I’m over at Dear Author with a review of Unbreak Me by Michelle Hazen. This one didn’t work very well for me.
I’m over at Dear Author with a review of Burn Bright by Patricia Briggs. Fast-paced, tense and romantic. SO good.
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 Dear Author with a review of Come Sundown by Nora Roberts. All the trigger warnings for this one but if one can survive the brutal beginning the payoff is worth it.
Why I read it: It was on special recently so I bought it.
What it’s about: (from Goodreads) Molly Dekker hates being the town charity case, but when her son Josh is seriously injured she has no choice. She lets her best friend organize a bachelor auction to help pay her massive bills and make Josh’s life more comfortable. She can’t bid on any of the men, but a surprise bidder gives her a gift she never expected: a date with the man who saved her son’s life—the only one she’s in danger of losing her heart to.
Former Air Force pararescueman Gabriel Morales made a career of flying to the rescue, until a tragic helicopter crash stole more than his livelihood. Being auctioned off like a slab of beef isn’t in his recovery plan. But one look, one touch and one night unlocking Molly’s pent-up passion makes him realize how badly he needs to be rescued…and how badly he wants to rescue Molly right back.
Will Molly and Gabriel’s never-quit attitude have them rushing head-first into love? Or will Gabriel’s secret pain stall their relationship before it can get off the ground?
What worked for me (and what didn’t): Even though I have most of the books in this series, loosely linked by a bachelor auction in the small Montana town of Marietta, this one is the first that I’ve actually read (the curse of the TBR of Dooooom). I wasn’t really expecting what I got – which was deeper and heavier than I thought it would be. For starters, the bachelor auction takes place well into the book and it’s not at all the main focus of it.