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Alive (Sundown Series Book 3) by Courtney Konstantin – Review by Emily Walsh

Alive (Sundown Series Book 3)Alive
By: Courtney Konstantin
My Rating: 5 of 5 stars

Alive (Sundown Series Book 3) by Courtney Konstantin was a spine tingling, post-apocalyptic thriller that had me on the edge on my seat.

My first read by this author, I was pulled in by not only the cover but by the raving reviews. This book is part of a series, but you can read this one as a standalone. But I do wish I read the other books first because I believe I missed some character development and background info. But I will be going back and checking them out, because I love the world that this author has created.

I was pulled in right away, and for someone that is picking about their zombie books, I have to say I was impressed and loved every minute of this heart pounding read. I loved the attention to detail and how the author managed to instill fear into me. The suspense was thick and the situations were terrifying. I love the constant surprises and the raw emotions that the characters portrayed as the zombies closed in.

Overall this book will probably give me nightmares, so it gets my super high recommendation and of course, my stamp of approval.

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Must Be Crazy (Darling Cove #3) by Deborah Garland – Review by Emily Walsh

Must Be CrazyMust Be Crazy
ByDeborah Garland
My Rating: 5 of 5 stars

Must Be Crazy (Darling Cove Book #3) by Deborah Garland was a sweet, light hearted, frustrating, whirlwind romance, that like the other books in the series, had me hooked from start to finish.

Not my first read by this author, or this series. They are all standalones with recurring characters, there aren’t many spoilers, but I do suggest reading this series in order, just because the timeline is chronological.

This time we are following Sky and her crazy adventure through love, misunderstandings, stupid ex’s, and what it means to truly trust someone. I have to say, this book out of all three, was for me, the best. I liked Sky from the other books, strong independent and bluntly awesome. She speaks her mind and doesn’t have a lot of time for BS. She gets stuck between a rock and a hard place when her idiot of a ex shows up with a case, and offering a chunk of money, that because of events in past books, she couldn’t pass up. As much as I wanted to slap her, I can see were she was coming from, but, hell, the girl should have asked for help before it got to that, no return point.

Edward, I need me one of those. Charming, hot, heart of gold, a little bit stupid, single father, and volunteer firefighter. The guy is as close to perfection as you can get, but, as much of a fighter and alpha he is, dude learned a hard lesson about cutting corners, and, not divulging some important info, that could have solved a portion of his and sky problems, before they arose. I will say that, he didn’t walk away, he knew what he wanted and was going to do everything to make it work. There was no quitting, with every problem, misunderstanding, misstep, he fought, and did his best to turn it around. It was such a different approach, and was a fresh of breath air.

Overall this story, this series is a must read. Outside of the amazing well build characters, solid plot and multi POV. The writing was so well constructed that when the POV switch it was like you were reading two different stories that so happen to be taking place at the same time. When those stories collided, it was like magic and, man, I was hooked like you wouldn’t believe. I do hope there is more to this series, as their stories are still fresh, new. I believe there is still so much more that can be build and explored upon.

So please take my super high recommendation and my stamp of approval, that you will get lossed in this wicket love story, that will not only get those feels kick started, but have you hiding a blushing from all the hot steaming smut scenes.

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-Review by @eawalsh

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Forgetting Ophelia: A Novel (Friendship & Secrets #2) by Julie C. Gardner – Review by Emily Walsh

Forgetting Ophelia: A Novel (Friendship & Secrets, #2)Forgetting Ophelia: A Novel
ByJulie C. Gardner
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars

Forgetting Ophelia: A Novel (Friendship & Secrets #2) by Julie C. Gardner was a okay, emotional rollercoaster of a read, that had a sweet yet opened ended ending, that was, for me, satisfying.

My first read by this author, and for this series, though this is a series the books can be read as standalones. For my first time with this author I was impressed with the excellent writing and the nicely timed flashback scenes. It gave you a feel for how Jake and Lia grew and how you can see where things start to, not so much go wrong, but when they started wrong.

I will say that this story though started out with a bang, it did have this slow feeling to it, and frankly at times there was some flatness in those slow times, making it feel like some scenes dragged on. I will say, almost all the problems that arose in this story could have been solved with a simple conversation. But I guess when you were raised the way Lia was, you can understand why she can’t seem to find the right words, or that running is better than figuring things out.

As much as I wanted to hate Jake, he was more of a idiot and a moron, then malicious. Running wasn’t the answer, choosing for Lia wasn’t the answer, but at the same time, Lia just let things happen, never making a decision, and letting others take over her choices. So I can see where Jake was coming from.

