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.Rebel Jewel (The Jewel Chronicles Book 3) by Natalina Reis – Review by Jenni Bishop

Rebel Jewel (The Jewel Chronicles, #3)Rebel Jewel by Natalina Reis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Rebel Jewel (The Jewel Chronicles Book 3) by Natalina Reis is an action packed fantasy story and the final suspenseful chapter in this series and a culmination of an intense journey the characters have been through. I suggest reading all the books in order because they do follow on from the others. The vibrant world that Natalina has created is easily visible with the wonderful characters and her word smithing. The danger is inherent and very real, the love and hope pops of the page, the drama and adventure pops of the page and you are left navigating some curly twists to help the characters get their goal and their lives.

In this installment we see Milenda and Jaali called to return to a world where slaves live in fear and torment and the Elders need to be taken down. Bringing back all the horrible memories and injustices that are being inflicted upon their countrymen and women. It is those memories that push them on to make a better life but at what cost?

Natalina ties everything up nicely making it a good finish to the series.

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The Bad Twin by Avery Scott – Review by Jenni Bishop

The Bad TwinThe Bad Twin by Avery Scott
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Bad Twin: A Mistaken Identity Billionaire Romance by Avery Scott is romance story that is quick and enjoyable read. How can someone be identical in every aspect an yet polar opposites in personality. Mistaken identity leads to a little drama but also a little fun, if only it could last. Will the truth make everything worse and one twin sit up and take notice?

Gabby has always coasted along in life, never putting down roots to anything, just does whatever she wants whenever she wants. Responsibility – what is that?

Abby is the worrier, she is reliable and the grown up and when her sister messes up she steps in to help her out. Only this time the lie could come back to bite her but the one good thing could be that Gabby can see what it is like to walk in her sisters shoes for a while.

As always a delight Avery.

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Miami Days, Havana Nights by Linda Bennett Pennell – Review by Jenni Bishop

Miami Days Havana NightsMiami Days Havana Nights by Linda Bennett Pennell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Miami Days, Havana Nights by Linda Bennett Pennell continues to follow our crime writer and Professor, Liz Reams. This time she is looking into the events of a man who is on the wrong side of the mob and Mosche Toblinsky after seeing a murder. The story is written in the same fashion as the first one, where it is based on historical events and we get to see what happened back in 1926. It also interwoven with the present with Liz’s story as she searches for events and the truth and her relationship. It is interesting and suspenseful and is not without the bloodshed and horrors back in that time when having anything to do with the mob. It is easy to imagine all you are reading due to Linda’s writing.

I look forward to more.

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Tangles by Sharleen Scott – Review by Jenni Bishop

TanglesTangles by Sharleen Scott
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Tangles by Sharleen Scott is a very emotional read and one that will break your heart and make it ache. It is a story about Alzheimer’s and the affect that it has not only on the person who is suffering from this disease but to everyone around them and particular the family they have basically left behind and who have to struggle with a person they no longer know. I watched my grandfather go through it and this story brought back so many memories both good and bad. Sharleen has done a great job of sharing a story of the real life struggles.

Logan is now caring for his mother after his father suddenly passed away. It deals with the many things he is now facing day after day, grief and loss, hate and love, frustration and hope. Whilst in the throes of his caring he comes across journal his mother had written and what he finds is a shock to his system and causes him to question his whole life.

I look forward to reading what Sharleen gives us next.

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Shameless (The Orphan Train Saga Book 2) by Sherry A. Burton – Review by Jenni Bishop

Shameless (The Orphan Train Saga Book 2)Shameless by Sherry A. Burton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Shameless (The Orphan Train Saga Book 2) by Sherry A. Burton is a continuation of the first book but is the telling of another of the characters. This tale is just as sad and made worse by the fact that there is truth behind the fiction. The history behind the Orphan Train is sad as it is fascinating. Whilst the characters are not real the children and their lives is very much so. Sherry has done a great job of incorporating it into a story that needed to be told.

Tobias, is only 5 years old when he was thrust into a strange and desolate lifestyle and had to endure hardships that only one can guess at. It is a story of his life and what made him, him. It is a story of abuse and suffering, neglect and sadness, fear and famish.

Just to warn you emotions run high when reading this story but it is not one that should be missed. Even in the darkness of life there can be some good.

