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Jordan’s Justice: A New Adult Sport Romance (Tessa and Jordan Book 2) by T. Christensen – Review by Sunday Barnaby

Jordan's Justice: A New Adult Sport Romance (Tessa and Jordan Book 2)Jordan’s Justice: A New Adult Sport Romance by T. Christensen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Jordan’s Justice: A New Adult Sports Romance by T. Christensen
Five Stars

Jordan’s Justice: A New Adult Sports Romance is the second book in the Tessa and Jordan series by T. Christensen. This is not my first book I’ve read by Ms. Christensen but it is definitely my favorite. That being said I have not read Breaking Tessa which is the first book in this series, which now I’m definitely going to have to do. I think that I’m going to have to wait a little while before reading it though because this book absolutely tore me up. My husband kept asking me why I was crying, and he said a book shouldn’t make you cry. However, I think a book that brings out this much feelings in a reader is a great book. This book can be read as a standalone. There was no problem understanding the plot. This is my first ugly cry of the year, and I actually feel great after reading it. I think the characters were well defined (if not always likable) and the storyline flowed well. Even though it is only January, I think this is going to be one of my top five books this year.
Review by @sunbarn

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Don’t Worry, I Still Hate You by Marie Skye – Review by Melissa Agena

Happily Ever AfterHappily Ever After by Piper Rayne
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a great short story! Don’t Worry, I Still Hate you is a story written by Marie Skye. I just absolutely love this author! In this story, which I wish was longer by the way, we meet Perrie and Ash. These two have known each other since they were in high school. By mere chance, they reconnected in Las Vegas while Perrie was at a Bachelorette party! Perrie thought that this was the last time they would see each other, however fate had a different plan. Perrie needed a roommate and posted an ad about it. Low and behold, who shows up? Ash! This was an awesome story with lots of steamy moments as well as lots of comedy. These two characters have a lot of great chemistry and balanced each other very well. Like I said earlier, I wished this story was longer but it was great nonetheless. It was definitely a story that I could not put down! I can’t wait to read more from Marie Skye!

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Wildfire (The Broken Bow Book 2) by Ashley A Quinn – Review by Dawn Daughenbaugh

Wildfire (The Broken Bow Book #2)Wildfire by Ashley A Quinn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars
Wildfire (The Broken Bow Book 2) by Ashley A Quinn

Wildfire is the second book in The Broken Bow series by Ashley Quinn. I was drawn in from the beginning and had a hard time putting it down. I will say this is my first book by this author but definitely not my last. Im definitely going to check out the first book in this series. This is a story about two people who have both suffered loss of loved ones. Tara is trying to move on with her life, she’s opened a restaurant that is doing very well. Jace is starting a new job in town and he to is trying to heal his heart breaking past. These two both think the other is attractive but she has stayed away from his type. Weird things start happening around the ranch and Tara finds Jace staying over night .What does there future look like? Who is behind the mysterious things that have been happening? Find out what happens next in this absolute must read .

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Matching Miriam by Mya O’Malley – Review by Tausha Treadway

Matching MiriamMatching Miriam by Mya O’Malley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Matching Miriam by Mya O’Malley. I LOVED this book. I actually love anything written by Mya O’Malley so I was excited to read this and it did not disappoint! Its the story of Miriam a police officer that lives in New York. Miriam has built a wall around her heart so she doesn’t plan on letting anyone in. Her heart was broken years ago by a guy named Jesse and she is determined to never let that happen again. Jesse is looking for a new start on life so when he’s given the opportunity to become a fireman in New York he jumps at the chance. The only problem is when he sees Miriam all those old feelings come back. Miriam has a boyfriend but he’s becoming very clingy and wanting to know about the future which is a red flag for Miriam. When she and Jesse see each other and kiss its all she can do to keep from thinking about him. Jesse is consumed with thoughts of Miriam all the while Miriam is looking for a killer! Will she keep her heart from being broken again or will she go down the same road as before? Read Matching Miriam to find out!

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Heartbeats and Roses (Hartwood Holiday Romance) by Jae Dawson – Review by Rosanna Ingram

Heartbeats and Roses: A Small Town Valentine's Day Romance (A Hartwood Holiday Romance)Heartbeats and Roses: A Small Town Valentine’s Day Romance by Jae Dawson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Rose has built her business on love. She owns a flower shop where she is called upon to provide flowers showing love for all types of occasions…weddings, funerals, etc.. However, she has also started a Valentine’s secret admirer event. As she is working towards getting ready for this year’s event…the boy that broke her heart 20 years ago is now the man standing in her flower shop.
Twenty years ago, Liam was forced to up and leave his hometown behind. He is still not over the events of that night and harbors a lot of resentment and anger. After a surgery gone wrong, Liam needs to take a vacation and get away for a bit. Instead of joining his girlfriend and her family on a ski trip, he decides to head back to his hometown and clear his head. Imagine his surprise when the Air BnB that he is staying at is right above his former best friend’s flower shop.
While Liam and Rose find the friendship that Liam left behind, there are secrets in their lives that, once out, could ruin what they are building. There are ups and downs…there is betrayal and forgiveness…and there is hope and love.
This book is written in a way that an older romantic language is woven throughout the pages. It added to the overall feel of the book…and I enjoyed it. Rose and Liam were wonderful characters and my heart was breaking and mending right along with them. A heartfelt love story which takes place at what is considered to be the most romantic time of the year.

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Matching Miriam by Mya O’Malley – Review by Rachel Moss

Matching MiriamMatching Miriam by Mya O’Malley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Matching Miriam by Mya O’Malley was a great read! I was absolutely enthralled with this novel. I especially loved being thrown back in the world with Naomi again. That was unexpected surprise for me honestly. O’Malley is such a great writer, she’s able to make the whole world come alive when she writes. This novel was packed with love and romance, thrill, mystery and some suspense. It was also completely heartwarming as well. I can’t wait to read more from Mya in the future! Everything I’ve read of hers has not disappointed me yet!

