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Credence Woods by Alexandria Sure – Review by Katie Matthews

Credence WoodsCredence Woods by Alexandria Sure
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

I enjoyed this story so much, the main character really spoke to me from the very beginning and I felt an instant connection with her. Kennedy was such a relatable character and I think that there are going to be so many readers out there that once they start reading realise this. After I read the blurb I wasn’t sure I would find this connection but I really did. I loved reading her story, her good times, her bad, her struggles and her joy. It felt like I was reading her diary and her inner dialogue was so funny at times. I found the book to be such an engaging read that I read it in one sitting I couldn’t put it down at all.
I haven’t read anything by this author previously but I loved her creative and engaging writing style so I would definitely love to read more from her again. I would absolutely have no hesitation in recommending Credence Woods to other readers; it was a wonderful read with an equally wonderful character!

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Joker’s Fool (Satan’s Devils MC #8) by Manda Mellett – Review by Katie Matthews

Joker's Fool (Satan's Devils MC #8)Joker’s Fool by Manda Mellett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

Yet again another amazing story in this series and from this author – she never fails to impress me with her brilliant and captivating writing, characters who are fantastic and exciting, gripping storylines. I’m going to be honest I am not a huge fan of m/m stories; they are just not a genre I particularly enjoy however I did really enjoy this book. Yes I’ll admit I skim over the parts I’m not overly keen on but it didn’t take away for me what a wonderful read this was. The story detail was rich and the characters were well developed. This story could be read as a standalone however I would really recommend that the rest of the books are read as there are recurring characters and situations.
I really liked the characters in the story and having seen them in previous books I was looking forward to finally finding out more about them. I felt such a connection with Joker and my heart literally broke for him. The author took me on one huge roller-coaster of emotions during this read.
I absolutely would recommend this book, series and author – I don’t think you will be disappointed!

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Marks of the Mazza: Reverse Harem (Mazza Series Book 1) by Blake Blessing – Review by Katie Matthews

Marks of the MazzaMarks of the Mazza by Blake Blessing
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I have to admit when I first picked up this book I wasn’t quite sure what it was going to be about, I just knew that I was very intrigued by it and fancied reading something a little different. I wasn’t sure if Reverse Harem was something would like as I had never read a book in this trope before. I did actually really enjoy the story and was glad that I took that chance on something different. I thought that the writing was good, the pace and flow of the story perfect and I really liked the characters. It was interesting to read how all the characters interacted with each other and I think the books set up the start of the series really well. There were some good twists in the story and my attention was definitely captured from beginning to end.
I am looking forward to reading more from this author in the future.

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The Jack (The Immortal Series book 2) by M.K. Harkins – Review by Katie Matthews

The Jack (The Immortal Series Book Two)The Jack by M.K. Harkins
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

I absolutely LOVE this author! Every book that I have read of hers I have loved and after reading ‘The Reader’ book 1 in this series I was really excited to get my hands on the second book. It was everything I expected and more, I was hooked from the very first page. The authors writing was just so easy to read, the words flowed seamlessly and it really was a pleasure to be immersed in such an amazing story. The characters were amazing and well thought out again – I’m still very much in love with Archer!! There were some great and unexpected twists and turns in the story, I loved the romance, the fantasy – in all honesty I loved all of it!
The Jack is another fantastic read by M.K. Harkins, I’m sure it would appeal to a variety of readers, especially YA, fantasy lovers and of course those romantics out there! The heat level is perfect for the story and not too much angst either!
I absolutely recommend this book and book 1 in the series also!

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Hidden (Ash Park, #4) by Meghan O’Flynn – Review by Katie Matthews

Hidden (Ash Park, #4)Hidden by Meghan O’Flynn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

Just when you think this series can’t get any better out comes book 4 and Ms O’Flynn takes the series to a whole new level. I have to say this has got to be my favourite from the series so far. The writing again was amazing dragging me into the story from the very first page. So whilst I think it would be perfectly fine to read this book as a standalone I would highly recommend the rest of the series too. I liked Detective Petrosky in the previous books so I was really looking forward to getting more from him in this one and he didn’t disappoint at all! Again the story was quite dark, very gritty but I have come to expect this from the series and although not always my kind of thing it has made for a very exciting read. The authors writing is very detailed so you can easily imagine what you’re reading, which at times is a little much but I still really enjoyed the story. She definitely knows how to keep me on the edge of my seat that’s for sure!
I am really looking forward to the next book in the series!!

