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Friday, July 21, 2017

Don't Hide From Me: Luc (The McCabe Brothers, Book 4)by Lorhainne Eckhart

Don't Hide From Me: Luc (The McCabe Brothers Book 4)Don't Hide From Me: Luc (The McCabe Brothers, Book 4)
by Lorhainne Eckhart


My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Don't Hide From Me is the fourth book in the McCabe Brothers series and focuses on youngest brother Luc. If you have read the previous books, it helps set the scene for this book, although it probably could be read on it's own.

Luc is having the hardest time of the brothers, and part of that is because Luc wants a relationship, marriage and a family, and that hasn't always been available to him, since Luc is gay. Now, things are changing and Luc is refusing to be anyone's secret, he wants it all, the same things his brothers all have.

This book is really a conclusion to the series in a way, focusing on Luc, but at the same time tying up any loose ends from the previous books, and wrapping up the McCabe Brother's into a neat little package.

I have no problem recommending this to readers of any age, just know they storyline going in so that you aren't caught off guard if you aren't open to reading the story. It is a good story line, and the family dynamics that you find in this book relate to a great number of people.


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Don't Run From Me: Aaron (The McCabe Brothers, Book 3) by Lorhainne Eckhart

Don't Run From MeDon't Run From Me: Aaron (The McCabe Brothers, Book 3)
by Lorhainne Eckhart


My rating: 4 of 5 stars


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Aaron McCabe is a great fighter, but what no one knows is that he uses his fighting to relieve his greatest failure, to exercise the wounds from his past that he can't heal nor let go of. Tonight is no different, expect that his brother Chase is there, and not about to let things go. Chase always has to fix everyone's problems, but this isn't something even Chase can fix. Don't Run From Me is the third book in the McCabe Brothers series, so far having oldest brother Vic's story in book one and next oldest Chase's story in book two. Author Lorhainne Eckhart builds from the previous books, although you don't need to have read them to understand this book, and moves on to the next brother.

The McCabe Brother's series follows each of the McCabe brothers, who are all four adopted, and their individual journey's as they look to fill voids left in their lives by loss and love. Don't Run From Me is the third book, and can stand alone on it's own, but having read the other books in the series does give you more insight to each brother. Author Lorhainne Eckhart is able to weave a tale that is both heartwarming and contemporary at the same time. This story plays on a natural disaster that effected a great number of people, and influenced the lives of Aaron and his girlfriend at the time. This is a good read and recommended for most any reader, although there are a few minor adult themes in small areas of the book, it is really a good book for all.

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Don't Catch Me: Chase (The McCabe Brothers, book 2) by Lorhainne Eckhart

Don't Catch Me: Chase (The McCabe Brothers Book 2)Don't Catch Me: Chase (The McCabe Brothers, book 2) 
by Lorhainne Eckhart


My rating: 4 of 5 stars


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Of all the McCabe brothers, Chase is the one who has always felt the need to fix things, to take care of problems and people ad deal with them. So when Chase stops for gas in a remote little place, walking into what looks like an armed robbery, he immediately takes action and takes control of the situation. Things get more confusing for chase when he realizes that it's just a young kid, and then that there is a whole lot more going on in this sleepy little town than meets the eye. It will take all of Chase's smooth-talking and handsomeness to build any trust with Billy Jo, but in her, Chase sees his own brother Aaron, and he is bound and determined to make things right. Don't Catch Me is the second book in the McCabe Brother's series, written by author Lorhainne Eckhart.

Although Don't Catch Me is the second book in the McCabe Brother's series, it can easily stand on it's own. The oldest brother Vic, who was the subject of the first book, is mentioned in this book, but you don't need to know any of his story to completely understand this book. The reader is introduced to Aaron and Luc, in fact we meet the whole McCabe family in this book, and you start really understanding the family more in this book, they play a slightly bigger role, as they were almost non-existent in the first book. Author Lorhainne Eckhart has written a captivating tale of family, especially a dysfunctional family that has managed to create some amazing men, that have their flaws, but at the same time those flaws are what make them that much more interesting and relatable. This is a great book for any reader, there is very mild references to a couple of intimate moments, but it is easy for me to say those are so mild, any age reader would enjoy this book.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Don't Stop Me: Vic (The McCabe Brothers, Book 1) by Lorhainne Eckhart

Don't Stop Me: Vic (The McCabe Brothers Book 1)Don't Stop Me: Vic (The McCabe Brothers, Book 1)
by Lorhainne Eckhart


My rating: 4 of 5 stars


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Vic McCabe has come a long way over the years, he is a successful contractor and developer, but there is something missing in his life. He holds almost everyone at a distance, but after the one mistake in his life when he was a teenager, he isn't about to let anyone get close to him again. When a determined reporter shows up at his office wanting to know about the past, she won't take no for an answer, and when she worms her way into his house, he lets her know that what happened in the past is off limits, it's not his story to tell and he refuses to let it hurt anyone again. To prevent the story from going to press, he has to find someone from his past, someone who doesn't want to be found. Don't Stop Me is the story of Vic years after a tragic incident that changed everyone's lives. Author Lorhainne Eckhart melds a classic bad boy, good girl, misunderstanding story into a completely modern and current romance.

