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Snowflakes and Holly (Hartwood Holiday Romance) by Jae Dawson – Review by Debi Kircher

Snowflakes and Holly: A Small Town Christmas Romance (A Hartwood Holiday Romance)Snowflakes and Holly: A Small Town Christmas Romance by Jae Dawson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Snowflakes and Holly (Hartwood Holiday Romance) by Jae Dawson

4 Stars

I was so happy to return to Hartwood Falls. I have fallen in love with this little town since reading the first in this series. I was looking forward to the Christmas theme and even asked for it in my last review. I think the town is what I love most about this series, that and the other characters that show up in each story. Maybe it’s that I need more of the relationships forming to connect these characters as couples. I love each one of them and their backstories and their personalities but for some reason I’m having a problem with the connections formed. It’s hard to explain. In saying that, it does not take away from enjoying these books. I think this one might be my favorite. I did laugh out loud quite a few times and loved the setting that was described in this story. I truly want to go to Hartwood Falls, and would love to be a part of this small town.
This author has a super smooth writing style which I enjoy and I’ve read each of her books in this series in one sitting. So they are absolutely hard to put down. Each one could be read as a standalone with no problem, but they are all worth reading.

Great story and definitely looking forward to the next!

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Avenging Devil Part 2 (Satan’s Devils MC San Diego #4) by Manda Mellett – Review by Debi Kircher

Avenging Devil Part 2: Satan's Devils MC San DiegoAvenging Devil Part 2: Satan’s Devils MC San Diego by Manda Mellett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Avenging Devil Part 2 (Satan’s Devils MC San Diego #4) by Manda Mellett

5 ++++ stars

WOW, this was the most intense story told over two books that I’ve read in a long time. It was suspenseful, hard to read at times, sad, fun, loving, surprising, action packed and all out awesome! I love every book in every series of the Satan’s Devils, but these last two were different in a way that had so much going on and I was fully invested in every aspect. From the clubs coming together, from never being sure about UTAH and now LOVING them, the strong family aspect which for me was strengthened in this story and absolutely not being able to put the books down. It’s still hard to call any of them my favorites because every word of every book of every series is part of one of the best MC stories ever!
This one had me closing my eyes and trying to unread some of what was happening because it was that intense. I love that this author isn’t afraid to show the intensity of what is happening in the scenes even if they are hard to read.
I can not find a way to sum up this story, I just finished it so my thoughts are everywhere and Niran and Saffie? They will forever be one of my favorite couples ever. I truly already want to go back and read these 2 books again.
I can not recommend high enough that the Satan’s Devils stories that started way way back in Turning Wheels which introduced us to the Mother Chapter be read in order. There are so many reasons for this. These last 2 books which are part of the San Diego chapter made me literally fall in love with another chapter that I had been struggling with from its own series. These characters overlap, popping up in just about every book even if only mentioned. It’s a lot, and this author somehow someway keeps it all straight and in turn helps the reader keep it all straight. It’s amazing!

I will read every one of these someday, somehow back to back all over again!

LOVED LOVED LOVED!!!

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Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures by Leon Stevens – Review by Debi Kircher

Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and PicturesLines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures by Leon Stevens
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures by Leon Stevens

4 Stars

Lines by Leon was a really nice break from the heavier books I’ve been reading lately. I truly enjoyed it. It was refreshing, some made me giggle a bit, and some made me think a lot! I don’t normally read or pick up books like this but I’ll be honest, the cover drew me in but the words inside kept me reading. It was awesome and I read it in one sitting.

I will definitely read more by this author.

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The Heart of Baker Bay by Danielle Jacks – Review by Debi Kircher

The Heart of Baker BayThe Heart of Baker Bay by Danielle Jacks
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Heart of Baker Bay by Danielle Jacks

5 Stars

I loved this book! I think my favorite part of the whole concept of this book was that our main female character was not a perfect person that had her whole life figured out and did everything right. This main character was the complete opposite and it was refreshing in a strange kind of way.

