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Forbidden (Tales of Passion, Lust & Betrayal Vol. 1) by Autumn Sand – Review by Katie Matthews

ForbiddenForbidden by Autumn Sand
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

Autumn Sand is one of my all-time favourite authors, I think I have read and loved every book that she has written so I was really excited to get started on her new release Forbidden! And as expected I was not disappointed at all – it was a short and sexy read which had me hooked from the very beginning. I think I was hooked from the moment I read the blurb! I loved the way the author decided to write this story it was really refreshing actually to read something structured differently. Her descriptive language was good and not too over the top for an erotic read! It definitely made you want to keep reading to find out just what is behind those doors that’s for sure!
Overall another fantastic read from this author and one that I would highly recommend! It is an erotic novel so I think readers definitely need to remember that when thinking about whether to read or not!

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Elemental Fae Academy (Elemental Fae Academy Book 1) by Lexi C. Foss & J.R. Thorn – Review by Katie Matthews

Elemental Fae Academy (Elemental Fae Academy, #1)Elemental Fae Academy by Lexi C. Foss
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

I loved this story so much! When I first read the blurb I wasn’t quite sure, reverse harem stories are quite new to me but I do love Lexi Foss and have read many of her books so I knew I needed to give it a go and I am so glad that I did!! J R Thorn is a new to me author so I was really excited to read something by her also! I loved that the authors writing styles complemented each other so well – I have no idea which author wrote what everything just blended together seamlessly. I honestly loved every second of it! I loved Claire, I thought that she was a great character, full of sassiness which I loved especially when faced with everything that she has been faced with. I can only imagine her decisions when faced with Exos and Titus! Oh my gosh they are both off the charts hot!!!! Titus was easier to like straight away, he had this warmth and kindness to him and he instantly made Claire feel at ease, whereas Exos made me work to like him – he wasn’t warm like Titus but he had something about him that drew me to him straight away! I loved them both! I am really excited to read the next two books in the trilogy and get to know some of the other secondary characters more!

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Virtue & Vice (Spicetopia #2) by Phoebe Alexander – Review by Katie Matthews

Virtue & Vice (Spicetopia Book 2)Virtue & Vice by Phoebe Alexander
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

I have been patiently (or not so patiently) waiting for this book to come out after reading book 1 in the series Sugar & Spice and it absolutely didn’t disappoint – not that I thought it would at all. I was so excited to see where the author was going to take the story and whilst I secretly wanted more of Cy and Jolie I was looking forward to meeting Moon and Katja after their brief introduction at the end of book 1. I loved the friendship that had formed between this couple over their shared idea of opening an adult themed theme park. As I have come to expect from this author there were some very spicy scenes between the characters but I love how well she writes these, they are never tacky or over the top – just enough to get the temperature rising!!
I can’t wait to read the rest of the series as it is released and highly recommend Virtue & Vice as an exciting and steamy read!

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Miami Days, Havana Nights by Linda Bennett Pennell – Review by Katie Matthews

Miami Days Havana NightsMiami Days Havana Nights by Linda Bennett Pennell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

Miami Days Havana Nights was another enjoyable read from Linda Bennett Pennell, after really enjoying her previous book I was looking forward to starting this one and I wasn’t disappointed. The storyline was richly detailed and interesting; it kept my attention from beginning to end. I really liked the characters and enjoyed following their story. The mix of past and present was good and there was no confusion when switching between the two, the transition between the two is seamless and this definitely added to my enjoyment of what I was reading.
I will definitely be looking forward to reading more from this author again in the future!

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Rebel Jewel (The Jewel Chronicles Book 3) by Natalina Reis – Review by Katie Matthews

Rebel Jewel (The Jewel Chronicles Book 3)Rebel Jewel by Natalina Reis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

Rebel Jewel is the third and final book in the Jewel Chronicles series and what a final instalment it was! I have really enjoyed this series and I have to say I think this book was probably my favourite even though it was really hard to decide that as they were all great reads!
I loved reuniting with characters Milenda and Jaali, I really enjoyed following their story as they continued their mission in Natale. I love the depth of these characters and how much they evolve over the stories. I was rooting for them both the whole way through the story to succeed in their mission!
The author really works hard with the world building in her stories and it really does make a difference – I am fully absorbed in what I am reading and can vividly imagine everything that I am reading.
I have really enjoyed this series and I 100% recommend it – from detailed writing to wonderful characters it made for an exciting and entertaining read.

