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Friday, June 24, 2016

Don't You Cry by Kubica is a Mind Boggling Thriller!

Mary Kubica
ISBN: 978-0-7783-1905-4
May 2016

In downtown Chicago, a young woman named Esther Vaughan disappears from her apartment without a trace. A haunting letter addressed to My Dearest is found among her possessions, leaving her friend and roommate Quinn Collins to wonder where Esther is and whether or not she's the person Quinn thought she knew. Meanwhile, in a small Michigan harbor town, an hour outside Chicago, a mysterious woman appears in the quiet coffee shop where eighteen year old Alex Gallo works. She is immediately drawn to her. However, what starts as an innocent crush quickly spirals into something sinister. As Quinn searches for answers about Esther, Alex is drawn further under a stranger's spell.

DON'T YOU CRY is a mind boggling thriller. Quinn wakes up to find Esther is missing and questions her own behavior in chasing off her friend. But she senses things are not as they seem and will not give up trying to figure out what happened. When a woman just like Esther shows up in Alex's world, the reader wonders what is going on and where the author is taking you. As the story unravels, pieces begin falling into place. Be prepared for a fast paced ending!

Reviewed by: Kathy Fisher

Rating: 3

RIDE HARD - a new series by Laura Kaye

Raven Riders Book 1
Laura Kaye
ISBN# 978-0-06-240333-9
May 2016
Contemporary Romance

The first book in her new series, Laura Kaye introduces us to the motorcycle club, The Ravens Riders. We saw a glimpse of them in her previous series HARD INK where the girls, Haven and Cora, were abducted by gang members. When they were rescued, they were sent to the Ravens because they help people in need who are trying to free themselves of abusive relationships. The President of the Ravens is Dare Kenyon. He's tough, protective and sex on a stick. So when Haven Randall shows up at the club, she's obviously in dire need of help and he can't say no.

Haven is running, but even she knows it's only a matter of time before her father finds her. Hiding away at the motorcycle club was the plan until they could get her moved far away under a different name. Yet when she meets with Dare, the attraction is instant and unstoppable. Dare is constantly at war with himself because he's a bit older than Haven, but he can't stay away. Haven's father has put out a reward so it's either stand together or send Haven off somewhere safe. When danger comes, Dare and Haven face the ultimate risk that turns deadly.

Having read the HARD INK series, which I loved, I was excited about this one. It did not disappoint! Dare is a strong, sexy man and a tough leader. His interaction with Haven is at first strictly protective. He's attracted to her but he thinks he's too old for her. Haven is also strong with everything she's had to endure and she really puts up a fight for her life and for Dare. The chemistry is on point and hot! A great action, suspense filled romance to put on your summer reading!

Reviewed by Jennifer Jones

Rating: 4 1/2