Will happenstance and familiarity ruin their possibility….

His Love Lesson (The Barrington Brothers)

His Love Lesson by Nicki Night is an engaging tale of a woman that makes smell goods and lotions, Chey Rodgers knows exactly what she wants to do and sets out to do just that. First she moved away to the “city” and ending a relationship with a finance that was stifling and judgement. Then she sought out to finish her higher education and obtain work in the industry to gain experience and knowledge but first, she goes on a much desired, snowy vacation. While “vacationing” happenstance and her kindness throws a man in her path that she can’t stop thinking of, after they spend time together.

Hunter Barrington, is a corporate attorney has a chance to do something that he always wanted to teach. Based on the outcome of this semester, he could get an appointment. This is jeopardized when a woman that he spent time with when he was snowed on a trip to Utah wounds up in his class. On top of this, he has a colleague that has plans to make them an “us” and uses manipulation and underhandedness to try to achieve such….will she? Read His Love Lesson and see if Hunter and Chey makes it through, well worth the read.

I give this story 5 stars


This is the wrap up of a story that centers around a Domestic Violence Case Worker….

Forever Beth the Truth of It All

Forever Beth the Truth of It All is the last installment of the Forever Beth Series. This cannot be read with reading the others and could have been combined with book two in my opinion.

This is the wrap up of a story that centers around a Domestic Violence Case Worker, the brutal murder of a mother and her six year old daughter and a New York City veteran Detective. It tells hen transcends into a tale of the woman that is packed with suspense, danger, love, mystery, growth and one head-headed lady.

Elizabeth “Beth” Morris is a Domestic Violence Case Worker from New York that is thrown in an abyss when two of the most important people in her life are murdered. These two aided in her climbing out of her own tragedy which was filled with abuse of all kinds, meretriciousness, extreme loss and almost her death. Also, they aided in her learning the deep capacity of love and how to give and receive it. Because of the murders, she meets Detective Kevin Walker under extremely less desirous circumstances. He is very patient, understanding and caring towards her as his life has been hugely impacted by tragedy too.

Detective Walker gets further involved with her while working to solve when danger lurks around her and her past resurfaces in her present. We get to witnessed dangers, struggles, growth and someone who stays getting in her own way. We also witness their love growing then fully blossom. Now, he is not only doing his job, but is also protecting his wife and child. As we take the journey that is full of twist and turns that come about primarily because this is one hardheaded woman because of her completely independent spirit, we see the unveiling of who killed Rosie and Rosa, why and other things that they have done. As the story is wrapped up and all exposures are made, we then learn how/why Detective Walker was able to stay so patient, steadfast and determined. He loves this woman! There are times when the dangers that erupt are heart pounding and just keep coming and coming. The twist and turns were wonderfully penned; one would think that they have the story figured out then “bam” it changes on a snap.

Mrs. Cook-Howard has a great story here, it needs to be cleaned up and edited, as it is a hard and at times confusing read. There are numerous times where you have to read something twice or even three times to understand it. I read all three and as a package, it is an awesomely engaging story!!

I give this novel 3 stars


the very engaging beginning of a great journey with many experiences….

Forever Beth Lost and Found by Elizabeth Cook-Howard is the very engaging beginning of a great journey with many experiences. This story centers around a Domestic Violence Case Worker, the brutal murder of a mother and her six year old daughter and a New York City veteran Detective.

Elizabeth “Beth” Morris is a Domestic Violence Case Worker from New York that is thrown in an abyss when two of the most important people in her life are murdered. These two aided in her climbing out of her own tragedy which was filled with abuse of all kinds, meretriciousness, extreme loss and almost her death. Also, they aided in her learning the deep capacity of love and how to give and receive it.

Because of the murders, she meets Detective Kevin Walker under extremely less desirous circumstances. He is very patient, understanding and caring towards her as his life has been hugely impacted by tragedy too. Detective Walker gets further involved with her while working to solve when danger lurks around her and her past resurfaces in her present. We get to witness those dangers, struggles, growth and someone who stays getting in her own way.

Mrs. Cook-Howard has a great story here, it needs to be cleaned up and edited, as it is a hard and at times confusing read. There are numerous times where you have to read something twice or even three times to understand it. I read all three and as a package, it is an awesomely engaging story!!

I give this novel 3 stars


sometimes we don’t get it right and if given a chance, we learn such….

Thief of My Heart (Mills & Boon Kimani) (Kimani Hotties - Book 61)

Thief of My Heart is the for the third Gaines sister, Desiree who is a Psychologist.  She met her sister’s cousin-in-law, Decker Riley who is an attorney and simple gorgeous.  However, Desiree pegged him as sexy, smooth-talking lady’s man from the onset and she would not give him more than cordial greetings, as he was family after all.  Decker however, was totally taken with her and made valiant attempts to show her but she had no time for such as she is still dealing with the loss of her fiancé who she loved relentlessly.

Janice Sims has done it again, she penned an awesome tale that kept me totally engage and even emotional at points.  As we experience the journey of Desiree and Decker, we witness her change in prospective when he stops pursuing her.  She wonders if she was wrong about him and we also witness her finding  out if she was.

I give tale 5 stars.


We get to see if she can give him another chance and they can be reunited.

Janice Sim’s Mines by Christmas is a quaint short story that is the essence of choosing badly. This is exactly what Adam Benson did when he ended the relationship Sage Andrews and broke her heart. Years later, he tries to win her back and hopes to do so during a holiday weekend in Vienna. We get to see if she can give him another chance and they can be reunited.


a poignant tale that takes us on roads of twist and turns that keep us saying wow….

Clothesline Blues

Clothesline Blues by B. Berry is a poignant tale that brings in some of the many atrocities perpetrated against people because of the color of their skin. Ms. Berry penned a novel that takes the readers on many journeys with the main ones being those of Hilda and her best friend Pearl.

Hilda is saddled with a man she once loved and she determined to get him away from but has to figure out how. Pearl is struggling to gain funds to secure a future for her and her daughter. The paths Hilda and Pearl travel takes us on roads of twist and turns that keep us saying wow. This is going on during the very turbulent times of black people fighting to put an end to being disregarded, disrespected, treated like less than and beaten/killed.

This novel allows us to feel what some went through and as they fought for change. We also see lies, secrets, acts of violence and revenge come to the forefront to possibly ruin lives.


These tales of righted wrongs are definitely something to experience.

Once again, Alvin L.A. Horn has created an eclectic mixture of characters and drama in One Safe Place, which is straight out of Washington state and centers around crime, love, family, friends, foes, trust, righting wrongs and protecting.  As we embark on these journeys, we collide with thunderous dilemmas and willful deeds that are crime ladened.

A former secret service agent Psalms Black has lived his life helping others that were in need.  He goes about life helping people come to that one safe place.  He exact revenge for them and issues lessons to the offenders. Pair him with the former Secretary of State of the United States, Gabrielle Brandywine and we see the lives of a very powerful couple.

While Psalms Black and his people use a multitude of abilities and resources to complete missions bestowed upon them, they grow closer and closer and solidify their bonds and loyalties.  These tales of righted wrongs are definitely something to experience.

I give this novel 4 stars