Naughty & Nice (Spicetopia #4) by Phoebe Alexander – Review by Carrie Reed

Naughty & NiceNaughty & Nice by Phoebe Alexander
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

My rating: 5 stars

The fourth book in the Spicetopia series is just like the others, nothing short of wonderful. In this installment we get to meet 2 new faces to the Spicetopia family, Micah and Natalie. This was the best story to me, out of the three previous books. I really enjoyed watching Micah and Natalie’s relationship slowly progress and witness the attraction between them as well as the drama that unfolds. This couple is definitely top two in my book, I still can’t let go of the couple that started it all, Cy and Jolie. I am completely in love with this series and it seems to get better and better with each book. I don’t mind if this series continues to grow, I will eagerly be awaiting for the next installment.

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The Hazed Series Boxed Set by Brittany Tarkington – Review by Carrie Reed

The Hazed Series Box SetThe Hazed Series Box Set by Brittany Tarkington
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars!

This series was remarkable. The storyline was perfect and the characters, very well developed. I love that the first 2 books are told from Taylor’s point of view and the 3rd book is from Hayze’s point of view. Having 2 different viewpoints always makes for a more interesting story. It’s also nice to see what each character is feeling in different moments.
Hayze is a typical bad boy, he has a lot of baggage and tries to bury it all by sleeping around, drugs and alcohol, he just doesn’t care. Then he meets the one girl that makes life seem worth it and he starts to get scared that his secrets will all be revealed. He spends time lying to Taylor and hurting her many times, but everyone has their own problems to work through. It is very frustrating wanting Hayze to share his secrets with Taylor, I knew in my mind she would accept him through it all. These books are filled with so many ups and downs, addiction, obsession, lies, drama, it all came together for a perfect series. My heart ached so many times, but I love when a book can completely crush me. I could not put these books down and I highly recommend them to any romance lover.

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Fire & Ice (Spicetopia #3) by Phoebe Alexander – Review by Carrie Reed

Fire & Ice (Spicetopia #3)Fire & Ice by Phoebe Alexander
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Fire & Ice (Spicetopia Book 3) by Phoebe Alexander
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars

What a great 3rd book to this series. Spicetopia is finally coming to life and things are getting more and more exciting.

In this story we meet Neve and Enya. This couple are complete night and day to each other, but I think the best relationships can come from such differences. The drama and suspense that accompany these 2 characters is, exciting, sometimes unexpected and takes you on a crazy ride. I was nervous at some point wondering if Neve would ever be able to open his heart to Enya, and on top of their budding relationship someone tries to sabotage the park which in turn puts forces both of them together to figure out this mess.

Enya is a delightful character, funny and strong, especially when faced with real danger, so her personality I feel matched very nicely with Neve, who was cold and unfriendly. I am very pleased with where this series is heading so far. These books can be read as stand alones but I would highly recommend the full series, you will not regret it.

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Revive (Rewind Book 3) By Rowan Shaw – Review by Carrie Reed

Revive (Rewind #3)Revive by Rowan Shaw
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Revive (Rewind Book 3) by Rowan Shaw
My rating 5 out of 5 stars

To say I’m obsessed and completely in love with Rowan Shaw books is an understatement. Both of the first 2 books in the Rewind series as well as this one have completely blown me away. I love the characters, the story line, the drama, everything. I really appreciate getting to see characters from the previous books appear in this book, it is nice to remember their stories while reading about Brandon and Patrick

Oh Brandon and Patrick, great couple. The way they both meet at a club and then the next day find out they are client and therapist is so dramatic, and I love it! I was wondering how it would work out between them due to this relationship but I was in for a nice little journey. Patrick having a phobia against bi people is actually pretty easy to understand when we find out what he went through in his life to warrant this disdain. Brandon seems like such a sweetheart and then when we get to see what his past was like, it’s easy to understand him as well. Both men you can tell are in love with each other but take their time explaining things and putting their love out in the open for each other. I was very nervous about how this was going to end with the little twist at the end but I had a feeling it was going to end well and I was not disappointed.

Rowan Shaw is an amazing MM writer and I have thoroughly enjoyed all of the books in this series so far. I highly recommend these books and they can be read as stand alones but, I would recommend the full series because the characters overlap and its nice to have that background. Well done another fantastic book, I can’t wait to see what is in store next.

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Ricochet by Kathryn Berla – Review by Carrie Reed

RicochetRicochet by Kathryn Berla
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Ricochet by Kathryn Berla
My rating 4 out of 4 stars

This sci fi fantasy is an interesting and confusing read. I did have fun with this book but with the stories all being from four different point of views, I did get lost faster. The mystery that surrounds Tati and her ancestry search opens up a confusing, exciting, mysterious and fun world. I really enjoyed how thought out the characters were and how they fit into the storyline. This story is nothing like I have read before so that, elevated this book so much more for me. The amount of detail, and thought that went into this book and the different stories really shows, and really impressed me. I would highly recommend this read!

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Matt’s Swirly World: Children’s Book by Madeleine Matthews – Review by Carrie Reed

Matt's swirly worldMatt’s swirly world by Madeleine Matthews
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Matt’s Swirly World: Children’s Book by Madeleine Matthews
My rating 5 out of 5 stars

This is a sweet book and the pictures are wonderfully made. The lesson is this story is that we shouldn’t let our disappointments build up into anger. The mom teaches her son that anger and disappointment don’t last and helps her son find an easy way to help rid himself of the negative feelings. Great story, great lesson, perfect to teach children and I thought adding the story of the dragon and fairy were a perfect touch to show a similar situation to the kid.

