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The Sister Pact: Home is Where The Heart is by Jacquie Biggar – Review by Angela Hayes

The Sister Pact: Home is Where The Heart isThe Sister Pact: Home is Where The Heart is by Jacquie Biggar
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

The Sister Pact: Home is Where The Heart Is by Jacquie Biggar is a women’s fiction story woven with a little drama, romance and mystery. I have read several of Ms. Biggar’s stories now and have found that I can really count on her for a great read.
This is all about family, betrayal, past pain, life lessons, and making peace with it all. The characters are interesting, well-crafted individuals who pulled me into the story and had me investing in them and in how everything would play out. They were so realistic and very believable- making this story quite relatable. It was so easy to connect with them and follow along for the ride.
Looking forward to more from Ms. Biggar.

Thank you, Jacquie Biggar!

 

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Taming Zane (Almost Perfect Series Book 2) by Lisa Lanay – Review by Angela Hayes

Taming Zane (Almost Perfect Series Book 2)Taming Zane by Lisa Lanay
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4 Stars

Taming Zane is the second book in the Almost Perfect series by Lisa Lanay. This is a contemporary romance- with a little drama, chemistry, humour, emotion, and more. This is Zane and Shannon’s story- who kept me entertained the whole way through. That’s not to say there weren’t times I wanted to shake some sense into them both, but I enjoyed how things came together in the end.
Here’s to book #3!

Thank you, Ms. Lanay!

 

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Covert Threat (A Gray Ghost Novel, book 5) by Amy McKinley – Review by Angela Hayes

Covert Threat (Gray Ghost #5)Covert Threat by Amy McKinley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

Covert Threat is the fifth book in the Gray Ghosts series by Amy McKinley- and what a gripping instalment this has been. Sometimes in a series, by the fifth book things are getting a bit stale and starting to peter out as the momentum is slowing down, and the story is much the same as the previous book- BUT this is definitely NOT the case here. This series just seems to get better and better the further into it we get. This book is just as gripping, if not more than the other four books in the series. And that can be attributed to Ms. McKinley’s keen imagination and writing skills.
While this could be read as a standalone, I really recommend reading the rest of the series too- in order to get all the backstories for the recurring characters, background information, and other important details- which will really enhance your reading experience of this book. Not to mention the other books are superb stories in their own rights! You really can’t go wrong with Ms. McKinley!
This story has so much going on in it- right from the beginning I was drawn into the action, completely under Ms. McKinley’s spell. Jules and Trev had me following along right beside them as everything unfolded, captivated by this romantic suspense. As expected the story has plenty of action, drama, violence, suspense, mystery, twists, intrigue, danger, gripping details, and emotion. As with the rest of the series, I was on the edge of my seat the whole way through, devouring the pages to discover what was happening, and loving every minute.
Bring on Book Six!!!!

Thank you, Ms. McKinley!

 

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Never Date a Siren (College Fae Book 1) by Byrd Nash – Review by Angela Hayes

Never Date a SirenNever Date a Siren by Byrd Nash
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

Never Date A Siren: A College Fae Magic Series #1 by Byrd Nash is a wonderful Young Adult fantasy and my first read from this talented storyteller. I love a good fantasy, so the title intrigued me as soon as I saw it. It is full of paranormal beings, college life, humour, a little drama, debts, bonds, challenges, honour, lessons, magic- and is a light-hearted and charming coming of age story.
By a twist of fate, Logan and Brigit become roommates. Brigit is a Fae (Dryad), and Logan a human exchange student attending the Fae university- one where both human and fae are allowed to enrol. Though not at the academy long, Logan has already fallen under the fatal spell of a cold-hearted siren. His world has been turned upside down, his grades are suffering, his life and place at the University are under threat.
Brigit keeps her head down and tries to stay off the radar. She’s definitely the mysterious one. But another twist of fate has her indebted to Logan, and through her strong sense of honour and the Fae Laws of Civility she sets about ensuring her debt is paid- by breaking the siren’s spell that is slowly draining Logan. And so, the adventure begins. Throw in a host of paranormal creatures/beings, different realms, sneaky tricks, secrets, lessons, wonderful characters, and an intriguing storyline- and this story really takes off.
Byrd Nash has world building down to a fine art- creating a intricate world that springs from her imagination and comes to life upon the pages. The attention to detail in the world building is just superb- from fae customs, laws, history, clothing, speech, and all the many other finer points- nothing gets overlooked here- all blending together into a smooth, seamless and vivid image.
This is a fantastic way to start off a new series. I am definitely invested in the characters and I can’t wait to see what they get up to in the next book!
A fun read!!!

Thank you, Byrd Nash!

