This contemporary romance hit all the right notes for me. Melanie and Spencer were fantastic main characters to watch/follow. I dove right into the story and found myself on the last page before I was ready to let go. This book moved well and was full of emotion, romance, drama. You name it – this book had it. One of the better contemporary romances I’ve had the privilege of reading this year. Thoroughly enjoyed it and look forward to reading more from Regent.
By Cynthia Hamilton
I had not heard of Cynthia Hamilton before reading Finding Ruth, what a book to make a first impression. Cynthia took a diagnosis that is real and personal and crafted a memorable, heartwarming story.
I am having trouble finding the words to describe how this story made me feel. The detail was raw, emotional and real. I can’t even begin to imagine the emotion that was conjured up while writing the book.
Certainly a 5 star read, I am curious to read more from this Author.
Out Bad by Janice M. Whiteaker is the first book in the Sinners or Saints series and I’m excited to see what’s going to happen in this series. MC style books aren’t usually top of my list, mainly because I haven’t found a lot that are respectful towards women. I can’t say what the rest of the series will be like but it’ll it’s anything like this book I will be a devoted fan.
I love Joe! He is my current boyfriend and I don’t know if he will be replaced for a while. He isn’t perfect and has done so much put his past totally behind him and become a wonderful and successful man.
Gwen has her own past that she is still trying to get past. But the moment she met Joe she knew she had to try and move forward with her life.
I’m looking forward to following these two characters and meeting several others.
A Daughter’s Quest to
Discover Her Mother’s Past
By Cynthia Hamilton
This story hold many secrets of a daughter finding out who her mother was.
Cynthia is the author in this insightful story. She is also one of the main characters that will take you back into her mother’s life. This all started with a picture Cynthia found dating back to 1949. Take the journey of Ruth’s life with Cynthia. Many things about her mother will be discovered.
Cynthia Hamilton wrote this story and discovered many things about her mother she never knew. You will laugh, cry and learn a little history. Alzheimer’s is an eye opener in this story. This book is well written and takes you, the reader, on a quest through Ruth’s life. What a remarkable story, as told by Ruth’s daughter. I absolutely love this story and the journey the author will discover for herself is remarkable. I will be reading more from Cynthia Hamilton. Well done!!
Surviving Wrath (The Deadliest Sin Series Book 3) by Gwyn McNamee
Surviving Wrath (The Deadliest Sin Series Book 3) by Gwyn McNamee was an action packed novel. It had steamy romance and brutal fight scenes. It cannot be read as a standalone.
We are once again following Rea as she continues to hide from those searching for her to have revenge. She has a huge surprise and thinks take a crazy turn with the storyline. Wrath makes its presence known once again with this final book. I loved how much the characters changed from book one. I found it very easy to read and I could not put this book down until I was finished with it. It was an excellent conclusion to this series and I highly recommend both this book and the series. Excellent read!
I give Fools Rush In: Interstellar Rescue Series Book 3 by Donna S. Frelick, 4 stars.
Rayna is undercover on a slave ship. She knows what her mission is and readily plays the role she needs to get inside. But things don’t go as planned. The slave ship is rescued by a pirate ship. While this is wonderful for the slaves aboard, it ruins everything for Rayna. Even more so when she has to explain what is really going on. Is there any way she can convince the captain to let her finish her mission? Or will his hatred for slavery ruin it all? What will it cost them? What of the attraction these two feel for each other?
This is my favorite book so far of the series. The story was so enthralling to me. I absolutely loved all the characters, the are all so different, but yet so real. The story is creative and new to me. Not to mention it kept twisting and turning on me to keep me on my toes. I could not put this book down, I was dying to see what happened next.
This can be read as a standalone, but I recommend reading all of the books in the series since they are so good. If you are a fan of science fiction romance/action, this book is for you.
Review by @erinwolf79
Al Capone at the Blanche Hotel by Linda Bennett Pennell is a story set in both contemporary times and the 1930’s. The story starts with Jack Blevins witnessing a body being moved in Lake City, Florida at the Blanche Hotel. What has he seen and who is involved in this crime? Move forward to the Gainesville, Florida in 2011 and you have Liz Reams who is a historian interested in crime. Will she solve the mystery behind the summer of violence and Al Capone’s involvement.
I really enjoyed the time periods and locations introduced in this book. I am a fan of historical fiction and love stories from the early 20th century. This checked all my boxes. I enjoyed how the story unfolded and the characters were interesting. There is a bit of romance but not over the top. Overall, I enjoyed this book and look forward to reading more from this author in the future.
Review by @sherimichelle1
really really wanted to continue to enjoy this series. I just couldn’t. I don’t want to spoil the story for others so this will he a a spoiler free review.
INTO PIECES is the second book in the “Shattered Hearts Series” and begins almost exactly where part one left off. I would not recommend reading this as a standalone. There are a LOT of moving parts.
Told in multiple POVs, we are able to “hear” the inner workings of a character’s thought process. While this was an enjoyable way to read Book 1, in Book 2 it bothered me a LOT.
This book was simply not my cup of tea and I always appreciate when an author puts words on paper for the world to read.
I am invested enough that I will be reading book 3 of there series.
Review by @mauraharper
Wow! To say that I was engrossed from the first chapter would be an understatement! I love the way this book was given to us. It’s like we were experiencing the world with the characters, not reading the authors words. There are so many characters, so many threads, so much information…and to have it seamlessly wrap up at the perfect time in the perfect way without the ending being obvious-that’s the mark of a good writer. Incredible job. 5 stars.
A Divided Mind is the first book by M.Billiter (the alter ego of the writer Mary Billliter and I have enjoyed many of her books). I know that the story is being promoted as psychological thriller and I can see how some people might get confused by this but I get why it is so hard to define it – yes it is contemporary, yes it is about mental illness but there are some aspects of thriller there as well when you are not sure if it truly is the mental illness or maybe it is something else …
A Divided Mind is the story of high schoolers Branson, Aron and their single mother Tara(there are also two younger siblings). The writer tells the story from Tara and Branson’s POV so we get deep into the mind and dynamics of the family members. The writer gives detailed insight into the Schizoaffective Disorder and how it affects the person suffering from it, the family members and the friends … you will cry and Branson will break your heart AND you will fall in love with Aron and the bond that the twins have.
If you like stories about mental illness then this is definitely a book for you!