Historical Mystery

Murder in Little Italy by Victoria Thompson ★★★★ (Gaslight Mystery #8)

Sarah Brandt is summoned to attend to the birth of a supposedly premature baby in Little Italy but she’s amazed when she ends up delivering a healthy and robust boy. It’s obvious that the gestation date is off by a couple of months, which sets off a firestorm in the Ruocco family as the baby’s… Continue reading Murder in Little Italy by Victoria Thompson ★★★★ (Gaslight Mystery #8)

Audiobook, Contemporary Romance

Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover ★★★★

When Tate Collins shows up to move into her brother’s high rise apartment, she has an unusual encounter with his best friend and fellow airline pilot, Miles Archer. Even after an awkward start, these two couldn’t ignore their strong attraction. As they proceed with their secret relationship, both agree that it would only be sort… Continue reading Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover ★★★★

Mystery/Suspense/Thriller

As Sick as Our Secrets by A. B. Whelan ★★★

Olivia Campbell is living comfortably to a wealthy man, Richard, but she’s anything but at peace. That’s because she’s slowly coming to the understanding that he just might be a serial killer. The story is mostly told from three points of view: Olivia’s, Ashley Hayes (Olivia’s best friend) and Betty (Ashley’s friend). However, the book… Continue reading As Sick as Our Secrets by A. B. Whelan ★★★

Audiobook, True Crime

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara ★★★★

I’ve followed true crime since reading In Cold Blood by Truman Capote as a teen. Most of my focus tends to be on serial killers as they are a crafty group who are often elusive to law enforcement and I really want my happy ending (they’re found, locked up, tried and justice served). Imagine my… Continue reading I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara ★★★★

Contemporary Romance

Red, White & Screwed by Holly Bush ★★★★★

Quick summary Glenda Nelson is a political strategist trying to manage a candidate who's now in free fall. Her politician ex-husband seems to still be up to his old cheating ways with the new wife and dragging their two teenagers into the middle of it. There's a crisis brewing with her parents and, oh, did… Continue reading Red, White & Screwed by Holly Bush ★★★★★

Audiobook, Contemporary Romance

The Bourbon Kings by J. R. Ward ★★★★ (The Bourbon Kings #1)

The story centers around the Bradfords, an old Kentucky family who are titans of the bourbon industry. The current generation of Bradfords are the children of Virginia Elizabeth Bradford Baldwine (she’s referred to as Mrs. Bradford, never mind her married name) and William Brandwine: Edward (the tragic and oldest one), Max, Tulane (Lane) and Gin.… Continue reading The Bourbon Kings by J. R. Ward ★★★★ (The Bourbon Kings #1)

Audiobook, Contemporary Romance

Roomies by Christina Lauren ★★★★★

Six months ago Holland Bakker discovered a busker (someone who performs on the street or in subways) at the 50th Street subway station in NYC. She named him “Jack” and has gone out of her way to hear him perform, mesmerized by his talent. Finally, fate intervenes in a dramatic way causing the two to… Continue reading Roomies by Christina Lauren ★★★★★

Audiobook, Mystery/Suspense/Thriller

Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman ★★★1/2

Erin and Mark Roberts are enjoying their honeymoon in Bora Bora when they come upon a curious discovery during a private boat excursion. They take an item out of the water that later sends them down a path of no return that threatens to change their lives forever. Erin is a film documentarian and Mark… Continue reading Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman ★★★1/2

Historical Fiction

What Angels Fear by C. S. Harris ★★★★ (Sebastian St. Cyr #1)

I started this series over a year ago as a joint read in one of my Goodreads groups and it quickly became my most favorite historical fiction. Here’s the first book as I’m now almost current. But, I wanted to introduce you to one of the most intriguing and cleverly written series I’ve come across...… Continue reading What Angels Fear by C. S. Harris ★★★★ (Sebastian St. Cyr #1)

Contemporary Fiction

The Art of Hiding by Amanda Prowse ★★★★

Nina McCarrick’s life literally changed overnight when her husband died in a car accident. He was a successful building contractor and sole provider for his wife and two sons. Though Nina came from extremely humble beginnings, her sons had never known anything but a highly affluent lifestyle. And, she’s not worked in almost twenty years… Continue reading The Art of Hiding by Amanda Prowse ★★★★