TWO HEARTS UNSPOKEN TARGETS (Two Hearts Wounded Warrior Romance Book 11) by Tamara Ferguson – Review by Karyn Taylor

TWO HEARTS UNSPOKEN TARGETS (Two Hearts Wounded Warrior Romance Book 11)TWO HEARTS UNSPOKEN TARGETS by Tamara Ferguson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Two Hearts Unspoken Targets is the 11th book in the Two Hearts Wounded Warrior Romance Series. Each book is written as a standalone. I have now read several of the books in this series and the more I read, the more I grow to love this series and Tamara Ferguson’s writing.
This series is set around the wounded warrior training camp where those wounded on the military come to train and get back to fitness. I love that the author has heroes and heroines who are disfigured, amputees and have other debilitating conditions due to their life of service. I love that she shows how these people suffer from so much self doubt about their ability to be loved and writes the most beautiful heart wrenching Happily ever afters for them.
This book is not different in that it contains Zach Logan who has horrific scarring after being in a plane which had burst into flames. At the wounded warrior camp he meets Beth whose 20 year old son Kyle is autistic and will be working with Zach. Beth and Zach’s story is beautiful. Zach is worried about how any woman could possible look at his scarred body and Beth is too busy looking after Kyle to consider a relationship for herself.
I loved these characters and love to see how Tamara Ferguson creates an amazing storyline to bring them to life. I was hooked from the very beginning of this book and did not want to put it down.

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Wrapped Up In You by Erin Bevan – Review by Karyn Taylor

Wrapped Up In YouWrapped Up In You by Erin Bevan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wrapped Up In You is a super sweet Christmas romance novel, set in the North Pole by Erin Bevan. This is a must read if you are a firm believer in Santa and his elves. If you no longer believe then I’m sure this book will change your mind because Santa has a large role to play in this book.
Jenny Claus has to pick a husband from 30 suitors. The chosen one will become her husband and also become King and more importantly Santa. But who should she chose. She must choose wisely. The ceremony where her potential suitors are introduced is interrupted as a plane crashes into the toy factory ruining a large amount of the toys that are being prepared for Christmas which is only 3 weeks away. This plane is piloted by the very gorgeous Logan Moss who catches princess Jenny’s eye immediately. Can Jenny pick the right husband and can they make enough new toys to save Christmas?
This is a wonderfully sweet tale about Jenny and the elves fight to save Christmas and also the budding romance between Jenny and Logan. But Logan has lost his memory in the crash. Is he free to marry Jenny or does he have a wife back home?
This has to be one of the sweetest books I have ever read. I absolutely adored this story. The thought and imagination that the author has put into this story is amazing. 100% recommend this book.

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Love Comes In The Mourning by Erin Bevan – Review by Karyn Taylor

Love Comes in the MourningLove Comes in the Mourning by Erin Bevan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Love Comes In The Mourning is a wonderful romance novel by Erin Bevan. I have read a few books by this author and this one is, by far, my favourite. It needs to come with a ‘tissues required’ warning. I was in tears by the end of the first chapter.
Lesley DeLoach has inherited her aunt’s home Roselyn Manor and intends to turn it into a bed and breakfast. Little does she know how dilapidated the house has become.
John Hambrice is a constructor who is struggling to keep his business afloat after the death of his wife to cancer the year before.
Lesley and John could not be any more different if they tried. Local boy John does not know how to handle feisty city girl Lesley and lets just say that some of their initial encounters are hilarious and highly entertaining.
I adored both Lesley and John. John is struggling with the emotions that Lesley brings out in him. He feels guilt that he has these feelings for another woman after losing his wife. Lesley is trying to come to terms with her divorce from cheating ex-husband Peter.
This is a fantastic romance story. The writer has written a wonderful storyline with amazing characters. You also can’t help but totally fall in love with John’s 2 children.
Be prepared to go through every emotion if you choose to read this book. I would urge anyone considering this book to take the plunge and give it a try.

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Be One with Me (Finding Love in Green Springs Book 2) by CA Miconi – Review by Karyn Taylor

Be One with Me (Finding Love in Green Springs, #2)Be One with Me by C.A. Miconi
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Be One With Me is the 2nd book in the Finding Love In Green Springs series by C.A. Micone. Each book in this series can be read as a stand-alone. I had not read the first book in this series and did not feel as if I was missing any necessary information.
The book starts with Sally grieving the death of her mother from cancer. A shock confession on her deathbed has Sally reeling from the realisation that the father she always thought was dead was actually still alive. On finding her long lost father, Sally moves to Green Springs to be with her new family. One person she meets here is Nolan, a man who is coming to terms with his own wife’s death from cancer.
Sally and Nolan are total opposites. Sally is from the city, whereas Nolan is a country boy at heart. But they do say that opposites attract. Can the fact that both are coming to terms with the loss of a loved one to cancer bring these two together?
I loved Sally and Nolan’s story. Both are still hurting so much. Sally is also struggling to recover from a brutal attack on her just before she left the city. This book will take you through so many emotions. There’s tears and loss, fun and laughter, drama and a great storyline that will keep you want to keep reading.
I really enjoyed Sally and Nolan’s story and I’m sure many others will enjoy it too.

