Murder In Missoula

MURDER IN MISSOULA                       LAURENCE GILIOTTI

Retired federal agent Joe Nicoletti is ready for a change. He dreams of a simple life, far away from Washington, D.C., where every street corner reminds him of his dead wife.

When he is offered a faculty position at the University of Montana, he sees it as a dream come true. A chance to start over.

He never dreamed he would have a second chance at love. He never dreamed he would become the prime suspect in a high profile murder case. He never dreamed he would be forced to undertake the most important investigation of his life. But dreams can turn into nightmares when there is Murder In Missoula.

A novel of love and attraction, both normal and perverse, friendship, sacrifice, ambition, innocence, dreams as harbingers of events to come, telepathy, clairvoyance, fate and destiny. All wrapped in a fast-paced novel of murder and suspense.
 

PAT'S REVIEW


This book is fast paced and full of suspense and intrigue. Retired DEA agent Joe Nicoletti needs a change of pace and to get away from the east coast. The west he believes is the right place. He did not expect to be involved in a murder case or the prime suspect. Now he must work to prove himself innocent from not one but two murders. With the help of friends back east and a few friends, he has in the new town he begins to prove his innocence and find the killer at the same time. A very good book from start to finish which is always difficult to do. The book also had good characters also. Overall a good read. I received this book from Netgalley.com I gave it 4 stars Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com

Law & Disorder

LAW & DISORDER                                  LIV ARNOLD

Lawyer Juliet Jackson has come head to head with Sergeant Jesse Burns on numerous occasions in court. He is provoking. Pigheaded. Punch-worthy. They don't get along. Not one little bit. The unfortunate fact he's also her next-door neighbor brings her loathing off the charts. But when Juliet's caught locked outside her home in nothing but a skimpy towel, she must swallow her pride and turn to Jesse for help. She doesn't expect the explosive chemistry between them and can't help but wonder if Jesse's as demanding in the bedroom as he is in the courtroom. 

PAT'S REVIEW


This is a very quick story. It has Juliet Jackson a lawyer and Sergeant Jesse Burns, who has been at odds with one another in the courtroom where the book opens. To find out that they are neighbors and have been for years. Now Juliet gets locks out of her home with only a towel on and after making it around to the back yard she is confident that she can make it to the window that is open. But alas she did not. She also lost her towel. That same moment her neighbor that is right Jesse Burns arrives from work and sees her in the shrubs. After appreciating the new shrubs he gets his tools where he is able to get her into her house. It is there that she once again loses her towel and now all bets are off, along with everything else. Will Jesse decide to use his cuffs on the lawyer since he is still in uniform? You will have to read and find out. A very good short story. I received this book from Netgalley.com I gave it 4 stars. Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com

The Playmaker (Players on Ice #1)

THE PLAYMAKER                                   CATHRYN FOX

Cole: 

My only goal is to heal from this concussion and get back on the ice—until Nina Callaghan shows up at my door asking for hockey lessons. She’s my best friend’s kid sister, which puts her in the hands-off zone, so I used to tease her without mercy—the ballerina on ice—until a knee injury grounded her. But little Nina is all grown up now, and wants something from me, and I sure as hell want something back. Now it's game on, and I'm pulling out all the plays. 

Nina: 

Asking my old nemesis for a favor is the last thing I want to do, but when my editor charges me with writing a romantic series about hot hockey players, I have no choice but to turn to Cocky Cole Cannon, and he didn’t earn that handle from flashing his infamous grin. When he agrees to teach me, little did I know he’d have a hidden agenda. I want to say no, but when the Playmaker introduces me to his off-ice moves, the only word on my lips is yes. 

Cole: 

No way can I fall for the girl I’ve been crushing on since…forever. Not only will her brother kill me, we don't belong in each other’s world. I should have kept things in the neutral zone, but when one sweet taste becomes a game changer, I fear it could uncover everything I spent years hiding and destroy Nina right along with it.

