Less You Know: gripping suspense (Ashes to Ashes Book 2) By Rowena Holloway. Once again I’m taken on quite the roller coaster ride with a story that kept me guessing. The author knows how to keep the readers completely entranced in the story. The attention to all details is amazing. The characters are complex and relatable and you truly feel like you’re on this journey with them. I got completely caught up and couldn’t put it down until the end. It’s well written and paced nicely never feeling rushed or lacking. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a story that keeps you on the edge of your seat. I’m giving this book a five star review and can’t wait to read more from this author.
Shattered is the first book in the Torzial Affair series by author Via Mari. The Torzial series is a spin-off of the Prestian series by Ms. Mari and while it can be read as a standalone, I have to admit that I felt like I was tossed into the middle of a scene since I did not read the first series. This book follows Jenny Torzial, the owner of a successful consulting firm as she navigates her life following a devastating personal experience. Jenny meets Brian at her best friend’s wedding and feels a deep attraction to the mysterious stranger. Circumstances beyond their control continue to throw the two together and sinister characters want nothing more than to hurt Jenny but Jenny’s new love interest wants nothing more than to protect her.
There is so much that goes on in this story that at times it got confusing (I need to read the Prestial series) but as I continued reading, I got a better understanding of what had happened to the characters in the previous series. I liked Jenny and Brian together and I especially liked the way the author didn’t write Jenny’s character as being weak or whiny. Jenny was dealing with a lot yet still managed to have a backbone, these are my favorite type of characters and I will be reading the next book just to see how Jenny grows.
This series has taken me by surprise. From the synopsis pieces immediately resonated. But still I was unsure if I would connect to the story. My doubts were immediately erased as soon as I read the first page. Dumond has created a world in this series, and maintained in this second installment, whereby the reader immediately dives headfirst into the plot and connects unabashedly to our main character. Masterfully written, this book stands on its own well but is best appreciated to the full when read as part of the series and in series order. Dumond has a unique voice and writing style that is easily followed but not lacking in rich flavor. Wonderfully done. I cannot wait to immerse myself in these pages again.
Reviewed by @heatherlovelace
Less You Know: gripping suspense by Rowena Holloway
Less You Know: gripping suspense is the second book in the Ashes to Ashes serie by Rowena Holloway. This book can be read as a standalone but I highly recommend you read them in order you definitely won’t be disappointed. This book is full of mystery, action and suspense, it will keep you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end. This book features Charlotte Ashe, an investigative reporter. The action was fast paced, the twists and turns really had me guessing what was going to happen next. I’m really enjoying this series and I have put Rowena Holloway on my permanent TBR list. I can’t wait to read more from her.
Reviewed by @sunbarn
Seelie Kay does it again. This book certainly packed a punch. It was full of suspense and twists that made my head spin. I was riveted from the beginning and devoured the book in one sitting. This series is a must read thriller that will delight and engage its readers. Kay masterfully weaves her tale and provides her another fantastic piece of fiction. Two enthusiastic thumbs up!
Reviewed by @heatherlovelace
Finding Juniper ( Smoke Series Book 3) By Sadia Ash
Finding Juniper ( Smoke Series Book 3) by Sadia Ash is the third book in the Smoke series.i was so excited I couldn’t wait to dive right into it. This story had my emotions all over the place. We met Juniper and Kyle in book 1and this book has its intense moments.i loved the characters of Juniper and Kyle, Juniper is strong and independent yet can be stubborn .I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough I just had to know what happens next. What does the future hold for Kyle and Juniper? I highly recommend reading this Book to find out. I can’t wait to read more from this Author
Shattered: The Torzial Affair Book 1 by: Via Mari- Review by Jessica Ranslow
Brian Carrington knows who Jenny Torzial is, but when he meets her in person for the first time, he is confident that the night will end with Jenny in his arms and under his control. Brian’s irresistible good looks and reputation for being the heir to the Carrington Steel empire are quickly thwarted by Jenny. Unlike the other women in Brian’s life, he can not get Jenny out of his mind. When he attends an event with the hopes of seeing Jenny again, he walks in on Jenny coming face-to-face with her past and Brian is thrust into the role of protector. It is under Brian’s care that Jenny begins to heal from the demons of her past, and begins to explore her true desires. Via Mari alternates chapters between the two main characters in this face paced story of dominance and submission, the dangers of high profile society, and giving the ultimate level of trust in another person.
Via Mari had me from the first chapter and left me craving more!
A Talent for Trouble by Landra Graf
Emilio and Toni live in a rough time and both have been hurt in different ways. Though their souls are bent, they are not yet broken. In the story, they are placed in a position that could cost them everything. These are not two perfect people. Each has flaws and traumas, and they fight (sometimes with each other and other times for each other). I love how they change during the story!
This story has so much such as spacey adventure, contains both romantic love and familial love, action, and danger! It went from action to action, which kept me on my toes! I loved getting to know Gina and the crew! These characters really added to the story, and I really hope to get to read more about this motley crew.
RAINY DAY LOVERS THE ROCKLYNS by ALICIA STREET
A super sweet and heart warming quick read. If you like books that make you feel gooey on the inside this a good choice. Roman life wasn’t ideal but it’s a story that many know. He had everything but it was gone in a snap. He got lost in a system that fails even today. Raina is a beautiful person. She has done so much for people without the thought of getting anything in return. When their paths crossed the first time it was a miracle the second time fate. I liked how Roman grew into a more confident person after a while. Raina is perfect lol. I will be checking out more from this author. The writing style was smooth and simple. It flowed nicely together.
VORTEX BY KIMBERLY PACKARD
Nope I couldn’t do it. I would refuse to do it. I couldn’t imagine someone asking me to get close to a tornado or hurricane. I don’t understand the thrill people get from being in danger. Elaina must have had a death wish. She was too eager to go into the middle of a storm. I didn’t like the way they put Heath’s life on her. She didn’t deserve it. But people say and do a lot when they grieve. Elaina has a lot of emotional and mental baggage and it made her stronger and more stubborn. Seth did a lot of soul searching and found his calling. The author developed the characters just right and it made the ending bitter sweet.