Book Review: The Drive By Wife by Mike Wells

18462774Title: The Drive By Wife

Author: Mike Wells

Genre: Suspense/Thriller

Publication Date: September 6, 2013

About the Book

In this explosive psychological thriller, Allen and Cynthia Hunt are a well-educated, upper middle-class San Francisco couple who experience the ultimate domestic nightmare. A deranged, seedy truck driver barges into their lives, blackmailing Cynthia into becoming his “drive-by” wife. Billy has led a lonely, bleak existence on the road and has always dreamed of “having him a beautiful, lovin’ woman to come home to.” Unable to go to the police, Allen and Cynthia desperately try to fight off the twisted stalker, who will stop at nothing to get what he wants. But the two have serious problems of their own. The story spirals into a tangle of deceit, deception, and murder. Can Allen and Cynthia unite and defeat the diabolical maniac from the hills, or will he destroy them both?

My Review

I received a free audiobook for an honest review.

I have read and listened to several of Mike Wells’ books and I always enjoy his stories and his writing style.

The Drive By Wife is suspenseful from the beginning. It has several twists and nail biting moments.

The narrator does a good job. I especially liked the pauses between sections. I’ve listened to books in the past when the narrator didn’t pause and it was confusing trying to figure out what happened at times.

I didn’t care for the main characters, Allen and Cynthia, at the beginning. They were in an unhappy marriage and didn’t treat each other well at all. As time went on, though, as things went out of control, they finally realized that still loved each other and by the time the book was finished they were like 2 different people. At the beginning they were ready to give up on each other and at the end they just hoped they’d be able to be together.

If you like suspense, you’ll definitely like The Drive By Wife. The ending of this book was perfect.

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Book Review: Secrets of the Elusive Lover Books 1 & 2 by Mike Wells

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Author: Mike Wells

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Publication Date: December 2014




Description (from Goodreads)

Every woman knows an Adam. He’s a “player,” the type who professes true love, but with eyes that never stop wandering. He always has the perfect excuse when you find that long strand of blonde hair stuck to his collar, and fidgets whenever you get near his computer. Adam can’t fool Bethany, who, despite her better judgment, falls head over heels for him. Bethany is far more intelligent and strong-willed than Adam bargains for, and he finds himself smitten, too. Hilarious at times and poignant at others, Secrets of the Elusive Lover explores the age old challenge of obtaining the unattainable man, and the paradoxical issues surrounding monogamous relationships. As you turn the pages faster and faster to see if Adam and Bethany will ultimately get together, you will find this book another truly ‘unputdownable’ Mike Wells read.

My Review

I received a free copy of this audiobook for an honest review.

I have read a few of Mike Wells’ books in the past: With Mother’s Approval, Passion, Power & Sin, Lust, Money, and Murder. The Elusive Lover was quite a bit different from the other books of his I’ve read, and even though I didn’t care much for the main character, it was still an interesting read. And I like Mike Wells’ writing style, which always helps.

Adam has being a player down to an art. He did surprise me at times because he genuinely didn’t want to see his “girls” hurt and he definitely didn’t want to cause them any pain. While I didn’t care for Adam’s lifestyle, I did feel sorry for him at times. 

Adam’s and Bethany’s characters were well developed. Poor, naive Bethany was in over her head from the beginning.

I listened to the audiobook and the first thing I thought when the book started was that Mark Torres was a good choice. His voice is what I would imagine Adam’s to sound like.

I’ve decided that the ending of this book was perfect. It made the book stick with me for quite a while. 

Book Review: Passion, Power, & Sin Books 1-5 by Mike Wells

17932625Title: Passion, Power, & Sin Books 1-5

Author: Mike Wells

Audio Publication Date: January 2014

Description (from Goodreads):

One spectacular financial scheme. One woman alone against the world. Young, beautiful, and yearning for love, Heather Bancroft meets the “perfect” man…and is lured into a game in which she begins to make more money than she ever imagined. Betrayed by her own innocence, she loses all that is dear to her and discovers that she has been mercilessly used. Defeated and broken, but surviving with sheer persistence and ingenuity, Heather emerges from her trying ordeal, determined to punish the ruthless man who destroyed her life. Her thirst for revenge takes her halfway around the globe, to the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean, where her nemesis secludes himself in obscene wealth that he’s gained from the financial ruin of others. Heather is playing for the highest stakes in a lethal game. Only one man loves her – he’s handsome, confident, and just as determined as she is. Only one man can stop her – a criminal mastermind who is intent on her destruction.


I received a free copy of this audiobook for an honest review.

I had listened to Mike Wells’ Lust, Money, and Murder trilogy a few months ago and really enjoyed it so I was excited to listen to this series. His writing reminds me of Sidney Sheldon but with a little more adventure. 

Although these are five separate books, I wouldn’t recommend reading just one or reading them out of order. This is more like 5 books in 1 with each book being a particular part of Heather’s journey.

Mike Wells does a good job of character development, especially of the main character, Heather. That girl really frustrated me at times. I could understand why she did most of the things she did, and she definitely had guts, but there were times I wished someone could talk some sense into her. Wanting revenge is understandable but she could have learned from Gareth. What a guy! He was one of those “too good to be true” guys any woman would want.

Passion, Power, & Sin is full of drama and suspense with a little romance and humor on the side. I definitely recommend it. I was sad to see the series end.