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The Protector: MAC (Cover Six Security, Book 1) by Lisa B. Kamps – Review by Emily Walsh

The Protector: MACThe Protector: MAC
By: Lisa B. Kamps
My Rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Protector: MAC (Cover Six Security) by Lisa B. Kamps was a pretty okay fast pace read, that kept me on my toes.

My first read from this author, I didn’t know what to expect. After a little bit of an exciting opening, and me being a little too critical, I settled in quite nicely, and I could not put this book down.

Okay you’re probably wondering why I was critical, I teach cold water survival so I may have been sitting there going like.. he should be doing this, not that, what the hell don’t take her clothes off… and so on.. and then I was like, okay panic has set in, he’s not thinking right, and once I got that into my head, and calmed down I fell into the easy writing, the steamy flow and the dangerous mystery.

I have to say, though this was the sixth book in the series, it did read easy like a standalone. Though were somethings that I didn’t quite get, but all in all, I loved the plot, the danger and the hotness that was Mac, and all the boys, I mean men, were all hot. I loved all the different personalities, and the strong team work.

Overall this book was worth the chance, and I will be checking out the rest of the books in this series. So please take my super high recommendation and my stamp of approval, that you will fall deep into this action pack, steamy read.

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A Person Could Disappear Here by Terri George – Review by Emily Walsh

A Person Could Disappear HereA Person Could Disappear Here
By: Terri George
My Rating: 5 of 5 stars

A Person Could Disappear Here by Terri George was a raw realistic read, that will have you second guessing what you believe to be true, and have you wondering what you would do in Abbey’s shoes.

My first read by this author, and I have to say I’m going to be adding them to my watch list. This story was a tough one, it’s as I said, raw, emotional and has many grey areas. It makes you think, and it showcases the dangers of grooming and stockholm syndrome. It’s easy to judge when you’re not the one in the situation. Terri Geros did a wonderful job with this book, talented you can tell heavy research went into this read.

Told in dual POV, we not only get Abbey’s journal like entries we get her best friends Cristina’s. She truly shone and was a major driving force in this story. Relentless, nothing was going to stop her, and I loved that strong friendship and love. I liked how Addy’s story was told through the journal like entries, it felt more personal, and it makes you connects on a deeper level. It’s helps with the outside looking in, and it adds a layer of complexities to the plot, instead of you’re normal, disappear and find, type mysteries.

Overall this book is a super high recommendation from me, and it gets my stamp of approval. You will not regret this read, even if some parts will be harder to read then others, but that realism, that real world situation, makes this book more than a must read, but a necessity. It highlights the dangers that surround social media, fake personas, and how easy it is to completely have someone fall head over heels, not knowing what hells await.

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Happily. Ever After? An Italian Relationship (The Italian Saga Book 6) by Gaia B. Amman – Review by Emily Walsh

Happily. Ever After?: An Italian Relationship. (The Italian Saga Book 6)Happily. Ever After?: An Italian Relationship.
By: Gaia B Amman
My Rating: 5 of 5 stars

Happily. Ever After?: An Italian Relationship. (The Italian Saga Book 6) by Gaia B Amman was an pulling read that will get you in all the feels.

Not my first read from this author or this series, though I met Leda when she was a child, so seeing her all grown up was hell of a time jump for me. Yes, Yes, I did it again, I skipped books in the series.. but hey, if you follow me at all you know that’s my thing. But in all seriousness, this book was not only emotional, it did things to my poor heart, that was weird, confusing, and amazing. Gaia B Amma truly has and remarkable gift when it comes to writing, and getting the reader to not only connect, but feel what her characters are feeling. That alone is enough for me to tell you, to gets this book, this serie, and anything by Gaia B Amma.

As I have said this book is stuff to the gills with raw emotions. Romantic centered, we see the makings, and the ups and downs of a realistic relationship, and the trials that couples go through to try and make it work. Especially when you have two people that are as opposite as you can get… but, the heart wants what it wants.. there’s no rhyme or reason, and this book displays that well. This book is a must read, and I can’t stress enough without spoilers, that you need this book in your life.

So please take my super high recommendation and my golden stamp of approval. that this book, as it did with me, will do things to not only your heart, but your soul.

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If the Shoe Fits (The Liberty Lawrence Series Book 3) by Bea Stevens – Review by Emily Walsh

If The Shoe Fits... (The Liberty Lawrence Series Book #3)If The Shoe Fits…
By: Bea Stevens
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars

If the Shoe Fits (The Liberty Lawrence Series Book 3) by Bea Stevens was a fun light hearted read, that had a little bit of everything to keep you well engaged and entertained.

