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Perilous Confessions (The Possession Chronicles Book #1) by Carrie Dalby – Review by Angela Hayes

Perilous Confessions (The Possession Chronicles Book 1)Perilous Confessions by Carrie Dalby
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

Perilous Confessions is the first book in The Possession Chronicles by Carrie Dalby. This is a fantastic historical romance with a definite Gothic feel to it- there is plenty of drama, secrets, intrigue, passion, guilt, and lots more.
This story is only the second story that I have read of Ms. Dalby’s, and I was intrigued to see what she had in store for us, with this first book in a new series. I love the way Ms. Dalby is able to build vivid images with her words, bringing her story and characters to life and allowing us, the readers to fully immerse ourselves in the story. Her attention to detail is second-to-none!
The characters were really well crafted- given their own complex personalities that gave them believability. I always enjoy anything historical, if it’s done well- which this book certainly was. I am quite looking forward to the rest of the series now!

Thank you, Ms. Dalby!

 

Reviewed by @angelahayes

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Bad Things Happen by Rowena Holloway – Review by Kerry Baker

Bad Things Happen (Ashes to Ashes, #1)Bad Things Happen by Rowena Holloway
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Bad Things Happen by Rowena Holloway is the first book in the Ashes to Ashes series. It is an intriguing and exciting book that will keep you on your toes.
This is the first book I have read by this author and I loved how she developed the story all the way along. She wasn’t scared to twist the story round in a direction you wouldn’t necessarily see coming.
I loved that the story jumped back and forth in time. It added to the suspense of what was happening
This book is a great way to start a new series and for me was a brilliant introduction to a talented new author.

Reviewed by @kerry

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A Terrible Beauty (Fallen Eagles MC Book 1) by T. Birmingham – Review by Naomi McDonald

A Terrible Beauty (Fallen Eagles MC Book 1)A Terrible Beauty by T. Birmingham
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A Terrible Beauty is the first book in the Fallen Eagles MC series. It can be read as a standalone.

It took me a couple of chapters to get into the book, but once it got going, it kept up a good pace. A Terrible Beauty deals with issues that may trigger some readers. There were a few parts that made me tear up, so you might want to have some tissues nearby, just in case.

One quote from the book that stood out to me:
“Just as the road to hell was paved with good intentions, so too, sometimes, the path toward ‘beauty’ was paved with all that was ‘terrible’ and ‘ugly’ in the world.”

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The Mother-in-Law by Judy Moore – Review by Angela Hayes

The Mother-in-LawThe Mother-in-Law by Judy Moore
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

The Mother in Law is a great read from Judy Moore. This is my first book from this author, and after reading this book I would definitely buy more of her work.
I found the book to be a little slow to begin with, as the author laid the foundations to the story- there was some information that really wasn’t needed, a lot of details that slowed the flow and just seemed to draw out/prolong the lead up into the story. The book is promoted as a thriller, but I felt that it was more ‘suspenseful’ and didn’t quite make it to thrilling, because there needed to be more tension, drama, intrigue and gripping developments earlier on in the plot to make it a true ‘thrilling’ experience. Having said that though, this story is still very good, and I would recommend it as I did enjoy reading it. I was shocked at how evil, conniving, deceitful and vicious the mother in law was, and the last half of the book held my attention completely as the story unfolded.
I was rooting for Victoria, Brad and Andy- but Brad frustrated me at times when he couldn’t see how his mother was manipulating everything and everyone. Even when things were revealed, he still didn’t take real decisive action. I just wanted to shake him and tell him to get his act together.
I look forward to reading more from Ms. Moore in the future.

Thank you, Ms. Moore!