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Irresistible Weddings (Irresistible Romance Book 4) Anthology – Review by Karyn Taylor

IRRESISTIBLE WEDDINGS (Irresistible Romance Book 4)IRRESISTIBLE WEDDINGS by Tamara Ferguson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Irresistible Weddings Anthology contains the following novels/novellas:
TWO HEARTS’ ALLIANCE: Tamara Ferguson, USA Today bestselling author
ETERNAL: Natalie Ann, USA Today bestselling author
WEDDING AT FIREHOUSE RANCH: Suzanne Jenkins, USA Today bestselling author
ALL MY LOVING: Cynthia Cooke, USA Today bestselling author
MAKE ME BURN: Alicia Street, USA Today bestselling author
PLAYING WITH THE BRIDESMAID: Stephanie Queen, USA Today bestselling author
BETWEEN BABIES AND GIRLFRIENDS: Mona Risk, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author
THE RIGHT GROOM: Jen Talty, USA Today bestselling author
WEDDING KNOT: Patrice Wilton, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author
I was particularly excited to discover that this anthology contains another of the Wounded Warrior Series by Tamara Ferguson as I’ve recently become a huge fan of this series. This is a series of books with a military theme and contains military servicemen and women who have been wounded in the line of duty.
In Two Hearts Alliance we are introduced to Captains Jeremy and Christine who first work together while Christine is still married. Jeremy can’t help is attraction to her. He is even more enamoured when she saves his life during a dangerous mission. Both meet again after Christine is divorced and they are unable to deny the attraction they have to one another.
This is a beautiful romance story filled with so much angst and drama. I was gripped by this story from the very beginning and the author didn’t let me go as she took me through this rollercoaster of emotions.
Christine and Jeremy are wonderful characters who I adored. I also loved that I got to see favourite characters from previous books and get a sneak peak at their futures.
100% recommend this anthology and the Wounded Warriors series by Tamara Ferguson.

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New Jerk in Town: An Enemies-to-Lovers Romantic Comedy (Carolina Kisses Book 2) by Sylvie Stewart – Review by Karyn Taylor

New Jerk in Town: An Enemies-to-Lovers Romantic Comedy (Carolina Kisses Book 2)New Jerk in Town: An Enemies-to-Lovers Romantic Comedy by Sylvie Stewart
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

New Jerk In Town is the 2nd book in the Carolina Kisses Series. Each book is written as a stand-alone. I had not read the first book in this series and did not feel that I was missing any information from this story. This is a very well written enemies to lovers story that will keep you gripped from the very beginning.
Milo and Jill met as teenagers and their friendship was just blossoming and moving to the romance stage when Milo moved away leaving Jill devastated.
Moving on to the current day and Jill is back in town, broke and with nowhere to live, a far cry from the affluent upbringing of her teens. A chance meeting on her return has Milo offering her a place to live as she’s been staying in a seedy motel in a less than savoury part of town.
I loved Milo and Jill’s characters. Both have very strong personalities and they clash on just about every little detail. The simmering attraction to each other is bubbling under the surface as Jill fights her body’s reaction everytime she’s close to Milo.
This book has a very good, well written storyline centred around Milo’s career in diving and this plays out alongside the romance between the pair. I really liked that this book had a great storyline running through it that kept me entertained and wanting to keep reading to see what happened next and how this story ended.
I recommend this book 100%

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Dares & Dice (Spicetopia #5) by Phoebe Alexander – Review by Karyn Taylor

Dares & Dice (Spicetopia Book 5)Dares & Dice by Phoebe Alexander
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Dares & Dice is the 5th book in the fantastic Spicetopia series by Phoebe Alexander. I have become a huge fan of Phoebe Alexander’s writing over the last 2 years and have particularly loved the Spicetopia series so far. Having now read this 5th book, I can say that this has been my favourite book in the series so far.
In this book Ty is visiting Spicetopia with a group of friends for his bachelor party and at the same time as Makenna is there for her bachelorette party with her group of friends. When the 2 groups are asked to take part in a trial for a scavenger hunt, they pair off 1 girl with 1 guy. Bride and groom Makenna and Ty are paired together to complete the scavenger hunt.
I absolutely adored this book. The activities that the couples take part in are hilarious in parts. So much thought and creativity must have gone into the writing of the scavenger hunt. This book is particularly fast paced as the pair go from activity to activity.
I loved the sexual tension that builds up between the two of them as they spend more time together in this very sexualized environment. As they spend more time together both realise that they are not happy with the person that they are due to marry and start to imagine what it would be like to be with each other instead.
I love that Phoebe Alexander can write such steamy books with great storylines that really grab your attention. I totally devoured this book in just over 2 hours. Definitely recommend!

