Saturday, February 26, 2011

I'll Be Watching You by Andrea Kane

In this superb romantic suspense novel from Kane, school counselor and Teen Talk radio advisor Taylor Halstead arrives home from work to find her cousin's boyfriend, Gordon Mallory, in their NYC apartment. He claims he is there to get a few things ready for Steph before their departure on a yacht party, a party planned by Gordon to celebrate his investors and success.

Gordon makes sexual advances towards Taylor, and when she rejects him, he ties her to the bed with an intent to rape, but Taylor is saved when Steph buzzes from the lobby. Gordon leaves her with these final words: I'll be watching you.

A short time later the police contact Taylor to tell her that there was an explosion on the yacht and there were no survivors. As executor to her estate, Steph must attend a meeting to sign off on the dissolution of Steph's investment with Gordon and the firm owned by his father, Douglas Berkley. Present at the meeting is handsome and charming criminal attorney, Reed Weston. Leaving the meeting, Steph panics when she runs into Jonathan Mallory, Gordon's identical twin brother, but Reed catches up with Taylor later and they make a date for him to teach her self-defense.

In addition to the shock of running into a Gordon look-a-like, Taylor has been receiving a string of email cards and late night telephone calls telling her that she is being watched. Could her stalker be a wacko caller from the radio station, one of the students who is fixated on her, or Jonathan continuing where Gordon left off?

This book was fast-paced with good sex scenes. However, it is obvious this book was written by a woman since Kane make her character Reed way too good to be true. No man is that perfect. Overall, though, readers will enjoy.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Goodnight Tweetheart by Teresa Medeiros

Abby Donovan was the IT girl of writing. Her book was an Oprah pick and she was sooo close to winning the Pulitzer. But that was four years ago and Abby is stuck. She is stuck on chapter five of her new book and cannot get out. Her deadline already extended Abby doesn't know what to do. It doesn't help that her agent signed her up on Twitter. Now she is hooked.

Mark Baynard is her first follower. They hit it off right away and Mark helps Abby navigate through Twitter. Mark is on sabbatical from his job as a professor and he is traveling the world. Everytime they tweet to each other he dazzles Abby with a new locale. Abby starts to fall for this man without ever meeting him. But it turns out Mark isn't exactly being honest. When Abby finds out the truth about Mark what will she do?

I loved Goodnight Tweetheart! It is written in tweets and as a novel. You can also visit to see Abby and Mark's twitpics that they exchanged! I really hope Teresa Medeiros writes another book with Abby and Mark!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

New Fiction Released the Week of 2/22/11

Here is a sampling of new fiction released this week. Please click on the title to place a copy on hold through the Library's catalog.

Devil's Food Cake Murder by Joann Fluke
Georgia Bottoms by Mark Childress
Gideon's Sword by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
Night Vision by Randy Wayne White
Now You See Her by Joy Fielding
Pale Demon by Kim Harrison
The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
Treachery in Death by J.D. Robb
The Union Quilters by Jennifer Chiaverini
When the Killing's Done by T.C. Boyle

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Hush by Kate White

If you like romantic suspense and haven't read Kate White yet, don't wait a moment longer! With plenty of page-turning suspense and just the right amount of gratuitous sex, you will surely be pleased.

After finding her soon-to-be ex husband is filing for joint custody, Manhattanite Lake Warren, who works as a marketing consultant for private fertility clinics, is advised by her attorney to lay low and this is why she is only focused on one client at the moment. Dr. Levin from the clinic of this only client invites the staff out to dinner to celebrate the arrival of a new physician and playboy, Dr. Keaton. Unbeknownest to the other staff, Lake accepts Keaton's offer of an after dinner drink and meets him at his apartment.

After sleeping with Keaton, Lake wakes up in the middle of the night and inadvertently falls asleep on his balcony while she is checking out the view. A few hours later when she goes to crawl back into bed, she discovers a pool of blood next to his body and hears someone in the bathroom. Lake makes a quick getaway and decides that she can't call the police because any investigation will jeopardize her position in her impending custody battle.

Lake does her best to stay calm but finds it difficult when she receives a mysterious phone call and discovers that someone shaved her cat. Clearly someone wants to send the message that she better keep quiet, and when she comes across evidence of unethical behavior in one of the clinic's patient files, Lake suspects that the killer must be closer than she thinks.

All I can say now is what are you waiting for? Check out this standalone or one of the books in her Bailey Weggins series now.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

New Fiction Released the Week of 2/15/2011

Here is a sampling of new fiction released this week. Please click on the title to place a copy on hold through the Library's catalog.

Aunt Dimity and the Family Tree by Nancy Atherton
The Desert of Souls by Howard Jones
Fire in the Sky Michael Gear
Fourth Day by Zoe Sharp
A Heartbeat Away by Michael Palmer
Lucky Stiff by Deborah Coonts
Madame Tussaud by Michelle Moran
The Morning Star by Andre Schwarze-Bart
The Old Romantic by Louise Dean
The Omega Theory by Mark Alpert
On Borrowed Time by David Rosenfelt
One Rough Man by Brad Taylor
Red Wolf by Liza Marklund
The Second Son by Jonathan Rabb
West of Here by Jonathan Evison

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Tick Tock by James Patterson

Some of Patterson's books are just not up to snuff anymore, and I often find myself shaking my head, but I have yet to be disappointed in a Michael Bennett book. Tick Tock is the fourth in this recent series.

