The Mediator-Reunion

The Mediator-ReunionSusannah will find herself in trouble when she has to now face four very angry ghost who were killed going over a cliff. She will have to find out the truth and stop them from trying to kill the boy they think is the cause for their accident.

Reunion is the third book from Meg Cabot’s series the Mediator. I love revisiting books I haven’t read for so long but know that they were really fantastic when I first read them. This series is very much like that. I love this series. With each book Meg Cabot builds and builds Susannah’s character up and you are learning more and more about her.

This book was all about these four students who were killed and wanted their revenge. Susannah takes it upon herself and tries to save the boy. You wonder sometimes if she thinks she is in over her head in these situations. I will say that this time there is more violence in this one or at least more action than the others. I liked that about the book because I like action in my stories. It keeps you on your toes and wanting more.

Jesse’s character is playing more of a part with helping her with the other ghost which I liked because he was around more in the book. There was also a little more info about Susannah and this mysterious psychic who told her that Susannah would find a one great love and it would be forever. This bit of information brings out some facts about the priest’s past when he was a young man, I wouldn’t say what information this was, but it was interesting. Now as I already know what will happen in the last book this is a big foreshadowing moment which was done well.

I am continuing with the fourth book, Darkest Hour, next.

The Best Man

The Best ManFaith Holland was dumped by her fiancee at the alter but not because of another woman. She is devastated that the man she loves will never truly love her back so she leaves. Three years later she is back to help out with her family only to come face to face with Levi Cooper who couldn’t keep quiet about her almost husband.

Levi Cooper was the local police chief of his hometown and three years ago helped stop a wedding that would leave two people unhappy for a life time. He will soon run into his best friends almost bride and will find that he might want to get to know Faith a little more but is weary to be around her still.

The Best Man is the first book of the series Blue Heron from Kristan Higgins. I fell in love with this book. It was mushy, full of emotion, heartwarming and heartbreaking all wrapped up into one story.

I have not read anything from Kristan Higgins before but I liked her detail of the characters as there was a lot of back story of Faith and Levi. You really got to know the characters well and why they act the way they did. Faith was someone you wanted to find that love she craved and for her to really move on to different techniques to finding an eligible man to date and love. It was cute how she deciphered the men but found out that it wasn’t full proof. Now Levi I wasn’t sure I wanted to like. All the time he was petty to Faith and as a character he was hard and stubborn. Of course thanks to the background you understand why he is so tough. I wanted him to loosen up earlier in the book but Higgins will find a way to break the shield he holds onto.

This story had ups and downs all over the place with Faith’s personal life, her family and especially with Levi, but a happy ending does come true.

For a first book to the series I drawn in and am looking forward to finding out more from this series but until then there are several other novels that don’t belong to a series of hers to read.

Truth or Demon

Killian O’Brien is one of the baddest demons around so how did he get in this situation. A group of teenage girls were now ordering him  to find a man for Daisy’s sister Poppy. How hard could that be?

Poppy Reed was a loner who took care of her sister and had little time for dates. That is until when a new man shows up in her life making her think differently.

Truth or Demon by Kathy Love was fun to read as it was a little strange but fit well with the New Orleans Vampires series. This looks to be the last book of the series but you never know if the author will come back to the series. As with the rest of the series Love keeps the plot simple and lighthearted making it a joy to read as well as fast. I was done quickly with the book as the plot was easy to get into and devour.

As I have read most of Kathy Love’s series with the exception of the series Devilish, I have only read the first book to the series,  I will just have to wait for more  to get to the shelves.

Forever and a Day

Grace Brooks is at a loss. Her hopes of finding a permanent job that her parents would be proud of is becoming unlikely and her money supply has dwindle to almost nothing. But then Grace gets a break with a job as a dog walker which is not what she expects especially as she starts to become the nanny of the dog owners son. Grace thanks her lucky stars at the job and being close to Dr. Josh Scott is no hardship.

Dr. Josh Scott has no time to breath let alone spend time with his son or sister with the amount of time his patients take. He will see Grace as a savior as she handles the chaos that is in his life. Both know they can’t get involved but Josh cannot get Grace out of his mind. He will stay away as much as he can but a man can only take so much.

