The Books I'm Reading Now
I'm reading Alias Emma, a fast-paced new mystery from Ava Glass; I'm listening to The Becoming, the second book in Nora Roberts's Dragon Heart Legacy series; and I'm reading Flying Solo, Linda Holmes's light fiction caper set in Maine.
What are you reading and enjoying these days, bookworms?
01 Alias Emma by Ava Glass
Emma Makepeace, a brand-new British spy, is jumping into duty--and danger--with both feet. Barely out of basic training, she has twelve hours to deliver her asset across London--without being spotted by the Russians who have hacked the city's cameras and who are out to kill the man she's protecting.
This fast-paced thriller tracks Emma and Michael, the distractingly handsome son of Russian dissidents as they work to evade the thousands of cameras documenting London citizens' every move. Emma and Michael will have to be crafty and find some serious luck if they have any hope of getting him to safety.
I received a prepublication digital edition of Alias Emma, published August 2, courtesy of Bantam and NetGalley.
02 The Becoming: The Dragon Heart Legacy #2 by Nora Roberts
In The Awakening, the first book in Nora Roberts's Dragon Heart Legacy series, she set up a romantic fantasy about a chosen one, a long-lost family, portals to a magical world, and a treasure of a best friendship.
In book two of the series, Breen Siobhan Kelly is coming into her own. She has conveniently shuffled off from Philly to the magical Talamh, where she revels in her new-found and strengthening powers (yet maintains her new, successful career as a children's author--with promise of becoming an adult author too. Why not take this fantasy all the way, after all?).
Circumstances lead to Breen's best friend coming along (and finding his own love with the strapping Brian), the taking on of a dragon soulmate, and more sexual tension with Keegan.
03 Flying Solo by Linda Holmes
Because I'm back in my old stomping grounds of Maine (yay!), it seems like the perfect time to read Flying Solo, a Maine-set title that's been on my to-read list for ages.
In Flying Solo, Laurie Sassalyn returns to her Maine hometown, stinging from her recently canceled wedding, facing being on the cusp of forty, and ready to dive into the massive job of dismantling her recently deceased great-aunt Dot's collectible- and memento-filled house.
Then an unusual antique she finds in Dot's attic and an old love letter send her on a wild caper through her own past, back to her first love and her oldest friend, and the con artists and antique dealers eager for what she's got.
Linda Holmes is a pop culture correspondent for NPR and is also the author of Evvie Drake Starts Over, a light fiction story I loved.
I received a prepublication digital edition of this book, published in June, courtesy of Ballantine Books and NetGalley.