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Risking Everything: A Steamy Anthology of First Responders by Kara Liane, K.L. Montgomery, Harlow Layne, Amanda Siegrist, A.K. MacBride, Jody Kaye, Syd Ryan, Alyne Hart, Kelsey Cheyenne, Larissa Gail – Review by Jana Teppih

Risking Everything: A Steamy Anthology of First RespondersRisking Everything: A Steamy Anthology of First Responders by Kara Liane
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Risking Everything is a steamy anthology that gives us glimpses into the lives of the first responders! I had read three of the writers before (Kara Liane, Amanda Siegrist and KL Montgomery) so of course I checked out their stories first!
Reconstructed Heart by K.L. Montgomery gives us Trey Prince and Jenna Labato that meet on a gruesome accident scene and it takes them on a journey of picking up pieces of a broken heart and rebuilding the faith that has been lost! You know from the first page on that it would take a miracle and the writer gives us one! This story is a true testament to the lives of police officers and it is good to be reminded of it once in a while!
Romance on the Rig by Kara Liane gives us Air Force veteran Sean the “Murf” who is an EMT and a college student Lana. It is a story of recognizing love and trusting in that love and building a future one can rely on! The love takes a long way round as there are some mistakes and a misunderstanding but we all know that love conquers all!

Always Kind of Love by Amanda Siegrist gives us a second chances romance between Ethan McCord, our hot firefighter, and Penelope! It is also a great introduction into her McCord Family series! She gives us assumed unrequited love, PTSD, panic attacks, and dangerous arsonist! You will be sitting at the edge of your seat from page one!
I suggest you pick up a copy as you will not only get 10 hot and spicy stories but also will get a satisfaction from knowing that all the proceeds will go to Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation that honors the sacrifice of firefighter Stephen Siller who lost his life when saving other on 9/11. The Foundation honors the military and first responders who continue to make the sacrifice of life and limb for their country!

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Knight Watch (An Alliance Agency Novel Book 1) by Maddie Wade & India Kells – Review by Jana Teppih

Knight Watch (An Alliance Agency Novel #1)Knight Watch by India Kells
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Knight Watch is the opening of India Kells and Maddie Wade’s Alliance Agency series which a spin-off of their other series. I have already learnt that any time something new drops on my radar that has their names on, I need to get it AND I have never ever been disappointed! The series was introduced by the crossover novel Deadly Alliance so I was very much looking forward to getting my hands on the first case!
Knight Watch gives us an ex bomb tech Kingsley Knight from the UK who has found a new home with the agency in the US and he is part of the team that has been hired to find Sydney Rutherford who is in a fight for her survival as her traumatic past has finally caught up with her! The writers give us suspense and danger, despair and angst, camaraderie and of course chemistry and sparks that light up the darkness! You will get sucked in and after you are done with the book you are left floundering until the next one comes out! Welcome into the fold!

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Holiday Terminal by Gwyn McNamee & Christy Anderson – Review by Jana Teppih

Holiday TerminalHoliday Terminal by Gwyn McNamee
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Holiday Terminal is a beautiful opening to the holiday season by Gwyn McNamee and Christy Anderson. It is a Hallmark worthy second chances Christmas story that leaves you feeling warm and fuzzy! I have read Gwyn McNamee writing before but it was my first encounter with Christy Anderson and I was not disappointed!
Holiday Terminal gives us the reunion of Artemis Warren and Penelope Barnes who are thrown together in the middle of Nowhere for Christmas and I am sure that at first neither of them really considered it to be a Christmas present but the fate has decided to step in and who are we mere mortals to fight against what is to happen … of course it should not be an easy ride so buckle in for a Christmas ride filled with Christmas spirit with a Christmas miracle peaking round the corner!

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Love & Ghosts (Crescent City Ghost Tours Book 1) by Carrie Pulkinen – Review by Jana Teppih

Love & Ghosts (Crescent City Ghost Tours, #1)Love & Ghosts by Carrie Pulkinen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Love & Ghosts is the first book in Carrie Pulkinen’s paranormal Crescent City Ghost Tours’ series. She takes us back to the lore of New Orleans so if you love all things NOLA then this book is for sure for you! It is my first read by this writer and I know that I will gladly follow her down the Crescent City Ghosts Tours for new adventures!
Love & Ghosts gives us Emily who has just moved to New Orleans after the death of her sister and to get away from her cheating boyfriend and oh, she does not believe in ghosts, AND Sean who has lived all his life in New Orleans and is struggling after the death of his wife and he is soo into all things ghost no doubts whatsoever! The writer weaves a mesmerizing story that ticks all your boxes, combines legends and ghost stories with her observations about NOLA neighbourhoods and architecture and I promise you will not be able to put the book down until you get to the end!

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Evergreen by Mya O’Malley – Review by Jana Teppih

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

Evergreen by Mya O’Malley is a surprising fun read that actually teaches us many lessons AND it is so different from the other book I have read by this writer so I am really pleased I picked up a copy!
Evergreen is Juniper (June for short) and Graham’s story but in reality the true star of the show is Maxine! I promise you will fall in love with this lovable Great Dane that plays a vital role in June and Graham’s relationship! I love how the writer is using the rescue animals as one of the main elements in her story line; I think that it reminds us how important pets can be/are in our lives …
Be prepared to laugh and feel sad and angry and also be prepared to hope and love … June has her baggage and it is hard for her to trust and open up to people but she has come out the other side in one piece and stronger even if she does not believe it herself … and then we have Graham, the sexy shy school teacher that brings the banter and hope and … love … Well done Ms O’Malley and thank you for this modern fairy tale!

