Climbing the Walls (Hart & Cole book 1) by Sacha T.Y. Fortuné – Review by Lyndsey Fairley

Climbing The Walls (Hart & Cole Book 1)Climbing The Walls by Sacha T. Y. Fortuné
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Climbing the Walls (Hart & Cole book 1) by Sacha T.Y. Fortuné
5++++ stars

Its been days since I read this book and everytime I thought I had what I wanted to say staright in my head, it just didnt seem to do this book justice.
I loved the premise of this book, and the way it was written was unlike anything ive read before.
We all know relationships are hard work, add kids in the mix and busy work lives and you somehow put important things on the back burner when before they’d take top priority. Well that’s our main character Nicole. A busy mom with two jobs, a demanding boss that doesn’t care about office hours and shes willing to do whatever necessary.
Kris her husband, hes made to be superdad and for all he does and picking up for Nicole’s forgetfulness, he kind of is.
The whole story, which is written in a diary type form, you can feel the stage being set for something big and let me tell you I did not expect what happened to who, at all.

This is a must read. While long, I didn’t skim or skip, it was that important to read it all. I’m chomping at the bit to read what’s next.

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Building Storm (A Hawke Family Novel)(The Hawke Family Book4) by Gwyn McNamee – Review by Dawn Daughenbaugh

Building Storm: (A Hawke Family Novel) (The Hawke Family Book 4)Building Storm: (A Hawke Family Novel) by Gwyn McNamee
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

5 Star
Building Storm (A Hawke Family Novel) ( The Hawke Family Book 4) by: Gwyn McNamee

Building Storm (A Hawke Family Novel) ( The Hawke Family Book 4) by Gwyn McNamee is the fourth Book in her Hawke Family Series .This series must be read in order as each book builds on one another. All I can say is Gwyn sure knows how to draw you in and keeps your attention till the end. She literally writes “knock your socks” off stories.I love the Hawke Family its definitely a series I see myself reading over and over again in the future. I’ve been patiently waiting for Storm’s story and Holy Cow was it worth the wait. Get ready for a emotional rollercoaster ride .This is Landon’s and Storms story.Both of these two know what betrayal feels like and both are in need of some healing. Find out what happens with these two. I highly recommend reading this book and the whole series if you haven’t already. I can’t wait to read more from this Author.

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The Shape of Trust (A Stand By Me Series) by Brinda Berry – Review by Gail Guerrero

The Shape of Trust (Stand By Me, #5)The Shape of Trust by Brinda Berry
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

THE SHAPE OF TRUST by BRINDA BERRY

Four Stars

Family is what’s suppose to hold us together. The glue to our foundation. Some people don’t get so lucky as to have family like that. Lilly’s life hasn’t been easy. Caring for her siblings and doing what she can to survive. Webb is such a smooth guy. Until you get his temper going. I enjoyed these two characters coming together. The author made their age a big deal but I think it might have highlighted something unique to them. I don’t like large age gaps especially if it’s a teenager. The author pointed out how their age shouldn’t matter. So much emotional pain for such a young life. Julieann was too smart and straight forward. She seemed to have missed a normal childhood with her mom. But you can see that changing with Webb. The story was strong and sweet.

Reviewed by @gguerrero89
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Caught in Cross Seas (The Caught Series Book 1) by Sharleen Scott – Review by Michelle Austin

Caught in Cross SeasCaught in Cross Seas by Sharleen Scott
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Caught in Cross Seas was a great 5 star read and book one in the Caught Series.

Harlie meets Clay after she gets in an accident with her smart car, she is enamored by his looks. They meet again when Clay accuses Harlie of following him home, which didn’t go well. Clay didn’t exactly start off on the right foot with Harlie.

I don’t care who you are. I’m not interested in you or whatever you’re offering. -Clay
And I’d bungee jump nude into a cactus before I’d be interested in you either! -Harlie

Clay has come to Oregon in search of his supposed dead father, who needs to face what he did back in Montana. Harlie also has a little secret of her own as well, and if her location is discovered it could mean some bad things for her. Harlie agrees to help Clay try and find his dad, they end up growing close and feelings start to develop.

There are twists, turns and secrets revealed that added a great element to the story.
I really liked Harlie, she was a caring and spunky woman and she had no clue who Clay was at first. It was great how she handled the riot of women, I was LOL. And I loved Clay, who doesn’t love a hot musician. All of the secondary characters were great. The ending was perfect and I would love to see more from these two, feel like there could be even more to their story. I can’t wait to read book two in the series.

Reviewed by @mab54615
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Building Storm (A Hawke Family Novel) (A Hawke Family Series, #4) by Gwyn McNamee – Review Cindy Mayberry

Building Storm: (A Hawke Family Novel) (The Hawke Family Book 4)Building Storm: (A Hawke Family Novel) by Gwyn McNamee
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Building Storm
A Hawke Family Novel
The Hawke Family
Book 4
By Gwyn McNamee
Story of a second chance at finding love. This story is not for those under 18, due to strong adult content.

Storm has lost her husband is a terrible fire. All she has left is their daughter and his company. As she continues to work her way through the death of her beloved husband. She must continue to run his company. Being an employee, she needed to keep up her part of the business. She attends a party with her friend. Big mistake! But was it? Was meeting Landon a mistake?

Landon has left his home and job. Fleeing to New Orleans, a little town. But away from the things that sent him running. He needs to start over, no commitments will be allowed. He now needs a job and a hot fling. Going to a party he meets Storm. Sad eyes, yet absolutely beautiful. The one he can’t get out if his mind. Should he stay or should he go? That is his dilemma.