 

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A Sun So Bright (Reigning Hearts Book Three) by KG Fletcher – Review by Angela Hayes

A Sun So Bright (Reigning Hearts, #3)A Sun So Bright by K.G. Fletcher
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars

A Sun So Bright is my new favourite book in the Reigning Hearts Series by the very talented K.G Fletcher. I know I always say this, but I really do love all Ms. Fletcher’s books, so I was really happy to find this had arrived on my Kindle- and I put everything else aside to read it.
This is a wonderful billionaire romance, with a twist. Because, in this story it’s the leading lady who is the billionaire, and her leading man is a hardworking guy from the suburbs, who is struggling to get by. Fiona has been very unlucky in love- the men in her social circle are either already in committed relationships, or too daunted by her incredible wealth to even approach her- while others are blatant Golddiggers. She’s tired of being alone, seeing her friends so happy in their relationships, and being the only single at any functions they attend. After a disastrous New Year’s Eve function, Fiona finds herself in an upscale bar just before the stroke of midnight. There she meets hunky barman Chris who immediately captures her attention. The many glasses of Champagne she’s imbibed make her bold enough to give him a New Year’s kiss when the clock strikes midnight. A kiss that has her mind swirling with possibilities. Chris could definitely be the answer to her social dilemma. And so, a ‘business’ deal is struck. I won’t go into any more detail, as I really don’t want to give too much away. Suffice to say that this book is worth the read to discover where this arrangement leads- and if these two can keep things strictly business. Or will they blur the lines of their arrangement? After all, their chemistry is intense, and Chris loves the challenge Fiona presents. He’s determined to strip away all the haughtiness and her icy demeanour, and uncover the real woman beneath the facade. While Fiona loves that Chris isn’t just sexy as sin- he’s attentive, caring, interesting, and makes her feel centred, calm, and happy. But coming from such vastly different backgrounds, and with such different lives- things aren’t going to be quite so easy. Add in a little danger and drama- and this story really wouldn’t let me put it down- reading it all in one sitting.
I really loved this story- and way more than I thought I would, especially since I really wasn’t sure I could come to like Fiona. She came across as a rich B*tch- a judgemental and materialistic snob who only cared about herself and her ‘image’. But as the story unfolded, I got to see that she was really hiding behind her money- using it to sooth away her unhappiness and loneliness. But it really wasn’t working. On the surface she appeared to have everything anyone could ever want or need- a life of luxury, an enviable lifestyle, lots of friends, a beautiful home, and everything available at her beck and call. But in reality, she was so very lost and alone. Only partway into the book I started really loving her. Now, Chris on the other hand was quite a swoon-worthy creation by Ms. Fletcher; completely charming, sweet, caring, kind, attentive, endearing- and OH SO SEXY!!! They really are perfect for each other- two different worlds colliding, and the sparks fly.
The story is completely captivating- romantic, touching, engaging, and memorable. Definitely my favourite of the series so far!!! I really can’t wait to see what she does next!!!

Thank you, Ms. Fletcher!

 

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Landing the Lawman (Hills of Texas #5) by Kadie Scott – Review by Angela Hayes

Landing the Lawman (Hills of Texas, #5)Landing the Lawman by Kadie Scott
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

Landing the Lawman is the fifth book in the Hills of Texas Series by Kadie Scott. Even though this is the fifth book in the series, it can be read as a standalone. It is another great contemporary romance- with a little drama, lots of chemistry, emotion, steam, tension, angst, banter- and a friends to lovers element.
We’ve met the Hills in the previous books, and this is Carter’s story. This is one of my favourites of the series and I loved following Carter and Logan and seeing how things developed between them. They are such opposites- but really are perfect for each other. Two halves to a whole. And as with the other books in this series, it left me feeling good at the end and really satisfied with how things played out.
I can always count on Ms. Scott to produce a great story that will pull me in and keep me engaged the whole way through. I can’t wait to see what she does next.

Thank you, Ms. Scott!

 

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Broken by Love (The Full Circle Series) by M.J Masucci – Review by Angela Hayes

Broken by LoveBroken by Love by M.J. Masucci
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

3 Stars

Broken by Love (The Full Circle Series) is the first book I have read by M.J Masucci. When this book showed up on my recommended book feed, I admit I was more than a little intrigued. So I grabbed a copy and jumped right in.
It is a second chances romance, with drama, love, betrayal, angst, past history, forgiveness, and some push-pull. I have to be honest and say that I am a little disappointed, because I really couldn’t connect with the characters, even though I really wanted to. I definitely wanted to love this story, but I felt the writing was a little stilted and the flow of the story wasn’t as smooth as I had hoped for and some parts felt abrupt and/or strained. I really think the characters and storyline could use just a little more depth to really make an impact. But that is probably just me- so, I will revisit this book again in the future to see if I still feel the same way- or whether I was just having a ‘bad read day’ during this book.
As I said, I really wanted to love this book- but for me, it fell short- the characters frustrated me so badly, I wanted to smack their heads together. Some of the dialog didn’t feel realistic or believable, and even a little contrived for the situation. The characters personalities grated on me- and I really couldn’t find my groove with the storyline. Even though there is a bit of a twist to add some interest and drama to the story- it still didn’t grab me in the way I wished it had. But I will revisit later and reassess things then.

