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Vive la Resistance (Donovan Trait Book 3) by Seelie Kay – Review by Katie Matthews

Vive la ResistanceVive la Resistance by Seelie Kay
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was an incredible story. When I first started reading it I didn’t realise it was the third book in the series so I quickly red the reviews on the first two and felt like I had an idea of what was happening but to be honest it didn’t really matter because the story was so exciting to read I just fell into the storyline and wasn’t let out until the very end. I have read a few books by this author which I was I automatically just grabbed this one and as usual it was everything I’ve come to expect from her – engaging read, great characters, well written and much more. I really liked Donovan and Shirley, what a great couple, they made some pretty huge sacrifices in this story with consequences that may not of made for a happy ending.
I really enjoyed this story and I will definitely be making a point to read the first two in the series now!

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Saved by Love (Bellevue Bullies Book 7) by Toni Aleo – Review by Katie Matthews

Saved by Love (Bellevue Bullies #7)Saved by Love by Toni Aleo
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a story! I think I have to say this is one of the best stories that I have read this year, I was completely swept up in what I was reading and found it so hard to put the book down when I needed to. The characters had such a raw emotion to them and they were so relatable, believable and realistic. The authors writing was just amazing, so easy to read – just an absolute pleasure to read from beginning to end. I adored Evan and Callie, they were just amazing characters to read about. I usually find I connect with the female characters more but on this occasion it was Evan who I found the instant connection with. The author did an amazing job with his character and the development of him over the story. Although this is 7th book I believe in this series I read it as a standalone and had no problems in doing so – I absolutely need to go and read the previous books in the series though now!
Saved by Love was a wonderful read and one I would 100% recommend to other readers.

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The Mastermind (WaterFyre Rising Book 1) by Nadia Han – Review by Katie Matthews

The Mastermind (WaterFyre Rising, #1)The Mastermind by Nadia Han
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I absolutely LOVED this book! From beginning to end I was completely hooked. I honestly could not believe that this was the authors debut novel! This makes me very excited to read future books from her – absolutely outstanding writing! I just loved every single minute of it. Remi and Audri – the tension between them was just amazing, I could feel it coming off the pages as I read. I do love a forbidden romance, and this one was definitely that! The storyline was complex but not so much that it was difficult to read, the author did an amazing job with making sure everything flowed really well.
I am definitely going to be waiting in anticipation for more from this author and I absolutely would recommend this book to other readers!

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Distant Memories (Nurse Morgan Series Book 2) by Kate MacInnis – Review by Katie Matthews

Distant Memories: A Nurse Morgan Series: Book TwoDistant Memories: A Nurse Morgan Series: Book Two by Kate MacInnis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

After reading and enjoying book 1 in this series I couldn’t wait to get started on the second one and I wasn’t disappointed. All the fun writing from the first book spilled over in to this one and it made for yet again another really enjoyable read. I think I actually enjoyed this a little more than this first book, I think because I knew Morgan a little more I could really see her character developing so much more. There were definitely a few moments in this story that made me laugh out loud especially when Esmerelda the man hunter ghost appeared!
I have definitely really enjoyed these stories, they were something a little bit different to read for me.
I would highly recommend this book and series to other readers.

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The Prospect of Death (An Alyssa Chalmers Cozy Mystery) by Carmen Radtke – Review by Katie Matthews

The Prospect of Death (Alyssa Chalmers mysteries, #2)The Prospect of Death by Carmen Radtke
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a story! I thoroughly enjoyed every second if this book – it was definitely a page turner. It had quite a few themes running through that separately I enjoy but thrown together it made for an exciting and engaging read. The pace was fast and so easy to read, you could easily put it down and pick it straight back up and not have to try and remember what you had read previously. I love Alyssa, she is just so full of fight, determination mixed in with a bit of curiosity – she was such a great character to read about. I liked that the author had clearly researched the era in which she set this story because (although I can’t be sure) I would imagine the historical information was fact as it certainly seemed to read that way.
This is book 2 in this series and although I think it could be read perfectly well as a standalone I would recommend book 1 also as that was a great read.

