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Vantage Point (A Gray Ghost Novel, book 4) by Amy McKinley – Review by Karyn Taylor

Vantage Point (Gray Ghost #4)Vantage Point by Amy McKinley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Vantage Point is the 4th book in the Gray Ghost series by Amy McKinley. There is also a prequel to this series ‘Moments That Define Us’ that is most definitely worth reading if you are going to read this series, as it really does provide an insight into the lives of the Gray Ghost team as teenagers and why they have the close bond that they do. Each of the books in this series can be read as a stand-alone but as this is such a great series, I would recommend reading the whole series and also reading it in order as you do get an insight into characters from the other books.
In Vantage Point we get the story of Hawk Ares. Hawk is the quietest member of the team. As a sniper he is usually found on roofs scoping out situations. When he overhears alarming arguments between his sexy new neighbour, (who he has nicknamed Red due to the colour of her hair) and a man he knows she’s in danger and needs the help of the Gray Ghost team.
Hot headed red head, Stella Klein discovers that her life is in danger when her brother gets in over his head with gambling debts. Having turned down hot neighbour Hawk’s offer of help several times, she gives in and asks for help.
Little did Hawk and the rest of the Gray Ghost team realise that those who are after Stella are a blast from their past who are out for revenge.
Like the previous books in this series this is a romantic thriller. This book had me gripped from the very beginning right to the end. Amy McKinley has an amazing way of dragging you into the story and becoming really invested in the characters. This book, like the rest of the series is a must read in my opinion. As the Gray Ghost group is more than just the 4 members we have had books from so far, I’m hoping that there is still much more to come from this fantastic series.

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Linda Gets Her Groove Thing: A Spicy Romantic Comedy About the Afterlife (The Green Room Chronicles Book 2) – Review by Karyn Taylor

Linda Gets her Groove Thing (The Green Room Chronicles #2)Linda Gets her Groove Thing by J.D. Frettier
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Linda Gets Her Groove Thing is the 2nd novella in the Green Room Chronicles Series by J.D. Frettier. This series of books is set in the afterlife (the green room) and will have you laughing from the very first page right to the end. I devoured the first book in this series, Desperately Seeking Sixty-Nine in about an hour and this book was no different.
When Linda White opens her delivery and finds a butt plug instead of the super doper G Spot Stimulator she ordered, her phone call with the customer services department results in her demise and her appearance at The Green Room.
Once settled in at the Green Room, Linda is out for revenge on her also deceased husband and his mistress (still alive). The scenes in which she gets her revenge are hilarious and are so well thought out by the author. Like the first book this book is rather spicy and both acts of revenge are centred around bedroom activities making them even more hilarious.
Although a short read, there’s a lot packed into this novella and you won’t be disappointed with it. I already have the 3rd instalment of The Green Room Chronicles waiting on my kindle and I can’t wait to see what delights J.D. Frettier has in line next.

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Brody (Default Distraction Book 1) by A. S. Roberts – Review by Karyn Taylor

Brody (Default Distraction #1)Brody by A.S. Roberts
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Brody is the first book in the Default Distraction series by A.S. Roberts. If this first book is anything to go by, then this series is going to be right up there with my favourites. This is the first time I have read anything by this author and I’m so glad I took the chance with this book.
Heroine of the book is Amy Harper. Abandoned by her mother at the age of 10, Amy has been brought up by her Nan Vera. Now 33 and running her Nan’s failing shop, Amy just doesn’t let guys in. She has a huge wall built around her heart as she thinks everyone will eventually leave her.
Brody Daniels is the singer of top rock band Default Distraction. Like Amy, his mother walked out when he was a child. The HOT rock star, with a body like sin has women falling at his feet and he most certainly does not do the relationship thing. Woman are for one thing only. So why does everything he’s ever stood for totally change just by one glance of Amy?
Circumstances bring Amy and Brody together many times and the chemistry is sparking. Amy has no idea who he is (she thinks his name is Daniel) and Brody is ecstatic that Amy likes him as him, and not as Brody Daniels, singer of DD). Amy with her issues, keeps trying to run but Brody just won’t take no for an answer. As Amy finally gives into her feelings she finds out that Brody is not the guy she thought he was. Will Amy be able to forgive Brody for not being honest with her?
I absolutely adored this book. Brody and Amy are both so flawed but so prefect for each other. This story was beautiful and entertaining, backed up with fantastic support characters, who I’m sure will be the subject of the remaining books in this series. Books that I can’t wait to read.

