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Spiteful Punks: dolls and douchebags part one by Madeline Fay – Review by Juls Dick

Spiteful Punks: dolls and douchebags part oneSpiteful Punks: dolls and douchebags part one by Madeline Fay
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Spiteful Punks – Dolls and Douchebags part one by Madeline Fay is not a book for the feint hearted but I cannot wait to read part 2. It left so many questions unanswered. Poor Tillie has not had a great start to life, brought up in the clutches of the MC her father runs, she is forced into acts that she never wants any part of and is repeatedly broken down by those around her. When she finally gets a chance to escape she is brought to the door of 4 men who may be just as dangerous as the one that she left behind. Tillie is a strong character and I really hope that she gets the break she deserves in the next part. I would recommend this book to those who like a dark read, but there are trigger warnings so readers need to be mindful of that.

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Forged by Secrets (Deadly Isles Special Ops, book 3) by Amy McKinley – Review by Juls Dick

Forged by Secrets (Deadly Isles Special Ops, #3)Forged by Secrets by Amy McKinley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Forged by secrets is the 3rd book in the Deadly Isles Special Ops series by Amy McKinley. This book is set during and after the previous novel in the series. Malina has secrets about her past that she doesn’t want getting out, and as such she has perfected the art of keeping people at arm’s length. However, her high school crush and current colleague Tyler is making that difficult for her. When Malina is falsely accused of committing treason, there is only one person that she can turn too. She escapes to Tyler’s private island home to find the answers she is looking for, however that is not the only thing she finds out. I really enjoyed this novel; I only wish it was longer. I liked all the books in this series so far, the characters are intriguing and well written, you really start to feel for them. I look forward to the next book.

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Secure Her (The Chase Security Series Book 4) by R.L. Dunn – Review by Juls Dick

Secure Her (Chase Security #4)Secure Her by R.L. Dunn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Secure Her by R.L Dunn is the 4th book in the Chase Security series and this one is not for the feint hearted as it touches some triggering topics. The story revolves around Zach and Saoirse who are investigating the disappearance and brutal deaths of hundreds of young women, when evidence starts to show that it may be linked to the BDSM, Zach and Saoirse go undercover into the lifestyle. This book invoked so many emotions and I don’t think I have had such a strong hatred for a bad guy in a long time, The character of The Master was just evil and I found myself rooting for the main characters throughout. There are some scenes that made me want to cry, scream and shout but that is testament to how well written this book is, this was the best one in the series so far.

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A Tennis Pro To Die For (Cozy Mysteries To Die For Book 3) by Judy Moore – Review by Juls Dick

A Tennis Pro To Die For (Cozy Mysteries to Die For, #3)A Tennis Pro To Die For by Judy Moore
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A Tennis Pro to Die for is the 3rd book in the Cozy Mysteries to Die for series by Judy Moore. This is a really enjoyable book. Set on the sunny Florida shores, Beck and her sister Lizzie are given guest memberships and tennis lessons at the local country club, athletic Lizzie loves the game however Beck would rather sit in the shade watching than actually playing, watching the dynamic between the flirty members and the handsome tennis coaches. When one of these coaches turns up dead Beck decides to use her detective skills to try and find his killer and there is a list of potential suspects. During this investigation Beck gets close to the club’s professional tennis player and of course, the handsome Detective Devon, who finally realises how useful Beck can be. I have really enjoyed this series so far, each book can be read as a stand along, but it is better if you read them all as you can see the characters development. An enjoyable mystery.

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Third Time’s a Ghost (Haunted Ever After Book 3) by Carrie Pulkinen – Review by Juls Dick

Third Time's a Ghost: A Ghostly Paranormal Romance (Haunted Ever After, #3)Third Time’s a Ghost: A Ghostly Paranormal Romance by Carrie Pulkinen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Third Times a Ghost is the 3rd instalment in the Haunted Ever After Series by Carrie Pulkinen. This book was my favourite so far. I felt such a strong dislike for the ghost and found myself wanting to shout at the main character for her to listen to Gage. I love that I was so engrossed by it. This book follows Gage, who was friend-zoned in the first book, while he reconnects with his former best friend and unrequited first love Erica. Erica has returned to town after failing to make it big in Hollywood and has reluctantly taken over the local theatre after inheriting it from a friend. When Erica starts experiencing some weird gaps in her memory she is hesitant to ask Gage for help. Their path doesn’t run smoothly for their romance with Gage’s meddling sisters and Erica’s very opinionated spirit. I really enjoyed this series and look forward to reading more work by this author.

