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Rockin’ It Home: a Lawson Family Novel by Tracey Cramer-Kelly – Review by Cassi Rogers

Rockin' It Home (Lawson Family #3)Rockin’ It Home by Tracey Cramer-Kelly
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Rockin’ It Home by Tracey Cramer-Kelly is the third book in the Lawson Family Novel series. I will say that I have enjoyed all the books I’ve read thus far in the series… but this one has been my favorite so far. I’m sure you could read this book as a stand-alone, if you really wanted to. However I wouldn’t advise that. I think that to get a better understanding of Ben, you need to read the previous 2 books in the series. I was wondering when his book was going to come along.. and here it is. Ben has a hellacious past. He hasn’t always been the best person, and as a rocker in a band, it was so easy for him to make terrible decisions. I like books that are kind of like enemies to lovers… and if you like them too, you should definitely read this book. I liked how it started out between Ben and Danielle, with them trying to skirt around and avoid one another. After time, a kind of friendship develops, and things just take off from there. I was thrilled to see Ben in a better place, making better decisions, and finally ending up happy. I could feel all of the emotions in this book and see the scenes play out before me. Tracey is an excellent writer, who has outdone herself once again. Add this book to your reading list, along with the others in the series, you won’t be disappointed.

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Mountains Loved (Mountains Series #3) By Phoebe Alexander – Review by Cassi Rogers

Mountains Series Boxed Set: (Books 1-3)Mountains Series Boxed Set: by Phoebe Alexander
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

If you haven’t read this or added this to your TBR pile, you definitely should be doing that RIGHT NOW! This is the second series that I have read from phoebe Alexander and I can say that she is quickly becoming one of my favorite romance authors. The way she writes is phenomenal and the emotion she packs into all of her books is just unbelievable. I was not disappointed in the least little bit while reading any of these books.
Mountains Wanted (book 1): The characters in this book were all so charming and precious. The chemistry between the different couples was remarkable. I felt like I truly knew them, as if they were my personal friends. Sarah is a very smart and open minded individual. I love the relationships that she develops throughout the book, especially her deep attachment to James. Throughout the struggles of their rocky start, I understood why Sarah would feel so connected to James while they were together and so distant while they were apart. It was fun watching their relationship grow. Sarah’s best friend, Rachel, is just a peach. She speaks her mind without a filter and I love it… she takes this book to a whole new level. She is witty, funny, and really balances Sarah out.
Mountains Climbed (book 2): The characters from the 1st book are still in this one as are some new characters. Of course, I love all of the original characters and I was thrilled to see they were still there. At this point I would say that Sarah and James have kind of tried to part ways, He is deployed overseas and is wanting to settle down with someone else. Meanwhile, Sarah is broken hearted and just trying to feel like a person again. While out trying to live her life, she meets a young man named Garett Stone. He is charming, good looking, and a great distraction from the pain in her life. I desperately wanted to like Garett… but he just made it so hard to do so. Sarah ended up being hurt… again. I wanted so much for her to be happy. The push and pull of the relationship that she and James share this slightly frustrating. However I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. I understand both of their struggles, uncertainty, and desire. I feel as if they share a connection that many people don’t get to experience in life. I was over the moon reading the ending to this book!
Mountains Loved (book 3): This book is the continuation of the story about James and Sarah. From the very first page of book one I was absorbed in the love story with these two. I was thrilled that things finally worked out for them as a couple as I was fighting for them all along. Sarah finally has her happy ending. Or what she thought was her happy ending. However, marriage and adult life is sometimes not as simple as it seems to be. The happy couple struggles with many heart wrenching things, like fertility issues, trust issues, and the decision to open their relationship back up or not. I felt the heartache myself, as if it were me who was the one suffering through these terrible things. There were several times throughout this book I wanted to punch James directly in the face… but I knew Sarah, who is the voice of reason in the relationship, would get it all straightened out. I also felt sadness in my soul when there were points brought up about how quickly your children grow up. But I will say that every emotion I felt while on the roller coaster of reading this book was so worth the beautiful ending.

