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Serenade by TK Lawyer – Review by Carrie Reed

SerenadeSerenade by TK Lawyer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4 stars
The story was engaging and easy to get drawn into. I liked the characters but felt that both Eva and Kingsley were super obnoxious at times. It was annoying that Kingsley would never come out and just say what he was to Eva, leaving her guessing at everything in their relationship. Eva is a strong woman but I can understand her hesitance to get too involved with Kingsley, being brokenhearted before, and not understanding anything that was going on between them. I was expecting something to happen with Kingsley’s friend Hazel, but was surprised to see it was Eva’s “friend” Crimson who started all the drama. Overall it was a great romance between the two main characters and again, a great story line.

I would really be interested to see a story about Marianna and Claire, Eva’s witch friends, and maybe even Kingsley’s brother.

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2am Secrets by M. Piper – Review by Carrie Reed

2am Secrets2am Secrets by M. Piper
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars!

Beautiful book, sweet, sexy, painful and heartbreaking all in one. The characters and storyline are perfect. I love stories about falling in love with brother’s best friend, and this one was great because of all the background issues. My heart ached for Sam and Sadie in regards to their grandmother. I can’t decide who I felt more loss for, Sam, with the way he and his life spiraled out of control or Sadie, who seemed conflicted due to her brother’s actions and words as well as dealing with her relationship and feelings for Archer. Archer was a total prince, in that he was always there for Sadie, and always wanted to be around her to help her with anything. I could see how much love he had for her. The ending was rough, it left me hoping for a second book, maybe to see how Sam changes his life. I was thinking maybe he may end up getting involved with Sadie’s friend Rory, but being introduced to Archer’s cousin Lyssa at the end gets me wondering if maybe her and Sam…. I would highly recommend this book.

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Black Cat Security by Katerina Ross – Review by Carrie Reed

Black Cat SecurityBlack Cat Security by Katerina Ross
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4 Stars
Nice short read, although I think this could have been longer and made into a novel, I see this story could have really taken off but I am pleased with what I got. I was sad for Dragomir having to deal with his PTSD and curse and all the rage he had built up inside. Meeting Ida I think saves his life. She is a feisty one, I like her style. She helps Dragomir with all his anger and by having him be submissive, and to his surprise it works. Again, sadly it is a shorter story, but definitely worth the read, I would recommend giving this book a try.

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FLOWERS IN DECEMBER TRILOGY: Flowers in December, Coming Home, Second Chance by Jane Suen – Review by Carrie Reed

FLOWERS IN DECEMBER TRILOGYFLOWERS IN DECEMBER TRILOGY by Jane Suen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Flowers in December Trilogy by Jane Suen
4 stars

Jane Suen has a unique writing style that always pulls me deep into her books. I really enjoyed this trilogy and I liked the way the different struggles were written in, such as, dealing with grief, loss and second chances at love. Reading through Connor and Mary Ann’s story is frustrating, heartbreaking and beautiful and I would highly recommend this great set of books.

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Call of the Alpha (Powder River Pack Book 2) by Brooke May – Review by Carrie Reed

Call of the Alpha (The Powder River Pack #2)Call of the Alpha by Brooke May
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Call of the Alpha by Brooke May
5 stars!

Love love love werewolf romance and this one met all my expectations. This story was not your typical werewolf story line, in that only the men were werewolves. There is romance, some drama and little heartbreak, and cane together quite nicely. Mason and Rylie are wonderful together and the development of their relationship is fun to watch. I really liked how it again, wasn’t your standard werewolf novel and Mason had a child that Rylie came to love. I wish there was more drama around Mason’s ex Cat or even Rylie’s co-worker Pete but overall still a book worth reading. I can’t wait to read the next book which is hopefully about Mason’s brother Miles and Rylie’s best friend Alexis! 10 out of 10 would recommend this book!

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Scoring Chance: A Mile High Miners Novella by Lane Martin – Review by Carrie Reed

Scoring Chance : A Mile High Miners NovellaScoring Chance : A Mile High Miners Novella by Lane Martin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Scoring Chance: A Mile High Miners Novella by Lane Martin
5 stars!

