of customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Michelle K5 Stars Out Of 5Really Enjoying this Series!March 9, 2017Michelle KQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I'm thoroughly enjoying this series! I love how the books are closely connected and we get to see the build-up of each couple's relationship. Still Life has such a great blend or romance and danger that made it a difficult book to put down. I really enjoyed the investigative side of the story and how the whole group works together to solve the crime. While this story is more focused around Parker and Avery, Declan, Griffin and the rest of the gang have big roles too.
Plot: Avery Tate shows up at an art exhibit in support of her best friend Skylar, who is the model for a well-known photographer, but Skylar never shows up. When the photographer claims that one of the pictures hanging up isn't one he took and demands it be destroyed, Avery knows she must save the evidence. There's something about the picture that makes Avery concerned for her friend's safety. Crime scene investigator Parker Mitchell is one of the best at what he does. While he enjoys working with Avery,Parker won't let her get too close. As they dig deeper into Skylar's disappearance, Avery's past is unraveled and she fears it will drive Parker farther away.
Characters: Having been introduced to Avery and Parker in the previous story, they've had plenty of time to develop a great chemistry. Avery's overcome a less than perfect past. Parker hasn't completely gotten over losing his first love. They made a great team before, but they'll have to risk their hearts if they're going to work together again.
Content: This is a clean read. I'd consider it appropriate for any readers. Given that there's a murder in the book, it contains a little violence, but nothing graphic.
Recommendation: I'd highly recommend this book for anyone who enjoys romantic suspense. It's the second book in the Chesapeake Valor series and I'd recommend reading them in order as there are some threads continued throughout the series.
Rating: 4.5/5 stars
I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher. This review is my honest opinion.
Nancy Mehl5 Stars Out Of 5STILL LIFE: Book Two in the Chesapeake Valor SeriesMarch 7, 2017Nancy MehlQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5STILL LIFE: Book Two in the Chesapeake Valor Series
Avery Tate has lost a lot. She has been blacklisted by the world of photography because of a controversial picture she took. And after getting a chance to work with crime scene investigator Parker Mitchel, something she really enjoyed, she had to walk away because of her deep feelings for him. She found she could not compete with his memories of the love he lost.
Now her best friend Skylar is missing. Avery shows up at a showing by famous photographer Gerard Vaugn. Skylar posed for one of the pictures in a macabre exhibit of supposedly post mortem models. But the original photograph of Skylar is missing, and the shot mounted in its place is disturbing in its authenticity.
In trying to discover if her friend is alive or dead, Avery finds herself being helped by the one person she is most afraid to see again Parker. As they search for the truth about Skylar, they will also have to face the reality of their emotions.
Dani Pettrey spins an intricate tale that will surprise you. STILL LIFE combines suspense and intense romance, creating an intriguing story that will keep you turning the pages.
crtnybcBritish Columbia, CanadaAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Fantastic as always!March 7, 2017crtnybcBritish Columbia, CanadaAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Still Life is the second book in the Chesapeake Valor series. If you haven't read the first book, Cold Shot, I highly recommend you do so. There is a fair bit of the storyline that continues through the series and you'll get a lot more out of this book if you read them in order. I really enjoyed the first book but this one, in my mind, is even better. Of course, I haven't read a Dani Pettrey book yet that I haven't loved. :) There's danger, suspense, action, and romance of course, a healthy dose, but very clean as always. This is one author that doesn't feel the need to skate close to the edge of appropriate and I very much appreciate that. And man, can she tell a story! She weaves all these different people and pieces together so deftly that you feel like you're part of the story.
I don't feel like there's a lot I can say here without giving away parts of the story. I loved Avery and Parker, and I can't wait to read about Declan and Tanner, who were a fairly big part of this story as well.
This book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
Nanc5 Stars Out Of 5Suspence Excellence!March 6, 2017NancQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Wow! What an excellent suspense novel! I was hooked from page one! And you'll be guessing until the very end on what happened! I love Parker and Avery! Their honesty with one another and growth. I also enjoyed how there were several side stories going on within the main story. And can not wait for the next in this series to continue with the characters in this series! And the setting of Baltimore is fun to get to know better as well. I was given a copy of this book by the publisher. But the opinions here are my own.
gccbookworm3 Stars Out Of 5On A MissionMarch 4, 2017gccbookwormQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4"Still Life" is Dani Pettrey's second book in Chesapeake Valor series. This book continues the story line that began with "Cold Shot." Avery Tate and Parker Mitchell are the two characters featured in this adventure but the reader continues to get glimpses of Declan, Tanner, Lexi, Griffin and Finley. Avery is attending an art showing where she is to meet her best friend, Skylar. Only Skylar never shows. Instead, a mysterious photo of her shows up at the art show. Avery and Parker team up to find her with the help of their friends. They are sure they have their suspect, Sebastian, but then another twist occurs in the investigation. Join this adventurous team on another life and death mission.
An enjoyable read but pretty predictable as each couple pairs up during their adventure.
I received this book for free to review and give my honest opinion from Bethany House.