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Fire & Ice (Spicetopia #3) by Phoebe Alexander – Review by Katie Matthews

Fire & Ice (Spicetopia #3)Fire & Ice by Phoebe Alexander
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

This series just continues to get better and better, I thought I loved book 1 (which I did by the way) and then book 2 came along, I thought that was my favourite and then along comes book 3 and Ms Alexander has just taken the series to another level! I was hooked from beginning to end – I loved every single thing about it. I loved the mystery that the author threw into this one alongside the ever present steaminess between the characters! I LOVED Neve and Enya! They definitely loved to hate each other! They had a great relationship going on between them even if it wasn’t always plain sailing between them! I loved guessing what was going to happen in this story when the grand opening of Spicetopia is seemingly being sabotaged!
I am so excited to read the next book in the series – I cannot wait to get my hands on it! Fire & Ice is a 100% one click recommendation from me!!!

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From The Ashes: a gripping psychological thriller (Ashes to Ashes Book 3) by Rowena Holloway – Review by Katie Matthews

From The Ashes (Ashes to Ashes, #3)From The Ashes by Rowena Holloway
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

From the Ashes is the third and final book in the Ashes to Ashes series and was an amazing read! The action begins right from the get go and it definitely doesn’t stop until the very end. I would absolutely recommend reading this series in order to fully appreciate it. I love this authors writing, she is able to drag me into her stories straight away – she has a thrilling writing style that keeps my interest throughout. I have to say, I think this book may be my favourite from the series, I loved the first two but Ms Holloway definitely took this thrilling read to the next level. There were some great twists and turns in the story and I loved that I was kept guessing from beginning to end. I have loved reading about Charlotte in this series, she is a fantastic character!
This really has been a wonderful series and one that I highly recommend reading! I look forward to reading more from this author again in the future!

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My Life Series: Prequel to The Brothers of Camelot by Necie Navone – Review by Katie Matthews

My Life Series: Box Set: Prequel to Brothers of CamelotMy Life Series: Box Set: Prequel to Brothers of Camelot by Necie Navone
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

A fantastic 5 star box set that I highly recommend! The three stories included are My Hidden Life, My Tragic Life and My Free Life!

My Hidden Life
This really was a beautifully written story. This is the second book that I have read by this author but this first in this prequel series to the Brothers of Camelot. I really enjoyed reading Alessandro’s story even it was emotional at times. I enjoyed reading her journey of how she became the woman I read about in The Only One. The author’s detailed writing enabled me to be fully invested in the story. I am really looking forward to the next one in the series to find out more about these great characters!

My Tragic Life
! I was so happy that the book did not disappoint! I really, really enjoyed it and again the author dragged me into the story straight away. This book should definitely be read after book 1 as it is a continuation and begins around 9 months after the incredible ending that the author left us with.
Again I was captivated be Alessandra’s story and it is hard to remember sometimes, because of the life she’s lived and is still living, that she is still only a teenager. The story is a great mix of coming of age situation interspersed with violence – there certainly are twists and turns on every page which kept me riveted from the beginning to the end.
Alessandra is a fantastic character and I am really enjoying her story and seeing her grow up – she is mature far beyond her years and I think as she gets older she really will be a force to be reckoned with! I cannot wait to see what will happen in the next book!!

My Free Life
And so we have the final book in the trilogy of the prequel series to The Brothers of Camelot series and what a final book it is! I have loved this trilogy – I’ve never read a prequel trilogy before and I thought it was such a fantastic idea by the author. Not only do I feel like I know the characters inside out but I am totally ready to carry on with the next part! I love this author’s writing style; she has totally captured my attention with her beautiful writing. Her characters are well thought out and progress so well over the story – especially Aless, I feel like I have grown up with her from the very beginning. I have seen her progress from a child to an almost warrior princess! She is a fantastic character and I love her!
The story is full of action and turn the pages fast enough! I highly recommend this book and the series needs to be read in order!!

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The Fisher Men On the X (Fisher Men Book III) by Rebel Nicks O’Dey – Review by Katie Matthews

Fisher Men On the X (Book III)Fisher Men On the X by Rebel Nicks O’Dey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

I am absolutely loving this series and have been really looking forward to reading the third instalment and I wasn’t disappointed at all! Becca really was a wonderful character to read about and I loved getting to know her and I’m not sure she was what I was expecting but she definitely surpassed the things I thought about her at the beginning of the story! I loved Zack and the two of them together were just adorable! I loved the connection that they had and it was clear that even an extended period apart didn’t dampen down the genuine connection that was there between them. There was a lot of emotion in the story and I definitely was there right with the characters at times! This definitely was a great addition to the Fisher Men series and one that I highly recommend!

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SAN DIEGO DEAD (Jake Wolfe Series Book 4) by Mark Nolan – Review by Katie Matthews

San Diego Dead (Jake Wolfe #4)San Diego Dead by Mark Nolan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

San Diego Dead was an action packed story from beginning to end and whilst this isn’t my usual genre to read I have to say I have really enjoyed this series and would highly recommend it to others. The action begins straight away and I find that I am completely hooked on what I am reading. The multiple points of view in the story mean that as a reader I feel like I am truly absorbed by the story. I have to say Cody is just adorable! I love that he is included in the story so much – makes it fun to read amongst the drama and action of Jack’s life! Jack is still as great as always – there is just something about him that draws me to him, I think it’s his dedication to his job and his protectiveness of the people he cares about (not forgetting Cody of course!!)
I look forward to more from this author again in the future!