The third book in this quirky series, we follow Liberty as she moves onto a new adventure and a new job. Man this girl changes jobs more than necessary. I mean sure it fits with the story and Libby’s personality, but I mean, realistically, changing jobs that often isn’t healthy, career wise. Plus all her boss’s seem to be mean, tools that are set up for you to hate them. As much as I am enjoying this series, and if there is another book, I do hope that trend doesn’t continue.

Overall, like I have said, this book as a whole, is fun, pulling, has wonderful characters, and a nice easy mystery like plot, that keeps you on your toes. Libby is growing on me more and more, though I still think she is a little too immature for her age, but hell, she’s making progress and I’m happy with that. Story wise, this was my fav so far. The nice easy flow made for quick easy reading, and the transitions were smooth, even will all the minor things I mentioned above, this is a page turner.

To end, this book gets a super high recommendation from me, and my stamp of approval.

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WTF, God?: Understanding God in the Midst of Transition by Michelle N. Onuorah – Review by Emily Walsh

WTF, God?: Understanding God in the Midst of TransitionWTF, God?: Understanding God in the Midst of Transition
By: Michelle N. Onuorah
My Rating: 3 of 5 stars

WTF, God?: Understanding God in the Midst of Transition by Michelle N. Onuorah was a pretty okay read.

Alright first things first, this book was, way, and I mean way, out of my comfort zone. Being that it is non-fiction, and not a genera I tend to not dabble into, I didn’t know what I was getting myself into.

I have to say I liked the writing, and the quick wittiness. But that wasn’t quite enough to pull me into the story. For me there was a lot of cringe moments, that kept pulling me out. For a short book I did have a time to fully get absorbed and lost. There were times that the jumps back and forth, as done and cleanly as it could have been, making me at times a little confused. Like the author was trying to get too many thoughts out, in one go.

Overall this book, wasn’t bad, it was as whole quite enjoyable. I did like the wittiness of the author, and you can tell a lot of heart and soul was put into this book. I did like how she picked herself up time and time again, and no matter what was tossed in her path she kept going with that strong will and wit. For this little peak into her life, I could tell the author is a wonderful person, and I hope her all the best.

So to end, this book gets my stamp of approval and my high recommendation.

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Immortal Desires Anthology – Review By Emily Walsh

Immortal DesiresImmortal Desires
By: Various Authors
My Rating: 5 of 5 stars

Immortal Desires by Various Authors was a super fun read that is stuff to the brim with a little bit of everything. Funny, hot, steamy, action and mythology, you can’t go wrong with this hot anthology.

Wow, with so many quick reads, and talented authors, it wasn’t that hard to get hooked, and fast. I had so much fun picking and choosing what story to read next. Now some are longer than others, but they don’t follow any particular order, so you can just go on and choose what story you want to read and when.

There are a few stories that caught my eye, Artemis’s Hunt by Lia Davies, His Dream Mate by Madison Sevier, and Flirty Dancing by Jennifer Theriot. All were by on the shorter side, but all packed quite a punch. I’m not going to get into too much detail, because I don’t want to spoil anything. But both Artemis’s Hunt and His Dream Mate were on the hotter, steamier side. Well, Artemis’s Hunt was a little more tame, as it followed a bit of a journey, and reconnecting type plot line. His Dream Mate was, well… hot.. Flirty Dancing, was fun, light heart and quirky. It plays on the, what happens after death, and really hits home. It’s more on they playful side of the steaminess, and gave a nice nod to Dirty Dancing at the end.

Overall this anthology was worth it, and it gets my super high recommendation and my stamp of approval. And as I said, with all those wonderful stories, you’re bound to find something that tickles your fancy.

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Seraphina’s Vengeance (The Seraphina Series, #3) by Sheena Hutchinson – Review by Emily Walsh

Seraphina's Vengeance (Seraphina #3)Seraphina’s Vengeance
By: Sheena Hutchinson
My Rating: 5 of 5 stars

Seraphina’s Vengeance (Seraphina #3) by Sheena Hutchinson was dark, twisty, and one hell of a read.

The third book in the Seraphina series, and I must say, I’m glad and ecstatic that I stuck with this series. Because this book is everything I was hoping the first would be and more.

