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A Sun So Bright (Reigning Hearts Book Three) by KG Fletcher – Review by Jennifer Gordon

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
4 of 5 Stars
A Sun So Bright by K.G.Fletcher is book 3 in her Reigning Hearts series but can be read as a stand-alone story. When socialite and heiress Fiona Merrill finds herself alone without a date on New Year’s Eve she decides to takes matters into her own hands. Set in New York, Fiona propositions Chris Ballard a bartender who is living with his mother whilst saving money to finish renovating his crumbling farmhouse. Being offered a large sum of money and being able to make some ‘quick cash’ Chris accepts Fiona’s offer. However although the pair find posing as the next Manhattan power couple easy, their relationship becomes blurred when Chris dares Fiona to explore life outside of her normal ‘pampered life style’. “Is it possible for the heiress to change her ways and discover a bigger purpose”?
I loved this book and enjoyed how the relationship between Chris and Fiona developed the longer they spent together in their fake relationship. It wasn’t predictable as some romances can be and the storyline had me turning the pages well into the night. I am now keen to read the other books in Fletcher’s Reigning Hearts series.

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Ink’s Devil (Satan’s Devils MC Colorado Chapter #5) by Manda Mellett – Review by Jennifer Gordon

Ink's Devil: Satan's Devils MC (Colorado Chapter) #5Ink’s Devil: Satan’s Devils MC (Colorado Chapter) #5 by Manda Mellett
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Ink’s Devil:Satan’s Devils MC (Colorado Chapter) Book 5
By Manda Mellett
4 of 5 Stars
I am a fan of MC romance books and really enjoyed this one by Manda Mellett. Ink is a member of the Satan’s Devils MC, based in Colorado, he’s a typical good time biker not looking for a long term relationship. That is until he meets, Beth, the girl with blue hair and who is almost as tall as he is. Beth is not part of the biker world and leads an ‘ordinary’ life but is drawn to Ink when they meet at a wedding. They both plan on having one night together but fate had other plans. When Beth gets into trouble due to her estranged brother it is Ink who comes to her rescue and takes the fall for her. Beth doesn’t understand why he sacrificed himself for her but she feels guilty as it looks as though Ink will get a thirty year sentence.
The storyline had me hooked from the first page and I liked Ink and Beth as characters and how their relationship developed throughout the book. Although it works well as a stand-alone book, I did get a bit confused in the beginning with all the different names mentioned especially those of the MC as they have ‘real’ names and ‘road names’, obviously these characters had been introduced in previous books. However I soon got to know the characters and got swept along in the exciting story. The book was written from both Ink and Beth’s point of view along with Satan’s Devils Enforcer Mace, and this works well giving each character a voice.
I am now keen to read the previous books in this series and look forward to future books about the Satan’s Devils.

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The Fat Girl’s Guide to Loving Your Body by K.L. Montgomery – Review by Jennifer Gordon

The Fat Girl's Guide to Loving Your BodyThe Fat Girl’s Guide to Loving Your Body by K.L. Montgomery
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Fat Girl’s Guide to Loving Your Body by K.L. Montgomery
5 +++ Stars
Wow, just Wow, I really felt like this book, this author was really talking straight too me! K.L. Montgomery who refers to herself as Krista in her book is a ‘Kindred Spirit’. This is definitely not just another self-help book, it is much more than that, if like the blurb says, “Do you wonder if you’ll ever be happy with your body? then I recommend this book.
It is written in the first person almost as though Krista is talking to you personally, just chatting as friends as it has a casual feel to the writing which I liked and felt was right for this book. The book is divided into bite size chapters with clear headings and each one deals with a particular subject at the end of each chapter is a journaling assignment for the reader to work on.
Krista introduces us to ‘Journaling’ in an early chapter and this is what makes this book unique, as it is gives the book an interactive feel and gets us, as the reader involved and thinking about our own experiences and how we can change for the better. Krista is very clear throughout the book that, “it’s indeed your mind that needs to change, not your body”. “IT IS NOT YOUR JOB TO BE PRETTY” is another saying which is repeated throughout the book. She reaffirms her positive sayings throughout the book.
Krista talks us through ‘deprogramming’ in one chapter and she introduces us to ‘Body Positivity or ‘BoPo’ as she refers to it. I love the fact that Krista is honest and talks openly about her own experiences which made me feel as though I was not alone in my thinking and that someone felt the same, this kept me engaged in the book from beginning to end and I read it in hours not days.
I have also referred back to certain chapters and feel that having read it cover to cover the use of easily identified chapters means the parts that are specific to you, you can refer back to. I love the fact that at then end you can download and print a certificate to, “remind yourself of your commitment to loving your body”. You can also join Krista’s ‘Fat Girl Tribe’, on Facebook and the book ends with a section of daily ‘BoPo’ Meditations which enables the reader to continue their journey, each day has an affirmation to be read and reflected on.
As Krista observes at the end of her book, changing ones mindset and learning to love your body is not an overnight thing. The, “meditations are meant to keep your focus on all things body positive”. I could go on raving about this book for hours but really you need to read it for yourselves to understand how inspirational Krista is and how her advice in this book can really help you.
Therefore I can not recommend this book highly enough, a definite must read for anyone wanting to achieve a more positive body image!
So if as the blurb says, “Have you ever struggled to love your body? then yes I definitely agree that, “YES “YOU NEED THIS BOOK. NOW”!

