Suddenly One Summer

Suddenly One SummerVictoria Slade is trying to find Mr. Right but so far things haven’t been going right especially when she has a break-in. Victoria will have to move which is where she will meet Ford. She will instantly think him a player but as they work together she will find that was not the case.

Ford Dixon is trying to help his sister find out the guy she had slept with and he will get help from a neighbor. He will want the neighbor immediately but will find her difficult. Ford will do what he can to win over Victoria and help his sister.

Suddenly One Summer is a novel by Julie James. This is not part of a series but it does have characters from the series FBI/US Attorney. I thought this was a good book to read.

I haven’t read anything from James for a while but I will say that she is a good storyteller. I kind of wish she embellished on the scene with the break-in that happened in the beginning. I liked where that was going, though how she created Victoria to have a panic disorder after that felt very real which I liked. Someone who goes through a break-in would not go unaffected. I liked Victoria’s character, she was a little hard but being a divorce lawyer probably made her more jaded. Though I did like that she was able to help out Ford’s sister. Ford’s character was the laid back kind of guy and kind of a player but not a serious one. I wanted Ford to break down the barriers and really get to know Victoria which he will, it just takes a while.

I thought the part with the sister was sweet and I was glad that everything worked out for the best.

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A Creed in Stone Creek

A Creed in Stone CreekSteven Creed is an attorney who will find himself becoming a guardian of an orphaned five year old boy. He will move to Stone Creek to be near his family and to make a home for himself and Matt. While Steven was making a home Matt wanted to complete his new family with a new mom, the prosecutor Melissa O’Ballivan.

A Creed in Stone Creek is the first book to the series Creed Cowboys by Linda Lael Miller. So when I started this series I had read the second book then the third book and I am finally finishing the series with the first book.

Well as a whole I liked the series. Personally for me I liked the first book as it was a good book but I thought the other two were better. I guess I was just more intrigued with the twins in the other two books. Although Matt was pretty entertaining to read about and I thought the build of romance between Steven and Melissa was good.

I was happy to read the series because I don’t read a lot from Linda Lael Miller. I tend not to read tons of stories with cowboys, its usually ballrooms and rogues for me, but its always good to change things up.

Pursuit

PursuitJessica “Jess” Ford was sent by her boss to help out the First Lady when the unthinkable happens they are in a serious car crash killing all but her. Jess will find herself in immediate trouble and doesn’t know who she can trust. She even has doubts about Mark Ryan who came to her rescue but will find out he might be the only one she could trust to keep her safe from the people who want her dead.

Mark Ryan is a secret service agent and is torn with guilt as the First Lady has been killed in a car crash when it was on his watch. He is on a mission to find out what happened and that will lead him to a woman, Jess, who was in the accident and it looked like the danger of that night might not be over for her.

Pursuit is the first book of the series Jess and Mark by Karen Robards. This book was really fantastic. I love thrillers that have that nonstop action, mystery and a bad guy they have to get. For meĀ  Karen Robards writes those kind of books well. Every time I pick up a book from hers I am flying through the pages engrossing myself into this world.

So the plot is simple with a horrible car crash, people died and one survived but that is only the starting point. The mystery is why was the First Lady running, who was chasing them, and who is after Jess now that she survived? These were all questions that were running through my mind as I was reading the book and Robards gives us subtle clues about what is going on and who the bad guy or guys might be. The nonstop action will be throughout the entire book as Jess and Mark have to hide from who might be after them which could be the people who were swore to protect when they took their oath.

I liked the character of Jess as she was very realistic with all the thoughts that were running through her head. Worrying about who to trust and how she was going to survive. It was frantic and realistic and I liked that she doesn’t go running into Mark’s arms and trust him completely even though he was one of the good guys. She didn’t know if he was part of this and could not chance walking into a trap. Mark’s character was a man mourning with guilt for that he wasn’t there to protect but that guilt has to be pushed aside as trouble was not over.

I can’t wait to read the second book which is Justice and I am reading that next. At the end it looked liked a happy ending was there for Jess and Mark so I will have to see what trouble comes next for these two.