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Calling the Curveball: a Lawson Family Novel by Tracey Cramer Kelly – Review by Cassi Rogers

Calling the CurveballCalling the Curveball by Tracey Cramer-Kelly
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

When I first got the book Calling the Curveball (a Lawson Family Novel) by Tracey Cramer-Kelly, I didn’t think that it was a series. However the ending of the book kind of sets the stage for a next one to take place. I enjoyed this book so much that I hope there is another one to follow because I want to see what happens after reading the last chapter of this one. Jamie Lawson has always dreamed of being a pro baseball player and he was heading in the direction of making that happen. Unfortunately his life took in one instant when there was a wreck that left him injured and his wife dead. Since the accident 6 years ago he has made a life for himself even though he still lives with guilt and regret. Kira Walker has come into town to spend the summer with her sister, and on a whim of courage she ask Jamie out to a date. Reading about these two coming together and seeing the possibilities of a future relationship bloom between them was amazing. There was so much emotion in the pages of this book with not only Jamie and Kira but also their family and friends. This book put some things into perspective for me in my own life. This is a journey of hurt, guilt, love, and forgiveness. Definitely add this one to your reading list.

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Forbidden (Tales of Passion, Lust & Betrayal Vol. 1) by Autumn Sand – Review by Cassi Rogers

ForbiddenForbidden by Autumn Sand
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Forbidden by Autumn Sand is a quick and easy read. I read this book on a whim because it isn’t very long and it seemed interesting enough to me. As it turns out the book wasn’t really what I was expecting, and I don’t mean that in a bad way.
In this book you are at club Forbidden and there are “7 doors” readers enter and go through, each of these doors have different short stories complete with different characters and setting. Each door is unique to itself. Mostly all of the stories have some kind of steamy scene in them. Some of the stories will leave you feeling content and satisfied and others will leave you irritated. Some of the characters are loveable and some who are less than that. I finished this book in a few hours. If you would like to see what happens here at club Forbidden, don’t miss out on reading this book.

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The Traitor (An Underground Bad Boys Romance Book 2) by India Kells – Review by Cassi Rogers

The Traitor, An Underground Bad Boys SeriesThe Traitor, An Underground Bad Boys Series by India Kells
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Traitor (An Underground Bad Boys Romance Book 2) by India Kells needs to be added to your reading list as soon as possible. The book is not too lengthy and I devoured this book in a single day, and it kept my interest from start to finish. This is the second book in the series and while I always read series in order, this book can be read as a stand-alone in my opinion. India Kells is an amazing writer, who has a way of drawing in her readers. She portrays all characters flawlessly while delivering stories that are nothing short of remarkable.
Josie Baird has made some decisions in her life. She made a mistake of marrying a man who turned out to be abusive and has come to blackmail her to get his debt paid off. Josie wants nothing less that her freedom from the marriage so she is working herself almost to death, doing whatever she can to get to her goal. Spencer Knox has recently moved into her quiet small town, and took over ownership of a mechanic shop. Knox has many demons living inside of him from his upbringing and a choice that he had to make, which ultimately led to him being a traitor. He has an attraction to Josie but promises himself to keep it at bay, thinking that his demons are too much for her.
However, on a whim an old friend from his past shows up at his shop. Knox knows that he can no longer stay to the side and let Josie work and wear herself down like she has been doing for months. He becomes protective and insistent on helping her, however he can manage. The three of them become somewhat of a couple because Knox still pushes his true feelings for Josie to the side.
Is it truly easy to share someone that you want for yourself, even if you think you don’t deserve it?

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Claimed (The Torzial Affair Book 3) by Via Mari – Review by Cassi Rogers

CLAIMED (The Torzial Affair Book 3)CLAIMED by Via Mari
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

CLAIMED (The Torzial Affair Book 3) by Via Mari is an emotional roller coaster of a story that will keep you on the edge of your seat from cover to cover. I was so emotionally invested in this book and it took me no time to read it. If you have already read the first two books in the series (which you should do before reading this one), you already know the characters Brian and Jenny. Both Brian and Jenny have been through so much in their pasts. Both have suffered hurt, angst, and loss. As a couple they have struggled through not only trust and commitment issues but also, trouble closing in from the outside of their relationship.
Jenny was accused of brutally murdering her ex. She has been jumping through hoops and trying everything both she and Brian know to prove her innocence. The truth is finally brought to life in this book and the mafia assumes she knows too much and they go on the hunt to eliminate her. Brian and her friends will do anything and everything they can to stop the mafia from coming after the one they love.
This last book has the perfect amount of romance, action, and suspense. I was shocked to see some things come to light and thrilled with the others. Via has a way of tricking you into believing one thing and then revealing another… I like it. I would highly recommend this series to people who love erotic romance books.

