This Chick Read: Rituals (Cainsville #5) by Kelley Armstrong

The final book in the wonderfully weird and paranormally powerful Cainsville series. I couldn’t wait to read it! Olivia Taylor Jones and her boyfriend Ricky broke up at the end of the previous novel because she had feelings she needed to explore with Gabriel. Sounds pretty normal, right? Well, in this series, Olivia, Ricky and Gabriel are re-living the lives of Matilda, Arwyn and Gwynn a love triangle that ended tragically.  Having learned their story, the three of them are determined that they are going to do things differently, with their love and friendship, most improtantly for them to avoid the tragic ending.  Of course, there is another evil force that is blocking their path to happiness. Will they be able to conquer evil and live their happily ever after?

Finally! I have been waiting for Olivia to give Gabriel a chance. Yes, he’s broody, kind of odd and anti social. But he’s also sweet, strong and overbearing. Did I say overbearing was a good thing? Not necessarily, but in his case it is ok. Ricky’s new role as friend, rankles him a bit, which isn’t a surprise. However, he stepped aside gracefully which made me like him more than I already did. He saw the writing on the wall and stepped aside.  The fact there is love and respect between all three of them is something we can all learn something from in our own often tumultuous relationships. I love these three! I love them even more when they are fighting evil together.

I was sorry to see the ending to this series. It’s quickly become one of my favorites just as Kelly Armstrong is one of my favorite authors. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️


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This Chick Read: Take Me Back by Meghan March

Read at your own Risk-slight spoilers ahead.

I have never read a Meghan March novel and didn’t quite know what to expect. The synopsis sounded like your typical second chance romance. They meet on a beach vacation, fall in love and get married. After their marriage the communication stops and they are barely speaking to each other anymore. They make one last ditch effort and go on another beach vacation in the tropics. They are re-kindling the romance and then this second chance romance story becomes a romantic suspense novel. WHAT?!!!  I was totally blindsided! In a great way!

Second chance romances are not my favorite, but I am a HUGE fan of romantic suspense novels and this one captured my attention, lock, stock and gun barrels!

Part of the fun with this novel was the fact that I was completely snookered! I mean, I thought it was turning into a swinger book or something, and i was starting to get really uncomfortable. (Blushing while writing) Swingers, threesomes, bondage, etc. are not really my thing, so thank god I was completely wrong! Our heroine in peril, struggles to find her inner Rambo, and was failing horribly at that, when our hero turns into hot commando guy and saves the day! Woo-Hoo!

Ok, I didn’t give away the plot, but did give away a little bit of the surprise in this book, because it was that surprise that I enjoyed so much. How could I write a review without revealing a little of my shock and awe?  This book was fun, and a light read. No heavy lifting needed. The perfect vacation book, unless you’re taking a beach vacation. You may want to pack a gun, instead of a book! ❤️❤️❤️❣️


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This Chick Read: Run to Ground (K9 Unit #1) by Katie Ruggle #giveaway

(Congrats to the winner of this Giveaway!!)

I have been eagerly anticipating this new novel by Katie Ruggle. In her previous Search and Rescue series I really enjoyed her unique characters and thrilling storylines.  Run to Ground, the first in her new K-9 Unit series did not disappoint. Our heroine Jules Jackson, rescued her siblings from an abusive step parent and skipped town. She’s understandably nervous, expecting cops to break down her door at any minute. So, when Theo, a cop, shows an interest in her she tries to avoid catching his eye. Theo is slightly suspicious of her twitchiness but his inner demons are calmed when she’s around and so he ignores his instincts and doesn’t investigate her too deeply. Theo’s been very depressed since his previous partner committed suicide. He inherits his deceased partner’s K-9, Viggy, who has also been extremely depressed since his death. The two of them are a sad pair but  when Viggy meets Jules’s brothers and sisters he starts acting like a normal dog and Theo is drawn even more into Jules’ orbit.

For a girl who had the balls to steal her siblings away from a bad situation I was a little disappointed that Jules was so timid. It was a little annoying, but the fact that she liked Theo despite those fears, and didn’t try too hard to avoid him helped me get over that annoyance pretty quickly. Her brothers and sister were charming and their interaction with Viggy was so sweet it helped balance Theo’s rather anti social personality. When Jules’ life is in danger, we see both Theo and Viggy in a heroic light, overcoming their fears.

