Friday, November 29, 2019

Review: A Stranger's Love (Psychic Heat Book 3) by Roxy Boroughs

Undercover cop Grady Keys is on the trail of a serial kidnapper in Fort Lauderdale. A kidnapper turned killer.

The crime touches a nerve for Grady. He can’t shake the memory of his high school sweetheart, Brianna Webb, who was also kidnapped and murdered as a teen.

That twenty-year-old case is still unresolved, and it’s the reason Grady entered law enforcement. And why he avoids emotional attachments.

Former child star Caitlyn Glasberg, financially strapped after a disastrous marriage, buys fixer-upper homes and sells them at a profit. Hoping to make a TV comeback, she’s filming her current renovation project — which happens to be Brianna’s childhood home.

When Caitlyn hears ghostly noises and sees visions of a present-day kidnapping, she contacts police. Intrigued, Grady launches his own investigation, while struggling to guard his heart from the beguiling actress.

A woman the killer wants.

My Review:

I didn’t think this series could get any better, but it did.

Former child star, Caitlyn Glasberg, is trying to reignite her career by filming a home renovation show when she starts having visions of women being abducted and murdered.  Her friend convinces her to go to the police with it after one of the visions becomes reality when Caitlyn sees the girl’s picture in the newspaper the next day. 

Police officer, Grady Keys, takes an interest in Caitlyn’s case as he has a personal connection with the house she is renovating.  His high school girlfriend lived there before she was found dead.  Things get hot between Caitlyn and Grady but when Caitlyn finds out Grady has been keeping secrets from her, she kicks him to the curb.  But when the tables are turned and Caitlyn becomes a victim, Grady will do anything to rescue her.   

I sat on the edge of my seat while reading this book.  I just wish it was longer.  I wasn’t ready to say goodbye to these characters.  I would suggest reading these books in order because of the way this book ends.  I think it was the perfect ending for the series, but actually hope more books will follow.     

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Review: A Stranger’s Kiss (Psychic Heat Book 2) by Roxy Boroughs

Sam Hutchinson, a successful lawyer, is devastated by the murder of his son. Hoping to gain closure by learning more about the suspected killer, Sam traces the murderer's roots to a small town in Montana.

There, against a serene mountain backdrop, he finds Amy Tesher. Lies are Amy's camouflage, all fabricated to escape the secrets of her dark past. And to protect her eleven-year-old daughter, Renee, who is able to communicate with Sam's ghostly son.

Unaware of Sam's real mission, Amy takes him into the boarding house she's inherited from her grandmother. Just as the serial killer, James Ryan Morley, returns to claim Amy … and her daughter.

My Review:

An intriguing story that I had a hard time putting down.

Sam Hutchinson, a lawyer from Calgary, traveled to Bandit Creek, Montana, looking for someone who had information on his son Tommy's murder.  He ended up staying at The Dewdrop Inn, the B&B that Amy Tesher recently inherited her grandmother.  But what no one knew was Tommy's ghost was hanging around the B&B and Amy's daughter, Renee, had befriended him.  Tommy knew trouble was headed their way and he wanted to warn everyone.

This book had a lot of twists and turns and surprises that I didn't see coming.  I enjoyed learning more about the murderer, Morley, who was introduced in the first book in the series.  I was blown away by the connection between him and Amy.  I also enjoyed the romance between Amy and Sam.  This book is a really great addition to the Psychic Heat series.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Review: Mac on a Hot Tin Roof by Melinda Metz

Inspired by the true story of a kleptomaniac cat who stole his way into America’s heart . . .
As a tabby cat with criminal tendencies, MacGyver is always a whisker away from trouble. But when he stumbles upon a litter of four motherless kittens, he really has his paws full. It’s clear Mac has to take care of the cuddly little furballs, at least until he finds them each a human. That’s not going to be easy though. Not when Mac’s the prime suspect in a series of thefts at Storybook Court—and his loving but concerned owners, Jamie and David, have put him under house arrest. As if that could stop a clever cat like Mac . . .

With four hungry little mouths to feed—and two local detectives on his tail—MacGyver has his work clawed out for him. He’s determined to sniff out the real thief. But when he gets a whiff of romance in the air, he can’t resist a little matchmaking, too. One of the detectives seems awfully fond of the aspiring actress who moved into the neighborhood. And his partner looks like she could use a hug, too. With a little help from those adorable kittens, Mac is sure that love will save the day. Because when it comes to stealing hearts, this cat’s out of the bag . . .

My Review:

A sweet lighthearted read with a cat that will steal your heart.

MacGyver “Mac” the kleptomaniac match-making cat is back again.  This time he has found some orphaned kittens and he raises them until they are old enough to be placed in new homes, which Mac hand chooses for each one.  There is also a new couple that gets together because of the kittens, Serena and Erik.  Meanwhile Mac tries to figure out why his person, Jamie, is acting weird and doesn’t smell like herself.  There is also a thief loose at Storybook Court and all fingers start to point at Mac because of his past reputation. 

This book had me hooked from the start just like the rest of the books in the series.  Mac is such a cool cat.  Even though he can be a bit mischievous, he always has good intentions.  The author has a way of telling the story that it feels like you’re right there as the story plays out.  This is the kind of book that would make a really cute tv show or movie.  

This is actually the third book in a series and though it can be read on its own, I would strongly recommend starting at the beginning of the series so you get to know all of the characters better.  Plus, you don’t want to miss out on any of Mac’s antics. 

Thank you to Kensington Books and NetGalley for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.