I absolutely love Gwyn McNamee writing style. Her mind set and her books. This is book 4 in the series. You must read them in order. In order to know and follow the Hawke family. I love the characters and the roles they play. The second chance she gives to Storm is beautiful. While this is the end of this series. I looking forward to see what comes next for Gwyn McNamee.

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Not So Broken (Love Grows Series, # 1) by Renee Regent – Review by Tracy Manderson

Not So Broken (Love Grows Series, # 1)Not So Broken by Renee Regent
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Not So Broken (Love Grows Series, # 1) by Renee Regent
5 out of 5 stars
Not so Broken is the first book in the Love Grow series written by Ms. Regent and it’s the first book that I have read by this author. The characters are well written and amazing and the things that they over come in this story made them feel real. The story line is different and amazing.
What happens when billionaire in hiding meets a feisty independent woman?
Gibson after losing his wife and child in a devastating accident, he turns his back on everything—including his business empire. He felt unworthy of anyone’s trust, convinced himself he would never find love again, let alone have a family. Then he met Sacha.
It was only supposed to be one perfect night of passion but, it forged a connection between us we never expected.
Now Gib has to convince Sacha they are meant to be together?
Sacha after a bitter divorce left her reeling she forged a new life on her own. Now on the verge of a promotion, everything she want is in reach except a family. Se has all but given up on ever having a child. Then one wild night changed everything. She was swept away by Gibson and now he and I are forever connected. But we barely know each other, and it seems we both have secrets.
After everything Sacha has gone through she doesn’t trust men so how can she convince Gib they are better off apart?
This was a great book and I cant wait to read the next book in this series…
By
Tracy
@tracym

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Finding Juniper (The Smoke Series #3) by Sadia Ash – Review by Jana Teppih

Finding JuniperFinding Juniper by Sadia Ash
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Finding Juniper is the third book in Sadia Ash’ Smoke series that also concludes it. I did not know that it was the third and final book when I picked it up and started reading it thinking that it is a standalone … major mistake so do yourself a favour and be smarter than me and start from the beginning! I had to put this one down and go and start with book 1!
As I said, this is the conclusion of Juniper and Kyle’s epic love story. The writer gives it to us from both of their point of views and man, if you thought that the writing was engaging in the first two books, you will see how much further the writer has evolved through the series!
Finding Juniper will pick up where the second book ended where Juniper was over and done with Kyle and it seems that this is the end to their story even though both of them still love each other … Still, when you have gone through all that those two had and you had overcome so much then you know that it simply cannot just finish like this and you simply keep your fingers crossed and wish for second chances! And you are not disappointed, Sadia Ash gives us a finale that will stay with you for a while!

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Less You Know (Ashes to Ashes #2) by Rowena Holloway – Review by Sheri Schrader

Less You Know (Ashes to Ashes #2)Less You Know by Rowena Holloway
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Less You Know by Rowena Holloway is the second book in the Ashes to Ashes series. This can be read as a standalone and be enjoyed. I was excited to read this book because I enjoyed the first one in the series a lot. The character of Charlotte continues to grow but this also means she finds herself falling into some strange rabbit holes in her investigations. Lies and coverups are all over the place and it makes her question everything she knows. I enjoyed the writing because it kept the story at a good pace and I didn’t want to put the book down. The characters are interesting and add to the overall suspense and mystery. I look forward to more from Rowena Holloway in the future.
Review by @sherimichelle1

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Perilous Confessions (The Possession Chronicles Book 1) by Carrie Dalby – Review by Maura Harper

Perilous Confessions (The Possession Chronicles Book 1)Perilous Confessions by Carrie Dalby
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I did not read the full title of this book before diving in. Only after reading it did I see that it is “Southern Gothic” that was a new phrase to me, so I had to look it up… As described in the “Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literature” – “Southern Gothic is a mode or genre prevalent in literature from the early 19th century to this day. Characteristics of Southern Gothic include the presence of irrational, horrific, and transgressive thoughts, desires, and impulses; grotesque characters; dark humor, and an overall angst-ridden sense of alienation.”

I am not a fan of “historical romance” because typically it’s all lords and ladies and the degradation of women (in the most subtle ways). “Southern Gothic” might be the way for me to get around my lackadaisical reaction to the genre.

This was a multi-layered story that built upon itself as the story unfolded. There is great world-building and character development. Each character was well explained in their role and certain characters (I’m looking at you, Opal) morphed as the story continued. It is dark and dense in it’s telling. It is also extremely detailed and I could visualize the clothing worn and the looks given.

While it’s still not my favorite genre, it gave me a new appreciation of the style.

Review by @mauraharper

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Perilous Confessions (The Possession Chronicles Book #1) by Carrie Dalby – Review by Angela Hayes

Perilous Confessions (The Possession Chronicles Book 1)Perilous Confessions by Carrie Dalby
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

Perilous Confessions is the first book in The Possession Chronicles by Carrie Dalby. This is a fantastic historical romance with a definite Gothic feel to it- there is plenty of drama, secrets, intrigue, passion, guilt, and lots more.
This story is only the second story that I have read of Ms. Dalby’s, and I was intrigued to see what she had in store for us, with this first book in a new series. I love the way Ms. Dalby is able to build vivid images with her words, bringing her story and characters to life and allowing us, the readers to fully immerse ourselves in the story. Her attention to detail is second-to-none!
The characters were really well crafted- given their own complex personalities that gave them believability. I always enjoy anything historical, if it’s done well- which this book certainly was. I am quite looking forward to the rest of the series now!

Thank you, Ms. Dalby!

 

Reviewed by @angelahayes

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