The Spice of Life Book Group meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. Our group will be changing focus. We will still share the love, but see more thrillers, chillers and killers. Due to some subject matter, this book group is for adults 18 and older.
July 3 – Walking After Midnight by Karen Robards.
As a woman cleans a funeral home, a corpse leaps off the embalming table. So begins a horror romance featuring Summer McAfee, who runs her own janitorial business. The corpse turns out to be Steve Calhoun, a detective on the run from crooked cops and drug dealers, so badly beaten he resembles a monster. Scalpel in hand, he threatens to cut Summer’s throat, ties her with her bra and abducts her. It’s the start of a wild adventure in the course of which Summer will fall in love with the man she calls Frankenstein
August 7 – Chasing Fire by Nora Roberts.
There’s little as thrilling as firefighting-at least to Rowan Tripp. The Missoula smoke jumpers are in Rowan’s blood: her father is a legend. She’s been fighting fires since her eighteenth birthday. At this point, returning to the wilds of Montana for the season feels like coming home-even with reminders of the partner she lost last season still lingering. Fortunately, this year’s rookie crop is one of the strongest ever-and Gulliver Curry’s one of the best. He’s also a walking contradiction, a hotshot firefighter with a big vocabulary and a winter job at a kids’ arcade. Everything is thrown off balance when a dark presence lashes out against Rowan, looking to blame someone for last year’s tragedy. Rowan knows she can’t complicate things with Gull-any distractions in the air or on the ground could mean the end-but if she doesn’t find someone she can lean on, she may not make it through the summer.
September 4 – River Road by Jayne Ann Krentz.
It’s been thirteen years since Lucy Sheridan was in Summer River. The last time she visited her aunt Sara there, as a teenager, she’d been sent home suddenly after being dragged out of a wild party–by the guy she had a crush on, just to make it more embarrassing. Obviously Mason Fletcher–only a few years older but somehow a lot more of a grown-up–was the overprotective type who thought he had to come to her rescue. Now, returning after her aunt’s fatal car accident, Lucy is learning there was more to the story than she realized at the time. Mason had saved her from a very nasty crime that night–and soon afterward, Tristan, the cold-blooded rich kid who’d targeted her, disappeared mysteriously, his body never found. Summer River has changed, from a sleepy farm town into a trendy upscale spot in California’s wine country. But Mason is still a protector at heart, a serious (and seriously attractive) man. And when he and Lucy make a shocking discovery inside Sara’s house, and some of Tristan’s old friends start acting suspicious, Mason’s quietly fierce instincts kick into gear. He saved Lucy once, and he’ll save her again.