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THE RUNAROUND: A Single Dad Romantic Comedy (CAROLINA CONNECTIONS BOOK 6) By SYLVIE STEWART – Review by Liz Vrchota

The Runaround (Carolina Connections #6)The Runaround by Sylvie Stewart
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Yes, yes, yes!! I won’t lie I live for Sylvie Stewart’s spicy romantic comedies, especially her Carolina Connections series. The RUNAROUND is the sixth book in this series and believe it or not, they just keep getting better and better. I believe that with these you could read them out of order or one, but being so good why not dive in from the beginning and follow some wonderful new friends as they navigate this messy thing called life.

In THE RUNAROUND we have the story of Ari and Jax, both strong and witty characters, and the adventure that is their lives to devour. I loved how this book took what is sometimes a typical romance trope and beefed it up so to speak. This made things so much more believable and realistic, almost feeling as if I was reading a real life story and right there with the characters. I won’t give much more details than what is already given to us in the blurb because I can’t bear to spoil this book for you, but I can promise you won’t be disappointed that you read it! I can’t wait to see what we will get next from the ever so talented Sylvie Stewart!

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Landing the Lawman (Hills of Texas #5) by Kadie Scott – Review by Liz Vrchota

Landing the Lawman (Hills of Texas, #5)Landing the Lawman by Kadie Scott
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Landing the Lawman is the fifth book in the Hills of Texas series from Kadie Scott. If you’d like to start here and haven’t read the others that should still be possible as there is enough background info that carries through all of the novels.

In this one we get the story of the only Hill daughter, Carter, and the handsome lawyer Logan. Carter would like to find the one one day but in the meantime as she recovers from a heartbreak she swears to focus on the career that ignites her passion in other ways. She meets and works with Logan and eventually the two begin to feel a tad more than friendly feelings between them. Will the twists and turns (there are several good ones) be derimental to these two ever getting a chance at love with each other? I enjoyed this and thought it was a light hearted quick read, perfect for a Monday morning! I look forward to seeing what we will get next from Kadie Scott.

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Covert Threat (A Gray Ghost Novel, book 5) by Amy McKinley – Review by Liz Vrchota

Covert Threat (Gray Ghost #5)Covert Threat by Amy McKinley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have really been enjoying the Gray Ghost novels from Amy McKinley, and this book number five, did not fall short one bit. I really enjoyed these two main characters and quickly fell in love with them, finding myself cheering them on until the very end of the novel. I have had the privilege of reading the books from the beginning and in order but I don’t think it is absolutely necessary to enjoy this book to do so yourself. Just an added bonus.

In Covert Threat we are brought the story of Jules Moretti and Trev Shaw. These two have an undeniable chemistry and Trev knows it. He also is tasked with keeping her safe from a dangerous threat. Will he be able to keep her from harm and win her heart all at once? These two will have you reading well past your bedtime to find out. I cannot wait to get my hands on the next book whenever that is!

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REBOUND (REWIND BOOK 4) By Rowan Shaw – Review by Liz Vrchota

Rebound (Rewind #4)Rebound by Rowan Shaw
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I always know, and love, that with a Rowan Shaw book I am going to get some taboo subjects with some steamy reading to accompany it. I wasn’t disappointed with REBOUND, the 4th book in the REWIND series from her. Like I usually do, this book should and does, have a content warning because it will make you explore concepts and ideals around love that are a bit outside the typical or what most consider typical love stories. I love how Rowan Shaw can do this with a finesse that will blow your socks off each time.

In REBOUND we get the story of Noah. Noah has thought that no matter how rough life can get at least he has a good man by his side that loves him. All of that is shattered with an unexpected break up. This spurns Noah into discovering his more bisexual side and a relationship with a woman that will heat up your kindles as you read. I personally enjoyed the undertone of a Polyamorous relationship and the way they seem to work. I am personally a practicing poly person so this was a nice bonus touch to the story for me personally that I thought was done very well, something I find is not easy to do. I look forward to seeing what will come next in the series as I am sure it will be as delightful and steamy as these have! Hopefully it tops this as it became my favorite of the series fast.

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A Sun So Bright (Reigning Hearts Book Three) by KG Fletcher – Review by Liz Vrchota

A Sun So Bright (Reigning Hearts, #3)A Sun So Bright by K.G. Fletcher
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A Sun So Bright is the third book of the Reigning Hearts series from KG Fletcher. These books can be read completely as a standalones or together in a series. I have to say I struggled with this one but only for a bit. The main female lead, Fiona, is not one that I wanted to like. Darn it all to hades though by the end Fletcher had me feeling all the feels and completely hooked on her as a person. She really grew into a woman I completely never thought possible in those early chapters. I am so glad I stuck with it and was able to see how this sweet little love story played out. I am excited to see what the next book in the series will bring. I am sure it will be its own sweet soul female lead with a completely new spin just like this one and the books before it.

