Run the Risk

Logan Riske is on a mission to find out about his friends murder. He has to first locate the witness which seems to be harder than he thought. Logan will go after the witnesses sister who appears to be be undercover as well.

Pepper Yates has a knack for looking over her shoulder as she has been running with her brother for years. Now the danger is higher and she has to be careful of everyone, especially the new tenant who can’t take a hint to leave her alone.

Run the Risk

Run the Risk is the first book to Lori Foster’s series Love Undercover. Pretty much whatever book Foster writes I will like. Run the Risk keeps with that tradition. The series reminded me of Edge of Honor but a little less intense. Love Undercover has a little more lightheartedness, lots of sex and sexual tension, but still with danger lurking at every step.

Within the series there are six people you get to know. The main ones are Logan and Pepper but I felt that Foster does a good job so you know who the others are. The other characters will be following this book with their own story in the series Love Undercover, which I am excited to read.

Within the story I really liked the cloak and dagger situations Logan and Pepper were in. They were both playing a false role but parts of them could never be hidden, especially how they go above and beyond in protecting those around them.

I loved how mousy Pepper had to play when in reality her character is anything but plain. She craves life and that does show especially during the steamy scenes between herself and Logan. Now Logan is the man you want watching over you. He is tough, attractive, and good with his hands.

Bare It All is the second book to the series Love Undercover and came out in April while the third book, Getting Rowdy will be coming out in September. I am taking a break from the series until the third book comes out so I can read the second and third right after each other. This way I wouldn’t have to wait.

Devilishly Hot

You know picking up Kathy Love’s book there is going to be humor involved one way or another. I was excited to find she had a new series started, granted so far its only two books but a new one nevertheless.

Annie Lou Riddle found her dream job three years ago but its been hell literally. Working as the personal assistant to her boss costed her soul as the magazine was run by demons. Annie had seven more years to work off her contract or otherwise he soul was fore-fitted. If that is not bad enough a detective comes to the office investigating the disappearances of her bosses personal assistants all twenty one of them.

Detective Nick Rossi wasn’t thrilled with encountering the head woman Fionla but having the chance to meet the mystery woman Annie again thrilled him. It made matters worse that they could not be together but he wanted to solve the case and protect Annie the best he could which meant entertaining a demon.

Devilishly Hot was the first book of the series Hot. Love will entertain you once again with her witty and funny characters/plot. Once I started I was immediately taken back to the movie The Devil Wears Prada of course in this case the head boss really is collaborating with the Devil.

Annie was very much the naive character from a small town but changed in those three years. I liked that her character is growing in the book and the romance between Annie and Nick is sweet. You wanted them to have a happy ending right away. It was a little strange with Satan playing a role in the book but it was entertaining that Love adds him on the side.

You will be laughing at the antics and characters Love creates from the first page to the last. I liked that she is continuing the series with the same magazine adding in the demon hunters which will make their appearance in the book.

Devilishly Hot will have a final ending for the characters of Annie and Nick but the hunt is far from over.

Getting a Cop on your side has never been so good

That’s all Poppy Calloway needed. Detective Jason de Sanges to be on her side but of course he would not. Poppy would not give up on her group of kids and she was able to get Jase to help them out. Poppy’s only concern was to give these kids a chance who are coming too close to breaking the law. But Poppy is going to be endanger along with the kids.

Jason de Sanges is a good detective but he doesn’t want to help these kids because he knows they are already damaged or are they? Jase gets a second look at them and Poppy. Jase and Poppy are together with the kids but when the kids are away passion heats up between the two.

Susan Andersen’s series Sisterhood Diaries Bending the Rules is the second book to the series and sizzles as the two characters bicker back and fourth endlessly throughout the book. But the bickering turns to passion and passion grows to love at least on oneside.

I liked the story dialogue with the kids and the troubles they encountered. The story was not just about the two authority figures, Poppy and Jase. I did like how the two characters were polar opposites. Each gave something the other was missing so everything balanced.

I am interested to read how the series started and how it ends with the first and third book.

Doing It Right

MaryJanice Davidson writes quirky material which will make you laugh. In this one book holds two novellas which are very funny.

Thief of Hearts

Dr. Jared Dean is a great doctor and believes he would help out anyone which he was going to do for this woman. That is of course until he saw she needed no help. This woman was a one man ass kicking machine. She is is the Avenging Angel her job is to stop mobsters right now and the doctor is now in the way. Her job will now also be to protect him which would not be hard to handle.

Wild Hearts

Kat doesn’t back down especially when a man is trying to steal her car. She is thrown to say the least that the man is gorgeous. With an intense kiss Kat takes the opportunity to throw the car thief in her truck and drive to her brother who is the D.A. Kat doesn’t know that the man in her trunk is actually an undercover cop and knows Kat’s brother. The two will embark on a mission which will prove dangerous to say the least.

Both stories are short and too the point. It’s always funny to read about the woman being the ones to kick butt. The Avenging Angel will also make an appearance in the second story. MaryJanice Davidson will have you laughing at her quirky characters and strange plots.

Sacred Sins by Nora Roberts

In the last lazy days of summer, the merciless two-week heat wave is the biggest story in Washington, D.C. But the weather is finally knocked off the front pages when a young woman is found strangled to death-a priest’s white silk amice pulled taut around her throat.  Pinned near the scarf is a note that simply reads Her Sins are forgiven her.  It is a chilling crime, made even more terrifying when it is followed by a second murder…and then a third.  Suddenly every headline is devoted to the killer the press has dubbed “the Priest.”

