Forbidden Bonds (Immortal Curse #2) by Lexi C. Foss – Review by Jenni Bishop

Forbidden Bonds (Immortal Curse #2)Forbidden Bonds by Lexi C. Foss
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Forbidden Bonds is the second book in the Immortal Curse Series by Lexi C Foss. I would recommend you read Blood Laws the first book in the series to understand the backstory of the characters and the world in which Lexi has weaved for us. This book picks up where the first one left off and is a paranormal romance about two people whose world collides and enemies become friends or maybe something more.

This story is about Tom and Amelia, we previously saw then in the first book, where Tom finds himself babysitting Amelia, which is the last thing he wants, he wants revenge and she is messing with his plans. You will find yourself disliking Tom, he is working for the enemy, he is not a nice guy but as you start to see the real Tom, you will find yourself surprisingly changing your opinion of him.

Amelia won’t allow herself and she can’t afford to get comfortable, she has been tortured by the hands of the enemy for too long. What she needs is to get stronger and then plan her escape. She will learn all he has to teach her, strive to be the best she can. Will the lies between them become too much? What happens when the bond between you is something it should not be? Can you find love with an enemy?

I enjoyed reading this book and loved the captivating supernatural world and characters that we faced in this series. It is a fast paced and action packed read that you should not miss.

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Educate Him by Sydney Aaliyah Michelle – Review by Jenni Bishop

Educate HimEducate Him by Sydney Aaliyah Michelle
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Educate Him is the second book in the Highland Park Chronicles by Sydney Aaliyah Michelle and is as good as the first book Salvage Him. This book will have you hooked from the beginning and you won’t be able to put it down. You can read it as a standalone but I would definitely read the first book in the series to give you some background information on the series as a whole. You will find yourself lost in the world that Sydney has created where there is laughter and tears, frustration and hope. Trust me these men will curl your toes and leave you begging for more!

This story is centered around Davis and Julia. Julia has always been drawn to Davis, to her he has always been more than a family friend, more than her fathers best friend, more than the man who gave her comfort when her father passed away. Davis has a secret only those close to him know about, something that Julia knows nothing about. After years away she is back, Davis is now one of her professors but what he has to teach her can not be learned in a classroom.

Is Davis willing to teach her? Is Julia willing to learn Davis’s secret? Can they take the step where things may never be the same? Will Julia walk away when she knows? Will Davis let her go?

This series takes you for a look into the world of BDSM, where the men are alpha’s and hot and sexy but it is also a beautiful romance story, where age and lifestyles have no meaning when it comes to love. I can’t wait to see what Sydney has in store for us next.

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World Tree Girl (Shadow Valley Manor #2) by Kerry Schafer – Review by Jenni Bishop

World Tree Girl (Shadow Valley Manor #2)World Tree Girl by Kerry Schafer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

World Tree Girl is the second book of The Shadow Valley Manor Series by Kerry Schafer. World Tree Girl continues from where the first book finished so I suggest you read Dead Before Dying first to understand to get the backstory of the characters. I really enjoy reading Kerry’s books she has just the right amount of intrigue, mystery and paranormal.

Maureen is an ex FBI investigator getting on with her life after being shot. And is trying to adjust to being the new owner of Shadow Valley Manor. When the local Sheriff brings a new case to Maureens door, she can’t help but jump at the chance to show that a local death is more than it seems. Along with the usual troops from the first book, you have a paranormal front seat along with the team as they unearth things you can only imagine. Will the team be in more danger than they realise? Will the team survive to find the truth.

Kerry has written a complex yet compelling plot that you don’t want to miss. This story is well written with lots of twists and turns and surprises. If you like crime, mystery and paranormal and the X files then you will enjoy this series.

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Summer Fling (Players of Marycliff University Book 1) by Jerica MacMillan – Review by Alex Mohrenne

Summer Fling (Players of Marycliff University Book 1)Summer Fling by Jerica MacMillan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a great book and an enjoyable read. Good story line, with relatable characters. However, there are a couple things that I think could be changed/addressed. The change from Abby and Lance not really being a thing to being a full-on couple was too fast. It was one chapter ended with Abby agreeing to go out with him more than twice and then the next chapter started off a month later with them being a full-on couple. I believe that this story could have better if you showed us the time between those two points. Explained how their relationship blossomed and became.
Another suggestion I have would be to dive a little more into the background of Abby’s mom and Lances parents. Why is Lance’s so set on his future? Why did they make that agreement when they know that isn’t what he wants? With Abby, I would like to see how it affected her more than just that one encounter. See what her day to day with her mom was like. I know that there is a squeal later in the series that might go into more, but while reading this book I didn’t know that. So, I felt a little like both story lines were unfinished. I did like it and it was over all a good book.

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The Case of the Invisible Souls (Jarvis Mann Detective #5) by R. Weir – Review by Jenni Bishop

The Case of the Invisible Souls (Jarvis Mann Detective #5)The Case of the Invisible Souls by R. Weir
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Case of the Invisible Souls is the latest book in the Jarvis Mann short stories by R. Weir. This is a very short story about a Private Detective, Jarvis Mann, who has been asked to help a homeless vet find missing friends. What Jarvis finds is bigger than anyone thought possible but with Jarvis on the case no stone goes unturned. Weir focuses this story on the troubles, plights and lives of the homeless and in particular those of homeless vets. This short story definitely pack the punch when it highlights the poorly treated and often forgotten men and women who have fought for their country and have been left without the help they so desperately need. I would like to see Jarvis in a full length book but with this PI on the case together with his wit and charm, makes for a good read.

