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Book Review: Beard Science by Penny Reid

 


Beard Science by Penny Reid 
Series: Winston Brothers, #3
Genre: Contemporary | Romance
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: eBook, 384 pages
Source: My Copy
Published on October 11th 2016 by Cipher-Naught
Penny Reid: Website | Twitter | Goodreads
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Synopsis:

NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, & USA TODAY bestselling series
Finalist: Goodreads Choice Awards, Best Romance 2016Make a deal with the devil and you might get what you want, but will it be what you need?

Jennifer Sylvester wants one thing, and that one thing is NOT to be Tennessee’s reigning Banana Cake Queen. Ever the perpetual good girl and obedient daughter, Jennifer is buckling under the weight of her social media celebrity, her mother’s ambitions, and her father’s puritanical mandates. Jennifer is officially desperate.

And desperate times call for Cletus Winston.

Cletus Winston is a puzzle wrapped in a mystery covered in conundrum sauce, and now he’s in a pickle. Despite being convinced of his own omniscience, extortion by the exalted Banana Cake Queen of Green Valley has taken him completely by surprise. So… what’s a maniacal mastermind to do?

Likely, the last thing you expect.

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Book Review: Christmas with a Spy by Cynthia Eden

 


Christmas with a Spy by Cynthia Eden 
Series: Holly, NC, #3
Genre:  Romance | Contemporary | Suspense
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: eBook, 93 pages.
Source: My Copy
Published on September 27th 2016 by Hocus Pocus Publishing, Inc. (first published December 1st 2015)
Cynthia Eden: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

Synopsis:
Heat up your holiday with some sexy suspense…Everyone in town thinks that Jemma White is as sweet as the delicious treats she makes at her chocolate shop—but they’re wrong. Jemma is ready to let her wild side out, and she’s just found the perfect man to make all of her fantasies come true. Grayson Cole is a too-sexy-to-be-true stranger who has escaped to Holly for the holidays. He is her perfect temptation, and Jemma can’t wait to steam up the cold winter nights with him. But when danger from Grayson’s past follows him to town, she realizes that the man she is falling for has been keeping some very dark secrets…secrets that may just get them both killed.

Author’s Note: CHRISTMAS WITH A SPY is a sexy holiday romance with a touch of suspense. It was originally published as THE SPY WHO CAME FOR CHRISTMAS in the ALL HE WANTS FOR CHRISTMAS collection back in 2015, but it is now available as a stand-alone title.

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Book Review: Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris

 


Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris 
Series: Sookie Stackhouse, #4
Genre: Fantasy | Paranormal | Romance
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: Hardcover, 291 pages
Source: My Copy
Published on May 1st 2004 by Ace Books
Charlaine Harris: Website | Twitter | Goodreads
I read the Finnish version, “Veren Imussa”.

Synopsis:
Sookie Stackhouse is a cocktail waitress in Bon Temps, Louisiana. She has only a few close friends, because not everyone appreciates Sookie’s gift: she can read minds. That’s not exactly every man’s idea of date bait – unless they’re undead; vampires and the like can be tough to read. And that’s just the kind of guy Sookie’s been looking for. Maybe that’s why, when she comes across a naked vampire, she doesn’t just drive on by. He hasn’t got a clue who he is, but Sookie has: Eric looks just as scary and sexy – and dead – as ever. But now he has amnesia, he’s sweet, vulnerable, and in need of Sookie’s help – because whoever took his memory now wants his life.

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Book Review: Club Dead by Charlaine Harris

 


Club Dead by Charlaine Harris 
Series: Sookie Stackhouse, #3
Genre: Fantasy | Paranormal | Romance
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: Paperback, 274 pages
Source: My Copy
Published on May 6th 2006 by Orbit
Charlaine Harris: Website | Twitter | Goodreads
I read the Finnish version, “Kylmäveristen Klubi”.

Synopsis:
Things between cocktail waitress Sookie and her vampire boyfriend Bill seem to be going excellently (apart from the small matter of him being undead) until he leaves town for a while. A long while. Bill’s sinister boss Eric has an idea of where to find him, whisking her off to Jackson, Mississippi to mingle with the under-underworld at Club Dead. When she finally catches up with the errant vampire, he is in big trouble and caught in an act of serious betrayal. This raises serious doubts as to whether she should save him or start sharpening a few stakes of her own

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Book Review: Living Dead In Dallas by Charlaine Harris

 


Living Dead In Dallas by Charlaine Harris 
Series: Sookie Stackhouse, #2
Genre: Fantasy | Paranormal | Romance
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Source: My Copy
Published on 2002 by Ace Books
Charlaine Harris: Website | Twitter | Goodreads
I read the Finnish version, “Verenjanoa Dallasissa”.

Synopsis:
Cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse is on a streak of bad luck. First, her coworker is murdered and no one seems to care. Then she’s face-to-face with a beastly creature that gives her a painful and poisonous lashing. Enter the vampires, who graciously suck the poison from her veins (like they didn’t enjoy it).
Point is, they saved her life. So when one of the blood-suckers asks for a favor, she complies. And soon, Sookie’s in Dallas using her telepathic skills to search for a missing vampire. She’s supposed to interview certain humans involved. There’s just one condition: The vampires must promise to behave–and let the humans go unharmed. Easier said than done. All it takes is one delicious blonde and one small mistake for things to turn deadly…

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Book Review: Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris

 


Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris 
Series: Sookie Stackhouse, #1
Genre: Fantasy | Paranormal | Romance
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: Paperback, 326 pages
Source: My Copy
Published on July 9th 2009 by Gollancz
Charlaine Harris: Website | Twitter | Goodreads
I read the Finnish version, “Veren Voima”.

Synopsis:
Sookie Stackhouse is a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. She’s quiet, keeps to herself, and doesn’t get out much. Not because she’s not pretty. She is. It’s just that, well, Sookie has this sort of “disability.” She can read minds. And that doesn’t make her too dateable. And then along comes Bill. He’s tall, dark, handsome–and Sookie can’t hear a word he’s thinking. He’s exactly the type of guy she’s been waiting for all her life….But Bill has a disability of his own: He’s a vampire with a bad reputation. He hangs with a seriously creepy crowd, all suspected of–big surprise–murder. And when one of Sookie’s coworkers is killed, she fears she’s next…

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