She Has a Broken Thing Where Her Heart Should Be by: J.D. Barker

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Description from Goodreads

A haunting tale of suspense, rendered with the masterful skill only Barker could muster.

After the loss of his parents, young Jack Thatch first met Stella as a child–this cryptic little girl of eight with dark hair and darker eyes, sitting alone on a bench in the cemetery clutching her favorite book. Gone moments later, the brief encounter would spark an obsession. She’d creep into his thoughts, his every waking moment, until he finally finds her again exactly one year later, sitting upon the same bench, only to disappear again soon after.

The body of a man found in an alley, every inch of his flesh horribly burned, yet his clothing completely untouched. For Detective Faustino Brier, this wasn’t the first, and he knew it wouldn’t be the last. It was no different from the others. He’d find another just like it one year from today. August 9, to be exact.

Isolated and locked away from the world in a shadowy lab, a little boy known only as Subject “D” waits, grows, learns. He’s permitted to speak to no one. He has never known the touch of another. Harboring a power so horrific, those in control will never allow him beyond their walls.

All of them linked in ways unimaginable.

SHE HAS A BROKEN THING WHERE HER HEART SHOULD BE conjures thoughts of early King and Koontz. A heart-pounding ride that creeps under your skin and will have you turning pages long into the night.

My Review

I will read anything that J.D. Barker writes. I don’t know how he does it but his writing transports me to wherever the story is. His descriptions and dialog captivate me. Even though this book is over 700 pages, I was so absorbed and didn’t want it to end. Jack Thatch is a character I am going to miss now that I have finished reading his story. I hope that he makes a reappearance in another book. I really connected with most of the characters in here and wanted to know each back story.

August 9th plays such a role in this story and it is just a date. The lives that are impacted by this one date are immense. It is not a terrorist event that reaches globally. It is a date on a calendar that causes the lives of people to change drastically. It’s funny because August 9th is my wedding anniversary!

I gave this book 5 crowns.

The Honey-Don’t List by: Christina Lauren

Publication Date: March 24, 2020

Description from the Publishers through Netgalley

From the New York Times bestselling author behind the “joyful, warm, touching” (Jasmine Guillory, New York Times bestselling author) The Unhoneymooners comes a delightfully charming love story about what happens when two assistants tasked with keeping a rocky relationship from explosion start to feel sparks of their own.

Carey Duncan has worked for home remodeling and design gurus Melissa and Rusty Tripp for nearly a decade. A country girl at heart, Carey started in their first store at sixteen, and—more than anyone would suspect—has helped them build an empire. With a new show and a book about to launch, the Tripps are on the verge of superstardom. There’s only one problem: America’s favorite couple can’t stand each other.

James McCann, MIT graduate and engineering genius, was originally hired as a structural engineer, but the job isn’t all he thought it’d be. The last straw? Both he and Carey must go on book tour with the Tripps and keep the wheels from falling off the proverbial bus.

Unfortunately, neither of them is in any position to quit. Carey needs health insurance, and James has been promised the role of a lifetime if he can just keep the couple on track for a few more weeks. While road-tripping with the Tripps up the West Coast, Carey and James vow to work together to keep their bosses’ secrets hidden, and their own jobs secure. But if they stop playing along—and start playing for keeps—they may have the chance to build something beautiful together…

From the “hilariously zany and heartfelt” (Booklist) Christina Lauren comes a romantic comedy that proves if it’s broke, you might as well fix it.

My Review

So much fun!! The story lines that this author duo comes up with are very entertaining. When a famous renovating and design couple go on tour, all of their secrets are bound to be exposed. Can their “assistants” keep them under wraps and protect the brand? Add in the slight animosity between the staff and you have a blueprint for a chaotic road trip.

I love the “enemies to lovers” trope and they do it so well. As we are stuck at home in this crazy time, order yourself a copy of this book or request an E-copy from your local library. It will keep you entertained and maybe help you take your mind of things for a bit.

I gave this book 4 crowns.

