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The Way You Are (Carolina Connections Book 5) by Sylvie Stewart – Review by Angelina Frazzini

The Way You Are (The Carolina Connections, #5)The Way You Are by Sylvie Stewart
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Way You Are by Sylvie Stewart is book five of the Carolina Connections series. This book is Liv and Brett’s story. Once I started reading, I couldn’t put the book down.

Liv is smart and knows want she needs out of life. When she meets Brett, she immediately friend zoned him. She has her boyfriend and baseball, she’s good. That is until she realizes she’s starting to crush on him. Brett is used to being friend zoned. He’s always the friend. This time however, it’s not going to work for him. He has feelings for Liv and he won’t be just the friend. Will Brett get Liv to take him out of the friend zone?

I loved these characters and found myself rooting from them right from the beginning. They experience so many different emotions and turmoil, it was hard not to feel that with them. This book was great and I’m glad I read it!

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Paladin’s Hell: Satan’s Devil MC (Colorado Chapter) #1 by Manda Mellett – Review by Angelina Frazzini

Paladin's Hell: Satan's Devils MC (Colorado Chapter) #1Paladin’s Hell: Satan’s Devils MC (Colorado Chapter) #1 by Manda Mellett
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Paladin’s Hell by Manda Mellett is book one of the Satan’s Devils MC (Colorado Chapter) Series. This is the first book I’ve read by this author but it was really good.

Paladin became Jayden’s savior. From there feelings developed. However, Jayden was way too young for anything to come of those feelings. Paladin has waited patiently and will wait for Jayden as long as he needs. Threats against Jayden force Jayden and Paladin to Colorado where everything changes. Paladin’s new prez is Hellfire. Throughout the book there is tension between Hellfire and his wife and those tensions translate into how they treat Jayden and Paladin. Will their young love survive or will they be tested too much?

I enjoyed this book. I liked that not only was it told from Jayden and Paladins point of view but it also gave us Hellfire and Moira’s point of view. Instead of just watching things happen between both couples you experience it through their POV. This book is very well written. I can’t wait to read more.

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Surviving Jordan (Surviving Series Book 3) by Virginia Wine – Review by Angelina Frazzini

Surviving Jordan (Surviving Series Book 3)Surviving Jordan by Virginia Wine
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Surviving Jordan by Virginia Wine is book three of the Surviving Series. Due to content and language this book is suggested for readers 18+. It is suggested that you read the first two books first so you get the whole story.

From the moment Ben laid eyes on her, he’s known Jordan is the one he wants to be with. He just could never cross the line. Then Ben gets information that makes Jordan even more off limits than before. There is serious attraction between the two but Jordan can tell Ben is pulling away so to protect herself she does as well. Will these two find their way to each other or will Jordan always be forbidden to Ben?

What I enjoyed about this book is similar with the other books in the series. This book focuses on the main characters but the book also picked up the characters from previous books and ties them all in. It’s nice that they didn’t instantly just go to the background. I enjoyed reading the interactions between all the characters. There is so much tension and passion in this book it jumps off the page at you. It was a definite emotional rollercoaster but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Surviving the Storm (Surviving Series Book 2) by Virginia Wine – Review by Angelina Frazzini

Surviving the Storm (Surviving Series Book 2)Surviving the Storm by Virginia Wine
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Surviving the Storm by Virginia Wine is book two of the Surviving Series. Due to content and language this book is suggested for readers 18+. It is suggested that you read book one first so you get the whole story.

Aww has strived not to follow his father’s footsteps however, being a lawyer doesn’t stack up for his father. Alex doesn’t mind though, he’s glad to be out of his father’s shadow. His line of work is how he meets Madison. There is instant chemistry but Alex doesn’t find out until it’s too late that Madison is unavailable. Alex has never had feelings so strong but will there be a future for him and Madison?

What I enjoyed about this book is while the main focus was Alex and Madison, the book also picked up the story line from the main characters of book one. It’s nice that they didn’t instantly just go to the background. I enjoyed reading the interactions between all the characters. This book takes you on an emotional rollercoaster but it is so worth it! I can’t wait to read book three.

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The Memory of Us by Lisa Sorbe – Review by Angelina Frazzini

The Memory of UsThe Memory of Us by Lisa Sorbe
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Memory of Us by Lisa Sorbe is a new adult romance novel. This book pulls you in and doesn’t let go even when the book is done. It is so emotional it puts you on an emotional rollercoaster.

Elena left Wolf Lake once to pave way for her future. She didn’t think she’d be back but here she is after her mother’s passing. She knows the way she left before maybe wasn’t the best way but it needed to be done. Now she is face to face with the past when the first person she sees is Weston. She never meant to break his heart but she did what she felt was necessary. Just as soon as she can get her moms house on the market she plans to make a break for it back to her life in Phoenix. Now the only problem is, Elena’s attraction to Weston hasn’t changed. Will she be able to leave Wolf Lake all over again or will their connection keep her around this time?

