Never has a quote been so relevant to EVERY book worm around the globe (and further!). SO many books, but so little time! The same can also be said for book bloggers. We read that many books so we can share them with our audience, but we find ourselves short of time to write all our thoughts down in a comprehensive review.
This brings us nicely to ‘Mini Review Monday’. A place where, to compliment our current content, we can share with you some of our initial thoughts on books we have been reading over the last week.
The Choice – Jake Cross
‘You’ve got to help me.’
On a wet road in the black of night, Karl Seabury is driving home to his pregnant wife. Suddenly, caught in his headlights in the middle of the road is a woman shaking with fright.
The woman says her name is Liz Smith, that her home was attacked, and that she was the only one to escape.
In a split-second decision, Karl decides to help her to safety. But can he really trust her? Or has he put his family in danger?
If you found someone standing in the road on their own and in distress, would you stop and help them?
This is what Karl did and now has unintentionally involved himself in a dangerous game of cat and mouse.
Once this story got going I found I could not put it down. Just as I thought I’d worked out how the story would continue the story twisted and I was left wanting to read faster and further to find out what was going to happen next.
I would recommend this book to anyone who wants a brilliant page turning thriller.
The Bourbon Kings by J R Ward
For generations, the Bradford family has worn the mantle of kings of the bourbon capital of the world. Their sustained wealth has afforded them prestige and privilege – as well as a hard-won division of class on their sprawling estate, Easterly. Upstairs, a dynasty that by all appearances plays by the rules of good fortune and good taste. Downstairs, the staff who work tirelessly to maintain the impeccable Bradford facade. And never the twain shall meet.
For Lizzie King, Easterly’s head gardener, crossing that divide nearly ruined her life. Falling in love with Tulane, the prodigal son of the bourbon dynasty, was nothing that she intended or wanted – and their bitter breakup only served to prove her instincts were right. Now, after two years of staying away, Tulane is finally coming home again, and he is bringing the past with him. No one will be left unmarked: not Tulane’s beautiful and ruthless wife; not his older brother, whose bitterness and bad blood know no bounds; and especially not the iron-fisted Bradford patriarch, a man with few morals, fewer scruples, and many, many terrible secrets. As family tensions – professional and intimately private – ignite, Easterly and all its inhabitants are thrown into the grips of an irrevocable transformation, and only the cunning will survive.
Having only previously reading the Black Dagger Brotherhood this book did not disappoint!
The Bourbon Kings story is based around a wealthy family that distills bourbon being one of the top in their business.
Just as I thought could see how this plot was plodding out, BAM, there was the twist and I was thrown into a whole new plotline! This book is the first in a series and sets up alot of questions for the reader regarding the characters, which are well developed, some you love and some you despise. This is a second chance romance which gives you all the feels, and where you wish to find someone who acts like Tulane does.
The way book 1 ended I cannot wait to get my hands on the next in the series!
Have you read any of the books above? Let us know your thoughts!