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Hidden Obsession (An Alliance Agency Novel Book 2) by Maddie Wade & India Kells – Review by Laura Furuta

Hidden Obsession (An Alliance Agency Novel #2)Hidden Obsession by India Kells
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Hidden Obsession (An Alliance Agency Novel Book 2)
By: Maddie Wade & India Kells
5 out of 5 stars

The story Hidden Obsession (An Alliance Agency Novel Book 2) by Maddie Wade & India Kells is a romantic suspense book. It is a story that had me on the edge of my seat wondering what was going to happen next. It takes you on a journey that is mysterious and at times I had to tell myself to breathe. I loved reading about Cleo Darwin and Mason Bentley. Cleo is the office manager at the Alliance Agency. She is good at what she does and is depended upon by those who work there. She is intelligent, strong, and independent. She also has an attraction to Mason. Mason is a former secret service agent that now works for Alliance Agency. Since the first day that he sees her, he feels an attraction to Cleo. When he looks at her, he sees a future for them. When a stalker sets their sites on Cleo, Mason will do everything in his power to protect her. Will he find out who is stalking Cleo, and will they be caught? What does the future hold for Cleo and Mason? Read this book to find out. This story has romantic scenes that will heat up the room. I grew to care about Cleo and Mason with each chapter that I read and wanted them to find happiness. There are other characters that have been brought forward from the prequel and book 1 in this series and I loved reading about them again. The Alliance Agency’s employees are more like family than just coworkers. They care about each other. Don’t miss out on an amazing book that you will not want to put down until the final page. I highly recommend reading it.

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Not a Good Death (Agents of Dart Series Book 2) by Naomi Bellina – Review by Laura Furuta

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: 5 of 5 stars

Not a Good Death (Agents of Dart Series Book 2)
By Naomi Bellina
5 out of 5 stars

The story Not a Good Death (Agents of Dart Series Book 2) by Naomi Bellina is a romantic suspense book. The story will pull you in and I found myself not able to put it down until the final page. I was hooked on both the storyline and the characters. I loved reading about Lily Blume and Dillon Hurst. They both work for DART. A group that works for the government. They are told they are on a retrieval assignment. It turns into the search for a killer. Will Lily and Dillon find the one that started killing with a teen girl and then strikes again? There is a personal relationship between Lily and Dillon. They care for each other. Dillon is protective of Lily. Lily worries about Dillon not being a good fit to work for DART. What does the future hold for Lily and Dillon? Will they learn to have faith in each other? Read this book to find out. There are times when the suspense in this story had me on the edge of my seat wondering what is going to happen next. There are also romantic moments as well. I also enjoyed reading about many of the other characters in this story and their interactions with Lily and Dillon. I love mystery/thrillers and this book is a good example of the kind of book that will keep you guessing. I highly recommend reading it.

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Forbidden Love; Written by Lisa Jones Gentry, As Told by Joe Steele – Review by Laura Furuta

Forbidden Love: Written by Lisa Jones Gentry as Told by Their Son Joe SteeleForbidden Love: Written by Lisa Jones Gentry as Told by Their Son Joe Steele by Lisa Jones Gentry
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Forbidden Love; Written by Lisa Jones Gentry, As Told by Joe Steele
5 out of 5 stars

The story Forbidden Love; Written by Lisa Jones Gentry, As Told by Joe Steele is a book that had me hooked from the very beginning. It tells the story of Father William Grau and Sister Sophie Legocki. They had an attraction to each other and fell in love in a time that a relationship between a black man and a white woman was not accepted. Not only that a relationship between a priest and a nun was not approved of. William and Sophie’s story is one that while they knew the consequences if they were caught, continued their relationship and kept it secret. They even had a child, a son named Joe. The story is an emotional journey and mine went up and down the entire time I was reading the book. I grew to care about William and Sophie with each chapter that I read. There are heartbreaking and heartwarming moments in this story. Joe is also a character that I enjoyed getting to know. I also enjoyed the talks with his birth mother and the memories of growing up in Cincinnati that he shared with her. This story made me think about the time that William and Sophie lived in and if I could be as courageous as they were. Don’t miss out on a story that will warm your heart. I highly recommend reading it. This is a book that is hard to forget, and I found myself thinking about it even after I had finished.

