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Summer Princess (Dark Fae Book 1) by Sloane Murphy – Review by Liz Vrchota

Summer PrincessSummer Princess by Sloane Murphy
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book! Like I am legit struggling with how to properly blubber on about it with as much passion and excitement that I want to without giving away too much and spoiling this gem for anyone else. This is a new author to me and honestly I went in blind solely based off the bada** cover that graces it. I was so glad to find that the contents behind that cover would blow me away just as much as it did. This book will take you on a journey you didn’t know was missing from your life and leave you addicted and craving the next fix/book as soon as you possibly can get your hands on it. I know that is exactly where I am right now. Only saving grace for me was I can go read other released novels of hers while I wait!

Summer Princess is quite the tale of love, drama, danger, fae, and mystical creatures that will surely steal your heart away. Almost immediately you are thrust into this dark and disparaging world with the main character, Emilia. She is forced to find a way to survive in the darkness right along with the fae themselves. What will ensue will be an adventure and a romance you don’t want to miss. I can’t say enough good about this book so go read it for yourself and find out just what you are missing!

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Hail Mary by Hope Anika – Review by Liz Vrchota

Hail MaryHail Mary by Hope Anika
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have yet to read a Hope Anika book that I have not enjoyed, but Hail Mary has to be my favorite so far of hers. I really wasn’t sure what to expect when I went into this book. The cover, although gripping still, left me wondering what this book really was all about, and so I went in blind. The character development in this novel, like most of Anika’s characters, is on point and done so that you feel as if you are reading about realistic and true people. I loved how I was transported right there with Beau and Wynn as they trafficked their way through this mystery they found themselves wrapped up in. I love the romance that kindles but stays a supporting storyline to enjoy rather than being the focus of the story. This is one that you won’t want to put down as soon as you dive into that first chapter and I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book Anika pens. I am sure I will love it just as much!

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Prophecy Girl (Camille Bishop Book 1) by Ravin Tija Maurice – Review by Liz Vrchota

Prophecy Girl (Camille Bishop Book 1)Prophecy Girl by Ravin Tija Maurice
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I was completely blown away with this little murder mystery read from Ravin Tija Maurice. She is a new to me author that really grabbed my attention and has me aching for not only the next book in this series but anything else she may have already released. I am going to be going on a binge here soon of her works but this was a perfect way to introduce her writing style to me.

Prophecy Girl is the first book in the Camille Bishop series, and you get that first book vibe for a lot of the first part of this book There is a lot of character setup for side characters and storylines you just know will make a reappearance at some point in the future. I really love Camille, our main character gal. I did struggle at first with her only because I was so irritated with all the crap she was taking from the loser boyfriend Jesse. I won’t lie once that resolved it was easier for me to dive in and really get to know Camille and the other things that were going on. I had not expected to be introduced to some fantastical characters but I loved how Maurice made it work and seem believable. For me that was an enhancement to the story. I can’t wait to find out what will come next!

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Serenade by TK Lawyer – Review by Liz Vrchota

SerenadeSerenade by TK Lawyer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

TK Lawyer is a new author to me, so I had no idea what I was going to get when I picked up Serenade by her. It was quite the fast and interesting read. I loved how this may not be my go to for choice of genre but I thoroughly still found myself enjoying the book. I am curious to see what else she has written that I can sink my teeth into soon. I look forward to seeing if we will get more along the same storyline as this one though as well.

In Serenade we get the story of Evan and Kingsley. I loved how these two were both pushing/pulling each other. It made me sit on the edge of my seat to figure out how this would all turn out for them. Kingsley is a wolf shifter and that throws in some extra drama for the two. I won’t go into much more details because I feel they would destroy the story for you. You will just have to take my recommendation and scoop this up to find out for yourself. I am sure you will find yourself falling in love with these two soon!

