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Murder at Lolly Beach (Eve Sawyer mystery series Book 2) by Jane Suen – Review by Kayla Interdonato

Murder at Lolly Beach (Eve Sawyer #2)Murder at Lolly Beach by Jane Suen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Murder at Lolly Beach is the second book in the Eve Sawyer Mystery series by Jane Suen. I really enjoyed this cozy mystery involving Eve Sawyer. Eve is on summer vacation at Lolly Beach but is also interning with the Beach Beat reporter Jake Thorne. Jake tries to help Eve solve mysteries that are happening on the small town’s beach. Eve is dealing with a controversial food truck owner being attacked as well as her friend’s beach house being burglarized. More and more people become suspects and deep dark secrets begin to get uncovered in this small town. This story was a nice quick read, the author did a wonderful job keeping me interested and on my toes throughout. It was a thoroughly enjoyable read that I would suggest to others. I look forward to reading the other story in this series.

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Dance of Hearts: a Cinderella Regency Romance Retelling (Historical Fantasy Fairytale Retellings Book 1) by Byrd Nash – Review by Kayla Interdonato

Dance of Hearts: a Cinderella Regency Romance Retelling (Historical Fantasy Fairytale Retellings Book 1)Dance of Hearts: a Cinderella Regency Romance Retelling by Byrd Nash
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Dance of Hearts: a Cinderella Regency Romance Retelling is the first book in the Historical Fantasy Fairytale Retellings series by Byrd Nash. This story was a great balance of historical, romance, and fantasy that kept me interested the whole time. I loved the innocence of this story and how parallel it was to the well known story of Cinderella. As a fan of both Cinderella and Jane Austen, this story seemed to be the perfect blend of the two. The author did a great job developing a really interesting storyline and characters within a novella setting. I look forward to reading the next story in the series.

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The Longest Run: a Ski Patrol Rescue Romance (Lawson Family #4) by Tracey Cramer-Kelly – Review by Kayla Interdonato

The Longest RunThe Longest Run by Tracey Cramer-Kelly
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Longest Run: a Ski Patrol Rescue Romance is the fourth book in the Lawson Family series by Tracey Cramer-Kelly. This short romance was an absolute page turner. I couldn’t get enough of Carly and Chris. Carly is set in her ways, she loves her job and is able to find a companion each season to keep her company. But once the season is over, so is that relationship but that’s the way Carly likes it. She has been burned in the past and keeping guys at a distance is her way of protecting herself. Chris is fighting on the slopes to make it to the Paralympics team after his life changing crash two years ago, which is where he meets Carly. The way that Carly and Chris bring out the best in each other but also challenge each other is what makes them so special. Is Carly willing to open up fully to Chris and share her dark secret? Is Chris willing to satisfy Carly in ways he wasn’t sure he was still able to? I highly recommend this book and look forward to reading others in the series.

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Unbroken Vow by Bree M. Lewandowski – Review by Kayla Interdonato

Unbroken VowUnbroken Vow by Bree M. Lewandowski
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Unbroken Vow by Bree M. Lewandowski was a really great, quick read. It was definitely a story I wasn’t used to reading, but I really enjoyed it. The author did a wonderful job developing the story as well as the characters, though it took me a bit to get used to the writing style. Glaive made a promise to his fallen brother-in-arms Markus to protect his wife Ada. Ada knows that marrying a Paladin is forbidden but she doesn’t know exactly what the repercussions would be. The drama and romance kept me reading more. I look forward to reading other books by this author.

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Moonlit Whisper: An Irish Romance (Moonlit Destination Series) by Amy McKinley – Review by Kayla Interdonato

Moonlit Whisper (An Irish Romance)Moonlit Whisper by Amy McKinley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Moonlit Whisper: An Irish Romance is part of the Moonlit Destination series by Amy McKinley. I absolutely loved this romantic novelette and didn’t want it to end. The story line between Fiona and Connor may seem so typical but seemed so special while reading it. Fiona is heart broken when Connor up and leaves with his mother, leaving her behind. Years later Fiona finds herself tutoring one of her father’s football players only to find out it’s Connor. Connor is determined to not lose Fiona this time around. The author does a wonderful job weaving such a beautiful story into such a short read. I look forward to reading others by this author.

