MARINE: THE LIFE OF CHESTY PULLER

MARINE: THE LIFE OF CHESTY PULLER        BURKE DAVIS

An action-packed biography of the most decorated soldier in the history of the US Marine Corps
In the glorious chronicles of the US Marine Corps, no name is more revered than that of Lt. Gen. Lewis B. “Chesty” Puller. The only fighting man to be awarded the Navy Cross five separate times—a military honor second only to the Congressional Medal of Honor—he was the epitome of a professional soldier. A son of the South, descendant of Robert E. Lee, and cousin to George S. Patton, Puller began his enlisted career during World War I and moved up through the ranks as he proved his battlefield mettle in Haiti and Nicaragua, with the Horse Marines in Peking, in the Pacific Theater of World War II, and in the nightmarish winter engagements of the Korean War.
Fearless and seemingly indestructible, adored by the troops he championed yet forced into early retirement by a high command that resented his “lowly” beginnings and unwillingness to play politics, Puller remains one of most towering figures in American military history. Bestselling military biographer Burke Davis paints the definitive portrait of this extraordinary marine hero.

HUBBY'S REVIEW:
A fantastic book about a true American Hero who I believe was run out of the Corps. I had seen other true Marines run out as well one use to come over to our house for dinner when I was growing up and I would hear the stories of WWII, and Korea. General Puller would always come up and the way he loved his Marines. He lived with them and fought with them on the front not in the rear where people thought he should be. He also spoke his mind which really was the problem the Corps had with him. They do not like anyone speaking against the way they should run things. The things he said after World War one came true, as did his words after World war two, and then Vietnam, and every action we have been involved in since and he passed away in 1971. But we are a country that does not learn from history even though we repeat it numerous times. This book follows his childhood to when he joins the Marines as a private. Then to his time fighting guerrillas in Haiti and Nicaragua. Which I did not know about he did for years. He was awarded medals from each country for helping them. By the time WWII came to happen he had been to China and sent telegrams stating of the killing of Chinese people by the Japanese almost 2 years before they bomb Pearl Harbor, he was not surprised one bit. The follows him through WWII and then to Korea and some of the fiercest fighting by the 1st Marines. When told that they were surrounded he said perfect we have them right where we want them. The 1st would go anywhere with him and they did. After Korea and them putting him on a base he was bored and coming up with things to do, when he went to the hospital and the Navy used that to force him to retire. He fought it with an attorney but lost on all of the appeals and knew that someone wanted him gone even though his doctor and others gave him a clean bill of health but a Navy doctor said no. he saw the writing on the wall and though they gave him a second star on the way out, he got the last word when he would show up for reunions and the men would tell the other officers to shut up and sit down and shout “we want Chesty we want Chesty” over and over they say it was deafening until he stood up and he actually brought tears to his eyes his wife would say later. Not many of these men left now but this is a good book and for me reminds as a kid sitting listening to some of these men along with my father from WWII & who fought in Europe and Korea, that they were bound together in battle. This is a great book and should be read by students in school. Still gets me is how he was awarded 5 Navy Crosses but no Medal of Honor, the Navy Cross being the second highest award, not that it mattered to him. I got this book from Netgalley. I gave it 5 stars. Follow us atwww.1rad-readerreviews.com 

THE DO IT LIST

THE DO IT LIST                                 JULLIAN STONE

Hotshot copywriter Gracie Taylor-Scott has a reputation—for her artfully edgy ads. A rising star at Darcy Wexler Dean, New York, the long hours are perfect cover for Gracie’s fear of intimacy issues. 
Great job. Great pay. No life—including her on again off again sex life. Then one night, she is plunged into darkness with a handsome stranger.

Bradley Craig, the new head of DWD’s research division, has secrets of his own. Much lauded in his field of consumer behavior, there’s a darker side to the attractive, enigmatic ad man—his erotic, list-maker side.

Gracie and Bradley are assigned to work on the biggest new business pitch Darcy Wexler Dean will be in all year, and the two tangle immediately, battling copy concepts and focus group findings along with their explosive attraction to each other. Bradley has a proposition: they make a list—ten erotic sexual encounters, no strings attached. What’s at stake? Two Super Bowl spots and two fragile hearts.