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Mountains Loved (Mountains Series #3) By Phoebe Alexander – Review by Cassi Rogers

Mountains Loved (Mountains #3)Mountains Loved by Phoebe Alexander
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Mountains Loved is the third book in the Mountains series written by Phoebe Alexander. As usual, I cannot say enough good things about this author and her style of writing… she is just phenomenal. Also, per usual, I will say that you need to read this series in the order that it was written. This is the continuation of the story about James and Sarah. From the very first page of book one I was absorbed in the love story with these two. I was thrilled that things finally worked out for them as a couple as I was fighting for them all along. Some of the things in this book were hard to read (regarding infertility issues and miscarriages) so it may not be suitable for everyone. I felt the heartache myself, as if it were me who was the one suffering through these terrible things. I also felt sadness in my soul when there were points brought up about how quickly your children grow up. But I will say that every emotion I felt while on the roller coaster of reading this book was so worth the beautiful ending. I will forever be a Phoebe fan and will seek to get my hands on anything that she has written.

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Mountains Climbed (Mountains Series #2) by Phoebe Alexander – Review by Cassi Rogers

Mountains Climbed (Mountains, #2)Mountains Climbed by Phoebe Alexander
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Mountains Climbed is the 2nd installment in the Mountain series written by Phoebe Alexander. As usual, I would suggest reading the books in order. I feel it is important, especially in this series, to get the best understanding of what is going on. The characters from the 1st book are still in this one as are some new characters. Of course, I love all of the original characters and I was thrilled to see they were still there. I really wanted to like some of the new characters but some of them ended up being on my bad list. Sarah, the main character in the book, is really wise and has a lot going for her, she has two beautiful children, a very loving mother, along with a supportive best friend. Throughout book 1 and 2 my heart ached for her. I wanted so much for her to be happy. The push and pull of the relationship that she and James share this slightly frustrating. However I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. I understand both of their struggles, uncertainty, and desire. I feel as if they share a connection that many people don’t get to experience in life. I was over the moon reading the ending to this book! I have the 3rd one that I’m starting now. I can’t wait to see where Sarah and James go. Phoebe is an amazing writer with flawless story-lines and character development. I would strongly suggest reading anything by her including this book and series.

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Mountains Wanted (Mountains Series #1) by Phoebe Alexander – Review by Cassi Rogers

Mountains Wanted (Mountains Series Book 1)Mountains Wanted by Phoebe Alexander
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Mountains Wanted is the first installment of the Mountains series by Phoebe Alexander. I am not new to this author, I have read another of her series. I got this book because of the other books of hers I had previously read… she is such an amazing author. I had really high expectations for this book and was not at all disappointed. I loved every minute of this book from start to finish. Phoebe is an excellent author, who can really bring out some deeper thinking from her readers, which I admire. The characters in this book were all so charming and precious. The chemistry between the different couples was remarkable. I felt like I truly knew them, as if they were my personal friends. Sarah is a very smart and open minded individual. I love the relationships that she develops throughout the book. Her best friend, Rachel, is just a peach. She speaks her mind without a filter and I love it. I understood why Sarah would feel so connected to James while they were together and so distant while they were apart. It was fun watching their relationship grow. This book was everything I needed at the moment. I already have the second one and I’ll be reviewing that one soon.

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

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

The Runaraound by Sylvie Stewart is the 6th book in the Carolina Connections series. I am new to this author and I am IN LOVE! I love her style of writing. She has a way of making the characters really come to life with their emotions and quick wittiness. I was hooked on this story from the moment I started this book until the very last page. Ariana was an amazing character all together and I loved her throughout the whole book. She is very strong and quite humorous. I felt the strong connection between her and Jax. I felt his frustration with his newly discovered teenager. I feel as if this book couldn’t have been any better… it was written perfectly. I will be honest and say that I have not read the other books in this series. However after reading this one, I’ll be going back and giving them each the love and attention that they deserve.

