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Love’s Refrain (The Stardust Duet, Book 1) by KG Fletcher – Review by Jenni Bishop

Love's Refrain (The Stardust Duet, #1)Love’s Refrain by K.G. Fletcher
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Love’s Refrain is book one in The Stardust Duet by K.G. Fletcher and is a time travel romance adventure story. Love’s Refrain is a beautiful heart-warming story told over the past and the present as our heroine travels in time. It is one of those stories that once read you have the desire to read all over again and not let go. These wonderful characters found their way into my heart. Once you start this book you will not be able to put it down. I enjoy KG’s easy flowing writing style.

It starts with a locket and a mysterious message and a portal that thrusts you back in time. It takes her on an unexpected journey where she finds a strange world where love, jealousy and war reside. One man but two different versions in two contrasting worlds.

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Entwined (Stone and Cinder Book 1) by A.L. Morrow – Review by Jenni Bishop

Entwined: A Cinderella Retelling (Stone and Cinder Book 1)Entwined: A Cinderella Retelling by A.L. Morrow
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Entwined by A.L. Morrow is a Cinderella retelling and the first book in the Stone and Cinder series. It is a fairy tale with a major twist. It is a MMF tale that is scandalous and sexy and a bit fabulous and it is definitely original and different. We have magic and myths, Prince Charming, his hubby and as AL puts it a killer pair of shoes. It is a menage a trios fantasy romance tale where things go bump in the night and turn in to more than just pumpkins at midnight.

 

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Silent Gavel (A Crawford Mystery Book 1) by Merissa Racine – Review by Jenni Bishop

Silent Gavel (Crawford Mystery #1)Silent Gavel by Merissa Racine
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

3.5 stars

If you are a fan of mystery and suspense, then look no further than this book Silent Gavel which is the first book in the Crawford Mystery duo by Merissa Racine. This quick read is a cross between is a ‘whodunit’ cozy mystery and thriller. The plot is full of suspense and intrigue, and I was so engrossed that before I knew it, I was at the end. I enjoyed the originality of the story and the characters, well most of them. Merissa incorporates her knowledge of being a court reporter and infused it as part of the story.

Lauren is in a fight for her freedom, but can she solve the case without ruffling too many feathers and landing herself with a life sentence?

 

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No Strings Attached by Lara Ward Cosio – Review by Jenni Bishop

No Strings AttachedNo Strings Attached by Lara Ward Cosio
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

No Strings Attached: A Steamy Stand-Alone Romance by Lara Ward Cosio is a sweet, slow burn romance story. I mean who doesn’t like to look at a nice man bun or a tight T shirt on a nice bod? Am I right? This spicy little tale is one of those feel-good stories that melts you. I loved the banter between the characters and often found myself laughing. But it also had lots of moments when I was like “be still my heart”. Swoon. The chemistry is off the charts. With everything seemingly against them will these two finally get their act together.

 

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The Book of Carraig (The Cross of Ciaran Book 2) by Andrea Matthews – Review by Jenni Bishop,

The Book of Carraig (The Cross of Ciaran #2)The Book of Carraig by Andrea Matthews
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

3.5 stars

The Book of Carraig by Andrea Matthews is a paranormal romance story and the second book in The Cross of Ciaran duo. Andrea’s stories are steeped in history and archaeology her two loves. I have visited Ireland and it was easy to picture it all as the story flowed around me. It is a time travel tale that makes this unique story an interesting read. There is a plethora of lies and danger and interesting facts and culture to immerse yourself in.

When the past becomes the present, it brings with it its own set of trouble. Is he prepared for what is to come and can he stop it before it goes too far?

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Runaway to the Outback (Welcome to Bunya Junction, Book 2) by Nicole Flockton – Review by Jenni Bishop

Runaway to the Outback (Welcome to Bunya Junction, #2)Runaway to the Outback by Nicole Flockton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Runaway to the Outback (Welcome to Bunya Junction Book 2) by Nicole Flockton is a contemporary romance story. Life is not always as it seems. On the outside it is glamorous and exciting but in reality, it is stressful and hard. Needing a break and on the run, she soon finds herself in an unexpected place but what she finds is something that just may change her life. This small town is just the one thing that she needs to help her sanity and stress. This story is a sweet and light slow burn small town romance that will fill your heart.

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Whisper Creek: A Logan McKenna Mystery Book 7 by Valerie Davisson – Review by Jenni Bishop

Whisper Creek (A Logan McKenna Mystery Book 7)Whisper Creek by Valerie Davisson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Here we are on the seventh book Whisper Creek in the Logan McKenna Mystery Series by Valerie Davisson. This time our independent woman, Logan stumbles across another crime. This one is full of lies and deceit, secrets and murder and just might jeopardise her future. This tangled web Valerie has spun will keep you on your toes whilst on a race against time to protect those you love. I have said it before, but I will say it again with each book Valerie’s stories get better. It is filled with intrigue and drama, tension and suspense and danger. You never know where Valerie is going to take Logan next, and it is always and adventure to say the least.

 

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Saratoga Roan by Bree M. Lewandowski – Review by Jenni Bishop

Saratoga RoanSaratoga Roan by Bree M. Lewandowski
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

3.5 stars

Saratoga Roan by Bree M. Lewandowksi is a western second chance romance story. It is a push and pull storyline as they both come together again for the first time in five years. Can they overcome their past and move forward or will the pain be too much and keep them apart? This is a short very quick and easy read. I enjoyed seeing their relationship reignite, as well as the drama that comes with leaving behind a first love.

 

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Weep, Woman, Weep: A Gothic Fairytale about Ancestral Hauntings by Maria DeBlassie – Review by Jenni Bishop

Weep, Woman, WeepWeep, Woman, Weep by Maria DeBlassie
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Weep, Woman, Weep is a Gothic Fairy tale about Ancestral Hauntings by Maria DeBlassie. This novella is a short read but filled with plenty and what a quagmire. It is set in New Mexico and details the lives and curse of generations of women who have lived with pain and sorrow, fear and hatred, racism, and misogyny, ghosts, and magic. This haunting tale shows so much suffering that is so heavy it almost becomes palpable. Generations of Mexican children have grown up afraid of La Llorona and this story is no different. I am so grateful I don’t live with that.

The myth of La Llorona in Latin American folklore is that she is a ghost who roams waterfront areas mourning her children whom she drowned.

 

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Dating the It Guy by Krysten Lindsay Hager – Review by Jenni Bishop

Dating the It GuyDating the It Guy by Krysten Lindsay Hager
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

3.5 stars

Dating the It Guy by Krysten Lindsay Hager YA contemporary romance where insecurities rein. The usual emotions, drama, angst, and jealousy. But let’s not forget the mind games others play when they don’t get what they want but there is also some deep feeling due to family issues. I would not like to go back and relive that time in my life. There are characters that you can’t help but like and then there are those who you just want to rip into and give a piece of your mind with a healthy dose of a slap.

Dating the “IT guy” should be a wonderful thing, but with it comes self-doubt and feelings of never being enough when compared to others and deep-seated insecurities.

 

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