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Naomi (Maggie Trilogy Book 2) by Mya O’Malley – Review by Krystal Gregory

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

Naomi (Maggie Trilogy Book 2) by Mya O’Malley
4 out of 5 Stars
Naomi is the second book in the Maggie Trilogy. Do future self a favor and read Maggie, Book One. While not necessary to read this book, you learn a lot about Naomi in Maggie and I feel that it is a huge benefit when carrying on a character.
Naomi went through a lot with Maggie in the first book and now, she gets a shot to tell her story. This is a paranormal romance novel. If you love ghost stories, then this one is right up your alley. Naomi is high on cloud nine. Planning a wedding and looking forward to starting her life with her own personal hottie, Bryce, but when her past comes rushing back in a vicious and violent way. Naomi will do everything in her power, both physically and paranormally to keep Bryce and his daughter safe from the violence.
I love this book. It was a fabulous way to continue Naomi’s story and a fantastic edition to this series. I cannot wait for more.

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The Ash Park Series Boxed Set (Books 1-3) by Meghan O’Flynn – Review by Krystal Gregory

The Ash Park Series Box Set (Books 1-3): Famished, Conviction, and RepressedThe Ash Park Series Box Set (Books 1-3): Famished, Conviction, and Repressed by Meghan O’Flynn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I loved these book! Each was well thought out and detailed in both plot and development.

Famished: An Ash Park Novel, Volume 1 by Meghan O’Flynn
4 out of 5 Stars
This book is one heck of a way to start a series. This is a slow burn type of read. It takes a bit for the main plot to get up and running but when it does. BAM, it takes off of the ground and hits it running. Set in the pits of a run-down suburb of Detroit. There is a serial killer, lurking, picking off women and hacking them into bits.
Hannah is trying to convince herself that she has nothing to do with it, but then, her boyfriend is murdered in the exact same gruesome way and the police name her the number one suspect. Hannah didn’t kill her boyfriend, or any of the other people. The problem is, she knows who did, and unless she does something about it, they will keep killing.
Ms O’Flynn is a very talented writer. This book was full of passion, emotions and strong details. Most defiantly an 18+ for the strong language and violence but a fantastic book none the less. If you love James Patterson, or books similar, you will love this book.

Conviction: An Ash Park Novel, Volume 2 by Meghan O’Flynn
4 out of 5 Stars
This book is intense. If there was ever a white-knuckled thriller, this book would be in the running. I could not turn the pages fast enough on this book. Shannon Taylor is the main character for this book and lord have mercy is she a powerhouse. Being a District Attorney for her city means that she has to be tough as nails and when she has to deal with the lowest of the low, she is as tough as they come, except when it evidence shows that she may have put a young mother in jail for a murder that she didn’t commit. That will crack the edges of even the hardest hearts.
Shannon knows the girls is hiding something but she won’t say what, or who it is and Shannon herself becomes the victim/target of warnings and targeted messages. Shannon has to race against the clock to protect herself and to right the wrong she has done by putting the right person behind bars, she just isn’t sure if she will be put into the ground first.
Ms O’Flynn is a very talented writer. This book was full of passion, emotions and strong details. Most defiantly an 18+ for the strong language and violence but a fantastic book none the less. If you love James Patterson, or books similar, you will love this book.
Repressed: An Ash Park Novel, Volume 3 by Meghan O’Flynn
4 out of 5 Stars
This third book in this series is beyond amazing. Curtis Morrison has had a rough life, but right now, life is good for him. Newly married, a Detective at Ash Park Police and a baby girl. But all of that comes crashing to a halt when his wife and daughter go missing and his life goes into a tail spin.
Someone from his past is coming back to get him, and they are making his live h*ll. He has spent the better half of his adult life trying to get away from the life he left, but someone does not want him to forget. Someone wants him to remember and they want to make him remember in a way that will hurt him the worst, and time is running out.
Ms O’Flynn is a very talented writer. This book was full of passion, secondary emotions and strong details. I loved every second of this book. Most definitely an 18+ for the strong language and violence but a fantastic book nonetheless. If you love James Patterson, or books similar, you will love this book.

Overall this series is incredible! I love a good thriller and this one fills that for me.

