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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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An Appointment (Summer in New York Book 4) by Lindsay Marie Miller – Review by Krystal Gregory

An Appointment (Summer in New York, #4)An Appointment by Lindsay Marie Miller
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

An Appointment (Summer in New York Book 4) by Lindsay Marie Miller
5 out of 5 stars

Anytime that I have a chance to read something by Lindsay Marie Miller, I jump at it, Her writing style, charaters, and stories are alwas so well thought out. Highly structured and incredibly detailed. That being said, An Appointment is no different. I try not to hold some of my favorite authors on a pedestal because even (in my opinon) the greats can fall, or have an off book, but Lindsay Marie Miller has yet to have one.

Savannah and Preston are two characters whose fire you can feel from the pages. Savannah is quick-witted, independently motivated, and hard headed. She is recovering from heartache and divorce when Preston stolls into her life and boy, does he ever stoll.

Preston is a tall glass of water. LIke Savannah, he has sworn off new relationships, but he soon realizes that is a very loney road. When he meets Savannah, he feels a kinship in his soul that he simply cannot ignore.

This Contempary Romance will set fire to your kindle and light your heart with passion and pull at those tender heart stings. a 5 star read all around and a high recommendation from me!

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Age of Saints: Druid’s Brooch Series: #7 by Christy Nicholas – Review by Krystal Gregory

Age of Saints (Druid's Brooch #7)Age of Saints by Christy Nicholas
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Age of Saints: Druid’s Brooch Series: #7 by Christy Nicholas
4 out of 5 stars

This book has a unique twist on how it presents itself to its reader. This is the 7th book in the Druid’s series. This series is essentially the same story that is told from the points of view from multiple family members in different points in history.
These books are not in chronological order, therefore they can be read standalone, however, as a reader, I feel that it is always best to read a book/series in the order the author wrote them in.
This book, and really this whole series, is heavily laced in history and fokelore is beyond breathtaking and it adds a rich element to the story that builds creates deepth.

Conall and Lainn are the main characters of this story. They are brother and sister who are on the run from a terrible step-father. Conall has inherited the brooch. He is struggling to protect Lainn from their abuse step-father. This story is an emotional rollar coaster. I am an older sibling. i related to this story on a deeper lever for the need to protect a younder sibling. The paranormal, magic and intirgue in this story makes you want to keep turning the page over and over again.

Fantasy lovers will love this book and series. History lover will appreciate the details of this series and both will love how they combine into one beautiful series!

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The Slip Series Collection by Gwyn McNamee – Review by Krystal Gregory

The Slip Series CollectionThe Slip Series Collection by Gwyn McNamee
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Slip Series Collection by Gwyn McNamee
5 out of 5 Stars

Dickslip by Gwyn McNamee
4 out of 5 stars
Let me first say that the only reason this book is not 5 out of 5 stars is that I really, really wanted this book to be a few chapters long, and that is just me being selfish. This a laugh out loud funny, very fast paced romance comedy. If you are looking for a quick read with a lot of quips, quirks, hot steamy action scenes and hilarity thrown in, this is the book for you. Rafe is an absolutely loveable Bone Doctor, and Andy, his boss is a super-hot, super confident, BOSS woman. When all of Rafe’s man business slides out during a charity basketball game, Andy rushes in to try to save him and his show on their network. It is nice to see the woman in the position of power in this book and the male as the employee. It was a refreshing role reversal and I adore relationship Ms. McNamee built for these two. A definite read and highly recommended.

Nipslip: (A Scandalous Slip Story #2) (The Slip Series) by Gwyn McNamee
5 out of 5 Stars
First, there is rarely a book that will have me busting out laughing. Second, this book is just as funny as the first so I highly recommend you read the first book so you can enjoy the hilarity along with this book. The name of the book suggests exactly that. Nip slippage. Riley, the poor thing, experiences boob/wardrobe malfunction while on the runway during New York Fashion Week of all places and now she is without a job. Tate, who is (lucky) witness to the event is drawn to help her. The funny turn of events the two have will have you rolling and bursting with laughter. I had tears leaking out of my eyes from laughing/crying. You will not regret this book and this series.

Beaver Blunder: (A Scandalous Slip Story #3) (The Slip Series)
5 out of 5 Stars
The hilarity continues in this third installment of the Slip Series. I have loved this authors quick whit, humor and her fabulous plot and episodes that she puts her characters into. Madaline and Owen are two of my favorite characters to date. I loved every minute of this story. It absolutely will make me think twice before leaving the house without underwear…..but If i find an Owen…it just might be worth it.

This author is masterful. The humor she places in her books is cut with the romance and sincerity with her characters. It isn’t too funny that you are not wanting to take the series seriously but at the same time, you are invested in the characters and you love them and grow with them and root for them. Highly recommended!

