Wednesday, October 31, 2007

October Reading Review

Dying In Style by Elaine Viets

Rating: 6*'s

My Thoughts: Predictable story and dragged quite a bit through out but I will check out the next book in the series to see what Josie gets into next.

To Have And To Hold by Jane Green

Rating: 4*'s

My Thoughts: Very predictable and sad story. I kept reading this book, hoping Joe would have some redeemable quality and shocked at how long Alice was unaware of what Joe was doing behind her back. Love really is blind in her case.

I Heard That Song Before by Mary Higgins Clark

Rating: 8*'s

My Thoughts: A little slow and it dragged in several places but once the story took hold, it held my attention through to the end. The ending came as a surprise.

Kissing Sin by Keri Arthur

Rating: 5*'s

My Thoughts: Somewhat predictable story with some tying up of loose ends. The series doesn't hold my attention like the Rachel Morgan series, unfortunately.

Currently Reading:

Dark Horse by Tami Hoag

Description: In her latest thriller, New York Times bestselling author Tami Hoag takes readers on a suspense-filled ride of shocks and twists leading to an explosive finish. It is the story of an ex-cop, a missing girl, and a killer locked in a race where there can be only one winner--and the losers die trying.

In a trailer in a Florida swamp, time is running out for eighteen year-old Erin Seabright. A pawn in a kidnapper's terrifying game for a ransom no one can pay, her last hope is a washed-up ex-cop who has already lost it all-not once, but twice.

The wealthy world of the Palm Beach horse set seems a long way from a cop's world in the narcotics division. A lifetime ago, undercover sheriff's detective Elena Estes worked the mean streets and BackTop alleys, living by her wits and playing the long odds until she took one risk too many. Now Estes lives on the ragged edge of lost hope and self-hatred, hiding from the past and believing she doesn't deserve to have a future. But the past is about to come back with a vengeance, and the future is about to become a race between life and death.A young woman is missing and her twelve year-old stepsister comes to Estes for help. No one but serious, studious Molly Seabright seems concerned about what's happened to her troubled older sister. But Molly is convinced Erin is in danger. Estes has no P.I. license, no interest in a new career, and no desire to break her self-imposed exile. But the more she learns about the people Erin Seabright was involved with, the more her long-dormant cop instincts come back to life.

One trip to the show grounds where Erin worked as a groom, and Estes is quickly pulled to the dark side of a glamorous sport. Behind the glittering, ultra-rich facade is an ultra-ruthless world of drugs, payoffs, and dirty deals. A world of dissolute playboys and crooked horse-dealers, of royalty and rabble, of rivals and enemies. An obscenely wealthy world where anything can be had for a price--including a life.

And in that world stalks a killer who will lead Estes down a dark, twisted trail of decadence and deceit, mayhem and murder--from the gilded life of Palm Beach to the darkest corners of the Florida swamps, to a final show-down that could cost her everything. A race against time and evil. A race in which Estes is the dark horse--and no one is betting on her to win.

Monkey Business by Sarah Mlynowski

Description: Four graduate students sharing one coed dorm -- aka The Zoo.

Business school is starting to feel a lot like high school.

Which is what Kimmy, Russ, Jamie and Layla are SUPPOSED to be studying for at the University of Connecticut. JAMIE at least has serious academic intent. Well, until the first day of preterm when he develops a not-so-secret crush.


LAYLA's goal is perfection: perfect marks, perfect six-figure salary, perfect (i.e. rich, gorgeous, sexy) New York banker husband... candidate already identified as Bradley Green. The trouble is, seducing him could get her expelled.


Definitely KIMMY's favorite homework -- starting with Jamie but moving swiftly on to Russ, until she discovers the small matter of his girlfriend back home. Hopefully Business Studies includes a minor in boyfriend embezzlement -- a skill Kimmy will need if she's to keep hold of Russ.


RUSS didn't intend to be unfaithful -- to either girlfriend! He never thought he'd find one woman who wanted him, let alone two. But since he can't even pick a major, how can he choose one true soul mate?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Stopping by all my favorite blogs to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! :)

J. Kaye


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