FIND HER (Detective D.D. Warren #8)

FIND HER                                                LISA GARDNER

Flora Dane is a victim. 
Seven years ago, carefree college student Flora was kidnapped while on spring break. For 472 days, Flora learned just how much one person can endure.

Flora Dane is a survivor.
Miraculously alive after her ordeal, Flora has spent the past five years reacquainting herself with the rhythms of normal life, working with her FBI victim advocate, Samuel Keynes. She has a mother who’s never stopped loving her, a brother who is scared of the person she’s become, and a bedroom wall covered with photos of other girls who’ve never made it home.

Flora Dane is reckless. 
. . . or is she? When Boston detective D. D. Warren is called to the scene of a crime—a dead man and the bound, naked woman who killed him—she learns that Flora has tangled with three other suspects since her return to society. Is Flora a victim or a vigilante? And with her firsthand knowledge of criminal behavior, could she hold the key to rescuing a missing college student whose abduction has rocked Boston? When Flora herself disappears, D.D. realizes a far more sinister predator is out there. One who’s determined that this time, Flora Dane will never escape. And now it is all up to D. D. Warren to find her.

HUBBY'S REVIEW:
This is a story that starts and begins with a pace that wants to make you keep your children locked up inside your home for 24-7, but that is not possible. Flora Dane was kidnapped or missing for 472 days during a spring break while she was a college student. Never to have her easy carefree life back. Now when detective D.D. Warren comes to what the police is thinking was an abduction but the female was able to free herself but the person died. Flora will not talk to anyone until Samuel Keyes shows up who is from the FBI and was the first person who talked to her after her ordeal. D.D. believes that she is a murder suspect until later when they find evidence of the man being involved in unsolved missing person cases. When they go to Fiona’s home they find a pristine place, but also pictures of missing girls from the area. They also find that she tracks men that she thinks are suspects and puts herself in situations that would make her a victim but because of training she has done she can turn the tables on these men. This all changes when they realize that Flora is missing again and they do not have any clues. Now the clock is ticking and D.D. and her team are trying to put all of the pieces together and there is also another girl missing as well. During this ordeal you go back through the memory of Flora’s first kidnap. Her emotions, how she stayed alive, what she learned, what she would do if she got rescued. This part of the story was just an added bonus and added to the story. As you go along you really don’t have a clue you took her and when you do find out you smack your forehead. This is a fantastic book well written with amassing characters and keeps you going to the end. I got this book from netgalley. I gave it 5 stars. 
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I WISH YOU WERE MINE (Oxford #2)

I WISH YOU WERE MINE                     LAUREN LAYNE

A year ago, Jackson Burke was married to the love of his life and playing quarterback for the Texas Redhawks. Now he’s retired, courtesy of the car accident that ruined his career—and single, after a nasty scandal torpedoed his marriage. Just as he’s starting to get used to his new life as a health and fitness columnist for Oxford magazine, his unpredictable ex shows up on his doorstep in Manhattan. Jackson should be thrilled. But he can’t stop thinking about the one person who’s always been there for him, the one girl he could never have: her younger sister.

Mollie Carrington can’t say no to Madison. After all, her older sister practically raised her. So when Madison begs for help in winning her ex-husband back, Mollie’s just glad she got over her own crush on Jackson ages ago—or so she thought. Because as Mollie reconnects with Jackson, she quickly forgets all her reasons to stay loyal to her sister. Tempted by Jackson’s mellow drawl and cowboy good looks, Mollie is sick and tired of coming in second place. But she can’t win if she doesn’t play the game.

