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Savage Start (Hidden Valley Elite Prequel) by Isla Vaughn – Review by Charlisa Wahtomy-Alba

<a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/68042026-savage-start” style=”float: left; padding-right: 20px”><img border=”0″ alt=”Savage Start: A High School Bully Romance: Hidden Valley Elite Prequel” src=”https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1672932917l/68042026._SX98_.jpg” /></a><a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/68042026-savage-start”>Savage Start: A High School Bully Romance: Hidden Valley Elite Prequel</a> by <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/23199631.Isla_Vaughn”>Isla Vaughn</a><br/>
My rating: <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/5318377575″>5 of 5 stars</a><br /><br />
This was a quick and easy read that will have you feeling all kinds of emotions. Riley has been living her life on the run for years taking up new identities when the situation called for it. Now she and her mother were about to settle for good in Santa Monica but Riley didn’t want to get her hopes up. Cole was living the perfect life, at least that’s what it looked like to those on the outside. When they run into each other at a party their attraction is instant. With all the drama going on in both of their lives will they be able to find happiness? We of course will have to read the rest of the books in the series to find out and I can’t wait!
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Fear Inc: Volume 3 by Melinda Valentine – Review by Charlisa Wahtomy-Alba

<a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/75359096-fear-inc” style=”float: left; padding-right: 20px”><img border=”0″ alt=”Fear Inc.: Volume Three” src=”https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1672185160l/75359096._SX98_.jpg” /></a><a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/75359096-fear-inc”>Fear Inc.: Volume Three</a> by <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15109784.Melinda_Valentine”>Melinda Valentine</a><br/>
My rating: <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/5307301794″>4 of 5 stars</a><br /><br />
After six long years will Kasper and Krysta get their happily ever after? When Krysta was a teenager she fell in love with her brothers best friend. Rather than ruin a good friendship they kept their relationship secret. After seeing the love of his life be thrown into the back of a van, Kasper knew it was time to fess up to what she truly meant to him. I enjoyed this book and was able to read it in one sitting. I hate to admit it but I haven’t read any of the other books in this series, however I will definitely be checking them out.
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Delicious Death (Madame Chalamet Ghost Mysteries Book 2) by Byrd Nash – Review by Charlisa Wahtomy-Alba

<a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/61328651-delicious-death” style=”float: left; padding-right: 20px”><img border=”0″ alt=”Delicious Death (Madame Chalamet Ghost Mysteries #2)” src=”https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1655738309l/61328651._SX98_.jpg” /></a><a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/61328651-delicious-death”>Delicious Death</a> by <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/19182817.Byrd_Nash”>Byrd Nash</a><br/>
My rating: <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/5280284589″>4 of 5 stars</a><br /><br />
Elinor is trying to have herself a good holiday when she finds that someone has targeted the king. Duke de Archambeau is also on the case and feels he can solve this mystery before Elinor. She’s being kept busy with other paranormal happenings as well but she is determined to find who is behind the plot against the king. The pace of this book was a little quick, however it never makes you feel like you’re missing out on any part of the story. The author does a great job building onto the story and the characters from the first installment. If you like paranormal crime and mystery this would be a great book to read.
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Throwing the Curve (Playing for Keeps Book 2) by Lauren Fraser – Review by Charlisa Wahtomy-Alba

<a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/74579488-throwing-the-curve” style=”float: left; padding-right: 20px”><img border=”0″ alt=”Throwing the Curve” src=”https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1671641551l/74579488._SX98_.jpg” /></a><a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/74579488-throwing-the-curve”>Throwing the Curve</a> by <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3291840.Lauren_Fraser”>Lauren Fraser</a><br/>
My rating: <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/5271422542″>4 of 5 stars</a><br /><br />
Ryan and Peyton have found themselves in quite the predicament thanks to one of his teammates. Peyton is unknowingly dating a man with a wife and children. In order to save face his teammate says that Ryan and Peyton are dating. These two can’t stand one another but go along with the sham for the sake of not only Peytons reputation, but the team. Will they be able to get it together enough to make everyone believe in their fake love?
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Handle With Care (Chase Care Book 1) by R.L. Dunn – Review by Charlisa Wahtomy-Alba

