Book Review · New Release

New Release – Splinter of Hope (Shattered Hearts of Carolina Book 3) – by Jody Kaye

Title: Sliver of Truth
Series: Shattered Hearts of Carolina, Book #3
Author: Jody Kaye
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 22, 2020

“What did they break this time?” Morgan points at the bucket I carry around with me.

“It was nothing. No installs?” I turn the question of why he’s at the factory today back on him.

If Morgan finds out his sister is the one breaking me I’d be a dead man. It was over a year ago my buddy trusted me to walk Cece home from her shift at Sweet Caroline’s. He’d had to duck out early and I jumped at the chance to bring her back to the mill safe.

Cece was the only dancer who hadn’t interacted with me like I was a lost puppy or a two-year-old. She’s compassionate, and that alone is an attractive trait. I didn’t feel as if she treated me any different. I never saw pity in her face. She never once talked down to me as if unclogging toilets is all I’m capable of.

My current job isn’t rocket science. My last one was, and it had the same pressure as the flames shooting out of a space shuttle on lift-off. I’d gone back to working for my former employer after the accident. It hadn’t lasted long. My cognitive abilities are all there. My speech? I’m more eloquent in my head. No stuttering. No pregnant pauses getting the correct word off of the tip of my tongue. The ability to articulate oneself leaves a lasting impression on people. Unfortunately, the inability to do so once will as well. Back then I’d slip up, get embarrassed. Exhaust myself trying to prove I was still as competent a man as I’d been.

The thing is, the way I look doesn’t help matters. Most people never understood my desire to get into a top-notch university when my physique screamed “World Wrestling’s Monday Night Raw Headliner”. I’d spent years trying to change people’s perception. After almost losing my life, I haven’t the inclination anymore.

Let people believe what they want to.

Hell, saying I hadn’t agreed to take Cece home because of her hot little body is a lie. But I’d hoped she was more than a pretty face before leaning in to kiss her sweet lips. And I was right.

I am not really sure where to start with my review!  I have loved every single book Jody has written.  Sliver of Truth was no exception!  It was an outstanding read that I could not put down.
It is always nice to be several books in to a series because there is familiarity with the characters.  It is a bit like coming home to old friends, and getting to know newer friends better.  That is how Celine and Dusty’s story was for me!  As always, the characters are exceptionally well developed, which is a MUST for me.  They both have struggled to overcome huge challenges in their lives and to become more than what is expected of them. 
Dusty has loved and lost, in what has to be one of the worst ways possible, yet he doesn’t let that prevent him from putting himself out there.  Celine is afraid to allow herself to love, fearful of her upbringing tainting her relationships.
This book deals with many sensitive subjects – addiction and disabilities to name a few, but the most profound is bias.  Typically, when I think of bias, I think of racial bias.  I really had never thought much of disability bias; however, Jody did an amazing job of bringing this issue to light.   It made me examine my own biases and preconceived notions.  I had to ask myself how I would react and how I have reacted.   I loved Celine’s raw honesty, as she recognizes her own bias, and the way she takes ownership of her missteps along the way. 
If we would all challenge ourselves to approach our differences and our biases with the same willingness that Jody has through Celine and Dusty, the world would be a much better place!

AUTHOR BIO
 
Jody’s husband asked what she’d been doing all day. After five years she finally confessed, “When no one is around, I write.”
 
Okay, it was more like it was more like a bunch of stammering and trying to get out of saying a thing. Jody’s a writer. You want it pretty. Let’s compromise.
 
“Just finish one,” he said, challenging her to complete a story and share it. Little did he know that those words of encouragement meant they’d return from a family vacation with a wild and defiant set of quintuplets stumbling their way through life. Wasn’t raising their three sons enough?
 
A native of nowhere, Jody settled in New England for 17 years before agreeing to uproot her brood of boys and move to North Carolina. She spends most of her time reading, writing, and hoping that her ravenous children haven’t eaten all the ingredients before she cooks dinner.
 
 
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Book Review · New Release

New Release – Shred of Decency (Shattered Hearts of Carolina Series #2) by Jody Kaye

Hindsight is 20/20

A lot of people ensured Aidy’s future was filled with endless possibility.

She never saw the guy like me—who belonged behind bars—coming.

So, I’m going to make sure he pays…

And in the meantime, do whatever it takes for Aidy to smile again.

There’s no doubt she makes my meaningless existence worthwhile.

If I had a shred of decency, I’d have left it alone.