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Hitting The High Note (A Four Horsemen Novel Book 3) by C A King – Review by Katie Matthews

Hitting The High Note (A Four Horsemen Novel Book 3)Hitting The High Note by C.A. King
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

Amazing!!!! I have really been enjoying this series and getting to know all of the horsemen so I was looking forward to Uriel’s story and I was absolutely blown away by it and I have to say this is definitely my favourite so far! The author really did an amazing job with this new instalment – I really was hooked from beginning to end. There were some extremely unexpected twists and even now I keep thinking back and how I honestly just did not see some of the things coming at all! The book is very cleverly written! I loved Uriel, I don’t think he was what I was quite expecting to be honest and Bekka was a surprise also! I loved getting to know their characters.
I am so, so excited to see where Ms King is going to take book 4 in the series – I cannot wait! Her writing is so vividly detailed that her books are a real pleasure to read at all times! I 100% recommend this book and the series as a whole!

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Devil’s Dilemma: Satan’s Devils MC (Colorado Chapter #4) by Manda Mellett – Review by Katie Matthews

Devil's Dilemma (Satan's Devils MC Colorado Chapter #4)Devil’s Dilemma by Manda Mellett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

Yet again another 5 star read from this amazingly talented author! I am absolutely loving this series so far and Devil’s Dilemma was a fantastic addition to it. As always I was completely hooked into what I was reading from beginning to end. I adored Melissa! She was totally a character I could relate too – I thought she was so genuine and real that I really did feel a connection with her and when things were hard for her I felt every single emotion that she did. I loved Pyro! He was such a lovely character! He had a genuine personality and connection it Melissa – he really wanted to be there for her and help her. I really liked the slower pace to this story as I felt like I suited the characters more, especially for Melissa’s character – she was unsure of herself and had low self-confidence so rushing into certain situations really wouldn’t have worked for her.
As always I look forward to more from this author again in the future!

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Protecting His Heart: a Lawson Family Novel (Lawson Family Series Book 2) by Tracey Cramer-Kelly – Review by Katie Matthews

Protecting His Heart (Lawson Family, #2)Protecting His Heart by Tracey Cramer-Kelly
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

Oh how I loved this story! I was completely hooked from the very beginning and it definitely gave me all the feels whilst I was reading. I have read a few books by this author now and I definitely think that this one was my absolute favourite so far! The characters were just so well thought out and so realistic, I could honestly imagine what was happening whilst I was reading. I felt really involved in their lives as a reader and because of that I felt this deeper connection with them. I loved Rachel and I really did feel for her and the dilemma she faced – what she wanted and her reality really were two different things. I loved Ian – he was so dreamy but his past had me in tears at times! Although Rachel was with Josh I was 100% behind her and Ian being together – I thought they would make THE perfect couple!!
I cannot recommend this story enough – especially if you are looking for one that will give you all the feels and bring out your emotions whilst reading! I can’t wait to read more from this author again in the future!

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Elemental Fae Academy (Elemental Fae Academy Book 2) by Lexi C. Foss & J.R. Thorn – Review by Katie Matthews

Elemental Fae Academy: Book Two (Elemental Fae Academy #2)Elemental Fae Academy: Book Two by Lexi C. Foss
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

Ever since reading the first book in the series I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the next book (especially after the authors left us on one mighty cliff-hanger) and wow it was totally worth the wait! The authors absolutely took it up a level with the continuation of this series – I was glued to the book from beginning to end. The book begins right where book 1 left off and we are thrown right back in to the action of who had kidnapped Exos! I am trying to decide whether I have the right to be jealous of Claire in this book – I mean she is in a fairly dangerous kind of situation but oh my gosh look who she has protecting her!! Just one of them protecting you would be enough but 5 of them!! And they are all HOT!!! I just love the relationship between them all I find it really interesting! I loved that in this book we got to see more of the secondary characters from book 1 – and they are certainly worth getting to know!
Although this book didn’t end on the cliff-hanger book 1 did I am so excited to read book 3! I cannot wait to see what happens!
Again the writing in this book was seamless you do completely forget that it is two authors writing together – their writing style complement each other perfectly! This is definitely a series that shouldn’t be missed!

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A Dark Sparrow Box Set (Dark Sparrow Series Books 1-3) by India Kells – Review by Katie Matthews

A Dark Sparrow Box Set - Books 1-3A Dark Sparrow Box Set – Books 1-3 by India Kells
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

This was an AMAZING box set!! I absolutely loved everything about it! The authors writing was phenomenal and each story was a 5 star read for me! The box set included Lost Bastard, Cold Bastard and Wild Bastard – these are the first three books in the Dark Sparrow series and are well worth a read! The series features 6 brothers and if the first three are anything to go by I cannot wait to meet the next three! It’s difficult to choose a favourite book from this box set as each brother has their own story to tell but if I really had to choose one then I think probably Cold Bastard – there was just something about this story which really pulled me in – it was a little more complex than the other two so I think I was really invested in what was happening and had to work a little harder to fully get to know the characters!
This really is an amazing box set that I 100% recommend! I am really looking forward to more to come from this series!

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