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Weekly Book Club {8.29.18}

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This week’s book club is full of amazing reads. All of these are 4.5 and 5 star reads for me, which hasn’t happened in awhile! And all of them were once again downloaded from my library!

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Beyond Control by Kat Martin– When Victoria Langford got engaged, she told herself to give love a chance. Six months later, she’s on the run from her angry, abusive ex-fiancé with her four-year-old daughter and nowhere to go. Seventy miles north of Dallas, the Iron River Ranch is pretty much nowhere. That’s what its new owner, Josh Cain, wanted when he came back from Afghanistan. Big skies, quiet nights, no trouble. One look tells Josh the pretty redhead with the adorable little girl will give him trouble of the most personal kind. But he’s seen trouble before, and he doesn’t scare easy. Not when “accidents” start happening around the ranch. Not when Tory’s best friend back in Phoenix is abducted and brutalized. Not even when it looks like their current problems are only the tip of the iceberg. But if he gets too close to fierce, determined Tory, Josh knows his nights are going to be anything but quiet. And that’s one possibility no amount of training can prepare him for.

My Rating: 5 Stars

This book was so good. So so good! I was hooked from the very first page and could not put it down! I think I finished this one in less than 4 hours- that’s how good it was! The action, the emotions, the characters…they all grabbed me immediately. I highly recommend this one!

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Shadow Keeper by Christine Feehan– The paparazzi can’t get enough of infamous bad boy Giovanni Ferraro. But unknown to them–and the women he beds–he’s just playing a role. Keeping the spotlight on himself keeps it off the family business. And if this lethal shadow rider can’t hunt in the dark, he’ll find his pleasure elsewhere. Sasha Provis grew up on a Wyoming ranch and thought she knew how to protect herself from predators. But in the nightclub where she works, she’s fair game–until one of the owners steps in to protect her. Giovanni is gorgeous. He’s dangerous. And his every touch takes her breath away. The devil at her heels may have finally met its match.

My Rating: 4.5 Stars

This is the first book I’ve read from this series. It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of other Christine Feehan’s series. They’re amazing and I re-read them often. I wasn’t sure about this new series though. It’s very different. And it turns out- I loved it! I loved the characters, I loved how strong the female characters were, and I love me some alphas males. This book had tons of action, romance, stress…it had it all. I will definitely be going back and reading the other books in this series. 

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Shelter In Place by Nora Roberts– Sometimes, there is nowhere safe to hide. It was a typical evening at a mall outside Portland, Maine. Three teenage friends waited for the movie to start. A boy flirted with the girl selling sunglasses. Mothers and children shopped together, and the manager at the video-game store tended to customers. Then the shooters arrived. The chaos and carnage lasted only eight minutes before the killers were taken down. But for those who lived through it, the effects would last forever. In the years that followed, one would dedicate himself to a law enforcement career. Another would close herself off, trying to bury the memory of huddling in a ladies’ room, hopelessly clutching her cell phone–until she finally found a way to pour her emotions into her art. But one person wasn’t satisfied with the shockingly high death toll at the DownEast Mall. And as the survivors slowly heal, find shelter, and rebuild, they will discover that another conspirator is lying in wait–and this time, there might be nowhere safe to hide.

My Rating: 4.5 Stars

This book was so so close to a 5 star read for me. I think the only reason it’s not is because of the huge time span the book covers. It made it a little distracting for me. But the story line is great, the characters are great, and the ending was great. Nora Roberts books are usually either hit or miss for me. And this one is a hit! She tackled a really touchy and time relevant subject and did it in a way that made you feel all the emotions. 

 

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Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell– THEN: She was fifteen, her mother’s golden girl. She had her whole life ahead of her. And then, in the blink of an eye, Ellie was gone. NOW: It’s been ten years since Ellie disappeared, but Laurel has never given up hope of finding her daughter. And then one day a charming and charismatic stranger called Floyd walks into a café and sweeps Laurel off her feet. Before too long she’s staying the night at this house and being introduced to his nine year old daughter. Poppy is precocious and pretty – and meeting her completely takes Laurel’s breath away. Because Poppy is the spitting image of Ellie when she was that age. And now all those unanswered questions that have haunted Laurel come flooding back. What happened to Ellie? Where did she go? Who still has secrets to hide?

My Rating: 4.5 Stars

I really enjoyed this book! It was so close to being a 5 star read for me. The reason it wasn’t is something pretty minor but I couldn’t get past it. I don’t want to spoil the story so I won’t say more about it. Just know that it was something that probably wouldn’t bother 99% of people. I’m just weird. The story itself is good! It draws you in and then won’t let go. I had to know what happened and how it ended and I felt like the story was wrapped up with enough answers to satisfy my curiosity. Definitely recommend this one!

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  • Emily Janz

    I just finished Then She was Gone and there was 1 thing that bother me. Wonder if it was the same thing for both of us!