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Earl of Darby (Wicked Earls’ Club) (Once Upon A Widow Book 4) by Aubrey Wynne – Review by Laura Furuta

Earl of Darby (Wicked Earls' Club) (Once Upon A Widow Book 4)Earl of Darby (Wicked Earls’ Club) by Aubrey Wynne
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Earl of Darby (Wicked Earls’ Club) (Once Upon A Widow Book 4)
By: Aubrey Wynne
5 out of 5 stars

The story Earl of Darby (Wicked Earls’ Club) (Once Upon A Widow Book 4) by Aubrey Wynne is a historical romance. It is a wonderful story to read and I found myself not wanting to put it down until I had finished it. I loved reading about the characters of Miss Hannah Pendleton and Nicholas, the Earl of Darby. Hannah is a young woman who is scheduled for her first season. She is learning that the one she has had a crush on has fallen for another. Hannah feels the attraction when she meets Nicholas. Nicholas is a man who is not seeking out anyone to marry. A tragedy has affected every part of his life. He is surprised when he feels an attraction to Hannah. Will Hannah and Nicholas act on their feelings for each other? There is another who has noticed Hannah as well. Will Nicholas be the one that Hannah chooses? What does the future hold for Hannah and Nicholas? Read this book to find out. I enjoy reading historical romances and this story is an example of the reason why. I love reading about romance, masquerade balls, parties, and the attention that is lavished on the young woman by the men in attendance. The story has some heartbreaking moments however I found that there were more times that were heartwarming and I had a smile on my face. Don’t miss out on Miss Hannah Pendleton’s first season. I highly recommend reading this book.

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Summer Break: A Joe Football Novella by Autumn Sand – Review by Laura Furuta

Summer Break: A Joe Football NovellaSummer Break: A Joe Football Novella by Autumn Sand
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Summer Break: A Joe Football Novella
By: Autumn Sand
5 out of 5 stars

The story Summer Break: A Joe Football Novella by Autumn Sand is an amazing novella to read. It hooked me from the beginning, and I didn’t want to put it down until the final page. I loved reading about Brice and Favor again. They have been through tough times however have come out stronger because of it and also closer. To get the full story and background of the characters it is suggested that you read Joe Football first. You will not be disappointed by either story. Brice, Favor, and their friends are off when Brice’s best friend Egon goes to New York to record an album with his band. What will happen on this trip? What does the future hold for Brice, Favor, and their friends? Read this novella to find out. This is a novella that had my emotions going up and down the entire time that I was reading it. The story is engaging, and I didn’t want it to end. I highly recommend reading this novella.

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Hula Girl by Lara Ward Cosio – Review by Laura Furuta

Hula GirlHula Girl by Lara Ward Cosio
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Hula Girl
By: Lara Ward Cosio
5 out of 5 stars

The story Hula Girl by Lara Ward Cosio is a new adult/romance book. It pulled me in from the very beginning and didn’t let me go until I finished the final page. I loved reading about the characters of Ava and Ford. Ava is a woman who works hard at her job. She is not one for vacations and relationships seem to not work out. She finds herself forced into a vacation and that it is there that she meets Ford. Ford is a man who has decisions that he must make. He has taken time off and loves to wake up and go surfing. Then he meets Ava. There is an attraction, connection, and a pull toward each other. They are comfortable talking to each other which surprises Ava. It was only to be a vacation romance. When she returns to work there is a surprise reunion and Ava finds herself talked into a fake engagement. Ava believes that even though they have feelings for each other their relationship will never work. Can Ford change her mind? What does the future hold for Ford and Ava? Read this book to find out. This is a story that had my emotions going up and down. I grew to care about Ford and Ava with each chapter that I read. I wanted them to find happiness. I also enjoyed reading about the other characters introduced. Some of them are friends and family and are helpful to Ford and Ava. Others have their own agenda and plans. This is a book whose storyline, characters, and dialogue many times had me with a smile on my face. Don’t miss out on an amazing romance story. I highly recommend reading it.