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Fools Rush In (Interstellar Rescue Series Book 3) by Donna S. Frelick – Review by Cassi Rogers

Fools Rush In (Interstellar Rescue, #3)Fools Rush In by Donna S. Frelick
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Fools Rush In by Donna S. Frelick is listed as book number 3 in the Interstellar Rescue Series, however this storyline takes place before what was written in book 2. Although it made me feel a bit out of sorts, I don’t feel as if you would need to read the first two books in the series to understand these characters or the plot of the novel. I feel like this book could be read as a stand-alone. Overall I really enjoyed the development of this story and Donnas’ writing is brilliant, as usual. The character descriptions were flawless and there was a perfect balance between steamy scenes and action packed battles!
Rayna Carver is an agent for Rescue. Her job is to go undercover on slave ships and rescue those who have been stolen into slavery. She is on the job, undercover, when the ship she is on is attacked and hijacked by pirates. Once aboard the pirate ship, known as the Shadowhawk, she meets Captain Sam Murphy. At first Rayna isn’t too fond of Murphy, whom she refers to as Captain Snark, but at the same time she is attracted to him.
Captain Sam Murphy meets Rayna Carver feels frustration, tension, and arousal? She comes to him with questions and demands, after all she still has a job to do. When things start going wrong with the ship they have to pair up to figure out what is going on and how to put an end to it. There is also the fact that there are two spies, working for a government, set on sabotaging the arms factory that Rayna is working at. There are so many twist and turns in this story. It will keep you on your toes and at the edge of your seat.

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Trouble in Mind (Interstellar Rescue Series Book 2) by Donna S. Frelick – Review by Cassi Rogers

Trouble in Mind (Interstellar Rescue, #2)Trouble in Mind by Donna S. Frelick
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Trouble in Mind (Interstellar Rescue Series Book 2) by Donna S. Frelick is a well written novel about interstellar romance and battles. The character descriptions in this book are excellent. Alana is a beautiful and highly intelligent FBI agent working on a kidnapping case. A family friend, Gabriel, is asked to help find the missing mother and son. There is instant attraction between the two, however, Alana is not willing to risk losing her job by letting an insider in to help her. As the plot develops she sees how Gabriel is truly helping the case, but also sees the path ahead of them getting darker.
This story is a wonderful sequel to the first book in the series (Unchained Memory). This book has it all… romance, battles, and some really hot sex scenes. It will keep you up late past your bed time on the edge of your seat wondering what will happen next. I adored the passion between the characters and the way the story flowed together. I felt the heartbreak of the kidnapped victims family and friends, as well as the pain both Alana and Gabriel had endured throughout their life. I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book in the series and see what happens next!

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Bound (The Torzial Affair Book 2) by Via Mari – Review by Cassi Rogers

Bound (The Torzial Affair Book 2)Bound by Via Mari
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Via Mari has done it again with Bound, the second book, in the Torzial Affair series! This book picked right on up with where the first one left off, so I would highly recommend reading the first book, Shattered, before starting this one. We meet Jenny and Brian in the first book and learn their passion for each other as the story builds. Jenny has been hurt pretty badly in the past and Brian has not partaken in a committed relationship, until he met Jenny and still struggles to do so. Jenny is everything… brilliant, beautiful and feisty. She keeps her outward appearance calm, cool, and collected meanwhile on the inside, her life is being flipped upside down. She is fighting so many forces such as the mafia and the court system trying to convict her with the ruthless murder of her ex.
Brian is used to being in control of all things around him. He is struggling with his newfound want to commit to Jenny while all of this chaotic mess is being thrown her way. He wants nothing more than to protect her even as he fears he may lose her. While Jenny is dealing with all things bad, Brian also has a few shocking things that come to light in his life. Situations arise where the trust between the two is questioned as they fight against each other and with each other for the outcome that they both want and desire.
This book had so many scenes of action, passion, steam, and desire! There were so many times I felt as if I couldn’t read fast enough, just wanting to know what was going to happen. I felt all of the emotions of each character from love, lust, betrayal, fear, and panic. This is a must read book (after finishing book 1, of course) that will keep you on the very edge of your seat, trying to play detective and get to the bottom of things before the author reveals things herself.

