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The Earl and the Peahen (The Scarlet Salon Book 5) by Jean Wilde – Review by Sarah Hammel

The Earl and the PeahenThe Earl and the Peahen by Jean Wilde
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Earl and the Peahen by Jean Wilde in title alone made me want to read it, especially knowing that it was about England Victorian society. I am always a sucker for romances set in that time period so I just knew that I would fly through this book. Tropes wise I do not know what exactly I would classify the relationship as because I do not think it counts as enemies to lovers so I guess it would be friends to lovers. It is definitely a very interesting adventure and not something I think I have seen before. This is why I love and hate romance novels because I want more of these characters, but I won’t except maybe in cameos in other books in the world. Obviously going into the book you know what is going to happen, that is the greatness of romance novels. However, there were some things that I was surprised to find in this book but in the hopes of not spoiling I will not share here. Overall an absolutely adorable novel and I hope to continue reading books by Jean Wilde in the future!

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Maggie (Maggie Trilogy Book 1) AUDIO BOOK by Mya O’Malley – Review by Lorralei Hoerner

This is a great mystery story and not scary. I loved each character. Just when I thought I had it all figured out…… I didn’t and it was a surprise. Looking forward for this story to continue!!

Bovine Tricks (Royals Gone Rogue Book 1) by Seelie Kay – Review by Cindy Rushin

Bovine TricksBovine Tricks by Seelie Kay
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was a bit different than what I normally read but overall it was good. Seelie Kay created a world that was created based on a version of a type of sexual role play. Following the adventures of Abdul and Tillie as they tried to unravel the mystery of where Annabelle was, is an interesting read. Abdul and Tillie made a great couple and their interaction was fun to read. There were a few twists and turns in the story which made it a fun read. If a reader does not mind reading a novel that goes into something a little different, then this book might be right up your alley.

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THE HUSBAND (21ST Century Courtesan #4) by Pamela DuMond writing as P. S. DuMond – Review by Jessica Leombruno

HUSBAND (21st Century Courtesan Book 4)HUSBAND by Pamela DuMond
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It’s been a while since I read a book in the 21st Century Courtesan series, I forgot how my emotions will be all over the place. The Husband was a little darker than the other 3 books and boy, was I on the edge of my seat most of the time. I’m not a thriller/suspense reader but Pamela’s writing has me enjoying Evie’s journey. So happy there will be another book and that we won’t have to want too long to see how Evie’s story will end. Highly recommend reading this series from the beginning to understand and appreciate the writing.

Reviewed by @jbruno26
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Exhale and Move on by K. L. Shandwick – Review by Rosemary Martinez

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

PLOT TWIST!! Let me preface this by saying, I NEVER read the summary on the back of the book. For me, no matter how vague, it spoils it for me. So I may have been more shocked by Rick than I should have been, but Oh MY GOD. Wow! I loved this story. Rick’s internal struggle and the reasoning behind it was well explained. I found myself rooting for him time after time. It is an amazing story and I was totally addicted. A really great read! Highly recommend! 15 out of 10!!

Review by @rosemarym3483

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I Will Bury You by Brandy Nacole – Review by Stephanie Nicole

I Will Bury YouI Will Bury You by Brandy Nacole

This is my first book by Miss Brandy Nacole, and she did not disappoint. Psychological thrillers are not normally my thing but all I can say about I Will Bury You is WOW!!!! If you love psychological thrillers full of love, death, and so many surprising twists and turns that it makes your head spin then I definitely recommend I Will Bury You but I will warn you that Miss Nacole will have you guessing until the very end. This psychological thriller is beyond dark, complex, and so detailed that you’ll want to read it more than once to try and catch all the little details and clues that Miss Nacole leaves us.

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Date Night by KM Lowe – Review by Jennifer Gordon

Date NightDate Night by K.M. Lowe
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a heartwarming and lighthearted romantic comedy which had me hooked from start to finish. Hannah Brently hates Valentine’s Day having been dumped previously on the 14th February and now she hates everything to do with the day of love. She has also been put off the idea of love in general and is definitely not looking for a relationship. Then she meets one of Glasgow’s most eligible Bachelors, Kyle Randall. For Kyle although he has both wealth and good looks he has not found anyone he wants to settle down with and is not looking for love, until he meets Hannah. This is a romance featuring two cynical main characters who just happen to share a mutual attraction and a sizzling chemistry. I loved Hannah and Kyle and found them likeable and relatable and loved how their relationship developed. The storyline flowed well and although it’s a fairly short read it’s definitely packed full and had me happily turning the pages. I found ‘Date Night’ to be an enjoyable and engaging read and one which I definitely recommend.