HUBBY'S REVIEW:

Jackson Burke was a quarterback with the Texas Red hawks until a car accident ended his career. He is now living in New York working for Oxford magazine as their fitness writer, but he is still not happy. Having to wear a suite every day, no good barbeque, to just name a few. He definitely is not making any friends at work, he is not trying to make any. He finally calls back his ex-sister in law Molly Carrington who has lived in New York for a couple of years while going to college at Columbia, she is now working towards her doctorate. He arrives at the restaurant but does not recognize her in a red dress and a very shapely body that he does not remember. After their dinner he offers her to stay at his penthouse while she looks for a new place to live, and though she wants to she says no at first then agrees after some words. What he does not know is that she has always liked him and was there for him after he came home from practice when her sister was married to him was out with her friends. The relationship between Molly and her sister Madison is very different. Madison though she divorced him over a year ago still wants to be part of his live but, after Molly moves in and a talk from the boss of the magazine Jackson starts to go out with his coworkers and is taking Molly to company parties. This of course leads to them becoming a couple and when Molly tells Madison her true colors come out and she finds out that Jackson has been wanting to go back to Texas. Once he is there in Texas what is just to be for a weekend he realizes that he does not belong anymore and that he made huge mistake leaving Molly. After an hour in Texas he returns to New York and now must come up with a way to tell Molly how he feels and hope that she will take him back. A good story but I will not give away the ending. I got this book from netgalley. I gave it 4 stars. Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com

VOWS TO THE FALLEN (Marathon #2)

VOWS TO THE FALLEN                      LARRY LASWELL

Vows to the Fallen 
An Officer’s Journey Through Guilt and Grief 
Another techno-thriller from the author of The Marathon Watch

August 9, 1942, 01:42 hours 
USS Green on patrol off Red Beach, Guadalcanal 
Bridge Officer: Lieutenant Patrick O’Toole 

Lieutenant O’Toole’s goal is simple: someday he wants to become an admiral. But in a few moments, his life will change . . . forever. Yesterday, the marines stormed the beaches of Guadalcanal. Today, the Japanese Navy will strike back. The sudden and horrific carnage scars O’Toole for life and throws him into the abyss of survivor’s guilt and posttraumatic stress. 
The Pacific War does not wait for O’Toole to heal. Duty calls, each new assignment brings more responsibility, and the roll call of the fallen grows. At the Battle of Mujatto Gulf, O’Toole faces a superior battle-hardened Japanese fleet and discovers the strength within him to climb from the abyss and find his true life’s mission. To the fallen, he vows never to abandon that mission no matter how high the cost. 

HUBBY'S REVIEW:
This is a fascinating story about a young Navy Lt. Patrick O’Toole who is at 0142 hrs. Is bridge officer of the USS Green, he receives an update from the officer he relived but feels that they should be at battle stations ready for a Japanese attack. They are outside of Guadalcanal and know there will be a counter attack. He calls the Captain to the Bridge and is dressed down for waking him, a minute later the bridge is blown apart the Captain is dead and the Green takes another hit taking out guns and the boiler room seconds later another explosion by now he is trying to save as many men as possible when another explosion rips the ship knowing now they are sinking he gives the order to abandon ship. Now in the water he is working on saving the men in the water and it would be days before they are rescued. He goes through what we now know is PTSD and he is driven not to lose any more men. He drives the men he has under his command and makes them ready to fight so when they are attacked they will know exactly what to do. His next ship is the Able and when that ship is going down he himself fires off some rounds and takes out an enemy ship to get the nickname Terror O’Toole. A story that feels like you are reading someone’s journal this is an excellent book that gives the reader a sense that they are right there in the action. A good story. I got this book from netgalley. I gave it 5 stars. 
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THE HEART OF HELL:The Untold Story of Courage and Sacrifice in the Shadow of Iwo Jima

THE HEART OF HELL                           MITCH WEISS

The Battle of Iwo Jima, a major event in the Pacific Theater of World War II—and one of the bloodiest in United States history—began on February 19, 1945. But what happened two days earlier has largely been a footnote, until now...
 
