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Out of the Box Collection by Jennifer Theriot – Review by Katie Matthews

Out of the Box CollectionOut of the Box Collection by Jennifer Theriot
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

Out of the Box Collection was a wonderful set of stories by an author whose books I absolutely love reading! Every single book had me hooked from the beginning and I fell in love with all of the characters. The way in which the author wrote about these characters made me truly feel that I was a part of their story, feeling all the emotions that they did. The realistic feel that they had been given again helped me become fully invested in what was happening in their lives. I thought that this series was particularly well written and probably my favourite stories by this author so far. They are the kind of the stories that after you have finished reading them they make you think about what you have read, for me this shows that the author has really allowed me to connect with the characters. The storyline was captivating, I found myself turning the ages quicker and quicker just so I could find out what was going to happen next and I loved that being a box set I was able to go straight from book to book without having to wait!
Overall a truly fantastic series, one that I thoroughly enjoyed! I cannot recommend it enough and I am definitely looking forward to reading more from this author again in the future!

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Minx by Maggie Adams – Review by Katie Matthews

MINXMINX by Maggie Adams
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

Minx was a wonderful read by Maggie Adams and is also the first book that I have read by this author. The first thing that really made me want to read this book was the blurb, it was interesting enough to make me want to read about Miranda, the main characters but vague enough that I wasn’t quite sure what the story would be about so it was kind of like going in blind! I liked that I had no expectations about what was going to happen. I ended up loving Miranda! She was such a fantastic character to read about. She was so genuine and relatable – there were so many times when I just got what she was going through. I loved seeing her character evolve as the story progressed and I could definitely read more stories about her, I kind of felt there was so much more for her after the story finished.
I absolutely 100% recommend this story and I am looking forward to reading more from this author again in the future.

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BECKONED, Part 6: Adrift in New Zealand by Aviva Vaughn – Review by Katie Matthews

BECKONED, Part 6: Adrift in New ZealandBECKONED, Part 6: Adrift in New Zealand by Aviva Vaughn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

I cannot believe that the final book in this series is finally here! I almost didn’t want to read because I have been on such an amazing journey with these characters that I didn’t want it to end but the author absolutely did an amazing job with this final book and it is probably my favourite form the series! It was everything I expected and more! I have been on a worldwide adventure with this author and her characters without even leaving my house! Her writing is truly outstanding – every sound, smell, place of interest is described in such detail that I really do feel like I have experienced some of these places for real. Beautiful stories with amazing characters! I loved that even after book 6 the author still surprised me with what happened! Soren really came into his own in this story and it reminded me why I loved him so much in previous books!
I think that it is really important that these books are read in order and I don’t think readers would be disappointed at all! I have absolutely loved this series and I would recommend it in a heartbeat! This series may be over but I cannot wait to see what there might be to come from this author in the future!

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Perfectly Played by Holly Kerr – Review by Katie Matthews

Perfectly PlayedPerfectly Played by Holly Kerr
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

I really enjoyed this story! I thought that it was a well written and easy to read story that kept my attention from beginning to end. I liked that the author told the story in the 1st person and used multiple points of view – I always find that makes me feel much more engaged with the characters and it helps to know what they are both thinking at times!
The characters Flora and Dean were both lovely characters and it they were really refreshing to read about. They had a great chemistry and it seemed really genuine. There was a quite a bit of drama between the two of them and a lot of miscommunication but I enjoyed that about the story, I found myself invested in their story and I was definitely rooting for them the whole way through!
Overall a good read that I would highly recommend!

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MaddJax Series, Boxed Series Set, Book One & Book Two: A Second Chance Stepbrother/co-CEO Romance by Deborah Ann – Review by Katie Matthews

MaddJax Series, Boxed Series Set, Book One & Book TwoMaddJax Series, Boxed Series Set, Book One & Book Two by Deborah Ann
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

I have read a couple of books by this author previously which were fantastic reads so I was really looking forward to settling down with this box set and it absolutely did not disappoint at all! From the beginning of the first book to the end of the second I was completely hooked!
I am a fan of forbidden romance stories however not always a fan of step-sibling romances but the two main characters had a history before their parents married and I could really tell that this connection, nestled amongst a lot of angst, drama and a few twists and turns, was genuine and there was a huge amount of chemistry between them.
I liked Maddison – even if she did frustrate me a little at times! She certainly had a stubborn streak and that’s for sure!! And because of that stubborn streak she desperately tried to hide her desire for Jaxon! I can also understand some of this stubbornness and actually felt it was more a defence mechanism as she was guarding her heart from being hurt again.
Jaxon was everything I love in a male main character! He was sexy, charming and I fell for him straight away!
I loved both of these stories and cannot recommend them enough! It was great to go straight from book 1 to book 2 and not have the gap of waiting to find out what was going to happen!
I am definitely looking forward to more from Deborah Ann again in the future!!

