Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Wednesday Book Whoreding

I was on vacation last week, and it seemed like I read a lot, but apparently I only read two books. (Or at least that's all I can remember reading.)

Had to take a break from the Rock Chicks, so I read Jaci Burton's The Heart of a Killer. (The cover sucked me in.)

The story starts out with 16 year old Anna and 18 year old Dante as young lovers. Anna nearly gets raped one night, and Dante and his three foster brothers beat the guy to death. Anna doesn't want the boys to get into trouble, so she sends them away from the scene. Except Dante (and one of the other boys) leaves town completely.

He comes back 12 years later for his foster parents' anniversary party. On the night he arrives back in town, his foster father is killed in the same alley, in the same way, as Dante and his foster brothers had killed the rapist.

Anna is now a Detective, and Dante is her number one suspect. The real killer surprised me; I'm not good at figuring out mysteries anyway, but this one didn't make sense to me even after we find out who it was.

Then, I was curious about what was going on in Rock Chick land, so read book #3 Rock Chick Redemption.

In a love-is-blind story, Roxie had fallen in love with a real bad boy named Billy. Her family and friends tried to tell her, and eventually she realized they were right and tried to dump him. She made a long-term plan to get away from him, and went to her Uncle Tex in Denver, where she met Hank Nightingale.

Hank is a cop and a really good guy and Roxie doesn't feel good enough for him.

Most of the story was pretty good, but the ending was pretty lame, I thought.

After that I moved on to book #4, Rock Chick Renegade.

Juliet Lawler is a Social Worker who is too caring for her charges. When one of her boys dies from drugs, she makes it her personal crusade to try to shut down the town's drug dealers.

Vance Crowe makes it his personal mission to try to make sure Jules isn't killed while attempting to carry out her vendetta.

I'm only about halfway through this story, but I'm liking it pretty well at the moment.

Next up, Maya Banks' KGI #4, Whispers in the Dark was released yesterday.  I read the first three books of this series a couple of months ago and enjoyed them, so can't wait to get to this one.

From Amazon:
She came to him when he needed her the most.

She came to him at his lowest point. The voice of an angel, a whisper in the dark. She's the only thing that gets Nathan Kelly through his captivity, the endless days of torture and the fear that he'll never return to his family. With her help, he's able to escape. But he isn't truly free, because now she's disappeared and he's left with an all-consuming emptiness as he struggles to pick up the pieces of his life. Did he imagine his angel? Or is she out there, needing his help as he'd once needed her?

Now he rushes to save her before it's too late.

Shea has been on the run from people who will stop at nothing to exploit her unique abilities. She never wanted to drag Nathan, who'd already suffered so much, into danger, but she doesn't have a choice so she reaches out to him for help. Finally face-to-face after having already formed a soul-deep bond in hell, their emotional connection is even more powerful than their telepathic one. Nathan refuses to consider ever letting her go again, but she worries they can never have a life free of the dangers that dog her every step. He'll protect her with his every breath, but can he convince her that they are meant to face these threats together?

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