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The Flood by Meghan O’Flynn – Review by Katie Matthews

The FloodThe Flood by Meghan O’Flynn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

Every time I pick up a book by this author I wonder what I’m going to be in for and I have to say The Flood certainly had my overactive imagination going long after I have read it – thankfully I chose to read it in the day!! I was completely hooked from beginning to end – she certainly has a way of capturing your attention and not letting go until the end. The storyline was gripping and that continued throughout the whole story. I will say this isn’t a story where I particularly connected with the characters because I think I was too busy trying to guess what was going to happen! I was certainly kept guessing the whole way through!
The Flood is a fabulous read and definitely one not to be missed!!!

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A Perfect Fit by Zoe Lee – Review by Katie Matthews

A Perfect FitA Perfect Fit by Zoe Lee
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

A Perfect Fit was a really sweet, easy to read romance novel and one that I really enjoyed. I’ve not read anything by this author previously so it was a great introduction to her as a new author. The main characters were the type that we so easy to fall in love with and I did straight away, they really were the sweetest with a great amount of chemistry. The author wove some great funny moments into the story which made it all the more enjoyable to read. I think my favourite character in the story was Dunk – he kind of surprised me a little bit I thought he was going to be you typical player type character but there was so much more to him! I definitely fell for him!!
Overall a wonderfully sweet read and one that I definitely recommend! I look forward to reading more from this author again in the future.
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Tangles by Sharleen Scott – Review by Katie Matthews

TanglesTangles by Sharleen Scott
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

I knew as soon as I read the blurb for this book that it was going to be an interesting and I imagined emotional read at times and I was right. Tangles was a wonderfully written story about something that affects so many of us and in so many different ways. Not one person with this awful condition behaves in the same way and I thought that the author really did write about it well, with empathy and truth. Logan’s story was such a journey and I truly felt like I was on that with him. I don’t think Alzheimer’s is an easy condition to write about – for me I always worry that the author might take a more stereotypical stance but Ms Scott definitely didn’t with Tangles – she really delved into the depth of how this condition can affect families and I was completely captivated by what I was reading from beginning to end.
I 100% recommend Tangles; it is a raw and emotional read that is exceptionally well written.

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Not So Wrong (Love Grows Book 2) by Renee Regent – Review by Katie Matthews

Not So Wrong (Love Grows series, Book 2)Not So Wrong by Renee Regent
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

I have been really looking forward to reading the second book in this series as I was especially excited to read Melanie and Spencer’s story! And as expected I was not disappointed at all! I fell in love with the two main characters straight away. There was just something about them both that drew me in straight away – Melanie was a strong, independent woman and Spencer – well he was just so hot I fell in love with him as soon as I met him – but as well as that there was a slight vulnerability about him that I really liked. There was just something so special about the two of them that together they just seemed to work, they both had their own secrets to deal with and I just knew that together they would be able to help each other out.
The author has written a really beautiful tale, the pace and flow of the story is excellent and my interest was kept from beginning to end. I absolutely loved Not So Wrong and I cannot wait to read more from Ms Regent again in the future!

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The Confectioner Chronicles: The Complete Fantasy Mystery Series by Claire Luana – Review by Katie Matthews

The Confectioner Chronicles: The Complete Fantasy Mystery SeriesThe Confectioner Chronicles: The Complete Fantasy Mystery Series by Claire Luana
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

I absolutely loved this collection of stories!! They were so magical with a good amount of suspense and along with it some fantastic plot twists and turns. I really liked the characters and I loved reading about them. One of the things I loved about this series is how unique it was and I loved the author’s writing. The stories were written it in such an engaging way that I couldn’t put them down. Having read books by her previously I know that her world building is usually good but I thought that it was excellent in this series. I really liked Wren and I actually liked that I had to work hard to get to understand her, I found her character really intriguing but there was something about her that I just instantly liked. She was a fantastic, strong heroine to read about. I think I would definitely like one of the deserts that she bakes!! All of the characters in the stories were great to read about.
I 100% recommend this series – it was a fantastic read!

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