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Scarlet Fever (A Johnny Delarosa Thriller Book 1) by David Stever – Review by Jenni Bishop

Scarlet Fever: A Crime ThrillerScarlet Fever: A Crime Thriller by David Stever
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Scarlet Fever (A Johnny Delarosa Thriller Book 1) by David Stever is a thriller mystery that had me hook, line and sinker and had me on the edge of my seat, sometimes with my heart jumping. This is reminiscent of old detectives/PI’s but in modern times which adds to the feel of the story. The PI and friends are smooth and well-seasoned and can spot trouble a mile away except that is where this case is taking them. David’s writing sucks you into the drama and the danger and takes you on a journey that is so vivid you feel like you are on the case with them. This gripping tale will have you thinking all the way through and just when you thought you knew what was going to happen, you were thrust somewhere else.

Johnny takes on a case with nothing more than a couple of names and a huge retainer. But little does he know that this case would take him to the seedier side of life and perhaps come out with
his life, or not!

This is my first read by David and I enjoyed it so much that I look forward to more from Johnny and his buddies.

If you like good old fashioned detective stories with a modern twist then this is one book you should grab on to and enjoy the ride.

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The Fisher Men X My Heart (The Fisher Men Book 1) by Rebel Nicks O’Dey – Review by Jenni Bishop

The Fisher Men X My HeartThe Fisher Men X My Heart by Rebel Nicks O’Dey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Fisher Men X My Heart by Rebel Nicks O’Dey is a lovely romance story and one I really enjoyed. The story kept me glued to the pages and wanting to know what was coming next. It is a bit of an emotional rollercoaster. There are just as many heartbreaking and heartwarming moments, one minute I was laughing out loud and the next breath I was in tears. There are some dark moments in the book but there is also light. Yes you will need the story for myself, kind of like unwrapping a christmas present. The bonds and friendships between the characters is one of love and caring and they are also very protective of one they consider their own.

The woman they love and whom they have helped shaped has returned but who will she pick?

I was hooked from the start and look forward to reading more from Rebel.

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Aiko (The Heartstrings Series Book 1) by Brooke May – Review by Jenni Bishop

AikoAiko by Brooke May
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Aiko (The Heartstrings Series Book 1) by Brooke May is a romantic comedy and a wonderful original idea. Brooke has written a winner with this story that drew me in from the start and I found myself getting lost in the story. You can;t help but fall in love with this cupid as she is unique and I found myself laughing out loud with her antics. Being the worst cupid out of all but is certainly not for the want of trying.

Aiko is once again on an assignment to help Alejandro Gomez find love but nothing ever goes quite like she would like.

You really need to grab a copy of this clever and interesting story. I know you will fall in love with it. I am counting down until I can get a copy of the next book. Well done Brooke.

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The Fish that Climbed a Tree by Kevin Ansbro – Review by Jenni Bishop

The Fish That Climbed a TreeThe Fish That Climbed a Tree by Kevin Ansbro
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Fish that Climbed a Tree by Kevin Ansbriso is a story that has a little bit of everything from humour and fantasy, immortality and cruelty, murder and violence, the afterlife and coming-of-age, mystery and thrills, ghosts and a lot more. Kevin has written a story that is very imaginative and thought provoking. He leads us on a wild journey where anything is fair game and his storytelling is very vivid. There is a cast of characters that you will either love or hate which brings a different narrative and picture to the whole book.

It is one book that you will have to read to understand the simplicity in the complexity.

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The Fire God Tour (Moore Family Saga Book 3) by Michele Sims – Review by Jenni Bishop

The Fire God Tour (Moore Family Saga, #3)The Fire God Tour by Michele Sims
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Fire God Tour (Moore Family Saga Book 3) by Michele Sims is a story that has bought this series full circle. It is a romance with a touch of paranormal story that is interesting and takes us on a journey of a musical star and finding his way to love. This series has been centred around the Moore Family and the trials and tribulations they have endured and the love of a good family. Michele writing flows and there are a couple of twists that keep you glued to the pages.

Ari has gone from a child to a man and is now living the high life with his own kind of music. When he hires a new marketing consultant never did he see his life heading in the direction it goes. Will she be the one to tame Ari?

