Review of: Naked Truths, by Karen Botha @rararesources

Lucy a massage therapist meets the perfect man, or so she thinks. There are a lot of secrets surrounding her new client. She has a rule of not mixing business with pleasure but she can’t help herself when she meets Giles. 

He insinuates himself into her life and she feels that she has no other option than to give him a chance since she is attracted to him. The only problem is that he has secrets and one very big one that could ruin everything.

Lucy’s best-friend, Paula is a retired police detective and she just can’t leave the detective work behind when she has a feeling about Giles.

This story has suspense and several twists. Gile’s story has a lot of deceit and it could ruin everything for him with Lucy. Paula just can’t let things go so she will dig until she finds the truth. 

This was a good story and the ending certainly left me wondering what would happen in Lucy’s future. I give this story a 4 star review and recommend it to anyone who likes to solve crimes, yet doesn’t want the obvious solution to be right in front of them.

Review of Shamrock, A Linear Tactical Standalone, by Janie Crouch @givemebooksblog @janiecrouch

Another great Linear Tactical Series story. I love Shamrock. Aiden is a man who feels so much and yet, he has to set all of that aside to do the job he has committed to doing. He would give up his cover for one woman though after he sees that Violet appears to be in trouble.

Violet is a young woman who works with her brother, a retired Navy SEAL for the family company as Engineer and is going to college for her Engineering degree. Her true passion though is baking. She is used as a pawn in a shady deal by a long time family friend and Aiden is the man who will rescue her. 

I loved this story!! The men of Linear Tactical are strong, dedicated, and very good at what they do. They will go all out to protect what they deem to be theirs and they will fight until the end if they have to. 

I love how these guys and their women work so well together to attain what they are after. I give this story a 5 star review and look forward to more of the Linear Tactical guys. I am excited for Angel and Ghost’s stories. I highly recommend this series to anyone who likes Romance with suspense, Alpha males, and strong women who kick just as much butt as their men do.

ARC Review of Daisy: Love Collection, Book 1, by Karen Botha @rararesources @KarenBothaNovel

It took a little bit to get into this book. It was slow starting, but once it got moving it wasn’t bad. It took a couple of chapters to get there though.

Daisy is a woman who is looking for someone to help her with her cash flow and has a reputation of being a woman that you don’t want to mess with. When she meets Aman to see if he can help her, she finds herself wanting more than help with her cash.

After a man is killed and it looks like Daisy is the killer, she runs and gets away from London. However, once she is away things begin to unravel in her life and she finds that not everything was as she thought.

I found the book to be a little slow and the characters weren’t that exciting to me. I felt that they could have been a bit more in depth. I give this book a 3.25 star review.

Blog Tour: Daisy, by Karen Botha @rararesources @KarenBothaNovel

Daisy

It may take a criminal mind to be a savvy business woman.

If so, Daisy is set and driven to succeed. But to hold on to what she’s earned, she must live between black and white. She must spend her life in the gray. 

That makes it difficult for a woman to know who she’s dealing with, in business and in bed.

Idris made it his business to know hers, leaving no skeletons undiscovered. When the two meet, sparks fly and sexual tension ignites.Passion, lust, and desire come before sensible decision making.

Has Daisy gotten involved with the wrong person this time? 

Can this gorgeous man be trusted, or is it him that needs to beware? 

Daisy is a mixed race urban romance where the road to true love is anything but easy.

Purchase Links

Amazon UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Daisy-Love-mixed-urban-romance-ebook/dp/B07HCRZJJ3

Amazon UShttps://www.amazon.com/Daisy-Love-mixed-urban-romance-ebook/dp/B07HCRZJJ3

Author Bio –

Karen Botha was born in Lincolnshire, England where her father was in the Royal Air Force. As a young girl she always had a passion for reading and writing, studying English Language before University.

Working most of her adult life in digital marketing didn’t leave her much time to pursue her passion for stories. But, at the age of 36 she retrained as a reflexologist and started working for herself. This helped her free up more than enough time to enjoy a re-found passion; writing.

Her first novel was inspired by the true life experiences of her clients. But don’t believe everything you read, she has more than enough imagination to catch you out with twist and turns galore.

She enjoys romance, traveling and motor sport, which also provide her inspiration for her books.

She currently lives in London with her husband and rescue dog,Shadow.

Social Media Links –

https://www.facebook.com/KarenBothaAuthor/

www.karenbotha.com

https://www.instagram.com/karenbothaauthor/

BLOG TOUR: The Enigma

The Enigma (DS Jason Smith & DC Harriet Taylor #1) by Stewart Giles

From #1 best-selling author: Stewart Giles comes a new detective series featuring the detectives from both the series’ we know and love. 

In Trotterdown, Cornwall a boat, The Enigma washes in to the harbour. The skipper is dead, and Harriet Taylor is brought in to investigate.  But 1 dead body is not the only crime the team have to deal with.

Meanwhile, further up the coast in Whitby a boat washes up on the rocks just outside the harbour. Everyone on board is dead.  Whitby Police are out of their depth, so DS Jason Smith is called in to help.

It soon becomes clear the cases are connected and the teams from York and Trotterdown settle down to work with each other.

This is a unique story with twist, turns and shocks all the way through making it an adrenaline pumping read you will not be able to put down.

THE DETECTIVES

DC Harriet Taylor had only been married for 2 years when her philandering husband was killed in a car crash.  It is common knowledge around the station that the woman who died next to him was his latest lover. Harriet transferred to Trotterdown to escape the gossip and sympathetic looks.  She is now finding her way around Cornwall and getting to know the other members of the team.