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Game of Fear – A gripping psychological thriller with a shocking twist (Fearless Series) by Gledé Browne Kabongo – Review by Jennifer Gordon

Game of FearGame of Fear by Glede Browne Kabongo
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Game of Fear (Fearless Series) by Glede Browne Kabongo
4 Stars
“Sometimes good girls do very bad things”, and good girl Abbie Cooper may have done something very bad indeed. Abbie has always been an overachiever especially academically and her goal is to get into the Ivy League, Princeton. However at her current school, St. Matthew’s Academy the pressure is immense and is also full of wicked games and dirty secrets.
One day Abbie receives a package from ‘The Avenger’, the package contains photos exposing Abbie’s worst and hidden secret, this not only puts her chances of attaining her goal of Princeton in jeopardy but also puts the life’s of her family at risk too. The Avenger, says her secret will be kept but for a price, and Abbie must play the game to find out who the Avenger is, if he exists at all. All Abbie knows is that someone knows her secret and is out to ruin her.
I was hooked from page one until the last page, however I did find the book a bit slow to start with but once I got into the story I found it flowed well. I enjoyed this suspenseful thriller and found it was full of twists and turns which kept me guessing until the end and it’s shocking conclusion. The novel is part of a series and I look forward to reading further books by Glede Browne Kabongo.

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Journeys Through SpaceTime (Journeys Through Book 1) by James Talisman – Review by Jennifer Gordon

Journeys Through SpaceTimeJourneys Through SpaceTime by James Talisman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Journeys Through SpaceTime (Journeys Through Book 1) by James Talisman
5 Stars
I really enjoyed this exciting and fast paced debut novel by James Talisman. Set in the ‘MultiVerse’ of multiple worlds scattered through both space and time this sci-fi/fantasy story was out of my comfort zone and not a genre I have read before. Honesty I had never heard of the term MultiVerse, but I am so pleased I gave this book a chance. The blurb states it is, “an exciting journey of adventure and discovery”, and it did not disappoint. The story begins with a mysterious voice which is heard in the mind of a selection of inhabitants across the multiple worlds within the MultiVerse of space and time, who’s voice is it and what does it want? The world building is so well done I felt as though I was on each world, and through Talisman’s descriptive writing the sights, sounds and smells all came alive.
There were a lot of different characters introduced from the various worlds, each with their own stories. I did struggle to remember them all in the beginning but the list of main characters at the beginning of the book definitely helped and I did refer back to this at times. The story was told from each characters point of view which I liked and the characters were likeable and relatable, from Hirisho, the sword master’s son from the Dameon Province world, Queen Neferities of the Isonian Empire, Matt Larson, a college student on EarthVerse world, the reptilian humanoid scientist, and a leader of an utopian world. Along with their mentors, who seemed to have ‘godlike’ powers, each character embarks on an adventure and joins the battle between good versus evil.
I highly recommend this well written debut novel which has an exciting storyline even to readers not familiar with this ‘MultiVerse’ genre. It is book one in Talisman’s, ‘Journeys Through’ series and I look forward to the next instalment.

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Dagda’s Daughter (Raven and Hummingbird Book 2) by Nikki Broadwell – Review by Jennifer Gordon

Dagda's Daughter: Raven and Hummingbird Book 2Dagda’s Daughter: Raven and Hummingbird Book 2 by Nikki Broadwell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Dagda’s Daughter (Raven and Hummingbird Book 2) by Nikki Broadwell
5 Stars
I really enjoyed this fantasy novel by Nikki Broadwell, it was full of Celtic mythology and mystical beings, surrounding the tales of the Celtic all father god, Dagda.
Dagda although a god has decided to live on Earth as away of giving himself maximum power and as a way of controlling his daughter Katel. Katel is herself on the brink of developing her immense power as a half-goddess. Due to Dagda’s actions on Earth, he has broken all the rules regarding humans and gods, the light snatchers have appeared and will leach the colour from all worlds if not stopped.
I could not turn the pages quick enough when reading this story it was fast paced and had great characters, I found Katel particularly likeable and found myself caring about her fate. The storyline really swept me along, and I was immersed in Broadwell’s magical world of gods, goddesses and magic.
I found the use of Celtic and Norse mythology fascinating and used alongside the fantasy worlds created, like the Otherworld and with our human world mixed in it made this a captivating story.
I have not read the first book in this series but this novel works well on its own, however I so enjoyed this book and the magical settings that Broadwell conjured up that I will now read book one and am looking forward to reading the third one in the ‘Raven and Hummingbird’ series.
A five star read, and one I will definitely recommend.

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Kermode (Legends Series Book 2) By Maggie Adams – Review By Jennifer Gordon

Kermode: Legends Series Book 2Kermode: Legends Series Book 2 by Maggie Adams
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Kermode (Legends Series Book 2)
By Maggie Adams
4 Stars
A fantasy shifter romance with likeable main characters Piper and Noah, and a host of secondary characters that you get to know as well. Although this is book two in Adams, Legends series, it works well as a standalone read (although I enjoyed this book so much I have now read book one as well).
The story focuses around Piper, who has been having strange dreams, of fur, claws and magic and even finds herself waking up naked in a field one morning. Noah, who’s job is to get rid of the rouge shifters that have appeared in their small town of Grafton then enters Piper’s bakery and instantly falls in love, ‘imprinting’ on her. This is the start of a lovely romance and a great read. I liked how Piper and Noah’s relationship developed throughout the story. Noah soon realises the new power he has been feeling actually comes from his soulmate Piper, however she doesn’t know it herself.
This was a book full of romance, mystery, suspense and humour, it really had it all and it kept me turning the pages well into the night.

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