River’s Edge by Terri Blackstock

Rivers Edge by Terri Blackstock

Was Lisa Jackson’s disappearance related to politics, her husband’s affair, or her long-term infertility?

Ben Jackson is going head to head with Jonathan Cleary in Cape Refuge’s mayoral race—and he’s even expected to win—when his wife Lisa turns up missing the day before the major debate. Suddenly the town is in turmoil as proof of an alleged affair surfaces, indicating that Ben Jackson might have had motive to kill his wife.

Meanwhile, newspaper owner Blair Owens has other suspicions—and so does Police Chief Cade. Together they dig deeply into the mysterious disappearance that soon spirals into a web of confusion, dark secrets, and unsettling fraud.

Then the town’s psychic reveals the location of Lisa’s body—at the bottom of the river. Even though Blair doesn’t believe his paranormal gift is real, she can’t imagine how he knew where the body was.

The small-town scandal quickly turns into a national media event. Is the murderer one of the obvious suspects . . . or someone they have no reason to doubt?


I’m still hooked on this series, and if your reading them you know why…

We open this book with one of Jonathon’s opponents in the race for mayor with a missing wife. Everyone believes its just a joke in the beginning trying to get Ben more votes. But then quickly realize that’s not the case at all.

Okay lets back up… Jonathon is running for Mayor of Cape Refuge. He and Morgan have been trying to have a baby for a while now. Blair, after quitting her library job, is now the owner of the only newspaper in town. Sadie is helping Blair all she can at the paper, and trying to get out of school daily. Caleb is getting big, and brings a smile to Morgan’s face every day. Blair and Cade are becoming better friends and possibly sliding into a relationship.

Now back to the present….Lisa is missing. What happened to her? Lisa and Ben have had fertility problems for years and have been seeing a doctor who was supposedly doing all he could to help them. Then there was her job. Lisa was a relator.  Always showing houses to strangers wanting to move on the island and surrounding areas. Could it have been one of them? There are plenty of suspects but who looks the best?

While all this is going on two of the residents at Hanover House have fallen in love and want Morgan and Jonathon’s approval to be married. Gus and Karen have been spending a lot of time together and want to give her baby, Emory, a real family. While Morgan and Jonathon believe that Karen hasn’t grown enough to leave the program they soon realize that they would be fine on their own.

Back to Morgan and Jonathon.. They started seeing the fertility specialist Lisa had recommended and had already been through some testing. They were getting ready to start some kind of treatment but wanted things to settle down a little first. Then another blow hit them. Sadie and Caleb’s mother was getting out of prison and decided to stay at Hanover House. Shelia is quite a character. At first feeling resentful to Morgan and Jonathon then finally coming around to see that Hanover House was the best place for her family.

And the murder… Okay, yes, you know she was murdered. But who did it? The local psychic claimed to have seen her car in a river. Was he right? So what if he was, when he turned up dead we all knew he wasn’t the murderer… Then you have the small town T.V. anchor. He acted like he wasn’t interested in any of the murders then starts using them as his ticket to fame. Could it have been him?

You’ll just have to read the book to find out 🙂 But you better pay attention to Blair. That is one lady that doesn’t rest until she gets answers! Even if she is dating the Police Chief she might just surprise you and get more answers than he does!

#Friday Reads

Still in love! Cant wait to finish this series but sooo sad it’ll be over too soon! Terri Blackstock continues to keep me entrapped on every single page!


Rivers Edge by Terri Blackstock


Was Lisa Jackson’s disappearance related to politics, her husband’s affair, or her long-term infertility?

Ben Jackson is going head to head with Jonathan Cleary in Cape Refuge’s mayoral race—and he’s even expected to win—when his wife Lisa turns up missing the day before the major debate. Suddenly the town is in turmoil as proof of an alleged affair surfaces, indicating that Ben Jackson might have had motive to kill his wife.

Meanwhile, newspaper owner Blair Owens has other suspicions—and so does Police Chief Cade. Together they dig deeply into the mysterious disappearance that soon spirals into a web of confusion, dark secrets, and unsettling fraud.

Then the town’s psychic reveals the location of Lisa’s body—at the bottom of the river. Even though Blair doesn’t believe his paranormal gift is real, she can’t imagine how he knew where the body was.

The small-town scandal quickly turns into a national media event. Is the murderer one of the obvious suspects . . . or someone they have no reason to doubt?

Southern Storm by Terri Blackstock

Southern Storm by Terri Blackstock

Cade hit the accelerator—just as he saw the pedestrian step into the road.

No one knows who the victim was, where he came from, or why he staggered out in front of Chief Cade’s car. Guilt overwhelms him that he killed the mysterious stranger, until Cade learns that the man had been shot at close-range before he was struck. Determining his identity and finding the shooter becomes Cade’s top priority.

