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Love in the Lowcountry (A Winter Holiday Collection Book 1) Featuring Poinsettias for Carly by Michele Sims – Review by Kerry Baker

Love in the Lowcountry: A Winter Holiday CollectionLove in the Lowcountry: A Winter Holiday Collection by Savannah J. Frierson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Love in the Lowcountry (A Winter Holiday Collection Book 1) is a varied and exciting collection of books by some fantastic authors. This collection definitely has something for everyone and Ioved how from story to story you got something entirely different.
I started out reading this anthology mainly for Michele Sims. This is an author that I had read previous works of and have always enjoyed. However, once I got the book I couldn’t stop myself from delving into the rest of the work and I can definitely say that I am pleased I did. Not only did I discover books that were well written, engaging and well paced, I also discovered some new authors that I hadn’t heard off before.
Even if you aren’t interested in all the books I would recommend buying this anthology as I am sure you will find more to like than initially expected.

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Vampire State by Alexander Charalambides – Review by Kerry Baker

Vampire StateVampire State by Alexander Charalambides
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Vampire State by Alexander Charalambides is a fantastically written book that will completely capture your attention.
This is my first book by this author and I really enjoyed how he took a very well trodden topic and still managed to put his own stamp on it. The characters were brilliant. They were well developed and interesting to read about. Especially Rowena, she was easily my favourite.
I also really liked the fact that the author didn’t have to rely on typical vampire traits – ie blood and gore – to portray them as evil. It felt like that was the “given” meaning he could focus on other aspects.
The book was entertaining and a really enjoyable read: I would certainly recommend it and I will be looking out for more work by this author.

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Addie: To Wager on Her Future (Other Pens, Mansfield Park book 5) by Leenie Brown – Review by Kerry Baker

Addie: To Wager on Her Future (Other Pens, Mansfield Park #5)Addie: To Wager on Her Future by Leenie Brown
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Addie: To Wager on Her Future by Leenie Brown is the fifth book in the Other Pens, Mansfield Park series. This is a sweet regency romance that will draw you easily into the characters.
I don’t often read regency books so I always enjoy slipping back into the genre. This book was a great way to do that as well. The characters were really enjoyable to read about. The story was well paced and easy to connect with.
It is a relatively quick read so the type of book I would say is perfect for a lazy afternoon. I liked that I didn’t have to have read the other books first although I definitely think I will be adding them on.

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Risking Everything: A Steamy Anthology of First Responders by Kara Liane, K.L. Montgomery, Harlow Layne, Amanda Siegrist, A.K. MacBride, Jody Kaye, Syd Ryan, Alyne Hart, Kelsey Cheyenne, Larissa Gail – Review by Kerry Baker

Risking Everything: A Steamy Anthology of First RespondersRisking Everything: A Steamy Anthology of First Responders by Kara Liane
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Risking Everything is a collection of work by some fantastic authors. All done in aid of an amazing cause this series is an anthology of stories all about people in the first response industry.
K.L. Montgomery has to be one of my favourite authors right now so to see her name mentioned in this collection instantly meant I would be giving this ago. Her story is brilliant. The main characters had such a connection and chemistry between them. I was drawn to them straight away and desperately wanted them to get their happy ending.
This is an anthology that I can see will just keep on giving as I am looking forward to keep dipping in and out with a different story each time.

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Chasing Clay (The DeWitt Agency Files Book 3) by Lance Charnes – Review by Kerry Baker

Chasing Clay (The DeWitt Agency Files, #3)Chasing Clay by Lance Charnes
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Chasing Clay by a Lance Charnes is the third book in the DeWitt Agency Files. This book is such a thrilling ride from start to finish. I will be the first to admit that I was blown away by the description however the boom had for such good reviews that I gave it a go. I’m so glad I gave it a go.
The book was fast paced and exciting. I never quite knew which way the author was going to turn.
The book was fun to read because I really felt that I got behind the characters, especially Matt who I absolutely loved. As the first book I have read by this author it was a great introduction. I am looking forward to discovering more of his work.

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Revive (Rewind Book 3) by Rowan Shaw – Review by Kerry Baker

Revive (Rewind #3)Revive by Rowan Shaw
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Revive by Rowan Shaw is the third book in the Rewind series. This book can be read as a stand-alone although the whole series is definitely worth reading!
This book has to be my favourite of the series so far. I loved the relationship between Patrick and Brandon right from the start. I felt their connection which I think made me connect with them that bit more than any others in the series.
The author also packed her usual creative writing into this whole book. I was swept away with the story and I really enjoyed the depth and complexity of it. I thought the author did a great job of exploring a the side of a subject that is still very much prevalent in today’s world. She did it with such an ease and sensitivity towards it.
This is a fantastic book and one that I think everyone should read.

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Evergreen by Mya O’Malley – Review by Kerry Baker

EvergreenEvergreen by Mya O’Malley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Evergreen by Mya O’Malley is a sweet and romantic story that really has you believing in happily ever after.
I was drawn immediately in to this story and the journey that June and Graham went on. It was such a lovely story the connection between them.
I really liked that we got to see another side to this author. I am used to her other work which is a completely different style. Reading this book shows just how talented she is as you would never know she doesn’t write like this all the time.
This is a great book and one that I will definitely recommend.

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Holiday Terminal by Gwyn McNamee & Christy Anderson – Review by Kerry Baker

Holiday TerminalHoliday Terminal by Gwyn McNamee
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Holiday Terminal (A Second Chance Secret Baby Billionaire Holiday Romance by Gwyn McNamee and Christy Anderson is a brilliant collaboration of work by these two authors. This is a fantastic book that will really get you in the holiday spirit.
This is a quick but heartwarming story about two people who are given their second chance at love. The question is will they take it.
I really enjoyed these two characters. For me they are what got me invested in this book. I wanted to see if they could work things out. I wanted them to get their happy ending.
I loved how the authors developed the story was well. This is the perfect type of book to curl up with one afternoon and shut the world away. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and hope these authors choose to work together in the future.

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Lost in Carmel by Terri Lee – Review by Kerry Baker

Lost in CarmelLost in Carmel by Terri Lee
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Lost in Carmel by Terri Lee is an emotional and completely relatable story. This is the first book that I have read by this author and I have to say I was so impressed with the way she crafted this story. It is so easy to look at the typical Hollywood lifestyle and assume you know it all. However this book takes a look at the darker side to it and really takes you on an emotional rollercoaster.
It is so easy to connect with Natalie and empathise with that she is feeling. While she might be a star her feelings and her concerns are completely normal.
I was impressed with this boll from start to finish and it has definitely whet my appetite for more books by this author.

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Courage of Us (Code of Honor Book 1) by Brooke May – Review by Kerry Baker

Courage of UsCourage of Us by Brooke May
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Courage of Us by Brooke May is the first book in the Code of Honor series. This book is a fantastic read that really draws you, as the reader, into its pages. The author immediately builds the connection between you and the characters. I knew right from the word go that I wanted Patience and Duke to find their happy ever after.
The story was well paced too. The author gradually developed the story and the emotions within it. You could feel Patience’s pain on each page. This was a brilliant start to a new series and another great book by this author.

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