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Mistletoe Magic A Holiday Romance Novel series by Amanda Siegrist – Review by Jenni Bishop

Mistletoe MagicMistletoe Magic by Amanda Siegrist
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Mistletoe Magic is book two in the A Holiday Romance Novel series by Amanda Siegrist. It is a contemporary Christmas romance story, that is told in the dual perspective of our main characters, which I love. I have not read the first book but it didn’t make much difference as I read this book.

Theresa works at the local diner and is happy with her life except for the one thing she craves, the one she has always been on the outside looking in. She has always had dreams but would those dreams ever become a reality? Will she ever be able to have the life she would like?

Aiden cannot get over the guilt, a guilt that is eating him from the inside out, a guilt that sees him existing but not living. Everyday he sees a little bit of light, a little bit of sweetness, a little bit of happiness but he will not allow himself to go there. Will Aiden finally decide to forgive himself and and open up his heart? Could she be the one to make him live again?

This is a story that will get you in the christmas spirit and realise there are good people in the world and a little bit of christmas magic.

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Attest (Centrifuge Duet) by Kylie Hillman – Review by Jenni Bishop

Attest (Centrifuge Duet)Attest by Kylie Hillman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Attest is the second book in the Centrifuge Duet by Kylie Hillman and is just as good if not better than the first. It is a dark and twisted psychological thriller ​full of mind games and revenge. It’s a short story but boy does it pack a punch and when playing with the Devil you hope to God you don’t get burnt.

Xander is wondering how he got to where he is, knowing there is no depths to the evil these people have bought upon him. When he is once again pulled into a world so far removed from anything he has ever known, he knows he has no choice. Stay where he is or go to a dark and twisted place for those he loves?

I loved the way the story played out and was totally surprised as the layers were peeled away to reveal the ending. If you like reading thrillers and mind games then this is a book for you. I would love to see this duet become more.

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Irrevocable (Fated #3) by A.S. Roberts – Review by Jenni Bishop

Irrevocable (Fated #3)Irrevocable by A.S. Roberts
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Irrevocable is the third book in the Fated series by A.S. Roberts that ​is an contemporary romance with mystery and ​suspense, action and intrigue. ​A.S. Roberts books are ​eroticlly romantic with sexy alpha men who are hot and large and in charge. I suggest you read the books in order so you learn more about the loveable characters and the world A.S. has so wonderfully written.

John Edwards doesn’t do feelings and that makes him good at his job and being good at his job that is why he is head of security for the Blackmore’s. When he and his team are called to take care of extended family, his plans to do everything by the book are lost when he sets his sights on one of his charges.

Jasmin Carpenter is content with her life. She loves her dog and the cottage that has ties to her heart. But when a stranger shows up late at night, little does she know that her life will never be the same.

Who doesn’t like a good adventure story with twists and turns and enough romance that will make you blush.

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Spirited Away (Resort Romances #4) by Mary Billiter – Review by Jenni Bishop

Spirited Away (Resort Romances #4)Spirited Away by Mary Billiter
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Spirited Away is the fourth book in the Resort Romances series by Mary Billiter that everything you need to make a great story. It is a romance with a healthy dose of mystery and suspense, action and intrigue. Mary is good at weaving a good story of crime and passion that leaves you wanting more and falling in love with her to life characters.

Reese is the new General Manager and can’t wait to get stuck in to the role. When she learns first hand of the mystery and intrigue that the old hotel holds, she finds herself drawn into a whole other world. Will Reese be able to put together all the pieces of the puzzle, of the mysterious presence at the hotel? Or will fate have other plans?

I enjoy reading Mary’s work, and the historical background that lays a great foundation to build the rest of the story. I have enjoyed all of the books in this series and can’t wait for more.

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Another Backwards Christmas by Brooke Williams – Review by Sheri Schrader

Another Backwards ChristmasAnother Backwards Christmas by Brooke Williams
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Another Backwards Christmas by Brooke Williams is a fun holiday story. Southpole, Alaska is a fun, small town that celebrates Christmas with a twist. Rob Joleigh is a writer with a Scrooge attitude concerning the holidays. Holly Howard is a tour guide in town. What will happen when the two meet on a snowy night? The setting is charming and the town has a quirky group of residents. This is the type of place that makes the holidays fun and meaningful.
The characters are fun and charming. I really enjoyed this story and read this at record speed. This story helped to put me in the Christmas spirit and I had to get my tree up immediately. This is a fun, enjoyable quick read that can be enjoyed by all. The unspirited are challenged as well as the spirited and a town comes together to help one another. I look forward to reading more from Brooke Williams.

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Amelia and the Viscount (Bluestocking Brides, #1) by Samantha Holt – Review by Jana Teppih

Amelia and the Viscount (Bluestocking Brides, #1)Amelia and the Viscount by Samantha Holt
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Amelia and the Viscount by Samantha Holt is the first book in her Bluestocking Brides series that is a sweet short read that takes you among the British nobility where a lot is going on under the polite and shiny surface.
It is the eldest of the Chadwick girls, Amelia, and Lord Nicholas Wentworth who are the heroine and hero of this particular Bluestocking Brides’ story. Amelia has been in love with Lord Nicholas for ever but he thought himself to be in love with Amelia’s younger sister Lavinia who did not choose him and married a Scottish lad (that of course the titled crowd had a lot to say about). So the whole story is about Amelia trying to get over Nicholas and Nicholas finally realizing what has been in front of him and all this happens while the sisters banter back and forth and …
The writer has a way with words and the story is enjoyable and as it is a short one so how much can you expect? I did miss to know more about the sisters and also who Nicholas really was but as I said, short story has its limitations. If you want to mingle with the titled ones and feel good, make yourself a cup of tea (or hot chocolate or toddy) and pick up Amelia and the Viscount!

