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Sugar & Spice (Spicetopia #1) by Phoebe Alexander Featured in the Sweetest Obsessions Boxed Set Collection – Review by Kerry Baker

Sweetest Obsessions: A Contemporary Romance Boxed Set CollectionSweetest Obsessions: A Contemporary Romance Boxed Set Collection by Jane Anthony
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Sugar and Spice by Phoebe Alexander is part of the collection of stories in the Sweetest Obsessions anthology.
This book is absolutely fantastic. I loved how real the charters felt and how completely engaged you become with them. Their story absolutely captivated me.
Once I had started reading Sugar and Spice I just couldn’t put it down. This is definitely a one sitting type of book. Phoebe Alexander knows how to write and amazing book and this one is just the latest. It is well paced and utterly engrossing. If you haven’t done so already you need to get yourself a copy of this book!

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Rule Breaker by Phoebe Alexander – Review by Heather Bass

Rule BreakerRule Breaker by Phoebe Alexander
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have read a couple of books from this author and she continues to blow my mind. I love a good steamy contemporary romance but this book exceeded all my expectations. This author has become one of my favorites this year. I was excited when I got this book I put everything down and started to read it immediately. This talented author never disappoints. It only took me a few hours to devour this incredible book.

Athena Lennox is the editor of a lifestyle magazine. She loves her job but her boss tells her they need a redesign. Athena ends up finding the dream team that become her friends. She is happily married to her husband. Her husband wants her to retire and just enjoy life like him. Athena doesn’t want to retire, especially when she has amazing ideas for this magazine. She is busy with her magazine when her husband asks her if she could spice up their bedroom life. Athena is very timid at first until she meets the very handsome Ramsey Peirce. She has never felt things for a man like this before. She knows it’s wrong but it feels so right. Athena quickly finds out that Ramsey is hiding secrets of his own. Will Athena keep some secrets of her own or will she break some rules?

I absolutely loved this book. The storyline has it all romance, mystery, and a lot of drama. You will fall in love with these characters right from the beginning. Athena is a very hard working woman that knows what she wants. She will do anything to see her husband happy. There are some very steamy scenes that will make your temperature rise. This talented author will keep you at the edge of your seat until the end. I can’t wait to see what she will write next.

Review by @heatherbass
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Time Tourist Outfitters, Ltd by Christy Nicholas – Review by Angela Hayes

Time Tourist Outfitters, Ltd.Time Tourist Outfitters, Ltd. by Christy Nicholas
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

Time Tourist Outfitters, Ltd by Christy Nicholas is an interesting read and my favourite book of hers that I’ve read, so far. It is a suspenseful mystery, with sci-fi elements, time travel, history, adventure, drama, politics, intrigue…. And lots more. I am hoping that this book is the start of a new series.
Wilda Firestone retired from her job as a Temporal Agent and is now content to run her outfitters shop for time travelers. But things take a bit of a dire turn when a critically ill time traveller ends up on her doorstep. This results in a bit of a crisis and Wilda has no choice but to come out of retirement and set off on a quest to figure it all out and hunt down the source of the illness. Time is running out and there is much at stake. Will she get to the bottom of it all before it’s too late?
As usual, great world building by Ms. Nicholas. Her story is vividly descriptive and has a ‘visual’ quality to it. There were some areas that I felt were a little overly detailed and descriptive, a lot of time put into the smallest of details, which kind of interrupted the flow of the story just a little.
I liked having the glossary/pronunciation guide at the front of the book- it was handy to refer back to. The story covers a lot of ground/time- as the adventure takes us from Nth America, to Canada, Scotland, and even Africa. There is a lot of cultural influences in this story too- such as Native American Indians, and the Vikings- these touches added an extra interest and depth to the story. The historical elements were really well done too.
Mysterious and suspenseful.

Thank you, Ms. Nicholas!

