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Wayward (Billionaire Bodyguards Book 1) By Via Mari – Review by Krystal Gregory

Wayward (Billionaire Bodyguards Book 1)Wayward by Via Mari
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Wayward (Billionaire Bodyguards Book 1) By Via Mari
4 out of 5 stars

What a way to start a series. Via Mari has always provided engaging, well-developed books and characters and this book is no different.

Jay and Sasha make for one dynamic paring. Sasha is a Russian Ballerina who seems to find herself in the middle of a mafia war where she is pawn. Jay finds himself drawn to Sasha and he cannot seem to put his finger on it, but regardless, he feels that needs to protect her. After he finds out who she really is and why everyone is after her, he doubles his efforts to keep her safe.

This book is both fast-paced and slow burning. I loved every sentence and I cannot wait until book 2 emerges. Highly recommended.

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Vermilion Lies (The Order of the Senary Book 3) by L.D. Rose – Review by Krystal Gregory

Vermilion Lies (The Order of the Senary, #3)Vermilion Lies by L.D. Rose
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Vermilion Lies (The Order of the Senary Book 3) by LD Rose
4 out of 5 Stars
Dax Knight, what a cool name! Vermilion Lies is the 3rd book in the Senary series that takes us through the story of Dax and Cindel. This story is dark, passionate and in some cases brutal. This dystopian, fantasy world draws you in and you are reluctant to let go.
Dax is a Senary who vampire hunting takes him to Cindel, the mate of his mortal enemy. The problem is, she is a vampire. The very thing Dax is designed to destroy.
The chemistry between Dax and Cindel is so intense you can feel it from the pages of the book. It is raw, hot and emotional.
Ms Rose is a masterful story teller. She never ceases to amaze me with each new book that she releases. Highly recommended for lovers of romance and fantasy.

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BECKONED, Part 6: Adrift in New Zealand by Aviva Vaughn – Review by Krystal Gregory

BECKONED, Part 6: Adrift in New ZealandBECKONED, Part 6: Adrift in New Zealand by Aviva Vaughn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

BECKONED, Part 6: Adrift in New Zealand by Aviva Vaughn
5 out of 5 stars

I have been waiting for this book. I have a soft and squishy spot in the center of my heart for Soren and he really needed to have a store dedicated to him alone. Soren, bless his bleeding heart, has had it rough when it comes to love. He finds himself cut off from his family’s money and in New Zealand, his resort business has found him with some sort of peace…but only some.

Two women from his past show up, and start to reek havoc on his peace, but it may just be the sort of thing Soren needs to get out ot the rut the feels that his life has become. The only thing, he just wishes he could choose between what is right, and what is easy.

Ms. Vaughn is an amazing writer. She has built Soren up through five books so this one was like coming home to an old friend. The writing is both lyrical and poetic. The plot well thought out and does not feel rushed from one scene to another and the sentence structures are full and transition from one thought to another. Overall, this book is a fantastic addition to this series. 5 stars and highly recommended.

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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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