Thursday, April 9, 2015

Double Cross (FBI: Houston Book 2) by DiAnn Mills

She put him in prison. Now he's their only lead in a deadly new case.

FBI Agent Laurel Evertson's investigation into a scam targeting the elderly takes an unexpected twist when key evidence leads her to a felon she arrested on her last undercover assignment. That case has haunted her since, and though she's vowed to forget Morton Wilmington--and what she sacrificed to put him away--he is now her best lead.

Houston Police Officer Daniel Hilton fears his grandparents may be the scammers' next targets, and he'll do anything to protect his family, including force interagency cooperation. But he's quickly drawn to Laurel's zeal and agrees to follow her lead...even if it means teaming up with a felon. 

As the unlikely trio uncovers disturbing evidence suggesting the scam is more deadly than they imagined, Laurel and Daniel find themselves in the crosshairs of a killer. Together they must decide if they can trust Wilmington's claims of redemption, or if he's leading them straight into a double cross. 

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I have read many of DiAnn's western romance books but this is the first time I've been able to read her newer crime adventure books. I enjoy her writing style for both genres. This book was filled with action and mystery. I used to watch a few of the crime TV shows and enjoyed trying to solve the crime. This one made me wonder WHO was the double crosser and who was on the up and up through out the entire book. The ending surprised me. 

This book deals with how people's past shapes them and how they make choices in their lives. There are trust issues because of the past and it makes us question trusting others and knowing what is real or a lie. This book shows how God loves us through the bad things that can happen to us as we are growing up, either from our choices or just something that happens to us because of someone else's choices. There is nothing so bad that God won't love us. And that people heal in their own way, it's not one size fits all. 

This book was very well done. If you like crime adventure books, this one is on target. She does her research and makes it believable. This is number two in the series. The first book came out last year and the third next year around this time. I look forward to reading more of her books. 

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DiAnn Mills is a bestselling author who believes her readers should expect an adventure. She combines unforgettable characters with unpredictable plots to create action-packed, suspense-filled novels.

Her titles have appeared on the CBA and ECPA bestseller lists; won two Christy Awards; and been finalists for the RITA, Daphne Du Maurier, Inspirational Readers' Choice, and Carol award contests.

DiAnn is a founding board member of the American Christian Fiction Writers; the 2015 president of the Romance Writers of America's Faith, Hope, & Love chapter; a member of Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, and International Thriller Writers. She speaks to various groups and teaches writing workshops around the country. She and her husband live in sunny Houston, Texas.

DiAnn is very active online and would love to connect with readers on any of the social media sites including her website www.diannmills.com.  FacebookTwitter, Pinterest, and Goodreads are great places to interact with her.

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Thursday, April 2, 2015

The Last Truth by Leann Harris

Betrayed by her fiancĂ© to the Nazis, Linette Van Linder escapes the clutches of the Waffen SS and runs into American reporter, Michael St. James. Michael refuses to abandon the woman who just ran into his life and knows he can’t allow her to be arrested for standing for justice. The only way he is able to save her is marry her to get the exit visa. 

Their forced marriage becomes more than a simple means to an end, but two souls bound in the fires of war. Linette works as a spy for the British Army while Michael joins the American Army and becomes attached to Dwight D. Eisenhower. 

As Linette and Michael join the fight to win against the darkness that has settled across Europe, they struggle to come to grips with the people they’ve become. And wonder if their love will survive the struggle.


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This book takes you back to a horrible time in our history and gives you a different view of it. At least it did for me. If you didn't grow up in that time or grow up over there, you may not fully understand just how things were. The main characters are passionate about doing their part to help those of are the victims of these horrible crimes against humanity. 

It was interesting to see how they made life choices based on the things going on around them instead of just for selfish reasons. I enjoyed getting to know the characters and follow their story. If you like adventure and danger you will enjoy this book. 


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