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The Black Lotus Affair by Lina Vine – Review by Laura Leyman

The Black Lotus Affair (Kiko Ochisan Adventures, #2)The Black Lotus Affair by Lina Vine
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is not the usual type of book that I read. But something drew me to this book and I am glad I read it. It was a short and sweet novella about honour. It is fast paced and is jam packed full of everything a novel has, just shorter.
I loved the plot and suspense at every corner. It was brilliant being on the journey with Kiko. I also thoroughly enjoyed the Japanese way if life that was incorporated into this book. I love learning about other cultures.
Definitely recommend this series.

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Unlikely to Stay (Parker Lake, Book 3) by Ashlie Knapp – Review by Shannon Fowler

Unlikely to Stay (Parker Lake Book 3)Unlikely to Stay by Ashlie Knapp
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is not my first book by Knapp and it will not be my last. If you like stories with sweet hometown characters, stories with simple yet heart felt problems, then you need to read the Parker Lake Series. Unlikely to Stay is book 3 in the series and it is the story of CC and Brant. CC is the hometown Beauty Salon owner while Brant is the newest most eligible bachelor in town. However, Brant is only in town to serve a 3-year internship. This is another cute sweet story that will makes Ashliee Knapp a certifiable one-click author! If you have not read any of her books you could very easily pick this one to start with. There is some back story told about CC’s friends which are books 1 and 2 in this series but each book is about a new couple. The other stories are a must read as well. I don’t think there is any one thing that I love about this book, it is just an over all good story. I can definitely recommend this story to readers young and old alike.

Review by @shannonlovesbooks

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Caught In A Lie (The Marcy Series Book #6) by Linda Burson – Review by Angela Hayes

Caught In A Lie (The Marcy Series Book 6)Caught In A Lie by Linda Burson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

Caught in a Lie is the sixth book in the Marcy Series by Linda Burson. This series contains a continuing storyline that bridges from one book to the next, so if you haven’t the previous books the series, I really recommend that you do because otherwise it may be a little confusing if you don’t have all the relevant information. As I said in my last review, this series has hooked me and made me want to find out what will happen next, Ms. Burson is a brilliant storyteller and the more books I read in this series and the way it continues to evolve, the more impressed I am of her as an author and at just how fantastic this book/entire series really is.
As with the previous book, this story has secrets, shocks, emotions, a love triangle/three-way, interesting family/relationship dynamics, romance, suspense, drama, tension, dilemmas, and a bit of revenge. Marcy, Brad and Liam are complex, yet endearing individuals who have easily drawn me into their tale, making me emotionally invested in them and the outcome of their story. The story is written in such a way that it is believable, exploring some interesting situations that can occur in relationships. The character situations and their interactions are believable, realistic and relatable. Ms. Burson still makes her characters ‘work’ for their happiness- while she also throws in a few twists and interesting developments that had my mind whirling trying to figure out where the story would lead next.
Bring on the next book! I can’t wait!

Thank you, Ms. Burson!

Reviewed by @angelahayes

 

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Intentional (Intentional Series Book 1) by M.K. Harkins – Review by Jenni Bishop

Intentional (Intentional Series Book 1)Intentional by M.K. Harkins
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Intentional (Intentional Series Book 1) by M.K. Harkins is a romance with a twist and is  quick and fast paced but enjoyable read where betrayal is the name of the game. I knew  something was building and lurking in the background but I was unable to work it out.  MK’s writing is simple but packs a punch in just the right places. The storyline flows  and the characters were interesting and believable and their stories were told in their  POV’s, which I love, and kept me engaged until the end. Can’t wait for book two.

Reviewed by @jennadb

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CODE RAVEN: Prequel by Lynda Filler – Review by Jenni Bishop

CODE RAVEN: PrequelCODE RAVEN: Prequel by Lynda Filler
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

CODE RAVEN: Prequel by Lynda Filler is the book where it all began and made Raven who he is. It set the scene and gives us a tantalising taste on what is to come. It is a quick and easy read that has you lingering on each and every word of what could be. What made the man, his motivations and the intrigue and mystery of the characters that make up the Raven series. Now we know the man we can move on to the first book in the series and see what thrills are instore for us.

Reviewed by @jennadb

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XPOSED: Code Raven 1 by Lynda Filler – Review by Jenni Bishop

XPOSED: Code Raven 1XPOSED: Code Raven 1 by Lynda Filler
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

XPOSED: Code Raven 1 by Lynda Filler is the first book in the series and boy does it pack a punch. It is a quick and easy read that has you intrigued till the end with all the action and alpha men and women who protect the world from the evil, the greed, the power, the scum. Each and every character has their own reasons for what they do but they all have one thing in common and that is rid the world from those who take and kill without a second thought. Lynda has written
a story that you will not be able to let go of. The mystery and suspense has you so enthralled that you will block out everything around you and focused on the story. Can’t wait to see what happens in Abducted.

Reviewed by @jennadb

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Knights Who Broke My Heart by Sonya Jesus – Review by Anna Hirsch

Knights Who Broke My Heart ( Knights, #3)Knights Who Broke My Heart by Sonya Jesus
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Knights Who Broke My Heart by Sonya Jesus
5 Stars

Omg! This series just keeps getting better with every book this author writes. This book was amazing! You need to read this series. The story picks up where the last book ended. Amelia still has no clue about her stalker. He is closing in, getting her to trust him even more. Yet his plans are unraveling somewhat. Although Lis is clueless about many things, she grows tremendously in this novel. It was nice to see her come I to her own and be more confident and comfortable in her own skin.

