Release today! Book Review: Carve Me a Melody by Rachelle J. Christensen

Carve Me a Melody (Music Box Romance, #2)Carve Me a Melody by Rachelle J. Christensen

  • Print Length: 203 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Peachwood Press; 1 edition (May 23, 2017)
  • Publication Date: May 23, 2017
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B06XKL11GQ

My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 

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Book Review: New Release: Double Take by Rachelle J. Christensen

Double Take (Silver Cascade Suspense, #2)Double Take by Rachelle J. Christensen

  • Print Length: 78 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Peachwood Press (August 28, 2016)
  • Publication Date: August 28, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01L7YQLFA

 

My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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New Release Book Review: Hawaiian Masquerade by Rachelle J. Christensen

Hawaiian MasqueradeHawaiian Masquerade by Rachelle J. Christensen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Hawaiian Masquerade was one of those contemporary romances that have all the fun and the secrets that make things tense for the couple. The author lived in Kauai, Hawaii for a while and her knowledge of the best places to go shines through the book. It certainly made me want to take a trip there. In fact, I want to snorkel and see the fish she described. But back to the review about the story of Derek and Lexi.

Derek Mitchell is a photographer that is trying to make a career of his talent. He runs a gallery that shows his work and other artists from the island. Derek also works with his friend and roommate selling coconuts. The tourists love to watch these men prepare the coconut right in front of them.

Lexi Burke has recently moved to Hawaii and is trying to find herself after her high powered career that has burned her out and caused her to retire. She had been in charge and living the high paced lifestyle of a corporate mogul with her brother and was ready for a change.   Leaving Chicago for the islands means that she can find the things that make her happy. Things like painting. She left a would be boyfriend that she just did not feel she loved. Lexi felt the timing was perfect on all fronts for a new beginning.

When the two meet, they find that they have a lot in common, except for Derek’s utter and complete dislike of people with money. He loved to verbalize this loathing.  Lexi was hesitant to mention that she had money, plenty of money Now it sits like a billion dollar elephant in the room every time she thinks about it. Heck, she can’t even bring him home with her for fear he sees where and how she lives.

Fun story with beautiful scenery and warm loving characters. The secrecy adds to the tension of the book.

This is just a fun read that released on July 3, 2016. Rachelle J. Christensen writes, romances like this, mysteries and suspense. So far she has written 12 books.

Hawaiian Masquerade is available on Kindle and through KindleUnlimited at Amazon

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New Release: Book Review: Hawaiian Masquerade by Rachelle J. Christensen

Hawaiian Masquerade (Destination Billionaire Romance)Hawaiian Masquerade by Rachelle J. Christensen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Hawaiian Masquerade was one of those contemporary romances that have all the fun and the secrets that make things tense for the couple. The author lived in Kauai, Hawaii for a while and her knowledge of the best places to go shines through the book. It certainly made me want to take a trip there. In fact, I want to snorkel and see the fish she described. But back to the review about the story of Derek and Lexi.

Derek Mitchell is a photographer that is trying to make a career of his talent. He runs a gallery that shows his work and other artists from the island. Derek also works with his friend and roommate selling coconuts. The tourists love to watch these men prepare the coconut right in front of them.

Lexi Burke has recently moved to Hawaii and is trying to find herself after her high powered career that has burned her out and caused her to retire. She had been in charge and living the high paced lifestyle of a corporate mogul with her brother and was ready for a change. Leaving Chicago for the islands means that she can find the things that make her happy. Things like painting. She left a would be boyfriend that she just did not feel she loved. Lexi felt the timing was perfect on all fronts for a new beginning.

When the two meet, they find that they have a lot in common, except for Derek’s utter and complete dislike of people with money. He loved to verbalize this loathing.  Lexi was hesitant to mention that she had money, plenty of money. Now it sits like a billion dollar elephant in the room every time she thinks about it. Heck, she can’t even bring him home with her for fear he sees where and how she lives.

Fun story with beautiful scenery and warm loving characters. The secrecy adds to the tension of the book.

This is just a fun read that released on July 3, 2016. Rachelle J. Christensen writes, romances like this, mysteries and suspense. So far she has written 12 books.

Hawaiian Masquerade is available on Kindle and through KindleUnlimited at Amazon

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Book Review: Proposals and Poison by Rachelle J. Christensen

Proposals and PoisonProposals and Poison by Rachelle J. Christensen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Proposals and Poison is book 3 in the Wedding Planner Mysteries. This is another fun episode of Adri Pyper’s life as a wedding planner. Adri the woman that believes in Happy ever afters and who also just happens to be sort of dating a divorce lawyer. Luke the divorce lawyer, Tony, the policeman, and Lorea, her assistant are all involved in this book.

