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Tenacious (Billionaire Bodyguards Book 6) by Via Mari – Review by Karyn Taylor

Tenacious (Billionaire Bodyguards # 6)Tenacious by Via Mari
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Tenacious is the 6th book in the amazing Billionaire Bodyguards series by Via Mari. I have been a fan of Via Mari’s books for some time now and the Billionaire Bodyguards are my favourite books of hers so I was so excited to read another book in this series. Tenacious lived up to my expectations and more.
Via Mari is a master at writing romantic suspense books that w3ill have you gripped from the very first page and them take you on a dark, dangerous and very sexy journey. Tenacious had less of the sexy times than some of Via Mari’s other books but there was so much action and the story moved at a very fast pace that you didn’t get a chance to take a breath before you were on the edge of your seat again.
I absolutely loved Allie and Nick’s story. Both are amazing characters that I could read about for hours and hours and never be bored of them. They compliment each other so well.
I loved that we get a sneak peak at some of the couples from previous book in the series. I love to see how previous couples are getting on and see what the future has brought for them.
I certainly hope that Via Mari continues with this series as I love it!

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Stand Your Ground by A. J. Ullman – Review by Karyn Taylor

Stand Your GroundStand Your Ground by A.J. Ullman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Stand Your Ground is a fantastic thriller by A J Ullman. This was the first time I had read any of this author’s work and if this book is any example of their work then I’ll definitely be reading more.
As someone from the UK, I’m not very clued up on US gun laws, so this book was a major eye opener for me. To be honest, I can’t get my head around citizens being able to legally carry a gun. My home city of Glasgow is violent enough and the thought of adding guns to that mix really fills me with fear.
I was hooked to this book from the very beginning and just did not want to put it down. Why does real life have to get in the way of valuable reading time.
There book is not particularly fast paced. There is a lot of added detail that gives you a much more in depth look into Cady’s earlier life.
The writer really does take you on a fascinating journey and there are many times that it takes you in a totally different direction from where you thought you were going.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would definitely recommend it.

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Wrong for Him (The Love Lottery Series Book 3) by Christi Barth – Review by Karyn Taylor

Wrong for Him (Love Lottery, #3)Wrong for Him by Christi Barth
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Wrong For Him is a great contemporary romance by Christi Barth. This was my first time reading this author’s work and I’m very glad that I chose to read this book as I really enjoyed it.
Wrong For Him is a ‘Best Friend’s Little Sister’ book. As much as I enjoy reading these, I do wonder is it really such a bad thing to be seeing your best friend’s little sister? Why is it such a taboo? As is quoted in this book – if a person is your best friend, you obviously think very highly of them and trust them, so why would you not want that to be the type of person for your little sister to get involved with. Just a thought!
I really loved Teague and Amelia’s story. Both are such amazing characters and I loved reading their banter. Their friendship is as solid as a rock and I could have read about them for hours and hours.
I loved the overall dynamic of the book. It’s not just Teague and Amelia’s story. Alex and Everleigh are huge characters and play large and vital role in this great story. In addition to these is a great list of secondary characters who also add a great deal to the story.
I really loved reading this book and would definitely recommend it.

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Forever: A Diamond Doms Novel by Ivy Nelson – Review by Karyn Taylor

Forever (Diamond Doms #9)Forever by Ivy Nelson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Forever is the 9th and final instalment in the Diamond Doms series by Ivy Nelson. I have done this completely backwards and started reading this series by reading the final book. I enjoyed it so much and I’m intrigued by so many of the other couples in it that I have the first 8 books on my kindle now and hope to find time to read them soon.
This book is filled with so much drama, intrigue and danger. I was glued to it from the very beginning and just didn’t want to put it down.
As well as the drama and intrigue, this is a BDSM book. It’s unlike any BDSM book that I have ever read. I had never previously read a book that contained sadism/masochism. I really had my eyes opened with some of the workings of this kind of relationship. I have to admit that one of the acts that Gemma, the masochist, liked to have carried out on her, really disturbed me. I had no idea that this was something any woman would ever want carried out on her. This did not affect my enjoyment of the book. It just surprised me a great deal.
I do have to say that I absolutely loved reading Russell and Gemma’s story. Both are amazing characters that I could have read so much more about.
I definitely recommend this book and I look forward to reading the first 8 books in the series.

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Runaway to the Outback (Welcome to Bunya Junction, Book 2) by Nicole Flockton – Review by Karyn Taylor

Runaway to the Outback (Welcome to Bunya Junction, #2)Runaway to the Outback by Nicole Flockton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

In Runaway To The Outback we get the story of Jonas, brother of Cindy from the first book. Jonas was a city stockbroker but moved back home to take over the local pub.
It’s not everyday that a bride comes barging into the pub, but that’s how Jonas meets the gorgeous Pandora. But is she a blushing bride? Well…no. She’s a model who had just had enough and walked out of her photo shoot. Deciding to take a break from her career, she chooses to stay at the pub for a few weeks to recharge.
How will the big city model cope with small town living? How will Jonas cope with having this stunning woman living at his pub for a few weeks?
I think I loved this story even more than I loved Cindy and Ryan’s story. I loved that we got to see more of Cindy and Ryan and also got to know Cindy’s twin brother Scott better.
In my review of the first book I mentioned the camaraderie and kinship of the locals and it’s even more evident in this book and I really enjoyed reading that.
I loved this book and now can’t wait to see what Nicole Flockton has in store for brother Scott.