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Darcy’s Caution (Pride & Prejudice & Racecars Book 3) by Zoe Burton – Review by Jenni Bishop

Darcy's Caution (Pride & Prejudice & Racecars Book 3)Darcy’s Caution by Zoe Burton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Darcy’s Caution (Pride & Prejudice & Racecars Book 3) by Zoe Burton is a suspense romance story that is entertaining and an engaging read. I have not read the other books in the series but did not feel I lost anything so it can be read as a standalone. The story is well rounded and is a smooth read.
There is a stalker on the loose and she is a piece of work and will stop at nothing to get the man she loves but this crazy woman is not just anyone, and she is threatening everything they hold dear.

This series is a different twist with the characters named after the characters in the Pride and Prejudice. It will keep you entertained as we watch a game of cat and mouse.

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Rogue Wave (The Inland Seas Series Book 2) by Gwyn McNamee – Review by Jenni Bishop

Rogue Wave (The Inland Seas #2)Rogue Wave by Gwyn McNamee
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Rogue Wave (The Inland Seas Series Book 2) by Gwyn McNamee is a great addition to this series. It is a fast paced and action packed tale that will have you restless on the edge of your seat. The characters are complicated and fierce but also have many many layers but once you peel them back you can see into their hearts. I enjoyed book one but this book had me feeling so much more for our two main characters and their stories. I am glad we got to peel back Cutters layers and that what we found was a man who has the same fears, self doubts and hurts and is afraid to go after what he thinks he could never have.

Valentina is not afraid to call you out and tell you how it is. What she does not like however, is to be disrespected and you can bet your bottom dollar the man who infuriates her is also the same man who sets her heart on fire.

Gwyn has written a story that is a great read and has a great plot which is complemented with the strong characters she has given us. I look forward to the next installment.

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All That’s Left Unsaid by Rowena Holloway – Review by Jenni Bishop

All That's Left UnsaidAll That’s Left Unsaid by Rowena Holloway
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

All That’s Left Unsaid by Rowena Holloway is a mystery story that is intriguing. It is a story of secrets and lies but who is telling the truth and how do you tell the lies. The story has many many facets where it will keep you on your toes with twists and manipulation. It is set in Italy and the characters are “interesting”. The more there are answers the more there are questions.

Harriet is a strong and independent woman and doesn’t see eye to eye with her mother, lets just say their relationship is complicated but when her mother mentions concerns, the journalist in Harriet is intrigued. What she finds is so much more than she ever thought. The more she digs deeper the more mysterious it becomes.

Rowena as spun a story that is a dangerous web but one that will keep you guessing right to the very end.

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The Fisher Men X-ing Lines (Fisher Men Book II) by Rebel Nicks O’Dey – Review by Jenni Bishop

The Fisher Men X-ing Lines (Book #2)The Fisher Men X-ing Lines by Rebel Nicks O’Dey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Fisher Men Xing Lines: (Standalone Romantic Comedy: A hot new twist on the odd couple) by Rebel Nicks O’Dey has become my new favourite series so far. I love the Fisher men and what they stand for and how they were raised. They all have their unique quirks and it is a pleasure to read their stories. Rebel has done a great job making the characters perfectly flawed and I just love the concept and storyline. Her writing has almost a soothing affect even with all the ups and downs and heart wrenching scenes that occur.

Rika needs a place to stay and has landed with a roommate who is hardly ever there. They develop a friendship but have never actually met in the year she has been there. When they do meet sparks ignite and opposites attract. I love the friendship and banter they share and the other brothers and Sam, they often have me laughing out loud and certainly enjoying going on this journey with them.

Connor likes everything just so, so when he does a favour for his best friend his world is turned upside down. After what seems like a life time he finally meets the one thing that turned his life on its axis and discovers he wants so much more.

If you don’t get into this series asap you will kick yourself when you do.

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Collision (Shattered Hearts Book 3) by Nicole Banks – Review by Jenni Bishop

Collision (Shattered Hearts Book 3)Collision by Nicole Banks
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Collision (Shattered Hearts Book 3) by Nicole Banks is the last of the books in this series and it went out with a bang. I am sad the series has ended but look forward to what Nicole has in store for us next. The story is a romantic suspense with lots of angst and fear, hurt and sorrow, love and hate and new beginnings. There are so many emotions and you feel each of them along with the characters and the world she has created. The suspense is palpable as we play a cat and mouse game when evil is out for revenge. The story is told in several POV’s which I love because you understand the characters that much more.

Behind door number one, Kris has come face to face with the past and her one true love BUT is she willing to forgive him and give up the one thing that has kept her sane all these years.

Chase has come home to claim what is rightfully his but what he finds throws him for a loop. Not only that but evil has followed him and is willing to take out everything he holds dear and then some.

Shattered Hearts series is a must on anyone’s TBR pile.

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