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Rivals (Mafia Elite Book 7) by Amy McKinley – Review by Charlisa Wahtomy-Alba

Rivals (Mafia Elite, #7)Rivals by Amy McKinley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

If you haven’t read any of the Mafia Elite series I highly suggest checking them out. The author writes the stories is such a way that it’s hard to tear your eyes away from the pages. I absolutely love this series! Every book has been a bit better than the last. I love all the characters and their fierce loyalty to one another. There is a certain code that the Mafia families abide by and they all strictly follow it until Mia Tucci strays from the norm. As a daughter to one of the New York families she has seen many things that her father is involved in and she doesn’t agree with what has been happening. She has been working to take him down, but it’s proving to be a long and slow process. When she over hears that she is to be married off to a politician she knows it’s time to flee, but who can she run to? Where can she go for safety? Her only hope is Nico La Rosa and the Five Families of Chicago. They owe her huge after she warned Summer of the danger she was in. Will Nico find that she is someone worth protecting? Will he let down the walls he has built and allow himself to possibly love and be loved?

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Remember to Forget Me (Too Lost to Love Book 1) by Hazel Storm Review By Charlisa Wahtomy-Alba

Remember to Forget Me (Too Lost To Love, #1)Remember to Forget Me by Hazel Storm
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

They were friends once, but something happened in their younger years to make Wesley forget six months of his life. Addie was blamed for the incident so she kept her distance and watched from afar all these years. She watched as her once best friend finished his schooling and rose to fame with songs they wrote together. A song book that had been published a decade prior is found by Wesley’s team and Addie is sued for plagiarism. Instead of fighting the lawsuit she writes a check to settle the debt and go about her life. Only when she leaves the building she comes face to face with the one person she doesn’t expect to see in the flesh. Will Addie and Wesley be able to overcome their painful past and make new memories? This book was at times an emotional read, but I enjoyed every minute of it.

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Something About Aimee (Girls from the Street Book 1) by S.E. Smith – Review by Charlisa Wahtomy-Alba

Something About Aimee (Girls from the Street Book 1)Something About Aimee by S.E. Smith
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Had Sheik Qadir Saif-Ad-Din found his Almukhtar? He may have and boy is she feisty. While in New York on business he inadvertantly meets Ms. Wheels when she saves his life. Trying to keep up with her and keep her safe with all the mayhem that comes their way is easier said than done, but he gives it his best. Will he be abke to get her to see that she belongs with him and that fate has brought them together? Having grown up mostly on the streets, Aimee Wheels has been through a lot. Currently she works as a currier and is on a mission with an important last minute delivery with a bonus is she makes it on time. Delivering the papers to a luxurious hotel doesn’t seem like a place you can run into trouble does it? Trouble does find her though when she spots couple men walk in with guns not too far behind the Sheik. Not giving it a second thought she jumps into action and saves his life. Now she is caught up in something she shouldn’t be through no fault of either party. Making it through all the chaos will be worth it to get their happily ever after.

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Ritual Obsession (Blood Obsession Book 1) by R.L. Dunn – Review by Charlisa Wahtomy-Alba

Ritual Obsession (Blood Obsession Book 1)Ritual Obsession by R.L. Dunn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This author has another hit on her hands! I have read her Secure series and enjoyed them very much. This one was no different. Bobbi finds herself, along with her partner Rose, hunting a serial killer. This killer has a type and unfortunately Bobbi fits it perfectly. Bobbi is simultaneously trying to gain the respect of her partner, fight her attraction to detective Buckley and catch the perpetrator before he strikes again. Will she be able to prove to Rose that she belongs in the detectives squad? Will they catch the killer or will Bobbi be his next victim?

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Tale of a Body Thief (Rovena Silvex Book 1) by Kristy Centeno – Review by Charlisa Wahtomy-Alba

Tale of a Body Thief (Rovena Silvex chronicles Book 1)Tale of a Body Thief by Kristy Centeno
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a well written first book and a new author to me. The synopsis is what initially got my attention and I was intrigued enough to want to read this story. It started off with action and I wondered what kind of demon hunter I was reading about. Of course being a fan of the long running TV show Supernatrual I had a few ideas in mind about how she would vanquish these beings, but it was nothing like that. The simple yet effective method the author put forth made me do a double take, haha. Normally Rovens’s duty is to kill a demon, but when she is sent to find out why a Marked was killed and who did it she accidentally brings the body back to life with a new soul. She doesn’t know exactly how it happened as she doesn’t quite know the full extent of her powers or why they only work sometimes. Instead of hunting demons and offing them she is now tasked with keeping one alive. Will she be able to gain the trust of her sworn enemy? Or will the enemy turn out to be her downfall?

