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Murder Creek (Audio Book) by Jane Suen – Review by Katie Matthews

Murder Creek (Audio Book) by Jane Suen

5 stars

 

A fantastic audio book! This author never fails to entertain me with her writing and I love that I never really know what I’m going to get when I decide on one of her books. I thought the main characters took a little bit of time for me to warm to but once I did I thought she was great! She was definitely determined to find out what happened to Lacey! The narrator really brought the story to life and I certainly felt like I was right there with eve collecting clues and trying to find out what. Happened.

Overall a great audio book and one that I would highly recommend.

To be a Fae Guardian (Realm Chronicles Book 2) Audio Book by Tricia Copeland – Review by Katie Matthews

To be a Fae Guardian (Realm Chronicles Book 2) Audio Book

By Tricia Copeland 

5 stars

 

This was a fantastic audio book and one that I really enjoyed listening to. The authors writing together with the wonderful narration really brought this story to life. I could easily imagine everything that I was listening to. The character Tatiana was so amazing – I loved listening to her story. I really felt her emotions at times and I felt really connected to her as a character. The author did an amazing job with creating the fantasy land that this series takes place in and her wonderful attention to detail makes it so believable to read. I would highly recommend this audio book and I can’t wait to listen to more from this author in the future!

Levi (The Brothers of Creekside Ranch Book 1) by Edith Mackenzie – Review by Katie Matthews

LeviLevi by Edith Mackenzie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I absolutely loved this story! Whilst I love romance stories with the steamy scenes sometimes it is nice to read a clean romance story and this was 100% that! I loved getting to know the characters Levi and Bella (also known as Beccy) they certainly had a love hate relationship and I just loved them together! The story may have been a little predictable but I didn’t care because I was completely swept up in the blossoming romance between the two main characters (even if they didn’t want to admit it). I knew that Levi was going to be a big softy underneath that hardened exterior and I knew Bella would be the one to break down those barriers! I also loved all of the secondary characters and I’m very excited for each other brothers to get their own stories and Little Allie was just the sweetest! She’s definitely lucky with those big brothers to look out for her!
A wonderful read and one that I would highly recommend – I can’t wait for the next book! This was also a wonderful introduction to a new author!

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Body Checked (Astoria Bay Thunder Book 2) by CJ Cartwright – Review by Katie Matthews

Body Checked (Astoria Bay Thunder #2)Body Checked by C.J. Cartwright
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

As I loved the first book in this series I was excited to meet more of the characters and this one was Bridger and Tia’s story and it didn’t disappoint! I loved the angst that the author created between these two, they definitely had chemistry and sparks flying but it definitely wasn’t love at first sight! I really liked that Bridger wasn’t quite what I expected and I really enjoyed getting to know him in this book. I personally loved the idea of him and Tia together and I was rooting for them the whole way through.
This story can easily be read as a standalone but there are crossover characters so I would recommend reading them in order – book 1 was also a great read!
I will definitely be looking forward to reading more from this author again in the future.

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Ballet School Rumours (Amberwood Hall Ballet School Adventure Book 3) by Eleanor Dixon – Review by Katie Matthews

Ballet School Rumours: An Amberwood Hall Ballet School AdventureBallet School Rumours: An Amberwood Hall Ballet School Adventure by Eleanor Dixon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was really intrigued by the synopsis for this book and I wasn’t sure that I was going to enjoy but I loved that I was pleasantly surprised. The story was really easy to follow and I really liked the characters. When I first started the story I actually wasn’t aware it wasn’t the first book in the series and I think although I would have had a better understanding of some of the things going on had I read the previous two books I was quite happy reading it as a standalone however I would like to read the first two also as this was a great read. The characters were really likeable and relatable – I think it was easy to imagine yourself as a student at the ballet school.
I think this would definitely be a great series for younger readers but I also really enjoyed it as an adult!

