Thursday, October 30, 2014

She's the One by Kim Boykin

Melissa Bliss has built her real estate and property management company in the idyllic community of Isle of the Palms, SC where she works with sexy contractor Shane Carver. Her newest client is socialite Savannah Sinclair, who is renting a townhome out in Mermaid Cove. 

Melissa has inherited the matchmaking skills handed down from her grandmother and sets out to pair Savannah with Shane in hopes of helping Savannah get over her ex-husband, who she still desperately loves. Shane, however, has had his eyes set on Melissa for some time and won’t settle for less. 

With both Shane’s ex-fiance back on the Island and a blues rocker who shows an interest in Melissa, Shane has his work cut out for him. But the biggest hurdle may just be Melissa’s matchmaking legacy, which dictates that the matchmaker must not make a match for herself or she will lose her abilities.

Boykin (Flirting With Forever) paints a picturesque tropical locale that will draw readers into her characters just as much as the Lowcountry scenery. Romance is limited to kisses; there is nothing gratuitously sexy here, so readers of Sherryl Woods’ Ocean Breeze series would find Boykin to be an excellent match. 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

New Fiction 10/28/2014

Here is a sampling of new fiction released this week. If you see something you like, simply click on the title to place a copy on hold through the Library's catalog.

Wyoming Strong by Diana Palmer
By Winter's Light by Stephanie Laurens
The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss
Prince Lestat by Anne Rice
Havana Storm by Clive Cussler
The Handsome Man's Deluxe Cafe by Alexander McCall Smith
A.D. 30 by Ted Dekker
The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber
Pegasus by Danielle Steel
Jane and the Twelve Days of Christmas by Stephanie Barron
The Wolf In Winter by John Connolly

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Invisible by James Patterson

Ever since her sister was killed in a house fire, Emmy Dockery has been obsessed with linking a serious of unsolved cases with each other. Everything from kidnappings to rape to house fires. And she is positive her sister was murdered. No one believes her and soon she has to take a leave of absence from her FBI researcher job. But Emmy is sure there is a connection and one perpetrator.

Emmy goes to see her ex-boyfriend, ex-FBI agent, Harrison "Books" Bookman, for help. He hears her out but is skeptical But when Emmy finds real evidence, he agrees to help and uses his influence to get the FBI involved. Soon they are on the trail of a killer who has been undetected for years. But they always seem to be a step behind and he keeps killing. Will they catch him in time or will the horror never end?

I'm a big fan of Patterson's stand-a-lone stories and this one did not disappoint. It kept you thinking how can all this be connected and is Emmy really crazy. Definitely recommend this title for a suspenseful read.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Missing You by Harlan Coben

Missing You by Harlen Coben is a stand-alone novel.  It features Detective Kat Donovan looking for the person who murdered her father 18 years ago. She doesn't believe the man in prison for his murder is guilty.

Her best friend sets her up with an online dating profile where she is shocked to see her ex-fiancé’s picture on the site. She has never gotten over their break-up from 18 years ago and reaches out to him online. He acts like he has doesn't remember her, which seems very odd to her.

She also gets involved in a missing persons case when a young boy, Brandon, comes to her and convinces her his mother is missing. This case ends up connecting with the ex-fiancé’s profile online in a shocking way. She works to find the missing woman, uncovering a horrible crime ring, all the while looking for her father’s killer.

Throw in emotions from connecting with the ex-fiancé, and edge of your seat suspense and danger and you have one heck of a read! I highly recommend this stand-alone by Coben, and if you haven’t read any of his Myron Bolitar series, I recommend picking up one of those as well!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

New Fiction 10/21/2014

Here is a sampling of new fiction released this week. If you see something you like, simply click on the title to place a copy on hold through the Library's catalog.

Shopaholic to the Stars by Sophie Kinsella
Wait For Signs by Craig Johnson
Desert God by Wilbur A. Smith
Beautiful You by Chuck Palahniuk
An Irish Doctor in Peace and at War by Patrick Taylor
The Nightingale Before Christmas by Donna Andrews
Bathing the Lion by Jonathan Carroll

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Woman on the Run by Lisa Marie Rice

Julia Devaux has a great life and job in New York. But all that ends when she witnesses a mob hit. Now placed in witness protection, her life has been uprooted and she is miserable. She has been relocated to Simpson, Idaho and is now a second grade teacher. She has not embraced this experience and is just waiting for the call to tell her she can go back to her old life.

Sam Cooper, former Navy SEAL, is back home to take over the family ranch. To his delight the new teacher has caught his eye. But right away he can tell something is off about her. That, however, does not stop him from pursuing her.

Julia is trying hard to resist this new life and Sam. But both are tempting her. Julia gives in and starts to find happiness. But it is short lived because her witness protection has failed and the killer is on the way. Once Sam finds out, he will do anything to protect her. But will it be enough?

I always enjoy Lisa Marie Rice's books. They always have an alpha male and a strong female lead. This was an older one of hers but still entertaining.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

Rose Hathaway will do anything to keep Lissa Dragomir safe. Even running away from their high school, St. Vladimir's Academy. They have been on the run for over a year when the guardians catch up with them and take them back. Rose is a Dhamphir, a guardian in training, and Lissa is Moroi, a vampire with magic. Now they are back and more dangers lurk.

Rose needs to get back into training and is being mentored by Dimitri, the best guardian out there. It isn't helping that Rose is crushing on him. And since they have been back Lissa isn't acting right. Rose needs to figure out what is going on before it costs them both their lives.

I saw the Vampire Academy movie before I read the series and I loved both of them! It is such a great series about friendship and being true to yourself. I definitely recommend reading the series and watching the movie.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

New Fiction 10/14/2014

Here is a sampling of new fiction released this week. If you see something you like, simply click on the title to place a copy on hold through the Library's catalog.

The Christmas Light by Donna Vanliere
Ruth's Journey by Donald McCaig
Winter Street by Elin Hilderbrand
Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult
Counterfeit Heiress by Tasha Alexander
A Quilt For Christmas by Sandra Dallas
The Descent by Robert Kirkman