 

Reviewed by @angelahayes

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Lovelock Ones by Tricia Copeland – Review by Amber Lange

Lovelock OnesLovelock Ones by Tricia Copeland
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Lovelock by Tricia Copeland was a dystopian and sci fi novel with tons of excitement and action. This was a super fast read that had me on the edge of my seat the entire time waiting to see what happened. The author kept me guessing the whole way and I didn’t know what was going to happen until the end. I could of easily read this in one setting but decided to spread it out. I really enjoyed it and I enjoyed the characters and the authors writing style. I would definitely read others by this author. Dystopian books are some of my favorites. I really liked all the scientific aspects added in as well. Overall I enjoyed this book and would rate it 4 stars!

Review by @nerdybrunette456

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Project Paradise by Phoebe Alexander – Review by Bobbi Wagner

Project ParadiseProject Paradise by Phoebe Alexander
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Project Paradise (The Juniper Court Series) by Phoebe Alexander is part of The Juniper Court series that is written by various authors. I have also read the second book in this series and I loved it. I highly recommend this book and this series. This book is not for anyone under the age of 18, it will certainly heat you up! This is my favorite book of this authors. It pulled me in right from the start and I couldn’t put it down until I read The End! Her writing style is easy flowing and engaging. Her characters pull you into the story with ease. They are connectable and lovable. This is the story of Valley and David. They have just moved to Juniper Court. David is always urging Valley to make friends with the other moms. But you see, Valley is not like other mothers, she doesn’t enjoy the things they do. She is highly sexed and wants lots of it. This is what urges her to check the internet out about swing. She then becomes determined to make her basement into a swinger paradise but at what cost? She doesn’t care what anyone thinks about their lifestyle but she does wonder if there are others in her community that are swingers. Is this a lifestyle that their marriage is strong enough to take or will fate have something else in mind for them? There is no doubt that this book is hot and steamy! At the beginning I didn’t really care so much for Valley. I thought she was selfish and not a very good parent. I have no doubt that she loves her children and just has a different way of things. I loved watching her grow throughout this story and she has no filter to her mouth. She is a strong character and independent but she could work on her people skills. David is a sweet man who loves Valley so much that he pretty much goes with the flow with her until he couldn’t anymore. They took me on an emotional roller coaster ride that had me laughing one minute and needing ice water the next. They also took me on a few twists and turns that you won’t necessarily see coming but I needed to find out what happened next. The secondary characters are just as connectable and lovable. There are a couple that I didn’t care for their attitude towards Valley but they are true to life and made the story flow. This is a must read story and series!
Review by @bjwagner
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Project Paradise by Phoebe Alexander – Review by Shannon Fowler

Project ParadiseProject Paradise by Phoebe Alexander
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really really liked this book! This story is a risqué kind of story and the reader must be open minded, at least sexually open minded. Project Paradise gives you a look into a different lifestyle than most books.

The main characters, Valley and David, are a seemingly happily married couple looking to make a change. I liked Valley most of the time. I could see her insecurities hiding just below the surface. Her husband David though I am not so sure about. Sometimes he seemed almost perfect and then other times, completely closed off. I am sure he is a complete heart breaker. Some of the choices that Valley and her husband David made will not be everyone’s cup of tea. But that’s ok because variety is the spice of life! The cul-de sac that is the setting for most of this story has its typical soccer mom and PTA parents that made me laugh out loud at the accuracy. We are given a very small sneak peek into the other families/people on the cul -de-sac.

Since this is a series like no other I have read…I am seriously having a hard time waiting for the other books. Will the other stories be just as awesome? Can not wait to see what the others really think of Valley (love that name by the way) and David. What secrets could the neighbors be hiding?!

To me personally this book is a complete fantasy because I don’t think I could ever be like Valley. And that’s ok. This story was still an excellent read. I also found this book to be hot and funny and scary. Scary in the way being vulnerable makes you feel. Alexander uses her character, Valley, to teach us not to judge others and to have better communication with not just those we are intimate with but with those closest to us.

The title, Project Paradise, sounds like a goal we should all have. Everyone’s paradise is different and again that’s ok.

I highly recommend this story!

