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BECKONED, Part 6: Adrift in New Zealand by Aviva Vaughn – Review by Jessica Leombruno

BECKONED, Part 6: Adrift in New ZealandBECKONED, Part 6: Adrift in New Zealand by Aviva Vaughn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have been a fan of this series since the first book, but Adrift in New Zealand might just be the best book in the series. Aviva Vaughn has done such an amazing job with this series; I really don’t want to see it end.

We last left with Soren happy in Costa Rica with Elena and finally feeling like he found his purpose. But what happens when life takes a turn and things change again for Soren. I liked Elena but I didn’t see her as his HEA. Halfway through I got a little worried for Soren; I have been heartbroken for him so many times I almost gave up hope on him finding that one true love.

Aviva, you have made this fangirl very happy with how this series has turned out. This is something I have wanted to happen since part 4. I will admit that screamed when he smelled roses and someone from the past showed up (HAPPY DANCE).

I recommended this series to everyone not only looking for romance – which is wonderful but for an adventure as well.

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Impact (Twisted Hearts Love Story #4) by Autumn Sand – Review by Jessica Leombruno

Impact (A Twisted Hearts Love Story book 4)Impact by Autumn Sand
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Impact is only my second book by Autumn Sand and I will admit it’s been a while since I have read a book by her. Impact reminded me of why I like this author. This dark second chance romance with the roller-coaster of emotions was addicting. The edgy twist and turns took me down the dark rabbit hole and I couldn’t leave until I finish this book. The flashbacks helped me understand more of what Manny has been through and what his relationship with Zoe was like.

If you love a good anti-hero bad boy with a twisted past then you need to read Impact. Plus you have to not mind the mature content and some steamy scenes.

Looking forward to the next series Autumn writes.

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Temptation and Seduction by L.M. Mountford – Review by Jessica Leombruno

Temptation and SeductionTemptation and Seduction by L.M. Mountford
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

These five quick lustful temptation and seductive stories will have you begging for more. Each story revolves around a different troupe from friends-to-lovers to a paranormal (that has me wanting to re-read a series). I did find myself needing a cold shower after reading this – naughty and sexy don’t cover how HOT some scene were. L.M. Mountford, you are the “Lord of Lust”. I would like to see Just Once and Valentine’s Adventure made into full-length books, Please!!

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Run to the Sea (Reigning Hearts Book 1) by K.G. Fletcher – Review by Jessica Leombruno

Run to the Sea (Reigning Hearts, #1)Run to the Sea by K.G. Fletcher
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Run to the Sea by K.G. Fletcher was this wonderful second chance romance about two childhood friends. Thomas “Cappy” Capshaw and Emeline “Em” Fischer spent every summer together before Cappy left for college. After year apart, Cappy has returned to Sanderville Beach to close up his grandfather’s gallery, what he didn’t expect to run into Em after all this time. Will Em forgive Cappy for never keeping in touch and why does Em feel like home more than New York?

Cappy and Em story pulled at all the right heartstring for me. I loved that even after his death Lawrence Capshaw was playing matchmaker with these two. I really wanted to hate Fiona but I ended up feeling sorry for her and looking forward to a book for her to get a HEA. Just like Kelly’s last series, she hooked me from the first chapter and has me wanting more of these characters.

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Hate to Love You (Baker’s Bunch Book 1) by Lily Ryan – Review by Jessica Leombruno

Hate to Love You (Baker's Bunch Book 1)Hate to Love You by Lily Ryan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Hate to Love You by Lily Ryan was a good introduction to this author for me. This new adult forbidden best friend’s little sister romance, kept me turning the paper to find out what was going to happen next. Cole and Samantha have been in each other’s life for about 8 years, but the day Samantha’s brother over-dozed is when things changed for them. It’s the unforgettable question of will they or won’t they start a relationship? Are they going to hide or tell the brother?

Young love can be so confusing and insecurities can make you do some stupid things. Cole and Samantha had a lot of ups and downs throughout this book that can make your head spin but once things were out in the open, things came together in a good way. I would love to see some of the secondary characters get a book and get updates on Cole and Samantha. This could be a good start to a college romance series.

