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HEELS OF FORTUNE: PJ Santini Series: Book Two by Lynne Russell – Review by Krystal Gregory

Heels Of Fortune (PJ Santini Series Book 2)Heels Of Fortune by Lynne Russell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Heels of Fortune (PJ Santini Series, Book 2) by Lynne Russell
5 out of 5 Stars
First of all, the first PJ Santini book was amazing. It was a one sit read for me. When this book became available, I jumped to one-click it.
PJ Santini is a sassy, high-heel loving, novice gumshoe detective, PI and TV reporter. In this latest novel, PJ is investigating the case of her late husband, who she was married to for a very, very, very (you picking up what I’m laying down?) short period of time. Every new piece of information puts PJ in danger but with the help of super hot Tango Daly, her best friend Vicki and her cousin Sandro, she is determined to make it out on the other end of this alive.
I loved this book as much as the first and I am so looking forward to what other mischief PJ gets herself into. Highly recommended!

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Little Miss Eyes of Blue by Holly Tierney-Bedord – Review by Krystal Gregory

Little Miss Eyes of BlueLittle Miss Eyes of Blue by Holly Tierney-Bedord
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Little Miss Eyes of Blue by Holly Tierney-Bedord
4 out of 5 stars
This book was emotionally hard to read. At several points in time I had to point the book down to collect myself and come back to it.
I broke down for Veloura. This story of her’s, makes me want to cry. What starts off as a sweet love story where her parent’s fall in love just spirals downhill and never comes back up. Eventually she is in a broken home with two parents who are barely together enough to be able to care for themselves, let alone a young child. Veloura’s care and wellbeing is often neglected and/or overlooked. There is a revolving door of terrible men in and out of her mother’s apartment and then to cap off one partially terrible week, they go hunting for her father, and that ends horribly.
In the end, Veloura is left alone. You will have to read the book for the specifics of what happens, but my heart broke for this girl and I wept for her.
This book was very hard for me to read and I stopped and started it many times. While not my normal genre of books, I did enjoy it. I was pushed outside of my comfort zone and I do not regret it.

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The Woman America Loves a Latte By Holly Tierney-Bedford Review by Krystal Gregory

The Woman America Loves a LatteThe Woman America Loves a Latte by Holly Tierney-Bedord
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Woman America Loves a Latte By Holly Tierney-Bedford
5 out of 5 Stars
I rarely give 5 star reviews and this one was worthy of all five stars. This suspenseful, comedy, romance novel checks all the boxes that you want in a book. Veloura, or Vee, has had a rough go at life. It seems that life is just determined to smack her around and when she is black and blue, it smacks her around some more.
When her fiancés terrible decision making has her looking for greener pastures, she lands (kind of haphazardly) into her dream job. The problem? She has no idea what she is doing. Tierney-Bedford is a master story writer and this book is no exception. The quirky characters, suspenseful plot and drama and comedy has me turning these pages as fast as my little fingers will flick. I highly recommend this book for readers of all genres!

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Flesh and Bone (Blood of Kaos Book 3) by Nesa Miller – Review by Krystal Gregory

Flesh and Bone (Blood of Kaos Series, Book III)Flesh and Bone by Nesa Miller
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Flesh and Bone (Blood of Kaos Book 3) by Nesa Miller
4 out of 5 Stars
This third installment in the Blood of Kaos Series is seriously heart pounding. This paranormal, mystery, thriller and romance novel will have you turning the page as fast as your fingers can flick them. Dar and Etain are some loveable characters who you become fully engrossed into. Dar is an interesting character. Very strong and very independent by Etain is by far my favorite.
The details of this story where phenomenal. I loved falling into this story and I loved the world that Ms Miller created. I highly recommend this book for lovers of the paranormal and fantasy genre, but even those who love action and adventure will love this book. Highly recommended.

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Turning the Tide (Eastern Shore Swingers #5) by Phoebe Alexander – Review by Krystal Gregory

Turning the Tide (Eastern Shore Swingers Book 5)Turning the Tide by Phoebe Alexander
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Turning the Tide (Eastern Shore Swingers Book 5) by Phoebe Alexander
4 out of 5 stars
Phoebe Alexander is a fantastic author. She never ceases to amaze me. This fifth installment in the Eastern Shore Swingers series takes a different turn from the previous books.
*Caution to the tender hearted, while this book does not deal with physical abuse, it does discuss emotional and verbal abuse and I can understand how that may be a trigger for some people so if that is you, please read with caution.*
This book takes us on the journey on Luke. Luke has not been physically intimate with his wife in a long, long time and to make it worse..she is emotionally and verbally abusive. Luke has lost love. Barbara is little more than a master trying to control a servant.
Luke’s friend Cap convinces him to take a trip down to The Factory, an exclusive club he owns with his friends, to try to take his mind off of his problems and to see if he can “work out” some of his frustrations.
While there Luke meets Conne, who is the spark to his dying fire. But when Barbara, Luke’s sad excuse for a wife shows up and starts to cause trouble, things turn from Hot and Steamy to Drama and Suspense in a heartbeat.
I loved this book. The banter between Connie and Luke, the new dynamic of the relationships and the new topics and subjects that Ms. Alexander addressed with some very unconventional characters. I loved this book and series!

