The Turn by Kim Harrison

Kim Harrison has my number. I have loved each and every book that I have read by her.  Her Hollows series featuring Rachel Morgan was an addicting must buy.  In this novel, she returns to the same world, but it is before the Turn. The heroine of The Turn could not be more different from Rachel Morgan. Trisk is a brilliant geneticist, but her ambitions are thwarted by two facts: she is a female and she is a dark elf. Passed over by the elite elf genetic labs, she works at a human lab.Instead of solving the elf’s declining birthrate, she is working  on commercial crop plants. While perfecting a drought proof tomato, she makes sure a new biological weapon will not threaten paranormal species.

But the young scion of teh Kalamack clan has been a life long thorn in her side. When he shows up at the lab, Trisk knows that he is spying on her. What she doesn’t know is how far Kal will go to destroy her reputation.

Trisk is a fascinating, complicated character. She must deal with the sexism of the 1960s and the bigotry of the elf clans. But her greatest obstacle may be her ambition.

It was delightful to read about the young Quen, who silently loves Trisk. As for Kal, who is the father of Trent Kalamack from the Rachel Morgan series, it is easy to see why he is so despised by Algaliarept.

Kim Harrison can write no wrong in my book. The Turn

 

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Wed to a Spy by Sharon Cullen

Simon Marcheford is loyal to Queen Elizabeth. Despite his desire to retire to his estates with his younger sister, he does one last mission for his Queen. His mission leads him to the court of the Scottish Queen Mary. Where Queen Mary forces him to marry and spy on the beautiful French woman, Aimee. Aimee is a most reluctant and inept spy. But in order to marry her true love, she must spy on the pregnant Scottish Queen. Forced to marry Simon, she is barely adjusting to marriage when assassination and a palace coup forces her to depend on him to save her life.

This is a well written enjoyable historical romance. It is nice to read about the Scottish Court of the ill-fated Queen Mary.  here is plenty of sizzle between Simon and Aimee. Moreover, there isn’t any silly, contrived differences between the couple. They are involved in the deadly dance of espionage played by the kings and queens of Europe. wedtospy

Wrong Number, Right Guy by Elle Casey

wrongnumberWow, I loved this book.  It is a straight up romance and it fit my mood perfectly. May Wexel gets a text from her stressed out single mom sister. Who is texting from a shady biker bar. What is Jennifer and the kids doing at a biker bar? No worries, Auntie May comes to rescue with her trusty sidekick, Felix the continence-challenged chihuahua.  She doesn’t find her sister, but she finds trouble with bullets flying and a scary, hairy biker dude dragging her out the back door.  This book has the right amount of sexual tension, humor, and hot sex scenes.  Looking forward to the next story in this series.