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Wayward (Billionaire Bodyguards Book 1) by Via Mari – Review by Jessica Leombruno

Wayward (Billionaire Bodyguards Book 1)Wayward by Via Mari
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Wayward by Via Mari was a great fast-paced story in a world that will have you turning the pages just to know what happens next. Jay is a bodyguard who works for Chase (Prestian Series) to protect Brian Carrington. After meeting Sasha for the first time, she is all Jay can thinking instead of doing his job. Sasha is a Russian ballerina who has ties to the mafia; she also thinks she’s unlovable. Can Jay make her see that he will do anything for her and love her the way she is meant to be? If you haven’t read Via’s other series, that’s okay each series can be read as standalone. But I recommend that you go read them.

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A Protector’s Touch by Parker Sinclair – Review by Jessica Leombruno

A Protector's TouchA Protector’s Touch by Parker Sinclair
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A Protector’s Touch is a wonderful empowering story of finding strength and believing that not every man is an abuser. This was my first book by Parker Sinclair and would love to read more. This book might not be liked by everyone to do the nature of the topic but I find it moving and April’s courage inspiring.

April and Shan have always looked and wanted to talk to one another but because of April’s ex, they never did. With her relationship over, Shan picked the right moment to play knight in shining armor and April’s life changed for the better. With Shan and her best friend Nia by her side, she has the strength to finally face and do something about her abuser. There is instant chemistry between Shan and April and I liked the slow burn feel between the two.

I would love to see April’s best friend get a book next.

 

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Tracking Numbers (Lost Boys MC Book 1) by Janice Whiteaker – Review by Jessica Leombruno

Tracking NumbersTracking Numbers by Janice M. Whiteaker
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Tracking Numbers is the first book in the Lost Boys MC and my first book by Janice M Whiteaker. I love MC romances and this fast-paced page-turner was no expectation. The tougher they are the harder they love; Evan “Tracker” was no different. Growing up on the street made him someone who knows how to track people down and protect them. Kerri Wallace wants nothing to do with her father’s MC, but when Tracker shows up to protect her from an enemy of her father’s, she not going to make his job easy. These two have a connection that sparked from the beginning and had me loving every page. I can’t wait for more books in this series.

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Beachcomber Enemy: a Romantic Thriller (Beachcomber Investigations Book 10) by Stephanie Queen – Review by Jessica Leombruno

Beachcomber EnemyBeachcomber Enemy by Stephanie Queen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Beachcomber Enemy is fast-paced romantic suspense that starts with a bang and ends with you wanting more. We have been following Dane Blaise and Shana George for 10 books now and there is never a dull moment with these two. You can never keep a secret hidden for too long because it will come back to bite you, Shana. It’s good to see past characters make cameos in books every now and again. Stephanie, another good book; can’t wait to see what’s going to happen next with Dane and Shana.

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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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