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BELOVED (21st Century Courtesan Book #3) by Pamela DuMond – Review by Katie Matthews

BELOVED (21st Century Courtesan, #3)BELOVED by Pamela DuMond
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

I have been waiting for the release of this book so I was really excited to finally read it and it was absolutely worth the wait! I have absolutely LOVED this series so far and the author blew me away with the third book BELOVED!! It was everything I wanted and more! I was hooked from beginning to end and I couldn’t put it down. I love the darker side of romance and this book definitely fulfilled that for me! The characters were great; I loved Evie and her potential suitors! Even I didn’t know which one I wanted for her! There were some great twists; some great romance and some even better steamy scenes!!
I absolutely cannot wait for the next book in this series! I have a feeling it’s going to be a good one! I 100% recommend BELOVED and the 21st Century Courtesan series! The books are dark and gritty and absolutely fantastic reads!!

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Journeys Through SpaceTime (Journeys Through Book 1) by James Talisman – Review by Katie Matthews

Journeys Through SpaceTimeJourneys Through SpaceTime by James Talisman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

Journeys Through Spacetime was such a fantastic read! I was instantly pulled into the story through the author’s imaginative ad creative writing style. This is the author’s debut novel and I am really looking forward to seeing where he takes this series. The storyline is complex but I really found that I was able to become fully absorbed into what I was reading. I’m not usually a fan of sci-fi stories but I did actually really enjoy this one and I am definitely looking forward to reading more!
The characters in the story were really interesting to read about, and being told form multiple points of view enabled me to begin to understand the role each of them played in the story. The story as whole was beautifully detailed and I could definitely tell how much work the author had out into the story.
As I said earlier I am really looking forward to the next book in the series and I would absolutely recommend this book to other readers!

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The Istanbul Conspiracy (Code Raven Book 7) by Lynda Filler – Review by Katie Matthews

The Istanbul Conspiracy (Code Raven #7)The Istanbul Conspiracy by Lynda Filler
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

This was an awesome read! I was hooked from beginning to end! It was full of action and everything I’ve come to love from this author! It was really well written and I think probably my favourite from this series to date! I loved reading along with the Raven Group to see just if they could work out what had happened – I was left guessing on many occasions and I loved that the author was able to put in so many twists and turns! I liked that the story was told from multiple points of view. I loved seeing the characters from previous stories back again and I guess this could be read as a standalone I 100% recommend reading the whole series! Its jam packed full of action with fantastic characters!

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Jake Wolfe Series Bundle Box Set: (Books 1-2-3) Vigilante Justice Thriller Series by Mark Nolan – Review by Katie Matthews

Jake Wolfe Series Bundle Box Set (Jake Wolfe #1-3)Jake Wolfe Series Bundle Box Set by Mark Nolan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

This is a fantastic collection of stories – I love Jake I think he is an awesome lead character, he is a determined person and very meticulous in what he does. I love his ‘relationship’ with Cody! I love the way people form such close bonds with their dogs. The author has created such a multi-dimensional story that I just couldn’t put it down; he kept me guessing the whole way through with his rich detailed writing full of twists and turns. The multiple points of view in the story give for a full rounded read and the characters, as expected, were well developed.
Each of the books in this box set see’s Jake (and not forgetting Cody) tackle some interesting cases! They are all definitely worth a read!

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Set it Free (Fallen Eagles MC Book 3) by T. Birmingham – Review by Katie Matthews

Set it Free (Fallen Eagles MC Book 3)Set it Free by T. Birmingham
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

This book was amazing!!!! I love this author and everything of hers that I have read so far – I was really excited to get my hands on this, the third book in the Fallen Eagles MC series. I will say that unlike the others in the series this book took a little longer to get into, the author definitely made me work for it but I LOVED that about it and it was definitely a little more emotional than I was anticipating – I shed a few tears along the way! I was so deeply connected with the characters, especially Spring, that I was living the story along with them. I laughed with them and I 100% cried with them! I desperately wanted Spring to see how much Callum/Casper wanted to be there for her!
This series, I think, has to be one of my favourite MC series and I would definitely recommend it to readers who love this genre! You won’t be disappointed if you one click this book and series today!

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Second Chance (The Flowers in December Trilogy, book 3) by Jane Suen – Review by Katie Matthews

Second Chance (Flowers in December #3)Second Chance by Jane Suen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

After reading the other books in this trilogy I have been waiting to get my hands on the final instalment and I wasn’t disappointed at all! I absolutely love the characters and have enjoyed following their lives. I think this has to be my favourite from the set; I love Connor and everything that he has been through. He is genuinely a lovely character and I definitely wouldn’t complain if I had a Connor in my life! As with the other books this might be a short story but it’s definitely not short on the detail! I was engaged form beginning to end and I 100% recommend it! I love Ms Suen’s writing style, she always engages me and I find her books a pleasure to read.
Second Chance could be read as a standalone but I would highly recommend reading them in order – you won’t be disappointed! I look forward to reading more from Ms Suen again in the future!