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

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

I enjoyed this book! This is the second book in the series and I would definitely recommend reading these in order to get a better reading experience. It was a well written story and I was pulled in and interested throughout the whole book. It was mysterious and engaging. It did have some twists and turns that I didn’t see coming and that made the story that much better. I would recommend this to a friend!
Happy Reading!

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Myths & Legends: An Indie Love Anthology – Review by Rachel Moss

Myths & LegendsMyths & Legends by Laura Greenwood
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Myth & Legends: An Indie Love Anthology was interesting. I only had the chance to read was Dragon’s Heart, written by Carrie Austin Malone. It was an interesting read, but felt like it moved very fast. It was a very quick read, but I feel like important details were left out because it was so fast paced. It was very steamy and raunchy for such a fast paced novel too. I will say this novel is unique in the way that I haven’t ever read a dragon book (which I haven’t read many dragon stories but I digress) that is quite like this one. It was very unique and interesting in how it was written. All in all this was a good and interesting read, I just feel like if it was longer and had some more details thrown in it could be even better than what it already is.

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The Earl and the Peahen (The Scarlet Salon Book 5) by Jean Wilde – Review by Liz Vrchota

The Earl and the PeahenThe Earl and the Peahen by Jean Wilde
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I wanted to read something a bit different from the usual genre that I had been my go to lately so I picked up this historical romance from the teasers that caught my eye. I am glad I gave it a go! Normally, not one I would just one-click but it really kept me enthralled and reading all the way until the end to find out what would happen and if that happily ever after would happen. I enjoyed how engaging Jean Wilde wrote these characters. I felt very much as if this was historically accurate but enjoyable and that is not easy to do for me personally as a reader. I will definitely be looking to see what else is available from Jean Wilde in The Scarlet Salon Series going forward!

Review by @lizaileen
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Love by Design (The Meraki Series Book 2) by Effie Kammenou – Review by Liz Vrchota

Love by Design (The Meraki Series Book 2)Love by Design by Effie Kammenou
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really enjoy reading anything Effie Kammenou this newest series, The Meraki Series, is just to darn fabulous to not absolutely adore. If you don’t believe in hopeless and sweet love these books will make you a believer I promise, and If you are they will only encourage that love to grow and multiply! I love especially how we are transported to far away, for me anyway, lands like Greece and Italy, and made to feel as if we can taste and smell the beautiful world it is. I want so bad someday to go to both these places but I feel like I have been even for a moment in my dreams just by reading these books. Kammenou can really transport you with her words. Love by Design brings us the slow building love story of two enemies that eventually will find love within each other. I just love books like these and how warm and fuzzy they make me feel. The underlying story makes you feel like it is an adventure you are on with them as a bonus! The real hidden gem is the recipes that Ms. Kammenou gives us woven in the story. Please try them and you will not be disappointed! I cannot wait for more Meraki books and whatever else may come from Effie Kammenou!

Review by @lizaileen
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On Viking Seas (The Forerunner, Book 3) by Jay Veloso Batista – Review by Chrissy Spulak

On Viking Seas (Forerunner Series)On Viking Seas by Jay Veloso Batista
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

On Viking Seas (Forerunner Series Book 3) by Jay Veloso Batista receives 4 out of 5 stars. First of all, there is a lot going on in this book. It is the third installment in the author’s Forerunner Series, and not having read the first two books, I got a little lost from time to time. There are difficult names of characters and places of which to keep track. That being said, the tale itself is wonderfully woven together, and an entire world has been created using real historic legends and events. As any fantasy tale worth its salt, it contains plenty of adventure, magic, and even a dragon! The vibrant imagery and characters that jump right off the page rival that of J.R.R. Tolkien. As stated, there is a lot to keep track of, so reading the first two books would have been helpful as to what is going on. I kept getting hung up on the pronunciations of names and the point of view, but it was a page-turner and kept me interested. I recommend this book to any lover of mythologies and historical fantasies. I would also recommend reading books one and two first, as it can only make the experience better! This author is definitely one to watch!

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

This is the second book in the Gray Ghost series.  This is an audio book and is just under 6 hours.  This story follows Chris and Mari.  Chris was on a mission when he is fired upon and his parachute is damaged.  He lands in the jungle, injured and unconscious.  Mari is running from danger and stumbles upon him and pretends to be his wife in hopes of his help.  As they struggle on through the jungle to find their way out, his memory slowly returns, but it is too late.  Sparks have already started flying between him and Mari.  Will he be able to save them?

