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REWIND By Rowan Shaw – Review by Laura Furuta

RewindRewind by Rowan Shaw
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

REWIND
By: Rowan Shaw
5 out of 5 stars

The story REWIND by Rowan Shaw is a wonderful M/M romance book that I loved reading. It is a story that will hook you in from the beginning and I didn’t want to put down until I had finished the last page. It is a romantic book that had my emotions going up and down the entire time I was reading it. I enjoyed that the story was set in France. It also has two main characters that I grew to care about with each chapter that I read. I loved reading about Enzo Chevalier and Florian Beaudry. You can’t help but want them to find happiness. The story has both heartbreaking and heartwarming moments. I couldn’t help but find myself angry and upset with the actions taken by some of the characters. Other characters that are introduced are protective and care about Enzo and Florian. This is a book that has some steamy scenes that make the temperature in the room rise. Are Enzo and Florian getting a second chance? This is a story that I would highly recommend reading.

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Misfortune of Song: Druid’s Brooch Series: #5 By Christy Nicholas – Review by Laura Furuta

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

Misfortune of Song: Druid’s Brooch Series: #5
By: Christy Nicholas
5 out of 5 stars

The story Misfortune of Song: Druid’s Brooch Series: #5 by Christy Nicholas is a wonderful book that I loved reading. It is a story that had my emotions going up and down the whole time. It pulls you in from the very beginning and doesn’t let go until you have finished the final page. The main characters are Maelan and his granddaughter Orlagh. Maelan is a man who does his duty and also has a code that he lives by. He loves and cares for his granddaughter, Orlagh. Orlagh is a young woman who finds herself in love with a bard. He makes her feel like no one else does and she is determined that they will be together. Orlagh shows herself to be stubborn and defiant in this matter. She rebels against her grandfather’s wishes. What does the future hold for Orlagh? How far is Maelan willing to go in order to save Orlagh? Read this book to find out. This story is wonderfully told and when reading I felt like I was right there with the characters. This story includes magic and the Fae. There are times when I wondered what was going to happen next. Reading this book transports you to a different time and setting. This is the fifth book in a series and can be read as a standalone. I would recommend reading it.

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Devil’s Backbone (Wild Beasts Series Book 5) By T. Birmingham – Review by Laura Furuta

Devil's Backbone (Wild Beasts #5)Devil’s Backbone by T. Birmingham
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Devil’s Backbone (Wild Beasts Series Book 5)
By: T. Birmingham
5 out of 5 stars

The story Devil’s Backbone (Wild Beasts Series Book 5) by T. Birmingham is a book that I loved reading. It has mystery, suspense, the paranormal, and romance. It draws you in from the very beginning and I found myself not able to put it down until I had finished the last page. The story had me turning pages wondering what was going to happen next. I loved reading about the characters of Benjamin Oliver and Tess Thompson. Tess is a woman haunted by the past. She is someone who would rather read a book than be in a room full of people. Those she calls friends are few. She finds that something feels familiar when body parts start appearing, Ben is a protector. He has helped others for so long and had to be the strong one it is a role that he fits into. He finds himself wanting to protect Tess and keep her safe. Who is leaving the body parts that are showing up? Will they be caught? Benjamin and Tess feel a strong attraction to each other. Their emotions for each other are strong. Will they take a chance and act on their feelings? What does the future hold for them? Read this book to find out. This is a story that had my emotions going up and down with the characters. As I read more about Benjamin and Tess, I grew to care about them and wanted them to find happiness. This is a book that does a wonderful job of building a world that includes paranormal creatures and the supernatural. The story is written in such a way that I felt I was right there with the characters. I highly recommend reading it.