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Unraveled by Aubrey Bondurant – Review by Katie Matthews

UnraveledUnraveled by Aubrey Bondurant
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

I have read almost every book that this author has written so I was really excited to find out she had a new standalone coming out and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it and as I expected it didn’t disappoint at all!
Unraveled had everything I love in a book in it – romance, humour, emotion and more! I was hooked from the very beginning and I didn’t put it down until I had read that very last word. Ms Bondurant has such an easy going writing style that it is so easy to fall into her books, her characters are easy to fall in love with and I absolutely fell in love with Layla and Kellan. Their story was such an emotional one and I truly took them both into my heart.
I really don’t want to give away too much of the story in this review so all I can really say is you should absolutely one click this book today – I don’t think you will be disappointed at all. Ms Bondurant has weaved a beautiful tale with two equally as beautiful characters!
As always I am looking forward to reading more from this author again in the future!

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Beachcomber Enemy: a Romantic Thriller (Beachcomber Investigations Book 10) by Stephanie Queen – Review by Katie Matthews

Beachcomber EnemyBeachcomber Enemy by Stephanie Queen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

Beachcomber Enemy is yet again another action packed and entertaining read by Stephanie Queen. I honestly though after all these books I might be a little fed up of Shana and Dane but absolutely not! I absolutely adore these two characters and everything that goes on in their lives! I think the author does an amazing job in creating different stories for them in each book and she absolutely still has my 100% attention! I feel like I saw a different side to Dane in this story too which was great it clearly shows that even now the characters are continually developing and I’m still learning about them. Alongside Shana and Dane there were some great secondary characters, especially Ronnie! It was nice to see how his character had developed form the last time he appeared in a story!
I am definitely looking forward to reading more from Stephanie Queen again in the future!

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Winging It (Destiny Rules Series Book 1) by Lisa Gail Green – Review by Katie Matthews

Winging It (Destiny Rules Series Book 1)Winging It by Lisa Gail Green
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

Winging It was such a wonderful and entertaining read – I absolutely loved every minute of it! The author had created a relay magical feel to the story and I loved her world building. Her writing style was very creative and at times it felt like I was watching what I was reading. The pace of the story was really good, fast enough that I didn’t get bored but not too fast that it felt rushed. I thought that Zach was a great character, he felt really relatable and typical for his age! It did give the story this realistic feel at times with how the author had thought and developed Zach as a character.
I can see this story being enjoyed by both YA and other readers alike – I think there is something for everybody and it is a story that I highly recommend! I am really looking forward to reading the next book in the series!

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Crafting Love (Wine & Furniture Series Book 1) by A.E. Gamrat – Review by Katie Matthews

Crafting LoveCrafting Love by A.E. Gamrat
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

Crafting Love was another very enjoyable read by an author who I really love! I definitely think that this is my favourite story by this author so far, I instantly fell in love with the characters and the storyline was so refreshing to read. I really liked how easy it was to connect with Kelly; she had such a realistic feel about her and I kind of felt like I knew her in a strange way. I’ve got to be honest who wouldn’t want a Kirk in their life! He was just the best! I loved everything about him! I thought that Kelly and Kirk made the cutest couple ever! I was rooting for them the whole way through!
I am really looking forward to seeing what is to come from this series – I am sure that it is going to be one to read!
Crafting Love was a really sweet and entertaining read and one that I highly recommend! I enjoyed every minute of it!

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Evolution: Awakening (An Ash Kyndal Novel) by Hope Anika – Review by Katie Matthews

Evolution: AwakeningEvolution: Awakening by Hope Anika
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

When I first read the blurb for this book I wasn’t entirely sure I was going to enjoy it but oh my gosh I am so, so glad that I decided to read it because it was such an exciting, intriguing and captivating read. The authors writing style was very creative and it didn’t take me long to become fully absorbed into what I was reading and I was hooked from beginning to end. This was a great introduction to Hope Anika as an author! The pace and flow of the story was great and I loved reading about the characters. They all had their role to play in the storyline and I enjoyed piecing everything together. The story was unpredictable and this made it even more exciting to read.
I think this book was a really interesting start to this series and I am looking forward to see where it goes! Evolution: Awakening was a great read and one that I highly recommend!

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