My Year of the Monkey has turned out to be one steeped in eight balls. We sold our house, are building a new one; our son is graduating from high school and getting ready for college soon; my mom had back surgery; we went to Barbados in February and will go to Costa Rica in June. Oh, yeah—and we have to move into the new house. Whew! Most days I meet myself coming and going. Life is nearly as heart-pounding and stressful as the romantic suspense novels I love, but without the assassins. Thank God for great books, though, because it means I can manage the crazy real-life situations, and then escape into a world of intrigue and danger where the hot-ass heroes swoop in and save the day.
Here’s a roundup of some really great reads:
Taking Fire by Cindy Gerard
This adventurous suspense reminded me of Speed, where the action exploded off the first page and never let up. The action is intense, the romance intense, and the betrayal devastating.