Reviews by Dabney Grinnan

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The Last To Vanish

In the latest from Megan Miranda, The Last to Vanish, seven people have vanished in the small North Carolina mountain town of Cutter's Pass over the past twenty odd years. What happened to them? And can we trust the narration of Abby Lovett--the book is in her first-person voice--about whom we know ...

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Wolf in the Shadows

Shifter Julia Martel has been spoiled and pampered by all the alpha males around her whose urge to protect her have left her uninformed and vulnerable. Now the Great North Pack has relegated Julia to the care of the wolf at the very bottom of the Pack hierarchy, Arthur Graysson. Julia wants nothing ...

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A Little Wilder

A Little Wilder is Kane Wilder story, he of the famous Wilder family. (This is the fourth full book of the series and, I suspect, given that each book is about a Wilder brother, the penultimate one.) And though I love me some Wilder--Bell is one of my favorite contemporary romance writers--in A Litt ...

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Gone Girl

Ten years ago, on June 5th, Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl arrived. It wasn’t Flynn’s first book or even her second—she’d published two unsettling works both of which had sold reasonably well. But Gone Girl rocketed to the top of the best-seller list in the summer of 2012—it spent eight weeks ...

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The Heir Apparent's Rejected Mate

I've read four of Cate C. Wells books - this one, its predecessor The Tyrant Alpha's Rejected Mate, Hitting the Wall, and the second book in that series (Stonecut County) Against A Wall. I've enjoyed them all - The Tyrant Alpha's Rejected Mate is my favorite followed by Hitting the Wall. This book i ...

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The Rockton series

there are mild spoilers for the first six books in this review In 2016, I read our review of City of the Lost by Kelley Armstrong, thought, that looks interesting and promptly forgot about it. Three years later, when we reviewed Watcher in the Woods I downloaded the book but didn't get to it. Final ...

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The Seduction Hypothesis

I read The Seduction Hypothesis when it came out and enjoyed it. It was my first quasi BDSM book that sparkled with humor and I did and do love Dryden's writing--she is another writer I sorely miss. Recently it popped up on Steals and Deals and I decided to give it a reread.Perhaps the best thin ...

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The Worst Guy

The heroine of The Worst Guy is a plastic surgeon at a teaching hospital with a practice of reconstructive rather than aesthetic cases. My husband is a plastic surgeon who, for the first twenty years of his career was... at a teaching hospital and whose practice was half reconstructive/half aestheti ...

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The Heights

The Heights is a tall, slender apartment building among warehouses in London. Its roof terrace is so discreet, you wouldn’t know it existed if you weren’t standing at the window of the flat directly opposite. But you are. And that’s when you see a man up there—a man you’d recognize anywher ...

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Wilder With You

Who knew pretending could be so hot? Clark: It started as a joke. After all, I’d never pretend to date a woman just to get my mom and sister off my back.I would, however, pretend to date her to get her ex-husband off hers.Now the two of us, the wilderness warrior and the wedding plann ...