Two Quickie Reviews: Bloody Valentine & Bullseye

18709246 Will Robie is closing in on his next target when he finds himself in the middle of a bank heist–and he’s taken hostage alongside Oliver Stone. But is this just a simple bank job, or are the robbers after something even more valuable–and dangerous–than the cash in the vault?

I’ve been a fan of David Baldacci’s for some time now, however I’ve stuck mostly to his King & Maxwell series.  Until now, I’d not read any of his Will Robie series so, when I stumbled across this short story, I thought I might as well give it a shot.

I’m grateful I did.  While I don’t have any idea what the heck the Camel Club is (this was book 2.5 in the series), I’m now very interested to find out.  I want to know more about Will Robie and what got him to the point he was in this short story.  Color me intrigued if nothing else.

 

9593938 Mega rich restaurant owner Jack Barnes and his second wife Zee are very much in love. However, their plans for Valentine’s Day are about to be torn apart by the most violent murder.Who is the strange figure plotting this sick crime? Who hates Jack that much? There are plenty of suspects living in Jack’s fancy block of flats. Is it them, or could it be the work of an outsider with a twisted mind? One thing’s for sure, the police have got their work cut out solving this bloody mess.

James Patterson is one of my favorite authors.  He has this precise way of writing that makes the books very readable and quick to get through.  That doesn’t mean he skimps on the plot either.  I don’t know how to explain it, but I enjoy whatever it is.

This didn’t remind me of anything I’d read of his before, but it was still very enjoyable.  It was a little grittier and gruesome than his others, but the story was still engaging.  I have a couple other shorts by him, I do believe, and I need to read them soon.

[Blogtober] What Villian Would I Be?

Webb-OBSESSION-ebook1Quite a few years ago, the site I review for offered up the first three books in this series.  On a whim, never having heard of the author before (how, I don’t know, because she’s written a ton of books), I said, sure.  Why not?

I was immediately hooked.

Debra Webb is an amazing author.  She knows how to draw you in, ramp up the tension, and steam up your glasses all at the same time.  She also writes amazingly devilish bad guys.

The main baddie in her Faces of Evil series is Eric Spears, better known as The Player.  He’s smart, he’s handsome, and he’s rich.  Oh, and he keeps slipping through Jess’ fingers.  There’s one scene where Jess is pushed or falls, I can’t remember exactly (it’s been a minute since I’ve read these), and someone helps her up.  As she looks around to see who it was, she realizes it’s him – Eric Spears.  That he could be so brazen floored me.

I’m still a bit bitter about how his storyline was tied up, I thought it was a bit anti-climactic, but when you’re half in love with the guy you’re supposed to hate…

If you’re into romantic suspense that is both sexy as heck and a rollercoaster ride of thrills, you have got to look into this series.

[Blogtober] Orange Covers

Not going to lie – I had to Google to find covers.  Mostly because I’m at work and can’t go stand in front of my bookcase and make the cats wonder.  *shrugs*

9780553826166 I’ve been wanting to read this for some time now.  Recently picked up a copy at the used bookstore a few weeks ago and am now ready to get started.

Honestly, I’m just curious if the books are even a fraction as funny as the movies have been.  If not, no big deal.  But if they are?  Major score!

 

6586415._SY475_ I love Dakota Cassidy’s Accidentals series!  It starts with a book for each of the main trio – Marty, Wanda, and Nina – and continues to add amazing characters with each novel.  This was one of my favorites in the series (right after Nina’s book).  I don’t know how the author manages to keep things as hilarious and sexy as she does, but I hope she can continue for a long time to come.

 

green-eggs-and-ham I squealed when I saw this cover. I’m not sure how I could forget this iconic book and its equally iconic cover as it’s one of my all-time favorite children’s books.  Dr. Seuss is a winner no matter what, but this, along with Fox in Sox are right at the top of my list, 110%!

 

 


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I’d never heard of this book until I went searching for covers, but I’m glad I found it!  The cover draws you in and the blurb makes it sound like it’d be a great read.

 

 

 

 

 

(And I’m sorry about the wonky as heck formatting on this post… I couldn’t make it work like I wanted it to, so I just said what the heck, let’s call it quirky!)