Monday, February 19, 2018

A Murder To Die For


Book Blurb:

How do you solve a murder when hundreds of wannabe detectives all have the same goal?

Every year, fans from all over the world descend upon a tiny picturesque English village to celebrate the life of the enigmatic author Agnes Crabbe and her fictional lady detective, Miss Millicent Cutter.

Crabbe fans are quite obsessive; the majority turn up to the festival dressed as Miss Cutter and spats between rival fan clubs are not uncommon. But when one of the most prominent superfans is murdered on the first day of the festival, the police find themselves trying to solve a crime in which the victim, witnesses, almost everyone in the village, and even the murderer, are all dressed as Miss Cutter. And most of them are also trying to solve the murder …

In this darkly comic farce, the worlds of classic detective fiction and real-life homicide investigation come crashing together with hilarious and occasionally messy results.


Goodreads: A Murder to Die For

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Book Review:

Growing up, my mom had this blue cabinet in our living, and she kept all of her favorite books in it. She had massive collection of Agatha Christie novels. They had the black leather covers and smelled wonderfully of old ink and paper. You know the smell, the one where you just want to hold the book and even if you don't read it, it still makes you happy. That's how I fell in love with mysteries.

When Stevyn Colgan was looking for readers to review his book, I jumped at the chance. Boy, am I glad did!

*A Murder To Die For* by Stevyn Colgan was absolutely wonderful. It is set in England in a quaint little town. The town's only claim to fame is author, Agnes Crabbe. Each year the town puts a festival for her. It's usually a fun time, but this year a murder happens right before the keynote speaker's talk. It causes mayhem to erupt. Will the local law enforcement be able to catch the murder before he strikes again? You will have to read the book to find out!

I loved this book. The author did a wonderful job casting the characters. They all have very British names. As an American, I had write them down to keep everyone straight, but that is probably just my problem. The characters were vibrant and stayed true to their roles throughout the story.

The story has several small plots along with main plot. It was fun to see how they worked together to give the story depth. Plus, the author had all the plots wrapped up by the end. I like that. The story itself was humorous.  I laughed out loud several times while reading it. My husband kept asking what's so funny? 

Besides just the story being fun, I think the author had fun breaking all the rules of mystery writers. So needless to say, it had some unexpected events.

I really enjoyed this book. I hope you give it a try!

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Thank you to the author for this book in exchange of my honest opinion

Friday, February 16, 2018

Twisted Locke by Victoria Ashley and Jenika Snow

          🖤❤🖤 Twisted Locke 🖤❤🖤
     By Victoria Ashley and Jenika Snow


Amazon link: Twisted Locke
Goodreads: Twisted Locke

Release Info

Author's Website: https://victoriaashleyauthor.com

Synopsis:

ACE LOCKE

Damaged.
Savage.
Twisted.

Those three words describe us Locke brothers to the motherfucking T.

We were wronged by the ones who were supposed to protect us. The ones who were supposed to love us … to show us how to love.

It doesn’t matter though. ‘Cause we taught ourselves how to love in the best way we know how. When it comes to giving our heart away, we do it with everything in us. We may be dangerous sons of bitches, but we love hard as shit.

Melissa doesn’t quite get that yet. But she will.

She got dragged into our fucked-up world, afraid and unsure of us.

Well, I’m about to change that. 

I’m going to twist her up and shake the fucking innocence in her.

And by the time I’m through with her, she’s going to be my beautiful, twisted angel.

She’ll be mine and I’ll be hers.

I’ll make damned sure of that.


MELISSA ANDERSON

I was pulled into the Locke life when my roommate got involved with one of the dangerous brothers. 

I should have left, should have minded my own business, but the attraction I feel for Ace is stronger than I can ignore.

I can feel the way he watches me. The ownership I feel from him, the possessiveness and obsession, lets me know he wants me too.

But common sense tells me I don’t want this in my life, don’t want to let a Locke brother mark me as his.

But that reality isn’t what my heart wants, isn’t what my body craves. Truth is I want to have Ace claim me, want his hands on me, his dominance showing me that all I want is to submit.

We may not lead the same lives, and he may have darkness in him, the likes of which I’ve never seen before, but for once in my life I want to skirt with that danger.
I want to forget everything else and just let Ace own every single part of me.

And I have a feeling he won’t stop until he does.




Book Review: 


Disclaimer: I have not read the previous two books in the series.

I have conflicting  feelings about *Twisted Locke*. It's about a good girl, Melissa, trying to avoid bad boy, Ace, while he wants her.

I was excited to start reading this story. The characters were very colorful. I appreciated how they alternated between Melissa's and Ace's viewpoints. I felt like I got to know each character personally. They definitely spent more time developing Ace's person. He is THE bad boy. He curses, he smokes, and he hurts people. But, he only attacks people who the law can't touch. He has a good streak deep, deep, deep down. As a reader, it was hard not to like him even when I was appalled by his actions. I felt lukewarm to Melissa. She was so passive I had a hard time respecting her.

This story had a lot of violence and aggressive sex scenes. The authors did not skimp on the details. If you are looking for a great romance, this is not it. If you like domineering, animalistic sex scenes, you'll like this book. The book itself is short. I spent one evening reading it, so it's not a huge comitment.

Unfortunately like a mediocre first date, this book fell short for me. The plot was sketchy at best with the climax being weak or perhaps not there at all. I had questions about the backstory that never where answered. I felt disappointed when I got to the end and not much had happened.

Overall, this is not my kind of book. But that doesn't mean you won't like it. After all, lots of people like 50 Shades of Grey.


Thank you to the authors for giving me an ARC in exchange for my honest review.

Rating:✯✯✯

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A Murder To Die For

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