PAT'S REVIEW


Nina Callaghan has written several romance books. Now her editor wants on hockey. Even though her brother is a hockey star she knows nothing about the game. She grew up on the ice but as a figure skater, and had a terrible accident that ruined her career. Now trying to figure out what to do she decides to go to Cole Cannon house since he is home because of an injury a concussion. Cole had spent many a day and night at her house and she thought he was teasing her all the time, now going to him and his playboy ways for help is the last thing she wanted to do. Once there she realizes that he has not been taking care of himself, and begins to cook healthier meals except for his cereal. She is also finding out some things about herself and that he is easy to talk to. Later they find they have a connection in and out of the bedroom as well. Later when the brother finds out he is okay with it. The problem comes because he has never told her about his and his twin sister father, so when she brings him to the house Cole goes ballistic and Nina leaves. Realizing he massively screwed up he must come up with some way to apologize to get her back. A very good book with very good characters. I received this book from Netgalley.com I gave it 4 stars follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com

Taming the Troublemaker (The Hills of Texas Book 3)

TAMING THE TROUBLEMAKER                        KADIE SCOTT

Autry Hill may be a cowboy to his boots, but he’s also gained quite the reputation as a charmer and playboy. His parents aren’t sure he’s ready to take the reins of the family’s prosperous Texas ranch, so they set up a challenge: No women or scandal for the next six months and the ranch house he grew up in is his. Easy peasy, Autry thinks. He’s already tired of late nights and romancing, until elementary school teacher Beth Cooper happens to cross his path. Suddenly Autry is losing his heart, his mind, and what’s left of his reputation.

Good girl teacher Beth Cooper is far too practical to fall for Autry Hill, even if she had a crush on him way back when. The man’s been breaking hearts since middle school. But when he becomes her unexpected champion and then they work together to help one of Beth’s troubled students who’s about to lose everything, she sees a different side of Autry – serious, compassionate, determined and dedicated. And that Autry is nearly impossible to resist. Does she need to?
 

PAT'S REVIEW

Aurty Hill has a reputation around town as not only as a troublemaker but also a ladies man. Just not the settling down type of man. His father and mother want to move into town and tell him if he can go for six months with no scandal that they will give him the ranch house. Which is what he has always wanted. Beth Cooper local school teacher and the all-around good girl ends up in the same bar as Autry, talking to her sisters. She is also not surprised when someone socks Aurty in the month. She is surprised that he did not hit back. Not paying attention to her sisters she leaves only to get into the wrong truck. When she gets in her own truck she has forgotten her purse in the other truck. Wanting she sees Autry walking out and he is walking closer and closer to finally he is at the first truck she entered. Now telling him the story he thinks it’s funny and lets her know that he has always seen her even back in school, that she is pretty. After he kisses her she feels it but does not let it go to her head. When a few days pass he is driving into town during a rainstorm only to see someone almost going in the river. Saving her and some animal in a cage. She is beginning to see him differently. Especially after the fight in the middle of town. His family does not give him any credit, but time and time again throughout the story Beth is always on his side. When it matters most though like most guys she walks because he won’t say the words she needs to hear. There is so much that I left out that you must read this book to see if he can figure out how to speak around her or will he let her go. A very good story, I really liked all of the characters and Dylan really adds to the book. A very good book. I received this book from Netgalley.com I gave it 5 stars. Follow us atwww.1rad-readerreviews.com

Brothers in Arms (Kings of Mayhem MC #2)

BROTHERS IN ARMS                                   PENNY DEE

CADE
They took someone from me.
And I’m going to make them pay.
In blood.
But before I can do that, I have to make sure my girl is safe.
And I will do whatever I have to, even break my own heart, to make sure she survives.
Because she is my queen.
My everything.


INDY
He’s changed.
His grief is overwhelming and I can feel the gap widening between us.
Someone is coming after the Kings of Mayhem MC.
And we are trapped as they play out their evil scheme.
Because under the cover of darkness, they are coming for each of us, one by one, to play out their own twisted vendetta.
And no one is safe.
 