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Things We Lost (Loving Locksley Book 1) by Shae Banks – Review by Jessica Leombruno

Things We Lost (Loving Locksley Book 1)Things We Lost by Shae Banks
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Things We Lost by Shae Banks is the first book in the Loving Locksley series and as my first read by this author, I was surprised how fast I was attached to Nathalie and Jason’s story. After thirteen years of never knowing the real reason as to why Jason “ghosted” Nathalie, can she forgive him? And will Nathalie give their relationship a second chance?

This couple had a lot of cute moments leading up to the first coffee date. Jason won me over just by everything he did or said to prove that Nathalie could trust him with her heart. I would agree with some reviewers that some parts of the book were predictable, but I read a lot of romance books. I see certain things and I think I know how things are going to playing out but that didn’t stop me from really liking this story and wanting more from these characters and author. I really want a book about Nathalie’s best friend Haylie.

P.S. I loved the British slang in this book.

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Rewind by Rowan Shaw – Review by Jessica Leombruno

Rewind (Rewind #1)Rewind by Rowan Shaw
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Rewind is the debut novel by Rowan Shaw. This M/M romance was something a little different then I have read before. Rowan’s writing was so truthful and emotional that I wanted to fight alongside these characters.

We all know there are still people in the world that don’t understand the LGBT community or the hearing imparted but they need to learn to shut their mouths about things they don’t understand. But this book is more than that, it about LOVE. LOVE is LOVE no matter what or who you are. Love is also more than hearing or being deaf.

Florian and Enzo are two men looking for a second chance at love and this was a beautiful journey of that love. It broke my heart to read what happened to this couple while they were still in High School. And how their own family treated them, is something no children should have to go through. Can’t wait to read the next book in this series.

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Rafferty (Default Distraction Book 2) by A. S. Roberts – Review by Jessica Leombruno

Rafferty (Default Distraction #2)Rafferty by A.S. Roberts
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Rafferty is the second book in the Default Distraction series by A.S. Roberts. This second chance rock-star romance was emotional from the first chapter to the last. It had a great build-up and kept you turning the pages.

As teenagers, Rafferty walked away from Lauren without a reason. After seventeen years apart, can Rafferty and Lauren have a second chance at love or are some things hard to forgive?

Rafferty and Lauren’s love is that “Forever & Always” type of love, one that consumes you and makes you want to find that special one in your life. It was great to see the other members of the band and I need to know who the next member is that will find his love.

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The Protector: MAC (Cover Six Security, Book 1) by Lisa B. Kamps – Review by Jessica Leombruno

The Protector: MAC (Cover Six Security, #1)The Protector: MAC by Lisa B. Kamps
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Protector: MAC is the first full novel in the Cover Six Security series by Lisa B. Kamps as well as my first book by this author. Let’s just say I was little lost at first because the first scene started with Tabitha “TR” drowning and talking about her date with Mac. So of course, I thought I was missing something (there is novella before this book), but Lisa explains more about how the couples meet as I kept reading. That’s when the book just kept me on my toes with the suspense and the heat between TR and Mac. It was yummy and lit my kindle on fire. The secondary characters were also interesting and Hot Alphas, I need to know more about the boys of Cover Six Security – Daryl is up next and I can’t wait.

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His First Lady by Avery Scott – Review by Jessica Leombruno

His First LadyHis First Lady by Avery Scott
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

His First Lady by Avery Scott was a sassy political fake relationship romance. I have been on a fake relationship trope lately but I wasn’t too sure on the political part of this book. But Avery’s writing had me glued to my kindle; I even read at the dinner table because I needed to keep reading.

Michael Reese is a 2-time divorcé who is running for president and according to his campaign manager (who I wanted to punch a few times) is in need of a girlfriend. Looking over the staff meeting table Michael lays eyes on his speech-writer Kendall. These two had amazing chemistry and could flirt with the best. The only problem I had with them is that they needed better communication but I would add that as a learning curve. Could Kendall really be his First Lady?

If you’re looking for a funny fake relationship romance with a little bit of politics mixed in, you will like this book.

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