Thursday, October 8, 2020

Reading and #Reviews (McLean, Knight, Vitek)

I'm a writer, but I'm also a reader. Each month, I'll share with you reviews of present and past reads. My available time to read is limited because I write, but I love to curl up with a paperback or an eBook at night for the last hour of my day.

I tend to read what I write, but not exclusively. Besides Romantic Suspense, I read crime and law novels, WWII historicals, mysteries, and some main stream character driven books.

Here are some of the books I've read recently or in the not too distant past. Maybe you'll discover a new book or author!

A Switch in Time
by Cassie McLean

Time Travel

I was intrigued by not only the subject matter of this story, but how the novel came to be and had to get it. I've read other books by Ms. McLean and wasn't disappointed. The fact that this story was originally written in the 1960s and considering the state of the U.S. today, the twist Ms. McLean added to her mother’s original manuscript was pure genius. Some readers might find their comfort level tested, but stick with the story, learn right along with the characters and you’ll be rewarded with a great read. In addition to the grit of racial clashes are some well described scene settings—one of my favorite parts of a well-written book.



Passionate Destiny by Dee S. Knight

Erotic Romance

I've been wanting to read a book by Ms. Knight ever since I encountered her post on a blog. I chose Passionate Destiny because I'm a believer in ghosts and the blurb hooked me with a brief description of the characters. I'm not normally a reader of erotica, but I have to say, this book is erotic romance. I think there is a distinction. The romance is sweet, the sex is hot, and the story is intriguing. The main characters are educated and well-read. I love that the hero is mistaken as simply a construction guy by the heroine who is rather snooty with her evaluation. There is humor with the ghost episodes but also passion you will find intriguing if you like ghost stories. After reading Passionate Destiny, I will most definitely be ready to read other books by Ms. Knight.



Rescue Me
by Jody Vitek


Can Catherine accept the consequences of a great-aunt's dying wish without losing her heart or independence? Josef wants to own the land his great-grandfather lost in a poker game to Catherine's great-grandfather. When they come together, he sees a way, but his heart is part of the bargain.

Animals, Minnesota and love - Rescue Me had it and combined for a sweet, romantic read. I believe this was Ms. Vitek's first novel and kicked off a great romance writer career.