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The Flame and The Blade (Flame and Blade Series) by Meredith Hart – Review by Jenni Bishop

The Flame and The Blade (Flame and Blade #1)The Flame and The Blade by Meredith Hart
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Flame and The Blade by Meredith Hart is a fantasy story that you easily become ensconced in. It is well written as were the characters. Meredith paints a vivid picture of her world and the characters within. With magic and thieves, mages and monsters, action and adventure the story is well rounded and enjoyable. I also liked that the Heroine was large and in charge and a take no prisoners attitude.

Lyria returns from a mission only to discover she has been betrayed and returns to the family business. She soon finds herself on what is supposed to be an easy guard, protect and retrieve mission but turns out to be anything but.

Vethe is sent to recover a document by his vicious aunt, one he doesn’t want to find. He is a citizen who has magical abilities with fire but trying to hide it from those who find it unlawful. The person sent to guard him turns out to be so much more and the travels are anything but safe and straightforward.

I look forward to seeing where the story goes.

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Brutal & Raw: Mafia Romance & Psychological Thriller (Beneventi Family Book 1) by Sonya Jesus – Review by Jenni Bishop

Brutal & Raw (Beneventi Family, #1)Brutal & Raw by Sonya Jesus
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Brutal & Raw: Mafia Romance & Psychological Thriller (Beneventi Family Book 1) by Sonya Jesus. WOW what to say. It is gruesome, it is so very dark and twisted, it is gritty and raw, it is violent and it is I nothing like I have read before and it is like watching a horror movie, a train wreck and a massacre and not being able to look away. But you know what? I could not put it down. Sonya always writes shock value and with this book she has certainly done that and more. I often felt sick and my heart was in my throat, but I had to know where it was going and what was going to happen. Underneath all of this darkness is a love story that is so tragic and twisted but had you feeling for them. Sonya writing is so vivid it is not hard to believe the world and the characters she has brought to life.

I am not going to share any of the book with you this time because I think you need to read it for yourself and see where you stand.

If you love something that will make you sick to your stomach and is so depraved you can’t imagine, then this is a book for you.

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Before the Second Show by Thia Finn – Review by Jenni Bishop

Before the Second ShowBefore the Second Show by Thia Finn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Before the Second Show by Thia Finn a great read it really spoke to my heart. This is my first book by Thia and I loved it. I did want to have words with Emmy at times but the overall story and Thia’s writing wormed its way in and I could not put it down once I started it. Alex needed to realise that there is more to life than drugs, sex and rock and roll and Emmy need to find her way from teenage crush to womanhood. Now they are both a little older and wiser they are just where they need to be in life.

Emmy fell in love with a musician as a teenager and thought he felt the same way only to realise years later he had no idea who she was. Left devastated at the time but now as an adult she was finally in a place to open up to a relationship. Unfortunately, fate wasn’t done with her heart and once again she finds herself in the same place, she left behind so many years ago.

Alex lived the life a musician and rode the path of indulgence but after years of being on the road he wanted a place to call home. Now his past is finally catching up to him, there is one thing that he finds he needs more than anything, even though their paths had crossed before, but he doesn’t remember.

I truly enjoyed this story and was sorry to see it end. I look forward to reading the next in the series.

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Dead Lawyers Don’t Lie (Jake Wolfe, #1) by Mark Nolan – Review by Jenni Bishop

Dead Lawyers Don't Lie (Jake Wolfe, #1)Dead Lawyers Don’t Lie by Mark Nolan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Dead Lawyers Don’t Lie (Jake Wolfe #1) is an action-packed thriller. This gripping tale is one rollercoaster ride with lots of twists and turns you don’t see coming. It is a suspenseful thriller that is so engrossing that the end is upon you before you know it. As much as there is action galore and a barrel of suspense it is also funny. Jake and his best friend Terrell just crack me up. Not to mention Cody.

Jake Wolfe is ex-military, and also a photojournalist for local news. Whilst following a lead for digging up dirt on a high-profile lawyer, he witnesses his murder, putting himself in the path of the killer. What ensues is a game of cat and mouse as the killer is hell bent on tracking down Jake. But he is not the only one that wants to take Jake down, his ex druggie alcoholic fiancée is abusive and unhinged and a sociopath who is a police officer and a major bully also want a piece of the action. He has found an amazing woman but can he hang on to her?

