Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Once in a Blue Moon by Sharon Sala
Blessings, Georgia #10

Title: Once in a Blue Moon 
Series: Blessings, Georgia #10 
Author: Sharon Sala 
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Release Date: August 25, 2020

"Sharon Sala's Blessings, Georgia series is filled with unforgettable charm and delight!"—ROBYN CARR, #1 New York Times bestselling author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Sharon Sala continues the bestselling Blessings, Georgia series

Rancher Duke Talbot meets Cathy Terry in Blessings by chance. She's new to town, and so grateful to be there—Blessings feels like a safe haven. Cathy is at first hesitant to let anyone get too close, but as their relationship grows and Cathy sees Duke's feelings for her are real, she tells him what really brought her to town—an abusive ex-husband who isn't willing to let her go. When her past starts to catch up with her, she's tempted to keep running, but she's fallen in love with Blessings and with Duke. Having finally found a place to call home, the only place Cathy wants to run is straight into Duke's arms.

Blessings, Georgia Series:
You and Only You (Book 1)
I'll Stand by You (Book 2)
Saving Jake (Book 3)
A Piece of My Heart (Book 4)
The Color of Love (Book 5)
Come Back to Me (Book 6)
Forever My Hero (Book 7)
A Rainbow Above Us (Book 8)
The Way Back to You (Book 9)
Once in a Blue Moon (Book 10)

Blessings, Georgia is such a comforting place to travel to. This small town is full of nice people who are ready to help each other and lend a helping hand to the people who need it the most.

Cathy Terry left her life in Las Vegas behind after her divorce. Her ex-husband was an abusive and dangerous bastard. He's involved in some shady businesses too. After her ex-husband threatens her life, she knows it's time to leave Las Vegas and she decides to head south. When she gets to Georgia, the town of Blessings looks like the right place to spend winter.

While going for a jog, Cathy injures herself, and thankfully, Duke Talbot witnesses her fall and he's there to help her. This is a new experience for Cathy, who has been doing everything for herself. She couldn't count on anyone else for a long time.

Duke is a farmer. He shares living space with his brother and his brother's wife. He has not had time for love or to find a wife. Nevertheless, the more time he is around Cathy, the more he starts believing in happy endings.

Once in a Blue Moon is surely a great addition to this wholesome series. I like how we get to revisit the past characters' developments.

The Blessings, Georgia series is a sweet one. It might be too sweet for readers but not for this one. I need some sweet in my life from time to time, particularly during 2020.

Cliffhanger: No

4/5 Fangs

A complimentary copy was provided by Sourcebooks Casablanca via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Love Your Life by Sophie Kinsella

Title: Love Your Life
Author: Sophie Kinsella
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Release Date: October 27, 2020

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of I Owe You One, an utterly delightful novel about a woman who ditches her dating app for a writer's retreat in Italy--only to find that real love comes with its own filters.

Call Ava romantic, but she thinks love should be found in the real world, not on apps that filter men by height, job, or astrological sign. She believes in feelings, not algorithms. So after a recent breakup and dating app debacle, she decides to put love on hold and escapes to a remote writers' retreat in coastal Italy. She's determined to finish writing the novel she's been fantasizing about, even though it means leaving her close-knit group of friends and her precious dog, Harold, behind.

At the retreat, she's not allowed to use her real name or reveal any personal information. When the neighboring martial arts retreat is canceled and a few of its attendees join their small writing community, Ava, now going by "Aria," meets "Dutch," a man who seems too good to be true. The two embark on a baggage-free, whirlwind love affair, cliff-jumping into gem-colored Mediterranean waters and exploring the splendor of the Italian coast. Things seem to be perfect for Aria and Dutch.

But then their real identities--Ava and Matt--must return to London. As their fantasy starts to fade, they discover just how different their personal worlds are. From food choices to annoying habits to sauna etiquette . . . are they compatible in anything? And then there's the prickly situation with Matt's ex-girlfriend, who isn't too eager to let him go. As one mishap follows another, it seems while they love each other, they just can't love each other's lives. Can they reconcile their differences to find one life together?

Love Your Life or Ava-Land and Matt-Land was quite an entertaining and sweet novel. The end of the book left me with a big smile on my face.

Yet, the beginning of the book didn’t do it for me. I thought "oh no, this is an insta-love story" which is my least favorite. How wrong was I? Very. I ended up liking it quite a bit more than I thought.

