Welcome to The Search by Nora Roberts

This is another book that I enjoy by Nora Roberts. Some might not enjoy due to the book have too much information about training dogs. But for me, I enjoy the pace and the joy the book brought me.

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To most people, Fiona Bristow seems to have an idyllic life—a quaint house on an island off Seattle’s coast, a thriving dog-training school and a challenging volunteer job performing Canine Search and Rescue. Not to mention her three intensely loyal Labs. But Fiona got to this point by surviving a nightmare.

Several years ago, Fiona was the only survivor of the Red Scarf Killer, who shot and killed Fiona’s cop fiancé and his K-9 partner.

On Orcas Island, Fiona has found the peace and solitude necessary to rebuild her life. But all that changes on the day Simon Doyle barrels up her drive, desperate for her help. He’s an intensely private wood artist and the reluctant owner of an out-of-control puppy named Jaws.

As Fiona embarks on training Jaws, and Simon begins to appreciate both dog and trainer, the past tears back into Fiona’s life. A copycat killer has emerged out of the shadows, a man whose bloodlust has been channeled by a master with one motive: to reclaim the woman who slipped out of his hands.

TBH, this book doesn’t have much suspense. It’s already telling us that there is another copycat killer who’s copying the serial killer who Fiona help to put behind bars. It’s more about how Fiona train the dogs, assist in the Canine search and rescue and bickering with Simon. But nonetheless, this book still brought me the joy I’m looking for. Especially the one who always steal the limelight, Jaws. The puppy is very adorable. Too adorable that I think he overshadowed the main characters. ☺️ 

 

Book intro to The Liar by Nora Roberts

This is another romantic suspense book that I’ve enjoy by Nora Roberts.

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Shelby Foxworth lost her husband. Then she lost her illusions …

The man who took her from Tennessee to an exclusive Philadelphia suburb left her in crippling debt. He was an adulterer and a liar, and when Shelby tracks down his safe-deposit box, she finds multiple IDs. The man she loved wasn’t just dead. He never really existed.

Shelby takes her three-year-old daughter and heads south to seek comfort in her hometown, where she meets someone new: Griff Lott, a successful contractor. But her husband had secrets she has yet to discover. Even in this small town, surrounded by loved ones, danger is closer than she knows—and threatens Griff, as well. And an attempted murder is only the beginning.

 

This story is about a young widow who was left with a huge debt by her deceased husband. Not only that, she found out that he’s a fraud and didn’t even know if she marry the correct man with the correct name. It tells us how Shelby try to “restart” her life with her daughter. What makes the book interesting are the secondary characters who happen to be Shelby’s mother Ada Mae and her forever young looking grandmother, Viola MacNee Donahue. The way they talk to Shelby always make me smile especially when they’re talking about their sex life with her. The other interesting character in the book is Shelby’s little daughter, Callie. I like the way she “flirt” with Griffin. She is so cute. Anyway, this book is more of a fun read. Yes, there are suspense in the book but it’s very easy to guess “WHO”. If you enjoy romance book with a bit of suspense in it, you might want to pick this up. ☺️ 

#bookreview on The Obsession by Nora Roberts

This is one of my fav. books by Nora Roberts. If you are not a fan of romantic suspense genre, you might want to skip this book.

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“She stood in the deep, dark woods, breath shallow and cold prickling over her skin despite the hot, heavy air. She took a step back, then two, as the urge to run fell over her.”

Naomi Bowes lost her innocence the night she followed her father into the woods. In freeing the girl trapped in the root cellar, Naomi revealed the horrible extent of her father’s crimes and made him infamous. No matter how close she gets to happiness, she can’t outrun the sins of Thomas David Bowes.

Now a successful photographer living under the name Naomi Carson, she has found a place that calls to her, a rambling old house in need of repair, thousands of miles away from everything she’s ever known. Naomi wants to embrace the solitude, but the kindly residents of Sunrise Cove keep forcing her to open up—especially the determined Xander Keaton.

Naomi can feel her defenses failing, and knows that the connection her new life offers is something she’s always secretly craved. But the sins of her father can become an obsession, and, as she’s learned time and again, her past is never more than a nightmare away.

Before I go further, this book contains violence like kidnapping, raping and stalking.