Elena is strong and driven but at the beginning of the book, I wasn’t her biggest fan. Once I kept reading, I saw more into Elena’s character and warmed up to her quicker than I thought I would. She was a little brash at first but there’s more to her than meets the eye. I truly enjoyed reading this book and meeting these characters.

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Surviving Eden (Surviving Series Book 1) by Virginia Wine – Review by Angelina Frazzini

Surviving Eden (Surviving Series Book 1)Surviving Eden by Virginia Wine
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Surviving Eden by Virginia Wine is book one of the Surviving Series. This is the first book I’ve read by this author. I was not disappointed. I absolutely enjoyed this book and can’t wait to read book two!

Theo has experienced an extreme tragedy. Because of that, he is effective in his role as a psychiatrist. When he meets Eden, she is the light to his darkness. He doesn’t expect to feel what he feels for Eden and he does his best to convince himself that he can’t act on the feelings he has for her.

Eden has recently experienced her own tragedy and can’t help but feel drawn to Theo. As much as he thinks he can help her, she knows she can help him too. Theo needs Eden and nothing about their circumstances will keep them apart.

This book drew me in and I couldn’t put it down!! I absolutely loved this book and can’t wait to finish the series.

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Fatal Legislation: A Novel: Karina Cardinal Mystery Book 2 by Ellen Butler – Review by Angelina Frazzini

Fatal Legislation: A Novel: Karina Cardinal Mystery Book 2Fatal Legislation: A Novel: Karina Cardinal Mystery Book 2 by Ellen Butler
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Fatal Legislation by Ellen Butler is book two of the Karina Cardinal Mystery Series. This book is full of suspense, drama, and mystery. You are definitely on the edge of your seat the entire time.

Karina is independent, strong, and smart. Karina witnessed something she never expected to see. However, now that she’s considered “a person of interest”, she is determined to get to the bottom of it. There is a lot in Karina’s way but she’s determined not to let them get in the way. Karina has to maneuver politics and money.

I enjoyed this book even more than the first book I think. It has everything you could want out of a book and it’s very well written! Karina is such a strong character. She’s driven and determined. She’s definitely someone you could picture as yourself. I am glad I picked this book up!

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Souls Collide (Collide Series #3) by Kristina Beck – Review by Angelina Frazzini

Souls Collide (Collide Series #3)Souls Collide by Kristina Beck
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Souls Collide by Kristina Beck is book three of the Collide Series. This is the first book I’ve read of the series but I didn’t feel I lost any of the story.

Alexa is so smart but most people over look that given her beauty. She is so friendly and bubbly, most people don’t look below the surface.

Kent won’t get close to anyone. Few people have gotten behind his wall and he plans to keep it that way. Alexa brings brightness to Kent’s world but be ignores it. Until her brightness fades a bit. Kent feels the need to fiercely protect Alexa.

The book has a sudden twist you don’t expect. I couldn’t wait to finish but also wanted to hold on tight to the book the whole way through. I didn’t want it to end. I am going to go back and read the first two books in the series and if they are half as good as this book then I’m truly looking forward to it!

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The Only Series 5 Book Boxed Set by Bree Kraemer- Review by Angelina Frazzini

The Only Series, 5 book boxed setThe Only Series, 5 book boxed set by Bree Kraemer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Only Series 5 Book Box Set by Bree Kraemer includes all five books from The Only Series. I’ve read other books by this author and loved them so much so I was excited to read these books and it was even better that they were all in one box set! Each book tells the story of a different couple but characters reappear throughout the series. The books flowed so well from one to the next even though they are standalones. Each couple had a different story to their relationship and had their own trials. Samantha’s character really stood out to me because she had experienced so much but she didn’t let it get her down and she fought to get her life as close to normal as she could get it. All of the men were very swoon worthy! I don’t think I could pick a favorite if I tried. I am so glad I read these books!! Bree Kraemer doesn’t disappoint.

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Forgetting Ophelia: A Novel by Julie C. Gardner – Review by Angelina Frazzini

Forgetting Ophelia: A Novel (Friendship & Secrets, #2)Forgetting Ophelia: A Novel by Julie C. Gardner
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Forgetting Ophelia by Julie C. Gardner is a standalone novel but can be tied to the Friendship and Secrets Series. This book grabbed my attention and didn’t let go until the end!

Lia is married to the best guy and now that it’s almost their five year anniversary, they can finally put their plan in motion. Lia was expecting a surprise but she got more than she bargained for. After she’s had some time to evaluate the situation, she realizes that she doesn’t know who Lia is anymore. Lia is tested a number of times throughout this book and she rises each time. She takes that strength and starts to search for herself again and what truly makes her happy.

Lia is a such a strong character. She has some weak moments just like the rest of us. She gets knocked down but she doesn’t stay down. Then, she takes some pretty big moves in order to pursue her true self. She is courageous. I wish I had her strength. I truly enjoyed reading this book and going along on Lia’s journey.

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