Friday, March 16, 2018

Audiobook Review: Cowboy SEAL Homecoming by Nicole Helm

Series:     Navy SEAL Cowboys #1
Pub. Date:Jan. 2, 2018
Publisher:Tantor Audio
Narrator:Romy Nordlinger
Length:10 hrs 24 min

Cowboy SEAL Homecoming is set on a horse and cattle ranch in a small town in Big Sky Country - Montana. Three wounded Navy SEALs have returned to the ranch with our hero to start an equine therapy center for wounded veterans, but must heal themselves in the process. 

Rebecca Denton is an extremely sheltered young woman who was left half of the ranch by her recently deceased stepfather. After having meningitis as a child, Rebecca was coddled and sheltered by her smother, who still treats Becca as if she is naive and incapable of caring for herself and knowing her own mind. As a result, Becca has made friends on the farm and has a wide array of furry companions like Ron Swanson (the goat) and Rasputin (the rooster), among others. Becca talks to the animals as if they were people, which gives you some insight into her life and loneliness. Deciding to open an equine therapy ranch for wounded veterans with her stepbrother and his comrades is a huge step for Becca, but one at which she is determined to succeed (and have her way). I liked watching Becca come out of her shell and start to stand up for herself, her wants and needs. She didn't back down from the military men, and she earned their respect in the process.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Audiobook Review: Dark in Death by JD Robb

Series:     In Death #46
Pub. Date:Jan. 30, 2018
Publisher:Brilliance Audio
Narrators:Susan Ericksen
Length:13 hrs 25 min

There is not much left that I can say about Eve Dallas and In Death that I haven't already said in the multitude of reviews that I have done for this series. It continues to be one of my favorite series, and one that I hope stays around for years to come. 

Monday, March 12, 2018

ARC Review: Guardian's Bond by Rhenna Morgan

Series:     Ancient Ink #1
Pub. Date:March 12, 2018
Publisher:Carina Press
Length:393 pages

I'm a big fan of Rhenna Morgan's Men of Haven series, but this is the first time I have read one of her paranormals (despite having her Eden series on my TBR forever). So I'm glad to be getting in on the Ancient Ink series at the outset, and this will spur me to get started on Eden

Ancient Ink centers around a race of magical people in a somewhat clannish society. Their various powers are tied to the Otherworld and they have a animal companion, which allows them to shapeshift into that form. They are a long-lived race integrated with human society, but don't seem to be "out" as far as their magical abilities go. The world setting is the modern United States, so not a ton of world building is needed and you instead will be focusing on the characters and their relationships.