Heat by Holly S. Roberts

Ruth West - Thursday, September 14, 2017

Title: Heat
Author: Holly S. Roberts
Publisher: Four Carat Press
Published: Jan 18, 2016
Genre: Romantic Suspense

Heat was a well-written, fast paced book. Madison Kinlock was very relatable as a former policewoman turned PI, who was attracted to bad guy Catch Xavier Moon. Moon was beyond hot and sexy, plus smart and powerful. I was rooting for these two characters to find a happy ending from just about the first moment they met. The progression of the story made sense and it was hard to put the book down because I wanted to find out how things would turn out.I really enjoyed this book and want to find (and read) others by this author.
Reviewed by Robin

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Bitter Legacy by C.B. Clark

Ruth West - Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Title: Bitter Legacy
Author: C.B. Clark
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Published: June 7, 2017
Genre: Romantic Suspense

Bitter Legacy took a few chapters to get into the story. The initial opening chapter features Sharla-Jean returning to her hometown for her father's funeral, wearing a bright red dress. After being estranged with him for seventeen years, she returns to speak with his lawyer and discover what her father left for her. Big Jim's daughter isn't the only one tangled in the will that requires her and Josh, her father's close friend to work together to run her father's mill. At first glance, Sharla-Jean is a tough character but she's not incredibly likable. She's flaunting herself at the funeral, which doesn't help and the town hates her for leaving. Being thrown a new character and finding them unlikeable from the beginning makes it harder to engage with them and empathize their drama. The more that I read Bitter Legacy the more her character began to grow on me and soften, but my initial disconnect with the main character was difficult overall to get over. Josh is a ballsy character, that's pushy but not entirely unreasonable in suggesting a way around the arrangement required by Big Jim. The two of them bang heads or rather lips but there isn't an instant love even if there's an instant attraction, while they seem to hate each other. Working together, they have to discover and solve the mystery of who is trying to destroy the lumber mill and wants them dead.
Reviewed by Kate

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Protecting Her by Kira Blakely

Ruth West - Monday, July 03, 2017

Title: Protecting Her: A Billionaire Secret Baby Romance 
Author: Kira Blakely 
Genre: Contemporary, Suspense, Billionaire, Romance 
Published: June 24, 2017 
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services  

From the first chapter, Protecting Her, draws you in and captures the readers attention, desiring to read more. Fast-paced with steamy scenes tangled with the mystery of who Elspeth is and what happened to her, to make her have amnesia is absolutely thrilling. Prepare to be enraptured and set aside several hours because you won't want to put this story down. Great captivating characters and a scene set that is both exciting and filled with enough detail to easily envision the scenario and feel as though you are there with Finn and Elspeth.

Reviewed by Violet Black

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