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Mayhem (A Twisted Hearts Love Story Book 2) by Autumn Sand – Review by Emily Walsh

Mayhem (A Twisted Hearts Love Story, #2)Mayhem
By: Autumn Sand
My Rating: 3 of 5 stars

Mayhem (Twisted Hearts Love Story #2) by Autumn Sand was a pretty okay read, full of drama, romance, and heavy feels.

My first read from this author, I went in with an open mind as this book is a little out of my comfort zone. The plot line was good, the opening was a right kick to the feels, what a heavy way to start a book. I have to say, I don’t know if it that was the right choice. Not that is wasn’t well written or interesting, it just sets a specific heavy tone for the book, and moving onto that 10 year later, the tone shift didn’t unfortunately, work for me.

Now the MC’s weren’t bad but I did have a problem with Tick at the start. His first meeting with Cyma wasn’t, for me, all that connecting or, good. Yeah sure he saved her and all, but hell, afterwards he was acting worts then the thugs. He was drooling over her, right after the poor girl had a traumatic experience. I don’t know what the author was going for, but I personally found it creepy and it left a bad taste for Tick.

Moving forward, I fell more into this read, and when the plot picked up, things got interesting, and intense. The writing is hooking, and despite my misgivings about Tick at the start of the book, I couldn’t stop reading. The plot elements were great, and the ending was sweet, bringing the story full circle. It was nice to see, and it help redeemed Tick.

Overall this book is a recommendation from me, and take my stamp of approval that you my like all the things I didn’t, but as I have said, the story itself is great, just needs a little find tuning.

Happy Reading

-Review by @eawalsh

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Taming the Troublemaker (The Hills of Texas Book 3) by Kadie Scott – Review by Lyndsey Fairley

Taming the Troublemaker (Hills of Texas, #3)Taming the Troublemaker by Kadie Scott
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Taming the Troublemaker (The Hills of Texas Book 3) by Kadie Scott
5 stars

I’ve absolutely loved this series. And this book had me captured from the start.
Autry is the town bed hopper, but he’s changing his ways unbeknownst to anyone for such a sweet reason!
After a mix up in the parking lot, he takes notice of Beth, a school teacher but she doesn’t fall for his charm.

These two were great but frustrating and i’m so glad Beth stood her ground and didn’t just accept what he offered with the way he put it out there.
I laughed, I cried and I rooted for these two so hard.
I cannot wait for the next book!

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The Reason Why by Izzibella Beau – Review by Shannon Fowler

The Reason Why: Breathless SeriesThe Reason Why: Breathless Series by Izzibella Beau
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“The circle of true love has a beginning and end that never stops. It is one that will always continue throughout the good and bad until each part can meet with the other and become whole again.”

While this story is about young love it is about true love. Izzibella Beau makes you believe in happily ever afters, no matter what your situation is.

I really liked this story. It had an element of suspense…you could feel that something bad or extremely sad was going to happen…FYI…it does happen. But these characters don’t let it end them, they find solutions and make their new situations work. (See quote above!)

Completely recommend this story to mature readers.

Reviewed by @shannonlovesbooks

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Wild Heart (Hollywood Hearts Book 4) by Belinda Williams – Review by Heather Bahm

Wild Heart (Hollywood Hearts, #4)Wild Heart by Belinda Williams
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Wild Heart (Hollywood Hearts Book 4) by Belinda Williams is a romantic comedy/suspense featuring some intensely attractive characters. Faith Martin and Cole Cooper have a past with them running into one another years later. Every time these two are in scenes together, the pages sizzle and the words are waiting to burn off the page. Belinda Williams did a great job in delivering a story rife with attraction, remorse, drama and maybe even a bit of adventure. Wild Heart was a great addition to the Hollywood Hearts series and was a great read!!

Reviewed by @hbahm

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Lies Come True (The Avery Hart Trilogy Book 1) by Emerald O’Brien – Review by Heather Bahm

Lies Come True (Avery Hart Trilogy, #1)Lies Come True by Emerald O’Brien
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Lies Come True (The Avery Hart Trilogy Book 1) by Emerald O’Brien is a suspenseful mystery. The author leads the reader through the story setting the stage for the trilogy. The main characters are well established with secondary characters introduced throughout the story. I felt that the story was written in a way that works for this genre and keeps the reader interested wondering where they are being led and questioning what is going to happen next. Avery, the heroine of the story, has had a horrid past to overcome, but she’s survived. Now the new events are occurring and it’s wrecking havoc, bringing forth memories and questioning what’s to come. Definitely a great read for those who enjoy a good mystery.