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Second Chance Spirit (Haunted Ever After Book 2) by Carrie Pulkinen – Review by Juls Dick

Second Chance Spirit: A Ghostly Paranormal Romance (Haunted Ever After #2)Second Chance Spirit: A Ghostly Paranormal Romance by Carrie Pulkinen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Second Chance Spirit is the 2nd book in the Haunted Ever After series, I have read a lot of books by this author, but I think this series is my favourite so far. This book follows on from the end of the previous book, which introduced us to Trent and Gina as the main characters best friends. In this book Trent and Gina discover that they are more compatible than they first thought. When Trent inherits his uncles old house, he asks Gina to sell it for him they discover that they have a lot in common and start to become honest with their feelings for each other. However, nothing is ever that straight forward. As they explore their feelings for each other the house seems to be trying to tell them that all is not right and something sinister starts to mess with Trent’s health. I really enjoyed this book, the characters are really likable and the story is exciting until the end. Looking forward to the next instalment.

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Bound by Secrets (Deadly Isles Special Ops Series Book 2) by Amy McKinley – Review by Juls Dick

Bound by Secrets (Deadly Isles Special Ops, #2)Bound by Secrets by Amy McKinley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Bound by Secrets is the second book in the Deadly Isles Special Ops series by Amy McKinley. The story centres around Kayla, a young woman who has found herself living with an abusive man who she thought she loved, when she decides to leave him he is not happy with the so she runs, straight back to her family in Honolulu but her childhood home is haunted by memories of her past. Her brother, who tragically died and his best friend, who was Kayla’s first love Jaxon. Jaxon is shocked when he see’s Kayla again after so many years. His feelings for her haven’t changed and his protective instincts kick in straight away. As well as hiding from her abusive ex and rekindling her lost love, Kayla starts looking into her brothers death more closely but she doesn’t like what she finds.
I enjoyed this book, it has a good storyline, likable characters and a good twist in the tale. Will definitely look for more books by this author.

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Love at First Haunt (Haunted Ever After Book 1) by Carrie Pulkinen – Review by Juls Dick

Love at First Haunt: A Ghostly Paranormal Romance (Haunted Ever After Book 1)Love at First Haunt: A Ghostly Paranormal Romance by Carrie Pulkinen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Love at First Haunt is the first book in the Haunted Ever After series by Carrie Pulkinen. As a fan of the author I was looking forward to starting this series. The story follows Allison, a psychic and ex ghost hunter who is now terrified to return to her previous role due to a teeny mental breakdown and Logan, who was recently crowned Detroit’s most eligible bachelor, and due to his own internal battle is very happy with that title. Logan is not looking for a girlfriend and is happy keeping himself to himself in his new (albeit haunted) house until he meets Allison and is stuck by their instant connection, although his resident ghost does not seem pleased with this. This was a really enjoyable story, I loved the idea of two gifted people finding each other and helping to fight each others metaphorical demons. I am really looking forward to diving in to the second book in the series.

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Mythical Alliance: Phoenix Team: the Complete Season by Claire Luana – Review by Juls Dick

Mythical Alliance: Phoenix Team: The Complete Season (Mythical Alliance Series #1-6)Mythical Alliance: Phoenix Team: The Complete Season by Claire Luana
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Mythical Alliance: Phoenix Team: The Complete Season by Claire Luana is made up of the 6 books of this series. It follows Zariya, a powerful half naga, on her quest to find out who is responsible for the death of her father. However, she doesn’t expect to find out her father was leading a double life, a life that she is drawn into as a member of the Phoenix Team, part of an elite secret organisation challenged with maintaining the safety if supes. As part of the elite team she must get to know her fellow team mates, track down those who betrayed her father and learn how to be a phantom. This series is really enjoyable, each book is a different mission so can be read on their own but I liked having them all together as it was so much easier to jump into the next story. As the books progress you get to know more about the other members of Phoenix Team and learn their stories. I would recommend to anyone who is a fan of fantasy.

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Stormy’s Thunder (Satan’s Devils MC Utah #2) by Manda Mellett – Review by Juls Dick

Stormy's Thunder (Satan's Devils MC Utah #2)Stormy’s Thunder by Manda Mellett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Stormy’s Thunder is the 2nd book in the Utah series of the Satan’s Devils MC. Stormy is first introduced in previous series but most notably in the first Utah chapter book, Road Tripped. Stormy is an ex-SEAL with an attitude. Having left his club in bad standing he has a lot to prove in order to show himself worthy of his cut. As part of this, he finds himself meeting Cat, an unwilling victim of an old foe of the club. Stormy finds himself and determined to have a fresh start with his club and his woman when an old face comes back into the picture. This book is riveting from start to finish, I love Stormy and the progression his character makes from the first book. I can’t wait to see what happens next in this series.

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