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Synopsis: Chelsea lives her life in Boston by hanging out with her cat and binge watching television. She lives this way because her life got turned upside down nearly 5 years ago when two of her classmates were brutally murdered and she was left to die from severe stab wounds. Luckily Detective Lang finds her in the bathtub barely alive and she gets help in enough time.
In present day, Chelsea still battles nightmares and the trauma of that horrible night. She battles memory lost of the tragedy and from her childhood because of the trauma. Chelsea moved to Boston to move away from the tragedy and to follow her friend Elizabeth. Elizabeth is always there for Chelsea when she needs her and helps her through her trauma issues.
When Chelsea and Elizabeth go out to the weekend farmer’s market, Chelsea runs into a person that she knew at the time of the tragedy. Suddenly, Chelsea starts recieving disturbing messages and suspicious encounters. Has the murderer returned after 5 years to finish the job? Will Chelsea be able to protect herself and face her trauma? Read Disturbed by Jennifer Jaynes to find out!
Review: This is going to be a really tough review for me because I am very conflicted about this book. I really enjoyed the storyline and how much twists and turns the author put in this story. This a very suspenseful thriller and can see why it’s so highly rated. The problem was I figured out everything from the beginning. I know so many other reviewers were completely thrown off guard and completly can see why everyone kept guessing. I don’t want to give any spoilers away but I can say I’ve been in a circumstance so was able to know where things were going. I was able to recognize early clues right off the back. I think this book will do really well and definitely recommend it. The reason I’m giving it 3.5 stars is because I knew everything that was going to happen so it lessened my experience but it was still very enjoyable. 95% of people I’m sure would not be able to keep up with all the twists and turns and this would be a very satisfying mystery. I also didn’t really enjoy how they made the effects of main character’s trauma look. The reason this review is so hard is because if it wasn’t a trigger for me this would have been 5+ stars. I can’t say the trigger without it being a spoiler but I think many would love picking up this psychological thriller and will love the twists and turns! Jennifer Jaynes does a really great job of putting a story together. Sorry if this review was a little confusing but overall this is a good book. Top grade thriller!
I want to thank NetGalley and Crown Publishing for providing me with an eARC in exchange for an honest review. I appreciate this opportunity.
I also want to give a shout out to Trang from Bookidote! Trang and I buddy read this book starting at the halfway mark. 😂 She offered great insight! Trang is an awesome blogger and new friend! She is so sweet and funny! Check her blog out and show her some love!😉❤🤗 A little update: So Trang and I fangirled it out after she finished an hour after me! She also loved this book!😎 We both said from the get go we were hoping for lots of twists and turns! Well, Krysten Ritter definitely delivered! We named over 5 things we were shocked about in this book! I loved fangirling with her! Trang, you rock!!!
Synopsis: Abby Williams is a lawyer who works with chemicals and the environment based in Chicago. Different days of the week she has different men in her bed but she feels all alone. She tries to drink away her pain often and numb her feelings out. The only person she feels she can lean on is her colleague Joe.
Abby battles her demons and has faced obsessive thoughts from her past. Ten years ago as a graduating senior Abby was bullied furiously by the “it” crowd whose main star was Abby’s childhood friend, Kaycee Mitchell. When Kaycee mysteriously goes missing after claiming she was sick by the local plastic plant this has a lasting effect on Abby. Even though she hated Kaycee and her crowd in high school she felt there was something she could not shake.
Abby constantly keeps bringing herself back to the past and trying to put the pieces together. Abby finally stumbles across a complaint made by someone about the plant and Abby and her team head to her home town the Barrens. She heads to the Barrens to seek justice and ends up facing more than she could think possible.
Abby has to face; corruption, her abusive father, old high school bullies and new horrors in her home town. She runs into everyone from her childhood in this small town. Will Abby bring justice and be able to fight her personal demons?
Review: Omg! I loved this book! Not only is written by the awesome and sexy Krysten Ritter, it was fantastic. I give this crime thriller 4.5 stars out of 5 stars. I felt like I could feel all of Abby’s emotions and a lot of the traumas that happened in this book I could relate to. At moments it was hard for me to turn the page because of the intensity, but it kept me pulling me back in. I really enjoyed this book and was satisfied I requested it through NetGalley. My only issue, which really wasn’t an issue was the very end I didn’t know if they were leaving it open or that’s how she wanted to finish things. This book showed the reality of how bullying effects people and the horror. This was a terrific crime thriller. I highly recommend this book!
