Friday, September 23, 2011

The Ideal Man
by Julie Garwood

Dr. Ellie Sullivan has just completed her residency at a large urban hospital. While jogging in a park nearby, she witnesses the shooting of an FBI agent in pursuit of wanted criminals, a couple identified as the Landrys. The only person to see the shooter’s face, Ellie is suddenly at the center of a criminal investigation.

Agent Max Daniels takes over the Landry case. A no-nonsense lawman, he’s definitely not the ideal man that Ellie has always imagined, yet she’s attracted to him in a way she can’t explain.
Ellie heads home to Winston Falls, South Carolina, to attend her sister’s wedding. Shortly after she arrives, though, she receives a surprise visitor: Max Daniels. The Landrys have been captured, and she’ll be called to testify. But they’ve been captured before, and each time the witnesses are scared into silence—or disappear before they can take the stand. Max vows to be Ellie’s shadow until the trial, and it isn’t long before sparks fly. . . .

my thoughts~
I was up until 2:30 reading this book! I used to read everything Garwood for the longest time, mostly her historicals, but then I took a LONNNNGGG break. Well, The Ideal Man was the perfect book to come back with! Ellie is a sweet, caring Dr. and Max, well he is the all out Alpha Male, who just so happens to be an F.B.I. Agent. This is a fast-paced romance that left me sighing...



Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Safehouse
By T. Thomas Ackerman

Every nine seconds, a woman becomes a victim of domestic violence in the United States. The laws don't do enough to protect these women and their children from the abuse, which will always escalate. Detective Jessica Warren understands all too well how vulnerable women are in abusive relationships. And she's not going to stand by and watch as innocent victims are injured, or worse.

The Safehouse is the story of Jessica Warren and the closely knit network of powerful women who aren't willing to allow abusive men to hide behind inadequate laws. It's the story of the victims she helps, some of whom learn to break out of the patterns holding them trapped. And it's the story of how Jessie navigates the police system with pragmatism, intelligence, and heart to extend a helping hand to women in need. But with all the time and emotional energy she spends helping others, will she be able to maintain her own life balance? And will she be able to outsmart the one member of the police force who doesn't approve of her unorthodox methods? True to life and riveting, The Safehouse will take you on a compelling journey to justice.

~My thoughts on this book~

I read this book in one sitting, was not able to put it down. To me, it was true to life, and I would like to see it made into a movie. I found a video clip that I am going to put on here for you also. Enjoy!!!!


My Ruby Slippers: The Road Back to Kansas
By Tracy Seeley

Sure, there's no place like home -- but what if you can't really pinpoint where home is? By the time she was nine, Tracy Seeley had lived in seven towns and thirteen different houses. Her father's dreams of movie stardom, stoked by a series of affairs, kept the family on edge, and on the move, until he up and left. Thirty years later, settled in what seems like a charmed life in San Francisco, a diagnosis of cancer and the betrayal of a lover shake Seeley to her roots -- roots she is suddenly determined to search out. My Ruby Slippers tells the story of that search, the tale of a woman with an impassioned if vague sense of mission: to find the meaning of home.

Seeley finds herself in a Kansas that defies memory, a place far more complex and elusive than the sum of its cultural myths. On back roads and in her many back years, Seeley also finds unexpected forgiveness for her errant father, and, in the face of mortality, a sense of what it means to be rooted in place, to dwell deeply in the only life we have.

~My thoughts on this book~

I wanted to read and review this book because it hit close to home with me. I am a five year cancer survivor myself. I was touched in many ways by the words in this book more times than I can say. Facing cancer does give a person a new outlook on life.


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

New York to Dallas
by J.D. Robb

When a monster named Isaac McQueen-taken down by Eve back in her uniform days-escapes from Rikers, he has two things in mind. One is to pick up where he left off, abducting young victims and leaving them scarred in both mind and body. The other is to get revenge on the woman who stopped him all those years ago.

My thoughts~
New York to Dallas is the 33rd book in the In Death series by J.D. Robb a.k.a. Nora Roberts. Not counting anthologies. Yes, I know the title doesn't say 'In Death' but it lives up to all the other In Death books! You know from the very beginning who the villain is, the connection to Eve, but still... there were somethings that were very surprising in this book. This books delves into Eve's past. Not only as child, but in her Rookie days. You learn about the first time she met & worked with Feeney. All in all, I really enjoyed reading New York to Dallas and look forward to the next book!


Dark Predator
By Christine Feehan

As brutal as the undead he hunted, Zacarias De La Cruz was a master executioner. Over the long, dark centuries, he plunged into so many battles they blurred into an endless lifetime of evil that hardened the soul of this merciless, ruthless and implacable dark predator.

Now his stark and savage journey is over. After a thousand years in a gray world, he has accomplished everything he set out to do. His brothers are safeguarded. Each has found a woman who completes him. And they are at peace. For his brothers, Zacarias has walked the edge of madness, but with centuries as a killing machine now left to the past, and without a hunt to define him, Zacarias wonders, for the first time in his life, who he really is.

The answer awaits him back home in Peru, in an unexpected betrayal, in the vengeance of an old enemy, in the inevitable consequences of a bloody family legacy, and in the deliverance of a lifemate he never could have imagined.

~My thoughts on this book~

I have just recently found this series, and I am enchanted by it! I did not want to put the book down. I am looking forward to finding and reading the rest of the books about the Carpathian Brotherhood.


Monday, September 19, 2011

Since I've Been Gone...

Well since I have been internet deprived I have been READING! I haven't been keeping track...but I have read all the books for The Hollows series by Kim Harrison, which are great by the way! If you haven't read them, you should! I also read Chasing Fire by Nora Roberts, which I thought was ok. There wasn't anything wrong with it, but when your in the middle of a series with Vampires, Witches, Werewolves, Pixies, etc a romance makes me say, 'huh'. If I'm not mistaken that's at least 10 books that I've read since July 1st. Not bad considering I made 2 trips to Florida, moved, been looking for a flippin' job and of course the summer usual, hanging out at my friends pool. Hopefully, now I can get on track with this blog while I can. I missed it! I did trade in my trusty Kobo for a NOOK Color and I have to say I LOVE IT! I love the back light, the touch screen, the apps & I can carry my pictures of Rylan on it to show my friends! Awesome! Awesome! Awesome!

So that been pretty much my summer. What have your guys been reading & doing? Tell me, tell me, tell me!


Sunday, September 18, 2011

Susie Is Temorarily Back...

Guess who just added a WiFi Hotspot to her cell phone? ME! Which means that I have internet for awhile! Woohoo! I've missed blogging! LOL! So much has happened since the last time I was on! Let's see... A couple of my friends & I went to Florida for my daughters baby shower in early July... it was a HUGE success! At one point there were over 70 people in attendance! It was FANTASTIC! It seems in the few months she has been down there, she has made a lot of friends!  It was awe inspiring. Brittni asked if I could, to come back for the I did!

My grandson, Rylan Wrae was born August 4th. It was what I would consider a short labor & delivery, timing in at about 8.5 hours! He did have some complications but boy he is going strong now! LOL! This -->
is the first time she was able to hold her son! What an experience it was for me to see my baby holding her baby...and to have been a part of it!
Now we are still trying to figure out if I'm going to be Grandma, Gran, Grammy, Granny, Mimi, Nana, or any other version of Grandma. Any suggestions?

So I'm still looking for a job. We have moved in with my Mother-In-Law which isn't easy. I miss my stuff. Almost everything is in storage. But we are helping her by being here so she isn't alone and that's what our goal has been. So that being said, here are a few more pictures of my little guy!


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