Matchmaking for Beginners by Maddie Dawson ~ #Fiction #BookReview

37561377This isn’t the type of book I would normally have chosen for myself. The description was kind of dramatic and cutesy and not at all suspenseful or mysterious, but it was one of the monthly free books offered by Amazon Prime, so I figured I’d give it a try.

To be honest, it was cutesy, but I found that I didn’t care. It was also sweet and funny and surprisingly enjoyable. It left me with a smile on my face and a desire for a friend like Blix.

The writing, characters and pacing were all good. The plot felt fresh to me, but that might be because I don’t often read this type of book. Whatever it was, this book worked for me! 5 stars!

The Wild Inside by Christine Carbo ~ Fiction Book Review

wpb5I really enjoyed this novel by first time author Christine Carbo. From the first page the book felt comfortable, like the welcoming pages of a favorite author’s work. Carbo provides the reader with a wonderfully detailed setting in Montana’s Glacier National Park. She also sets up a haunting backstory for the main character to be tortured with while investigating what is a truly heinous murder.

Carbo’s writing is clean, her descriptions vivid, her characters sharp, and her pacing will keep readers in suspense. This book has all the makings of a masterpiece. If it falls slightly short of perfection, one need only to remember that this is the author’s first book, and with that said, I can’t wait for the release of her next novel, “Mortal Fall”. Carbo is a promising new talent on the mystery/suspense scene and I can’t wait to see what she has in store for us readers. Five Stars!

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