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Building Storm: (A Hawke Family Novel) (The Hawke Family Book 4) By Gwyn McNamee – Review by Debi Kircher

Building Storm: (A Hawke Family Novel) (The Hawke Family Book 4)Building Storm: (A Hawke Family Novel) by Gwyn McNamee
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Building Storm: (A Hawke Family Novel) (The Hawke Family Book 4)

By Gwyn McNamee

5 +++++++ Stars

So I have done a bit of binge reading…I had only read Savage Collision before this book was released so could not read this one till I completed the other two and now I have a bonafide Hawke Family hangover and am so so sad that I don’t have another to move on to. I love this family and all those that have come along and joined it. Each story is unique and has something different to offer but the one constant throughout is the family ties which is one of my favorite things in my books. Then of course there’s the way this author twists these stories and you just sit there not knowing what is going to happen or when it’s going to happen. This one had me lost on the impending twist, I usually have some idea of what might happen but this one threw me and for some reason I didn’t see it coming till it was obvious.

My heart was broken in two at the end of Stone Sober and it didn’t mend till quite a ways into this one. That’s one of the reasons I love this author so so much, when I read her books I just know I’m in for an emotional ride and when that ride ends it always leaves me wanting so much more. I know this can’t be it…There’s more story to tell for this family especially with characters that have appeared back and you just know there’s more drama ahead and I for one CAN NOT WAIT!!

Do not even attempt to read these books out of order…It will not work and besides this author is brilliant and you don’t want to miss a single word 🙂

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Stone Sober: A Hawke Family Novel (The Hawke Family Book 3) by Gwyn McNamee – Review by Debi Kircher

Stone Sober (Hawke Family #3)Stone Sober by Gwyn McNamee
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Stone Sober: A Hawke Family Novel (The Hawke Family Book 3) by Gwyn McNamee

5++++++ Stars

OMG..These book are killing me….I knew when I opened this one it was going to be an emotional one and I was so right….So much going on I don’t even know where to start.

I knew when reading Books 1 & 2 that somewhere along the way Stone would get his story and I knew there had to be a lot more to him than what I was seeing previously. As unsure of him as I was it did not take long to fall head over heels for this guy. As his story unfolds everything about him starts making sense and the way he felt about Nora…sigh…He tried to do the right thing and stay away from her but he just couldn’t help it. Nora is Dani’s sister and the sole reason that Dani met Savage when she did. I loved Nora…her cute ways of trying not to swear made me smile. She wasn’t all innocent and pure but was definitely not the type of woman that would stir Stone normally. Dani also tried to stay away from him but the draw was too strong and watching her struggle with how much she found herself loving all that Stone was and had to offer made complete sense.

It was the rest of the story that had me all messed up…So many things that came out of left field and made my jaw drop…This had my feelings all over the place, I went from being totally angry to completely heartbroken many times and I could not predict how this one was going to end, at one point I thought omg there’s not enough time for some of this to be dealt with but once again this author had everything under control and my love for her writing just gets stronger the more I read. So many things still to come and I’ve already got the next ready to go and can not wait to jump back in to this amazing family…

Trust me…Start from the beginning, do not read these out of order…

On to Book 4…..

Review by @debikircher

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Tortured Skye: A Hawke Family Novel (The Hawke Family Book 2) by Gwyn McNamee – Review by Debi Kircher

Tortured Skye (Hawke Family, #2)Tortured Skye by Gwyn McNamee
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Tortured Skye: A Hawke Family Novel (The Hawke Family Book 2) by Gwyn McNamee

5+++++ Stars

It has been awhile since I read Savage Collision and I’ll admit I kinda forgot just how much I love this author and her books, and how I absolutely couldn’t wait for the next in the Hawke Series. I loved Skyes story and everything that went with it. This author knows how to hook you on page 1 and literally won’t let you go even after you finish and that’s because she lets you in just a bit on what is coming next and thankfully I have the next sitting here waiting for me to start.

