Sunday, May 20, 2012

Review: Her Man Flint by Jerri Drennen

Her Man Flint by Jerri Drennen

*I received this ebook in exchange for an honest review.

Amazon Product Description:
If James Bond and Cleopatra Jones had a daughter, Adriana Kent would kick her ass.

Everything Adriana knows about being a top-notch, undercover agent she's learned from her partner, Flint Morgan, in and out of the sheets. That is, until he's caught between those same bed linens with another woman. Heartbroken, Adriana refuses to forgive him. But when 'the other woman' is found dead in Flint's apartment, she steps up to prove his innocence--he might be a womanizer, but he's no killer. 

As Adriana closes in on a suspect, she's kidnapped and sent overseas to a sadistic prince who collects women like priceless pieces of art. Now this tough as nails agent finds herself playing the helpless courtesan to a man hell-bent on breaking her spirit. Flint arrives in the nick of time, dressed as a harem girl, fighting off randy guards and surly camels to rescue Adriana so they can fly back to the states to find a way to exonerate him for murder.

My thoughts:
Her Man Flint is well-written, entertaining, easy to read and hard to put down.  
It has an intriguing plot and characters that you can invest in.  Flint is that man we all look for, but aren't sure we really want to find.  Flint and Adriana's "relationship" is challenging because they are both either too proud or too stubborn to admit that they want to be together.  The author has also created bad guys that you truly love to hate.  
This story takes the reader on a roller coaster ride of emotions, the twists and turns keeping the reader on the edge of the seat until it all comes to a somewhat predictable but heartwarming ending.
I enjoyed the entire story and hope to read more from Jerri Drennen.

Review: Rae of Hope by W.J. May

Rae of Hope by W. J. May

Publisher: Mitchell Morris Publishing, Inc

YA Fantasy

How hard do you have to shake a family tree to find out the truth about the past?

Fifteen-year-old Rae Kerrigan never questioned her family’s history. That is until she accepted a scholarship to Guilder Boarding School in England. Guilder is an exclusive, gifted school. Rae has no idea what she is getting herself into or that her family’s past is going to come back and taunt her.

She learns she is part of an unparalleled group of individuals who become inked with a unique tattoo (tatu) on their sixteenth birthday. The tatu enables them to have supernatural powers particular to the shape of their ink-art. Both of her parents where inked, though Rae never knew, as they passed away when she was young. Learning about her family's past, her evil father and sacrificial mother, Rae needs to decide if there is a ray of hope in her own life.

My thoughts:
This story has a little bit of a Harry Potter meets PC Cast feel.  

I like the characters.  They are widely varied, believable and easy to get attached to.  The storyline is both entertaining and engaging.  The story reads well and flows smoothly.  

This book is well written and I will be recommending it to the YA readers at the school where I work.  I can't wait for more in The Chronicles of Kerrigan.