Publisher: Carina Press

NO ROOM FOR ERROR by Julie Moffett

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NO ROOM FOR ERROR by Julie MoffettNo Room for Error by Julie Moffett
Series: Lexi Carmichael #7
Published by Carina Press Genres: Mystery & Detective, Suspense

Lexi Carmichael is still coming down from her last adventure, and she is enjoying her time with her boyfriend, the sexy and mysterious Slash.  Both are talented hackers, but while Lexi works for a private investigation and security company, Slash works for the NAS.  When Lexi is asked to take on a new mission, which concerns a major advance in technology and an invention by two of her friends, the Zimmerman twins, of course, she agrees.  This case will take Lexi, her best friend Basia, and her boss, Finn, into another country to safeguard the invention and the manufacturing of it.

 

Lexi and Slash have a couple of close calls just before she leaves, but it’s unsure just who was the target.  Lexi and everyone take off as scheduled, but that is the last thing that goes as expected.  First, they are hijacked, then they crash, are hunted through a jungle, and then they are kidnapped.  Through it all, Lexi keeps everyone going with the deep knowledge and belief that the Zimmerman twins and Slash will be tracking them down and will get them out.  It’s certainly not a cakewalk, but Lexi is not going to let this invention get into the wrong hands, nor is she going to let anyone harm her friends.  Just before she left, Slash teased Lexi that she had a dark cloud that followed her, but she knows that he is the bright lining in her dark cloud, if there is one.  It appears that the good team has finally won, and they will all be safe now, or will even more betrayal be the final end of Lexi’s adventures and her love of Slash?

 

A self-proclaimed geek girl has yet another adventure in which she must put her wits against those who are trying to defeat her. Only this time, there is no computer or laptop helping Lexi win the day.  Instead, she, Basha, and Finn must use their wits to stay one step ahead of those hunting them, while knowing that technology is helping those looking for them to bring them home safely.  I have loved Lexi from her first appearance, but this is the first time I have seen her have to win without the use of any computer.  It only showed me just how much she has grown and learned to trust her confidence when challenged.  I loved watching how this journey progressed, and I have to admit I was putting as much faith in Slash and the Zimmerman twins as Lexi was as the pages were turned.

 

No Room for Error is an action-packed adventure, which really does pit good against evil.  If you are anything like me, you will find yourself cheering and rooting for Lexi and her friends and cursing those looking to harm them. I also must admit that I loved the depth of love and trust that grows between Lexi and Slash by the time the last page is turned.  I also admit to laughing as Lexi finds herself in yet another situation, but this one born of the love of her best friend.  I can’t wait to see how this will turn out.  No Room for Error is a must-read for any Lexi lovers.

HIDDEN IMPACT by Piper J. Drake

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HIDDEN IMPACT by Piper J. DrakeHidden Impact by Piper J. Drake
Series: Safeguard #1
Published by Carina Press Genres: Contemporary, Suspense
ReviewedbyMiranda

Piper J. Drake’s first Safeguard novel is a fast-paced suspenseful adventure.  From their first meeting Maylin Cheng and Gabriel Diaz have the kind of sparks that make your toes curl.  Their attraction is buoyed by the intense international intrigue surrounding the disappearance of Maylin’s sister. Gabriel believes he’s better off distancing himself from any kind of emotional entanglements but he can’t help but tangle his emotions with Maylin.  As a fierce protector, Maylin’s situation sets off every one of Gabriel’s instincts.  Gabriel is cemented as an Alpha hero as he vows to find Maylin’s sister and keep her safe in the process.

As a professional woman Maylin is used to taking care of her business, herself and her sister An-mei. The fact that her sister has disappeared in China and she cannot automatically fix it is killing her. Appealing to the man from The Centurion Corporation was her last idea and a bad one as she was severely shot down. However, things change swiftly in this exciting novel and Maylin soon finds herself in the safe clutches of Mr. Gabriel Diaz but can she trust him with her sister’s safety and her heart?