There is so much I can say about this book, from it’s multi layer characters, or to it’s impressing message that communication is key, to learning that it isn’t too late to improve yourself, or too late to rise up from the ashes and start a new. This book is a true journey on how to get through those exploding times, when it feels like the universe is out to get you. So please take my super high recommendation that you will get sucked into this life journey, of how Lia picked herself up, and forced her own path, towards her own life.

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Bound by Blood (Crescent City Wolf Pack #3) by Carrie Pulkinen – Review by Emily Walsh

Bound by Blood (Crescent City Wolf Pack, #3)Bound by Blood
ByCarrie Pulkinen
My Rating: 5 of 5 stars

Bound by Blood (Crescent City Wolf Pack #3) by Carrie Pulkinen was a fast paced, action packed, steamy romance, that had me hooked from start to finish.

Not my first read by this author or in this series. I am addicted to these books! I will tell you that though these read as standalones, there are major spoilers and backstories from the other two books. So I highly suggest reading them before this one. That and, they’re freaking awesome as well.

I’ve been waiting for this book, right from book one when Alexis met Bryce in the first book. Sparks seemed to fly, and you even notice it in the second. This is a long time coming for me and I was so happy to finally read their story. I was not disappointed, I knew it was going to be Alexis centered and the hard life she lead up till now. Getting her backstory, fully, was what I’ve been waiting for. I have to say, it’s dark, heart breaking and makes you just want to hug her, but at the same time it makes you understand why she so stand-of-ish and unable to fully settle down. Alexis has been a solid character since book one, and I will tell you, though she my be damaged, but she’s no pushover. Girl is kickass.

Bryce, he’s another character we finally get to see the true colours of. I’m not going to tell you what they are as it will ruin the fun. But damn, I wouldn’t kick him out of bed for eating crackers. Overall Bryce again is has been a solid character from book one. There’s a twist at the end that brings him and Macey full circle and it fit perfectly. I was kind of expecting it, but still pleasantly surprised when I was right.

Overall this book like it’s predecessors was a wicket thrill ride that full of messy action, kickass werewolves, steamy romance and of course, rich detailed writing that just pulls you into this unique, captivating world. This book, this series, is a must read. So please take my super high recommendation and my stamp of approval, that you will fall head over heels for this outstanding read.

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Jesse (Glass City Hearts Book 3) by Desiree Lafawn – Review by Emily Walsh

Jesse (Glass City Hearts Book 3)Jesse
ByDesiree Lafawn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Jesse (Glass City Hearts Book 3) by Desiree Lafawn was a fast pace, light hearted, fun, sweet, heart pounding read that had me hooked.

This series has to be my fav of the year. I will say that, unlike the other two before it, this book was fairly shorter. In say that, though this book is a standalone like the others, the timeline is connecting, and there are major spoilers from the other book, that and, this book gives no character background info on some major players. So I suggest you read the other two book before this one.

Because this is a short story I’m not going to get into characters. If you have been following this series, then you will recognize our main male MC, Jess. Who was the bartender that appeared in book one and two, and was Angels “boss” in book one. I’ve like him since book one, and was so happy that he gets his own story. Not only that, this one was a little more special because, unlike the other two books, were the two love interest already knew one another, Harlow and Jess were strangers, that had a fated meeting.

Now as I said this book moves fast, as does the timeline. But because of the smooth writing and excellent timing nothing felt missed. The love wasn’t a inst-love situation, and naturally grew and it was sweet as hell. I will say that this book is tame compared to the other two, with just one smut scene. It was hot, don’t get me wrong, but it was just.. so unlike the other books, that this book felt like more a novella, like a inbetween book rather than part of the main series. Even though there is some key plot points, and a super plot bomb connecting to another key character from the second book, I just felt like, there could have been more. There was lack of build up to the main climax,that as emotional as it was, it felt a little disconnecting.

I just felt like there could have been so much more done with this book, especially around Harlow. She’s a badass mom, who I felt didn’t get her story fully told. Just saying that this book, with the material given, could have been full size, and just as or even more amazing then it is now.

Overall this book was just fantastic, and I really hope there is more to come from this world. I believe there is more story to tell and more adventures to be had. This rang-tag-team could definitely get their own series, apart from this one center around the security firm. Fingers crossed….

What that said I will leave you with my super high recommendation and my stamp of approval.

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-Review by @eawalsh

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Georgia Pine (Southern Promises #3) by K.G. Fletcher – Review by Emily Walsh

Georgia Pine (Southern Promises #3)Georgia Pine
ByK.G. Fletcher
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars

Georgia Pine (Southern Promises #3) by K.G. Fletcher was a sweet good feel read, that leaves you feeling all mushy on the inside.

