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Fatal Legislation: A Novel: Karina Cardinal Mystery Book 2 by Ellen Butler – Review by Lisa Boltiador

Fatal Legislation: A Novel: Karina Cardinal Mystery Book 2Fatal Legislation: A Novel: Karina Cardinal Mystery Book 2 by Ellen Butler
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

When someone drops dead right in front of her, Karina just can’t help jumping in with both feet to solve the mystery and get some answers. These FBI and police should just thank their lucky stars she’s so snoopy, because she really is helpful. I mean, she does land herself in some trouble along the way, and she makes me laugh. This was fast paced and I didnt want to put it down. Such a fun read. I really got lost in the story.

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The Debt Collector: An Underground Bad Boys Romance by India Kells – Review by Lisa Boltiador

The Debt Collector (An Underground Bad Boys Romance)The Debt Collector by India Kells
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Debt Collector was one part darkness, one part suspense, ten parts extreme heat! Yowza! I mean, you kind of could guess that from the cover. But basically, there’s Tessa, who gets herself in a sticky situation and has to work something out with Locke, who can be hard to read. Is he good? Can she trust him? Then there’s his friend. Oh and they are all so very friendly. I enjoyed this and appreciated how Tessa didn’t back down when it came to demanding to be treated well.

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For the Love of Laura Beth (A Chicago Christmas book 4) by Aubrey Wynne – Review by Lisa Boltiador

For the Love of Laura BethFor the Love of Laura Beth by Aubrey Wynne
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

For the love of Laura Beth is an emotional read. It takes place in the past, during war, and these two go through a lot during the book, not just the struggles of war. Through it all, their love for one another is strong and sturdy. It was beautiful and sometimes sad. I cried and my heart broke for them. It ends with a well earned happy ever after.

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Hometown Heroes: A Christmas Anthology by Carrie Dalby, Chelsi Arnold, Cj Petterson, E.A. Hale, JD Boudreaux, Jolie St. Armant – Review by Lisa Boltiador

Hometown Heroes: A Christmas AnthologyHometown Heroes: A Christmas Anthology by Carrie Dalby
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Hometown Heroes has a good mix of stories centered around Christmas, heroes, and love. It has a little somethin for everyone. Courtship and courage is a historical romance with a sassy girl and a determined boat captain, centered around Christmas. I like how he’s making all his choices to be ready for a future with her, it’s sweet. When time stood still is sort of an opposites attract situation. These two were meant to meet, it was fate. Though they definitely butted heads for sure. Safe Haven takes place at this hotel I’ve read about before. All sorts of paranormal things going on, but falling in love is what it’s all about. Such a fun and sweet story.

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Snatching Dianna (Feisty Lawyers Book 1) by Seelie Kay – Review by Lisa Boltiador

Snatching Dianna (Feisty Lawyers, #1)Snatching Dianna by Seelie Kay
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Snatching Dianna was action packed and interesting. It almost seemed like it couldn’t be the first book in this series, as the characters already have such developed relationships. It feels like each book may take you on a fast paced adventure, fighting crimes and saving lives. The personalities of the lawyers, spooks, etc were strong, sassy, and fun. The dirty scenes were hot, but kind of out of place? They were enjoyable but distracting to the action a bit. Overall, a good read and a good start to a series.

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Leaving Jackson Wolf by P.A. Kane – Review by Lisa Boltiador

Leaving Jackson WolfLeaving Jackson Wolf by P.A. Kane
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Leaving Jackson Wolf is a pretty serious story about a high school boy going through some pretty life-changing moments. Some were bigger than others, but that time in high school, the people you are surrounded with, the way you view yourself and the world? There’s just so much going on, and it affects who you become as an adult. This was also pretty political, a modern day snapshot of how things are for our youth and how the adult decisions affect them. I found this enjoyable, emotional, and interesting.

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A Frothy Christmas Kiss by Allyson R. Abbott – Review by Lisa Boltiador

A Frothy Christmas KissA Frothy Christmas Kiss by Allyson R. Abbott
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Dan and Kat have a cute, caffeinated love story. I would have liked an epilogue, maybe a future family Christmas. It was actually kind of angsty, riddled with misunderstandings and a coffee shop I’d die to try! This is a short, sweet holiday romance, with a unique feline twist, and I really enjoyed reading it.

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Guilty Pleasures Volume 2: Guilty Pleasures by Joyce McCarthy – Review by Lisa Boltiador

Guilty Pleasures Volume 2Guilty Pleasures Volume 2 by Joyce McCarthy
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Guilty Pleasures 2 is a short, onehanded read sure to have something that interests you in one of the chapters. They run more along the lines of a young guy’s fantasies than my own, but still hot and well written. It’s quick, can be read in one sitting. These aren’t full stories, more like dirty bits. Good night time reading.

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A Pink Christmas Kiss by Allyson R. Abbott – Review by Lisa Boltiador

A Pink Christmas KissA Pink Christmas Kiss by Allyson R. Abbott
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ok, first of all, pink is my favorite color! And second chance romances are right up there. And Christmas romances? They are my jam. So this is just everything. Poor Billie had set down a path that wasn’t for her, and due to stubbornness and misunderstandings, stuck with it. When she runs into her ex, they just can’t seem to communicate- it’s a mess! I love the car, though. And I feel like it was just as much about her finding her place as it was about the love.

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Healing Danger: A Fortis Security Novel Book 1 (Fortis Security Series) by Maddie Wade – Review by Lisa Boltiador

Healing Danger (Fortis Security #1)Healing Danger by Maddie Wade
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Funny enough, I have read a bunch of these by now but not the first couple. So it’s like going back to how it all started. I’ve seen mentioned in future books all that happened with Daniel and Claire, now I know more of that. I also now have a much clearer picture of so many involved in Fortis. Lauren and Dane are the main focus in book one. They’ve always had a connection but of COURSE he pulls away to protect her. Dumb men, I swear. Lots of action, and it’s just the beginning of the big bad Divine Watchers. If you haven’t dived into this series yet, I recommend it. Such a good read.

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