Because if Aidy’s determined to stand alongside me, it will destroy her perfectly planned out life.

—Morgan

**This book contains sensitive scenarios that may trigger readers. Please consider reading reviews or contacting the author if you have questions.

Somehow, Jody has a way of reaching right down into your heart and soul, grabbing on, squeezing and doesn’t let go!   Each time I read one of her books, I say she can’t ever do better, and then she does! 
I truly never expected the characters and storylines from the Shattered Hearts of Carolina Series to grab me the way the Quints did, but I can say that they have in the most unexpected way!
While Aidy and Morgan’s story deals with some really brutal issues – addiction, adoption, sexual assault, and many others, they are written with grace, and where I expected to find triggers, I found hope, and eventually beauty. 
As with most, if not all, of Jody’s female leads, Aidy is strong, courageous and compassionate – the trifecta, if you ask me!  I don’t care to read about simpering, weak woman, and you certainly won’t find them in Jody’s books!
I wasn’t sure what to make of Morgan at first, however, he was once again a perfect mix of bad boy, along with charm, a generous and loving spirit, and compassion.
I really did not want to put this book down… I didn’t want it to end (thank you for not wrecking me with another short, Jody!!! 藍藍).  The storyline was so engaging – heartbreaking at times – and it was a thing of beauty to watch Aidy pull herself (aided by Morgan) from the depths of despair and become the woman she was intended to be! 
This is an absolute must read!

About Jody

Jody’s husband asked what she’d been doing all day. After five years she finally confessed, “When no one is around, I write.”
 
Okay, it was more like it was more like a bunch of stammering and trying to get out of saying a thing. Jody’s a writer. You want it pretty. Let’s compromise.
 
“Just finish one,” he said, challenging her to complete a story and share it. Little did he know that those words of encouragement meant they’d return from a family vacation with a wild and defiant set of quintuplets stumbling their way through life. Wasn’t raising their three sons enough?
 
A native of nowhere, Jody settled in New England for 17 years before agreeing to uproot her brood of boys and move to North Carolina. She spends most of her time reading, writing, and hoping that her ravenous children haven’t eaten all the ingredients before she cooks dinner.
 
 
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Book Review · New Release

New Release – Splinter of Hope (Shattered Hearts of Carolina #1) by Jody Kaye

Description:

Looking to be swept off your feet by brawny & brainy alpha males and love second chance romance? Then this short story is for you!

I want that.
It was the first thought that entered my mind when I laid eyes on her.
Kimber is all creamy skin and vibrant red hair. The fiery kind that makes a man understand there is strength in her convictions. She’ll stand by the ones she loves, no matter the cost.
And it fuels the desire to make her mine.
The biggest choice she made left her arms empty.
I’m searching for a flicker of hope she’ll let me fill them again.
I want that.
For her.
For us.
Today is the day.
Four years is a long time for any man to wait.
But if Kimber’s heart hasn’t mended yet, mine will splinter. Because it means I haven’t given the woman I love everything she needs.
—Trig

This is a short story in the Shattered Hearts of Carolina series. The first full-length novel releases on September 17th 2020

If you have never read Jody’s works, do it!  You will not be sorry.  I was not sure what to expect from Splinter of Hope, but I wasn’t disappointed.
It took me a quick minute to get into it, but that is only because I had to wrap my head around the fact that I wasn’t reading about the Quints. 
I quickly found myself engaged with the characters – Trig is that perfect book boyfriend!  Kind, generous, loving, and sexy to boot.   I love strong female leads in my books, and Kimber fits the bill.  She is courageous, walking through her life’s challenges and growing into a strong woman.  They were both just so easy to like.
My ONLY complaint about this book is that it was over WAY too quickly!  I was so immersed in the storyline that I didn’t realize it was coming to an end and I was so disappointed to be finished. 
I am really looking forward to the next book in the series!

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Book Review

Book Review – Gray Sin (Kingsbrier Legacy) by Jody Kaye

SYNOPSIS:

—JOE—
I was doing my job when I rescued Gracyn. But I should have known better than to bring her back to my cabin. She has a reputation for getting whatever she wants. I’d never considered she’d be interested in someone as old as her father. I wasn’t attracted to anyone so young until that night. Now I’m in bed with the devil, trying to keep my buddies from finding out that she’s everything I ever wanted.

—GRACYN—
Joe was another one of my parents’ friends not worth paying attention to until he saves me from myself. It was only supposed to be one sinful night. Now, I tempt fate each time I go back for more. I’ve fallen for a much older man and we’re treading in gray waters. To keep him I’ll have to come clean to my family. But does friendship eclipse love?