On February 17, Landing Craft Infantry 449 was among a dozen gunboats helping to prepare the area for their invasion two days later. U.S. military leaders thought they had weakened Japanese forces in the area so they were not expecting any action…
 
From the towering slopes of Mount Suribachi, Japanese forces opened fire, forcing the U.S. commanders to recalculate battlefield plans. They shelled and bombed the newly discovered enemy positions. It was a move that saved countless lives two days later, when tens of thousands of Marines stormed the beach.
 
The Heart of Hell is the untold story of the crew of Landing Craft Infantry 449. Based on 130 exclusive interviews with sailors who survived the battle, the families of the men killed in the fight, and more than 1,500 letters the sailors mailed to loved ones during their long months at sea, this is a story of duty, brotherhood, love, and courage.

HUBBY'S REVIEW:
This is a story about LCI 449 and their action that took place two days before the actual invasion of Iwo Jima. I had read about UDT’S going to the island before and drawing a map of the beach and getting rid of any mines that were in the way for the landing crafts. No one spoke of these boats or the men on these boats that took them close and then would wait for them to come back. After days of bombing, from the air, and from the ships guns. The powers to be figured there would be little to no enemy fire. As the boats came closer to the spot to drop of the Under Water Demolition Team, (now called Seals) the Japanese thought that the invasion was starting and some of the hidden areas opened up with fire on the six boats that were first sent in. The 449 took and another boat each took direct hits almost immediately and for the 449 the first hit was near their ammo locker, but also took out a 40mm gun and a 20mm gun. A second hit was just as bad but the third took out all of the officers but one and took away all of their fighting power. With no guns, and now the rockets not working, Bedell the last officer but the lowest rank took charge. As he goes through the steps to get the ship moving again, you also get a look back at the friendships he made along the way and the memories of each one. Some of these men had been together on this boat for years together almost from Guadalcanal to today. His best friend and Lt. Bryon Yarbrough, who in September of 44 started writing a girl he never met a Betty Jones, by December of 44 he knows he wants to marry her. In March of 45 Betty starts getting her letters returned and knowing something must be wrong it is another month before his parents write her with the news of his death. She never marries and a niece says after she passed away they found all of the letters tied with a ribbon together in a trunk. Another man just found out he was a father only to be killed. It is these type of stories that made this book more interesting than just a history book. With a crew of 75 the 449 had 20 killed 21 wounded. That day Group eight had 43 killed, 152 wounded, and the 449 took it the hardest. This was still two days before the actual invasion. The spotters saw where some of the guns were and were able to take those out, or the totals for the day of the invasion would have been higher. Iwo Jima the battle lasted for 36 days, and was the only battle in the Pacific that claimed more American lives 26,000 killed and wounded. Out of 22,000 Japanese soldiers only 216 would survive. This was a fantastic book with a lot of research and you got to know each man before the battle. I got this book from netgalley. I gave this book 5 stars. Follow us at:
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SAVED BY THE SEAL (Battle Scars #2)

SAVED BY THE SEAL                           DIANA GARDIN

He saved her life. She showed him how to live it . . .

When he sees a woman drowning, Grisham Abbot immediately leaps into action. The Navy SEAL forgets his training, his past, and the explosion that forever scarred his body and his mind. He can only remember what he was born to do. But saving Greta Owen is a complication Grisham is definitely not ready for. She’s stunning and gorgeous—like sunlight after months of darkness. Yep, Grisham is so, so screwed.

Greta knows that the smart thing to do would be to run from Grisham. He’s a wounded warrior, and his head is a big-time mess. The problem is that Greta wants to make him her mess. One kiss and she’s completely in over her head. And if this SEAL risked himself to save her, then she must find a way to bring him back to life . . .
 