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Shattered (The Torzial Affair Book 1) by Via Mari – Review by Cassi Rogers

Shattered (The Torzial Affair Book 1)Shattered by Via Mari
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Shattered (The Torzial Affair Book 1) by Via Mari is a book that I swear was glued to my hand until the very last page! I am new to this author and I have discovered that she is AMAZING!!! This is just book one of the three book series and I can’t wait to read the next 2!! The story has a way of drawing you in from the start and then holding you hostage on the edge of your seat, flipping pages like a mad person. The characters are charming, the story line is magnificent, and the writing was excellent.
The main female character, Jenny Torzial, is a very successful business owner of a consulting agency. She is working through a break up with the man she thought would be her husband. The ending of their relationship was very terrible and troubling. She has been carrying around emotional scars and baggage ever since then.
The main male character, Brian Carrington, is also a very successful and good looking business owner of the Carrington Steel Empire. Women throw themselves at him every chance they can because of the money and things he has to offer. However, Brian doesn’t do relationships or emotions… only one night stands.
Their paths happen to cross at the wedding of mutual friends and things take off quickly. There are so many twist and turns in this story. There are some very erotic scenes, as well as many action packed scenes. Add this book to your reading list… you won’t be disappointed. *This book has some content that may trigger some readers.*

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

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

First off, I’d like to give Kudos to this author for choosing a book cover that had characters that perfectly matched their written description. So many times I will be engrossed in a book and learn the girl character has long brown hair… just to close the book and see a blonde girl on the cover. Now I’ll commence my review.
Unchained Memory by Donna S. Frelick is the first book of the Interstellar Rescue Series. I read this novel as a challenge to myself, as it made me step way out of my comfort zone, because I have never read any book that truly contained science fiction elements. I’m thrilled to say that I am happy with the book I chose. I have no regrets in getting this book, nor was it hard for me to read it.
The book starts with Asia who has suffered a tremendous loss and can’t remember what she did for the three hours in the meantime. She starts seeing a therapist, Ethan, who is trying to help her either remember what happened during those hours or realize its insignificance and move on. During their sessions they start to develop deeper feelings for one another. Ultimately things get hard for them as they have people that start following them. As they run, they find out more and more of the truth.
This book had me on the edge of my seat until the very end. I adored the relationship between Asia and Ethan. As soon as I thought I knew what was going to happen next I would turn the page and be shocked to my core. I was so emotionally invested in this book, that after putting it down at night to sleep, my mind would run over all the scenarios. Donna is a brilliant author. Her character descriptions were immaculate and the story line just contained sooo much and it just flowed together effortlessly.

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The Debt Collector (An Underground Bad Boys Romance Book 1) by India Kells – Review by Cassi Rogers

The Debt Collector (An Underground Bad Boys Romance)The Debt Collector by India Kells
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

WOW!!! Let me start by saying HOT SIZZLING HOT!!!! I devoured this book in one sitting. It wasn’t what I was expecting it to be… but it was sooo much better! The attraction between not only Locke and Tessa but also him and Gage is palpable. Mrs. Kells has a way of drawing you in and making you feel exactly what Tessa feels. I was on the edge of my seat reading as fast as I could. I felt her fear and frustration. I felt her desire and confusion. I felt her heart. If you like erotic romances, this book is for you. If you like mystery and suspense, this book is for you. If you are wanting to try to read something that has male on male scenes, and are unsure of it, read this one. You won’t regret it. The writing was great and the character description was flawless. I am thrilled that I found this book, and I look forward to reading more in the series!

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