Loving Jake is the first book in the Almost Perfect series by Lisa Lanay. Lanay is a new author to me and I started to read the story with my eyes wide open. This story has comedy, romance, misunderstandings, and situations that will make you laugh.Lanay has a great plot line and engaging characters. They are complex complicated characters whose life is about to turn about. Kim lives with Jake and they did not know that one of their friends, Jack was going to be bunking with them for a little bit. There were moments of great anticipation thinking that Lanay was going to go right and instead goes to the opposite way. This book has a lot of emotions that takes you on a roller coaster ride. Will Kim and Jake get along with their new bunkmate Jack or will there be a break up?
Chasing Clay is the third book in the DeWitt Agency Files series by Lance Charnes. This book has a lot of mystery in the plot line. Lance Charnes characters are complex and fully developed which make the characters are believable and can be part of our world. There is a mystery around the smuggled antiques is what the DeWitt Agency is hired to sort out. Will the DeWitt Agency get to the bottom of the mystery or will they be out of their league? What is going to happen when the truth is revealed?
Naomi Valkyrie has hit a home run with The Rise of House Valdis (House Valdis book 1). This story has a little bit of mystery, fantasy, sci-fi, actions and danger. Once I started reading, I knew I was going to have to complete the book. Valkyrie ties her characters and the plot line very well. The characters are multidimensional and the plot keeps you on your toes. Story is about Xen and her ability to have a second chance on earth. Xen best friend is Maggie, who is the only one who knows what Xen really is. Xen had to make a decision which can cause a problem. There are things that she cannot have exposed otherwise it may cause more danger than good. Will Xen be able to trust others about her true nature or Will Xen have some tough road ahead. I cannot wait to see what happens in the book.
Revive is the third book in the Rewind story by Rowan Shaw. The book is a M/M bisexual romance book wjth drama included. Shaw writes an all in story that grabs you from the beginning. The characters are believable and can be your next store neighbors. His complex writing style kept me engaged in the book at all times. This story is about Patrick and Brandon. There is one tiny problem for Brandon his just had sex with Patrick. It usually not a problem but Patrick turns out to be Brandon therapist. The rest is what they say is history. Will Patrick and Brandon able to break through the barriers that lie ahead for them? Can they be who they want to be or will society tell them who they are to be? Fine this out and more when you read this story.
Fire & Ice is the third book in the Spicetopia series by Phoebe Alexander. According to Alexander the reading order is:
Sugar & Spice (Cy & Jolie’s story)
Virtue & Vice (Moon & Katja’s story)
Fire & Ice (Neve & Enya’s story)
Naughty & Nice (Micah & Natalie’s story)
Phoebe Alexander has amazing attention to detail. Her characters are fully developed and relatable. This story is about Neve and Enya’s story. This story has more suspense than the first two books in the series. The theme park has not opened yet. Neve and Enya are trying to figure out what is going on. There is some steaming sex scenes in the middle of the investigation of what is happening at Spicetopia. Will Neve and Enya figure out what/who is behind the problems Spicetopia? Will Spicetopia ever open? Cannot wait to see what is going to happen in the next books.
I have read both of these authors before and liked them when they wrote books alone. For me when both these authors were on Deadly Alliance I jumped at the chance to read them both with one story. There are two agencies Fortis and Purgatory who offer covert services with their highly qualified operatives. Shane Rhodes is one of the operatives. He is a former Navy Seal who has had a lot of tragedies in his past, but he takes the murder of his best friend’s little sister personally. Emme is young but is working with Shane. They both are looking for revenge. Will there be barriers to keep them at bay? Will Shane’s and Emme’s skills be able to take out the threat? I highly recommend this story.
Ricochet by Kathryn Berla is a must read for those who likes YA science fiction stories. Berla grabbed at the very beginning of the story. The story encompasses mystery, science fiction, adventure, and some interesting characters. This book is told in different POV and the transitions between them are smooth and not choppy. This story is about Tati who sent a saliva sample to a DNA ancestry testing site. From that moment Tati’s world is turned upside down. Will Tati get to the bottom of her DNA information? What does Ricochet mean to Tati? I highly recommend this book.
Mya O’Malley knows how to tug on the heart string with Evergreen. Mya O’Malley’s does a great job with her characters in this book. She gives the animals a voice which is a great idea for a Contemporary Romance story. The story is a simple one but it is a “warm cuddly” book to snuggle up to a warm fire and read with your best canine friend. June is a “rich girl” who has a passion for animals. She has decided that she will live with her perfect canine to live with for all her days. That is when she meets Maxine, the Great Dane. It appears as if Maxine is working her charms to get Graham (her best friend) together with June. Will it be that simple that a Great Dane will get these two people together? Will there be obstacles that may keep Graham and June apart?
Pigs by Daniel James is a great thriller. He has created a great plot line for his characters. James also created complex-complicated characters. He shares his characters back stories and builds from there. This story is a page turner/roller coaster ride. Just when I thought things were going to the right, it takes a sharp left and back to the right again.In this story is about Isaac Reid who has served time because of a robbery of a family who was left for dead. All Reid wants is to get back to his wife and young child. Reid just wants to be a normal family but that my friends is where the plot thickens. Will he have is happy reunion or will there be revenge in his future? You will have to read the story to get the answer to that question.
Draigon Weather is the first book in The Legacies of Arnan series by Paige L Christie. This story took my mind to a different plane. This story is about Leiel and Cleod. Leiel is a marked woman and according to the town she is a tainted woman. She will be marked when Draigon Weather returns. Cleod is a friend of Leiel. Cleod is in a higher class and was able to join the Ehlewer Enclave. Cleod and Leiel are from different paths of society. Cleod vowed to avenge Leiel’s mother but will he be able to keep is vow to Leiel and the Ehlewer Enclave? Leiel is seeking knowledge that could have killed her mother. Will Leiel share the same fate?
Paige Christie is a mastermind story teller. This story is a coming of age story which fits in with the YA genre. The plot is magical and keeps going in directions that threw around a bend I did not see coming. This story is also told in two different POVs. Christie does this effortlessly and was able to follow along with the characters and their stories. I highly recommend this story to anyone who loves fantasy stories. I cannot wait to read more from this author.