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Enigma of Life (Enigma Book 1) by Shandi Boyes – Review By Heidi Eich Woodring

Enigma of Life (Enigma #1)Enigma of Life by Shandi Boyes
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Enigma of Life by Shandi Boyes is Isaacs’s story and the 6th book in the Perception Series. I fall more and more in love with the characters each book and love Shandi even more as I am able to read these amazing books. This book is a part of a series and I recommend reading the WHOLE series. This has turned into one of my favorite rock and roll series and am to get completely lost in the books about some amazing and sexy bandmates. But out of all of these books, this one KNOCKED me on my BUTT and left such a mark in me. The only word I can use to describe this book is INTENSE!

Isaac, he is sexy, HOT, mysterious, and so hard to understand. He is NOT the one to being home to mom but the one all your fantasies are about and the one who will make you feel things you never have! Isabella lost her family and moved to a new town and has gotten a new job. She literally falls at his feet and is memorized by this guy. When they are thrown back into each other’s lives, Isabella is living two lives and carrying a huge secret that she hopes stay hidden. Isaac, there is something that draws you to him and he will be forever planted in your heart. Quickly you will see what I did, this is NOT your typical love story.

WOW, WOW, and even more WOW! Shandi Boyes hit this one out of the park and I cannot wait to read more on Isaac. I am completely in love with this character and want to know more and more. I have waited for his story and I am NOT disappointed in any way! He grabbed my heart and there is where he will stay. Shandi has this power to create strong stories and characters that will draw you in so much and make you able to finish a book in one sitting because you WANT and NEED to know how things end. I give this book five bright and huge stars and wish that I was able to give even more! BRAVO!!! I am hooked!

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Beats of Life Perception Book 5 by Shandi Boyes – Review By Heidi Eich Wooding

Beats of Life (Perception #5)Beats of Life by Shandi Boyes
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Beats of Life by Shandi Boyes is the fifth books is the fifth book in the Perception Series, and WOW another book that will kick your socks off. While each book in this amazing series are great I have to say that this one ranks closer to the top. Nothing like a great rocker book and add in second chance romance to spice it up even more! SHANDI BOYES I have become addicted to RISE UP, the boys, and the girls that steal the hearts of these sexy guys that you have created for us.

Slaters life is the band! His brother, his bandmates, and his drums is all he needs. Add in the amazing life of a star, rock and roll, and groupies He is the bad boy drummer all the girls want to tame! Out of nowhere he comes face to face with Kylie, the one person he loved even more then his music. Two years ago Kylie left, completely gone and without a trace. Emily, needing an assistant for the upcoming tour, she asks Kylie, which at first she turns down. Once Slater sees that Kylie is struggling with money, he basically makes her take the job. Slater still angry, tells everyone to stay away and he does also, breaking her heart in the process. Thrown together a few times, they both open up and share an EPIC kiss. What will happen when Slater finds out why Kylie walked away, will he be able to forgive her tearing him apart? Will Kylie be able to love without holding back?

This book made me laugh, made my scream, and made me cry and I have to say that I enjoyed every single second of it. Each book in the series gets better and better. Each book I have been able to read in over a day but this one, I read in one sitting. While this can be read as a standalone, I highly recommend that you read all the books to understand the band and FULLY experience RISE UP! I give this book 5 stars and can’t wait to read more. I hate that at some point this series will stop, but the boys of RISE UP have left a mark in my heart and in my mind!

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Player For Life, Perception Book 4 by Shandi Boyes – Review By Heidi Eich Woodring

Player of Life (Perception #4)Player of Life by Shandi Boyes
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Player for Life by Shandi Boyes is the fourth book in the Perception Series. This series follows the band, Rise up, and its members. This story follows, Nick. Nick is the bad boy we all love and because of that, I have to say that this is the best book in this whole series. I love the cocky man Nick is but when he falls, he falls and it is amazing to read about it. Shandi Boyes again gives a book you can wrap yourself in and enjoy from beginning to end.