Major Case detective and single father Michael Bennett is free of Manhattan's nut jobs when he finally gets a vacation with his lot of 10 adopted children, grandpa Seamus, and nanny/love interest Mary Catherine at their beach house in Breezy Point. His time away, however, is short lived when he receives a phone call from his boss that a sophisticated bomb posing as an abandoned laptop is found at the New York Public Library.

Needing his help, Bennett interrupts his vacation and calls in reinforcement by the way of Emily Parker, a former fed and lover. Even with her assistance, the two detectives can't seem to keep up with the string of bombs that are terrorizing the city. Emily soon discovers that these recent murders and bombings are copycats of infamous crimes from the past. What will be the next crime Berger sets up and can they catch him before another civilian is killed?

The Michael Bennett series keeps getting stronger, and I hope that Patterson continues down this path. I would hate for this series to end up like his Alex Cross series, which have recently lacked the Patterson standard that his readers expect.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Let Sleeping Rogues Lie by Sabrina Jeffries

Anthony Dalton, Viscount Norcourt needs to get his niece into Mrs. Harris' School for Young Ladies. It is the only way to help push for the right to be her guardian. If he doesn't become her guardian, his evil aunt and uncle will and he can't have that. He really needs the school's support because his rakish reputation is a big black mark in his favor.

Madeline Prescott is a teacher at the school and desperate to clear her father's name. She just needs to get an audience with Sir Humphrey Davy but it is proving to be a hard task. When she realizes that Viscount Norcourt is trying to get his niece into the school, Madeline realizes that he might be able to help her. The Viscount happens to friends with Sir Humphrey.

Anthony has agreed to give rakehell lessons to the girls of the school for two weeks to prove to Mrs. Harris that is will be a good guardian and that his niece should go there. Of course it doesn't hurt that Miss Prescott is easy on the eyes. But when she blackmails him, he realizes there is more to her than meets the eye.

This is book 4 of the School for Heiresses series. Loved it! I am a big fan of Sabrina Jeffries.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

New Fiction Released the Week of 2/8/2011

Here is a sampling of new fiction released this week. Please click on the title to place a copy on hold through the Library's catalog.

Agent X by Noah Boyd
The Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
Heartwood by Belva Plain
The Heroes by Joe Abercrombie
I Think I Love You by Allison Pearson
The Matchmaker of Kenmare by Frank Delaney
Mr. Chartwell by Rebecca Hunt
Open City by Teju Cole
A Red Herring Without Mustard by Alan Bradley
The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady by Elizabeth Stuckey-French
The Secret Soldier by Alex Berenson
The Terror of Living by Urban Waite
We, the Drowned by Carsten Jensen

Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Summons by John Grisham

I am on this mission to go back and read older Grisham's that I haven't read before because they always deliver, and The Summons is no exception.

Virgina law profession Ray Atlee and addict brother Forest have just received a summons from their elderly father requesting thei presence at the family home in Mississippi. Emotionally distant, reclusive, and generous to everyone except his own sons, Judge Ruben Atlee was never the ideal father and held resentment against Ray even after all these years for not entering into a family law practice together. With Ruben close to death, Ray can only guess that this request is in regards to his last will and testament.

By the time Ray arrives, the old judge has already passed. On his desk is his final will that divides the estate evenly between Ray and Forrest, with Ray designated as executor. While rummaging through the house, Ray stumbles upon rubber banded boxes of money in a cabinet. After counting all the boxes, Ray realizes their is roughly 3 million in cash. The money soon opens up a world of trouble for Ray, and he is not sure who in his father's life he can trust with this secret.

It is no surprise that this is another page-turning legal thriller from Grisham. The man can do no wrong in my eyes! This book is definitely for thriller fans looking for a quick, entertaining read.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

New Fiction Released the Week of 2/1/2011

Here is a sampling of new fiction released this week. Please click on the title to place a copy on hold through the Library's catalog.

13, Rue Therese by Elena Mauli Shapiro
Breach of Trust by David Ellis
The Curse-Maker by Kelli Stanley
The Dangerous Edge of Things by Tina Whittle
The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore by Benjamin Hale
Eyes of the Innocent by Brad Parks
Fatal Error by J.A. Jance
First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones
Ghost Light by Joseph O'Connor
Gone by Mo Hayder
Heaven is High by Kate Wilhelm
The Illumination by Kevin Brockmeier
Leviathans of Jupiter by Ben Bova
The Nomination by William Tapply
Solo by Rana Dasgupta
Swamplandia! by Karen Russell
Wicked Lies by Lisa Jackson
The Winter Ghosts by Kate Mosse