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The Web of Humanity by Maria Turchin – Review by Angela Shirley

The Web of Humanity: A NovelThe Web of Humanity: A Novel by Maria Turchin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

When you start delving into your history are you sure you want to uncover the past.

Anna is trying to uncover a family secret but she did not expect it to go down the rabbit hole and uncover the shocking truth.

I have to first say this is not normally a genre I would ever contempt reading but I am missing a whole genre of interesting and brilliant stories. Maria’s story has you on journey back through WWII to uncover a gripping secret which has been in her family and she wants to finally put it to rest but can she. You find yourself through the looking glass and walking and investigating right with her.

The book and writing draws you into a world of horror and destruction but it is such a compiling read you forge ahead to discover the truth with each page turned and chapter read. This story has wet my appetite to read more from this genre and be a book Indian Jones.

Thank you Maria for your stories and passion which is shown in this book.

Reviewed by Angela Shirley

Walker Pride (The Walker Family Series Book 1) by Bernadette Marie – Review by Angela Shirley

Walker Pride (The Walker Family, #1)Walker Pride by Bernadette Marie
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Eric has secrets but can he survive it keep the land he has loved from when he was young.

Eric work on the land he has forever it seems, he lives for this plot until one day it may be whipped from him due to his Uncle’s gambling debits, but can Eric struggle to reclaim what he loves or will he be crushed by devastating secret’s which reveal that his family history is not quite it seems.

Susan is starting over her life and business in a new town, she is just getting to grips with everything until a broody, moody cowboys walks into her life and then she starts asking herself questions regarding past relationships and can she fall for this brooding cowboy or will she need to protect her heart.

This is the first book I have read by Bernadette Marie but I love a good cowboy story and this did not disappoint. I loved the characters and I think when a author shows them with flaws and all you find them more endearing and relatable to invest your emotions in and Eric and Susan do not disappoint. They both have to overcome some major life changing dramas and feeling you are working this out them is great.

The story is well written and the characters as I have said were brilliantly, I also thought the secondary characters really enhanced the story and can’t wait to read the stories of each of the brothers and see their histories uncover as I bet there are a few juicy stories in them.

Thank you Bernadette for introducing me to another family to invest in and can’t wait to read the next instalment.

Reviewed by Angela Shirley

Elusive: Dark Billionaire Mafia Romance (Billionaire Bodyguards Book 5) by Via Mari – Review by Angela Shirley

Elusive (Billionaire Bodyguards #5)Elusive by Via Mari
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

When a chance meeting can mean a lot more and they don’t even know it yet.

Sheldon is a bodyguard protecting those who pay enough to make sure they have the best of the best, but a chance meeting in a coffee shop puts his world into a spin and does he really now what he is getting himself involved in when he meet Alexis and the attraction is instant.

Alexis calls to Sheldon’s dominant side which he does not often show this side of him as it tends to to be too intense for other woman, but Sheldon’s dominants calls to Alexis in a way she has not felt before but their is a secret which needs to be hidden or she may get him involved or even killed.

Sheldon and Alexis are drawn into a danger, action and hot attraction can they survive the predator that has Alexis in his sights and will not let go with out a fight.

Oh my lord, Via Mari has done it again, this story is epic. If you are looking for a nice romance with a bit of drama I suggest another book, this is full of sexually tense, hot action and a bad ass male dom in the middle of a great story.

I love all the characters that are portraited in this series but I have to admit I loved the character of Sheldon, don’t me wrong he’s no saint but hell I would love to sin with him. The tense that slowly builds between the main characters is brilliant and adds to this intense story. I book flows through brilliantly and you hardly keep track of time when reading which is always a sign of of a brilliantly written story.

I can’t wait to delve back into this world with the next book in this series or any of her other series, one I definitely recommend you need to read, but not just this one the whole series is brilliantly.

Reviewed by Angela Shirley

Eye of the Storm (A Gray Ghost Novel, book 2) AUDIO BOOK by Amy McKinley – Review by Angela Shirley

Eye of the Storm is an action packed story from start to finish, the story is set within the deepest of the jungle but will he be able to trust her or will she turn on him in the end.

This story is full of twists and turns, it will have you chasing the story with each turn of the page to be part of the story as you go. The book is set in the jungle and follows the story of Chris and Mari, as Chris is airdropped into this dense jungle he does not quite reach his destination and becomes stuck and unable to remember who he is and how he has got there, until he meets Mari who helps him try to understand who he is but Chris is no sure he can trust her.

Mari is on a mission of her own, this feisty, strong character who does not take any nonsense, she has grown up in the most dangerous environment but she is on her own mission which she will not defer from.

I loved this story with the twists and turns and the action had me gripped and wanting to keep listening even in the wee hours of the morning to finish this wonderful story. I loved the character of Mari, she was a kick ass women who knew what she wanted and went for it. The relationship between Mari and Chris was dynastic and interesting within the story.

Reviewed by Angela Shirley

Luminoso (The Luminara Series, Book 4) by SJ Molloy – Review by Angela Shirley

Luminoso (Luminara, #4)Luminoso by S.J. Molloy
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The next chapter of Lucca and Lexi can they survive or will the past catch up with them and ruin their relationship.

Lexi is going through a lot, finding out she is pregnant and trying to hide it for the time being from friends and family but with horrendous morning sickness can she keep up the charade. Lucca as always is the protecting Lexi but can he be there all the time and keep her safe.

