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Avenging Devil Part 2 (Satan’s Devils MC San Diego #4) by Manda Mellett – Review by Karyn Taylor

Avenging Devil Part 2: Satan's Devils MC San DiegoAvenging Devil Part 2: Satan’s Devils MC San Diego by Manda Mellett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The first thing that I’m going to say about Avenging Devil Part 2 by Manda Mellett is that it is worth more than 5 stars. I’ve been a huge fan of her writing for a couple of years now and with every subsequent book she blows me even further away. Having left us this a cliffhanger in Part One I couldn’t wait to devour part two.
Part two was absolutely fantastic. The drama of the very first chapter was something else. I lost count of how many times my heart was in my mouth wondering what was going to happen next. The drama flowed from that very first chapter and did not stop until the book ended.
Niran and Saffie’s story is just heartbreaking and you feel that nothing will ever go right for them. This is all down to the skill of Manda Mellett’s fantastic writing skills and the amazing characters that she continues to produce. I really am in awe of how she continues to bring us these fantastic MC men and their equally fantastic women.
I also loved that we continued to get Grumbler and Mary’s story. Another couple who you can’t help but love and want everything to work out well for.
Manda Mellett can do no wrong in my eyes and I can’t wait to see what she has in store for the Satan’s Devils MC next.

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Check Out (The Bobbins Sisters Series Book 1) by Debra Parmley – Review by Karyn Taylor

Check OutCheck Out by Debra Parmley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Check Out is the first book in the Bobbins Sisters Series by Debra Parmley. It is a great contemporary romance novel which I thoroughly enjoyed. It was the first time that I have read this author’s work but I was intrigued by the blurb and decided to give it a try and I’m very glad that I made this decision.
Nash Ware is a marine veteran who is disillusioned with life after his fiancee broke it off with him when he returned from war wearing an eye patch to cover a nasty eye injury. Betsy Bobbin is the local librarian who is intrigued by the handsome man in the eye patch.
I loved Nash and Betsy’s story. Both are amazing characters that I really loved reading about. Their story had me gripped from the very beginning with his visit to the library which has Betsy all on edge, right up to the very end.
The story is very entertaining and flows very well. Betsy is attracted to Nash but finds it hard to let him in, so the path to true love runs far from smoothly for Nash and Betsy.
I’m looking forward to getting better acquainted with the other Bobbins sisters and hope we get more from Betsy and Nash in the rest of the series.

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Bittersweep by Wareeze Woodson – Review by Karyn Taylor

BittersweepBittersweep by Wareeze Woodson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Bittersweep is a great historical romance novel from Wareeze Woodson. I have recently read a few books from this author and I’m becoming a big fan of her writing. I am more of a contemporary romance fan but Wareeze Woodson is giving me a love for historical romance.
Moving back to her hometown of Bittersweep after 15 years away, and under a different name, schoolteacher Elizabeth Campbell is determined to find out what happened to her family.
Chairman of the school board JP is taken by the new school teacher wants to find out more about her but she’s determined not to let him close.
I really enjoyed this book. I loved the relationship between Elizabeth and JP. Both are characters that I really liked and could read about for hours.
There is so much more to the story line than just the relationship between these two. I was really drawn in by the story and did not want to put this book down. It is very entertaining and keeps you drawn into the story right up to the very end.
I definitely recommend this book and look forward to reading more of Wareeze Woodson’s work.

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Confessions of a Sophomore Prankster (Frat house confessions) by Danielle Jacks – Review by Karyn Taylor

Confessions of a Sophomore Prankster (Frat House Confessions, #6)Confessions of a Sophomore Prankster by Danielle Jacks
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Confessions Of A Sophomore Prankster is the 6th book in the Frat House Confessions series by Danielle Jacks. Each book can be read as a standalone. I had not read any of the previous books in the series and didn’t feel that I was missing anything. I have read other books by the author and have enjoyed them.
Brandon Setter is at college to enjoy the party lifestyle and create pranks. Casey Nelson is the polar opposite. She is most likely to be found in the library. When Casey helps him evade being caught with one of his pranks, he’s drawn to her and doesn’t understand why.
When her father, his football coach asks him to watch out for her it gives him the excuse to spend more time with the lovely Casey.
I loved reading Setter and Casey’s story. They couldn’t be any more different if they tried. Well, they do say that opposites attract.
This is a very entertaining story. Setter’s pranks alone could fill a book. Add this to their budding friendship and Setter’s family controlling his life makes for a very enjoyable read.
I was pulled into the story from the very start and remained interested and entertained until the very end. A very enjoyable read.

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Bad Man on Campus (Big Men on Campus Book 3) by Stephanie Queen – Review by Karyn Taylor

Bad Man on Campus (Big Men on Campus #3)Bad Man on Campus by Stephanie Queen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Bad Man On Campus is the 3rd book in the Big Men On Campus series by Stephanie Queen. Each book in the series can be read as a standalone. I had not read the previous two books in this series and did not feel as if I was missing any vital information to help me m enjoy this book. I have read this author’s work before and thoroughly enjoyed the Playing Series so was looking forward to reading more of her work. This book was a great choice as I really enjoyed it. I do like reading a book set in college/university and this is a great example of that.
This is a great second chance romance that got my emotions going. Glory has been through a very hard few years having lost her best friend in a car crash and she’s still struggling. She’s now about to start college where her ex boyfriend, Kace, the brother of her best friend also attends.
As much as my heart broke so much for Glory many times, she also exasperated me. I wanted to shake some sense into her and make her realise the damage she was doing to herself and how this was affecting Kace. I adored Kace and loved how he would do anything for Glory and was willing to risk all to keep her safe.
This is a great book and I’d definitely recommend it to other readers.