 

Reviewed by @angelahayes

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Legacy of Luck (The Druid’s Brooch Series Book 3) by Christy Nicholas – Review by Debi Kircher

Legacy of Luck (Druid's Brooch #3)Legacy of Luck by Christy Nicholas
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Legacy of Luck (The Druid’s Brooch Series Book 3) by Christy Nicholas

4 Stars

I am reading this whole series so far out of order it isn’t even funny. I have enjoyed almost all of the books I have read by this author and this series has been great considering I don’t even read this genre. I must say that besides the area descriptions and where this book takes place, it is not my favorite of the series, but I sincerely did enjoy it. I am thinking that this is not the authors fault, maybe if I go back and read all of these in order it will all be different for me. In saying that you can absolutely read these all as standalones without too much of a problem.

Eamonn’s journey to locate Katie, his true love along with her sister and his cousin was fun, had a bit of magic here and there and also had some twists and turns that I was not expecting. I’ve always wanted to visit Scotland so it was great taking this journey with them.

There were some great characters in this book, all of them written in very well and I definitely disliked the ones Im sure I was supposed to. There are some sensitive subjects in this book that were a bit hard to read at some points, but all in all this authors writing still comes through as completely awesome throughout.

Highly recommend.

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Simply Irresistible: A Totally Sweet Love Story by Jennifer L. Allen – Review by Tausha Treadway

Simply Irresistible: A Totally Sweet Love StorySimply Irresistible: A Totally Sweet Love Story by Jennifer L. Allen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Simply Irresistible: A Totally Sweet Love Story by Jennifer L. Allen. This is a sweet, sexy romance and I loved it! Its the story of Tyler Scott and Melanie Katsaros. They have been eyeing each other at work but both are too afraid to say anything. Tyler is a ladies man and has a reputation of keeping a relationship going. He thinks maybe he hasn’t found the right woman yet. Tyler and Melanie are both Executive Assistants to editor’s of a men’s magazine. Tyler’s boss is horrible so Tyler hates his job, Melanie’s boss is amazing and she loves her job. They finally go on a date and sparks fly. They both have so much fun together even though there is an age difference of a decade. He’s from the 90’s she’s from the 80s so they love to argue about which decade has better music, clothes etc. They go slow and build a friendship and then it turns into more. Will they be able to make their relationship work, will they be able to make their dreams come true. Read Simply Irresistible to find out!

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Sugar &Spice (Spicetopia #1) by Phoebe Alexander Featured in the Sweetest Obsessions Boxed Set Collection – Review by Karyn Taylor

Sweetest Obsessions: A Contemporary Romance Boxed Set CollectionSweetest Obsessions: A Contemporary Romance Boxed Set Collection by Jane Anthony
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Sugar & Spice (Spicetopia #1) by Phoebe Alexander Featured in the Sweetest Obsessions Boxed Set Collection.
I was already a huge fan of Phoebe Alexander having previously read her Eastern Shore Swingers Series, so was excited to read more of her work. This book did not disappoint in the slightest. I truly lived up to the high standards that I’ve grown to expect from Phoebe Alexander.
I adored the 2 main characters and their sexual chemistry was off the charts HOT. As always this author has included some very hot and steamy sex scenes.
Cy Sweet is the undercover boss, using the name Marcus Young, who is working in the family business Sweetopia to find out who is causing disruption amongst the staff. Little did Cy expect that he’d fall for Jolie Cox (The Red Velvet Queen). Jolie is a hardworking single parent struggling to bring up her 2 boys, one of whom has Cytstic Fibrosis. She hates the sweet family and everything they stand for but totally falls for Marcus not knowing his true identity.
This is a really compelling story, seeing Jolie’s struggles to provide for her boys and the lengths that she’s willing to go to, to provide for them. But what will happen when she discovers Marcus’ true identity? Well, I’m not going to give a spoiler, you’ll have to read this fantastic book to find out.

