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Obsessed (Lila Casey Series Book 1) by J Collins – Review by Debi Kircher

Obsessed: Lila Casey Book 1 (Lila Casey Series)Obsessed: Lila Casey Book 1 by J. Collins
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Obsessed (Lila Casey Series Book 1) by J Collins

4 Stars

This is my first read by this author and I will say there were times I absolutely loved this book then it would move into parts that were just ok. The great parts overruled thank goodness.

I love a good vampire book, this one took me a bit to connect with, not sure what it was whether the characters or the actual story, but it picked up rather quickly and I loved the unique storyline. I definitely fell in love with the “be careful what you wish for” kind of idea and all of the vampires drew me in immediately, well almost all of them LOL

I will be interested in reading more from this series and did enjoy the flow of this story, I laughed out loud so many times and I love a book that can do that for me.

Awesome

Review by @debikircher

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Furbidden Attraction: A Cursed Romance (Raven Falls Cursed Romances Book 1) by R. O’Leary – Review by Lisa Helmick

Furbidden Attraction: A Cursed RomanceFurbidden Attraction: A Cursed Romance by R. O’Leary
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a crazy laugh out loud story. It is full of antics and things that make you go”WHA? Did she just do that?” I can see why Jack is so enamored with Louisa. The way she acts just puts a smile on my face. Her singing in the rotted out house? Such a wonderful add!! Don’t worry there are many more crazy things that happen to Louisa or Jack. Even their language to each other puts a smile on my face.

Jack is a thoughtful, kind, charming guy who happens to sprout fur. Oh I think I forgot charismatic and sexy with abs like a washboard. I was surprised at how light Jack was considering his job in the Den. I thought it would make him dark and broody. The lightness in him does help transmit his golden boy looks though. While he feels a connection to Louisa he is not…NOT her mate. The more he tells himself that doesn’t make it true. Louisa is sassy and smart and I love her whole hair issue. She seemed so easy going about the whole shifter thing. She doesn’t deny her feelings for Jack which is nice.

The secondary characters add just as much fun and laughter to this story as the main characters. I felt they deserve a mention as they are well rounded and I can’t wait to see their stories.

I was not a fan of the Epilogue simply because it gave away ending information for the next book. This is a first time author for me and I really enjoyed her writing style. Although the book did seem a bit long and at times brought in characters and dropped them..never to be seen again. Overall I loved the story and the characters and have already purchased the second in the series.

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Obsessed (Lila Casey Series Book 1) by J Collins – Review by Katie Matthews

Obsessed: Lila Casey Book 1 (Lila Casey Series)Obsessed: Lila Casey Book 1 by J. Collins
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

I really enjoyed this book! The cover isn’t much to look at in all honesty but the story was a great read! I found I was easily hooked in to what was going on and I read it in one sitting. It was a good opening book to this series and I am looking forward to seeing where the author takes it! I liked that I had to take a bit of time to get to know and understand the main character Lila; she definitely matured as the story progressed.
The author brought a little bit of humour to the story which I wasn’t expecting but really enjoyed! The pace and flow of the story was really good and I found it very easy to read – the authors attention to detail was also great. I could imagine YA and paranormal romance readers really enjoying this story.
I am definitely really looking forward to reading more from this series and seeing how the characters develop even more!

@katiem
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Children Of The Future by Jane Suen – Review by Anastasia Dodson

Children Of The FutureChildren Of The Future by Jane Suen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Children Of The Future was a very different book than I am used to reading but it was interesting. The book is about a school bus driver named Telly. He discovers one day that the children that ride his bus have gone missing, with the exception of one boy (billy) who was hidden away in the cabinet on the bus. He takes it upon himself to follow the clues and with the help of Billy, he searches for the missing kids. Telly is the main characters and he is supposed to be in his 20s but for some reason I couldn’t not picture him being that old. He seemed very juvenile to me. Regardless this was an interesting book. The book is YA and I think older kids and young teens would enjoy this book. There is mystery and suspense and clues that you follow as the reader that help lead to the missing kids.

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Never Let Me Go (Bayou Devils MC Book 6) by A.M. Myers – Review by Maura Harper

Never Let Me Go (Bayou Devils MC #6)Never Let Me Go by A.M. Myers
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the sixth book in the “Bayou Devils MC Series” and while it is still set in the MC Club world, it is a bit of a departure from the series. There are still the common threads and characters, but this story was more of a sweet (as in awwww that’s so sweet, not “clean”) romance.

It is a quick and easy read from beginning to end. The characters are quickly developed and the story well plotted.

I look forward to reading more from this author.

review by @mauraharper

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Alex: An Eidolon Black Ops Novel by Maddie Wade – Review by Michelle Austin

Alex: An Eidolon Black Ops NovelAlex: An Eidolon Black Ops Novel by Maddie Wade
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Alex: An Eidolon Black Ops Novel
by Maddie Wade
5 stars

This was a great read right from the beginning. Maddie Wade is quickly becoming a must read author for me no matter what she puts out. This is the first book in a new series Eidolon Black Ops.

This is Alex and Evelyn’s story.
These two were childhood sweethearts that were engaged to be married. When Evelyn went missing and thought to be dead, things changed for Alex.

