crime · Detective · suspense · thriller

Neon – G.S. Locke ★★★★

Blurb; A detective desperate for revenge. A hitwoman with one last job. A killer with both on his list. Detective Matt Jackson’s beloved wife, Polly, is the latest victim of a serial killer – Neon – who displays his victims amongst snaking neon lights. Suicidal but unable to kill himself, he hires someone to finish the job. But on the night of his planned murder he makes a breakthrough in the Neon case and offers his assassin, Iris, an irresistible opportunity: help Jackson find and kill Neon in return for his entire estate. What follows is a thrilling game of cat-and-mouse between detective, assassin and serial killer. But when Jackson discovers it’s not a coincidence that their paths have crossed, he begins to question who the real target has been all along…

My Review; This is another off my library pile and one that has been on my wishlist for a while. The cover and title had me intrigued and it didn’t disappoint me at all. It’s a gripping, fast paced, dark, tense, deadly and a page turner of a read. I devoured it. Something a little different crime wise. A very clever and imaginative criminal VS one hit woman and one ex cop. This gets personal and dark very fast. A cat vs mouse story but who will win?

Brilliantly written. I devoured it. Didn’t want to put it down. Parts had me on the edge of my seat! There is so much suspense in this story. The amount of times they were soo close to uncovering the truth! The ending broke me it does involve a death. NOOOOO! but no spoilers from me. Highly recommend. Really enjoyed it. A well deserved four stars.

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chick-lit · Comedy · romance

Just Another Silly Love Song – Rich Amooi ★★★★

Blurb; New from the King of Romantic Comedy!

Two rival radio personalities. Lori Martin is a positive and upbeat DJ, known for playing love songs and dedications. Ben Baxter dishes out no-nonsense, in-your-face relationship advice. Total opposites. Never in a million years would they want to work together.

Fired for losing her cool after her boyfriend breaks up with her on the air, Lori surprisingly receives a job offer for the coveted morning show at the radio station across town where Ben works. She thinks she’s replacing him, but finds out they want to team up Lori with her archenemy to set the air waves on fire and boost ratings. Financially strapped, she can’t turn down the job.

While their on-air fireworks and explosive chemistry make for great listening, what in the world will happen after work hours?

My Review; This is another recommended by fellow blogger Melanie Reads. Another great choice. Brilliant. From the start I loved it. It’s a romantic comedy, feel good, uplifting and laugh out loud funny in parts story. An easy read. Enjoyed it all. Not one I would have chosen for myself so I’m glad I did get the chance to read it.

Loved the two main characters Lori and Ben. The banter they have between each other. Kind of similar to enemies to lovers at the start, or opposites attract maybe? But they soon have to work together to get the number one radio show and along the way they find out they both have a lot more in common than they think…

Highly recommend. Beautiful outcome and ending for more than one character. An easy, short read that is bound to make you smile. A well deserved four stars from me.

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contemporary · romance

Such A Fun Age – Kiley Reid ★★★★

Blurb; In the midst of a family crisis one late evening, white blogger Alix Chamberlain calls her African American babysitter, Emira, asking her to take toddler Briar to the local market for distraction. There, the security guard accuses Emira of kidnapping Briar, and Alix’s efforts to right the situation turn out to be good intentions selfishly mismanaged.

My Review; I picked this one up from the library after author Mark Edwards put it into his top reads of the year. It sounded interesting and I wanted to see what the hype was about. It’s a brilliant read. Well worth the hype. Deserves to be praised. It is the authors debut and brilliantly written. A powerful message within. A storyline that still happens daily in America unfortunately. We need to open our eyes and learn. Approach carefully.

An amazing outcome for Emira! I praise her character. Plenty of drama, lies, history and bravery. I loved little Briars character among all this. She has a beautiful relationship with her babysitter, I’d say a better one than with her own mother. Highly recommend. Powerful. Contains the issue of race. A well deserved four stars from me. A must read. Eye opening.

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