I am a huge fan of suspense and Hidden Impact is full of it!  I could not put this romance down! Gabriel and Maylin make for the perfect hero and heroine. Ms. Drake creates the perfect storm of cloak and dagger fervor making Hidden Impact one hell of a page-turner.  I can’t decide which is better the kidnapping plot line or the sexy, sweet romance.  All I know for sure is that meshed together they make for one thrilling romantic read. Count me in for the next Safeguard novel!

NO MONEY DOWN by Julie Moffett

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NO MONEY DOWN by Julie MoffettNo Money Down by Julie Moffett
Series: Lexi Carmichael #2.5
Published by Carina Press Genres: Action & Adventure, Mystery & Detective
ReviewedbyJo

Lexi Carmichael, a computer specialist with the NSA, has finally agreed to go on a vacation with her best friend, Basia.  Lexi even agreed to let Basia pick where they would go and plan most of the vacation.  So, it’s no surprise to Lexi that she arrives at a resort with lots of annoying people, sun, and other things that really are not Lexi’s idea of a good time.  But Lexi is doing her best to try and have a good time for Basia.

 

Then Lexi meets two men who will become her next best friends, Elvis and Xavier Zimmerman, two names that Lexi knows from her computer/hacker connections as geniuses.  They can talk to Lexi in a language that she can not only understand, but can relate to: hacking, programming, and computer games.  Things are really looking up, and then Lexi stumbles into a mystery that gains her attention from the Secret Service and others, all because of another clumsy accident she is involved in.  Now, Lexi, Basia, and the twins have to figure out the clues and find whatever it is that everyone is looking for before they have unexpected accidents.

 

A vacation just beginning to turn into a fun event takes a turn to the dangerous side in No Money Down.  I have long wondered just how Lexi met and became so close to Elvis and Xavier.  I should have known it would involve one of the infamous accidents that Lexi has become known for, at least to me.  I will totally admit to laughing just as she become “closer” to one of them.  Watching just how quickly Lexi and the twins became close friends and a team that could work together foretold what the future would bring.  And through it all was Basia, the only person who can keep Lexi’s feet and head on earth and not just engaged in the ether that computer geniuses live in.  No Money Down shows just how Lexi got together with the Zimmerman twins and became such close friends.  It is a  story filled with classic Lexi Carmichael humor, mishaps, and suspense that always seems to involve one government agency or another.

NO WOMAN LEFT BEHIND by Julie Moffett

NO WOMAN LEFT BEHIND by Julie Moffett

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NO WOMAN LEFT BEHIND by Julie MoffettNo Woman Left Behind by Julie Moffett
Series: Lexi Carmichael #6
Published by Carina Press Genres: Contemporary, Suspense
ReviewedbyJo

Not long ago, Lexi and one of her best friends, Elvis Zimmerman, stopped a madman and cybercriminal intent on using a special high school and the internet to bring down part of the U.S. infrastructure.  While they stopped the current mission, Johannes Broodryk, said madman, got away.  But right this minute, Lexi has a much more dangerous mission to complete—a dinner with her parents and her new and only boyfriend.

 

Dinner doesn’t go quite as planned, unless you are expecting bullets with your salad.  As that nightmare becomes clear, Lexi discovers that Johannes Broodryk isn’t about to accept defeat from a couple of young geeks.  He is issued an invitation that Lexi cannot refuse: to solve his clues and to save the life of Elvis, who has been kidnapped.  With Elvis’ life on the line, Lexi sees no other way than to go on this hunt, even when her boyfriend, Slash, is adamantly against it.

 

Lexi is now off on a mission with the help of the U.S. government and her own team of Navy Seals.  The government wants Broodryk and his latest attempt to destroy the U.S. and other nations brought down.  Lexi is going to save Elvis and if she can also bring down Broodryk at the same time, then it’s a double score.  On her hunt, Lexi comes to respect all that it means to be a Seal and sees herself and the Seals as a team as she places herself and them in danger to solve the clues that will get her to Elvis.  It all comes down to who has the best moves, Lexi and her Seals or Broodryk and his assassins. When it comes to who is smarter about computers and the internet… Do you really want to vote against Lexi and her friends?