I love this family and those that are part of it even if they aren’t, like Gabe, who has been a part of the family for over 20 years and Savage’s best friend, which is why wanting Savage’s little sister is such a bad idea, especially when he is dealing with so many ghosts haunting him from his past.

Skye Hawke, Savage’s little sister who has tried very hard to push everyone away and cant seem to get over the loss of her twin sister. She threw herself at Gabe at Savage and Dani’s wedding and was rejected and knows that pursuing him will do nothing but cause problems within the family, but can she help herself?

I loved this story, and this family…I have become emotionally invested in all of them and love how this author can throw in some twists that you don’t see coming. This was an off the charts hot yet emotional read and I can not wait to dive in to Stone’s story.

Highly recommend, but don’t read these out of order, they all tie together and you really need all the pieces to fit!

Loved It!!

Review by @debikircher

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A Christmas Wish (A Manhattan Dream) by Engy Neville – Review by Debi Kircher

A Christmas WishA Christmas Wish by Engy Neville
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A Christmas Wish (A Manhattan Dream) by Engy Neville

4 Stars

This is my first book by this author and I really enjoyed it. I loved the writing and the style of writing and the way it flowed. I read it in 2 sittings and really want to look at what else this author has available.

The only problem I had with the whole book was the character of Amy…I just could not connect with her no matter how hard I tried, and that is not the authors fault that is all on me. I didn’t hate her I just never could find a way to understand her. On the other hand Richie was amazing and he is what had me hooked on this story, and the ending was perfect. I also loved the little bit of Christmas I was able to hang on to for just a bit longer this year.

I can not wait to look at what else this author has available because as I said the writing style was spot on for me.

Review by @debikircher

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The Shape of Trust (a Stand By Me novel Book 5) by Brinda Berry – Review by Debi Kircher

The Shape of Trust (Stand By Me, #5)The Shape of Trust by Brinda Berry
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Shape of Trust (a Stand By Me novel Book 5) by Brinda Berry

5 Stars

This is my second book in this series and also by this author, I loved book 4 and was happy to revisit Josie’s bookstore.

This story had me hooked from page 1, I love how the author took a real life issue and turned it into part of who Lily was and it was written beautifully. Then tackling another real life problem with Webb. I loved everything about this story. I started it thinking i’ll just get it started and read it throughout my day but that didn’t work, I ended up reading it in one sitting. The words flowed too perfect to put down and my interest stayed glued to my kindle the whole book.

I still have to download and read the first 3 of this series and will as soon as i can, but rest assured this can be read as a stand alone. I just can’t wait to put the whole series together and read them all one right after the other..Its that good!

Can’t wait to see if there is more to come.

Loved it.

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Tapped (The Night Moves Book 3) by Tarrah Anders – Review by Debi Kircher

TappedTapped by Tarrah Anders
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Tapped (The Night Moves Book 3) by Tarrah Anders

5 Stars

I’ve lost track of how many of this authors books I have read, I absolutely love all that she writes and will continue reading everything she comes out with.

I loved this story, second chances are always a winner for me and I loved the little bit of drama that went with it..The ending was my favorite of all of her endings and I could close my eyes and actually feel like I was right there watching it all happen. I think I could have actually done without the character of Slater in this story, or most of his part anyway and it actually scared me a bit that this story was going to end a totally different way and I’m so thankful it did not.

Even though this story is #3 in the Night Moves Series it can absolutely be read as a stand alone but the other two were completely amazing so pick them up as well, you won’t be sorry.

Can’t wait to see what this author comes up with next, but rest assured I’ll be one of the first in line for whatever that might be.

Loved It!!

Review by @debikircher

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Nite Fire: Flash Point by C.L. Schneider – Review by Debi Kircher

Flash Point (Nite Fire, #1)Flash Point by C.L. Schneider
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Nite Fire: Flash Point by C.L. Schneider

4 Stars

This is my first book by this author and it’s a genre I don’t normally read but the synopsis had me completely curious and I’m glad I took the chance. This was a great book and the storyline was unique and felt real enough that I almost could believe that Dahlia and her kind really do exist.