What a beautiful story! Sports themed romances are always a hit. Rhett and Eden both have their own issues they are going through and pasts they are dealing with. Eden is a strong woman although she thinks otherwise and will never bring herself to ask for help. Because of her past is wary to trust or get involved with anyone, until Rhett breaks down all her walls. Rhett is a wonderful man and although he has his own demons, he will not give up on making Eden his. He is very patient with her and loving, so I fell for him right away.

The secondary characters in Eden’s life such as Robin, Adelaide and Cassie, help shape Eden into the woman she is today and help her in opening up and depending more on others. The work they are doing for other kids in the system like Eden and Adelaide is so meaningful and made the story that much more beautiful. I can’t wait to read about the next couple in the series!

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Before The Second Show by Thia Finn – Review by Carrie Reed

Before the Second ShowBefore the Second Show by Thia Finn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 stars!

Great book by Thia Finn. I really enjoyed the aspect of the characters being in a band. It always makes for a fun read, with some twists and turns because of the lifestyle those characters lead. Alex being the lead guitarist in the band Trace has all of the temptations of someone in the spotlight and famous, so how he would remember one girl, one kiss, one night after a show is beyond me. Emmy, bless her heart, thinks after her first kiss, and with a rock star, she is in love makes me cringe. When they meet years later and he doesn’t remember her, of course my heart breaks for her, but I also am thinking how naive she is and is pleased to see her grow into a stronger woman. The storyline is wonderful. I loved following along with Emmy and Alex to see where their story would end, if it would end with them together or just in heartbreak and mess.
The secondary characters were awesome. Adam, Alex’s brother and Rylee, Emmy’s best friend are nicely written in, and wouldn’t mind seeing a story about each of them. Overall would 10 out of 10 recommend this book, it is filled with drama, romance and music making for a wild journey.

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REWIND Boxed set (Rewind Series Books 1-4) By Rowan Shaw – Review by Carrie Reed

Rewind Boxed SetRewind Boxed Set by Rowan Shaw
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Rewind Boxed Set by Rowan Shaw
5 stars!

This is a fantastic set of books. I can’t sing enough praises to Rowan Shaw for this excellent set of stories. The characters in each book are all so wonderful and I am immediately drawn into knowing more about each relationship. The trials the characters had to face are very real in the gay community and are explained and handled so nicely. It makes my heart hurt for anyone facing these situations knowing that their end may not be had happy as that in these books but I am extremely pleased with how everything comes to a close. I hope, pray and wish for more books like this from Rowan Shaw, re reading the series won’t be enough for me!

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THE RUNAROUND: A Single Dad Romantic Comedy (CAROLINA CONNECTIONS BOOK 6) By SYLVIE STEWART – Review by Carrie Reed

The Runaround (Carolina Connections #6)The Runaround by Sylvie Stewart
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Runaround by Sylvie Stewart – 5 stars!

Such a sweet, sexy, and drama filled story! I really enjoyed reading the drama that came along with Jax, his new found daughter Lola and his ex Darcy. I was nervous that Darcy was going to be and even bigger witch than she already was, and I was disappointed I didn’t get to see a real resolution to the character of Mitch. It seems like Jax and Arianna do this dance with each other around their feelings and level of attraction to each other until finally it happens. Then some hearts break, and I can fully understand why, but communication is always the best policy! The secondary characters that make up a part of the group Ari and Jax hang out with, were fun to read about and brought some comedy into the mix. I would definitely recommend giving this book a read!

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REBOUND (REWIND BOOK 4) By Rowan Shaw – Review by Carrie Reed

Rebound (Rewind #4)Rebound by Rowan Shaw
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Rebound (Rewind Book 4) by Rowan Shaw
5 stars!

Oh Rowan Shaw! Her writing is off the charts, and I have yet to read any book by her I don’t like or can’t get in to. Noah’s story is everything I hoped it would be and more. I wasn’t sure how I would feel about Noah being with a female after such a long relationship with his previous boyfriend because I was already in love with all the gay characters and their relationships. Rowan Shaw definitely changed my mind and I was very pleased and excited to watch Noah and his new polyamorous relationship. My heart was truly broken when his relationship of 10 years ended but he picked himself up and found his happiness. I really love when character from the other books cross over.

This book can be read as a stand-alone but it is 100 times better if you read the series in order. I can’t wait to see what she will bring us next!

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