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Wildfire (The Broken Bow Book 2) by Ashley A Quinn – Review by Erica Fish

Wildfire (The Broken Bow Book #2)Wildfire by Ashley A Quinn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book is a great book by a new author for me. I enjoyed her plotline and her characters. The plotline is a romance with suspense mixed in. I feel like I know the characters and can be friends with them. Tara is ready to put her past behind her. She needs to move forward. Opening a new restaurant is how she is moving forward. Then Jace walks into Tara’s restaurant and life. He has a tragic past. He started to talk to Tara and wants to pursue a relationship. Will their past keep them from moving on? How will their past affect their future? I highly recommend this book to see what happens between Tara and Jace.

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Heartbeats and Roses (Hartwood Holiday Romance) by Jae Dawson – Review by Lisa Helmick

Heartbeats and Roses: A Small Town Valentine's Day Romance (A Hartwood Holiday Romance)Heartbeats and Roses: A Small Town Valentine’s Day Romance by Jae Dawson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This story crushed me. I really wanted it to continue the vibe from the last book and it did to an extent. But then the wording got in the way. I struggled many times with the words or phrases the author used. They either didn’t fit the situation or they were waaay to advanced for me and I had to look them up. I get what she is trying to do but it made it hard for me (the reader) to keep following along with the flow of the story. Which made it hard for me to connect to the characters.

I like the idea of the story but just didn’t flow for me. The characters are cute but I only *felt* their friendship not love. Rose is delightful at times. That whole “pain meter” thing she did is pure imagination. It put a smile on my face. I loved the idea of the secret Valentines too. Again I felt something here but wanted to know more about how the it worked and the people connection. I did feel Rose spent a bit too much time in her head..going off on dreams and thinking about the past, future etc. some of that is okay but she had way too much.

The Epilogue just threw me for a loop. I was wishing it would have said “One Year Later” before I started reading.

Overall this is an okay read. I liked some things but the dislikes I had outweighed them.

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Matching Miriam by Mya O’Malley – Review by Roxsanne Lesieur

Matching MiriamMatching Miriam by Mya O’Malley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Miriam is a badass police officer who lives in New York and has built walls around her heart, she doesn’t want it broken again, but she is wondering whether it might be worth starting to let her guard down and look at finding love again, but she doesn’t open up easily apart from with her best friend, although even she doesn’t know everything. As Miriam leaves for a run, her best friend drives past and invites her for coffee with another friend, but Miriam declines it as she knows that she isn’t needed and she wants to run, but as she is running, she is bombarded by memories of her childhood and things she has kept locked away for a long time, including her first love Jesse, normally she can banish them, but today is different and she cannot escape them. When her boyfriend asks her if she is now bringing her work home, she is not happy about it and when he tries to talk about where their relationship is going, she pulls down the shutters, she has dating demons and is scared of them rearing their heads again with him and when he goes to kiss her, she freezes and takes a step back.

Jesse is a man who needs a change of scenery, he is trying to get away from his most recent relationship after it ended and when the job opportunity in New York for a fireman he jumps at the chance, but the main reason is Miriam, he first love and someone who cannot forget no matter how he tries, he thinks about what her life is like now and whether he may be able to be a part of it again and he is damn well going to try his hardest to make that either a reality or finally get the closure he would need to move on. The next day Miriam is thinking about the kiss the night before as well as how her best friend is acting strangely, when she comes round to talk to her and what she has to say unnerves Miriam to the extreme.

Miriam is called into work when a homicide is reported and she and her partner are assigned the case, but the details of the murder are really unusual and they end up chasing their tales when they can’t put things together as they would like to be able to. As the day progresses and her boyfriend keeps calling and texting, it is starting to irritate Miriam and this makes her think about Jesse even more. Meanwhile, Jesse is struggling to get Miriam out of his head, so when he decides to go for a run, he is shocked to run into Miriam who is also out for one, but when she trips and falls, Jesse insists on seeing her home to make sure that she is ok, the emotions which swirl around them are more than they can handle, so she makes Jesse leave.

As the case develops and things do start falling into place, things are strained for Miriam, between Jesse reappearing, the things her best friend has been telling her and the situation with her boyfriend and the fact that there is a murderer on the loose, she doesn’t know if she is coming or going and things just keep getting stranger, but will they solve the case, or will the things that have been foretold come to pass? Can Miriam solve all the problems in her life, or will they all coalesce to bring her down?

If you like trying to solve a crime with a dash of romance and a bit of the supernatural sprinkled in for good measure, this is the book for you and it will suck you in.

Reviewed by @roxsannel

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The Longest Run: a Ski Patrol Rescue Romance (Lawson Family #4) by Tracey Cramer-Kelly – Review by Kerry Carr

The Longest RunThe Longest Run by Tracey Cramer-Kelly
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a beautiful love story about taking risk, learning to forgive and find love again.

Carly  is works on the mountains as a medical person assisting people who have accidents or are injured while skiing. She loves her job and since her heart was broken she hasn’t let anyone get close to her. That is until Chris comes into her life.

Chris Markum  was a professional skier until an accident left him paralysed. Now he’s back in training to join the paralymics team. When he meets Carly the attraction is real and quick but he has several issues. Will his disability stop him finding love? Will he be able to satisfy her like a normal man.

They both have to leave to adapt their lives and open themselves up and risk being hurt in order to let their love grow. Will fear tear them apart? Or are they strong enough to fight all the obstacles and be together?

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