Undenied (Unspoken #3) by Maya Banks

Book Description:

Published: May 8, 2007

Another chance to make a night gone bad very, very right.

Payton Ricci is the last person Wes Hoffman ever expected orwanted to see again. After the disastrous sexual experience between them twelve years ago, he was only too happy to put the whole episode behind him. After all, he’s come a long way since that awkward encounter between two gawky teenagers, and his ego needs no reminder.

The night he sees Payton—a very sexy grown up Payton—in Zack’s Bar and Grill, he’s mortified by this blast from the past. Payton harbors no such reservations about seeing Wes again, and it’s clear she wouldn’t mind catching up on old times. However, Wes can’t get over his mental block where she’s concerned.

But that’s nothing a blindfold and a little mad seduction scheme can’t fix, and Payton is a very determined woman.

Review –

A short story concerning the first time a teen-age couple had sex which was the first time EVER  for them both. Each has a completely different view of the occurrence and Wes can’t get past his perception and is embarrassed because he felt  he was inept and clumsy and he hurt Payton.  Payton had been told it would hurt and it did, but other than that she thought it was sweet.

Payton pursues Wes and finally convinces him things are fine between them and she wants a grown-up relationship with him. It takes him a while but he gives in and they have their HEA.

Adult with explicit sex




The Murder House by James Patterson and David Ellis

Book Description:

Published: September 24, 2015

It has an ocean-front view, a private beach–and a deadly secret that won’t stay buried.

No. 7 Ocean Drive is a gorgeous, multi-million-dollar beachfront estate in the Hamptons, where money and privilege know no bounds. But its beautiful gothic exterior hides a horrific past: it was the scene of a series of depraved killings that have never been solved. Neglected, empty, and rumored to be cursed, it’s known as the Murder House, and locals keep their distance.

Detective Jenna Murphy used to consider herself a local, but she hasn’t been back since she was a girl. Trying to escape her troubled past and rehabilitate a career on the rocks, the former New York City cop hardly expects her lush and wealthy surroundings to be a hotbed of grisly depravity. But when a Hollywood power broker and his mistress are found dead in the abandoned Murder House, the gruesome crime scene rivals anything Jenna experienced in Manhattan. And what at first seems like an open and shut case turns out to have as many shocking secrets as the Murder House itself, as Jenna quickly realizes that the mansion’s history is much darker than even the town’s most salacious gossips could have imagined. As more bodies surface, and the secret that Jenna has tried desperately to escape closes in on her, she must risk her own life to expose the truth–before the Murder House claims another victim.

Full of the twists and turns that have made James Patterson the world’s #1 bestselling writer, THE MURDER HOUSE is a chilling, page-turning story of murder, money, and revenge.

Review –


For once, the blurb says it all.

This is a five-star book with a plot line about  a historically evil house and the people affected by it and there is a HUGE twist at the end that you might or might not see coming.  It is chilling, suspenseful, and the kind of story that you can’t stop reading or listening to. Mr. Patterson has done it again, even if he did have a co-author.

I highly recommend it.