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Review of Chased (A Changing Krysset Novel #3) by Kate Carley

If you were bolder, we’d all be in a lot more trouble.

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Book Length (Est.): 409 pages

Book Description/Synopsis: 

Sixteen years ago their lives were ripped apart…

Whisked away from her beloved home as a child and raised by her elderly relatives on the Pacific Coast, Kendall Aasgaard has learned to roll with the punches. She’s strong, resilient, and independent. But when Kendall finds herself in more trouble than she can handle, her survival instincts tell her to run. She turns to the person she trusts the most—Ben Montgomery.

Ben has it all—a thriving construction business, all the toys a bachelor could want, and a steady stream of brunettes to warm his bed. Love, however, is something Ben has permanently relegated to his past.

When playful, unreserved Kendall lands on his doorstep—or more accurately, in his bed—Ben realizes that his heart has no intention of following some arbitrary rule he’d instituted sixteen years ago. And if Kendall gets her way, she’d abolish that rule altogether to claim Ben’s heart for herself.

But as the threat to Kendall intensifies, Ben is faced with an adversary of his own who is determined to destroy Montgomery Construction.

Together, they’ll fight for a future that is more than the tragedy that binds them.

Mindy’s Review: 

*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Kendall Aasgaard knows exactly what true lose feels like. When her family was murdered she was just a child. She was sent to live with relatives to live the life that she deserved and away from all the memories. Now that she is forced to go back to the small town she goes to the one person that she trusts the most.

Ben Montgomery has had a rough past. His childhood love was murdered in cold blood along with her family. Now he has a thriving construction business but the past is always in his mind. Not knowing how to move forward he leans towards alcohol when it gets bad. The one thing that might push him to the breaking point is coming home and finding Kendall in his bed.

Kendall is running from an abusive relationship. She knows she can get the help she needs in this small town but first she must let Ben and her cousin Cam know exactly what is going on. Cam can be really, really protective of Kendall. That includes letting Ben know exactly how he feels about Kendall being in his house. But when Kendall teaches Ben how to move on from the past a new kind of love develops between them. That is until the past comes back to haunt them both.

This was a very good read. I love all the twists and turns. Just when you think all is well more surprises are around the corner. I love the relationship that Kendall and her cousin have. He tries to be so protective but he is a teddy bear when it comes to her. I love how Ben and Kendall connect with each other. When a tragedy strikes at a young age you never know what the future holds. 

My Favorite Moment: I absolutely fell in love with her belated birthday party.


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Review of Consumed (A Changing Krysset Novel Book 2) by Kate Carley


Consume Me


Genre: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense

Book Length (Est.): 308 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Thirty-seven minutes after midnight.

Like clockwork, an exquisite stranger sashays into his bar, orders up a shot of Jack Daniel’s, and stirs up his curiosity— not to mention his libido. Awaiting the arrival of this mysterious woman, night after night, has Ethan Bearbower growling in frustration.

Or maybe it’s her hasty retreat after slamming the whiskey that’s driving him crazy. Lord knows her choice of attire isn’t improving his condition in the least—one night she’s dressed like a shy, sweet nymph, and the next, a seductive dominatrix.

No wonder he’s going out of his mind.

But once Ethan uncovers her true identity, his inquisitiveness morphs into a protective streak he can’t seem to control. Consumed by this unusual fascination for a woman he’s just met and his need to keep her safe, Ethan struggles to reconcile his long-held beliefs with his mounting emotions.

Danielle is searching for the truth, and she’s not going home until she’s satisfied. But before she can unearth the answers to her biggest questions, she discovers a sexy man who just might derail her quest.

With explosive chemistry and tenderly whispered words of love, their relationship seems destined to last forever…until Danielle’s unrelenting search brings danger to her doorstep.

Mindy’s Review: 

*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Danielle is wanting to know what happened to her sister. The best way to find out is to go where it happened and investigate yourself.  Staying in the same cabin as her sister and pushing the police department to find her sister’s killer might take more time than she thought. At night Danielle likes to go to the local bar and down a shot of Jack Daniels and take a look at the bartender.

Ethan is very curious about the new stranger in town. She comes into his bar like clock work every night. She takes a shot, participates in a little small talk and goes home. When the curiosity gets the best of him  he decides to follow her and see if he can figure out her story. When he sees where she is staying he knows he has to talk to her and get her to stay somewhere else, somewhere she will be safe.

Danielle is drawn to Ethan, she is not sure if she can trust him or not but when the police chief tells her he is a good guy and not a stalker like she thinks she decides to give him a chance. Being alone in a small town and trying to figure out who murdered her sister is very dangerous. She feels as if the police are not  doing all that they can to solve this murder. Danielle tries to get as many clues as she can but the closer she gets to the truth the more danger she is in.

This was a very good read. This is the second book in the Changing Krysset Novel. This can be read as a stand alone as well. I like that this book has a little mystery to it. Even though I love a great love story these characters do have an instant connection and it is beautiful. Once the truth starts to unveil Ethan has to try and save Danielle from the same fate as her sister.

I would recommend this to anyone that loves suspense, mystery and a little love on the side.

Mindy 4 Star

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Review of Challenged (A Changing Krysset Novel Book 1) by Kate Carley


Accepting the challenge is the first step!

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense

Book Length (Est.): 331 pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

One devastating lie set the course for Sophie Lancaster’s life. Can one earth-shattering phone call change it?

Jackson Cooper certainly hopes it won’t—at least not permanently. For the past twenty-one years, Sophie has avoided coming home and now has the nerve to show her face, purely for the reading of her grandfather’s will—that thought alone is enough to have Jackson grinding his teeth in molar-cracking frustration.

But Grandpa Ray’s final request, a life-changing challenge to save the family’s resort, pairs Jackson with this woman who makes his blood boil—in more ways than one.

With Jackson’s vow to honor his dear friend and Sophie’s promise to prove her worthiness to a grandfather she barely remembers, they set off on a yearlong adventure. Can they learn to work and live together, forging a new bond built on respect and a common goal?

Can they rely on each other without giving into their growing desires? Just as the sizzle of attraction between them heats up, the challenge becomes a dangerous and deadly game when outside forces threaten their resort, their budding relationship, and their very lives.

With their future hanging in the balance, will they survive the challenge?

Mindy’s Review: 

*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Sophie Lancaster works a job that is sucking the life right out of her. Out of the blue she receives a phone call that will change her entire life path and bring some unanswered questions about her family. Sophie is in a rut when it comes to her job and dreams. She receives news that her grandfather has died and she needs to be present for the will reading. The crazy thing is she thought her grandparents passed away many years ago.

Jackson Cooper has spent his entire life at the resort that he calls home. Now that the owner has passed away he is not sure what the future is going to hold. Especially since Ray’s long lost granddaughter has been found. And Jackson can’t help but hold a grudge against his childhood friend that left her family in the dust.

Sophie and Jackson are given a challenge to keep the resort in the family. They must work together for a year and bring in a wealthy profit to keep the resort as their own. They will accept the challenge but have to get past all of the obstacles that everyone seems to put in their way. The only thing they are trying to avoid is the growing desires they have for each other.

This was a refreshing read for me. I love the chemistry Jackson and Sophie have for each other. They have loved each other since they were just children and you can’t run from that. Not when the future has already started.

Mindy 4 Star 

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