Shards of Hope by Nalini Singh - While this is Aden and Zira’s story it also sets the political stage for future books. There are some new characters and a new leopard pack. RainFire shows up early in the book and Remi the alpha looks like a great new main character. Look for JoJo who steals the show from everyone else. There are also many new and unexpected changes for the Arrows. This is book 14 in the series and it looks like there could be that many more.
Knight's Shadow by Sebastian De Castell - I loved Traitor’s Blade book one in the Greatcoat’s series. Knight’s Shadow did not disappoint. Just like book one Knight’s Shadow was full of surprises. This is an action driven series and the action is non-stop. So are the surprises.
Forget Me Not by Erika Marks - What happens when your writing career is not what everyone expected? Mallory Reynolds has just found out. It puts her back in the same town as Josh Loveless, the one she left behind. Or was it the one who did not fight for her. A nice sweet romance about second chances. Some sex but not too much. More about how you feel about decisions you made years ago.
Kiss Me by Susan Mallery - What happens when you mix someone who tries to save everyone with someone who really needs saving. Well if you put them on a ranch, mix in tourists and a cattle drive you get romance. Zane Nicholson was mentioned in the previous Fools Gold book and Phoebe Kitzke is a new character. They should not be a mix. Zane is a down to earth rancher and Phoebe talks to the animals. She does admit that they do not talk back. They are both great characters and it turns out that they are a perfect mix. Since the setting is a cattle drive on a ranch there are not that many previous Fools Gold characters but there are several set ups for more stories.
Once Upon a Cowboy by Maggie McGinnis - This is the third Whisper Creek book I have read and this time it is Jessalyn Alcott’s time to find romance. I loved both Jessalyn and Cole Driscoll. Jessalyn has a secret. In fact she has several and we get to see them in flashbacks. Cole has always been a player but for some time he has been ready to settle down. He realizes that Jess has something in her past that scares her and he is taking it very slow. This is a very good story about how the past can affect the future. It also speaks to the kind of abuse that some women suffer. A great addition to the series and all the characters at Whisper Creek.
Twelve Days By Alex Berenson – John Wells has 12 days to stop a war. This is book #9 in the series and the first one I have listened to or read. This is a true series where one book follows the next with a cliffhanger ending. Set in the present there is a lot that could really happen. Expect non-stop action and lot of tension and some interesting characters. The book just ends without letting the reader guess what will happen next. I will find out in the next book which is not out yet.