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

RelentlessRelentless by Via Mari
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really enjoy just about everything I pick up that is penned by Via Mari, and this, Relentless, is no exception to the rule. It is the fourth in her Billionaire Bodyguards series, and I personally recommend reading the others before diving into this one for the maximum enjoyment, but it ultimately isn’t necessary to the story really. I love how these books bring the romance and the intrigue all in one well developed and quickly read package. I can always expect some high suspense and twists and turns that I didn’t see coming. Relentless gives us the story of Dereck and Layla (I love that her name!) and it is one that will keep you fanning yourself as you turn the pages following the adventurous story they have to share. I cannot wait to see what we will get in the next book.

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The Inheritance, The Story Of An Unlikely Submissive AUDIO BOOK by India Kells – Review by Cindy Mayberry

The Inheritance 

The Story of an Unlikely Submissive

AUDIO BOOK

By India Kells

☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ 

This is a full Audio Book filled with Romance of a different kind. Definitely not for those under 18, due to the adult theme. But the rest of us may love this unexpected romance.

 

Lani is almost where she strives to be. An artist, a painter of her own skill. On the passing of her Uncle a will is read and if she wants the money she must perform tasks set before her. So finding Max Langdon is a priority. Max is a very private and reserved man. He also has his own secrets, ones he wants to stay buried. Now that money is the goal, will Lani be able to finish this task and get the money? Even more will Max help her with this discovery?

 

India Kells is one of my favorite authors. I know before going in I will enjoy this story. She did not disappoint!  This Audio Book is a quick listen and let me tell you I missed nothing. The characters and what they must do is WOW! While listening, close your eyes and watch as it plays out. I am sure you too will enjoy this story. Well Done India Kells! Well Done!!!

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Queen Of My Heart (Life Won’t Wait Book 1) by Nikki Lynn Barrett – Review by Lorrene Huisman

Queen Of My Heart (Life Won't Wait Book 1)Queen Of My Heart by Nikki Lynn Barrett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book honestly was an amazing read! I enjoyed every page truly. I loved how you got to have both sides of the story to Quinn and Tucker

Both from different lives but truly were two souls connected. Though out the book there were times there was love, laughter, hardships, drama and tears that I shed, but all of that and more made the story and book with all the wonderful characters what it was!

It wasnt your usual boy meets girl, boy falls in love, boy girl live happily ever after. To me this novel and characers were real! They had to work thru so much and get thru a lot of hardships to be with one another.

They had to work at it as basically any relatonship truly is and its not always easy. Feelings and carerers came to light and truly when it comes down to it , its all something we ask out selves? What do we really want? Is it love, fame or fortune, or security? This is what Quinn and Tucker found out with one another. And in the end thru everything they went thru, they know in their hearts they did it all for their true want in the end!

I loved this book with every heart string within me. I cant wait to see more books by this amazing author! i cant wait is a understatment! Honestly I reccomend this amaing captivating story!

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

RelentlessRelentless by Via Mari
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the second book by this author I have read in the Billionaire Bodyguards series. I think I enjoyed this one as much as the previous book honestly. I am quite glad that I had read book three otherwise I would have been a little out of the loop, but I don’t think it is necessary as a reader to have to read it. You could pick it up without it, but it may take a few more chapters to really get into the nitty gritty and understanding of it. As with the previous book this one is also full of action and adventure, drama and danger, and sex, secrets, and suspense. In other words, everything that a keeps me interested and gripping the edge of my seat reading. Just as with the previous book, the author does a tremendous job of keeping the characters interesting and their connection instantaneous. A recommended book from me.

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Alpha Bet Guys Boxed Set by Phoebe Alexander – Review by Rosemary Martinez

Alpha Bet Guys Boxed SetAlpha Bet Guys Boxed Set by Phoebe Alexander
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I LOVED THESE BOOKS! I love the characters and each one’s story. They really were fun to read. The characters were really likable. I think of all of them I think Dante was definitely my favorite. Although I loved the goofy shirts mentioned for Ozzy. Initially, I didn’t think I would like Fox as much as I did but he was very well written and likable. Totally recommend this series if you are looking for a relatively short but great upbeat romance. I found myself smiling a lot when reading and couldn’t put them down! Highly recommend! 10 out of 10!

