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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Dream Lover by Adrienne Staff

Title:         Dream Lover
SubTitle:   A Loveswept Classic Romance
Publisher:  Random House Publishing Group
Imprint:     Loveswept
Pub Date: 08/08/2011
ISBN:      9780307799111
Author:     Adrienne Staff

The mystical allure of the Arizona desert—and a rugged, sexy tour guide—bring hope and happiness to a woman haunted by tragedy in this romance from Adrienne Staff.

All hotel manager Carol Lawson wants from her new life in Carefree, Arizona, is to stay busy. Work and more work keep regrets from flooding back. But from the moment tall, dark, and delicious Cody Briggs strides into her life, Carol feels a little reckless. He is a vision out of her dreams-a powerful renegade determined to awaken her senses and heal her broken spirit.

Cody knows whatit's like to feel betrayed by life. A renowned archeologist who refused to trade integrity for profit, he's faced his demons. But he understands the healing power of this breathtaking land-and in Carol's timeless beauty and sensuality, he sees the perfect woman to share it with. Can ecstasy bring Carol to the point of no return, where a leap of faith promises a love that is destiny?

The story is quite interesting and easy read. The beginning was quite captivating, made me wondering about the dream that Carol was having, and what kind of bad experience that she had giving her such grief. But after Carol repeatedly thinking Cody was not for her due to her past, I feel the story becomes a little draggy. However very soon the story moves on after that. I like the little here and there on the native American culture, which is something new to me.

I rate this book 3 out of 5 stars.

Note: I receive the digital ARC of this book from the publisher via Net Gallery. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Water's Edge By Robert Whitlow

Book Description:

Sometimes the smallest towns hold the biggest secrets. Ambitious young attorney Tom Crane is about to become a partner in a big-city law firm. One final matter has to be cleared from his docket—the closing of his deceased father’s law practice in the small town of Bethel. Killed in a tragic boating accident, John Crane didn’t leave his son anything except the hassle of a bankrupt estate.

Then, within twenty-four hours, Tom loses his job, his girlfriend, and his cat. Job didn’t have it much worse.

Returning to Bethel with his pride ground to powder, Tom’s plan to quietly shut down his father’s practice and slink out of town runs into an unexpected roadblock—two million dollars of unclaimed money stashed in a secret bank account. Tom follows the money into a tangled web of lies, theft, and off-shore financial transactions manipulated by powerful men who will do anything to stop him from discovering the truth.

I found this book is very inspiring. Unlike his father, Tom was not a very religions person. It is very interesting to see how he gets closer to the God, and refer to bible for guidance and answers. From losing his job, eventually he got few good options what he would like to do after he had settled his father's business. Just as he thought he had finally settled the matter, something unexpected and turned his life totally upside down. He did not know who to trust anymore. The story has a good pace, though I feel towards the ending was a little rush. Nevertheless it's a good ending and I enjoy reading it very much. I was feeling a little down and depressed but this book has uplifted my mood tremendously.

I rate this book 4 out of 5 stars.

Note: I received this book free from the publisher through the book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 : Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.