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Imposter: An Ash Park Novel (Volume 7) by Meghan O’Flynn – Review by Liz Vrchota

Imposter: An Ash Park Novel (Volume 7)Imposter: An Ash Park Novel by Meghan O’Flynn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have yet to pick up an Meghan O’Flynn novel that I have not adored completely! She manages to take her readers on a fast, thrilling, and twisted ride with each of her Ash Park novels. Each book is written with recurring characters and some overlapping case details. I would recommend that you read them in order and all of them, but I am told they are able to be read as stand alones as well. Imposter is the seventh book in the series and it feels like saying that should come with a this series is getting old type feeling, but I can assure you there is not one dull or boring and repetitive moment in the entire book let alone the series. In Imposter we find our favorite troubled detective, Petrosky as he is once again faced with a ruthless and violent killer. The case will force him to face pieces of himself all while trying to race against time to keep the inhabitants of Ash Park and his own loved ones safe from harm. I can’t wait to see what could come next and if we will get more of Ash Park from Ms. O’Flynn.

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Mountains Series Boxed Set:(Books 1-3) By Phoebe Alexander – Review by Liz Vrchota

Mountains Series Boxed Set: (Books 1-3)Mountains Series Boxed Set: by Phoebe Alexander
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have absolutely loved reading the Mountains series from Phoebe Alexander. These books ring home for me and I absolutely love reading about alternative lifestyles in a healthy and accurate way. I have included my reviews for each separate book below. I love how this is conveniently in a box set to be enjoyed and gifted now! I can’t wait to get my hands on the next ones in the series!

Mountains Wanted: Book #1~

I sincerely can not say enough good things about Phoebe Alexander’s novels and the way she manages to take a taboo or unfamiliar subject and spin it into the beautiful love stories that she pens. Mountains Wanted is a perfect example of that and a series that I have come to love a lot! These new covers make you want to read the book just from them alone too. In Mountains Wanted we get the story of Dr. Sarah Lynde, a single mum of two and a professor. We also get a glimpse of her polyamory way of life that she lives with her beaus that come into play, James McAllister and others that will come into the picture as well.

I adored how this was so real and raw. I personally live a poly lifestyle so for me this book was such a close hit home. Communication is something that we are always working on, 24/7/365 it is very necessary part of the polyamorous life. You get that from reading Sara’s story and can see how things work a lot like they would in a traditional or mainstream relationship, just multiplied by the amount of people that you find your soul connected to.

One note I want to make is that this book is the beginning of a fabulous series and this story will not wrap up in Mountains Wanted. You will want to read the next book and the next I can promise you that but just a heads up because I know some like to start series all together. I can’t wait to dive in deeper in the next book, Mountains Climbed!

Mountains Climbed: Book #2 ~

I can’t believe that I am about to say this but the Mountains series from Phoebe Alexander is quickly becoming my favorite of hers. That is super hard for me to say because I adored her Eastern Shore Swingers series so much it became a regular read in my life.

With the Mountains series we get to see more of the hot and emotional romance that we have come to expect and love from Alexander. I absolutely adore that she takes an unconventional lifestyle and makes it seem so well, conventional. The emotions and the life changes that happen to the characters become extremely deep and embedded in your soul as you read. I walked away from this book feeling as if Sarah was very real and a much loved person I wish I could meet. The supporting characters get more of a voice in this book, especially James and boy do I love that man. So much emotions got brought to the surface and I can’t wait to see what will come next in the third book!

Mountains Loved: Book #3~

I have to say I am so freaking grateful for the realistic and accurate as well as detailed alternative lifestyle stories we get from Phoebe Alexander. She will always bring the sass, drama, and realness with her novels and I have never been more grateful to see some literature that I personally can relate to on a personal level like I do with her novels. This book did all of these things and more, keeping me on the edge of my seat to find out which fork in the road our characters will take and the consequences that come with those choices.

Mountains Loved in the third book in her Mountains series and so far now my new favorite, which is hard for me to say since I adored the second book too! DO NOT read these books out of order! I sincerely feel like you would be missing so much that makes these storylines flow if you did so. The story progresses and follows through each consecutive book. The story will provoke feelings in you that you didn’t know you had the capacity to feel for someone who is ‘made up.’ I found myself both chuckling and tearing up at many points and I just love a book that makes me want to crawl into my bed deeper and get lost in the world I am reading about. The Mountains series will take you there far away to the mountains where you will fall in love all over again. I can’t wait to get my hands on the next books!