This book is about this photographer named Naomi who witness a hideous crime committed by her father. Despite that she managed to save the latest victim from her father’s clutches, Naomi and her brother had a hard time adjusting their lives when people found out who they are and start attacking them. Naomi and Mason are taken in by their uncle Seth who also helped raised them when their mother is mentally unwell. Years passed and Naomi did not settle down at any state and country. Until one day, she decided to purchase a house at Sunrise Cove. But happiness is short lived when there’s a missing woman in Sunrise Cove. And Naomi is shocked and upset when she learned that someone managed to learn about her past and her relationship with the century’s most notorious serial killer. 

Take time to read and pay attention to some details. It might help when solving the “WHO is the perp?”

Book intro to Birthright by Nora Roberts

Whenever I’m facing reading slump, I will always refer to books that I enjoy tremendously so that I will have the motivation to start reading again. And Birthright is one of my favs. 

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When five-thousand-year-old human bones are found at a construction site in the small town of Woodsboro, the news draws archaeologist Callie Dunbrook out of her sabbatical and into a whirlwind of adventure, danger, and romance.

While overseeing the dig, she must try to make sense of a cloud of death and misfortune that hangs over the project—fueling rumors that the site is cursed. She must cope with the presence of her irritatingbut irresistibleex-husband, Jake. And when a stranger claims to know a secret about her privileged Boston childhood, she must question her own past as well.

The main character Callie Dunbrook is an archaeologist. She have to work at the latest digging with her ex-husband who’s also one of the main character, Jacob Graystone. The digging and sorting at the latest site actually have Callie dug out a deep buried secret. That secret might crush all the people who love her dearly. Jacob who still harbor feelings for Callie refused to let her handle the situation alone especially when her life is threatened. 

The secondary character who we need to know is Lana Campbell. She’s an attorney who play an important role in the book as well as Douglas Cullen. The book content is what the title suggest, Birthright. I like how the plot goes and the suspense it brought me. It might be a bit lengthy. Enjoy the ride. 😀

Book Review on Dark Lover by J. R. Ward

I will not deny that the book’s description sound and look very very interesting to read.

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(The Black Dagger Brotherhood Book 1)

The only purebred vampire left on the universe and the leader of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, Wrath has a score to settle with the slayers who killed his parents centuries ago. But when his most trusted fighter is killed—orphaning a half-breed daughter unaware of her heritage or her fate—Wrath must put down his dagger and usher the beautiful female into another world.

Racked by a restlessness in her body that wasn’t there before, Beth Randall is helpless against the dangerously sexy man who comes to her at night with shadows in his eyes. His tales of the Brotherhood and blood frighten her. Yet his touch ignites a dawning new hunger—one that threatens to consume them both.

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This is my very first book by J. R. Ward. I picked up this book cos it’s being recommended by a book club and seriously, I’m intrigued cos the cover and the blurb sound interesting.

It started out great but I really really had a hard time concentrating on the names in the book. There’re so many names that I need to remember and honestly speaking?? I forgot who’s who. Except Wrath, the blind king. And Z. The scarred face emotionless vamp.

They’re divided into two groups. The vampires and the ones who’s hunting them is call the Lesser. Apparently the Lesser are not those normal vampire hunters we’ve read about. They’re different. They’re not really alive and they’re not vamps. And the vamps are pretty cool as they need to eat like human beings. But consume blood like once or twice per month. Not those ” I need blood to survive.”

Characters building wise are ok cos I get to know them much better but I had a hard time learning their names. Maybe the next book I might have a better idea. The boring part are the scenes between Marissa and Butch. Truth to be told, I yawn whenever they appear. Too much of them. It’s like needing their appearances together to fill some of the pages.

The plot is good. I do like the vampires although their attire are anything but made of leather.

This book is worth to read. But be mindful of the names. It’s interesting to find out how centuries of feud is going to end when we finish the series.

Book Review on The Trouble With Mistletoe by Jill Shalvis

Book 2 of The Heartbreaker Bay series

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Willa Davis is a owner of a pet grooming shop. Surrounded with animals and friends who love her and vice versa, she’s contended with life and implement her no man policy after her last disastrous relationship. But deeply in her heart, she secretly wishing for one true love.

