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The Way You Are (The Carolina Connections #5) by Sylvie Stewart – Review by Lisette Gonzalez

The Way You Are (The Carolina Connections, #5)The Way You Are by Sylvie Stewart
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Way You Are (The Carolina Connections #5)
by Sylvie Stewart
4 Stars

The Way You Are by Sylvie Stewart is the fifth installment of The Carolina Connections series. This story is a romantic comedy about Liv and Brett. Liv is not only beautiful, she smart and her boyfriend is a local baseball player. She meets Brett at one of the local baseball games her boyfriend and cousin was playing. Brett is handsome and always placed on the “friend zone,” girls always see him as great friend. As the saying goes, girls can’t be friends with boys, might just backfire on Liv and Brett. Will the opportunity arise for these two to finally hook up? Sylvie Stewart writes a seamless storyline that captures you attention from the beginning, from the chapter titles to the sarcasm. Characters are well developed and easy to hate or love, depending who they are in the story. I have read other books from this series and I enjoyed reading this installment. I recommend reading from the first book to learn more about each of the characters that are represented in each book.

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Souls Collide (The Collide Series Book 3) by Kristina Beck – Review by Lisette Gonzalez

Souls Collide (Collide Series #3)Souls Collide by Kristina Beck
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Souls Collide (The Collide Series Book 3)
By Kristina Beck
5 Stars

Souls Collide by Kristina Beck is the third installment of The Souls Collide Series. It is a romantic suspense about Alexa and Kent, that will keep you on the edge of your seat. When I saw that this book is a romantic suspense, I didn’t expect some comedy. There are some really funny parts, as I was not able to put my Kindle down until I was done, I read this ebook in one sitting in just a few hours. Alexa is a ray of sunshine, independent, smart and beautiful to boot. Men are constantly dropping at her every step but unfortunately she has had no luck finding the right guy. The nicknames she makes for her past dates are hilarious i.e. Joker the Poker. Kent is a hot cop who has had to deal with grief and a sick sister, which has made him quite an angry and bitter person. When these two souls collide at a nearby hospital, their worlds will change forever. Will Alexa be able to break down Kent’s walls? While these two are getting to know each other better, Alexa is in danger and has stalker making her life a living hell. All the supportive characters in this book are great and will have you suspecting who the mystery stalker is. Kristina Beck wrote a seamless storyline that was difficult to put down, I truly enjoyed reading this book. This is the first book in the Collide Series that I have read and will be going back to the first two books and read them.

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Guilty Pleasures Volume 2 by Joyce McCarthy – Review by Lisette Gonzalez

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

Guilty Pleasures Vol.2
By Joyce McCarthy
4 Stars

Guilty Pleasures Vol. 2 by Joyce McCarthy is a compilation of short, steamy, erotic stories. The stories are based on Brad, a college student, and his sexual adventures. Each story is with a different woman and different fantasy situation: teacher/student hook up, the sexy MILF next door, best friends mom, and more. The stories are very steamy and have very detailed scenes, which will have you fanning yourself or running to take a cold shower. This book is a great quick read in between long reads or when you are on a book hangover. I recommend this book and look forward to reading more from Joyce McCarthy.

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Sailors Knot (Eastern Shore Swingers Book 4) by Phoebe Alexander – Review by Lisette Gonzalez

Sailors Knot (Eastern Shore Swingers Book 4)Sailors Knot by Phoebe Alexander
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Sailors Knot (Eastern Shores Swingers Book 4)
By Phoebe Alexander
5 Stars

Sailors Knot by Phoebe Alexander is the fourth installment of the Eastern Shores Swingers Series. Although this book is part of a series, it can be read as a standalone, although I recommend reading the series in order to learn about the backstory of the characters in this story. This story is a second chance and swingers romance. This is the story of Casey Fontane. Casey is in California with her sister, while she is battling cancer. Her friends, Leah and Paisley, come to visit her and share some interesting stories about their lives. Casey shares her story about Gabriel and Joshua. Will she be able to reconcile with both men from her past? Will there be a second chance? I thoroughly have enjoyed reading this series so far, and this book is the best of the series. If you are into really steamy reads, this is the story to read.