HUBBY'S REVIEW:
This story begins with Grisham Abbott sitting on the beach watching his buddies surfing, and wondering when he will want to get back on his board. When they agree to meet at a local waffle house he hears a faint call for help, and barley seeing someone in the ocean without thinking he jumps in and rescues her. It turns out that they know each other once she comes to. He offers to take her to urgent care and this begins the story of Grisham and Greta. Greta Owen knows about Grisham and his injuries from Afghanistan, he lost part of a lower leg. She accepts him because she is attracted to him and she feels that he is attracted to her as well. This is a story of two people really healing each other and finding themselves when they feel all alone. Both of them must have come their natural ten dices to run away when a problem comes up. As they work through each one it turns out to be more of a challenge than either one thought it would be, but they still are fighting through the idea of running. This was a very good book and I enjoyed the characters a lot. Even the side characters gave the story depth it needed. I gave this book 4 stars. I got it from netgalley.com. Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com

ZEKE (BREAKING THE DECLAN BROTHERS)

ZEKE (BREAKING THE DECLAN BROTHERS)     KELLY GENDRON

“Some guys call, some date, and some guys, they might even get married. But, sweetheart, I ain’t any of those guys...” ~ Zeke Declan

Every girl in Galveston County knows about Zeke Declan’s rules and has agreed to them or is considering them.
Rule #1 Don’t call him. He’ll call you.
Rule #2 He doesn’t date.
Rule #3 No sleepovers.
Rule #4 Absolutely, no virgins.

When a couple friends talk me into going back to their hometown in the Bayou for the summer and challenge me to break “the best damn lay in Galveston County” along with every single one of his ridiculous rules, I’m confident that I can get the job done. I’m no stranger to men. I have five older brothers. I’m a teacher and I’m used to being around rebellious teenagers. However, Zeke Declan is definitely not someone that I could have prepared for. He’s not a testosterone-fueled, immature boy. He’s a confident, arousing, playful, and mind-melting man. But, behind that sexy charming smile, I know he’s hiding a secret. And, in order to break him, I’m going to need to find out what it is...
 

HUBBY'S REVIEW:
This is the last book about the three Declan Brothers and the women who are out to break them. Zeke the last brother in the story has four rules and the women who want to sleep with him must agree to them beforehand. Knowing it is going to be a one-time deal the talk amongst the women who have partaken in Zeke have been satisfied. Now Zeke has meet his match in a women who has five brothers but who also caught his eye away from their bar. Lurlene is a teacher from Manhattan and not knowingly has meet Zeke at the beach and was taken by the man she meet by his eyes and the poetry he knew. When later that night they both discover who each one is the game to break his rules is on. Slowly she has done it. After a few days he cannot stand it and goes up to her and puts his number into her phone. Then when he still has not heard from her he calls her and asks her if she would like to have a tour around their town. Rule two broken, a date. He wants to be with her so much he does even know he is breaking his own rules. She wants to be with him just as much but she also wants to get to the bottom of why the rules and why the nightmares. The more she finds out about him the more he tries to push her away. When you finally get towards the end of the book a lot of questions are being answered and if you read the other two books you understand. The ending is very good and I must say I was a little surprised. A good surprise though. A good ending to the three books and a wonderful series. I got this book from netgalley. I gave this book 5 stars. Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com

OOH LA LA (A Candy Hearts Romance)

OOH LA LA                                            DOREEN ALSEN

Aspiring choreographer and dance teacher, Simon West is walking along the hall in the college where he teaches when he gets knocked over by klutzy, two left feet, accounting professor Veronica Cooke. Simon wants to get to know the beautiful woman who ran him down, but how will she react when she finds out his alter-ego is a super sexy cowboy at an upscale exotic dancing male revue and that he makes ends meet by taking off his clothes? 