<a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/75427515-handle-with-care” style=”float: left; padding-right: 20px”><img border=”0″ alt=”Handle With Care (Chase Care Book 1)” src=”https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1672430982l/75427515._SX98_.jpg” /></a><a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/75427515-handle-with-care”>Handle With Care</a> by <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17127840.R_L_Dunn”>R.L. Dunn</a><br/>
My rating: <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/5259391105″>5 of 5 stars</a><br /><br />
Dr. Hunter Montgomery has recently lost the love of his life while simultaneously being promoted to Chief Medical Officer of Chase Medical. Taking this job meant moving forward with his life. One thing he did not expect was running into a blast from his past. Dr. Selma Bryant has loved Hunter for years, but the timing couldn’t be worse. She has volunteered her services to an African refugee camp through Doctor’s Abroad and is about to ship out. There is a virus claiming the lives of refugees and volunteers. It may be just a matter of time before she becomes ill herself. If Hunter and his team are able to save all the survivors, including Dr. Bryant, will they get their happily ever after?
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Married Blind (King of Screen Book 2) by Morgana Bevan – Review by Charlisa Wahtomy-Alba

<a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/60277559-married-blind” style=”float: left; padding-right: 20px”><img border=”0″ alt=”Married Blind (Kings of Screen, #2)” src=”https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1656094766l/60277559._SX98_.jpg” /></a><a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/60277559-married-blind”>Married Blind</a> by <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/20965421.Morgana_Bevan”>Morgana Bevan</a><br/>
My rating: <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/5246254508″>5 of 5 stars</a><br /><br />
What would you do for your family? Perhaps marry a stranger for 90 days? That’s what Abi does so that she can have some sort of reprieve from all the debt that has accumulated. She is working three jobs to pay the medical debt from her sisters hospital stay and is treading water. Finn is looking at being relegated to the D-list in Hollywood due his latest scandal. His agent has the great idea of having him due a reality TV show which he isn’t happy about. 90 days is nothing when it could mean the end of his career. They both have their own reasons for doing the show but could they get a happily ever after out of it?
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Night Hawke (The Hawke Family Second Generation Prequel) by Gwyn McNamee – Review by Charlisa Wahtomy-Alba

<a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/66877791-night-hawke” style=”float: left; padding-right: 20px”><img border=”0″ alt=”Night Hawke (The Hawke Family Second Generation #0.5)” src=”https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1670978864l/66877791._SX98_.jpg” /></a><a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/66877791-night-hawke”>Night Hawke</a> by <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15497840.Gwyn_McNamee”>Gwyn McNamee</a><br/>
My rating: <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/5235783214″>5 of 5 stars</a><br /><br />
If you haven’t read any of the books about the Hawke family you should. Not only are they steamy but they are also well written. Of course this book can be read as a stand alone since it’s a prequel to the next generation of Hawke’s. Isaac meets Jack in a bar while he is spending his last days in Chicago. He’s just finished law school and is about to enter into the family business. They don’t exchange names and there are no expectations for it to go further than a roll in the hay since it’s only for one night. But one night turns into two and then they want more. I’m looking forward to the full length novel as this has built up anticipation to find out more about Isaac and Jack.
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The Hawke Family Complete Collection by Gwyn McNamee – Review by Charlisa Wahtomy-Alba

<a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/67631723-the-hawke-family-complete-collection” style=”float: left; padding-right: 20px”><img border=”0″ alt=”The Hawke Family Complete Collection” src=”https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1671035718l/67631723._SX98_.jpg” /></a><a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/67631723-the-hawke-family-complete-collection”>The Hawke Family Complete Collection</a> by <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15497840.Gwyn_McNamee”>Gwyn McNamee</a><br/>
My rating: <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/5217229083″>5 of 5 stars</a><br /><br />
This is a great series to add to any collection. There are plenty of twists and turns to keep you on your toes in the first book, Savage Collision. If you like hot headed, intelligent and feisty leading ladies then you will love Danika Eriksson. She stormed into Savage’s office to hopefully save her sister from working in his club. What she wasn’t expecting was to be attacted to the man. In return Savage Hawke wasn’t expecting that being told off by an attractive woman would be so enticing. With their attraction to one another being off the charts will they be able to tame the fire or get burned? <br /><br />In the second book, Tortured Skye, we get the story of Savage’s sister and his best friend. They have been dancing around each other for years and one kiss shared between then has the potential to ruin everything. Do they risk it all to be happy? <br /><br />Stone Sober is Stone Hawke and Nora Erikssons story. They are opposites in every way, but their building attraction cannot be ignored. Stone dabbles in things that he doesn’t want Nora exposed to because of the danger. However he cannot seem to keep himself away from her. Nora was on her way to getting a degree in the medical field before she dropped out of school and became a stripper at The Hawkeye Club. She knows what kind of man Stone is, or is perceived to be from others, but she can’t help the pull he has on her. Will they have to keep their love affair a secret? <br /><br />Building Storm follows Storm Hawke and Landon McCabe. Storm is trying to piece her life back together after seemingly losing it all. She has her daughter to look after so she soldiers on through her pain. She isn’t looking for love but love has found her even if she hasn’t realized it. Landon McCabe is running from his problems in Chicago. He figures he can get a fresh new start in New Orleans and not get attached. They are both broken in different ways but they help to heal each other in this story. Will they get a happily ever after or are they too broken to be fixed?<br /><br />The final books in the series Tainted Saint and Steele Resolve tie up this series beautifully. <br /><br />Tainted Saint follows Caroline Brooks and Solomon “Saint” Clarke. Caroline is a good friend to the Hawke sisters and Saint is a bouncer at The Hawkeye Club. They have been eyeing each other for a while but have never acted on their feelings until the night of a masquerade party. Both parties used the anonymity to get what they want but it may come at a price. <br /><br />Steele Resolve follows Byron Harris and Luca “Steele” Abello. Byron knows that he has to come clean to the Hawke’s at some point, but how? He knew he should have ended what he had going with Luca the moment he found out his identity but the attraction was too strong. There is no question that his loyalty is to the Hawke’s as they are the only family he has, blood or not. Will the Hawke’s turn their back on him? Luca Abello is a Mob boss who is trouble. Just like Byron he knew things should have ended after their first night together. He knowingly risks their lives every time he sees Byron but it’s a risk worth taking. Is bad blood between the Hawke’s and Luca too much for their relationship to withstand or will everyone get their happily ever after?
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Taming Beckett (The Playmakers Series Hockey Romances Book 1) by G.K. Brady – Review by Charlisa Wahtomy-Alba

