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We Blend (Falling for the Rockstar’s Daughter Book 1) by Willa Drew – Review by Kelli Harper

WE Blend (Falling for the Rockstar's Daughter Series #1)WE Blend by Willa Drew
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Overly protected Melody is the step daughter of a very famous rockstar. Wil is in the USA to take part in a movie project at UCLA. A chance meeting between Wil and El (Melody) leads them on the journey of a life time. Trying to make the money needed to create a music video for El and to just live on and help with his mother’s medications back home in Germany. This couple finds that they have a lot in common when it comes to song writing and music in general.
I absolutely adore the way they interact and get to know each other. It is a wonderful storyline. I love everything about this book.

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Dainty Damsels by J.N. Sheats – Review by Kelli Harper

Dainty Damsels: Halloween Collection 2022Dainty Damsels: Halloween Collection 2022 by J.N. Sheats
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

My daughter, my niece and my young cousin all LOVE LOVE LOVE this coloring book. The pages are adorable and super fun. Kept us coloring and comparing our pages for quite a while. A must have for all Halloween parties and get-togethers.

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We Blend (Falling for the Rockstar’s Daughter Book 1) by Willa Drew – Review by Kelli Harper

WE Blend (Falling for the Rockstar's Daughter Series #1)WE Blend by Willa Drew
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Overly protected Melody is the step daughter of a very famous rockstar. Wil is in the USA to take part in a movie project at UCLA. A chance meeting between Wil and El (Melody) leads them on the journey of a life time. Trying to make the money needed to create a music video for El and to just live on and help with his mother’s medications back home in Germany. This couple finds that they have a lot in common when it comes to song writing and music in general.
I absolutely adore the way they interact and get to know each other. It is a wonderful storyline. I love everything about this book.

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Hate You Later (Lit Lovers Series Book 1) by Ciara Blume – Review by Kelli Harper

Hate You Later (Lit Lovers, #1)Hate You Later by Ciara Blume
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Opposites attract. This is a cute story. I am so glad I picked this book up and read it. Cover to cover in one sitting. It kept me entertained and engaged the whole way through. Georgia and Hudson have real chemistry, whether it be as friends, lovers, or enemies you will just have to read the book to find out. This book is definitely one of the best I have read this year.

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Fractured Worlds: Courage in the Apocalypse by Courtney Konstantin – Review by Kelli Harper

Fractured World: Courage in the Apocalypse CollectionFractured World: Courage in the Apocalypse Collection by Maira Dawn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I do not usually read this type of story as I hate being scared and anxious. But this book yelled for me to get it as all the proceeds of this go to the Gary Sinise foundation for Veterans and first responders. Being the fiancé of a Veteran and the sister and aunt to a couple first responders, this book called to me. So here I am a person who isn’t fond of this genre, reading this book. OH MY what good story lines and characters. The stories in this anthology will definitely pull you in and wrap you up and keep you turning pages because you just have to know what happens next. Best part about this is all the submissions in this anthology are stand alone. Each story is its own and they do not leave on cliff hangers.
Great charity anthology.

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Friends with Benies (Paris in Springtime Book 7) by T.B. Bond – Review by Kelli Harper

Friends with Benies: An AMBW Paranormal Romance (Paris in Springtime Book 7)Friends with Benies: An AMBW Paranormal Romance by T.B. Bond
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Best friends since they were 6 years old, Wednesday and Ryker have grown up together and they love each other as friends. But could there be more than that between them? Heading off on a singles cruise to find Rykers Mate, Wednesday is aware that she could be losing the best sex of her life. There are a few twists and turns to this story but it is a really quick read and really funny at times.

This is the first read of this kind for me. I really enjoyed the characters and the pace.

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The Aloha Series Box Set (Books 1 – 3) by Jill Brashear – Review by Kelli Harper

Aloha Series Box Set Books 1-3Aloha Series Box Set Books 1-3 by Jill Brashear
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This series of 3 stories are all based in Hawaii. The first two books are about surfers and while I would have enjoyed getting Bones’s story in the third book. There was definitely a story to tell about Claudia and Henry in book 3.
Keoni and Mary Lou were up first in Try Easy and it is a very sweet story. The start as strangers and she is visiting Hawaii for 2 weeks then heading back home to her boyfriend and the plan they have for their lives.
Keoni is never going to allow himself to fall for a tourist. But life has a way of raising its head and showing you that you are wrong.

Book 2 Try Me is Declan and Pearl’s story, him a professional surfer and she is a cigarette girl and surfing is a passion of hers. Their story is a fake relationship tale, where they end up falling in love. Both characters have lost someone they love to the waves that they crave. Can they make it ?

