Lucas

LucasLucas Donlon, Vampire Lord of the Plains located in the Badlands of America, is at war with the Midwest Vampire Lord. Lucas is someone who enjoys life and can be charming but when trouble is coming to his borders he will do everything to stop the intruder.

Kathryn Hunter is Special Agent of the FBI and has gone off on her own to find her brother who went missing in the Badlands. Armed with her gun and knowledge Kathryn knows that she will have no help from the FBI but she will be surprised when help will come her way in the form of a Vampire Lord, Lucas.

Lucas is the sixth book to the series Vampires in America by D B Reynolds. Since starting this series I have found myself very impressed with the plots and characters that were detailed in these books. There is that instant sex appeal but also a lot of good action that has the characters having to find a way out of the trouble that is getting too close to them. So basically Lucas was really a fantastic book just like the others in the series.

Lucas I liked a lot as he was very charming and he had that personality that made you feel like he was your best friend but get on his bad side and he would do what needed to be done. Kathryn was a strong woman, all the woman in this series are strong in their own ways, and was determined to find her brother. I liked that she was not one to back down especially when facing Lucas who could be intimidating.

Like the others in the series Lucas and Kathryn will find themselves intensely attracted to each other and they will succumb to that attraction. It would be hard for these mates to resist each other and Reynolds writes those scenes between them very well. Now lets not forget about Daniel who will have a good ending which has Kathryn rejoicing to have found her brother.

There is an enemy that has been identified at the end of the book which was not a stretch to the imagination as Reynolds will let you know that she is one pissed off vampire. At the end of the book there will also be Aden who is mentioned right on the last page. This of course intrigued me and now I really want to know more about this Aden.

So I have the novellas Betrayed and Hunted on my kindle and as I was trying to re-read and read the first time these books in order then I screwed up because I didn’t read read Betrayed before the sixth book, Lucas. I have a feeling it will still be a very good read as Reynolds has not disappointed me with her books. Hunted is right after the sixth book so I will be reading that in the correct order and then it will be on to Aden which is the seventh book to the series and last one that I own, at least for now.

Heartbreaker

HeartbreakerLaurant Madden is worried about her brother but she will find out that she will need to be scared for herself. There is a killer that is targeting her and wants her dead.

Nick Buchanan has come to his friends help which in turn was to really help out Laurant. He will have to stay close to her and pretend to be more to keep her safe from the killer who is after her.

Heartbreaker is the first book to the series Buchanan/FBI by Julie Garwood. She is one of those authors I have walked by without a seconds glance. I am fixing that with this first book and I have to say I liked it. There was insistent intrigue with the very first chapter with the killer telling Father Thomas Madden that he is coming after Laurant, Thomas’s sister. After that part I was kind of hooked with wanting to know who the killer was and what was going to happen next. I will say at times I just wanted to have the story move along as it was a little long in some places.

The idea of a killer after a woman is not a knew story but I thought Garwood wrote it well and she gave some deceit to go along with the plot to make it more. Laurant for me was weak at times but that was her demeanor at least on the outside. She is strong and a fighter with wants and needs. She shows it more and more throughout the book as is letting go. Now Nick was a charismatic man but a dangerous one at that. I did like that Nick was kind of a romantic but not always good at showing his feelings. Being an FBI agent came in handy but was also a curse because it was also a reason that the bad guys might come after him.

There are some good amount of twist and turns in the book with some people who could be suspects. The real suspect was one I didn’t see coming. In hindsight it makes sense which is always the case with suspense books. Other than the true bad guy there were some pretty messed up people who were villains in their own way. I can see myself going back to this series or trying another one of her books. I do want to make sure that I at least try the second book to this series as it will be with Nick’s brother. I am interested in knowing more about these Buchanan’s.

Bodyguards in Bed

A genius, a driver and a model all have one thing in common they will need their own bodyguards. In Bodyguards in Bed is a collection of three authors (Lucy Monroe, Jamie Ann Denton and Elisabeth Naughton) with their own short story all about bodyguards.