This novel was a little different than her previous books, but I still enjoyed the connection these characters made with each other. If I was disappointed at all it was because it took me a little longer to identify with these characters. However, the book was still filled with action and suspense and made for an enjoyable weekend read. I look forward to her next novel which will continue with Jules’ runaway family storyline as a subplot to our next romantic duo.

❤️❤️❤️❤️

I received an ARC of this book for my honest review, and I was honest.

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Release Blitz/Excerpt/Review- This Chick Read: Deadly Silence (Blood Brothers) by Rebecca Zanetti 

Review:

Deadly Silence has an original start. The two main characters, Ryker and Zara, are already in the midst of an affair.  They don’t actually know that much about each other, having declared it a casual relationship. However, Ryker, showing up at Zara’s house for dinner finds her with a bruised face, and all of a sudden, this affair is no longer casual, it gets really serious, really fast. Continue reading “Release Blitz/Excerpt/Review- This Chick Read: Deadly Silence (Blood Brothers) by Rebecca Zanetti “

This Chick Read: All the Wounds in Shadow (The Healing Edge #2) by Anise Eden

All the Wounds in Shadow starts off almost exactly where the first book leaves us.  Cate Duncan has accepted her unusual therapy techniques as paranormal and has joined the MacGregor Group, although she is still in training status.  The MacGregor Group has been called in to help the government solve a mysterious threat by using their unique paranormal talents, and Ben gives Cate the option of joining the team, thinking they may need her abilities.  This mystery puts Ben back together with his old military team, and we get to see a little more details to his character than we had in the previous book, which is a good thing, as he was the straight man to the groups slight craziness in the first book. Continue reading “This Chick Read: All the Wounds in Shadow (The Healing Edge #2) by Anise Eden”

This Chick Read: Field of Graves by J.T. Ellison

I celebrated my recent move back to Nashville by reading J.T. Ellison’s new Taylor Jackson novel, which is set in Music City.  If you are a fan of this series, you may have wanted some of the characters background filled in.  In Field of Graves your wish has come true.  This novel is a prequel, so we get some insight into how Taylor and FBI Profiler John Baldwin meet, but also get to follow along as they solve their first murder mystery.  Even though the two of them are the focus of this story, the interaction with the team, as well as Coroner Sam Owens answers questions that have come up in other novels.  Continue reading “This Chick Read: Field of Graves by J.T. Ellison”

This Chick Read: Gone Too Deep (Search and Rescue #3) by Katie Ruggle

Gone Too Deep continues the underlying storyline about who killed the headless man found in the first book,  Hold Your Breath.  Baxter Price, Ellie’s father, calls his daughter out of the blue rambling about people being after him.  Her father has a history of mental illness, and Ellie is concerned that he may become lost or hurt in the Colorado wilderness, unable to take care of himself.  She leaves work in Chicago and travels to Simpson, Colorado to try to find him.  She enlists the aid of George Holloway, a member of Search and Rescue to take her on a three day hike through the wilderness to her grandfathers cabin. Continue reading “This Chick Read: Gone Too Deep (Search and Rescue #3) by Katie Ruggle”

This Chick Read: Fan the Flames (Search and Rescue #2) by Katie Ruggle

I read and reviewed Katie Ruggle’s first book in the Search and Rescue series, Hold Your Breath, giving that book ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️.  Fan the Flames only cemented my love for Katie Ruggle’s style of writing.  Again, don’t let the cover fool you.  Yes, Ian Walsh, nicknamed Beauty by his fellow firefighters, is gorgeous.  But, he is a character with many layers, and the author, through the eyes of Rory, gives us all of those layers to unwrap.  Continue reading “This Chick Read: Fan the Flames (Search and Rescue #2) by Katie Ruggle”

This Chick Read: The Guardians Trilogy or Cousins O’Dwyer?

Is it just me, or does Nora Roberts new novel Stars of Fortune: Book one of the Guardians Trilogy seem very similar to her Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy? In Stars of Fortune, the six protagonists are strangers who “find” each other in Greece, where we find out, each of them are looking for the same ancient relic.  This is, of course, a love story, Continue reading “This Chick Read: The Guardians Trilogy or Cousins O’Dwyer?”