Diamonds & Deception (Karina Cardinal Mystery Book 3) by Ellen Butler – Review by Angelina Frazzini

Diamonds & Deception (Karina Cardinal Mystery, #3)Diamonds & Deception by Ellen Butler
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Diamonds and Deception by Ellen Butler is book three of the Karina Cardinal Mystery series. This book has a little bit of everything. It’s got danger, mystery, suspense and so much more. This book can be read as a standalone but for the full experience – recurring character introductions and backstories – I encourage you to read the first two books.

Karina is fiercely independent and recently her friend Mike has taken their relationship from friendship to relationship and they seem to have hit a rough patch. Karina is determined not to call Mike for help however she seems to attract trouble. When her sister calls her to help a friend, this time doesn’t seem to be any different. Karina and Jillian find themselves deep in a mystery that leaves them with a lot of questions. Will Karina call Mike for help when trouble inevitably strikes?

This book was enjoyable to read. It has a pretty quick pace and let you wondering what was gong to happen. I recommend it!

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Claiming the Cowboy for Christmas (The Hills of Texas Book 4) by Kadie Scott – Review by Angelina Frazzini

Claiming the Cowboy for Christmas (Hills of Texas #4)Claiming the Cowboy for Christmas by Kadie Scott
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Claiming the Cowboy for Christmas by Kadie Scott is book four of The Hills of Texas series. This series can be read as standalones.

This was such a sweet second chance friend romance. I enjoyed reading and couldn’t put it down. Ashley is back in town for her twin sister’s wedding to Ashley’s ex boyfriend. It’s been exhausting trying to convince everyone that she’s fine and just wishes them happiness. Jennings decides to take a chance and step in to help Ashley sell that she is over her ex. It’s risky for him though because of the feelings he has for her. Will Jennings chance be worth the risk?

I really enjoyed this book as I did other books in the series. The characters were fun to read about and it was such a sweet and sexy read!

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Devil’s Dilemma: Satan’s Devils MC (Colorado Chapter #4) by Manda Mellett – Review by Angelina Frazzini

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

Devil’s Dilemma by Manda Mellett is book four of the Satan’s Devils Colorado Chapter series. This book is full of twists and turns and you won’t want to put it down until you finish it!

Melissa is a completely relatable character. She doesn’t think much of herself because she isn’t someone who fits societies mold of beautiful. Melissa is so strong and has overcome so much but she doesn’t see that just yet. Pyro doesn’t care what society says at all. Pyro is by Melissa’s side during some of the best and worst times in her life and their friendship blooms into a relationship people envy.

This book was enjoyable to read just like the other books in the series. I couldn’t wait to finish it to see how it ended. I recommend this book and the whole series! These are characters you want to know!

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Protecting His Heart: a Lawson Family Novel (Lawson Family Series Book 2) by Tracey Cramer-Kelly – Review by Angelina Frazzini

Protecting His Heart (Lawson Family, #2)Protecting His Heart by Tracey Cramer-Kelly
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Protecting His Heart: A Lawson Family Novel by Tracey Cramer-Kelly is book two of the Lawson Family Series. This book can be read as a standalone but the series is so good you just have to start with book one. This book is very well written and once I started it I couldn’t put it down. There are many elements to this book. There was a bit of suspense that definitely kept me on the edge of my seat while reading.

Rachel has dreams for her life just like anyone else. She’s also given up dreams like a lot of people. She won’t give up on the idea of marriage and a family though. She thought her boyfriend was the right before for that dream but it turns out he may not love her like she loves him. That doesn’t stop her from being loyal and forgiving though. Ian moved back to town as the town Sheriff determined to protect the people. He didn’t have the easiest past and it seems to still haunt him at times. Will Rachel and Ian be able to fight their demons?

The characters in this book are so relatable and realistic that you would swear you know them. I couldn’t get enough of this book!

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Battling Beckett: A Contemporary Step Brother Romance by T. Christensen – Review by Angelina Frazzini

Battling Beckett: A Contemporary Step Brother RomanceBattling Beckett: A Contemporary Step Brother Romance by T. Christensen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Battling Beckett by T. Christensen is a contemporary step brother romance. This is the first book I’ve read by this author but I definitely enjoyed reading it. I couldn’t put it down! I finished it in one sitting.

Greer’s life is changing. Not only is she starting her senior year but she will be starting it at a new private school and in a new home. The only problem is, her step brother has made it clear she is not welcome in either place. Beckett’s not sure he, or his father, should trust the new women in their lives but he can’t deny the protective instinct he has when it comes to Greer. Greer can’t help the magnetism she feels toward Beckett either. Will these two realize their feelings for each other or keep battling through them?