Reviewed by @rosemarym3483

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Apocalypse NOPE!! (Queerpocalypse) by Deidre Huesmann – Review by Kerry Baker

Apocalypse NOPE!!Apocalypse NOPE!! by Deidre Huesmann
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Apocalypse NOPE!!! by Deidre Huesmann is a fantastic and entertaining young adult story that has me hooked from page one. I have read other hooks by this author but I think this one might just be my favourite. I really really enjoyed reading about Ivy-Jean. She is such a relatable character and you really can’t help but fall in love with her. And what an adventure she goes on.
The author has created a unique and well written story that really will appeal to most ages. It is fun but also interesting, with a great story and some brilliant characters. I cannot recommend this book highly enough!

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Sure As Hell (Life Is Hell Book 4) by Naomi Valkyrie – Review by Mrs R

Sure As Hell (Life is Hell #4)Sure As Hell by Naomi Valkyrie
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I enjoyed this book, it was really interesting. This is book 4 in the series and I haven’t read any of the previous books. I would recommend reading them as though. I understood the main story enough to enjoy it, but I had no idea who some of the side characters were and I feel it would have been even better had I known who every one was and how they all linked together.
Jaru has stared up on his own, providing contract companions, with the backing and support of Teivel and Oren. He is determined to make it a success and run it on his own, however companions are starting to go missing so he employs Soren as security.
Best friend Lark is now fed up at home and decides to join Jaru in the office, and ends up revealing a secret he’s been keeping.
While Soren, Jaru and Lark work together to try and figure out who is behind the missing companions, they grow closer.
The world building is really interesting and makes me want to go back and read more.

Reviewed by @MrsR

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On Viking Seas (The Forerunner, Book 3) by Jay Veloso Batista – Review by Samantha Snow

On Viking Seas (Forerunner Series)On Viking Seas by Jay Veloso Batista
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

On Viking Seas is the third book in The Forerunner Series. It is a historical, fantasy story. It was such a great story. It will take you on an exciting journey into a time where God’s rule over the people. I enjoyed the many different aspects in which separately take place but merge together. I love stories that share different characters point of views and this one does just that! Loved the time period and the characters. Very imaginative and detailed. The way the author describes it all, made for an amazing read. I do recommend you read the first the two books in its series, to gain better knowledge of the unfolding story. If you love epic, historical, fantasy stories then this book is a must read!

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I Will Bury You by Brandy Nacole – Review by Jonell Collins

I Will Bury YouI Will Bury You by Brandy Nacole

I Will Bury You by Brandy Nacole is quite the little surprise. An interesting little story, it sets up as an eerie whodunit. It doesn’t take long to really figure out what’s going on with Ann, but oh that ending. That ending was quite the surprise. I was not expecting it. A good quick read.

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I Will Bury You by Brandy Nacole – Review by Jonell Collins

I Will Bury YouI Will Bury You by Brandy Nacole

I Will Bury You by Brandy Nacole is quite the little surprise. An interesting little story, it sets up as an eerie whodunit. It doesn’t take long to really figure out what’s going on with Ann, but oh that ending. That ending was quite the surprise. I was not expecting it. A good quick read.

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Tapestry of Worlds, Part Two: Running and Gunning by Hadley Thorne – Review by Jonell Collins

Tapestry of Worlds, Part Two: Running and GunningTapestry of Worlds, Part Two: Running and Gunning by Hadley Thorne
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Tapestry of Worlds, Part Two: Running and Gunning by Hadley Thorne is not the type of book that you read with a distracted mind. There are so many fantastic things going on in this book, it’s a challenge to keep up. It’s a little different than most fantasy stories I’ve read, it’s quite intriguing. I have to say though my very favorite scene in the whole book was the fire ants. I’m looking forward to reading the next book because I’m really curious now, is Ransom going to find Erika intact. I love the way the book ended, such promise for adventure to come.

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

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

I would highly recommend reading the frist book and then this one. This is the second book in the series. Living a peaceful life and then a body pops up in the water well what could go wrong.
We are taken on another journey yet again of a murder mystery that has you on edge with every page.

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My Sweet GI AUDIO BOOK by T.L Wainwright – Review by Piper Foster

This was a different auidlble for my normal listen. I enjoyed the narrotor voice. Betty and Jenny run a tea and sweet shop. This is such a sweet feel good listen.Teddy and Jenny time together is short they are so cute together. This book changes paces and the development of the story is paced really well.