I know that I say this every time I read one of Jody’s books, but it is true! I think she can’t possibly do better, and then she blows my mind!
Gray Sin is the story of Joe (Brier’s former partner and Drew’s best friend)and Gracyn (daughter of Adam and Colton), part of the Kingsbrier legacy, but not part of the Kingsbrier Quintuplets series. It could be easily read as a stand-alone; however, having read the books in the series, this story was more like a reunion of old friends.
It is very difficult to write a review without spoilers in it for this story, so I will just say that you MUST read it. Be prepared for one of the most emotionally charged stories of your life. I sobbed my heart out. If I could give Jody 10 stars, I would!!!

Book Review

Book Review – Going Down (part of the Risking Everything Anthology) by Jody Kaye


So, if you know me, you know how much I adored the Kingsbrier Quintuplets series! Seriously, one of my faves of all times! I was so excited to get my hands on a copy of Dash and Kat’s story (Thank you, Jody!!!! 💖)… I truly didn’t expect it to hold a candle to the Quints, but how could you go wrong with Drew and Brier’s son?!
Let’s just say that I was literally hooked from the first page! Set on a ski slope in Colorado, both Kat and Dash work ski patrol. I instantly loved Dash’s quirky personality and Kat’s strength and loyalty!
My ONLY complaint is that it is a short story and was over waaaaay too soon! You MUST read this! I promise you won’t be disappointed!

Book Review · New Release

Book Review – Colton (Kingsbrier Quintuplets) by Jody Kaye

Amazon Description:
I spent years in the military molding myself into someone better. After the accident, entire parts of my life missing. Memories, my career, my leg… My one and only best friend who has run off and gotten married. Didn’t she know I was in love with her?
With nothing left, I give up and block everyone out. That’s when my family brings Keely here to get me back on my feet. She’s regimented and won’t put up with my lousy attitude. Sure wish Keely used the same tactics on her daughter. That girl is out of control.
I won’t put up with the kid’s bad attitude and put my foot down. That’s when the three of us turn into something more. The family of my own I never thought I’d get. The life I was so sure I’d lost out on.
A struggling single mom is the last woman I’d expect to heal a loner’s soul and rebuild their confidence. Except as Keely unlocks my heart, the secret she’s kept to keep her child safe may destroy me.


Simply said, I have loved every single one of the Kingsbrier Quints. Colton took the cake for me. Jody has outdone herself!
Colton Cavanaugh is a man who has survived being shot fighting for our country and continues to serve with pride, until a tragic accident with the tractor leaves him crippled, and angry at anyone and everyone, with little will left to survive.
The family hires Ginny’s sister Keely to take over his physical therapy, recognizing it may save his life. Keely and her almost teenage daughter Gracyn move in to Colton’s house and the fireworks begin!
There hasn’t been a character in this series that I haven’t loved…. well except for Alan Adair, Keely’s father. Keely and Gracyn are no exception. I love Keely’s courage and quiet determination. Gracyn is full of sass and she made me laugh… over and over again!
I felt like I was on a rollercoaster ride, which is par for the course with Jody’s books. Laughter, crying… it’s all part of the gig!
While I am terribly sad to have this journey end, I couldn’t have asked for a better conclusion! I know this is a series I will read time and again!

Book Review

Book Review – Evanthia’s Gift (The Gift Saga Book 1) by Effie Kammenou

Description:
Sophia Giannakos will settle for nothing less than the rare love her parents share. At a tender and impressionable age, she has found her soul mate in Dean, the boy she has known her whole life — until secrets and deceptions pull them apart. No stranger to heartache, Anastacia, Sophia’s mother, attempts to comfort her, without revealing ugly family truths that could haunt her daughter’s future.
In the year 1956, Anastacia, a former NYU student, finds herself in the challenging role of a single parent. Left with emotional wounds from a bad marriage, she is reluctant to trust and resists her growing feelings for Alexandros, an old acquaintance. But his persistence and unconditional love for Ana and her child is eventually rewarded and his love is returned. In a misguided, but well-intentioned effort to protect the ones they love, both Ana and Alex keep secrets — ones that could threaten the delicate balance of their family.
The story continues in the 1970’s, as their daughter attempts to negotiate between two cultures. Greek-American teenagers, Sophia and Dean, have shared a special connection since childhood. Although their desire for one another is undeniable, Dean resists her, rebelling against the pressure his father places on him to uphold his Greek heritage. When he can no longer fight his feelings, Dean asks Sophia to conceal their love. She hesitantly complies, until it becomes too much for her. Like her mother, Sophia loves with every fiber of her soul, leaving her shattered when Dean pulls away from his family, culture and ultimately his love for her, leaving her no choice but to find a life different than the one she’d hoped for.
Evanthia’s Gift is a multigenerational love story spanning fifty years and across two continents, chronicling the lives that unify two families.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails … always perseveres. —Corinthians 13:4–8