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Rule (The Larussio Legacy Book 1) by Via Mari – Review by Krystal Gregory

Rule The Larussio Legacy (#1)Rule The Larussio Legacy by Via Mari
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Rule (The Larussio Legacy Book 1) by Via Mari
4 out of 5 Stars
What a fantastic way to start a new series. Via Mari never ceases to amaze me with both her quality of writing and her development of characters. This book brings in characters from her previous books. While not a necessity, I would recommend reading Via Mari’s previous works to know more about the family and the dynamic behind it.
Rule is a romantic/suspense novel that follows the characters of Katarina and Chase. The love these two have for each other is tangible. You can feel how hot they are for each other from the pages of the book, (or kindle).
Katarina is caught with wanting to make her Italian father proud, while at the same time, honoring the wishes of her husband. She has to try to get her family to trust and agree that she knows what is best with the family business.
Chase will do everything in his power to ensure Katarina’s protection, even risking the wrath of her mob family.
The drama that ensures with both Katarina and Chase and then the families is fast paced, quick witted and passionate. You will need to read to find out what happens and you will not be disappointed.

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Not a Good Death: Agents of Dart Series Book Two by Naomi Bellina – Review by Krystal Gregory

Not a Good Death: Agents of Dart Series Book Two (Romantic Suspense)Not a Good Death: Agents of Dart Series Book Two by Naomi Bellina
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Not a Good Death: Agents of Dart Series Book Two
by Naomi Bellina
4 out of 5 stars
This romantic suspense story will have you filling the pages to the very end. Not a Good Death is the second book in the Agents of Dart series and is a fantastic follow up piece for book one. While each book can be read as a standalone, I am a huge advocate for reading a series in book order.
This story follows Lilly and Dillon who are both agents of DART, a division of the FBI. Lilly is a seasoned agent with DART and Dillion has just finished his training and has been assigned to work with Lilly who is now both is partner on and off the job.
On their very first assignment together, everything goes haywire and now they are neck deep in a murder investigation.
I enjoyed these characters very much and while at times I found their exchanges more bickering than banter, the plot moved along smoothly and the story was very gripping. A solid 4 out of 5 stars for any lovers of the thriller, romance, or mystery genres.

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Deliciously Sinful Liaisons by L.M. Mountford – Review by Krystal Gregory

Deliciously Sinful LiaisonsDeliciously Sinful Liaisons by L.M. Mountford
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Deliciously Sinful Liaisons by L.M Mountford
4 out of 5 stars
This book collection is one hot and sizzling collection. Each book is just as hot as the last and each one will leave you wanting more from L.M Mountford.
Each of the seven stories in this collection are different that the last and the variety of the stories is a breath of fresh air as you are immersed into a new story each time with new and complex characters that bring life to each of the short stories. The story line, plot, and characters are very well developed. The paragraphs and sentence structures are full and flows from one to the next. The pace was neither hurried nor too slow. The author kept pace with each one while seamlessly transition from one story to the next. Highly recommended for lovers of romance and binge readers!

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Darcy’s Caution (Pride and Prejudice and Racecars Book 3) by Zoe Burton – Review by Krystal Gregory

Darcy's Caution (Pride & Prejudice & Racecars Book 3)Darcy’s Caution by Zoe Burton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Darcy’s Caution (Pride and Prejudice and Racecars Book 3) by Zoe Burton
4 out of 5 stars
The third installment of this romance sportsman book will get your heart racing. Will is a stock car driver who loves when the rubber meets the road, but he loves Liz even more. Liz is smart, independent and super stubborn. She is also absolutely head over heels in love with Will. These two together are absolutely beautiful and their love for each other is incredible.
Outside forces threaten Will and Darcy and a jealous stalker threatens the safety of Liz. Will cannot stand that Liz could be in trouble. When Liz disappears, Will won’t stop at nothing to get her back.
Burton does an incredible job of creating both a romantic and suspenseful story that will have you turning the page faster and faster to find out what happens to Will and Liz Darcy.

