Painter of the Damned (Painted Souls Book 2) by Rob Samborn – Review by Lauren West

Painter of the Damned (Painted Souls, #2)Painter of the Damned by Rob Samborn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Part 2 blew part 1 out of the water! This author is an amazing story teller and has taken us on such an exciting journey in part 2. Thrilling, suspenseful, dramatic, and intriguing.
Nick and Julia are a great couple and as they stick together and continue to be thick as thieves in this adventure you can’t help but be as excited and determined as they are to find a solution and to free his beloved Della. After this book Italy and art will never look the same again.

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Faultless Love (The Bennetts of Langston Falls Book 1) by KG Fletcher – Review by Lauren West

Faultless Love (The Bennetts of Langston Falls, #1)Faultless Love by K.G. Fletcher
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Robyn and Teddy’s story will turn you inside. Emotional, beautiful, honest, and intense. The author did a great job with this story about second chances at love and life. Teddy went to prison for something beyond his control and at the same time lost he love of his life trying to be a better man. When he is released from prison and returns home he finds that not all is lost with his old gf Robyn, and she sticks by him like no time has past. As they experience this second chance together there are still obstacles that can make or break this love again…

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Faultless Love (The Bennetts of Langston Falls Book 1) by KG Fletcher – Review by Kaylee Johnston

Faultless Love (The Bennetts of Langston Falls, #1)Faultless Love by K.G. Fletcher
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Faultless Love was a second chance, small-town, steamy romance. Ted is a convicted felon on parole for a crime he didn’t commit. Robyn is his true high school sweetheart who has put her life on hold while he served his sentence. Things happen after Ted is released and there’s a chance he might be thrown back in jail.

The things I loved about this book are how cute the two are with each other, the plot was exciting, and it was hard to put the story down. I really enjoyed the connection among the family members and how the farm and everything were set up. It was very cute and entertaining.

The things I didn’t quite enjoy about the book were the way the prose was written, the way Ted talked about his sister, and how some of the things didn’t quite finish up. We didn’t get some things wrapped up around the plot. It was a bit of a weird wrap-up.

Overall, it was a decent story. I enjoyed reading the story and loved the couple. It was a cute story that had a bit of a kick to it. I enjoyed the tropes and the idea behind it. It was a good read for anyone who loves small towns, farms, and second chances.

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Raine Down (The Shadow Guardians Book 1) by CB Samet – Review by Amber Howard

Raine Down (The Shadow Guardians, #1)Raine Down by C.B. Samet
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow. This was a well written work of fiction. I enjoyed the Norse mythology touch. Most of what I know does come from the avengers but mythology has always been an interest of mine. This story was full of action, romance, and a bit of comedy. The easy banter between Raine and Will was magical before they realized their feelings for one another. Will had such an open mind from the moment they met. This story was such an easy to get lost into book. I highly recommend it.

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Degrees of Innocence: Dark Mafia Romance (Cruel Deceptions Book 1) By Via Mari – Review by Shea Gilkerson 11/30/22

Degrees of Innocence (Prestian Series, #1)Degrees of Innocence by Via Mari
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Chase is a CEO who is used to getting what he wants – and even more so as a man connected to a powerful crime family. Once he sees Katarina, he sets his sights on having her, and his desire grows as he realizes who her father is.

Katarina is living her best life and focused on crushing her goals. Relationships are not currently on her list of those, and so she isn’t interested in Chase, even if she does feel sparks flying. However Chase is an assertive man. Now that he is aware of her connections to his dark world, protecting her becomes the goal he focuses on.

Although wildly attracted to one another, Chase struggles to maintain control and Katarina struggles to avoid becoming entangled with him too deeply. There are sweet moments of flirting and emails, passionate romantic scenes, plenty of mystery and suspense. Enjoyed watching the relationship grow.

