Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2015 TBR Pile Reading Challenge!

I participated in this challenge last year and I can't wait to again this year! :) The following information is from Bookish and you can also find it on their blog: 

If you're new to the TBR Pile Reading Challenge, here is the deal: We all have those books. We buy them, win them, they're gifted to us. Then we put them up on a bookshelf and there they stay, collecting dust, waiting for the time when we'll finally decide to pick them up.

Join us on a quest to dust off your TBR Pile and read all the books you've been telling yourself you'll read next time you'll get a chance. This is your chance!

Challenge Guidelines

1. The challenged will run from January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015. The sign up link below will remain open until January 16, 2015 at 11:30am.

2. Anyone can enter! You don't have to be a blogger, just as long as you review the book you've read. You can review on your book on your blog, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Goodreads, etc.

3. Any genre, length, or format of book counts as long as it is a book that's been sitting on your self for some time. Short stories and novellas do count! The only stipulations that the book must have been released in 2014 or earlier. No 2015 ARCs or 2015 fresh-off-the-press releases allowed.

4. On the 25th of every other month (see schedule below), we will post a wrap-up for the previous two months. These posts will be done by one our bloggers and will contain new linkys for you to add your own wrap-up posts. If you did not sign up by January 17, this is where you can sign up as well.

5. To help you tackle your TBR piles we will also be hosting Read-A-Longs on months that do not have wrap-ups. Voted on by challenge participants, Read-A-Longs will have two post dates: the first half of the book and the second half. Please note: You do not have to take part in our Read-A-Longs to participate in the TBR Pile Challenge. You can participate in all of them, some of them, or none of them. This aspect of the challenge is entirely optional.

6. There will be two giveaways - July and December. Giveaway details will be explained once the giveaway post goes up. We don't want to overwhelm you with too many details now :)

7. You don't have to follow Bookish to join the challenge, but you do have to follow us to be entered in the giveaways.

How many books are you planning to read for this challenge?

1-10 A Firm Handshake
11-20 A Friendly Hug
21-30 First Kiss
31-40 Sweet Summer Fling
41-50 Could This Be Love?
50+ Married with Children

My Goal

Every year, I think I'm going to read tons of books from my TBR pile... and every year I fail. BUT, last year I made a goal of 21-30 books, and I made it to 20!!! So I was only off by ONE book. I think that's pretty successful! But because I didn't technically make my goal, I'm sticking with First Kiss again this year :) I have very high hopes that I'll make this goal, so lets keep our fingers crossed. Anything that is on my shelf as of today, December 31, is fair game! I'm limiting the amount of challenges I'm doing this year (I think only about 3), so hopefully this is in reach for me :)

1. Touch & Go by Lisa Gardner
2. In the Middle of Nowhere by Julie Ann Knudsen
3. Suspicion by Joseph Finder
4. Since You've Been Gone by Mary Jennifer Payne
5. Loving You Is Easy by Wendy S. Marcus
6. Burn for Burn by Jenny Han
7. Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
8. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
9. Exclusively Yours by Shannon Stacey
10. The 8th Confession (Women's Murder Club) by James Patterson
11. Alienated by Melissa Landers
12. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
13. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
14. One Plus One by Jojo Moyes
15. All the Truth That's In Me by Julie Berry
16. Crash (Visions #1) by Lisa McMann
17. Nights of Rain and Stars by Maeve Binchy
18. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
19. The 9th Judgment by James Patterson
20. The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty
21. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday 12.30.14

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the The Broke and the Bookish. Every week she posts an idea for a 'Top Ten' list relating to books, and encourages other book bloggers to respond and participate. All the details are listed on her site.

This week's question: Top Ten Goals/Resolutions for 2015 (bookish, blogging or otherwise!)

