Well go me. I finally finished a book this week. Sigh. Not sure what my issue is. I'm blaming it on having company until Wed. Yeah yeah, I'm lying, they were hardly around. Anyway, last night I stayed up way too late to finish this. Again, the issue with long books. I couldn't go to bed with 50 pages left. I need to tackle some other long ones too. Double sigh.
All or Nothing by James Buchanan (335 pages)
This is book 3 in Brandon and Nicky's saga. It's between Christmas and New Year and Brandon takes his daughter Shayla to visit Nicky in Vegas as his ex and her husband both have work responsibilities. It's a bit weird and awkward and Shayla's a bit of a brat, but not going all that badly. They leave her with Nicky's friend Miri and go home for a little kinkiness when Shayla is snatched off the street. The rest of the book is the search for Shayla and how Brandon (and Nicky) deal with it and interactions with his ex and his step-mom. Detective Orozco is back, I really like that character a lot and adored Brandon's step-mom Edith. You basically know who the kidnapper is, but seeing how the process works from the police angle during a case was interesting if frustrating and when Brandon finally figures it out I wanted to slap Nicky for being so sceptical. Jesus man, have you never watched an episode of Criminal Minds or CSI? The emotional intensity and depths of despair really came through in the writing and when Brandon hits bottom it breaks your heart. And at the end, my insides went all squishy and awww with the very last line of the book. So a must read for Brandon and Nicky fans and for those who haven't experienced this series I highly recommend it. Of course you'll want to kick Brandon in the shins many times along the way, he can be a stubborn ass, but I think he redeemed himself in this book in a very big way and I was very happy with how it ended.
Happy weekend everyone. Stay warm or cool depending on your preference. :-)