Minx by Maggie Adams is a five star novel. I love how the author uses an older character and makes her sexy and necessary again. This was a nice quick read as we got to know Miranda. As an older woman, she thought she needed to take a break from relationships and just find herself. Then she finds herself, literally, in the lap of a complete stranger. He is gorgeous and with a voice that makes her weak. When he offers her a job, she knows she needs to take it even though she doesn’t believe she is qualified. After she starts the job, she realizes she can do the job and she isn’t too bad at it. When she meets her beau’s brother, she can’t decide whom she likes more. Then things start happening at the business the brothers are in charge of and she might have to take sides.
Murder Among Friends by Linda J. Burson is a five star novel. This is my first book by this author and I loved every minute of it. I could not put this book down. There are so many twists and turns in this novel, you will be on the edge of your seat waiting for the next big thing to happen. When Camille finally decides she has had enough of life and needs a break, she goes to her brother’s house in Connecticut to get some rest and some family time. When a woman goes missing, she knows as a private investigator that she cannot let this lie. She takes her own investigative skills and uses them to figure out what happened. Asher brother is also investigating as a police officer, it can get a little hairy. Read this book to find out more about Camille’s journey!
Impact (Twisted Hearts Love Story #4) by Autumn Sand is a five star novel. This novel can be read as a standalone and I highly recommend it. We start the story when Manny is just a little boy. His mother has just died and he knows his life is about to change forever. After going to live with the father he HHS’s never met, he can only dream about being able to go back to the life he used to have and the care of his family that has been torn apart. As hard as he tries, he cannot find any love in his new life. Then he runs off and heads back to New York expecting things to be normal. What he finds there is not what he is expecting. The love of his life is not the same girl as when they were kids. People keep leaving him when he needs them the most. When he finally realizes the love he has for a friend, it might be too late or he thinks he is too damaged. This book will take you on a rollercoaster of emotions and just praying for Manny to find his place and find happiness.
The Mourning Islands by Douglas Wells is a four star novel. This novel is full of suspense and drama and will keep you on your toes. As Talmon gets hired to spy on a guy that lives on his boat in the Mourning Islands, he realizes he could actually live in this place that is peaceful and quiet. He loves being on the water and fishing but hates that he has to lie to everyone he meets to keep up the charade so he can keep spying on Rusty. As he gets further into this lifestyle, he meets characters that are all their own and enticing to him in different ways. After a murder happens, he knows he is going to have to dig deeper and not just live his life like he thought.
Tainted Saint (The Hawke Family Book 5) by Gwyn McNamee is a five star novel. I have been in love with this series from the moment I knew it existed! This series will keep you on your toes and create steamy bedroom romance. The bedroom scenes in this novel will have you crying for more, but it is so much more than just that. When Caroline and Saint have their first encounter, they did not know how badly the other wanted that to happen between them. Neither one thought they were good enough for the other for whatever reason. After a month passes, Saint decides to make his move and Caroline at first is a little bit weird about it but she finally loosens up and lets Saint in. When Caroline starts looking into helping the Hawke family with an ongoing issue, Saint tells her to stop but she doesn’t want to.
Heart of Stone: Emery & Jackson (Heart of Stone Series Book 1) by Chiquita Dennie is a four star novel. I loved how this book was a great, steamy, quick read. Emery’s story was so relatable. Lots of women have been cheated on by a man. Some women forgive, others choose to move on. Emery chose to move on and good for her. Whatever choice is made, is good, as long as that is what you want. When Emery meets Jackson, she knows there will be action between them but just doesn’t get how much action there will be and what that means for her. Little did she know her whole world would be turned upside down!
Spar by Randi Perrin is a five star novel. I absolutely loved the way the author was able to draw me in to Chloe and Locke and their lives. Locke is from down under and Chloe is drawn to him immediately. Their love blooms fast, hard, and crazy. Would they be able to keep it up or will it all fall apart? They met at a Taekwondo tournament. He was the judge and she was the number 1 contender. He couldn’t take his eyes off her the whole time and new he had to figure out a way to get to know her. As their lives become intertwined, they have some disagreements that tear them apart. How can they find their way back to each other without compromising their own beliefs?
Review by @julie-lounello
Flirty Dancing: A Spicy Romantic Comedy About the Afterlife (The Green Room Chronicles Book 3) by J.D. Frettier is a five star novel. I have loved every minute of this series. The author is really able to draw you in and make this afterlife believable. When Kitty finds herself in an emergency room and then brought into the green room with Dee, Bonnie and Linda, she realizes her life will never be the same, or her afterlife. She knows she can’t change what has happened but after falling off her stripper pole, she dies and leaves her babies behind. The only good thing is that she now has a reliable husband who she knows will take care of her children no matter what. As Kitty tries to find her way back to Sam for just a little while, she helps him to take care of the kids and help them through her death. Even though this series is about people who have passed on, the author is able to get the reader laughing right from the start. I think this is my favorite part!
FORTITUDE by Carrie Daley is a five star novel. I love historical fiction. I love how I can learn about different parts of our history while I still can enjoy a story of someone who might have actually existed. Claire decides that she needs a change and wants to follow her best friend to be a nurse for the Spanish American war. After arriving, she realizes she has been stationed at the black camp. Many people at the time do not want to work there or even be sent there because of the racial tensions. Claire, on the other hand, could care less. She enjoys helping people and could care less who it is she is helping. When she falls in love, she has many decisions to make. This story is heart wrenching and loveable.
Terror in Boring Town (A Sam and Rex Adventure Book 1) by Hoot N. Holler is a five star novel. I a, secretly a teen novel junkie. I teach math to middle schoolers, so I know what they like and what they don’t. A lot of books adults try to write for them are hokey but this one was great. I felt like Sam and Rex were totally relatable and enjoyed it even as an adult. There was terror and suspense and drama between friends. What more can you ask for? I also loved that the town name is Boring Town, because it really usually is, except it happened to be named for the first postmaster. Definitely recommend this book. I am excited to read more in this series.