Ahhh so many things that I want to do this coming year! Starting to work on some of the things now, which is good, but I need to do more! :) 


1. Get my blog organized. Just need to get my life a little more organized in general 
2. Learn HTML coding. I need to make my blog more original and fun!
3. Read more books from my TBR pile :) I started working on that already but it needs to improve!
4. Try not to buy as many books unless I really, really want them. I have a problem with buying books because they're cheap, but then they sit on the shelves and I buy more without reading them


1. Get back into the gym! Seriously! I used to be really good about it, going about 4 times a week. Then wedding planning happened, and then house hunting happened, and then the holidays happened... Need to get back to running my 3+ miles! No use putting this off any longer... will be in the gym in about an hour! :) 
2. Move into our new house! Ahh! Can't believe we bought a house! So exciting :) But what that means is I need to start cleaning and packing our apartment (boo!)
3. Work on scrapbooking. I have a project for my parents I'm working on and also one for myself for our wedding and honeymoon, but I have been putting that off for quite some time because I'm always reading. 
4. Work on my genealogy! I bought a subscription to, but haven't really used it since and its too expensive to not use it! I love learning about my past ancestors, so this should be a fun goal :) 

So many things to do, not enough time in the day! What are your new years resolutions?!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Stacking the Shelves 12.28.14

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga @ Tynga's Reviews. Its all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, whether physical or virtual books. This means you can include books you buy in physical stores or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts, and of course, ebooks! Tynga posts this meme on Saturdays, but you can post on any day that works best for you! Check out the guidelines by visiting Tynga's blog! 


I had a lot of hopes to work on my blog and get some more posts done over the few days I had off for Christmas. However, I was unlucky enough to get the flu on Friday, which completely knocked me out. I'm slowly recovering today, but its been a rough road. Thankfully, I got some great books over the week, so that has helped cheer me up (even though I've been too sick to enjoy any of them)!!


Christmas Gifts!

Ok, so the Star Wars book is really my husband's, but it's still going on our shelves! :) I'm so excited to read each and every one of these! Christmas was very good to me this year and I also got a few gift cards, so we all know what I'll be buying with those! Hope all of you received the books you were wanting! 

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday! 12.23.14

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the The Broke and the Bookish. Every week she posts an idea for a 'Top Ten' list relating to books, and encourages other book bloggers to respond and participate. All the details are listed on her site.

This week's question: Top ten books I wouldn't mind Santa bringing this year.

Ok, so I went over by one... but I can't help it! These all look so good!!

1. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
2. The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty
3. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart


4. Mean Streak by Sandra Brown 
5. Breaking Free (previously called Breaking the Reins) by Juliana Haygert
6. The One and Only by Emily Giffin


7. The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes
8. Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
9. Just One Day by Gayle Forman

10. Time Between Us Tamara Ireland Stone 
11. Ten Tiny Breaths by KA Tucker  

Monday, December 22, 2014

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

It's Monday! What are you reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila @ Book Journey, where we share what we read last week, what we're currently reading, and what is next for us! 

Just Finished: 

You can read my review here!

Current Read: 

Technically I'm still reading Clash of Kings as well, but it's been a while since I picked it up, so I'm not counting that. This is the second book in the Tessa Leoni series, and I just received an ARC of the 3rd (Crash & Burn), so I can't wait to keep reading this and get to the next :) 

Up Next: 

Crash & Burn is the 3rd book in the Tessa Leoni series, so I might jump right into that, or I might start Just Like Fate. I read about 3 pages of that before I got sidetracked and then picked up Touch & Go, so I hope to grab it again soon :) 

Sunday, December 21, 2014

[Review] What if by Shirley Anne Edwards

What If by Shirley Anne Edwards
Publisher: Shirley Anne Edwards
Publishing Date: Sept. 22, 2014
Format: ebook, ARC
213 Pages
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N


Sixteen-year-old Wendy Wyman is bereft over the death of her best friend, Peter Preiss, whose body has been found at the bottom of the town lake. She blames herself because she allowed him to go back to his family’s lakeside boathouse late at night where they had just made love for the first time. She wonders what she could have done differently to stop Pete from being killed, and thinks back to the beginning of the school year when her whole life changed forever.

Wendy will stop at nothing until she finds out the person responsible for killing Peter, who was bullied by most of the students in their junior class. She is in for even more of a shock when she finds out that not only did Pete keep dark secrets from her, but a few of her close friends are hiding ones as well. This also includes Dylan Mayone, the new popular boy at school, who wants her for his own, and may have had a hand in Pete’s death.

