I just love reading Anna Snow's stories. This one was a quick read that I deemed creepy sexy. First of all, I am very squeamish about anything scary...a big abandoned mansion, a single gal, and things that go bump in the night really freak me out. The short story centered around Heather Martin, a quiet and pretty unassuming woman. She recently moved to Lakeshore to take up a newspaper job. She buys the town's "haunted" mansion. Of course, no one can tell her anything about why it was abandoned, so the investigator in her takes over. As Heather gets closer to the truth, her life becomes in danger. Enter hunky handyman, Andy. He is the wounded muscley type (when he was first introduced, he had on a pair of jeans ripped in the knees...I grinned at the the thought) and I knew somewhere in the digital pages is was going to get heated in the haunter mansion. I was not disappointed. Anna kept the mystery and the tension building with small events. The first creepy thing that showed up was so simple: Heather was investigating the room of two little girls...everything was pink and cream...but I had to put my Kindle down a couple times, because I kept thinking "holy crap" something is going to pop out right now. This was a fast read with spooky elements and some hot romance. It was a perfect fit for me with my busy schedule and my guilty pleasure of steamy stories. I enjoyed my tour of Haunted Haven :)
Saving Tatum is a New Adult novel about a young woman, Tatum, who has been closed off from herself and truly living because of her brother's untimely death. The object of her anger and love is Jude, a womanizing sexy man. He is not without his own personal tragedies. Together these two make a fantastic couple to follow as they learn things about each other and love and forgiveness. They are both closed in their own way to love and deep matters of the heart. Micalea unravels their hearts on the page. It was truly a page turner (or slider, if you're on your eBook).
I picked this book up because I love guys in beanies. I don't know why I love this look, but if a guy can pull it off...well, it's just sexy. And I also needed a good, solid romantic read to help me manage these chilly winter days. I'm a little late jumping on the Micalea fan-band-wagon, but I am so GLAD I did! She can tell a story.
Here are some of my favorite lines, highlighted in the Kindle:
JUDE: Don't you know, falling is the best part of flying.
TATUM: I'm pretty sure I wanted to lick him in that moment. Could you get drunk off sugar?...Yep, you could definitely get drunk on sugar.
JUDE: I like this side of you...the real one.
JUDE: You were f-ing made for me...You're mine, do you understand me?
TATUM: I found that Jude made me want to be honest. I didn't want to hide myself from him. I wanted to give it all to him.
Micalea really did a great job setting the characters up. She laid the solid ground work to build the perfect tension and wow, I fell in love with both Tatum and Jude. Well done and I am ready for more.
my music selection for Tatum and Jude