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Journeys Through SpaceTime (Journeys Through Book 1) by James Talisman – Review by Carrie Reed

Journeys Through SpaceTimeJourneys Through SpaceTime by James Talisman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4 Stars!

This is not my usual genre but sometimes I really just love a good sci-fi read. This book is so complex with many different characters and worlds intermingling, but it all works, and comes together nicely while still being able to follow along easily. The storyline was gripping and very fun to get into, and I love a book that makes me feel as if I am living in the same time, or space etc. The action, suspense and adventure kept me enthralled waiting to see what would happen next to each individual character. I really enjoyed the beginning that had a layout of all the different worlds, the characters we would meet from those different worlds and how they were connected to the other characters. It helped me put a lot together in my own mind. I was impressed with how easy it was to follow along with each journey because at the start of a new story, the world in which we were being transported to was announced. I would definitely recommend giving this book a read, I don’t think you would be disappointed in the slightest.

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Second Chance (The Flowers In December Trilogy, book 3) by Jane Suen – Review by Carrie Reed

Second Chance (Flowers in December #3)Second Chance by Jane Suen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars!

I have loved every book I have read by Jane Suen. They are not my usual genre but for some reason I get pulled right in.
This was such a sweet book watching Mary Ann and Connor find their way back to each other. I enjoyed reading the character of Mary Ann, she is a strong yet because of a rough past with her stepdad she doesn’t trust very easily. Connor kind of irked me at some points, and I had trouble deciding if I really wanted Mary Ann to be with him again.
I love a good second chance romance, so this story was great for me, and I would highly recommend this book, and every book by Jane Suen really. This book can be read as a standalone but I would recommend reading the others in the series.

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Amy’s Santa (Satan’s Devils MC Second Generation #1) by Manda Mellett – Review by Carrie Reed

Amy's Santa (Satan's Devils MC Second Generation #1)Amy’s Santa by Manda Mellett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 stars!

Loved it! I love books revolving around motorcycle clubs, and this one did not disappoint me. Any book that can make my heart skip a beat is a good one by me!

I did not get to read the first series, so I came in blind, but I could easily get into the story and follow along. Bless Amy’s heart, I would be torn up too if I had seen the man I was in love with in a compromising situation. Now years later, I think she is brave and has mass courage to come back to the MC for Christmas, knowing she will most likely run into Wizard. You can tell these two belong together but so much is standing in their way it seems like they will never be able to get around it and finally move on. On top of that there is Amy’s secret, and club business, it seems like everyone is in for a mess of drama. I really enjoyed this book and will definitely be checking out the other books from this series.

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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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