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Gumshoe And The Mysterious Mushrooms (Gumshoe Mysteries Book 1) by Laura Hawks – Review by Jenni Bishop

Gumshoe And The Mysterious Mushrooms (Gumshoe Mysteries Book 1)Gumshoe And The Mysterious Mushrooms by Laura Hawks
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Gumshoe And The Mysterious Mushrooms (Gumshoe Mysteries Book 1) by Laura Hawks is a YA story that is a little fun and mysterious. It is also the first book in this series. It is an original storyline that will get you turning those pages having to find out how it ends. I went in blind and I must say I was pleasantly surprised and the crazy talking cat with attitude just made the story. I need me one of those. I laughed found the entire thing so refreshing. Well done Laura, you have a winner on your hands.

Mia’s life is turned upside down in one night. Everything her family had dreamed of was about to be taken away and a scaredy cat has turned up on her doorstep.

Gumshoe the cat takes centre stage with his wicked sense of humour and helps Mia try to solve the mystery that threatens everything she love.

I really enjoyed this action filled adventure and will be looking forward to what Laura has instore for Gumshoe and his trusty sidekick.

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Jumping the Shark (Paranormal Talent Agency, #5) by Heather Silvio – Review by Jenni Bishop

Jumping the Shark (Paranormal Talent Agency, #5)Jumping the Shark by Heather Silvio
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Jumping the Shark (Paranormal Talent Agency Book 5) by Heather Silvio is a short and quick quirky paranormal romance story. This series is unique and original and you really need to read all the books in order. I’ve said it before but I will say it again Heather has cleverly mastered this genre and has provided stories that you just don’t want to put down. There is a well developed plot with twists and turns and Heather’s use of suspense keeps you reading to find out what happens.

Barbara loves the power she has and has forsaken love to get where she is but is she truly evil? Perhaps there is a way she can have it all but can she truly change?

I won’t share any of the details because you will have to read this book to find out but I look forward to reading the next and last book in this series.

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Act II. Playing with Fire (Moore Family Saga Book 2) by Michele Sims – Review by Jenni Bishop

Act II. Playing with Fire (Moore Family Saga, #2)Act II. Playing with Fire by Michele Sims
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Act II. Playing with Fire (Moore Family Saga Book 2) by Michele Sims is set about 6 or 7 years after the first book and is another great addition. This is a story about love and family, secrets and lies, mystery and uncertainty. There are some twists and suspense that keep you turning the pages.

After being on tour for years with her Husband, Cade, Lecia decides that Miles needs his family and heads back to the states. Miles is turning into an interesting young boy and has talents even his family didn’t know was possible. He is loving and caring one minute but in the next he is rude and manipulative but his parents do well in the way they are raising him and explaining things. When they discover his abilities it becomes a race against time to find out how to help him.

As usual the Rodriguez family cause nothing but problems. I really want to smack Lydia.

I look forward to reading more.

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Children Of The Future by Jane Suen – Review by Jenni Bishop

Children Of The FutureChildren Of The Future by Jane Suen
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Children Of The Future by Jane Suen was not what I expected and the premise of the story was ok but it didn’t hit its mark with me but it is aimed with YA’s in mind. It is a YA suspense that is a quick and easy read. I note this was her first book and her writing has vastly improved with the other books I have read of hers. I found it hard to read due to the narrative but that is more my personal preference. There is a lot that I feel Jane could have written to make it even more suspenseful and give the story and characters more substance. The story starts off slow but then picks up and gains momentum but then it just stops, where I am left wondering what just happened.

Even though it wasn’t enough for me, I am sure others will enjoy it.

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The Good Neighbors by Kiersten Modglin – Review by Jenni Bishop

The Good NeighborsThe Good Neighbors by Kiersten Modglin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Good Neighbors by Kiersten Modglin​ is a suspense story that really is nothing like what I expected. That being said I’m not sure what I expected but it certainly wasn’t this and it was a complete surprise. WOW! Kiersten has done a great job with this plot and they way it was done was very clever. I enjoyed it but could not for the life of me work out where it was going, I was completely blindsided and loved every minute of it. I am not going to say anymore because I don’t want to give anything away, it was that good that I want you to be completely surprised.

You will thank me later.

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