Savage Secrets (Mafia Elite, book 4) by Amy McKinley – Review by Lianne Probert

Savage Secrets (Mafia Elite, #4)Savage Secrets by Amy McKinley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is book four in this amazing series. You could read this as a stand-alone story, but there are quite a few returning characters and familiar faces that make this story even more enjoyable.

Elena is in hiding. Most of her family and friends think she’s dead, it’s safer for them that way. But when the past catches up with her she’s forced to face it and she finds help in an unexpected place.
Safe to say, I love this story. I’ve read several books by this author and she never fails to have me hooked.
The characters are very relatable, and they have amazing chemistry. It’s not smooth sailing for Elena and Marco, but their relationship grows and strengthens throughout. I also really enjoy the mafia ‘family’ dynamics and getting updates and characters I’ve read about previously.
Another must-read!

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A Hundred Wishes (Band of Sisters) by Marianne Rice – Review by Lianne Probert

A Hundred Wishes (Band of Sisters)A Hundred Wishes by Marianne Rice
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was one of those books where you really fall for the characters.
When you meet Gina and hear her story you become so invested and are rooting for her to find happiness. After being severely injured whilst on duty, she’s managed to piece her life back together, but she’s still living in the shadow of the woman she was before. When she meets Bryce, things change. He cracks her well-built defences and forces her to live in the present.
I loved Gina’s strength and Bryce’s perseverance and general loveliness. Things do not always run smoothly, but you will be rooting for this couple right up to the end.

I would recommend this book to any romance fans out there.

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Theodore’s Ring by Stacy-Deanne – Review by Lianne Probert

Theodore's Ring: BWWM Action Adventure RomanceTheodore’s Ring: BWWM Action Adventure Romance by Stacy-Deanne
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a fast-paced read, literally non-stop the whole way through.
Poor Lydia. She is tested right from the start. When her boyfriend is kidnapped by the enemy, she will stop at nothing to get him back. The mission? Deliver the ring in exchange for her boyfriend’s life.
Lydia dives in headfirst, stopping at nothing to save Cam. But she soon realises this is not a mission for one person.
I enjoyed this story. The action-packed drama and writing style means I flew through it. There were plenty of surprises (for both the reader and the characters) along the way. To be honest, I didn’t love all of the characters, and the story lost me occasionally along the way. But if you are looking for a romance book with a lot of action and drama, this is a bit different from your standard read.

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Imperfectly Yours (Titans of Manhattan Book 2) by Anise Storm – Review by Lianne Probert

Imperfectly Yours (Titans of Manhattan #2)Imperfectly Yours by Anise Storm
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the second book in the series, and it is a great follow-up to book one.

Anton and Elsa are steadily moving forward with their relationship. They are more in love than ever and both have successful careers. Sadly though, as things progress all does not run smoothly, and many challenges test the couple.
I really enjoyed this story, although it was an emotional rollercoaster for me as well as the characters in the book! The author manages to capture the couple’s love and strength perfectly, despite everything that happens. You can feel the chemistry between them bouncing off the pages, even when the cracks in their relationship begin to surface and the dream life they have built up together looks to be threatened.
The author writes in a way that makes you want to keep reading, once I started I found it hard to put it down.

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Face the Fire (Moore Family Saga Book 5) by Michele Sims – Review by Lianne Probert

Face the FireFace the Fire by Michele Sims
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book took me by surprise. In my experience, paranormal romance normally struggles to keep the element of realism and relatability, but the author was able to find the balance between the two and keep true to the story. I love the chemistry between Miles and Bella, their relationship has its bumps along the way that keep them, and us, guessing. We also meet some new faces, one of which causes big trouble both professionally and personally for them.
The author’s writing style compliments the story, it’s fast-paced and edgy, it keeps you wanting more. Sometimes I felt as though the story moved a little quicker than I did and it was difficult to keep up. This didn’t detract from my enjoyment though, and I would definitely recommend this, especially if you have read the previous books in the series.

