I continue to enjoy this series from Hamilton and found the third installment to be a perfect summer vacation mystery. The heroine is best understood if the previous series books are read but this book can be read on its own. I found the characters continued to be engaging as in previous books and the plot kept me entertained from beginning to end. I look forward to seeing where the series takes me next!
I have absolutely become obsessed with Cynthia Hamilton’s Madeline Dawkins mysteries. Girl Trap is the third installment, and I would highly suggest that you read the previous two books in the series prior to this one for the best enjoyment and understanding. They are the best poolside reads though so perfect to slip in the beach bag and devour while soaking up some sun. Madeline is the type of character that I find myself wanting to be like and following her growth as a person and in her profession truly make these books multidimensional and completely fabulous.
Girl Trap finds Madeline and Mike twisted up in two dangerous and high stakes cases. The two and the team struggle with these and find themselves often working against each other and split. Both of them are looking for missing persons, will they be able to find them alive and well? Can they figure out how to work together in the end? You won’t find much more as far as details here, I couldn’t bear to spoil any of this delicious novel for you. I can’t wait to get my hands on the next installment, hopefully soon!
Via Mari does it again in Wayward, her first book in the Billionaire Bodyguard series. This book is Sasha and Jay’s story but also other characters from her books pop in. In this book you will find drama, secrets, steam that will keep you wanting to read more and more. I love how Via Mari has such wonderful and complex characters and how I always find myself reading in one sitting. I am always so drawn into the story.
Sasha is a Russian Ballerina who is smart, beautiful and independent. And Jay is a bodyguard to two very wealthy men. As soon as these two meet, you can feel the attraction and the passion through the steamy scenes light up this book even more. What I loved the most is the questions I asked myself though the whole time reading. Can Jay overcome Sasha’s past? Can these two find the love they need and deserve in each other? And by the end, my questions were answered.
I highly recommend this five star read. You will find passion, tension, and suspense. Via Mari hit it out of the park with this one and I cannot wait to read more in this series!
Children of The Future by Jane Suen
My rating 4 out of 5 stars
Everything I have read by this author so far as been short but very enjoyable. She knows how to put enough details, story line and punch into a few pages and I love it.
Telly is a loveable character. His concern for the missing children and his initiative to find them is beautiful. How can all the kids go missing except for one? I would highly recommend this book. Read to find out what happens with the missing children and enjoy all the mystery revolving around this lone bus driver and his one companion. Will they be able to uncover the truth?
The ending and well the whole story really was very well written. I again want to stress how intelligent Jane is in that she can fit so much punch and impact in just a short amount of time. I have not read a book from her that I haven’t thoroughly enjoyed.
Girl Trap was another enjoyable read from Cynthia Hamilton. I really like this authors writing style, I find that I am easily pulled into her stories, they have a great flow and pace and the characters are really interesting to read about. I really like Madeline, I feel like I am right there with her in the story at times working alongside her trying to solve the cases that she has. I think that her and Mike make a great team, they both work hard and won’t give in until they have solved what they need to. I enjoyed seeing them work separately as well as together in this story! There were some good twists and turns in this story, a good amount of suspense and mystery running throughout the story that had me turning the pages to see what was going to happen next.
I am definitely looking forward to reading more from this author again in the future.
Wayward (Billionaire Bodyguards Book One) by Via Mari
Wayward is the first book in the Billionaire Bodyguards series. It takes place during the same time as the Torzial Affair series. It features Jay and Sasha as the main characters. Once again this author amazes me with how action packed and easy to follow her storyline is. I loved the steamy scenes as well. I loved learning about Sasha and her background. I cant imagine the heartache she felt from her father not claiming her and trying to kill her. This was such a wonderful book and I cant wait to read more in this series.
Children of the Future was a quick read for me. I have read other books by this author but, this was alittle different from what I’m used to. The local bus driver Telly shows up at the end of the school day and there is no one in sight. He checks the playground, the classrooms, the halls and every where he could think. The school children and teachers are all gone. He’s about to leave and he hears a sneeze. One of the school children named Billy was hiding in a small area. He seemed frightened and said he didn’t want to go and decided to hide. No one knows where all the missing kids and teachers are. All the locals come to take search shifts and look all over. Just when you think they will find the missing people, it turns out to be a dead end. Will the missing people ever be found? Will Telly give up or will he keep looking for answers?
Review by @xchellex
In Wayward, the first book in the Billionaire Bodyguards series by author Via Mari we are taken back into the world built in the Prestian series and the Torzial Affair. This time around it’s Jay, the head of security for Chase and Brian, and Russian ballerina, Sasha, whom we met in the earlier Torzial books. Once again, the main characters find themselves in situations that are both gripping and suspenseful and lend to the page turning action of situations that may not always be as they initially seem.
While this can be read as a standalone, I believe that it would be better to be read after the other two series. I really enjoyed this story, I liked Jay and how he was so in awe of Sasha from the beginning. I admired Sasha for her strength and determination throughout the story and that’s saying a lot since I really didn’t like her in the Torzial books. I look forward to the next book to see what is going to happen next to these intriguing characters.
Jane Suen is a new author to me, and I was defiantly not disappointed with this read! This was a quick read that had a lot going on. This author has created that have depth, and a storyline that is captivating and engaging. This book keeps you thinking for long after you have finished and it really makes you stop and think!
I couldn’t stop turning the pages with this read, it’s definitely a unique, interesting and an imaginative read! This is also a book that as you read you try and mentally work out how things are going to play out with the mystery and suspense that was surrounding this book you also find yourself on the edge of your seat wondering whether what you think will happen, actually happen!
This was an incredible book that should not be missed! I highly recommend that you take the chance to read this boom and really enjoy it!
Reviewed By @tillytillzz
Children Of The Future
By: Jane Suen
5 out of 5 stars
The story Children Of The Future by Jane Suen is a book that I found imaginative and interesting. It is what I would call a short story or novella. It had quite a way of grabbing my attention and holding it from the first chapter to the last. I enjoyed reading about the character of Telly. He is the town bus driver who one afternoon finds all of the children, with the exception of one, missing. Telly enjoys driving the children to and from school. He is quite concerned about the missing children and goes out to search for them along with Billy, the one child that he has found hidden in a cabinet. Will Telly and Billy find the children? Read this book to find out. The story has an atmosphere of mystery and I found myself on the edge of my seat wondering what was going to happen next. While the story is a bit shorter than some, I found myself identifying with the characters. I enjoyed many of them that are introduced and how they interact with Telly. Don’t miss out on a story that the author has made come alive. You will not be disappointed. Highly recommended.