I have to admit that I did not really know what to expect
when I started WHAT THE NANNY SAW.
However, it become quite obvious that this book was written
by someone who was on the "inside" - who has first hand
knowledge of what its like to live with those Read more...
I have to admit that I have never read any books in the
Sweet Potato Queens series, but I have heard nothing but
praise for them, so I thought it was way time I got my hands
on a book.
Of course, considering my attraction to all things related
to Read more...
Over the last few years, I have considerably reduced the
number of thrillers I read, mainly because they all started
to sound the same to me, especially the legal ones.
Having said that, however, every once in a while, I am lucky
enough to find one that captures my interest Read more...
BAD BOY is actually the continuation of Hot Girl, which I
have not read. Fortunately, the author keeps this in mind
and does a very good job of breaching the storyline from one
book to the next, without forcing us to read the first book
BAD BOY was a Read more...
When I read the synopsis of KILLER MOVES I fell in love with
the storyline immediately. It reminded me of the great
novels that were printed in the 80's -- the years of excess
where everyone lived over their means and
made no bones about it and everything was over Read more...
Reading CONCIERGE CONFIDENTIAL is a little bit like sitting
in the far corner of a hotel lobby and watching all the
action around you -- all the while nodding your head in total
I loved this book, mainly because it is so over the top.
For most of us, living Read more...
I wasn't quite sure what to expect with this book -
especially if I based myself on the cover. However, what
followed was an absolutely delightful, at times cringe
worthy (can you say oopps? imagine your most embarassing
moment on YouTube for the world to see) and hilarious novel.
The Read more...
Okay, I usually like to read novels with a deep and more
moving message, except that, occasionally, I simply need to
delve into a novel that is sexy and somewhat decadent.
THE STRIP fits this description perfectly - thank goodness!
When I was younger I use to devour Jacqueline Susann novels Read more...
I am truly thrilled by the fact that more and more books,
especially in the Young Adult genre, are incorporating gay
and lesbian characters. This is an issue that is extremely
"now" and needs to be explored.
ME@YOU.COM is just such a novel - introducing us to the main Read more...
I love thrillers that are set in the world of politics and
this is actually one of the reasons I wanted to read THE
THIRD COINCIDENCE. The other reason? I love the cover - yep,
I am one of 'those' people - who judges a book, at least
partially, by its cover Read more...
I pretty well love anything Kyle Mills writes, which means
that I was in high spirits (not to mention Christmas
spirits) to read, over the holiday season, The Immortalists.
Mills clearly understands the importance of writing a first
chapter that will "capture" my attention! From the very
first chapter, where Read more...
Thrillers are 'hit and miss' for me, mainly because I find
that few authors are truly adept at capturing my attention
from the very first sentence of the very first chapter.
Fortunately, THE BURNING EDGE is a definite 'hit'. As the
story line opens, we are immediately thrown into a Read more...
I have always thoroughly enjoyed reading a good thriller set
in the finance world and have been doing so for many years.
Of course, in the earlier years, I never thought that what I
was reading about could actually happen in "the real world"
-- we now know better.
Having said Read more...
I was in the mood for a good whodunnit and found it in
COLLATERAL DAMAGE. Too often I will be reading a book and
find myself 'detecting' the guilty party almost
immediately. This was simply not the case with this book.
COLLATERAL DAMAGE hooked me from the first page. A Read more...
One of the things I look for in a good thriller is
the "engagement" factor. What is this you might ask? It
is my way of determining whether a book is good or not -
and the rules are quite simple.
If I feel as though a chapter feels like an Read more...
I discovered Michael Harvey thanks to his novel The Third
Rail and I am thrilled that I did.
Of course, I am now in the weird position of having to read
this series from the beginning and from the end
simultaneously, but seriously, this author is so good Read more...
I have never read anything by author Boyd Morrison but the
storyline caught my interest and I was excited to "dig"
into this novel.
For me, one of the most important facets of any book is to
make sure that you catch your audience's interest from the
opening line Read more...
I actually did not know that this was a memoir until I
started reading it. I just loved the cover so much and
thought it was enticing so I found myself having to get
my hands on this book.
I was quite happy to discover that this is author Kirsten Read more...
Reading thrillers can be fun, especially if they are set in
a world that you find fascinating and fortunately, for me,
this was the case with DUE DILIGENCE. This thriller being
set in the world of high finance went a long way in proving
that people with more money always Read more...
THE INFORMATIONIST starts off with a bang, a very clever
one - and does not let up until the very last sentence of
One of the first big surprises was the fact that the author
was female. I don't know why, but every time I read this
type Read more...
I am a forty something, yoga, pilates
and book obsessed reader and reviewer.
I have loved reading since I was 7
years old and read the entire Comtesse
de SeGur series (in French).
Many things have changed since then and
even though I do read in Frech, I love,
love reading English books, especially
because the selection is amazing -
thankfully I am completely bilingual -
making reading and blogging easy and
Now, if I could only figure out how to
read, blog and do yoga poses at the