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SILENT RAIN by Karen Salvalaggio

IMG_0902    SILENT RAIN by Karen Salvalaggio 

Silent Rain by Karen Salvalaggio is book 4 in the Macy Greeley Mystery series.

Grace Adams, changed her name to Grace Larson and relocated from Collier to Bolton to give college a try and escape the ghosts of her past. However, thanks to Peter Granger her past soon catches up with her and she finds herself smack dab in the middle of another murder investigation. Lara, her overbearing, overindulging and somewhat unpredictable, roommate who is a struggling writer is also connected to the murder victim.

Macy Greeley, a police detective who lives with her son Luke and mother Ellen, is sent to Bolton to investigate the fire, which turns out to be a double homicide. She soon uncovers that one of the murder victims, Peter Granger, has crossed several people in the community and his marriage is a farce. What she discovers leaves the town roiling.

This is the first novel I’ve read by this author and I quite enjoyed it; it had me intrigued from the get-go. It’s a typical whodunnit mystery, but had enough appeal to keep me interested and wasn’t overly predictable. This novel is part of a series but can stand alone – that is – you didn’t have to have read the previous three in the series to enjoy this book. I rate it 4 out of 5 stars.

Thank you NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for providing a copy of this novel in exchange for a fair review. https://moesbookblog.wordpress.com/

Reviewed: April 22, 2017. Novel Publish Date: May 9, 2017.

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THE BILLIONAIRES by Calista Fox

IMG_0887       THE BILLIONAIRES by Calista Fox

The Billionaires by Calista Fox is part of the “100 Shades of Sin” erotica series where three longtime friends embark on a sexual relationship together after not seeing each other for more than seven years. Vin is the down-to-earth yet guarded, quintessential bad boy, who won’t allow his heart to be captured by anyone. Rogen, the elite and ever romantic, sensitive man every woman would die for, wants to give his heart away, and Jewell, confident and assured yet confused, continually runs away in order to avoid the deep connection, inevitable heartbreak, and growing desire for both men. Unbeknownst to all three, their lives are about to change forever beginning with a lucrative business deal.

This is the first novel I’ve read by this author and I quite enjoyed it. It’s descriptive, has a great storyline, and has developed characters with believable backstories. I didn’t know what to think of the ménage a trois scenario, but quickly got over it. The sex scenes were vivid and hot! I will definitely be reading more from Calista Fox. There are a few mechanical errors; however, I’m sure these will be caught before the final publication. I rate this novel 4 out of 5 stars.

Thank you NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for providing a copy of this novel in exchange for a fair review. https://moesbookblog.wordpress.com/

Reviewed: April 15, 2017. Novel Publish Date: April 4, 2017.

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