We jump ahead 15 years, when there is an order made by the Monarchy for the elimination of Siren (Evelyn), the Black Ops are given the assignment. Siren was a member of an all women group of assassins. The leader of the Eidolon Black Ops ends up sending Alex in to protect Siren and get to the bottom of who is framing her. Now that she is back in his life Alex is determined to keep her safe.

Now that they are reunited will they get back what they had before? Can he keep her safe? Will they solve the mystery behind everything?

There is so much more to this great read. There’s action, romance, twists, turns and so much more. I was on the edge of my seat waiting to see what was coming next. All of the secondary characters added a great element to the story. Maddie does a great job of pulling you right in with her writing, I look forward to reading more from her and this series.

Reviewed by @mab54615
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Too Hot to Handle (The Catch Series Book 3) by Avery Scott – Review by Dawn Daughenbaugh

Too Hot to Handle (The Catch, Book 3)Too Hot to Handle by Avery Scott
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Star
Too Hot to Handle (The Catch Series Book 3) by Avery Scott

Too Hot to Handle is the third book in The Catch Series. I was drawn in from the beginning and I couldn’t put it down till the end. This can be read as a standalone but I do suggest reading the first two books as it enhances your enjoyment of all the characters. Georgia and Tony .She is a online blogger who just found out her fiance married the Mayor’s daughter. She sets out to win him back in the process she meets Tony, he’s a firefighter who takes her home because she was to drunk and he didn’t know where she lived. These two definitely have attraction to each other. Tony comes to the rescue more than one time. I found myself chuckling at times and shaking my head at other times. Georgia is a hot mess. Find out what happens next in this must read Book. I can’t wait to read more from this Author.

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Girl Trap (A Madeline Dawkins Mystery Book 3) by Cynthia Hamilton – Review by Emily Walsh

Girl TrapGirl Trap
By: Cynthia Hamilton
My Rating: 3 of 5 stars

Girl Trap (Madeline Dawkins #3) by Cynthia Hamilton was a gripping suspenseful read that kept me reading.

The third book in this series, I was excited to get my hands on it. Now this is a continuation series, so I highly suggest reading the other two books or you will not be able to get the full impact of this story.

Going into this book I think I might have set the bar a little too high, as I very much enjoyed the other two books, but I found this one was a little off. Right away I got that feeling, there was a little back tracking with the character development, and well, at this point in the of story the MC should be solidified, and we should be seeing the results. It wasn’t like that for the whole book, as the second half was pretty great, it just felt like there was two stories in one. I also found that there was some filler, and over explaining that made the flow dull and a little, meh.

Outside of this, this book still had the same suspenseful feelings as the other two. The main detail was on point, and pulls you in. The overall plot is pulling, gripping and has you second guessing some details, making it fun and engaging. This book has a lot of potential, and I think it just needs some polish, and a little more direction, to make it pop like the other two. I will warn you this books does end on a sort of cliff hanger, so I am excited that there’s going to be another book.

So with all that said, this wasn’t a bad read and I did quite enjoy it. It was just lacking a little, and frankly I think it was more a bridge to get to that forth book. So to end, this books gets my recommendation and my stamp of approval.

Happy Reading

-E.A. Walsh

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Girl Trap (A Madeline Dawkins Mystery Book 3) by Cynthia Hamilton – Review by Julie Lounello

Girl TrapGirl Trap by Cynthia Hamilton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Girl Trap (A Madeline Dawkins Mystery Book 3) by Cynthia Hamilton is a four star novel. This is the third novel in the series and I have loved getting to know the character of Madeline Dawkins. Madeline is an event planner and a private eye. Such a weird combination, but it works for her. This novel touches on some very real and traumatizing material such as sex trafficking. I love that the author was not afraid to publish this novel with this raw material in it because people need to be more aware that these kinds of horrors are happening and how to help stop them. I also love how raw the character of Madeline is. She is real and someone you can relate to. Sometimes authors put characters in books that are hard to relate to because of too much good or too much bad happening to them but Madeline isn’t like that.

Review by @julie-lounello
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Return (Rewind Book 2) by Rowan Shaw – Review by Carrie Reed

Return (Rewind #2)Return by Rowan Shaw
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Return by Rowan Shaw
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars!

This was an excellent second book to Rewind. Raphael and Adrien are wonderfully written characters and their story is beautiful. I also really liked the glimpse of Enzo and Florian to get a taste of how their relationship is working out.

Raphael is such a strong man. I didn’t think at first that he would be able to follow all of the rules set in place when moving into Adrien’s apartment, but he did even though he broke the biggest rule but kept it to himself. He struggles a lot with his feelings for Adrien but manages to suppress them so that he can continue living in the apartment and has somewhere to sleep.

Adrien broke my heart. His whole story is heart wrenching from his family issues to how young he was when he started his current job. I can understand him completely not wanting to give up or let anything interfere with his job because he needs the money and never wants to have to live on the streets again. At the same time my heart hurts because if you finally found love, wouldn’t you do anything to keep it?

The secondary characters are just as wonderful, I love how they have Adrien’s back through it all even if it may mean they can no longer do business with him, as long as he was happy. An overall fantastic book, I would highly recommend. I can’t wait to see more from this author!

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