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Holiday Terminal by Gwyn McNamee & Christy Anderson – Review by Jenni Bishop

Holiday Terminal: (A Second Chance Secret Baby Billionaire Holiday Romance)Holiday Terminal: by Gwyn McNamee
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Holiday Terminal: (A Second Chance Secret Baby Billionaire Holiday Romance) by Gwyn McNamee & Christy Anderson is sooooooo, so good. It is one story that although a quick read, packs a punch and I got thoroughly lost in. This sweet and amazing tale had my heartstrings pulling and emotions all over the place. It is a wonderful Christmas story that is romantic and full of love and frustrations, drama and lies, angst and pain. What a team these ladies make! I enjoy their work separately but together they are an IT team. OMG I just fell in love with these characters who stole my heart.

Penelope finds herself stuck in the middle of nowhere when a storm diverts their plane BUT what she never imaged to find there was the one person who had her heart, mind and soul and left her broken but with a beautiful surprise. It is that very surprise she does not want him to find.

Artemis comes from a very wealthy family who dictate everything in his life. However, his heart was left behind with a beautiful woman he loved with his entire being. He finds himself in a town in the middle of who knows where and the one person he thought he would never see again walks back in his life. Unfortunately he finds that she has kept something from him and that is the one thing he may never forgive her for.

There is so much pain in this beautiful story but it is worth every second becoming invested in these wonderful characters and the world the IT team has created. This was an amazing journey and I can’t wait for more.

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Pigs by Daniel James – Review by Jenni Bishop

PigsPigs by Daniel James
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Pigs by Daniel James is a thriller and then some. It is a gripping tale and a game of cat and mouse, one where anything goes when a cold blooded killer wants vengeance. Where revenge is all you can see, one where your worst nightmare is lurking just around the corner. Pigs is a story of danger and violence, murder and mayhem. A story where maniacal men will stop at nothing to dole out some pretty gruesome justice. Daniel has woven a tale that is engrossing and engaging and one that you can’t put down. It is also a story where the characters go through the whole gamut of emotions. The love and hope, loss and guilt, grief and madness spans over 10 years that come together for one explosive outcome.

I won’t be revealing anything because it is a story that needs to be explored on it’s own.
I am waiting to see what comes next from.

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Addie: To Wager on Her Future (Other Pens, Mansfield Park book 5) by Leenie Brown – Review by Jenni Bishop

Addie: To Wager on Her Future (Other Pens, Mansfield Park #5)Addie: To Wager on Her Future by Leenie Brown
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Addie: To Wager on Her Future (Other Pens, Mansfield Park Book 5) by Leenie Brown is a delightful period romance and a quick read. I have not read anything by this author before and I am not really a fan of period pieces unless they are done well. But this sweet story was well written and held my attention from start to finish. The characters are likable and fun to read.

Addie has been dealing with running the house and looking after the horses whilst her brother is away at school and her father is sick. She soon discovers that her brother has gotten himself in some trouble and when faced with the evil Mr Camden Robert a recent friend, steps up and suggests a solution and finds himself unwittingly drawn into the problem. Addie finds herself falling for the ever studious Robert and entangles him into an idea of her own.

I recommend this story for those who like a quick read with a HEA.

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Love in the Lowcountry (A Winter Holiday Collection Book 1) Featuring Poinsettias for Carly by Michele Sims – Review by Jenni Bishop

Love in the Lowcountry: A Winter Holiday CollectionLove in the Lowcountry: A Winter Holiday Collection by Savannah J. Frierson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Love in the Lowcountry (A Winter Holiday Collection Book 1) by a group of great authors but I am only going to review the wonderful story by Michele Sims, Poinsettias for Carly – A past unresolved is never the past…

This sweet contemporary romance finds two people have both gone through a divorce and are both passionate about their callings. But when Carly finds that her childhood home is being torn down she decides to confront the man she once loved. What she finds is a nice Christmas rekindling the past and hopefully a new future. The story is well written and is a lovely second chance tale.

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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 Jenni Bishop

Risking Everything: A Steamy Anthology of First RespondersRisking Everything: A Steamy Anthology of First Responders by Kara Liane
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Risking Everything: A Steamy Anthology of First Responders by ten great authors. All the stories are about first responders from Police Officers, Firefighters, and Accident scene workers to Emergency Call operators and all are hard but wonderful stories to read. It is also great to see that the book supports a good cause. Each of these stories are highly emotionally charged stories and will have your heart beating rapidly as you journey along with the characters whilst they put their lives, their emotional wellbeing on the line every day. They are each beautiful stories in there telling and I shed a tear or two along the way.

Reconstructed Heart – K.L. Montgomery tells the sad tale of having to come face to face with an accident where someone you knew was involved. Not only that but having to deal with it and find there is far more to the story than it seems. What he also discovers is that he is not alone and that he may just be worthy of love. This is a very emotional story that had me on high alert and my heart breaking.

Romance on the Rig – Kara Liane is the story of a man who has been burnt and totally misreads that is going on. Until he can face his demons will he push the one good thing he finds away?

Walk the Line – Harlow Layne tells us of one man who helps calm a woman who has been in a serious accident. When things start to come together for them he is scared off because of nasty attacks involving other woman of police officers. Did he do the right thing or will it prove to be too much?

Always Kind of Love – Amanda Siegrist is about a woman he can’t stop thinking about who has returned to his life. She is the last thing he wants to deal with but she has always been his one love. He finds himself not only battling fires in buildings but also those of his heart.