Mark is a unique and dynamic storyteller and he packs a punch with his vivid vision and portrayal of fully developed characters and never-ending action.

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Vigilante Assassin (Jake Wolfe, #2) by Mark Nolan – Review by Jenni Bishop

Vigilante Assassin (Jake Wolfe, #2)Vigilante Assassin by Mark Nolan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Vigilante Assassin (Jake Wolfe #2) is the next amazing addition to the series is just as gripping and suspenseful as the first book with lots of action and danger, drama and thrills. Once again there are lots of twists and turns and you are thrown into the unknown and just have to hang on for dear life.

Jake Wolfe and Cody once again is drawn in to the danger that seems to follow him around. He is a good guy but cannot stand violence against others or those in need, including animals if he can do something about it. Jake will do everything in his power to keep them safe.

Lauren Stephens finds her husband is missing and calls in a security team to help locate him. When Jake and Cody follow along they discover a gruesome sight that causes Lauren to realise she did not know her husband at all. But this discovery leads to a dangerous and volatile situation and now she and her children are in extreme danger.

This fast paced read is completely enthralling and I read it in one sitting because it is so good that you don’t want to waste a minute in finding out what is going on.

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Jake Wolfe Series Bundle Box Set: (Books 1-2-3) Vigilante Justice Thriller Series by Mark Nolan – Review by Jenni Bishop

Jake Wolfe Series Bundle Box Set (Jake Wolfe #1-3)Jake Wolfe Series Bundle Box Set by Mark Nolan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Jake Wolfe Boxed set by Mark Nolan is a set of books that are gripping and enthralling and hard to put down. I read these books a few years ago and loved them just as much this go round. I love the danger and action but I also love the humour and I love that the stories are told in multiple POV;s. These books are cleverly written masterpieces and I love Marks work. He is a must read author and when all the books are in a one stop shop book set what could be better.

Dead Lawyers Don’t Lie (Jake Wolfe #1) is an action-packed thriller. This gripping tale is one rollercoaster ride with lots of twists and turns you don’t see coming. It is a suspenseful thriller that is so engrossing that the end is upon you before you know it. As much as there is action galore and a barrel of suspense it is also funny. Jake and his best friend Terrell just crack me up. Not to mention Cody.

Jake Wolfe is ex-military, and also a photojournalist for local news. Whilst following a lead for digging up dirt on a high-profile lawyer, he witnesses his murder, putting himself in the path of the killer. What ensues is a game of cat and mouse as the killer is hell bent on tracking down Jake. But he is not the only one that wants to take Jake down, his ex druggie alcoholic fiancée is abusive and unhinged and a sociopath who is a police officer and a major bully also want a piece of the action. He has found an amazing woman but can he hang on to her?

Mark is a unique and dynamic storyteller and he packs a punch with his vivid vision and portrayal of fully developed characters and never-ending action.

Vigilante Assassin (Jake Wolfe #2) is the next amazing addition to the series is just as gripping and suspenseful as the first book with lots of action and danger, drama and thrills. Once again there are lots of twists and turns and you are thrown into the unknown and just have to hang on for dear life.

Jake Wolfe and Cody once again is drawn in to the danger that seems to follow him around. He is a good guy but cannot stand violence against others or those in need, including animals if he can do something about it. Jake will do everything in his power to keep them safe.

Lauren Stephens finds her husband is missing and calls in a security team to help locate him. When Jake and Cody follow along they discover a gruesome sight that causes Lauren to realise she did not know her husband at all. But this discovery leads to a dangerous and volatile situation and now she and her children are in extreme danger.

This fast paced read is completely enthralling and I read it in one sitting because it is so good that you don’t want to waste a minute in finding out what is going on.

Killer Lawyer (Jake Wolfe #3) is a very complex and very cleverly written gripping and suspenseful tale and the next book in this wonderful series. This story is told in multiple POV’s which gives us more of an insight to the characters and a multi layered dimension. The story is action packed and fast paced with the usual twist and turns that lead you astray. The story is intense and will have your heart racing one minute and have you laughing the next. The danger and the intrigue, the mystery and drama will have the pages falling one after the other as you race towards the finish line.

Jake Wolfe is a former marine, a lawyer, covert operative and a nice guy who always rubs people the wrong way without even trying but if you are ever in a bind him and his buddy, ex war dog, Cody are the ones you want covering your back. The race is on to stop a serial killer whose kills have no rhyme or reason. If not stopped no one is safe. Marks plots are complex yet simplistic in their threads in the web he has cleverly woven together. I am very much looking forward to the next book.

