Breaking Creed by Alex Kava

Breaking CreedBreaking Creed by Alex Kava

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

We recently had a very long trip in the car so I took this with us in the hopes it would be entertaining. It’s been a long time since I listened to books on CD, so long ago they were on cassette tapes. They weren’t very good then so I didn’t have high expectations for this one. Boy was I wrong. The only downfall is having to pull out the CD’s and find the next one to continue the book. The voice for reading the book was easy on the ears and he even changed his voice a bit for the various characters. I like that he didn’t build the tension with his voice but allowed Kava’s writing build it naturally. As for the actual book, Kava writes very well with excellent character building and story flow. Five stars for the CD, five stars for the book. I received a single copy of the audio version of the book in exchange for an honest review. This in no way influenced my opinion.

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Missing by Lisa Harris

Missing (The Nikki Boyd Files #2)Missing by Lisa Harris
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is going to become one of my favorite investigative characters. Nikki Boyd comes across as intelligent, resourceful, wise, and determined. I love the way Harris describes her and her surroundings, making everything feel realistic and authentic. The writing is strong and well-edited with no dips across the moral avenues. It’s refreshing to read something without worrying about what the characters are going to do behind closed doors, or out in the open as some novels present them. The plot has good flow and the strings are well thought through. This is one I can easily recommend to other readers. I received an ARC through the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Annabel Lee by Mike Nappa

Annabel Lee (Coffey & Hill, #1)Annabel Lee by Mike Nappa
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I thoroughly enjoyed this read. Nappa definitely has a skill with words. From the first page I was intrigued and wanted to find out more. It was very difficult to put down from the start. While this is a Christian Fiction genre book it’s not the least bit preachy or heavy, which makes it enjoyable by a much broader range of readers. I was pleasantly surprised by just how well-written this book is. I love the characters and feel they are very well fleshed out with interesting quirks to boot. The plot is very well threaded through the book and one that is fresh, unique, and well-paced. Overall I feel this is an excellent book and one I can easily recommend. I received an ARC through the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way influenced my opinion.

Mistaken Enemy by Dennis A. Nehamen

Mistaken EnemyMistaken Enemy by Dennis A. Nehamen

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

As the rating reads “It was ok”. I never felt like things were tense or felt a buildup of suspense. The read was ok but it felt like I was wadding through muddy waters instead of sailing across the sea. While the writing is good from an English Language standpoint, it lacks a good flow with logical choices in what to include and what to exclude. The characters were ok, basic fleshing out and such but they didn’t reach out to me or make me want to care about the situation. I’m fairly sure this is due to the style of writing and not a lack of development in the characters. I would’t count this author out and I would read another book he publishes later on. I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. No other forms of payment have been or will be accepted. This in no way influenced my opinion, which may or may not mirror your own.

The Coalition by Samuel Marquis

The CoalitionThe Coalition by Samuel Marquis

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Review by Sarah: “Wow, this book was nearly impossible to put down once I started reading it. I almost didn’t want to donate the book, it was that good. I don’t usually enjoy political suspense type books but this one was such a fast paced exciting read that I was able to ignore any character comments that don’t quite align with my beliefs. It’s that whole enjoyment of reading a book that sounds like it came from the headlines with wonderful characters that makes it such fun. I can hardly wait for the next book!” We received an ARC through the publicists in exchange for an honest review. This in no way influenced our opinions.