Sunday, February 26, 2017

Long Time Gone by Mary Connealy

The Boden clan thought their problems had ended with the death of a dangerous enemy, but have they truly uncovered the real plot to take their New Mexico ranch? Rancher Justin Boden is now in charge. He is normally an unshakable and rugged man, but with his brother, Cole, shot and in mortal danger, even a tough man faces doubts. And it doesn't help that Angie DuPree, the assistant to the doctor trying to save Cole, is as distracting a woman as Justin ever laid eyes on.

With her and the doc's timely skills, Cole looks to be on the mend, and Justin and the rest of the Bodens can turn their attention back to the dangers facing them. It's clear now that everything that's occurred is part of a much bigger plot that could date back to a decades-old secret. Can they uncover all the pieces before danger closes in on them, or is the threat to the ranch even bigger than any of the Bodens could imagine?

This is the second story in the Cimerron  Legacy series.  This book starts with Cole seriously injured and Angie coming with the dr. to help tend him.  Justin can't seem to get her out of his mind. I thoroughly enjoyed reading their story.  I did find it strange that Cole healed so quickly.  He was out riding his horse only a couple of weeks after being shot.  I am anxious to read Cole's story next.  It's not necessary to read the first story about Sadie and Heath but it would be helpful.  Also, reading the prequel would help.

I was given this book by the publisher for an honest review.  I was not compensated in any way.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Still Life by Dani Pettrey

Blacklisted in the photography business over a controversial shot, Avery Tate answered an ad for a crime scene photographer. She expected to be laughed at, but crime scene analyst Parker Mitchell hired her outright--and changed her life. But six months ago, when her feelings for Parker became too strong, she left his employ to sort out her heart.

Now, for the first time, Avery is facing the world that rejected her to attend the gallery opening of a photography exhibit and support her best friend, who modeled for the show. But the only image of her friend is a chilling photo of her posing as if dead--and the photographer insists he didn't take the shot. Worse, her friend can't be found. She immediately calls Parker for help. As Avery, Parker, and his friends in law enforcement dig into the mystery, they find themselves face-to-face with a relentless and deadly threat.

This is the second book in the Chesapeake Valor Series.  It's not necessary to read the first book in the series.  But it was would be beneficial.  There are a lot of characters to keep straight and without reading the first book it could get confusing.  I read the first book and it took me a little bit to get up to speed on the characters.  Overall it was a very good book.   I am anxious to read the next book in the series.

I was given this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.  I was not compensated in any way.