It was unpredictable, dark, steadily moving and hooking as hell. This book truly shows the growth and character development that is Seraphina. We see not only a different side of her, but we see something that I believe she was lacking in the other two books. Relatability. That opening, wow, talk about the calm before the storm. I’m not going to get into the plot, but the title is a good giveaway. But I will tell you that this book is different then the others, and you will not be able to put it down. This book will change your whole opinion of this series, and I can’t wait to dive into the next, and I believe final book.

Overall this book gets my super high recommendation and my stamp of approval.

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Burning Britely (Burning Britely #1) by Deidre Huesmann – Review by Emily Walsh

Burning BritelyBurning Britely
By: Deidre Huesmann
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars

Burning Britely (Burning Britely #1) by Deidre Huesmann was a sweet, heart melty read, that had me hooked from start to finish.

My first read by this author, and though I have read LGBTQ books in the past, it’s still something that is a tab bit out of my normal comfort zone. I’m glad I gave this book a chance because the love story is sweet, emotional, heart melty, and heart breaking. Love is love, and this book puts it on display for all to see.

The only thing that rubbed me a bit the wrong way, was the lack of detail and scene development and descriptions. Now I do get that this book is at the 150 mark, so it is fairly short, and is borderline a novella. (Not dissing novellas, I love them, and some of my fav reads are them). I think to keep the word count down, and the characters the main focus, the world building and scene development suffered. There were times I didn’t quite get a scene, because it was told to me rather than shown, and that made some of the more important scenes lacking and at times confusing. I think if a little more time was spent on growing those key scenes, and pivatable moments, would have greatly help the overall story and readability.

As for the characters and their development. No complaints on that front, and even though our MC’s Jeff, comes across as a tool, I didn’t find him unlikeable as he was intended. As someone who is blunt, and struggles a little bit with emotions, I connected with him and got him a little then some others might. I thought he was a wonderful character, and he kinda stole the show for me. Sure yeah, the love interest was hot, and all that jazz, but Jeff, I found had the most overall growth and character development.

Overall this book is a super high recommendation from me, and it gets my stamp of approval. It’s current, relevant, and as I have said, will melt and steal your heart before you know what’s going on.

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The Devil’s Shadow (Wild Beasts Series Book 4) by T. Birmingham – Review by Emily Walsh

The Devil's Shadow (Wild Beasts Series Book 4)The Devil’s Shadow
By: T. Birmingham
My Rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Devil’s Shadow (Wild Beasts #4) by T. Birmingham was a unique, dark, suspenseful read, that had me flipping the pages.

Not my first read by this author, but it is my first read for this series, and for this authors paranormal books. I didn’t know what to expect, but man oh man, I will tell you that, no one will know what to expect. This book is fresh, original and downright epic. Also from what I have gathered in this book, it reads like a standalone, but I did at times not get past references, so I suggest reading the first three books. Something that I will be definitely doing.

This story is more then multi layered, it’s hard core complex, engaging and has this dark mystery, that overlaps an endearing love story. This is all piled on top of just as complex, well rounded, 3D characters, that make you feel like you’ve known them all your life, but still can’t figure them out. They pull you in, mess with your heart, then just before crushing it, smile like a long lost friend. Like wow, I don’t think I have read such a book, that has cause such a intense reaction before.

To tell the truth I can go on and on, but I’m going to leave you here, with my spoiler free super high recommendation and my stamp of approval. I promise you will not be disappointed in this hidden gem of a book.

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Linked: Can Empathy Save the United Terrestrial Democracy? by Gaia B. Amman – Review by Emily Walsh

Linked: Can Empathy Save the United Terrestrial Democracy?Linked: Can Empathy Save the United Terrestrial Democracy?
By: Gaia B. Amman
My Rating: 5 of 5 stars

Linked: Can Empathy Save the United Terrestrial Democracy? by Gaia B. Amman was an hooking, engaging, detailed driven read that me hooked from start to finish.

Not my first read from this author, so I knew going in I was in for something interesting, unique and well written. I was not disappointed. This book wasn’t like anything I have read before, and frankly I’m a little wordless in regards of what to write, to structured this review.

My head is all messy, and my heart a little crushed, yet full. This book was written in gray. There was no clear good or evil, making this sci-fi fantasy have an alarming realistic quality, it reflected how the world actually works, making is otherworldly read, relatable and connecting. The attention to detail was outstanding, and you can feel the passion that Gaia brings in mixing her bio background with her fresh original writing abilities. All of this is brought to life by well crafted multi layered characters, and an equally complex and engrossing plot.

This book is high quality and worth your time, energy, and money. So please take my super high recommendation and my stamp of approval, that you will get lost and absorbed in this gem of a read.

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-Review by @eawalsh

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