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One night of poor judgement during a ball leaves Sophronia with child. Her baby’s father, the heir to the Marquess of Wolstenholme, is already married and so to avoid a scandal his younger brother is ordered to marry her.
The last thing Nathaniel Wolstenholme wants is a wife. He is not the heir to the title, estate, or leadership of the pack. Still, he knows that a werewolf pup is a valuable asset and his nephew or niece should be raised with other members of the pack. He just hopes his new bride doesn’t expect love to grow. His heart still belongs to Vivian even though she would never marry a man with no title.
Sophronia and Nathaniel’s union has barely begun when werewolves suddenly start showing up dead. When one of the murders hits close to home Nathaniel must reveal himself to Sophronia. Together, they must protect those they love and discover who is responsible for the grisly murders.
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Summary: Pru Marlowe is a pet psychic who also happens to find herself in the wrong place at the wrong time where dead bodies are concerned. An obnoxious out of town tourist was murdered and Pru finds herself swept deep into the mystery.
I had very mixed feeling about this book. On one hand it was lots of fun to read. I didn’t want to put it down. I liked it enough that I plan to read another book or two in the series but I am not sure if it is a series I will finish.
I found many places in the book confusing. Some of that may have been because this is book 6 in the series and I hadn’t read one. It could also be the style the book is written in. The point of view is first person and sometimes following Pru’s thoughts had me confused. Similarly, many of her thoughts felt flawed. I also had mixed feelings about her as a character. In some ways she reminds me of Temperance Brennan from Bones (the television show not the books). I love Temperance but in some ways Pru felt more forced. She looks at the world through a very specific animalistic and nature based way. It was intriguing but also annoying at times. Also, Pru is an alcoholic which made her a bit harder for me to relate to.
I didn’t like the conclusion of the mystery either. The end felt really rushed.
This book has a cool concept and maybe if I had read book one I wouldn’t have struggled with the things that bothered me. I do think this book is worth giving a try especially if you love animals.
I am excited to reveal the cover for my upcoming novel The Alpha’s Niece. This book currently is in the editing phase and I don’t have an exact date for pre-order yet but it will be very soon.
In this historical romance Cyrus left his pack and joined the Union army to fight for the Northern States in the Civil War. He returned with a missing leg. His alpha didn’t punish him with the exile he deserved which left him forever in his alpha’s debt.
Now, his alpha wants to collect. Remember is the alpha’s niece and she needs a husband, fast. She is in a family way after an assault. She must marry to pass the child off as her new husband’s to protect both herself and her child from the man who attacked her. How can Cyrus possibly say no to helping the Alpha’s niece?
Summary: After Officer Megan Luz fails to get along with her human companion she is given the choice to take a K-9 companion or leave the police force. Both she and her new companion, Brigit, will have some adjusting to do.
This is the first book in the series but the second one I have read. Like the other book in this series I read I found it funny end engaging. It was difficult to put down.
The mystery was engaging though not as good as some others in the genre. Officer Luz and Brigit investigate a serial bomber in this book. I didn’t know who did it until the end and honestly I wasn’t entirely nuts about the conclusion if I am being honest.
Also, the mystery was a bit slow getting set up. Officer Luz and Brigit don’t start investigating until more than 100 pages into the story (paperback). Before that there is mostly character set up. Due to the point of view the book is written in the reader knows that there is a bomber making plans but he doesn’t really get his plans underway until significantly later.
At first Officer Luz is also a bit hard to like. In later books she gets significantly better but she came off as a bit whiny and difficult in this book.
Also, the premise of the book was a bit far fetched. She got into trouble for using her taser on her male partner who had been harassing her all day. In reality she wouldn’t have been given a dog. She would have been kicked off the force most likely. But, of course, that wouldn’t have made for as fun of a story.
I recommend this series but this book isn’t quite as good as later ones.
Summary:Felix Decker has asked Frank Malloy to investigate a murder that happened at his exclusive club. Malloy is hesitant. If he fails will it cost him his job? Worse, will it destroy any chance he has of Decker approving of the growing love between Frank and Sarah?
My Rating: 4/5
Anyone who follows my reviews knows I absolutely love this series. I recommend it to any cozy mystery readers but do suggest you start at the beginning. This book is a hard series to enter midway through. There is a very rich back story and deep and in depth characters.
One of the things I loved about this particular book was that it felt like progress was being made on the Sarah and Frank romance. The last few books hadn’t seen much happen to move their relationship forward. There wasn’t much actual progress made between the characters themselves but having Malloy solve the mystery puts him in Decker’s good graces which is one of the huge stumbling blocks for the relationship between the two.
I enjoyed that some of the secondary characters in this series got some attention. I love the secondary characters and some of the more recent books didn’t have much going on beside the main story line. It felt like a breath of fresh air.
The mystery was a pretty good one and I didn’t fully guess what happened until very near the end. I also liked the “justice” in this story. In some of the past books the justice that the characters received left me rolling my eyes. This was historically appropriate and felt natural where some of the past books were too contrived for my taste.
I have no doubt that this series will continue to be amazing and I can’t wait to read the next book.
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Summary: Officer Megan Luz and her K-9 partner go undercover at a college to try to find a drug dealer whose product killed a young woman.
My rating: 4/5
If you are a dog lover and a cozy mystery fan I highly recommend this book. As soon as I finished I ordered book 1. This is the most recent book and they can be read out of order without much of an issue.
My favorite thing about this book was the point of view changes. Megan has the majority of the chapters in first person but both the bad guy and Brigit (the dog) have chapters where their point of view is done in 3rd person. This could have been a train wreck but overall it was pretty brilliant.
This book was cute, funny, and just a really good read.
My only complaint was that the mystery conclusion didn’t quite work for me. Maybe on a re-read it would make sense but I was still pretty confused about a few points by the end.
Aside from a few issues with the resolution of the mystery this book was a great read and I would recommend it.
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Summary: Sarah is called to a brothel to deliver a baby. The mother of the baby begs Sarah to rescue her from the brothel. She gives her the name of a charity that helps prostitutes and even after dire warnings from Malloy Sarah decides she must aid the young woman. Everything seems to be going well until the young mother reveals that her child belongs to the charity leaders husband and shortly after the charity leader is mysteriously killed. Malloy is sent to investigate and to try and clean up the mess Sarah made.
My rating: 3/5
I love this series but I didn’t love this book. I actually decided to take a short break from the series after reading this book though I do expect to return to it.
The killer in this book was predictable and from almost the beginning I knew who it was.
I really wish people would try to kill Malloy for a change. As usual the killer attempts to take out Sarah which is also getting very old. The only consolation I had was that the scene turned out better than I expected it to considering another killer in another book made an almost identical attempt on Sarah’s life in a previous book.
I also got very annoyed with both Sarah and Malloy in this book. Malloy was acting so dumb. I wanted to shake him. Sarah just was acting reckless at times and that bothered me.
I also find it really annoying that at the end of each book Sarah swears she won’t investigate any more murders when the reader knows she will. She has to or the series would end. Plain and simple.
The only thing that I liked about this book was that Malloy was starting to get disillusioned with his job. I thought he might have to pick between work and Sarah. If that had happened it would have been great. Didn’t end up happening though. Sigh.
I love this series and if you are reading the series you probably should read this one too. Just be aware that it isn’t very good.
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