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Supernatural Love Stories in the Absurd: Four Book Collection by Gwyn McNamee writing as D.P. Payne – Review by Carrie Reed

Supernatural Love Stories in the Absurd: Four Book CollectionSupernatural Love Stories in the Absurd: Four Book Collection by D.P. Payne
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Supernatural Love Stories in the Absurd: Four Book Collection by Gwyn McNamee writing as D.P. Payne
My rating 4 out of 4 stars
I completely enjoyed this set of stories! Supernatural books are one one of my favorite genres and this did not disappoint.
I am thoroughly intrigued by the use of less common supernaturals such as the wending and a pharaoh, but surprised and pleased with how they worked into the story nicely. Cursed, the story of pharaoh Wyre was probably my favorite because I am always interested in ancient Egypt and mummies. I also really enjoyed Loched, because who would have thought the Lochness monster could turn into a hunky man?
All four stories are equally as nice, all are very sexy and have a wonderful story behind each curse or legend. I would highly recommend this for any supernatural romance lover. Very nicely done!

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Beneath The Fallen City (The Omni Towers Series Book 1) by Jamie A. Waters – Review by Carrie Reed

Beneath the Fallen City (The Omni Towers, #1)Beneath the Fallen City by Jamie A. Waters
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Beneath the Fallen City (The Omni Towers Series Book 1)
By Jamie A. Waters
My rating 5 out of 5 stars

I love post-apocalyptic stories and this book definitely did not disappoint me. There is action, romance and drama, all tying together to make for an excellent read. The characters were very well developed and the story sucked me in right away.
Kayla is one of our main characters. She is strong and independent and can stand on her own. She works as ruin rat, finding artifacts to trade. Carl is handsome, and works as a trader for Omni Lab, who acquires the artifacts requested from kayla.
There is an immediate attraction between the two, but they also both despise each other because of their different backgrounds. Carl ends up wanting to recruit Kayla to be on his team and at the same time Kayla is being hunted.
This book is again, so excellent and well worth the read. I do hope we get to see more of Veridian and read more of his story as well but either way I can’t wait to see what happens next!

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A Dark Sparrow Box Set (Dark Sparrow Series Books 1-3) by India Kells – Review by Carrie Reed

A Dark Sparrow Box Set - Books 1-3A Dark Sparrow Box Set – Books 1-3 by India Kells
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A Dark Sparrow Box Set by India Kells
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Such a great set of books. The story in each book is filled with steamy romance, drama and action making for an excellent read, and this is only the first 3 of the six brothers!

In these books Lazarus King recruits Beatrice, his friend and the woman in charge of sending people out on dangerous rescue missions. Lazarus’ mission? To save all his bastard brothers from their father, Jamieson Finch.

The first books is about Aleksei and Deva.
Deva is such a strong woman. The way she pick up the pieces of her life after getting out of her father’s grip is admirable. When she chooses to help with wounded soldier’s rehab because of her brother, my heart melted, she is an amazing woman. When she meets Aleksei, it is no walk in the park. He pisses her off with almost everything he says but she still can’t deny the attraction they have.

The second book is about Zoe and Archer.
I just love Zoe. She is such a strong, independent, beautiful woman yet she is fragile and slightly self conscious. I am super impressed with her skills as a translator. The chemistry between her and her new boss Archer is off the charts. My heart breaks for Zoe, as sometimes she feels like she is not good enough for a man like him and then other times I want to scream at them both to just communicate better! The drama that unfolds with Archer’s new business buy out and Zoe’s brother is super exciting and along with all the action, fighting and plotting, really gave the book that extra edge. The secondary characters are very lovable and just as interesting to get to know. I would highly recommend this book and I personally can not wait to read Kai and Izzy’s story.

The third book is Izzy and Kai.
Kai’s father is a douche and Kai will stop at nothing to bring his father’s company down while also dealing with his feelings for Izzy. Izzy was brought in to help bring Kai’s father’s business down but at the same time her past secrets are revealed. Izzy is a strong woman, and her personality had me loving her from the very beginning.

These books can all be read as stand alones but they are MUCH better read in order, because they are all as equally amazing as the next one.

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Virtue & Vice (Spicetopia #2) by Phoebe Alexander – Review by Carrie Reed

Virtue & Vice (Spicetopia Book 2)Virtue & Vice by Phoebe Alexander
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Virtue & Vice (Spicetopia Book 2) by Phoebe Alexander
My Rating 5 out of 5 stars

This book is steamy, and a perfect follow up to the first book Sugar & Spice. The change in point of view was a surprise to me, but not an unwelcome one.

In this book we read from Moon & Katja’s point of view. Cy and Jolie met this couple while vacationing in Greece. Jolie jokes about making and adult theme park, Moon and Katja are kind of hesitant at first but jump on board.
The couple has their own secrets and problems to sort out, and watching their friendship with Cy and Jolie while working on this new venture is beautiful. The steamy scenes are perfect, but not over the top, we still get so much story and its a perfect balance.

I would highly recommend this book, but I definitely suggest you read the first book, Sugar & Spice, not only is it worth the read, but it gives more story behind this book as well. Phoebe Alexander is an amazing author, I really can’t wait to see what she has in store next!

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