action · suspense · thriller

Cajun Justice – James Patterson & Tucker Axum ★★★★

Blurb; The Bayou is a unique place to live and it provides a grit and passion to any who hail from it, including Cain Lemaire, an ex-Secret Service agent from New Orleans. Cain had the dream job he had always wanted, protecting the President, until a single night resulted in a scandal that lost him his post.

Needing a new direction for his life and with help from his sister who works in Japan, Cain takes a job in Tokyo as head of security detail for a very successful and important CEO. What he thought was a simple security post unravels a tangled web of corruption, greed, and extortion, but now Cain is on his own and without the wealth of resources he had with the Secret Service. Years of training and international missions kick in as he races to find justice that only way a born and raised Cajun can do.

My Review; Was kindly given this as a Christmas present as I love James Patterson. Now this was different from his everyday thrillers/crime I usually read this was more action for me. Fast paced. Plenty of fighting, chase scenes and running against the clock. Things start to get personal for Cain when his sisters becomes involved in it all. Tense. But still a brilliant read. Easy read. Short chapters. Nice outcome. Enjoyed it. Highly recommend. This would make a brilliant action film. A well deserved four stars.

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chick-lit · Christmas · romance

The Christmas Wedding – James Patterson & Richard Dilallo ★★★★★

Blurb; The tree is decorated, the cookies are baked, and the packages are wrapped, but the biggest celebration this Christmas is Gaby Summerhill’s wedding. Since her husband died three years ago, Gaby’s four children have drifted apart, each consumed by the turbulence of their own lives. They haven’t celebrated Christmas together since their father’s death, but when Gaby announces that she’s getting married–and that the groom will remain a secret until the wedding day–she may finally be able to bring them home for the holidays.

But the wedding isn’t Gaby’s only surprise–she has one more gift for her children, and it could change all their lives forever. With deeply affecting characters and the emotional twists of a James Patterson thriller, The Christmas Wedding is a fresh look at family and the magic of the season.

My Review; With Christmas 27 days away it’s time to read some Christmas books. This is a stunning read. Devoured it in one day. A Christmas wedding but with a twist… After receiving three marriage proposals noone knows who she is about to marry. Suspense. It’s a coming home and bringing the family together again story. Warm. Cosy. Comfort read. Beautiful. A happy ending for all. Adored this. Short chapters throughout. A well deserved five stars from me. Highly recommend. Isn’t that cover just stunning though. Won’t forget this one in a rush.

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crime · mystery · suspense · thriller

The Shadow – James Patterson & Brian Sitts ★★★★

Blurb; Even time cannot stop the Shadow. 
Only two people know Lamont Cranston’s secret identity as the Shadow, a vigilante of justice: his greatest love, Margo Lane — and his fiercest enemy, Shiwan Khan. Then Khan ambushes the couple, who have the slimmest chance of survival … in the uncertain future.

A century and a half later, Lamont awakens in a world both unknown and disturbingly familiar. The first person he meets is Maddy Gomes, a teenager with her own mysterious secrets, including a more than passing familiarity with the legend of the Shadow.

Most disturbing, Khan’s power continues to be felt over the city and its people. No one in this new world understands the dangers of stopping him better than Lamont Cranston. He also knows he’s the only one who stands a chance. The Shadow must prove that he’s not only a super crime-fighter, but an icon.

My Review; My favourite author. This one was a totally different read for me by James Patterson. Wierd but very good. A huge explosive battle at the end. Historical. Magical. Invisibility. Turning into a cat. Bringing the dead back to life. All within this one story. Meet the Shadow. Friend to some. Enemy to others. He’s trying to save many.

Again a fast paced, action packed story with short chapters. Always expect the unexpected. Brilliant read. Unique. Highly recommend. A well deserved four stars. There’s a new hero in town… The shadow.

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