Book Review: Midnight Sons, Vol. 3

Book Review: Midnight Sons, Vol. 3Midnight Sons Volume 3: Falling for Him / Ending in Marriage / Midnight Sons and Daughters by Debbie Macomber
Series: Midnight Sons #3
on January 26th 2010
Pages: 464
Goodreads
five-stars
Reading Challenges: Coyer Summer Reading List

LONELY MEN IN HARD LUCK, ALASKA, LOOKING FOR WOMEN.
OUR TOWN MIGHT BE COLD, BUT OUR HEARTS ARE WARM!
Location: north of the Arctic Circle. Population: 150 (mostly men!). But the three O'Halloran brothers, who run a bush-plane charter service called Midnight Sons, are heading a campaign to bring women to town.
Falling for Him
Christian, the youngest O'Halloran brother, has a problem, and her name is Mariah Douglas. The Midnight Sons secretary is always losing his messages, misplacing his files and generally creating chaos. Despite that, he can't get her out of his mind…
Ending in Marriage
The clashes between pilot Duke Porter and Seattle attorney Tracy Santiago are legendary. Duke's a tough, rugged individualist who delights in expressing outrageous opinions, particularly when Tracy's around. But she gives as good as she gets…and not just when they're arguing!
Includes a special extra novella!
Midnight Sons and Daughters
Scott O'Halloran and Chrissie Harris are all grown up now. After years away from Alaska, Scott's back in town, and everybody's wondering if he's here to stay. Especially Chrissie, the girl he left behind…

This is the final volume in the Midnight Sons series. This one included three stories, with the last one being a anniversary of the series revolving around the younger characters in the series who are now grown.

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Book Review: Finding Gideon

Book Review: Finding GideonFinding Gideon by Eric Jerome Dickey
Series: Gideon Series #5
on April 18th 2017
Pages: 372
Goodreads
five-stars
Reading Challenges: Coyer Summer Reading List

A professional job turns personal for jet-setting contract killer Gideon in this sexy, thrilling page-turner by New York Times bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey.
As a hit man from the time he was very young, money, women, and danger have always ruled Gideon's life; but for the first time, the job is taking its toll. Neither Gideon nor the city of Buenos Aires has recovered from the mayhem caused during Gideon's last job. But before the dust has settled and the bodies have been buried, Gideon calls in backup--including the lovely Hawks, with whom Gideon has heated memories--to launch his biggest act of revenge yet...one he believes will destroy his adversary, Midnight, once and for all.
Yet Midnight and his second-in-command, the beautiful and ruthless Senorita Raven, are launching their own revenge, assembling a team of mercenaries the likes of which the world has never seen... and Gideon isn't their only target. Gideon will need all of his skills if he is to save not only his team, but his family as well.
Dickey's new novel stirs up a whirlwind of sex and violence that spans the globe...and leaves no moral boundary uncrossed.

I am not sure if this is going to be the last book in the Gideon series or not, but if it is a lot was tied up and there were quite a few easter eggs throughout the book.

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June #OTSPSecretSister Package!!!

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This month’s package was arrived while I was home. It was nice to hear the knock on the door and receiving a package. The sis was busy for most of the month, so there was no clear theme this month. However, I did get gifted with a galore of things.

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Book Review: Resurrecting Midnight

Book Review: Resurrecting MidnightResurrecting Midnight by Eric Jerome Dickey
Series: Gideon Series #4
on August 25th 2009
Pages: 464
Goodreads
four-stars
Reading Challenges: 2017 Series In A Month?, Coyer Summer Reading List, Literary Escape