HUBBY'S REVIEW:
I ended up liking this book more than I thought I would, and I really liked the different race or inter racial storyline, for me this added to the story. The story picks up with Gracie and Bradley meeting in an elevator and then the power goes out. Not knowing they will be working together until latter they cannot stop the idea of being with one another. He had showed her a list that he carried with him that he started when he was at boarding school and how he crosses off items and also adds. They decide to come up with their own list. Though this book has many hot scenes there is really good story with it and though it is a continuation the ending of this book is good so if you can’t find the next it is okay. Overall a very good and sexy story. I give this 5 stars. I got this book from Netgalley. Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com

EYESHOT

EYESHOT                                              TAYLOR ADAMS

James and Elle Eversman are a young couple travelling through the Mojave desert on their way to a new life. When their car mysteriously breaks down they are stranded in the middle of nowhere without much water and no cell-phone reception.

A mile away a deadly sniper has them in his cross-hairs. They are pinned down behind their broken-down car, surrounded by open ground in all directions. There’s nowhere to run and no one to help them. How can they possibly survive?

With relentless tension, razor-sharp prose, and a surprising dose of dark humor, EYESHOT will keep you gripped till its stunning conclusion.
 

HUBBY'S REVIEW:
James and Elle, are moving because there home caught fire when there neighbor blew up his house and the fire department found a meth lab inside. Jobs being gone plus another miscarriage as they are talking and try to keep it light about starting over in a new town where her sister lives they need to drive through the Mojave desert to get to Oklahoma at least the route they are going. Car is fully loaded and as you can feel their frustration when they come upon a sign that reads detour that goes off the paved road to dirt. He takes the road and after a few minutes they come around a bend and the car stops. Not knowing what is wrong they get out to look and they see a man on the side of the road that had the same initials on his jacket as a truck they passed a while ago. This is becoming stranger, when another car arrives and they realize they are being shot at from a long distance away. Now it is about survival and then finding out who is doing the shooting. You get the few of the shooter and at the same time how they are working at surviving while talking about things that have nothing to do with what they are going through but is special to the husband and wife. A very suspenseful book at times and it keeps you going. This book had a little more interest in me since I grew up in the Mojave desert and would drive on back roads all the time, so I would think of some of those when I was reading. A very good story. Will not tell you how it ends. I got this book from Netgalley. I gave it 5 stars. Follow us atwww.1rad-readerreviews.com

SONS OF WICHITA

SONS OF WICHITA                           DANIEL SCHULMAN


Not long after the death of his father, whose heart gave out suddenly in November 1967, Charles Koch then in his early thirties discovered a letter his father had written when his four sons were small. My dear boys, it began, when you are twenty-one, you will receive what now seems to be a large sum of money. It may either be a blessing or a curse. Above all, he cautioned, be kind and generous to one another.

In the ensuing decades, Fred s legacy became a blessing and a curse.

Two of his sons, Charles and David, joined forces to build Koch Industries, one of the largest private corporations in the world. But they ended up in an epic feud with brothers Bill and Frederick that spanned nearly two decades, tearing the family apart and nearly Koch Industries along with it. Bill would start his own energy company and attain a modicum of fame as a litigious wine-collector and yachtsman. After being marginalized by the patriarch because of his effete manner, Frederick became a patron of the arts and a fastidious refurbisher of historic estates.

Starting with their boyhood when fraternal disputes were sometimes settled in the boxing ring, "Sons of Wichita" takes you inside this highly private family and traces the evolution of these four distinct personalities, as well as their corporate, philosophical, social, and political ambitions. Influenced by the conservative, anticommunist sentiments of their father, a founding member of the John Birch Society, Charles and David devised an ambitious strategy to foist their ideological agenda upon the nation quietly channeling millions of dollars of their fortune into a web of free market think tanks, academic programs, advocacy groups, and more, while also building what amounts to a shadow Republican Party, replete with a donor network capable of raising as much in an election cycle as the Republican National Committee. Never before did they flex their political muscles as vigorously as they did during the 2012 campaign, when Charles and David clashed with the Obama administration in what Charles described as the mother of all wars.

