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Miami Days, Havana Nights by Linda Bennett Pennell – Review by Candida Hopper

Miami Days Havana NightsMiami Days Havana Nights by Linda Bennett Pennell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Miami Days, Havana Nights
by Linda Bennett Pennell

This was a wonderfully well written story. As your reading this book your reading about the past and the present, the author did this so seamlessly that it was easy to follow. This story was rich in detail and had wonderful characters. I enjoyed reading about Sam who is a young man that is indebted to the mob and and I also liked reading about Liz who is a crime professor and I was completely captivated in where their stories would end up. There is romance, suspense, and so much more in this amazing story. I have found myself loving this author’s writing style, I can’t wait to read more by this author. I highly recommend this book.

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All That’s Left Unsaid by Rowena Holloway – Review by Candida Hopper

All That's Left UnsaidAll That’s Left Unsaid by Rowena Holloway
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

All That’s Left Unsaid
by Rowena Holloway

This book had me hooked from the beginning and kept me enthralled through the entire story!! I liked Harriet from the beginning, she is a strong, independent woman who is just trying to help her mom in hopes that it will help their relationship. What she didn’t bargain for was everything she was going to encounter when she gets to Italy. This book is full of danger, suspense, twists and turns. I could not put this book down until I got to the last page because I needed to know what was going to happen next. The author did an exceptional job with this book and it is a must read!! I highly recommend this book.

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

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

The Traitor (An Underground Bad Boys Romance Book 2)
by India Kells

This book definitely turns up the heat. This book is just as awesome as the first one. Spencer moved to a small town and bought a garage to get away from his past. He fights his demons on a regular basis and sees himself as a traitor. There is a woman who gets in his head as soon as he lays eyes on her. Josie who married an abusive man and is trying to get a divorce is working herself to the bone to try to achieve her freedom. Gage comes into the picture to see his old friend and to get away and that’s when things really heat up and get more intriguing. This story has more than steamy moments, it has romance, intrigue, danger, and heartache. This is definitely a must read. I highly recommend this book.

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Fools Rush In (Interstellar Rescue Series Book 3) by Donna S. Frelick – Review by Candida Hopper

Fools Rush In (Interstellar Rescue, #3)Fools Rush In by Donna S. Frelick
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Fools Rush In: Interstellar Rescue Series Book 3
by Donna S. Frelick

This was an enjoyable read, and I’m glad I got to know some of the characters from the other books better. I have read the first two books in this series and they were a great read as well so I suggest reading them but you don’t have to read them to enjoy and follow this one. This book is more of a prequel to the other 2 books. It is full of action and adventure, there also some steamy moments. The author is very detailed and makes you feel as though you can picture these places in your mind. I like this author’s writing style, the story flows so well and there are wonderful characters. This series as a whole has been an entertaining read that I thoroughly enjoyed. I recommend this book and this series.

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Claimed (The Torzial Affair Book 3) by Via Mari – Review by Candida Hopper

CLAIMED (The Torzial Affair Book 3)CLAIMED by Via Mari
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

CLAIMED (The Torzial Affair Book 3)
by Via Mari

Another great book from a great author. Via Mari never disappoints. I started out reading the prestian series and I was hooked and now that I’m reading this series she is quickly becoming one one my favorite authors. There is action, danger, friendship, romance, steamy moments and so much more. I get so drawn into these stories that I become invested in the outcome of the characters. The author weaves such an exceptional storyline that I was unable to put this book down. I love reading Jenny and Brian’s story, I just can’t get enough. After everything that Jenny has been through I can’t help but want Brian to be able to fix it all. I highly recommend this book if you want to know what happens. This is an awesome series!