Beautiful Persuasion – A.K. MacBride – Raelyn cannot say no to her girlfriends and one taste is all it took for her to know he was the one she needed, the air she needed to breathe but she also loves her family. Damn his sexy accent.

Going Down – Jody Kaye is the story of Kat who is struggling with her parents’ divorce and holding herself back from a life she should live, that is until one crazy man skis into her life.

Rescuing Ryan – Syd Ryan – Ryan has meet the man of her dreams but will he move out of his own way to go for what he needs?

Perfect For Me – Alyne Hart tells a story of one man who has been broken by love but when she returns to town all bets are off, that is if he can mend his broken heart.

Call of Fate – Kelsey Cheyenne – Aubrey has had so much heart ache in her life that she wonders where her bad luck will end. So when Noah comes in to her life and offers her more she is afraid to break down her barriers, she would rather leave than risk the man she loves.

Loving Lindsey – Larissa Gail this lovely tale is about a firefighter named Gavin, he is a player and loves his life. He sees what his friends have and is envious of them. Can he give up his way of life when a beautiful officer comes to town after suffering a loss of her husband? I loved this story and would like to read more. Oh who am I kidding I loved them all.

This anthology of tales is a must for anyone it really makes you appreciate what these wonderful men and women go through. Don’t forget the tissues.

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The Rise of House Valdis (House Valdis Book 1) by Naomi Valkyrie – Review by Jenni Bishop

The Rise of House Valdis (House Valdis #1)The Rise of House Valdis by Naomi Valkyrie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Rise of House Valdis (House Valdis Book 1) by Naomi Valkyrie was a great read and a fantastic start to the series. It is different and unique, interesting and fun, I loved it. I love the way it is told in multiple POV’s as it is the perfect way to get a true feel for the characters. I was blown away by Naomi’s unique narrative that brought the characters and their world to life. It popped off the page taking me on a journey that is easily imagined and full of fantasy and magic and paranormal and supernatural beings. Well done Naomi on your debut book.

Xenobia is strong and kickass but has a heart of gold when it comes to the people she loves. When danger comes knocking, she does whatever it takes to keep them safe.

I look forward to more from this author and this series.

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Chasing Clay (The DeWitt Agency Files Book 3) by Lance Charnes – Review by Jenni Bishop

Chasing Clay (The DeWitt Agency Files, #3)Chasing Clay by Lance Charnes
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Chasing Clay (The DeWitt Agency Files Book 3) by Lance Charnes is very cleverly written and all the threads woven together to create a great read. It is a suspenseful, mysterious and intriguing tale where there are lots of twists. It took me a bit to settle into the story as it was a bit slow but once the pace picked up it was full of conning the con man it completely engrossed and enthralled me. I really liked our main character and his clever way of thinking and putting things together. Lance has created a world that you can easily imagine and get caught up in.

I will not share the story because it is one where you need to discover all on your own. Now that I have read this book I have to get my hands on some of his other work.

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Ricochet by Kathryn Berla – Review by Jenni Bishop

RicochetRicochet by Kathryn Berla
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Ricochet by Kathryn Berla is a YA sci fi that has an interesting premise but it was slow to get into. The story was a little hard to keep track of because it jumped between past and present but also between characters. I never really settled into the story and felt that even though interesting it could have been more. The characters didn’t really grab me I felt like they need more substance as did the worlds in which they lived.

Whilst it didn’t meet my expectations doesn’t mean you shouldn’t give it a go. I am not a great lover of sci fi unless it is done really well and for me Ricochet didn’t stand up.

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Revive (Rewind Book 3) by Rowan Shaw – Review by Jenni Bishop

Revive (Rewind #3)Revive by Rowan Shaw
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

REVIVE (Rewind Book 3) by Rowan Shaw is another great addition to this series! I really enjoyed the other two books, so I was looking forward to this one and it didn’t disappoint. I really felt invested in this story which is well written and Rowan does it beautifully. Revive is funny and beautiful and emotionally charged read and the world and characters are vivid and felt real.

If you love M/M then is definitely for you and if you are not take a chance.

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

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

Knight Watch (An Alliance Agency Novel Book 1) by Maddie Wade & India Kells is a spin off from their other series and as soon as I see either of their names anywhere near a book then I know I have to have it. My girls never let me down. I have not read anything from these two that I have not loved. There is lots of suspense and danger, angst and sadness, amazing sparks and chemistry and above comradery. There is a lot of emotions to go through with this story and one was a deep sadness at the pain and suffering from our main character but with the help of a dark and sexy man and the Alliance Agency she may just come out the other side. All of the people related to the Agency are wonderful and funny, the banter just cracked me up laughing, but cross them and watch out. Find them sexy and hang on, ooooh la la.

Kingsley and his team on looking for a kidnapped woman and all it takes is one look for him to be slightly smitten. If only he could find her. It seems the one who wanted her found has an ulterior motive and he is definitely not what he seems. What they discover is evil incarnate and a whole twisted world.

Sydney has had so much loss and tragedy one top of one of the most horrendous ordeals in her life that has left her fighting to stay out of the dark deep hole. When she gets kidnapped she finally finds out some home truths about the person behind all her terror and sadness. So when a man with a sexy British accent comes to her rescue she doesn’t know who to trust.

This story is really well written as you come to expect from Maddie and India and I love the way characters from the other series cross over. Explosive read, yes so you will kick yourself if you don’t get it today. I am anxiously awaiting more from these two, the dynamic duo.

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