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The Matchmaker and The Marine: A Second Chance Small-Town Romance by Lucinda Race – Review by Karyn Taylor

The Matchmaker and The MarineThe Matchmaker and The Marine by Lucinda Race
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Matchmaker and The Marine is a fantastic small town romance story by Lucinda Race. I had never read any of this author’s work but was intrigue by the blurb and decided to give it a go. I’m so glad that I took a chance on this book as I loved the story and the characters so much.
Melinda moved to the small town a few year back to start a new life for herself after the death of her beloved husband. She has set up a matchmaking company and has had a great deal of success in setting up local couples. At the wedding of one such couple she meets retired marine Adam who has recently moved to the town. When Adam hires Melinda to help find him some romance he soon realises that Melinda herself is the woman that he’s attracted to.
As much as she loves setting up other couples, Melinda has no desire to find herself another man. She had her one true love with her husband. But she can’t help how her body reacts around Adam.
I loved this story so much. The growing attraction between Adam and Melinda is lovely to read. You just can’t help but hope that the dates she sets him up with go badly as Melinda is perfect for him. There’s a good deal of angst throughout this book but that is something that I really enjoy reading. These 2 characters are perfect for each other but will a huge secret that Adam is hiding tear them apart when Melinda finds out? I urge anyone who is considering this book to give it a go as I think it’s a wonderful book.

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Another Yesterday (Seashells and Second Chances Collection Book 2) by Angela Christina Archer – Review by Karyn Taylor

Another Yesterday (Seashells and Second Chances Collection Book 2)Another Yesterday by Angela Christina Archer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Another Yesterday is the 2nd book in the Seashells and Second Chances Collection by Angela Christina Archer. This is a series where the lead women are overcoming hardships and are looking for a second chance. Each of the books in this series can be read as a stand-alone. This was the first time I had read any of this author’s work. I was taken in by the blurb and decided to give it a chance. I’m so glad that I took a chance on this book as I thoroughly enjoyed it.
In Another Yesterday we get 2 different tales, one of the mother Maggie and the other, her daughter Rachel. This is a very emotional book that will pull you in from the very beginning and will take you on a rollercoaster of emotions and not let you go until the very end.
I absolutely loved both women’s stories. The author has created 2 amazing characters and you can’t help but be totally drawn in and moved by their stories. Both women have bad experiences the first time they fall in love but fight on and face a second chance at finding true love. Will the 2 women find true love at the second attempt? I urge you to read this great book and find out for yourself.

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Girl Trap (A Madeline Dawkins Mystery Book 3) by Cynthia Hamilton – Review by Karyn Taylor

Girl Trap (Madeline Dawkins #3)Girl Trap by Cynthia Hamilton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Girl Trap is the 3rd book in the Madeline Dawkins Series by Cynthia Hamilton. This is a fast paced, thrilling detective series with gripping storylines and great characters. Each book in this series can be read as a stand-alone but I think you’d get a better understanding of Madeline and Mike’s characters and their background.
In Girl Trap, Madeline and Mike are both working on different missing women cases so we get the added bonus of 2 great stories at the same time.
Madeline is looking a Hannah, who has been missing for 10 years. Her mother is dying and wants to reconcile with her estranged daughter before she dies. Well, that’s the story she tells Madeline. What unfolds is a completely different story that has a very unexpected ending that you will not see coming.
At the same time Mike is looking for his cousin Jesse’s missing girlfriend and her sister. I have to say that this particular story had me more gripped than the story Maddie was working on. This storyline leads you into the dark and murky world of woman trafficking.
This book took me a little longer than the first 2 in the series to get gripped by, but once I did, it gripped me hard and I could not put this book down. Cynthia Hamilton sure knows how to write a well thought out thriller that will really have you invested in the story and the characters. The more I read of Madeline and Mike, the ore I come to love and admire that people that they have become. Both have overcome some serious adversity in the years preceding these stories. I can’t wait to see what Cynthia Hamilton has in store next for Maddie and Mike.

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