HUBBY'S REVIEW:
Simon West wants to be a professional dance choreographer for a dance company. Instead he works part-time as a dance instructor at a local university and also at a male strip club as a dancer. Veronica Cooke is a math whiz, an account, and teaches at the same university as a math professor. This night she is at the club with three of her friends who are trying to get her to loosen up and have some fun. She is really not having a good time until a new dancer takes the stage and the way he dances, and his blue eyes lock onto hers and she feels a connection. But she knows that cannot be true, not her things like that does not happen to her. The next day she is thinking about the blue eyed cowboy when plow she walks into Simon. Upon helping her up she starts to stutter because he reminders her of the man from the night before. He wore a mask, but those eyes she would know. He is also taken with her and then later that afternoon she shows up in the dance hall to apologize once again. This starts them going out to dinner, and her asking him to teach her to dance for ball that she must attended. Their romance is heating up when her mother finds out and along with her father who is running for Governor tells her to end it with the stripper or they will get him fired and then make sure he can’t get a job anywhere. For the first time in his life he does not care he loves her and tells her, and now it is up to her to stand up to her parents, for the man she loves and truly loves her and sees her beyond the numbers. What does she do? Read the book. It is a short story but full of action. A good book. I got this book from netgalley. I gave this book 4 stars. Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com 

THE CASE FOR CHRISTMAS: A Journalist Investigates the Identity of the Child in the Manger (Cases for Christianity)

THE CASE FOR CHRISTMAS               LEE STROBEL

Who was in the manger that first Christmas morning? Some say he would become a great moral leader. Others, a social critic. Still others view Jesus as a profound philosopher, a rabbi, a feminist, a prophet, and more. Many are convinced he was the divine Son of God.

Who was he really? And how can you know for sure?

Consulting experts on the Bible, archaeology, and messianic prophecy, award-winning legal journalist Lee Strobel searches out the true identity of the child in the manger. If Jesus really was God in the flesh, then there ought to be credible evidence, including:

Eyewitness Evidence—Can the biographies of Jesus be trusted?

Scientific Evidence—What does archaeology reveal?

Profile Evidence—Did Jesus fulfill the attributes of God?

Fingerprint Evidence—Did Jesus uniquely match the identity of the Messiah?

The Case for Christmas invites readers to consider why Christmas matters in the first place. Somewhere beyond the traditions of the holiday lies the truth. Your customers will find this little booka timely product, perfect as a gift or for use in ministry during the Christmas season or any other time of the year.

HUBBY'S REVIEW:
This book follows along the same lines as the book he wrote years ago “A Case for Christ”. If my memory serves me correct some of this information can be found in that book and though I enjoyed this book. A Case for Christ for me was a far better book. Mr. Strobel uses his investigative reporter skills to prove his points. His interviews with different scholars around the world are very impressive and those interviews are worth the read. I got this book from netgalley. I gave this book 3 stars. Follow us at:
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HOLD ME DOWN (Deacons of Bourbon Street #3)

HOLD ME DOWN                                   JACKIE ASHENDEN

Leonidas “Blue” Delacroix might be the prodigal son of New Orleans aristocrats, but the Deacons of Bourbon Street are his real family. And with their patriarch murdered, Blue wants nothing more than to unleash hell on the motorcycle club’s enemies—even if it means taking up arms against the girl who used to be his best friend. She’s done quite a bit of growing up, and suddenly their chemistry is red-hot. But where’s the line between ruthless seduction and sweet temptation?

For Alice Day, loyalty is everything. When Blue skipped town, she had no choice but to adopt a new family: their rivals, the Graveyard Ministry. Seeing him again reawakens old feelings . . . and fiery fantasies. Alice could never forget the scent of leather on his skin—just as she could never forgive the sting of his betrayal. But while the Ministry has treated her like one of their own, Blue is part of her soul. And as their liaisons hit the boiling point, Alice trusts her heart with the deadliest choice of her life.

