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Breaking Traditions: The Shifter And The Mage by Madilynn Dale – Review by Jenni Bishop

Breaking Traditions: The Shifter And The MageBreaking Traditions: The Shifter And The Mage by Madilynn Dale
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Breaking Traditions: The Shifter And The Mage by Madilynn Dale is a sweet paranormal teen love story. Whilst the story is well written, and the plot is good, but it didn’t grab me as well as it could have. It needs more drama or action to give it that something more. The premise is a shifter and has her parents pushing her towards marriage. Alex is a Mage and works his way into her heart but is it enough for the staunch shifter community and where does it all fit with Natalie’s want of a different life?

 

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Center of Gravity (An Ice Tigers Hockey Romance Book 2) by Isabella Cassazza – Review by Jenni Bishop

Center of Gravity (Ice Tigers #2)Center of Gravity by Isabella Cassazza
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Center of Gravity: A Standalone Friends-to-Lovers Sports Romance (An Ice Tigers Hockey Romance Book 2) by Isabella Cassazza is a slow burn romance. The story line, the characters, and Isabella’s words make this an enjoyable read. It is an emotional journey and tugs on those heart strings. One magical night of passion and their world is tipped upside down as two people come together with what their souls have always known.

 

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One Hot Texas Summer (Prentice Brothers of Sweet Ridge Book 1) by Nicole Flockton – Review by Jenni Bishop

One Hot Texas Summer (Prentice Brothers of Sweet Ridge, #1)One Hot Texas Summer by Nicole Flockton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

One Hot Texas Summer (Prentice Brothers of Sweet Ridge #1) by Nicole Flockton is a quick read and a good start to the series. I enjoyed the characters but at times I wanted to smack Tate because of frustration. The relationship is tense at times and I felt there could have been a bit more lightness and witty banter to loosen things up a bit and the age difference didn’t help. Having said all that, it is a sweet romance and the story came together nicely as trust and love came into the equation.

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In The Arms of Morpheus: A Speculative Romance (Antiheroes Series Book 2) by Gaia B Amman – Review by Jenni Bishop

In the Arms of Morpheus: A Speculative Romance (Antiheroes Book 2)In the Arms of Morpheus: A Speculative Romance by Gaia B Amman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

In the Arms of Morpheus: A Speculative Romance (Antiheroes Book 2) by Gaia B. Amman is a thought provoking and mysterious read. It is an interesting, gripping and original tale that has sci fi aspects to it. The story is well written, and it is easy to be drawn to these complex characters. As usual with Gaia’s stories there is a lot more to the characters and the story that she slowly reveals like peeling back an onion. She is also not one for shying away from taboo topics, sensitive topics and issues and she doesn’t disappoint in this story.

 

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Bird in a Snare (The Lord Hani Mysteries Book 1) by N.L. Holmes – Review by Jenni Bishop

Bird in a Snare (The Lord Hani Mysteries)Bird in a Snare by N.L. Holmes
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Bird in a Snare (The Lord Hani Mysteries Book 1) by N.L. Holmes is a historical cosy mystery set in ancient Egyptian times where NL takes us on a journey where there is a dark, deadly and sinister plot. She paints a vivid world and her writing invites you into the storyline. Having said that the story did start out a little slow and I also found myself wandering and skipping things to move it along at times and having to go back and reread somethings. NL’s passion for the subject matter is clear within her writing and this is not just a story it is also a lesson on 13th century Egypt.

3.5 stars

 

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Confidentiality (Scope of Practice Book 2) by Jessica Aiken-Hall – Review by Jenni Bishop

ConfidentialityConfidentiality by Jessica Aiken-Hall
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Confidentiality (Scope of Practice Book 2) by Jessica Aiken-Hall is a dark, gripping and intriguing read. This one picks up not too long after the first book left off, so you need to read book 1, Boundaries first. Like the first book it is a very emotive and suspenseful story where events eventuate that you did not see coming. Jessica has given us a deeper and darker web of secrets and lies, mystery and murder and deeper bonds between those who came together out of tragedy. She has given us something that will have your heart pumping, and everything hidden until the end.

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The Princess and the Pit Bulls (The Fairy Tale Series Book 4) by Jody Lynn Daniels – Review by Jenni Bishop

The Princess and the Pit Bulls: Book Four in the Fairy Tale SeriesThe Princess and the Pit Bulls: Book Four in the Fairy Tale Series by Jody Daniels
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Princess and the Pit Bulls: Book Four in the Fairy Tale Series by Jody Lynn Daniels is a great fantasy story that is easy to become part of the story. With magic and mystery of love and let’s not forget the furry characters, what could be better to keep you engaged and turning pages. It is a sweet, fun and heart-warming story and the characters are loveable. The story definitely has all the feels and warm and fuzzies and is a great way to get lost for an afternoon and have a good laugh at the antics of our female lead. If only the past doesn’t raise its ugly head.

 

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The Wandering Isles: A Crown of Stones Novella (The Crown of Stones Novella Series Book 1) by C. L. Schneider – Review by Jenni Bishop

The Wandering Isles, A Crown of Stones Novella (Novella Series #1)The Wandering Isles, A Crown of Stones Novella by C.L. Schneider
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Wandering Isles: A Crown of Stones Novella (The Crown of Stones Novella Series Book 1) by C.L. Schneider is dark, mystical and magic. It is a complex and thrilling tale and this new world CL has created is unique and intriguing. Her writing always manages to leave you with vivid scenes that are easily imaginable, and you can see where she takes you. This gripping tale will keep even the keenest reader guessing at each and every turn. This is a standalone novella but I recommend reading the others, so you get the background of the characters and an understanding of who and what they are.

 

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Calamity under the Chandelier (A Sleuthing Starlet Mystery Book 1) by Camilla Blythe – Review by Jenni Bishop

Calamity under the Chandelier (Sleuthing Starlet Mystery #1)Calamity under the Chandelier by Bianca Blythe
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Calamity under the Chandelier (A Sleuthing Starlet Mystery Book 1) by Camilla Blythe is a “who did it” cosy mystery and a fast-paced story with lots of characters. It seemed rather simplistic and predictable in its telling at times. It is a quick and easy read that will keep you occupied for an afternoon. With a cast of so many, things get interesting as everyone is viewed as a possible killer.

 

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St. Nick’s Christmas Wish (Holiday Hunks Book 7 – Hot Hunks-Steamy Romance Collection Book) by Tamara Ferguson – Review by Jenni Bishop

Holiday Hunks-St. Nick's Christmas Wish (Hot Hunks Steamy Romance Collection Book 7)Holiday Hunks-St. Nick’s Christmas Wish by Tamara Ferguson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Holiday Hunks-St. Nick’s Christmas Wish (Hot Hunks Steamy Romance Collection Book 7) by Tamara Ferguson is a favourite of mine and I am in love with the wounded warriors and Crystal Rock series. As well as being a sweet romance there is another plot in the background that is mysterious and intriguing. This beautiful Christmas romance is multi layered and the characters are relatable and loveable. One kiss in a holiday destination is all it takes for the heart to want what it wants, and Nick and Emma are drawn to one another and sparks fly but will they see each other again?
I love Tamara’s books because she writes with such heart and I always look forward to more.

 

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