and writing.

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  2. Yay for you and your mom on being fully vaccinated! I hope your daughter has a fabulous birthday and also gets some answers from her neurosurgeon.

    Wow, those photos are great! So are the reviews. I really like the sound of Kiss and Angel and Ain’t She Sweet.

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    1. Thanks for your kind thoughts, Kymber- we are praying, too.
      All three of these are excellent, but if I had to choose one to recommend, it would be Ain’t She Sweet. Sugar Beth’s character is unforgettable.

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  3. Congrats on the vaccinations, Jacquie. Phew! With this new variant traveling the world, having both shots behind you is awesome. Yay. And I hope your daughter’s appointment leads to some answers. ❤ ❤ ❤
    Thanks for the reviews and recommendations. It sounds like you had a great week of reading. Enjoy the cooler weather!

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    1. Thank you, Diana. I’m relieved to have the vaccinations over with, now to get hubby to go!
      The waiting for kiddo’s appointment has been hard, but it’s only a few hours away now. Once we know what we’re dealing with we can make a plan of action.
      Hope you’re getting some cooler temps there, too. We haven’t had rain in well over a month, so things are very dry.

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