Bargain books August 13, 2022

BookBub has two suggestions for us this time. One is an author new to me and reading the first few pages has me wanting to read more, much more.

A Midnight Dance

Politano writes beautifully, evoking the magic of ballet and the theater from the opening turns to the final curtain, leaving readers applauding for an encore.”–Booklist starred review

All theater romances are tragedies. Ella Blythe knows this. Still, she cannot help but hope her own story may turn out different than most–and certainly different than the tragic story of the Ghost of Craven Street Theater. Yet as she struggles to maintain her tenuous place in the ever-shrinking ballet company, win the attentions of principal dancer Philippe, and avoid company flirt Jack, Ella cannot deny the uncanny feeling that her life is mirroring that of the dead ballerina.

Is she dancing ever closer to the edge of her own tragic end? Or will the secrets that are about to come to light offer release from the past?

Mystery and romance make the perfect dance partners in this evocative story from fan-favorite Joanna Davidson Politano.

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This second one, a collection, is something we have seen before. I can remember the read three years ago.

Dangerous Love (Secrets of Rios Azules Sets Book 1) 

Color of Danger
Life as the sister of a serial killer is never easy, especially when a former runaway Mari Del Lobo becomes a target herself. A recent crime has her late brother’s signature and MO, what Mari finds highly unusual, as she still blames herself for her only sibling’s death. Soon Mari encounters an unexpected – and a very attractive – ally in Dr. Luke Goodman.
Luke couldn’t save his fiancée from the Smiling Killer, but he’ll do anything to prevent more murders, even ask help from the serial killer’s sister. Finding a kindred tortured soul in Mari, Luke is determined to keep her alive, but it’s not easy to protect the stubborn ex-rebel. Can Mari survive to solve the mystery, renew her faith, and find love and redemption
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Taste of Danger
Small-town librarian Soledad Sokolova has three days to find a hidden Russian treasure – or she and her father will die. Out of options, she turns for help to a hunky stranger, private investigator James O’Hara. But she knows better than to let a ladies’ man break her heart for the second time.
Bound by his word to Soledad’s father, James is ready to protect her at all costs. However, once betrayed, he’s reluctant to fall in love again. Will James and Soledad escape danger and find treasures of faith, love, and hope?

Touch of Danger
Rookie cop Ivan Vargas blames small-town accountant Julia Morrison for his brother’s suicide, as claimed in the note. When Julia is attacked, Ivan wonders if she’s right about the suicide being staged. He’s determined to find his brother’s killer and keep Julia safe but reluctant to lose his heart to the stubborn beauty who’s known to break them…
Hurt in the past, Julia has avoided letting men too close. But she needs Ivan’s help to uncover traumatic secrets someone would kill to keep hidden. Can she stay alive long enough to learn to love and trust again?


Three full-length novels in the Secrets of Rios Azules series. Each book is a complete romance featuring one of a group of childhood friends.

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My current read is still a collection. I’m on book 3

Winter Deceptions: A Collection of Christian Suspense Novellas 

ONE WONDERS by Luana Ehrlich

Silas McKay’s worst fears are realized when his investigation takes an unexpected turn.

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They sure don’t give us much of an idea about the story lines in this collection.

I can say, so far I enjoyed book 1 the most, book two not as much. It was an ok story but not much suspense. Book three is living up to the suspense theme quite nicely at the moment and I hope it continues.

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Another good book day. I’m looking forward to the first read A Midnight Dance

Happy Reading y’all

I’d add categories but they don’t seem to be working for me these days. Haven’t figured out how to fix them.

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