Keane Winters is a self made real estate developer. He doesn’t attached to anything and don’t do relationship. Until his grand aunt whom he didn’t know she existed, dropped by his place and have him look after her pet cat which she name it as Petunia. As he need to work around with open spaces and he couldn’t deal with Petunia’s tantrum, he approached Willa in hoping that she’s willing to look after Petunia for him.

Willa knew Keane from the past but he doesn’t seems to remember her and this makes her feel sad, angry and frustration. But she’s willing to look after the car after she met Petunia whom she feel in love with. Willa is aware of the sizzling attraction between her and Keane but she’s unwilling to explore further with him. What’s going to happen to the both of them about their “animal attraction”?

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After Secret Little Lies, we get to know more about the secondary characters in the book and this book is about Willa and Keane whom I couldn’t ignore. Willa is very adorable in the first book so I’m real excited to read about her and the cute animals in the book. And I’m Glad that I’m not disappointed with the book when we have a new pet cat, Petunia which didn’t fail to make me smile whenever she appear in the book. She’s haughty towards Keane but she change her tone when she’s around Sally her owner and Willa. I totally like the pace the book brought me cos it’s no rush and it nicely built the attraction between Willa and Keane.

 

 

 

 

Book Thoughts on Sweet Little Lies by Jill Shalvis

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The story is about love, second chances and forgiveness.

Pru Harris is a boat captain of a boat tour that’s located at San Francisco. Despite being new at the area, she’s still manage to in love with her new apartment, Neighbours and her newly adopted pet dog which she name it Thor.

Finn O’Riley is a pub owner who always makes time for his friends and not forgetting he’s a HOTTIE too. Finn manage the pub with his younger Brother, Sean, whom Finn’s been protecting since at a young age. Pru is on a Mission. And her Mission includes to help Finn finds his happiness, true love. But Pru is very attracted to Finn and she could not/ would not allow herself to fall for Finn because the secrets that she kept from him will change everything between them.

“Thor! Hush!” she said, eyes on Finn. Thor didn’t hush, but she couldn’t concentrate on the dog. “I’m so sorry”, she said again, finally giving in the urge to touch Finn, running her hands up and down on his back, trying not to notice that under her fingers he was solid muscle. And thanks to his Low riding jeans having slid down his hips when he’d bent over, she could see an inch of smooth sleek skin and it made her stupid. “I didn’t mean to crush your….. er, twig and berries”

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Seriously, when I read that part I burst out laughing out real loud! I totally enjoy this book. It started out slow and I wouldn’t deny that I’m bored initially. But the book picked up the pace and it’s getting hilarious when Pru’s brain couldn’t function well whenever she’s near Finn. Plus that dog of hers is a major plus point! The secondary characters are very well liked. There aren’t any villains in the book. Like those freaking ow/om drama. None whatsoever. The book is basically about how Finn and Pru gotten together and how Pru’s been hiding her secrets from Finn and her internal struggle with herself. Just wanna say that I’m Glad that I picked up this book.

First blog post

I’ve been playing with some blogging sites and it’s very hard to come across to something which is easy and I will love the theme site. WordPress had been appearing on my screen when I Google about which blogging sites to use.

This site is nothing about significant issues. Just something about my thoughts and mostly are about books thoughts. I like reading books. I love reading books are more accurate. The invention of eBooks are lifesaver for me cos it’s light and easy to bring around. All you need is a tablet or your smart phone or even the devices that’s created just for reading.

The genre of books that I read are mostly suspense, thriller, romance suspense, romance, supernatural. YA, fantasy, sci fi are mostly either the plot are intriguing or someone highly recommend to me.

I’m a sucker for HEA endings. Even if there aren’t, the plot must be able to suck me into the book and feel sad by leaving it. That’s how I rate a good book. I dislike weak characters or maybe I should say I dislike weak heroine. Whenever I read a romance book involving weak heroine, I’ll force myself to continue the book or just skim through the whole thing. Characters building are very important as well as the plot. So if the plot is good but weak characters, the book is still a so so read and vice versa.

Alright enough about my hellos and hope that through here, I can know more about readers like me. So that we’re able to introduce more books to each other.