Book: A Taste Fur Murder
Series: Whiskey, Tango & Foxtrot Mystery #1
Author: Dixie Lyle
Page Count: 352
Published: St. Martin’s Paperbacks, February 25, 2014
Well, hello, new series that I will follow closely until the very end. I picked up this book for the fun pun of the title, and the pretty blue cover, and of course, the fact that the plot was an interesting one with a lot of promise, and let me tell you, sometimes, it is okay to judge a book by its cover and its title.
For those of you who want me to skip the fangirling and go straight to the point, let me introduce you to Deidre ‘Foxtrot’ Lancaster. She’s the executive assistant of one eccentric rich boss, Zelda ‘ZZ’ Zoransky. Life in the Zoransky estate can be described in one word as ‘chaos’. I would’ve liked to say I exaggerated, but if I were in Foxtrot’s shoes, well, I would’ve had a blast. But also been very tired. She deals with many different guests and their sometimes unusual demands, almost every kind of animal ZZ wishes to adopt, from cats and dogs to big, bad and ugly. She has to manage the household, arrange for all that’s needed for the big estate. And lately, more responsibility, this time in the supernatural variety, falls on her shoulders too. Oh, and her workplace is near an animal graveyard which requires her immediate attention and savior abilities.
Book: By Proxy
Series: Heart Of Montana #1
Author: Katy Regnery
Page Count: 165
Published: Boroughs Publishing Group, September, 2013
Source: Own Library
I’ve had this book on my shelf for a while, and to be honest, for its Christmastime setting, I was keeping it for warmer weather, to remind me of days when I could wear more layers than my skin. However, I couldn’t wait any longer, and squeezed it right in.
Katy Regnery’s debut novel, By Proxy, tells the story of two people who stand in as proxies for their loved ones in order for them to get married. Jenny comes in for her best friend Ingrid, and Sam, for his cousin Kristian. And while they do their good deed for Ingrid and Kristian, they realize they might just have found what they didn’t even know they were looking for. Well, at least it was the case for Sam. He’s a city boy through and through- even though we didn’t get to see that part of him for a big chunk of the book. Parties and one night stands in the big city, he wants to get it over with and go back home. Jenny, on the other hand, is a classic small town girl. She’s extremely shy, loving and giving to the point of ignoring her own wishes.
They both had their faults in dealing with their unexpected budding romance, I’ll give you that, but in the end they were able to realize those mistakes and compromise.
Book: Catching Heat
Series: Feeling The Heat #3
Author: Alison Packard
Page Count: 267
Published: Carina Press, February 10, 2014
When I realized there was going to be yet another installment to Alison Packard’s Feeling The Heat series, I have to say I was ecstatic. I read the previous book, The Winning Season, completely by chance, simply because I liked the idea of a book about baseball players. And, okay, yes, because I loved the cover. But it turned out to be a good romance with real characters. So, you can imagine me jumping at the chance for this next book.
This time we’re with J.T. and Angie, friends of the previous couple whose possible happy ever after was hinted in The Winning Season. Although the hero is a baseball player, the book doesn’t spend much time on the field. As opposed to Matt, hero of the previous book whose main storyline was about him settling into his new team, J.T.’s main storyline lies in the ups and downs of his relationship with Angie, and the fact that together they have to deal with an unexpected pregnancy.
Book: Once In A Lifetime
Series: Lucky Harbor #9
Author: Jill Shalvis
Page Count: 368
Published: Grand Central Publishing, February 18, 2014
I’ve been a Lucky Harbor regular for some time now. Ever since a few of my friends have recommended this series to me, I’ve been restlessly waiting for the next book, and the next one, and the next one. For those of you who are familiar with the series and its colorful residents, I’ll say I’m as fascinated and involved with it as Lucille is with her gossip. Yep. That’s just about how much I love these books, their tough as nails women and the small town hotties who fall for them.
Which brings me to Aubrey and Ben. The couple whose book I’ve been dying to read ever since their appearance in firefighter Jack and pastry chef Leah’s book. I gotta say, Jack got me at firefighter and Leah with the pastry thing-because let’s face it, who doesn’t like them? But Ben and Aubrey? They became serious competition for my most beloved couples in the series.
Book: Grave Destinations
Series: Grave #2
Author: Lori Sjoberg
Page Count: 203
Published: eKensington, January 2, 2014
It’s not often I wish I could give a book a rating higher than the highest. While, and after reading this book though, I really really wished I could.
Grave Destinations takes us back to the world of reapers, and this time we’re with Ruby, the flirty no-strings-attached redhead, and the man of mystery Jack Deverell.
When I read a book, I usually take notes on the side of the things I either liked or disliked about it. It helps me remember all that I want to say about the book, but in this case I couldn’t bring myself to leave the story long enough to scribble a few words aside. I absolutely loved Ruby and Jack’s story. It was full of mystery and action and sexy romance that had me curse my current single state.