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The Slaughter of Leith Hall by Lexie Conyngham – Review by Katie Matthews

The Slaughter of Leith HallThe Slaughter of Leith Hall by Lexie Conyngham
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

I really like historical romance so I thought I would go out of my comfort zone and try a historical mystery book and I have to say I really enjoyed it. Whilst it did take a little time to get into the story was richly detailed and well written. I have read work by the author previously so it was good to read something by her again. I really enjoyed the setting of the story and enjoyed the history that the author brought to the book. The characters were great to read about; in fact it was an enjoyable read overall and definitely one that I would recommend.

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Confidentiality (Scope of Practice Book 2) by Jessica Aiken-Hall – Review by Katie Matthews

Confidentiality (Scope of Practice Book 2)Confidentiality by Jessica Aiken-Hall
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

After finishing the first book in this series I was eagerly awaiting the second and was so glad I didn’t have to wait long! I completely devoured this book in one sitting and was on the edge of my seat the whole way through. I didn’t know what to expect after book 1 but I can honestly say that the authors writing continued to be amazing throughout the second book too. I was looking forward to see how Val was doing in her life and how she was doing with her dream of normality but I should have known to expect some great twists and turns and my gosh there were definitely plenty of those in this gripping story!
The story was full of action and a storyline that kept me guessing throughout! A fantastic second novel in this series and one that I highly recommend! This is definitely an author I am going to be looking out for!!

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Blessed: The Academy of Seraph by Brandi Elledge – Review by Katie Matthews

Blessed: Academy of the SeraphBlessed: Academy of the Seraph by Brandi Elledge
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

Sometimes you pick up a book not knowing what to expect and it completely takes your breath away and this is exactly what happened with this story by Ms Elledge. I like YA books because find them nice and easy to follow and they always seems to have a good storyline that’s not overly complicated and it’s always nice to just pick up a book and get lost in what you’re reading for a while. This is exactly what happened to me in this book – in fact I got even more than I anticipated! The storyline was deep and the authors’ writing was beautifully detailed. I loved the characters, especially Gabriella! I was completely captivated by this fantasy world of angels, demons and so much more! I was definitely kept on the edge of my seat that’s for sure and I cannot wait for the next book to find out what happens!

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Center of Gravity (An Ice Tigers Hockey Romance Book 2) by Isabella Cassazza – Review by Katie Matthews

Center of Gravity (Ice Tigers #2)Center of Gravity by Isabella Cassazza
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

I love a good sports romance and it’s been a while since I read one so when I came across this book I liked the sound of the synopsis so decided to give it a go. The author is new to me also and I wasn’t disappointed at all. I t had everything that I love in a sports romance, a nice storyline, great characters a bit of angst and more. I really liked Emilia, she tried so hard to get her Grandfathers approval but nothing seemed enough. I did really feel for her at times. I really loved the setting for the story too, I love Italy and I love stories set there, I’m sure sometimes just stories just being set there makes them even more romantic!
Even though this is the second book in the series it can be read as a standalone which I did, I however definitely want to read the first book now! A great read that I highly recommend!

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Boundaries (Scope of Practice Book 1) by Jessica Aiken-Hall – Review by Katie Matthews

Boundaries (Scope of Practice, #1)Boundaries by Jessica Aiken-Hall
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

What a twisty, mysterious, thrilling read this was! I was intrigued by the synopsis for the story so I was looking forward to seeing how the story would play out and I have to say, although not my genre of choice, I was completely hooked by what I was reading. The story had quite a slow pace but I think that definitely helped build tension and towards what was happening in the story. The mental health aspects of the story were well written in my opinion and the authors detailed writing definitely helped me imagine what was going on. I liked that I had to get to know Valerie; she wasn’t your typical social worker. I enjoyed getting to know her as the story progressed! I am definitely looking forward to the next book in the series!