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Taylor’s Law by Jennifer Raines – Review by Charlisa Wahtomy-Alba

Taylor's LawTaylor’s Law by Jennifer Raines
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a quick and easy read with a good storyline and likeable characters. Ella is taking care of her niece, Tessa, after her sister tragically passes away from an illness. She’s just barely started the grieving process when she finds a letter from a lawyers office and finds that the letter pertains to a possible paternity suit. Who is the potential father and why is he coming forward now? Her sister never outright said who Tessa’s father was and no father was listed on the birth certificate. When it comes out that her sister was blackmailing this man for money Ella can’t help but wonder what other secrets her sister had hidden from her. Why didn’t her sister let her know that she was trying to contact the potential father? In the process of gearing up for a courtroom showdown over poor Tessa, she is fighting her growing attraction to the young lawyer. Is there potential for a happily ever after or will he break her heart by taking her niece from her?

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Truth or Kill (Twisted Legends Collection Book 1) by A.C. Kramer – Review by Charlisa Wahtomy-Alba

Truth or Kill (Twisted Legends Collection, #2)Truth or Kill by A.C. Kramer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Sydney wasn’t even supposed to be a part of the game, she was invited as a plus one at the last moment. Was there an ominous reason behind her invitation or did her aquaintance/former teammate Becca really just want her to distract Landon? Kage, Judge and Loki invited this particular set of people to play a game: Truth or Kill. Only they seem to know everyone’s deepest, darkest secrets and they intend to expose them all. This game of blackmail turns deadly and there are many players. Will the true killer or killers be found out before the game is over or will there be no survivors? This book was… I’m not even sure there are words to describe my feelings on this one. It was really a great read! I really would like to know how the author came up with the concept for this book and then brought it to life. Pick up your copy of Truth or Kill and go along for the journey, you will not be disappointed.

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The Secret Cure: A Gripping Psychological Thriller with a Twist by JD Spero – Review by Charlisa Wahtomy-Alba

The Secret CureThe Secret Cure by J.D. Spero
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Rosalie is a former ballet dancer who is now bound to her bed due to an illness that prevents her from moving. It seems like her husband can’t bear to look at or be around her. She has noticed that he is spending more and more time with his therapist, Anastasia. She suspects and affair but being unable to move about, let alone talk she can only plot revenge. Her husband Vincenzo doesn’t notice that she is slowly gaining back her words and movement. That has been kept a secret by both Rosalie and her home health nurse, Cate. When and where will Rosalie get her revenge? There is also someone else who has a score to settle with Vincenzo. It is only a matter or when, where and who will get to him first.

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Saved by Love (Bellevue Bullies Book 7) by Toni Aleo – Review by Charlisa Wahtomy-Alba

Saved by Love (Bellevue Bullies #7)Saved by Love by Toni Aleo
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book kept me turning the pages! Evan Adler has recently medically retired from the NHL and recently became and athletic trainer for a women’s gymnastics team. His whole family has been involved in hockey on one form or another and he feels as though he let them all down. Callie Pearce knows a thing or two about hockey, but her heart lies in gymnastics. When she sees Evan running by with the hockey team one day she calls dibs and decides to take her shot. Will they find love and happiness together? I feel it was admirable of Eva though, even of he is a fictional character, to step away from what he loved for his mental health. It is a serious subject that doesn’t get as much attention as it should, but has been coming to light more often. The author did a great job and now I need to go find the rest of the books in the series.

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The Detail by Dana Wayne – Review by Charlisa Wahtomy-Alba

The DetailThe Detail by Dana Wayne
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I wasn’t quite sure what I was getting into when I picked this book but I think I found myself a new favorite author. This was the perfect combination of suspense and romance. Detectives Foster and Hamilton are sent to retrieve an inmate and bring him back to Dallas to face justice. They had spent many months hunting the man down and he was hauled in for something minor. The inmate has plans for Ms. Foster and none of them pertain to having a nice chat over coffee. In the meantime these two detectives are fighting to maintain a professional relationship instead of giving in to the sexual tension that runs between them. After picking up their ward they are heading back to base when things take a wrong turn. The killer gets away and he is hell bent on getting his prize, Detective Foster. How will things play out between the detectives? Is there a happily ever after in their future or will she become the victim of a sadistic man?

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