Most surprisingly was that I liked all the main character's friends too. There is Nell who has some serious health issues but she doesn't play the martyr and she can be brutally honest. Sarika who only wants to date someone who lives close to her home (Too far away it's a deal-breaker). She’s using a dating app's algorithm to narrow the perfect guy for her. Then there's Maud who is impossible to say no to. When she asks you for a favor, you don't even realize you're agreeing to do it.  To avoid saying yes, it's best not to engage her.

On Matt's side, his friends and flatmates, Topher and Nihal were both amusing and in their own way, supportive of Ava. They were both good guys, Topher despite his antisocial personality and Nihal with his multiple robots.

Now, getting back to the main characters, the book begins with Ava. She likes to start multiple things at the same time but doesn't really finish any of them. Her new thing is she wants to write a book. She wants to write a historical romance novel and for this reason, she joins a writer's retreat in Italy. There she meets "Dutch" who's real name is Matt. Dutch was joining a martial arts retreat but after it gets canceled, he ends up in the writing one. Ava and Matt have a spark and soon they become an item. By the time a real name is needed, they discover they both live in London.

London changes everything for this couple. Going back to the real world reveals their huge differences. They don't seem to agree on anything including food (Ava is a vegetarian, Matt's a carnivore). There is also Ava's dog, Harold, who can destroy a shirt in ten seconds or disappear any good steak in a millisecond.

For me, the last third of the book is where the story shines. I liked the way Sophie Kinsella's characters in this Chic-Lit/RomCom novel resolved their issues in a full circle kinda away.

4/5 Fangs

Cliffhanger: No

A complimentary copy was provided by Random House via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

The Wreckage of Us by Brittainy C. Cherry

Title: The Wreckage of Us
Author: Brittainy C. Cherry
Publisher: Montlake
Release Date: September 8, 2020

Never in a million years did I think it would be Ian Parker who saved me...
I know I should stay away from Ian Parker.

But when my drug-dealing stepdad kicks me out, I have nowhere to go. Squatting in an abandoned shed on Ian’s grandpa’s farm seems like as good a plan as any.

Ian finds me there, of course, and he insists on me moving into his spare room. I should say no, but the appeal of a roof and a warm bed is too much. Not to mention Ian’s brown eyes and strong arms.

We’re nothing alike, but the spark between us is undeniable. My life is finally looking up.

Until I call the cops on my stepdad and unintentionally get my pregnant mom arrested.

Now I have to sacrifice my dreams to take care of my mom’s baby. She’s the only family I have left. Meanwhile, Ian’s band is taking off; his dreams are coming true.

Ian is my one chance at love. I just hope he doesn’t become the one chance that got away.

I would say that the blurb (which I just read) is deceiving. When Ian Parker and Hazel meet, sparks are NOT flying. Or maybe they are but mostly in anger.

Hazel is trying to plan for a future. Her mother is a drug addict and her husband, Charley, is the dealer. A big-time dealer who can be quite abusive too. Hazel's plan is to start working and to earn enough money to move her mom, who is expecting a child, and herself to a new place to live together. She applies for work at Ian's grandparents' farm and Ian is going to be monitoring her work.

Ian is lucky to have great grandparents. His parents, no to so much. Both of them walked away from him years ago. They both were addicts and Ian blames Charley for losing them. Any keen of Charley has to be a bad one. Making Hazel's life miserable at the farm is something he's going to enjoy.

This is my first book by Brittainy C. Cherry. I thought it was well-written. Both Hazel and Ian were interesting to me. I wanted them to accomplish their dreams. Hazel to obtain the stability she was seeking and Ian, a successful musical career.  I also wanted their romance to "make it".

Wreckage of Us was written in a dual POV which made it easier to understand the decisions they were taking. What drove them. What made them tick.

The supportive character like Big Paw, Grams, the band were all likable and realistic. I was rooting for Ian and Hazel to find the way to each other and to their dreams.

I'll Keep Brittainy C. Cherry's work in mind. 

Cliffhanger: No

4/5 Fangs

A complimentary copy was provided by Montlake via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella

Title: My Not So Perfect Life
Author: Sophie Kinsella
Publisher: The Dial Press
Release Date: February 7, 2017 

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - Part love story, part workplace drama, this sharply observed novel is a witty critique of the false judgments we make in a social-media-obsessed world. New York Times bestselling author Sophie Kinsella has written her most timely novel yet.