HUBBY'S REVIEW:
When Leonidas “Blue” Delacroix comes back to New Orleans and the Bar of the Deacons of Bourbon Street. He is totally focused on the back side of a beautiful women at the bar. When he goes up to talk to her he is shocked to see Alice Day. She looks nothing like she did when he left. Now the look on her face is one of hurt and being pissed off at just one of the men that left her. He of course was 18 and after he left her father died. In order to keep her families’ garage going she took up with the Graveyard Ministry. The rivals of the Deacons, and Blue is upset, but not as mad as she is. She feels that the people that loved especially the two men she was the closet to left her and now seeing one of them is causing her mixed emotions. They are still attracted to each other and he feels bad for leaving and now wants to help even though she does not want his help. You get more into the story you find that the Deacons are still looking for the person or persons who killed Priest. As this part starts to get going Blue is getting closer to her but also angrier at the Graveyard because he is sure they are the ones who did the killing. Alice being so confused is even more confused when Blue is supposed to take out of town, but then lets her go and decides that if she feels so strong to leave. This is confusing to her and it does not compute in her head until she is back in New Orleans, but Blue is not with her and she now feels she is the one who has blown it. When she realizes Blue was showing her how much he loved her by letting her go. When you get to the end you find out you killed Priest, but does Blue, and Alice get together? Read the book. This is a good story. I got this book from netgalley. I gave this book 5 stars. Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com

JUST GIVE ME A REASON

JUST GIVE ME A REASON                     REBECCA ROGERS MAHER

Tony Lopez is losing it. Burdened by a broken marriage and a failing business, the divorced father of two young daughters isn’t on his A game when he meets Beth. She’s clearly pregnant and defiantly single: a beautiful, graceful vision that lights a fire somewhere deep beneath Tony’s layers of self-doubt. They connect at his brother’s upstate New York home during a weekend among friends. Except friends don’t feel this kind of chemistry—or want each other so bad it hurts.
 
Beth Cody has no use for ties that bind. She’s witnessed that kind of wrecking ball. The father of her child isn’t in the picture, and she couldn’t be happier. So when Tony sends her already raging hormones off the chart with his rugged good looks and pent-up sexuality, Beth is thrilled to indulge in a short-term affair, with no strings attached. But one taste isn’t enough. And now that she’s out of her comfort zone, Beth either needs to let go or take a chance on a man who might just be worthy of her love.
 
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

MY REVIEW:
     Beth Cody set her course a long time ago.  Marriage was not for her.  She saw how her parent’s marriage broke her mom because of promises made that were never fulfilled so why even go there.  So every time things start getting to heavy more than a sex thing it was time to move on.
     Then one sex thing left a little present.  So at 33 she finds herself pregnant.  Which is fine she had always planned on being as single parent it just came a few years earlier than planned.  She got the father to sign off his rights but with options to visit one day.  Yet, being 25ish don’t see that happening and in France.  All good.
     Between her and her best friend Holly and her son Drew they would raise this baby. Then Holly meets and falls in love with Ray.  They win the lotto not once but twice.  Go figure.  So she was feeling at odds a little but her sexual hormones were on high alert.  Now a few months ago she had met Ray’s brother Tony Lopez.  He was sexier than all hell but at dinner she couldn’t get him to engage.  But boy did she see him in her dreams and were they hot.
     The funny thing is Tony had the same thing happening every night in his dreams too.  The reason she couldn’t get him to engage was he was feeling guilty because for the first time in his life he had that animalistic urge to “do” Beth right there at the table no matter who was watching.  Not knowing she felt the same way.  Then came a unplanned week where Tony was taking care of Holly and Ray’s place and Beth’s place lost electricity due to a storm so she had to go to Holly’s.  Well, they had to confront their emotions or burst.

     See how this couple moves this weekend along.  This is erotica at its sexy best.  The only problem I had is it felt like the ending was incomplete or rushed not sure which.  So for that I have to give it 4 stars.  Provided by netgalley.com.  Follow us at:  www.1rad-readerreviews.com.

RISKING IT ALL

RISKING IT ALL                                CHRISTI BARTH

Who doesn’t love Naked Men? In Christi Barth’s irresistible series, a group of close-knit friends talk out their problems with naked honesty on a popular blog. Bonded by a high-school tragedy, they’re moving on from the past—and fighting for the future with strong and sassy women.