I have no words for how this book has touched my life! Simply put, I believe it is perhaps the most beautiful story I have ever read!
The writing itself is, for lack of a better word, graceful. Effie wove a spell around me, and held me captive as I read.
The story, you ask? Incredible! I was transported to Greece, and felt as if I were there. The characters were so real. I couldn’t choose a favorite, if I wanted to, but if forced, I would say, Ana, full of grace, wisdom, and an all-encompassing love for her family, she reached out and wound herself into the threads of my heart.
Having just lost my own step-mother to a long illness, I knew that this was going to be a difficult read, and I was right. In many ways, I was left raw from the grief; however, it brought me back around to the lesson that was most important – “Live your life and love with everything within you” (Ana to Sophia). There were many “ugly cries” as I read this book, but there was also incredible joy.
There is so much more that I could write about this book, but I would prefer to keep it simple. Read it! You will be thankful you did!

Effie, thank you for blessing me and giving me the gift of this story. Words are not enough to express my gratitude. I needed an outlet for my grief, and I was able to find hope in your story! Your mother must have been an incredible woman. I am thankful that you shared her with us in Ana’s story.
Much love, Kim

Book Review · New Release

New Release and Book Review – Colette (Kingsbrier Quintuplets #5) by Jody Kaye @JodyKaye

Publication Date: February 14, 2019
Coming-of-Age / Family Saga
Standalone in the Kingsbrier Quintuplets series
Series number: 5

Description:
I know how to make a man want. I do it so well that it gained me a stalker. I’m not afraid of him,
but of men like him. So living an orderly and private life keeps my anxiety at bay and my family
out of the tabloids.
Devon shows me how freeing chaos can be. He refuses to accept the face I show the world. But
Devon also holds me at arms length… And when he reveals the darkest places inside of him, I
can’t help wondering if he wants me at all.
(This book is a stand alone romance in The Kingsbrier Quintuplets Series.)

Excerpt:
“You’ve got questions for me,” he says.
“Oh so many.”
Devon leads with his heart. I’m not sure why I trust him, but I do. Perhaps it’s that the
Cavanaughs think highly of him. Our interactions at times are so effortless that it seems like I
know everything about this man. I’d say he’s an open book, but for as much as we talk, it’s me
who continues to open up. In comparison, to what I’ve told him about me, I know nothing at all
about Devon and I want to change that.
“What’s the first one?”
“Why is it so easy to talk to you?”
“I understand something inside of you,” he says matter of fact.
I’m not arguing that. There’s no point. We have a connection and I want to see where it’s
leading us.
I turn and start walking backward underneath the weeping limbs of an immense willow. The
drapes hide me and Devon brushes the heavy curtains back.
“Now, what’s the real first one?” Devon knows I’m holding my cards close. Testing if his honesty
holds out.
“Why haven’t you kissed me yet?” My heel hits the first exposed root. The base of the tree is a
few feet away.
“I didn’t think you wanted me to.” He stalks forward at a leisurely pace, but instinct tells me that if
I ran and hid behind the trunk that Devon would give chase. I ran and hid behind the trunk that Devon would give chase.
“Liar.”
©2019 Jody Kaye

As you may know by now, I absolutely love the Kingsbrier Quintuplets series! When I say love, really what I mean is I am obsessed with the series and when Jody says she has a new book coming out, I jump!

This series is everything that is good about the romance genre, and Colette is no exception! Characters that are larger than life, deep emotion, and sizzling chemistry are just a few of the qualities you can expect to find in all of Jody’s books.

I have to say that I really have had the expectation, all throughout the series, that Colette would end up with Colton, so imagine my dismay when it’s not Colton, but Devon, Adam’s friend and sort of boss! That being said, I found myself sucked in by Devon and he won me over – in a big way!