<a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/61257878-taming-beckett” style=”float: left; padding-right: 20px”><img border=”0″ alt=”Taming Beckett (The Playmakers, #1)” src=”https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1654809672l/61257878._SX98_.jpg” /></a><a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/61257878-taming-beckett”>Taming Beckett</a> by <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/19488321.G_K_Brady”>G.K. Brady</a><br/>
My rating: <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/5195291767″>5 of 5 stars</a><br /><br />
Paige Paulson, formerly Anderson, has loosely followed the career of Beckett Miller. They knew each other back in college before he became a hotshot NHL star. He’s the last person she expects to run into when she’s meeting a client about selling his house. As she gets to know Beckett on a more personal level she unknowingly starts to fall in love with him. With her marriage falling apart she is trying to keep things professional, but how much longer will that last?<br /><br />Beckett has been tearing it up in the NHL for the last several years, but his days just might be numbered. He has had one too many problems that no teams want him for fear of him bringing down their image. Now that he has found himself out of a job that he loves he must come up with money to cover his debts. In comes Paige, or Andie as he affectionately calls her, to save the day. He knows he needs to change his ways for not only himself but his career. He has never been one to make a commitment when it came to relationships but Paige is making him want to settle down. Will she be willing to be more than friends?<br /><br />I enjoyed this book as well as the writing style of the author. It was nice to see how much Beckett changed over the course of the book and how he saw he could be a much better person being sober. The banter between the characters was fun as well.
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Revenge Never Rests (Tallie Brown Suspense Book 2) by Laurie Lewis – Review by Charlisa Wahtomy-Alba

<a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/62243803-revenge-never-rests” style=”float: left; padding-right: 20px”><img border=”0″ alt=”Revenge Never Rests” src=”https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1662317630l/62243803._SX98_.jpg” /></a><a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/62243803-revenge-never-rests”>Revenge Never Rests</a> by <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1743696.Laurie_L_C_Lewis”>Laurie L.C. Lewis</a><br/>
My rating: <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/5178413337″>4 of 5 stars</a><br /><br />
This was a great sequel to the first book, Secrets Never Die. We get to know Tallie even better and follow her journey of still trying to figure things out. She has found out that her father is a man named General Cai Kaswell. She has been using the set of skills her mother taught her on tracking to help find people that have vanished. Unfortunately the father she just discovered is among the missing. Will she be able to find him? <br /><br />There is a lot going on in this book and it definitely keeps you on your toes. Just when you think you have the plot figured out and you know what’s going to happen you get thrown for a loop. If you like books like this I highly recommend taking this one for a spin.
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Secrets Never Die (Tallie Brown Suspense Book 1) by Laurie Lewis – Review by Charlisa Wahtomy-Alba

