Charlotte Reade Mysteries by Laura Cayouette

Actress Charlotte Reade heads to her family home in New Orleans for a family funeral. She embarks on a search through her family history that reveals family secrets so twisted that I couldn’t put the book down.

Laura’s writing is incredible in the way she describes New Orleans. I’ve been there many times. My own parents honeymooned there years ago. Reading Laura’s words made me feel like I was back there right now. The foods, the culture, the creative energy of that city is enigmatic and Laura explains it beautifully.

The descriptions and personalities of her family made me swoon for that Cajun atmosphere even more. I loved the part in the beginning of the book where Charlotte took her mother’s advice “When you have a pimple, show off your cleavage” (worded something like that) and wore a controversial dress on the red carpet in order to distract from the bad reviews that were coming in for the movie she starred in. That is quintessential Cajun advice.

The story unfolded at a nice pace for this genre. Although I’m used to more adventure/fast-paced action genres, I still enjoyed it. I’ve already downloaded book 2 and can’t wait to see where Laura takes us.

Book Review for Fairy Tale Lies by DK Marie!

Fairy Tale Lies centers around a young woman and a guy trying to build his business after putting it on hold for his family. The two meet and like each other immediately, but they don’t know why. They are from two different worlds. However, sparks fly and they become intimate only to not see each other again until his small business lands him in her office with her servicing his account. As they come to terms with their previous short fling, they realize that what started only minutes after they first met is not something they can deny any longer.

I felt for both characters. I could see their struggle. It had real world problems with a touch of heat that had me wishing the book wouldn’t end. If you like sweet romances with some spicy elements, this is your book!

DK’s writing is beautiful and there is heart in everything she writes. I highly recommend following her in this romance series.

I gave this book 5 stars out of 5!!!

ARION RISING

9EDF48EA-647C-499C-9212-2B51C5F08763Téa, a seventeen-year-old girl, has dodged abusive foster homes and surviving harsh street life to achieve her STEM dreams and later become the first Latino woman astronaut to spacewalk. Until… she discovers an anomalous Native American Indian artifact that is actually a powerful seed not of this world. It chooses Téa, an unlikely hero, and endows her with super human abilities to battle a savage alien race that is already here.

The next day, a new and very mysterious guy, Ben, starts following her. Téa learns that he is an alien from Aepi, a distant planet of peaceful and ocean dwelling aliens that have come here to seek refuge. Now, they have to work together because that seed was originally his birthright. But they can’t stand each other! Well that’s okay since Aepi legend warns against their union anyway.

As Téa starts to buy into the whole fairy godmother turn of events, a surprise kiss from Ben forces her to make a choice: give up her new life or give up her first love. And when this interplanetary war comes crashing down upon them, Téa is faced with an even harder choice: save human kind or be the one to end it when she finds out who she really is.