Book Review: The One Man by Andrew Gross

 

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RATING: 5 out of 5 Stars

I recommend this book highly for all lovers of historical fiction thrillers!

THE ONE MAN by Andrew Gross is one of my favorite books so far this year! I love stories set in the WWII era of history and then the author added twists and turns that have you constantly on the edge of your seat. I didn’t want to put this book down. I will warn you though, the last scene set in the past had me crying buckets.

This book has many threads of plot. You are shown the race to be the first to construct an atomic bomb, the ghettoes and transport of Jews to concentration camps, the horrors of Auschwitz and a daring mission by one man to break in to Auschwitz to rescue a scientist with the knowledge to help win the race to build the bomb for the United States.

The plot keeps you reading and completely engrossed in the story. The characters, good and bad, are all well written and believable. This book will immerse you in the past and set you on a fast paced thrill ride.

Thank you very much to St. Martin’s Press-Minotaur Books and Net Galley for allowing me to read an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. It was great!

 

 

Book Review: Crushing On Love by Melissa Foster

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RATING: 5 out of 5 Stars

When it comes to contemporary romances with realistic characters, an emotional love story and smokin’ hot sex, author Melissa Foster always delivers!

CRUSHING ON LOVE is the fourth book in The Bradens of Peaceful Harbor series.  All can be read as standalone books, but you won’t want to stop at one.

Book four focuses on Shannon Braden who is always optimistic, sweet and fun. She has returned to Colorado to see if the sparks between her and Steve Johnson, who she met on her first fox research trip and at her cousin’s wedding can lead to more. She wants time away from her family, even though she loves them all dearly, to decide on her future career and life without her family hovering.

Steve Johnson loves his solitude living up in the Colorado mountains and working as a ranger and wildlife consultant. That solitude has been invaded once again by the beautiful and people loving Shannon. As much as he wants her, he doesn’t do casual relationships and she plans to return home in a few weeks.

Steve wants to conserve a large ranch next to the national park, but he doesn’t have the money. Shannon has the online crowd sourcing knowledge, but he feels it is begging. They need to work together to make Steve’s dream a reality and it just might lead to what Shannon desires both personally and professionally.

At first, I really wondered how these two were going to be able to come together, but leave it to Ms. Foster to make it all work out in the end. Mountain man Steve “Grizz” and Shannon “Butterfly” have very appropriate nicknames for each other and they both ended up convincing me they are perfect for each other and deserve their HEA. Other characters make guest appearances from Ms. Foster’s other series and it is easy to follow the connections. The sex in this book is extremely hot and well incorporated into the story. It does include oral and anal sex.

Take the time to read Steve and Shannon’s story and I know you will love it as much as I did!

Written for and posted first on The Romance Reviews.com.

Book Review: Things In Ditches by Jimmy Olsen

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RATING: 5 out of 5 Stars

THINGS IN DITCHES by Jimmy Olsen is a murder mystery that had me savoring every quirky and eccentric small town character, feeling the cold of a Minnesota blizzard and sympathizing with the murder suspect. I thoroughly enjoyed Mr. Olsen’s writing style and the surprising twist at the end.

Philip “Dutch” Cleland is Willow River’s butcher and self-confessed murderer of the beautiful and naked corpse found in a ditch. Turn himself in, commit suicide or flee? I loved reading his decision making process and subsequent actions that follow.

Meanwhile, the very colorful cast of characters that are draw into the mystery had me turning the pages with a laugh or for worry about violence against them. You never knew what these characters had in store for them and it made reading this story so compelling. All of the characters are three dimensional and you could visualize them being truly alive and interacting in this small town.

This book has a plot that is full of twists and had me guessing throughout. The true ending in the epilogue was brilliant.

I highly recommend this book for anyone, not just mystery readers. I cannot thank Mr. Olsen enough for gifting me a copy of his book in exchange for an honest review. It was truly a book that I enjoyed on so many levels.