Reading is alive and thriving…

I live in Phoenix and drive my own car to get to the places I need to, it takes way too long from where I live to get to most places riding the bus (to get to school I would have to change buses at least three times). That being said, I don’t spend a lot of time observing people on their commutes to work (cursing at taillights does not count) but I just got back from a trip to Washington DC where I rode the Metro to most places. I have to admit I was amazed at the number of individuals reading books or ebooks while riding the train. I loved it!

I have figured out a downside to people reading ebooks on their various devices, I can’t tell what they are reading! I am nosy. I admit it, I want to know what others are reading. Are they reading a heavy tome to impress others or are they reading a fun mystery? I want to know these things! And I can’t do it without being obvious that I am reading over their shoulders. So those of you who ride public transportation regularly, how do you figure out what others are reading? Or do you even care and I am only nosy one out there?

Creed’s Honor by Linda Lael Miller Review

Conner Creed has always been the good twin, staying home to take care of the ranch left to him and his brother by their father and cared for by their Uncle. Everything is great until Conner’s twin comes home. In Creed’s Honor by Linda Lael Miller Conner is having a hard time accepting that his brother is back and wanting his share of the ranch. To further complicate matters Conner has been getting close to Tricia McCall, a woman only in town for a short time.

Tricia McCall has returned to Lonesome Bend only long enough to sell the property left to her by her father. But as the property takes longer to sell than she expected and Tricia finds herself drawn more and more to Conner she starts to wonder if the dream she is trying to pursue is the wrong one.

I really enjoyed A Creed in Stone Creek (you can read my review here) so I was excited that the twin cousins who were always fighting in that novel got their own story. Conner really is the good son from the Prodigal Son story, while he brother went of rodeoing he stayed home taking care of the ranch, just paying out checks to his brother for his half of the proceeds from the profitability of the ranch.  As always, Linda Lael Miller’s contemporary westerns are the perfect blend of western charm and modern reality. For me it is always about the secondary characters, many authors can get the hero/heroinne right but if they don’t have good secondary characters it just doesn’t do it for me but Miller’s characters are great! I loved Tricia’s Nana and can’t wait to get the background story on Brody, Carolyn and the beat up truck in The Creed Legacy.

You can read an excerpt here.

Montana Creeds Series:

Montana Creeds: Logan

Montana Creeds: Dylan

Montana Creeds: Tyler

A Creed Country Christmas

A Creed in Stone Creek

Creed’s Honor

Creed’s Legacy (July 2011)

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Title: Creed’s Honor

Author: Linda Lael Miller

Format: Paperback, eBook

Page Nos.: 384

ISBN: 978-0373775804

Publisher: Harlequin

Release Date: May 31, 2011

Available for purchase: Amazon, eharlequin

Reviewer: Jessica

 

**I received a copy of this book from NetGalley but was not required to provide a review and it did not impact my review in any way.

 

 

A Conflict of Interest by Adam Mitzner Review

Alex Miller, a litigation attorney, father, husband, and son. Alex is the youngest partner at one of the most powerful law firms in New York City. In A Conflict of Interest by Adam Mitzner Alex decides to take the case of Michael Ohlig, his father’s good friend. Michael’s case is a securities fraud case and Alex believes Michael’s innocence in this case. The more Alex finds out, the harder it becomes for him to continue representing Michael. During this case, Alex has the help of Abby Sloan, a very attractive attorney about to make partner. As Alex is hard at work, he has his 5 year old Charlotte and his wife of 15 years, at home. Can Alex make time for his family, or will he choose to spend his time at work and with Abby? Is Michael Ohlig guilty?

Michael Ohlig has money, and lots of it. He is married to Pamela, and has been for over 30 years. Michael is also the owner of OPM, Inc., a company that buys and sells stock. When the feds come knocking, he hires Alex, his best friend’s son, to represent him. He’s never met Alex, but he’s heard wonderful things from Alex’s parents.

Adam Mitzner has done a wonderful job with getting you to feel connected to Alex. I found myself angry at Alex when he cheats on his wife and was a grump for quite a while after reading about it. I had to remind myself that Alex is just a character in a book, I felt so connected to him. A Conflict of Interest was a very good read and I enjoyed it quite a bit. There is some use of the F* word, so it would limit to whom I would recommend this book. Overall, this was a very good book and I would recommend it to those who don’t mind sex and the f* word. I would love to read another book by Adam Mitzner, if he chose to continue his writing career!

You can read an excerpt here.

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Title: A Conflict of Interest

Author: Adam Mitzner

Format:  Hardbound, eBook

Page Nos.: 384

ISBN: 978-1439157510

Publisher: Gallery

Release Date: May 2011

Available for purchase: Amazon, Simon & Schuster

Reviewer: Jocee

 

**I received a copy of this book from the publisher but was not required to provide a review and it did not impact my review in any way.

 

Revelations: A Jane Perry Novel Review by Laurel Dewey

Sergeant Detective Jane Perry is good at her job, really good. In Revelations by Laurel Dewey, when she is called to work a case in Midas, CO, she is hesitant, it’s supposed to be her vacation. Jane has just found out that she has an abnormal pap smear and could more then likely have cancer. She is ready to take a long break from work and from life, but her “Boss” Sergeant Weyler needs her help to solve this case. Unfortunately, going from Denver to a small town can be difficult, especially when the Sheriff is a jerk.

I love the way the story starts out! It begins with you following Jordan Copeland through the woods and he is running from himself. He finds that he has blood on his hands, but doesn’t know how it got there or even why it’s there. Now Jake Van Gorden is missing and they have Jordan in custody for his murder and abduction. Can Jane prove that her gut is right and Jordan had nothing to do with it, or will she just prove the State’s case?

There is the use of the f* word quite a bit and some other swearing. I was pulled into the story quite quickly with Jordan Copeland’s story and was intrigued to find out more about him. I was disappointed with all of the swearing that happens. I would recommend this book to someone who doesn’t mind swearing and some violence. I hope you can enjoy this book and find out if Jordan really is a killer.

You can read an excerpt here.

Jane Perry Series:

Protector

Redemption

Revelations

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Title: Revelations: A Jane Perry Novel

Author: Laurel Dewey

Format: Paperback, eBook

Page Nos.: 479

ISBN: 978-098419055-3

Publisher: Story Plant

Release Date: June 14, 2011

Available for purchase: Amazon

Reviewer: Jocee

 

**I received a copy of this book from the author but was not required to provide a review and it did not impact my review in any way.