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Back In The Ring (The Predator Series Book 4) by Brooke May – Review by Karyn Taylor

Back in the RingBack in the Ring by Brooke May
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Back in The Ring is the 4th book in the Predator Series by Brooke May. Although characters re-occur, each book in the series can be read as a stand-alone. I had not previously read any of the other books I this series before reading this one and I did not feel that I was missing any important information needed for this book. Having read, and really enjoyed this book, I would now like to go back and read the previous books.
Bijou Augustine is a widow who is struggling to keep the children’s centre that she opened with her late husband open. The building is in need of major repairs which the centre is unable to afford.
Enter her knight in shining armour, Noah Stone who has moved to the area with his toddler son Holder, to start afresh after the tragic death of his wife the previous year.
The chemistry between the 2 of them is sizzling from their very first meeting. They very quickly start dating and are both head over heels for each other. BUT…Noah is hiding something, he is constantly on edge and checking out his surroundings. Who, or what is he hiding from? Will his secret tear apart the wonderful new relationship he has with Bijou? Obviously I’m not going to give away the answers, you’ll need to read this amazing love story to get the answers. I can guarantee that you will not be disappointed.

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Blade’s Edge: Satan’s Devils MC #10 by Manda Mellett – Review by Karyn Taylor

Blade's Edge (Satan's Devils MC #10)Blade’s Edge by Manda Mellett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Blade’s Edge is the 10th book in the Satan’s Devils MC series. Although the characters from previous books are recurring, each book can be read as a stand-alone. I had not read any of the previous books in the series and I didn’t feel that I was missing any important information to enjoy/understand this book. I am, however, intrigued about some of the other characters and would definitely consider going back and reading some, if not all, of the previous books.
This is the first time I had a read an MC book and have to admit to being unsure of some of the terminology/jargon used at first but this did not affect my enjoyment of this book as I enjoyed it a great deal.
Blade is the Enforcer in the MC and it’s his responsibility to ensure the safety of the MC. When a homeless woman ends up at their compound, who obviously has some very important information that could bring down a politician, Blade is given the job of getting close to the woman in order to get the information from her.
What Blade doesn’t expect is his obvious attraction to Tash. And as much as she tries to deny it, Tash can’t help but be drawn to the large, moody, aggressive man. I absolutely loved the interaction between Blade and Tash as they both did their best to antagonize each other. What I also found hilarious was the interactions between Blade and his brothers in the MC as he continues to deny his obvious attraction to Tash.
This is a really enjoyable read, with so much to offer. I would definitely recommend this book to others.

Reviewed by @kazbo5771

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Yearning Young (Burning Britely Book 2) by Deidre Huesmann – Review by Karyn Taylor

Yearning Young (Burning Britely #2)Yearning Young by Deidre Huesmann
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Yearning Young is the 2nd book in the amazing, Young Adult, coming-of-age, Burning Britely series by Deidre Huesmann. I had really enjoyed the 1st book, but this second book was, in my opinion, much better than the first book.
In book 1 we are given the groundwork in the growing friendship between Jeff and Braeden. Now in book 2 (which is told from Braeden’s POV) Jeff and Braeden are in a relationship.
From the outside, Braeden has an ideal life…rich family, top track performer, good looks. We are given an insight in book 1 that Braeden’s life isn’t all rosy but in this book we get to see the harsh, heart-breaking reality that is Braeden’s home life. Add this to Braeden’s worries about his sexuality, Braeden is a very mixed up young man with so much going on.
This book has so much emotion and angst, I will have you gripped from the very beginning. Like most teenage boys Braeden can be a bit of a pain at times, but you can’t help but be drawn to him and be rooting for him as he goes through so much adversity.
If you like reading the YA genre then this is a must read, however, make sure you read the first book Burning Britely before this one to get the full impact of this fabulous story.