Everywhere Katie Brenner looks, someone else is living the life she longs for, particularly her boss, Demeter Farlowe. Demeter is brilliant and creative, lives with her perfect family in a posh townhouse, and wears the coolest clothes. Katie's life, meanwhile, is a daily struggle--from her dismal rental to her oddball flatmates to the tense office politics she's trying to negotiate. No wonder Katie takes refuge in not-quite-true Instagram posts, especially as she's desperate to make her dad proud.

Then, just as she's finding her feet--not to mention a possible new romance--the worst happens. Demeter fires Katie. Shattered but determined to stay positive, Katie retreats to her family's farm in Somerset to help them set up a vacation business. London has never seemed so far away--until Demeter unexpectedly turns up as a guest. Secrets are spilled and relationships rejiggered, and as the stakes for Katie's future get higher, she must question her own assumptions about what makes for a truly meaningful life.

Sophie Kinsella is celebrated for her vibrant, relatable characters and her great storytelling gifts. Now she returns with all of the wit, warmth, and wisdom that are the hallmarks of her bestsellers to spin this fresh, modern story about presenting the perfect life when the reality is far from the truth.

I thoroughly enjoyed My Not So Perfect Life!

I wished I had read this book when it came out for the first time. It has a good message about social media, in this case, Instagram.

We all try to post pictures in a positive light and Katie Brenner is not any different. Her Instagram feed is full of pictures of a beautiful life she is not living. She moved to London with the idea of "making it" in life. But her life is not perfect. She's working for Cooper Clemmow but her boss Demeter Farlowe doesn't even know her name. Her flatmates are weird, her commute is long, she has no social life and she is broke.

Katie "Cat," thinks Demeter has the best life. Her commute is short, she has the perfect job, the perfect husband, the perfect kids, perfect travels and dining and then there is her relationship with Alex Astalis.  Alex, the guy Katie has developed a crush on.

Then, when things couldn't get any worse, she is fired. Without an income and no prospect for a new job, she's forced to return to her family's farm in Somerset.

So many things I liked about My Not So Perfect Life. One of them was seeing Katie's growth. She learns to love herself. She learns to accept who she really is and let go of the fake parts. She develops a stronger bond with her father and her step-mom.

The second thing I liked, was Demeter. I wish she were real. She was an amazing supportive character.

Last, I liked the romance. I'm a romanholic and I shipped Katie and Alex all the way.

One more thing, after reading this novel, I'm down for some glamping in my life.

Cliffhanger: No

4/5 Fangs

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Return to Magnolia Harbor by Hope Ramsay

Title: Return to Magnolia Harbor
Series: Moonlight Bay #3
Author: Hope Ramsay 
Publisher: Forever
Release Date: June 3, 2020

She never forgot him...but can she forgive him?

Jessica Blackwood is trying to make her architectural design firm a success, and she's off to a great start, thanks to a recommendation that leads to the job of the century-designing a house for a wealthy but reclusive bachelor. The only problem? Jessica's new client happens to be her old high school nemesis. The bigger problem? He's no longer the cocky boy who once tormented her, and suddenly she finds herself intrigued by her new client.

Christopher Martin isn't proud of his past behavior. He regrets nothing more than hurting Jessica all those years ago, and now that he's back in Magnolia Harbor he finally has a chance to make amends. As the two work side by side, Topher begins to realize he wants more than a house. He wants forgiveness and a future with the woman he's never forgotten. But can he prove to Jessica he's truly changed?

This is the third book in the Moonlight Bay series. I didn't read the first two books but I believe you can read them as a standalone without issues.

The story centers around Jessica Blackwood and Christopher Martin. It's loosely based in the retelling of Beauty and the Beast. 

Jessica was forced to leave her town when she was a teenager. The town gossiped about her and another boy, Colton. People believe there was more to them being together than friendship. Now, as an adult, Jessica has come back to her hometown. Jessica is an architect and she is starting her own business. Recently, she has finished a project that has made an impact on the business. 

Christopher has learned about the house she recently built. He wants to hire her to build his new home on an island away from all the noisy eyes. Christopher was in an accident and his handsome face is not so handsome anymore. The accident has left him with facial scars and a bad leg. The town people give him the "look" and he's done with it. He is also tired of his meddling family members telling him how to live and he just wants to be left in peace. 