Book 3 is Claudia and Henrys story. Claudia is a bit part actress just trying to get a big break and Henry is a stunt man. Their story is also set in Hawaii and is just as riviting as the other two stories in this series.

You will fall in love will all of the characters and their stories and it will keep you turning pages

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A Love Restrained by Becky Flade – Review by Kelli Harper

A Love RestrainedA Love Restrained by Becky Flade
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Growing up in two different lifestyles, Kylee in a loving and secure home and Jayson from an abusive home.
Never able to pursue the relationship he wanted to pursue in high school. Jayson thinks he can make it up to Kylee now, but can a criminal like him get a cop like her to fall in love with him?

There is a HUGE time lapse of 6 years in the middle of this story where I feel there was so much that was left out. I could see there being a whole other story with the main story. The author could have ended this book on a cliff hanger and written a book about the 6 years, then pick up but alas that is not what happened. I feel there is a lot we could have learned about Kylee and Jayson and how they have come to be who they are now.

Good story line if you can follow the dialogue. Sometimes the switch from First to third person and back can get confusing. But it does add a depth to the book that is unusual.

This is the first book I have read by this author, and I will be looking into more. Very good story.

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Tropical Date (Postscript Island Book 3) by R.S. Jonesee – Review by Kelli Harper

Tropical Date (Postscript Island, #2)Tropical Date by R.S. Jonesee
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Second Chance Billionaire romance. High school sweethearts but now not even friends. Can they find out who is trying to buy up all the properties in town? Working together throws them into each others paths a lot and they find that they just have too many feelings remaining for each other. can they make a go of it? will they be able to let the past go so that they can move on. This book is full of action and laughs. It will definitely keep you turning the pages.

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I Loved You Yesterday (Trading Heartbeats Trilogy Book 1) by Julie Navickas – Review by Kelli Harper

I Loved You Yesterday: Book One in the Trading Heartbeats TrilogyI Loved You Yesterday: Book One in the Trading Heartbeats Trilogy by Julie Navickas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Can Mavis and Josh forget the past long enough to figure out the present and future? Will Josh be able to forgive the secrets and the lies that have taken place in the last 10 years. The last 10 years have seen Josh become a doctor and he has also gotten married and divorced. But never in those 10 years has he forgotten Mavis. Mavis moved away with a HUGE secret, but she was not going to let her secret derail Josh’s plans for his future.
Now can they make amends and will Josh forgive Mavis for running away and then turning to his best friend and twin brother for comfort ?

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Hard Lover (Houston After Dark Book 2) by Deborah Garland – Review by Kelli Harper

Hard Lover (Houston After Dark #2)Hard Lover by Deborah Garland
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Callie Rose has had a crush on her brother’s best friend Noah for the last 6 years. Now that Callie Rose has been attacked and Noah has been asked to watch out for her by Noah, can Callie get her chance with him?
Things get steamy when the two of them realize they each have feelings for the other. Noah however has some things in his past that he needs to deal with before he puts Callie in even more danger, or is it too late? Great steamy story with a suspenseful mystery. New to me author and I really enjoyed this book. It definitely keeps you turning the pages.

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Ashes of Sin and Stardust (AnchorX) by Lindsay Murray – Review by Kelli Harper

Ashes of Sin and StardustAshes of Sin and Stardust by Lindsay Murray
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book comes with an author written trigger warning and it is there for a reason. Some of the details in this book are VERY descriptive and there are many things that are major red flags for many. Human trafficking, BDSM, knife play, choking, talks of and attempts of self harm. Murder, rape, and so many other topics that are concerning to many.

Just like any other work of fiction, detail is key to a good story. This book does not lack in detail. This is a very long read and it took me longer than normal to finish it, but it was OH SO WORTH IT. Ruben and Alice are fated and the way their love grows and develops is just awe inspiring to watch.

This is a new to me author and I am really hoping to read more about some of the other couples in this book. Would be wonderful to read about how they discovered each other and their dynamics.

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Love’s Mulligan (Stroke of Love Book 1) by CA Miconi – Review by Kelli Harper

Love's MulliganLove’s Mulligan by C.A. Miconi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A second chance, interracial story with a famous athlete and an event planner.
They grew up together and were best friends once upon a time, then he let his desire for money and fame separate them. Now that he has found her again and she is the event planner for his WEDDING. What now. where do they go from here?
Great characters, wonderful story line. I am truly looking forward to see what else comes in this series.

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Key to His Heart by Kristina Beck – Review by Kelli Harper

Key To His HeartKey To His Heart by Kristina Beck
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Kat and TJ. They are just amazing together. Their chemistry from the time their eyes meet is just OFF THE CHARTS. A former football player and now a school teacher and an artist find themselves in quite a tangle. Follow along as TJ and Kat develop a relationship and try to figure out how to balance work, family, a new baby and Katrina’s illness. This book is definitely a page turner. You will not want to put it down.