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A Wicked Earl’s Widow (Once Upon A Widow Book 2) By Aubrey Wynne – Review by Laura Furuta

A Wicked Earl's Widow (Once Upon A Widow Book 2)A Wicked Earl’s Widow by Aubrey Wynne
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A Wicked Earl’s Widow (Once Upon A Widow Book 2)
By: Aubrey Wynne
5 out of 5 stars

The story A Wicked Earl’s Widow (Once Upon A Widow Book 2) by Aubrey Wynne is a historical romance book. It is a story that I found a joy to read. There are characters that I loved reading about and also romance. It takes you on a journey back in time. The two main characters in this book are Eliza and Nathaniel. Eliza is a woman who has been widowed. She has a daughter and is under the protection of her in-laws. She also has a father who is cruel and abusive. Nathaniel is a man that has been successful in making his family’s name a respectable one. He is kind, caring, and handsome. Eliza and Nathaniel meet when he finds Eliza defending an elderly woman. These two have an attraction to one another. There is both passion and desire. Nathaniel is drawn to her. He wants to help her. Will Nathaniel learn of the dark secrets of Eliza’s past? Can he save her? What does their future hold? Read this book to find out. I loved the character of Eliza as she is sweet, caring, and has an inner strength that she doesn’t always realize. She is stronger than she gives herself credit for. She is someone that I grew to care for with each chapter that I read and wanted her to find happiness. There are other characters that are introduced. Many of them are enjoyable to read about and they help Eliza and Nathaniel. Then there are those who have their own plans and agenda. Will their plans be defeated? Don’t miss out on a story that will draw you in and keep your interest until the last page. I highly recommend reading it.

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A Person Could Disappear Here By Terri George – Review by Laura Furuta

A Person Could Disappear HereA Person Could Disappear Here by Terri George
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A Person Could Disappear Here
By: Terri George
5 out of 5 stars

The story A Person Could Disappear Here by Terri George is a book that has mystery and suspense. I was on the edge of my seat wondering what was going to happen next. It pulls you in from the very beginning and doesn’t let go until you have read the final page. It tells the tale of Abbey who learns that the man she met online and now has come to see in person is not who she thought he was. She finds herself abducted and held in a house in Nebraska. Far from home, she holds onto the hope of rescue and also looks for ways to escape. Cristina is Abbey’s best friend. She knows that something is wrong when she doesn’t hear from Abbey and can’t contact her. Cristina is stubborn, feisty, and not afraid to say what she thinks. She is also kind and won’t back down when she sets her mind to a task. She goes to the states in search of Abbey. Will Cristina be able to find the clues that will lead her to Abbey? Will Abbey be rescued? Read this book to find out. Following Cristina, while she tries to find Abbey is like trying to put together a puzzle. This is an exciting read that had my emotions going up and down all the time. Cristina and Abbey are best friends and you can feel how much they care about each other. There is emotional and intense dialogue. This is a book that I would recommend reading.

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An Appointment (Summer in New York Book 4) By Lindsay Marie Miller – Review by Laura Furuta

An Appointment (Summer in New York Book 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

The story An Appointment (Summer in New York Book 4) by Lindsay Marie Miller is a New Adult/Contemporary romance book. It is a story that pulled me in from the very beginning and didn’t let go until I had finished the final page. It had my emotions going up and down the entire time that I was reading. The romance is off the charts. I loved reading about the characters of Savannah and Preston. Savannah is a woman who has had her heart broken. She is stubborn and wants to be able to stand on her own two feet. After her divorce, she doesn’t want another relationship. Then she meets Preston. Preston is a man that is kind, caring, and very handsome. He too has sworn off relationships however at times realizes how lonely his life has become. Then he meets Savannah. These two have an attraction to each other. There is a connection between them. Will their past get in the way of them taking a chance with each other? Feelings and emotions are felt by both. What does the future hold for them? Will they find happiness and love with each other? Read this book to find out. Savannah and Preston are well-developed characters that I grew to care about with each chapter that I read. I couldn’t help but want them to find happiness. I also enjoyed reading about the secondary characters that are introduced. Many of them are supportive of Preston and Savannah. There are some moments in this story that will have the temperature in the room rising. This is a book that has times when there is anger or sadness and other times that warm your heart. I highly recommend reading it.