I have always loved Robins from day one and wanted Amelia and him to be together. In this story, Aiden Keys plays a bigger role and I really like him. I don’t know who I’d rather her be with. I’m so confused. There were so many things that happened in this story that kept me on the edge of my seat. What a page turner! It ended in such a way that left me shocked with my mouth hanging open. You have got to read this book, I highly recommend it.

Review by @Anna Hirsch
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Lillie (Maggie Trilogy Series Book 3) by Mya O’Malley – Review by Angela Shirley

Lillie (Maggie Trilogy Series Book 3)Lillie by Mya O’Malley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Lillie by Mya O’Malley is the last instalment in the Maggie Trilogy series and does not disappoint, it is full of the mystery and suspense of the other books but concludes this great series.

The story continues on with Bryce, Naomi and Holly,where Naomi has sold her house and moved in with Bryce but his houses holds secrets too.

Naomi hears a strange crying and goes to investigate but uncovers secrets from her past which she needs to uncover to move on.

I have loved theses stories and great characters, the riches of the story draws you into the book where you are so involved you need feel you have to finish just the page, then chapter and before you know it you have read the book. The story is well written and you will enjoy all the characters not just the living.

I am sad that this is the last book within this series but what a great book to finish on, I can’t wait to see what new series or other books this author writes because as they are on my list of must read authors.

 

Reviewed by @ashirley

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Two Hearts In Accord (Two Hearts Wounded Warrior Romance Book 7) by Tamara Ferguson – Review by Debi Kircher

TWO HEARTS IN ACCORD (Two Hearts Wounded Warrior Romance Book 7)TWO HEARTS IN ACCORD by Tamara Ferguson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Two Hearts In Accord (Two Hearts Wounded Warrior Romance Book 7)

by Tamara Ferguson

5 Stars

I love this series, I always know when I open up another book by this author that it will make me feel good and this one was no exception. I will admit though that reading them all so far apart I get a bit confused with names which is why I can’t wait someday in the near future to take a weekend and read every one of them back to back.

Two people who meet and have a connection yet are both loyal to the connections they are already involved in move forward in their duties separately and both end up injured while taking part in special missions near Iraq, him losing a leg and her her arm. They both end up back in one of my favorite places Crystal Rock, Wisconsin to both participate in a program retraining wounded warriors, both of them as instructors.

Both of them have been hurt by the same prior relationships that had kept them apart years earlier and have now swore off long term relationships, but the connection they both felt is still there and when they come together to help protect a woman who is convinced her husband is trying to kill her they find they have more in common they they thought. Can these break down the walls they each have built and find happiness?

This was another feel good story and I can not wait for the next …There’s a lot more to Claire’s story I think and I can’t wait to read about her and a few others.

Awesome!! Loved It!!

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Fur Verona by Gwyn McNamee – Review by Angela Hayes

Fur VeronaFur Verona by Gwyn McNamee
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

Fur Verona by Gwyn McNamee is her brilliant take on ‘Romeo and Juliet’. This has a brilliant paranormal twist on the classic tale- and is full of wonder, intrigue, suspense, danger, passion, chemistry, romance, drama, and mystery. Ms. McNamee packs quite a memorable punch with this sexy action-packed tale. There is so much more to the story than I first suspected, but then I really shouldn’t have expected anything less from such a talented author.
We meet Jules Capshaw and Rome Montreux whose families have been feuding for the past 25 years. This long-heated feud has caused tensions between the packs to run at an all time high. The mistrust, anger, resentment, pain and heartache which boils between the two families is set to bubble over at any moment. So, when strange things begin to happen, and threats appear on each of their territories- they can’t help but blame the other side. But when Rome sneaks into a Capshaw party on a fact-finding mission, his world is turned upside down when he lays eyes on the gorgeous Jules. They soon realise that there is no getting away from their powerful attraction and overwhelming feelings for one another. But with their families embroiled in such bitter rivalry, will they ever find a way to be together? Add in the dangerous threat to both sides, and this story gets really exciting. Who is behind the threats and why? What happens when danger comes calling? Will Rome and Jules figure it out before it’s too late? Or will this be the end for them, both?
This story is just so good- I loved every minute! I got to the end and didn’t want to leave! I wanted more!!! Not because the story was lacking, but because it is just sooooo freaking good!! I wanted to stay in Verona and read more about the characters! Not just about Jules and Rome- but about Marc, Lio, Paris, Rose- and the rest. I really hope this won’t be the last we see of Verona. Hint Hint Hint Ms. McNamee 😊
The tension, suspense, drama, mystery, and intrigue in this story was so on point! She had me on the edge of my seat wondering what would happen next. And even though this is Ms. McNamee’s take on an old classic that I know so well, she still managed to make it exciting and entirely unpredictable!
Ms. McNamee is a superb and masterful writer…. and HOLY MOLY can she write panty melting, core clenching, knee trembling, and heat inducing sex scenes!!! I always need a cold shower after reading one of her books!!
Bellissimo!!

Thank you, Ms. McNamee!

 

Reviewed by @angelahayes

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