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Author: Laura Scott
Series: Classified K-9 Unit
Format: ebook (bind-up)
Length: 224 pages
Rating: 3 stars
Witnessing a prison break, FBI agent Julianne Martinez is within seconds of death…before she's rescued by the one man she thought she'd never see again. She'd know her long-ago love, Brody Kenner, anywhere, even with a sheriff star on his chest. Years ago she left Texas and Brody, and had no plans of returning…until the trail of a missing agent brought her home to both. Brody won't let her investigation proceed without him, and he needs her and her K-9 dog to track his escaped prisoner. But partnering with Julianne to solve two cases only leads to danger when the hunted becomes the hunter. This is a mission that cannot fail…because Brody lost Julianne once, and he won't lose her again.
Favourite character: Thunder
Least favourite character: N/A
This was okay. It felt a bit too... forgiving? Like Julianne left Brody 6 years prior to the book and she wasn't mad at him? At all? Like maybe a little bit at the beginning. But all the tension and stuff isn't there. The main tension is Brody being unable to forgive himself or being unable to let things go, like your typical guy, I guess? Guys in books seem to always behave like this. Dudes, please explain. I love the fact that this series features dogs though, so that all makes up for it.
Julianne Martinez - America Ferrera
Brody Kenner - Jensen Ackles
So after I posted my original roll, Moonlight Reader, the co-creator of Booklikes-opoly announced that because of Memorial Day this Monday, players get two extra rolls, so for me whose on a roll day, that means 3 rolls!
Which landed me on
Read a book that features a hero's journey or is a bildungsroman (coming of age tale) OR that has a word related to space in the title (i.e. star, planet, rocket)
For this I chose:
Pages: 238 pages
Amount it adds up to: $3
I landed on
Read a book set in one of the Nordic Countries, or by an author from any of those countries
For this I chose
Amount it adds up to: $3
I rolled a 10! Which lands me on:
Read a book that features a dog or which has a dog on the cover OR that is set in an area known for its lakes or on a fictional lake
And for this I'm going to read
Which is 224 pages, which will get me $3
This works out perfectly, because I was planning on reading this one anyways.
I chose this for the Booklikes-opoly category
Title: Forsaken Dreams
Author: MaryLu Tyndall
Series: Escape To Paradise, 1
Length: 314 pages
Rating: 4 stars
They left everything behind to build a new Southern utopia...
After witnessing the death and destruction caused by the Civil War, Colonel Blake Wallace is eager to leave his once precious Southern homeland for the pristine shores of Brazil and the prospect of a new utopian community. Widow Eliza Crawford seeks passage on Wallace’s ship harboring a dirty secret—and a blossoming hope for a fresh start. But once the voyage begins, troubles abound. Dangers at sea and enemies from within threaten to keep Blake and Eliza from the new life—and love—they long for.
Favourite character: Hayden
Least favourite character: Parson Bailey
Oh. My. Goodness. I LOVED THIS BOOK. I've been wanting to read this author for a long time now, like at least 3 years, and I just never got around to reading her for some reason. But I'm so happy I read this book. I loved it. It was well-written and had realistic scenes for something set on a ship. (I'm starting think I should've been a pirate or something, I really love boats and pirates and sword fights.) My only reason for having it be a four star rating instead of five stars is because of Blake's pigheadedness. He just drove me nuts, being unable to let stuff go and constantly bringing up crap just to tear Eliza apart because she married the wrong dude. Every time you thought there'd be a lull or a break, the author would throw in a new twist, with illnesses, thievery, backstabbing, soldiers, and secrets. There's so much packed in, and we get POVs from all six of the main characters (the other two couples for the next two books and the main couple of this one) and I loved how she set that up.
AND THE OTHER TWO BOOKS FIT FOR TWO SEPARATE BOOKLIKES-OPOLY CATEGORIES SO WHEN I LAND ON THOSE YOU BETTER BELIEVE I'M READING THEM.
Eliza Crawford - Lily Collins
Colonel Blake Wallace - Robbie Amell
Angeline Moore - Emma Stone
James Callaway - Glen Powell
Magnolia Scott - AnnaSophia Robb
Hayden Gale - Caleb Landry Jones
Captain Barclay - Michael Rooker
Parson Bailey - Greg Grunberg
Wiley Dodd - Ben Foster
Sarah Jorden - Olivia Thirlby
Harman Graves - David Dastmalchian
Emory Lewis - Shane West
Moses - Mamoudou Athie
Delia - Wunmi Mosaku
Mable - Letitia Wright
Benjamin Scott - Harry Connick Jr.
Mrs. Scott - Gwyneth Paltrow
Title: An Angel For Dry Creek
Author: Janet Tronstad
Series: Dry Creek, 1
Length: 256 pages
Rating: 2 stars
A real live angel in Dry Creek, Montana…?
Not quite. But from the first sight of Glory Beckett framed in the light of her car's high beams, Matthew Curtis could have sworn that she was a heavenly gift sent to heal both his faith and his heart. And what's more, so could the whole town!
The pressures of being angelic were downright stressful. But how could Glory resist Matthew's smile or his adorable twin boys? And it looked as if it would take a miracle to convince anyone in town that she wasn't the least bit celestial, let alone that her presence in Dry Creek might actually put them all in danger!
Favourite character: Joey & Josh
Least favourite character: N/A
Um, I'm not sure what to say. This was a mixture of terrible and good. Allow me to explain:
Terrible - utterly ridiculous and unbelievable, completely cheesy and the romance at the end is completely ruined and it makes you wonder why you even read this book
Good - ruining tropes, like redheads can wear pink and regular men can shoot a straight bullet the first time they pick up a gun.
I wasn't a fan.
Glory Beckett - Deborah Ann Woll
Matthew Curtis - Callan Mulvey