Depending On You by Jessica Aiken-Hall – Review by Shannon Fowler

Depending On YouDepending On You by Jessica Aiken-Hall
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really liked this story. While the writing was easy to read the subject matter was a little difficult. And sometimes difficult is what we need. We need to discuss the difficult things in life. We need to discuss and then find a way to move on and live. “The whole part of living is finding people worth risking it all for.” I believe Cate and Patti have found that connection.

The women have a secret. However, not all secrets are good. Secrets can cause hurt and suffering. They certainly cause more confusion and misunderstanding. Patti and Cate learn this but after 20 years. This story tells about their secret, how it gets discovered and the consequences of having kept it quiet for so long.

“Sometimes the greatest tragedies are followed by the greatest joy.” Patti and Cate’s greatest joy comes many years later in life. I believe their friendship and re-discovery is their greatest joy.

I can definitely recommend this author and this story.

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A Hundred Wishes (Band of Sisters) by Marianne Rice – Review by Faith Jackson

A Hundred Wishes (Band of Sisters)A Hundred Wishes by Marianne Rice
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love stories like these where life and love collide in the most beautiful of ways. This book is no different in the way it uniquely ties it altogether. Love always prevails in the sense of imperfections, embracing love, and finding the strength to do it all again with love like these two have found. I found the story romantic, sweet, and charming.

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The Mesmerist by Claire Luana – Review by Erin Wolf

The MesmeristThe Mesmerist by Claire Luana
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was so, so good. I have read this author before and she has yet again weaved such an intriguing tale full of fantasy, a enraptured story, and wonderful characters. I was drawn in right away and could not put the book down until I was done. Who needs sleep or food when you’re engrossed in such a good book?

The story is something new and quite compelling. The characters are mostly young adult, but this book is written in such a way that us older adults will also enjoy it immensely. Speaking of the characters, they are done in such a realistic fashion, I feel like they could easily be my neighbors. They aren’t perfect, but have their own issues. They also learn and grow as the book goes on. This is what makes a good character to me. This book has fantasy, adventure, heartbreak — you will feel everything imaginable. There are also plenty of twists so you never know what will happen next or whom to trust.

If you are a fan of Fantasy, I highly recommend this book. To the author — please give us more of this fantastic world!

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Nobody Knows (Razes Hell Book 1) by Kyra Lennon – Review by Robin Rankin

Nobody KnowsNobody Knows by Kyra Lennon
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Nobody Knows: A British Rock Band Romance (Razes Hell Book 1) by Kyra Lennon

There was something about this book that caught my eye and I’m so glad it did.  I enjoyed every moment I spent reading this book even though it has a little more drama than I prefer.

Ellie grew up next door to Jason and Drew.  They have been through so much with each other over the years.  Unfortunately that ride isn’t over.

So much happens in this book with this trio and I don’t know which part I enjoyed more.  I could take the easy route and say the ending, which I really liked but there were a few other moments that got me in the feels.

I cannot wait to read the next book to see what happens next.

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Third Time’s a Ghost (Haunted Ever After Book 3) by Carrie Pulkinen – Review by Rachel Moss

Third Time's a Ghost: A Ghostly Paranormal Romance (Haunted Ever After, #3)Third Time’s a Ghost: A Ghostly Paranormal Romance by Carrie Pulkinen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Third Time’s A Ghost (Book Three of the Haunted Ever After series) by Carrie Pulkinen was a fantastic read! Each book in this series was such a knock out, I don’t know if this one was my favorite or not. The storyline was intriguing, interesting and suspenseful. All the characters were amazingly written, including the ghosts as well. Each book I read by Pulkinen just gets better and better. I can’t wait for the next book or the next series! This one was absolutely amazing, especially if you like “cozy” type ghost stories. I wish there were more books to come in this series!