DS Jason Smith is an Australian who was sent to York to live with his Grandmother when his sister disappeared from a beach.  He has suffered many losses in his short life and is now a dedicated detective.  He is a bit of a loose cannon he has his own way of doing things and that doesn’t always mean following orders and procedures.

ALSO BY STEWART GILES

DS JASON SMITH SERIES

Book 0.5    –       Phobia

Book 1       –       Smith

Book 2       –       Boomerang

Book 3       –       Ladybird

Book 4       –       Occam’s Razor

Book 5       –       Harlequin

Book 6       –       Selene

Book 7       –       Horsemen

Book 8       –       Unworthy

DC HARRIET TAYLOR SERIES

Book 1       –       The Beekeeper

Book 2       –       The Perfect Murder

Book 3       –       The Backpacker

Stewart Giles – Author Bio

After reading English at 3 Universities and graduating from none of them, I set off travelling around the world with my wife, Ann, finally settling in South Africa, where we still live. After Ann dropped a rather large speaker on my head I came up with the idea for a detective series. DS Jason Smith was born. Smith, the first in the series was finished a few months later. 3 years and 8 DS Smith books later, Joffe Books wondered if I would be interested in working with them. As a self-published author, I agreed. However, we decided on a new series – the DC Harriet Taylor Cornwall series. The Beekeeper hit the shelves and hit the number one spot in Australia. The second in the series, The Perfect Murder did just as well. The third in the series, The Backpacker I have self-published and is now available.

Links

Website: www.stewartgiles.com

Twitter: @stewartgiles

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stewart.giles.33

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MY REVIEW:

This was an interesting story to read. Brutal murders and the cooperation of multiple police departments lead to the take down of a cruel man and his team of criminals.

The Enigma is a boat out of Scotland that ends up in a small town where the group of detectives that are on the case of four brutal murder victims will work with other departments to get to the bottom of who murdered these people and why.

This story had brutal murders and great teams of detectives to find the murder(s) and solve the crimes that were committed. The characters are a combination of two of Stewart Giles’ detective series, that include DS Jason Smith Series and the DC Harriet Taylor Series. Both detectives are very good at their jobs and know how to go about getting results. DS Smith has a tendency to go about his detective work by his own rules, but DC Taylor is more of a rule follower when she’s working. With these two teaming up though they will work well together and they will get to the bottom of the case.

I enjoyed this book. This was my first read of Mr. Giles stories, but found it to be a suspense filled story and the twists in the story were interesting. I give this story a 4 star review and would highly recommend it to anyone who likes crime, police, suspense, or stories that draw you in immediately.

Review of “Saving Her”, by Bry Ann @AuthorBryAnn

Wow! This story crushed me!

Samantha Perkins, a young girl who is trying to raise enough money to help save her adoptive mom. She’s a hard worker and a young woman who keeps to herself, but she’ll do anything for the woman who took her and gave her a home at the age of six. Samantha closes herself off from the rest of the world as a safety mechanism for herself. She’s strong and stubborn, but she will meet someone who will show her that life is worth living and sharing. It will take her a while to realize this, but she will come around int he end. Unfortunately for her though, her life will go through many hard times and changes before she’ll get her happily ever after.

Logan Prescott, a lonely man who has the world by the tail but has no one to share it with. He has been in the public eye since he was a boy and has struggled with his own hardships in life, but he wants someone he can share his thoughts and worries with. Someone that cares for him as the person he is and not what he can give them because of his notoriety. He has his sister, but she has her own demons to slay and he can only share so much with her without destroying her, or so he thinks. Dana is stronger now and she is coming into her own as a young adult. His love and caring probably helped with that.

The feels in this story were all over the place. First there was the thought of “Sam, you damn fool” to “Yes, finally, you smartened up”, to  “Oh my god! No!” and everything in between.

This story was so well written for the content and it blew me away. I have read Bry Ann’s Roses & Thorns series and the Shattered Duet as well as her two stand alone stories from the series and they are dark, but this was light with dark mixed in. I have become a big fan of Bry Ann’s writing this year and continue to be awed by her books. Her stories have so much in them that it’s almost as if she is writing them from her own experience and that’s what draws me in so much, I think.

I give this story a 4.5 star review and I look forward to reading more of this series and finding out what will happen next.

ARC Review of Torn: Dark Legacy Duet, Book 2, by Natasha Knight

Wow! Talk about an ending to a story. This series really has it. Although, I hate the thought that this is the end. There are still questions to be answered.

Torn Ebook Cover

Helena Willow is the chosen one of her and her sisters. One of the Willow quadruplets, Helena is chosen as the Willow Girl. She will go through pain while she is with Sebastian Scafoni, but the emotional pain will turn out to be the worst. She’ll have quite a bit of turmoil to have to deal with as well as some real surprises. She’s a strong young woman and will come out of this stronger.

Sebastian Scafoni is the oldest Scafoni and has to follow the legacy. He’ll do what he can to break the legacy though and to keep Helena for himself. He doesn’t want to continue the legacy and he definitely doesn’t want to hand over the woman he has fallen in love with.

I really liked this Duet. I have read some dark stories, but I think this one is one of the darkest and yet it was also very good. Definitely a top read for this year. I really hope that there will be more to the Scafoni and Willow families. As I said, there are still questions to be answered and I really want to have the answers. Gregory, Ethan, and Amy left a lot of doors open. I give this book a 5 ⭐️ review and look forward to more books by Ms. Knight in the future.