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Swipe Right to Bite (New Orleans Nocturnes Book 6) by Carrie Pulkinen – Review by Lianne Probert

Swipe Right to Bite (New Orleans Nocturnes, #6)Swipe Right to Bite by Carrie Pulkinen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This has to be one of my favourite series. This book can be read as a stand-alone, but this series is one that’s worth going back to read.

Gabe and Katrina are possibly my favourite couple so far! They say opposites attract, and these guys couldn’t be more different. Katrina runs a dating app and has a casual outlook on all things love. Gabe believes love is so much more and stuff teaches people about intimacy.
As always with this author, the book had me laughing out loud. The chemistry between Gabe and Katrina runs throughout the whole story, and the friction between them makes for a fun and feisty read. This is a paranormal story like you’ve never read before.

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Practically Pagan – An Alternative Guide to Magical Living by Maria DeBlassie – Review by Lianne Probert

Practically Pagan - An Alternative Guide to Magical LivingPractically Pagan – An Alternative Guide to Magical Living by Maria DeBlassie
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The author begins this book by saying that all books are magical, I most definitely agree, and as you can guess this one is absolutely brimming with magic.

I picked up this book looking for something different to slightly challenge the normal, and this book certainly achieved that. It can be slightly repetitive at times, although I do think the messages are important ones.
I would say that this book might not be for everyone, you need to have an open mind and a curiosity for finding the magic within your own life. If that’s the case, you will really enjoy this book. This is my first time reading anything of this style or genre, but I will certainly be open to reading and learning more.

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A Sweet Christmas: A Sweet Confections Novella by Nicole Richards – Review by Lianne Probert

A Sweet ChristmasA Sweet Christmas by Nicole Richard
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this story. It was feel-good and easy-to-read which was just what I was looking for.
Sparks fly between Thea and Benjamin as soon as they meet. They have wonderful chemistry that flies off the pages at you. I love Christmas books and the Christmassy feeling runs throughout, it left me feeling ready for the festive season.
This was a really quick read, but the author packed so much into it I didn’t feel as though I was missing out.
If you are looking for something light and fun then I would recommend this book

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Surprise Baby for Mr. Fischer (Curvy Ever After Book 2) by Stephanie Harrell – Review by Lianne Probert

Surprise Baby for Mr. Fischer (Curvy Ever After, #2)Surprise Baby for Mr. Fischer by Stephanie Harrell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Surprise Baby For Mr. Fischer is the second book in the Curvy Ever After series by Stephanie Harrell.

This was such an enjoyable read. Harper knows what she wants. She wants to travel the world searching for antiques and collectibles for her family business, but her family thinks she needs to settle down. When she meets Lincoln on a night out she has no idea that he is set to be the next big star, she just knows that a weekend spent with him will be hard to top. She never expected to find herself pregnant.
I thought that Harper and Lincoln were such lovable characters. Lincoln helps Harper see past her insecurities. They both have some big, life-changing decisions to make now that they are having a baby. They help each other through this and have many obstacles to overcome on the way. There was so much chemistry between Lincoln and Harper right from the start, they were a great couple to read about.
This was my first time reading anything by this author, but I will be going back to read the first book in the series now.

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The Mating Call (Long Claw Pride Book 1) by Brooke May – Review by Lianne Probert

The Mating Call (Long Claw Pride Book 1)The Mating Call by Brooke May
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Mating Call is the first book in the Long Claw Pride series by Brooke May.

Lane and Cheyenne are Lion shifters and destined to be mates. As soon as the couple meets there is no ignoring the chemistry between them. This was my first lion shifter book, I’m more used to hearing about werewolves, there are lots of similarities though and I really enjoyed it. The love story between Lane and Cheyenne is not a smooth one, they both have pasts to contend with but this just adds to the story and makes you root for them even more. The fact that they both have obstacles to overcome makes the couple much more relatable. This was an easy-to-read story, the pages turned so fast I couldn’t read it fast enough.
I’m looking forward to book two.

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