The Fire God Tour (Moore Family Saga Book 3) by Michele Sims – Review by Karyn Taylor

The Fire God Tour (Moore Family Saga)The Fire God Tour by Michele Sims
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Fire God Tour is a fantastic paranormal romance by Michele Sims. It is the 3rd book in the Moore Family Series. This was the first time I had read any of Michele Sims work so was unsure what to expect from this book.
What I got was fantastic characters and a storyline that I was gripped to from the very beginning. What I also got was a huge shock as I didn’t realise that this was a paranormal book and the first time that there was paranormal activity in the book, I had to read it a few times to make sure of what I was reading – oops!
Although this is the third book in a series this book can be read as a stand-alone. I hadn’t read any of the previous books in this series and could follow and understand the storyline without feeling that anything major was missing. I do, however, now want to go back and read the books that come before The Fire God Tour.
Ari (Miles) is a fantastic character to read. He has so many different facets to him. I could read about him all day long. I also adored Bella and loved the interactions between the two of them, reading Bella’s angst at her growing feelings for Hip-Hop sensation Miles.
This book is a fantastic paranormal romance and if that is your kind of thing then I’d definitely recommend this book.

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Love Surreptitiously by Tarrah Anders – Review by Karyn Taylor

Love SurreptitiouslyLove Surreptitiously by Tarrah Anders
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Love Surreptitiously is a great contemporary romance by Tarrah Anders. I had previously read a few of Tarrah Anders novels and had enjoyed them so was looking forward to more great writing, characters and storyline in this book. I’m glad to say that I got it. This is a really great read.
When a chance meeting on a train on the way home from work sparks interest from both sides, Sidney Matthews and Quinlan Montgomery both brush it aside as they will likely never see each other again. So what happens when they both go to work the next day and discover that Quinlan (Quinn) is Sidney’s new boss?
I thoroughly enjoyed Quinn and Sidney’s story. Their clandestine meetings to try and keep their growing relationship a secret from her friends and colleagues at work. There are some funny moments when they are almost caught in a compromising position.
This book is not all fun and games though, as the path to true love never runs smoothly. Will the secret that Quinn is keeping be just too much for Sidney to deal with? What will happen at work when their secret finally gets out? I definitely recommend that you read this book to get the answers. You will not be disappointed!

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Playing Series 3 Book Set by Stephanie Queen – Review by Karyn Taylor

Playing Series 3 Book SetPlaying Series 3 Book Set by Stephanie Queen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Playing Series 3 book set contains the first 3 books in the Playing Series by Stephanie Queen. I wrongly assumed that this was a trilogy of books containing one couple’s story. That’s what I get for reading the blurb of the first book and liking it then deciding to read the set and not looking at the rest of the blurb. What you actually get is 3 full complete stories of 3 fantastic couples. This set contains the following:
Playing for the Money – Cat and Hunter’s story
Playing for Love – Gabe and Mia’s story
Playing for Keeps – Tata and Chloe’s story

I had never previously read any of Stephanie Queen’s work but I love a sports romance and liked the look of the blurb of book 1 and so decided to give this set of books a chance. I am so glad that I took a chance on this set as I absolutely loved all 3 books. I don’t think I can pick a favourite. All 3 are very different stories but all great engaging entertaining reads. Each book had me hooked from the very beginning and kept me going until the very end. I really didn’t want to put these books down. The proverbial page turner!

The author has produced excellent, relatable, realistic characters that you can’t help but fall in love with and great storylines that keep you entertained from beginning to end, so If you love great sports romances. Or even just great romances where the sexy times are HOT then this set of 3 books is a MUST read.

