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Guilty Pleasures Volume 3: Guilty Pleasures by Joyce McCarthy – Review by Carrie Reed

Guilty Pleasures Volume 3Guilty Pleasures Volume 3 by Joyce McCarthy
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Guilty Pleasures Volume 3 by Joyce McCarthy
5 out of 5 stars

This is a great short read! This book includes 15 different stories, all perfect and satisfying.

Each story is very interesting to read, and it’s fun to see where Brad ends up next. He meets many different women and each story ends up very steamy and sexy. The chemistry between Brad and the other ladies just works for me.

I would highly recommend this book for a quick read. I’m very impressed how addicted I got and how the authors writing really pulls you in.

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Love Me, Dreamy (Love Me Series) by Laura Burton – Review by Carrie Reed

Love Me, DreamyLove Me, Dreamy by Laura Burton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Love Me Dreamy by Laura Burton
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars

This book was excellent! The story was great, towards the middle I was starting to get confused but the way it was wrapped up at the end was nice and clear. The characters are wonderfully written and easy to love.

The way this story was written, and the thought and planning that went into it blew my mind. I didn’t pick it up really until the end but was extremely happy with the outcome.
The two main characters of Amelia and Toby meet my chance in England and fall in love with a quickness. Amelia suspects something is going on because of the dreams she continues to have and the men in black she sees following her and Toby around. Toby on the other hand knows what is happening but can’t bring himself to tell Amelia without ruining what they have.

When the men in black finally catch up to the couple it may be too late.

I would HIGHLY recommend reading this book. You will not be disappointed. There is not much in the way of romance, just more loving words and kissing but it is perfect for this story.

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Unchained Memory (Interstellar Rescue Series Book 1) by Donna S. Frelick – Review by Carrie Reed

Unchained Memory ( Interstellar Rescue Series Book 1)Unchained Memory by Donna S. Frelick
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Unchained Memory by Donna S. Frelick
(The Interstellar Rescue Series Book 1)
My rating 4 out of 5 stars

This book was a wonderful read. Not normally my style but I got hooked. The characters are very well written and the storyline is incredible. A nice mix of romance, action and sci fi.

I really liked the character of Asia, she is such a strong woman and that really shows with her determination to fight and regain her memories. Ethan was touch and go for a while but, I grew to like him and, more importantly, liked him for Asia. All of the drama and action revolving around this couple such as the kidnappers and alien abductions makes for a crazy ride, and I enjoyed every moment.

I would recommend this book, there is so much going on and various twists and turns the book takes that anyone will become addicted to the story.

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Whom Shall I Kiss… An Earl, A Marquess, or A Duke? (Tricking the Scoundrels #1) by Laura A. Barnes – Review by Carrie Reed

Whom Shall I Kiss... An Earl, A Marquess, or A Duke? (Tricking the Scoundrels #1)Whom Shall I Kiss… An Earl, A Marquess, or A Duke? by Laura A. Barnes
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Whom Shall I kiss… An Earl, A Marquess, or A Duke?
By Laura A. Barnes
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars

This was such a cute book! The story could have gone on a little longer for me so that the characters could have more development, but I enjoyed it thoroughly.

Sidney is such an awesome character. I love how she is doing research on men to discover how they act and react to different situations involving a woman they are pursuing. The fact that she is doing this in the time period she lives in, where women are supposed to just stay home and keep their husbands happy, makes her that much more an amazing woman.

At first I was conflicted on who I wanted her to be with but the more and more I saw her interactions with Wilde, the more I wanted her to choose him and fall in love. Wilde as well as Sheffield are both horrible men, but you can see the change in Wilde. Sheffield is just nasty beginning to end. I wish we could have seen more of Rory, one of her best friends.

Overall a fantastic first book. I can’t wait until the second book to see what is in store for Sidney’s best friend Sophia. I feel like there may be something going on with her and Sheffield, and the story there seems to be very interesting. I would love to see more of Rory too.

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Orion’s Kiss by Claire Luana – Review by Carrie Reed

Orion's KissOrion’s Kiss by Claire Luana
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Orion’s Kiss by Claire Luana
My rating 4 out of 5 stars

Orion’s Kiss is a fun read. There is so much going on in this book, magic, mystery, drama, and a little bit of romance.

Meriah or Merope as she is known as, is the daughter of Atlas. She spends lifetime upon lifetime trying to find ways to break the curse on her and her sisters. The curse causes all of her sisters to die at the hands of the God Orion.

Orion is her enemy as he is the one killing her sisters, but it seems that Orion and Meriah start a romance that may not be in the cards. It looks like Meriah will have to kill Orion in order to break the curse and save her sisters from dying again.

