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Unwrapped by Evelyn Sola – Review by Carrie Reed

UnwrappedUnwrapped by Evelyn Sola
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 stars!

I loved this book and did not want it to end! The Christmas theme really got me into the holiday spirit. Miranda and Nick are so beautiful together. Im so happy that even after all Nick went through, he was able to find love again let alone trust a woman again. He never gives up on chasing after Miranda, which makes my heart melt. When they have their big blow out fight, I am devastated and couldn’t read fast enough to see what would happen. I could understand why Nick felt the way he did, he felt abandoned and like he was a secret. On the other hand brushing Miranda off after she tries to get in touch with him and then acting the way he did when she tries to make it right was a little childish. I was concerned that their age difference was going to be the downfall of their relationship but it was really down to Miranda’s mother. All of the drama, romance, steamy moments and watching their relationship grow is fun to watch. I can’t wait to check out more from this author.

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Rick: Ingram Brothers #3 by Roz Lee – Review by Carrie Reed

Rick: Ingram Brothers #3Rick: Ingram Brothers #3 by Roz Lee
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 stars!

I absolutely loved this book! The characters were easy to fall in love with and the story, had me so entranced. I did not read the other books in the series, but I didn’t feel as though I couldn’t follow along, although it would have been nice if I did so I could have had some background on Rick’s brothers Will and Jake and their dramas. From the beginning I really thought Rick and Dave were going to be it, but the way Dave broke it off with Rick was just heartbreaking, especially to see how Rick reacted to the separation. When he meets Brent I started getting excited for a new relationship for him, and it is HOT! I love Rick and Brent together and I love how protective Rick gets of Brent. When Rick’s brothers drama comes back and spills into his life with Brent it adds a little bit of excitement into the steamy romance we have going on. I wish this book could have been longer, I was hanging on every word. I hate that any homosexual male or female feel they have to hide who they are for fear of what the public will thing, I can’t wait for the day when anyone of a different sexuality will feel safe enough shout who they love without any fear or discrimination A definite must read!

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Yule Lads Legend: Iceland’s Jolasveinar by Heidi Herman – Review by Carrie Reed

Yule Lads Legend: Iceland's J�lasveinarYule Lads Legend: Iceland’s J�lasveinar by Heidi Herman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 stars

I enjoyed this book. I really love how this is not a typically Christmas story, at least in America. The trolls are mean at first and try to help get the bad kids to Gryla, but then one Christmas they decide to be more on the nice side and provide the kids with presents. It is nice to see that even though these presents are very basic, the children are happy, which in turn makes the trolls feel joy. It seems they will no longer try to lure the bad children, but continue to make them happy. I really like how the trolls want nothing in return except for the satisfaction of making someone else smile, that is very good lesson to teach children.

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No Rest for the Wicked (Life Is Hell Book 1) by Naomi Valkyrie – Review by Carrie Reed

No Rest for the Wicked (Life is Hell #1)No Rest for the Wicked by Naomi Valkyrie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 stars!

This author is quickly becoming one of my favorites. This is a genre I wouldn’t think I would enjoy but then I get so into the story I’m begging for more. I felt real bad for Delilah, getting forced to work on her vacation and on top of that doing something she did not want to do for 3 witches she never meant to come into contact with. I was excited to see her meet the sheriff, Malakhi and to see where their relationship would head. I was not prepared for but, was ecstatic to welcome Caspian into this mix! I really enjoyed the flow of this book, the story, and the characters. I love that the author introduced LGBT+ characters into this story and I am really looking forward to see what happens next with this trio. I also wouldn’t mind see what comes of Sheridan and her crush.

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The First Noel: A Tale of Friendship by Clare Johnson – Review by Carrie Reed

The First Noel A Tale of FriendshipThe First Noel A Tale of Friendship by Clare Johnson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 stars!
Wonderful book, with two very beautiful messages. I really love that in this story of Christ’s birth there is also the story of two girls, who are friends at first but then drift away because the wiseman’s daughter thought the shepherd’s daughter was beneath her because she was poor. This book shows that you should love everyone and even if you have friends that are less off than you, that is no reason to treat them differently than a true friend. I liked the style of the illustrations, really well done. Love this book for children, excellent lesson!

