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Coming Home: The Sequel to Flowers in December by Jane Suen – Review by Lisette Gonzalez

COMING HOME (Flowers in December, #2)COMING HOME by Jane Suen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Coming Home (Flowers in December #2)
By Jane Suen
5 Stars

Coming Home by Jane Suen is the second installment of the Flowers of December series. It is the continuation of the Connor Norton’s story. He has come back to his hometown during the Christmas holiday, after grieving the loss of his mother. Tom, Connor’s mom’s cat, has been helping him during the grieving process. While in town, he is reunited with Mary Ann, which he would love to rekindle their relationship. Mary Ann is currently in a relationship with someone else, but could a Christmas miracle bring her and Connor back together? This is a short read with a great storyline that will keep you engaged until he end. Keep the tissues handy for this emotional story about love, healing and forgiveness. I highly recommend this series and look forward to more great books by Jane Suen.

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Pandora’s Poison (Hart & Cole Book 2) by Sacha T.Y. Fortune – Review by Lisette Gonzalez

Pandora's Poison (Hart & Cole Book 2)Pandora’s Poison by Sacha T. Y. Fortuné
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Pandora’s Poison (Hart & Cole Book 2)
By Sacha T.Y. Fortune
5 Stars

Pandora’s Poison by Sacha T.Y. Fortune is the second installment of the Hart & Cole Series. It is a contemporary romance story about Darren and Luisa. Their tumultuous marriage is full of mistrust, jealousy and infidelity. Sacha has written a real-to-life situation that will take you into a journey through this couple’s life and how they cope and interact with the obstacles that are thrown their way. The story is written in an alternating POV which gives you the raw emotion each person is feeling after every scene. This story took me through a roller coaster of feelings and emotions. I also sympathized and related with the characters as a person that dealt with infidelity in her past marriage. There are moments in the story that are so raw that I felt that the story was written about my past marriage. What will happen between Darren and Luisa? I guess I will have to wait until book 3. I highly recommend this book and series, which should be read in order so you can get the back story on the characters. Can’t wait to see what book 3 has in store for Darren and Luisa.

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Finding Juniper (Smoke Series Book 3) by Sadia Ash – Review by Lisette Gonzalez

Finding JuniperFinding Juniper by Sadia Ash
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Finding Juniper
By Sadia Ash
5 Stars

Finding Juniper by Sadia Ash is the sequel of Juniper Smoke. Finding Juniper is not a standalone read as it starts where Juniper Smoke left off. After several weeks of Kyle and Juniper not speaking, Kyle is back in Maryland desperate to get Juniper back in his life. Juniper is not having it and has had enough with his looming history of women. She loves Kyle but not sure if she would be able to gain his trust and be with him. This angst filled book will have you pulling your hair and wanting to choke Kyle for being so stupid. Kyle and Juniper are meant to be together but continues to revert back to his old ways. Will Kyle be able to leave his past and finally win Juniper’s trust and be together as they should? I was waiting a while for this sequel and was happy to see that Sadia Ash finally released it. Sadia’s seamless story writing and her attention to detail in every scene is amazing. You are automatically transported to Juniper and Kyle’s world with Sadia’s colorful writing. I truly recommend this book and series, as it is very well written and one of my favorites for years to come.

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Climbing the Walls (Hart & Cole Book 1) by Sacha T.Y. Fortune – Review by Lisette Gonzalez

Climbing The Walls (Hart & Cole Book 1)Climbing The Walls by Sacha T. Y. Fortuné
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Climbing The Walls (Hart & Cole Book 1)
by Sacha T. Y. Fortuné
5 Stars

Climbing The Walls by Sacha T.Y. Fortune is the first installment of the Hart & Cole Series and it is a contemporary romance book. This is the story of Kris and Nicole, a married couple with children and how they deal with their day to day relationship. They are total polar opposites but you know what they say, opposites attract. Kris is a patient and caring person which would do anything for his family, even if it means doing more than his share. Nicole is beautiful and very is sexy, but an can be a total bitch. She always finds a way to use her sex appeal to get her way. She is realizing with time that her children always gravitate to their father, because she is a workaholic and is never home. She wants to become a better mother but she always allows her work and her writing to get in the way. These two have so much raw chemistry that when they clash, they clash hard, but find the way to makeup and sparks fly. Since the story is written in alternating POV, you always know how Kris & Nicole are feeling at that moment, whether it is anger, jealousy or happiness. There were times in the story that I got so frustrated with both due to their volatile relationship and how they treated each other so cruelly at times, it makes you wonder if they will be able to maintain their marriage with all the obstacles put in their way. I enjoyed reading this book and found myself at times pushing myself to read past my bedtime. I recommend this book and I definitely look forward to reading the rest of the series.

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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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