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Bound (The Torzial Affair Book 2) by Via Mari – Review by Lyndsey Fairley

Bound (The Torzial Affair Book 2)Bound by Via Mari
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Bound (The Torzial Affair book 2) by Via Mari
5 stars

Well what can I say about this author I haven’t said in previous reviews of her other books! Each book is better than the last and that’s saying so much.
I was on a merry go round of emotions!
I absolutely love this series and the characters.
I highly, highly recommend this series and really anything written by this author!

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Seraphina’s Awakening (Seraphina, #1) by Sheena Hutchinson – Review by Jana Teppih

Seraphina's Awakening (Seraphina, #1)Seraphina’s Awakening by Sheena Hutchinson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Seraphina’s Awakening is the opening to Sheena Hutchinson’s Seraphina series. Don’t ask me why I started the series with book three, I must have been dreaming or something so do not make the same mistake and do start with the first one! It did send me back to the beginning though! What else you do when you encounter a fantasy/paranormal romance that is filled with mystery and has such a vivid imagery that you can simply close your eyes and BAM, it is there, in front of you!
Seraphina’s Awakening is a quick read that keeps you engaged from page one! We meet Seraphina who seems to be a normal girl in her mid-twenties living a boring life outside though inside she feels as if she is lost and something is missing in her life… she has had crazy dreams for years that feel life visions and then … one night things change and enter Nate and she steps into a supernatural world where she needs to find her way battling evil and trying to fulfil her destiny!
I promise you will fall for Seraphina and Nate and all the supporting character and you will reach for the next book in the series!

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Stepping It Up (The Liberty Lawrence Series Book Two) By Bea Stevens – Review By Caralee Loonat

Stepping It Up (The Liberty Lawrence Series #2)Stepping It Up by Bea Stevens
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Stepping it Up (The Liberty Lawrence Series book two) By Bea Stevens
4 STars!!!!

I just found myself getting lost in this book. I couldn’t put it down. I found the author’s writing style to be quite addictive. I really found the characters to be realistic and relatable. I really found myself routing for Libby. I really enjoyed how the author was able to entwine enough drama and just a hint of romance to keep you glued to the pages.

I like how Libby is down to earth and how her character feels real. The drama that unfolds in the book just adds to it and keeps the reader interested. I also like how Libby and James have their ups and downs and how they really pull out of them and seem to grow stronger. I was a bit anxious when it came to James’ ex but it seems that even that drama couldn’t bring them down. I will definitely be reading more from this author and hopefully this series.

Reviewed by @caraleeloonat

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Seraphina’s Initiation (The Seraphina Series, #2) by Sheena Hutchinson – Review by Kerry Baker

Seraphina's Initiation (Seraphina, #2)Seraphina’s Initiation by Sheena Hutchinson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Seraphina’s Initiation by Sheena Hutchinson is the second book in the Seraphina’ series. This series needs to be read in order so that you get a full understanding.
This book continues the great story we were introduced to in book one. Sera is fully immersed in the world of Angels and Demons, fighting to protect the ones she loves.
The author had done an amazing job at developing this story and these characters. It picks straight back up again and transports you straight back to the world you would have been reluctant to leave behind. This book carries the momentum built up in the first and becomes such a great instalment. I am very much looking forward to the next one!

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An Improper Encounter (The Macalisters Book 3) by Erica Taylor – Review by Erica Fish

An Improper Encounter (The Macalisters, #3)An Improper Encounter by Erica Taylor
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

An Improper Encounter is the third book in the Macalisters series by Erica Taylor. This book can be a stand-alone story but if you read the previous two books you will get some insight to this story. Erica Taylor has done an amazing job with the Macalisters sisters. Out of the three I will admit this story was most interested in. This is Lady Sarah’s story. Her story is one of love, lost, and bewilderment. Will fate hurt Sarah’s chance at love or will they overcome what has happened?

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Wish I Had a Nickel: A Sweet Romance (The Sand Dollar Series Book 2) by J. D. Bourdreaux – Review by Erica Fish

Wish I Had a Nickel (The Sand Dollar Series Book 2)Wish I Had a Nickel by J.D. Boudreaux
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Wish I Had a Nickel is the second book in the Sand Dollar Series. J. D. Bourdreaux is a mastermind at writing characters that are complex but, in the same fashion able to relate to them. Being that this is book 2, I recommend reading book 1 so that you will get more enjoyment out of this book. Ms. Bourdreaux has continued the story of Alex and Leigh. I felt a relax flow through this story as if Ms. Bourdreaux really had fun writing this book. This story has more than just romance in the story. There was more friendship, love, family, and fate in this story. I hope you enjoy this book as much as I have. I am looking forward to the third book which is being released soon.