Reviewed by @hbahm

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Past Storm and Fire by Christy Nicholas – Review by Erica Fish

Past Storm and FirePast Storm and Fire by Christy Nicholas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Past Storm and Fire is a story by Christy Nicholas and I am sure that it will great like her other stories. I was not disappointed. Nicholas writes in a way that grips you in a way like you are in a spider web and do not even realize it. The way she can start the story with Hurricane Andrew and take you back to historic Iceland is mind blowing. Val is the main female character and she is living with Karl, her husband but is she truly happy. She has visions that take her to Iceland. There is another story that is brought to her in visions. As the story grows so does the love I have for Val and Vigdis. Who is Vigdis and what is his role? You will have to read this story and fall in love yourself.

Hate to Love You (Baker’s Bunch Book 1) by Lily Ryan – Review by Kerry Baker

Hate to Love You (Baker's Bunch Book 1)Hate to Love You by Lily Ryan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Hate to Love You by Lily Ryan is the first book in the Baker’s Bunch series. This is a brilliant Brothers best friend romance that is sure to capture your heart.
This is the kind of book that absolutely steals my heart and this one is definitely one of the best. I loved the connection between the two main characters. Their chemistry was undeniable and the forbidden nature so captivating. A lot of the time I find this element off putting but the author did it so well I was thoroughly convinced. As a first read by this author I have to say she blew me away and I loved every aspect of this book. To me this is a must read!

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Heels of Fortune: PJ Santini Series Book 2 by Lynne Russell – Review by Tausha Treadway

Heels Of Fortune (PJ Santini Series Book 2)Heels Of Fortune by Lynne Russell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Heels of Fortune: PJ Santini Series Book 2 by Lynne Russell. Let me start by saying I LOVE these books. They are the best books I’ve read in a long time. This book kinda picks up where Hell On Heels leaves off. PJ Santini is a “reporter” when she shows up to the newsroom and a private investigator. She loves high heels and her family and best friends. PJ is constantly getting into messes. Her husband dies on their honeymoon and she finds out he left her with a big secret that bad people don’t want her to have. She decides to try and solve this puzzle with the help of her friends Hot Tango Dly ( a fellow reporter) , her very best friend Vicki and her cousin Sandro. If they can’t solve this before the bad guys get to her she will be a dead girl in heels! This book sucks you in and you can’t turn the pages fast enough.

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The Reason Why by Izzibella Beau – Review by Lisa Brydalski

The Reason Why: Breathless SeriesThe Reason Why: Breathless Series by Izzibella Beau
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Reason Why by author Izzibella Beau is the story of Alabama, an eighteen-year-old girl who hasn’t had the best early years. Her mother would definitely not be winning any mother of the year awards and because of this Alabama ends up going to live with her mother’s one-time best friend and her children. Alabama is unprepared for her new life, she has spent the past eighteen years pretty much being neglected, as a wanted member of a “normal” family. She is also not prepared for Joshua and Hunter and the feelings she possesses for the brothers.
This is the first book I have read by Izzibella Beau and I can honestly say that I hope it won’t be the last. I enjoyed her writing style and was quickly drawn into the story. I laughed many times and I am not afraid to say that there may have been a tear or two were shed. Throughout the book I rooted for Alabama to be given a shot on a life she deserved; I wish she was real so I could give her a hug! So, in conclusion I would like to say, good job Ms. Beau, you just found yourself a new fan!!

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REWIND by Rowan Shaw – Review by Karyn Taylor

Rewind (Rewind #1)Rewind by Rowan Shaw
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Rewind is a wonderfully written M/M contemporary romance by Rowan Shaw. M/M is a relatively new genre for me and this is by far the best book in this genre that I have read so far.
Enzo and Florian were sweethearts as young boys until tragedy struck and they were forced apart both believing that the other didn’t want to see them anymore.
Years later they both meet by chance in a club and the sexual attraction is still there but both have recently come out of long term relationships that they haven’t got over and starting a new relationship is the last thing on both their minds. BUT what they had before was special and should they risk their fragile heart and make a go of their obvious attraction and feeling for one another?
I adored both Enzo and Florian, they both have their flaws but deep down both are very sweet, amazing guys. One thing I really loved about this book is that Enzo is profoundly deaf. As a person with a hearing impairment, I loved that the author chose to have a profoundly deaf character in a main role. A bold move that not many authors would be willing to take.
After finishing this book I discovered that this was the author’s debut novel. All I can say is that if this is a debut novel then I can’t wait to see what comes next.

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