I really enjoyed this book. Greer is timid but she stands up for herself when she can. Beckett may seem like a jerk but he definitely has a sweet side as well. I couldn’t put this book down and highly recommend it!

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SAN DIEGO DEAD (Jake Wolfe Series Book 4) by Mark Nolan – Review by Angelina Frazzini

San Diego Dead (Jake Wolfe #4)San Diego Dead by Mark Nolan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

San Diego Dead by Mark Nolan is book four of the Jake Wolfe series. Though it is book four in the series, this book can be read as a standalone.

This story is a fast paced, action packed thriller. You can’t help but be on the edge of your seat wondering how Jake is going to get himself out of the situation he stumbled into. This book is able to pull you in from the beginning and doesn’t let go until you find out how once again Jake is able to protect his country and it’s citizens. I can’t wait to see if there is more in store for Jake.

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Friend (What Happens on Campus Series Book 3) by M L Sparrow – Review by Angelina Frazzini

FriendFriend by M.L. Sparrow
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Friend by ML Sparrow is book three of the What Happens on Campus series. This book may be difficult for some readers as it deals with sensitive subjects but it was very well written. This book is a friends to lovers college romance and it has it all. There’s friendship, drama, emotion and so much more.

Terri is the reliable, stable twin. She’s never really had to ask for help and now that she has to, it’s not as easy as one would think. To help herself move on from the experience she wants so badly to move past, she decides to stay back from spring break but so does Jet, her best friend. He really wants to help her anyway he can. As he begins spending more time with her, he starts noticing things that he didn’t see before. He starts seeing Terri in a new light. Will he be able to convince Terri that his feelings are real and not just a way to make her feel better?

This was such a good book. I was pulled into the story and couldn’t put it down until I was done! It was so well written and the characters were fully developed. I felt they learned a lot about themselves as the story progressed, taking us on their journey. I highly recommend!

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Collision (Shattered Hearts Book 3) by Nicole Banks – Review by Angelina Frazzini

Collision (Shattered Hearts, #3)Collision by Nicole Banks
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Collision by Nicole Banks is the third book of the Shattered Hearts series. This book is Chase and Kris’ story.

Chase and Kris have always had a back and forth type of relationship which you see quite a bit of in the first two books. Chase is convinced nothing can happen between them but gets insanely jealous and claims Kris as his if she even shows attention to someone else remind her she is his. Chase has to leave because of a deal he made to help Angel. He doesn’t want to leave Kris but it’s something he has to do. Usually he comes back but this time he chose not to look back. Kris couldn’t believe he left the way he did and now has been gone for eight years so she did what she had to do and moved on the best she could. What she wasn’t expecting, the day of her brothers wedding was to see Chase again after so long. Kris wants nothing to do with him and Chase just wants to win her back. Will they work through their issues or will Kris be unable to forgive him for everything?

This book was a great ending to the series. I had wanted to see more of their relationship and couldn’t wait to read this book. There’s also a lot of underlying suspense in the book that keeps you on the edge of your seat wondering what is going to happen. I loved this book and series!

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A Perfect Fit by Zoe Lee – Review by Angelina Frazzini

A Perfect FitA Perfect Fit by Zoe Lee
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A Perfect Fit by Zoe Lee is such a cute small town read. I really enjoyed this book.

Daisy never expected, or even wanted to be the “sweet girl” her entire life. She can’t stand that the whole town thinks she can’t do anything wrong. As she’s leaving a wedding reception, she runs into Dunk McCoy. Dunk is always the fun, happy go lucky guy. Always up for a good time. Not many people see passed that it seems. Once he realizes that it’s Daisy he’s looking for, he realizes she sees him for more than just the happy guy. They seem to fit perfectly. Nothing is ever that easy and while things seem to be going smooth, there’s just something Dunk can’t get past. Will these two realize how perfectly they fit or will they need help?

I really enjoyed this book. The characters are so relatable it was easy to see where they stood and why they felt the way they did. Dunk is such a sweetheart! I definitely recommend this book!

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Out Bad (Sinners or Saints Book 1) by Janice M. Whiteaker – Review by Angelina Frazzini

Out BadOut Bad by Janice M. Whiteaker
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Out Bad by Janice M. Whiteaker is book one of the Sinners or Saints series. This is the first book I’ve read by this author but I really enjoyed the book.

This book is Joe and Gwen’s story. Both characters carry some pretty heavy demons from their past. Joe tries to redeem himself at every step. He wants to be worthy of a family and a good life. Gwen is a workaholic. She’s pretty sure her chance for a family of her own has passed. When Joe meets Gwen, he knows she’s just the motivation he needs to clean up his act completely. The only problem with demons is they usually come back for more.

This book was pretty suspenseful. I couldn’t wait to find out what was happening. I couldn’t put it down! I can’t wait to read the next book!

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