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Must Love Fashion (Darling Cove Book 1) by Deborah Garland – Review by Lisette Gonzalez

Must Love Fashion (Darling Cove #1)Must Love Fashion by Deborah Garland
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Must Love Fashion (Darling Cove Book 1)
By Deborah Garland
4 Stars

Must Love Fashion by Deborah Garland is the first installment of the Darling Cove Series. This is a contemporary romance that was very entertaining from the beginning to the end. This is the story of Gwen Mallory and Andrew Morgan. Gwen was just hired to assist Andrew, which is the Brand Manager for Prada. Andrew is returning to work after the death of his wife and is having a hard time concentration on his PR duties and Gwen is not making it is any easier for him. Andrew is attracted to Gwen and didn’t think she could stir his feelings. Gwen is feisty and independent, her husband left her high and dry with a huge mortgage, which she needs to cover on her own. They both share pain and find they both have an instant chemistry, will they both be able to find happiness together? This is my first read by Deborah Garland and I truly enjoyed it. I look forward to reading the next book in this series.

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Love, Christmas – Movies You Love (The Holiday Series Book 2) by Mimi Barbour, Leanne Banks, Joan Reeves, Mona Risk, Rebecca York, Jacquie Biggar, Alicia Street, Nancy Radke, Katy Walters, Stephanie Queen, Aileen Fish, Rachelle Ayala, Dani Haviland, Traci Hall, Taylor Lee, Donna Fasano, Cynthia Cooke, Susan Jean Ricci, Tamara Ferguson, Suzanne Jenkins, Natalie Ann, Ev Bishop, Alyssa Bailey, Stacy Eaton, Jen Talty, Melinda De Ross – Review by Lisette Gonzalez

Love, Christmas - Movies You Love (The Holiday Series Book 2)Love, Christmas – Movies You Love by Mimi Barbour
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Love, Christmas – Movies You Love (The Holiday Series #2)
by Mimi Barbour, Leanne Banks, Joan Reeves, Mona Risk, Rebecca York, Jacquie Biggar, Alicia Street, Nancy Radke, Katy Walters, Stephanie Queen, Aileen Fish, Rachelle Ayala, Dani Haviland, Traci Hall, Taylor Lee, Donna Fasano, Cynthia Cooke, Susan Jean Ricci, Tamara Ferguson, Suzanne Jenkins, Natalie Ann, Ev Bishop, Alyssa Bailey, Stacy Eaton, Jen Talty, Melinda De Ross
5 Stars

Love, Christmas – Movies You love is a boxed set anthology of 26 Christmas stories based on movies. Each story is unique in its own way and will have you either laughing, crying, or sitting at the edge of of your seat in suspense. All the stories are great but three stories stood out to me: Finding Love On Christmas Vacation by Stacy Eaton, A Christmas Creek Carol by
Rachelle Ayala and A Christmas Getaway by Jen Talty.

Finding Love on Christmas Vacation by Stacy Eaton is the story of Lucy, which spends every Christmas with her father, Charlie, at his cabin. This year she will spend it without her father, since is has passed away and she will be spreading his ashes on the lake as per his final request. Her father always spoke of a friend that always stayed in the neighboring cabin, his name is Maverick. Have you ever fallen in love with someone before you meet them? Maverick did,he was in love with Lucy by the stories and pictures her father always shared with Maverick through the years. He finally has his chance to meet her and the connection is instant between the two. This is a quick, holiday romance that you will truly enjoy the same way I did.

A Christmas Creek Carol by Rachelle Ayala is the story of Ebony and Blaze. Ebony is a writer that is back in Christmas Creek for the holidays to write her next story. Blaze is in the military and visiting his father for the holiday but also to see Ebony. Blaze will go to any lengths to make Ebony realize that they are meant to be together. Will Ebony finish writing her story and will Blaze finally be with Ebony? You will have to read to find out.

A Christmas Getaway by Jen Talty is the story about Olivia and Ryder. Olivia always takes her son Noah away for the holidays, since his dad was a Navy Pilot that was killed before he was born. Ryder is a Navy Seal that has book a cabin at a resort for the holidays. What are the odds that two people can book the same cabin at the same time? Well it happens to Olivia and Ryder and this is how the two meet. Ryder, like Olivia & Noah, has suffered an immense loss when his wife and sons were murdered the day after Christmas. Both have shared loss and they both can help each other through the pain of loss of your significant other. This story completely gutted me but also made me smile on how these two strangers can fall in love in the midst of pain.

I truly enjoyed reading all the stories in this anthology. It had me jonesing for the holidays to get here. I highly recommend this anthology and read each one so you can find your favorites.

