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Nite Fire: Exit Strategy (Book 5) by C.L. Schneider – Review by Anna Hirsch

Exit Strategy (Nite Fire #5)Exit Strategy by C.L. Schneider
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Nite Fire: Exit Strategy (Book 5) by C.L. Schneider
5 Stars

Wow, wow, wow! What an exciting finale to an amazing series! This is an action packed, fast paced book that doesn’t let up until the end. Dahlia is a strong, no- nonsense character that has grown and evolved throughout this series. As strong as she is, she had her hands full in this book. Between dealing with the apocalypse, her inner dragon and her growing powers, I’m surprised that she didn’t go crazy. In a race against time, Dahlia seems to be fighting a losing battle. Although there are losses in this book, Dahlia gains many things as well. The author introduced some interesting characters which added some comedic relief amidst all the drama. This was such an interesting series that I’m sad to see it end. I highly recommend reading it!

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Toby: The (Mostly) True Story of a Former Bad Dog by Stephanie Wilson Peterson – Review by Anna Hirsch

Toby: The (Mostly) True Story of a Former Bad DogToby: The (Mostly) True Story of a Former Bad Dog by Stephenie Wilson Peterson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Toby: The (Mostly) True Story of a Former Bad Dog by Stephanie Wilson Peterson
4 Stars

This is a great book to read aloud with the kids or for younger readers who are gaining confidence and starting to read longer books. Toby experiences some silly adventures because of the cat next door. The author did a good job showing how there are two sides to a coin. While humans may consider Toby’s actions as being a “bad dog”, Toby had “good” reasons for doing what he did. This is an endearing story that is fun and hilarious with the antics between cats and dogs. The kids will love it!

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The Wolf’s Shadow (The Lycanthropy Files Book 1) by Cecilia Dominic – Review by Anna Hirsch

The Wolf's Shadow (The Lycanthropy Files #1)The Wolf’s Shadow by Cecilia Dominic
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Wolf’s Shadow (The Lycanthropy Files Book 1) by Cecilia Dominic
4 Stars

This is the first book that I have read from this author. I liked her style of writing and enjoyed the story. This isn’t your typical werewolf book. The author put an interesting twist to lycanthropy which was refreshing. After reading a few too many romances, this was a pleasant change of pace. The book is more of a mystery/ thriller with some paranormal thrown in.

Joanie Fisher is a doctor researching the lycanthropy gene. After losing her job and her boss ending their affair, Joanie is definitely feeling the blues. As luck would have it, she becomes the sole heiress to her grandfather’s estate. After moving in, she comes face to face with real werewolves. Is it a connection that she loses her job after her grandfather disappears or is someone pulling some strings? Finding a cure for lycanthropy is her life’s work but puts her life in danger as well.

There is not much romance in this novel and what little there is, I’m assuming will lead to more in the next book. I was fine with that because it’s more of a mystery/ thriller. I found Joanie to be a little too resentful and I didn’t particularly like Lonna. They were supposed to be best friends but I found Lonna not really acting as a friend should. This is where I feel the author did her best writing. I liked the characters and at times I didn’t. I understand why they did things. I believe the author understands people very well. Even good people are not nice all of the time given the right motivation. All in all the book peaked my interest and I had fun trying to figure out “who done it”.

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Reigning Hearts: The Complete Series (Books 1-5) by K.G. Fletcher – Review by Anna Hirsch

Reigning Hearts: The Complete Series (Books 1-5)Reigning Hearts: The Complete Series by K.G. Fletcher
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Reigning Hearts: The Complete Series (Books 1-5) by K.G. Fletcher
5 stars

Every time I read books by this author, my emotions go through the wringer. She has a special talent of drawing you into her stories and getting you personally attached to her characters. Each one can be read as a stand-alone but is amazing as a boxset because you gave all the books together. Each book has Cupid’s arrows hitting their mark. Each couple falls head over heels and has to overcome hurdles to be together. Each story will warm your heart and have you shedding tears. This is a beautiful boxset. A definite must read!

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A Tormented Man’s Soul Part One (Grimm Wolves MC Series Book 5) by DM Earl – Review by Anna Hirsch

A Tormented Man's Soul (Grimm Wolves MC Book #5)A Tormented Man’s Soul by D.M. Earl
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A Tormented Man’s Soul Part One (Grimm Wolves MC Series Book 5)
By DM Earl
5 Stars

I was so happy to finally get a book about Chains. We’ve been learning bits and pieces about him throughout the series. In the last book, we found out more about his past that left me intrigued to find out more. Chains has a hard time melding his two worlds together. As the enforcer of the MC, he believes that he should be tough and without weakness. If his brothers ever found out about his other life, he fears that they would never accept him. He’s terrified that he would lose the only stability in his life, his brothers. Keeping secrets is never a good idea and in his case it is life threatening.

This book is definitely a page turner. Filled with drama and suspense, pain and devastation. I was on edge the whole time. The author added some surprises in this book and a twist to the ending. Warning: this book is heartbreaking and ends on a cliffhanger. I’m anxiously waiting for the next book.

