Book Review ~ The Breakdown by B. A. Paris

Book: The Breakdown

Author: B. A. Paris

Genre: Psychological Thriller

Release: St. Martin’s Press | July 18, 2017

Source: Publisher

If you can’t trust yourself, who can you trust?

Cass is having a hard time since the night she saw the car in the woods, on the winding rural road, in the middle of a downpour, with the woman sitting inside—the woman who was killed. She’s been trying to put the crime out of her mind; what could she have done, really? It’s a dangerous road to be on in the middle of a storm. Her husband would be furious if he knew she’d broken her promise not to take that shortcut home. And she probably would only have been hurt herself if she’d stopped.

But since then, she’s been forgetting every little thing: where she left the car, if she took her pills, the alarm code, why she ordered a pram when she doesn’t have a baby.

The only thing she can’t forget is that woman, the woman she might have saved, and the terrible nagging guilt.

Or the silent calls she’s receiving, or the feeling that someone’s watching her…

I know a lot of people already heard of this author by her previous work, but for me, this happened to be the first time I read B. A. Paris. I think it’s safe to say right now that it won’t be my last. A very engaging narration and story line that hooked me from the first page.

I don’t know how familiar you are with stories like this one, or how close you come to cracking your brain trying to come up with theories as you read along, but whatever your poison, this will be an enjoyable read. Though I admit it lacked the shock value for me, it still was an entertaining story. The narration, for one, was intriguing because you never know whether what Cass is going through is real or it’s a figment of her overactive imagination due to the guilt and stress she’s experiencing.

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Review~ Kiss of The Betrayer by Boone Brux

KissOfTheBetrayerBook: Kiss of The Betrayer

Series: Bringer And The Bane #2

Author: Boone Brux

Format: e-book

Page Count: 400

Published: Entangled Select, 2012

Source: Own Library

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Oh how I love it when the womanizer falls in love. Even though we haven’t much seen the hero actually womanizing anyone, we know his type, it’s been mentioned by almost everyone and then he meets a woman who not only seems like she’s not swayed by his obvious gorgeous looks, but also like she very much wants him dead. Hmm. Can you feel the sparks of chemistry from just these few lines?

Our hero is yet another Bringer, Luc, who’s reluctant in both his abilities and his worth as a Bringer. Jade, our heroine, agrees. For reasons yet unknown to us, she wants him dead and though she tries hard, and I admit she really tries, she can’t quite manage it, and before she knows it, he saves her life. Now, what’s a gal to do?

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Review~ Shield of Fire by Boone Brux

ShieldOfFireBook: Shield of Fire

Series: Bringer And The Bane #1

Author: Boone Brux

Format: e-book

Page Count: 320

Published: Entangled Publishing,LLC, 2011

Source: Own Library

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As much fun as it is reading about vampires and shifters, apparently reading about demons can be just the same. They all have their dark sides, sure, but the word demon is enough to tip the scales in favor of evil. And the demons in these books, well, I guess they are the bad guys- they’re called the Bane– but that’s okay because we have our heroes and heroines to fight against them. Such as Rhys. He’s a Bringer, the eternal enemy and destroyer of the demons called the Bane. His specialty among the Bringers is Shield, and you can guess what that means as the name is pretty self explanatory. One faithful night, he saves a clueless young woman, Ravyn, from the clutches of yet another Bane, and starts the story for us hungry readers. Ravyn is a woman who grew up in a monastery with almost no contact whatsoever with the outside world so when I say she’s clueless, I mean she’s really clueless. She thinks the Bane is just a bed time scary story, and the Bringers are just a legend. Boy, is she in for a surprise.

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Review~ Bad Idea by Damon Suede

BadIdeaBook: Bad Idea

Series:

Author: Damon Suede

Format: e-book

Page Count: 333

Published: Dreamspinner Press, 2013

Source: Publisher

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Okay, yes, I’ve thought long and hard about this and I’m going to do it. Deciding to read Damon Suede’s book Bad Idea was most definitely not a bad idea. There. I’ve said it. Feel free to leave and never look back but know that I just can’t help with this stuff. I blame my father, it’s his bad pun genes that make me do this.

Joking aside, I loved this book. A good m/m book always excites me just the same as a good historical or paranormal romance because it’s a genre I enjoy, but this book was so much more than just two guys heating up the pages. It was a beautiful romance, a story of a creation by two people who I came to adore.

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Review~ To Please A Lady by Lori Brighton

ToPleaseALadyBook: To Please A Lady

Series: Seduction #3

Author: Lori Brighton

Format: e-book

Page Count: 312

Published: Montlake Romance, 2013

Source: Publisher

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So, as much as I love the dark and brooding, as evident from this book, the sweet and gentle can also be sexy. The third and final book in Lori Brighton’s Seduction series tells the story of James, the always loyal member of Lady Lavender’s brothel for women, and Eleanor, the unfortunate wife looking for passion.

From the very first of these books I knew I loved all three of these men. They were all very different from another yet I was able to find at least one trait about each that enamored me to them. Alex was the rebellious gentleman who spoke to the romantic in me, Gideon was the silent dangerous one who spoke to the naughty in me, and finally James was the sweet caring one who spoke to the good girl in me. I think of all the three of them Gideon might still be my favorite for obvious reasons, but James and Alex also wormed their way up to that land of love of mine for fictional characters.

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