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2am Secrets by M. Piper – Review by Liz Vrchota

2am Secrets2am Secrets by M. Piper
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow! I didn’t realize how much I needed a hot steamy and funny read until I finished 2am Secrets by M. Piper. I had read some heavy books up until this one and it was a breath of light fresh air when I least expected it. I wasn’t sure what I would get because I have not read M. Piper previous to this novel, but I knew from the sexy and bright cover and the blurb I would probably be pleasantly surprised, and I was so glad to say that I was! This book had it all and was written with finesse and passion that just jumped off the kindle screen into my head as if I was right there with the characters.

This may be an age old story line, girl falls in love with her best friend’s brother but he is off limits, but it is written in a way that still seemed fresh and relevant to now. I found myself laughing out loud and fanning myself as I read several times. The two main characters, Sadie and Archer are amazing and strong in each their own ways which makes them and their story more reasonable and believable. I loved how it ended and I am so looking forward to going to find out what else is already available by M. Piper while I anxiously await the newest thing from her!

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TWO HEARTS UNLIKELY HEROES (Two Hearts Wounded Warrior Romance Book 8) by Tamara Ferguson – Review by Liz Vrchota

Two Hearts Unlikely Heroes (Two Hearts Wounded Warrior Romance #9)Two Hearts Unlikely Heroes by Tamara Ferguson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I am such a sucker for Tamara Ferguson’s Two Hearts Wounded Warrior series. I have yet to read one by her that I didn’t fall completely head over heels in love with and TWO HEARTS UNLIKELY HEROES is no exception to the rule. I adore that she keeps her stories realistic and reasonable but real and raw. Often there is some sort of touch wounded warrior stuff that can be a heavy topic to discuss or write about but Tamara does it flawlessly and with a passion that is evident from the very first page until the bittersweet last few words.

In TWO HEARTS UNLIKELY HEROES we get the story of Sam and Ben. Sam was attacked brutally and lost some of her friends as well as gained injuries in a convoy attack. One of the men that was with her, the one who made sure to save her life, is Ben. These two find themselves thrust into each others lives and what ensues is some pretty awesome story to read! I can’t wait to see what we will get next from Tamara Ferguson!

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Rockin’ It Home: a Lawson Family Novel by Tracey Cramer-Kelly – Review by Liz Vrchota

Rockin' It Home (Lawson Family #3)Rockin’ It Home by Tracey Cramer-Kelly
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Rockin’ It Home is the third book in the Lawson Family series from Tracey Cramer-Kelly, and probably my favorite so far. I love how even though this is an orginial story line of a rocker gone rogue needing to clean up his image and falling in love, it still feels like it stands on its own and shines. The story that Tracey Cramer-Kelly has woven is a beautiful one that will draw on your heartstrings and get you cheering for the happily ever after to come. I loved how this was still an emotional story but read fast and didn’t take me forever to wade through. It was a nice smooth read and I found myself finishing it in one sitting.

Benjamin Lawson needs to get his act together for the one person that matters and is left in his life, his daughter. He has some added benefit of Danielle DeLuca to try and fix his rocker image and his father vibes. Will sparks between the two cause more drama or will it help? Then there is a small twist of suspense and intrigue thrown in when we are introduced to a zealous fan of Benjamin’s. I loved this installment and I am so looking forward to seeing what will come next in the following novels!

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Mountains Loved (Mountains Series #3) By Phoebe Alexander – Review by Liz Vrchota

Mountains Loved (Mountains #3)Mountains Loved by Phoebe Alexander
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have to say I am so freaking grateful for the realistic and accurate as well as detailed alternative lifestyle stories we get from Phoebe Alexander. She will always bring the sass, drama, and realness with her novels and I have never been more grateful to see some literature that I personally can relate to on a personal level like I do with her novels. This book did all of these things and more, keeping me on the edge of my seat to find out which fork in the road our characters will take and the consequences that come with those choices.

Mountains Loved in the third book in her Mountains series and so far now my new favorite, which is hard for me to say since I adored the second book too! DO NOT read these books out of order! I sincerely feel like you would be missing so much that makes these storylines flow if you did so. The story progresses and follows through each consecutive book. The story will provoke feelings in you that you didn’t know you had the capacity to feel for someone who is ‘made up.’ I found myself both chuckling and tearing up at many points and I just love a book that makes me want to crawl into my bed deeper and get lost in the world I am reading about. The Mountains series will take you there far away to the mountains where you will fall in love all over again. I can’t wait to get my hands on the next books!

Review by @lizaileen
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