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Taylor’s Law by Jennifer Raines – Review by Kelli Harper

Taylor's LawTaylor’s Law by Jennifer Raines
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Page turning contemporary romance. Ella and Jake are both very passionate about protecting those they love. This book was a first for me by this author and I do recommend this book. Great story, and the chemistry between the two main characters is off the charts. The way Jake pays attention to the little things and notices details as well as asks about Tessa is fantastic.

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Something About Aimee (Girls from the Street Book 1) by S.E. Smith – Review by Kelli Harper

Something About Aimee (Girls from the Street Book 1)Something About Aimee by S.E. Smith
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A new to me author, this one does not disappoint at all. This was a very engaging story. The characters are very well written and will have you enthralled from the first. Edge of your seat action and suspense with a love story and a rags to riches story thrown in. This book has it all. Loved it and it really kept me turning the pages.

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The Detail by Dana Wayne – Review by Kelli Harper

The DetailThe Detail by Dana Wayne
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Very well written, The Detail, is the first book I have read by this author. Full of action and some suspense. This book will have you on the edge of your seat in some points. The Male and Female main characters are partners as law enforcement officers, and they are attracted to each other yet the other has no clue how they feel. The fact that it is mutual, and they haven’t shared this with each other yet is the first in a long progression of suspenseful moments in this story. The storyline has substance, and the characters are well developed and very interesting. I can’t wait to read more from this author.

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This Time Around by Jane Suen – Review by Kelli Harper

This Time AroundThis Time Around by Jane Suen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Katie is home for a wedding and a quick visit with her family. The bride doesn’t like you to be without a plus one so she sets Katie up with Chase. Oh the memories and feelings Katie is overwhelmed with.
This book is full of all the feels. When Katie’s mom takes a fall and has to have a care taker will Katie be able to step up and take care of her?
Great second chance romance.

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Let It Be Love (A Mustang Prairie Romance Book 5) by N.D. Jackson – Review by Kelli Harper

Let It Be Love (A Mustang Prairie Romance)Let It Be Love by N.D. Jackson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a super sweet book. A small-town mayor and a Pop Princess meet, develop a relationship, and prove to the world that normal and extraordinary can work.
Eric is a small-town mayor, and he is a private person, but can he overcome his need for privacy and allow himself to be seen in public with one of the most recognizable pop stars ever?
Kiki is trying to break out of the Pop world and write more mature music. She wants to embrace the fact that she is no longer the child star that she once was and PROVE to the world that she is more than the flashy outfits.
The couple is thrown a few road blocks so lets see if they can dodge the obstacles.
This is the fifth book in the series but I haven’t read the first four and had no problems understanding the plot and figuring out the secondary characters and their part in the story.

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One in A Billion (Pierce Brothers Book 3) by Belinda Williams – Review by Kelli Harper

One In A Billion (Pierce Brothers, #3)One In A Billion by Belinda Williams
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the 3rd book in this series and it can be read as a stand alone. The Pierce brothers are barely mentioned and have very little page time in this book. While they are totally attracted and drawn to each other, there wasn’t any real excitement in this story. It was likeable enough and flowed ok. But the “must keep turning the pages” draw that I got from the first book just wasn’t there this time. I was more drawn in by Pip’s circumstances in this book. Still gave it four stars as the character development was there. Just didn’t get as excited this time around.

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Someone Exactly Like Me (Wounded Hearts Series Book 1) by Debbie Cromack – Review by Kelli Harper

Someone Exactly Like Me (Wounded Hearts, #1)Someone Exactly Like Me by Debbie Cromack
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This story is amazing. Nicco and Destiny are not in a rush to do anything together. Their chemistry is off the charts but they have both been badly hurt before and have no desire to experience that again. Can they find love together? Will they over come all of the walls they each have up?
After spending weeks getting to know one another, what happens next?
WONDERFUL story. Definitely worth the anticipation from chapter to chapter.

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The Happily Ever After Bookstore by Bernadette Marie – Review by Kelli Harper

The Happily Ever After BookstoreThe Happily Ever After Bookstore by Bernadette Marie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is so sweet, cute, and romantic. Bonus is you get three almost four stories in one. First story the couple is set up by the book store owner. She swaps their packages on purpose so that they will have to seek each other out and exchange their purchases.
Second couple is a divorced couple who still love each other very much and the matchmaker bookstore owner does what she can to meddle and get them back together again.
The third part in this book is the Book store owners own happily ever after.
All three of these stories are intertwined and the females all become very close friends. This is a great light hearted read that is just a real feel good story.