The Jake Wolfe series is one of my all-time favourites. The characters are hard not to fall in love with their own unique personalities and characteristics. Emotions run high when we see others in danger and the heart gets a good ‘ol pump.

I highly recommend this series to everyone and I can’t wait to see what they get up to next.

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In Other Words (Boothbay Harbor Series Book 1) by Pamela Q. Fernandes – Review by Jenni Bishop

In Other Words (Boothbay Harbor Series, #1)In Other Words by Pamela Q. Fernandes
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

In Other Words (Boothbay Harbor Book 1) by Pamela Q. Fernandes is a highly emotionally charged and angst-ridden romance story. It tells of one woman’s tumultuous journey into life by way of being adopted and how that shaped her. I really wanted to sit her down and straighten out her pitiful attitude, she definitely needs to take a good look at herself before getting into a relationship. Argh! Whilst I love these times tested “men don’t do a relationship” but come around at the last-minute type of stories I do get frustrated with them. This is definitely a tough and rough ride but interesting tale of longing for the one who will love you unconditionally. I was almost exhausted by the time I finished the story.

Trish was adopted but never fit in. Men loved to leave her, and she longed for love and fell into love so easily. Unfortunately, it seems love was not for her, she was unlovable.

Michael liked his life just as it is. His family where the odd ones out and they had no room for love in their lives, they were destined to be alone. So, one and done was all he would allow. He meets a beautiful yet haunted young lady who makes him want to be there for her, but he knows she will want more and that is the one thing he can’t give her.

It is still worth the read.

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Mountains Wanted (Mountains Series #1) by Phoebe Alexander – Review by Jenni Bishop

Mountains Wanted (Mountains Series Book 1)Mountains Wanted by Phoebe Alexander
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Mountains Wanted (Mountains Series Book 1) by Phoebe Alexander is an erotic tale where the female lead is sexual liberal and polyamorous and our unsuspecting military man is younger and conservative. It is an unlikely pairing but somehow it works and he is introduced to a lifestyle he never knew existed. Sarah knows what she wants but the traditionalist catholic boy James wants his cake and eat it too. Sometimes I wanted to sit Sarah down and give her a good talking to and hug James due to his confusion and uncertainty and I absolutely cracked up laughing at Sarah’s best friend and her antics.
It is a very emotive story and touches on subjects that others may find taboo but Phoebe is as always very respectful in the genre that she writes.

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A Sun So Bright (Reigning Hearts Book Three) by KG Fletcher – Review by Jenni Bishop

A Sun So Bright (Reigning Hearts, #3)A Sun So Bright by K.G. Fletcher
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A Sun So Bright (Reigning Hearts Book 3) by K.G. Fletcher is a very emotive story and the feelings felt real and raw. Fiona has gone from villain and stuck up rich girl to real and feeling which had me wondering exactly how it would work but KG did a great job of making it work. This story grabbed me right in the heart and swept me away.

Fiona has always been a stuck-up rich girl, but the parties and life is getting old. She wants more and what her friends have. It’s NYE and she should be enjoying herself but it’s not happening. What she does do is surprise herself when she asks someone to enter into a deal with her but what she doesn’t realise is that that deal is one of the best things she has ever done in her life.

Chris doesn’t know whether or not she is serious, but it seems she is. When he agrees to her terms, he didn’t know that it would change is life forever.

KG is a story teller that brings a story to life. It is a quick read but a good read. Perfect for a peaceful afternoon.

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THE RUNAROUND: A Single Dad Romantic Comedy (CAROLINA CONNECTIONS BOOK 6) By SYLVIE STEWART – Review by Jenni Bishop

The Runaround (Carolina Connections #6)The Runaround by Sylvie Stewart
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Runaround: A Single Dad Romantic Comedy (Carolina Connections Book 6) by Sylvie Stewart is a sweet romance story. Where the man has so many flaws but they make him that much more lovable. I was in fits of laughter as I read this but there were just as many heart felt moments. It is a well written and fun story that makes for a great read. Sylvie’s stories always make me smile so it’s a no brainer when her books come along. I loved the banter between the characters and the flirtation were so entertaining. Strong and independent with lots of sass and his flirting charm will get under your skin.

Want a nice easy read? Then this is the one.

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