My Review

I received a free copy of this ebook in exchange for an honest review. 

I have to say I really enjoyed this book! I wasn't sure exactly what to expect since I've never read anything by this author before. I loved how this book was set up: we knew right away that Peter was killed, but we didn't know how, we didn't know why, and we certainly didn't know who did it. Wendy was a curious girl who often couldn't make up her mind. She wavered between wanting to be with Dylan, the hot, new kid in school, and Peter, her best friend for as long as she can remember. At first, I was a little annoyed that she couldn't make a decision, but then I realized that this is actually really true to a girl her age. Teenagers never know what they want; they tend to want a little bit of every choice they have, so Wendy is definitely acting like a normal teenager. I liked seeing Wendy and Peter in their daily lives, how they interacted with people and each other, and how they came to be more than best friends. 

Edwards did a really great job with this book. I found myself drawn into the story and Wendy's life right away. I wanted to know what happened between Wendy and Peter, and what happened to Peter. he definitely wasn't the popular kid in high school, so why would he die? Such a sad story but I think it was very well written and Edwards should have a very good future as an author :) 

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Stacking the Shelves! 12.20.14

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga @ Tynga's Reviews. Its all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, whether physical or virtual books. This means you can include books you buy in physical stores or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts, and of course, ebooks! Tynga posts this meme on Saturdays, but you can post on any day that works best for you! Check out the guidelines by visiting Tynga's blog! 


I was so excited to find this beauty on my doorstep today!! I seriously cannot wait to start reading it! I actually started last night and got a few pages into it, but then I realized that its actually the 3rd book in the Tessa Leoni series. I've read the first and I have the second sitting on my shelf, so I going to read that one next and then Crash & Burn. I know I can read this one as a stand-alone, but I'd rather read it in order. Ahh! So exciting :) 

What books, physical or virtual, did you add to your shelves this week?!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

HTML Help!

Hey guys! So one of my new years resolutions is to personalize my blog a little bit more and learn HTML coding. I love looking at everyone else's blogs and seeing all the neat things they have, like banners, clipart/pictures, fun fonts, etc. What do I know about coding and HTML? .... Absolutely nothing.

That's where you come in! I'd love to get some ideas and suggestions about what to do and the best way to learn! If anyone has a favorite website to learn from, a good book, etc., I'd love to know! :) It's definitely going to take me a long time to learn, but I'd like to try! Any suggestions would be appreciated! Obviously I need to start small... but some originality in my blog would be nice and I want to hang things up and make them more creative.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday! 12.16.14

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the The Broke and the Bookish. Every week she posts an idea for a 'Top Ten' list relating to books, and encourages other book bloggers to respond and participate. All the details are listed on her site.

This week's question: Top ten books I read in 2014

1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen 

2. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

3. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

4. Carly's Voice: Breaking Through Autism by Arthur Fleischmann and Carly Fleischmann

5. A Cowboy's Christmas Promise by Maggie McGinnis

6. Bed of Roses by Nora Roberts

7. Second Chance at the Sugar Shack by Candis Terry

8. 6th Target by James Patterson 

9. Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens

10. Where We Belong by Emily Giffin 

Sunday, December 14, 2014

[Review] Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Album

Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Album 
Publisher: Warner
Publishing Date: 2000
Format: paperback, purchased
194 Pages
Links: Goodreads | AmazonB&N


Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, and gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it. For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly 20 years ago. Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of this mentor as you made your way, and the insights faded. Wouldn't you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you? Mitch Albom had that second chance. He rediscovered Morrie in the last months of the older man's life. Knowing he was dying of ALS - or motor neurone disease - Morrie visited Mitch in his study every Tuesday, just as they used to back in college. Their rekindled relationship turned into one final class: lessons in how to live. This is a chronicle of their time together, through which Mitch shares Morrie's lasting gift with the world.