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The Sanctuary Chronicles Box Set – Book 1-3 + Novella by India Kells – Review by Carrie Reed

The Sanctuary Chronicles Box Set - Book 1-3 + NovellaThe Sanctuary Chronicles Box Set – Book 1-3 + Novella by India Kells
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 stars!
This series is a definite must read. There is romance, drama, action, vampires, werewolves, witches and everything you could want in a book. Each book has its own set of trials for the couples to overcome and characters to fall in love with. My favorite couple is Sera and Ian from Blind Magic, I can’t get over how awesome of a woman Sera is and the love between her and Ian. I really enjoyed these books and how the story flowed, how the characters were written and the different dramas that befell each couple. I have loved every India Kells book I have read so far and look forward to see what she has in store next.

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A Merry Texan Christmas (The Prentice Brothers of Sweet Ridge Book 3) by Nicole Flockton – Review by Carrie Reed

A Merry Texan Christmas (Prentice Brothers of Sweet Ridge, #3)A Merry Texan Christmas by Nicole Flockton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 stars
Such a perfect book to read at this time of year to enter me into the Christmas season and boost my Christmas spirits. I quickly became lost in the story, and couldn’t wait to see what would happen at each turn. Trey and Maggie’s chemistry is awesome! It is really sweet that Maggie “used” to have a crush on him, but we all know she never lost that crush. The love she has for Christmas is everything I wish I was. Their little rivalry is cute and had me smiling. Trey seems like the perfect man to me, he is retired from baseball and now runs a book store and it doesn’t hurt that of course he is good looking. The fact that he can decorate a window for Christmas doesn’t hurt either. Watching these two grow in their relationship and in general is sweet and fun to watch. I really enjoyed this series, and I’m sad it has ended. Are you sure there are no other secret brothers we can add in?

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Breaking Tessa by T. Christensen – Review by Carrie Reed

Breaking Tessa: A College Sport RomanceBreaking Tessa: A College Sport Romance by T. Christensen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 stars!

Wow! I loved everything about this book! This story had me, my emotions and my heart all over the place. At first I was thinking that this would be another rich, popular, star athlete, falls in love with the pretty, shy and slightly less fortunate girl. In a way it was, but it was also so much more. I was waiting and waiting for the bomb to drop in their relationship and when it did it was not what I was expecting at all! Tessa is a sweetheart, I don’t know how anyone could dislike her but, Jordan’s nasty mom sure does. She is basic snotty rich house wife that thinks any girl her son has needs to be elite. The relationship between Tessa and Jordan is beautiful and then towards the end I started getting nervous for Tessa, Jordan seemed too distracted to make time for her, and a certain thing that he makes her do alone, whew, my heart just shattered. I need more! I can’t wait until the next book because I have to see what happens. Highly recommend this book!

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Grumbler’s Ride (Satan’s Devils MC San Diego #2) by Manda Mellett – Review by Carrie Reed

Grumbler's Ride (Satan's Devils MC San Diego #2)Grumbler’s Ride by Manda Mellett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 stars!

I am loving this series so far with the older generation! Grumbler never really seems like a rough guy to me, I guess his appearance is rough but every exchange he had with anyone, he seemed sweet. I love him and Mary together, and he finally found himself an old lady. It is fun to see what situation the boys will get themselves involved with, that ends up with them meeting their destined partner. This story made me so sad and disgusted with people that would steal children and make videos. I was happy to see the Utah chapter step in and help fight this ring. When Swift shows up to help, and has the honor of leading the torture, the guys find a new respect for her, and I think they finally see why she was patched in. The story was beautifully written, I loved every character and was very pleased with how Grumbler and Mary ended up. I love Manda Mellett’s MC series because the story is so much more than a hot biker hooking up with a woman, there is so much depth to each book. I can’t wait to see who comes next.

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Wendigo Forest by C.A. King, USA Today Bestselling Author – Review by Carrie Reed

Wendigo ForestWendigo Forest by C.A. King
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars!

Yes! I want more! I wasn’t sure how this book was going to play out being so short, or if I would even be able to get in to it, I DID! I was so hooked by the last page I was screaming for more! I’m not sure if I have ever read a story centered around wendigos but I loved this story. Clara seems like an odd one, but I was so hoping she would make some new friends that she could form a long lasting relationship with, but she felt as if she was the odd one out yet again. I am also holding out hope that Hank isn’t a jerk, sometimes he seems like he would be and then other times I am hoping for Clara and Hank to develop something special. Her parents are only in this town to chase down the most current serial killer, an assumed wendigo. There is a nice twist at the end that will change Clara’s life forever. I really need to see what happens next so fingers crossed there is a follow up to this book!

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