Book Review – Dangerous Currents by Kathryn Knight

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Released: May 3, 2018

Genre(s): Contemporary Romance with Suspense Elements

Format: Kindle Edition 282 Pages

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When a costly mistake ends Malorie Montgomery’s career, she returns to Cape Cod in search of a fresh start. But her plans for a new—and quiet—life are quickly derailed when she makes a grisly discovery in the woods, and her screams bring the one person from her past she’d hoped to avoid. Dean Slater, the ex-boyfriend who broke her heart in high school, now lives in the beachfront community that was supposed to be her haven…and he’s just as hot as he was six years ago.
With his rough background, Dean always knew he wasn’t good enough for the kind, intelligent beauty who claimed his heart, but somehow he’d believed their love was strong enough to survive anything—until the tragic night she turned her back on him when he needed her trust the most. Despite their painful history, Dean can’t resist the instinct to protect her, especially when it becomes apparent there’s a killer in their town.
Their former chemistry soon reignites, but Malorie has long accepted that her dark family secret has destined her to a life alone. And when she uncovers evidence that makes her the killer’s target, a deadly confrontation threatens to destroy any possibility of a second chance.

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A heartfelt, wonderfully thrilling, and emotionally moving second chance romance with a hint of suspense 

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There’s not  single person on this earth that can say with complete certainty that nothing bad will happen to them. You can’t live your life in fear of a “what if.”

What a heartfelt, wonderfully thrilling and engaging book!!! Kathryn Knight amazingly mixed mystery, intrigue, heartache, romance and suspense in an emotional and gripping story that had me flipping through the pages and staying up all night.

I love discovering new authors and falling in love with their stories so I’m really happy that Knight reached out and sent me a hardcopy of this book. I absolutely enjoyed reading Dangergous Currents and adored both Malorie and Dean. The beginning instantly had me hooked and really excited to know what would happen next. Even though I was expecting more suspense, I still thought there was enough to keep me on edge. It’s definitely an entertaining and emotional read with plenty of drama, secrets, misunderstandings, and so much heart.

I really liked Knight’s writing style and storytelling. I found myself captivated throughout the entire time and could easily picture myself as a character in the story. I also really loved the small town setting and thought the background scenery was just so charming. Although I thought some parts were a bit slow, the pacing was pretty good and there was never a dull moment. The romance was realistic, enjoyable, and emotional. Malorie and Dean both made their own assumptions, misunderstood certain situations, and kept secrets that both hurt them. As I learned more about what those were, my heart ached and broke into pieces. I rooted so hard for Mal and Dean to have their HEA after everything they’ve been through. Having said that, there were also plenty of steam, swoons, and sweetness that had me smiling and feeling all kinds of happy.

Malorie and Dean were also really fantastic characters and I enjoyed reading both their POVs. The supporting cast were interesting and likable as well. I liked Julia a lot and thought she was an amazing friend to Malorie. Oh and I cannot forget about Brady… I absolutely adored Brady with all my heart and just want to snuggle him.

The murder mystery and suspense added some tension to the story and that was quite fun. As I said, I wished there could have been more suspense regarding this crime, but I was still definitely intrigued and anxious with figuring out the who the killer was. I also liked that the “killer” had a bit of his POV in the story which was disturbing to read, but kept the story interesting. That’s all I’m going to say about that cause I don’t want to ruin it for you. I definitely had some ideas while I was reading, but never expected it to be who it was.

Overall, this book was beautifully written, emotionally moving, and thrilling. I enjoyed the writing, the gorgeous setting, the lovable characters, the second chance romance, the drama and secrets, and the suspense. It’s also a wonderful story about taking risks, forgiveness, friendship, living in the moment, hope and love.

This is the first book I’ve read by Knight and I’m really excited to read more from her. If you love romance stories with a little suspense and a lot of feels, then I highly recommend you add this book on your TBR.

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts, opinions and swoons are my own.

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While they would never be able to erase the past, they were doing their best to live in the present. 

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He took a step closer, eliminating the small distance between them.  “I wasn’t about to let him hurt you.” He paused, his strained expression revealing an internal struggle.  Clenching his jaw, he closed his eyes for a moment. When he opened them, their green depths flashed with something like defiance, and he cursed under his breath.  “The thing is,” he finally continued, his tone rough with barely harnessed emotion, “I still feel…protective of you. I want to keep you safe.”

Her lungs stopped working.  Alarm bells jangled in a distant part of her mind as he leaned over her.  This was dangerous. She was dangerous.  Swallowing past the knot in her throat, she forced the words out.  “You don’t need to feel that way.”

