1. I only review work I paid to read
2. I only share reviews for books I liked
3. I only post my 5 STAR reviews because I want to help others find the best that's in indie world!
So Here are my June Indie Books of the month. If you want to end up on my Sunday morning blog review next month, drop me an email. I still have 25 books to read for my 2014 reading challenge and 2014 is all about Indie Authors!
5 STARS: This is an absolutely delightful read. A bit of suspense, a bit of mystery, a bit of crazy small town folks, and delicious fun loving romance! The author has a wonderful writing style, that pays attention to subtle detail and savors the humor of life and love. I laughed pretty much through most of it. The eccentric characters in the city... I do know people like them. And James, James, James...what can I say. How about yummy? A wicked secretary, hooligans hunting for buried treasure, being imprisoned in a shed, and one missed wedding can't derail true love or the happily ever after. Somehow I get the feeling that in the next book things will not go so smoothly for Annie and James, and that is when the fun will begin.
I read this book cover to cover. The author had me at "a trip down nightmare lane" when Annie crosses paths those wonderful folks from high school. Exactly something I would think. Just loved it.
5 STARS:This book is a skillful blending of genres and a marvelous read. It is beautifully constructed: part detective novel/ part suspense/ and definitely part romance. It is a thoughtful, thorough, exceptionally well written study of the blend of personal history, life choices, our own frailties and how our need to survive can create a very different image in how the world see us. At its core it proves that even people damaged, unable to trust and protective cannot escape either sexual attraction or the most basic need to love and be loved. And there is plenty of sexual attraction between Sienna and Carson right from the start.
At the center of this story is Sienna, a masterfully constructed character with many layers. Blaufeld manages the daunting task of creating a woman of such contradictory parts until her unique fabric is logical in every way. Innocence can exist in absolute cruel circumstance.
Unusually introspective, this book is a full meal from beginning to end. A beautiful journey through the maze of human psychology, trauma, survival and love. The sex scenes are both tender and steamy and an intricate expression of who the characters are.
And somehow after the end of an intense journey, full of unexpected plot twist[I hate Eldon] it ends with the perfect happily every after.
A marvelous read I highly recommend.
5 STARS: This is not your average romance novel. It is so much more. I read it in one day because I had to know what happened to Maggie! The writer has a beautiful narrative voice, expresses the things we all think and don't admit, and a beautiful descriptive writing style.
Maggie may have been kicked by marriage, but this girl ain't down. She is spunky, independent, and definitely knows what she wants. Still, as feisty as she is, she's got to navigate through the brutal betrayal/disappointment of her first husband in order to fall in love with Mason. The author balances this tough journey wonderfully.
Authentic, spunky, and a thoroughly enjoyable read. If you want to walk the like between the classic romance style[and there are plenty of plot twists to make it unique]with thorough story, character and plot with absolutely wonderful descriptive style, and being just naughty enough; This will be a very satisfying read. Just one note: ok, really naughty but really well done sex scenes.