I also fell in love with Clover Bay and have it all pictured in my mind and could just imagine visiting and staying in a B&B and enjoying life.

Adam and Jody both had struggles and tried so hard to not connect, but we all know how that works out. The way they complimented each other in their own ways made this such a fun, sweet read. Watching them get past their struggles in life with help from each other was awesome. I laughed, and I definitely got teary eyed a few times.

This was an awesome, quick, one sitting read for me, and the more I read from this author the more I want to read.

I loved it and highly recommend it!

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Revenge (Least Likely Suspect Book 1) by Cooper McKenzie – Review by Debi Kircher

Least Likely Suspect: RevengeLeast Likely Suspect: Revenge by Cooper McKenzie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Revenge (Least Likely Suspect Book 1) by Cooper McKenzie

5 +++++ Stars

Why have I not ever read anything by this author before this? A problem I need to fix immediately. This book was awesome!!! Perfect flow, just the right amount of back stories, just the right amount of details, just the right amount of everything. I picked this up and literally could not put it down till I finished. Which meant I carried my kindle around doing whatever adulting I needed to do while still reading. OMG I loved MaMa Sam!!! I connected with her immediately and felt her every thought, felt her every emotion, and truly felt like I was right there with her as she made decisions in this book. I want so much more of these misfits, Micah is now one of my favorite characters ever, and the best part is that it’s for so many different reasons then most of my favorite male characters.
The whole story was emotional, but at the end I was bawling, so while she couldn’t drive because of tears, I couldn’t read because of the same!

I can not wait for more!!! I loved every single thing about this book!!! I already want to read it again 🙂

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Unlikely in Love (A Parker Lake Novel Book 1) by Olivia Sherwood – Review by Debi Kircher

Unlikely in Love (A Parker Lake Novel Book 1)Unlikely in Love by Olivia Sherwood
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Unlikely in Love (A Parker Lake Novel Book 1) by Olivia Sherwood

5 +++ STARS

Insta Love was my reaction to this book the second I started reading it. It felt so real like I was right there in whatever scene I was reading about. I loved every one of these characters but what’s amazing is I think my favorite was Sophie and I didnt even meet her in the book. Sophie was Annie’s grandmother who passed away and it was at her will reading where this story begins. Sophie played a huge part in this book and made me laugh more times than I can count. How she affected the people in this town was amazing, I just loved her!
Annie’s character was written in a way that had me connecting to her immediately. Her inner dialogue was perfect and she, like most everything else, felt so real. I want to be in her group of friends. Her bff’s were so much fun, and I even feel like I got to know them as well. Then there’s Wyatt..Sigh.. His back story was sad and funny at the same time. His relationship with Sophie had me dying even though he never even knew her LOL He carried his time in the service with him daily and had an amazing support system while trying to heal. I loved his family, his mom, dad, sister and niece and his best friend Griff were awesome!
I truly and completely loved this story, I loved the town, and really can’t wait for the next book. CC, Breckin, or Griff, I hope each one gets their own story told because I can’t wait to revisit this town!

Such a smooth flowing book that I got totally lost in. I love the writing style and will be adding this author to my “will read anything by” list.

I Highly recommend it!

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Taking Flight (Code of Honor Book 2) by Brooke May – Review by Debi Kircher

Taking FlightTaking Flight by Brooke May
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Taking Flight (Code of Honor Book 2) by Brooke May

5 ++++ Stars

I really enjoyed this story. I fell so much in love with the first book of this series and hoped there would be more to follow. I was so excited when I saw this I one clicked immediately. This one showed me the other side of the sister/family dynamic. It broke my heart and made me angry, but also made me love Jody that much more. Patience, from the first book became one of my favorite characters ever, and Jody isn’t too far behind now. I love this author and this series. I hope it continues and I hope there is more to come from Centennial. I fell in love with this little town in Courage of Us and definitely want more.