I want to give a huge thank you to NetGalley and EverAfter Romance for providing me with an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. I appreciate this opportunity.
Publication Date: 10/31/2017(Today!)
Synopsis: Riley Smith is not your average 17 year old high school senior. She has what some may call a gift and others may call a curse. Riley sees dead people. Since Riley’s father is the town’s mortician the dead seem to follow him home to Riley, where Riley helps them with whatever they need to cross over. Dealing with a new town, new school, her dad’s alcoholism, missing her dead mom and two new troubled spirits that entered her life, Riley feels like she’s losing it.
The two new dead people in her life are different than the others that she has encountered. Hayden is a beautiful guy and is the same age as Riley. He also has abilities that other ghosts don’t have such as; Riley can kind of feel Hayden’s touch and he’s not listed in the obituaries. Abby is a very tormented soul. Some days Abby is dressed up nice because of Riley’s dad, others she looks beat up and suffering. Riley also has the ability to feel the spirit’s emotions and she realizes Abby’s death was more tragic than a mere accident!
Hayden vows to help Riley find out what happened to Abby. The only problem is the increasing feelings that bubble up between the two. Riley knows she shouldn’t fall in love with a ghost but Hayden’s soul is so beautiful and kind.
While facing all her obstacles, Riley meets strong willed classmate Kelsey. The two girls share grief and other issues and become instant best friends. The two girls battle high school drama, boys and hard emotions.
Will Riley be able to help Hayden and Abby cross over? Will Riley be able to discover what really happened to Abby? Will Riley be able to let Hayden go and set him free and vice versa? Will Kelsey and Riley be able to cope with life and deep rooted issues? Read this YA Paranormal book to find out!
Review: OMG! I loved this book! One Foot in the Grave made me smile, laugh, made the hairs on my neck stick up, and warmed my heart. I loved the characters in this book! Riley was a down to earth girl and knew she has flaws but loves others intensely. Riley is such a compassionate person. Kelsey was strong willed and loving. Hayden was another fantastic character and made me wish he was alive as well! He was so open minded, compassionate and just wanted the best for Riley even if that meant setting Riley free!💖 The reason I am not giving this book 5 stars is because the ending. The ending left me with a cliffhanger and I admit, I can be impatient! At times, the story felt like there was a tad too much going on but overall still was a smooth and well rounded story. This title was perfect for the holiday! I highly recommend this title and can’t wait until the next one is released!!!
I want to thank NetGalley and Midnight Ink for providing me with an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. I appreciate this opportunity.
Synopsis: Callie makes an overdue visit to see her aunt Mel at Keepsake Cove. Callie is considering breaking up with her toxic boyfriend Hank and needed to see her Aunt. When Callie arrives in Keepsake Cove, the two women reminisce and bond over all the good times. Aunt Mel shows Callie her Grandpa Reed’s music box that has been in the family for years. She tells Callie that she will inherit the music box if anything ever happens to her. After a goodnight of bonding and catching up the two ladies head to bed. When Callie wakes in the morning she realizes Aunt Mel is nowhere to be found. She knows it’s out of character for her to leave without notice. Callie checks The House of Melody which is her Aunt Mel’s business that is right next to her cottage.
Callie is stunned and heartbroken by what she finds, Aunt Mel laying dead on the store’s floor! The police rule the death as an accident but it doesn’t sit well with Callie. Callie busies herself and goes to Aunt Mel’s funeral and meets with the lawyer afterwards thinking she will be getting the music box. Callie is shocked to learn she inherrited Aunt Mel’s business, cottage and even her cat Jagger.
Callie decides to start over and keep the business and end her long-term toxic relationship. She still feels something is not right with her healthy Aunt Mel’s sudden death and strange things are happening in Keepsake Cove. Will she be able to start a new life? Will Callie be able to discover what really happened to her Aunt Mel? I suggest read A Fatal Collection to find out!
Review: This cozy mystery recieves 4.5 out of 5 cozy stars! I feel this book was a great way to unwind and was nice and cozy! Fatal Collection had likeable characters and was full of small town joy. I really enjoyed how the different stores had names related to their collectible products. The only reason I’m not giving this mystery 5 stars is that I figured out the mystery pretty much right away but it didn’t change how enjoyable this book was. There was even a touch of paranormal activity in this cozy. I thoroughly enjoyed it and highly recommend!