Like the Rockefellers before them, the Koch brothers are a great American dynasty. Unlike the Rockefellers, they have never before been the subject of a major biography."

HUBBY'S REVIEW:
This was an interesting and disturbing book at the same time. The first part of the book about the father Charles, and how he built the company Koch Industries. I found fascinating because he was a poor young man doing what needed to be done to for his future when really people in certain work areas would not have put him in leadership roles unless he left the country. Building the company with a friend and then being able to buy him out when he wanted to sell was a plus as well. Even to be able to date his wife she coming from higher society people would not look at him if he did not make something of himself. When he passes away and two of the sons Charles and David take over the company it slowly turns into a book or story from the early days of railroad with Carnegie, Rockefeller, and later JP Morgan Jr. when they would try to influence politics and from the White house down. Disasters, people being killed and they are able for a long time to keep it out of the news. These are just a few there is more. They are or wanting to be more powerful in who is elected and that is the scary part of this story. Hopefully when it is time for the next generation they can take it back to their grandfathers. Overall a good book. I give this 4 stars. I got this book from netgalley. Follow us at:  www.1rad-readerreviews.com


TY COBB: A TERRIBLE BEAUTY

TY COBB: A TERRIBLE BEAUTY           CHARLES LEERHSEN

Finally - a fascinating and authoritative biography of perhaps the most controversial player in baseball history, Ty Cobb.

Ty Cobb is baseball royalty, maybe even the greatest player who ever lived. His lifetime batting average is still the highest of all time, and when he retired in 1928, after twenty-one years with the Detroit Tigers and two with the Philadelphia Athletics, he held more than ninety records. But the numbers don't tell half of Cobb's tale. The Georgia Peach was by far the most thrilling player of the era: "Ty Cobb could cause more excitement with a base on balls than Babe Ruth could with a grand slam," one columnist wrote. When the Hall of Fame began in 1936, he was the first player voted in.

But Cobb was also one of the game's most controversial characters. He got in a lot of fights, on and off the field, and was often accused of being overly aggressive. In his day, even his supporters acknowledged that he was a fierce and fiery competitor. Because his philosophy was to "create a mental hazard for the other man,"; he had his enemies, but he was also widely admired. After his death in 1961, however, something strange happened: his reputation morphed into that of a monster - a virulent racist who also hated children and women, and was in turn hated by his peers.

How did this happen? Who is the real Ty Cobb? Setting the record straight, Charles Leerhsen pushed aside the myths, traveled to Georgia and Detroit, and re-traced Cobb's journey, from the shy son of a professor and state senator who was progressive on race for his time, to America's first true sports celebrity. In the process, he tells of a life overflowing with incident and a man who cut his own path through his times - a man we thought we knew but really didn't.
 

HUBBY'S REVIEW:
This book was outstanding in that the research that the author put forth to debunk either other books or other stories about Cobb's life. He begins with a much detailed background of his childhood and how he began to play baseball for local teams before his father allowed him to travel to Cincinnati in the hopes of getting the baseball thing out of his system and return to school. This did not happen and after the second year he was signed by Detroit. He played in their minor league for a while but he was just the same fast and no one knew what to do. They had not seen anyone like this before. When he finally makes it to the big club he is treated harsh and for the rest of the first year and the second year his hazing is horrible. Really this is where is learns to not back down from the older players and when they challenged him to a fight he accepts. To him it did not matter if he won of loosed the idea was standing up for one’s self. Two things became of this one the ringleader of the hazing was traded away, and the second was he remembered what it was like and did not treat the younger players that way when they came up. By now he was known around the league and beginning to be in all of the papers. Some for his accomplishments on the field, but also for his fights off the field. The author takes you through these and researchers census records to show that the famous fight with a man in the street was not African American but white, he did beat up a man in Yankee stadium who only had three fingers and he did that by jumping over the railing and go up to him. He could not let go of things being said or things being thrown at him. For as much greatness he did on the field he did just as much harm to himself off, where he should have walked away he was not going to back down and I think people knew this, that in turn took away from any good he did. The author does set straight that he did not sharpen his spikes, and that while he was playing he did not intentionally hurt anyone and that he was liked by most of the other players for the way he played the game. The things that were written in other books about him walking around with money, and stock certificates were not true as well. For a man that changed the way the game was played, his whole idea was to put pressure on the defense, take a single to a double, steal a base which maybe two bases, make the other team make a mistake and it worked more times than it didn’t. He still holds the highest batting avg. At one time he held over 90 records. This was a fabulous book well written and thoroughly researched. I got this book from netgalley. I gave it 5 stars. Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com 