Nick is your typical player, cocky, headstrong, and thinks every female wants him. After getting caught sleeping with a band members girl, he needs time to really decide if he wants to remain the band. Enter Jenni, who wants to stay away from guys. She dated a player in the past and had her heart broken. Jenni doesn’t want to get hurt so she loves being with her friends and having fun. When Jenni meets Nick, she feels that all she attracts if players and tries very hard to stay away. Nick never has or wanted to get close to a female and Jenni breaks all his rules. Watching all the things these two have to face, and see that nothing will break this bond, makes this an even better read!

Shandi Boyes, truly did an amazing job and I loved that this book reached deeper levels then the other book. I loved how even with the strong attraction Nick and Jenni had, they tried so hard to remain friends. I am truly hooked on this series and in each you are able to get a look into what is going on with other members and their girlfriends. I give this book 5 stars and while yes this book can be read as a standalone, I think reading the other three books will help. This whole series is just wonderfully written and rock and roll romance that will leave you hooked and wanting more and more. WELL DONE SHANDI!!! This truly is an amazing rock and roll romance with heartache, drama, and craziness.

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Fight For Life Perception Book 3 – Review By Heidi Eich Woodring

Fight of Life (Perception, #3)Fight of Life by Shandi Boyes
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Fight for life by Shandi Boyes is the third book in the Perception Series and unlike the other two can be read as a standalone. While I loved Noah and Emily from book 1 and 2, I have to say that this book was by far my favorite so far. Not just the characters but by the amazing way the author has written another 5 star book.

Jacob Walters, He is loveable with a huge heart. One look into his blue eyes, and he will steal your heart.
Lola, you love her or hate her. She is stubborn and set in her ways.

Get these two together and you have an amazing love story. Lola feels a connection with Jacob right away but she had been so hurt in the past that she guards her heart and her emotions. Jacob is drawn to her also, and wants to spend more time with her. They decide to remain friends which leads to years of off and on again between the both of them. All that Jacob wants to do is break down her walls and All’s Lola fears is what happens when he does break down these walls.

Shandi Boyes has done it yet again and has given us a book boyfriend you want all to yourself. While yes, this book can be read as a standalone, I recommend reading the first two books in the series, as you will be able to read how Noah and Emily see Jacob and you will fall even more in love with him. I loved that Lola was stubborn and guarded but she was not weak like many other leading ladies are. She drew me into the book just as much as Jacob did. This whole series just gets better and better. I love the style in which the author gives us and the strong leading characters and also the supporting characters. I give this book 5 stars and recommend this WHOLE series. I honestly can say this has been one of my favorite series this year and I cannot wait to read more in this series and more from this author.

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The Reality of Life (Perception Book 2) – Review By Heidi Eich Woodring

Reality of Life (Perception, #2)Reality of Life by Shandi Boyes
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The reality of Life by Shandi Boyes, is yet another wonderfully written book that I loved diving into. This is the second book in the series, the first book gutted me and this one I was nervous. I worried about not being able to love this book and what Noah had to go through with his latest tragic event. Well let me tell you Shandi Boyes did it again. A book full of shocking surprises that will keep you wanting more and more. It’s going to be hard to right this review without giving so much away, this is a book you need to read for yourself following book one.

After deciding to go against the record label, Emily and Noah decide to stay together and build a life together. Then tragedy strikes. Noah is sent into a tail spin and everyone around him is very worried about him. His bandmates surround him with love and watch him constantly to make sure he is okay. While reading this book, you will experience such a roller coaster of emotions. When you think things are going to end great, it doesn’t, when you think things are going to end badly, the good shines through. Basically this is a book so worth reading, I was able to read this in two sittings.

Again, Shandi Boyes really outdid herself. She broke my heart into a thousand pieces and was able to put it back together again. For me that is the PERFECT BOOK. Enough love to keep me wanting more, sadness that turns into happiness, and drama to keep me coming back for more. Shandi Boyes truly is a very talented author that I highly recommend to everyone. I give this book 5 stars. The characters draw you in and the writing style of the author will truly drag you in and wanting more. If you love rocker romance, with a side of tragedy and drama this is so the book series for you, though you need to read book one before diving into book 2. Well done Shandi Boyes and I cannot wait to see what more you have for us!

