2014 – Book #17


The seventeenth book I finished in 2014 was The Haunting of Josie by Kay Hooper. I finished this book on 3/17/14. I rated this book 2.75 stars out of a scale of 5. This was the first book I’ve read by this author.

Overall this was a cute story and a quick read. Since it was so quick though I thought it went a bit too fast and the plot/characters were a little underdeveloped for my tastes. This story is about Josie Douglas who retreats to a quiet country house to complete her research in trying to vindicate her father. She becomes infatuated with her landlord, much to her dismay, and also becomes involved in the mystery of the ghost who wanders the house she’s staying in.

I love it when a book ties everything out in the end. I think that’s one of the things I found frustrating in this book, there was discussion of a villain who set hotels on fire but the question was never addressed and she never cleared her father’s name before the end of the book. I just found this disappointing as I felt like there should have been more resolution there.

Overall it was an ok book though and was a quick read at only 212 pages so if you’re looking for a quick and interesting suspense then this would be a good one. Be prepared to feel unresolved at the end though. I have heard that this is a good author so I will likely try another of her books but I wouldn’t return to this one I don’t think.

Link to author website: http://www.kayhooper.com/

Link to Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/The-Haunting-Josie-Kay-Hooper/dp/0553590472/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1395152100&sr=8-1&keywords=the+haunting+of+josie

2014 – Book #16

ImageThe sixteenth book I finished in 2014 was Werewolf in Las Vegas by Vicki Lewis Thompson. I finished this book on 3/15/14. I rated this book 3.5 stars out of a scale of 5. This book is part of Thompson’s Werewolf series, some of which I have read previously to 2014.

This book is about Giselle Landry, a werewolf from San Fransisco who comes to Vegas in search of her runaway older brother who is next in line to become the alpha of their family pack. During the course of looking for her brother she discovers that he is currently involved with a human, the little sister of Luke Dalton. She decides to team up with Luke to try and find both of their siblings. While they look though a steamy romance develops and even though Giselle is against Were-Human mating, she can’t seem to resist Luke. The result is definitely a steamy read.

I really tend to enjoy paranormal romance novels. The creativity that goes into them to create an entirely different world is astounding to me sometimes. Overall I have enjoyed Thompson’s novels and her Werewolf series as a whole. This story specifically was a very sweet story, though I found the ending a little too neat and tidy considering all the problems that Giselle and Luke will have to face as a Were-human couple.

Link to author website: http://www.vickilewisthompson.com/

Link to Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Werewolf-Las-Vegas-About-Novel/dp/045141568X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1395145358&sr=8-1&keywords=werewolf+in+las+vegas