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Michael’s Heart by Lori Thomas Harrington – Review by Julie Lounello

Michael's HeartMichael’s Heart by Lori Thomas Harrington
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Michael’s Heart by Lori Thomas Harrington is a five star novel. I love sappy love stories, especially ones that make you think and rope you in right from the get go. That’s what this one did. The book starts with a series of events that turns Colbie’s life upside down. Good news and bad news all makes the first several chapters fascinating. Then Michael comes into the story and it is confusing and interesting all at the same time. This is a must read for anyone who loves all those hallmark movies. I wouldn’t be surprised if this one became the next hallmark movie on tv!

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Hidden (An Ash Park Novel) by Meghan O’Flynn – Review by Julie Lounello

Hidden (Ash Park, #4)Hidden by Meghan O’Flynn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Hidden an Ash Park Novel by Meghan O’Flynn is a five star novel. This is the fourth novel in the series and they just keep getting better and better. Like to be scared? Then this is the book for you. The first introduction to this book is inside the head of a killer. The way she was able to write from this deep, dark, mysterious perspective is frightening. I didn’t know at first if I was going to be able to continue reading, but after pushing forward, I am glad I did. Just like the other Ash Park novels, this one does not disappoint. It is full of intrigue, mystery, frightening murders and plenty of work on the relationships of the three main characters. Once I got past the prologue, I couldn’t put it down!

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The Boss Man: A Contemporary Romantic Suspense Novel (The Manly Series Book 4) by Teddy Hester – Review by Julie Lounello

The Boss Man: A Steamy Contemporary Romantic Suspense Novel (The Manly Series Book 4)The Boss Man: A Steamy Contemporary Romantic Suspense Novel by Teddy Hester
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Boss Man: A Contemporary Romantic Suspense Novel (The Manly Series Book 4) by Teddy Hester is a five star novel. I have not read any of the other books in this series but cannot wait to go back and start from the beginning. This book can be read as a standalone. I loved the guarantee in the synopsis that everything would be wrapped up nicely in the end. Sometimes in series, there are good or bad cliffhangers that makes you not want to get involved. I liked that the author was able to be upfront about this one and let us know it wasn’t like that. Jack is a workaholic that feels like he is constantly trying to prove himself. This works well for him though because he is definitely able to prove his worth in the construction field. Jillian is also in a place trying to prove herself. When she first meets Jack, she isn’t sure what to think. This smoldering, sexy man cannot be her boss. How can she work for this guy and not be attracted to him. As they get on each other’s nerves, they also realize how irresistible they are to one another. See how this story continues to unfold in this book that hooks the reader right from the beginning!

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Repressed (An Ash Park Novel #3) by Meghan O’Flynn – Review by Julie Lounello

Repressed (Ash Park, #3)Repressed by Meghan O’Flynn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Repressed (An Ash Park Novel #3) by Meghan O’Flynn is a five star novel. This novel picks up a few years after book 2. You could probably read this as a standalone, but I recommend reading it as a series because it is much more comprehensive that way. When we pick up the novel, we are thrown into the middle of the police of Ash Park trying to solve a case about sexual abuse and murder of little boys. The killer has escalated and is now killing his victims instead of just pleasuring himself with the abuse. He has gotten away with it so far but the detectives know they need to figure out what is going on and solve the case before anymore children get hurt. This book is fast paced and busy with the detectives interviewing other people and trying to catch the predator. I love how it was able to hold my attention right from the jump and keep my attention the whole way through.

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Just Exes by Charity Ferrell – Review by Julie Lounello

Just ExesJust Exes by Charity Ferrell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Just Exes by Charity Ferrell is a five star novel. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this novel and seeing how the characters interacted throughout the entire book. Gage and Lauren dated in high school. When Lauren left him at 18, he didn’t know why or what to do with himself. He decided a move was in order and left without a trace. Many years later, he returns to his hometown where he keeps his return home a secret from Lauren. When she finds out, she is not happy. She has never been able to get over him, but has done her best to keep that secret hidden. As they keep getting thrust back into each other’s lives, they have to figure out how to cope and learn how to deal with all their feelings that they have tried so hard to suppress.