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Coming Home: The Sequel to Flowers in December By Jane Suen – Review by Laura Furuta

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

Coming Home: The Sequel to Flowers in December
By: Jane Suen
5 out of 5 stars

The story Coming Home: The Sequel to Flowers in December by Jane Suen is a wonderful book that I loved reading. It is the continuing story of Connor Norton. It tells about those he spends time with when he comes home for the holidays. This book is such an emotional one and I found myself with misty eyes at times and a smile on my face at others. It is a story that will pull you in from the very beginning and you won’t want to put down until it is finished. I found myself thinking about the book and characters even after I had read the last page. It is such a joy to read about Connor, Alana, Dottie, and Mary Ann. The author has weaved a story that you feel in both your heart and soul. What do the holidays have in store for the characters? Read this book to find out. This is an amazing tale that you don’t want to miss out on. I highly recommend reading it.

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Terror in Boring Town (A Sam and Rex Adventure, #1) By Hoot N. Holler – Review by Laura Furuta

Terror in Boring Town (A Sam and Rex Adventure Book 1)Terror in Boring Town by Hoot N. Holler
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Terror in Boring Town (A Sam and Rex Adventure Book 1)
By: Hoot N. Holler
5 out of 5 stars

The story Terror in Boring Town (A Sam and Rex Adventure Book 1) by Hoot N. Holler is a book that has mystery, friendship, and adventure. It tells the story of Sam and Rex. They are twelve-year-old friends who live in a boring town. They are on summer vacation when they become suspicious of two mysterious strangers who have appeared in town. When unable to get anyone to believe that two criminals are now among them, they come up with a plan to prove that their suspicions are correct. What are the strangers planning? Will Sam and Rex be able to stop them? Will lives be put at risk to expose the criminals? Read this book to find out. I believe this story to be one that kids will find joy in reading. Younger readers will find the characters of Sam and Rex to be relatable and their adventure exciting. The mystery and adventure will keep their interest. Sam and Rex’s characters are well-developed. Rex has a large imagination and Sam is his best friend that is always there with him. There are other additional characters that you read about and have a part to play in the book. I found the story entertaining and enjoyed reading it.

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Home Is Where the Heart Is (The Wilder Sister Series Books 1-5) by Melissa Keir – Review by Laura Furuta

Home is Where the Heart is: The Wilder SistersHome is Where the Heart is: The Wilder Sisters by Melissa Keir
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Home is Where the Heart is: The Wilder Sisters
By: Melissa Keir
5 out of 5 stars

This is a wonderful set of 5 stories that will warm your heart. Each one highlights the importance of family. There is romance as well as steamy and swoon-worthy moments. It tells the stories of five sisters. Each of them left their hometown of Amherst, Ohio and have now returned. These stories had my emotions going up and down the entire time that I was reading them. There are times when I had a smile on my face and others when I had tears in my eyes. Each story I would say is novella length and a joy to read. I loved reading about all the different characters. Many of them I would enjoy reading and learning more about. These stories will have you believing in true love, attraction, and taking chances. This set of stories were on my mind even after I had finished them. They are well-written, and I would highly recommend reading them.

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Back in the Ring ((The Predator Series Book 4)) By Brooke May – Review by Laura Furuta

Back in the Ring (The Predator Series Book 4)Back in the Ring by Brooke May
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Back in the Ring (The Predator Series Book 4)
By: Brooke May
5 out of 5 stars

The story Back in the Ring (The Predator Series Book 4) by Brooke May is a contemporary romance book. It is a story that hooked me in from the beginning, and I found myself lost in its pages. It is a book that had my emotions going up and down right along with the characters. I loved reading about Bijou Augustine and Noah. Bijou is a woman who runs a youth center. The center is important to her as she is keeping her late husband’s dream alive. At times she finds herself feeling frustrated, angry, and defeated. She is determined that the center will stay open even with donations dwindling. Noah is a man that is handsome and charming. He is kind and is willing to work for nothing. From the first time she meets Noah, Bijou feels a strong attraction to him. She is affected by him. There is a connection between them. Both Bijou and Noah are still healing from the pain that has occurred in their lives. Will these two take a chance and start a relationship? What does the future hold for them? Read this book to find out. This is a story that has both heartbreaking and heartwarming scenes. I grew to care about both Bijou and Noah with each chapter that I read, and I was wanting them both to find happiness. There is romance and steamy moments included in this book. There are also additional characters that you read about, and I enjoyed reading about the interactions they have with Bijou and Noah. Don’t miss out on a story that is well written and you won’t want to put down until you have read the ending. I highly recommend reading it.

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