Archive for September, 2010

Mac’s Man by Elaine Charton

Mac’s Man

Author: Elaine Charton

Publisher: Swimming Kangaroo Books

Release Date: March 2010



To protect those he loved, Danny Connor changed his name to TJ O’Malley and vanished.  He rebuilt his life under a new alias and tried to forget all the past memories that kept flooding his mind.

 TJ’s past comes back to haunt him when he find the woman he loved, Matilda “Mattie” MacCormack, face down near a lake close to his home.  Mattie is clueless to who she is or how she ended up in the lake.

Mattie is unable to remember her past, but there is something about TJ that makes her want to get to know him better.   In his eyes she sees compassion and concern that have her questioning her feelings toward him.

TJ is afraid that someone wants Mattie dead.  He is determined to provide her a safe haven until he feels the danger has past.  Will he keep their past hidden from her or take a chance on revealing his true name and how their pasts are entwined?

MAC’S MAN is one outstanding book!  It offers the highest level of suspense that will keep you glued to your seat.   Elaine Charton has done a magnificent job in her creation of Mattie and TJ; both of these wounded souls deserve to find love after all that they have suffered.

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An Unforgettable Lady

Author: J.R. Ward writing as Jessica Bird

Publisher: Signet

Release Date: July 6, 2010



John Smith is known as one of the best bodyguards in the business; he specializes in going above and beyond what it takes to protect his clients.  His diverse military background has sharpened his skills allowing him to stay one step ahead of his advisory.  When John is offered the opportunity to be Grace’s bodyguard, he accepts the assignment.

John knows that if he is to catch the killer he must be in complete control of Grace’s life.  To start with, he moves into her penthouse and then asks several of her staff to go on an extended vacation.  Grace doesn’t like all of the changes that John is making, nor does she enjoy being under such close surveillance.

As the days go by, Grace’s feelings towards John begins to soften.  She sees him as a man who doesn’t wish to share his private life with anyone.  She finds herself intrigued by the man of mystery.  Will Grace be able to tear down the mile high walls that surround John’s heart in order to be able to get to know the real person?  Will John’s protective measures be enough to stop a madman from succeeding in his plot to kill Grace?

Jessica Bird has written a superb offering in AN UNFORGETTABLE LADY.  Readers will be delighted at the ingenious way she is able to weave suspense on every page.  AN UNFORGETTABLE LADY quickly turned into an unforgettable book.  Whether it is writing as J.R. Ward or as Jessica Bird, one thing is certain, whenever you open one of her books, you definitely are getting the best that literature has to offer.

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Nice Girl Naughty

Author: Jan Springer

Publisher: Ellora’s Cave

Release Date: May 12, 2010



Since she was nineteen, Summer Colby had lived her life in darkness.  She did not allow her blindness to stand in her way of becoming a world famous wood carver.  With her hands, she is able to carve magnificent artifacts that have made her a legendary artist. 

Summer’s life is endangered when she almost becomes the victim of a serial killer.  Miraculously, she is able to escape the madman’s clutches.  Fearing for her safety, her brother asks his best friend Nick Cassidy to become Summer’s bodyguard.

Nick has always been intrigued by Summer.  He knows he will do whatever it takes to keep her safe.  He takes her to a secluded cabin in the wilderness.  The hideout brings the two of them together and gives them the perfect opportunity to explore their growing feelings.

While Nick and Summer are discovering their true feelings for one another, there is one who is quickly closing in on their location.  Will he succeed in his second attempt to put an end to Summer’s life?

NICE GIRL NAUGHTY has all the elements that are needed for an award winning novel.  Jan Springer has written a high action suspense that will keep you guessing.  I was highly impressed at how she was able to use Summer’s disability as an asset that allowed Nick the opportunity to paint the world for her in his own words.  Such realism as she is able to project will have you questioning if you are reading fact or fiction.

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