Thursday, July 31, 2014

SEAL Team Six: Hunt The Wolf

I received a copy of SEAL Team Six: Hunt The Wolf by Don Mann from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Navy SEAL Team Six commando Don Mann infuses his debut military thriller with the real-life details only a true insider can reveal.

In the midst of a grueling training exercise, Thomas Crocker, USN, unearths a pocket of terrorism that leads straight from the slopes of K2 to the cities of Europe and the Middle East. Crocker and his team, who are trained for the most intense kinds of combat in the most extreme environments, must blaze through a perilous web of terrorist cells to track down a ruthless sheikh who is running an international kidnapping ring before his captives pay the ultimate price. 

I intended to read this series from the first to the last book, but mistakenly read the last book first.  This book fills in a lot of the questions I had.  This is a very serious series and pulls you in from the get go.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Here to Stay

I received a copy of Here to Stay by Melissa Tagg from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
After playing nomad for five years, Blake Hunziker has finally had enough of adventure. Not sure what reception he'll get from everyone back in Whisper Shore, he's stunned at not only a warm welcome from his hometown but also a job offer. The job is his if he can successfully pull off the annual Christmas Festival. If only he knew the first thing about coordinating events...

If there's one thing Autumn Kingsley knows, it's Whisper Shore. For years, she's been stuck running her family's inn when all she wants is to see the world. Now she has a visit scheduled from a potential investor who could take over the inn, as well as a dream job offer in Paris. But with just two weeks to whip the inn into shape, her chance at escape is a long shot.

The Hunzikers and the Kingsleys may not get along, but Blake knows Autumn's the only one who can help him. She agrees to a trade--she'll help with the Festival and he'll help with inn repairs. But what was meant to be a simple deal quickly becomes much more than that when the guy who's done running away joins forces with the girl who can't wait to leave.

This is the first book I've ready by Melissa Tagg.  I really enjoyed the book the more I read it.  I do wish it was as easy as Blake made it to talk things through with everyone.  I have the same problem Autumn does of getting mad and then not saying what I should.

Friday, July 18, 2014

One More Last Chance

I received a copy of One More Last Chance by Cathleen Armstrong from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

After ending a tumultuous engagement, Sarah Cooley returns to the one place where nothing changes--or so she thinks.

Sarah Cooley has come home to Last Chance, New Mexico, for one reason--because it doesn't change. After an engagement gone bad with a man who wanted to change everything about her, Sarah is more than ready for the town whose motto may as well be, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."

Chris Reed, on the other hand, wants nothing more than to spark some change in the little town. As the new owner of the Dip 'n' Dine, he's shaking things up to draw folks from all over the Southwest into his restaurant.

As it turns out, the winds of change are blowing into Last Chance--just not in the ways that Sarah or Chris might expect.

With the same evocative writing and fascinating characters that won fans for her debut novel, Cathleen Armstrong invites readers back to Last Chance for a soul-searching, romantic story of two people navigating the twists and turns of small-town life.

This was a very good book.  I can relate to Sarah when it comes to change.  I don't like it but it always seems to happen anyway.  Don't we all wish we had a support system like Sarah's Gran?  I was so glad when Sarah finally found out the truth about Brandon.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Meant to Be Mine

I received a copy of Meant to Be Mine by Becky Wade from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

When bull rider Ty Porter comes face-to-face with the one woman he could never forget, can he convince her he's finally ready for love?
Ty Porter has always been irresistible to Celia Park. All through high school--irresistible. When their paths cross again after college--still irresistible. This time, though, Ty seems to feel exactly the same way about Celia. Their whirlwind romance deposits them at a street-corner Las Vegas wedding chapel.
The next morning they wake to a marriage certificate and a dose of cold reality. Celia's ready to be Ty's wife, but Ty's not ready to be her husband. He's a professional bull rider, he lives on the road, and he's long planned to settle down with the hometown girl he's known since childhood.
Five and a half years pass. Celia's buried her dreams so that she can afford to raise her daughter. Ty's achieved all of his goals. Or thought he had, until he looks again into the eyes of the woman he couldn't forget and into the face of the child he never knew he had.
How much will Ty sacrifice to win back Celia's trust and prove to her that their spontaneous marriage can still become the love of a lifetime?
This is a great book and easy read.  I'd love to find a man that is open and honest about how he feels like Ty is.  It's nice to read about a couple that can get back into church and build on their faith together.

Friday, July 4, 2014

One Perfect Spring

I received a copy of One Perfect Spring by Irene Hannon from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
A heartfelt letter meant to spark a long desired reunion sets in motion a chain of events that opens the door to an unexpected love.
Claire Summers is a determined, independent single mother who is doing her best to make lemonade out of the lemons life has handed her. Keith Watson is a results-oriented workaholic with no time for a social life. As the executive assistant to a local philanthropic businessman, he's used to fielding requests for donations. But when a letter from Claire's eleven-year-old daughter reaches his desk, everything changes. The girl isn't asking for money, but for help finding the long-lost son of an elderly neighbor.
As Keith digs reluctantly into this complicated assignment, he has no idea how intertwined his life and Claire's will become--nor how one little girl's kindhearted request will touch so many lives and reap so many blessings.
Through compelling characters and surprising plot twists, Irene Hannon offers readers this tenderhearted story of family connections that demonstrates how life is like lilacs--the biggest blooms often come only after the harshest winters.
This book was not what I expected.  It started out about with 2 very workaholic men that don't know how to live outside of work.  They both live very boring lives and seem to like it.  Then a plea for help from an 11 year old changes everything for them both.  They never expected their lives to change so drastically for the better - if they let it.