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The Boss Man: A Steamy Contemporary Romantic Suspense Novel (The Manly Series Book 4) by Teddy Hester – Review by Katie Matthews

The Boss Man: A Steamy Contemporary Romantic Suspense Novel (The Manly Series Book 4)The Boss Man: A Steamy Contemporary Romantic Suspense Novel by Teddy Hester
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

This was a quick fun read that I enjoyed. I haven’t read anything by this author previously but I would really like to read the first three books in the series. This book can be easily read as a standalone.
I thought that the writing was engaging, smooth; the pace was fast and flowed well. It did take me a little to get into the story and warm up to the characters but once I did I found it hard to put down until I had finished. Jack and Jilly had a good amount of chemistry which led to a few steamy encounters. These I thought were well written and not over the top like I have read in the past. I liked that there was a little bit of mystery thrown into the story something which I definitely wasn’t expecting.
A good short read, perfect if you are looking for something a little steamy with good characters.

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Self Love: A British Tale of Woe and Wit by T. L. Clark – Review by Katie Matthews

Self LoveSelf Love by T.L. Clark
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

I really enjoyed this story, it made me laugh and the way in which the author wrote the story made me feel really engaged with the main character. It was almost like I was reading her diary and living her life with her. The pace of the story was quite slow and the author did go into detail which in some parts was maybe a little too much but I still thought that it was a really good read. I really appreciated the British humour in the story too. I thought that the flow of the story was good and the writing really smooth – I found it really easy to read. I really felt a connection with Molly, the main character, I thought that she was really relatable and I did like her, although she did tend to apologise a lot!!
Overall I thought that this was a really enjoyable read and I would definitely recommend it to other readers!

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Give and Take (The Thorne Brothers) by Lee Kilraine – Review by Katie Matthews

Give and Take (The Thorne Brothers, #2)Give and Take by Lee Kilraine
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

I loved this book! Absolutely loved it! Rhia was an amazing character, she was feisty, she made me laugh and she was one of the most empathetic characters I have ever read about. Even with everything going on in her life she still put others first before her own feelings. I loved the love/hate relationship between her and Wyatt; I desperately wanted them to end up together! They had a great, genuine connection and their chemistry was HOT!!! Wyatt was a brilliant character too, his childhood absolutely broke my heart and I have to admit I would happily do an inventory with him! Or any of his brothers to be honest!
I haven’t read the first book in this series but this can be read as a standalone easily however it has made me want to read Beckett’s story! I absolutely cannot wait to read more about these brothers!! A fantastic read that I highly recommend!

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Our Unexpected Hope by Michelle Sullivan – Review by Katie Matthews

Our Unexpected HopeOur Unexpected Hope by Michelle Sullivan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Every time I pick up a book by this author I know that I am going to be in for a read that I cannot put down and I was proved right yet again. Michelle Sullivan has a way of writing that captures your attention from the very beginning, she brings her characters to life in a way that they feel real almost if you are there living their journey with them. My heart literally broke for Noah, to grow up the way he did must have been awful – no child should grow up without knowing what it is like to be loved unconditionally and it makes me so sad that this happens. Quinn’s upbringing was the complete opposite to Noah but when they met they just fit, they were perfect for each other. I know to expect a few emotional moments from this author and this book certainly had a few of them in fact I feel emotional just thinking back on what I have read.
I truly loved this story; from beginning to end I was in love with everything about it. I wish I could give it more than 5 stars and it absolutely is one of my favourite reads from 2018! I highly recommend you one click this book today – you won’t regret it!

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The Only One (The Brothers of Camelot, #1) by Necie Navone – Review by Katie Matthews

The Only One (Brothers of Camelot, #1)The Only One by Necie Navone
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Only One (The Brothers of Camelot, #1)

I LOVED this story! It is definitely one of the best stories that I have read this year! I was hooked from the very beginning and I really didn’t want it to end. This is the first book that I have read by this author and I cannot wait to get my hands on the next book in the series! The writing was excellent, the characters were amazing! I loved reading Drake and Bella’s story, it was emotional but the connection they had was just amazing. A fantastic friends to lovers story.
The secondary characters in the story were also really good and they complemented the main characters so well.
The Only One is a beautifully written story that I absolutely adored. I cannot recommend it enough and I am looking forward to the next one!

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