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Book Review: Always Watching by Lynette Eason

Posted by Julie on February 11, 2016 in Book Review, Julie Arduini, Life Lessons |

The bodyguards of Elite Guardians Agency have more than just skill and prowess in common–they’re also all women. When it becomes clear that popular psychiatrist and radio personality Wade Savage has a stalker, his father secretly hires Elite Guardians in order to protect his son.

But when Wade’s bodyguard is attacked and nearly killed, agency owner Olivia Edwards must step in and fill the gap. Olivia’s skills are about to be tested to the limit as Wade’s stalker moves from leaving innocent gifts at his door to threatening those closest to him. Olivia has the feeling that she’s next on the list. And to complicate things even further, she realizes that her heart may be in as much danger as her client.

Bestselling author and fan favorite Lynette Eason drops readers right into the action in this fast-paced new series with a unique twist. Readers will love these strong female characters who put it all on the line to save lives.

Always Watching by Lynette Eason is a must read for suspense fan.

Always Watching by Lynette Eason is a must read for suspense fan.

Lynette Eason is one of those top notch suspense authors I think the world needs to hear more about. ALWAYS WATCHING starts with action and does not let up. No one on the Elite Guardians team is safe, but they are professionals in what they do. I especially liked that although there were sparks between Wade and Olivia, she didn’t lose her mind and forget how to do her job. Another element I liked was the tension between Wade and his father. There are a lot of layers in that relationship, but without his father interfering, Wade wouldn’t have the protection he has in Olivia.

I loved ALWAYS WATCHING and if you like suspense and/or romantic suspense, this book is for you. I highly recommend.

To purchase ALWAYS WATCHING, click here.

I received ALWAYS WATCHING from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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Book Review: No Place to Hide by Lynette Eason

Posted by Julie on June 2, 2015 in Book Review, Julie Arduini |

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It’s not every day you see your childhood friend and one-time crush on national news. Jackie Sellers just wishes it were under different circumstances. She can’t believe that Ian Lockwood is wanted in connection with a terrorist plot, and she’s determined to find him and help him clear his name. But she’s not the only one looking. The FBI wants him captured. The bad guys want him dead. Ian just wants to stay alive long enough to save thousands of innocent lives.

Lynette Eason throws readers right into the action from page one, propelling them along a dangerous road and asking the provocative question of how far we’d be willing to go if we were up against a wall.

The book description is right, the action leaps off the first page and doesn’t stop. There are twists and turns and I think it was a great plot to have Ian be accused of participating in a terrorist group. Jackie has a set of skills that frustrate those after her and Ian to no end. Like I said, this is action and conflict all the way. I enjoyed the chemistry between Jackie and Ian, never losing their stride they knew once as kids.

I highly recommend No Place to Hide. To purchase, click here.

I received No Place to Hide from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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Book Review: No One to Trust by Lynette Eason

Posted by Julie on January 10, 2014 in Book Review, Julie Arduini, Life Lessons, surrender |

Lynette Eason is quickly becoming one of my favorite suspense authors. Her latest, No One to Trust, the first in the Hidden Identity series, was so full of suspense, action and drama that even the characters remarked it should be a movie.

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Summer Abernathy wakes up one morning to find her husband missing, three men in her home intent on finding him, and the life she’s been living based on a lie. Which Kyle Abernathy did she marry? The computer programmer she met in line at the bank? Or the one who was apparently using that image as a cover story?

The search for her husband–and answers–takes Summer ever deeper into a world of organized crime where people are used one moment and discarded the next. And with her deepest relationship of trust already shattered, Summer doesn’t know who to believe.

Always thrilling, Lynette Eason outdoes herself in this taut, breakneck story of lies, loyalties, and love that will have readers up all night to discover the truth hidden in the shadows.

What I loved about No One to Trust is just that. I had no idea who was a hero and who was a villain. The author does a great job with characters and not making them confusing, and in that she created brilliant characters who might be playing for the wrong team. You just don’t know. Did that person get grazed because they were lucky, or because it was part of the plan? That is part of the process for every character, and you can’t get confident. Because you’ll be wrong.

The book is full of action, enough to be a movie I’d go see. I love David’s background and the people he works with. The villain is a dark, scary figure who does not glamorize the world of organized crime. He is not a fun guy and no one is safe. His way to relieve stress is to pet a boa. Snakes are everything to him, and part of his torture. I’m pretty squeamish about snakes and the author definitely plays on the fears. But it just made the villain all the worse to me, a good thing for the reader.

Woven throughout is that hint of romance but because it was built on fraud, can it last? Should it?

And if that isn’t enough, she also sheds light on domestic abuse and dysfunctional childhoods without overwhelming the plot.

I was hooked on No One to Trust from the beginning. It’s suspense at its best.

To purchase No One to Trust, click here.

I received a .pdf through NetGalley in return for an honest review.

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COTT: Clash of the New Fiction Releases

Posted by Julie on July 2, 2012 in COTT, Guest blogger, Julie Arduini, Writing |
This clash’s host: Jennifer Slattery

My summer reading list is quickly growing. When you read the following two-sentence hooks, I’m sure you’ll agree, these five May releases are must-reads indeed! Which one is drawing you the most? Please vote below, and check out on July 5th to see who won. Happy Independence Day!

Spring Hope by Martha Rogers:

Libby Cantrell’s life has gone from bad to
worse since her mother’s death. With an abusive father, and life in a brothel,
she sees no hope for her future until she gains the courage to make her escape
one cold winter night. 

When she arrives exhausted, hungry, and ill in
Portersfield, Texas, Sheriff Cory Muldoon finds her in an alley and takes her
to a doctor. 
A young architect at a prestigious Chicago
firm, Bethany Quinn has built a life far removed from her trailer park teen
years. Until an interruption from her estranged mother reveals that tragedy has
struck in her hometown and a reluctant Bethany is called back to rural Iowa.

Eighteen months after the tragic Grove Street
Fire took the life of her husband and four other heroic firefighters, Susan
Marlowe thinks she’s finally beginning to heal. But then she discovers that
David carried a secret to his grave—a secret that changes everything she
thought about their marriage.


When Trusting God Is the Only Way Out 

On an
average day, God started her missions in her sculpting studio, revealing the
face of the person she would meet at the grocery store, bank, or playground.
The goal was always the same. Reach the lost, bring someone back to God,
restore hope.

Everyone in Fitzgerald Bay—except his
law-enforcement family—is convinced Charles Fitzgerald murdered his children’s
nanny. Condemned by public opinion, his only hope for a replacement nanny to
take care of his two-year-old twins is newcomer Demi Taylor.

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