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The Hazed Series Boxed Set by Brittany Tarkington – Review by Laura Furuta

The Hazed Series Box SetThe Hazed Series Box Set by Brittany Tarkington
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Hazed Series Boxed Set
By Brittany Tarkington
5 out of 5 stars

I enjoyed reading the stories in this boxed set. They take you on a journey full of ups and downs just like a rollercoaster. There are raw emotions and situations that I found true to life. The characters face issues that have them wondering where their lives and relationship will take them. I enjoyed reading about the characters of Taylor Thompson and Hayze Clark. Taylor is a young woman who has just started college. She wants out from under the overprotective and overbearing nature of a family member. She has not had a lot of experience with life or relationships. Then she meets Hayze. Hayze is a young man who can have any woman that he wants. He also has secrets. He has found himself attracted to Taylor. Will a relationship between Taylor and Hayze work? Will secrets be revealed? What does the future hold for Taylor and Hayze? Read the stories in this box set. There are other characters that are introduced and interact with Taylor and Hayze. Some of them are friends and family and some of them are only out for themselves. Many of the characters in this book are likable. These stories have both conflict and romance. Don’t miss out on a set of stories that will hook you in and not let you go until the final page. I highly recommend reading them.

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Misplaced (Joined Book Two) by Mara Gan – Review by Laura Furuta

Misplaced: Joined: Book TwoMisplaced: Joined: Book Two by Mara Gan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Misplaced (Joined Book Two)
By: Mara Gan
5 out of 5 stars

The story Misplaced (Joined Book Two) by Mara Gan is a fantasy/romance book. It is the second story in a series, and I enjoyed it just as much as the first one. It pulled me in from the beginning and didn’t let me go until the final page. I enjoyed reading about the character of Meda. She is a young girl who is strong, kind, helpful to others, and stubborn. She is someone who cares about others and does all that she can to help those who need it. Meda has found herself on a beach with no memory of her past, only her name. She has the extraordinary talent of being able to heal others. Who is Meda? Will she remember her past? What does the future hold for her? Read this book to find out. This story has action, danger, mystery, and romance. There are also many other characters that interact with Meda. Some of them are helpful to her, others have their own agenda and will do anything to make their plans succeed, and then there are those who I wondered about their true motives. I enjoyed the friendship that Meda has with some of the characters. I loved that Meda is a young girl who doesn’t think of herself, she puts others first. Don’t miss out on this exciting book. I would suggest reading this series in order. Highly recommended.

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Irresistible At Christmas (Irresistible Romance Book 2) by Tamara Ferguson, Natalie Ann, Suzanne Jenkins, Cynthia Cooke, Alicia Street, Alyssa Bailey, Stephanie Queen, Patrice Wilton – Review by Laura Furuta

IRRESISTIBLE AT CHRISTMAS (Irresistible Romance Book 2)IRRESISTIBLE AT CHRISTMAS by Tamara Ferguson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

IRRESISTIBLE AT CHRISTMAS (Irresistible Romance Book 2)
By: Tamara Ferguson, Natalie Ann, Suzanne Jenkins, Cynthia Cooke, Alicia Street, Alyssa Bailey, Stephanie Queen, Patrice Wilton
5 out of 5 stars

If you love the Christmas season and romance this is the anthology for you. These stories will have your emotions going up and down the entire time, you are reading them. Mine sure did. There are sad moments and also heartwarming moments in these books. I love anthologies as they give me a chance to be introduced to new authors. This group of stories has a few authors I have read before and others it was my first time reading their work. All of these stories have a romantic feel to them, and I couldn’t help but care for the characters and I found myself wishing that they find happiness. I have to say that I really enjoyed Two Hearts’ Christmas Gift by Tamara Ferguson. Her stories always have me hooked from beginning to end. I also love that the characters that she writes about are wounded warriors and that attention is brought to then. Don’t miss out on a set of stories that will keep you glued to the pages or your Kindle. I highly recommend this anthology.

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Love in the Lowcountry (A Winter Holiday Collection Book 1) Featuring Poinsettias for Carly by Michele Sims – Review by Laura Furuta

Love in the Lowcountry: A Winter Holiday CollectionLove in the Lowcountry: A Winter Holiday Collection by Savannah J. Frierson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Love in the Lowcountry (A Winter Holiday Collection Book 1)
Featuring Poinsettias for Carly
By: Michele Sims
5 out of 5 stars

The story that I want to review is Poinsettias for Carly by Michele Sims. It is a book that intertwines the past and present. It is a story that had my emotions going up and down the entire time that I read it. This is a book that although isn’t very long, had my attention from the beginning to the last page. It has heartwarming scenes and I found myself with a smile on my face when reading it. It gives you “the feels” all the way through. I loved reading about Carly and Mason. They are two characters that I found myself caring about what happened to them and wanted them to be happy. Don’t miss out on this amazing story that is part of this anthology. I highly recommend it.

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