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Luke: The McKades of Texas Book 3 by Kimberly Lewis – Review by Krystal Gregory

Luke (The McKades of Texas, #3)Luke by Kimberly Lewis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Luke: The McKades of Texas by Kimberly Lewis
4 out of 5 Stars
This book is sassy. I love friends to lovers books, but I love it even more when one is so deeply invested in the outcome of their forever.
Karlie Kyle loves Luke McKade, has for years. But all Luke sees is his mother’s best friend’s daughter. Determined to change how he sees her, Karlie returns to her hometown, to Luke family ranch to be specific, to do an internship after college. Luke is gob smacked at how just not so little Karlie is any more.
Convincing Luke to be her summer fling isn’t as hard as Karlie thought, but convincing him to be her forever….well that is going to take nothing less than a miracle.
This is a dual POV book. The flipping viewpoints allows us to see both perspectives of the story from both dynamics. Karlie is fierce and independent and knows exactly what she wants and what she will do to get it. Luke is a typical alpha, southern male who is struggling with changing his commitment phobia ways to obtain his happily ever after.
This is easily a 4 out of 5 stars!

 

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Coming Home: Book 2 in the Flowers in December Series by Jane Suen – Review by Krystal Gregory

COMING HOME (Flowers in December, #2)COMING HOME by Jane Suen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Coming Home: Book 2 in the Flowers in December Series by Jane Suen
4 out of 5 stars
This sweet “coming home” story is one for the aching heart. Connor is back home for the holidays. He is honoring his mother and the memories he had with her. Coming home is his way of coming to terms with her passing and his grieving process. Along the way, he re-acquaints himself with forgotten friends and even a possible new love interest. And of course, a new tabby cat…named Tom.
This book made me cry. Not many books will make me full on ugly cry, but this one truly pulled at my heart strings. This story will break your heart into pieces, just to put it back together again. I highly recommend this to anyone and everyone. You will love this.

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Broken Sand Dollar (The Sand Dollar Series Book 3) by J. D. Boudreaux – Review by Krystal Gregory

Broken Sand DollarBroken Sand Dollar by J.D. Boudreaux
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Broken Sand Dollar (The Sand Dollar Series Book 3) by J D Boudreaux
4 out of 5 Stars

This book is an amazing addition to the sand dollar series. Do yourself a huge favor and read the first two books. You will get a lot of those books that will build into the anticipation for this book. Alex was a very beloved character of mine and I was so hopeful for his story to continue. You become invested in the lives of these characters and are genuinely concerned for their health and well-being. Having said that, Alex is a man who is fixing himself. His past relationships have not gone well. He feels that he needs to save everyone and as you can imagine that is emotionally and physically draining. After all of the mishaps with his relationships, he moves back to the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. The place he calls home.
The dialogue in this story is witty and sharp. The characters are on point and the back and forth is both hilarious and quick witted. This book is such an emotional roller coaster that you are left breathless yet excited to see what is next. You will not guess the ending to this book and if you did, then you cheated. I loved every inch of this book. Highly recommended for all readers of genres as this is not the typical romance novel.

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Rules of Engagement: A Single Dad Romance (Platonically Complicated Book 3) by Mika Jolie – Review by Krystal Gregory

Rules of EngagementRules of Engagement by Mika Jolie
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Rules of Engagement: A Single Dad Romance (Platonically Complicated Book 3) by Mika Jolie
4 out of 5 Stars

This book is a lot more than its synopsis. At first blush it seems that it is a basic, single dad, fights for custody of his young daughter from the evil, vindictive ex-wife, needs help to show that he is the better parental choice, and in steps the sister of his best friend to save the day.
I mean, yes, that is what this story is about. But there is so much more that just that.
First, this book is told from Lucas’ point of view, which a a bit of a refreshing turn in my oh so humble opinion. Lucas has loved and lost. Loss that only ends in a bitter divorce and an even bitter custody battle.

Kate is independent, loving and driven. When she learns that Lucas needs her help and it would benefit his daughter, she jumps at the chance to help. Only to fight to keep from falling under the spell of Lucas. Kate has also felt the sting of love gone sour, and she is not eager to jump back into the pool

There is tension between Lucas and Kate, some serious tension. This book is a deep, slow burn. Sexual tension practically crackles in the air with these two. Jolie is an amazing author and knows how to craft a hot and steamy story with some serious sassy and characters of incredible quality and depth. An amazing read for anyone!

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Black Bullet (The Order of the Senary, #2) by L.D. Rose – Review by Krystal Gregory

Black BulletBlack Bullet by L.D. Rose
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Black Bullet (The Order of the Senary) by L.D. Rose
4 out of 5 Stars

This new paranormal, romance novel is a serious one click book. The character of Jonathan Kerr, I fell into instalust with. I mean, seriously what is not to love about a hot, sexy vampire. Jonathan was bitten and died. He woke as a monster. Jon is no ordinary vampire. A trained marine, a killer by profession and now by necessity, He is trying to come to terms with what he has become.

Lawan is an interesting character. She seems both cold and hot with her emotion. She is strong, and any book with a strong female character, I am going to love instantly. Lawan is hunted by her past, both figuratively and literally. She is the last of her kind. The last of the female hybrid. All of the rest were killed in the facility when she left.

She meets up with Jon and they two of them clash. And in a big way, as in she beats him to a bloody pulp.

This author is masterful. I am not sure how many words I could use to express the artistry of the world L.D Rose created. This book is a standalone, but I would highly recommend you read the other book as it gives you a great introduction into the world of the Senary. This book has all the emotions. Passion, Lust, Fear. This Paranormal Novel will convert even the hardest of book readers. You will want to give this one a read!

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