To Jessica and Topher's surprise, they seem to understand each other. 

The question is, can Jessica and Christopher overcome their personal issues and develop a relationship?

There were parts of Return to Magnolia Harbor that I enjoyed. I like the idea of a retelling of Beauty and the Beast. I like the ghost and the treasure hunt storylines. I want to know where Colton's life is going and what is going to happen to Ashley and a certain minister. My issues were with Jessica. She appeared to be too scared at times and trying to run away from her troubles. I also didn't feel like the town apologized for all the gossip they threw around her life. It was disappointing. I like Topher and how he started to heal on the outside and the inside too.  

Cliffhanger: No

3/5 Fangs

A complimentary copy was provided by Forever in exchange for an honest review.

The Friendship List by Susan Mallery

Title: The Friendship List
Author: Susan Mallery
Publisher: HQN
Release Date: August 4, 2020

 ] Dance till dawn
[ ] Go skydiving

[ ] Wear a bikini in public

[ ] Start living

Two best friends jump-start their lives in a summer that will change them forever…

Single mom Ellen Fox couldn’t be more content—until she overhears her son saying he can’t go to his dream college because she needs him too much. If she wants him to live his best life, she has to convince him she’s living hers.

So Unity Leandre, her best friend since forever, creates a list of challenges to push Ellen out of her comfort zone. Unity will complete the list, too, but not because she needs to change. What’s wrong with a thirtysomething widow still sleeping in her late husband’s childhood bed?

The Friendship List begins as a way to make others believe they’re just fine. But somewhere between “wear three-inch heels” and “have sex with a gorgeous guy,” Ellen and Unity discover that life is meant to be lived with joy and abandon, in a story filled with humor, heartache and regrettable tattoos.

The Friendship List was so much fun to read!

Two friends each stuck in their past. Following self-imposed rules that shouldn't exist. Rules which stop them from living a full life.

Ellen Fox is a single mother. Her son is finishing high school and it is time to decide about picking a college. Ellen admits she doesn't want him to leave the nest until she realizes he is not even considering the college he wants because he feels responsible for her and he is willing to sacrifice his future for her.

Unity Leandre is living in the past. She became a widow 3 years ago. Her husband died in the line of duty. She is living in his childhood home and in his childhood bedroom. His clothes are still hanging in the closet. She hasn't been able to take anything away since she lost him.

Neither woman has dated recently. Ellen since she became a mother and Unity since the passing of her husband. They do have each other. They have been friends for many years and they support each other unconditionally.

Unity creates the Friendship List. A list of challenges for them to achieve including dating again. Unity writes it more for Ellen than for herself. She is not sure she wants to change at all.

The Friendship List was a charming and witty novel. The main characters Ellen, Unity, Keith, Thaddeus, Cooper, Lisa, and Dagmar were all well written and well developed.

I love Ellen's spontaneity with Keith. She also had a great relationship with her son, Cooper. She was probably my favorite character. A close second was Dagmar. Unity was lucky to have her.

Keith went a little too far with his daughter, Lisa. He went from caring for her to becoming too controlling for my taste.

I love Thaddeus. He was perfect. He was so patient and understanding. He was ready for a relationship and he played no games.

Cliffhanger: No

4/5 Fangs

A complimentary copy was provided by HQN via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Monday, August 3, 2020

A Killing Frost by Seanan McGuire

Title: A Killing Frost
Series: October Daye #14
Author: Seanan McGuire 
Publisher: DAW
Release Date: September 1, 2020

When October is informed that Simon Torquill—legally her father, due to Faerie's archaic marriage traditions—must be invited to her wedding or risk the ceremony throwing the Kingdom in the Mists into political turmoil, she finds herself setting out on a quest she was not yet prepared to undertake for the sake of her future.... and the man who represents her family's past.

A Killing Frost is Toby's 14th book. Can you believe it? For us her loyal fans, we never want this series to end.

As it was expected, Toby and Tybalt are getting closer to that wedding we are all waiting for. What Toby didn't know is that in order to get married, she must invite her "father" to her wedding or face the consequences. Of course, there is the little trouble of Simon not remembering how much he actually does care about Toby and currently hating her.