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BELOVED (21st Century Courtesan Book #3) by Pamela DuMond – Review by Liz Vrchota

BELOVED (21st Century Courtesan, #3)BELOVED by Pamela DuMond
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the third book in the absolutely amazing 21st Century Courtesan series from Pamela DuMond. I would highly, highly recommend that you read these books in order from book one on so that you have the natural progression of the story as well as they play out in the right chronological order and follow a timeline. I feel like you would be extremely lost if you started here with book three. These books will literally blow your mind so they are all worth the time to read as a series properly.

I have so many thoughts and feelings about BELOVED and the way that this book completely wrecked me as it slowly also put me back together with all the right words. I felt like we got a piece of DuMond’s soul with this book and it is evident with the amount of work and attention to detail that was put into this novel. I have completely fallen in love with Evie and this book brings her stalker to the forefront and twists and turns in ways you will never see coming. I absolutely loved this book, favorite so far in the series, and I can’t wait to get my hands on more as they come! For all the juicy details you will have to take my word for it and read this book yourself. You won’t be sad that you did!

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Never Date a Siren (College Fae Book 1) by Byrd Nash – Review by Liz Vrchota

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

I have never had the pleasure of reading anything penned by Bryd Nash prior to picking up this book, Never Date a Siren, so I had no idea what I was getting myself into other than what I learned from the eye catching cover. I am glad that I took a gamble and dove right in. I think we have a new series that I can’t wait to read as it unfolds.

Never Date a Siren is the first book in the College Fae series so a great place to start obviously. This book sets us up for the series and gives us a bunch of info about our main characters Brigit and Logan. Brigit is entering her first year of college at the beautiful sounding Leopold Otto University. I loved the way this school was brought to life and how you felt as if you were right there and experiencing it first hand. I loved the action and adventure that comes as an unexpected twist to keep you on your toes. Of course there are going to be some fun and fascinating magical elements to keep you well enthralled as well. I won’t go into the details of the storyline so that you can discover them on your own unspoiled. I can’t wait to see what book two will bring us, and can only hope that it is soon that we find out!

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The Istanbul Conspiracy (Code Raven Book 7) by Lynda Filler – Review by Liz Vrchota

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

I have followed the Code Raven books from the very beginning and was super excited to get my hands on this seventh book in the series, The Istanbul Conspiracy! This book would draw you in if you haven’t read the stories previous to this one just from the gorgeous cover alone! I adored that and it drew me in and set me up for the adventure that was behind the cover.

This book really brings the action and intrigue! Never a dull moment for the Raven team as they work hard to figure out who is behind a mass casualty event. Will they unearth a terrorist organization or will it be something completely unexpected? I loved how this made me feel as if I was right there as the action happened. It had me waiting and reading with baited breath as things played out to see how everything would come to a conclusion. A minor cliffhanger was there and so again I wait and am excited to get my hands on the next Code Raven book!

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

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

I have really enjoyed the Satan’s Devils MC Colorado chapter up till now. Now, I absolutely adore this! Ink’s Devil is probably my favorite Manda Mellett book yet to date and I will be owning and rereading this many many times. This is book five of the series but could probably be read as a standalone novel if you haven’t had the chance to read the rest. I would recommend that you do though because this story is one that grows and shows a family and the way they work together amongst the MC.

I won’t divulge the gritty details of this story because the way it is written you know that the surprises were intentional and oh so good. This book didn’t play out the way I had thought it would at first and I absolutely loved the way it surprised me at every bend in the story. I adored Ink and Beth ends up being the absolute perfect match for them. I was rooting for these two from the very beginning. I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book in this gripping series!

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Game of Fear – A gripping psychological thriller with a shocking twist (Fearless Series) by Gledé Browne Kabongo – Review by Liz Vrchota

Game of FearGame of Fear by Glede Browne Kabongo
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I must admit right off the bat, I had no idea what I was going to be getting myself into with Game of Fear. I have never read anything by this author before, but I knew that I wanted to find out what this book was all about the moment I read the title and saw the cover. I was immediately hooked on the idea of a twisty psychological thriller and plunged right into the book head first.

It was a quick read with a rather predictable and typical mystery of someone is out to make our main character, Abbie Cooper, crazy when she receives a note and threat of “I know what you did.” Since the idea isn’t necessarily original I look for the book to be fantabulous in other ways like am I sitting on the edge of my seat? I was happy that for the most part this book kept me on the edge and reading right up until the end to figure things out. It was fast paced and I wasn’t bored. I am excited to see there will be more books available soon. I will be back for more to see what could come of it.

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