Happy New Year, my fellow bookworms, book nerds, and geeks!!!! Brr, we had an extremely cold Christmas here in Alberta, Canada, and we are starting the New Year the same. This morning it is-37°C (-34°F) with the wind chill. While we could not go outside, I had the perfect book to keep me entertained by one of our favorite authors Kimberly Belle.
So how do we keep a border collie puppy active in that weather and not have her destroying the house?? Well, Penny has been doing surprisingly well being coped up. We did have a break at New Year and were able to take her outside, and she had some playtime with her sister and parents! We have been taking her on the treadmill twice a day, which has been helping. I think the secret to a border collie in the house is to teach them how to relax. It seems odd, but they really don’t know how to relax and always want to be busy.
Anyways back to books. Lindsay and I are kicking off the New Year with a winner My Darling Husband by Kimberly Belle. You will want to start this one when you have some time to yourself. Once you start you won’t want stop reading till you are done.
Pulse-pounding from start to finish!
Jade comes home with her two young children to find a masked gunman waiting. The gunman has Jade call Cam, her celebrity chef husband, demanding $750,000 by 7pm. Jade and her children are held hostage while Cam has three hours to deliver the money and save his family.
This was addictive, gripping and tension-filled. The suspense and tension starts from the very beginning and doesn’t let up AT ALL! I was on the edge of my seat for this entire book. Perspectives change from Cam, Jade, the gunman and snippets of a social media interview with Cam after the incident. Each perspective was done brilliantly keeping me completely consumed and not wanting to put the book down.
I’ve read most of this authors work and am a huge fan. I’m excited to say that this is her best yet! Highly recommend!
Hot Diggity Dang!! What a way to kick off the new year, with a book that grab me by the throat and held on till the last page!!
3 Things I loved
The hook that sets up the tension and suspense that increases with every scene, making this a tightly woven twisty page-turner you will not want to miss.
Kimberly Belle is known for her strong female characters who are put in a challenging situation where they fight for survival or right the wrongs done to them. She has created an unexpected female strong character here that steals the show. I suggest being careful what reviews you read if you want this character and her actions to be a surprise as she was to me.
Jade, at first, might seem like an unlikable charmed character; however, I loved her character and her fierce instincts to protect her children and survival. I found it hard not to love and root for the unlikable darling husband who is keeping secrets and races against time to save his family.
3 Things I didn’t love as much
Hmm I got none
3 reasons to read this one
For a perfectly paced, compelling domestic suspense with solid convincing characters, you might find yourself sympathetic to and will want to root for.
For the cat and mouse game of survival with an intense race against time elements to the story
For the easy to read action-packed, exciting plot with secrets, betrayal that explores something a little heavier with a strong feeling of parent love and what they will do to save their children.
We received copies from the publisher
Penny for your thoughts. Is it on your TBR? Have you read it?