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Spicetopia Boxed Set (Books 1-4) by Phoebe Alexander – Review by Karyn Taylor

Spicetopia Boxed Set (Books #1-4)Spicetopia Boxed Set by Phoebe Alexander
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

If you have ever read any of Phoebe Alexander’s books then you will know that you are in for an amazing treat getting 4 of them all in the one box set. If you haven’t read any of her work yet, then please believe me that you are in for an amazing treat with these 4 books.
This box set contains the 4 full length novels:
Sugar & Spice (Cy and Jolie’s story)
Virtue & Vice (Moon and Katja’s story)
Fire & Ice (Neve and Enya’s story)
Naughty & Nice ( Micah and Natalie’s story)

Each book contains the story of one couple but I’d definitely suggest that you read them in order to help the overall story flow better.
The whole idea of Spicetopia is dreamt up in the first book and the theme park takes shape over the remaining books as well as couples from previous books return so you would get possible spoilers of read out of order.

In true Phoebe Alexander style these books are smoking HOT! If you like things a little racy in the bedroom then these books will be right up your street. If you are up for a bit of kink or BDSM then these are most definitely the books for you. One added bonus is that when you get to the end and wonder what on earth you are going to read next, there is actually a 5th book in the series Dares & Dice to tempt you even further.

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Reign (The Larussio Legacy Book 3) by Via Mari – Review by Karyn Taylor

Reign The Larussio LegacyReign The Larussio Legacy by Via Mari
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Reign is the 3rd instalment in the Larussio Legacy series by Via Mari. This book is not intended to be read as a stand-alone and the series should be read in order. I first discovered Via Mari’s excellent writing with the first book in the Billionaire Bodyguards series and have been a huge fan ever since.
Via Mari has a great skill for writing dominant alpha males and Gio is a prime example of this. He is totally dominant in the bedroom and an ultimate alpha male out of the bedroom. He loves fiercely and is insanely loyal both. I absolutely adore Gio. Serena is perfect for Gio in every way. She is totally submissive in the bedroom but is sassy, feisty and far from submissive outside of the bedroom. She is so not scared to say exactly what she is thinking.
This book is extremely fast paced and is filled with so much drama. As a high up member of the mafia, Gio has many enemies and they want to hurt him in the hardest way and that is by taking his woman. Serena is in constant danger and Via Mari does a fantastic job of keeping the reader gripped to this story. There is constantly something going on that keeps you on your toes.
I love that you also get to be reacquainted with those from her other series as the characters are all interlinked. Cannot wait to see what alpha males and submissive women that Via Mari brings to life for us readers next.

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Love On The Ropes (Love In Action Book 1) by Aviva Vaughn – Review by Karyn Taylor

Love On The Ropes (Love in Action, #1)Love On The Ropes by Aviva Vaughn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Love On The Ropes is the first book in the Love In Action series by Aviva Vaughn. I’ve read a few books by this author before and have thoroughly enjoyed them so I had high hopes for this one. Thankfully, this is a great book and I thoroughly enjoyed this one too.
28 year old Erin Hung moved to LA from Hawaii 4 years previously and is loving her job doing marketing for a major radio station’s breakfast show. Her life changes when the show gets a new host. Clint Davenport is a former Topgun pilot and is now the host of the show. On an activity week organised by the radio station the two are pushed close together and both realise that there could be something between them.
I totally loved both of these characters. Erin has no fears when it comes to the activities but has many when it comes to her heart and her personal life. Clint comes across as the perfect man with no fears but actually has a lot going on that he keeps to himself.
The story is very easy to read and flows well, it has great characters and the plot is good which keeps the reader engaged and want to keep reading to see what that author has planned for Clint and Erin.
Definitely recommend.

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Self Made (Freshwater BOOK 2) by Belinda Williams – Review by Karyn Taylor

Self Made (Freshwater Book 2)Self Made by Belinda Williams
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Self Made is the 2nd book in the Freshwater series by Belinda Williams. Each book can be read as a stand-alone but the characters from the other books are re-occurring. I hadn’t read any of Belinda Williams’ work until I read book 1 in this great series, which I thoroughly enjoyed, so I was looking forward to reading more of this series. I’m so glad to say that I was not left disappointed.
I loved Jessica when we met her in Between The Lines and it was so good to get inside her head and really get to know her. We also get to meet Ant in Between the Lines and I couldn’t wait to see what mischief he would get up to. Well, the guy is a comedian. I have to say that I laughed a lot during this book. Ant’s antics when he’s first introduced to exercise is hilarious. He’s such a great character to read, you just can’t help but love him.
This is a fast flowing story that I did not want to put down. It definitely fits the description of a ‘page turner’. The storyline is great and the characters are very likeable and realistic.
I loved getting to see Kat and Matt again and also Em whose story we are getting next. Now that is one story I can’t wait to read.