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Breaking Away (Rocking Racers, #3) by Megan Lowe – Review by Jenni Bishop

Breaking Away (Rocking Racers, #3)Breaking Away by Megan Lowe
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Breaking Away is the third book in the Rocking Racers series by Megan Lowe and it is every bit as good as the first two, if not better. You could read this book as a standalone but I recommend reading the previous books so you get the back stories of these characters. I love this series and the world of the gorgeous Ryan’s that Megan has created. Megan manages to captivate you from the beginning and holds you ensured as you go along for the ride with these hot and steamy rocking racers!

Mav Ryan feels like he is missing something in his life, despite being successful and on top of his game on the FMX circuits. He has followed in the footsteps of his family for so long he needs to do something for him but how does he tell his family without disappointing them? Will they understand his need for something more or will they turn their backs on him? Will he find the one thing he is looking for?

Aubrey James has been burned in the past and has decided not to let anyone close but when her brothers new best friend shows up, she starts to find it difficult to stay away. But will her brothers mistakes cause problems with the one thing she can no longer live without?

Megan’s characters are full of life and love, personality and fire, friends and family, fun and laughter. You will fall in love with these characters and the twists and turns she has delivered in the book will leave you wanting more. Megan has written a uniquely beautiful romance story that is a must read. I can not wait for the next installment of the Ryan clan.

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Wild (Love in Lone Star #2) by Ashley Bostock – Review by Jenni Bishop

Wild (Love in Lone Star #2)Wild by Ashley Bostock
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Wild: A Small Town Romance is the second book in the Love in Lone Star by Ashley Bostock. I enjoyed the story but had mixed emotions about the main character, Thatcher. On one hand I wanted to smack some sense into the man for leaving a woman when she is pregnant with his child but on the other I understood that he had his issues and he thought he was doing the right thing. So aside from that Ashley writes well as evidenced by my emotions and it was nice to see Thatcher grow whilst discovering what a family could be and watching him build a relationship with his son. I stated in my review of Wet, the first book in this series, that I love stories that are written in the characters point of view, I find it adds depth and feeling to the characters and this one doesn’t disappoint.

This story is full of heartache and love, loneliness and sadness, anger and passion and most of all second chances. It is a story of letting go of the past and not being afraid of stepping into the future. It is a story about grabbing hold of what you want and not letting go. It is a fast paced story that will ensure you are engaged right until the end.

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Virtue and Honor (Earthbound Angels #3) by Randi Perrin – Review by Jenni Bishop

Virtue and Honor (Earthbound Angels #3)Virtue and Honor by Randi Perrin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Virtue and Honor is the third and sadly the last book in the Earthbound Angels series by this talented writer Randi Perrin. I am sad that the series is coming to an end, as I have thoroughly enjoyed reading about these wonderful earthbound angels in all three books. You must read each book in order or you will not understand the relationships between the characters. All the characters from the previous books are written into this one, although they do not have big parts but I love them just as much as I did when I read the first two books. Randi introduced us to two new characters, who were just as enjoyable to read about as they fight evil for a love that conquers all. Randi has a way of writing that draws you into this magical world she has created for us to enjoy.

In this book we see Angela who is destined for big things to come. She is an angel who must fight an evil that is set to destroy everything she knows. When she meets Mason, who is a sweet southern boy, she learns that family and true love, in the end, is all you need.

There will be laughter, love and a little sadness in this story but if you are looking for a good and fun read about angels then Virtue and Honor and this series is just what you need.

All the Wounds in Shadow (The Healing Edge, #2) by Anise Eden – Review by Jana Teppih

All the Wounds in Shadow (The Healing Edge, #2)All the Wounds in Shadow by Anise Eden
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

All the Wounds in Shadow by Anise Eden is the second book in her Healing Edge series. I do not think you should read it as a standalone as we are picking up where we left off in the first book – Cate has accepted a position with the MacGregor group and it feels like we are back with old friends.
Cate has started her internship under Ben’s leadership of the team. They have decided to keep their relationship just for themselves for now and I love the slow burn we see throughout the book – as Cate is still ‘in training’ then she is not allowed to have sex (and you can imagine what kind of tension it brings along considering how Cate deals with the emotional overload) and … eat red meat (I wonder why …). I loved how the writer allowed their relationship to grow while they are solving a mystery with their team (and Ben’s old Marine buddies) …
Anise has written a solid sequel that does not leave you disappointed, especially if you like a bit different type of paranormal reading! I am curious to see what she comes up with next (and I hope we will get more of the rest of the team – the paranormal one and the marine-y one!)

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World Tree Girl (Shadow Valley Manor #2) by Kerry Schafer – Review by Angela Shirley

World Tree Girl (Shadow Valley Manor #2)World Tree Girl by Kerry Schafer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

World Tree Girl is the second book in the Shadow Valley Manor series and follows the adventures of Maureen and her team in the investigation of the Paranormal.

Maureen is no stranger to the unknown as she was on a team within the FBI regarding the strange and unknown after an accident she is now working out of a residential home that was be-quested to her from a former colleague. There is something not quite right within the county and they are twists with ghosts and unexplained phenomena that the team will how to find out what is going sown.

The story is full of the weird and wonderful and the fast pace of the book has you hanging on the til the very end. I enjoyed the story line and though it was well written with the twists and turns as you turn every page. This is the first book I have read by this author and although I could follow the story with not having read the first book, but I will definitely be looking to download it and start reading it straight away.

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