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Al Capone at the Blanche Hotel by Linda Bennett Pennell – Review by Candida Hopper

Al Capone at the Blanche HotelAl Capone at the Blanche Hotel by Linda Bennett Pennell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Al Capone at the Blanche Hotel
by Linda Bennett Pennell

This book was so much more than I expected it to be. I think the author did an exceptional job weaving both the past storyline and the present storyline together. There was romance, suspense, danger and more. I was expecting Al Capone to be more of the main character but that’s not what how it was for me and yet it still worked so well, he was definitely still a big presence but in a different way than I expected. This really was intriguing throughout the entire book and I loved every minute. I was unable to put it down until I finished. This story is full of wonderful and interesting characters. I highly recommend this book.

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Finding Ruth: A Daughter’s Quest to Discover Her Mother’s Past by Cynthia Hamilton – Review by Candida Hopper

Finding RuthFinding Ruth by Cynthia Hamilton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Finding Ruth: A Daughter’s Quest to Discover Her Mother’s Past
by Cynthia Hamilton

This was a very engaging read. I was hooked from the beginning. I found myself curious as to how difficult this was to write, or maybe not difficult at all, maybe it revealed more of an understanding. This book was so well written that I felt like I was right there. Ruth went through a lot in her lifetime which explains some of her bitterness later in life. She was truly a strong beautiful woman in her youth, but it seems as though her search for love left her wanting. I found this book to be very intriguing. This is definitely a must read. I highly recommend this book.

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Regency Love: Reflections of a Young Lady by TL Clark – Review by Candida Hopper

Regency Love: Reflections of a Young LadyRegency Love: Reflections of a Young Lady by T.L. Clark
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Regency Love: Reflections of a Young Lady
by TL Clark

This author does an excellent job on taking you back into history. I have read other books by this author and have enjoyed everything I have read, I will admit that even knowing I like this author I was a little unsure about this story only because I don’t normally read books from this era. I am ecstatic that I did decide to read it because it took me to a place of wonderful balls, parties, clothing, and then some not so flattering things from that time. Reading about Lady Anne and what she experiences during her “coming out ” season was entertaining, eye opening and made me really like her. She is naive about men and so choosing a would be husband is very difficult, it’s hard to know who has good intentions and who doesn’t. Lady Anne’s father makes things even more difficult for her but ultimately he makes the decision since that’s how it’s done back then. There are some wonderful characters in this story that I grew fond of. This story was so well written that I felt like I was there in it. I truly enjoyed this read with its happy times and sad ones, along with witty banter. I highly recommend this book.

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Tails Always Wins (Chasing Tails Book 1) by C.A. King – Review by Candida Hopper

Tails Always WinsTails Always Wins by C.A. King
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Tails Always Wins (Chasing Tails Book 1)
by C.A. King

This story definitely grabbed my attention from the start and kept hold the entire time. This book is a very good paranormal fantasy, with action, romance, adventure, and times made you look at the human race with wider eyes.I really liked the two lead characters Brodie and Tails, even though they had very different reasons for the way they did things they still had a common goal. There are characters in this book I completely disliked that have their own agenda and I found myself so engrossed that I’m hoping for their demise. This was very well written, easy to follow and entertaining. I don’t want to give anything away but this is a must read and I can’t wait to read what’s next. I highly recommend this book

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Trouble in Mind (Interstellar Rescue Series Book 2) by Donna S. Frelick – Review by Candida Hopper

Trouble in Mind (Interstellar Rescue, #2)Trouble in Mind by Donna S. Frelick
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Trouble in Mind: Interstellar Rescue Series Book 2
by Donna S. Frelick

This is the second book in this series and it’s just as compelling and entertaining as the first one. I was glad to see some of the same characters in this book and meet some new ones. This book can be read as a standalone, it is my suggestion that you read the first book in this series because it’s a great read and you meet some of the characters from this book. This story was full of action, vivid detail, great world building, and romance, everything I could ask for in a great sci fi. Lana is an FBI agent who is strong and independent. Gabriel is also a strong character with some mystery to him. The attraction is between the two is obvious but can they get to Asia and her son before something happens to them? The author definitely took me on a wonderful adventure and I can’t wait to read the next one to find out where I will be taken next. I highly recommend this book.

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