Welcome to my new feature Final Friday Wrap Up where I take a look back at the books I’ve read. Â I had planned to start this in January but honestly, I just forgot.
What I’ve Read…
The first book I finished in February was Candace Calvert’s newest bookÂ Maybe It’s You.Â This is book three of the Crisis Team series and in my opinion the best one. I like series where you get to know the characters. Sloane appeared in the first two books. Book two ends with her being run off the road and an innocent co-worker seriously injured.Â That was a major turning point for Sloane who leaves San Diego and heads to Los Angeles. As I mentioned in my reviewÂ the author does a great job of telling Sloane’s story. She went from being the most hated character in the series to the one you love. It will be interesting if Candace writes any more to this series or if she will move on to a new hospital and new problems. Â Looking forward to seeing what’s next from this author.
The same day I finishedÂ Maybe It’s YouÂ I also finished Murder on the MoorÂ by Julianna Deering. This is only the second book in the series I’ve read, but I really enjoy them. Â By the time I started reading the series Drew and Madeline were already married. I hope to some day go back and read some of the earlier stories.
The one thing about this story, in particular, is the pace. It moves much slower than the suspense novels I’m use to. I’m a huge fan of Branilyn Collins and Terri Blackstock, two queens of suspense! Their stories can be so intense! The Drew Farthering are much more laid back. In reading them I find myself getting to know the characters better. I appreciate the chemistry between Drew and Madeline. I enjoyed the story it just took longer to read.
As I mentioned I’m a huge Terri Blackstock fan! She is extremely gifted at telling stories that suck you in and you find yourself staying up all night because you have to know how the story ends. She has a new release coming out March 21st (my birthday). I was able to review it for Thomas Nelson and must say it ROCKS!! Â If I’m Found is book 2 of the “If I Run” series and picks up shortly after the end of book one,Â If I Run.Â Casey is still running from the crooked cops her killed her father and her best friend. Â She is also trying to figure out if she can trust Dylan, who was hired to find her. This book is energy packed from opening to the last page. Which in typical Blackstock fashion leaves you hanging on what will happen next. Â And based on the release of the first two books we’ll have until April 2018 to find out what happens next. AAAAAAAHHHHHH
What I’m Reading
I’m finally reading theÂ Sins of the PastÂ collection by Â Dee Henderson, Dani Pettrey, and Lynette Eason. I’ve actually finished the first two and they are bothÂ really GOOD. Dee Henderson’sÂ Missing reminds me of her earlier stories. Well written, fast paced with solid characters. Dani Pettrey’s prequel to her Alaskan Courage series,Â Shadowed, is intense. I read the entire Alaskan Courage series and loved it. So being able to read Ben and Libby’s story was extremely sweet. As I read the end, I got a little weepy, but a good weepy. Â The third book in this collaboration, is Lynette Eason’s, Blackout, is the one I just started. I’ve been so impressed with Lynette’s recent stuff. The Elite Guardians series has just rocked. I’m only a few pages intoÂ BlackoutÂ and she already has my attention.
I’m also reading, Cara Putman’s book, Beyond Justice. Â It is scheduled to release in early April. It’s a good book, but it hasn’t sucked me in. This is the first book I’ve read by Putman and I like it. Hasn’t rocked me yet.
March Releases To Watch For