Tangles by Sharleen Scott – Review by Jana Teppih

TanglesTangles by Sharleen Scott
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Tangles is a heart breaking story by Sharleen Scott. I had read her Caught series before picking up Tangles and even though the subject matter is so different, still you could feel the deep love for human relationships that the writer has and that I fell in love with when reading the Caught series.
The writer has tackled a sensitive subject matter with Tangles and what makes it even more remarkable and person is the fact that she wrote it while her own family was trying to come to terms and find their way with the diagnoses of Alzheimer themselves.
Tangles gives us the story of Logan McKinnon and his mother Louis who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s when she was in her late sixties… The journey that Logan gets on, the loss of his father who took care of his mother for years before he passes, the way how “the plaques and tangles win …”
Logan finds his mother’s secret journals and that takes him on another journey that shakes him to his core and he needs to find his way to how to reconcile what he discovers and what he has known all his life AND he has no one to ask his questions as his dad is gone and his mother is also … gone … as she used to be …
I know that you will not regret picking up Tangles, simply be prepared to having your heart strings pulled so hard that you need a box of tissues at hand!

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Claimed (The Torzial Affair Book 3) by Via Mari – Review by Jana Teppih

CLAIMED (The Torzial Affair Book 3)CLAIMED by Via Mari
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Claimed is the third book in Via Mari’s Torzial Affair series! You absolutely need to read the series in the order as the third book picks up where the second one left off! I also recommend that you read first the main series of Prestian series that the Torzial Affair is a spin off of as it helps you to understand the dynamics and who is who!
Jenny walked away free from the court, from the crime she was accused of and she did not commit. Yet, the past is not done with her as she knows too much and the Mob does not let one go … alive … Brian keeps throwing everything he has into ensuring that the nightmare is over … will they succeed?
I love the twists and turns and I love how Brian helps Jenny to live her fantasies, the trust and the passion and … you will not be able to put the book down, I promise! Welcome along Jenny and Brian’s journey!

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A Perfect Fit by Zoe Lee – Review by Jana Teppih

A Perfect FitA Perfect Fit by Zoe Lee
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A Perfect Fit is another one of Maybelle County standalones by Zoe Lee! This was my first read by this writer but as I fell in love with the crew I checked out the other two books she has out and I was pleasantly surprised finding out that they are about some of the characters I met in the A Perfect Fit so I know what I will be reaching for when I feel that I need a book that picks me up and makes me laugh!
A Perfect Fit is the story of Daisy Rhys and Duncan “Dunk” McCoy – a small town sassy and sweet Daisy and the county football coach and the life of a party! Throw those two together at a wedding and you have Dunk wondering if he truly had the best night of his life or maybe it was just a dream … I loved the easy chemistry those two had, the banter and the laughter, the dynamics of the group of friends they were part of and …
If you crave something sweet and sassy that leaves you feeling fuzzy and warm then I promise you, the Maybelle County books are for you!

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Truck Stopped (Satan’s Devils MC #11) by Manda Mellett – Review by Jana Teppih

Truck StoppedTruck Stopped by Manda Mellett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Truck Stopped is the eleventh book in Manda Mellett’s original Satan’s Devils MC series and finally, finally the writer is giving us Truck’s story!!! YEY! If you are like me who has read the Satan’s Devils MC series and the Colorado Chapter spin-off series then you know how long we have been waiting for Truck’s story! From the bits and pieces we have heard over the books leading up to this one, I knew that it would be a totally heartbreaking read!
I loved how the writer had set the whole story up – Truck and Allie’s story and then Drummer and Peg’s conversations in the future looking back at Truck and Allie’s story – absolutely brilliant! I was bawling my eyes out and I could not put the book down! The brotherhood, the loyalty, the care, the humanity … the writer has weaved it all together into a story that will not let you go and IF this is your first book in Satan’s Devils MC universe then you will want to reach for the other ones and I hope you do as you will not regret it, not one bit!
I am so grateful that the writer started with the spin off series as this is the final book in the main series and I would not want to leave the brothers and just maybe we will get the new generation series at some point as well … here is to hoping!

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Discovery (The Orphan Train Saga Book 1) by Sherry A. Burton – Review by Jana Teppih

Discovery (The Orphan Train Saga Book 1)Discovery by Sherry A. Burton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Discovery is the first book in Sherry A Burton’s historical fiction series The Orphan Train Saga. I got hooked on this topic when I read Lisa Wingates Before We Were Yours so I was so excited to pick up Sherry’s book and she did not disappoint! It was my first read by the writer and I cannot wait to pick up the second book of the series!
Discovery takes us back into the era of the American history when the society did not have any sympathy to orphans and they were considered disposable, unlovable and unwanted. The horrors they faced and the conditions they lived in … at times it is really hard to believe that we as human race have lasted that long …
The story is told through the history of Cindy Moore’s grandmother – Cindy is finally going through her grandmother’s possessions/junk that Cindy and her mother have been storing for years and this action opens the gates and takes us all to the journey into Grandmother Mildred/Mileta’s life … a life filled with secrets and fear and loss and triumph of the human spirit to survive almost anything …
The story is beautifully told and so detailed that you can close your eyes and hear and see it unfolding in front of your eyes. Be prepared to cry … be prepared to be enraged … be prepared to learn more about the history than you could ever imagine …