My Review

This is another book that I've had sitting on my shelf for quite a while, and since I'm trying really hard to read old TBR books, I figured this was a good time to start this one! I've previously read The Time Keeper and Five People You Meet in Heaven, and really enjoyed them both, so I figured I would like this one just as much. I've also hears about many people who've read this book and liked it! So I had kind of high expectations for this book. Unfortunately, it didn't quite meet those expectations for me. I found myself getting a little annoyed with Mitch and Morrie, which sounds awful since Morrie is dying. But this story didn't seem real to me. I have never known anyone to be so positive and have so many inspirational things to say. Sure, I know my fair share of people who have a really good outlook on life, and I try to be one of those people as well. But it seemed like everything that came out of Morrie's mouth was an inspirational lesson. I agree with many things that were said in this book and think many of the 'lessons' can be true for a lot of people. I feel like it's a bad reason to not like a book simply because everything that was said seemed so inspirational, but it didn't resonate with me; it felt fake. Now, by no means am I saying this was a bad book or that I hated it, because that's not true. I'm glad I read it, but this just isn't a book for me. And I'm disappointed because I really did have high hopes and I really liked Five People You Meet in Heaven. I know there are a ton of people out there who loved this book, and I think that's great, it just wasn't for me. 

Friday, December 12, 2014

[Review] Betting on You by Jessie Evans

Betting on You by Jessie Evans
Series: Always a Bridesmaid, #1
Publisher: Self Taught Ninja Press
Publishing Date: Sept 19, 2013
Format: ebook
159 Pages
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N


He'd always bet on her, always...

Lark March is over Mason Stewart, so over him she's practically forgotten the cruel way he ended things four years ago. At least that's what she's told her sisters... But when Mason shows up at her best friend's wedding, talking sweet and looking even sweeter, Lark can't deny the man still gets to her in a major way.

Mason Stewart was a messed up kid, but he's a man now, a man who knows what he wants and won't stop until he's convinced the only woman he's ever loved that they are meant to be. He persuades Lark to give him seven days to remind her why they belong together. At the week's end, Lark may tell him to get out of her life for good, but Mason's betting on true love for the win.

But when old secrets come to light, Lark and Mason will find their rediscovered love tested, and happily ever after harder to hold on to than either of them wagered.

Fans of Bella Andre, Kristan Higgins, and Susan Mallery will love the Always a Bridesmaid romance series, stories featuring sassy Southern women and the alpha males who love them.

My Review

I've had this book for a while on my Kindle, and I'm making a conscious effort to read books that have been on my TBR pile for quite some time. I'm actually not doing too bad, which is nice for a change! I'm sure with Christmas, that will change with the new books I'm hoping to get, but at least I'm working on it! 

I started out liking this book a lot. It seemed like it was going to be just what I was looking for. I think this book had a lot of potential, but it fell a little short for me. I would say Mason and Lark had a bad breakup, but there wasn't much to it since Mason just left. But when they see each other again for the first time in 4 years, I was expecting the reunion to be more emotional. Yes, Lark fled, but she gave in quite easily to Mason asking her out for 7 dates right away. Just seemed too fast for me and I would have liked to see her stick her ground a little longer. 

That being said, I did enjoy the book. It wasn't a top pick for me, and I'm not sure if I'll finish the series, but I'm glad I tried this and gave the author a chance. I have to say that Aria and Nash's story sounds really good too! Just not sure if I'll grab a copy or not. 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

A Few of My Favorite Things!

With the Christmas season upon us, I'd like to share a few of my favorite things with you (and yes, I always sing that part and think of The Sound of Music, and in case you want to, too, listen to the song above! haha). Books are obviously one of my favorite things, but I don't think you needed to be reminded of that.

1. My kitties! (Romeo, left; Tiger, right) I always wanted a cat growing up, but my older brother was allergic so we couldn't. Then I met my husband and we decided to get two cats. Turns out, I'm allergic to them as well, but I wouldn't trade them for the world :) I still want a puppy though!

2. Yarn/Crochet. I love to crochet, so having tons of yarn in my house is a must! I have 2 plastic bins full and a couple smaller bins in my office. I usually buy it when it's on sale and buy wayyy more than I actually need.

3. Crafts. I've recently started scrapbooking and I've always been really into other crafts, like sewing and painting. I'm hoping to eventually own a house and have my own crafting room!