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Isabella Bride of Ohio: American Mail Order Bride by Debra Parmley – Review by Kelli Harper

Isabella Bride of Ohio: American Mail-Order Brides SeriesIsabella Bride of Ohio: American Mail-Order Brides Series by Debra Parmley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Very well written Historical romance, Isabella finds herself alone and wanting a husband so that she may start a family. She, like several of her friends learn about a mail order bride advertisement and so she finds an ad that sounds like a wonderful opportunity. After writing to the man several times she boards a train to meet him. This is where things start to take a turn.
There are a few triggers in this story, to list them actually spoils the story so just know this book is not for the faint of heart.

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Body Checked (Astoria Bay Thunder Book 2) by CJ Cartwright – Review by Kelli Harper

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

My goodness hockey players are HOT. Bad boy and womanizer, Bridger is trying to clean himself up and look better for the good of his team. No more womanizing and drugs/drinking.

TIa out of work and helping her best friend with a photography job, manages to keep Bridger and his friends organized in a photo shoot.
Tia has skeletons of her own and is trying to stay out of the spotlight so that she doesn’t draw the attention of an ex that is trying and so far successful at destroying her life.
Can they fight their past reputations and actually be good for one another?

Love this series. So much fun.

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No Pistol Tastes the Same (PTSD Disaster Book 1) by Jacob Paul Patchen – Review by Kelli Harper

No Pistol Tastes the SameNo Pistol Tastes the Same by Jacob Paul Patchen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book hits home HARD. Being in love with a military veteran who suffers from severe PTSD this book gutted me. It is a mental health issue that people really don’t discuss. The hardest thing is not being able to help. This book is a fantastic story and I hope it opens peoples eyes as to how PTSD affects those that suffer from it and those that love them.

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Queen of Hearts (Heels, Rhymes & Nursery Crimes Vol. 21) By Natalina Reis – Review by Kelli Harper

Queen of Hearts (Heels, Rhymes & Nursery Crimes, #21)Queen of Hearts by Natalina Reis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This story was well written. The story line is fabulous. To use her place at the head of the “house of ill repute” as a means to get close to the ones she is targeting. You can even tell that she is anxious about the tasks she is carrying out.
Then she ends up with help and they are able to target the biggest offender. Will they be successful?

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Tickety Tock (Wicked Warriors MC Arizona Chapter) by Manda Mellett – Review by Kelli Harper

Tickety Tock: Wicked Warriors MC Arizona ChapterTickety Tock: Wicked Warriors MC Arizona Chapter by Manda Mellett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Manda Mellett is an amazing story teller and this one is no different. I have become a follower of the Wicked Warriors and I am in love with them all. Dwarf is an outstanding person. What he has endured his entire life due to his lack of height is just wrong in so many ways, But when he discovers that it was not a deer that ran into the road in front of his motorcycle, but a female, his protective instincts kicked into overdrive and he made sure to protect her. Even when the thing/person tormenting her couldn’t be seen.

I am fascinated with the was Ms. Mellett has combined the paranormal in this story. You must read this book to appreciate how real this all comes across.

Definitely a must read author.

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Oliver, A Story of Adoption by Lois Wickstrom – Review by Kelli Harper

Oliver: A Story about AdoptionOliver: A Story about Adoption by Lois Wickstrom
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

An adopted lizard-like creature named Oliver is all up in his feelings about getting scolded by his dad. Oliver then starts wondering what his birth parents would have been like and how he would have been treated if they hadn’t given him up.

A talk with his mom helps him understand he is where he is in their lives because they chose him.
Cute story about feelings and coping with being adopted.

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The Mermaid and the Ice cube Necklace: Mermaid Science by Lois Wickstrom – Review by Kelli Harper

Mermaid and the Ice Cube NecklaceMermaid and the Ice Cube Necklace by Lois Wickstrom
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a cute and educational story about a couple friends having a picnic next to a river and along comes a mermaid.
This story will teach kids about ice and how it stays ice. Kids will really enjoy the illustrations and the colors used. The story is short and to the point and will probably draw them in .

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Squid (Moto X Book 5) by Brooke May – Review by Kelli Harper

SquidSquid by Brooke May
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the first time I have read anything by this author. The way she makes me dislike the main character Levi is unmatched. I disliked his whole entitled attitude and the way he thought he was God’s gift to women. His drunken womanizing ways was just icky. Then as the story evolves and Levi is made to grow up and become a REAL man, I start liking him. This book has some funny parts and some serious parts but the chemistry between Levi and Kindle is definitely there from the moment they meet. Good story, I will read her stuff again.

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