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Love On a Limb: A Love Story For All Seasons by Laurie Lewis – Review by Debi Kircher

Love on a LimbLove on a Limb by Laurie L.C. Lewis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Love On a Limb: A Love Story For All Seasons by Laurie Lewis

5 Stars…it deserves so many more!

With tears in my eyes as I just finished reading this amazing work of art I couldnt wait one second to jump in here and review this book!

I have read so many books this year, and in my life. Ive many times read and been touched by a book and claimed that it was my favorite for that year or whatever. I can honestly, straight from the heart say that NO BOOK has ever touched me the way this book has. Books often grip me and take my emotions on a ride but this one, this one will hold on forever. Im praying I’ll someday find that she has a paperback of this book because I need this in my life and on my shelf.

This is not the first book I’ve read by this author, I’ve loved her way of words, her way of grabbing a hold and hanging on, these people she writes about are so so real. If there is an even remote possibility that there is a negative to mention about this story, it’s only that it ended and I could have read about these two amazing people for days. Matt is the ultimate Book Boyfriend and I will compare every male lead to him from this point on. Mikaela follows suit with being the ultimate heroine.Watching these two progress from where they started to where they ended up was written so beautifully and has tore my heart right out of my chest. I don’t know what to say except that this was a brilliantly awesome amazing piece of writing. Every single emotion that should have been felt while reading this I promise was felt and I could not hold back the tears during some of the scenes. This strengthened my belief in hope, promises, miracles, and prayers as well as things definitely not turning out like you thought they would.

Many Many Thanks to Miss Lewis for a story that rises above and sets the bar high for all the stories I will still read in my future, some Ill love, some I won’t, but this one will always stand up as one of the greatest. I already can’t wait to reread it!!

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Beachcomber Test (Beachcomber Investigations #7) by Stephanie Queen – Review by Jenni Bishop

Beachcomber Test (Beachcomber Investigations #7)Beachcomber Test by Stephanie Queen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Beachcomber Test: Beachcomber Investigations is book 7 in A Romantic Detective series by Stephanie Queen and it is just as good as the others and I can’t get enough of them. I love reading about these wonderful characters that Stephanie has created and the world she has created for them. You should read all books in order so that you get the back and continuing stories of the crazy goings on and positions they always find themselves in. There is suspense and mystery, laughter and love, bad guys and good guys.

Our lovable characters, Dane and Shana and their motley crue, find themselves once again involved in more than they thought possible, when they took on a seemingly easy, open and shut case. But as we have come to know and love them, we know that nothing is ever as it seems and nothing is ever that easy.

Do yourselves a favour and get a copy of this series and sit back and enjoy the ride with a cuppa or a glass of your fav drink. I guarantee you will love this series as much as I do.

Reviewed by @jennadb

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Bulletproof Butterfly by Anna Brooks – Review by Jana Teppih

Bulletproof ButterflyBulletproof Butterfly by Anna Brooks
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Bulletproof Butterfly by Anna Brooks is the second book I have read by this writer and I am happy to state that I was sooo right, she is one hell-of-a-writer! The way she writes, oh my, it pulls you in and doesn’t let you go until you get to the end where you read that there will be another book and you make mental ‘whoopee doo” and set a mental reminder to keep a look out for it!
Bulletproof Butterfly is a heart breaking witness protection story of Jay “Jaybird” and Livvie “Butterfly”. Jay is a young cop chasing a mob boss who has managed to slip through cracks for ever. Livvie is an aspiring event organizer at a bar who dreams of becoming a wedding planner. They have been together for 2 years and they are starting to merge their lives until their existence is blow into smithereens. It results in them being apart from each other for years … So the story that is told from alternating point of views spans over many years and throughout the reading you are holding your breath and wishing for them to find a way back to each other and … The writer takes us on a journey of re-discovery and at no point it is given that we will have our happily ever after, she has kept it all as close to the reality as possible. Thank you for not cutting corners and letting us run gamut with the doubt and hope and love and misunderstandings and … simply what it means to live. I will be on a lookout for the next story!

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Inevitable (Fated #2) by A.S. Roberts – Review by Jenni Bishop

Inevitable (Fated #2)Inevitable by A.S. Roberts
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Inevitable is the second book in the Fated series by A.S. Roberts and is every bit as great as the first book. This is a sexy, steamy romance that will leave you wanting more as we delve into love, loss and bearing your soul of one person’s past. A.S. has the knack to make the characters feel real and quickly draws you into the world in which she weaves and what a ride it is.

Bella is unable to move forward until she deals with her past. A past that has been hanging over her head for far too long. A past she needs to face head on. But in doing so will she have missed out on the most important thing in her life? Will time have gotten in the way of love and leave her with nothing?

Nathan is on sexy man on wheels but he has not been the same since the only thing that matters walked out of his life. He can have who ever he wants but what he wants he can’t have. What he needs isn’t in reach. What he craves can not be seen.

A.S. has become one of my favourite authors and I can’t wait to see what is next in this wonderful series.

Reviewed by @jennadb

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