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Thursday, December 10, 2015

4/5 Review: Down the Rabbit Hole by J. D. Robb, Mary Blayney, Elaine Fox, Mary Kay McComas, R.C. Ryan

You’re late for a very important date...
Enter a wonderland of mesmerizing tales. It’s a place that’s neither here nor there, where things are never quite as they seem. Inspired by Lewis Carroll’s whimsical masterpiece, ranging from the impossible to the mad to the curiouser, these stories will have you absolutely off your head.
Don’t be afraid to follow them…


Wonderment in Death” (In Death, Book 41.5) by J.D. Robb
J. D. Robb's "Possession in Death" finds Dallas arriving at a murder suicide which seems like a cut and dry case, except the brother & sister involved had a great relationship.  Eve’s close friend Louise, knew them and said that they would never had hurt each other. While investigating, Eve finds out that the sister was seeking help in the psychic world, something Eve does not believe in, and starts to track the deceased’s footsteps and soon finds that the psychic rabbit hole can be a deadly one. With the help of Roarke, Peabody, Louise, and others, Eve proves that even a mad murderer can be pulled out of a magic hat.

Alice and the Earl in Wonderland” by Mary Blayney
I wasn't sure how I felt about the description, but the book itself was much better than I expected. It was a sweet novella about an Earl who falls in love with a young women who is afraid of marriage due to her parents divorce. Both due to Alice and Weston visiting the twenty-first century, they are able to overcome their problems. The flow was easy and yet pulled on the energy that the author built. It's easy to stay with a story if the author has taken the time too make the reader comfortable with the characters. Excellent read.

“iLove” by Elaine Fox
Macy is in love with her boyfriend, Jeremy, who is way more into his phone then into Macy. When Macy  finally breaks up with Jeremy realizes that he will do whatever it takes to win her back.
I enjoyed the book regardless of those lower than I would have thought of ratings, but I know that people have certain expectations when it comes to what they read and will rate accordingly. As this book was predictable from the beginning, I will say that it was enjoyable nonetheless and I would suggest it to a friend. In fact, I may reread it someday... not real soon, but someday.

“A True Heart” by Mary Kay McComas
This book is a perfect example of a novella. It grabs you from the beginning, plunges you into a new, strange world, and manages to develop a convincing romance in the time frame of a short novel. It was a very satisfying shorter read. You won't regret buying it. You will hope that McComas would someday make this a full novel..

Fallen” by R.C. Ryan
This story was okay,It was great to have a strong-willed female like Beth embrace how she felt about Colin immediately.Each as stubborn as each other, each wanting to lead, neither wanting to lose their power or dignity. He learned to have patience and tolerance with her and to trust her. My only complaint is that it felt like it was rushed. I do think that this could have been  a little longer. I think that you would enjoy this story.

 Overall, this was a good anthology and worth reading. I'm not sure the title fit the type of stories in the book but all four stories were very enjoyable. Definitely a recommended read!

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