Sunday, August 28, 2016

Curious Minds

I received a copy of Curious Minds by Janet Evanovich and Phoef Sutton from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Emerson Knight is introverted, eccentric, and has little to no sense of social etiquette. Good thing he's also brilliant, rich, and (some people might say) handsome, or he'd probably be homeless. Riley Moon has just graduated from Harvard Business and Harvard Law. Her aggressive Texas spitfire attitude has helped her land her dream job as a junior analyst with mega-bank Blane-Grunwald. At least Riley Moon thought it was her dream job, until she is given her first assignment: babysitting Emerson Knight.
 What starts off as an inquiry about missing bank funds in the Knight account leads to inquiries about a missing man, missing gold, and a life-and-death race across the country. Through the streets of Washington, D.C., and down into the underground vault of the Federal Reserve in New York City, an evil plan is exposed. A plan so sinister that only a megalomaniac could think it up, and only the unlikely duo of the irrepressibly charming Emerson Knight and the tenacious Riley Moon can stop it.

What a great book!  I hadn't read any of Janet Evanovich's books until now.  I really want to read more of them.  Emerson and Riley are total opposites but that doesn't stop them from working together to get to the bottom of the missing man and gold.  Using Emerson's family money and influence to travel across the country tracking fake gold and doing their best to stay alive.  Riley goes from thinking she's babysitting Emerson to seeing his true talents.  Will it be enough?

Friday, August 19, 2016

The Crepes of Wrath

I received a copy of The Crepes of Wrath by Sarah Fox from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
When Marley McKinney's aging cousin, Jimmy, is hospitalized with pneumonia, she agrees to help run his pancake house while he recovers. With its rustic interior and syrupy scent, the Flip Side Pancake House is just as she pictured it—and the surly chef is a wizard with crêpes. Marley expects to spend a leisurely week or two in Wildwood Cove, the quaint, coastal community where she used to spend her summers, but then Cousin Jimmy is found murdered, sprawled on the rocks beneath a nearby cliff.
 After she stumbles across evidence of stolen goods in Jimmy's workshop, Marley is determined to find out what's really going on in the not-so-quiet town of Wildwood Cove. With help from her childhood crush and her adopted cat, Flapjack, Marley sinks her teeth into the investigation. But if she's not careful, she's going to get burned by a killer who's only interested in serving up trouble.
A good book that draws you in from the beginning.  Marley has come back to Wildwood Cove to run her cousin's pancake house while he's in the hospital.  She's welcomed into the small community as one of their own.  When her cousin is found dead she and everyone at the pancake house are so shocked.  Will the police be able to find out what happened before something happens to Marley?

Monday, August 1, 2016

Buried Treasures

I received a copy of Buried Treasures by Mary Manenrs from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
When Caroline flees Chicago following the brutal murder of her husband, the last thing she expects—or wants—is to fall for Matt Carlson, a builder with strong roots in the small town of Mountainview, Tennessee. She needs to focus on raising her six-year-old daughter and protecting both their hearts from ever being shattered again.
 Matt is struggling with issues of his own…guilt over the death of his wife and the responsibility of raising a cynical teenaged nephew who is dropped on his doorstep, abandoned by Matt's alcoholic sister. He doesn't have time to fall in love, yet he can't help being drawn to the woman who is ready to defend her home—and her daughter—with nothing more than a feisty attitude and a broom handle.
Can Matt's help and friendship convince Caroline to trust again…and when Caroline's daughter goes missing, will Matt be able to find the girl before it's too late and he loses everything he loves…again?
A good fast read that pulls you in from the beginning.  Caroline and her daughter, Callie, leave the big city to start over in Mountainview Tennessee.  Her Aunt Nora has left Caroline her house and flees to the country after her husband is murdered.  Nora's neighbor, Matt, has promised to fix up the house before her niece moves in.  When Caroline and Callie arrive a week early Matt meets Caroline welding a broom handle at him.  After the surprise meeting they begin to rely on each other and find ways to move on after great losses.