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THE PATIENCE OF KARMA (A Madeline Dawkins Mystery #5) by Cynthia Hamilton – Review by Karyn Taylor

The Patience of KarmaThe Patience of Karma by Cynthia Hamilton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Patience Of Karma is the th5 book in the excellent Madeline Dawkins series by Cynthia Hamilton. Each book in the series can be read as a stand-alone. The Madeline Dawkins series is a collection of extremely well written detective stories that are captivating and you won’t want to put down.
In this 5th book, Madeline and Mike are now married and are happier than they have been in a long time but is one of their new cases about to cause a rift to their new marital bliss? Madeline and Mike have 3 new cases and have a lot on their plate.
I loved that their assistant Samir had a much bigger role in this book and hope we will continue to see more of him.
As with the previous books in this series, this book grips you straight way and keeps you gripped throughout. This book is very well written and the story is intricate and flows along well, keeping the reader highly engaged. I’m sure I’ve said in reviews of previous books in this series but I’m amazed at how well Cynthia Hamilton writes such intricate storylines and she’s done it again with The Patience Of Karma.
I’m a huge fan of this series and hope that Cynthia Hamilton keeps it going as I love reading about Madeline and Mike.

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IRRESISTIBLE – FALL INTO ROMANCE (Irresistible Romance Book 5) Anthology – Review by Karyn Taylor

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This Irresistible – Fall Into Romance anthology is a collection of Stories by 8 amazing authors: Tamara Ferguson, Natalie Ann Suzanne Jenkins, Cynthia Cooke, Alicia Street, Jen Talty, Angela Stevens and Patrice Wilton. I love when a new one of these anthologies comes out as I get to read some great authors all wrapped up in one neat package.
One think I love mot about these anthologies is that they usually contain a book by Tamara Ferguson who has become a favourite of mine over the last year or so.
The offering from Tamara Ferguson in this anthology is Two Hearts Truce. I have now read several of the Two Hearts books and I am a huge fan of them. This one was no different as I was hooked from the beginning as it started with a flashback to another Two Hearts couple that I adored in Christine and Jeremy Northrup.
The hero couple in this book are Jeremy’s sister Amanda and his sergeant Jeff. I loved reading this second chance romance. Amanda is an amazing character trying to come to terms with a horrific event from her past and is scared of getting into a relationship. Jeff is an amazing guy and the support he gives Amanda is second to none, I just adored him.
This is just one great read in this anthology. We are totally spoiled for choice in getting 8 great reads to occupy the autumn evenings.

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Kickflip Summer by Danielle Jacks – Review by Karyn Taylor

Kickflip SummerKickflip Summer by Danielle Jacks
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Kickflip Summer is a sweet romance novel from Danielle Jacks. I had never read any of this author’s work before so I was unsure what to expect. What I got was an enjoyable read with characters that I really liked and could relate to.
Kara has just finished school and is looking for a summer of fun with best friend Toby before heading off to college. What she doesn’t expect is to meet up again with Bear (Julian) who had been her niece’s skateboarding coach.
I really enjoyed reading Kara and Bear’s story. It’s obvious straight away that they both like each other but both have stuff going on in their personal lives and a relationship isn’t what either had in mind.
Kara and Bear are both great characters and a loved them both. I have to admit to not being a fan of Toby. I know he is Kara’s best friend but I didn’t like the way that he treated her at times, especially where Bear was concerned, although I expect that this is what the author had in mind.
Running through the story is a storyline about family and how important your family is. I also really enjoyed this added storyline and have to add that I loved Kara’s family. They were so supportive of her.
Overall I really enjoyed this sweet romance story.

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