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The Fisher Men X My Heart (The Fisher Men Book 1) by Rebel Nicks O’Dey – Review by Lisa Brydalski

The Fisher Men X My HeartThe Fisher Men X My Heart by Rebel Nicks O’Dey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Fisher Men X My Heart is the first book in the Fisher Men Series by author Rebel Nicks O’Dey and is about four brothers and the girl next door and about the love they have for on another. After an incident occurs during their youth all the Fisher brothers make a pact to take care of Samantha in a brotherly fashion making am unavailable to each one. But the heart wants what the heart wants and Samantha falls in love with one of them. When she comes home from college she must decide if she loves him enough to possibly end relationships with the rest of the Fisher family. Which Fisher man has she chosen? Read the story to find out!
This was a story that was cute at times and sad at others with a good story line. Unfortunately for me something was missing. The back and forth with the diary entries and interviews kept throwing me off, so maybe that was it. Plus at times, Sam came off a little whiny but I did love the Fisher men and they were the characters that I fell in love with and they were the characters I finished the book for. Will I continue this series? Absolutely! I’m too invested now with the guys and I can’t wait to see who they end up with as their love interests.

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Moves by John Michaels – Review by Lisa Brydalski

MovesMoves by John Michaels
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Moves by John Michaels tells the story of Robert Jake, Disc Jockey and former military man. Having survived an attack that killed 18 of his men in a war zone all Jake is trying to do is live a normal life, doing his job and taking care of his teenaged daughter. Unfortunately, the death of a District Attorney and two women change the course of his life. Is the killer trying to pin the murders on Jake or is the killer trying to protect Jake using a sadistic game of chess?
Moves is the first book I have read by this author and while I was confused in the beginning this story dragged me in to it in no time flat. I’m glad I took a chance and now I have one more author to add to my one click buy list.

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Furbidden Attraction: A Cursed Romance (Raven Falls Cursed Romances Book 1) by R. O’Leary – Review by Lisa Brydalski

Furbidden Attraction: A Cursed RomanceFurbidden Attraction: A Cursed Romance by R. O’Leary
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I haven’t been a reader of paranormal, especially shifter, romance for a very long time but I will happily admit to really enjoying Furbidden Attraction: A Cursed Romance (Raven Falls Cursed Romances Book 1) by author R. O’Leary. This book had me from the first page with the intense introduction to Jack leading up to the inevitable first meeting between him and Louisa.
The author did a very good job building the world around the den, Raven Falls, the shifters, Louisa’s backstory and Jack. The main characters were funny, intense and realistic not to mention well fleshed out and easy to get involved with. The secondary characters were a hoot! They lent a little more depth to the story and were fun to read to the point I can’t wait to see what happens in the next installment of this series. If you are looking for an intense, at times funny, roller coaster of a ride then by all means pick up this book…you can thank me later!

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Wayward (Billionaire Bodyguards Book 1) by Via Mari – Review by Lisa Brydalski

Wayward (Billionaire Bodyguards Book 1)Wayward by Via Mari
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

In Wayward, the first book in the Billionaire Bodyguards series by author Via Mari we are taken back into the world built in the Prestian series and the Torzial Affair. This time around it’s Jay, the head of security for Chase and Brian, and Russian ballerina, Sasha, whom we met in the earlier Torzial books. Once again, the main characters find themselves in situations that are both gripping and suspenseful and lend to the page turning action of situations that may not always be as they initially seem.
While this can be read as a standalone, I believe that it would be better to be read after the other two series. I really enjoyed this story, I liked Jay and how he was so in awe of Sasha from the beginning. I admired Sasha for her strength and determination throughout the story and that’s saying a lot since I really didn’t like her in the Torzial books. I look forward to the next book to see what is going to happen next to these intriguing characters.

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The Arrangement Duet Box Set by Madison Quinn – Review by Lisa Brydalski

The Arrangement Duet Box SetThe Arrangement Duet Box Set by Madison Quinn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Arrangement Duet Box Set by Madison Quinn tells the intriguing, interesting and at times complicated love story between Kenzie Rose and Nicholas Parker. Both characters are flawed and intense making this a roller coaster of a ride that all begins with a chance meeting one rainy afternoon.
I was drawn into this story from the very first page. I felt for Kenzie Rose and couldn’t wait to delve more into her backstory, she was just one of those characters you read and feel as if they are a real person and you become invested in them. Then comes Nicholas, who is just tragic! As a reader you can’t help feeling his pain. You want these two to overcome and succeed. I flew through the first book it was just that good and I couldn’t wait to continue on to the second. While good also, I felt like the second part dragged, maybe it was a bit drawn out and too descriptive and I found myself skimming at times to get to the good stuff.
I would definitely recommend this duet and just say to hang in there during the second installment it will all be worth it in the end.