I received an E- ARC from the publishers through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

You Are Not Alone by: Greer Hendrix and Sarah Pekkanen

Description from the Publisher through Netgalley

One of Newsweek‘s Most Anticipated Books of 2020
One of SheReads Most Anticipated Books of 2020
One of PopSugar’s Most Anticipated Books of 2020
One of HelloGiggles’ Most Anticipated Books of 2020
One of Marie Claire’s Best Fiction by Women in 2020
One of Woman’s Day’s Best Fiction Books Coming Out in 2020

The electrifying #1 New York Times bestselling authors of THE WIFE BETWEEN US and AN ANONYMOUS GIRL return with a brand new novel of psychological suspense.

Shay Miller wants to find love, but it eludes her. She wants to be fulfilled, but her job is a dead end. She wants to belong, but her life is increasingly lonely.

Until Shay meets the Moore sisters. Cassandra and Jane live a life of glamorous perfection, and always get what they desire. When they invite Shay into their circle, everything seems to get better.

Shay would die for them to like her.
She may have to.

My Review

I don’t know how they do it but this author duo has done it again. I devoured this book. I was so into Shay’s story that I had a hard time pulling myself away. What would you to belong? How much would you ignore just to fit in?

I won’t give anything away as it ruins the experience. Just trust me when I say you will not be disappointed.

I gave this book 4 crowns.

I received an E- ARC from the publishers through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

The Killing Fog by: Jeff Wheeler BLOG TOUR & GIVEAWAY

SYNOPSIS

The Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Kingfountain series conjures an epic, adventurous world of ancient myth and magic as a young woman’s battle with infinite evil begins.

Survivor of a combat school, the orphaned Bingmei belongs to a band of mercenaries employed by a local ruler. Now the nobleman, and collector of rare artifacts, has entrusted Bingmei and the skilled team with a treacherous assignment: brave the wilderness’s dangers to retrieve the treasures of a lost palace buried in a glacier valley. But upsetting its tombs has a price.

Echion, emperor of the Grave Kingdom, ruler of darkness, Dragon of Night, has long been entombed. Now Bingmei has unwittingly awakened him and is answerable to a legendary prophecy. Destroying the dark lord before he reclaims the kingdoms of the living is her inherited mission. Killing Bingmei before she fulfills it is Echion’s.

Thrust unprepared into the role of savior, urged on by a renegade prince, and possessing a magic that is her destiny, Bingmei knows what she must do. But what must she risk to honor her ancestors? Bingmei’s fateful choice is one that neither her friends nor her enemies can foretell, as Echion’s dark war for control unfolds.  

AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | BOOK DEPOSITORY
Praise for THE KILLING FOG

“Wheeler (Broken Veil) opens the Grave Kingdom series with this winding tale of valor and sacrifice, set in a realm where using magic summons a heavy fog that kills every living thing it touches. [T]he threat of the fog looming in the background adds atmosphere and tension…This excellent introduction to the prolific Wheeler’s work will appeal to fans of Asian-influenced fantasy.” —Publishers Weekly  

My Review

I do not normally read fantasy books but on occasion, I do pick them up. The Killing Fog had similar vibes to The Poppy War and I did enjoy that book. I appreciate that this book wasn’t all fantastical, unbelievable fight scenes. Bingmei is a well developed character that I am sure will be beloved by many readers.

I enjoyed this story and recommend this if you enjoy YA fantasy that is easy on the fantasy. I am interested in picking up the next book in this series.

I gave this book 4 crowns.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jeff Wheeler took an early retirement from his career at Intel in 2014 to write full-time. He is a husband, father of five, and a devout member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Jeff lives in the Rocky Mountains. His books have been on the Wall Street Journal Bestseller list 5 times (for The Thief’s Daughter, The King’s Traitor, The Hollow Crown, The Silent Shield, and Prism Cloud) and have sold more than 4 million copies. His novels have also been published or will be published in many languages: Italian, Chinese, Hungarian, Turkish, Polish, Spanish, Russian, and German.

He is also the founder of Deep Magic: the E-zine of Clean Fantasy and Science Fiction (www.deepmagic.co), a quarterly e-zine featuring amazing short stories, novellas, and sample chapters.

You can usually find Jeff at Emerald City Comic Con, New York Comic Con or at writers conferences.

He welcomes hearing from readers: jgwheels /at/ gmail dot com

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