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A Book Signing To Die For: Beach Reads by Judy Moore – Review by Jonell Collins

A Book Signing To Die ForA Book Signing To Die For by Judy Moore
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved A Book Signing To Die For: Beach Reads by Judy Moore. A great little who-done-it. Kept me guessing almost till the very end. A little romance, (good clean reading), intriguing mystery and I really liked that it was a family affair. Really great characters, and the beach town was marvelous. Made me want to go to the beach. I look forward to seeing Beck and her family in more stories like this.

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Grace’s Ghosts by Stephenie Wilson Peterson – Review by Jonell Collins

Grace's GhostsGrace’s Ghosts by Stephenie Wilson Peterson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Grace’s Ghosts by Stephenie Wilson Peterson is a very well spun story. Some books you read for the history, some you read for love, and some you read just cause you like a good story. This book is that good story. I could totally identify with Grace, because I have been that odd man out. Eccentricity is rarely loved by the rest of the world. This is a great story for young people but adults will love it too. I know I did! I hope we see Grace and her friends in another story, these characters are way to good to only travel with once.

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Saint Code: The Lost (Saint Code Book 1) by Megan Mackie – Review by Jonell Collins

Saint Code: Lost: Book Four of the Lucky Devil SeriesSaint Code: Lost: Book Four of the Lucky Devil Series by Megan Mackie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have to tell you Megan Mackie has become one of my favorite authors. Saint Code: The Lost (Saint Code Book 1) was a fantastic story. Characters that we were introduced to in Finder of the Lucky Devil make an appearance in this excellent story. With the back story. And with subtle mystery that builds anticipation for more. At first it took me a minute or two to figure out what was going on with St. Augustina, but when I did the rest of the book was a page turner for me. The characters in this story are over the top with personality, and the backdrop, the world the story takes place in is wonderfully bizarre. A lot of books I just read and pass along but Megan Mackie’s books are keepers for me.

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The Labyrinthine Journey (Servant of the Gods Book 2) by Luciana Cavallaro – Review by Jonell Collins

The Labyrinthine Journey (Servant of the Gods, #2)The Labyrinthine Journey by Luciana Cavallaro
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was certainly a great book. I loved the mythology, I loved the history, I loved the idea of someone stuck outside his timeline. In The Labyrinthine Journey (Servant of the Gods Book 2) by Luciana Cavallaro, we follow Evan on a journey that to him seems unreal. All your favorite mythical creatures are here and maybe even some you’ve never heard of, with a lot of the back story on these characters. Gods and historical people alike. I love how the author intertwines some of our own cultural discord into the story. The characters are interesting and intriguing, the world is well described, you can almost taste the salt in the sea. An all-around wonderful story to cuddle up to, well worth your read. I will be reading the next one in this series for sure.

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Designing Love (The Calderone Family Romance Series Book 3) by Victoria Grant – Review by Jonell Collins

Designing Love (Calderone Family Romance Series Book 3)Designing Love by Victoria Grant
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Designing Love (The Calderone Family Romance Series Book 3) by Victoria Grant is a great little romance. Caroline and Charles feel the connection, can make the connection, but can’t seem to keep the connection. This is truly a story about opposites. Opposites certainly attract but can they stay together. If you like a sizzling, panting love story this is one for you.

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A High Price to Pay (The Madeline Dawkins Series Book 2) by Cynthia Hamilton – Review by Jonell Collins

A High Price to Pay (Madeline Dawkins, #2)A High Price to Pay by Cynthia Hamilton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Once again Cynthia Hamilton delivers a great story. In A High Price to Pay (Madeline Dawkins Mysteries Book 2) we follow the continuing story of Madeline Dawkins. Now the proud owner of her own detective agency we follow Madeline on an exciting journey. Not only does her past come back to haunt her but the double jeopardy of a new case lands on her plate. That rapidly becomes a triple play. I loved watching the evolution of Madeline in this story and I love how her partner Mike is all about her. This one was a page turner for sure and you will not be disappointed.

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Perfect by Tricia Copeland – Review by Jonell Collins

PerfectPerfect by Tricia Copeland
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Well if I could find nothing else to say about this book, I can say it was quite unusual for me. I have never read a book that had alternate endings and I could not imagine how that could turn out. Perfect by Tricia Copeland turned out to be a great story. I like how Chloe did not limit herself. I like her boldness and how she has these internal conversations with herself and her honesty. Let’s face it we lie to ourselves more than anybody. I can’t say how I wanted this to turn out and it may be that I need to mull it over a while. The ending was quite a surprise for me. A good clean romance that was not uncomfortable in any way.

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Humiliating Revenge: Contemporary Young Adult Romance by T. Christensen – Review by Jonell Collins

Humiliating RevengeHumiliating Revenge by T. Christensen
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This was a great love story. Humiliating Revenge by T.Christensen, is not a story for the under 18 crowd. More hot and steamy than I care for but you may be a little different. It doesn’t start out as a love story, almost a hate story, but there’s always the back story. Always a little more going on than you see on the surface. Liv and Calum have great chemistry, but they are both so good at cutting their own throats. These two don’t need enemies they are their own worst enemy. One has too much pride and the other carries too much shame. The characters are great, and the background that the author uses with Mixed Martial Arts makes for quite an interesting and creative tale.

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Just the Way You Are by Allison M. Boot – Review by Jonell Collins

Just the Way You AreJust the Way You Are by Allison M Boot
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Just the Way You Are by Allison M. Boot, is a great book for young people. It’s a great book for any young person especially a young person that may be handicapped. Misty is such a compelling heroine. Stubborn, fearless, and tenacious. It’s a great story about you never know till you try. Good advice for any person. Just try. It was kind of a mental trap for me because my mind kept trying to put the story in a Medieval setting, but clearly it’s not but then I realized any young person reading this story will have no problem wrapping their mind around it. Just the right amount of good clean romance. This book is worth your time.

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And The River Runs Deep: The Cold Case Murder Mystery of Leah Marcus by A.J. Ullman – Review by Jonell Collins

And The River Runs Deep: The Cold Case Murder Mystery of Leah MarcusAnd The River Runs Deep: The Cold Case Murder Mystery of Leah Marcus by A.J. Ullman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Let me say that I have been reading for many, many years. In all those years of reading I can’t recall reading any book that blind sided me like this one. And The River Runs Deep: The Cold Case Murder Mystery of Leah Marcus by A.J. Ullman is so skillfully written it will have you looking up these people on Google. Especially if you, like me, missed the page that says “This book is a work of fiction”. It doesn’t feel like fiction. The author has so skillfully woven his fiction into the tapestry of truth it’s almost indiscernible. I like that “Gotcha” moment. It so rarely happens. A.J. Ullman is an author I will definitely be reading again.

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