Thank you, M.J Masucci!

 

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REBOUND (REWIND BOOK 4) By Rowan Shaw – Review by Angela Hayes

Rebound (Rewind #4)Rebound by Rowan Shaw
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

Rebound is the fourth book in the Rewind Series by Rowan Shaw. It is, in my opinion, the ‘spiciest’ of the series so far. It could be read as a stand alone, but I highly recommend reading the rest of the series – or at the very least diving into “Return” (Book #2) before starting on this one- as a lot of character introductions and backstory is contained there.
As I mentioned, this book is a little different than the rest of the series, as this has a polyamorous/ bisexual romance- with both M/M and M/F scenes playing out throughout the story. I really didn’t know what to expect going into this book- but Rowan Shaw didn’t disappoint- grabbing my attention and pulling me in right from the beginning. As with her other books, this story is so well written- while managing to create truly realistic and believable characters and situations. I have said before, and this book is no different, that the author is a really great storyteller- writing a complex, thought-provoking, moving, and very memorable stories.
A wonderful addition to the series, holding its own against the rest of the pack- but a book with an energy, flavour, and personality all its own.

Thank you, Rowan Shaw!

 

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BELOVED (21st Century Courtesan Book #3) by Pamela DuMond – Review by Angela Hayes

BELOVED (21st Century Courtesan, #3)BELOVED by Pamela DuMond
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

Beloved is the third book in the addictive 21st Century Courtesan Series by Pamela DuMond. I am definitely addicted to this series- the story, the brilliant writing, and fantastic characters all blend together to make this book/series unforgetable!
Ms. DuMond is one of my favourite authors, and on my “one-click-no-questios-asked” list. I know anything she produces will be a page-turning read… and this story was everything I had hoped for and so much more. As this story continues from books one and two, and has recurring characters- I really recommend reading the other two books before starting this one- as the others contain important backstory and character introductions, which you should know in order to fully appreciate this brilliant book and the bridging storyline! As I’ve mentioned before, this series is wonderfully original, with plenty of complexity, layers, and clever interconnected details. Ms. DuMond weaves a rich and textured story with wonderful attention to detail and with a vividly descriptive quality to the scene setting, character building and story development. This book is sexy and very emotive- with plenty of danger, suspense, mystery, intrigue, and lots of dramatic turns.
If you’ve followed this series, then you will know that Evelyn Berlinger (Evie) is an empath who became a high priced escort- using her empathic abilities to provide a unique experience for her wealthy clientele. She has been through quite a lot since we met her back in book one- and this book takes things to a whole new level.
I loved Evie from the moment I met her at the beginning of the series- she’s such a fantastic character- so wonderfully complex, unique, endearing, interesting, and entirely memorable. I have loved every second of her story and have become completely invested in her and the outcome of it all. Bring on Book #4-as it can’t come quickly enough for my liking. Can-not-wait!!! It’s set to be a riveting read, that’s for sure!

Thank you, Ms. DuMond!

 

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Game of Fear – A gripping psychological thriller with a shocking twist (Fearless Series) by Gledé Browne Kabongo – Review by Angela Hayes

Game of FearGame of Fear by Glede Browne Kabongo
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

Game of Fear is the first intriguing instalment in the Fearless series by Gledè Browne Kabongo. I came into this series a little backwards, starting off on book three. It had me hooked right from the beginning, and so I wanted to go back to the beginning to discover more of the backstory, and see what had transpired in the first two books. I am really pleased that I did, because this book was not only a really great suspenseful read- it also gave me a bit of a bigger picture for the following books. But, having said that- the book/s can be read as a standalone, but be prepared to be intrigued enough to want to read the other books as well.
This story was everything I expected it to be, gripping and suspenseful. Full of secrets, blackmail, deception, cyber spying, stalking, discovery, mystery, and psychological games. And as I had hoped, it pulled me in right from the start and had me devouring the story just to find out how everything unfolds.
Definitely a series I want more of!

Thank you, Ms. Browne Kabongo!

 

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