Review: Pressure Head by JL Merrow – Talky villains never win

Pressure Head (The Plumber's Mate #1)Pressure Head by J.L. Merrow

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Not surprising I’m late to the party in reading this series by JL Merrow but I’m here now! I liked this opener and found it enjoyable to read with entertaining characters and a decent whodunit. My only issues were that I never got a good feel for the character of Phil and the villain confesses in a nonsensical scene at the end. Neither issue bothered me enough to dislike the book and I think most readers won’t be bothered either. Merrow is a good writer with subtle humor and good pacing making her stories a joy to read with distinct British flair. Easy to recommend. Continue reading

Advertisements

Review: The Magpie Lord

The Magpie Lord
The Magpie Lord by K.J. Charles
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

4.5 stars rounded up

This is why I love blogs. This book didn’t even make my radar but it got some buzz on blogs and GR and when Jen wrote a rave review of the book, I knew I had to get it. For me, the book absolutely lives up to the hype and it’s engaging, exciting, interesting, and the start of, I hope, a well crafted series. I honestly didn’t even realize the pages were turning until I was almost at the end and had to put the book down for a moment. That almost never happens for me. I can eagerly and easily recommend this and hope other readers enjoy it as much as I did. Continue reading