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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Dinner With The Wolf (Misfits & Rogues Series Book 2) by Kimberly Forrest – Review by Carrie Reed

Dinner with The Wolf (Misfits & Rogues Series Book 2)Dinner with The Wolf by Kimberly Forrest
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Dinner With The Wolf by Kimberly Forrest
Misfits & Rogues Series Book 2
My rating: 5 stars

I really liked this book. I love when there is a mix of vampire and werewolf because, why not? The drama, romance and danger left me very satisfied with how this story turned out.

Jules is a wolf shifter. He is destined to live his immortality fighting his wolf. Little by little he is going insane and to add on top of that mess, he has to hunt down Vivian who is on the run. Vivian is a former actress who made a deal with a vampire to be beautiful forever and now she is on the run from her sanctuary. Both characters initially hate one another but slowly we see the attraction coming from both of them. Most people may hate Vivian at first but I could kind of understand her and thought she was a very well written character. Jules and Vivian’s budding relationship was awesome to watch unfold.

I highly recommend this book, it can be read as a standalone but I would recommend reading it as a series. I can’t wait to see what the next installment has to offer.

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Jake the Growling Dog (Jake the Growling Dog Book 1) by Samantha Shannon – Review by Carrie Reed

Jake the Growling DogJake the Growling Dog by Samantha Shannon
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Jake The Growling Dog by Samantha Shannon
5 stars

This is such a sweet book, it teaches that no matter if your different from everyone else, that is okay. Being unique is beautiful. I also like at the end the list of people or authority figures that you can teach your children to be thankful for.

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Beachcomber Enemy: A Romantic Thriller (Beachcomber Investigations Book 10) by Stephanie Queen – Review by Carrie Reed

Beachcomber EnemyBeachcomber Enemy by Stephanie Queen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Beachcomber Enemy by Stephanie Queen
Beachcomber Investigations Series
Book 10
My rating: 4 out of 5 stars

This book is a perfect additions to the Beachcomber investigations series. This book has a little of everything you could want in a story, action, suspense and romance.

Dane and Shana are a fantastic couple. I love how fiercely protective Dane is of her, and it shows how much he loves her. When there is an attempt on their lives they work together to see if they can find the culprit. It seems Dane may not actually be the one in danger, it could be Shana? There are romantic scenes, heart skipping action scenes, one in which lands one character hurt and a friend they must rescue. I will say no more, read on to find out what happens and to whom.

I highly recommend this book, but more importantly the complete series. You can read this as a standalone but I would recommend starting from book 1, you will not regret it.

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Crafting Love (Wine & Furniture Series Book 1) by A.E. Gamrat – Review by Carrie Reed

Crafting Love (Wine & Furniture Series Book 1)Crafting Love by A E Gamrat
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Crafting Love by A.E. Gamrat
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars

This book was such a sweet story. First I loved how the main character of Kelly was into crafting, it was refreshing to see something new regarding the jobs of the characters. Second I loved that the story was filled with drama, romance and laughter.

Kelly is such a great character. She is a strong, independent and hard working woman. She loves her life even though she is constantly busy and she loves her friends and family. When she meets Kirk she instantly feels a connection with him, but due to a bad previous relationship she is very wary and will not tolerate any lying. Kirk is a wonderful, he has moved in with his cousin Grant due to some issues back in his hometown and is just looking to settle down and live a quiet life with no drama. When he meets Kelly, the same thing goes through his mind, he feels a connections with her and instantly falls in love.

Both Kelly and Kirk are honest and open with each other but both have secrets about their pasts that they are not openly ready to share. When a terrible girl, Sonnie, calls Kirk out at Kelly’s 30th birthday, the secrets all come to light and both characters need to work out if they think they can truly make a relationship between them work.

The secondary characters are amazing as well. Grace is Kelly’s best friend since preschool, they have been through a lot together but she sometimes gets on my nerves. It seems as though she can’t seem to see the evil in certain people, and takes some of her anger out on Kelly, which is uncalled for. Grant is Grace’s boyfriend and Kirk’s cousin. He has pretty much adopted Kelly into his life as his sister and their relationship is solid. Daisy and Delilah are Kelly’s bosses at work and provide much need comic relief, and seem like such sweet people to know. I would highly recommend this book!