The beginning had me a bit confused but it didn’t take long to fall into a rhythm with the story. I started out not liking the character of Dahlia, the beginning made it very hard to find any sympathy for her. When she was forced to run away from her own world and found herself hiding in the human world I started looking at her differently and by the end of this first book she had grown on me.

While I am still not completely in love with this genre I found that the writing was simply amazing and it was a very smooth flowing and it was enough that I absolutely must read the next in the series.

Review by @debikircher

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Shadow’s Keep: A Novel by Meghan O’Flynn – Review by Debi Kircher

Shadow's Keep: A NovelShadow’s Keep: A Novel by Meghan O’Flynn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Shadow’s Keep: A Novel by Meghan O’Flynn

5 Stars

I spent a little bit of this book totally confused as to what was going on…when it finally sunk in I was totally hooked. I love this author and her creative storylines. After reading her Ash Park series I was already a forever fan and this one just strengthened that. One of the reasons I love this author so much is because she has taken a genre that I do not read and made me read it and look forward to reading more.

This one creeped me out a bit but I could not put it down, and as always I try to figure it out as I go…well I should have already known that wouldn’t work with this authors writing. The ending totally twisted me up and all the way through i would think aha I got it..just to say in the next few pages…no i don’t LOL

Not going to go into the details of this story..Read it, and if you feel a little confused at some points..Stick with it, it’ll all make sense I promise.

Loved it and can’t wait for more from this amazingly talented author!

Review by @debikircher

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Written in the Stars (Fallen Eagles MC Series Book 2) by T. Birmingham – Review by Debi Kircher

Written in the Stars (Fallen Eagles MC Book 2)Written in the Stars by T. Birmingham
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Written in the Stars (Fallen Eagles MC Series Book 2) by T. Birmingham

5++++ Stars

Oh My Goodness I love this series, my only negative about this series right now is that there isn’t another one I can jump right in to! LOL

I love the whole MC being completely different than I’ve ever read and I’ve said it before, Ill always love my MC books but this one is such a refreshing change in how an MC runs.

There is a lot going on in this story and a lot of people and normally this would get confusing but this author has a way of it all making sense and i never got confused. I loved Winter and Eagle and I was literally feeling the same emotions that were being written and that is what makes books work for me the most is the writing turning all these emotions into reality. I sincerely love this author and even though there’s an answer I have to wait for the next book to receive Im ok with that because it was just that good!

You truly must read the first book before starting this one so that you get the full effect of this cast of characters.

Loved Loved Loved it!!!

Review by @debikircher

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Heart of a Hunk: A Limited-Edition Collection of Bad Boy, Billionaire and Hunky Romance Heroes by Various Authors – Review by Debi Kircher

Heart of a Hunk: A Limited-Edition Collection of Bad Boy, Billionaire and Hunky Romance HeroesHeart of a Hunk: A Limited-Edition Collection of Bad Boy, Billionaire and Hunky Romance Heroes by Nicole Morgan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Heart of a Hunk: A Limited-Edition Collection of Bad Boy, Billionaire and Hunky Romance Heroes by Various Authors.

5 Stars

This whole collection is one that I will reread every year around Christmas. Many of the authors in this anthology are ones that I already follow on a regular basis but there were quite a few that this was my first read by them and this is what I love about anthologies like this, You come because of authors you know, but you stay because the others also draw you in and won’t let go.

I believe Id give 4 or 5 stars to every story in this collection and can’t wait to check out more from all of these authors.

If I were to pull out just a couple stories it would be Allyson R Abbott and Tamara Ferguson and this is not easy because there were so many I loved, but these two are absolute go to’s for me when I need a comforting read. Miss Abbotts was a bit different than I’m used to from her and I was impressed at how she handled it, and Miss Ferguson gave me the sweetness I love reading during the holidays.

I can not recommend this whole collection enough, it has everything and there’s no way it won’t satisfy everyone who loves to read in one way or the other.

Loved It!

Review by @debikircher

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