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The Confectioner Chronicles: The Complete Fantasy Mystery Series by Claire Luana – Review by Krystal Gregory

The Confectioner Chronicles: The Complete Fantasy Mystery SeriesThe Confectioner Chronicles: The Complete Fantasy Mystery Series by Claire Luana
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Confectioner Chronicles: The Complete Fantasy Mystery Series by Claire Luana
5 out of 5 stars

This series is one for the record books. Claire Luana knows how to create an exceptional book that brings both the story and the characters to life. The magical and mystical intrigue that is built around the story of Wren and her circle of friends.

Each book builds the story bigger and bigger and we fall deeper and deeper into the world of Wren.

This series is for lovers of mastical, fantasy, mystery and quick action books. You will love everything about this series. 5 out of 5 stars.

 

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Undercover (Billionaire Bodyguards Book 2) by Via Mari – Review by Krystal Gregory

Undercover (Billionaire Bodyguards Book 2)Undercover by Via Mari
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Undercover (Billionaire Bodyguards Book 2) by Via Mari
4 out of 5 stars
This is the second book in the Billionaire Bodyguards series. Mrs. Mari has brought to us the most unlikely characters who have turned out to be some of my most favorite of all time.
Marenah is a granddaughter to a Russian Mafia family. When she begins snooping around to find information on her family and finds something she shouldn’t, she ends up in some serious hot and dangerous water.
Matt Benagent is both friend and bodyguard to two of the richest billionaires in Chicago. He goes undercover when both of them are taken in by the Chicago Mafia…but they escape….but the Russian Mafia is after them too??
Matt and Marenah find themselves in a twisted, knotted up fight for their lives as the two mafias battle to find them. What is Marenah’s connect to each of the mafia’s and what will them finding her mean for them both?
A great book with fierce characters. A well-developed plot and each story line flows from one to the next. I highly recommend this for lovers of adventure, romance and intrigue.

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Proper Impulse (Jaded Lily Book 4) by Zeia Jameson – Review by Krystal Gregory

Proper ImpulseProper Impulse by Zeia Jameson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Proper Impulse (Jaded Lily Book 4) by Zeia Jameson.
4 out of 5 stars
Milo Cipriani. What a strong name. If I was a dude, I would want a name like Milo Cipriani. Proper Impulse is the 4th installment in the Jaded Lily series. This series is amazing. We first meet Milo in the previous books and I will be honest, he wasn’t left on pretty terms.
Milo is a police officer who takes his job very, very seriously. He is stern, uptight and a stick shoved up his rear. He meets his match when he comes face to face with his exact opposite, Juniper. Juniper is free-spirited, fun loving and will wear her heart on her sleeve. She is willing to bend the rules just a little if it means doing the right thing in the long run.
Opposites really do attract in this blizzard meeting of Milo and Juniper. This book is dual point of view, which is very refreshing and gives unique insights to each character as the development grows with and between each one.
This book can be read as a standalone. Myself, I highly recommend reading all books in series order as the author intended.
Beautiful story, fantastic characters and another ballpark smash for Ms. Jameson.

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Proper Ink (Jaded Lily Book 2) by Zeia Jameson – Review by Krystal Gregory

Proper Ink (Jaded Lily #2)Proper Ink by Zeia Jameson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Proper Ink (Jaded Lily Book 2) by Zeia Jameson
4 out of 5 Stars

There are few characters who snag my heart quite like Luca. What a heart throb he his. While this book can be read as a standalone, I am a big supporter of reading a series in book order, in the way the author wrote the stories for you to get the most out of the books/series.

Luca is a character we see from the first book, Proper Irish, and I was so excited to see his story. Luca is a typical artist, a tattoo artist. He is all about his art, the purity of his art and the way Jameson describes the art to the reader brings them to life. I can practically see the art and imagine the fine lines and details. He is also a broken man. He is recovering from having his heart smashed and he hides behind a sordid expression.

Kerry is a beautiful soul. From the outside, she seems to have lived a charmed life and anyone of us would be jealous of, but she has a huge chip on her shoulder from her gilded life.

These two clash in an explosion of passion, attitude, and emotions. This book is a perfect extension to Proper Irish and is a beautiful insight into the lives of Luca and Kerry. I loved getting to know them and watching their relationship built and crest.

Jameson is a fantastic author. She builds and weaves a story and bridges both character and reader. She creates a masterpiece that draws you in a keeps you. You don’t even realize you are holding your breath. Highly Recommended!

 

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