His hands gripped her shoulders, setting her skin on fire.  He lowered his head, bringing his lips inches from hers. “I don’t think I can control it.”

She couldn’t move.  She simply didn’t have the willpower—or the desire—to stop this from happening.  Every cell in her body was clamoring with need for him; it was a force of its own.  All coherent thought fled as the moment stretched out in an agonizing slide toward the inevitable.

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abouttheauthor

USA TODAY Bestselling Author Kathryn Knight writes books filled with steamy romance, dangerous secrets, and haunting mysteries. Her novels are award-winning #1 Amazon and B&N Bestsellers and RomCon Reader-Rated picks. When she’s not reading or writing, Kathryn spends her time exploring abandoned places and searching for ghosts. She lives on beautiful Cape Cod with her husband, their two sons, and a number of rescued pets. Please visit her at www.kathrynknightbooks.blogspot.com.

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I hope you enjoyed reading my review and get the chance to meet Dean and Malorie.

Until next time, have a wonderful and lovely weekend lovelies!!

 

sincerelykjologo

 

Book Review – Lexi by Heidi J. Hewett

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Published by: Soul Mate Publishing November 28, 2018

Genre(s): Sci-Fi Romance

Pages: Kindle Edition 272, about 89k words

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A rogue A.I. supercomputer, Chinese tech spies, and a sexy robot who plays the ukulele set young engineer John Michael on an adventure from the glittering big city to the last outpost of human habitation. As time runs out, he must make a choice that will determine his own future: hand Lexi over for reprogramming, or help her escape from the people who bought her. Could he really be falling in love with a machine?

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Delightfully weird and entertaining sci-fi romcom adventure

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So… this didn’t turn out to be what I was expecting and took a while to live up to the amazing introduction that had me completely intrigued, BUT… I thought Lexi by Heidi Hewett was a weirdly fascinating and fun sci-fi story.

The first chapter of this book was really GOOD. There was a sense of danger and excitement and I can’t tell you what happened, but it was utterly thrilling and had me instanty hooked. So, of course I was super intrigued and really excited for an action-filled plot with plenty of suspense, humor, romance, and unexpected twists and turns. The majority of the book was definitely not flat or lackluster, but it did take some time to get to the entertaining parts. The pacing was a bit slow at times and there were also some awkward dialogues that just didn’t flow well together. Having said that, there were some action, misunderstandings, complications, and fun drama that kept the story moving along. I also absolutely adored Lexi with all my heart and her quirks and humor and that really made this story so much more enjoyable to read.  I also thought the world building was interestingly well done and I had a great time learning about robotics and AIs. The ending was really heartwarming, beautifully wrapped up the story and left a silly smile on my face.

I loved Lexi from the start and thought she was a fascinating and wonderful character. I loved her personality, her curiosity, her honesty, her bravery, and her caring attitude. I loved all her adorably weird responses and just the way she saw life even though she’s a bot programmed to react in certain ways. It was truly fun watching her explore the outside world and make sense of everything she was feeling.

John Michael charmed me in the beginning, but I kind of lost interest in him for a while. He went along with what others wanted for him and never really stood his ground. He followed and listened to what his father wanted him to do with his life. He let Celine, his annoyingly persistent fiancée, decide for him and their future together. He just didn’t seem to have a backbone… at least not right away. I’m glad he eventually changed and by the end…he finally chose to do things for himself and what made him happy.

Romance wise.. I wished there were more swoons. I enjoyed the relationship between Lexi and John Michael, but I was kind of hoping the chemistry would be more intense. It was still really fun and interesting to see them both work out their feelings and they had some humorous and sweet moments.

Overall, this was a delightfully weird and entertaining sci-fi romcom. Aside from a few hiccups I’ve mentioned, I had a wonderful time going on this adventure with Lexi and John Michael and I enjoyed exploring this unique dystopian world the Hewett created. This story was fun, imaginative and thought-provoking and I think sci-fi fans would really enjoy it.

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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lexiauthor.jpgHeidi J. Hewett writes science fiction, mysteries, and romantic comedies about nice, sometimes nerdy, straight-laced men who get their socks knocked off by luminous women. When she is not reading or writing, she plays the violin, inspired by Sherlock Holmes. She also enjoys tinkering with recipes and inflicting strange food combinations on her hapless family. Her secret guilty pleasure is Hong Kong cop movies. Member of RWA.

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Thanks for stopping by lovelies! I hope you have a wonderful day and add this book on your TBR.

sincerelykjologo