November 5, 2015

Review: Witches Protection Program by Michael Phillip Cash

Product Description: 
Wes Rockville, a disgraced law enforcement agent, is given one last chance to prove himself and save his career when he's reassigned to a 232 year old secret government organization. The Witches Protection Program. His first assignment: uncover a billion-dollar Cosmetics company’s diabolical plan of using witchcraft for global domination, while protecting its heiress Morgan Pendragon from her aunt’s evil deeds. Reluctantly paired with veteran witch protector, Alastair Verne, Wes must learn to believe in both witches and himself. Filled with adventure, suspense and a rousing good time, Michael Phillip Cash creates a tongue-in-cheek alternate reality where witches cast spells and wreak havoc in modern day New York City.

My Thoughts: 
Overall for a children's book this was a fun adventure. After disgracing his law enforcement family, Wes Rockville is assigned to a secret organization that is tasked with keeping the peace between two dueling factions of witches. Of course things go wrong but Wes pulls it out in the end and makes his father proud. 

Although the book had a slow start, the story picked up pace about halfway in and I finished it within a couple of days. If this wasn't a children's book it would rate it fewer stars but I can see tweens loving the book and hope it does well as a series. 

My Recommendation:
This would be perfect for younger teens and older children that love supernatural fantasy reads. 

November 4, 2015

Review: The Scam by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg

Product Description:
Nicolas Fox is a charming con man and master thief on the run. Kate O’Hare is the FBI agent who is hot on his trail. At least that’s what everyone thinks. In reality, Fox and O’Hare are secretly working together to bring down super-criminals the law can’t touch. Criminals like brutal casino magnate Evan Trace.

Evan Trace is running a money-laundering operation through his casino in Macau. Some of his best customers are mobsters, dictators, and global terrorists. Nick and Kate will have to go deep undercover as high-stakes gamblers, wagering millions of dollars—and their lives—in an attempt to topple Trace’s empire.

It’s a scam that will take Fox and O’Hare from the Las Vegas strip, to the sun-soaked beaches of Oahu’s North Shore, and into the dark back alleys of Macau. Their only backup—a self-absorbed actor, a Somali pirate, and Kate’s father, an ex-soldier who believes a rocket launcher is the best way to solve every problem. What could possibly go wrong?

My Thoughts:

I absolutely love this series. The Scam is book number four in the Fox and O'Hare series and I can't wait for more, especially with the huge cliff-hanger at the end of this one. 

Already being a huge Evanovich fan from the Stephanie Plum series, I feel that Kate is exactly how kick ass Stephanie should be after twenty-one books in that series. Kate is smart, sexy and a regular Jane all rolled into one brilliant package. Add to that the rich, handsome and devilish Nick Fox and you have my new favorite fictional couple. Move over Jamie Fraser and Claire Randall and Rourke and Eve Dallas.  

My Recommendation: 

This series is over the top fun and I recommend it for anyone who loves silly romantic thrillers.