 

Fake Fiancé (A Second Chance Office Romance) AUDIO BOOK by Amy McKinley – Review by Piper Foster

This was an emotional read. It is a story I love and the characters are so well written. I really enjoyed the concept of this story and the way it was paced not to fast not to slow. I like how we got to read from each character POV. Other relationship’s and dynamics are also shown which further impact’s this storytelling. Pasts can have an ugly way of revealing. I love the audio person on this book they done a great job of converting the characters.

Fake Fiancé (A Second Chance Office Romance) AUDIO BOOK by Amy McKinley – Review by Mirela Ruiz

Fake Fiancé (A Second Chance Office Romance) AUDIO BOOK by Amy McKinley was a cute quick romance! I loved Adeline and Stone, their relationship really developed beautifully. The attraction was there and it just needed a little spark. I really enjoyed the pacing, it didn’t feel rushed. The attention to detail was really present and it was really easy to get pulled in.

Key West Dead (Jake Wolfe Book 6) by Mark Nolan – Review by Debi Kircher

Key West DeadKey West Dead by Mark Nolan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Key West Dead (Jake Wolfe Book 6) by Mark Nolan

4 Stars

This was not my favorite of the series, can’t really pinpoint why, it just didn’t seem to flow as well at times. I still loved the book because I love Jake and of course Cody. It has always amazed me that this author can take a character like Cody and make him one of my favorite book characters ever. I completely enjoyed more of Sarah in this story. I would love to see more emphasis on these two, but seeing a few different sides to her in this part really helped. More focus on their relationship would make me really happy.

All of these books can be read as standalones but reading them all will give you a better feel for these characters. I’ve always said this would make for a great TV series and I do plan to binge read these sometime in the future as I really enjoy this author’s writing style and the edge of your seat suspense that is always offered.

Can’t wait for more!

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Seductive Prey: The Relentless Trilogy by Vivian Fiano – Review by Roxsanne Lesieur.

Seductive Prey (Relentless #1)Seductive Prey by Vivian Fiano
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is only for those over 18’s due to the adult nature of the content.

Officer Grant Summers is a cop in the Boston PD so that he can pay forward the kindness he experienced as a child and Jordan Smith is a dancer with a dream of owning her own studio and decides to do this by joining the National Guard.

We first meet Jordan on her first day at the National Guard boot camp when some fellow recruits decide to try and get a rise out of her by demeaning her, but she doesn’t take any offense and just shakes her head while walking away from them until she hears the command of a higher ranking officer chewing them out for the inappropriateness of their comments, as he finishes with them, he introduces himself and then takes her to where she needs to meet her commanding Staff Sergeant. We first meet Officer Summers when he is attending to a call relating to oa drugs offence and the scene he sees when he gets there reminds him of his own childhood experiences, so as he reminisces, he looks after the child while his mother and another male are arrested.

Jordan is returning home after her nine weeks at bootcamp and as she is waiting to disembark from the plane, she reminisces about her time there and the friend she made while there, she is proud of herself for completing the training successfully and showing that she is more than just a dancer and a fragile one at that, but she is surprised when she and another recruit are allowed off of the plane first with an accompanying the round of applause when it is announced by the pilot over the intercom. When she sees her friends and family at the arrivals gate and later at her parents home, she realises that they are as proud of her as she is for herself and the surprise party her parents have thrown just confirms it, the next day she returns to work at the dance studio and pulls another surprise with the students who attend it, then she gets back into the everyday routine of being home and she loves it. However, when she and her friend get to the studio a few days later, they are shocked to walk in to see that somebody has broken in and is messing with some of their equipment, as Jordan shouts at her friend to call the police, the guy rushes her and her self defence instincts kick in as she fights the intruder off. When the police arrive, the assailant runs off and they don’t manage to catch him, however, it turns out that the officer attending is someone she already knows.

When Officer Summers is called to a breaking and entering, he is surprised to see that the victim is someone he already knows and they have a connection that nobody can deny and the fact that she fought the intruder ups her in his opinions again. After Jordan has made her statement at the station and returned home, the adrenaline runs out and she feels scared at what could have happened, but she is happy when Officer Summers checks in on her a couple of days later and is even more happy when he invites her out for dinner, she agrees and they end up enjoying each others company a lot, as the next few weeks pass and their relationship develops, Jordan starts to receive cryptic notes attached to photo’s of her when they are left on her car and her front door, but is this related to the break in at the studio, or is it something more sinister? This is a thrilling roller coaster ride which keeps you on your toes trying to work out who is behind the notes and photos while becoming more and more invested in Jordan and Officer Summers relationship as well as the pnes of those around them.

Reviewed by @roxsannel

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