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In The Arms of Morpheus: A Speculative Romance (Antiheroes Series Book 2) by Gaia B Amman – Review by Katie Matthews

In the Arms of Morpheus, a Speculative Romance (Antiheroes, #2)In the Arms of Morpheus, a Speculative Romance by Gaia B. Amman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

I have been really fortunate to have read a few books by this author now, I absolutely love her work. Her writing is a true pleasure to read and I find that it never takes me long to read one her wonderfully detailed stories. I really enjoyed the first book in this series so I couldn’t wait for this one and it didn’t disappoint. Again I was transported into a science fiction type mythology world. I really liked the characters Tasha and Josh – they were likeable and I liked the connection that they had with each other. They had a nice chemistry between them that felt genuine. As I’ve come to expect from this author the story was richly detailed and I could easily imagine what I was reading.

As always I 100% recommend this author – her writing is fantastic and In the Arms of Morpheus was no exception.

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TWO HEARTS UNSPOKEN TARGETS (Two Hearts Wounded Warrior Romance Book 11) by Tamara Ferguson – Review by Katie Matthews

TWO HEARTS UNSPOKEN TARGETS (Two Hearts Wounded Warrior Romance Book 11)TWO HEARTS UNSPOKEN TARGETS by Tamara Ferguson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

So you would think after 11 books in this series I would be getting fed up but I am not – not one bit! I absolutely LOVE this series, the authors beautiful writing is a huge part of that. I just adore the characters she creates; they are so wonderful to read about. Each story in this series is completely different even though they are based around the same thing. I just loved Elizabeth and Zack! Right from the beginning I just knew that this story would pull at my heartstrings – and it did. For me the author did an amazing job with Kyle’s character (Beth’s son) I think it’s easy for author’s to be stereotypical when writing about disabilities or mental health for example but this author never does. Zach’s character was not what I was expecting but I loved him so much and could really feel how he was feeling at times.
Yet again Ms Ferguson has written another wonderful story and I 100% recommend it as I do with all of her amazing work!

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Virtually Gone (High-Tech Crime Solvers Book 6) by Jacquie Biggar – Review by Katie Matthews

Virtually Gone (High-Tech Crime Solvers #6)Virtually Gone by Jacquie Biggar
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

I’ve read a few books by this author now usually in anthologies and I always really enjoy what she writes so I was looking forward to reading this one and overall I really enjoyed it. It did take me a little time to get into the story but I fully expected that having not read any of the series previously. I thought the story had a great pace and flow to it, my interest was held from beginning to end. I loved that the plot was concealed to the very end and I enjoyed that Ms Biggar kept me guessing from page to page what was going to happen. The characters of Julie and Matthew were really interesting to read about!
I highly recommend the story and look forward to reading more from Ms Biggar in the future.

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The Traveler: Chimera Revolution (The Book of Eleanor 2) by Shannon Nemechek – Review by Katie Matthews

The Traveler: Chimera Revolution (The Book of Eleanor 2)The Traveler: Chimera Revolution by Shannon Nemechek
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

I haven’t read the first book in the series and I was a little worried that I would be completely lost but actually I was dragged into the story straight away and whilst reading book 1 would have given me answers to some of my questions I absolutely loved what I read. I love historical stories but I’m quite new to the time travel genre and I have to say this author has me hooked on it now! I was captivated by the author’s wonderful writing, full of great descriptive language and fantastic characters.
I am definitely going to read book 1 now and I am very excited to read book 3!! The Traveler is highly recommended!!

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Help Me, Harry by Mya O’Malley – Review by Katie Matthews

Help Me Harry (Collection: Sun, Sand & A Ring On My Hand Book 2)Help Me Harry by Mya O’Malley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

I love this author so much, I love that whatever she writes is just wonderful to read. She plans her characters so well and makes them so connectable to the reader. Her writing is so easy to read, I just know when I pick up one of her books I am going to enjoy it and I definitely enjoyed Help Me, Harry. As soon as I started reading about Cassie and Harry I fell in love, they were both genuine characters that I couldn’t help but care about and want the best for them. The first meeting between the two of them I could feel the connection that they had, it did seem really honest and genuine. I thought that they would be perfect for each other. I could tell Harry desperately wanted to shake his player past to convince and show Cassie that he could be the man for her!
A wonderful romance read that I thoroughly enjoyed! As always I look forward to more from this talented author!

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