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Devil’s Spawn (Satan’s Devils MC Colorado Chapter #6) by Manda Mellett – Review by Katie Matthews

Devil's Spawn (Satan's Devils MC Colorado Chapter #6)Devil’s Spawn by Manda Mellett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

I love this author, I really do. Her books are so exciting to read and I am always hooked from beginning to end. I think out of all of her books this was the hardest for me to get into but one I was it was one amazing story! There were some unbelievable twists and turns that had me guessing what was going to happen and I was even more excited when I realised that this book wasn’t just Lizards story but Mace’s as well!! Both fantastic stories and both completely different. Having read all of the books in this series I knew the characters and was excited to read their stories especially Mace’s – I wasn’t sure of him to start with but I was completely in love with him by the end of this book!
It’s quite difficult to review this book without giving too much away – so I will say that I 100% recommend it, the author has yet again done a fantastic job with the writing of this story and it is a perfect addition to the Satan’s Devils MC Colorado Chapter series! It is definitely a one click book!!

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Red Riding Hood (Down the Rabbit Hole) Anthology – Review by Katie Matthews

Red Riding HoodRed Riding Hood by Autumn Sand
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

When I first saw this anthology I was intrigued, I love these adult retellings of fairy tales so I was looking forward to that but for all of them to be of Red Riding Hood I wasn’t so sure but I have to say they were all great reads! I can’t believe they are all based on the same story but every single on is different! When I looked down the list of authors who feature in the anthology I was excited to see one of my favourites, Autumn Sand, along with some I have read books by and some who were new to me!

Ruby by Autumn Sand
In this author’s true style I was hooked into the story straight away – it was romantic, sensual – everything I would expect from her! I really liked Ruby, her character came alive as the author did an amazing job with her characters visualisation – I felt like I was right there at times in the story. I was in awe of Ruby at times, she had so much going in her life both health wise and in relationship but she had a strength that I admired. This was probably my favourite story out of the anthology.

Cloaked by Lia Fairchild
I love Ms Fairchild’s work so I was excited to see how she would retell Red Riding Hood. I loved the romance/thriller genre for this story and it was a really exciting read! The characters were well thought out and I really enjoyed the story. It was fast paced and thrilling. There were some good twists and turns with Vanessa (Eva) and Luke! This was definitely a favourite of mine in the anthology.

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Imposter: An Ash Park Novel (Volume 7) by Meghan O’Flynn – Review by Katie Matthews

Imposter (Ash Park, #7)Imposter by Meghan O’Flynn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

Imposter was a captivating, chilling and intriguing read. I have read a few from this series now so I know to expect the unexpected but this book really took me by surprise. I think I was on the edge of my seat the whole way through and I have to say it is probably my favourite out of the series so far! The authors’ writing is detailed, the storyline intricately woven and it completely sucks you in and doesn’t let you out until the end. I have to say I do love Petrosky; he is good at his job and has been a fantastic main character the whole way through this series!
Imposter was a fantastic, thrilling 5 star read that I wholeheartedly recommend!

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Rockin’ It Home: a Lawson Family Novel by Tracey Cramer-Kelly – Review by Katie Matthews

Rockin' It Home (Lawson Family #3)Rockin’ It Home by Tracey Cramer-Kelly
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

I have been really looking forward to reading the next book in this series by Tracey Cramer-Kelly – I absolutely love her books and as expected this one was another hit with me! In all honesty who doesn’t love to read about an arrogant rocker! I know I do – it usually makes me love them all the more when they do something surprising! Benjamin was always going to work for me from the moment I read the blurb for the story I knew I would love him and I did! I didn’t want to but I couldn’t help it! I loved the slow burn feel to the story and in my opinion was perfect for the characters and everything they had going on in their lives!
As always this was a wonderfully written story that captured my attention from the very beginning and held it all the way through! I look forward to more from this author in the future!

