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A Sun So Bright (Reigning Hearts Book Three) by KG Fletcher – Review by Lisa Helmick

A Sun So Bright (Reigning Hearts, #3)A Sun So Bright by K.G. Fletcher
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a sweet story that brought me to tears. I’m not sure how this author does it. But again she wrote a smashing story full of entertaining characters with love to mix it all together. Fiona I was not a fan of early on because I knew her from Run to the Sea (Book 1 in this series). So the author took me on a Trip filled with all things Fiona. Some I knew…others I didn’t but she didn’t surprise me with her proposal to Chris. She did surprise me as the story went on as she finds her purpose.

Another great story to add to this series. The author knows how to write and weave a story to make me feel things. Happy, sad laughing and yes I mentioned tears.

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Never Date a Siren (College Fae Book 1) by Byrd Nash – Review by Lisa Helmick

Never Date a SirenNever Date a Siren by Byrd Nash
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Sirens are trouble. They trick you to loving them, leave you and then syphon the energy out of you all the while keeping you in their thrall. Sad right? Logan had no idea what he was getting into when he met his girlfriend Sybil the Siren. She has moved on from him and now he is feeling less like himself and stuck…until his chance run in with Brigit, dryad Fae, and she owns him for saving her. Can she get Sybil to release him from her clutches? Sybil doesn’t want to release the human and holds on tight. This journey takes them around the world and we meet all kinds of fun characters.

This is very imaginative. I liked it and the characters were intriguing. The monsters under the bed and in the closets as well as the kelpies and Brigit’s amazing talent of talking to everything were interesting. The door mat was neat! I liked the brownies too.

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Lillie (Maggie Trilogy Series Book 3) by Mya O’Malley – Review by Lisa Helmick

Lillie (Maggie Trilogy Series Book 3)Lillie by Mya O’Malley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the end of the trilogy. It’s a perfect ending. I was really concerned that Bruce and Naomi would continue to be together. They have been through ups and downs in their relationship. We start this book on an up…..and it progresses down and then even lower. The title is Lillie and she is a high ranking star in the book. I think Naomi still overpowers her and is the shining star. While it’s not necessary to read the previous two. It will help in understanding Naomi’s gift and a few other things she refers to in here.

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The Istanbul Conspiracy (Code Raven Book 7) by Lynda Filler – Review by Lisa Helmick

The Istanbul Conspiracy (Code Raven #7)The Istanbul Conspiracy by Lynda Filler
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a on the edge of your seat story. This involves a couple different weddings that are put on hold due to unforeseen circumstances. That starts a whole bunch of action and drama that continues out the story. These characters are strong and the story is fast paced.

This isn’t my first book by this author. I liked seeing these characters again. It’s great seeing them progressing with their lives.

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Jake Wolfe Series Bundle Box Set: (Books 1-2-3) Vigilante Justice Thriller Series by Mark Nolan – Review by Lisa Helmick

Jake Wolfe Series Bundle Box Set (Jake Wolfe #1-3)Jake Wolfe Series Bundle Box Set by Mark Nolan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have been enamored with these books since I read the first one. They are full of Action and thrills! I love watching these two (Jake and Cody) work together. Their interaction provides me many hours of enjoyment. I love this whole series and highly recommend.

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Ink’s Devil (Satan’s Devils MC Colorado Chapter #5) by Manda Mellett – Review by Lisa Helmick

Ink's Devil: Satan's Devils MC (Colorado Chapter) #5Ink’s Devil: Satan’s Devils MC (Colorado Chapter) #5 by Manda Mellett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Another wonderful story by Manda Mellett! These characters are evolving with every book she writes. This one Involves Ink and we met Beth in the last book. She is friends with Mel. Beth is a shy girl who is unusually tall for a female. She has found ways to cope hence the blue hair. She knows what she wants and goes after him. Then something happens and she is not sure her relationship with Ink will ever be the same.

This is enjoyable and easily kept my interest. The story took me on a few ups and downs and is very unsuspecting. I love it when stuff surprises me and this story did it. As usual I love these stories and I can’t wait for the next one. Not sure who it will be about….maybe Lizard or Mace?

Also I want to say I love this cover! It goes perfectly with this story!

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Kermode (Legends Series Book 2) by Maggie Adams – Review by Lisa Helmick

Kermode: Legends Series Book 2Kermode: Legends Series Book 2 by Maggie Adams
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a quick read that covers shifters, witches, shaman and humans. We meet a group of friends who are all paranormal. Then me meet Piper who runs the local bakery and is not quite human. We get to watch her come to terms with not only the paranormal world but also being one herself. This is cute and inventive. I enjoyed the characters and their bond to each other. This is a first time author for me. I would be interested in more of her stories along this line.

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The Fat Girl’s Guide to Loving Your Body by K.L. Montgomery – Review by Lisa Helmick

The Fat Girl's Guide to Loving Your BodyThe Fat Girl’s Guide to Loving Your Body by K.L. Montgomery
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a book that can be used over and over. I like the journaling and daily affirmations she has included. Its much more of a work-book to be a better me. I feel this is not just a book for fat people. It’s really for anyone with body shaming issues. Yes it leans toward helping overweight people but much of this is really for anyone.

I like the honesty written in this book. If ever I was wondering if what a certain body part was doing what it was supposed to….I found out in here. Or if I was the only one thinking this negative thought…I found out in here I am not alone. The author shares her personal stories and journey with the readers as well as tidbits and helpful links.

The words flow very nicely making this easy and fun to read. I think a lot of people will benefit from this book. As I was reading I was making a mental list myself of people I could gift it too.

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Set it Free (Fallen Eagles MC Book 3) by T. Birmingham – Review by Lisa Helmick

Set it Free (Fallen Eagles MC Book 3)Set it Free by T. Birmingham
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

While is a sad thought provoking story there were many times I just wanted to quit.
I was really looking forward to reading this because the last two were so good. This one seems too internally focused for me. Too much thinking in the head about why she does what she does or why he is the way he is. I really didn’t need half a book on it. Addiction is terrible. I got where she was early on and his thought process early on. I just wanted the book to move forward. This part of the story seemed to overtake the rest of the story.

I do love her family and those MC boys. There are happier times with her sisters and the people from the MC. I loved the second part of the story much better. That one of full of laughter, kidnappings and lots of shenanigans. Casper does have a great personality. I get he uses that as a cover sometimes but the most amazing things come out of his mouth. He really can make me laugh.

The story rounds out nicely and it shows how everything comes back around. Overall it was just an ok book. Sorry. I just wasn’t riveted to the pages like the last couple. The story though is a good one.

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Master’s Rise: Book 1 (Phoenix Series) by L. Ann Marie – Review by Lisa Helmick

Master's Rise: Book One (Phoenix Series)Master’s Rise: Book One by L. Ann Marie
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is about the build of a club, brotherhood and trust. I liked learning about what it takes to get a club off the ground and running. Most times I read about an established club..so that was different.

Reading this was a struggle for me. There is stilted conversation and many times I had to reread a section over to try to make sense of it That ended up frustrating me and I would just move on.

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