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The Fat Girl’s Guide to Loving Your Body by K.L. Montgomery – Review by Katie Matthews

The Fat Girl's Guide to Loving Your BodyThe Fat Girl’s Guide to Loving Your Body by K.L. Montgomery
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

This book was a joy to read, I absolutely loved it! I love Ms Montgomery anyway she is one of my favourite authors and I have read many of her books but this one was different in that it was like delving into someone else’s life who you have never met personally and thinking about how much you actually have in common. There were things in this book that I have probably said and felt on a daily basis. I loved the way the authors amazing writing style came across even in something that is so different to her normal books – I am so glad I chose to start my 2020 reading journey with this one! There were definitely some great inspirational quotes in this book that I will use from now on!
I 100% recommend this book – it really is a brilliant read and definitely not one you will be disappointed with!

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The Ash Park Series Boxed Set (Books 1-3) by Meghan O’Flynn – Review by Katie Matthews

The Ash Park Series Box Set (Books 1-3): Famished, Conviction, and RepressedThe Ash Park Series Box Set (Books 1-3): Famished, Conviction, and Repressed by Meghan O’Flynn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4 stars

This box set includes the first 3 books in the wonderfully dark and twisted Ash Park series and what a collection of books it is! I really enjoyed all three of the books in this set; they were all exciting, dark and gripping reads! I am certainly looking forward to the next books to come!
I loved Meghan O’Flynn’s writing style; she had me on the edge of my seat on more than one occasion!
The three books in this box set are Famished, Conviction and Repressed.

Famished

This was such an intriguing read, a little out of my usual comfort zone but I found myself captivated about what was going on and trying to guess what was going to happen. I really have to applaud the author for her eerie writing, the hairs stood up on my arms a few times whilst I was reading. Not being my usual kind of read mean that I hadn’t quite guessed the ending but I don’t think I would have anyway – the ending was brilliant and totally unexpected. The author did a great job of keeping everything hidden until the right time. It did take me a little bit of time to get used to who was speaking during the story as it is written from different ones however it is well worth staying with it.

Conviction
The story was well written and full of excitement and action. I love that the storyline is both complex but easy to follow and the characters are compelling and captivating. I liked Shannon I thought she was a very strong female lead.

Repressed
Wow, what a read! I think I am still trying to process most of the book – I’m definitely glad I read it in the day!! It was dark, gritty and whilst I don’t condone the things that happen in the story it is after all a story, and one that was very well written. The book honestly left me on the edge of my seat on more than one occasion and I did have to put it down a few times to gather my thoughts! The characters were complex, Morrison and Petrosky worked well together.
I thought that the story was well paced and it was extremely well written. It’s definitely not for the faint-hearted but the author has done an amazing job with telling such a twisted story that absolutely captivated me from beginning to end. The action never stops and I couldn’t turn the pages quick enough so I could see what was going to happen.

A fantastic box set and one that I highly recommend!

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Somebody in the Neighborhood by Judy Moore – Review by Katie Matthews

Somebody in the NeighborhoodSomebody in the Neighborhood by Judy Moore
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

I have read a few books by this author now and I know that I am going to be in for an intriguing read and Somebody in the Neighbourhood was no exception. I was engaged form the very beginning until the end. There was a great level of suspense that ran through the book and I loved guessing what was going to happen. Ms Moore always manages to keep me guessing throughout her stories with some great twists and turns. I really liked Dawn – the main character in the story – she was determined to find out what had happened to her aunt. Alongside Dawn were some great secondary characters that I felt really added something to the story – they were all really well developed.
I would highly recommend Somebody in the Neighbourhood to anyone who loves a good crime story – I definitely don’t think you will be disappointed!

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Singles and Other Singularities (The woman Scientist Trilogy 2 – The Italian Saga Book 8) by Gaia B Amman – Review by Katie Matthews

Singles...And Other SingularitiesSingles…And Other Singularities by Gaia B. Amman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

I really enjoy reading stories by this author; she never fails to pull me into whatever I am reading. She has a really nice, relaxed writing style. I think because the subject of the story was so close to my heart I found I was really invested in what I was reading. I loved the humour side to the story it sliced through some of the more serious parts and really lifted what I was reading and made it more entertaining. I really like Leda so I was really looking forward to reading more about her, I admire her drive to succeed in her career but I also deep down really want her to find love and have a good work/life balance – I think she is genuinely a lovely person.
An entertaining story that I really enjoyed! As always I look forward to reading more from this author again in the future.

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