Toby knows she needs to find Simon and he needs to get his memory back. She knows she can't postpone it any longer and so a new quest begins. In this quest, she will take with her only her squire and her Fetch. This will turn out to be a recipe for disaster. One where Toby will need to protect Quentin and keep May alive without dying herself.

This is one of my favorite fantasy series. Right up there with Mercy and Dresden. Seanan McGuire has done an unbelievably great job at world-building. These characters are so well-known to me and dear to my heart. I love Tybalt, he is perfect for Toby. He gives her balance and has saved her life more times than I can count. Quentin has grown in front of our eyes, to become a young man who hopefully won't forget everything Toby has taught him. May, her former Fetch, who is going to make sure Toby doesn't get too much blood at her wedding (hopefully). Diana and Patrick have always been favorite characters too. Diana will punch first and then ask questions. She is a fighter and I love how much she doesn't care for Amandine.  Hands down, the Luidaeg, is my favorite character after Tybalt and Toby. Once again, she steals every scene she is in.

What this installment was missing was more Tybalt, Raj, Guillian (which needs to wake up and stop being a brat).

I wonder what will happen with August, Sylvester and his family with the events that happened in this one. I'm not a Sylvester fan and it makes me mad the way Luna behaves with Toby.

A huge reveal happened almost at the end of A Killing Frost. I'm 100% sure it will have repercussions in all the books to come. I can't wait!

If you are a true fan of this series, you're going to enjoy this one.

Cliffhanger: No

4/5 Fangs

A complimentary copy was provided by DAW via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Well Played by Jen DeLuca

Title: Well Played
Series: Well Met #2
Author: Jen DeLuca 
Publisher: Berkley
Release Date: September 22, 2020

Another laugh-out-loud romantic comedy featuring kilted musicians, Renaissance Faire tavern wenches, and an unlikely love story.

Stacey is jolted when her friends Simon and Emily get engaged. She knew she was putting her life on hold when she stayed in Willow Creek to care for her sick mother, but it's been years now, and even though Stacey loves spending her summers pouring drinks and flirting with patrons at the local Renaissance Faire, she wants more out of life. Stacey vows to have her life figured out by the time her friends get hitched at Faire next summer. Maybe she'll even find The One.

When Stacey imagined "The One," it never occurred to her that her summertime Faire fling, Dex MacLean, might fit the bill. While Dex is easy on the eyes onstage with his band The Dueling Kilts, Stacey has never felt an emotional connection with him. So when she receives a tender email from the typically monosyllabic hunk, she's not sure what to make of it.

Faire returns to Willow Creek, and Stacey comes face-to-face with the man with whom she’s exchanged hundreds of online messages over the past nine months. To Stacey's shock, it isn't Dex—she's been falling in love with a man she barely knows.

I enjoyed Well Met and immediately added Well Played to my TBR. After a few months, the wait was over and I was able to snatch an early copy of it. (Thank you Forever!!!). 

For those who read Well Read, our heroine became good friends with Emily, the heroine of book 1. I liked her in Well Met. I thought she was straight forward and good support for Emily. 

What I learned in this story is that Stacey never wanted to stay in a small town. She had dreams of leaving it and doing something else with her life. She stayed because her mother was sick. She was scared her mother will get sick again so it felt safer not to dream big. 

The one thing Stacey looks forward to every year is when the Renaissance Faire comes to Willow Creek. She likes to wear her Faire costume, enjoys the men in kilts, the fake fights and the people, especially Dex Mac Lean, the singer of the Dueling Kilts.

After having a little too much to drink, she decides to comment on Dex's social media. Emily has decided she wants more than a yearly hookup. A Cyrano de Bergerac situation entails and another Mac Lean might end up stealing her heart.

I didn't love Well Played as much as I loved Well Met. I liked both main characters, Stacey and Daniel but I thought Daniel gave up too easily a couple of times instead of fighting for what he wanted. 

One of my favorite parts of Well Played was to catch glimpses of Emily and Simon's love story and their wedding.  

Will I read Well Matched when it comes out? ABSOLUTELY.  I really can't wait for April and Mitch.

Cliffhanger: No

3.5/5 Fangs

A complimentary copy was provided by Forever via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

You Lucky Dog by Julia London

Title: You Lucky Dog
Author: Julia London
Publisher: Berkley Romance
Release Date: August 25, 2020

An accidental dog swap unleashes an unexpected love match in this new romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author Julia London.

