Private LA (Private #6) by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan

Book Description:

Published: February 10, 2014

Private Jack Morgan investigates the disappearance of the biggest superstar couple in Hollywood.

Thom and Jennifer Harlow are the perfect couple, with three perfect children. They maybe two of the biggest mega movie stars in the world, but they’re also great parents, philanthropists and just all-around good people.

When they disappear without a word from their ranch, facts are hard to find. They live behind such a high wall of security and image control that even world-renowned Private Investigator Jack Morgan can’t get to the truth. But as Jack keeps probing, secrets sprout thick and fast–and the world’s golden couple may emerge as hiding behind a world of desperation and deception that the wildest reality show couldn’t begin to unveil. Murder is only the opening scene.

Review –

Not an awarding winning read by any means but a pleasant book to listen to during a hot Oklahoma Spring day. It has everything a good  crime fiction story should have: murder, kidnapping,mystery,suspense,drama and interesting characters to put all the clues together.

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Crash Into Me (Heart of Stone #1) by K.M. Scott

Book Description:

Published: August 25, 2013

 

What would you give up for everything?

Tristan Stone was powerful, commanding, sex incarnate. And he wore it all so well. From the moment his mesmerizing gaze met mine, I had no choice but surrender to everything he was. His power. His decadence. His passion. He was all I never knew I needed.

He wanted to possess me, and I wanted to be his everything. All I had to do was accept what he offered. But everything has a price.

The world he gave me fulfilled my wildest dreams, but would that be enough when the past crashed into the present?

Review –

I’ll start off my saying that I loved this book. It had believable characters, drama, steamy sex scene, but overly kinky, and a cliffhanger ending.   That being said, at times I thought that it was trying to be a Fifty Shades of Grey, but depending on how you look at it maybe that’s not a bad thing.

Fast read.

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The Beach House by James Patterson and Peter de Jonge

Book Description

June 10, 2002
Jack Mullen is in law school in New York City when the shocking news comes that his brother Peter has drowned in the ocean off East Hampton. Jack knows his brother and knows this couldnt be an accident. Someone must have wanted his brother dead. But the powers that be say otherwise. As Jack tries to uncover details of his brothers last night, he confronts a barricade of lawyers, police, and paid protectors who separate the multibillionaire summer residents from local workers like Peter. And he learns that his brother wasnt just parking cars at the summer parties of the rich. He was making serious money satisfying the sexual needs of the richest women and men in town.
THE BEACH HOUSE reveals the secret lives of celebrities in a breathtaking drama of revenge with a finale so shocking it could only have come from the mind of James Patterson.
Review-
This was my second listening to this book and I loved it even more this time.
The plot is wonderfully powerful as are all the characters involved. You root for the good guys and hiss and cuss the bad guys and there is no uncertainty which is which. Some of it is hard to listen to or read because it’s graphic in its detail, but that’s one reason I’ve always liked James Patterson, he pulls no  punches.  Excellent read and I highly suggest you pick it up.
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