Review by @shannonlovesbooks

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Planet Perfect by Charlotte Roth – Review by Debi Kircher

Planet PerfectPlanet Perfect by Charlotte Roth
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Planet Perfect by Charlotte Roth

5 Stars

Where do I begin? I have been reading for years and can honestly say I’ve never read a book with a storyline that compares to this one. This was awesome and the way everything was described I could picture it all perfectly and felt like I was actually standing there watching all of this play out. It was also awesome to take a break for just a bit from the the traditional romance and meet a couple that had already been there and done that and were happily married.

Amy lost her parents years ago in an accident and was left in the care of her older brother Liam, who had been disabled in the accident that took their parents. They lived in the house their parents left them in a not so nice part of town and when Jack entered the picture he had to accept that Amy and Liam were a package deal, which he did wholeheartedly. Amy and Jack had been trying for years to have a baby, having to try other routes as Amy wasn’t able to get pregnant on her own. After many miscarriages and ending up broke, they were approached about a perfect place where all of their dreams could possibly come true and they could live in a place that had no violence, no crime, and no ugliness. With a little help from big brother Liam and the promise of a beautiful future they decide to move to this perfect walled community, which meant leaving behind her big brother Liam.

It doesn’t take long for Amy to start second guessing everything they have done. Things start happening that make perfect seem somewhat imperfect and knows in her heart she has to fix it. But how?

I have to stop there, Im so afraid I will go into too much detail and that can’t happen. You have to read this book…It was an awesome story that in a few parts I felt like I was going to break my kindle trying to turn the pages as fast as I could. Liam was so unbelievably fantastic in this story, I loved his character and wish for another book just so I can read more from him. This was my first read by this author and can not wait to see what else she has.

Review by @debikircher

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Peaceful Slumber (Soul Connection, #1) by Nikki Lynn Barrett – Review by Jenni Bishop

Peaceful Slumber (Soul Connection, #1)Peaceful Slumber by Nikki Lynn Barrett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Peaceful Slumber by Nikki Lynn Barrett is one story not to be missed. Oh it was not what I imagined but it only made it that much better. It is a paranormal ghost story with twists you will not see coming. I love a tangled web full of mystery and thrills and this one does not disappoint. I loved it as I was unable to guess what was coming up next.

Scott hasn’t always had his gift or is it a curse? What you see is not always what you get. But without it it would not have lead him to the two best things in his life.

This is one page turner that will keep you on the edge of your seat and biting your nails. Nikki good work!!

Reviewed by @jennadb

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Tuesdays At Six (Sunday Love Book 3) by K.J. Lewis – Review by Karyn Taylor

Tuesdays at 6 (Sunday Love, #3)Tuesdays at 6 by K.J. Lewis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

One word. WOW!
Either I have turned into a major sop or authors are getting better at writing awesome emotional stories. This was yet another book that had me in tears. This one more so than any of the others I’ve read recently. KJ Lewis has done an amazing job at grabbing you in all the feels.
Walt Nelson’s world was turned upside down when his best friends died and left him as guardian for their two daughters Zinnie and Poppy. Walt had no intentions of ever having children and now here he is as guardian of grieving 15 year old Zinnie and 5 year old Poppy.
Samantha Abbott works as a PA for Walt’s brother Finn but is looking for a new job and somewhere to live. Finn talks Walt into giving Sam a trial as a live in nanny.
This is an emotional story of the trials and tribulations of dealing with grief and also Walt and Sam’s growing attraction to each other. Added to the mix are Walt’s bunch of guy friends and Sam’s group of girls. These additional characters add much to the story as they help Walt and Sam with the girls.
Tuesdays at Six is the third novel in the Sunday Love series but can be read as a standalone. I had not read the first two books and didn’t feel that any of the story was missing as a result. However, having LOVED this book so much I will definitely be reading the others in the series.
This is a MUST read. The story is beautiful and emotional and takes you on an amazing journey.

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