Friday, June 17, 2016

A Few Short Book Reviews

Once a Rancher by Linda Lael Miller
From: NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

I had never really read anything by Miller and I enjoyed this foray into her world of the Carsons. Who doesn't love a cowboy, especially a cowboy who is really more of a movie producer? This was a fun, quick read, with a kind of creepy mystery element to it. I enjoyed the dynamics of the Carson family, as well as between Slater and Grace, and then again, Slater and Ryder. My only complaint is that everything felt a little rushed. I actually could have used more in this book, even if it made the book longer. I found their story compelling and interesting, but feel it could have used more, if that makes sense. And if my only complaint is that I feel it could have been slowed down and expanded, then that is a pretty good complaint!

Accidentally Hers by Jamie Beck - Book Club pick for May (Mary's choice)

My friend Mary picked this book for book club, and I have to say I enjoyed it as well!The characters had a lot on their plates, and their dilemma was unique ~ there was so much going on between these pages! I liked Avery, and I liked Grey, and think they had chemistry despite their challenges. My only complaint with this book is the opposite of that in Once a Rancher - everything moved too slowly!!The main dilemma was dragged out a little too long. Oh, one more thing - the character Grey had dyslexia. It kind of bothered me~ my husband has dyslexia as well, and Beck wrote Grey like all he could be was a ski instructor, because he was unable to do anything else.  I didn't care for her message there, and it was never resolved. Other than that, I actually really did like the book. I am looking forward to reading the next in the series, which is about Avery and Grey's best friends, Kelsey and Trip.

The Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum by Kristen Weiss

I thought this little murder mystery was pretty cute. That sounds kind of weird, but I think you get my meaning? I loved the supernatural theme, and also the little mini mystery within the overall larger plot mystery. The characters were fun and interesting, especially the cat.  And seriously, the thought of a scary doll room scares the heck out of me!! I hate dolls - they are terrifying to me! This book had just the right amount of creep and cozy to be a light, entertaining read but still had some teeth too. I recommend reading it on a lazy rainy afternoon, my favorite time to dig out a cozy.

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