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Tracking Numbers (Lost Boys MC BOOK 1) by Janice M. Whiteaker – Review by Lisa Brydalski

Tracking NumbersTracking Numbers by Janice M. Whiteaker
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Tracking Numbers is the first book in the Lost Boys MC series by author Janice M. Whiteaker and lucky for us readers this is only the tip of the iceberg, there are so many hot alpha bikers to look forward to. Kerosene Danger Wallace is an independent woman who happened to be raised in an MC until she decided she had enough and wanted a different kind of life. For years she has built her own world free and clear of her father’s MC until Tracker walks into her life. The last thing Tracker wants is to protect a princess, unfortunately he has no choice since he’s been tasked by his club prez and pseudo father to protect the runaway princess. Not everything or everyone is what they seem, will Kerri and Tracker be able to save themselves from danger? Or will their romance end even before it begins?
This is my first book by Ms. Whiteaker and I know it won’t be the last. As long as the stories are written along the same caliber as Tracking Numbers then Ms. Whiteaker has a reader for life.

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Say Something by Jennifer L. Allen – Review by Lisa Brydalski

Say SomethingSay Something by Jennifer L. Allen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Say Something by Jennifer L. Allen is a touching love story dealing with tough issues. Jessie and Danny have known each other since childhood, have been high school and college sweethearts as well as man and wife. Things didn’t work out as planned and now they are divorced and on separate paths. Jessie is headed home to start fresh and rebuild the strained relationships she has with her family. Will she be able to start anew or will the past continue to hold onto her?
This was the first book I have read by this author and I don’t see it as being the last one. I’m hoping there will be more stories for Jessie’s siblings and possibly Danny’s brother. The secondary characters were exemplary and really fleshed out the story. I loved this book from the first page to the very end and would recommend it to anyone.

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Past Storm and Fire by Christy Nicholas – Review by Lisa Brydalski

Past Storm and FirePast Storm and Fire by Christy Nicholas
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Past Storm and Fire by Christy Nicholas is the story of Val Masterson. Val is a woman who is dealing with many issues, hurricane Andrew and its destruction of the life she once knew, a husband who leaves a lot to be desired. Val has an “active” imagination which she uses to her best ability in order to get through the rough days she is experiencing. What happens when her imagined story starts to become based in reality?
This was the first book I have read by this author, I liked it but I did find it to be a little confusing at times. Will I read something else by Ms. Nichols, I probably will since I was going through her back library, I found some that interest me. So, if you are looking for an interesting concept in a story pick up Past Storm and Fire.

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Drawing Bloodlines (The Princeton Allegiant Series Book 1) by Deborah Garland – Review by Lisa Brydalski

Drawing BloodlinesDrawing Bloodlines by Deborah Garland
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Drawing Bloodlines by Deborah Garland is the first book in the Princeton Allegiant series and is a fresh perspective on vampires in my opinion. This story is about Alexander Manning and Elizabeth Lockspier, these characters meet at Elizabeth’s doctor appointment when Alex draws then drinks Elizabeth’s blood. She definitely handled that little scenario better than I EVER could! The story just progresses from there and is a page turner to say the least. I was drawn in from the very beginning. Alex was a strong character who I felt bad for at points throughout the story. As for Elizabeth, she’s an independent, single divorced mom, who is a math teacher that is enamored of the handsome vampire from the beginning.
I liked the fresh take on the vampire culture and the world Ms. Garland has built. Between the hierarchy of the vampires and their “powers” I spent a lot of time on the edge of my seat. I loved the main characters and the secondary characters left me wanting to know what is going to come next and I look forward to the next book in this series. This is the first book I have read by this author but it definitely won’t be the last.

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Lies Come True (The Avery Hart Trilogy Book 1) by Emerald O’Brien – Review by Lisa Brydalski

Lies Come True (Avery Hart Trilogy, #1)Lies Come True by Emerald O’Brien
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Lies Come True is the first book in the Avery Hart series by author Emerald O’Brien. As a fourteen-year-old girl, new student at a new high school, Avery Hart is attacked on her walk home from school. For the past ten years Avery has struggled to get over what happened in the past. Nobody believed her story when she was young, now the attacker is back and coming for her.
I enjoyed this story for the most part although I did struggle from time to time. The story got disjointed at times making it kind of hard to follow. The storyline was a good one and I didn’t see the twist at the end coming so now I look forward to reading the next book to see what happens next. Hopefully book 2 doesn’t leave me confused, ties up some loose ends and flows better than the first.

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