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Taming Zane (Almost Perfect Series Book 2) by Lisa Lanay – Review by Cassi Rogers

Taming Zane (Almost Perfect Series Book 2)Taming Zane by Lisa Lanay
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Taming Zane is book number two in the Almost Perfect Series written by Lisa Lanay. I read the first book and as usual I would recommend reading any series in order. I have loved both books from start to finish and finished both of them in pretty much one day. In this installment Shannon is off to California to have an interview at a College. While on the plane she meets Zane Taylor who is smoking hot and charming, with his beautiful smile and dimples. A few hours in to her trip, Shannon finds herself in a tight spot and low and behold, Zane comes to her rescue. The character descriptions in this story were amazing. You were able to feel all of the emotions of the characters. You can feel the pull and connection of the attraction between the two. I loved how it progressed from a friendly conversation to slightly flirty. I liked how Lisa built up a rapport between the two before they had any kind of relationship. Shannon and Zane go so well together and I really enjoyed their story. I can’t wait to get my hands on the next installment in the series.

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The Fat Girl’s Guide to Loving Your Body by K.L. Montgomery – Review by Cassi Rogers

The Fat Girl's Guide to Loving Your BodyThe Fat Girl’s Guide to Loving Your Body by K.L. Montgomery
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Fat Girl’s Guide to Loving Your Body by K.L. Montgomery is an inspiring book written in hopes of making readers come to see worth and value in the body they live in. I feel as if seeing your body in a positive manner is really important. It is so easy to go down the rabbit hole of depression and self-loathing while picking apart all the things that you see wrong with yourself. I like that this book is motivational and encouraging. I found it easy to relate too because of the personal experiences throughout the whole book. I love this author’s style of writing and I found myself giggling out loud several times. I have always loved to journal, it has always been therapeutic for me. Throughout this book there is journaling assignments, they may seem silly at first, some may be hard to do… but do them. They help so much. I will say that there were parts of the book that were slow and I struggled to keep interest, but those were far and few between. At the end of the book I’m not going to say “oh yea I LOVE MY BODY” but just like Montgomery said… it is a long process, it isn’t going to happen overnight. I will continue to work on my body image and one day I’ll get to where I’m going.

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Rule (The Larussio Legacy Book 1) by Via Mari – Review by Cassi Rogers

Rule The Larussio Legacy (#1)Rule The Larussio Legacy by Via Mari
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Rule by Via Mari is book one in the in the Larussio Legacy series. I previously read the Torizal Affair series by Via Mari and was thrilled to get my hands on this one. She is an excellent writer. Her stories have a way of drawing you in and holding you captive until the very last page. She paints the story so well. Her characters and their descriptions are so strong and you can’t help but love them. There is the perfect amount of romance, steam, and suspense in all of her novels and that includes this book as well. In this installment, there are so many powerful men and families. I like how this book goes through each person’s point of view so seamlessly. When I first saw that there were 4 different point of views I was a little skeptical of how it would work… but Via has done it again… it worked out perfectly. Chase and Katarina are just precious and I fell in love with them in the previous series. In addition to my 2 favorite characters we were introduced to Giovanni and Serena. His attraction to her is instant but her distaste for him, which stems from her family history, is discovered just as fast. I really enjoyed watching the two become acquaintances and more once they sorted out the misjudgments of their pasts. The end of the book is kind of a cliff hanger, so I am very eager to get my hands on the next one.

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Naughty & Nice (Spicetopia #4) by Phoebe Alexander – Review by Cassi Rogers

Naughty & NiceNaughty & Nice by Phoebe Alexander
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Naughty & Nice by Phoebe Alexander is the 4th book in the Spicetopia series. I will rave and rave forever about all of the books in this series but this one takes the cake!!! I loved every book in this series but this one with the perfect characters and the perfect story opened my own eyes to so many things! The story of Natalie and Micah is just pure perfection. Micah is a minister of sorts who has been asked to marry Cy and Jolie at the Spicetopia theme park for adults. Ya’ll who would have thought to bring a sweet and innocent hunk of a minister into a giant adult park… Phoebe Alexander… THAT’S WHO! And boyyy is he out of his element here at the park. Thank goodness he has a sweet vixen, Natalie, to show him around the park and keep him as inside of his comfort circle as she can. Because she is the parks event planner she is balancing between helping Micah adjust to what goes on in the park and planning the wedding. Natalie soon challenges Micah to have an open mind with the things going on inside the park and as the two get to know more of one another, and the beliefs of both come out, there may be no turning back the realizations that are happening to the both of them. This book was flawless… I am sad that I finished it so quickly but I just couldn’t put it down.

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