Buying Time by Pamela Samuels Young is the first book in her Dre Thomas series and is really starting to kick up, and in pure Pamela Samuels Young fashion it's too juicy and I love how none of her characters are morally just. Insurance agents buying out life insurance from terminally ill patients and making a killing (pun not intended lol) on their deaths. We have a man who is in the running for a very high profile job in Washington but has a very nasty secret and wife who is dying is threatening to out him. Our heroine is on the verge of making a very big mistake in her personal life and her love interest is no angel himself. There is also a recently disbarred lawyer who has just gotten into bed with a very pushy Mexican cartel member. His life, his brothers life and the life of his clueless wife are on the line. I hope that wasn't too confusing but believe me there is so much going on that I can't wait for all these of theses storylines to converge and just make a huge mess!
The Talented Ribkins by Ladee Hubbard is not what I thought it was going to be but I still have a 100 and some odd pages left and who knows where it can go but I'm still very open about it. Johnny Ribkins is a 78 year old man who has a special "talent" of being able to make maps of places, and owes a big debt to a local mobster who he was working for. To pay on his debt Johnny has gone on a road trip to dig up and collect money he had hidden over the years all over the many places he has visited and have meant something to him throughout his life. And all the while he has a newly found niece in tow who also shows signs of having inherited a special "talent". Johnny and his niece Eloise are getting to know each other and he is letting he in on what being a Ribkins is all about. The self realization and personal growth that I see Johnny has he goes down memory lane with is niece is what is keeping the pages turning and as I said who know what the next 100 and some odd pages have in store.
After I have finished one or both of the books that I have started this week, I want to reread the first book in the Shadowshaper series by Daniel Jose Older, as well as the two novellas that come afterwards, Ghost Girl in the Corner and Dead Light March before the second installment Shadowhouse Fall comes out next Tuesday!
I hope everyone out there is being safe and is getting themselves and their family members or at least checking on those who might be effected by Irma this weekend and this coming week up.