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Return of the Outlaw by C.M. Curtis

Return of the Outlaw - C.M. Curtis
Which did you find more appealing, the introduction or the conclusion? The conclusion. The beginning was too dry for my liking. As Jeff moved from one stage of his life to another, something was missing. Be it the background, the lack of depth for some of the characters … But somewhere hallway through the book, things pick up and after that you don’t want to put the book down. 
Why would you recommend or not recommend this book? I would recommend it to anyone who likes Westerns and doesn’t mind a dip in the pace here and there. This was more than a pleasant read for me and some parts of the story were simply breathtaking where word selection was concerned. 

Did the book description relate to the story? The description wasn’t much and I would preferred an introduction to the key characters. However, I really liked this line in the description very much, “Jeff Havens has a fast gun, a long memory and he’s back.”

Disclosure - As a Quality Reads Book Club member, I received a free copy of this book from the author via Orangeberry Book Tours in exchange for my honest review.
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The Big Book of Dumb White Husband

The Big Book of Dumb White Husband - Benjamin Wallace What do you think will be your lasting impression of this book? For this reader, the lasting impression was simply the feel good feeling that you are not alone. The mistakes you have made, no matter how silly or hilarious, has been made by someone else.

What did you think of the cover? It was simple and to the point. The word dumb draws your attention but when you read it, all you can think of is the word - human.

Would you recommend this book? In a heartbeat. Anyone looking for a light read or any married couple who needs a good laugh, this book is for you. I understand that this author has written other books in this series so I'm defintiely going to be looking for those.

Disclosure - As a Quality Reads Book Club member, I received a free copy of this book from the author via Orangeberry Book Tours in exchange for my honest review.

Killer Work from Home Jobs: 200 Fortune 500 & Legitimate Work at Home Jobs

Killer Work from Home Jobs: 200 Fortune 500 & Legitimate Work at Home Jobs - Lee   Evans What do you think will be your lasting impression of this book? The details and research that was put into the book. My book club members and I were really impressed by this. We would have like more categories but hey, you can't please everyone.

What did you think of the cover? Nothing fancy and to the point, so no issues here.

Would you recommend this book? If you are looking to start working from home, this is definitely the book for you. I'm not going to say it is the only book for you because this book only covers a small perspective of working from home, but yes, it is definitely worth your time.



Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author.

Eyes of Ember (Imdalind #2)

Eyes of Ember (Imdalind #2) - Rebecca Ethington Cover. The cover was okay, I did wonder why the female eyes were black and not ember.

Did the book end the way you expected? No, and I am guessing there will be a third to this series.

Did the plot pull you in or did you feel you had to force yourself to read the book? It was not a forced read but did not fully pull me in. I am guessing because this is the second in the series. Would love to read the first book in the series to understand more.

Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author.

Blown Circuit: Explosive Spy Action for Mystery Thriller Fans (#2)

Blown Circuit  - Lars Guignard Favourite scene …. When Mike teetered his iphone, so it looked like the target was hit.

How realistic was the characterization? All characters were believable. All actions made sense and I especially liked the many different locations.

How does the setting figure into the book? There were many settings and I especially liked Vietnam. The many settings make this book seem a lot like Robert Ludlum's Bourne.

Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author.
Dark Side of Sunset Pointe - A Lance Underphal Mystery - Michael Allan Scott What were the main themes of the book? The book was about adultery, power and murder. The author did an excellent job executing these themes and I loved his blunt style of writing.

Favourite quote … Diane wakes up - "It must have been her. That bitch."

Top 3 things I liked about the whole book. It had many things happening to each character. Was a great book, although for the first few chapters the book had a lot of strong topics.

How you define yourself is a central theme in this story. I could see myself as Lacey, always out to find the truth to anything.

Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author.

Ghost Leopard: A Zoe & Zak Adventure (Volume 1)

Zoe & Zak and the Ghost Leopard - Lars Guignard Favourite character(s) … Zoe and Zak. They are different in many ways, but their curiosity brings them together on an adventure that will have you turning the pages.

How realistic was the characterization? Zoe and Zak were believable. They were very inventive and their dialogue was witty. This was a really good story and I look forward to reading other books by this author.

In your own words, what was the beginning of the book. Zoe was on a plane and having a vivid dream. She is dreaming about monkey man and the ghost leopard

Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author.

Shades of Gray

Shades of Gray - Andy Holloman How realistic was the characterization? Everything about this book was realistic. All of it was captivating from start to finish.

How does the setting figure into the book? The setting was important. They had to travel the islands to get the cargo. I could see everything in this book clearly in my mind.

Were you able to connect with the main character? Yes, I connected very easily to John and his brother. The picture was forever burn into your mind. The love for this little girl was overwhelming.

Which did you find more appealing, the introduction or the conclusion? The ending was the best.

Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author.

Poison Pill

Poison Pill - M.A. Granovsky Favourite character(s) … Benedict and Olga.

Favourite location / setting … Tough choice, I loved her descriptions of New York and Istanbul.

Favourite scene …. When Benedict told Peter that he changed out the artifacts acquired and Peter was now in the possession of fakes.

Favourite quote …“I’m sorry. I’m a curious person, and Google makes it easy to be nosey these days.” – this is so true. I am wondering if there is anything Google does not know.

Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author.

Untimed

Untimed - Andy Gavin Did you find this book a quick read? It was a quick fun read which I will definitely recommend.

What are your concerns about this book? No concerns about this book, I liked it just the way it was written.

How did you feel about the main character? I liked Charlie. He was interesting and resilient in his endeavours.

What makes a minor character memorable? When they have a major impact on the characters in the story.

Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author.

Forged in Grace

Forged in Grace - Jordan E. Rosenfeld Did the book description relate to the story? The description was very good. Was exactly right on.

What were the main relationships explored in this book? The relationship between Grace - Her mother, Grace – Marly, Grace - Drew – Marly, Grace – Gus, Grace - Adam.

Did the plot pull you in or did you feel you had to force yourself to read the book? Was a very compelling story. I enjoyed it tremendously.

How realistic was the characterization? The characters were all very realistic. You could almost feel the pain, that the fire caused Grace.

Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author.

Daimones (Daimones Trilogy, #1)

Daimones (Daimones Trilogy, #1) - Massimo Marino Overall plot - There was a Nicole Kidman movie many years ago, The Invasion, about people who fall asleep and die. This book was a lot like that and had many different twists. Dan's day goes from bad to worse and he faces all sorts of challenges.

Characters - I really liked the fact that Dan had his family to rely on and that they attempted to 'handle' the issues they were facing. Luck wasn't on their side but the writer's way of keeping together was touching.

Writing style - This was a action book in many different ways. There's death and there's a lot of fast-paced action. However, I felt some parts were to long winded.

Disclosure - I received a complimentary copy of this book form the author and this did not affect my honest opinion on it. All opinions expressed are my own.