Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Review: The Devil's Daghter by Katee Robert

The Devil's Daughter (Hidden Sins #1) by Katee Robert
Published January 24th 2017 
Publisher:  Montlake Romance

Growing up in a small town isn’t easy, especially when you’re the daughter of a local cult leader. Ten years ago, Eden Collins left Clear Springs, Montana, and never once looked back. But when the bodies of murdered young women surface, their corpses violated and marked with tattoos worn by her mother’s followers, Eden, now an FBI agent, can’t turn a blind eye. To catch the killer, she’s going to have to return to the fold.

Sheriff Zach Owens isn’t comfortable putting Eden in danger, even if she is an elite agent. And he certainly wasn’t expecting to be so attracted to her. As calm and cool as she appears, he knows this can’t be a happy homecoming. Zach wants to protect her—from her mother, the cult, and the evil that lurks behind its locked gates. But Eden is his only key to the tight-lipped group, and she may just be closer to the killer than either one of them suspects…






Intriguing and catching. I couldn't put this book down. I was on the edge of my seat, trying to figure out who was behind the murders.

It's been a while since I read a suspense book, and I feel like The Devil's Daughter was a great choice to get back into the genre.

Eden is an FBI agent now, but she grew up in a small town. Actually she grew up inside a cult her mother started. And now she's back because a girl was murder and she's sure the cult is behind it.

Zach Owens came back from the war looking a little peace. As Sheriff he mostly deals with easy stuff, underage drinking and some neightbours who drink a little too much. A murder? He has no resources for that. And when Eden comes to town he's torn between trying to get as much help as possible and keeping the daughter of one of her prime suspects help.

The Devil's Daughter is more than a suspense story. I was fascinated by the cult, their myth and beliefs. I wished the was more background on them. How Martha came to create it, the indoctrination and more mysteries. But our girl doesn't know all about the culture either.

Eden's story is a powerfull one, she comes as a way of revenge, I think. She's after her mother, and at one point I felt she was ore interested in putting Martha away than catching the killer. But she has to come face to face with her deepest fears and Katee Robert did an excelent job on the writting. I think I was getting a little paranoid too.

While is a romance book, I liked that it wasn't all about it. The author kept a good balance between the storylines, giving the reader a break from the mystery and falling to the relationship between Zach and Eden was a great scape. I enjoyed that the attraction didn't feel like insta love.

This is the first book in a new series and a new genre for Katee Robert and while is completly different from her previous work I still loved it. I'm really looking forward to the rest of the series, I need to learn more about Elysia and their mysteries. Is that bad?


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About the author

New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Katee Robert learned to tell her stories at her grandpa’s knee.

Her 2015 title, The Marriage Contract, was a RITA finalist, and RT Book Reviews named it 'a compulsively readable book with just the right amount of suspense and tension."  When not writing sexy contemporary and romantic suspense, she spends her time playing imaginary games with her children, driving her husband batty with what-if questions, and planning for the inevitable zombie apocalypse.



          

Monday, June 19, 2017

Review: Dating the Wrong Mr Right by Amanda Ashby


Summer is coming and get ready to sit down and relax with a great new Bliss read. Three new sweet romances to fill your eReader with!

Dating the Wrong Mr Right (Sisters of Wishing Bridge Farm #3) by Amanda Ashby
Pulished: June 19th 2017 
Publisher: Entangled Publishing LLC, Bliss
*ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*

Pepper Watson has lost everything–her job, her fiancé, and the future she’d so carefully planned. Now she’s back at Wishing Bridge trying to figure out her next step. Her new plan does not include the ever-so-sexy Ben Cooper. Nope. She’s getting her life back on track, and getting out of this little town as fast as possible. 

Ben Cooper is doing his best to build his business and help his parents. The last thing he needs is the distraction that is Pepper Watson. She might be prickly every time he’s in her presence, but he sees another side of her. The side that has set aside her dreams to help her sisters. And then there’s the fact that kissing her is pretty much the best thing that’s ever happened to him. 

He’s putting down roots. She’s running away. It’s going to take more than a wish for these two to find their happily ever after.


This book is the last part in a series, but you can totally read it as a stand alone. I'm really excited about reading the previous two.

Pepper came home because her entire life is crashing down. She lost her job and her fiancé, and what is worst, he made it so she can't find a new job. She's there with one mission, see her sister getting married and find a new way to make her life plan come true.

Ben Cooper is building the life he wanted. He has a growing bussiness, and her parents to help. He's here to stay at the farm at the town he loves.

While the two of them have known each other their entire life, they haven't really shared a lot. I loved watching the two of them come together. I love the background the author gives you to show you how their relationship grows and shifts through the years but most of the feelings develop during the book.

Pepper is a control freak and Cooper is the laid back guy. They balance each other out. Natural charisma and bussiness knowledge coming together to make them achive their goals.

This is a great story of enemies to lovers. The secondary characters, a lovely touch for the readers of the series and honestly, I loved their input to the story. The town's people was great, the author makes you feel like part of the town and like you know them all.
The perfect read for a weekend. Sweet, funny and full of swoon moments complete with grand gestures.

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About the author

Amanda Ashby was born in Australia but now lives in New Zealand where she writes romance, young adult and middle grade books. She also works in a library, owns far too many vintage tablecloths and likes to delight her family by constantly rearranging the furniture.

She has a degree in English and Journalism from the University of Queensland and is married with two children. Her debut book was nominated for a Romantic Times Reviewers Choice award, and her first young adult book was listed by the New York Public Libraryʼs Stuff for the Teen Age. Because she’s mysterious she also writes middle grade books under the name, Catherine Holt and hopes that all this writing won’t interfere with her Netflix schedule.

She also runs writing workshops and loves to speak to people about Buffy (er, she means writing). See her Website for more information.