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Grant County Series Books 1-6 by Karin Slaughter

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There is something so rewarding sometimes when you step away from your Go To Genre and open your eyes to things you would have turned away from in the past. I”m usually not one for sick and twisted, blood, gore, depraved humans. Shit if I wanted that I would just turn on the news right? But yet I love opening myself up to CSI and 48 hours. I love how the mechanics work between good and evil and the in between. I love how minds work, the clues, and the jigsaw puzzle once all the pieces start to fit.

I am really really late to the Karin Slaughter fan club. I have to say though, that if you are that fan that waited a year between books I’m in awe of you. I could not have waited between Grant County and Will Trent. There is no way possible.

I started Karin Slaughter with the 1st 3 books in the Will Trent series. WRONG WRONG WRONG I know. Stupid really some would say because now I knew exactly how the Grant series would end. To be honest I am glad it happened this way. Because I know there are some that were in the Jeffery camp while my camp was Will and I would not change that for a thing.

Karin Slaughter wrote characters that you loved to hate. I cant say that there is 1 character in the Grant County series that didn’t make me want to shoot them in the face. The characters, and their flaws, were so well done. So well done!

Sara Linton.

Jeffery Tolliver

Lena Adams

They were all very complex characters but I will admit I liked Lena the best. She was a total survivor and was the type to jump in both feet first and ask questions later. She was a rape victim, a product of being raised in poverty with an “uncle” who was a heroin addict. Her twin is murdered. She hooks up with a Nazi supporter, she is beaten, scared, tortured and yet still went to work and kicked ass. She was so complex, hot and cold, total contradiction of all things female that I totally voted for her as opposed to against. She did some really stupid stuff but I did not blame her for what happened to Jeffrey. He was hot headed and did what he wanted. I could see that.

Sara bothered me immensely.  Her thought process in her own personal life was questionable. I get the whole woman scorned but if you take him back and forgive you also need to get over it and not have that man live under that cloud for the rest of his life.

Jeffrey made me hot and cold. I didn’t necessarily approve of how he solved crimes or how he treated his staff but then again I’m not from a small town and I do not have small town mentality. As a woman married to a man of color these books disturbed me the most for the rampant racism in America especially in their Southern states. I’ll tell you this there is no way I would drive through Grant County if it was real.

I enjoyed these books but my heart was in Atlanta with Will and I could not wait to dive back into that series. With that said I enjoyed most how these books intertwined with each other.

If you like murder, mayhem and lots of forensic science, lots of twists and turns, these books are for you.

Trigger Warnings:

Rape, racism, violent deaths, rape again, pedophiles, and more.

Mare

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by | August 1, 2017 · 7:44 pm

Stay With Me (With Me #1) by Elyssa Patrick

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With one look, I’m his . . .
With one touch, he’s mine . . .
With one kiss, it changes everything between us . . .
I’ve been famous since I can remember. Singing, acting, dancing—I’ve done it all. The tabloids cover my every move, but I don’t want that anymore. I want to be normal, whatever that is.When I leave Hollywood for college in Vermont, I’m on my own for the first time in my life. This is my chance to figure out who I am and what I want in life.But it’s a lot harder than I expected. I can’t escape my image. Classes are difficult, and I’m struggling. And then there’s Caleb Fox.Sexy, intriguing Caleb Fox.Caleb is the one man who doesn’t want to use me. He breaks down my walls. He challenges me. He wants me. And I just don’t know if I can give him the same—or if he’ll stick around when he finds out my shameful secret that the tabloids haven’t managed to uncover.Dating him is risky enough, but loving him could break me.
Available on Amazon August 30, 2013
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Meet Hailey Bloom….
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Hailey has been famous since she was 1 yr old… she was a gerber baby, then to soap opera’s to broadway.. from acting to singing. It’s what her mom wants and her mom only sees her as money maker, till her mom went too far. Hailey decided to find herself and know what she wants and enrolled in College. On one of the universities party, she met Caleb (who owns a dog named Goliath (a terrier;))…
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With one look, I’m his . . .With one touch, he’s mine . . .With one kiss, it changes everything between us . . And their story begins…. Hailey not only will find what she really wants but she will find real friends and family and her heart. This book is hot, it was sweet and funny… I love all the characters here…. There are no evil villain except the wicked witch mom. Would have like if there was a little bit angst in the story…4 Stars!!!
(arc thanks to Netgalley)
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by | August 7, 2013 · 8:37 pm

Escaping Reality (The Secret Life of Amy Bensen #1) by Lisa Renee Jones

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Infinite possibilities….
Infinite passion…..
Infinite danger….

His touch spirals through me, warm and sweet, wicked and hot. I shouldn’t trust him. I shouldn’t tell him my secrets. But how do I not when he is the reason I breathe? He is what I need.

At the young age of eighteen, tragedy and a dark secret force Lara to flee all she has known and loves to start a new life. Now years later, with a new identity as Amy, she’s finally dared to believe she is forgotten–even if she cannot forget. But just when she lets down her guard, the ghosts of her past are quick to punish her, forcing her back on the run.

On a plane, struggling to face the devastation of losing everything again and starting over, Amy meets Liam Stone, a darkly entrancing recluse billionaire, who is also a brilliant, and famous, prodigy architect. A man who knows what he wants and goes after it. And what he wants is Amy. Refusing to take “no” as an answer, he sweeps her into a passionate affair, pushing her to her erotic limits. He wants to possess her. He makes her want to be possessed. Liam demands everything from her, accepting nothing less. But what if she is too devastated by tragedy to know when he wants more than she should give? And what if there is more to Liam than meets the eyes?

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Two thumbs up! 5 Stars and All!!!
I am lucky enough to get an arc copy from netgalley for an honest review… and oh my effing God, this story is hot!!!! Darn the cliffhanger, I can’t wait for the next book! I can’t wait to know what is happening… I’ll go nuts waiting for the next book….

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This book is so mysterious, it will keep you wondering what is going on. Lara, a.k.a. Amy is always on the run. She doesn’t know who to trust. Enters Liam Stone, super hotness billionaire who seems to want to protect her. I will not go into the story, but I promise you it will stun you to the end… HIGHLY recommend.

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by | August 7, 2013 · 2:43 am