HER BEST FRIEND'S LOVER

HER BEST FRIEND'S LOVER                SHILOH WALKER

Dale Stoner loved women, and women seemed to love him right back. He danced around the line that led to seriousness, but any time one woman got too close, he two-stepped back, quick and pretty as you please. He’s fallen in love before and he doesn’t want to go that route again. No woman was ever going to get close to him again.

The only exception is his best friend, Lauren. She’s the only one who really matters. But she’s his friend…and guys don’t sleep with their best friends, do they?

Lauren wasn’t the kind of woman to believe in love at first sight, but then she met Dale. He’s everything she shouldn’t want—a flirt, a woman chaser…and he’s also in love with somebody else.

But one hot, steamy night changes everything…
 

MY REVIEW;
     This was a rather interesting storyline for sure.  Two neighbors have lived next door to each other for a little over 5 years.  Dale Stoner, a writer and illustrates children’s books and Lauren Spencer a very well-known artist.  While living next to one another have become fast and true friends.  Helping when one is ill, taking in the mail when the other is out of town, or things like that.
     Not to mention there is a one sided love affair that is going on.  Yup!  You heard me one sided.  Dale has no clue that Lauren is madly in love with him and has been since the first day she met him.  She also knows he could never love her since no other person in her life ever has.  Her father left before she knew him but her mom left her in a public place and walked away.  Then she ended up in foster care where they only wanted her for the money.  Or her foster fathers for her 36 double D’s.  He would never love her anyway because he is still in love with a chick from back home who doesn’t love him, Nikki.
     Dale Stoner comes with his own set of hang ups.  He’s in love with a girl not in love with him.  She is in her own love story nightmare.  After years of pining over her he still screwing wannabe look alike that he picks not knowing that is what he is doing.  He picks them to try and recreate what he had, always falling short.  Although Lauren is right in front of him great body, long black hair, 36DD breast, and yet he never really sees her.  Instead he might have two chicks at once or just one but once in a while he ties one on when he gets a note from Nikki’s stepdaughter thanking him for the books he sends her each time he has a new one come out.
     Dale loves Lauren his best friend so much he wants to see her happy.  Once again he fixed her up.  This time on a double date with him and his date.  She’s not happy but agrees.  The guy is a golfing buddy and a record producer.  On the day the guy becomes an octopus.  At the end of the date she says goodnight and rushes home giving him the brush off in Dale’s yard.  When this guy chases her down.  He gets handsie she says no again and he becomes physical then she has to defend herself.  Years of self-defense classes coming in handy.  Dale comes to check on her he sees blood on her and the way she is in the defensive stance and he goes after the guy himself.   Now she is mad at Dale too from the adrenaline rushing through her body and him being the one who fixed her up with this jerk.

     Their standoff last at least a week if not more.  See how they resolve it not too sure it was how I would have liked to have seen it.  Just know alcohol is involved and more forceful sexual content.  Talking in a relationship very important and walking out on those you love during an argument is never builds trust.  Walk to the next room or backyard.  Driving away or flying to another town or state causes more problems than solves.  Only because of the nature of the backgrounds of the characters did I give it the amount of stars I did.  Otherwise the whining would have driven me crazy.  I give this 4 stars.  Provided by netgalley.com.  Follow us at: www.1rad-readerreviews.com.