Don't Stop Me is a well written story that develops in the wake of 9/11 and the attacks on the Twin Towers in New York. It cold easily be a true-life story, in that is plays into the the fears of people in that time period and the overzealousness of some to bring someone, anyone to justice, and to make someone pay, even if they had nothing to do with anything. Author Lorhainne Eckhart wrote a wonderful story that will tug at your heartstrings, and maybe make you rethink some positions on people. I found the book to be a good story, but my own sensitive nature, dislike of racial and ethnic profiling, and background in seeing some of these things occur to friends in college, made it difficult for me to read. It just came too close to real life for me to be comfortable, but at the same time, I think it would be a great book to make someone who has never experienced anything of the sort think about what can happen. Not sure what the author has planned for the next books in the McCabe brothers series, but even with my issues reading this one, I look forward to finding out.

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Friday, July 14, 2017

Greensmith Girls (Lainswich Witches, Book 1) by Raven Snow

Greensmith Girls (Lainswich Witches #1)Greensmith Girls (Lainswich Witches, Book 1) 
by Raven Snow


My rating: 4 of 5 stars

In the small town of Lainswich, almost everybody knows everybody and their business, so the rumor around town has always been that the Greensmith Girls were strange, or well witchy. Rowan took the first chance she got and left town, renting a run-down tiny apartment working for a tabloid, but at least she was on her own. At least until the annual family yard sale when her Aunt sold a trunk to someone and that person ended up dead.

Now Rowan is back in town trying to figure out who was the body in the trunk and what happened to the lady that bought the trunk, without anyone in her family getting hurt. Enter the grandson of the man in the trunk, and thing get even more complicated.

Can Rowan figure out what is going on without involving the family? Can she keep herself from getting mixed up with the grandson?

This is a great start to a new series that focuses on family, a little witchy nature, a little romance, and small towns. It looks to be be a cute and entertaining series.

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Hunted (Witch Hunters, Book 1) by: Kathleen Rovner

Hunted (Witch Hunters, Book 1)
by:  Kathleen Rovner

4 of 5 stars


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Being a witch hasn't always been an easy existence for Sabrina and her family, especially when there is a government agency called ARSE hunting you down to be permanently corralled in a testing facility.    This means that of course, Sabrina and her family have to live on the fringes of society, using their talents to take down criminals and such.  All his life Chance has grown up as part of ARSE, and he has believed everything they have feed him, that all witches are evil and bad and have to be hunted down and controlled.  One look at Sabrina and Chance is not sure what is going on, but he is finding it hard to believe that she is evil.  Hunted is the story of Chance and Sabrina,  his kidnapping her and him trying to convince himself  that she is definitely evil, even though everything she does and says tells him that she is far from evil.   Author Kathleen Rovner creates a story that appeals to a variety of readers.

Hunted is titled as the first book in the Witch Hunters series, and as such it is a great start to the series. Although we never meet any of Sabrina's family in this story, we do learn a great deal about Sabrina, we also learn Chance's hidden past and more about the ARSE agency.  We also meet the Fae nation and Ash and Ike, who seem to be able to make everything better.  Author Kathleen Rovner spins witches, fae, and shape shifters, hidden from the regular world and secret government agencies not above using, abusing and exploiting people to get what they want. This is a great novel, different from most paranormal out there at the moment. This is good for all age readers, as there is no sex and little violence in the book. This has the makings of a great series.

Friday, June 23, 2017

auld acquaintances by Adam Zorzi

auld acquaintancesauld acquaintances 
by Adam Zorzi


My rating: 4 of 5 stars


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A winter wedding is what Ella has always dreamed of, especially growing up in Florida, and that is what she is about to get. This is her bridal week, and on New Year's Eve, she and Jay will be married in Williamsburg. Too bad her sister Edy isn't as enthusiastic about it as she is, in fact Edy is almost down right hostile about it. Auld Acquaintances is the story of weddings and family, brothers and sisters, parents and step parents, friends and more. Planning a wedding is stressful, but when it is the first time his family and her family meet, and the first time parents with new spouses are with former spouses, it can become hysterical. Thrown in a historical town and a ghost with a vendetta and you have the makings of a story with so many twists and turns that you will never know what is coming next. Author Adam Zorzi has created a current and modern story that pulls you in and keeps you engaged to the very end.

Auld Acquaintances is part wedding story, part ghost story, part family saga and part holiday story. It has a current feel, even mentioning the wedding dress as being designed by Christian Siriarno, winner of a recent Project Runway season. Author Adam Zorzi does a wonderful job of mixing a historical story about the past of a hotel and the ghost that haunts the place in with a modern wedding and a completely current family dynamic of parents and new spouses and old spouses, siblings and friends that all merge into one cohesive story. Although there is some adult themes between the soon to be married couple, the story overall is pretty clean and appropriate for most readers.

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