PAT'S REVIEW


This book continues from the first book with the killings and with Indy deciding to fight for Cade and make him talk to her. For cade, he still thinks she is leaving that is until someone makes a mistake and takes her. Now Cade will do everything to bring her back and hopefully, the person will not be around when he finds her. This book reads a little quicker than the first one, and both Indy and Cade have begun to work out and through their problems. They are remembering what it was like when they were together all of those years ago. Still a good story to go with the first one. I received this book from Netgalley.com I gave it 4 stars. Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com

Kings of Mayhem (Kings of Mayhem MC #1)

KINGS OF MAYHEM                                   PENNY DEE

CADE 
I’ve loved her since we were five years old. 
We grew up side by side. 
Two kids tied together by the Kings of Mayhem Motorcycle Club. 
But I broke us. 
I broke her. 
So, she fled. 
Now she’s back after twelve long years. 
And I’m going to show her all the reasons why we should be together and make her forget all the reasons why we shouldn’t. 


INDY 
I’m back in town but only because I have to be. 
I’m here to help my mom bury my father. 
And the sooner we get it done, the better. 
Because I want to see Cade as much as I want a hole in the head. 
He broke me once—no, he broke my everything— and I’ll be damned if I’ll let him do it again. 
Get in and get out. That is the plan. 
But you know what they say about best-laid plans. 

PAT'S REVIEW


The first book in this series and has two people that grew up next to each other and in a Motorcycle club. They fall in love and then when they both were to take off the next day for college he screwed it up the night before. Actually, his dad drugged because he had already lost one son and did not want another to leave the club. Now twelve years later Indy is coming home to bury her father and hopefully all of her memories of the club and of Cade. Problem Cade has never stopped loving her and when she sees him he is not the boy she remembers. He is a man and she is still attracted to him. While everything is going on between them someone is also killing the members of the club and they are working at finding who it could be. They there is the fact that she had not gone back to her job and life when she thought she would. Why is she staying? Will she stay or will she leave? Maybe Cade will give her a golden crown like the wife’s get when they get married? Read this fast paced book to see what happens. I received this book from Netgalley.com I gave it 4 stars Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com

Defending Morgan (Mountain Mercenaries #3)

DEFENDING MORGAN                               SUSAN STOKER

Dispatched to the Dominican Republic to rescue a kidnapped child, former Navy SEAL Archer “Arrow” Kane makes a startling discovery: another hostage—Morgan Byrd, a very beautiful and very well-known missing person who disappeared off the streets of Atlanta a year ago. She’s brave, resilient, and unbroken. All Arrow wants to know is why she ended up in a shack in Santo Domingo. All he feels is the desire to protect.

Morgan is done being the victim and is determined to find out who hates her so much that they want her gone—but not dead. Until then, she has Arrow, an alpha stranger who’s offering a warm and safe place to hide. But as the passion between them flares, so does the fear that whoever took Morgan will do anything to get her back. For Arrow, protecting this woman with a mysterious enemy is the most dangerous mission of his life. And it’s worth every beat of his heart.

PAT'S REVIEW

In this third book, when the Mountain Mercenaries go into the Dominic Republic to rescue a child. Archer one of the rescuers realizes that the other person in the room is Morgan Byrd. She has been missing for a year and she is standing in front of the girl protecting her. Archer is immediately attracted to her, by her strength and resilience. The team splits up and Archer and Morgan go a different way to throw off the guards. The guards though are tracking them and not the girl. Morgan is keeping up with Archer all the way and it takes a little over twenty-four hours before they make it back with their team. It still takes a little while before they make it back to the U.S. Once on the ground Morgan’s parents who are divorced each want a piece of her along with the press. She wants to hide and spends time with Archer and trying to make sense of everything. Meanwhile, the team is working on who would want to kidnap her and hold her for over a year without offering a ransom. The story goes along and you begin to wonder as well. When you get to the end and find out I must say I was totally shocked. As for Morgan and Archer, they have much work to do even though they love each other. I found this to be a very good book. I received this book from Netgalley.com I gave it 5 stars. Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com

Murder In Missoula

MURDER IN MISSOULA                         LAURENCE GILIOTTI Retired federal agent Joe Nicoletti is ready for a change. He dreams of a s...