MOMENTARY LAPSE

MOMENTARY LAPSE                           TONI J. STRAWN

Any man can get down and dirty. A real man cleans up his own mess. One Moment, Book 2 Madison St James's life is a glittering fairy tale until her Prince Charming turns out to be Prince Cheating. With the help of a sexy stranger, Madison becomes someone she's not for just one night. Confident, uninhibited, and up for no-holds-barred sex. It's hot. It's sensual. And so real that Madison doesn't see how she can ever return to her superficial life. But with no money of her own, no job and no experience, Madison is trapped. Just like her manipulative mother planned. Cole Langford has one of the most powerful names in Maryland, but none of the money and prestige that go with it. But he knows first-hand what it's like to get kicked to the curb by power-wielding megalomaniacs. Lately Cole's libido's been on holiday. Even his old hobby of seducing rich social climbers and leaving them begging has lost its appeal. But Madison is like decadent candy, and Cole isn't satisfied with one tiny taste. Even if going back for seconds has disaster written all over it. Warning: Contains an appetizing one-night stand in a hotel, saucy sexcapades in a deserted stairwell and proof that sometimes you have to strip down and get naked in front of the mirror to truly see yourself. 

MY REVIEW:
     What do you do when you grow up with a mom who thinks she owns your life?  You know the ones that say, “I gave birth to you so therefore you owe me.”  Well those moms are mild compared to Madison St. James’s mom Patricia.  She is a social climber.  Originally trailer trash who is a poser now.
     She put Madison in pageants as far back as she could remember.  Taught her manners, how to walk, talk, who to talk to, and where to be seen.  No one or nothing got past Patricia.  So, when it came time for Madison to marry well she hand picked him too, Logan, a senator’s son.
     There was just one or two flaws in the ointment.  He can’t seem to live within his financial means.  So to solve that problem, Patricia pays him an allowance which he goes over also.  But when your daddy is a senator and his wealthy girlfriend’s mom want’s this he does it.  Plus this is his father’s final warning marry Madison and shape up or get cut off.  So…
     Bringing us to his second flaw.  Madison caught him cheating on her and she tells him it is over.  She then runs out to stay at the very hotel she caught him at.  Morbid? Yes!  She know it is.  But she just wanted revenge maybe.  She goes down to the bar orders a drink when she catches the eye of a Cole Langford.  Not of the rich side of the Langford’s he won’t claim them.  So don’t even try and lump them.  He won’t have it.  Anyway, he doesn’t like the rich but there is something about Madison that is different.  She is shy, mannered, unsure, yet bold, beautiful, and scared all at the same time.  Which totally captured him which in itself angers him.
     When she almost falls off her chair he is there to catch her.  He has no plans to bed her those days are behind him.  Yet, he can’t seem to turn away from this one.  But he is torn for he know he has his sister who is about her age who has physical therapy to do and so much more from an accident that had killed their mom.  She has overcome a lot but he has a chip on his shoulder and the rich side of the Langford’s to thank for that since they wouldn’t help when his sister needed them.  Resentment much?
     This was one hot story.  It grabs you from the get to.  The characters are bold and loud and in your face but they keep you on your toes.  I couldn’t put it down.  The sex scenes are hot so bring a fan.  I give this 5++++ stars.  Provided by netgalley.com.  Follow us at: www.1rad-readerreviews.com.

STARFISH MOON

STARFISH MOON                                 DONNA KAUFFMAN

Nestled on the Maine coast, Blueberry Cove is a peaceful retreat compared to the excitement of exotic cities and foreign lands. But it’s also the best place in the world for one woman to find her heart’s true home…Kerry McCrae’s wanderlust has taken her to parts of the globe most people have only glimpsed in pictures. So why is tending bar at the family pub in Blueberry Cove after her Uncle Fergus’s stroke an easier adjustment than she expected? And why hasn’t she left once Fergus is back on his feet? When tall, tanned Cooper Jaxton walks through the door, she knows the answer in a heartbeat…

Born and raised deep in Australia’s outback, Cooper never planned to leave the wild country he loves. But after almost a year of having Kerry—with her sparkling eyes and outrageous stories—on his cattle station, Cooper was stunned when she left. Suddenly home wasn’t the same without her. Making his way to Blueberry Cove to find her is a risk, but Cooper is counting on the passionate connection between them to convince her that the only place either of them needs to be is together… 
Let the honeymoon begin…Includes a DIY wedding cake recipe!

