Friday, December 12, 2014

Too Deep a Triple Treat Romance Set

Nothing good ever happens after dark.

Those were the words country singer Daleigh McDermott’s father always repeated.

Now her father is dead, and Daleigh fears she’s returned home too late to make things right. As she’s about to flee back to Nashville, she finds a hidden journal belonging to her father. His words hint that his death was no accident.

Small town mechanic Ryan Shields is the only one who seems to believe that Daleigh may be on to something. Her father trusted the man, but Daleigh’s instant attraction to Ryan scares her. She knows her life and career, however dwindling it might be, are back in Nashville and that her time in the sleepy North Carolina town is only temporary.

As Daleigh and Ryan work to unravel the mystery, it becomes obvious that someone wants them dead. They must rely on each other—and on God—if they hope to make it home before the darkness swallows them whole.

Home Before Dark offers a blend of Nicholas Sparks meets Mary Higgins Clark, a mix of charming small town life in North Carolina tangled in a gripping suspense.

This is the first Christy Barritt book that I read and I was hooked after that! There is so much suspense in this book as Daleigh tries to discover what happened to her Father. No one believes her even though she is a famous country singer so when she is able to rely on Ryan they start to form a special friendship that she tries so hard to keep that way. I like how Christy portrays her as a regular girl trying to solve her Dads murder instead of a famous person where things just fall into place because she has money.  The murderers are still willing to kill her so that the truth doesn’t come out. She end up constantly in danger and trust me you will not want to put this book down! It was a great read!

ALL FALL DOWN by Julie Coulter Bellon

Ring around the rosy, a pocket full of posies, ashes, ashes we all fall down… That simple rhyme turns negotiator Claire Michaels’ current hostage situation into an international incident. As the crisis escalates, Claire realizes she’s dealing with an al-Qaeda operative with the potential to attack America. Can she overcome her scars of the past in order to get the hostage out alive and possibly stop an assault on U.S. national security? Navy SEAL Rafe Kelly is on leave to recover from a knee injury he suffered during his tour in Afghanistan and he doesn’t expect to be fighting terrorists on his home turf. But when he is taken hostage and his brother is kidnapped, Rafe teams up with a hostage negotiator in order to stay alive and get his brother back. The situation quickly turns from desperate to deadly. Will Rafe be able to save himself and his country without anyone he loves getting caught in the crossfire?
WOW! That is my first reaction after reading this book. It grabs you from the first page. You will never think of the song Ring Around the Rosie the same again! This book was full of action and excitement. I could not put it down. I’m not sure if there really are Female hostage negotiators out there but Claire definitely fits the part! I really do believe that a bond and friendship like the one Claire and Rafe had would be formed in a situation like this.  I loved this book! I just bought the next 2 in the series I can’t wait to read them!

THE RECKONING by Tanya Parker Mills
Journalist Theresa Fuller has epilepsy, but this hasn't slowed her search for stories of injustice to broadcast to the world. When she and her cameraman, Peter Cranston, are captured inside Iraq, she is cut off from her medication. Seizures resume, and dreams and visions of her American childhood in Baghdad begin to trouble her. Tormented by the relentless Colonel Badr, she is forced to focus on her own father's death years before in a Baghdad prison. The strain of her own captivity is relieved only by her growing attraction to Tariq al-Awali, the Iraqi captain who took charge of her capture. The more she learns of him and his family, the clearer her haunting dreams become, and the more puzzling her past. Before American bombs begin to fall, and all of Iraq is thrown into even darker chaos, Theresa must find a way to escape the cruelty of Colonel Badr, and save those she cares for most.
I don’t usually read books like this. It was harder for me to get thru than the other 2 in the set. It was definitely and interesting view on the Middle East and the gulf war times that I don’t really think about. I really hope that if someone were captured it wouldn’t take them months to realize it or even more months to be set free but I am sure it happens. I do feel that the Author let Theresa off easy. For the sake of the book I think it worked but somehow I feel it if were real life they would have treated her much more terribly as harsh as the sounds. All in all it was a good book. Just not my usual path of interest!

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