Reviews by Jennifer Schendel

B-
Touching Evil

Before reading Touching Evil make sure to turn on the lights and lock the doors, because Hooper has created a story with a mood of terror that will seep into your very bones. Maggie Barnes is a sketch artist for the Seattle police department. She has a special empathic skill that allows her to ...

C
An Echo in Time

It's a bad sign when I can put a book down and not pick it up again for five whole days, especially if I start looking at my TBR longingly, and the book I'm reviewing starts to resemble a dreaded homework assignment. Unfortunately that is how An Echo in Time felt for me. I just could not get into th ...

F
The Lover's Knot

I go into each book I read with high hopes. I know every book can’t be perfect and I don’t expect perfection, but I do have standards: a good plot and characters I can like. Unfortunately The Lover’s Knot met neither standard. It starts off with our heroine, Mariah, wishing her l ...

B+
Seduction in Death

Few writers deliver what readers want as consistently as Nora Roberts writing as J. D. Robb. With Seduction in Death, she scores again with a tale that revolves around a crime that could occur today, and a morality lesson about what happens when you mess with mother nature. The sto ...

D
An Unlikely Lady

One of the first books I read for review was Morgan's Mustang Annie, which was a pleasant surprise, so I jumped on the chance to review its sequel. Unfortunately An Unlikely Lady isn't nearly as good. Not to say it's the worse book I've ever read, but I never cared one way or another about either th ...

A
Vengeance in Death

I recently noticed that Vengance in Death has never been reviewed. How could this be? Since in my very humble opinion it is the best book in J.D. Robb’s In Death series so far, I decided it was time to remedy this omission. The story opens with Lieutenant Eve Dallas receiving a ...

B
The Truest Heart

The fact that The Truest Heart is an amnesia story, combined with the information in the prologue, worried me. Samantha James definitely had the makings for a typical Big Misunderstanding story here. Fortunately for the reader she doesn't go that route, and the story is a very pleasant and enjoyable ...

D
Gambler's Gold

The entire length of this book I just wanted to shake some sense into the heroine, Lydia Seaton. She’s not exactly too stupid to live, but she keeps creating mountains out of molehills so she doesn’t have to tell the hero the real reason she doesn’t want to commit to their relationship. ...

D
MacKenzie's Magic

Jane Eveleigh has been blackmailed into marriage by Dominic Stainbridge, the Marquess of Lancaster. Lancaster is famous for his scandalous behavior towards women. He exiled one mistress to America after she shot him, and another killed herself when he dumped her. Lancaster is cold, narcissistic, and ...

F
Hero for Hire

MacKenzy Cord has been in love with Savannah Carrington as long as he can remember. Everything he does is in preparation for their life together. He’s saved everything he’s earned as bounty hunter to buy her a nice big house and he’s arranged to take over the local sheriff’s job so he’s re ...