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Pandora’s Poison (Hart and Cole Book 2) by Sacha T Y Fortune – Review by Karyn Taylor

Pandora's Poison (Hart & Cole Book 2)Pandora’s Poison by Sacha T. Y. Fortuné
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Pandora’s Poison is the 2nd book in the Hart and Cole series by Sacha Y T Fortune. I really loved the first book Climbing The Walls, but this was even better. I would not recommend reading this if you have not read the first book.
Pandora’s Poison centres around Darren and Luisa Hart who we are introduced to in the first book, although Kris and Nicole still play a role in this 2nd book. Darren and Luisa are having marriage troubles and are fighting to save their marriage. Most of their troubles are centred around 2 main areas, Darren’s working relationship with Nicole and also Luisa’s affair with Gianni 4 years previously. Without giving anything away, I’ll say that Gianni’s return causes much angst for both Darren and Luisa.
This book is far from your heart-warming love story. It’s a totally warts and all look at marriage and all the things that put strain on a marriage such as infidelity. As much as I’m a sucker for a heart-warming romance, I loved this dark look at marriage, showing just how hard marriage can be in real life.
Having loved the first two books in this series, I can’t wait for the 3rd book to come out to see what Sacha T Y Fortune has in store for us next.

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Rebel Heart (The Immortal Kindred Series #2 ) by Clara Winter – Review by Sarah Oakes

Rebel Heart (The Immortal Kindred Series #2)Rebel Heart by Clara Winter
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A great read about fighting. Annie is a spy working towards the American independence in the 1700s. When she is captured by Hessian soldiers, she thinks her number is up. To her surprise, she is rescued by Captain Thayer Emmerich and lives another day. But things get complicated when a codes spy book goes missing. With lives on the line, what lengths will Annie go to to fight for what she believes?
A great read. Well developed plot with twists and turns that I just couldn’t put down. Well developed characters like Annie full of fierce spirit but kind underneath or Thayer as quiet and reserved but still doing the right thing. Great cast of supporting characters like kind friend Benjamin or sweet Millicent or the cruel Emilia. A great example of using a different perspective for the sequel telling Annie’s story.
I loved the visual detail throughout the novel like the town with the busy streets full of life and people with its horses and carts and little cottages as vivid as if you were actually there with its sense of history. Or
with the dagger small and elegant with its embellished designs. Or the vivid sense of colour with the dresses with dark blues and bright reds and stark whites for a sense of colour contrasting against the darkness of night and the cemetary perfectly written.
I loved the mix of fantasy with the vampires and the realism of the history of the time period combined together beautifully for a great read. Fast paced action and high stakes made for a captivating read. Overall, a great read and I would give it five stars.

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What She Lost And Found by M.L. Garcia – Review by Francis O’Sullivan

What She Lost And FoundWhat She Lost And Found by M.L. Garcia
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What She Lost and Found by M.L. Garcia is an emotional story about a young woman, Daniela, whose life has been torn apart by rape and murder. Trying to build a new life in a new city, she finds her past holding her back from getting close to anyone, particularly men. As the story progresses, she realises she has a lot more to go through before she will fully be safe.
I really like the characters in this. Bridget, Daniela’s former roommate and closest friend at uni, is full of energy and love for her friends. Love triangle notwithstanding, I also like Nathan and Alex and admire how they respect Daniela and her boundaries.
It’s written in a first person, fairly informal style. At times I found this a little frustrating as Daniela’s thoughts and worries kept the story from flowing but I suppose that’s a pretty accurate portrayal of how her concerns were keeping her from getting on with her life. There’s a lot of detail – we are told exactly what Daniela is wearing every time she gets changed – which for me was a bit excessive but might for others help paint a vivid picture.
With rape and murder scenes, often fairly vividly described, this is quite a dark book but it is balanced with cheerful, playful friendship and gentle romance. It might be triggering for some readers. I found it quite tense at times, but mostly in an “I can’t put this book down!” kind of way.
For me, this is a four star read. I would recommend it to new adult readers who want a book about overcoming challenges and tragedy.

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Shattered Love (Forever Us Book 1) by Nivia Borell – Review by Kaitlynn Taylor

Shattered LoveShattered Love by Nivia Borell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Shattered Love by Nivia Borell

5-stars

Shattered Love is a great debut novel by Nivia Borell. This romance read is so unbelievably heart-wrenching, emotional, frustrating, captivating and very intriguing. From the very beginning I was intrigued by Bria and Damien and their twisted and tumultuous history. Being able to read from the many POV’s along with past and present moments had me asking all kinds of questions and I couldn’t wait to get some answers and let me tell you this author did not disappoint!

I can’t wait to dive into Book 2 once released now that I’ve reached the end of this one as I still have so many questions that I can’t wait to get answers too! I would absolutely recommend this book to anyone looking for their next romance read!

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