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Taken (Five Fates, #2) By Amy McKinley – Review by Heidi Eich Woodring

Taken (Five Fates #2)Taken by Amy McKinley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Taken is the second book in the Five fates series by Amy McKinley. I have to say while I love the first book, Hidden, I loved this book even more. This book follows Layla and Thaull. I truly love how Amy McKinley has once again created a world full of mythology, paranormal, and a touch of romance. She again was able to pull me right in and follow two broken yet strong characters. While lost in the amazing world that Amy created, I love how this book is about trust, trust not just in yourself but trust in those that are around you.

Layla, who is cursed by the Fates, make a promise to herself. She promises that she will never be at someone else’s mercy. When certain things are sent in motion, things change. People want her dead due to the skills she has, she also finds out many are using her for those skills that could wind up killing her one day. Her skills just won’t just hurt her but could hurt the family she loves so much. Layla needs to trust someone, in order to save herself and her family. Thaull, who is dealing with soul divide and clan turmoil hangs in the balance. To avoid his soul ripping in half, he knows that he must find love, the love of a female freely given, can save him and his soul. What happens when she can be dark from her curse and he can go numb for his?
Amy give us another story that is always busy and action packed. I truly love how with all the fantasy, paranormal, and mythology you find two amazing characters who need and want love no matter what they want to say. I love how these two characters mesh so well together and how easily it is for me to picture this amazing world that they live in. I give this book five stars and I so am ready to dig into the rest of the series. I admit, this book has really changed my view on this genre, Thank you Amy McKinley.

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Hidden (Five Fates, Bk 1) by Amy McKinley – Review by Heidi Eich Woodring

Hidden (Five Fates, #1)Hidden by Amy McKinley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Hidden the first book in the Five Fates series by Amy McKinley. The series is about five sisters that are cursed by the fates and hidden on earth. Hidden follows Jade and Roen, a demon who is a fierce warrior. This book has paranormal, mythology, and a great romance. I love Amy’s writing style especially her attention to detail and when romance links with danger, it’s a shoe in for me. This is the first book I have read by the author and I have to say that I was not disappointed. If you love mythology then I must say that this is the book for you. I am hoping all five sisters get a book. I truly loved that Jade was made into such a strong character and not weak like many are.

Jade, who is half demon and half goddess, have been hidden and trying to stay that way with Oneiroi. She finds a mural and knows that she has found true love and needs to find him before Oneiroi. Roen, a demon, a part a clan hidden for years, feels is mate in his dream. When they finally see each other, Jade is taken by Roens uncle and he knows he must protect her at all costs. Not only do Roen and Jade find true love but they are also together to fight and overcome so much evil. Will Rone and Jade find love they both crave? Will they give into the connection they both feel? So many questions will arise as you read this and as you get the answers you will fall in love with this story.

I love how Amy, take Greek Mythology and adds her own spin on it. She had me engrossed in this story from the first page, which is I loved. This is not my normal genre but I love how the book had love, action, and that kept me engrossed on an amazing story line. I give this book 4 stars and I cannot wait to read about Jades sisters and their journey. I love how Amy created a supernatural world that will just suck you in.

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Perception of Life Book One by Shandi Boyes – Review By Heidi Eich Woodring

Perception of Life (Perception, #1)Perception of Life by Shandi Boyes
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Preception of Life by Shandi Boyes was just WOW! This book ended with such a cliffhanger and I so wanted to scream. I totally loved this book and I cannot wait till book two comes out so I can see how this all unfolds. Shandi Boyes truly gave us an amazing book! So many emotions were hit for me as I read this book. You totally will become engrossed with the story of the two lead characters, It’s just hard not to fall for them both.
Noah Taylor is on the rise to be the next big star with his band, Rise Up. After a horrible family events things just are not the same. Nothing can repair the damage that has been done. The last thing that he needs is a serious relationship. Then enters Emily. Emily is so unique and the bond and love that make them THEM is just truly amazing. Things are not perfect for the both of them, but they have such a chemistry. While he loves Emily, but they want the band to appear single! He is torn for the love of his band and the girl he wants and needs in his life.