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Charlotte: Dr. Richard’s Littles #7 by Pepper North – Review by Julie Lounello

Charlotte: Dr. Richards' Littles 7Charlotte: Dr. Richards’ Littles 7 by Pepper North
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Charlotte by Pepper North is a four star novel. It is the seventh book in the Dr. Richard’s Littles series. I have not read anything pertaining to this topic before so I was a little skeptical at first. Please beware, this series centers around age play and all that entails. If that makes you uncomfortable, please put this book down. I did enjoy this book because even though it was about age play, it also had a story line about a young girl trying to find her way after she ages out of foster care. She has a degree, thanks to a scholarship program for kids like her, but she hasn’t yet been able to find a job. Then she meets Benton Gordon who owns Gordon’s, a store who specializes in items for people who are in age play relationships. She doesn’t find it weird or disturbing at all. As he gets to know her, he realizes he feels the need to take care of her and make her his little. Because of her life growing up being so unstable, she is willing to give it a try and let him take care of her.

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Badge Bunny (Romance in Rehoboth) by K. L. Montgomery – Review by Julie Lounello

Badge Bunny (Romance in Rehoboth Book 4)Badge Bunny by K.L. Montgomery
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Badge Bunny by K. L. Montgomery is a five star novel. I love when I get to read a series like this. Being the fourth book in the series, it is typically safe to assume you would miss something without reading the others. Although there are tie-ins and deeper connections to minor characters, this could be read as a standalone. I have thoroughly enjoyed every book I have read by this author. Her writing style is witty, charming, and hilarious. I love the back and forth banter that occurs between the characters and their love hate relationship. Brynne is the cute doctor in the emergency room. She is always chasing after the officers that bring in her patients. But after this last one, she is ready to swear off the badge and not date another officer ever again. Then Chris shows up. She is not impressed and only ups her resolve to find some other kind of man to date. But even though she seems to despise everything about him, she can’t get Chris out of her mind and he somehow just keeps showing up in unlikely situations. Then she realizes that maybe she shouldn’t swear off the badge just yet. Maybe one more cop wouldn’t hurt.

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Brody (Default Distraction #1) by A. S. Roberts – Review by Julie Lounello

Brody (Default Distraction #1)Brody by A.S. Roberts
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Brody by A. S. Roberts is a five star novel. This is the first installment of the Default Distraction series. Default Distraction is also the name of the band where Brody is the lead singer. He has it all, at least that’s how it seems on the outside. But all the money in the world can’t buy you happiness and contentment with your life. How is he supposed to keep on keeping on and pretending that life is great when he is miserable? He knows what will make him happy and he is out to secure that. When he meets Amy, randomly, he knows now that she is the one for him. Her life is upside down and she feels like nothing is going right. She knows this boy that she meets is not a good fit for her but something draws her to him anyway. Watching the two of them fight and work through hardships makes me believe anything is possible!

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Drawing Strength From Words (A Four Horsemen Novel) by C. A. King – Review by Julie Lounello

Drawing Strength From Words (A Four Horsemen Novel Book 2)Drawing Strength From Words by C.A. King
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Drawing Strength From Words: A Four Horsemen Novel by C. A. King is a five star novel. I fell in love with this author when I read a different series of hers. I am so thankful I decided to pick up this series next! This is book two in the Four Horsemen series. I think it is imperative to read the first novel before reading this one because it gives so much more to the story than what we get just from this one. These novels are so action packed and information rich that I was able to read in one sitting. This is saying s lot for me because I do read slowly even though I love to read. We are first introduced to the Four Horsemen in the first book, Flower Shields, and find out they are siblings, and not all male. This book brings focus to Gabby and what she can bring to the table to defeat the devils that appear. I highly recommend this book.

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