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September Breeze (Cinnamon Bay Romance Book 2) by Nikki Lynn Barrett – Review by Jana Teppih

September Breeze (Cinnamon Bay, #2)September Breeze by Nikki Lynn Barrett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

September Breeze is the second story in Cinnamon Bay written by Nikki Lynn Barrett. Cinnamon Bay is a series filled with romance, mystery, and magic and the stories take place in the quirky coastal town of Cinnamon Bay, North Carolina. Each book is written by a different writer which gives us a series that will fall in love with! Nikki Lynn Barrett is a new writer for me and I know I will be picking up her books now that I have read September Breeze.
The small town matchmakers are at it again in this small town when they send a songwriter Tess Dixon to Brian Taylor’s door. Brian is a widow with two young daughters and is looking for a live – in nanny but of course it is not as simple as that as the add that Tess was given, it was not a live-in nanny that the family was looking for but a mother …
You can imagine where the story might take us and I loved the two little girls and the patience Tess had with them and I loved the affection and the playfulness and I also felt drawn to Tess’ baggage … don’t we all have some?
I recommend you to pick up a copy and join Tess and Brian and Alice and Tatum and join me in keeping our fingers crossed!

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A Divided Mind by M. Billiter – Review by Jana Teppih

A Divided MindA Divided Mind by M. Billiter
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A Divided Mind is the first book by M.Billiter (the alter ego of the writer Mary Billliter and I have enjoyed many of her books). I know that the story is being promoted as psychological thriller and I can see how some people might get confused by this but I get why it is so hard to define it – yes it is contemporary, yes it is about mental illness but there are some aspects of thriller there as well when you are not sure if it truly is the mental illness or maybe it is something else …
A Divided Mind is the story of high schoolers Branson, Aron and their single mother Tara(there are also two younger siblings). The writer tells the story from Tara and Branson’s POV so we get deep into the mind and dynamics of the family members. The writer gives detailed insight into the Schizoaffective Disorder and how it affects the person suffering from it, the family members and the friends … you will cry and Branson will break your heart AND you will fall in love with Aron and the bond that the twins have.
If you like stories about mental illness then this is definitely a book for you!

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The Flood by Meghan O’Flynn – Review by Jana Teppih

The FloodThe Flood by Meghan O’Flynn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Flood by Meghan O’Flynn is a psychological thriller that leaves you speechless! I have read most of Meghan’s books so I thought I was prepared for the wickedness but I tell you, I was in no way prepared … she simply blew my mind and that from the prologue on … my goodness, the pictures she paints in your head using the words, I could not fall asleep the night I finished the book!
The writer has given us a story that is a mix of suspense and mystery that is so twisted and nightmarish that you start looking over your shoulder and jump at the weird sounds! There is so much more there that meets the eye, the massive flood in the small coastal town in Louisiana and a couple – Chad and Victoria – being rescued by a woman called Windy taking the to a waterproof bunker … and then it starts surfacing and be prepared as nothing will prepare you! Keep your light on and sleep with one eye open!

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Out Bad (Sinners or Saints Book 1) by Janice M. Whiteaker – Review by Jana Teppih

Out BadOut Bad by Janice M. Whiteaker
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Out Bad is the opening chapter to Janice M Whiteaker’s Sinners or Saints series. What an opening it was! I cannot wait to see what comes next and I absolutely love how it also connects to her Lost Boys MC series! I have read EVERY SINGLE BOOK she has written and I can only say that she gets better with every book and every series she releases and when she finishes a series I feel grief as I do not want to let go!
Out Bad is the story of Joe and Gwen. Both of them carry heavy heavy burdens and their demons seem at times too strong to be conquered! Joe hopes to redeem himself with every single act, he hopes that he will meet a woman that he has something to offer to and he will be able to build a life and family he can be proud of. Gwen I a stubborn workaholic who believes that any chance for her own family is gone and she only role she will every play is the auntie to her sister’s daughters …
The writer gives us an emotional and suspenseful story that keeps you biting your nails and I feel that I got so much more out of it because I had read the Lost Boys MC stories before I picked up Out Bad! I cannot wait to see what direction the writer will take this series!

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The Traitor (An Underground Bad Boys Romance Book 2) by India Kells – Review by Jana Teppih

The Traitor, An Underground Bad Boys SeriesThe Traitor, An Underground Bad Boys Series by India Kells
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Traitor is the second book in India Kells’ Underground Bad Boys Series! I love India Kells writing, I have read most of what she has written so when The Traitor popped up on my radar I knew I had to pick it up! I fell in love with the Underground Bad Boys series when I read Locke and Tessa’s story (and I was so happy to see them popping up here as well)!
The Traitor gives us Spencer Knox who feels that he is a traitor as he had to go against the people he grew up with and worked with. He has escaped to a small town and bought a garage and is trying to live a normal life. Well, it does not go too well as he notices Josie Baird though originally he decides to stay away from her as he believes he has nothing to offer her … The series has a M/F/M aspect to it so we need the second M and it is Knox’ best friend Gage who comes to help Knox with his garage and he is the opposite to Knox – full of life, joking and bantering …
You need to pick up a copy to see how their paths cross and get entwined and learn that all of them have their own demons and we need to go to the end to see whether they take a chance on the future … I cannot wait to see what the writer will give us in her third book!

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