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Pandora’s Price (Hart & Cole Book 3) by Sacha T.Y. Fortune – Review by Krystal Gregory

Pandora's Price (Hart & Cole Book 3)Pandora’s Price by Sacha T. Y. Fortuné
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Pandora’s Price (Hart & Cole Book 3) by Sacha T.Y. Fortune
4 out of 5 stars

This series is amazing! I have loved every single book and I have been waiting for each book. This entire series has left me breathless. Ms. Fortune is an amazing story teller. She crafts loving and beautiful characters that you fall madly in love with.
This book, this series, shows the true love and heartache of marriage and the life of two imperfect people who are just trying to be perfect for each other.
Do not try to reach these as standalones. Read these in series order. They are incredible.
These stories are highly complex. The drama and emotion. These stories, these charactes. You will love them. You will cheer for them. grow with them and reach for them.
Highly recommended for all genre lovers.

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Misfortune of Song: Druid’s Brooch Series: #5 by Christy Nicholas – Review by Krystal Gregory

Misfortune of Song (Druid's Brooch #5)Misfortune of Song by Christy Nicholas
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Misfortune of Song (Druid’s Brooch #5) by Christy Nicholas
4 out of 5 Stars
The attention to detail in this book is astounding. This is the fifth book in the Druid’s Brooch Series. Each book can be read as a standalone but, as a reader, I highly recommend reading a book in series order to get the most out the series. Each book focuses on a new set of characters and their journey with the Brooch.
In this book we meet Maelan and his granddaughter Orlagh, in 12th Centruy Ireland. Maelan has found himself in a predicament. He is determined to protect his granddaughter, fulfill his obligation to his Chief and try to maintain and protect his family name.
When Orlagh goes off on her own, Maelan goes after her to save her from herself…but does she really need saving? Having to choose between his Clan and his last living family member, Maelan goes on the journey of a lifetime.

Between magic, Fae, and Maelan determined to go to the ends of the world to save his granddaughter, this book is nonstop action. I loved every last page of it and I have loved each book in the series. Highly Recommended!

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If the Shoe Fits (The Liberty Lawrence Series Book 3) by Bea Stevens – Review by Krystal Gregory

If The Shoe Fits... (The Liberty Lawrence Series Book #3)If The Shoe Fits… by Bea Stevens
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

If the Shoe Fits (The Liberty Lawrence Series Book 3) by Bea Stevens
4 out of 5 Stars
This third book in the Liberty Lawrence series is just as fantastic as the first two. Libby is really a magnet for trouble. She can’t seem to keep her or her shoes out of trouble. This book can be read as a standalone, but as an avid reader, I am a huge advocate for reading a series in book order to get the most out of the series, as the author intended.
Libby is going places in the workforce. She was given the job of a lifetime when she lands a position in the fashion section of the Women’s Matter, a supplement to the Chronicle, but the new fancy job comes with a terrible boss…Valerie.
After discovering that her boss has made a terrible deal with an even more terrible person, Libby is determined to get to the bottom of the scam and find out who the real Fraud is…and yet somehow…it all leads back to her boss.
This mystery is lighthearted, hilarious and highly entertaining. You will laughing and flipping the pages as fast as you can and will be shocked at the final outcome! Highly recommended.

 

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Hell On Heels (PJ Santini Series Book One) by Lynne Russell – Review by Krystal Gregory

Hell On Heels (PJ Santini Series Book 1)Hell On Heels by Lynne Russell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Hell On Heels (PJ Santini Series: Book One 1) by Lynne Russell
5 out of 5 stars
This sassy book is a fun, mystery read with a strong female character who is sharp, quick whited, and funny. P.J. Santini is a TV reporter and a self-proclaimed successful P.I. When a sleazy investigative reported named Siggy goes missing, she inherits the job of a lifetime, but first, she needs to find him.
With her crazy Sicilian mother, bleed blue blood father, and two of the hottest men to have ever graced the earth, P.J. is about to find herself in the fight for her life. With the quick-witted banter of P.J., Johnny, and Tango, P.J.’s hilarious internal musings and the details plot setting of Ms Russell, you have a hilarious mystery, crime novel that will leave you guessing, laughing and turning the page.

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North to Nara (Crimson Sash Book 1) by Amanda Martin – Review by Krystal Gregory

North to Nara (Crimson Sash, #1)North to Nara by Amanda Marin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

North to Nara (Crimson Sash Book 1) by Amanda Marin
4 out of 5 stars
This dystopian fantasy novel is a fantastic debut novel to this series. This story was both vibrant and enigmatic. I was hooked from the first chapter. This is very reminiscent of Romeo and Juliet of the star crossed lover’s territory, without the tragic double suicide. Very forbidden love.
Neve and Micah are both intriguing characters that are very engaging and you will easily fall into their lives, their wants and their desires. Micah is so sweet to Neve and Neve supports Micah with all of her heart and soul. The emotion between these two is so strong you can feel it through the pages.
Ms Martin did an incredible job of creating a world full of vibrancy, emotion, and passion. I am looking forward to the rest of the books in this series.

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