But then Cade vanishes off of the island of Cape Refuge. Rumors spread like wildfire that Cade was involved with the dead man’s wife and that the death was not accidental. Did Cade run to escape murder charges, or has something sinister happened to him?

 


I have to warn you, once I started reading this series I could NOT put it down. So please forgive me if I give details of book three in this series as well. It is not intentional but very possible.

So were back in the island town of Cape Refuge. After a couple of murders and mysteries have been resolved, all is going well. Until a storm rolls in… Chief Cade is trying to get to an area for traffic control when someone walks out in front of him. Cade is devastated until he learns the man was shot before being ran over. Could this have anything to do with the other crazy stuff that’s been happening close by?

After the man is identified his grieving wife becomes a suspect when Chief Cade disappears. Too bad its only Blair that’s really believing her involvement in all this. Blair and Cade have become close over the last couple months, so she really doesn’t believe the note that comes in the mail. It details Cade running away to marry some secret girlfriend. Do you know Cade? He would NEVER do that!!!

Around the same time of Cade disappearing a woman extremely pregnant shows up on the doorsteps of Hanover House. Karen was about to burst, which made Morgan and Jonathon accept her without the usual hassles to get into the program. When she finally goes into labor (which isn’t really that long) everyone is happy and excited to watch the new mom and baby grow together. Until a nurse comes into the room saying they needed to run some tests on the baby, that nurse and the baby never come back into the room.

With Cade missing, everyone starts to believe he has something to do with it except for Blair. She would spend very few hours at her job running the library and practically every waking hour looking for Cade. Cade in the meantime is being held and drugged into doing what the captors want. It isn’t until Blair gets brave and breaks into the woman’s house that we get all the answers we were waiting for.

The baby is eventually returned, and all is well that ends well. Or so they think…


I really regret not talking more about Blair with the first book. She has really become one of my favorite characters in this book. Blair and Cade have there own love story developing, and honestly that surprised me. Blair is no longer working for the library, she ended up quitting when they threatened to find someone else if she kept closing early or not even opening. But don’t worry, she will be fine. I also left out in the first one that Morgan and Jonathon had gotten legal custody of Sadie and her baby brother until their mom is released from prison. Again, please forgive me if I’m intertwining books, but if you are reading them you will understand!! Enjoy 🙂

Blink: 1 (Rebel Minds) by C.B. Stone

Blink 1 by CB Stone
Aria Grace has always been a rebel. Well… maybe more like a silent rebel. Okay, okay, perhaps that’s not really a thing. But still, she’s totally a rebel in her head. Until she meets gorgeous Wisdom and lets the rebel in her out to play. Then her world shatters, leaving Aria’s mind spinning and her heart aching. Maybe it was only a dream. A beautiful, fleeting dream. So fleeting, that if she blinked, she could fool herself into thinking it never happened. That he never happened. But Aria knows better. Wisdom was real. He had to be… right? Soon, Aria finds herself on the run, her life in danger, with no idea who she can trust. Wishing with all her heart she could just go back to dreaming.

This is book 1 of a dystopian romance mini-series. All books should be read in order. Some may have cliffhanger endings.


C.B. Stone has quickly become one of my fav authors. Every book just entraps you in the story and leaves you waiting for the next installment. Blink: 1 was no different.

It starts out with Aria in some bar playing the piano and singing her heart out when a guy walks in and captures her attention. She doesn’t know why but she is drawn to him. On a break she lets him buy her a drink then they are completely lost. They leave the bar and travel to the mountains, have a wonderful night where Wisdom proposes. Yes, you read that right. He proposes the very first day they know each other. Then there’s an earthquake and Wisdom is taken down with the cliff that just broke off the land.

Oh wait, nope, it was just a dream. Or was it? Her sister is convinced it was a dream since Aria was knocked over the head with a beer bottle but Aria isn’t so sure. Once she’s out of the hospital she still cant get him off her mind. Nothing she does can take her thoughts off of Wisdom.

One morning she goes into a bakery she’s never even heard of before and there he is. Only he says his name is Jameson. Who is this guy, why does he look exactly like Wisdom? And most importantly why is she drawn to him like she was to Wisdom, and why is electricity flying every time they touch? Though they can’t explain it they are drawn to each other. Neither of them want to be might I add. Yet, they some how manage to meet up a lot and start up a friendship. That is until he kisses her, then takes off running.

When Aria made it home that night, she found her sister laying in a pool of blood. She was dead and Aria knows Jameson had something to do with it. She knows he is working for the Gov but doesn’t know doing what and why her sister was targeted.

Hopefully in the next installment we find out. Hopefully soon:) ? I can see now I’m going to be addicted to this one also. Thank you C.B. Stone for keeping me up last night 😉

I received a complimentary copy of this book via the author in exchange for and honest review. These thoughts and opinions are all mine.