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Hope (Feisty Lawyers Series Book 4) by Seelie Kay – Review by Jana Teppih

Hope (Feisty Lawyers Book 4)Hope by Seelie Kay
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Hope is the fourth book in Seelie Kay’s Feisty Lawyers’ series that keeps taking us on a rollercoaster ride from the first chapter! I guess you could read it as a standalone but I sincerely suggest you start from the beginning as all the main cast has been there from the beginning so you want to know how we came to where we are!
This is Hope’s story as the title gives away and finally she has achieved her dream and she is part of Agency and she is ready to show the all that she has got what is needed so she heads for her first assignment-mission … unfortunately it doesn’t work out as she expected and Hope is left broken and fighting for her life and the uncertainty is overwhelming …
The writer is as good as ever, she gives us a story that is filled with action, emotion, danger, drama and all of our old friends and enemies and she is giving it to us in a such complex way that at times you are not sure what to expect next! I know that I cannot wait to see what happens next as she has set a stage for something insanely thrilling!

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Chicken Scratch (The Sisters, Texas Mystery Series Book 1) by Becki Willis – Review by Jana Teppih

Chicken Scratch (The Sisters, Texas #1)Chicken Scratch by Becki Willis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Chicken Scratch is the first book in Becki Willis’ mystery suspense series The Sisters, Texas! The writer makes you sit up straight and take notice from Chapter One when the heroine of the story finds a body in a chicken house! Just try NOT to picture and smell it in your head! It was my first read by the writer and I can promise you that you will want to go back to The Sisters again and again after finishing this mystery story about a dead chicken farmer!
The story takes place in Texas so the writer could have given us loads of stereotypes but instead she gives us a bunch of delightful characters that you will want to go back to and spend more time with! Madison, her spunky grandmother Bert, best friend Genesis, her former crush aka chief of police Brash, her two kids and let’s not forget about the fireman Cutter! I can just imagine what the writer might come up with; she has given herself a bottomless cast of characters and we’d be lucky to read any of their story!

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Diamonds & Deception (Karina Cardinal Mystery Book 3) by Ellen Butler – Review by Jana Teppih

Diamonds & Deception (Karina Cardinal Mystery, #3)Diamonds & Deception by Ellen Butler
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Diamonds & Deception is the third book in Ellen Butler’s Karina Cardinal Mystery! You can read the story as a standalone but not having read the first two books you would miss out on knowing more about the recurring characters and backstories … Diamonds & Deception is a great story filled with drama, danger, action, suspense and sisterly ‘I’ve got your back no matter what’!
This time the writer has taken inspiration from the increasing gang activity and human trafficking. Karina’s sister Jillian calls her as her friend Sadira needs legal help and neither of them knows the direction that simple thing takes the! The two sisters get drawn down the rabbit hall and of course the trouble comes calling (as it is the case with Karina) and of course her FBI boyfriend Mike is out of town … so, who should Karina reach out for help? Silverthorne Security gang of course!
The writer takes us on one heck of a roller coaster ride and I have to say that I like her writing more and more with each of the story I read so I cannot wait for the next one in the series!

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Claiming the Cowboy for Christmas (The Hills of Texas Book 4) by Kadie Scott – Review by Jana Teppih

Claiming the Cowboy for Christmas (Hills of Texas #4)Claiming the Cowboy for Christmas by Kadie Scott
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Claiming the Cowboy for Christmas is the fourth Hills’ family story in Kadie Scott’s Hills of Texas series! You can read it as a standalone but it is such a fun to have read the series in order and knowing who is who and the dynamics among all the cast, leading and supporting!
The writer is throwing together Christmas and wedding and a cowboy and homecoming and history and … We have Ashley Hughes whose twin sister Taylor is getting married to Ashley’s ex Eric and as it is a small town then NOONE believes that Ashley is more than happy with this scenario, she only misses not having been able to come home the last 2 years … then Ashley’s childhood friend Jennings Hills, a cowboy extraordinaire, enters the stage, sorry, the honky-tonk where the bachelorette party is taking place and the rest is history … well, these two have a loooong history and lot of things get unearthed and the jealousy and … well, it IS a Christmas story AND it is a romance so you can imagine how it all ends!
If you need a pick me up and like from friends to lovers and Christmas stories then Ashley and Jenning’s story is for you for sure!

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My Life Series: Prequel to The Brothers of Camelot by Necie Navone – Review by Jana Teppih

My Life Series: Box Set: Prequel to Brothers of CamelotMy Life Series: Box Set: Prequel to Brothers of Camelot by Necie Navone
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

My Life Series: Box Set: Prequel to Brothers of Camelot by Necie Navone is an absolute must read before you even start thinking about reading the third book in her Brothers of Camelot series!
My Life series gives us the story of the daughter of the Capo of the Italian Canzano Crime family Alessandra Canzano in three parts. It is a story that gets its hooks into the reading from page one and doesn’t let you go. I was so relieved being able to delve into Brothers of Camelot series and finding out what the future had in store for her!
The first book “My Hidden Life” introduces us to Alessandra’s life when she is just six years old and training to be the hair to the family. It is a life that she needs to hide from everyone in her life and there is no way for her to keep her feeling as a normal girl.
The second book “My Tragic Life” turns Alessandra’s life from miserable into tragic! She has no control over anything – it is her father, the Capo that rules over everything! Her life becomes her worst nightmare when a rival Family strikes out against her Family.
The third book “My Free Life” sees Alessandra as the Capo Donna and the power struggle between her and her father. She needs to let the monster hiding inside loose when her closest friends get caught up in a dangerous situation. Also, the time has come for her to escape, time for her to finally be free!
Be forewarned, once you start reading, you cannot put the story down so give yourself a free weekend and I promise it is worth your commitment! It is an explosive series (literally) and once the dust settles, you will be ready to start with Brothers of Camelot!

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