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Weekly Wrap Up (July 8th through July 14th)

Books I’ve Read:

Dark Alpha's Hunger (Reaper, #6)

Snow (The Black Ice Trilogy, #1)

Project Prometheus (Assassin Fall, #2)

The Warrior of Clan Kincaid (Highland Warrior, #3)

The Remnant

Hot & Heavy (Lightning, #2)

Deep Cover (Love Over Duty, #3)

Books I’ve Reviewed:

Rough Ride (review coming July 24th, 2018)

Rough Ride (True Brothers MC, #4)

Inconclusive Evidence—review here

Inconclusive Evidence (McAllister Justice Series #3)

 

Jilliand—review here

Jilliand

Set the Night on Fire (review coming July 31st, 2018)

Set the Night on Fire (Cottonbloom, #6)

I Think I Love You—review here

I Think I Love You (Oxford, #5)

The Dream Daughter (review coming October 2nd, 2018)

The Dream Daughter

The Subway Girls—review here

The Subway Girls

Moon Blood (Book 2) by Carol McKibben—review here

Moon Blood (Book 2)

 

Lies by T.M. Logan (review coming September 11th, 2018)

Lies

NetGalley Haul:

I Do Not Trust You

The Ancient Nine

Limits

Foundryside (Founders, #1)

I Hate You, I Love You

Swagger (Milwaukee Dragons, #2)

The Hangman's Secret

Dagger's Edge (Brute Force #2)

Drawn to the Marquess (Imperfect Lords, #2)

Email Request:

Worldwielder

Strange Circumstances

The Last Straw (Pigeon-Blood Red Book 2)

Weekly Posts:

WWW Wednesday

Throwback Thursday

Weekly Wrap Up

book review · Non ARC

Inconclusive Evidence (McAllister Justice: Book 3) by Reily Garrett

Inconclusive Evidence (McAllister Justice Series #3)

4 Stars

Publisher: 

Date of publication: March 26th, 2018

Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Where you can find Inconclusive Evidence: Amazon | Barnes and Noble

Series: McAllister Justice

Tender Echoes – Book 0.5

Digital Velocity – Book 1

Bound By Shadows – Book 2

Inconclusive Evidence – Book 3

Book Synopsis (from Goodreads):

“A playful, well-researched thriller that remains romantically genuine throughout.” – Kirkus Review

Braiding nanotechnology and advanced surgical techniques equals magic to the psychopathic mind.
Megan Chauner finally achieves her dream of starting a veterinary practice when a mysterious package and dire warning from her college roommate turned investigative reporter changes the course of her life. Determined to unravel the plot involving microchips and a deadly solution, she sets out to discover who murdered her best friend.
From chick magnet to wounded cop is not a fall anyone predicted for Lucas McAllister, who now faces the biggest upheaval in his life. Coming home to start a forced retirement, he finds a sassy enigma with as much brain as beauty in his sanctuary.
Stalkers and assassins draft reality checks that test Luc’s survival skills and endurance in keeping Megan and her furball alive while uniting the McAllister brothers to thwart a bi-coastal conspiracy.

My Review:

When I started reading Inconclusive Evidence, I thought that it was going to be one of those humdrum romantic suspense/ thrillers that focuses more on the romance than the thriller/suspense.  But my mind changed after the first chapter. It changed, even more, the deeper into the book.

What I liked about Inconclusive Evidence was that the author was able to keep the thriller and the romance apart. There were no mushy love sentiments in the middle of a crucial scene with the bad guys. There also wasn’t any thriller like antics when Megan and Luc were getting their freak on. It was that separation that made this book enjoyable to read. What also made the book enjoyable was that you can read it separately from the series. I also liked the characters. I also liked the storyline that involved the nanotechnology. I found it fascinating to read. I had no problem picturing what was happening in the book happening in real life.

Of course, there were things I didn’t like about the book either. I didn’t like the bad guys (duh…lol). They were evil. I also didn’t like what was done to the wolf. While I understood why the bad guys did what they did, it left a bad taste in my mouth. I also didn’t like that Megan and Luc didn’t take care of that one bad guy when they had the chance. Sorry, if I was being stalked and forced to hide off the grid, then I would be taking people out left and right. Well, if I knew they were the ones after me.

I loved Luc and Megan together. Yes, they got off to a bad start. He was ready to throw her out. Then bad things started to happen and Luc decided that he needed to help her. Didn’t give Megan a say in it either. Took her off-grid to protect her. He was always with her. Be it in her ear while she worked as a cleaner at the business where the nanotechnology was being produced or protecting her from a wolf (among other things). Megan, who was a veterinarian, used her medical training to patch up Luc, his brothers, a wolf and the dogs. I wasn’t surprised when the sexual tension bubbled over. I was expecting it earlier. I loved that even though they were having sex. the tension was still there. There are so many times that I have read a book where it goes away after they do it.

I loved the relationship that Luc had with his brothers. They had his back no matter what. They didn’t hesitate to help him when he explained what was going on. My heart broke when his brother was infected with the nanites. Luc’s feelings of rage and helplessness came off the pages. Which is why I didn’t understand why he didn’t do that scientist in when he had the chance.

The storyline with the nanotechnology was scary. I had chills going up my spine because of how realistic it was. Not to sound like a nutter (because I am not) but I could see something like this popping up in the news. I could see nanotechnology being developed and abused like it was in the book.

The end of the book was great. The author did a great job of wrapping almost everything up. She did leave some storylines unfinished so I am hoping that means that there will be a book 4!!

What I liked about Inconclusive Evidence:

A) A line drawn between romance and thriller. No overlapping when not needed.