<a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/46252346-secrets-never-die” style=”float: left; padding-right: 20px”><img border=”0″ alt=”Secrets Never Die” src=”https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1560882706l/46252346._SX98_.jpg” /></a><a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/46252346-secrets-never-die”>Secrets Never Die</a> by <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1743696.Laurie_L_C_Lewis”>Laurie L.C. Lewis</a><br/>
My rating: <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/5178361735″>4 of 5 stars</a><br /><br />
Tallie Brown has never had much of a steady life up until seven years ago. Her mother, Julia, always kept them moving from place to place. Now in her early 20s Tallie is on her own for the first time after her mother’s untimely death. She finds that her mother had a lot of secrets, but has left her a trail to follow so she could find out the truth. Where will this road lead? Will she find the answers that she seeks? <br /><br />Jackson James is Pulitzer Prize winning journalist. He was on top of his game when it all came crashing down around him which inevitably ruined his career. The man that he feels aided him in ruining his career has come to him with information that could once again put him on top. Can he trust this man’s information or he being set up for failure? Jackson’s gut is telling him there is a big story just itching to come out but the person who is trying to tell it is untrustworthy.
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Degrees of Innocence: Dark Mafia Romance (Cruel Deceptions Book 1) By Via Mari – Review by Charlisa Wahtomy-Alba

<a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57543576-degrees-of-innocence” style=”float: left; padding-right: 20px”><img border=”0″ alt=”Degrees of Innocence (Prestian Series, #1)” src=”https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1616856954l/57543576._SX98_.jpg” /></a><a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57543576-degrees-of-innocence”>Degrees of Innocence</a> by <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16229360.Via_Mari”>Via Mari</a><br/>
My rating: <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/5168006880″>4 of 5 stars</a><br /><br />
This story had a good plot to it and I was pulled into the story from the start. The author did a good job with moving the book forward and developing the characters a bit. Katarina is on a business trip in Aruba gearing up for a week long meeting about the development of a new medical facility. Chase is a wealthy businessman that had contracted the company Katarina works to oversee said project. As I moved through the first few chapters and saw the interaction between these two it was evident there was a mutual attraction. It was hard to tell whether Chase knew that Katarina was working for him from the beginning or if he found out through the interaction in the emails. She though was surprised to find out whom she had been corresponding with when he showed up to do his part for the meeting. Will she be willing to move forward with their relationship after being lied to? Will there be a happily ever after?
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Thief (an opposites attract, enimies-to-lovers Mafia romantic suspense) (Popov Bratva Book 4) by Leslie Georgeson – Review by Charlisa Wahtomy-Alba

<a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/63229686-thief” style=”float: left; padding-right: 20px”><img border=”0″ alt=”Thief (Popov Bratva #4)” src=”https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1667686707l/63229686._SX98_.jpg” /></a><a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/63229686-thief”>Thief</a> by <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7827259.Leslie_Georgeson”>Leslie Georgeson</a><br/>
My rating: <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/5159485268″>5 of 5 stars</a><br /><br />
This story focuses on Dominik and Leah, two complete opposites. One lives in the shadows and seems to operate only in darkness while the other thrives in the light. While on a heist Dominik has a wrench thrown in his plans when the owner of the car he is boosting jumps in and goes along for the ride. Each has secrets that could easily get them into trouble or end a career. Dominik isn’t one for getting attached to anyone but something about this woman is making him want to break that rule. Will these two end up with a happily ever after or will they try to ruin one another? Now that I have read at least two books in this series I plan on going back to read the rest. I really do dislike when I read books that are part of a series but I started at the end, haha. Granted this can be read as a stand alone. <br />You won’t feel lost as the author has written the books in such a way that they all tie together but you don’t have to read the others to get any back stories. I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did.
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Beast (Popov Bratva Book 5) by Leslie Georgeson – Review by Charlisa Wahtomy-Alba

<a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/60106343-beast” style=”float: left; padding-right: 20px”><img border=”0″ alt=”Beast (Popov Bratva #5)” src=”https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1641941608l/60106343._SX98_.jpg” /></a><a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/60106343-beast”>Beast</a> by <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7827259.Leslie_Georgeson”>Leslie Georgeson</a><br/>
My rating: <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/5159464382″>5 of 5 stars</a><br /><br />
I just want to start off saying that this book was a good read. I liked that Adrik had a plan to make things happen to try and better his life and then set things into motion. After having such a hard life due to some unfortunate circumstances he didn’t feel like he stood a chance doing anything. He must’ve felt like he was on cloud nine when the Bratva Brotherhood let him into their ranks. He spent years proving that he was a good and loyal soldier to them so he got the task of protecting the boss’ daughter, Annika. Adrik is the only one that stand between Annika and whoever is after her. He has been crushing on her for years but he doesn’t want to scare her away like so many others with his scars. Will he be able to keep her safe from himself?
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The Daredevil (WaterFyre Rising Book 2) by Nadia Han – Review by Charlisa Wahtomy-Alba