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Wild Bastard: A Dark Sparrow Novel by India Kells – Review by Carrie Reed

Wild BastardWild Bastard by India Kells
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wild Bastard by India Kells
A Dark Sparrow Novel
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars

A great follow up to Cold Bastard. In this book we meet Kai and Izzy. I was so hoping for their story and my dreams came true. This book is a nice mix of romance and suspense, so it will have you engrossed the whole way through.

Kai’s father is a douche and Kai will stop at nothing to bring his father’s company down while also dealing with this 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. I do wish Kai and Izzy were not in so many compromising situations, or I could see them together quicker, but then we wouldn’t have a great story right?

Second chance romance is one of my top favorite genres, so this book was perfect and everything I wanted for Izzy and Kai. I would recommend reading to find out if Izzy and Kai can make it through all of this drama. This book can be read as a standalone but I highly recommend you start from the beginning. This author never disappoints.

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Misfortune of Vision (Druid’s Brooch Book 4) by Christy Nicholas – Review by Carrie Reed

Misfortune of Vision (Druid's Brooch #4)Misfortune of Vision by Christy Nicholas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Misfortune of Vision by Christy Nicholas
Druid’s Brooch Series Book 4
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars

This book is a great addition to the series. I liked this story a lot, seeing Orlagh at a different age and getting to know as a reader, the connections she had between the multiple characters we have met. This book goes back and forth between Orlagh’s point of view and that of her grandson Declan.

Orlagh is getting older and is the last person from her family line to possess the brooch. She has to go in search of someone from her bloodline to take over the brooch but it seems that is a little bit more tricky than she anticipated. Along with her she takes Clodagh, a young orphan whom she has taken in to train, and Cu-uladh, an older warrior and friend. They set out on a journey to find one of her grandsons and meet many complications on the way.

Declan has been on his own for awhile now and still at a young age could easily jump into life as a working man and settle down. In my opinion I think he is a hard worker but, he is not very good at doing anything other than singing. I believe he can be taught and learn to become great at a specific trade but, he is greedy and selfish which will not turn out great for him in the end.

When Declan and Orlagh finally meet up, Orlagh is hesitant to give the brooch to Declan because she can already see the greed in his eyes and knows that he wouldn’t truly hold on to the brooch or protect its powers. After this Orlagh goes on a quest, and has to call upon the services of Ammatan in the faerie world to help with finding someone with her true bloodline to keep the brooch.

Overall a great read, I don’t want to say much more and give away all of the drama that happens but, there is some juicy drama that unfolds in the end, and in my opinion everyone got what they deserved!

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Cold Bastard (A Dark Sparrow Novel Book 2) by India Kells – Review by Carrie Reed

Cold Bastard (Dark Sparrow #2)Cold Bastard by India Kells
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Cold Bastard by India Kells
A Dark Sparrow Novel
My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Such a great book! The story was filled with steamy romance, drama and action making for an excellent read.

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 and kind of jealous she has such a great thing going for her with that. The chemistry between her and her new boss Archer is off the charts and I love them together. 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 loveable 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.

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Hate to Love You (Baker’s Bunch Book 1) by Lily Ryan – Review by Carrie Reed

Hate to Love You (Baker's Bunch Book 1)Hate to Love You by Lily Ryan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Hate To Love You by Lily Ryan
Baker’s Bunch Book 1
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars

This book was a rough ride. The story is wonderful, the characters are fantastic and the issues Sam and Tyler’s family face are very real. The drama with Sam and her brother’s best friend Cole is over the top. I say that because everything can always be worked out by communication, but Sam seemed to have the most trouble doing that. Throughout the whole book it seemed Sam and Cole just couldn’t stop breaking each other’s hearts over and over. At one point Cole has had enough and Sam realizes she could lose him forever if she doesn’t get her issues together. Their relationship is beautiful though, and I really pulled for them the whole way.

This book had me on edge the whole way through and I could not put it down. There are some great steamy scenes and an awesome story line. I would highly recommend this to any romance lover.

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