4. Antiques. I honestly don't own very many, but I really love antiques and vintage pieces. Whether its vintage clothing or knick-knacks, or pieces of furniture. To me, it makes a house feel more like  home.

5. Blankets. I'm always cold in my house, even in the summer. So I love curling up with blankets. I have a favorite blanket that I use in our living room and it was my older brother's comforter from when he was a kid. It's really old and worn down, but it's the comfiest thing ever! The blanket pictured above combines two of my favorite things: blankets and crochet! :)

6. My husband. Last but certainly not least! This guy is my rock and I don't know what I'd do without him! He supports me in everything, and understands my nerdy-ness and obsession with books! 

Sunday, December 7, 2014

[Review] A Cowboy's Christmas Promise by Maggie McGinnis

A Cowboy's Christmas Promise by Maggie McGinnis 
Publisher: Loveswept
Publishing Date: Nov. 18, 2014
Format: ebook, ARC
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N


In a captivating novel spiced with holiday magic—perfect for fans of Rachel Gibson, Susan Mallery, and Molly O’Keefe—a rugged Montana man mends a Northeast girl’s jaded heart.

Boston veterinarian Hayley Scampini tends the city’s pampered pets but dreams of the rural life of a country vet. She’s single and determined to stay that way, convinced that love isn’t permanent enough to trust. Then a vacation to the Whisper Creek dude ranch introduces her to Daniel McKee, a sexy single dad who runs the kind of veterinary practice she aspires to—and rattles her conviction to keep men at a distance.

Managing a thriving practice, coping with the loss of his wife, and fighting a custody battle with his in-laws over his twin daughters, Daniel couldn’t be more overwhelmed. Hayley is a godsend, accompanying him in the field and winning over his girls. It doesn’t take Daniel long to realize he’s falling for this woman, hard and fast. So before Hayley returns to Boston, he extracts a promise: that she will return to Whisper Creek for Christmas. It’s the perfect time and place to show Hayley that the promise of a beautiful life together is something she can believe in.

My Review

I received a free copy of this ebook in exchange for an honest review. 

I loved this book! I haven't read anything by Maggie McGinnis before, but I can guarantee you, this won't be my last! I could probably gush about how much I liked this book, but that would get boring :) But... just a little gushing won't hurt! This book drew me in right away and wouldn't let me go. I stayed up way past my bed time to keep reading. These characters were captivating. Haley is a small animal vet who wishes she could spend less with small pets and more time with animals bigger than her head. And Daniel is so busy being a big-animal vet and taking care of his twins, that he doesn't have a lot of time for himself.

This book was really well written and I thought the characters were well-rounded. I felt like I really got to know each of them, as well as some of the supporting characters. And honestly, I'm a sucker for single dads taking care of their kids. Add that to a romance, plus cowboys.... it doesn't take much! I'm addicted and I wouldn't have it any other way. Plus, I've always had this thought and dream about living in Montana - somewhere out in the middle of nowhere on a ranch with a bunch of horses and mountains in the background. I'll probably never live there, but it's a dream. Maybe I should visit the state first...

I really wish I would have known about Kyra and Decker's story before I read this, but it doesn't seem like you necessarily need to read them in order. That being said, I'm still going to grab that copy next!!! And if Jess and Cole are next, I know its going to be a good one. I can't wait to read more from McGinnis! As much as I read a variety of genres, romances are always one of my favorites and I can't give them up. 

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Stacking the Shelves! 12.6.14

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga @ Tynga's Reviews. Its all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, whether physical or virtual books. This means you can include books you buy in physical stores or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts, and of course, ebooks! Tynga posts this meme on Saturdays, but you can post on any day that works best for you! Check out the guidelines by visiting Tynga's blog! 


Baby Proof by Emily Giffin 
Hide by Lisa Gardner 
I Do (But I Don't) by Cara Lockwood

Some great books added to my shelves! Can't wait to jump in and read these! I've read books by Gardner and Giffin before, but never Lockwood! :) 

Thursday, December 4, 2014

[Review] *Blog Tour* Sweet Cowboy Christmas by Candis Terry

Sweet Cowboy Christmas 
Sweet, Texas #3.5 
by Candis Terry
Released Nov 25, 2014
Avon Impulse


Mistletoe, holly, and cowboys, oh my! Christmas in Texas has never been sweeter.