Carly Kennedy's life is in a spiral. She is drowning in work, her divorced parents are going through their midlife crises, and somehow Carly's sister convinces her to foster Baxter--a basset hound rescue with a bad case of the blues. When Carly comes home late from work one day to discover that the dog walker has accidentally switched out Baxter for another perkier, friendlier basset hound, she has reached the end of her leash.

When Max Sheffington finds a depressed male basset hound in place of his cheerful Hazel, he is bewildered. But when cute, fiery Carly arrives on his doorstep, he is intrigued. He was expecting the dog walker, not a pretty woman with firm ideas about dog discipline. And Carly was not expecting a handsome, bespectacled man to be feeding her dog mac and cheese. Baxter is besotted with Hazel, and Carly realizes she may have found the key to her puppy’s happiness. For his sake, she starts to spend more time with Hazel and Max, until she begins to understand the appeal of falling for your polar opposite.

The blurb had me at mentioning dogs. Actually, even the cover was good enough to pick my interest.

You Lucky Dog begins with a dog walker getting into trouble with the law. Because of it, Carly's dog, Baxter, who is a calm basset hound, is swapped with Hazel, another basset hound who has tons of energy. 

Hazel belongs to Max Sheffington, a neuroscience professor. Max is working on getting tenure. He is also trying to find ways to help his brother who is autistic. He thinks that dogs might play a part in helping him.

Carly is a publicist. She has only 2 clients and neither one it's making her job easier. Her dream is to work in New York and one of her clients might be her ticket there. She just has to convince him to believe in his work. 

When Carly and Max meet, they share more than the love of their basset hounds. Attraction leads to something more.  

I wish I had loved You Lucky Dog but I had a couple of issues with it. The main one being that I didn't feel the connection between the two main characters. They lacked depth and their insta-love was a turnoff for me. The second one was the plot with the parents, I just felt it was unnecessary and too easily resolved and accepted. I didn't feel any empathy for Carly's family. On the other hand, I felt quite a lot for Max's dad and his brother, Jaime. 

Despite my problems with the main characters, I did love Baxter and Hazel. Every scene they were in, they stole my heart. 

Cliffhanger: No

2.5/5 Fangs

A complimentary copy was provided by Berkley via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Standoff by Sandra Brown

Title:  Standoff
Author: Sandra Brown
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing 
Release Date: April 28, 2013

Ambitious TV reporter Tiel McCoy is driving through New Mexico when she hears over the radio that Sabra Dendy, the 17 year-old daughter of Fort Worth multimillionaire Russell Dendy, has been kidnapped. Tiel calls her editor and learns that Sara was "kidnapped" by her boyfriend Ronnie and is pregnant. Tiel is at a gas station store when an armed couple robs the cashier and orders all the customers to the floor. The girl goes into labor and Tiel realizes that she has a huge story on her hands. A tense standoff begins as the FBI and Russell Dendy wait outside. Tiel learns that Sabra and Ronnie are more afraid of her father-who plans to put the baby up for adoption-than of the FBI and would rather die together than surrender and be kept apart. Now it is more than just a story to Tiel as she fights to prevent these two kids from becoming a tragedy.

Standoff is a short story. It has six intense chapters. I couldn’t put it down!!

Tiel McCoy is a reporter. She is good at her job and she was on her way to a needed and well-deserved vacation when her boss tells her she might be close to the story of the year. A young man, Ronnie has abducted his girlfriend, Sabra. The girl’s father, Russel Dendy, who is a well-known millionaire, is furious. The cops are looking for them and Tiel is asked to interview Ronnie’s father who lives close to where Tiel is driving through.

Tiel stops by a convenience store to get something to eat, when a couple comes barging into the store and the young man has a gun, Tiel can’t believe her luck. Sabra and Ronnie is the couple everyone is looking for. More shocking for Tiel is to find out, Sabra is pregnant and ready for childbirth. Thankfully “Doc” is another one of the hostages and he seems to know what to do.

Can Tiel and Doc keep everyone safe before the FBI comes in and tragedy ensues?

I loved reading or listening to Sandra Brown’s books. They are all so good and the suspense is always great. With Standoff, I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough to learn more about Doc and the fate of Sabra and Ronnie. 

Cliffhanger: No

4/5 Fangs