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The Catch (Eastern Shore Swingers Book 2) by Phoebe Alexander – Review by Lisette Gonzalez

The CatchThe Catch by Phoebe Alexander
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Catch (Eastern Shore Swingers Book 2)
By Phoebe Alexander
5 stars

The Catch by Phoebe Alexander is the second installment of the Eastern Shore Swingers series. It is a romantic suspense about Paisley Parker and Calvin Mitchell. Paisley moved to Ocean City, Maryland recently and she manages The Factory, a local alternative lifestyle club. She needs to hire a web developer in order to make a website for the club when she meets Calvin, a tall, dark and handsome, computer geek. Calvin is instantly attracted and wants Paisley in any way possible. Paisley doesn’t do committed relationships, she prefers her frequent hookups. Paisley’s past comes back to haunt and she must turn to Calvin for help. Will Calvin be able to protect her? Will he be able to change Paisley’s view on relationships? I enjoyed the characters in this book. Both are very confident and comfortable with their beliefs and with the alternative lifestyle presented in the book. I recommend reading the first book in the series so you can become familiar with some of the characters that appear in this story. I look forward to reading more books from Phoebe Alexander.

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Fisher of Men (Eastern Shore Swingers Book 1) by Phoebe Alexander – Review by Lisette Gonzalez

Fisher of MenFisher of Men by Phoebe Alexander
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Fisher of Men (Eastern Shore Swingers Book 1)
by Phoebe Alexander
5 Stars

Fisher of Men by Phoebe Alexander is the first installment of the Eastern Shore Swingers series. This book is contemporary romance and touches on the subject of swinging couples. This story is about Leah Miller and Chris Sheldon a.k.a. Cap. Leah grew up in a small town to religious parents and she decided to spread her wings by attending Cornell University and study Hospitality Management. She is currently an assistant manager at The Pearl in Ocean City. While working at the hotel, she meets Cap, who is attending a private party. Cap is a charter fishing captain in Ocean City and also is part of an alternative lifestyle. She is very intrigued and attracted to Cap but she is not sure about his lifestyle due to her upbringing and beliefs. Will Cap and Leah find common ground or will their difference in opinions stop them from being in a relationship? You would have to read this story to find out! I enjoyed reading Cap and Leah’s story and how their relationship evolves around Leah’s beliefs and how she can work around it to open up to Cap and his alternative lifestyle. Cap is a very persuasive Alpha male that knows his way into a woman’s heart and panties. I recommend this book and look forward to reading the next book in the series.

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The Boss Man: A Steamy Contemporary Romantic Suspense Novel (The Manly Series Book 4) by Teddy Hester – Review by Lisette Gonzalez

The Boss Man: A Steamy Contemporary Romantic Suspense Novel (The Manly Series Book 4)The Boss Man: A Steamy Contemporary Romantic Suspense Novel by Teddy Hester
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Boss Man: A Contemporary Romantic Suspense Novel (The Manly Series Book 4)
By Teddy Hester
4 Stars

The Boss Man: A Contemporary Romantic Suspense Novel by Teddy Hester is the fourth installment of The Manly Series. This is a suspenseful romance between Jack DePaul and Jillian Vickers. Jack owns a construction company that is currently working on a contract that has a looming deadline. Jillian is a beautiful, independent but feisty woman that will not allow any man to boss her around. The chemistry between Jack and Jillian is instant when they meet and she is a very attractive distraction that he cannot afford to have her distract him from the contract he must complete on time. Will Jack and Jillian be able to work together while keeping their attraction in check? There is someone that is trying to get in Jack’s way for him not to complete the contract in time. Will Jack be able to complete the contract by the deadline? I enjoyed reading this story and the banter between the two main characters. I look forward to reading the other books within this series.

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Summer Fling by Tarrah Anders – Review by Lisette Gonzalez

Summer FlingSummer Fling by Tarrah Anders
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Summer Fling
By Tarrah Anders
5 Stars

Summer Fling by Tarrah Anders is a contemporary romance which will suck you into the storyline from the beginning of the book. It is a quick read and you won’t be able to put your Kindle down until you are done. This story is about Emma and Royce. Emma hasn’t had the best track record with relationships, especially with relationships that start and end after summer is over. She meets Royce and is instantly attracted to him but instantly puts up her walls. Royce is there to stay and not planning to to leave after the summer. Will Emma allow Royce to break down her walls and allow him to be her forever? The chemistry between both characters is palpable throughout the story. Tarrah Anders wrote a seamless and quick storyline that can be read and in one day. I thoroughly enjoyed both main characters and this story. I highly recommend this book and look forward to read more from Tarrah Anders.

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