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Spring’s Showers (Romantically Seasonal Series) by C.A. King – Review by Anna Hirsch

Spring's Showers: Romantically Seasonal: SpringSpring’s Showers: Romantically Seasonal: Spring by C.A. King
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Spring’s Showers (Romantically Seasonal Series) by C.A. King
4 Stars

Out of all the gods, Cupid is the most ridiculed. The other gods believe he is the weakest amongst them and has the easiest job. Uniting two people in true love takes skill and Eros plans to prove it. Placing a bet with four gods, he challenges them to do his job in their respective seasons. The rules are simple: find two people, help them fall in love without using magic. Respect is at stake. If they are unable to accomplish the task, they must admit that Eros has the harder job and pay him the respect that he deserves.

In this book, Mother Nature is up first. Spring is her season and she’s sure she’s going to win. Finally settling on a town, she finds her target. She soon realizes that’s it not as easy as she thought. Love flows throughout the book and lessons are learned. This is a cute story and a good start to this series. Looking forward to see how the other gods will take on the challenge.

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Saving Marvel (Satan’s Devils MC Second Generation #4) by Manda Mellett – Review by Anna Hirsch

Saving Marvel (Satan's Devils MC Second Generation Book 4)Saving Marvel by Manda Mellett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Saving Marvel (Satan’s Devils MC Second Generation #4) by Manda Mellett
5 Stars

This is Marvel and Virginia’s story. The way they meet is definitely unconventional. Most probably serendipity had a hand in this encounter. They meet during a bank heist. Wrong place, wrong time? In this case it is probably right place, right time. During their time together, they form a bond while revealing their deepest secrets. Was it because neither thought they would live to see another day? Who knows but a connection was formed. Because of Virginia’s infamous past, Marvel feels the need to step in and protect her from the media hounds not realizing that there is a very lethal threat against her. Can Marvel protect Virginia and his heart at the same time?

Every book that I have read in the Satan’s Devils series I have loved. Each story is unique and well thought out. I appreciate that the author doesn’t limit her love stories to the young and beautiful. Her books cover the older generation as well as in this book. This one is definitely worth reading.

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Claiming my Mate (Wolf Hollow Pack Book 1) by Nicole Howl – Review by Anna Hirsch

Claiming My Mate (Wolf Hollow Pack, #1)Claiming My Mate by Nicole Howl
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Claiming my Mate (Wolf Hollow Pack Book 1) by Nicole Howl
3 Stars

Lily has been captured and is a slave within the castle of Wolf Hollow. Her life for the past year has not been pleasant and suddenly turns for the worse when she’s noticed by a few wolves, the Prince himself included. She lives through a harrowing experience to find out that she’s the Prince’s mate. Jason is the next in line for the throne and is currently living under his father’s thumb biding his time until he can take over. A chance encounter allows him to find his mate but she’s one of the human slaves. Can these two overcome circumstances to have their happily ever after?

The story was good but I found that it had a few issues. The story felt rushed to me. There were a lot of sub plots which I’m sure we’re set ups for the rest of the series . To me they were more interesting than the plot of this book. I loved Jason and Dean. The characters interacted well and I enjoyed their banter. I had a hard time connecting to Lily though. One minute she’s weak and lacking confidence, the next she’s strong and snarky. She kept flipping back and forth between the two as if the author couldn’t decide how she wanted this character to be. I think Lily has a lot of potential as well as the story so I will be reading the next book in the series.

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Keeping Secrets (Grimm Wolves MC Book 4) by D.M. Earl – Review by Anna Hirsch

Keeping Secrets- Prospect (Grimm Wolves MC #4)Keeping Secrets- Prospect by D.M. Earl
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Keeping Secrets (Grimm Wolves MC Book 4) by D.M. Earl
4 Stars

The thing that I liked most about this book is that we learned not only about Iron’s past but Chain’s as well. It seems all members of this MC have sordid pasts and we are slowing learning about each. The story mainly centres around Iron and Joy and their trials and tribulations pertaining to their relationship. The trauma that Joy experienced is horrible but you realize how strong she is. She has a lot of work to do still but I see her eventually being alright. Having Chains in on their secret I think is helping him come to terms with his own demons. This was an amazing book. Hoping that the next will pertain more to Chains. I highly recommend this book.

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Santa…Nope the Grimm Wolves (Grimm Wolves MC Book 3) by D.M. Earl – Review by Anna Hirsch

Santa...Nope the Grimm Wolves (Grimm Wolves MC #3)Santa…Nope the Grimm Wolves by D.M. Earl
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Santa… Nope the Grimm Wolves (Grimm Wolves MC Book 3) by D.M. Earl
4 Stars

This is my favourite book of the series so far. There was angst, drama and love. This is a fully developed story with well rounded characters. Up until now, Beast has been more of a side character. In this book, we finally learn his story and boy, he has a messed up past. An enemy comes to light threatening his loved ones. He has to swallow his pride and ask for help from the MC. He’s completely flabbergasted with how his brothers step up and support him. Emotions run high and I even shed a few tears reading this book. I loved the ending! It’s a unique Christmas tale (biker style).

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