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Mountains Series Boxed Set:(Books 1-3) By Phoebe Alexander – Review by Katie Matthews

Mountains Series Boxed Set: (Books 1-3)Mountains Series Boxed Set: by Phoebe Alexander
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

5 stars is all I could give for this box set – each story in it, Mountains Wanted, Mountains Climbed and Mountains Loved were all absolutely amazing reads – I loved every single minute of them. The feeling the author pours into her writing is wonderful, her books are just a true pleasure to read.

Book 1 – Mountains Wanted
In the story we meet Dr Sarah Lynde. A sociology professor, single mom and open-minded sexual adventurer! She doesn’t want a relationship – that is until she meets Army First Sergeant James McAllister, a handsome and intelligent ROTC instructor.
I loved the connection between Sarah and James. There wasn’t just the initial attraction between them but they also connected on an intellectual level. Sarah opened James’ eyes to a new way of approaching relationships. Sarah and James’ story will pull you into another world and will definitely leave you wanting more!
There wasn’t one character in this story that I didn’t enjoy – they all brought something different to the story. I loved the different relationships that Sarah had and could see that she got different things from each person. I loved the friendship between her and Rachel. They were the epitome of best friends!

Book 2 – Mountains Climbed
In this story I again was completely immersed into Sarah and James’ story! There’s turmoil for James as he tries to decide what he wants but there is still that ever present passion between him and Sarah. James’ thoughts and feelings really came through in this book and I could feel him inner turmoil as a reader. The author does an amazing job at conveying the feelings of her characters through to the reader with her wonderful writing.

Book 3 – Mountains Loved
I love the characters Sarah and James! Their story has been so up and down with a whole host of things along the way so I was really looking forward to seeing what was going to happen next for them. I’m not quite sure I’ve gotten off the emotional rollercoaster that Ms Alexander had me on during this story! I laughed, I cried and I shouted (mainly at James!) at the book many times whilst I was reading it! I have been rooting for Sarah and James since they very first met and I have really taken them both into my heart! My heart really ached for Sarah in this story though; it wasn’t what I was expecting at all! The author writes her books in such a way that they really do feel real at times, I can visualise the settings, the characters and their feelings whilst I am reading.

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Mountains Loved (Mountains Series #3) By Phoebe Alexander – Review by Katie Matthews

Mountains Loved (Mountains #3)Mountains Loved by Phoebe Alexander
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

I absolutely love this author! I don’t think she has written a book that I haven’t loved yet and I was so, so excited to read the third book in this series – I love the characters Sarah and James! Their story has been so up and down with a whole host of things along the way so I was really looking forward to seeing what was going to happen next for them. I’m not quite sure I’ve gotten off the emotional rollercoaster that Ms Alexander had me on during this story! I laughed, I cried and I shouted (mainly at James!) at the book many times whilst I was reading it! I have been rooting for Sarah and James since they very first met and I have really taken them both into my heart! My heart really ached for Sarah in this story though; it wasn’t what I was expecting at all! The author writes her books in such a way that they really do feel real at times, I can visualise the settings, the characters and their feelings whilst I am reading. A fantastic, heartfelt and emotional read that I highly recommend!

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IRRESISTIBLE VALENTINE (Irresistible Romance Book 3) Anthology – Review by Katie Matthews

IRRESISTIBLE VALENTINE (Irresistible Romance Book 3)IRRESISTIBLE VALENTINE by Tamara Ferguson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

Yet again another wonderful anthology filled with some amazing stories! I think I have read something by all of these authors previously so it was great to read their work again! I love anthologies as they always have a little bit of something for everyone in them, all different but full of wonderful romance!

Two Hearts Reconnaissance by Tamara Ferguson
I loved this story! Tamara Ferguson is one of my favourite authors and I have read almost every single one of her books. Eve and Harry’s story was a great read about second chance romance, close friends who lost touch and found their way back to each other. The story was quite emotional at times and as always the author made me feel like I was right there with the characters. With both characters having had such hard childhoods I was rooting for them to both find their happily ever after the hole way through!

