A Helluva Holiday – Book Review

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TITLE: A Helluva Holiday
SERIES: Lost And Found #4.5
AUTHOR: Jerrie Alexander
PUBLISHER: Jerrie Alexander
RELEASE DATE: October 2016
GENRE: Romantic Suspense/Mystery
SOURCE: Author via The Romance Review
FORMAT: eARC
PAGES: 75

 

Nate Wolfe places the Lost and Found, Inc. team’s Christmas reunion on hold when a Navy buddy needs help. Clay Hudson and Carol Penny have loved each other since high school. Time and circumstances placed them far apart over the years but now they’re back home, during the worst cold weather Eden Rock, Texas has ever experienced. Clay’s a successful vet and Carol’s just been fired from her TV anchor job.

She’s come home to help her sister sell the family horse ranch, but when she discovers the buyer is actually a Mexican drug lord, she changes her mind. The cartel won’t take no for an answer, so Clay steps in to protect Carol, and calls in his old friend from Lost and Found, Inc. The team will fight freezing weather, a freak snowstorm, and a ruthless killer to discover why this piece of property so important. Can the Lost and Found team unravel this puzzle in time to be home for the holiday? Will Carol and Clay learn old love can be new again?

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Mean Streak – Book Review

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Book Blurb

Dr. Emory Charbonneau, a pediatrician and marathon runner, disappears on a mountain road in North Carolina. By the time her husband Jeff, miffed over a recent argument, reports her missing, the trail has grown cold. Literally. Fog and ice encapsulate the mountainous wilderness and paralyze the search for her.

While police suspect Jeff of “instant divorce,” Emory, suffering from an unexplained head injury, regains consciousness and finds herself the captive of a man whose violent past is so dark that he won’t even tell her his name. She’s determined to escape him, and willing to take any risks necessary to survive.

Unexpectedly, however, the two have a dangerous encounter with people who adhere to a code of justice all their own. At the center of the dispute is a desperate young woman whom Emory can’t turn her back on, even if it means breaking the law.

As her husband’s deception is revealed, and the FBI closes in on her captor, Emory begins to wonder if the man with no name is, in fact, her rescuer.

 

MY REVIEW

Sandra Brown is one of my all time favourite authors so when the opportunity arose for me to read and review her latest novel Mean Streak I was ecstatic. While reading this novel I was reminded of the reason for loving Ms. Brown’s work.  She knows how to weave a story that will hold her reader’s attention from the very first line.  This ability was re-enforced in Mean Streak.  I was compelled to keep reading as I was eager to find out what was going to happen next.

Mean Streak is an entertaining read.  It’s a page turner that is filled with several edge of your seat and nail biting moments.  The plot is filled with so many twists and turns it was like being on a roller coaster ride. It is emotional, shocking and riveting.

As is common with romantic suspense novels, the romance is limited however the few love scenes that were present were quite intense.

The characters were entertaining and humourous and it was easy to develop a connection with them. My favourite of the lot was the male protagonist. The air of mystery surrounding him made him intriguing. It was difficult to determine if he was the hero or the villain. He was likable which will have readers rooting for him.  My least favourite is Jeff, Emory’s husband.  It was evident that his relationship with his wife was not all rosy. He is jealous of her accomplishments and tried to justify it by cheating on her.

Mean Streak is a story of love, betrayal and rediscoveries. It will keep you guessing at every page turn. If you are looking for an exciting and suspenseful read, then look no further as Mean Streak has it all.

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