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Sugar & Spice (Spicetopia #1) by Phoebe Alexander Featured in the Sweetest Obsessions Boxed Set Collection – Review by Katie Matthews

Sweetest Obsessions: A Contemporary Romance Boxed Set CollectionSweetest Obsessions: A Contemporary Romance Boxed Set Collection by Jane Anthony
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Review of Sugar & Spice featured in the Sweetest Obsessions Boxed Set

By Phoebe Alexander

I absolutely adore this author, I really do! I love the fact the characters she writes about are every day down to earth people, especially the females! They aren’t super skinny, tanned with big chests – she opts for the more curvaceous females who are just absolutely fabulous to read about! And the female lead in the story was no exception she was brilliant! A down to earth single parent who has body hang ups like most women but also was learning how to accept her body! Jolie is probably one of my favourite female leads from Ms Alexander; there was just something about her that made me connect straight away! I loved the setting for the story; a sweet theme park – such an unusual setting for a story –loved it! Alongside the amazing Jolie was ‘Marcus’ – I just loved him! I guess I could predict how the story was going to go but I still loved everything about the two characters and the way in which they met and how their relationship went along. There was the usual steamy scenes in the story, as expected with this author and again as usual they are brilliantly written with a great spice level!!
I am so excited to see what is going to come next in the book, as Ms Alexander does lead us nicely into a second book in the epilogue! I think it’s going to be AMAZING!!!!!! This book definitely deserves more than 5 stars – I loved every single minute of it!

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Simply Irresistible: A Totally Sweet Love Story by Jennifer L. Allen – Review by Katie Matthews

Simply Irresistible: A Totally Sweet Love StorySimply Irresistible: A Totally Sweet Love Story by Jennifer L. Allen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

I LOVED this story! I really enjoy this author’s wonderful stories, they are so sweet and as the title says irresistible! She writes wonderful contemporary romance stories that are engaging from the start and with characters I always fall in love in love with straight away. I loved Tyler! I liked that he was able to admit his faults when it came to relationships, and I loved that he was obsessed with the 90’s! Totally my era for growing up! Melanie was just adorable, she really was! I loved her naivety and shyness when it came to even looking in Tyler’s direction and I admired her attitude when it came to the job that she absolutely loves! I could feel the connection between Tyler and Melanie; it wasn’t that all consuming passion in some stories but more of a gentle, slow burn – it was perfect for the two of them! For me I thought that they were just perfect for each other and I was rooting for them the whole way through.
Simply Irresistible was a super sweet read and one that I highly recommend! I can’t wait to read more from this author again in the future!

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The Traitor (An Underground Bad Boys Romance Book 2) by India Kells – Review by Katie Matthews

The Traitor, An Underground Bad Boys SeriesThe Traitor, An Underground Bad Boys Series by India Kells
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

The Traitor was another amazing 5 star read by an extremely talented author! I loved every single second of what I was reading. When I read book 1 in this series I said that whilst I’m not a fan of MFM stories I love this author so I’m willing to read them however even I cannot deny that pull that these characters had to each other. The passion, the chemistry and the connection that they had was immense and the author really does write the scenes very well. I loved Spencer, there was just something about him that drew me to him straight away, he felt like he was broken and it honestly made me want to give him the biggest hug ever! Josie was a fantastic female lead; she was feisty with a stubborn streak and in my opinion perfect for Spencer! Throw Gage in to the mix and it told for a very steamy time for these three characters!
I absolutely loved this story and would 100% recommend it to other readers. It could be read as a standalone however I highly recommend the first book in the series (and any other book by this author) also!

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Sugar & Spice (Spicetopia #1) by Phoebe Alexander Featured in the Sweetest Obsessions Boxed Set Collection – Review by Shannon Fowler

Sweetest Obsessions: A Contemporary Romance Boxed Set CollectionSweetest Obsessions: A Contemporary Romance Boxed Set Collection by Jane Anthony
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This box set contains 25 sweet and spicy stories from various authors. As with all box sets you get your fill of amazing stories. Sugar and Spice is just one of those stories! It is book one in the new series by Phoebe Alexander called Spicetopia, but we get it first in this set!

Sugar and Spice is a fun story. Original and different. Our main characters are the Sweet family, specifically Cy Sweet and their workers from Sweetopia, specifically Jolie, the Red Velvet Queen.

Sugar and Spice is a little different than the stories Alexander usually writes. It’s a little “sweeter”. The sex is still spicy but the actual story is sweet. However, once Cy and Jolie get to the hot tub things just might change and lead to a steamier second story!

Reviewed by @shannonlovesbooks

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