Griffin Montgomery helps people. As a teenager, he kept his best friends alive after their soccer team’s bus crashed in the Alps. Now, as a Coast Guard search and rescue pilot, he saves lives with reckless abandon—until he goes too far and earns a lengthy suspension. Working on the Naked Men projects keeps his mind busy, but Griff’s itching to get back in the action. That’s when he finds his latest rescue mission: a pretty wallflower who’s stuck in her comfort zone.

Chloe Widmore doesn’t take risks. As a professional letter writer, she gets enough excitement out of expressing other people’s emotions. So when the hottest man she’s ever seen invades her coffee shop, Chloe surprises herself with how much she wants to be with him. Routines make her feel safe. Griff makes her deliciously unsafe, in so many ways. But falling for him is one risk she might just have to take . . . whether she’s ready or not.

Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
 

MY REVIEW:
     There are certain things in our lives that can either build our character to heights that soar or pull us down so far that we can no longer grow and experience new things.  Then there is what we happily know as a “five shades of grey.”
     Well not for Chloe Widmore and she has led herself to believe that she is perfectly okay with her daily routine that never changes.  Because you see her mom and family suffered a few tragic events that her mom needs them in her corner which Chloe is happy to give.  So she treats herself in other ways.  Instead of traveling she writes letters.  In fact she is a professional letter writer.   Plus she loves to cook the food from those countries that one day she hopes to visit so she does cooking lessons until then.  She enjoys reading all she can about those places so she is in different book clubs.
     Since she works from home she can move her home office to different place around town to get a change of scenery.   One of those places is Busboys and Poets a local coffee shop.  Where on this day a local celebrity comes in and the whole place stands, applause, and cheers.  And the ladies knitting club that she has become friendly with start primping.  So he must be a big wig.
     Griffin Montgomery a pilot with the Coast Guard Search and Rescue in D.C. has walked into his local coffee shop.  When all of a sudden the place breaks out in applause and the place all standing and cheering.  Griff feels totally uncomfortable and walks to the seating area and walks to the seating area and right up to Chloe. He says something along the lines of not seeing her clapping and cheering for him.  Before she could say anything he tells her thanks for that.
     As he pauses it gave Chloe a second a minute to remember what a lady from the knitting club had said, he heroically battled a storm to rescue a family.  He saved a family one of us.  Without a moment’s notice or thought to his own safety.  “Why he asked?”  He said he hated the attention and it was wrong and unnecessary.  When he was just doing his job. I don’t want spotlighting or labels. I just want to save lives. But this guy was nothing like the real heroes that she had been on the receiving end of their care and heroism.  They knew that lives-all lives-were rare and precious. This guy though had risked his crew’s life.  That didn’t somehow to her scream hero “Big Ego” more like it, God Complex, and a side of dangerous competitiveness on the side.  But he was cute so she would give him a chance to hear his side.  “Do you believe that yet?”  Is kind of what she asked.
     He pulled out a chair and sat and asked, “But not you?”  She told him she’s, “I am not a Doctor, but anyone chasing something or running from it.  Am I right?”  No!  He said, “Did you put your entire crew at risk for three women?” His clay mask appeared diverting the question.  Finally, she said don’t make me search for the newscast on YouTube.  Just tell me what happened.”  He couldn’t believe she didn’t know.
     From there a banter started that was so sexy and sexually heated it didn’t seem real to Chloe.  Plain yoga pants, hoodie, letter writing, Chloe.  But beyond her comprehension he was flirting with her until…

     This was such an interesting story of two survivors who have to take a journey to living.  They had made great strides on their own but as a team a true couple they were able to climb a mountain of fear and pain.  I give this 5++++ stars.  Provided by netgalley.com.  Follow us at: www.1rad-readerreviews.com.

LET'S WELCOME WELCOME AUTHOR OF: THE BIG NOT SO SMALL CURVY GIRLS DATING AGENCY: AVA CATORI

LET’S WELCOME AVA CATORI AUTHOR OF: Rad-Reader:  Why this type of Story, you know a BBW? Ava:   I’m overweight. I lik...