MY REVIEW:
     The wanderer in Kerry McCrae’s has always lived in her heart since she was a little girl.  You see at the age of two, she the youngest, her two sisters and a brother, were all left orphaned when their parents died.  So their grandfather was there to raise them.  His cousin came from Ireland to help raise them knowing he would need a hand.  That was their Uncle Fergus.  He was a man of her same heart and spirit, a wanderer. 
     He was always telling about his great adventures he had been on while he was carefree on his travels.  All the fun he had out and about.  Some funny, some sad, and some filled with adventure.  Kerry always knowing that is what she wanted for they were kindred spirits.
     So at eighteen in Fergus’s office she took a dart aimed it at a map on the wall closed her eyes and tossed it.  Where it landed is where she started her great adventure.  She has been traveling ever since.  At twenty-nine, she arrived at the Jax’s Cameroo Down Cattle Station.  Only meaning to stay for a season until Jax’s youngest, Sadie thirteen, asked for help with her homework.  Then she became a regular around the homestead which was unusual for the Jax’s as well as Kerry.
     Kerry’s season work turned into a year and her friendship with eldest son Cooper Jax thirty-one, became one where she started lusting after him.  Unknown to him for sure.  Then one day she got a note from home saying she was wanted home her brother was getting married.  The next thing they knew she was gone.
     The thing was Cooper had been gearing up to declare his love.  Too little too late as they say.  Does that ring a bell?  Yet he doesn’t go after her thinking she would come back.  After a year his dad buys him a ticket, telling him to go after her.  He does show up at the family pub, declares his love, and ask her in front of everyone and she…
     Can this be a way of life for Kerry?  Or and ending of her spirit?  Cooper is a man of honor and family will that pulls.  Will that bring him to Kerry or also tear them apart?  I give this 5++++ stars.  Provided by netgalley.com.  Follow us at:

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PASS INTERFERENCE

PASS INTERFERENCE                         DESIREE HOLT

No Rules. No Limits.
Party girl Tyler Gillette has just one rule: no football players. As the daughter of the owner of the San Antonio Hawks, she grew up in the shadow of the sport and her father’s enormous wealth. She was even named Tyler because he wanted a boy. Life couldn’t have drawn up a better play for turning her into a wild child—until that same life is threatened by someone from the past . . .

Former Hawks running back Rafe Ortiz has a few rules of his own. First, no weaknesses. Second, no babysitting spoiled football princesses. But his new career as a bodyguard means he’s responsible for protecting the beautiful Tyler Gillette from her mysterious stalker. But keeping his hands off her might be harder than keeping her safe ...
 

