#BookReview: Stuck With Me by Cassandra Piat

I received a review copy

stuck-with-meSummary:

Can your perspective on life, happiness and love really change in a week?
Molly, known for her unflagging optimism and constant cheeriness, is thrilled to win an all-expenses paid vacation to Mauritius. She packs her camera and a few colourful bikinis and can’t wait to have some fun in the sun. Little does she know there’s a catch.

Adam is a journalist on assignment and his mission is to test Molly’s optimism and see how far she can be pushed before she breaks. Surely it can’t be that hard?

What happens when Molly meets the hilariously cantankerous Adam and finds that she can’t seem to shake him? How will Adam successfully complete his task when faced with Molly’s beautiful smile, quick wit and curvaceous body?

As they bicker their way around the island, Adam and Molly realise that there’s more to each other than meets the eye. An unexpected friendship develops between them which soon turns into much more. But what will happen when Molly learns the truth behind Adam’s trip to Mauritius?

A heartfelt, funny and touching story about life, love, and happiness.

Review:

What an absolute delight! This really was a charming a read, starting from chapter one. It was great fun to follow Molly and Adam around Mauritius, and to watch them fall for each other. More than just a romantic comedy, there was thoughtful and touching moments throughout as well. I wished it wasn’t quite as wishy-washy/back-and-forth towards the end, but still a really terrific and fun read!

4 stars

#BookReview: When All the Girls Have Gone by Jayne Ann Krentz

Reviewer: Samantha

I received a review copy

when-all-the-girls-have-goneSummary:

Jayne Ann Krentz, the New York Times bestselling author of Secret Sisters, delivers a thrilling novel of the deceptions we hide behind, the passions we surrender to, and the lengths we’ll go to for the truth…
 
When Charlotte Sawyer is unable to contact her stepsister, Jocelyn, to tell her that one of her closest friends was found dead, she discovers that Jocelyn has vanished.

Beautiful, brilliant—and reckless—Jocelyn has gone off the grid before, but never like this. In a desperate effort to find her, Charlotte joins forces with Max Cutler, a struggling PI who recently moved to Seattle after his previous career as a criminal profiler went down in flames—literally. Burned out, divorced and almost broke, Max needs the job.

After surviving a near-fatal attack, Charlotte and Max turn to Jocelyn’s closest friends, women in a Seattle-based online investment club, for answers. But what they find is chilling…

When her uneasy alliance with Max turns into a full-blown affair, Charlotte has no choice but to trust him with her life. For the shadows of Jocelyn’s past are threatening to consume her—and anyone else who gets in their way…

Review:

For some reason, I have been so into thrillers lately. Strange, because they used to terrify me. Not to say I don’t get scared, but the intrigue urges me along through the stories. When All the Girls Have Gone isn’t super chilling, like, I can’t be home alone and read this, but it’s intriguingly suspenseful. So many plot twists, ominous characters, deception, and even plenty of romance. I was left guessing until the end, and had plenty of gasp-out-loud moments leading up to there. Really solid read.

4 stars

#BookReview: Triple Six (The Lightkeepers #2) by Erica Spindler

tripe-sixReviewer: Leah

Detectives Micki Dare and Zach Harris are back in their second adventure to battle evil. Detective Dare has worked her way up the New Orleans Police Department ladder and had recently been paired with Detective Harris, to protect him as he utilizes his unique abilities. Detective Zach “Hollywood” Harris is not your average person. He is a Half Light, child of a lightkeeper and human; this ancestry giving Harris the ability to read emotions and memories, pick up on how many people have been in the area, and track down the “Dark Bearers”, evil ones who are dedicated to destroying the world with evil.

Harris hasn’t told Dare about what he really is, pretending to be psychic, but unfortunately Dare had became involved in the middle of a fight between the Lightkeepers and Dark Bearers.  She was shot, but healed by another Lightkeeper and while can only remember little of what occurred, she is insistent to search out what happened. She also has become more ingrained in the Lightkeepers, when she unknowingly offered her home to one of the Lightkeepers, Angel.

New Orleans becomes racked with home invasions, and Dare and Harris are put on the case. What they discover is strange: a band of young teens who are destroying homes and attacking adults, yet playing with the children and gaining their trust. Meanwhile, Angel has been approached by a handsome, older, man. They begin a relationship that moves incredibly fast and starts changing her personality worrying the Lightkeepers and Dare. But the two instances become connected and reveal a much darker plot than any had thought of.

I thought this book was amazingly well done. It constantly kept your interests from beginning to end making it near impossible to set down, as you had to know what was to happen next and whether or not the characters would survive.  I found myself glued to my kindle as I followed the novels twists and turns to its conclusion.

Besides being a captivating and thrilling story, the characters were interesting and relatable. Each one comes from a different walk of life and the obstacles, challenges, and history the author created in these characters really captured your attention and creating a desire in wanting to know more about them and who they are.

As this is the second installment in the series and had not had the opportunity to read the previous piece, I was initially confused as to who the characters were and what creatures the Lightkeepers and Dark Bearers are. However, even though I did not have the opportunity to read the books in series Spindler is able to craft a well-done story that quickly brings the reader up to speed with the world the characters live in.

This book was phenomenal and I’m looking forward to reading the books that came before, and any to be published in the future. I give it five out of five stars.

5 stars