Wolf Eye Sly (Wolf Eye Lighthouse Series Book 1) byTerri Lyndie

Annie Matthews didn't have a lot of fond memories about her home town where she grew up living with her grandfather - the lighthouse keeper. She learned to see it and the mix of quirky small-town characters in a new way when she was called back to settle her grandfather's affairs. She was sucked into a charade posing as fiance to Jamie Lord- heir to the woman who made her grandfather the town laughing stock- in order to save the historic lighthouse building and the cemetery where her grandfather was buried. Jamie Lord had just what it took to exasperate, infuriate, and captivate Annie, but she didn't know if she could trust him.
I enjoyed this sweet romance and the other characters of the town were pretty unique. The sham of a wedding provided the right amount of tension between the main characters, funny moments made me laugh out loud, and there are some mystery elements revealed along the way. Maybe Annie's grandfather wasn't as crazy as people believed. I look forward to having more of the story revealed in the next installment.

Tales of the Dragonfly Book I: In Tandem by Tamara Ferguson

Fifteen years earlier, Jake Loughlin and Danielle Reardon were separated.
Dragonfly Pointe's unsolved brutal assault and murder of a six-year old girl over twenty years before has remained unsolved. Jake is a special investigator for the FBI and a successful businessman. As new owner of the Dragonfly Pointe Inn, Jake has returned to restore and renovate the abandoned property - and secretly investigate the tragic death. He has a theory there is a human trafficking ring operating nearby and there could be a connection to the death of the little girl at Dragonfly Pointe twenty-two years earlier.
Danielle's grandmother has passed away, and she has returned to Crystal Rock after being a model, and a vocalist for a band, Danielle's boyfriend died of a drug overdose and she decided to leave the life of a celebrity behind. She obtained a degree in horticulture and started a successful landscaping business in New York.
Jake and Danielle meet again, and the spark is still there after all the time apart. He knows he has always loved her. The sparks fly between them as his investigation picks up. A local girl and friend of Danielle's falls victim to kidnapping. Jake has to confess some secrets to Danielle about his job and they have to work together quickly to save the girl and stop the crime ring.
I enjoyed this story very much - the romance and the mystery, and some nail-biting moments of suspense. I recommend it!

"The Devil's Cradle" by Darcy Daniel

The Devils' Cradle


It bothered me how Nina, the main character could have been a captive sex slave and servant to her husband and brother-in-law. However, her husband had money, political power, and a brother who had authority in the police department. So, maybe.... maybe it could happen. Other than that, the characters were dark and twisted - of the 'make your skin crawl' variety, the suspense was consistent, and the hope for Nina's escape became the focus. Nina suffered brutal attacks, and they were depicted with graphic detail - be warned: it is disturbing - but necessary to portray the gravity of her situation. It built level upon level of contempt for certain cast members. I enjoyed the story and was disquieted by the horrific brothers. This book kept me interested and wanting a happy ending. Did she get one? Read it for yourself and find out.