<a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/63038624-the-daredevil” style=”float: left; padding-right: 20px”><img border=”0″ alt=”The Daredevil (WaterFyre Rising, #2)” src=”https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1666174536l/63038624._SX98_.jpg” /></a><a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/63038624-the-daredevil”>The Daredevil</a> by <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/22312698.Nadia_Han”>Nadia Han</a><br/>
My rating: <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/5142593411″>5 of 5 stars</a><br /><br />
Royce Viktorsson is a billionaire who likes to live life on the wild side. Not only does he run several successful businesses around the world he is also a volcanologist. He’s back in Iceland to try to find who is behind all the accidents happening within his company. The last person he expects to run into is someone from his past. He’s not looking to settle down or have any type.of long-term relationship but something about this woman is making him rethink his future. But I’d he really ready to settle down? <br /><br />Michelle Yates is a travel blogger who has been all over the world. She is on a trip to Iceland, her second trip thus far, to write up a story on a company’s cosmetics. She’s trying to take back the reigns of her life and live the way she wants. She didn’t expect to run into anyone from her youth while on this job. Due to past demons she is still fighting she doesn’t want to get involved with anyone but the more time she spends with Royce the more she becomes attached. Will she be able to let go of her past and be able to have a happy future with Royce? <br /><br />This was a good friends to lovers romance. I enjoyed the characters and it was easy to relate to them in some instances. I enjoyed this book as much as the first of the series and this can be read as a standalone if you choose. The author does a good job of pulling you into the story and keeping you invested from beginning to end. It is definitely worth adding to your collection if you like these type of stories.
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Road to the Mansfield (Express Investigations Book 1) by CB Laurence – Review by Charlisa Wahtomy-Alba

<a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/62952597-road-to-the-mansfield” style=”float: left; padding-right: 20px”><img border=”0″ alt=”Road to the Mansfield (Express Investigations, #1)” src=”https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1665435304l/62952597._SX98_.jpg” /></a><a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/62952597-road-to-the-mansfield”>Road to the Mansfield</a> by <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/21041433.C_B_Laurence”>C.B. Laurence</a><br/>
My rating: <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/5138299035″>5 of 5 stars</a><br /><br />
Francie Roubideaux is from the Bayou where she spends her days catching frogs in the swamps and helping her mother see dresses by night. She has no idea why this woman had come to fetch her but it can’t be good. <br /><br />Rose Donovan is desperate to leave her small hometown and finds her escape by leaving a handsome stranger. Her father and friends tried to warn her but she was smitten. When they arrive in California her talents are sold by her now husband to the owner of The Mansfield. She soon realizes the truth of how things will be now that the rose colored glasses have come off.<br /><br />Beau Heartwell has it all with a good job, a loving wife and a perfect record as an up and coming lawyer. When his best friend is framed for a murder he sees stuff that makes him questioning things he had believed in over the last decade. He winds up finding himself with no job, wife or home. He makes his way to California to start fresh with a little help from friends and a new job with Express Investigation Team. <br /><br />All these strangers end up crossing paths at The Mansfield and things turn tragic. I’m looking forward to seeing how things transpired and how each of these characters were involved.
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Kiss Away Your Pain (Wounded Hearts Series Book 2) by Debbie Cromack – Review by Charlisa Wahtomy-Alba

<a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/60057769-kiss-away-your-pain” style=”float: left; padding-right: 20px”><img border=”0″ alt=”Kiss Away Your Pain (Wounded Hearts, #2)” src=”https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1653331201l/60057769._SX98_.jpg” /></a><a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/60057769-kiss-away-your-pain”>Kiss Away Your Pain</a> by <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/20904214.Debbie_Cromack”>Debbie Cromack</a><br/>
My rating: <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/5122972652″>5 of 5 stars</a><br /><br />
Candi had her heart broken when she lost the love of her life. She doesn’t believe that you have more than one in a lifetime so she isn’t really looking to be with anybody. Enzo himself has been hurt and he doesn’t do relationships, but when he sets his eyes upon Candi he knows she is someone worth knowing. After being turned down he doesn’t think he will ever see her again. When they run into one another at a photoshoot they strike up a friendship that slowly becomes something more. They both however have a lot of baggage that they are dealing with individually that they must get rid of before becoming serious. Neither wants to have their heart broken again but maybe this is their opportunity for a happily ever after. Will they be able to overcome their personal obstacles and be happy together or will they walk away always wondering what if?
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Murder on Oak Street ( A South Shore Mystery Book 1) by I.M. Foster – Review by Charlisa Wahtomy-Alba