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Unlikely in Love (A Parker Lake Novel Book 1) by Olivia Sherwood – Review by Karyn Taylor

Unlikely in Love (A Parker Lake Novel Book 1)Unlikely in Love by Olivia Sherwood
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Unlikely In Love is the first book in the Parker Lake series by Olivia Sherwood. This was a new author to me but I was interested in the blurb and decided to give it a go. I’m very glad I chose to as I really enjoyed this book.
I loved the female lead Annabelle (Annie) and the camaraderie that she has with her best friends. I’m envious of people who have that kind of relationship with their friends. They support one another but are not scared to have a laugh at their friend’s expense too and they sure do when Annie’s childhood crush Wyatt comes on the scene.
I also adored Wyatt, the male lead. I loved his sexy flirty ways that he had with Annie as he was trying to get under her skin and make her flustered. I really enjoyed reading the growing friendship and then budding romance between these two. The book is very well written and the storyline flows freely and keeps you engaged in the story from the very beginning right up until the very end.
I really enjoyed this book and I’m looking forward to reading more of this series.

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The Heart of Baker Bay by Danielle Jacks – Review by Karyn Taylor

The Heart of Baker BayThe Heart of Baker Bay by Danielle Jacks
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Heart Of Baker Bay is a great contemporary romance novel by Danielle Jacks. I have previously read a couple of her books and thoroughly enjoyed them so was looking forward to this one. I’m really glad I chose to read this book as I think this is my favourite of her books that I’ve read so far.
I totally loved Jody as a character. She feels like the black sheep of the family and for once wants to prove that she can make a go of something.
Adam is one of the nicest, sweetest characters that I have read in a long time. I’d love an Adam of my own. He has his own demons to live with that keep him living in the small quiet town of Clover Bay but he has a heart of gold and when he gets to know the real Jody, he wants nothing but the best for her.
I loved Jody and Adam’s story. They seemed like complete opposite when they first met but as time progressed you realise that they are actually very similar in many ways.
I thoroughly enjoyed this story and would definitely recommend it to others.

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Captured by the Viscount by Wareeze Woodson – Review by Karyn Taylor

Captured by the ViscountCaptured by the Viscount by Wareeze Woodson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Captured By The Viscount is a great historical romance by Wareeze Woodson. I have now read a few of her historical romances and have become a big fan of her writing. I was never a big fan of historical romance before but it is a genre that I’m now enjoying much more, thanks to reading Wareeze Woodson’s books.
Captured By The Viscount had me hooked from the very first chapter when Isabel is literally caught by the viscount. Matthew, breaking into his home. The story flowed really well and kept me gripped right up to the very end.
As well as the romantic story of Isabel and Matthew there is danger and intrigue as they try to work out who is trying to kill Isabel, and why.
I loved the growing romance between Isabel and Matthew, although both have no idea how the other feels. This causes many amusing interactions between the two as they skirt around their growing feelings toward each other.
If you like a historical romance with a bit of sexiness thrown in, then I’d definitely recommend Captured By The Viscount. It’s well worth the read.

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Of Fire & Bone (Of Magic & Scales Book 3) by Natalina Reis – Review by Karyn Taylor

Of Fire and Bone (Of Magic & Scales, #3)Of Fire and Bone by Natalina Reis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Of Fire and Bone is the third book in the Of Magic and Scales series by Natalina Reis. It is an M/M fantasy romance which I thoroughly enjoyed. When I saw this book I was so happy to see Aiden and Nael again.
Nael is a gorgeous, but grumpy, merman and Aiden is his magical boyfriend and together they are an amazing couple who I love reading about. Their love for one another is awesome and they will do absolutely anything for each other, including going face to face with gods and goddesses and other magical creatures.
In Of Fire and Bone Aiden is being hounded by the horrid creature that they have nicknamed ‘Bob’ to annoy him. Bob is intent on killing Aiden and will use any means to do so.
Added to this danger to his life, Aiden’s father is back on the scene and that causes Aiden a lot of anguish and he needs his beloved merman to help him get through the tough times.
This is a great, well written, fast paced story. I already loved these characters and there is also a great secondary cast of characters which add so much to the story.
Definitely recommend this book and the whole series.

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Sex on Fire (Naughty Neighbor Book 1) by Ashley Bostock – Review by Karyn Taylor

Sex on Fire: A Quickie Read (Naughty Neighbor Book 1)Sex on Fire: A Quickie Read by Ashley Bostock
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Sex on Fire is a short, but action-packed novella from Ashley Bostock. It may be only 38 pages in length but Ashley Bostock manages to fit in quite a lot of content in those 38 pages. I did really enjoy it and I’d love to read a full-length novel about this couple.
Turner is the hot neighbour that all the women drool over and fight for his attentions, whereas his next-door neighbour is the nerdy Poppy who interests Turner much more than the other glammed up females who constantly vie for his attention. The thing is that Poppy assumes that she’s the last person who Turner would be interested in. She assumes that she’s firmly in the friend zone.
I really enjoyed reading Turner and Poppy’s story. Poppy’s insecurities remind me so much of myself, always assuming the worst. With only 38 pages we don’t get a big, long courtship before we hit the hot and steamy times but hey, it’s sometimes good not to have to wait, lol.
If you want a quick, hot read then I’d definitely recommend Sex On Fire.

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