 

When a self-addressed girl geek must decide to rescue a friend or stay safe, there really is no question of going after the friend—especially if her name is Lexi Carmichael.  In No Woman Left Behind, Lexi and all of those around her will learn just how far good friends will go to keep those they love safe.  While I could see why Slash was so against Lexi taking up the challenge of rescuing Elvis, I was very happy to see how this first fight between Lexi and Slash worked out.  I have loved watching Lexi grow during the previous books in this series, but I truly believe that she grew the most during her adventures in No Woman Left Behind.

 

Not only did Lexi accept that she was putting her life in danger, but also that both she and Elvis could be killed at any time.  I really enjoyed watching as Lexi came to know the Seal team that was assigned to her and then seemed to just automatically put them within her friend-shield to keep safe, if possible. She really didn’t care that they were trained to be in dangerous situations; If she saw a way to lessen the danger then that was what Lexi did.  There are so many places in this book that I would love to discuss in detail, but, in the end, I decided that anything more would just give too much away.  All I can say is, I read this book in one sitting and did not regret the lost sleep.  There are many aspects of love within Lexi’s adventure this time, she’s surrounded by deadly danger, and there’s just the right touch of humor to keep things from getting too tense.  I can’t recommend this story enough, even by Joyfully Recommending it as a must-read—for those who have fallen for Lexi and for those who love military stories—No Woman Left Behind has something for everyone, I believe.

NO BIZ LIKE SHOW BIZ by Julie Moffett

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NO BIZ LIKE SHOW BIZ by Julie MoffettNo Biz Like Show Biz by Julie Moffett
Series: Lexi Carmichael Mystery #4
Published by Carina Press Genres: Suspense
Reviewed by Jo

Lexi Carmichael is still recovering from her last job in Rome, but all this time off is driving her up the wall. Being at home is giving her way too much time to think about her love life and the two men in it.  So Lexi takes the solution that any geek genius would, she bribes her boss to let her come back to work again just in time to be hired by a producer in Hollywood.  It seems that his company is doing a reality show on geeks dating and someone is hacking into the servers thereby tainting the voting results.

 

Lexi hates the concept of the show and the way it’s being run but she hates even more is that a hacker is interfering with the results.  Lexi gets right to work on figuring out just who is behind the vote tampering and soon learns that not all of the contestants are who they say they are.  As Lexi becomes more knowledgeable about the show, the people working it and the contestants, she soon becomes much more involved in the show than she ever wanted or expected. Lexi must not only find the hacker before the show is brought down but also prove that geeks deserve love too.  While working on the second part of that challenge, one of the men she is romantically involved with shows up to help her out.  Lexi knows deduces who’s behind the hack, now she just has to prove it in a way that will solve the problem.  By the time Lexi leaves Hollywood, she becomes the geek who comes away with a love that makes her toes tingle and has safely completed another job successfully.

 

Take one girl geek, throw in a bit of Hollywood magic and computer genius and you have an idea of the issues involved in No Biz Like Showbiz.  For being a girl geek with the normal social issues that brings, Lexi sure can make things happen and has captured the heart of one handsome and sexy geek. I love how Lexi doesn’t see herself as others do but can get to the bottom almost any problem that has to do with computers and analytical thinking.  This time she not only saves a television show but shows a hacker the true ends and outs as well as the responsibilities of hacking and found the time to gain a boyfriend that can curl her toes with his kisses.  I really enjoy watching Lexi work her way through a mystery and save the day while struggling to understand the mysterious ways of being social. I can’t wait to see the next mystery that comes Lexi’s way and her progress with the new official boyfriend in her life.  No Biz Like Showbiz is full of humor, a touch of suspense and one heck of a genius geek showing just how things are done.

BLADE ON THE HUNT by Lauren Dane

BLADE ON THE HUNT by Lauren Dane

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BLADE TO KEEP by Lauren Dane

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