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Desperately Seeking Sixty-Nine: A Spicy Romantic Comedy About the Afterlife (The Green Room Chronicles Book 1) by JD Frettier – Review by Karyn Taylor

Desperately Seeking Sixty-Nine (The Green Room Chronicles #1)Desperately Seeking Sixty-Nine by J.D. Frettier
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Desperately Seeking Sixty-Nine is the first installment in The Green Room Chronicles by J.D. Frettier. The Green Room Chronicles are a collection of novellas set in the afterlife. The Green Room is a place where you go until it’s decided if you’re going to heaven or hell.
The title of this novella can be slightly deceiving. Those of us with a dirty mind may assume what this story will be about, whereas in-fact the sixty-nine refers to the year 1969 when the heroine of our story Bonnie first met the love of her life, Peter.
However, if you are of a dirty mind and looking for something a bit racy then this story will fit the bill. While in the Green Room, Bonnie has several flash backs to sexy times with her husband and also ‘visits’ him to keep their passion alive.
While very short, at only 45 pages, there is a lot packed into this novella. I already have books 2 & 3 on my kindle waiting for me to see what J.D. Frettier has in store next for those in the afterlife. Well worth reading!

Reviewed by @kazbo5771

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Burning Britely by Deidre Huesmann – Review by Karyn Taylor

Burning BritelyBurning Britely by Deidre Huesmann
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Burning Britely is the first part in a wonderful young adult coming-of-age series by Deidre Huesmann. It’s different from most other YA coming-of-age stories in that the main character Jeff Young is bisexual and the object of his desires in this book is male.
I absolutely adored Jeff. He’s the exact opposite of most leading males in a book. He’s short, skinny, grumpy and very nerdy. He’s very much a loner, with only Maya as a friend, and has been the subject of much bullying in his past. The object of Jeff’s desires is Braeden Britely, a character who could not be any different from Jeff. Braeden is the tall, muscular, sporty star of the school track team…and very straight.
The growing friendship between Jeff and Braeden is a fantastic read. Jeff’s struggle with his feelings towards Braeden is a compelling read. This book has so much angst, heartbreak and emotion, you won’t want to put it down. It’s a fantastic read and I can’t wait to read the 2nd book Yearning Young.

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If The Shoe Fits (The Liberty Lawrence Series Book 3) by Bea Stevens – Review by Karyn Taylor

If The Shoe Fits... (The Liberty Lawrence Series Book #3)If The Shoe Fits… by Bea Stevens
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

If The Shoe Fits is the 3rd book in the Liberty Lawrence series by Bea Stevens. Each book in this series can be read as a stand-alone. I started from book 2 and didn’t have any problem in understanding the books. I do however now have the first book on my kindle so I can see how this fab series started.
Liberty (Libby) is still a funny, quirky character who seems to get into trouble at work without meaning to. Her character is further developed in this book and you can’t help but love her, even with all her faults.
Living the dream now, Libby finally has her ideal job in the fashion section of the newspaper, but will it be all she hoped for? Well, in true Libby fashion there are quite a few bumps along the ride. Would we have expected anything less of her? With a new boss who doesn’t like her and her and some very poor quality clothing in the new range she’s been asked to work on, how will Libby cope?

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The Inheritance: The Story Of An Unlikely Submissive by India Kells – Review by Karyn Taylor

The InheritanceThe Inheritance by India Kells
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Inheritance: The Story Of An Unlikely Submissive is a fantastic, gripping novella by India Kells. Having read several book by this author in the last year, they are fast becoming a favourite of mine.
This novella may be only 92 pages in length, but there is so much content packed into those 92 pages.
When Lani Mackay’s uncle dies, he leaves a strange legacy for her. He leaves a box filled with instructions for her that only one man can open and also decide if she has fulfilled the instructions properly in order to received her £10 million inheritance.
That man is Max Langdon. Ex dom. This is a gripping story of how Lani convinces Max to open the box and help her carry out the instructions. Little does she know that these instructions will lead her into the world of BDSM with Max.
This story was gripping from the very first page and had me totally gripped until the very end. It was extremely hot and steamy. You may need to have a fan hand when reading the sex scenes. The story is also very emotional in places as Lani strives to break down the barriers that Max has put up around himself.
I thoroughly recommend this book.

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