<a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/62889834-murder-on-oak-street” style=”float: left; padding-right: 20px”><img border=”0″ alt=”Murder on oak street” src=”https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1668150985l/62889834._SX98_.jpg” /></a><a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/62889834-murder-on-oak-street”>Murder on oak street</a> by <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/22926746.I_M_Foster”>I. M. Foster</a><br/>
My rating: <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/5119257704″>5 of 5 stars</a><br /><br />
This is the first book I have read by this author and I felt that it was well written. The story will keep you guessing until the end and it definitely keeps you on your toes. Daniel O’Halleran is fed up with how things are being brushed aside by the police in New York City for the sake of quict arrests. After being left at the alter he decides to start anew in Patchogue. When he is asked by the local librarian to look into a case that happened there 2 years prior he finds it was the first case he had ever worked on. When another murder happens practically in his back yard he feels as of the two are somehow connected. Will he be able to find a connection or will he be the next victim?
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I Love You Today (Trading Heartbeats Trilogy Book 2) by Julie Navickas – Review by Charlisa Wahtomy-Alba

<a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/62846845-i-love-you-today” style=”float: left; padding-right: 20px”><img border=”0″ alt=”I Love You Today (The Trading Heartbeats Trilogy Book 2)” src=”https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1664720848l/62846845._SX98_.jpg” /></a><a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/62846845-i-love-you-today”>I Love You Today</a> by <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/21857451.Julie_Navickas”>Julie Navickas</a><br/>
My rating: <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/5117174041″>5 of 5 stars</a><br /><br />
I loved the story of Austin & Casey. Austin is heartbroken when the woman he loves, Mavis, chooses his brother and they become engaged. He has the chance to make partner at his law firm and has the opportunity to head up the newest team in Chicago. Casey is Mavis’ best friend and former roommate who is smitten with Austin. Things however become kind of twisted when the opportunity Austin had been hoping for lands in his lap. He has to choose between building his life in Chicago or going back to LA to pursue his dreams. Which will he choose and will it be the right decision? At first I thought it was good for Mavis to find her happiness, however as the book went on I began to dislike her. It seemed like she didn’t want Austin to be happy especially if it was with her best friend. She was marrying his brother but seemed jealous at just about every turn with the budding romance between Austin and Casey. I feel the author did a good job bringing these characters to life for the readers. I’m looking forward to the next installment of this series.
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Glass Houses by Sinister Styx – Review by Charlisa Wahtomy-Alba

<a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/62344461-glass-houses” style=”float: left; padding-right: 20px”><img border=”0″ alt=”Glass Houses” src=”https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1662751510l/62344461._SX98_.jpg” /></a><a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/62344461-glass-houses”>Glass Houses</a> by <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/22791731.Sinister_Styx”>Sinister Styx</a><br/>
My rating: <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/5116773320″>4 of 5 stars</a><br /><br />
A fast paced novella that will have you turning the pages to see what happens next. These lovers are doomed to repeat their tragic end in every life that they live. How far would someone be willing to go for revenge? When I first looked to see how many pages/chapters were in this I thought I had read it wrong. I don’t feel like anything was missed in the telling of why these incidents happened and the author did a great job in that aspect. At the end I found myself wishing there were more pages to read though!
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Finding Bryce (Green Brotherhood: SEAL Team XII Book 1) by Debra Parmley – Review by Charlisa Wahtomy-Alba

<a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/62684131-finding-bryce” style=”float: left; padding-right: 20px”><img border=”0″ alt=”Finding Bryce (Green Brotherhood: SEAL Team XII Book 1)” src=”https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1663801651l/62684131._SX98_.jpg” /></a><a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/62684131-finding-bryce”>Finding Bryce</a> by <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2279340.Debra_Parmley”>Debra Parmley</a><br/>
My rating: <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/5097247551″>5 of 5 stars</a><br /><br />
This was a great read. I find myself finding more military romances in my kindle as the days go by and I’m not sorry. While Tanner “Diesel” Taylor is waiting to get his next mission orders he goes to a masquerade party. Pippa too finds herself there after her friends talked her into going. She figures that there is little to no chance of seeing her ex and even if he did show up her face would be covered. Neither Tanner nor Pippa planned on having a steamy night and her leaving with his child growing in her belly. When her ex finds out she had another man’s child he is out for blood. Pippa along with her son have been kidnapped. She doesn’t expect that anyone will be looking for them, but little does she know Tanner is on the case. Will he be able to find them before something horrible happens?
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Devlin by Angela K. Parker – Review by Charlisa Wahtomy-Alba