My first read from this author and for this series, they read as standalones, so there was nothing to worry about in that area. This book followed a pretty standard plot, and you could see the ending a mile away, but I loved the added children and that, Tim wasn’t a overbearing, brewing, alpha male type.

First I want to give the author props for not using the whole amnesia thing, cause it’s like a weird cop-out, and frankly it’s been done so many times that I get nervous when a MC gets a head injury. I also like the way Tim’s character was developed, kind, strong and basically a decent human being. Despite Jessica’s a++hat ex, he wasn’t that overpowering jealous type, and didn’t get all piss when someone talk to her. I will say that, I wish he was just a blue-callered worker, I really do. Because him being not, and using it as a disguise, actually took away from the story. It was for me, a cop-out. I think the ending would have had a much greater and more powerful message, if Tim was simply just, a normal hardworking, decent humanbeing.

Overall I very much enjoyed this quick read. It was very well written, the detail was rich and made you feel that southern heat. It has a nice easy pace, there was drama but it was well place and belonged. There was no drama for the sake of drama. The love was a little insta-lovie, but it still felt natural, and of course the smut was…. hot… hot.. you’ll feel the heat and will need a fan.

The only thing left is to give you my super high recommendation and my stamp of approval.

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Repressed (Ash Park, #3) by Meghan O’Flynn – Review by Emily Walsh

Repressed (Ash Park, #3)Repressed
ByMeghan O’Flynn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Repressed (Ash Park #3) by Meghan O’Flynn was a dark, gritty psychological thriller, that like the past books in this series, had me hooked from start to finish.

The third book is the Ash Parks series, we are once again tossed into a deadly game, and one that surrounds a main recurring character Curtis Morrison. Meeting him in the first book, and following him to see what he has become, and then this book. I feel like this was happening to a close friend. Man I should not be benign reading this series, but I can’t stop. Not once I read the synopsis for this one and knowing that Cutis was going to be the next one to be put through hell. I just want to put him in a box, and put up a do not touch sign.

I don’t even know where to start. This book, was a lot harder for me because like I said I’ve been reading from book one. It would have been different if I was reading about a new character getting put through the ringer, but when it’s one that’s been there from the start, as a new bright eye detective, to now, married, baby.. it hits you hard. The writing does a great job at that, pulling you in, making you see boths sides. My heart was on the floor for most of this book. Meghan O’Flynn has a way with keeping the tone dark, gritty and has this way of just keeping the suspense, the mind games and the mystery high. And not just with the killer but with our MC as well. Cause we get to learn new things about Curtis, darker things. And as we have seen lately, your past is never truly buried.

Overall this book, so far, for me, has been the darkest, twisted, and the most engaging/entertaining read of the series. As much as I felt like my heart was about to be boot/ㅋ***** across the room, I could not put it down, look away, or breath. This book, and this series is fast becoming a fav of mine, and possibly the best of the year. So yes, I give this book and series my super high recommendation and my stamp of approval.

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Every Breath You Take (Bayou Devils MC Book 3) by A.M. Myers – Review by Debi Kircher

Every Breath You Take (Bayou Devils MC 3)Every Breath You Take by A.M. Myers
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Every Breath You Take (Bayou Devils MC Book 3) by A.M. Myers

5 Stars

Wow!! Another grand slam from this amazing author. I can’t even figure out what words to use to explain how much i loved this book. No I take that back..This whole series…I already want to start all over and read them all again. I’ve said this in previous reviews but it’s worth repeating…I love MC books but this series paints this MC club in a different way that I just can’t explain. It’s more like a complete family and I love every single thing about it.

This book..sigh…might be my favorite of the three and I’m thinking if I went back and read them I would say that about each one. This author takes chances with her stories, you always think you know what’s coming, I know I do anyway and I read and wait for it realizing that what I’m thinking is going to happen doesn’t and in the meantime something really dramatic has happened. You would have to read this book to understand what I mean by that. I held my breath a few times and cried a few times and I have to say I laughed out loud a few times. The chemistry between these two characters was spot on and I still laugh when I think of a few things that happened between them.

The only thing that upset me was the last page, I kept swiping looking for who the next book might be about, there’s a few I’d love to read about, and reading about our book 1 and book 2 characters took me right back to their stories. This author has an amazing talent and this series will be a favorite of mine from here on. While I wait for the next in this series I think it’s time I look at what else there is available.

Loved it and it deserves way more than the 5 stars max.

Review by @debikircher

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