I truly enjoyed this book and Shandi Boyes writing. I was hooked and know that I want to read the second book, I have to know how this ends. The story of Emily and Noah simply is just amazing. There is so much more I could say about this story but I am trying so hard not to spoil a very good book for those that want to dive in. I give this book 4 stars and would recommend it to anyone who love rock star romance books with a lot of drama. I was able to read this book in one setting because the characters and story line were able to draw me in. I will leave with one last statement that I feel sums this book up perfectly…. One look changed him, One voice open his heart, and one look in her eyes shows Noah, Emily will become the best thing that ever happen, His life changed the moment he walked down that hallway……

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Room 208 By Michelle Sullivan – Review By Heidi Eich Woodring

Room 208Room 208 by Michelle Sullivan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Room 208 by Michelle Sullivan is unlike any other book I have ever read before and I have to say that I loved it from beginning to end. Michelle Sullivan writes a wonderful romance and not the typical romance that I am used to reading. I loved the plot, story line, and the outcome truly moved me and I think could move anyone that is married and currently in a rough spot. I see this book as an amazing romance but also a book that couples also learn a lot from, I know that I have!

Sam and Ollie are married, both work, and have twins. Lately all they seem to be doing is fighting and they both are unhappy but don’t seem to make the time to sit down and talk. Finally they are able to get away to a hotel, room 208, this room begins to be an escape for them both. This is a place they can talk and get back the love they both have and it is also the place where they can explore each other ways they never have. When things are starting to go right, Ollie starts a new project with a young rich girl. Ollie feels that they are friends but Sam thinks different. Sam tried to give this girl the benefit of the doubt but as time goes by, she sees her for what she really is. Follow Sam and Ollie on the road to saving themselves, save the family they love, and a marriage that means so much to them.

I loved this book with such a passion and really makes me see what can happen when you take time from a busy life to fix your marriage or relationship. I loved this book being about an already committed couple and how they both want to fix this and how they together are able to fight outside influences. I think anyone who loves romance or even a married couple could read this together. I happily give this book 5 stars and I know it will be a book that reread many times. Well Done Michelle Sullivan!!!

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A Leap into Destiny By Michelle Sullivan – Review By Heidi Eich Woodring

A Leap into DestinyA Leap into Destiny by Michelle Sullivan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A Leap into Destiny by Michelle Sullivan is a wonderful read full of love, unhappiness, and so many twist and turns. Michelle Sullivan writes a story so true, you feel it’s real and draws you in instantly showing that even single parents need love and a happy ending. This book has the romance, has the drama, and has you sitting on the edge of your seat. It’s a perfect combination for any readers, I know I am suggested this read to many of my friends who loved it as much as I did.

Isabella and Mikie meet at the park and instantly hit it off, both are also being raised by single parents. Alli, who is the mother of Isabella was left alone in a hospital to give birth when Seth, her ex, left her. She has many issues with men because of this and her support system is her mother. Jason, who is the father to Mikie, is grieving for his wife that passed and has had issues bonding with his own son. After time, the friendship they have changes into something more serious. Jason knows he is attracted to Alli but he has guilt about “cheating” on his wife. But even Jason cannot deny the pull to Alli. When the past comes back into Alli’s life, she worries about her safety and Isabella’s. Jason fears that he could lose yet another women he loves with all his heart.

What I truly loved about this story, is the believable factor. It was like I was reading a true story and enjoyed every minute of. There was enough angst and twists and turns that will leave you at the edge of your seat. I love how slowly the sparks became so much that they both just gave in. I love what a mother Alli is and I just adore how Jason treats Alli. They both are on the road to a happy ending all FOUR of them deserve and so need. I happily give this book 4 stars and would recommend this to book to everyone. Once you dig in you will not want to stop.

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