I found it so easy to identify with Colette. Ok, the big differences between us being that she’s rich and a super-model, and I am anything but… HA! However, she is so incredibly real – struggling with severe anxiety, an eating disorder, and PTSD, not to mention growing up as a ward of the state, and finally finding her family in her 20’s. It was time for her to get her happily ever after!

This book, can easily be read as a stand-alone, but really I recommend reading the ENTIRE series… Each book builds on the last, and you really must get to know the whole family!

Jody, you have outdone yourself!! Two amazing books just a few weeks apart – and they just keep getting better and better! Thank you for letting me be a part of your world! ❤️

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Series videos:
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The Kingsbrier Quintuplets Series Information:
● Eric (no.1) Eric & Ginny
● Brier (no.2) Brier & Drew
● Daveigh (no.3) Daveigh & Cris
● Miss Cavanaugh (Wedding Novella) Daveigh & Cris
● Cavanaugh (Standalone/Prequel) Ross & Rose
● Adam (no.4) Adam & Temple
● Colette (no.5) Colette & Devon
● Colton (no.6) — expected release 2019

Book Review · New Release

Book Review – Adam (Kingsbrier Quintuplets # 4 by Jody Kaye @jodykaye

Publication Date: February 5, 2019
Coming-of-Age / Family Saga
Standalone in the Kingsbrier Quintuplets series
Series number: 4

Description:
Since quitting med school, Adam Cavanaugh has lied about everything, and the truth is catching
up with him. He knows it’s time to prove he’s someone his family can be proud of.
Temple has high standards—ones Adam will never reach. But he wants a woman like her in his
life someday and is willing to let Temple teach him how to be a better man. That is, if he can
keep his heart out of the equation.
Who would have guessed that her perfect life was an illusion? Or that she was falling for him
too? And when Adam’s conscience compels him to tell the truth about his past, will his deceit
stop Temple from trusting anyone ever again?

Excerpt:
“No bridesmaid to hook-up with tonight? Let me guess.” Temple lifted a finger. “Daveigh’s
friends are smart enough to not let you anywhere near them?” Temple glanced around the bar
as if she was looking for someone with loose morals whom she could direct his attention to.
“It’s the other way around. I know not to get involved with my sister’s friends.” He leaned in,
mocking her and whispering in her ear over the noise of the crowd. “They’re too good for me.”
Temple’s eyes were wide when he pulled back. Then she shrugged it off, placing her elbow on
the bar and propping her knuckles up under her chin. “Glad you know your place.”
She really didn’t like him and Adam was torn between being a nice guy and a full-on douche.
“You might want to watch out for the glass,” he reminded before inquiring, “Why are you here
anyhow?”
“I needed dinner and was out of wine.” The drink seemed like the most important part so he
asked her how many glasses she’d consumed. There wasn’t a plate on the bar and, luckily, the
guy on the opposite side was with a date. However, his training made him keenly aware that
Temple attracted attention from other dark corners. “Two, no three. I ordered a third when I
finished eating.”
“Where’s your husband?”
“Out of town.”
“How are you getting home?”
“I have a car…Wait!” She smacked her forehead. “Are you propositioning me? For some
reason, I figured you’d be smoother than that. Kingsbrier, you have a reputation to uphold. I’m,”
she was pensive for a second, rubbing where she’d hit, “disappointed.”
Disappointed, he mouthed. Considering who was saying it and that the comment was about
him, it made perfect sense.
“I’m going to drive you home. That’s all.”. She frowned. “I need my car.”
“Not tonight you don’t.” They’d figure a way to get her back here to pick it up once she was
sober.
Temple looked away. She placed a finger on the smooth part of the broken base, sliding it
toward her. “If I’d cut myself would you’f sewn it up?” She slurred and he was glad he offered.
“Yeah.” He snagged her purse off of the chair back and placed it on her shoulder so Temple
didn’t absently forget it. As they stood she lost her balance, catching herself with a palm to his
chest and patting him there distastefully.
“Gotta love the Hippocratic Oath. I’d save you too, Kingsbrier. Even if I hate you.”
©2019 Jody Kaye

