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Less You Know (Ashes to Ashes) By Rowena Holloway – Review by Laura Furuta

Less You Know (Ashes to Ashes Book 2)Less You Know by Rowena Holloway
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Less You Know: gripping suspense (Ashes to Ashes Book 2)
By: Rowena Holloway
5 out of 5 stars

The story Less You Know: gripping suspense (Ashes to Ashes Book 2) by Rowena Holloway is a psychological/mystery/suspense book. From the beginning, I felt like I had stepped onto a ride that didn’t stop until I had finished the final page. It made my heart beat faster and I had to remind myself to breathe. This story had me on the edge of my seat and wondering what was going to happen next. Charlotte Ashe is a woman who wants to uncover lies and expose those who tell them. She believes and wants to prove that Tyrone Garner is a fraud. Charlotte is someone that once she starts down a path, she is determined to get answers. She has a strong will. Allie is Charlotte’s friend and doesn’t shy away from helping her with her investigation. A little bit of spying sounds exciting. When Allie vanishes, Charlotte is desperate to find her. Will Charlotte find Allie? Is Allie still alive? Charlotte has now found herself going down a path in which more questions are being raised. Secrets about Allie are uncovered. Will Charlotte find out the complete truth about her friend? Is everything that she believes about Tyrone Garner the truth? Read this book to find out. Trying to put together what was happening and who was responsible was like working on a puzzle. There are characters whose motives and actions are questionable. Is Charlotte in danger? The story is fast paced and awesome to read. Don’t miss out on the next story in a series that will keep you guessing and turning pages. It is a book I would highly recommend reading.

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Nothing But Trouble (Irresistible Billionaires) By Ashley Bostock – Review by Laura Furuta

Nothing But Trouble (Irresistible Billionaires #1)Nothing But Trouble by Ashley Bostock
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Nothing But Trouble (Irresistible Billionaires Book 1)
By: Ashley Bostock
5 out of 5 stars

The story Nothing But Trouble (Irresistible Billionaires Book 1) by Ashley Bostock is a romance book the I loved reading. It is a story that hooked me in from the very beginning. I loved reading about the characters of Michael Vilander and Sophia Baldwin. Sophia is a strong, beautiful, intelligent, and kind woman. Michael is a workaholic and a man that doesn’t do relationships or anything long-term. He finds her when he creates a fake profile on his matchmaking website. I don’t think an announcement at the Valentine Day Gala by Sophia that she and Michael attend that they are engaged was in the plans. They find themselves agreeing to pretend to be in love, a fake engagement, for a month. Is there more to the emotions/feelings that Sophia has for Michael? Michael is one that guards his heart. Why does Sophia so intrigue him? What does the future hold for both Sophia and Michael? Read this book to find out. Both Michael and Sophia have issues that they face. As the story progressed and I got to know their characters better I found myself caring about them and wanting them to be happy. My emotions went up and down the entire time I was reading the story. There are times when reading that I was smiling and other times when my heart was breaking. This is a story that I got lost in and didn’t want to put down until I had read the final page. The book has a smooth flow to it. There is heartfelt and emotional dialogue. This is the first story in a series and I look forward to reading the next one.

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Luke (Dark Water Security Series) By Madison Quinn – Review by Laura Furuta

Luke (Dark Water Security #1)Luke by Madison Quinn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Luke (Dark Water Security Series Book 1)
By: Madison Quinn
5 out of 5 stars

The story Luke (Dark Water Security Series Book 1) by Madison Quinn is a contemporary romance book. It is a story that I enjoyed reading and once I started, I found myself lost in its pages. I loved reading about the character of Luke. He is someone who shows himself to be confident, strong, and has a need to help others. He also is a man whose memories haunt him. He feels guilt and blames himself for what happened in the past. I found myself empathizing with Luke the more that I read about what he had been through. He is a character that I grew to care about and believed that he deserves to be happy. A new employee that his partner wants to hire brings back reminders of a young girl who stole his heart. He feels an attraction and pull towards her. There is passion and desire. Can Luke stop seeing her has a reminder of the past? Do they have a future? Read this book to find out. The woman that Luke has an attraction for is beautiful and talented. She is also a character that I grew to care about as the story progressed. This story has heartbreaking scenes, times that I felt anger with what was going on and then other times when I could feel the attraction between the two main characters. From the highs to the lows, my emotions went up and down with the characters. There are other secondary characters that are introduced, and I found myself wanting to know more about them. This book has a smooth flow to it and kept my interest until I had read the last page.