<a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/62696612-devlin” style=”float: left; padding-right: 20px”><img border=”0″ alt=”Devlin” src=”https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1664466147l/62696612._SX98_.jpg” /></a><a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/62696612-devlin”>Devlin</a> by <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16881406.Angela_K_Parker”>Angela K. Parker</a><br/>
My rating: <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/5097204650″>4 of 5 stars</a><br /><br />
Evelyn has just gotten out of a relationship that lasted longer than it should have. She isn’t looking to date at the moment, especially not her sexy-as-sin office partner. When the line is crossed and they end up spending one night together it has them both questioning whether or not there can be more. Eve is usually not the type of woman Devlin goes for but there is something about her that has him wanting more. One night wasn’t enough for either of them, but neither is willing to admit it. Eve is of the mind that it was a one time thing that will definitely never be happening again because he will get tired of chasing her soon enough. After all he is a womanizer isn’t he? Can Devlin convince her that what they had was more than one night?
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Defiant Princess (Mafia Elite Series Prequel) by Amy McKinley – Review by Charlisa Wahtomy-Alba

<a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/62590918-defiant-princess” style=”float: left; padding-right: 20px”><img border=”0″ alt=”Defiant Princess (Mafia Elite Prequel)” src=”https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1663174470l/62590918._SX98_.jpg” /></a><a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/62590918-defiant-princess”>Defiant Princess</a> by <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14257449.Amy_McKinley”>Amy McKinley</a><br/>
My rating: <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/5096194661″>5 of 5 stars</a><br /><br />
First off I absolutely loved the Mafia Elite Series. I’m not a huge fan of prequels, but I like to give them a chance just to see how an author merges the past and present. This was a very quick read, but it gave a lot of insight into the women we came to know who loved and married these men in the five families. We get to see what these ladies were going through the night one of their good friends and roommates was murdered. These ladies endured a lot as we found from the Mafia Elite Series but we get to find out just how much and how strong their bond really was in the beginning. The author has done an amazing job making these characters come to life and jump from the pages. I look forward to learning more about Liliana, Emiliana and Sofia before they became wives.
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The Warrior (The Freemasons Book 3) by Nicole Flockton – Review by Charlisa Wahtomy-Alba

<a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/61126792-the-warrior” style=”float: left; padding-right: 20px”><img border=”0″ alt=”The Warrior (The Freemasons #3)” src=”https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1652946928l/61126792._SX98_.jpg” /></a><a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/61126792-the-warrior”>The Warrior</a> by <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6479388.Nicole_Flockton”>Nicole Flockton</a><br/>
My rating: <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/5070974268″>4 of 5 stars</a><br /><br />
Jude is trying to find his sister Renee and he has a good lead on where to find her. The only catch is that he needs to send in Sienna, the woman who has captured his attention. She knows the danger that comes with going undercover and is ready for what comes her way. What she isn’t ready for are the feelings she has started developing for Jude. They have been tip-toeing around one another for far too long and now doesn’t seem like the best time to get their real feelings out in the open. However there is no time like the present. Will these two be able keep thing professional until Renee is saved? Or will Sienna unintentionally become the next victim of this crime ring?
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The Protector (The Freemasons Book 4) by Nicole Flockton – Review by Charlisa Wahtomy-Alba

<a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/61126801-the-protector” style=”float: left; padding-right: 20px”><img border=”0″ alt=”The Protector (The Freemasons #4)” src=”https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1652943585l/61126801._SX98_.jpg” /></a><a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/61126801-the-protector”>The Protector</a> by <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6479388.Nicole_Flockton”>Nicole Flockton</a><br/>
My rating: <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/5070951170″>4 of 5 stars</a><br /><br />
This is a good book that touches on and talks about a heavy topic. Renee has been kidnapped by someone who deals in sex trafficking. When she returns she starts going through therapy to try and move on, but she of course has set backs from things that trigger those memories she hopes to forget. Her brothers best friend, Declan, was once one of her closest friends and they are once again working toward that close friendship, possibly more. Though Declan still has feelings for Renee he decides not to act on them in order for her to heal. When Renee goes missing again while at a wedding they can’t help but fear the worst. Was she kidnapped again? Or did she leave of her own accord? Will they get a happily ever after or is Renee too scarred from her past to be truly loved and happy?
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Ghost Talker (Madame Chalamet Ghost Mysteries Book 1) by Byrd Nash – Review by Charlisa Wahtomy-Alba

