Review: Key Witness by Christy Barritt AND Something Beautiful by K. Dawn Byrd

I’ll be honest…and you know this is true because I’ve said before…I LOVE to read. I would be happy to have a stack of books beside me, a nice cup of hot tea in one hand and a book or my iPad loaded with a book in the other hand. Who cares what the weather is outside? Eating? Not necessary. Communication? Over-rated. Just give me a book.

Unfortunately, I can read books faster than I can write the reviews I promised. I have a number of volumes sitting on my desk, waiting for me to fulfill my obligations. So today starts that responsibility. Join me as I review a few of the books I’ve been reading lately.

Key Witness by Christy Barritt

This is the second Christy Barritt book I’ve read, and I was not disappointed. Key Witness had plenty of the romance I love, and was jam-packed full of suspense from the very first sentence.
I read it straight through. The thought of putting it down never crossed my mind and I look forward to her next novel.
About the book:

When Elle Philips witnesses an armed robbery while standing in line at the bank, she sets into motion a deadly game of cat and mouse. Mark Denton, a security contractor and former navy SEAL, also witnesses the robbery, and is hired by Elle’s father to keep his daughter safe following the incident. And while Denton’s desire to protect Elle goes beyond professional bounds, he cannot let personal desires cloud his judgment—judgment he’ll have to rely on when the robbers’ true motives are revealed…and Elle becomes a target in the ultimate plot of revenge.

Rating: 5 stars
Something Beautiful by K. Dawn Byrd

Opposites attract. It’s been proven over and over. When they do, it’s not always easy to make the differences less important than the similarities.
In Something Beautiful, K. Dawn Byrd has two people, who happen to be opposites, falling in love. However, the trials they face might keep them from their happily-ever-after. Antony and Lauren’s story challenged me to consider how I view other people. Very enjoyable.
About the book:

Lauren Milton has always followed the rules, but when she meets Antony Marcos, she discovers just how much fun it is to do her own thing. When Antony, the bad boy from the wrong side of the tracks, professes his love for her, her life is complete. He’s her soul mate, but when she finds that he’s harboring secrets, can she forgive him? 

Lauren has PTSD from the car accident that killed her boyfriend and her mother. Can she face her greatest fears while risking everything for the guy she loves? Can they overcome the obstacles facing them to find their happily ever after?

Antony is terrified that his secrets will destroy their relationship when Lauren finds out the truth. Does he tell the truth and face losing her or continue his activities, possibly placing her in danger? Can they make things work even though her family and friends are against him? 

Rating: 4 stars
Enjoy these two books. Come back in the next few days for more reviews from this insatiable reader.

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