I’m over at AudioGals with a review of Dr. Strange Beard by Penny Reid, narrated by Chris Brinkley & Chloe Miller. The meandering story had me impatient for some action.
I’m over at AudioGals with a review of Ace of Spades by Sandra Owens, narrated by Amy McFadden & Sebastian York. My credulity was stretched to breaking point and the heroine annoyed me.
I’m over at Dear Author with a review of The Ones Who Got Away by Roni Loren. Ms. Loren takes on a tough subject but handles it with care and sensitivity.
I’m over at AudioGals with a review of The Hunting Grounds by Katee Robert, narrated by Carly Robins. Romantic suspense heavier on the suspense with some set up issues which made me roll my eyes.
I’m over at AudioGals with a review of King of Clubs by Sandra Owens, narrated by Amy McFadden & Sebastian York. Enjoyable romantic suspense for lovers of the rescue trope (ie me!).
Why I read it: This is one from my own TBL.
What it’s about: (from Goodreads) Alex Gentry doesn’t scare easily. Working as an undercover FBI agent in the biker bar he and his brothers co-own, he hangs with deadly criminals in order to gather information. Danger is just part of the family business. But one thing has him terrified: his attraction to Madison Parker.
Madison is the cousin of Ramon Alonzo, son and second in command to a notorious drug lord Alex is trying to bust. Alex has befriended Ramon as part of his cover, and Madison has unknowingly become his informant. Falling for her could risk this case—and both their lives.
All Madison wants is to get her new bookstore business off the ground, and for her creepy cousin Ramon—to whom she’s unfortunately indebted—to leave her alone. If she could only stop fantasizing about his mysterious new friend, Alex…
As the Alonzo cartel investigation heats up, so does their relationship. But will the secrets they’re keeping tear them apart—or get them both killed?
What worked for me (and what didn’t): One has to suspend disbelief a little for the setup of the Aces & Eights series. Three brothers, all in the FBI, run a biker bar in Miami as a cover for their covert investigations. Just how they maintain their cover when they are involved in the take downs of the criminals they catch involves a similar suspension but if one can look past those things (and I could) Jack of Hearts is an enjoyable romantic suspense, with emphasis on the romantic part (right where I like it).