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Ink’s Devil (Satan’s Devils MC Colorado Chapter #5) by Manda Mellett – Review by Jana Teppih

Ink's Devil: Satan's Devils MC (Colorado Chapter) #5Ink’s Devil: Satan’s Devils MC (Colorado Chapter) #5 by Manda Mellett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ink’s Devil: Satan’s Devils MC is the fifth book in Manda Mellett’s Colorado Chapter series! I have been waiting for it since the conclusion of Devil’s Dilemma where we met Beth for the first time! I guess you could read it as a standalone as the writer is great at peppering the background through her stories to the extent it fits but I would still recommend you to take it one by one and in order!
When I first met Beth in Devil’s Dilemma I was not sure if I would really like her. I had been curious about Ink for ever so I was happy to see he was getting his own story but Beth, I was not so sure … and then came Melissa and Pyro’s wedding and the rest was history! It keeps blowing my mind how the Satan’s Devils keep getting themselves mixed up in business that is not theirs … well, the ride that they take us on though leaves you breathless! I warn you that it might take you a bit to lose yourself in the story but if you stick with it then you fall so deep so that once you finish you feel like a fish on a dry land!
I love how the writer has created this universe of Satan’s Devils with a spin-off and I have heard rumours that there will be other spin-offs as there are quite a few chapters so do not fear, there will always be another Devil’s story around the corner to feed our MC craving!

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BELOVED (21st Century Courtesan Book #3) by Pamela DuMond – Review by Jana Teppih

BELOVED (21st Century Courtesan, #3)BELOVED by Pamela DuMond
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Beloved is the conclusion of Pamela DuMond’s 21st Century Courtesan series that has kept us at the edge of our seat from the beginning. Do yourself a favour and read the series in order as there are many reoccurring character and you will want to know who where what and why!
We have Evie and she has four clients left and one of them is her ‘Devoted Fan’ and who wants to kill her … we also have BOTH of the Wolfe brothers so be ready for some hard thinking … and then there is Dylan who wants to take it to the next level … talk about the darkness and high emotions and how do you solve your dilemmas … add Chicago and Italy into the mix and you have a story that doesn’t leave you cold!

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Lillie (Maggie Trilogy Series Book 3) by Mya O’Malley – Review by Jana Teppih

Lillie (Maggie Trilogy Series Book 3)Lillie by Mya O’Malley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Lillie is the grand finale of Mya O’Malley’s Maggie Trilogy and what a finale it is! If you love paranormal suspense and love stories than congratulations, you have hit the jackpot AND you absolutely need to read the series in order as the previous books have been building up to it all!
The journey we have been on with Naomi has been an interesting one, she has been through a lot and Lillie really tests her and she realises what her destiny is. Naomi can see and hear spirits that come to her for help so that they could have some sort of disclosure. In Lillie Naomi has married Bryce and she has hoped to have some time to find her normal and enjoy her married life and get to settle into her role as a stepmother to Holly.
The writer takes us on a rollercoaster ride that she has thrown in couple of crazy twists and developments and I truly hope that there will be a spin-off as she hints at when wrapping up the trilogy as I love the paranormal genre and her writing style!

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The Istanbul Conspiracy (Code Raven Book 7) by Lynda Filler – Review by Jana Teppih

The Istanbul Conspiracy (Code Raven #7)The Istanbul Conspiracy by Lynda Filler
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Istanbul Conspiracy is the seventh instalment in Lynda Filler’s Code Raven series! I have read most of the series so it was an absolute pleasure to spend some time with the Raven Group again! I have to admit that it seems that the series gets more thrilling with each book and I have no idea how the writer does it!! You finish the story and think gosh, I wonder what they will be facing next and here it comes, nail biting rollercoaster ride!
I love how every story has their own story line/case while still keeping the big picture that makes it really important to keep reading the series in order (it means that I need to go back and catch up and it is not a hardship!).
The Istanbul Conspiracy takes the team on the road to help one of their own whose life turns into tragedy on the day that is supposed to be the their happiest day. I love the bond that binds the group together as they truly are there for each other, at times putting their own plans and needs aside like it is this time.
Through twists and turns and guessing game we finally find out who, where and why and then, the writer throws in a special treat at the end! Thank you! I cannot wait to see what comes next for the Raven gang!

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Second Chance (The Flowers in December Trilogy, book 3) by Jane Suen – Review by Jana Teppih

Second Chance (Flowers in December #3)Second Chance by Jane Suen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Second Chances is the conclusion of Jane Suen’s Flowers in December and even though some sources say you could read it as a standalone, please do us all a favour and start from the beginning! Trilogy is a trilogy and you would be missing out on all of the backstory!
We are back with Connor and Mary Ann and Connor’s mother’s cat Tom. Connor is back to stay and he has finally acknowledged that it was a grave mistake to leave Mary Ann and he is going to go out on a limb to make her part of his and Tom’s life, again … from scrambled eggs to finger licking grilled cheese … If you love second chances stories then this series is the one to go to and you will be keeping your fingers crossed for Connor and Mary Ann until the cramp!