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Santa Got Run Over by a Vampire: A Paranormal Romantic Comedy (New Orleans Nocturnes Book 4) by Carrie Pulkinen – Review by Kayla Interdonato

Santa Got Run Over by a Vampire (New Orleans Nocturnes, #3.5)Santa Got Run Over by a Vampire by Carrie Pulkinen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Santa Got Run Over by a Vampire is the fourth book in the New Orleans Nocturnes series by Carrie Pulkinen. This was yet another great novel by the author. I loved the comedic tone of the book, with Jane Devereux’s numerous problems and how she handles them. How the author was able to combine Christmas and vampires was quite amusing as well. Who would have thought, Santa as a vampire, but it worked. If you are looking for a quick, humorous, holiday read, I would highly recommend this book as well as others in the series.

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Love Heels!: The TV news business can be murder (PJ Santini Series Book Three) by Lynne Russell – Review by Kayla Interdonato

Love Heels! The TV news business can be murderLove Heels! The TV news business can be murder by Lynne Russell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Love Heels!: The TV news business can be murder is the third book in the PJ Santini series by Lynne Russell. Being a huge fan of Janet Evanovich, this book was right up my alley. I loved the wittiness of PJ Santini. Another great aspect of this book was PJ’s interaction with her family. I wanted to be a part of this family and all of their craziness. The murder mystery kept me on my toes the whole time. This was my first time reading a book in this series or by this author, but I look forward to reading more.

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Urban Justice (A Chicago Vigilantes Novel Book 2) by India Kells – Review by Kayla Interdonato

Urban Justice (A Chicago Vigilantes Novel #2)Urban Justice by India Kells
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Urban Justice (A Chicago Vigilantes Novel Book 2) by India Kells was yet another wonderfully written suspenseful romance that had me eager to finish in one sitting. Sloane Friday, an ex-cop, is working with some men in an attempt to get rid of a deadly drug wreaking havoc on Chicago. As Sloane is trying to get rid of Phantom, the deadly drug, she is reliving a part of her life she thought was in the past. Professor Luke Radcliffe, who is a former Marine, is approached by the Vigilante for help but finds himself back in a violent world he thought he had left behind. Luke begins to realize that the group he is working with is more than just a bunch of criminals, they are truly trying to right a wrong. He finds himself particularly drawn to Sloane. An unusual group of people is brought together with a common goal, rid Chicago of Phantom before it claims more lives. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this suspenseful novel, it kept me on my toes, kept me interested, and kept me wanting more. The budding romance between Sloane and Luke was another positive for this novel.

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Murder Makes Waves (Jack and Frances mysteries Book 3) by Carmen Radtke – Review by Kayla Interdonato

Murder Makes Waves (Jack and Frances mysteries, #3)Murder Makes Waves by Carmen Radtke
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Murder Makes Waves is the third book in the Jack and Frances mysteries series by Carmen Radtke. I loved taking a trip back to the early 1930s with this cozy mystery. Frances Palmer with her fiancé Jack Sullivan take a voyage from Australia to England with Frances’ Uncle Sal. They land their spot on the “Empress of the Sea” by performing entertaining magic tricks and stunts. What seems like a good time suddenly starts to shift as Jack and Frances find themselves running with different crowds. A passenger is found dead so the two decide to solve the mystery of the murder to clear the name of one of Frances’ new friends. This book kept me on the edge of my seat from start to finish. I thoroughly loved each character that the author brought to life. I highly recommend this mystery and look forward to reading others in the series.

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Grumbler’s Ride (Satan’s Devils MC San Diego #2) by Manda Mellett – Review by Kayla Interdonato

Grumbler's Ride (Satan's Devils MC San Diego #2)Grumbler’s Ride by Manda Mellett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Grumbler’s Ride is the second book in the Satan’s Devils MC San Diego series by Manda Mellett. This particular story is about Grumbler, the sergeant-at-arms of the San Diego chapter of the Satan’s Devils MC, and Mary. Grumbler has given his life to his club, as most do when they are part of a motorcycle club. He doesn’t have an old lady or any kids, it seems that his bike is his only companion. Things change for Grumbler when someone wants to feature his bike and his path crosses with Mary’s. Mary is a single mother to her seventeen year old daughter. Like many seventeen year olds, she wants independence but acts like a child at the same time. Mary tries her best to stay ahead of her daughters pursuits, but this time she wants to model and refuses Mary to chaperone. Mary’s motherly instincts kick in but it might be too late. Thankfully Grumbler is there to help. Like many other novels by this author, she does an amazing job walking the fine line of heavy subject matter. She does so in such a tasteful way that she is able to bring awareness to some controversial topics. This story did not disappoint one bit and I look forward to reading other stores in this series.

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