MY REVIEW:
     When a tragedy changes your life and the dynamics of your household it can also change the course of your future.  If you have no one to guide you or and adult to point that out especially.  This is exactly what happened to Tyler Gillette.
     You see Tyler’s mother passed away when she was ten at the time.  Even though she had lost her mom it felt like she lost both parents.  You see her dad dealt with his grief by throwing himself into everything Hawk’s related.  His previous football team came first above all else but especially above her.
     She tried everything to get him to notice her and to please him.  To show him she was and could be as good as a son he always wanted instead of her, a girl.  Nothing, not a damn thing worked.  He wasn’t happy with her, angry with her, nope he was nothing he just ignored her.  In fact he sent her away with money and told her to keep busy.  The fact that she had, his way of thinking, insulted him she being a daughter after all and not a son made it worse.  Giving her a boy’s name didn’t change a thing.
     So naturally she went to the deeper end of the pool to get a response which for sure finally got at least an eyebrow raised.  She started outrageous behavior and kept upping her game until he was tearing his hair out.  All because she just wanted him to love her and notice her.
     All this at what cost?  Her rep, friends, and a real relationship.  Although the only relationship she truly wanted and fantasied about she knew would never happen.  That would be with Rafe Ortiz.  He was a former Hawks player and who was currently head of her father’s security detail at the stadium.
     The first time she saw Rafe he had just been signed and she was in college all of twenty he was twenty-two.  I despised all things Hawks, football, and football players.  But my heart, body and eyes knew what it wanted.  It wanted Rafe Ortiz.
     The first time Rafe ever saw Tyler he was a lost cause.  He knew if he ever tried it would be a career ender for sure.  Not to mention she was too young.  So the discipline he learned on the field he used off the field especially when he was around her.  All the more when they made eye contact because he saw that she wanted him too.  He could see that she was one hot mess. 
      Then one night he’s playing cards with his buddies and a call comes in and he sees it’s her.  He’s wondering how she got his number.  After some bantering he hears the fear in her voice and he responds to that.  He ask where she is and she names the dive bar and he has a snide remark they have a heated word until he hears someone banging on the door to the bathroom and calling her foul names.  He tells her to lock it he’s on his way.
     A few days go by she calls him again out to her house this time they banter again she tells him forget it when he continues to insult her about her rep.  Finally he hears the real fear and agrees to show up.  Again the banter—insults—make up to which he fact finds she has a stalker.  Now that’s a game changer for him.  She sees she needs a change too…
     I enjoyed this book.  It had a lot of action with the whole stalker situation but the bantering and love story was so good also it really had you from the beginning. I give this 5 stars.
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LOVE WALKS IN

LOVE WALKS IN                                 SAMANTHA CHASE

Book #2 in New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Samantha Chase’s dazzling new series.

The Shaughnessy Brothers are back

He lives by a schedule. Aubrey Burke is on the run from an about-to-be-disastrous mistake when resort owner Hugh Shaughnessy catches her climbing through his office window. Until Aubrey tumbled into his life, Hugh had relied on work and discipline to safeguard a heart damaged by family tragedy. Now his careful world will never be the same.

She lives for the moment. Hugh’s approach to life and love is the opposite of Aubrey’s, but she soon finds herself falling hard for the handsome hotel mogul. There’s a darker reason behind her “live for today” attitude than Hugh could possibly know, but for the first time Aubrey dares to hope this man’s love might make it worth taking a chance on the future.
 

MY REVIEW:
     Through the passing of someone we love we can learn life lessons.  Some can be good for us and some not at all.  Some we can outgrow if we learn how to let them go.  That is where Hugh Shaughnessy is in life.
     Unfortunately when he was in his teens and when we all are so full of ourselves and think we know everything he chose not to follow the house rules.  He was coming in late and not calling.  After the third time he lost his driving privileges.  Therefore, on the third day when it was raining and his sister became ill and his mom needed to go to the drug store and he could not go for her and mentioned it, that life lesson came into play.  Because the mother he loved so much who had six children with many schedules down to one finally tuned one, well she never came home.  He knew life would never be the same again.  
     From that day forward to honor her he would follow her example and words to a tee.  “Think twice before being impulsive.”  It was about the schedule and there was no room for spontaneity.  Just no straying from the normal.  He had learned the hard way the most unthinkable way that you would pay a much too high price if you did.
     The day Aubrey Burke crawled in his office window to retrieve her suitcase his whole life turned upside down.  His days of knowing anything for sure and having a schedule all went out the window when she came in.  Aubrey was the most stunning women Hugh had ever seen.  And the thong she was wearing when she went head first into the window put his head into the clouds.  He also like that she was spunky and stood up to him.
     The thing was he knew she was running and hiding from something and he felt this overwhelming urge to help her.  So when he heard a man’s voice outside his office giving his employee a hard time he told her to sit tight.  It turned out to be someone looking for her and he was none to kind about it.  So Hugh gave him false info and sent him packing.  When he came back in she was surprised at his help.  After their talk he offered her his assistance and she says…
     You will have to read to find out.  It is a very good book.  I was able to get a love story and family saga all in one.  I give this 5 stars.  Provided by netgalley.com.  Follow us at:

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