In each story it almost seems as you are starting with the book in progress as you don’t know some of these characters. As each story could have its own series instead of a separate collection but each story is very well written and engaging with their steamy scenes and the quick thrill.

The three stories in the collection are Who’s Been Sleeping in My Brothers Bed?, Hot Mess, and Acapulco Heat.

Something About You by Julie James

A recently new author, Julie James, has written three books so far.  From reading one of her books I was immediately fascinated by her writing and the characters that have been woven into her plot.  The third book she has written “Something About You”.  I liked the cover and once I read the back of the book I was hooked.

“Of all the hotel rooms rented by all the adulterous politicians in Chicago, female Assistant U.S. Attorney Cameron Lynde had to choose the one next to 1308, where some hot-and-heavy lovemaking ends with a death.  And of all the FBI agents in Illinois, it had to be Special Agent Jack Pallas who gets assigned to this high-profile homicide.  The same Jack Pallas who still blames Cameron for a botched crackdown three years ago, and for nearly ruining his career…

Work with Cameron Lynde?  Are they kidding?  Maybe, Jack thinks, this is some kind of welcome-back prank after his stint away of Chicago.  But it is no joke: the pair is going to have to put their rocky past behind them and focus on the case at hand.  That is, if they can cut back on the razor-sharp jibes and smother the flame of their sizzling-hot sexual tension…”

Through Julie James writing I understood perfectly the feelings and thoughts that were being described by the characters.  In the beginning I loved how the book started with Cameron awakened by a noisy couple making love, very loudly.  Her mood described by Julie James set the book perfectly.  It was humorous at first but then tragedy hit and the plot thickened.

While reading the book I understood the instant dislike of the characters and immediately sensed the anguish.  Of course all of these feelings are on false facts.  The tough FBI agent Jack Pallas has understood that Cameron Lynde is to blame for his failure in the case and his transfer but is she really?  Cameron knows what he thinks and cannot tell any differently.  She was told to take the blame but she helped Jack’s case the best she could.  Of course Jack does not know and Cameron cannot tell him due to the fact that someone might find out and trouble could brew from these facts.  Trouble that could be with killing or enhance their sexual desire for each other.

This romance book is worth reading.  Makes you wish for your own FBI agent watching out for you.

Honeymoon by James Patterson

Going through boxes and boxes of books I came across this book, “Honeymoon” by James Patterson.  I have never read anything by him.  I read the back of the book and instantly I was intrigued by the summary.

“How does it feel to be desired by every man and envied by every woman?  Wonderful.  This is the life Nora Sinclair has dreamed about , the life she’s worked hard for, the life she will never give up.

When FBI agent John O’Hara sees her, she seems perfect.  She has the sophistication.  The tantalizing sex appeal.  She doesn’t just attract men, she enthralls them.

So why is the FBI so interested in Nora Sinclair?  Mysterious things keep happening to people around her, especially the men.  And there is something dangerous about Nora-something that lures Agent O’Hara at the same time that it fills him with fear.  Does a dark secret lurk behind the unexplained gaps in her past?  And as he spends more and more time getting to know her, is he pursuing justice?  Or his own fatal obsession?”

The key thing about this book is not to give too much on the book because you will find yourself becoming involved with the characters and the plot, and if you give too much away it could ruin it.

As I started to read the book I had an idea of what was going on with the main character.  What was her motive for what she was doing.  Who were these men.  The tourist and the insurance man, how were they connected to John O’Hara?  And who was the woman following close behind Nora but never seen by her?  All these were questions I had while reading the book and each of them were answered.

From the very beginning to the end I was enthralled and at the end you were left with a surprise twist.  The twist was good and bad according to how you viewed it from the characters point of view.  As I put down the book I thought wow that was an exciting book with thrills and suspense which was enjoyable to read.