This author has a way of grabbing me at page one and doesn’t let go till the end making it impossible to put her books down till they are over. I loved the way Jody took control and also researched and ended up where she did, how she did it was awesome, and the outcome was even more amazing. This can be read as a standalone but the characters from book one are mentioned often and I would highly recommend reading them in order just to have all of the stories and they are simply amazing so why not… I can’t wait for more of Jody and Holt, Patience and Duke, and also whoever is next. It has also made me want to go back and read book 1 again, so that’s the plan.

Awesome stories in this series.

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Sex on Fire (Naughty Neighbor Book 1) by Ashley Bostock – Review by Debi Kircher

Sex on Fire: A Quickie Read (Naughty Neighbor Book 1)Sex on Fire: A Quickie Read by Ashley Bostock
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Sex on Fire (Naughty Neighbor Book 1) by Ashley Bostock

4 Stars

I took a chance on this story because it was a short story and I read it in about 30 minutes. It was written very well and flowed beautifully. I did though miss the character development that you would get with a longer story, as well as the building of the connection between the main characters. It was definitely steamy and a quick fun read though and I’m glad I picked it up. I have read a couple of this authors’ books and have liked both of them and will definitely read more from her in the future.

If you’re looking for something steamy, quick, and fun, with really awesome writing I highly recommend picking up this book.

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A Cold Day In Hell (Life Is Hell Book 5) by Naomi Valkyrie – Review by Debi Kircher

A Cold Day in Hell (Life is Hell #5)A Cold Day in Hell by Naomi Valkyrie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A Cold Day In Hell (Life Is Hell Book 5) by Naomi Valkyrie
5 +++++ Stars

This series and this author just keep getting better and better. I’ve loved all of this series and each one seems to be my favorite when I finish, but this one I think really is my favorite along with the first in this series. Well of course until the next LOL

I’ve said this many times and will repeat..I don’t normally read paranormal, I have a few authors that could write anything and I’d read it but this author has taken this genre to a new level for me. I love her writing style and the ease I feel while reading. I can’t read them fast enough and then feel kinda lost when I’m done.

This in my opinion can not and should not be read as a standalone. All of these books follow many of the same characters and their stories carry through all of the books. This is a group of “people” that have become an unlikely family that I feel like I’m a part of while reading, and I was so excited to get Bel’s story, the addition of Haddie was awesome, I feel a small connection to each one for different reasons. The ending to this story left me wanting so much more, there is an ongoing story that started in book one and I can not wait to see how this progresses. The conversation at the end has me a little worried with only two words spoken “You What?!”

Filled with danger, mystery, romance, love, edge of your seat reading, humor, and family I can not recommend this whole series high enough! One Click them all, SERIOUSLY!!

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The Arsonist’s Handbook by L.A. Detwiler – Review by Debi Kircher

The Arsonist's Handbook: A Gripping Psychological ThrillerThe Arsonist’s Handbook: A Gripping Psychological Thriller by L.A. Detwiler
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Arsonist’s Handbook by L.A. Detwiler

4 Stars

This is my first book by this author, I got into it pretty quickly and could hardly put it down. The build up throughout had me going crazy wondering how this was all going to end. The writing style was a bit different than I’m used to but caught on pretty quick and then it flowed smoothly.

My feelings towards all the characters were a roller coaster ride. I was never sure whether I liked any of them or even understood them and what they were feeling. Then on the other hand I could find I liked them and then did understand sometimes. It was in all honesty the definition of a hot mess.

I had figured out part of what was happening before the end but the other part was shocking, and totally threw my thoughts of one of the characters totally upside down. I think I wanted more from the ending. Not sure why, I can’t explain it but I felt a little let down for some reason. I guess I wanted that jaw dropping twist that just never seemed to come for me.

In saying all of that, I truly did enjoy this story and will absolutely read more from this author!

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