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Home to the Outback (Welcome to Bunya Junction Book 1) by Nicole Flockton – Review by Karyn Taylor

Home to the Outback (Welcome to Bunya Junction, #1)Home to the Outback by Nicole Flockton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Home To The Outback is the first book in the Welcome To Bunya Junction series by Nicole Flockton. I have read a few books by Nicole Flockton and have always enjoyed them, so was looking forward to reading some more of her work. I’m really glad to have read Home To The Outback as I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Home To The Outback is a great contemporary romance where we get the story of Cindy and Ryan. Cindy moved back to Bunya Junction 3 years previously after a disastrous relationship and is not the nurse at the local doctor’s practice. Esteemed plastic surgeon Ryan returns to Bunya Junction to attend the funeral of the doctor of the practice who had brought him up. So how will things pan out when the deceased doctor leaves Cindy and Ryan half of his practice each? To add to the mix, Cindy is the twin sister of Ryan’s best friend Scott.
I really enjoyed reading Ryan and Cindy’s story. The author grabbed my attention at the very beginning and I was excited to read what was going to happen next. I do love a small town romance and this is a great example of that. You can really see the camaraderie and kinship of the locals.
I would say that I can’t wait to read the next book in this series but I’ve already devoured that, right after finishing this one.
This is a fantastic series and I’d definitely recommend it to others.

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Kiss Me Before Flight by Thia Finn – Review by Karyn Taylor

Kiss Me Before FlightKiss Me Before Flight by Thia Finn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Kiss Me Before Flight by Thia Finn is a spin-off from Trident Security Series by Samantha A. Cole. You don’t have to have read the Trident Series to be able to enjoy this book. I hadn’t and still really loved reading Kiss Me Before Flight.
The first thing I will say is that this book has triggers. There are particularly brutal scenes of domestic violence and non-consensual sex.
Callie and Conrad’s story had me hooked from the very beginning. The book is intense and really keeps the reader on their toes and fully engaged throughout. My heart just broke so much for Callie and the horrific life she lead before meeting Conrad. I have to say that Conrad is one of the sweetest tough guys you are ever going to meet and I just adored him throughout the whole book. The world needs a lot more guys like Conrad in it.
Apart from Callie and Conrad there is a great cast of secondary characters who bring so much to this book: from the evil Bodine, Callie’s husband to the lovely Jane, Conrad’s feisty sister in law.
This book is very well written and flows very well. The storyline is fast paced and keeps you entertained from beginning to end.
I really loved this book and would definitely recommend it.

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No Strings Attached by Lara Ward Cosio – Review by Karyn Taylor

No Strings AttachedNo Strings Attached by Lara Ward Cosio
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

No Strings Attached is an excellent contemporary romance by Lara Ward Cosio. I have read several books by this author and have to say that this is the one I have enjoyed the most. I really connected with this book from the very beginning and was kept gripped and entertained by the story right up to the very end.
Kayla, a single mum of adorable 4 year old Emmy, has been watching the sexy builder working across the road from her house. Unknown to her, sexy builder Tanner has had he eye on the sexy redhead he sees at the window opposite his construction site. When they have a chance meeting in the local coffee shop, could this be the start of something good?
While pretending that there is more to their friendship to Tanner’s sister and Kayla’s ex, they soon discover that their strings relationship might just be something more.
I really loved the characters of Kayla and Tanner. In addition to the main characters there is a great cast of secondary characters that really add so much to the story, particularly Tanner’s sister and the 3 adorable kids, Emmy (Kayla’s daughter) and Max and Matt (Tanner’s adorable twin nephews). I’m a total sucker for cute kids in a book and these 3 stole my heart.
No Strings Attached is a really enjoyable read and I’d definitely recommend it.

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Love’s Refrain (The Stardust Duet, Book 1) by KG Fletcher – Review by Karyn Taylor

Love's Refrain (The Stardust Duet, #1)Love’s Refrain by K.G. Fletcher
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Love’s Refrain is the outstanding first book in the Stardust Duet by KG Fletcher. I have been a huge fan of KG Fletcher for a few years and have devoured and loved everything she has written. For some reason I was a bit worried before reading Love’s Refrain that I would be put off by the time travelling aspect of the book. Well, slap me stupid as I should have known better that KG Fletcher can only write amazing books that blow my socks off. I absolutely adored Love’s Refrain.
Kat and Phillip’s story is just amazing, both in the present day and when we are taken back to 1947. In fact, I think I enjoyed the parts set in 1947 the most, seeing how Kat and Phillip originally met and fell in love. I adored present day Phillip. He’s such a charming, sweet, adorable gentleman. I can imagine sitting listening to him talk for hours and being enthralled by him.
Having had reservations before reading the book, I was instantly hooked by the story and totally engrossed in it. I really can’t wait to see what KG Fletcher has in store for Kat and Phillip in the 2nd part of this duet.

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Unsettled Scores (DAG Team Series Book 2) by Kel O’Connor – Review by Karyn Taylor

Unsettled Scores (DAG Team #2)Unsettled Scores by Kel O’Connor
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Unsettled Scores by Kel O’Connor is one of 2 amazing books that I read this week (the other being No Way Out by Amy McKinley). Unsettled Scores is the 2nd book in the DAG team series by Kel O’Connor. This was the first time that I had read any of Kel O’Connor’s writing but it certainly will not be the last as I was totally hooked by this book and didn’t want to put it down.
Although this book can be read as a stand alone, I do think it would make sense to read the first book in the series before it. I know that I now want to go and read the first book to see what I missed.
Unsettled Scores is the story of DAG team member Amy who is out to avenge the death of her sister, and Hugh, the handsome lawyer who hires DAG to investigate when drugs are found at his mother’s charity.
Amy is devoted to her job and set on avenging her sister but she doesn’t expect the distraction of gorgeous lawyer Hugh who she has to work closely with to solve the case.
This book is well written, with fantastic characters and a storyline that flows really well and has you gripped from the very beginning right up to the very end. 100% recommend.

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