The slaying have piqued the interest of Dr. Tess Court, a top-notch psychiatrist dedicated to treating the problems of the human mind.  And when the police make little headway in solving the crimes, Tess is reluctantly thrust into the very heat of the investigation.  Called in to create a detailed psychological profile of the murderer, she comes up with a disturbing and frightening portrait of a twisted soul who believes he is not murdering-but ministering.

Detective Ben Paris doesn’t give a damn about the killer’s soul or his psyche, and he makes it clear that he thinks calling in a psychiatrist is on a par with ringing up a psychic hotline.  What he can’t dismiss so readily is his immediate and irrestiable attraction to Tell.  Tall, dark, and good-looking, Ben has a reputation with woman that is legendary, and with good reason.  But the coolly elegant Tess doesn’t react to Ben like any other woman he’s ever known-and he finds the challenge enticing.  Now, as the two are thrown together in a perilous quest to stop a serial killer, the flame of white-hot passion flares.

But someone else has his eyes on the beautiful blond doctor…someone who dreams of saving her and cleansing her soul with his special brand of absolution.  And while Tess is confident she can help him, Ben can only pray that when the madman strikes, he’ll be able to stop him before it’s too late…

It really shouldn’t surprise me any more when I pick up a Nora Roberts book.  She has this way of writing that I seem to be drawn too.  Her characters are dynmic and her plots.

I was impressed with the suspense which was going on in the novel.  I wasn’t sure the killer and happy that our heroine would be able to make amends of a tragedy she couldn’t prevent.

There was romance which was fantastic to read but the plot held my attention.  There is something about suspense which gets your heart pounding a little faster.

Nora Roberts is a master storyteller.  What is your favorite Nora Roberts book?

The 9th Judgment by James Patterson

So it is here, finally the ninth book so far of the Women’s Murder Club series, The 9th Judgment.

The Plot of The 9th Judgment:

“A young mother and her infant child are ruthlessly gunned down while returning to their car in the garage of a shopping mall.  There are no witnesses, and Detective Lindsay Boxer is left with only one shred of evidence: a cryptic message scrawled across the windshield in bloodred lipstick.

The same night, the wife of A-list actor Marcus Dowling is woken by a cat burglar who is about to steal millions dollars’ worth of precious jewels.  In just seconds there is a nearly empty safe, a lifeless body, and another mystery that throws San Fransisco into hysteria.

Lindsay spends every waking hour working with her partner, Rich-and her desire for him threatens to tear apart both her engagement and the Women’s Murder Club.  Before Lindsay and her friends can piece together either case, one of the killers forces Lindsay to put her own life on the line-but is it enough to save the city?”

I have to admit after reading the eighth book of Patterson I was dying to know what their next big case would be and then the whole thing with the relationships.  And now that I had time to process those thoughts I am actually kinda pissed at Lindsay’s character because in the eighth book she was acting stupid.  Joe is an amazing man and Rich is too but Lindsay has the man she should be with.  I am happy to read in the ninth book though that the relationship is not threatened and Lindsay will be able to stick with Joe because he is the one.  And I am very happy it didn’t center all about the drama of her life but the action of the case.

The plot in Patterson’s style is fast, riveting, and right to the point.  Through the book I am feeling sorry for the cat burglar.  I want her to be alright.

The book for me went lightening fast.  I couldn’t stop reading the book.  There was one point in the book towards the end that I thought I would throw the book to the floor.  I was pissed at Patterson for doing that but it got a reaction and thankfully everything went well.

So if you want non-stop thriller filled with an interesting plot, dynamic characters then The 9th Judgment will be the book for you.

So now the question is when will the tenth book to the Women’s Murder Club be released?

3rd Degree by James Patterson

I can’t get enough of the Women’s Murder Club series.  It really is addicting and fast to read.  You start the book and next thing you know it is done.

The Plot of 3rd Degree:

“Plunging into a burning town house, Detective Lindsay Boxer discovers three dead bodies…and a mysterious message at the scene.  When more corpses turn up, Lindsay asks her friends Claire Washburn of the medical examiner’s office, Assistant D.A. Jill Bernhardt, and San Francisco Chronicle reporter Cindy Thomas to help her find a murderer who he has targeted one of the four friends.  Which one will it be?”

Every time I read one of the books in the series I seem more and more drawn into the characters lives and the intense thriller plot.  You really get to know the characters and into their lives.  It gets addicting to read because you have to find out who is killing and what is really happening.  For instance Jill has a bruise and Lindsay is concerned.  Is this a problem in Jill’s life?  Lindsay finds out for certain.

The bad guy is really bad guys.  An organization that is killing supposedly for the good of the people.  Those who need the most help.  For this group it is war against the big CEO but it does get personal.

There is an unspeakable tragedy that hits the Women’s Murder Club and one of them will be permanently gone from the group but who and why are they targeted by this group.  The plot thickens and lead everyone to where the bad guy is getting his inspiration.  But even as the book end the group is still really a group because there will always be another to pick up the cause.

James Patterson brings another thriller and suspense tale to the pages with 3rd Degree.  I was amazed by the book.  The story line is interesting with the radical and very tragic which will make you sad for the death of the member.  I also like the fact that one of the members might have found love and won’t let him get away.  Hopefully it will last to keep her happy, until the next book.