Book Review K2 Team Series by Sandra Owens

I think I’ve mentioned before that I love to read. I would rather spend my downtime reading than watching TV. When waiting for an appointment, I read. When waiting for my kid, I read. Reading is my personal form of entertainment.

That being said, I am not all that fussy about what I read. Sort of like my taste in music, my taste in reading is quite eclectic.

I do have a confession to make though. In romance novels, I tend to skim the sex scenes. They just aren’t for me. Unfortunately, most recent romance novels have at least one detailed scene in them.

So as I will review some books, (at least one a week), keep this in mind. I will tell you if it had scenes that I skimmed, but no details on them.

I rate books on the following scale:

1–“I can’t finish it”

2–“There’s nothing else to read”

3–“I liked it”

4–“I look forward to getting back to it”

5–“I can’t put it down”

This past week, I read a series. It is available through Amazon Kindle Unlimited and there are 5 books in the series. I don’t know if the author intends any additional books.

The series is called K2 Team, and the author is Sandra Owens. This is my first time reading books by Sandra Owens.

K2 Security was founded by a formal seal, and all the books focus on his formal seal team who work for him.

In book one, “Crazy for Her”, Logan is called to help the wife (Dani) of his deceased best friend who was killed while on a mission in Afghanistan. Of course, this is a romance novel, so we learn that Logan is in love Dani and had been since meeting her. Logan has issues and so does Dani and they have to work through the issues while keeping Dani safe from a stalker in order to find love.

It is sweet and funny but has enough action to keep me interested. I found the plot twist slightly predictable, but that is not unusual for me.

I would classify the sexual content in this book as mild/moderate. There are some heavy scenes, but the book is focused on finding Dani’s stalker while she and  Logan find love that thought was impossible.

Some strong language, and if you isolate yourself from language, violence and sexual content in media, this is NOT the book for you. However, if you watch modern day television, there should be nothing shocking in it.

I found that plot was strong enough to keep me interested in all 5 books.

I would rate it as “I look forward to getting back to it”.

There were some grammar and spelling errors, but they can be forgiven as it is impossible to write without them. I have read academic books with more errors. (I shudder to think of the error I will find when I come back and read this later!)

I enjoyed these books and I will keep my eye out for other books by this author. I would recommend her to any romance reader.

These books and more can be found on Amazon, and are part of the Kindle Unlimited selection. As I’ve mentioned before, I love Kindle Unlimited and would recommend it to any book lover. You can try it free for 30 days. (Note, this is an affiliate link–see disclaimer–currently, and funds raised on this site will be used for Aleesha’s schooling. Stay tuned for a post about her acceptance to NYU’s pre-college program this summer.)

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The five books in the series in my Kindle library

Kindle–My Guilty Pleasure and Most Used App

I love to read. I never leave home without several books downloaded to my Kindle. There was a time not long ago, that I would have told anyone who said I would become an avid reader of e-books they were crazy. However, long gone are the days I when I toted two or three print books around in my purse.

With various e-readers like Kindle, Nook, and iBooks, I honestly find it surprising that anyone reads print versions anymore. I do understand the look, feel, and smell of a classic book. I understand the nostalgia. I have just come to realize that the convenience of electronic media is far to great not take advantage of them.

Personally, I am a Kindle reader. Though I use and iPhone and iPad, I just prefer what I get with my Kindle app. I get a wide range of books, from trashy romance or mystery novels, to autobiographies, or cookbooks. Amazon has so many books available in Kindle format, and my local library offers books to borrow on Kindle as well that I am never without something new. It is rare that a book I want isn’t available for my Kindle, in fact, I can’t remember it ever happening..

Screenshot, Sharlene’s iPhone. Kindle is the app I use the most on a regular basis. I have been busy this past week and have not read as much as usual. The 26% you see is usually more like 35%
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Did I mention I read, a lot? I am an unusually fast reader as well, so a book that Kindle says “average read time, 5 hours” I will get through in about 2 hours. Since I would rather read than watch TV, and I read when insomnia hits, it is not uncommon for me to go through 5 or more books a week. I also am on a tight budget. (Like extremely tight but I won’t delve into that here.) I can not afford to buy 5 books a week, and lets face it, the library inventory is lacking.

About two years ago I found Kindle Unlimited. For $10 a month, I can get unlimited access to the Kindle Unlimited library. There are 100’s of thousands of books available, and you can borrow 10 books at a time. When you are finished with a book you “Return” it and find something new.

Photos–Screenshots from Sharlene’s iPhone. Kindle App for iPhone library. Mine is always full.

I’ll admit that a lot of the books will never be “The Next Great American Novel” (as with most books on the selves at the book store), but they are entertaining. A lot of the books are self published, so they might not be edited as well one from a major publishing house, but I can live with that. You will find that some popular authors and titles are also offered on Kindle Unlimited, as well as cook books, autobiographies, etc. There really is a lot to choose from.

The one thing I would like to see improved with the Kindle App for iPhone is to be able to browse Kindle books from the App itself. As it is, only books that are “recommended” at the end of a book that I am currently reading directly from the app. I also cannot “buy” a Kindle book from the Amazon App for iPhone. I have to go into Amazon from Safari to find and purchase/borrow a book to be downloaded into my library.

If you don’t have the Kindle App, download it for free (this link is for PC). You can also  Join Amazon Kindle Unlimited 30-Day Free Trial and see if it works for you.

*These are Amazon Associate links, so yes, Amazon pays me a small amount if you use them. If you are not comfortable with that, I would still suggest trying out Kindle and Kindle Unlimited. Any funds raised on this site are put into Aleesha’s college fund.*