B) The characters

C) The nanotechnology storyline

What I disliked about Inconclusive Evidence:

A) The bad guys

B) What was done to the wolf

C) Not taking care of that scientist when Megan and Luc had the chance

I would give Inconclusive Evidence an Adult rating. There is sex. There is language. There is violence. I would suggest the no one under the age of 21 read this book.

There are no trigger warnings in Inconclusive Evidence.

I would reread Inconclusive Evidence. I would also recommend this book to family and friends.

I would like to thank the author for allowing me to read and review Inconclusive Evidence.

All opinions stated in this review of Inconclusive Evidence are mine.

**I received a free copy of this book and volunteered to review it**

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Weekly Wrap Up (6-24-18 to 7-1-18)

Books I’ve Read

The Dream Daughter

I Think I Love You (Oxford, #5)

Jilliand

Inconclusive Evidence

Rough Ride (True Brothers MC, #4)

Books I’ve Reviewed

The Sweetest Oblivion

The Sweetest Oblivion (Made #1)

Every Time You Go Away (review coming July 25th, 2018)

Every Time You Go Away

Broken Promise

Broken Promise (Sons of Broad #3)

Visionaries

Visionaries (Mud, Rocks and Trees, #5)

Before and Again

Before and Again

One for the Rogue

One for the Rogue (Studies in Scandal, #4)

Malevolent Sadness

Malevolent Sadness: A Paranormal Suspense Thriller

NetGalley Haul

Bright Ruin (Dark Gifts #3)

The Duke with the Dragon Tattoo (Victorian Rebels, #6)

Email Requests

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WWW Wednesday

Throwback Thursday

Weekly Wrap Up

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WWW Wednesday June 27th, 2018

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WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Taking on a World of Wars. So here what I have read/are reading/will be reading. Also, I will let y’all know what has gone on in my life this past week.

I know that I skipped last week’s WWW Wednesday. We went on vacation. Camping. Which ended up being a bust. Why? Because Miss R ended up getting heat exhaustion (it was in the 90’s and humid). Then Mr. Z started getting sick from the heat. Then BK. So, we decided to leave the campground and go home. So, yeah. A huge waste of money and a lesson learned. Do not go camping in NC in the summer.

This week has been all about VBS for Mr. Z and Miss R. The church that we are planning on attending has an excellent VBS program. Mr. Z has been loving it. Monday, they went to the Salvation Army and sorted food. Tuesday, they went to CCM (Cooperative Christian Ministries) and helped weed/take care of the grounds. Today, they are going to a horse farm and will be doing chores there. Tomorrow, they will be filling backpacks full of food for the Backpack Program (click here for a better explanation)

Miss R has been doing crafts and she has also been watching the older kids put on skits that explain God’s will on a level that they can understand. She has been having a blast.

Miss B has been home. If I had known that she could have volunteered as a counselor for VBS, I would have sent her. But, I didn’t but I will be doing it next summer. She has been spending quality time playing SIMS 4 on her XBox 1 and watching YouTube. Tomorrow, she gets her retainer back. She is not happy with me about that…lol.

Enough about me. Here’s what I have been up to reading-wise this past week:

What I am currently reading:

Jilliand

“Bruised, bloody, and barely dressed, she knew it was over. She had no doubt the Vikings would search for her if she tried to run—especially now, with their companion lying dead. It would be dark soon, and she had no idea where she could go or hide. Jilliand knew they would come for her. The Vikings were not likely to let this go—especially it being an attack by a woman. She was defeated. Weak and shaking, she stared at the man’s body. I think tonight I die. 

I started reading this book last night. It’s interesting but I am not sure if I like it or not. I’ll save my thoughts on it for the review.


What I finished reading:

Set the Night on Fire (Cottonbloom, #6)

Cottonbloom is the perfect place for starting over, finding your way back home–and falling head over heels. . .

Ella Boudreaux has a lot to prove to her family, friends, and foes–and to herself. So when her marriage ends she decides to invest her energy and money into a place that brings back some of Ella’s happiest memories: the Abbott brothers’ garage. Maybe, if she puts her mind to it, she can teach skeptical, stubborn Mack Abbott how to make the business a true success. Which would be a lot easier if the hunky mechanic didn’t make her motor run quite so fast…and hot.

Mack was furious when his brother, Ford, sold his share of the business. He’s in no rush to team up with a wealthy divorcee who shows up to the garage in stilettos–and the longest, sexiest legs he’s seen in forever. But Ella’s grit and determination won’t quit…and soon Mack can see that she’s been down a few rough roads herself. Neither Mack nor Ella can deny the fierce attraction that’s revving up between them. Could it be that true love has been in the backseat all along…and they’ve finally found the key.

I liked this book but I wish I had read at least one book in the series before I read this one. There is so much backstory that you need to read the previous books. This book will not be published until July 31st, 2018. So be on the lookout for the review!!!


What I am reading next:

Inconclusive EvidenceRough Ride (True Brothers MC, #4)Deep Cover (Love Over Duty, #3)

Inconclusive Evidence: This is one of many books in my backlog of author requests. I was very interested in the blurb. I am looking forward to reading this book. Review should be up fairly soon.

Rough Ride: I had been on the lookout for this book. I have reviewed the last 2 books (didn’t review book 1) and liked them. Review will be up by the end of July.

Deep Cover: I was approached by the publisher to review this book. I am not a huge fan of Army/Navy/Marine/Airforce romances but the blurb caught my attention on this one. Review will be up by the end of July.


So that’s it. Be on the lookout for the reviews of all these books in the near future.

Have you read any of these books?

Let me know what you thought of them!!