I want to thank NetGalley and Gallery Books for providing with an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Title:Sweet Tea and Sympathy
Author: Molly Harper
Page count: 320 pages
Publication Date: 11/21/2017
Synopsis: Margot is a city girl who just got fired from her fancy event planning job. She was due for a promotion and instead she was fired for something that was out of her control and completely embarrassing. While she is at the end of the rope financially, she gets a random and strange job offer from her biological father’s company in small town in Georgia. She has no memory of her father and was adopted by her stepfather at an early age. Reluctant Margot takes the job offer because no one will hire her because of her embarrassing termination even though shes’s talented and highly experienced.
When arriving in Georia Margot is blown away by her wild and southern family. She lives on her family’s compound and is working for the family business, The McCready Family Funeral Home and Bait Shop and yes it is in the same building!
Margot tries to adjust to southern living while discovering her family history. Margot and her father seem to bump heads and both are stubborn people. Admist all of the family stuff and searching for her true self Margot meets elementary school principal Kyle. Unfortunately Kyle is a gem to the single ladies of Lake Sackett. Can Margot survive the society change? Can she make amends with her father? Will she make Lake Sackett her home? Will she be able to have a relationship with Kyle or will she have to set him free? Read Sweet Tea and Sympathy by Molly Harper to find out!
Review: I give this book 5 out of 5 stars! This book warmed my heart and made me feel right at home. As being a South Carolinian and a Southern Belle this book was a breath of fresh air. I felt like I could relate to so much in this charming story. This book really shows society status and how different living in the southeast can be. I highly recommend this book if your looking for something light and sweet as tea!
I want to give a huge thank you to Kensington Books and NetGalley for providing me with an eARC in exchange for an honest review.
Synopsis: Val Harris owns her own pie shop called Pie Town that is cozy and has a vintage setup. Pie Town is a small business that attracts locals and tourists. One day after losing a bet with a regular customer she gives the customer(Joe) a quiche as the reward for losing the bet. After Joe takes a bite of the quiche, he suddenly dies. Local police suspect foul play and Val’s business is the one to pay for the crime. Pie crust maker Charlene makes a wager with Val and they decide to investigate the suspicious death. Charlene is in her 70’s, a conspiracy theorist, wears a supposed narcoleptic and deaf cat around her neck and has the mindset of a teenager. Val is still battling from her new breakup with her ex fiance and has devoted all of her time in Pie Town. Together Val and Charlene start investigating Joe’s murder and so much adventure awaits. Will these ladies solve Joe’s murder? Can they save Pie Town? Read The Quiche and the Dead by Kirsten Weiss to find out!
Review: I give The Quiche and the Dead 5 out of 5 awesome stars! This was the perfect cozy for me. This book was full of adventure, humor, mystery and friendship. I loved both of the main heroines in this story. I really enjoyed Charlene’s character, she was a hoot! Charlene is what I want to be when I grow old! She reminded me of Grandma Mazur from the Stephanie Plum series but she had her own special wildness to her. This book made me laugh, smile and was just what the doctor ordered to lighten my mood. I recommend this book to anyone who loves a good cozy mystery, you won’t be disappointed!
I want to give a huge thank you to Random House Publishing Group-Alibi and NetGalley for providing me with an eARC in exchange for an honest review.
Synopsis: Juliet Langley is a PI and manages a coffeehouse in Nashville named Java Jive. She’s smart, independent and cares about her friends and their opinions. Juliet does have a lot of difficult emotions about previous relationships that have caused her a good bit of pain. She is still having a hard time with her breakup with the town detective, Ryder Hamilton. Her biggest trial though has been her breakup with ex fiance Scott who ran off with another woman and cleaned out their bank accounts. What an asshat! So, it’s a huge surprise when Scott shows up at Java Jive begging for Juliet’s help to find his missing wife. What’s even more surprising is suddenly Scott drops dead right in the middle of the coffee shop!!! With Juliet’s reputation on the line, will she be able to clear her name of murder? Will she be able to find Scott’s murderer? Read this book to find out.
Review: I loved this cozy and loved Juliet Langley! I give this book 5 out of 5 stars. This book is part of a series but it states it can be read as a standalone and I felt that it was okay that I didn’t read the previous ones. Sometimes you can feel like your missing out on characters when you read them out of order but this one was good as a standalone. This book was fun and full of adventure. Just the type of Cozy I was looking for! Highly recommended!