The Player by Jacquie Biggar
I’ve read work by Jacquie Biggar before and I love her writing style, I am easily transported in to her story and the lives of her characters. This story definitely had me laughing my way through it! The banter between Roy and Patience certainly kept me entertained from beginning to end; they definitely knew how to rub each other up the wrong way!!

Along with these two stories were some other really great reads and this anthology is definitely one that I would recommend!

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FLOWERS IN DECEMBER TRILOGY: Flowers in December, Coming Home, Second Chance by Jane Suen – Review by Katie Matthews

FLOWERS IN DECEMBER TRILOGYFLOWERS IN DECEMBER TRILOGY by Jane Suen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

This is a wonderful trilogy by an author who always intrigues me with her writing! I have read a few books by her now and I really enjoy her unique and creative writing style. She creates really interesting characters and I thoroughly enjoy everything I have read by her.
This trilogy includes three wonderful stories; they are so full of emotion and feeling that I felt like I was right there with the characters. I really felt for Connor and the loss he went through in book 1 in the trilogy – Flowers in December – I really did feel like I was right there with him on his journey of self-discovery.
In Coming Home (book 2) I was really looking forward to seeing how Connor was coping in the second instalment to Flowers in December – book 1 was very emotional following Connor and his grief over losing his mother and again his emotions flowed through this story but in a different way. This story was more about him making his peace with everything and moving on with his life. I loved seeing Mary-Ann back in his life and also some other secondary characters. We got snippets into a few of the other characters too which was nice. Although the story didn’t end up as I thought and maybe wanted I still enjoyed reading about Connor again.
Second Chance (book 3) we get to see more from Connor and just how he is dealing with everything in his life. 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!
This really is a wonderful trilogy and one that I highly recommend!

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A KISS BENEATH A STRAWBERRY MOON (Daydreams & Dragonflies Rock ‘N Sweet Romance 3) By Tamara Ferguson – Review by Katie Matthews

A KISS BENEATH A STRAWBERRY MOON (Daydreams & Dragonflies Rock 'N Sweet Romance 3)A KISS BENEATH A STRAWBERRY MOON by Tamara Ferguson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

Again another absolutely wonderful read from this author! I have loved every single book of hers that I have read. A Kiss Beneath a Strawberry Moon was such a heart-warming and emotional read. I fell in love with the characters, Marielle and Drew straight away. I took them both into my heart and I was on the edge of my seat whilst devouring their story with all of its twists and turns. Drew was such a thoughtful and caring character and when he and Marielle met I knew how I wanted their story to turn out! Both of these characters really go through an emotional time in this story and the author did such an amazing job of conveying their feelings across to me as the reader, I really felt like I was there at times in the story. Her writing is always beautifully detailed – one of the many things I love about her!
I 100% recommend this story and as always I look forward to more from her!

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TWO HEARTS UNLIKELY HEROES (Two Hearts Wounded Warrior Romance Book 8) by Tamara Ferguson – Review by Katie Matthews

Two Hearts Unlikely Heroes (Two Hearts Wounded Warrior Romance #9)Two Hearts Unlikely Heroes by Tamara Ferguson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

I absolutely adore this series! Book 9 and I am still loving it every time the author brings out a new one! I love her writing, it captures my attention from the beginning – the stories are full of action, romance and always wonderful characters that I always fall in love with straight away! Two Hearts Unlikely was no exception! I was hooked from beginning to end. Sam and Ben’s story was a wonderful read – from the moment they met I knew there would be something special between them. Their initial meeting was full of action and I was left wondering how this story was going to play out! I loved watching the characters navigate the world of terrorists and the danger that surrounded them. The authors writing is in depth and detailed and I always feel like I am right there in the story at times. – This is one of the reasons why I never hesitate in picking up a book by her! I am already looking forward to her next release!

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