International assassin Gideon spilled blood for the first time when he was seven years old, with a single shot to the head of a man who was attempting to kill the woman Gideon had known as his mother. The victim was none other than his own father, a man of unspeakable evil. This pivotal event shaped Gideon throughout his life, made him who he is, one of the fiercest, most feared hired guns in the world.
And one of the most hunted.
After nearly losing his life in Antigua during a mission that went terribly wrong, Gideon trusts no one. But when a former lover and grifter, Arizona, resurfaces in need of his skills, she reminds him he was indebted to a man who had once saved his life: the son of the legendary con-man Scamz. Gideon is forced to take on an assignment which will lead him to Argentina in pursuit of a briefcase containing one part of a larger puzzle. The "package" contains material that another group of assassins - the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse - will kill to obtain and protect. One of the leaders of the Four Horsemen has a connection to Gideon that neither man is aware of -- a connection that will be exposed when they meet face-to-face and gun-to-gun. Each member of The Four Horsemen is a world-class killer, each with a dark and dangerous past, and nothing will stop that team of renegades from completing their mission.
As Gideon struggles to keep promises and uncover information about his past, he finds himself at the center of the ultimate double-cross and he is forced to do what he must to protect himself and those closest to him. Set amidst the exotic and vibrant streets of Miami and Buenos Aires, Resurrecting Midnight is an action-filled, pulse- pounding thriller from bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey.

This was the fourth book in the Gideon series. It was not as good as the previous three, however, it had a few interesting points that will be pivotal for the series, I am sure.

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Book Review: Dying for Revenge

Book Review: Dying for RevengeDying for Revenge by Eric Jerome Dickey
Series: Gideon Series #3
on November 18th 2008
Pages: 480
Goodreads
five-stars
Reading Challenges: 2017 Series In A Month?, Coyer Summer Reading List, Literary Escape

After a bestselling doubleheader in 2007 with Sleeping with Strangers and Waking with Enemies (both reaching #9 on the New York Times bestseller list), Eric Jerome Dickey is back with the final installment in his thrilling trilogy—Dying for Revenge.
This fast-paced story about a steamy, seamy underworld of crime that spans the globe features the hit man Gideon, a character who captivated fans in the first two books, squaring off against his most intriguing adversary yet.

This was the third book in the Gideon series by Eric Jerome Dickey. I rated it 5 stars, but honestly, it wasn’t on point as the other two – but good nonetheless.

This one was less raunchy, but the story was good. We met a new girl from Gideon’s past, whom he had a relationship with. She however is a contract killer like him, so they eventually team up in a different way. They had an interesting relationship.

We sort of get a conclusion to the storyline from the previous two books, but we will have to wait and see if Detroit shows up again in the remainder of the series.

I would recommend this book and the series. Such an interesting story.

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Book Review: Waking With Enemies

Book Review: Waking With EnemiesWaking with Enemies by Eric Jerome Dickey
Series: Gideon Series #2
on August 7th 2007
Pages: 400
Goodreads
five-stars
Reading Challenges: 2017 Series In A Month?

The sequel to 'Sleeping with Strangers'. Hit man Gideon lives a fast life full of women, violence and international travel, but he is haunted by his past. Now, his past catches up with him with a vengeance!

The second book in the Gideon series picks up right where the first one – Sleeping with Strangers – ended which also means it gets a little raunchy earlier than the the first book. It does not conclude the series, obviously, but it does conclude the current storyline, to a certain extent. 

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Book Review: Sleeping With Strangers

Book Review: Sleeping With StrangersSleeping with Strangers by Eric Jerome Dickey
Series: Gideon #1
on January 1st 1970
Goodreads
five-stars
Reading Challenges: 2017 Series In A Month?, Bookopoly 2017, Literary Escape

A powerful hit man, Gideon is the master of the game in a jet-setting world dominated by money, women, and violence. Living off the grid, making love on the run, he makes his living as a contract killer by enacting the revenge of the brokenhearted for a price.
One woman taught him to kill, another motivates him to succeed in the business of revenge. If he can amass a million dollars, the woman he desires has promised to run away with him. For her sake, Gideon takes a high-profile job that earns him dangerous enemies, and hops a plane to London hoping to escape the aftermath. On the plane he meets two mysterious women - have they been sent to bring him down? Have his past transgressions caught up with him at last? Or will one of these strangers help him choose a life of love over a life of violence?
In this underworld of grifters and killers, brokenhearted squares and streetwalkers, loyal fans will spot some familiar faces from Dickey's previous books. A thrilling ride through extremes of love and danger, Sleeping with Strangers thrives on the darker passions of revenge and desire.

I was first introduced to Gideon, the man character of this book and who the series revolves around, by accident. I picked up Finding Gideon by Eric Jerome Dickey while preparing for vacation. I started reading the book thinking that it would not make a difference whether or not I read the other books in the series. Luckily I changed my mind early on and didn’t finish the book. It is at the end of the list since it is the last book of the series, so far. 

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Book Review: The Blackbirds

Book Review: The BlackbirdsThe Blackbirds by Eric Jerome Dickey
on April 19th 2016
Pages: 528
Goodreads
five-stars
Reading Challenges: Bookopoly 2017

New York Times bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey delivers his next delectable, erotic romance   They call themselves the Blackbirds. Kwanzaa Browne, Indigo Abdulrahaman, Destiny Jones, and Ericka Stockwell are four best friends who are closer than sisters, and will go to the ends of the earth for one another. Yet even their deep bond can’t heal all wounds from their individual pasts, as the collegiate and post-collegiate women struggle with their own demons, drama, and desires.   Trying to forget her cheating ex-fiancé, Kwanzaa becomes entangled with a wicked one-night stand—a man who turns out to be one in five million. Indigo is in an endless on-again, off-again relationship with her footballer boyfriend, and in her time between dysfunctional relationships she purses other naughty desires. Destiny, readjusting to normal life, struggles to control her own anger after avenging a deep wrong landed her in juvi, while at the same time trying to have her first real relationship—one she has initiated using an alias to hide her past from her lover. Divorced Ericka is in remission from cancer and trying to deal with two decades of animosity with her radical mother, while keeping the desperate crush she has always had on Destiny’s father a secret... a passion with an older man that just may be reciprocated.    As the women try to overcome— or give into— their impulses, they find not only themselves tested, but the one thing they always considered unbreakable: their friendship.

For a long time I have wanted to read a book by Eric Jerome Dickey. I just never took the time to find one to read. Before I left for Cruise 3.0 I stopped at the library and picked up a handful of books to take with me. This was one of them. And I was not disappointed with my choice.

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Book Review: Midnight Sons, Vol. 1

Book Review: Midnight Sons, Vol. 1Midnight Sons, Volume 1 by Debbie Macomber
Series: Midnight Sons
on February 1st 2009
Pages: 392
Goodreads
five-stars
Reading Challenges: Bookopoly 2017, Literary Escape

Location: north of the Arctic Circle. Population: 150 (mostly men!). But the three O'Halloran brothers, who run a bush-plane charter service called Midnight Sons, are heading a campaign to bring women to town.

Brides for Brothers

Sawyer O'Halloran, the middle brother, isn't entirely in favor of this scheme. But he considers himself immune to any woman—even the lovely Abbey Sutherland. She's arriving in Alaska within days. However, there's a complication…or two. She hasn't told them she's arriving with kids!

The Marriage Risk

Like his brothers, Charles O'Halloran has a distrust of marriage in general—and of anyone related to Catherine Harmon Fletcher in particular. She's the woman who tried to destroy his parents' marriage. Too bad Lanni Caldwell, the only woman he's ever really fallen for, is Catherine's granddaughter…

I was interested in this book because not only was it written by Debbie Macomber, but because it was also set in Alaska, which I was visiting soon (when I checked it out). I wanted to read something with romance and with new scenery – that I would soon discover, to a certain extent. I was not disappointed.

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Housewarming May #OTSPSecretSister Package!!!

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Well this is my first package since March. My April package got lost somehow. I moved at the end of April, and my Sis made sure to have it waiting on me, but somehow it never arrived. (I think that the neighbor downstairs happened up on it.) (Yeah, I moved because…the boyfriend and I broke up.

So I have no clue what April’s theme was. But May’s theme was…

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