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The Lie That Binds by Amy Argent – Review by Katie Matthews

The Lie That BindsThe Lie That Binds by Amy Argent
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The synopsis for this story really drew me in when I first read it, it sounded intriguing and I couldn’t wait to get started. Overall I did enjoy the book I will say for me it was a slow starter but it is definitely worth sticking with a it certainly picks up as it progresses. Nathan and Holly’s relationship was interesting, born from a promise to keep a secret and evolving into a romantic relationship – there were some points in the tory where I wasn’t convinced about the two of them but as they story progressed as did their relationship. I wasn’t sure about Holly at the start but she definitely became someone that Nathan needed in his life and she actually was a really sweet girl.
Overall I really liked this story and would definitely recommend it to other readers.

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Vive la Resistance (Donovan Trait Book 3) by Seelie Kay – Review by Katie Matthews

Vive la ResistanceVive la Resistance by Seelie Kay
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was an incredible story. When I first started reading it I didn’t realise it was the third book in the series so I quickly red the reviews on the first two and felt like I had an idea of what was happening but to be honest it didn’t really matter because the story was so exciting to read I just fell into the storyline and wasn’t let out until the very end. I have read a few books by this author which I was I automatically just grabbed this one and as usual it was everything I’ve come to expect from her – engaging read, great characters, well written and much more. I really liked Donovan and Shirley, what a great couple, they made some pretty huge sacrifices in this story with consequences that may not of made for a happy ending.
I really enjoyed this story and I will definitely be making a point to read the first two in the series now!

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Saved by Love (Bellevue Bullies Book 7) by Toni Aleo – Review by Katie Matthews

Saved by Love (Bellevue Bullies #7)Saved by Love by Toni Aleo
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a story! I think I have to say this is one of the best stories that I have read this year, I was completely swept up in what I was reading and found it so hard to put the book down when I needed to. The characters had such a raw emotion to them and they were so relatable, believable and realistic. The authors writing was just amazing, so easy to read – just an absolute pleasure to read from beginning to end. I adored Evan and Callie, they were just amazing characters to read about. I usually find I connect with the female characters more but on this occasion it was Evan who I found the instant connection with. The author did an amazing job with his character and the development of him over the story. Although this is 7th book I believe in this series I read it as a standalone and had no problems in doing so – I absolutely need to go and read the previous books in the series though now!
Saved by Love was a wonderful read and one I would 100% recommend to other readers.

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The Mastermind (WaterFyre Rising Book 1) by Nadia Han – Review by Katie Matthews

The Mastermind (WaterFyre Rising, #1)The Mastermind by Nadia Han
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I absolutely LOVED this book! From beginning to end I was completely hooked. I honestly could not believe that this was the authors debut novel! This makes me very excited to read future books from her – absolutely outstanding writing! I just loved every single minute of it. Remi and Audri – the tension between them was just amazing, I could feel it coming off the pages as I read. I do love a forbidden romance, and this one was definitely that! The storyline was complex but not so much that it was difficult to read, the author did an amazing job with making sure everything flowed really well.
I am definitely going to be waiting in anticipation for more from this author and I absolutely would recommend this book to other readers!

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Distant Memories (Nurse Morgan Series Book 2) by Kate MacInnis – Review by Katie Matthews

Distant Memories: A Nurse Morgan Series: Book TwoDistant Memories: A Nurse Morgan Series: Book Two by Kate MacInnis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

After reading and enjoying book 1 in this series I couldn’t wait to get started on the second one and I wasn’t disappointed. All the fun writing from the first book spilled over in to this one and it made for yet again another really enjoyable read. I think I actually enjoyed this a little more than this first book, I think because I knew Morgan a little more I could really see her character developing so much more. There were definitely a few moments in this story that made me laugh out loud especially when Esmerelda the man hunter ghost appeared!
I have definitely really enjoyed these stories, they were something a little bit different to read for me.
I would highly recommend this book and series to other readers.

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