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The Future Memoir of Ann Jones: A Time Travel Romance with a Splash of Magic by Alex Bailey – Review by Laura Furuta

The Future Memoir of Ann Jones: A Time Travel Romance with a Splash of MagicThe Future Memoir of Ann Jones: A Time Travel Romance with a Splash of Magic by Alex Bailey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Future Memoir of Ann Jones: A Time Travel Romance with a Splash of Magic
By: Alex Bailey
5 out of 5 stars

The story The Future Memoir of Ann Jones: A Time Travel Romance with a Splash of Magic by Alex Bailey is a book that has quite an unusual storyline and interesting/intriguing characters. The description of the story caught my interest and once I started, I was hooked. There is mystery, romance, stories told, and also situations that had me wondering what was going on and what would happen next. I enjoyed reading about the character of Ann Jones. She is a woman who is at times stubborn. There is the Knitting Club in which she has joined. It sounds like a typical group in which the members get together with a common interest. Why are there rules to this club that have nothing to do with knitting? The members of the Knitting Club each have their own personalities and were very entertaining to read about. The story had me glued to the pages until I had finished. The book flows smoothly and the storyline creative. It is a story I would recommend reading.

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A Suitable Affair (The Macalisters) by Erica Taylor – Review by Laura Furuta

A Suitable Affair (The Macalisters, #1)A Suitable Affair by Erica Taylor
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A Suitable Affair (The Macalisters Book 1)
By: Erica Taylor
5 out of 5 stars

The story A Suitable Affair (The Macalisters Book 1) by Erica Taylor is a historical romance book. This is a story that transports you to a time of society functions, formal balls, and rules of propriety. It is a book that hooked me in from the very beginning and I got lost in the pages. I enjoyed the plot/storyline and loved reading about the characters of Lady Susanna Macalister and Ian Carlisle, the Earl of Westcott. Susanna is a woman who shows strength, is intelligent, generous, and kind. She also is unmarried. I like the fact that Susanna is someone who while doesn’t disregard all of the rules of society, she is a woman who will push their limits. She lives in a time when scandal can ruin a life and just rumors can hurt a reputation. She finds herself being called on by a man that she doesn’t quite understand or have strong feelings for. Ian is a man whose past haunts him. He feels guilt over his sister’s death and his life seems to be surrounded in darkness. That is why he feels that he must save Susanna from the man that he holds responsible for his sister’s death. Susanna soon finds herself with feelings for Ian. He says that he has nothing to offer her. Is that really true? What does the future hold for Susanna and Ian? Read this book to find out. This is a story that I just couldn’t put down until I had finished it. I had to know how it ends. There is some mystery and times when you wonder how much danger some of the characters are in. I could feel the passion and desire growing between Susanna and Ian and there are some steamy moments between them. There is also flirting and bantering. I grew to care about Susanna and Ian and found myself wanting them to find happiness. Will they find a HEA? There are also other characters that I enjoyed reading about and the part that they play in the story. This is a story I never wanted to end.

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Best Foot Forward (The Liberty Lawrence Series) By Bea Stevens – Review by Laura Furuta

Best Foot Forward (The Liberty Lawrence Series Book 1)Best Foot Forward by Bea Stevens
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Best Foot Forward (The Liberty Lawrence Series Book 1)
By: Bea Stevens
5 out of 5 stars

The story Best Foot Forward (The Liberty Lawrence Series Book 1) by Bea Stevens is an awesome book that I loved reading. One of the reasons I loved it so much is the character of Liberty “Libby” Lawrence. She is a woman who has a high energy level and loves designer shoes. She is someone I would like to go shopping with. She has an eye for detail and that may be why she finds herself with a theory as to who the thief is at the hotel where she works. Now all she has to do is convince Detective Sergeant James Harper, the handsome policeman that she is right. Liberty seems to be falling for James a little more each time that they meet. Is Liberty right about who she suspects the thief to be? Will anything happen between Liberty and James? What does the future hold for Liberty? Read this book to find out. This story had me with a smile on my face and at times laughing out loud. My emotions went up and down with Liberty’s and I found myself caring about her with every chapter that I read. There are times when I wanted to give her a hug and others when I wondered what she was going to do next. There are other secondary characters that are introduced, and I enjoyed reading about many of them and their interactions with Liberty. This is a book that hooked me in from the very beginning and I didn’t want to put it down until the final page. It is a story I would recommend reading.

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A Tendency Dark and Dangerous By Emmalyn Danvers – Review by Laura Furuta

A Tendency Dark and DangerousA Tendency Dark and Dangerous by Emmalyn Danvers
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A Tendency Dark and Dangerous
By: Emmalyn Danvers
5 out of 5 stars

The story A Tendency Dark and Dangerous by Emmalyn Danvers is a book that is quite interesting as it is told in free-verse. It is a story that includes powerful, raw, and dark emotions. It drew me in and I found myself not able to put it down until I had read the last page. Reading about the character of Evangeline I couldn’t help but notice that she is someone who doesn’t make waves, she sticks to what is safe. When she meets Landon Kelly, he has an effect on her. She is soon unable to focus on anything else. What does the future hold for Evangeline? What effect will the choices she makes have on her life and those she cares about? Read this book to find out. This story includes seductive language and dialogue. It also has steamy scenes that make the temperature in the room rise. It had my emotions going up and down. The story had a smooth flow to it and was enjoyable to read.

