Review: Forever (World of Nightwalkers, Book 2) by Jacquelyn Frank

forever jacquelyn frankReviewed by Lynn Reynolds

The prologue is set in the distant past but sets you up for the rest of the book (if not the series).

Dr. Marissa Anderson works for the police. If you read Forbidden, you will remember her. If you didn’t read that book, I would suggest you go back and read it because so much more will make sense in this book if you do. And she has an interesting sister that will have you laughing.

Officer Jackson Waverly is an officer whose partner is a dog. But Jackson isn’t just an ordinary cop. Again, if you don’t read the first book some of this may not be clear. And let the cover be your inspiration on what he may look like.

This was a book that was hard to put down especially when our two main characters have to work a case together. Jackson also has no problem showing Marissa how she affects him. Our author shows how hard it is to blend two people into one. It may even have you question what would you do if you were put in that position.

If you’ve never read Jacquelyn’s work before such as her Shadowdwellers and Nightwalkers series, and you decide that this is the book you want to start with, you may be a little confused about what is going on. But why not stop over to her web site, http://www.jacquelynfrank.com/main.html, and check out all of what she has to offer. And if you have read her other series, this book may give you some incentive to go back and read them all over again.

Rating: ★★★★☆

Buy: Forever: The World of Nightwalkers

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Review: Once She Was Tempted (Honeycote, Book 2) by Anne Barton

once she was temptedReviewed by Lynn Reynolds

Benjamin Elliot meets Miss Daphne Honeycote at a dinner party that ends on an interesting note. They are two people who don’t seem to have anything in common. But they both have issues and their working together is what will hold your attention. You’ve got to love a grumpy hero who’s not looking for love.

Ben has a butler names Flemings and the minute I read about him he reminded me of a British actor named Arthur Treacher. If you can still find the movie, you may want to watch a Shirley Temple favorite named “Curly Top”. If I had one disappointment it would be that after a while I felt he disappeared.

My bravo moment was when Ben’s friends called him out about his attitude. Daphne reminded me of Jo from “Little Women” – she just seemed to have that type of personality – I enjoyed reading her story. Even though she was going through personal issues, she still thought of others before herself. She also doesn’t make decisions based on what the person looks like on the outside.

Anne made it very hard for me to put this story down. By giving Ben and Daphne something that they had to work at together, was for me the page-turner. The romance was nice but I would have liked this book even if she had written her storyline without it. Daphne loved helping out at the local orphanage. One other disappointment I had was that there was one little girl I was hoping would end up as part of a family. But this is what’s good about a reader’s imagination, even though the author hasn’t made that happen, I can turn around and make it happen.

If you enjoy Regency stories where the hero finally realizes what’s good for him, you will love this one. It’s a series so if you haven’t read the other titles, you may want to check out Anabelle’s story titled When She Was Wicked that came out this past January. Or there’s a novella that came out this past September titled To All the Rakes I’ve Loved Before. And what’s great is that these are stand alone books but if you like Daphne’s story as much as I did you will want to read every book of this series that comes out.

Rating: ★★★★½

Buy: Once She Was Tempted (A Honeycote Novel)

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