I am a HUGE fan of Jody Kaye! I was hooked the instant I started reading Cavanaugh, the precursor story to the Kingsbrier Quints series, and nothing I have read since has disappointed me!
Adam, book 4 in the series, is Adam’s story. The oldest of the Quints, by only minutes, and heir to the Kingsbrier fortune, Adam has been running from his family, his legacy, and the expectations that come with being the eldest and heir. Expected to take over the family business, Adam chooses instead to go to medical school and become a doctor; however, that didn’t happen. He left med school for the military, and never clued anyone in. Now, Adam has been discharged and his family is still none the wiser. Adam keeps up the facade, while working for a security firm far, far from home.
Unsettled, and unsatisfied with the man he has become, he knows he needs to come clean with his loved ones, but he wants to be able to show them proof that he is becoming a man that they can be proud of before doing so. Of course, that never works, as lie piles upon lie, and just digs Adam further into the hole.
I really loved Adam’s story. I laughed and I ugly cried. Jody has that effect on me. Her story-lines are engaging from the start, full of emotion, and you never know what is coming next.
The characters are so well developed that I feel as if I know them. It is fun coming back to this series and the characters that I love so much – in fact, I am going back through and reading them again.
I believe that while Adam is book 4 in the series, it could be read as a stand-alone. There is a backstory that would be missing; however, Jody does an outstanding job of weaving the stories together, and allowing you to understand the intricacies and dynamics of the relationships without having to go back to the start. I highly recommend reading the entire series, though, as I know you will love the family as much as I do! ❤️❤️

Pre-order Links:
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Amazon (US) — http://bit.ly/KingsbrierNo4 (Live release!)
Amazon (UK) — http://bit.ly/KingsbrierNo4-UK
Amazon (CA) — http://bit.ly/KingsbrierNo4-CA
Amazon (AU) — http://bit.ly/KingsbrierNo4-AU
Goodreads — https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43266954-adam
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Series videos:

The Kingsbrier Quintuplets Series Information:
● Eric (no.1) Eric & Ginny
● Brier (no.2) Brier & Drew
● Daveigh (no.3) Daveigh & Cris
● Miss Cavanaugh (Wedding Novella) Daveigh & Cris
● Cavanaugh (Standalone/Prequel) Ross & Rose
● Adam (no.4) Adam & Temple— February 5th
● Colette (no.5) Colette & Devon— February 14th
● Colton (no.6) — expected release March 2019

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Book Review and Blog Tour – The Fog by Amanda McKinney

The Fog
Amanda McKinney
(A Berry Springs Novel)
Publication date: December 4th 2018
Genres: Adult, Mystery, Romance

Former Marine turned ballistics expert, Wesley Cross is known around town for two things, his rugged good-looks and cocky attitude—until he finds his ex-girlfriend lying in a puddle of blood in his basement. The scene screams setup, but the discovery of a rare gem and a puzzling autopsy suggests the murder goes much deeper than that. Wesley will do whatever it takes to clear his name, including calling in a notoriously headstrong—and sexy—scientist.

While most little girls were playing dress up, Gwyneth Reece was digging in the dirt collecting bugs. Now one of the top forensic entomologists in the country, Gwen reluctantly accepts a job from a pushy cowboy and travels to the small, Southern town of Berry Springs. Heavy storms are brewing, and when she’s forced to check into the creepiest hotel she’s ever seen, she instantly regrets her decision to help out the former Marine.

Following up on a tip, Wesley heads to the Half Moon Hotel but quickly realizes his visit was not by chance. The killer lured him there, and suddenly everyone from the uptight bellman to the wealthy couple just passing through town become suspect. Bodies begin to disappear, and Wesley knows the killer will do anything to get to him…. including hurting the woman who’s kept his head spinning since he first laid eyes on her.

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The Fog is the first book I have read my Amanda McKinney, but it won’t be my last. I seriously could not put this book down.
I am a sucker for a great mystery. Throw in some romance, and I’m a goner. This is just what Ms. McKinney has accomplished.
From the start, I had to keep turning pages to see what was coming next. Nothing is as it seems, and when a grisly murder takes place in the home of one of the town’s beloved men five years after two disturbing murders, it is apparent that Wes is being set up, but by whom, and why!?!?!
When Gwen, one of the leading forensic entomologists of the day, is brought in, she brings a clue to light that has Wes’ head spinning.
The characters are very well-deserved, the chemistry between them is sizzling and the story-line is so engaging!
This is a must-read for mystery lovers – the perfect blend of suspense, intrigue and romance!

Author Bio:

Award-winning author of romantic suspense and mystery, Amanda McKinney wrote her debut novel, LETHAL LEGACY, after walking away from her career to become a writer and stay-at-home mom. Set in small, Southern towns, Amanda’s books are page-turning murder mysteries peppered with steamy love scenes, and include the BERRY SPRINGS SERIES and the BLACK ROSE MYSTERY SERIES, with many more to come.

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