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Good Intentions

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Good Intentions (The Road to Salvation – 3) by Pembroke Sinclair

5 stars

(Excerpt from Goodreads) Katie has been through Hell—literally—and discovered that it wasn’t as bad as she thought it would be. In fact, she kind of enjoyed it. She got to be with Josh, found out about her past, and discovered who she wanted to be as a person. Katie didn’t care that her actions went against social norms. She was happy.

But things are changing—again. Wes has come back into her life, and that can only mean trouble. His presence threatens to unravel her new-found happiness. She can’t allow that. She won’t let him back in. Yet, Katie can’t push him away.

Thrown back into a state of confusion and uncertainty, Katie is once again forced to pick sides, and in the process, she may lose herself.

Katie has things figured out. She knows about her history, she loves Josh and he loves her, and she doesn’t think it’s so bad working for Hell collecting souls. But then Wes comes back and tries to tell her that she has been lied to. Katie thought she was over Wes, but why does what he said make her start questioning things?

Then there is Josh and Braden. They seem to be keeping a tight watch on Katie and Deb. Katie initially thinks it’s to keep her safe but the more she thinks about Wes it seems like something else. Katie has basically decided what she wants to do and seems to be cutting everyone out of her life except Josh. But can she believe what she is told?

I loved this book. It’s a great end to the other two books. I was screaming at Katie to wake up so many times. But I know she has to go through everything to find the truth. I loved how things progressed and Wes, I have to say that I really started liking him.

I don’t know if there are going to be more books in this series. If not I liked how Good Intentions ended, but it ended like there could be more. Anyway, The Road to Salvation is a great series with a twist on the good vs. evil theme. I recommend reading them in order since they read back to back.

For more information on Good Intentions or to purchase the book make sure to check out Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads, and Pembroke Sinclair’s website.

I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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The Ones We Trust

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The Ones We Trust by Kimberly Belle

4 stars

(Excerpt from Goodreads) A moving and evocative exploration of grief and guilt in the wake of one family’s devastating loss.

When former DC journalist Abigail Wolff attempts to rehabilitate her career, she finds herself at the heart of a US army cover-up involving the death of a soldier in Afghanistan — with unspeakable emotional consequences for one family. As the story of what happened comes to light, Abigail will do anything to write it.

The more evidence she stumbles upon in the case, the fewer people it seems she can trust, including her own father, a retired army general. And she certainly never expected to fall in love with the slain soldier’s brother, Gabe, a bitter man struggling to hold his family together. The investigation eventually leads her to an impossible choice, one of unrelenting sacrifice to protect those she loves.

Beyond the buried truths and betrayals, questions of family loyalty and redemption, Abigail’s search is, most of all, a desperate grasp at carrying on and coping — and seeking hope in the impossible.

Abigail used to be a reporter, but a story she wrote three years prior burned her badly. She now hides in a safe job. But a chance encounter leads her to Gabe, the brother of a soldier that had given his life in Afghanistan. Gabe has his own problems with PTSD and lives as a recluse. But when Abigail finds a note on her porch with the events that really happened behind Zach’s death she finds herself falling back into a reporter’s life and wanting to give out the real details.

Unfortunately it seems that the powers that be want to keep that information secret and will go about any length to do so. But with Gabe and his mother encouraging Abigail, she will keep fighting to get the information out there. Along the way Gabe and Abigail may also find a way to heal from their pasts.

I really enjoyed this story. I felt bad for Abigail. Here she is trying to get over the loss of her reporting career. But she just can’t completely stand back and let the truth get buried. And Gabe, poor sweet damaged Gabe. How can you not hope and pray for the best with him and Abigail.

This is a great story that you will like. It has a lot on a very touchy subject. The war in Afghanistan is such a hard topic with so many people both agreeing with it and hating it at the same time. And it’s so easy to forget about the soldiers and their families and everything that they face. I recommend this to anyone that is looking for a great mystery and a wonderful romance with both people being damaged and untrusting.

For more information on The Ones We Trust or to purchase the book make sure to check out Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads, and Kimberly Belle’s website.

I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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