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Shattered (The Torzial Affair) By Via Mari – Review by Laura Furuta

Shattered (The Torzial Affair Book 1)Shattered by Via Mari
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Shattered (The Torzial Affair Book 1)
By: Via Mari
5 out of 5 stars

The story Shattered (The Torzial Affair Book 1) by Via Mari is a book that caught my interest from the beginning and kept me glued to the pages until the end. One of the reasons I enjoyed the story so much is the characters of Jenny Torzial and Brian Carrington. Jenny is a woman who owns a consulting firm. She is successful and dedicated to the business. However, behind the scenes, she is dealing with emotional scars. Then she meets Brian Carrington. Brian is a man that doesn’t do relationships. He has learned that woman only want him for what they can get from him. Then he meets Jenny. These two have an attraction to each other. She is always in his thoughts. He has become her protector. Will he become more? What does the future hold for Jenny and Brian? Read this book to find out. From the highs to the lows this story had my emotions going up and down with the characters. I felt heartbroken and sometimes angry with what Jenny has been through. She is a character that I grew to care about and wanted her to be happy. There are steamy scenes included in this book as well as bantering back and forth between Jenny and Brian. The book has a smooth flow to it and wonderful character development. This is a wonderful first story in a series and I look forward to reading the next one.

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A Talent for Trouble (Bad Boys of Space) By Landra Graf – Review by Laura Furuta

A Talent for Trouble (Bad Boys of Space Book 1)A Talent for Trouble by Landra Graf
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A Talent for Trouble (Bad Boys of Space Book 1)
By: Landra Graf
5 out of 5 stars

The story A Talent for Trouble (Bad Boys of Space Book 1) by Landra Graf is a science fiction/romance book. It has action, adventure, romance, and danger. One reason that I enjoyed the story so much was reading about the characters of Emilio Morales and Antonia “Toni” Smith. They are both independent and strong-willed. They are also attracted to one another. Situations occur and these two find themselves working together. This causes tension and the bantering that goes back and forth between them can range from arguing to flirting. Plans are made and fall apart. Will these two achieve the future that they are working so hard to secure? Will they be able to keep from falling for one another? What does the future hold for Emilio and Antonia? Read this book to find out. I also enjoyed reading about many of the secondary characters in the story and how they interact with Emilio and Antonia. There is a feeling of comradery, friendship, and family that is felt. There are also those characters who are selfish and are only out for themselves. Emilio and Antonia are characters that I grew to care about what happens to them and wanted them to find success and happiness. This story had me at times wondering what was going to happen next and how it was all going to end. There are also some steamy moments that make the temperature in the room rise. Don’t miss out on a story that will keep you glued to the pages until you have read the last one.

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Not So Broken (Love Grows Series) By Renee Regent – Review by Laura Furuta

Not So Broken (Love Grows Series Book 1)Not So Broken by Renee Regent
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Not So Broken (Love Grows Series Book 1)
By: Renee Regent
5 out of 5 stars

The story Not So Broken (Love Grows Series Book 1) by Renee Regent is a contemporary romance book. It is a story that I loved reading. One of the reasons I loved it so much is the characters of Gibson and Sacha. Gibson is a man who believes that he is broken. A tragedy has left him with memories and feelings of guilt. He has no interest in relationships. He has given up on love. Then he meets Sacha. Sacha is a woman who is intelligent, independent, beautiful, and strong. She is highly motivated and determined when it comes to making her dreams come true. There is no room for a relationship in her life right now. One night changes everything. Gibson is finding himself falling for Sacha. Sacha has never had anyone make her feel the way that Gibson does, however, she is one that guards her heart. Will Gibson be able to convince Sacha that they belong together? Will he get past the shields that she puts up? There is a connection and passion between these two. What does the future hold for them? Read this book to find out. This is a story that I just couldn’t put down. My emotions went through ups and downs right along with Sacha’s and Gibson’s. These two are being pulled towards each other. They are two people who I grew to care about and I wanted them to find happiness. Feelings/emotions are felt by both and there are steamy scenes included that make the temperature in the room rise. You are also introduced to other secondary characters who are part of the story and I enjoyed reading about the part that they play in the lives of Sacha and Gibson. There are moments that made me sad, ones that made me smile, and moments that warmed my heart. A story that you won’t want to put down until you have read the final page.

Reviewed by @dory7205

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