Forever and a Day is the sixth book to the Lucky Harbor series. This is definitely a drama that Jill Shalvis writes but a drama done right. I have loved this series since the first book and have continue to do so. Shalvis writes these stories with real characters. The family dynamics feel like a real family going through those heartaches which makes you connect with those characters. The evil boyfriend to Josh’s sister even felt real as you wanted to smack him for his behavior as you know he is going to hurt Anna. But its not all about the family drama as Shalvis will write Grace and Josh’s scenes to be nothing but steamy as they finally get together.

As I concluded this book I saw this was the last one available but I have a feeling the Lucky Harbor series is far from done. Of course now comes the question is who is to be next?

Play Dirty by Sandra Brown

Brown is known for her romance.  Play Dirty brings that intrigue and thriller aspect to the plot and characters.

After five long years in federal prison, Griff Burkett is a free man.  But the disgraced Cowboys quarterback can never return to life as he knows it before he was caught cheating.  In a place where football is practically a religion, Griff committed a cardinal sin, and no one is forgiving.

Foster Speakman, owner and CEO of SunSouth Airlines, and his wife, Laura are a golden couple.  Successful and weatlhy, they lived a charmed life before fate cruelly intervened and denied them the one thing they wanted most-a child.  It’s said that money can’t buy everything.  But it can buy a disgraced football player fresh out of prison and out of prospects.

The job Griff agrees to do for the Speakmans demands secrecy.  But he soon finds himself once again in the spotlight of suspicion.  An unsolved murder comes back to haunt him in teh form of his nemesis, Stanly Rodarte, who has made Griff destruction his life’s mission.  While safeguarding his new enterprise, Griff must also protect those around him, especially Laura Speakman, from Rodarte’s ruthlessness.  Griff stands to gain the highest payoff he could ever imagain, but cashing in on it will require him to forfeit his only chance for redemption…and love.

Griff is now playing a high-stakes game, and at the final whistle, one player will be dead.

I was impressed with Play Dirty it grabbed my attention and wouldn’t let go.  At first when I was reading I got to the middle and seemed like it should be done.  But then something big happens and the action takes over.

The plot is intense to read.  When one of the characters is killed you suspect the other one of murder but did they do it.  It was intriguing to see how the plot panned out.  You didn’t know the murderer then you found out but it didn’t make sense.

Play Dirty brings many surprises, tragedy, and romance to the pages.

Long Time Coming by Sandra Brown

Sandra Brown is an author who keeps on delivering different types of love stories that you get caught up in.  Long Time Coming is just another one of those examples.

He arrived out of the blue-a fresh and blood phantom from the past in a sports car as sleek and sexy as Law Kincaid himself.  The world famous astronaut was a devastatingly attractive as teh first time Marnie Hibbs had laid eyes on him, seventeen years before.  But she well knew the perils of falling for a ladies man like Law.  And this time she had someone besides herself to protect.

Law is determined to discover who is sending him anonymous letters claiming he’d fathered a son he knows nothing about.  Showing up at the Hibb’s return address from the letters seemed like a step in the right direction.

Marnie swears she isn’t the guilty party, but when Law meets her son, it’s like a one-two punch to his solar plexus.  The boy is nearly the spitting image of Law.

Law can’t remember sleeping with Marnie then again, he can’t remember much about his crazy past.  But there’s more to it than that: Marnie claims the boy isn’t biologically hers.

As the tension between them becomes unbearable and the attraction undeniable, Marnie is forced to reveal a long-held secret…one that might cause her to lose both the boy she loves more than anyone and the man she desires more than anything.

Sandra Brown delivers a short romance novel which makes you melt.  Marnie’s character is a perfect woman but I hated when she felt the need to conform to Law’s word.  She shouldn’t feel the need.  And I got a little frustrated that she thought she was going to lose it all.  That would have been unfair.

Other than that the novel was a cute thing to read and let you see that love can find it’s way even from the past.