<a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/59009272-ghost-talker” style=”float: left; padding-right: 20px”><img border=”0″ alt=”Ghost Talker (Madame Chalamet Ghost Mysteries #1)” src=”https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1631813665l/59009272._SX98_.jpg” /></a><a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/59009272-ghost-talker”>Ghost Talker</a> by <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/19182817.Byrd_Nash”>Byrd Nash</a><br/>
My rating: <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/5069436285″>5 of 5 stars</a><br /><br />
This book was quite a bit different from the first book I ever read by this author. Even though they could be classified in the same category they were both pleasantly different. In this story Elinor Chalamet is what you could consider a psychic of sorts. She is using her abilities to find her father killer, however she is pulled into a side investigation by the police when a body turns up in the local canal. She may not have taken up the case but when she heard that the Duke de Archambeau was interested in the case she took it. It seems the Duke is more of a hindrance than a help though on this case. Will she be able to solve it?
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Master Catteneo (Masters of the Consulate Book 5) by Sylvia Black – Review by Charlisa Wahtomy-Alba

<a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/62708903-master-catteneo” style=”float: left; padding-right: 20px”><img border=”0″ alt=”Master Catteneo” src=”https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1664084313l/62708903._SX98_.jpg” /></a><a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/62708903-master-catteneo”>Master Catteneo</a> by <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/21440759.Sylvia_Black”>Sylvia Black</a><br/>
My rating: <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/5067593809″>5 of 5 stars</a><br /><br />
Master Catteneo has his hands full with trying to find his overlords mate. Lucianna has been taken and Catteneo has been tasked with finding her. He goes to his home turf of Italy as that was one of the last places she was known to be. He seeks the help of a well known psychic to see if she can be of any help as she had helped them in the past. He did not expect to run into her beautiful but feisty granddaughter Alessia. Catteneo gives off the vibe of a playboy, but deep down he wants what all of the other masters are finding, true love. When things between Alessia and Catteneo start heating up so do things with the Syndicate. Will they be able to explore their feelings on a deeper level? Will they even be able to trust one another and bring Lucianna back safely?
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Breathless in Love Audiobook (The Maverick Billionaires Book 1) by Bella Andre & Jennifer Skully – Review by Charlisa Wahtomy-Alba

This was a good book and the narration was good. Harper got custody of her brother while in college due to her parents unexpectedly passing. Jeremy is a teen that has the mental capacity from an accident. He’s got a fascination with cars. Not just cars, but fast cars. Harper has been in a few relationships that were semi-serious or at least headed that direction until she discovered the guys were only after her brothers trust fund. When Jeremy writes a letter to billionaire Will Franconi inquiring about seeing his car collection Harper never thought he would reply with an acceptance. Upon their meeting there is an instant attraction but Harper finds it hard to let herself fall into her feelings. Will has some skeletons on his closet that he’d rather not have see the light of day again. This blossoming relationship has the green light from Jeremy, but is Harper willing to give it a true shot? Is Will ready to be a one woman man?

Defying Ella (True Platinum Series Book 4) by Morgana Bevan – Review by Charlisa Wahtomy-Alba

Defying EllaDefying Ella by Morgana Bevan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ella is looking forward to some time off from this tour. She didn’t realize she’d be spending time in the proximity of a man she spent a steamy week with before he all but pushed her to the curb. She wasn’t looking for a ything serious so why did it hurt? The tour has finally come to a close and her sister has urged her to head out for the cabin a band member owns that they were to use for a week. How could one resist becoming one with nature? The last thing she expects is for the man she is trying to get away from to show up. He was promised the cabin in a mix up and would probably be anywhere else. When they get snowed in they have no choice but to make nice. They haven’t been exactly nice to one another over the last few months. Will they survive being alone unexpectedly and give in to their attraction? Or will they continue to deny that there are feelings waiting to explored further?

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Cooked: The Chef Blows Her Lid by Cari Schaeffer – Review by Charlisa Wahtomy-Alba

<a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/62689904-cooked” style=”float: left; padding-right: 20px”><img border=”0″ alt=”Cooked: The Chef Blows Her Lid” src=”https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1663873059l/62689904._SX98_.jpg” /></a><a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/62689904-cooked”>Cooked: The Chef Blows Her Lid</a> by <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8274141.Cari_Schaeffer”>Cari Schaeffer</a><br/>
My rating: <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/5045953375″>5 of 5 stars</a><br /><br />
Olivia has plenty of reasons to blow her lid. She recently found out her husband and best friend were doing the horizontal mambo, she just lost her job and her mother is overbearing. A girl can oy take so much! When all seems hopeless Olivia puts on her big girl pants, ties up her boots and takes life by the horns. She decides to jump head first into owning her own business. Can she make it a success? Or is she in over her head?
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