Janet Evanovich - Notorious Nineteen

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780755385010

My rating: 3/5

 
After a slow summer of chasing low-level skips for her cousin Vinnie’s bail bonds agency, Stephanie Plum finally lands an assignment that could put her checkbook back in the black. Geoffrey Cubbin, facing trial for embezzling millions from Trenton’s premier assisted-living facility, has mysteriously vanished from the hospital after an emergency appendectomy. Now it’s on Stephanie to track down the con man. Unfortunately, Cubbin has disappeared without a trace, a witness, or his money-hungry wife. Rumors are stirring that he must have had help with the daring escape . . . or that maybe he never made it out of his room alive. Since the hospital staff’s lips seem to be tighter than the security, and it’s hard for Stephanie to blend in to assisted living, Stephanie’s Grandma Mazur goes in undercover. But when a second felon goes missing from the same hospital, Stephanie is forced into working side by side with Trenton’s hottest cop, Joe Morelli, in order to crack the case.
The real problem is, no Cubbin also means no way to pay the rent. Desperate for money—or maybe just desperate—Stephanie accepts a secondary job guarding her secretive and mouthwatering mentor Ranger from a deadly Special Forces adversary. While Stephanie is notorious for finding trouble, she may have found a little more than she bargained for this time around. Then again—a little food poisoning, some threatening notes, and a bridesmaid’s dress with an excess of taffeta never killed anyone . . . or did they? If Stephanie Plum wants to bring in a paycheck, she’ll have to remember: No guts, no glory. (evanovich.com)


My thoughts

I didn't mind this story. It wasn't exciting, and it wasn't the as good as the first Plum novels, but much better than the ones of late.
The plot is the same as the previous novels, Steph needs money, one big bond is Cubbin, who's disappeared, but unlike the few before this one, one doesn't lose the oversight of who she's actually chasing at the time. Lula is ok, but the jokes are the same. Grandma Mazur has a few more lines in it, but they're getting old, as well. Morelli / Ranger - same here as well. So it's basically the plot that keeps the story going.

Better than the previous ones, but no 'halelujahs' in that one either. Lots of 'Babes' - I DID LIKE THAT :-)


.
.
Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

Six Sentences Sunday - 16/12/12

Welcome to Six Sentence Sunday. My six today come from my latest release "Innocent Tears".





With an arched eyebrow he said quietly,

"Sweetheart, lips are there to be kissed. Not to bite on them until they bleed.”
Emma placed her fingers on her lips instantly, and then she
blushed. Good grief. She was about to turn her head away from him,
when he slowly brushed away a strand of her hair. Flynn took her fingers into his hand and cupped her chin with his other hand.





I love your thoughts so please feel free to leave a comment.

Buy at Amazon / Barnes & Noble











Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

Matthew Reilly - Ice Station

Publisher:  Pan Macmillan Australia

ISBN: 9780330360890

My rating: 3/5


At a remote ice station in Antarctica, a team of US scientists has made an amazing discovery. They have found something buried deep within a 100-million-year-old layer of ice. Something made of METAL.
Led by the enigmatic Lieutenant Shane Schofield, a team of crack United States marines is sent to the station to secure this discovery for their country. They are a tight unit, tough and fearless. They would follow their leader into hell. They just did…


My thoughts


Truth be told - it wasn't my cup of tea. I felt like actually being at an ice station, getting hot and cold as I read along. I almost gave up after only the first twenty or so pages. As a movie I would've probably liked it but as a book .....
Shane Schoefield (Scarecrow) is a great new hero, but IMHO Reilly exaggerated just a few times too often in how he escapes death; falling off a cliff in a hovercraft, blowing up a sub ... I like the story in general, it was a great setting, in theory a great plot, but too long in battles, personally to gruesome and as a lover of killer whales ... yup didn't like their portrait of hunting down people. (which didn't influence the rating ;-) )

Not sure whether I'd go for another Reilly book.



Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

Goodreads Book Giveaway "Journey to Her Dreams"



Goodreads Book Giveaway

Journey to her Dreams by Iris Blobel

Journey to her Dreams

by Iris Blobel

Giveaway ends December 17, 2012.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win




Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

Six Sentence Sunday - Innocent Tears

Welcome to Six Sentence Sunday. My six today come from my latest release "Innocent Tears".


 
Flynn looked at Nadine. “Are you scared?”
She nodded.
“So am I.”
“Mum said you weren’t scared of anything.”
He choked back a smile. “Did she?”
“Hm-hm.”


I love your thoughts so please feel free to leave a comment.

Buy at Amazon / Barnes & Noble







Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository


whispers from a book: Interview with Iris Blobel

whispers from a book:

Interview with Iris Blobel
Today I'm thrilled to...
: Interview with Iris Blobel Today I'm thrilled to share an interview with Iris Blobel on writing, editing and her newest release, In...

Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

inklings: Touring Innocent Tears with Iris Blobel

inklings: Touring Innocent Tears with Iris Blobel: Thank you, Laura, for having me today on your blog, and a big hello to all your readers. My current story is called Innocent Tears  and this...



Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository