For Love and Honor

For Love and HonorFor Love and Honor by Cathy Maxwell, Lynne Hinton, Candis Terry
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book is a collection of three stories about military men and those that love them. Cathy Maxwell writes about an English captain fighting in Regency England and the woman that captures his heart while transporting her back to England. Lynne Hinton’s story takes place in Pie Town, the small town that is featured in her Pie Town series. A hometown boy is in a hospital in Germany recovering from injuries and the town that supports him. And Candis Terry’s story about a solder coming home for good and those that will not let him forget how much he is loved.

The Bookish Miss Nelson by Cathy Maxwell

Captain William Duroy is commanded to escort Miss Pippa Nelson to Lisbon and then back to England. She usually follows her father wherever he goes acting as his hostess, however he recently left her at Wellington’s headquarters as he went on a mission without instructions as to how long or what to do with her. So the general is making a decision, he does not want her there anymore and is punishing the captain by making him escort her.

Pippa is a headstrong young woman and has been following her father around for years, therefore does not like being pushed around. She is unhappy with the situation and let’s everyone know how she feels. While traveling, Pippa makes a decision that puts her and William in danger. While trying to get back to safety, they end up doing something heroic and then fall in love. A smart, fun story of finding love in the most unusual places.

Letters from Pie Town by Lynne Hinton

Raymond Twinhorse is a lifelong citizen of Pie Town who was recently injured and is now in a hospital in Germany. The town sends out an announcement saying they want to mail a get well parcel to him and ask if everyone would write a letter to Raymond to say how much he is loved. His girlfriend Trina is in charge of the project.

The letters are so heartwarming, full of love and humor as citizens of Pie Town write about what is going on in the small town and how much Raymond means to them. This story let’s those fans of Lynne’s series Pie Town, revisit some great characters.

Home Sweet Home by Candis Terry

Candis has dedicated this story to the men and women of the Idaho Army National Guard at Gowen Field and Mountain Home Air Force Base. As my son is a member of the Army National Guard this is a wonderful tribute.

Aiden Marshall has come home for good. He left with two other friends (Billy Marks and Bobby Hansen) several years ago to become Rangers, however he is the only one coming home and is having trouble dealing with the loss and deciding what he wants to do. Paige Walker, a hometown girl that works at the diner and has recently purchased her aunt’s place with plans for the future is waiting for him, as Aiden is the person she has in mind to share that future with.

As soon as Aiden walks into the diner, Paige is ecstatic, however she realizes he has changed, he has lost his smile. Aiden is unsure of what he wants to do, but he feels he is not good enough for Paige and has come home to tell her goodbye. After a heartfelt conversation in which he tells her all about his life in the service, she finds out about his dog Rennie that he had to leave behind. As Aiden hides out at the family ranch helping his brother and avoiding Paige, she decides that she wants to show him how much the town loves him and how much she wants to fight for him. In a small town, it does not take much for news to travel as she asks for donations to help bring Rennie home. This is a moving story about a woman who does not give up and the love she has for Aiden that helps him heal.

All three stories were wonderful moving tributes to those that are serving and have served in the service to protect our freedom. The love they all receive from friends and family is warm and genuine.

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Read Along Details

Here at the Book Addicts, we love to talk books. Discussing characters as if they’re family and arguing plot points and themes. Hating on villains (but secretly thinking they kinda rock) and rooting for the tortured hero. Most importantly, we love getting other people’s points of view on what we’re reading. More often than not, our eyes are opened to something new or we’re able to add another convert to our way of thinking to our list.

Here’s the deal: We’re going to host monthly Read Alongs. We’ll announce the book of our choosing (one for each of us) and you’ll read along with us. We’ll post updates on Twitter and the blogs about where we’re at and then at the deadline chosen, We’ll have a live chat via Twitter.

Sound exciting?

We think so, too. Keep your eyes peeled. We’ll announce the first Read Along soon (probably sometime in June). Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on the book!

Happy reading, my friends!

Rachel

Zero by Tom Leveen

Zero
By: Tom Leveen
YA Contemporary
April 24, 2012
Rating: I have to give it an R because of the open-door sex scene that happens. Otherwise, it would have only been a strong PG for language
Coffee Beans: 4.5/5
Spoilers: Some, but in order to protect the innocent, character names have been omitted
Favorite Line: Ever notice how much thing guys can eat? So not fair. (ebook, pg 108) When you’re painting, you can see noise. Taste sound. Ten trillion neurons fire in your mind and trigger the fine muscles in your arms to do. (ebook, pg 128) Ain’t that the truth. Boy howdy, I tell ya, when I decide to make a shit situation shittier, I commit. (ebook, pg 236)
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for this honest review

Publisher’s Summary:

For aspiring artist Amanda Walsh, who only half-jokingly goes by the nickname Zero, the summer before college was supposed to be fun—plain and simple. Hanging out with her best friend Jenn, going to clubs, painting, and counting down the days until her escape. But when must-have scholarship money doesn’t materialize, and she has a falling out with Jenn that can only be described as majorly awkward, and Zero’s parents relationship goes from tense to relentless fighting, her prospects start looking as bleak and surreal as a painting by her idol Salvador Dali. Will life truly imitate art?
Will her new, unexpected relationship with a punk skater boy who seems too good to be real and support from the unlikeliest of sources show Zero that she’s so much more than a name.

Here’s the thing:

I REALLY pretty much loved this book. Discuss.

Tom Leveen does an epic job of writing this story from a seventeen-year-old girl’s perspective (which is actually somewhat unsettling), creating a believable and genuine voice for Zero and a rollercoaster of emotions. It’s so good in fact, that it took me a little while to get into it. I know, that sounds a bit conflicting, but I don’t know how else to describe it, other than, after a few chapters, I was hooked and couldn’t put the book down. The voice is so fluid and natural throughout the entire story. The Conflict artfully constructed, and all the relationship dynamics unfold so naturally and they have such an organic flow from one to the other, it’s like I’m living through high school all over again. And the fact that it’s a male author writing from a female’s perspective so dang well is impressive. There’s also some really fantastic dialogue.

This book is first and foremost about relationships. And how dysfunctional and broken and confusing and wonderful they can be. Tom writes these relationships so realistically; I experienced them right alongside Zero. The betrayal and confusion from a best friend. A first love. The cloudiness about your future and how you thought it was going to unfold. These are all powerful and well executed. When I was shown the relationship between Zero’s parents, my heart broke and I was sick to my stomach. The source of the fallout between Zero and her best friend, Jenn, (which the MC tells you about in the beginning so I’m not spoiling anything here) was so completely out of left field, I just kinda sat on the couch saying, “Wow.”

Leveen has the typical teenage angst (I hate using that word) and attitude down pat. Everything Zero says and does and how she reacts towards her parents is spot on. I kept nodding and laughing as I was reading, recognizing myself in some of those scenes (sorry mom for being the typical teenager and all that grey hair I’m now convinced is my fault).

And the author’s funny. Zero’s inner dialogue had me laughing out loud. The cynicism and sarcasm and humor is well-placed and well done. The plot is engaging and fast moving (only a few days to read the book), and so REALISTIC (I can’t say that enough about this novel) I really did find myself sucked in, wanting to know how Zero’s story would turn out.

There was only one thing I didn’t care for: a scene between two characters that took place the parking lot of a coffee shop (you can pretty much guess where I’m going with this).

Here’s the thing:

YA books are awesome on so many levels and for so many reasons. Discuss.

They’re stories filled with characters discovering the world, love, hurt, pain, yada-yada-yada. YA books are able to broach topics that would otherwise be iffy or off limits in other genres, but we just barrel in, full steam ahead. Many books deal with drugs and alcohol and abuse. And sex (because, let’s get real here, people, kids are experimenting and discovering that, too). Pretty much anything goes in YA.

But there’s one rule, and it’s a consensus with pretty much every literary agent, author, and publisher I’ve talked to: sex is okay to have in YA novels as long as it’s behind closed doors.

What does that mean?

It means the reader knows what’s happening but the author isn’t taking us through the act with the MC. They typically take us up to the point of no return and then shut the door. Leave the rest up to the imagination (And I say typically, knowing there are some books out there that don’t do that, Breaking Dawn, for example).

This book didn’t do that, and it was somewhat disappointing for me. I’ll say this—it didn’t feel awkward or dirty or anything like that when the scene came about, it was a naturally progressing plot point, but it still was like—whoa. Um…pretty sure that door should have closed a long time ago.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s an event that needed to happen because it’s the foundation of several events, actions, feelings, and outcomes for the rest of the book. But that doesn’t mean I had to be in the car with them, whistling awkwardly as I stared out the window, pretending I wasn’t actually witnessing what was unfolding.

That’s the only “negative” comment I have to say about the book.

Overall, I REALLY liked it. It was a great story about characters that were made real from the very beginning and about the everyday relationships in our lives.

Pick it up, read it, and decide for yourself, but I have a strong feeling you’ll love it as much as I did. I will for sure be picking up Tom’s first novel, Party.

Happy reading, my friends!

Lethal Rider

Lethal Rider (Lords of Deliverance, #3)Lethal Rider by Larissa Ione
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Lethal Rider is the third book in the Lords of Deliverance series, a wonderful and exciting series about the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. After the thrilling conclusion of Immortal Rider book we find Thanatos who has been paralyzed for eight months and Regan in hiding and about ready to give birth to a child that can either start or stop the Apocalypse.

Thanatos is being held against his will, he knows someone comes in to change the feeding tube and turn the TV on and he knows that Limos and Ares said it would only be a few more weeks and they will release him. What he does not know is why and he is getting angrier by the minute. When his sister and brother leave him, Thanatos realizes that he can move his fingers and toes, and he is not waiting around for anyone to inject him with another round of Hellhound saliva. Using all his willpower he gets up and is immediately drawn to both death and danger, he visits death first in Australia and realizes his brother Reseph/Pestilence is causing havoc all around the world. He then follows his danger feeling as it takes him to Regan, not knowing why he is being pulled toward her until he finds out about his child and that he needs to save and protect them both.

Regan is feeling very guilty and regrets her actions of forcing Thanatos. She gains comfort from the parchment of a tiny book penned by an angel. As she is waits for her baby to be born, thinking she is safe, vampires enter the compound to both kidnap and kill her, which is when Thanatos arrives and takes her back to his place to keep her safe with him until the child is born.

The world is in a panic as the Horseman’s brother Reseph/Pestilence is gaining power and causing destruction everywhere. The Horsemen are split when it comes to killing Reseph/Pestilence, Thanatos believes they can repair his Seal however others do not and want to kill him. As they wait for the baby, Regan and Thanatos spend time together, she rearranges his home as her OCD goes into overdrive, he finds himself dealing with both the Daywalker and Nightwalker vampires he surrounds himself with. He has brought all the Daywalker vampires of the world to live and work for him and there seems to be some traitors in the house.

As Thanatos and Regan fight danger from his vampires and the ever emerging Pestilence, other things are happening around the world that are affecting the turn of events. The angel’s Reaver, Harvester and Gethel have several conflicts, a connection between Thanatos and all vampires comes to light and the Aegis seem to be taking sides leaving those with close ties feeling helpless to stop the split.

The ride to the finish of this book is thrilling and full of twist and turns you will not expect. This is a wonderful book and the story leads well into the last book as we wait to see what will happen with Reaver, Harvester, Reseph/Pestilence and all those that visit again from the Demonica series that have a part in the continued story in this world.
ARC from NetGalley

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A Vote of Confidence

 By Robin Lee Hatcher

Zondervan 2009

273 pages

I am a sucker for happy endings which explains why my reading path curves towards romances and away from the Hunger Games. I’m the reader who turns to the last page of a mystery to make sure it will have a happy ending. Why waste hours on a book that’s not going to end well? I especially enjoy inspirational romance. I grew up reading Grace Livingston Hill and as an adult have enjoyed the growth of Christian romance by the new crop of Christian writers. One of those writers is Idaho native, Robin Lee Hatcher.

I recently discovered one of her newer series, the Sisters of Bethlehem Springs. The first book in the series, A Vote of Confidence, is set in the early twentieth century in a fictitious Idaho town called Bethlehem Springs. Guinevere Arlington has moved to Idaho to build a relationship with her father and the twin she never knew. And while Idaho is quite a change from her wealthy east coast upbringing she discovers an affinity for her new rural life. As she becomes involved with the town’s citizens, she is made aware of the corruption in the current town government and decides to run for mayor. Opposing her for the position is Morgan McKinley, an attractive entrepreneur who is building a health resort. When she and Morgan fall in love, Gwen is forced to decide whether her desire to help her town is worth the chance of losing the man she loves.

Robin Hatcher creates strong Christian characters who face their battles with courage and the conviction that God directs their steps trusting Him to bring good out of every situation. If I have an on-going problem with inspirational romance it is the feeling that sometimes I’m being hit over the head with a 50-pound Bible and Robin portrayed Gwen and Morgan’s spiritual life without preachiness. She followed St. Francis of Assisi’s advice of “Preach the gospel at all times — If necessary, use words.” Robin Lee Hatcher understands that her characters need to demonstrate their faith not preach it.

Three Books and A Desert Island

If you surf the web for any time you find all sorts of interesting ways to waste time.  Surveys and questionnaires abound. and I’m going to use one of them myself to ask: If you were going to a deserted island and could only pack three books, which three would you take?

Here are mine:

The Bible – King James version because the words are beautiful even if sometimes mystifying

Gone with the Wind, by Margaret  Mitchell – I loved it in the eighth grade, and it’s long — an important consideration for a deserted island

Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein – maybe I’ll finally have time to finish memorizing Sick — I’m up to “…my hip hurts when I move my chin.”

Okay, you’re up.  Which three would you take?

Lucky in Love by Jill Shalvis

Title: Lucky In Love
Author: Jill Shalvis
Mass Market Paperback and ebook: 400 pages
Publisher: Forever (May 22, 2012)
ISBN-10: 145550372X
ISBN-13: 978-145550372
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Review Copy: Provided by NetGalley

This is the fourth in the Lucky Harbor series, a great addition to a wonderful series.

Ty Garrison is in hiding. Not from anyone in particular but basically from life. He is recuperating from reinjuring his leg and he cannot go back to work until a doctor signs off. Ty feels that he lost everything several years ago in a plane crash when everyone died but him. He was a medic while with the Navy SEALS and could not save his friends, so has stayed to himself since, not making new friends or putting down roots anywhere. He needed a place to recuperate and a colleague from basic training, Matt, found him a place to stay in Lucky Harbor until the local doctor (Josh) signs off and clears Ty to work again. Ty is still in special ops but is now working for a private contractor to the government, it can be just as physically demanding and dangerous as before therefore the doctor wants him totally healed before agreeing he can go back.
Mallory has grown up in Lucky Harbor and has always been the good girl that takes care of everyone. Including her family, the neighbors and anyone else that comes along. When Mallory was sixteen, her older sister Karen took an overdose of pills on purpose and Mallory has blamed herself ever since. Mallory was the last one to see her and feels she should have known Karen was saying goodbye when she gave her a necklace and told her to be the good one in the family.
During a vicious thunderstorm fate takes hold of both Mallory and Ty and changes their lives forever. Mallory was at the Eat Me Cafe to pick up a birthday cake for her brother and decided to wait out the storm. The only other two people inside the Cafe are Amy a waitress who has not lived in town long, just waiting to decide what to do next and a new women with blond hair that Mallory had not met yet. Turns out her name is Grace and she was just stopping by on her way to find work after a job offer in Seattle turned ugly, she had a coupon for the B&B in Lucky Harbor so here she is.

While sitting in the cafe talking, several trees crash into the windows and the three huddle behind the counter to fend off the snow and wind now blowing into the cafe. While deciding what to do about their current situation, they hear a moan outside, Mallory being the person she is goes to find out who is in trouble . So the three end up helping Ty by getting him warm in Mallory’s car and calling the paramedics. While sitting and waiting in the car, Amy tells Ty he owes Mallory a date and the upcoming benefit auction was a great way to pay her back for saving his life.
The town of Lucky Harbor is full of characters that all small towns should have, funny, interfering and full of warmth. A Lucky Harbor Facebook page gets updated with the latest gossip and is hilarious, the fact that the town knows that Mallory has a date with Mysterious Cute Guy ( Facebook has been updated with sightings of him for the last 6 months)is so much fun. So when Ty shows up at the auction unaware he was supposed to be Mallory’s date (because he was out of it and does not remember) he surprises her by going along with the ruse therefore not embarrassing her. They share an extremely hot few hours together with Mallory promising she is OK with just one night and that he is her “walk on the wild side”. This suits Ty perfectly as he does not want any commitment, as soon as his leg heals he is out of Lucky Harbor and back to work.
This series is so good. I love the town and the characters. The story is a wonderful journey for both Ty and Mallory as they both learn that their rolls in life can change and grow still keeping their real selves.
I love the interaction with Facebook, the updates are classic. The story is wonderful and I laughed and cried while following Ty and Mallory on their discovery. We do not see much of the main characters from the first three books, these next three stories are intertwined with Mallory, Amy and Grace. I can’t wait for more.

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Code Name Verity by Elizabeth E. Wein

Code Name Verity
By: Elizabeth E. Wein
Genre: YA Historical Fiction
Pub Date: May 15th, 2012
Rating: PG-13 for scenes of torture
Coffee Beans: 5/5
Spoilers: No way, José!
Favorite Line: “It was cozy in perhaps the way you’d be cozy in hell.” (ebook, pg 62)“It’s like being
in love, discovering your best friend.” (ebook, pg 80)
 & “And that I don’t believe in God but if I did, if I did, It would be the God of Moses, angry and demanding and OUT FOR REVENGE,and…”(ebook, pg 318)

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for this honest review

Publisher’s Summary:
Oct. 11th, 1943—A British spy plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France. Its pilot and passenger are best friends. One of the girls has a chance at survival. The other has lost the game before it’s barely begun.

When “Verity” is arrested by the Gestapo, she’s sure she doesn’t stand a chance. As a secret agent captured in enemy territory, she’s living a spy’s worst nightmare. Her Nazi interrogators give her a simple choice: reveal her mission or face a grisly execution.
As she intricately weaves her confession, Verity uncovers her past, how she became friends with the pilot Maddie, and why she left Maddie in the wrecked fuselage of their plane. On each new scrap of paper, Verity battles for her life, confronting her views on courage and failure and her desperate hope to make it home. But will trading her secrets be enough to save her from the enemy?Harrowing and beautifully written, Elizabeth Wein creates a visceral read of danger, resolve, and survival that shows just how far true friends will go to save each other. Code Name Verity is an outstanding novel that will stick with you long after the last page.


My Review:

really hate Microsoft Word. It randomly “stopped responding” and erased everything I wrote about this book. I’m going through breathing techniques right now, trying to resist the impulse I have to throw this computer through the back yard and into the sprinklers right now.)Let’s try this again, shall we?

There’s not much I can say about this book without giving away the plot—which I don’t want to do. This book is about the strength and love shared between best friends. About people banding together, risking everything to fight for strangers because they believe that they deserve more than what they have. It’s about the deep, deep hollow that’s created in one’s soul at the pain someone they love is suffering through.

My throat tightened, my heart ached, my fingers kept turning pages. And at the very last page, I mourned the losses and I cherished the victories and I had hope for the lives of those who survived.

This is a fictional story, but the events that happened—the war, the Holocaust, the killing, the torture, the loss of so much—that is what I mourned at the last page of the book. Because in the end, what happened between these covers is only one of a million stories or possibilities of what some of our grandparents, parents, great-grandparents lived through. And like Wein’s very last words: LEST WE FORGET.

Now, on to a more specific review. I’m not a fan of historical fiction, normally, but I decided to give this one a go (mostly because I was in an ARC requesting frenzy), and I’m so glad I did. I’m also pleased as punch that I’m reading so many good authors, as of late. Elizabeth is one of them. She is, in one word, brilliant. The story she wrote is astounding in its complexity. But you don’t realize it until the last third of the book. And here’s why:

The last third is told from someone else’s point of view.

I’ll admit, at first this really threw me for a loop. I didn’t like it. I thought it was dumb. Why the heck do I want (excuse me while I obsessively save my work in Word, lest we have another melt down), why the heck do I want to read this story from another pov? I like the one I’m in (she’s funny and snarky and very specifically random). And to be honest, I don’t like the new voice. At first. Then I fell in love.

Both parts of the narrative are distinctly different, but neither is whole without the other. You start to pick up on clues with what the first girl had to say and how it plays into what’s said in the second part. Then you start to think about the brains Wein has to construct both parts to make them independent but then a terrific mind puzzle when they’re together. So brilliant.

I won’t say anymore, sorry for the abrupt ending, but I don’t want to risk saying anything that would ruin the story. Please, I implore you, if this book sounds even remotely interesting to you, pick it up and read it. And share it with others. It’s that good.

Happy reading, my friends!

A Note on the Cover: There are two. My ARC had the two hands tied together, which is an odd cover for the type of book it is, the scene it refers to, I think was not entirely the best choice. Although it’s artistically stark, I think I might slightly prefer the second cover, although, I think the girl is supposed to be Queenie on the cover, but Queenie has straw blond hair so they got it wrong. I doubt it’s supposed to be Maddie. Anywho, which cover do you like better?

About That Night by Julie James

About That Night

Author:  Julie James

Series:  FBI/U.S. Attorney
Format:  
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 304 pages
Publisher:  
Berkley Publishing (April 3, 2012)
Price:  
$7.99
Language:  
English
Genre:  
Romantic Suspense
ISBN:  
978-0425246955
Review Copy:  
Purchased by reviewer

About That Night is the third book in the FBI/US Attorney series that takes place in Colorado.  The three have a continuing story arc that threads its way through each book.  The first book is called Something About You and is the story of Cameron Lynde and Jack Pallas.  Three years ago she was a newly appointed assistant U.S. attorney and Jack was an undercover FBI agent who risked his life in a crackdown against the head of a crime syndicate.   Cameron was ordered to drop the investigation by the U.S attorney in charge which angered Jack and when confronted by journalist, Jack said some very colorful things in public about Cameron which came back against him and almost ruined his career.  Now they have to work together on an investigation of a murder she witnessed.  The second book is called A Lot Like Love and is the story of Jordan Rhodes a wine shop owner and Nick McCall an FBI agent who must go undercover to take down a money launderer.  Jordan is acquainted with the accused man and makes a deal to help the FBI and US attorney’s office in order to get her brother Kyle out of jail early, a year ago pleaded guilty to computer fraud.

In About That Night, Rylann Pierce is a new assistant U.S. attorney who has recently moved back to Colorado after a breakup with her fiancé.  Her first task is a simple “agreed motion” on the release of a prisoner; since it is a case that all parties are in agreement on, Rylann is just to sit in for another attorney who is busy.  She receives the file from Cameron (newly appointed U.S. attorney in charge) and almost falls over as she reads the title:  United States v. Kyle Rhodes.  Rylann is not sure if she should say anything to Cameron since nine years ago she met Kyle Rhodes in a bar and he walked her home.  They felt an instant attraction toward each other and if there had not been a tragedy in Kyle’s life the next day, they may have experienced much more than one amazing kiss.   Rylann decides she will keep quiet and represent the U.S. attorney’s office since this is just a fluke and it will be over quickly.

Kyle Rhodes is the son of a billionaire and brother of Jordan.  He is a computer genius and one year ago he did a very stupid thing because of a woman, he shut down the social media website Twitter for two days therefore causing worldwide panic.  The U.S. attorney’s office prosecuted him to the fullest, calling him a terrorist as they and the FBI wanted to prove that they do not show favoritism to someone just because he was from a wealthy family.  He plead guilty (because he wanted to own up to his mistake) and was sent to jail for 18 months.  He was recently granted a released when his sister Jordan made a deal with the U.S. attorney’s office.  At the hearing he immediately recognizes Rylann as the young law student he met years ago.
Rylann keeps her distance from Kyle even after the court date not wanting anyone to come up with assumptions.  During a murder investigation the U. S. attorney’s office finds out that while in prison Kyle overheard a prison guard plotting murder.  So the attorney’s office contacts Kyle to see if he would be their witness.  This throws Rylann and Kyle together, and as they work through the case, they realize that the chemistry between them has not diminished from nine years ago.

This story was very good however it did not have as much suspense as the first two books in the series; I kept expecting something more to happen.  It was as if this story just finished up the plot from the first two books.  You do not have to read the first two since About That Night will catch you up to date, however all are great books and you get to see how the character depth grows with each story.  The writing is well done, the chemistry between Rylann and Kyle is believable, and they are very likable people as they try to stay away from each other during the investigation.   However in the end she finally tells all that she is in love with the Twitter Terrorist.