The story has a murder of a totally unexpected person. Everyone and their brother have a theory about who killed the young woman. The gossips are going wild with rumors of who is inheriting a fortune from the untimely death of Adri’s friend. Adri as usual, is asked by Tony and Luke to stay out of this investigation as she keeps finding herself involved with murderers, criminals and near brushes with death.

Of course Adri can’t help but finding herself in the middle of the danger. This time there are some totally unexpected dangers for others. In this book, there is an over abundance of suspects, and that list keeps growing. Who would imagine so many devious and secretive things were going on in one person’s life. It sure keeps you guessing.

All the while, is love brewing? I have been following Luke and Adri for three books and I certainly am pulling for them to find a special place for each other in their hearts.

There are some great and crazy wedding ideas complete with kids and dogs. Rachelle always adds craft ideas and recipes in her book, which makes it even more fun to read. Proposals and Poison is really a fun book to read. As always Rachelle J. Christensen makes reading about a crime a fun event. Wonderful cast of characters. I hope there are more in store for these guys. I would love to read more about them all.

Proposals and Poison in addition to the other books in the series, Veils and Vengeance, and Diamond Rings Are Deadly Things, are all available in Paperback, Kindle and KindleUnlimited through Amazon

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Book Review: Veils and Vengeance by Rachelle J. Christensen

Veils and Vengeance (Wedding Planner Mysteries, #2)Veils and Vengeance by Rachelle J. Christensen

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the second book in the Wedding Planner series. This book could be read as a stand alone. The history of Adri Pyper is told in bits through the book so that you are able to understand who she is and why she behaves the way she does. But it is more fun to follow the series if possible.

The writing of the book is really well done. The mystery starts in the first chapter and I honestly did not know who the villain was until it was about to be revealed.

Adri is in Hawaii to prepare and execute a destination wedding for Luke’s cousin. Luke is the divorce Lawyer that was also in the first book, Diamond Rings Are Deadly Things.

While she is in Hawaii on her first day, trouble begins and a mystery is afoot. Adri is in danger throughout the entire book and it is unclear who is causing the problems for her. There are several candidates in the running for the worst villain.

When Luke arrives he is still taking one step forward towards Adri then a huge step back. There is several interesting opportunities for Adri and she is in mental battle with herself.
Rachelle J. Christensen has done a wonderful job of keeping the suspense alive while maintaining a cozy and clean story going. It is a refreshing change to see the sweetness of the sleuth in a good mystery.

Adri is not your typical gritty rough and tumble sleuth. She is cute. She is not a former detective with an angry heart. She is just a girl that has had so much happen in one year that she is skittish.

I do get frustrated with her flightiness with me, but she is young and she has been told to keep her options open.
I know who I am always pulling for her to commit to, but does she?

All of the side characters are well written, you get to know them and understand them. It is a great series. Now I am ready to read Proposals and Poison.

This book is available in Paperback and in KindleUnlimited on Amazon.

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Book Review: Diamond Rings Are Deadly Things by Rachelle J. Christensen

Diamond Rings Are Deadly Things (Wedding Planner Mysteries, #1)Diamond Rings Are Deadly Things by Rachelle J. Christensen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Adri paper has opened a wedding planning business. After moving to a different town, more of a vacation tourist spot than the farm she grew up on, she has been given assistance by her fellow business owners in town. One such owner is the local jeweler, he has helped her secure original gowns from China at a discounted rate.

As she is juggling the planning od two high profile, very expensive weddings, her shop of broken into and that brings out the sleuth in Adri.

There is the local realtor that is persistently trying to date her. Her sights are set on a hottie that she keeps passing in the running trail. I know which one I am pulling for. First impressions are not always the best gauge of a person.

The story was interesting. The thefts and other mysteries are confusing. Not so confusing that you can’t follow them, but the events that are happening do not always seem to be connected. As with a good mystery, it needs a dedicated sleuth. With the police looking into the theft and Adri trying to not have more dresses taken by the police she puts herself in jeopardy. She is a smart girl, but really Adri?

While Adri keeps making bad decisions that are placing her in danger, her emotions and feelings are being tested to the limit. Her friend and co-worker is always supportive and understanding. Makes me want her to have her own story too.

This is my first book in this series I enjoyed getting to know the characters. I am glad that there is a series do that I can follow them again. It is s cute book and very well written.


This book is available in Paperback, Kindle and CD format at Amazon. Also available through the Kindleunlimited program.

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