Years ago, Chase Morgan traded in his dusty cowboy boots for the shimmering lights of New York City and a fast track up the corporate ladder. But when his shiny life is turned on end just in time for Christmas, Chase knows he needs to reevaluate even if that means going home to Texas to endure his least favorite holiday.

When Mr. Tall, Dark, and Smoking Hot walks through her door at the Magic Box Guest Ranch, Faith Walker sees just another handsome, rich exec looking to play cowboy for a week-at her expense. She’s sure the grumpy, but sexy as hell Scrooge will put a crimp in her holly jolly plans. Until a sizzling kiss has her seeing him in a new light.

Chase is haunted by secrets, and even though it goes entirely against her “hands off the guests” rule Faith is tempted to help him leave the past behind. As the magic of the season swirls around them, she is determined to succeed because now she is certain one sweet, cowboy Christmas will never be enough.

Link to Follow Tour:

Goodreads Link:

Buy Links: Amazon | Barnes | iTunes | Kobo

My Review

I received a free copy of this ebook in exchange for an honest review. 

I seriously love this series and all of Candis Terry's work! Her books are so fun, sweet and full of romance; I just can't get enough! That was no different in this book. I never used to be a huge fan of novellas or short stories, but the more I read, the more I enjoy them. Yes, I still think they're too short and I'd love to read more about these characters, but they work out well and there aren't loose ends hanging around. Faith and Chase are a really cute couple. You can tell there's instant attraction between them, but not instant love, which makes me happy! This story felt genuine and complete. I would absolutely have loved to have a full length novel about them because I liked these two characters, but like I said, I still really enjoyed this one! I also wish the Wilder brothers would have been in here more than a passing mention.... but Chase seems pretty darn hot as well! :) 

About the Author

Candis Terry was born and raised near the sunny beaches of Southern California and now makes her home on an Idaho farm. She’s experienced life in such diverse ways as working in a Hollywood recording studio to chasing down wayward steers. Only one thing has remained the same: her passion for writing stories about relationships, the push and pull in the search for love, and the security one finds in their own happily ever after.

Author Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

[Review] I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga

I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga 
Series: Jasper Dent, #1
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publishing Date: Apr 3, 2012
Format: ebook, ARC
366 Pages
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N


What if the world's worst serial killer...was your dad?

Jasper "Jazz" Dent is a likable teenager. A charmer, one might say.

But he's also the son of the world's most infamous serial killer, and for Dear Old Dad, Take Your Son to Work Day was year-round. Jazz has witnessed crime scenes the way cops wish they could—from the criminal's point of view.

And now bodies are piling up in Lobo's Nod.

In an effort to clear his name, Jazz joins the police in a hunt for a new serial killer. But Jazz has a secret—could he be more like his father than anyone knows?

My Review

I received a free copy of this ebook in exchange for an honest review. 

I had been anticipating reading this book since I first heard about it! I love reading these types of books and have a fascination with crimes. I'm addicted to Criminal Minds and love reading mysteries and thrillers, so I figured this would be a great pick for me!

I really did enjoy this book from the moment I started it. It was very entertaining and I really liked Jazz. There were many times I wanted to yell at him and tell him to let the cops do their job because he's just a kid, but it all worked out! I definitely kept flipping the pages to find out what happened at the end. It leaves you hanging a bit, but makes me want to grab the next book in the series to find out!  I thought this author did a great job getting into the mind of a serial killer and what it would be like for that person's family members. Throughout the whole story I felt so bad for Jazz and everything he has gone through. He definitely had my sympathy throughout the book. 

But for some reason, this wasn't exactly what I was expecting it to be. I'm not entirely sure what I was expecting, but as much as I liked this book, it also fell a little flat for me. I feel like there could have been so much more to the story, and it didn't get there for me. That begin said, I still want to read the next book in the series to find out what happens!