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The Fat Girl’s Guide to Loving Your Body by K.L. Montgomery – Review by Jana Teppih

The Fat Girl's Guide to Loving Your BodyThe Fat Girl’s Guide to Loving Your Body by K.L. Montgomery
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Fat Girl’s Guide to Loving Your Body by K.L. Montgomery is a book I picked up with slight hesitation – there are loads of body positivity books and self-help books out there and I was wondering what would be the difference … what would be the purpose of picking up another one that would end up collecting dust (well, digital dust in this case) … BUT I was wrong, it is actually an interactive book that will start you on a journey IF you are open to it and why wouldn’t you? You have nothing to lose … so I took the first step and started with the journaling and already the first journaling assignment was like a kick in my stomach … it was debilitating to realize where we come from and how long we have been on that destructive path … and even when I thought that I have come a long way, there is still such a long way to go …
I will be working with this book for the rest of the year like the writer hopes that we would do, as she says it is not a quick journey or change of mind set, it takes time and it takes unconditional love … I also loved the song list, I have added all those songs to my playlist AND I started my journaling in a digital journal so that I can always have an access to the entries as it lives on the cloud …
Thank you Krista Lynne Montgomery for giving us a book that goes beyond the self-help industry handbooks!

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Naomi (Maggie Trilogy Book 2) by Mya O’Malley – Review by Jana Teppih

NaomiNaomi by Mya O’Malley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Naomi is the second book in Mya O’Malley’s paranormal Maggie Trilogy so we have one more book to look forward to! We are back with Naomi and Bryce, her next door single dad and her fiancé. You absolutely have to start with book one! Neither of the books have a cliffhanger BUT it is a trilogy so do yourself a favour and read the in order!
The story carries on from the end of the last book and the writer throws us on a rollercoaster from chapter 1! There are twists and turns and you will be sitting on the edge of your seat until you come to the end and close the book. You will feel with the characters, you will follow them into the darkness and into the light … I loved how Naomi was building her own strong relationship with Holly and how she becomes the mom Holly needs. I also loved how we still get to hear about Ryan and Maggie, that they did not get left behind when we finished with book one. I also loved how the writer gives us the story from two different persons’ point of view so at any given time you can truly feel like you are part of the story along with Naomi and Bryce so I can simply not wait how the trilogy will conclude!

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Master’s Rise: Book 1 (Phoenix Series) by L. Ann Marie – Review by Jana Teppih

Master's Rise: Book One (Phoenix Series)Master’s Rise: Book One by L. Ann Marie
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Master’s Rise is the first book in L. Ann Marie’s Phoenix MC Series. This is my first read by this writer and as I absolutely love MC stories then I decided why the heck not AND I was not disappointed, not a bit!
It is supposedly a new series but I had a feeling that I was missing something and when doing some looking up I could see that I should go and read her other MC series to get the full impact of this one (though kudos to the writer in regard of trying to give us as much of background as possible but one does not want to become a drag…)
Master’s rise gives us the story of Cort who has left his old MC with some of his brothers following him so they will start up a new MC in a town that needs some fixing up, and of Seren who has always been treated slightly different because of how she looks … throw these two together with Seren’s hilarious and crazy friends and Cort’s MC brothers in a town that offers them loads of challenges and you get a story that doesn’t leave you indifferent! I am looking forward to the next one in the series and I see many good stories in our future!

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Set it Free (Fallen Eagles MC Book 3) by T. Birmingham – Review by Jana Teppih

Set it Free (Fallen Eagles MC Book 3)Set it Free by T. Birmingham
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Set it Free is the long-awaited third book in T.Birmingham’s Fallen Eagles MC series! At least I have been waiting for it FOR EVER! I fell in love with the Markham sisters when I read the first book of the series and the ones who have read the first book you know very well how much Spring deserved her own book! You should NOT read any of the books in the series as standalones! If you do attempt, I promise you will give up and go back to the beginning to do it the right way!
Set it Free is the story of the oldest Markham sisters – Spring and she has finally reached the crossroads and she needs surface and find herself again or … and it is the story of Callum “Casper” Gordon who has lived his life without any commitment and not needing a family … he is there to clean up other’s messes and he is always to leave first …
It is beautifully crafted story that stays with you for a while … it makes you cry and it makes you rage and it makes you fall in love, again, with life and living and yourself! I cannot wait to see what the writer has in store for Autumn and the rest of the MC!

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Hennessey on the Rocks by Monica DeSimone – Review by Jana Teppih

Hennessey on the RocksHennessey on the Rocks by Monica DeSimone
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Hennessey on the Rocks by Monica DeSimone is masterfully written story of second chances. There was something about the synopsis that made me to pick up a copy and also as I had read Monica’s other books then I sort of thought I knew what to expect but it was something much more … it was powerful, mature, gripping … AND it took place in New England (there is something about New England and I can never pass over a story that takes place in Maine or somewhere else in the region).
Hennessey on the Rocks gives us Charlie and Johnnie and Jace and Abie. These four steal your heart and I tell you the three year old Abie is a kid that any parent would love to have … she simply stole my heart AND let’s not forget the laughter that we got out of her “pearls”, oh my! I absolutely love the story line, the pain, the secrets, the love … I hope that it is opening to a series as I am telling you, Monica had some supporting characters here that deserve their own stories!

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