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A Tennis Pro To Die For (Cozy Mysteries To Die For Book 3) by Judy Moore – Review by Kimberly Griffiths

A Tennis Pro To Die For (Cozy Mysteries to Die For, #3)A Tennis Pro To Die For by Judy Moore
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A Tennis Pro To Die For
Book 3
Judy Moore

I still love this series, the character, Beck, is developing more as we continue to read about her, also her continued relationship with Devon is continuing to become better with each installment.
I love these books, because I personally would love to live where she does and do what she does, these stories take me away and that is what I like about reading, a smooth story that keeps my attention and fun characters that make me feel like I could be them.
I continue to recommend this series and this author!

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Hungry Business: A Short Story by Maria DeBlassie – Review by Kimberly Griffiths

Hungry Business: A Short StoryHungry Business: A Short Story by Maria DeBlassie
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Hungry Business
Maria DeBlassie

Hungry Business is a short story, however it draws you in from the start and holds my attention. In some ways it was gross, disturbing and dark read. However captivating story of how things are after a dark time. A person’s fight to find normal in an abnormal situation. A story of how adaptable a person can be and still look for love in a dark and desolate world. In the end finding just what she was looking for! I recommend this story, and this author!

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Gunner: An Eidolon Black Ops Novel by Maddie Wade – Review by Angela Shirley

Gunner (Eidolon Black Ops #6)Gunner by Maddie Wade
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

When you are completely broken, you have betrayed the family you have ever known to help your true blood family will they ever be able to forgive you.

Gunner is left broken, paying for the decisions he made against the people he deemed his only family but how could he have left his sister after she needed him when she was kidnapped. He is now in so much grief he does not know how he can carry on to live in this world with this guilt punishing him all the time.

Lacey has decided she can’t take the fame and abandons her life in the limelight to a quiet town but she always goes back to the time she had that one true love and he totally hurt her, until the day he walks back into her life and she sees he is just as broken as she is. Can they both heal each other or will a distraction threaten to end this budding relationship or can they both find the courage to fight for what they both want.

This is the first book I have read from this author and oh my I enjoyed every word from start to finish. I loved the broken nature of Gunner, who in essence should be a stone hard fighting machine but to see him so broken and lost was heart-breaking. When the two characters meet there is that initial chemistry but it smoulders underneath as they are trying to figure each other out all this time. My lord then adds in the element of the twist of who is after them and will their new found relationship recover brilliantly. The story is well written and the characters within the book are well developed and just enhance the story. I read this as a stand-alone story which I think is fine, but to truly get the family feel from the group I think I need to start at the beginning and read the series (oh what a hardship LOL). I think I have found my new obsession for the next few weeks.

Reviewed by Angela Shirley

Price of a Rose: a Beauty and Beast tale (Historical Fantasy Fairytale Retellings Book 2) by Byrd Nash – Review by Tracy Manderson

Price of a Rose: A Beauty & Beast Tale (Historical Fantasy Fairytale Retellings Book 2)Price of a Rose: A Beauty & Beast Tale by Byrd Nash
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Price of a Rose: A Beauty & Beast Tale (Historical Fantasy Fairytale Retellings Book 2) by Byrd Nash

5 out of 5 stars
This is a short story of beauty and the beast with a few twists. I really enjoyed this story the characters are amazing and strong willed and the way this author described the background in this story is amazing. I can’t wait to see what she has in-stored for us next….

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Where Flowers Bloom by Nikki Vale – Review by Dawn Daughenbaugh

Where Flowers BloomWhere Flowers Bloom by Nikki Vale
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Star
Where Flowers Bloom by Nikki Vale

Where Flowers Bloom by Nikki Vale is a Historical Suspense Romance that I loved reading. Going in I honestly wasn’t sure what to expect but let me tell you it was way better than I could ever have imagined. I literally found myself lost in the pages and couldn’t put it down till I read the last page. This is a new to me author but I’m definitely going to reading more from her. Her style of writing and attention to detail is simply amazing . It’s a story that jumps between the past to present and had my emotions all over the place. This is a definite must read that I highly recommend reading.

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