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Love is Worth Fighting for (The Meraki Series Book 3) by Effie Kammenou – Review by Katie Matthews

Love is Worth Fighting forLove is Worth Fighting for by Effie Kammenou
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I absolutely love this series and this book was a wonderful addition to it. As always this author 100% transports me to wherever her stories are set with her beautiful descriptive language. Having previously met the main character in the first two books it was really nice to finally read Krystina’s story. I do like a frenemy to lovers story and this one is probably one of my favourites that I have read and actually one of my favourites from this author. The author really brought to life the feelings between the two main characters, especially Krystina. I liked the angst, the emotions, the relationship between Krystina and Loukas and also the relationship between Krystina and her sisters Mia and Kally.
This really was a lovely story to read, although the third in the series it could easily be read as a standalone however having read the previous two I would also highly recommend them also!
As always I look forward to read more from this author again in the future.

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Burned by Fire (Firehouse 13 Book 4) by Danielle Jacks – Review by Katie Matthews

Burned by Fire (Firehouse 13, #4)Burned by Fire by Danielle Jacks
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is one of those stories that when you start reading it you just fall in love with the characters. I loved everything about Sol and Ember, their journeys separately and their journey together. They were both such genuine and relatable characters and I was secretly rooting for them the whole way through. I loved the storyline as well, it was really easy to follow and the flow made the story such a. Pleasure to read. This is the first book that I have read from this series but not by this author. I love that her writing style never waivers which means I know when I pick up one of her books I am in for a great read and this one was no exception.
Overall a really lovely read and one that I would highly recommend.

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PREMEDITATED: A Trust Betrayed, Lives Sabotaged, A Love Undaunted (Agents of Justice Book 2) by Susanna Haymond – Review by Katie Matthews

PremeditatedPremeditated by Susanna Haymond
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

When I first read the synopsis for this book I was really intrigued, it sounded like a book that would have me guessing all the way through and I wasn’t mistaken! This was such a good read, with some great twist and turns and a really interested story line I was really invested in what I was reading and my attention was captured from beginning to end. This is the first book that I have read by this author and I can definitely say it won’t be the last, I’m looking forward to exploring more of her work. With a fast paced and exciting storyline, along with great characters, Premeditated is definitely a book that I would recommend to other readers.

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The Happily Ever After Bookstore by Bernadette Marie – Review by Katie Matthews

The Happily Ever After BookstoreThe Happily Ever After Bookstore by Bernadette Marie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was such a lovely read, I really did enjoy every single minute of it. I loved how it was three stories but they were all interconnecting – they really were an absolute joy to read. I think from the title it’s obvious the bookstore is the centre for all of these stories but each one slightly different in its own way. I loved all of the characters, they were so relatable and it felt like I was reading about friends at times. There is one thing for sure with this book it definitely left me smiling once I had finished.
This is definitely a book you can settle down with on a summer evening and enjoy – it is one that I would highly recommend!

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Tickety Tock (Wicked Warriors MC Arizona Chapter) by Manda Mellett – Review by Katie Matthews

Tickety Tock: Wicked Warriors MC Arizona ChapterTickety Tock: Wicked Warriors MC Arizona Chapter by Manda Mellett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Another new book from this amazing author and again another 5 star read. I absolutely loved this book and I loved that it was a bit different from her other reads but also equally as fantastic. I was hooked from beginning to end. I think this is definitely up there with my favourite books from her – I just fell in love with the main characters straight away. They had this raw real feeling to them that made them really relatable – I especially loved Dwarf! I loved the eerie feeling this story had and there were definitely times where the hairs were standing up on my arms and I got goosebumps – this is something I’ve never had from this author before proving that she can write more than just MC novels!

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