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And Then She Fell by Dreena Collins – Review by LaliLovely

And Then She FellAnd Then She Fell by Dreena Collins
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This beautifully written book left me wanting more in the very best way! It was so easy to get caught up in Catherine’s day to day life & tag along with her. She is a lovely narrator & I loved her character. The author’s style of thriller writing gave me the most pleasantly suspenseful experience I’ve had with a book, & I’m so happy to have discovered it. Even though I thought I knew, I was genuinely uncertain of what really happened to Susie all the way up to the end. The ending snuck up on me so calmly I felt a hard “wait a minute!! it’s over??” that I don’t usually feel, which was fun. Even a few days after finishing, I still find myself wanting to spend more time with Catherine & come along on the rest of her journey. There were a few more intense moments, & they were just enough to knock your heart rate up a notch without crossing over into being too much. Brilliantly created & intriguing in such a refreshing way!

Reviewed by @lalilovely

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The Fifth Daughter of Thorn Ranch by Julia Brewer Daily – Review by Brandy Vaughn

The Fifth Daughter of Thorn RanchThe Fifth Daughter of Thorn Ranch by Julia Brewer Daily
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This story was an interesting take on time travel without actual time travel. I love how Emma rides without abandon through the Texas landscape. It seems almost absurd that the ranch is 1,000,000 acres and almost the size of Los Angeles. At the same time, a ranch that large would be ripe for adventure and that’s what we find in this story. The descriptions and story are so well laid out, that it is easy to see it in your mind. This story could easily be a movie or mini-series!
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And Then She Fell by Dreena Collins – Review by Julie Johnson

And Then She FellAnd Then She Fell by Dreena Collins
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A mother’s love knows no bounds but as a mother, how well do you know your children? Catherine Keely’s daughter Susie died a year ago. She was on holiday with her boyfriend Daniel and some friends when she fell over a balcony. Was she drunk? Some say she was. Was she pushed? It’s pretty suspect. Catherine travels to Crete to try to get to the bottom of her daughter’s death. There are so many questions that she has. As she meets with Susie’s friends, her former boyfriend, and people who were present on the night of Susie’s death, different pictures emerge. All of them have some layer of truth to them but what really is the truth? She’s presented with ten different scenarios and the reader is challenged to choose the correct one.

This is another new-to-me author and I found her writing style to be very easy to read. She has a way of drawing the reader in to her story and not letting go even after the last words are read. This book is full of intrigue and lots of twists and turns. I hope you’ll enjoy this great little short story!

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And Then She Fell by Dreena Collins – Review by Beverly Finnie

And Then She FellAnd Then She Fell by Dreena Collins
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I’m on a ledge deciding which way to fall when it comes to this book. And Then She Fell was an interesting read. Although I didn’t love it, I didn’t dislike it either. This book was wonderfully written and deserves praise in this regard. The author kept me intrigued, which says a lot because I struggled at the beginning trying to get into the book. I want to be proven wrong, I made an assumption early on which is what kept me reading. But I will neither confirm or deny the outcome of that want.
Catherine is retracing the steps of her late daughter Susie. She doesn’t fully believe her death was an accident(neither do I.) She finds herself back in Crete at the hotel where it happened. She finds herself meeting up with Susie’s two friends Jessica and Sebastien, where she finds out Daniel was a controlling boyfriend. She also ends up in Daniel’s crosshairs. Despite all this she’s being stalked/threatened, somebody doesn’t want her to continue her quest. Susie was changing and she never noticed.
What kind of mom does that make her?
That’s a question she seemed to internally ask herself throughout.
I don’t trust Daniel. I also firmly believed from an early point that he pushed Susie, maybe not intentionally but it still happened. Like I said I want to be proven wrong. Controlling relationships sometimes go too far, unfortunately the next likely scenario is even sadder. There are things that take one’s mind elsewhere when reading that give one hope to be proven wrong, but sad knowing what the outcome would be.
If you like reading for clues and making your own assumptions hoping to be right or wrong, this book is perfect for you. The author gives you so much, it makes you feel one with Catherine in her path of discovery to what happened When She Fell.

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And Then She Fell by Dreena Collins – Review by Angela Renee Diaz

And Then She FellAnd Then She Fell by Dreena Collins
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Catherine Keely’s daughter Susie is dead. A sudden fall from a balcony while on vacation. Susie was supposedly drunk and it rules as an accident. A year has past and Catherine can’t move on. Catherine has her suspicions on Daniel Susie’s boyfriend.

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