This is the fourth book in this series and to be honest if you are coming to this series fresh I would start from the beginning, although you do get more of the backstory within the book you really need to understand this couples journey from the beginning. With that said this story was epic, you understand a lot more of Lexi’s story and the ordeal that this woman went through in her childhood. I also loved the passion that jumps off the page with Lucca and that Lexi is his world and the utter determination that drives him to protect her.

This is a well written fast paced story with wonderful developed characters and a utter joy to read, although there is some dark history coming forward the light definitely out shines the dark. I can’t wait to read more stories by this wonderful author.

Reviewed by Angela Shirley

My Lips Are Sealed (Sealed With a Kiss Book 1) by Carmen Richter – Review by Angela Shirley

My Lips Are Sealed (Sealed With a Kiss #1)My Lips Are Sealed by Carmen Richter
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Zoe has has so much heartbreak for such a young person, but will one chance meeting be the key to unlock the heartbreak and rekindle the life she had before. Can this happen or will it cause her more heartbreak?

Zoe is a teenager with a shocking past, with her boyfriend dying she is plunged into a depression her parents try and help her through the heartache by taking her away for the summer but nothing seems to shake the darkness from her world.

Upon returning back to her home town she decides before she goes back to school the next day to sing in an open mic night and sing a song she wrote about her experiences of the past months, once she has sung she meets Elijah and boy who seems to evoke feelings she thought she could never feel again and starts to think she can live on. The next day she arrives to school and realises the new teacher is her Elijah and what will happen to their relationship and will it be able to continue with is position.

I did like elements of the story, I found that the character of Zoe although she had been through so much made me a little mad at times, maybe it was the age of the character but found it difficult to relate to some of her emotions within the story. That being said the story was well written and developed and had a lot to think about with the contents. I can not believe the initial meeting of the two of them that Elijah and Zoe did not feel the age difference within the language that they spoke to each other or actions.

This is a great story and I would like to read more stories within this series and more books by Carmen.

Reviewed by Angela Shirley

Our Wicked Lies by Gledé Browne Kabongo – Review by Angela Shirley

Our Wicked LiesOur Wicked Lies by Glede Browne Kabongo
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

When you think you have the world and one day it all comes crashing down, can you survive?

Alicia is living the dream, beautiful house in the right neighbour, great daughters and a loving husband who dotes on her and whisks her away for exotic holidays. One day her world exploded when she found unsent emails on her husbands computer but who is this mystery woman and what is the relationship between the two of them.

But before she can find the answers the whole situation blows up and Alicia is trying to piece together the mystery and will she be able to get to the bottom and save herself.

I loved this story the twists and turns within the story makes it a compelling read, the characters are well developed and enhance the story and drives the main story through until the very end. The story follows multiple point of views and this just adds to the mystery. It was great how Alicia and her friend unravels the mysteries and this grows until the last word.

This is the first book I have read by this author and would love to read more in the future.

Reviewed by Angela Shirley

Murder at Honeybee Lake (Shadow of a Doubt Book 2) by Jessica Aiken-Hall – Review by Angela Shirley

Murder at Honeybee Lake (Shadow of a Doubt, #2)Murder at Honeybee Lake by Jessica Aiken-Hall
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What happens when you find a body under your property but in the end all the leads come straight back to you for the murder.

Randy is living his dream life with Ben now, but after his horrendous past can he finally put the past behind him and move on to the next step with Ben. It is coming up to the couples first anniversary and Randy is ready to take that commitment but will one night change that forever.

This is the second book in this series and follows the relationship and life of Randy, we get to see a glance into their world in the first book but this book explores more of their relationship and the way the story twists whether Randy can convince people he is not mad and did not do anything. When Randy finds the body to the investigation you feel for him as in the end, he feels no-one believes that he was not involved in anything.

With hints of the paranormal and the secondary characters with the story this makes for a compelling read. The story is well written and draws you further into the story as it goes on, can they discover the reason why this is happening and can their love for each other help them through to uncover the secrets which lie within the story.

This is a great mystery story and I believe you will be just as hooked as I was.

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Reviewed by Angela Shirley

Exhale and Move On AUDIO BOOK by K.L. Shandwick – Review by Angela Shirley

Exhale and Move OnExhale and Move On by K.L. Shandwick
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What happens when you can get everything in the world but the one thing you thought you never wanted comes and creeps up on you.

Rick can everything and everyone he wants but is this enough in his life or is his missing something, but can he truly go after what he desires or will he push down his secret that he has been harbouring for the last right years.

This story if not for the faint hearted, this story has twists and turns which have you listening intently to the story to see where this goes. I loved the way the secondary characters enhance the story and move you to get to know them also. With an audio book you get to embrace the novel and feel like you are living the words right with the characters as they meander through the story to the conclusion. I have know about Rick from previous books in this series but enjoyed finding his history.

Reviewed by Angela Shirley

Relentless: Dark Billionaire Mafia Romance (Billionaire Bodyguards Book 4) by Via Mari – Review by Angela Shirley

RelentlessRelentless by Via Mari
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

When you are caught in a world of total control and no way out, can a knight in tainted armour rescue her from this dark world?

Layla is an independent woman, she takes no crap but there is a secret which haunts her but can she survive in this world or will it all come crashing down around her.

Dereck is part of an elite security team but when he sees Layla he can not get her out of his head, but can they both forge ahead and because friends as well as lovers.

This story is full of drama and intrigue which the chemistry of these two characters jump off the page and with all the tension and underlining story makes this story fly off the page. These characters are well developed and full of passion and dark secrets which are brilliantly to read and discover. As this is in a series it would help to read the other books but this can be read as a independent story but to be fair who would not read this series.

Reviewed by Angela Shirley