Overall a great read. I loved the Greek mythology and history that was thrown in. I would highly recommend this book.

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Michael’s Heart by Lori Thomas Harrington – Review by Carrie Reed

Michael's HeartMichael’s Heart by Lori Thomas Harrington
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Michael’s Heart by Lori Thomas Harrington

This one is a doozy. The way the story is written and the characters is fantastic.

Colbie dies, and when she does, she meets Michael. When she wakes back up she has to figure out her next steps in life. Colbie starts to struggle with finding her music because of her longing for Michael. Although it is painful for her to leave Michael she can feel him in her heart. He gives her the inspiration to write. Colbie meets another man eventually and starts to develop feelings for him, but in the back of her mind, she can’t forget Michael.

This story has everything you could want in a book, romance, tears and happiness. I would definitely recommend this book!

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Obsessed (Lila Casey Series Book 1) by J Collins – Review by Carrie Reed

Obsessed: Lila Casey Book 1 (Lila Casey Series)Obsessed: Lila Casey Book 1 by J. Collins
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Obsessed: Lila Casey Book 1 by J. Collins
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars

I love paranormal books and this one was great! I really liked the story and the characters in this book, it really came together nicely. It was nice and refreshing to see the main character of Lila being obsessed with vampire romance and then bam, she is in one. That was new for me and was really intriguing to watch.

Lila and Adam are a great pairing. I feel like anyone in a situation with vampires would have a hard time figuring out who to trust and watching Lila and Adam’s relationship develop was nice. Their romance is beautiful. The secondary characters were amazing as well. They provided some comic relief every now and again.

This book was full of suspense, romance and a lot of wondering what will happen next. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who loves paranormal romance, and can’t wait to see more from this author.

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Return (Rewind Book 2) by Rowan Shaw – Review by Carrie Reed

Return (Rewind #2)Return by Rowan Shaw
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Return by Rowan Shaw
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars!

This was an excellent second book to Rewind. Raphael and Adrien are wonderfully written characters and their story is beautiful. I also really liked the glimpse of Enzo and Florian to get a taste of how their relationship is working out.

Raphael is such a strong man. I didn’t think at first that he would be able to follow all of the rules set in place when moving into Adrien’s apartment, but he did even though he broke the biggest rule but kept it to himself. He struggles a lot with his feelings for Adrien but manages to suppress them so that he can continue living in the apartment and has somewhere to sleep.

Adrien broke my heart. His whole story is heart wrenching from his family issues to how young he was when he started his current job. I can understand him completely not wanting to give up or let anything interfere with his job because he needs the money and never wants to have to live on the streets again. At the same time my heart hurts because if you finally found love, wouldn’t you do anything to keep it?

The secondary characters are just as wonderful, I love how they have Adrien’s back through it all even if it may mean they can no longer do business with him, as long as he was happy. An overall fantastic book, I would highly recommend. I can’t wait to see more from this author!

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Children Of The Future by Jane Suen – Review by Carrie Reed

Children Of The FutureChildren Of The Future by Jane Suen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Children of The Future by Jane Suen
My rating 4 out of 5 stars

Everything I have read by this author so far as been short but very enjoyable. She knows how to put enough details, story line and punch into a few pages and I love it.

Telly is a loveable character. His concern for the missing children and his initiative to find them is beautiful. How can all the kids go missing except for one? I would highly recommend this book. Read to find out what happens with the missing children and enjoy all the mystery revolving around this lone bus driver and his one companion. Will they be able to uncover the truth?

The ending and well the whole story really was very well written. I again want to stress how intelligent Jane is in that she can fit so much punch and impact in just a short amount of time. I have not read a book from her that I haven’t thoroughly enjoyed.

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A Protector’s Touch by Parker Sinclair – Review by Carrie Reed

A Protector's TouchA Protector’s Touch by Parker Sinclair
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A Protector’s Touch by Parker Sinclair
My rating: 5 stars

Wow! This book is truly heartbreaking and beautiful.

I can sympathize with April, and can see why she thinks she so weak in dealing with her scumbag of an ex boyfriend. I hate that her or any woman for that matter, lives with the abuse she did. When she meets Shan, her life starts to change and for the better. He dealt with a similar situation with his mother before, and it seems that he inspires hope in April that she can take care of her ex-boyfriend through the courts, be done with this mess of a relationship and move on to a brighter future. April becomes a stronger woman able to take care of herself and stand up for herself ant that is truly inspiring. Shan is a wonderful character and shows that there are good men out there.

I highly recommend this book! I appreciate the author taking the time to showcase the world of someone living in a relationship with physical abuse and how she overcame it. I hope anyone who reads this book and is in a similar situation can find inspiration and hope.

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