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The Arrangement Duet Box Set by Madison Quinn – Review by Ana Cortes

The Arrangement Duet Box SetThe Arrangement Duet Box Set by Madison Quinn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the complete story of Nicholas and Kenzie. Right away the scene that starts the book sucks you in. It’s dark, and intense. I enjoyed this story, I believe the characters were well written and have a sturdy story. By no means does it make you feel like it was rushing. You honestly feel like you are getting the full everyday story. I enjoyed the other characters mentioned. It did kind of remind me of 50 shades of grey; with the rough upbringing, adoption, millionaire and being a part of a sex club. But this story in no way turns into a bdsm, I would say its an actual contemporary romance novel. I enjoyed throughly the start of their relationship and to see it flourish in the 2nd book. As well who doesnt enjoy a hea. I have zero regrets on picking this story up.

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Jake the Growling Dog (Jake the Growling Dog Book 1) by Samantha Shannon – Review by Ana Cortes

Jake the Growling DogJake the Growling Dog by Samantha Shannon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a short read; for a certain age group in mind. This is about a dog trying to play and communicate with others. The only hiccup is that no one can understand him and becomes fearful of him. In his mind he is talking and wanting to playball but no oneone stays. The overall message I believe is to understand that everyone is unique in there own way.

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Minx by Maggie Adams – Review by Ana Cortes

MINXMINX by Maggie Adams
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Off the bat this is a short story, and a hea. It’s about an older woman who already has grown kids and her marriage has fallen apart. She has a very odd set of friends. Honestly it reminded me about a group like sex in the city girls. So it went at a semi fast pace, at one moment she is asked about the divorce and the next it felt like she was already divorced and working. At first I thought the main guy was going to be Ritter, but then it became noticeable that it was going to be Reed. They start their affair and yes there is a hiccup and he basically dismisses her. This is where to me the drama happens and I liked it. The only thing that I didn’t like was that she didn’t make him grovel for forgiveness. Over all it’s a cute cheesy short story with a happily ever after.

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Say Something by Jennifer L. Allen – Review by Ana Cortes

Say SomethingSay Something by Jennifer L. Allen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a second chance romance book but because of the story it becomes a fast read. They have been divorced for 10 years and they both decided to go back to their home town. It’s read through her point of view so she does go back to her memories. She ends up realizing that she left her family hanging. She does a lot to make it up to them and to fix relationships. With her ex husband she still feels like she loves him and it does show that he still loves her. They have a moment when she thinks she saw something but it isn’t what it seems, that becomes a big trigger for her. This does become an hea, towards the end it does feel rushed. There is an epilogue which I like because I always like to see where they are a few years down the road.

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Drawing Bloodlines (The Princeton Allegiant Series Book 1) by Deborah Garland – Review by Ana Cortes

Drawing BloodlinesDrawing Bloodlines by Deborah Garland

This was in my opinion more of a light read. It doesn’t get to heavy. He is a vampire from a different time so he is a gentleman. She is more of an easy going person, not very confrontational more of a go with the flow person. He does touch upon his past and everything he didn’t like and what he misses. You expect what he will do because he never really wanted to be a vampire. There is drama when he needs to flow laws, and he was forced to mate with someone he absolutely hated. I enjoyed the downfall of the story, but it did leave me wanting to know what happened to the crazy vampire. I was left feeling like there is more to the story and more on the other characters. It is a standalone so no cliffhangers and it is also a hea.

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Temptation and Seduction by L.M. Mountford – Review by Ana Cortes

Temptation and SeductionTemptation and Seduction by L.M. Mountford
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Oh my goodness!!! I didn’t think this would have been that good since it was going to be a lot of short stories. On the contrary they are short but to the point. As in; it becomes steamy real quickly. I enjoyed that they were contemporary. There is some cheating so if you are highly against it this isn’t for you. If you are hoping to read something to get you in the mood, and don’t about cheating then this is for you. I was left on the edge wanting to continue reading some stories because I got hooked on the story as well. If I can give this book 4.5 stars I would. I’m going with 4 because I wanted more of the steamy stories, of the falling for the forbidden apple “person”. I even want to go search for some authors and get some of their other work. Enjoy feeling the sexual frustration!

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Things We Lost (Loving Locksley Book 1) by Shae Banks – Review by Ana Cortes

Things We Lost (Loving Locksley Book 1)Things We Lost by Shae Banks
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a book that was easy to get into the story. At least for me since, i love second chance romance novels. So it starts close to the beginning when they “bump” into each other. She does seem a bit bitter about the past and how he ghosted her; but who wouldn’t. He obviously insisted and it does take fruit since they do get involved again. But obviously the story has many pains to overcome before the happy ever after. I love her bestie, her personality is like the best friend you want to have. I love that they both have a failed past, since it makes it feel more realistic. Since everyone wants to move on even if they really never do. Will you be able to join the journey with them?

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Abandoned by Love: Book 1 in the Shattered Hearts Duet by Aleya Michelle – Review by Ana Cortes

Abandoned by Love (Shattered Hearts Duet, #1)Abandoned by Love by Aleya Michelle
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This started off with the incident of why the abandonment. And I liked that, no guessing on what will happen. I think because of how it started you are hooked from the start. So the plot I enjoyed. It was very heartbreaking reading about their pain and despair. At the same time I did get annoyed with them. More so with him than her. I am not a big fan of going back into the past and then to present, so this happened a lot. I get that many enjoy the going back and seeing how they were. Just not for me. This book does stop in a cliffhanger, and yes I would get the next because I want to know what happens. Now lets just wait for book 2.

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Spar by Randi Perrin – Review by Ana Cortes

SparSpar by Randi Perrin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I felt like this was a short book, just because it was a fast read. It is a contemporary romance, which is what I prefer. I got to say I felt like I learned a lot of terminology regarding to the fighting done in this book. I enjoyed the plot, I liked the characters. Chloe was easy to like from the beginning. I liked that she was tough, not easily falling head over heels even though internally she did want Locke; a total bad ass. Locke is O.M.G, just with his accent alone I was done for. Jaja I enjoyed the chemistry between them, and the build up just goes along well with the plot. I wouldn’t have gone for this book just because it was a girl fighter, yes I like them spicy but not to this extreme but I found myself being okay with it. Definitely give it a try even if you think it won’t be your cup of tea, you might realize the story and characters have you hooked that you don’t want to stop reading.

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Turning the Tide (Eastern Shore Swingers #5) by Phoebe Alexander – Review by Ana Cortes

Turning the Tide (Eastern Shore Swingers Book 5)Turning the Tide by Phoebe Alexander
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This can be read as a standalone. Okay now let me start with my thoughts on it.
Omg!! This was a new kind of book for me. I haven’t ever read a swingers book, thought I might hate it but on the contrary I enjoyed it a lot. I enjoyed the story line of this book; it wasn’t just an orgy fest. I honestly felt bad for the guy in this book. I also loved that you find yourself hating on his wife making his situation and the fact that he finds someone so much better. There was a mystery to this story line as well, and to me that’s probably what kept me wanting to finish it so soon. If you are wondering about the sexual scenes, let me just say they are steamy. I would have loved to know more on the ending and know what happened with all the bad people. I’m twisted but I really hated his wife and I wanted and hoped to see her destroyed, sadly it doesn’t really touch up on her misery if any. It was a hea, so no worries there. I would totally pick up more books from this author.

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